Wednesday, July 1, 2009


The lovely booklover1335, aka Carrie from Seductive Musings has done an interview and contest for Lorelei James (also writes under Lori Armstrong!) The contest begins today, and ends SATURDAY, JULY 4TH, so be sure to get over there ASAP and enter! Here's what the prize is: 2 e-books (One will be of her new release, Miss Firecracker, the other from her back list) There are many ways to gain entries, check out the blog post for more details, but here are some examples: ~Commenting on the entry post telling her which book you want ~Reading the review on the book (a separate post) and commenting there ~Spreading the word ~Being a follower And some are worth major entries points from some of them, so your chances could be better than you'd think! In case you are not familiar with Lorelei James (I'll admit I've never read her work, so she's a new-to-me author as well), here's a little bit of information about her, a teaser if you will (in her own words, thanks to Carrie):

A bit about me: When I'm not squirreled away behind my laptop writing fun, sexy, contemporary erotic romances set in the modern day Wild West, I can be found reading everything under the sun, practicing yoga until I’m a pretzel, shootin' my .22, watching the Professional Bull Riders tour on Versus, and running a kid's taxi service, all in the guise of avoiding housework and rustlin' up vittles.

Why do I have a particular fondness for all things western? Well, I'm a fourth generation South Dakotan, living in the Black Hills, which is chock-full of interesting characters, including cowboys, Indians, ranchers, and bikers. The geographical diversity of the surrounding area showcases mountains, plains, and badlands. Living in and writing about rural settings gives me a unique perspective, especially since I'm not writing historical westerns. Through my fictional world, I can show the ideals and the cowboy way of life are still very much alive.

Mystery Series:

I also write a dark, gritty mystery series under another name. Check it out:

Why does the contest end so quickly, you may be asking? She's promoting her newest release, Miss Firecracker, which came out yesterday from Samhain publishing. This is, apparently, the second book in her series titled, The Wild West Boys.

Here's the back blurb for Miss Firecracker:

...She’s the match, he’s the explosive combination

One year ago Willow Gregory entered the Miss Firecracker contest on a dare—and ended up with the crown. As a working carpenter, she’s not exactly the tears-and-tiara type, and after a year of walking the straight and narrow she’s ready to cut loose.

Waking up in a sexy stranger’s bed with no memory of the havoc she wreaked the night before wasn’t quite what she had in mind. Nor was agreeing to his mandate—work for him at the tavern until she repays the damage. Or go to jail.

Blake West thinks he could possibly be the only man alive who could say no to a drunken, horny, naked beauty queen. There’s something about the former Miss Firecracker that makes him want to blow his Mr. Nice Guy persona all to hell.

It helps that Willow is ready to dive headfirst into a no-heartstrings-attached affair. Which fits in perfectly with Blake’s temporary gig managing his friend’s bar.

Every grinding kiss, every stolen touch leads to another…until a harmless little white lie becomes the detonator that could explode their chances at a happily ever after.

Warning: this light-hearted beach read features a hero hotter than the 4th of July and a feisty heroine who knows exactly how to pop his top.

So be sure to head over today and enter-- I may not be familiar with James' novels, but they sound good, so they're definitely going onto my list!

Anyone can enter, as long as you leave an email address for the book to be sent to (Remember, they are E-BOOKS!)

And even if you don't wish to enter-- well, head over anyway! Carrie's got a great blog, I'm sure you'll find other things to do! ;)

Click HERE to enter! Good luck, and be sure to spread the word. ;)

Until Next Time, The Book Queen


Booklover1335 said...

You are truly a Queen. Thanks for the post!

The_Book_Queen said...

Ah, how sweet. Lol. But shouldn't it be me trying to 'suck' up to you for the contest, not the other way around? ;-) Just kidding. But thanks-- and you're so very welcome. Any way to help a fellow friend out, right?