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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Lorelei James (Interview & Giveaway)

Lorelei James photo by Sage Studios

Crystal - Hi Lorelei and welcome to Reading Between the Wines! I am beyond excited to have you visiting today for your release of Cowboy Casanova! Can you please start off by telling readers a little something about yourself?

LJ—I’m happy to be here, alas, I’m not drinking wine while I’m writing this – but I am drinking a porn star – which is made with X-rated and Sprite – it is sooo delicious. Oh, about me. Right. I live in western South Dakota. Wife, mom of three girls, I write fulltime, in two different genres—which means I rarely leave my house J

Crystal - Share with us three facts about yourself, interesting or boring, that readers would be surprised to know about you.

LJ—1) Ooh, here’s a fact few know about me. In 1985 when Dodge was going to debut the Dodge Dakota pickup in South Dakota, I auditioned for a national ad campaign. I was selected as the female model and did the photo shoot, but the photographer…accidentally exposed ALL the film and they opted to reshoot in Kansas or someplace because they had to get the super secret demo truck back to the factory. 2) Me and karoke? DON’ T mix at all. I got…a little overly enthusiastic about my singing abilities one night after 10 shots of watermelon pucker – and thought I could sing “Redneck Woman” – ugh. 3) My favorite color is black. My children insist it is not a color, I however, think it’s the perfect color.

Crystal - I think a lot of us would agree that black is def. a color, LoL, and one of my favorites too! J

Cowboy CasanovaCrystal - For readers who aren’t familiar *gasp* with your Rough Rider series, can you please give us a brief introduction to it?

LJ – I call the Rough Riders series my western saga. It details the lives and loves of one Wyoming ranching family. The books are erotic, so I leave no sexual position untried J I have fun with the series, and I’m lucky that my publishing house allows me to write whatever my little heart desires. They don’t tell me a subject matter is too controversial or want me to write the same book over and over, so I don’t have to put a ménage in every book. It seems readers want alpha cowboys, so that’s always the same J

Crystal - What can we expect from your latest release, Cowboy Casanova, and Ben McKay?

LJ) Well, Bennett is a Dom at the Rawhide Club on the weekends, something his family is not aware of. He keeps the two sides of himself – mild mannered rancher and Dom separate, and he doesn’t believe he’ll ever find a woman who can accept both those sides. He’s the quiet middle child, the peacemaker, so it was a challenge to balance that part of him with the domineering part.

Crystal - How did the title ‘Cowboy Casanova’ come about? Because right now I’m belting out Carrie Underwood and my cat is running for cover! LoL

LJ) You and I can NEVER sing karoke together L I did get inspired by the song title. Not the song subject mind you, but I find inspiration in many song titles – so yeah, I’m trolling the western stations. My dream is to some day write a short story entitled --Honkytonk Badonkadonk. My goals are simple J

Crystal - LMAO, If you ever get that story started you have got to let me know! If we turned on your music player, what song would we hear right now?

LJ) Dierks Bentley in my hard drive and Audioslave in my car. But I can’t listen to music when I’m writing.

Wrangled and TangledCrystal - Both awesome! Okay, what sets this series apart from your Blacktop Cowboys series?

LJ) Blacktop Cowboys are focused on a group of friends from the same hometown in Wyoming, and the books are set on the road, and in the town of Muddy Gap. The Blacktop Cowboys series is with a different publisher, so the books are published as trade paper books and digital at the same time, whereas the Rough Riders books are digital books only for the first 11 months.

Crystal - Your books are smoking hot with some pretty inventive and deliciously kinky scenes; where do the ideas for these wild scenes stem from, hmmm?

LJ) I honestly don’t know. They’re very spontaneous for the most part and sometimes my best laid plans – ha ha – don’t always work out the way I want so I have to scrap it and start over. Some books have lots of sex, some have less sex, it really is dependent on the characters and many times I don’t know them or what makes them all hot and bothered until I start writing their story. No, I don’t write from personal experience. Because if I could be getting it on with hot cowboys all the damn time…I’d be too exhausted to write about it!

