Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Virtual Book Tour & #Giveaway for Hit 'N Run by Lori Power

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for Hit ‘N Run by Lori Power.  Please leave a comment or question for Lori to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her Tour Wide Giveaway, where Lori will award a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner, by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can also follow all of the stops on Lori’s tour by clicking on the banner above.  The more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.  

A Day Behind the Scenes by Lori Power


My day starts at 5:04 in the morning. In Alberta, what that means is during the summer, where the days are nice and long, I get up close to day break and in the winter, when the sun doesn’t poke it’s head above the horizon until around 9, I’m already well into my routine and off to the races, as it were.

I run—literally. I run, usually with my dog Maxy, for at least an hour. Some days I make excellent distance, other days, not so much. But I run because:

I love to cook
I love to eat
It clears my head and gets me ready to face the day
Keeps me healthy

Upon my return and before the kids get up, I check my schedule for the day, ensure I have all of the materials I need for my meetings and presentations and then it’s ‘go’ time.

From the shower to getting the kids up and off to school, I then proceed from one meeting to the next, finding time in between to cover off phone calls, answer e-mails, take care of ‘fires’, complete presentations and the dreaded administration side of business—filing. I thrive in this busy atmosphere talking and relating to people, gathering their stories, enjoying the moments and recapping experiences.

I like to be home when the kids get off school and because I own my own company, I am fortunate in my ability to do that. As I mentioned, I do like to cook and see the dinner table as the one time of the day where family should come together and share the day’s events, clear the air, and feel a part of something organic, not electronic.

I love the moments after dinner;  coffee and conversation with hubby. Maybe a game of crib and some good-natured ribbing on who won the last game. At this point, we typically will unwind further in our own ways, he catching a bit of t.v. or puttering around the yard, shed, or garage and I writing.

Then comes my favourite time of the day, the cuddle, just before sleep time with the kids, watching a movie, reading a bit of a story and the cozy comfort of knowing, just for that moment in time, all is right with the world.

Hit ‘N Run
By Lori Power
Under Suspicion, Book 1

Publisher:  Limitless Publishing
Release Date:  August 3, 2015
Genre: International Mystery/Crime Suspense
Length:  350 Pages (1696KB)
Format:  Print/eBook
ISBN:  978-1680582390
ASIN:  B0131SG4KC

Buy Link:  Amazon    



About the book:

Lorna Tymchuk fights to overcome a past filled with neglect and abuse.

Determined to build a better life, Lorna has climbed the ladder to a success publish relations career on slippery rung at a time. But while on her way to an important meeting, a former lover crashes back into her life—literally—and she becomes embroiled in a police investigation that threatens everything she’s achieved.

Mitch Morgan doesn’t believe in coincides.

Mitch has spent five years trying to forget Lorna, only to run into her on his way to an undercover sting operation. Old feelings quickly resurface and passion reignites, but as his investigation unfolds, evidence suggests the woman he’s falling for might have ties to the very criminals he’s after.

When Mitch tugs any thread of his investigation, it seems to lead back to Lorna. Caught between his desire for the strong, curious beauty and the growing suspicions of his superiors, he must choose between trusting his instincts and following regulations.

Lorna finds herself entangled in a web of betrayal.

Whens he learns the nature of the investigation—and her role as a suspected spy—Lorna goes to dangerous lengths to clear her name and prove to everyone, including herself, she’s worth of the handsome, tenacious Mitch. With danger around every corner, Lorna is on the run for her life, but refuses to run from the past any longer.

She can find the evidence she needs, but at what cost?


Mitch now knows her secrets and must find her first and convince her she—and their love—are worth fighting for, before it’s too late.

Excerpt

“And the driver of the hearse just drove off?”

The question of why bother to complete a report if the officer was just going to recap every point, by point, blinked like a neon sign behind her lids. “No, as I wrote, right here.” She pointed to another neatly printed line on the statement. “The man got out to see if I was okay. . .”

The policeman rested an elbow on the counter and smirked. “Nice of him.”

“I guess,” she agreed, forcing a lift to her lips, putting on her best salesman face. “Listen, the man left me his driver’s license. Said an emergency called him away.”

“Emergencies can happen in the funeral business, I imagine.” He lifted his gaze to meet hers, brow furrowed. ‘so, a polite runner then?”

Inhaling deeply, Lorna forged on. “I want to talk to you about that, actually.”

The constable stared, barely blinking, so she blurted. “It’s a fake.”

“What’s a fake?”

“The driver’s license,” she confirmed through tight lips.

“How would you know?”

“I didn’t recognize him at first with the beard and everything.” Oh, God, she was rambling. Get a grip. Lorna took a shaky breath. “I know–once knew–the driver I hit. His name is Mitchell Morgan, not Michael Ward as is written here. The picture on this license,” she said moving her own hand to cover the license on the counter, “is him, but that’s not his name. This,” she paused to tap the document with her fingernail, “is a fake.”

“How can you be sure?” His murky brown eyes met hers, clearly skeptical.

She glanced at the picture again, the tips of her fingers still touching the edge of the laminated surface. How could she explain the fact she would never be able to forget Mitchell Morgan’s midnight-blue eyes? Those same expression-filled eyes with just a hint of mischief couldn’t be disguised. “I’m sure.”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Turning passion into words in print is a dream come true for Lori Power.

From Radio host (best job ever!), DJ, news reporter to newspaper journalist, like many author’s, Lori has been writing most of her life.

In writing, Lori has discovered a truism: everyone has a great story to tell. All you need to do is listen. Over the years, with all the people Lori has meet previously and daily, both professionally and personally, with an ear to the ground, readers can often find these ‘character’s’ fictionalized in Lori’s stories.

Lori’s first novel “Storms of Passion” was published by Wild Rose Press under their Champagne line, in 2014 and received a 5-star Author’s Favourite seal of approval in 2015.

Collaboration is important to improving one’s craft and as such, Lori is an active member of the Romance Writers of America, TransCanada Romance Writers, The Alberta Romance Writers Association and belongs to both a Critiquing group and a Beta Reading weekly group.

Lori looks forward to continuing to find the good story; hashing out a scene, having fun with a character and writing the story she would love to read.




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19 comments:

  1. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

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    1. That's a good question ... I see myself a lot more experienced as a writer and this will enable me to move into different genres. I am hoping I will be able to earn a stable living because people have come to like my particular style of writing.
      Lori

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  2. Thank you for taking the time to give my book exposure on your site. I really appreciate the opportunity

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  3. I enjoyed a Day Behind the Scenes and the excerpt, sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Eva for taking the time out of your day to consider my book,
      I appreciate it
      Lori

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  4. I really do love this excerpt and blurb. Fun romance/mystery story.

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  5. Sounds like a great read, thank you!

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  6. The book sounds interesting. thanks.

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    1. I hope you enjoy the story, let me know,
      Lori

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  7. Enjoyed reading your guest post today. Interesting things going on behind the scenes.

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  8. I love to cook and eat, too (though I admit I'm not into running).

    --Trix

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  9. I enjoyed reading about "A Day Behind the Scenes". Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

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  10. Sounds like a interesting read. I enjoyed the excerpt. It’s on my TBR list. Blessings and Thanks for sharing. 💕

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