Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Hit N' Run Blog Tour! (+$50 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Hit N' Run 
Author: Lori Power
Series: Under Suspicion #1
Pages: 257
Date Published: 2015
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Format: Kindle
Genre: Suspense/Romance
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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Synopsis:
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.

~What Kind of Warrior are you Lori?~
This is a very interesting question; I am many kinds of writer.
When I started earning a living from journalism, I was writing for Radio. In this capacity, I needed to write the way I spoke so I could announce in the most relaxed, unrehearsed method possible. No one listening at the other end of the receptor wanted to imagine me reading off a piece of paper. I had to be comfortable with my words and dialogue. The copy also varied depending on whether I was writing a news piece or prepping for station breaks. Everything was timed to the second and heaven forbid you miss your cue and not get the commercial on in the right spot!
Then I moved onto newspaper as a reporter and the writing became very formal. The stories included an introduction—the backstory, followed by quotations from the interview and the conclusion—editorial comment for an end. The problem was space available in the paper to fit around the paid advertisements and getting the fundamental message across.
In my position as an owner of a brokerage house, my day-to-day writing involves industry writing, combining formalized presentations developed in a manner where everybody can understand the messaging. This varies greatly with fictional writing where you need to make people ‘see’ the scene and ‘feel’ the excitement of the moment, all the while avoiding the use or over use of some of my favourite lazy words: that, was, just, there, feel, could and so on.

I like to think in my exploration of various writing types, I am improving in my ability to get my message across clearly and concisely—most of the time—if you can overlook my first few drafts of over-writing the back story and dangling participles, combined with my personal favourite, misplaced body parts. But this is where I have come to rely on both the Beta readers and my critiquing group to keep me in line.
~Try an Excerpt!~
The long, black hearse sat in the shade of the leafy willows, unnoticed in the quiet, upscale neighbourhood. Like a panther surveying its prey, watchful behind the tinted glass, undercover officer Mitchell Morgan scrutinized the surroundings, ever conscious of the contents in the back.

Mouth parched, complete with a tongue as dry as sand, Mitchell tilted the water bottle slowly and swallowed, enjoying the moist coolness as it trickled down his throat. Satisfied, he slumped farther in the leather seat, aware of the children in the driveway on the corner, the stooped, elderly man picking weeds in the yard nearby, the teen across the street who sat hunched over his DS, on the front concrete step, looking bored.

The holstered cell next to his leg vibrated an insistent stutter, shattering the serene atmosphere. Mitch spared the screen a brief glance.

Blocked.

Without air conditioning, beads of sweat coasted from his brow, under his shades and into his eye, stinging and obscuring his vision. He blinked several times to clear the fog and pressed the accept key.

Three quick, muted tones preceded a double click, to indicate a secure line. A small thrill travelled along his nervous system, leaving a wake of gooseflesh.

“Nine-one-three-Q-R-two-two-E-D-U.” Only after he gave his code would dispatch relay the encrypted message.

“Funeral procession to start,” replied a robotic voice. “All pallbearers to the church.”

A long high-pitched tone pierced his ear. He moved the phone away and severed the connection.

He held the phone level with the steering wheel. His thumb smeared across the face of the cell leaving a greased streak on the screen, while his heart slowed. Within an instant his mind refocused to what was to come next. His left hand moved to smooth his beard. Months of building a case and gathering evidence had come down to this moment.

He turned the engine over and banged the heel of his hand on the steering wheel. “Game on.” 
~Meet Lori!~
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.
 Lori will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

23 comments:

  1. I had to laugh at the "misplaced body parts".

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    1. I believe when asked, it was what kind of 'writer' was I ... LOL

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  2. Enjoyed reading the "What Kind of Warrior are you Lori?" part of the post, thank you!

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    1. Give it up for auto correct ... where's the editor LOL

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  3. "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." That's EXACTLY how I feel when I go to sleep at night, as I try to continue a good story (only with me as the heroine) and hash it out with various possibilities, etc. Wonderful....

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    1. Thank you for your comment, I appreciate the kindred spirit!
      Lori

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  4. I can't wait to read this book. Thanks to Andra for introducing me to Lori. Good job...both of you. Lori, I liked that you said everyone has a story, you just need to listen. So true.

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  5. Thank you very much, you are kind and I truly hope you enjoy the story!

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  6. Thank you for taking the time to host my book, I appreciate the opportunity,
    Lori

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  7. Enjoyed reading your guest post today

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  8. Enjoyed the guest post and the excerpt, sounds like a really good book, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for taking the time out today to stop by,
      Lori

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  10. Very cool to learn more about you!

    --Trix

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    1. Thank you for taking the time today
      Lori

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  11. Great post! I can't wait to read this one :)

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    1. Thank you very much, let me know what you think!
      Lori

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  12. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the excerpt and author post!

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  13. If you didn't like writing books, what would you do for a living?

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  14. Thank you for a bit of your history in "What Kind of Warrior are you Lori?" I am looking forward to reading more.

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