Crystal - So far there are 12 Rough Rider novels and 4 more set to be released in 2012 and 2013; how many novels in this series total can readers expect to get their hands on?

LJ) There will be a total of 16 novels in the series. I feel all series have an end point. And I have other things I’d like to write so I have no intention of doing a second generation of McKays, focused on the kids of the previous couples.

Cowgirls Don't CryCrystal - And now for the fun questions; If you could go on a date with one of your McKay cowboys, who would it be and what would you do?

LJ) I would go on a date with Bennett to the Rawhide Club. Or I’d go to a rodeo with Chase to see if he’d let me pull…his rope. Or I’d watch Carter work on a piece of art, hopefully something with clay so he’d have his shirt off. Or I’d go dancing with Brandt because the man knows how to move.

Crystal - *sigh* So many yummy cowboys to choose from! Since Christmas is coming up and I know that your cowboys and cowgirls know how to have a good time, what would a Rough Riders Christmas be like?

LJ) Complete and total chaos. Keely makes it her mission to find the most annoying toys possible for her nephews and nieces. Just think if they had to go to each married character’s house for a night…it would be way more than the twelve nights of Christmas! I will say now that most of them are paired off with families of their own, they concentrate on giving their kiddos the best Christmas possible and then they drag the little ones over to Grandpa and Grandma’s house.

Crystal - What’s next for you?

LJ) I just finished ONE NIGHT RODEO which is Blacktop Cowboys book 4 and turned it in to my editor. I’m working on the 3rd book DARK MERCY in the Mercy Gunderson series (under my other name Lori Armstrong) and then I’ll be hard at work on KISSIN’ TELL J and then Blacktop Cowboys book 5…


Thanks so much to Lorelei for stopping by today! To find out more about LJ and all her fabulous books visit her website or connect with her on FaceBook or Twitter!


~*GIVEAWAY*~
LJ is also graciously giving away one digital copy of her latest Rough Riders release, Cowboy Casanova (Not available in print yet) and one print copy of her latest Blacktop Cowboys release, Wrangled and Tangled. To enter, just leave a comment on this post and then fill out the rafflecopter below with your name and email address. Additional entries are available but not required.


a Rafflecopter giveaway




52 comments:

smiles said...

Great interview. Love Lorelei's books

Kah Cherub said...

I would like to be entered for the print, if possible. ;)

Thank you very much for the giveaway!

Lenasledgeblog.com said...

I really like the photo with the black hat. Really nice.

Krisz said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

Another great interview, Lorelei! Your books are so hawt! LOVE them!

Thank you for the great giveaway op!

Gena Robertson
robertsongena@hotmail.com

rainie72 said...

I love Lorelei James' books. I did not know she wrote under a different name. I'll have to get on that and hunt down her other books! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lynn P said...

Love this series

hregtvedt said...

Love Lorelei James and Lori Armstrong books! Thanks for the interview. And I agree...Black is totally a color and goes with EVERYTHING!

Would love a hard copy of this book so I could oogle the cover any ole time! Thanks for the giveaway!

Heather E

ClaudiaGC said...

I adore Lorelei's books and can't wait to read Cowboy Casanova! Thank you for the giveaway!

Timitra said...

Great interview ladies!!!! I'm a huge LJ fan love everything she writes!!!!


I'm entering the Cowboy Cassanova contest(I'd prefer the ebook copy)

taccb_1981@yahoo.com

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd like to win a digital copy of this book.

Mohawk_Mama_x3 said...

Loved the interview. I really like how you (Lorelei) has a broad selection of music.

Keep up the great writing!

Shannon

Joanne said...
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Joanne said...

Great interview. Thanks for the giveaway. I would like a digital copy.

e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

Na said...

I want to try Lorelei's books. They sound fun!

Renee said...

I can relate to the Karoke banishment, my family won't even let me sing in the car (like they're Trace Adkins or something *snorts*). Yes I agree black is a color! Best thing I ever did was download my first LJ book this past spring. Great interview :-)

Arianne Cruz said...

I am so curious about the books!!! they sound amazing!
i want to enter for both if that's okay.. if not, print copy :)

Ruth said...

I love LJ! I love all her books! Thanks for the giveaway!

