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Meet the Author Blog Hop -Win a $50 Amazon Card or an ebook!

by on August 26, 2013

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Welcome to this stop on the blog hop! You can find the other blogs participating here: BLOG HOP!

I want to give my readers two ways to win prizes, so not only are you entered into the blog hop prize for a $50 Amazon Giftcard if you go back to Kasey’s website and enter the code word: Gray into the Rafflecopter, but if you comment here on my post letting me know you visited you will be entered into a drawing for your choice of an ebook from my backlist!

When I signed up for a Meet the Author/Character Interview Blog Hop, I didn’t realize how intimidating writing about myself would be. I debated what the heck to say for days. I could tell jokes…but I’m not very good at them. I could tell you how I get my ideas…but I don’t really have a good answer for that. I just seem to have these strange men and women in my head telling me their life stories and making me share them. *AKA I’m a little bit nuts. Not straight jacket nuts, just not always walking in a straight line nuts.*  OR I could tell you how I go about writing a story, but do you really care that I sit in my favorite recliner with my laptop, MP3 player, and a Diet Dr. Pepper until the wee hours of the night? Nah, I thought not.

So I finally settled on making my characters do the work for me. Next was the task of picking the character. Devin and Damon Gray are identical twin werewolves that starred in my first book, Fire of the Wolf, but they were pretty busy running their pack. Liam Gray is their cousin, Gray Pack beta wolf, and the star hero of my second book, Reflections of the Wolf, but he had to work-he’s a firefighter. Yep, that’s right, the Gray Pack men not only fight to keep the secret of their werewolf blood, but they fight fires on a regular basis as members of the Kansas City Fire Department. Rafe Whetstone and his younger brother Ryley from Legacy of the Wolf, just got back from a scary trip to save their mother’s life, so I was hesitant to ask them, or the heroes of my most recent story, Dreams of the Wolf. Thomas Jameson and Bryson Samuels have their hands full with the mating lust after meeting their mate KJ.
Outside of The Gray Pack there were several other options, one of the Dawson brothers from Sidney’s Triple Shot would have made for an interesting visit, but they live down in Apache Crossing, Texas, so it’s harder to find time. So who gets to help me fill the slot?
By a landslide Damon Gray has the most “fans,” so he became my target. It took some talking, as well as a case of beer and a pepperoni pizza, but I managed to convince him to meet me at my house last Saturday morning. So I was all set to spend the morning chatting with one of my favorite werewolves when I opened my front door. Instead of Damon Gray standing in front of me was his cousin Ryley Whetstone!1-FOTW-Small
“Ryley!” I said in shock as my gaze scanned his gorgeous face.
“Hey gorgeous!” he responded as he scooped me up into a big bear hug swinging my feet up off of the floor. “Did you miss me?”
Settled firmly back on my feet, I laugh at his question. “Of course, but I’m a little surprised to find you at my door. Where is Damon?”
“Yeah, so he kind of got tied up with Caroline and…he sent me to fill in.” he says with a grimace. “Though he didn’t say exactly what I was covering for him. He just sent me to your place. Please tell me it’s some wild kinky sex scenes that you need to work out.” His grin sends me into a fit of laughter, and I shake my head.
“Nope. Not this time big guy, though I was editing some wicked hot scenes for my new book Weekend Surrender earlier…anyways, that’s not what we’re doing today.” I said as he groaned in disappointment. “I wanted to get a quick interview with one of the sexy men of the Gray Pack. I’m going a blog hop this week.” As I speak, I lead him into my living room, and he flops down into the overstuffed recliner. It’s big, but Ryley’s bigger, and he dwarfs the chair. I have to admit, it stole my breath to see his blonde sexiness in my living room.
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“Sure. Anything for you, doll. What kind of interview?” His gaze narrows in on me.
“Well, I have some questions I can ask, or we can just wing it…” I start to say as I pull my laptop out and get a blank window open to start taking notes.
“Hmm…I like to wing it. How about I ask you the questions?” he says with a raised eyebrow.
Damn. Does he know how sexy that is? Ryley is the spitting image of Thor. He has shoulder length blonde hair and icy blue eyes that have flecks of green in them. His angular jaw looks like someone chiseled it out of a slab of granite, and while they had the stone, they just decided to create a body, too. He’s muscle from head to toe, and it’s a long six foot three inches of man.
A little flustered now, I nod, and then realize what I just agreed to. “Wait, no, that’s not what I was going for—“
