Congratulations on releasing GETTING ROWDY, book three in the Lover Undercover series! What can you tell us about Rowdy’s book?
Thank you! Well, you first met Rowdy in RUN THE RISK, as the heroine’s brother. Then you got to know him better in BARE IT ALL as the heroine’s confidante. Now you get to know everything there is about Rowdy, including his painful past, what motivates him, and his bone-deep honor. Fighting and sex help Rowdy fight his personal demons, but of course, any admirable heroine will insist he get over that – with a little help and constructive direction. ::wink::
As you’ve mentioned, we’ve met Rowdy in RUN THE RISK and learned a little bit about his childhood with his sister, Pepper. What do you think will surprise readers most about what they will learn about Rowdy in this book?
Rowdy comes from a very poor homelife. His parents were drunks who later died in a car accident. When his mother birthed him, she’d been drinking heavily and couldn’t think of a name, and didn’t really care enough to put a lot of thought into it. Since their last name was Yates, and she’d always thought Clint Eastwood was hot, she named him after a Clint character.
Rowdy might have been more of a victim, given what he endured, but when his parents had Pepper, the protector in him took over and his entire focus, even as a kid, went into defending his sister and ensuring she didn’t suffer the same hardships as him. He and his sister are very close, and that as much as anything else helped to save Rowdy.
DASH OF PERIL doesn’t come out until 2014, but what can readers expect from Dash and Lieutenant Peterson’s book?
I just finished Dash’s story. Dash is the brother of the hero from the first book, RUN THE RISK. I think readers will be surprised with Dash now that it’s his turn to reveal his soul. I know I was surprised! I kept thinking, Dash, you devil! Lol.
Reading is often both a comfort and an escape for readers. What book have you gone back to again and again to reread?
Honor’s Splendor by Julie Garwood. Ooooh, I just love, love that book! Also Lion’s Lady and The Bride and… well, all of her historicals. I also love historicals by Catherine Coulter and Johanna Lindsay and Amanda Quick… good stuff!
Since Rowdy is a bar owner, if you could take three other authors for a night of drinks with you to the bar, which authors would you love to have a girls night out with and why?
Hmmm, I don’t drink, but I could grab a cola and enjoy the company all the same. So let’s see…
Since Jill Shalvis and I share book releases this month and because she’s hilariously funny and because I really enjoy her work, I’d pick her.
And then there’s Katie McGarry who is a warm, friendly person, and a phenomenal YA author. She blows me away each time I read one of her books. Currently I’m reading an ARC (I’m special that way 😉 ) and it is SO good. Readers are going to love it!
And always, for the eternity of time, Stella Cameron will be one of my favorite people, both as an author and as one of the most wonderful women I’ve ever met.
That’s a mishmash of personalities and writing-styles, so it’d definitely be interesting!
An alpha hero’s attraction to the one woman he can’t have could draw him into a killer’s snare in the sizzling new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster
Charismatic bar owner Rowdy Yates isn’t the kind of man women say no to. So when he approaches waitress Avery Mullins, he fully expects to get her number. However, the elusive beauty has her reasons for keeping her distance&;including a past that might come back to haunt them both.
Avery spends her nights working for tips&and trying to forget the secret Rowdy is determined to unearth. But when history threatens to repeat itself, Avery grows to rely on Rowdy’s protective presence. As the sparks between them ignite, she will be forced to choose between the security she’s finally found& and the passion she’s always wanted.
About the Author
Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a Waldenbooks, Borders, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. She also received the Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” for Series Romantic Fantasy and Contemporary Romance.
Lori believes it is important to give back to the community as much as possible, so she routinely arranges events among authors and readers to gather donations for various organizations.