IreneRJ said...

I love these Rough Rider books.Thank you for the chance to win the latest.

Cindy said...

Thanks for the interview and getting to learn new things about Lorelei. Loved CC..

Jeanine said...

Great Interview!

June M. said...

Thank you so much for the interview & giveaway. I really need to get caught up on all her books. I would love either, but my first choice would be the e-copy of the book.

Jen B. said...

I finished reading CC in 2 days! I would love a print copy for my collection! Yippee!
jepebATverizonDOTnet

Jacki C. said...

Loved the interview - I can't wait to read CC! Print or ebook form :)

Di said...

I've been seeing good comments on this rough rider series, I love to try a print copy (I'm not eEnabled).

Sophia Rose said...

I had to chuckle so many times during that interview. Thanks for sharing.

I would like a print copy if I were to win.

desitheblonde said...

you look like you belong with the cowboy wow and the book cver are great

Tore said...

I really want to read this series. It sounds very good. I love cowboys. I am entering for the print copy. Tore923@aol.com

dawnmomoffour said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway! Would really love a print copy of your wonderful book.
-Dawn aka dawnmomoffour
thedoyle6@rogers.com

erin said...

thanks for such a fun post and giveaway! Please enter me for the digital copy ;)

Happy Holidays!

DiDi said...

Great INTERVIEW!!!

Cathy M said...

A fun interview Lorelei. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love an ecopy.

opalofskye said...

Great interview! Love Lorelei's books. Can't wait for more!

Emily Tardy said...

I have heard so many GREAT things about RR, and I have 1 in my TBR pile, and the others on my wish list! Thank you for the chance to win =D

emilytardy@yahoo.com

Rhianna said...

OMG blogger hates me tonight.

Now I forget what my witty comment was. Something about helping my MIL set up her Nook and one of Lorelei's books being the first thing she had me load on there for her when teaching her how to buy. Ha!

Would love the print copy so I can try it and then pass it her way if she hasn't read it yet... which knowing her she has. lol

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Thank you for the giveaway a print copy would be lovely perfect to drool on the cover :)

Cec said...

Great Interview! I loved CC!
We always have karaoke nights but I'm not allowed to have the microphone..my family says I'm monotone:(

LorettaLynn//Temprance said...

I love her books:) thank you for the chance to win one:)

marybelle said...

I'd love a print copy of COWBOY CASANOVA thank you.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Anne said...

I love this series. It's always a guaranteed hot read. I've also read the suspense/mystery series about Mercy Gunderson. It has a totally different vibe from the McKay series, but a good suspense series.

Barbara said...

GREAT interview and giveaway! Both books sound REALLY good...can be entered in both? Please. I'd be thrilled to win either! Happy Holidays!

barbbattaglia@yahoo.com

jeanette8042 said...
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jeanette8042 said...

Great interview and I love both of Lorelei's cowboy series. I would love a copy of Wrangled and Tangled.

lilazncutie1215[at]yahoo[dot]com

Cathy P said...

I have never read any of your books before, Lorelei. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

Jolene and Family said...

Thanks for the great giveaway and chance to win. If I can, I'd like to be entered for both, if I need to chose, I'd chose Wrangled and Tangled

Sherry said...

I really enjoyed the interview. I'm entering the Cowboy Cassanova.

Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

Nice interview! I'd love to add this to my collection!

JenM said...

I love Lorelei's books and would love to win a copy of either, although I do prefer the e-copy of Cowboy Casanova since I prefer to read on my Kindle.
jen(at)delux(dot)com

redzsm said...

Oh Em Gee! I love Lorelei James! Please enter me for her book. Chase is one of my fav book boyfriends :)
Thanks!

ML said...

Please enter me for either of these books. Love the covers! Who wouldn't want a cowboy?!

mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

JessS said...

I'd love to enter for both. I've heard Lorelei's books are amazing, and have been wanting to read one for ages! Thanks!

Jewel said...

I'd like to be entered for the ebook.

I love Lorelei James. I have all her Rough Riders books accept this 1. I read Cowboy Casanova with a friend & I loved it, but I don't have my own copy... yet.

Thanks!