“Too bad, you already said yes. I have selective hearing, so I only hear the word yes…but you already know that. Right, Lori?” he says with a shit eating grin on his face. My fair skin is my epic fail, and I find myself blushing. This is not going how I planned.
“Damn it, Ry!” I snap with frustration.
“Mmm…love a woman with fire. Come on. Let me ask some questions. What’s your real name?” he asks, and I choke a little.
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“Nope. Try again.” I’m now trying hard not to laugh at his disappointed expression.
“I thought that was too easy. Okay, I know you ask other authors some questions. Tell me what’s your favorite thing to take to the bedroom with you?” he asks leaning forward with his elbows on his knees.
I groan because with Ryley everything ends up being sexual. He has Peter Pan syndrome, and his new wife Shandi definitely has her hands full!
“My husband.”
“That isn’t going to fly, Ms. King. Besides a man, what is your favorite toy?” he asks with a loud rumbling laugh.
“I guess I’ll have to say rope, or maybe a good blindfold.” I answer honestly.
He nods. He already knew I was a kinky freak so why hide it? “Can’t say I’m surprised. I like a little bit of bondage myself. Of course, once she’s tied up, I like to bring some feathers and whipped cream into play, too.”
My skin breaks out into goose bumps, and I have to admit my body got a little overheated. Damn these werewolves sure know how to turn up the heat. I’m fidgeting in my chair now, and his pointed look tells me he knows why.
“So, what do you do for fun?” He asks looking genuinely curious. The change of direction catches me off guard, and I laugh.
4-DOTW-Small“Well, I write, and I read way too much erotic romance. I like to hit the blogs to see what everyone else is up too, but sometimes I disconnect and head outside with the munchkins. We like to go the park and play soccer, or to the lake and go fishing…”
“You know how to fish?” He says with genuine surprise.
Laughing, I nod, “Yes, Mr. King loves to fish, so I had to learn. Why?”
“I like to fish. We should all go some time. You can bring the munchkins even, they would have a blast playing with my boys.”
“That would be fun! Have Shandi call me sometime. Maybe we can do it before Whitney moves.”
HIs blue eyes look thoughtful and he suddenly stares off into space. “Do you know when she’s going?”
“I do, but you know I can’t tell you yet Ry. I’m still working on her story.”
A low growl rumbles in his throat and now I’m frowning too. “Damn Diego wolves. At least my Shandi lived in town when I met her. I wouldn’t have wanted to uproot her.”
I shrug at the big man with an even bigger heart. “It happens, it’s all part of finding love and settling down. You and Shandi don’t have it all figured out just yet, right? There have been bumps in the road. Especially with the boys in the house now.”
“Oh yeah. It’s been interesting. Do you know the last time I got private time with her was almost four days ago? How is it people ever want to have a second kid after the first?” His question makes me laugh, as I think about the new dynamic in the Whetstone house. Having recently acquired a couple of very young boys, the little family is trying to find their balance. They’ve had their ups and downs.  “Anyways, are we done here? I really want to go see Shandi and the kids.” He says standing abruptly. I sigh my disappointment, but I nod at him.
“Yes, of course. I’m sure I have enough to give the readers some info about you. Tell Damon he owes me.” I snap my laptop shut and stand up to accept the hug he gives me. He kisses my forehead and grabs a quick squeeze of my ass making me laugh.
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“I’ll talk to you soon. We’re going to be enrolling Axel in preschool soon!” He says with a huge smile.
“I know. I talked to Shandi earlier. Did she tell you I want to write another book about you guys?”
“Really? That would be awesome. This time can you make me a little more dashing and debonair? Last time I had a few not so shining moments.””We all have some not so shining moments, Ry. Go on now, go be with your family. Have fun with Shandi while the boys are at their grandparents tonight!”
“If I have my way, we will definitely have fun!” He wags his eyebrows at me, and heads out the front door. I close the door behind him and sag against it. My body is humming just from that short time with him, and I head off to find Mr. King.
Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope that you enjoyed meeting Ryley and that you will check out all of The Gray Pack, and my other books. Find me on Facebook and Twitter too, and don’t forget to go visit all of the other blogs to enter in to great prize drawings!!!!
And don’t forget to always Live, Laugh, and Love like today is your only chance!
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28 Comments
  1. THANK YOU to everyone who entered my contest, as well as the blog hop drawing! The winner of the grand prize: $50 Amazon card, is Cheryl Marcus! Congrats Cheryl! AND the winner of my drawing for an ebook is Theresa Fischer! Congrats Theresa!!!

  2. Carolyn permalink

    Thanks for being part of the hop, Lori. Great to “meet” you and learn more about your books.

  3. What a fun, sexy interview! I’m not sure how in the hell I’ve missed your books, but I’m solving that problem today! I’ll be popping over to Siren/Bookstrand and make my debit card cry! LOVE wolf shifters…and am already half in love with Ryley!!!

  4. What a great post. 🙂 I enjoy the Gray Pack very much!

  5. Nyia Thompson permalink

    Hey baby! I’m learning how to do all of this. Thank you for getting me out of my comfort zone while having fun doing it. ❤ Nyia

  6. Vanessa N. permalink

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love blog hops.

    mythic021@gmail.com

  7. WOW…the gray pack series sounds awesome. Lori,, what drew you to werewolves instead of other shifters or vampires?

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

    • I love the raw Alpha power that werewolves represent. Vampires are dark and dangerous, but wolves embrace that animalistic side that is attractive in a primal way.

  8. Melissa C. permalink

    I absolutely love the Gray Pack Series, especially Rafe and Ryley from Legacy of the Wolf.

  9. Great interview 🙂 Looking forward to reading your series!

    Dee lovebooksblogbooks@gmail.com

  10. Stopping by the hop to show some Wolfie love! kbinmich@yahoo.com

  11. LaTanya Lawson permalink

    Nice interview… Ryley seems to be quite a hand full…

    caiidynsmommie at gmail dot com

  12. Trix permalink

    Sounds like my kind of series!

  13. nikki flannery permalink

    Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to win

  14. Kelley permalink

    Love your books, not sure how to do the blog hop so I can win win win lol

  15. Great post, Lori! Going to have to check out your books! Sound great!

  16. Aimee permalink

    Love your books Lori!! Catching up on the latest but keep em coming. 🙂

  17. What a fun interview, Lori!

  18. Love the Gray Pack! Panting for the next one!!

  19. Theresa Fischer permalink

    Looking forward to trying your books. fischert484@gmail.com

  20. all your books look really good! i will have to start saving up to read them

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

  21. However ideas come to you is fine with me as long as more come. LOL. But interesting to know.Thank you for sharing.

  22. Lisa Carlton permalink

    This is so hard waiting for the next book….I’m crawling out of my skin…..what you do to us with The Gray Pack wecant get enough

  23. I CANT WAIT for the next one!! Shheeshhh Im on pins and needles and bouncing like a kid on sugar.. COME ON ALREADY!!! ❤ Now onto you…. What is your favorite time of day??
    Chris

  24. Sara McDaniel permalink

    I LOVE the Gray Pack series & looked forward to many more books in the series, especially Cash!

  25. cherie Clark permalink

    So Super duper excited that there will be another Rafe and Rylry book woo hoo. Cash will get his book first right.

  26. Diana M permalink

    Love the Gray Pack series! Happy to read that there will be another.

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