Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Celebrating A New Release In Lori Foster's Men Who Walk The Edge Of Honor Series

Today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating the release of TRACE OF FEVER, Book Two in Lori Foster's Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series and the first time in print!

Lori Foster first published with Harlequin in January 1996. Her second book launched Temptation Blaze and her 25th book launched Temptation Heat. Since those early days, Lori has routinely had 6 to 10 releases a year. She's a Waldenbooks, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly and New York Times bestselling author with over 80 titles published through a variety of houses, including Berkley/Jove, Kensington, St. Martins, Harlequin and Silhouette.

Lori believes it's important to back to the community as much as possible, and for that reason she ran special contests in conjunction with a publisher, facilitating many first sales for new authors. She routinely organizes events among authors and readers to gather donations for various organizations.

Along with her good friend, Dianne Castell, Lori hosts a very special annual "Reader and Author" event in West Chester Ohio. Proceeds from the event go to benefit worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women's Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, and The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy. CLICK HERE for details on this year's Reader and Author Get Together!


TRACE OF FEVER by Lori Foster
Book Two in The Men Who Walk The Edge Of Honor Series

Caught in the crossfire of vengeance and desire...

Undercover mercenary Trace Rivers loves the adrenaline rush of a well-planned mission. First he'll earn the trust of corrupt businessman Murray Coburn, then gather the proof he needs to shut down the man's dirty smuggling operation. It's a perfect scheme - until Coburn's long-lost daughter saunters in with her own deadly plan for revenge.

With a smile like an angel and fire in her eyes, Priscilla Patterson isn't who she seems to be. But neither is the gorgeous bodyguard who ignites all her senses. Joining forces to plot Coburn's downfall, Priss and Trace must fight the undeniable heat between them. For one wrong move, one lingering embrace will expose them to the wrath of a merciless opponent….


WIN - Leave Lori a question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a bag of goodies from this weekend's Reader and Author Get Together in Southern Ohio!  Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner!


  1. Super Congrats :)

  2. Lori-
    Congratulations on your new series- it's getting some great reviews!

    My question is: Do you get to approve the cover designs, or meet the male models who pose for them?


  3. Good morning Lori - I know you have to be insanely busy getting ready for this coming weekend - I know I am!!

    But I hope you can take a few minutes out today to celebrate your brand new release TRACE OF FEVER!

    I've seen the very sexy, very awesome video for your Men Who Walk The Edge Of Honor everywhere, and rightly so - it's fantastic!

    Readers, if you haven't seen it yet, be sure to click on it and check it out - you will be thrilled.

    For the prize at today's cyber launch party - I'll be gathering up a bunch of goodies at this weekend's get together and shipping them out to the winner and you just never know what I'm going to come home with!

    Looking forward to seeing you this weekend Lori and I hope TRACE OF FEVER is your biggest seller yet!!!


  4. Congrats on the new series. I loved When You Dare and i can't wait for the second book!


  5. Forgot my question :P
    Where do you find these models?
    And i can i have their address?

  6. Lori,

    Congrats on Trace of Fever's release. I've been a reader of your books for a while, and I noticed a lot of your books are connected. Do you enjoy writing connected series more than single titles?

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    jcross719 at yahoo dot com

  7. Hi Lori, great article and one day I hope I can be a part of this annual fun event. My friend Becke goes as she lives there and I hope to join you all one year soon.

    Do you get your ideas for your novels from current events, or other media or do they just come to you and you take it from there

    And thank you for all you do to give back, you are the true heroine


    dhaupt3 at gmail dot com

  8. Congrats! And my question, where do you find the cover art models?

  9. HEY Ms Lori,
    Why do you not want to write any more boxing I loved the books . But I love everthing you write.

  10. Hi Lori, I love all the books of yours that I have read but I was wondering which of your books is your favorite?


  11. Congrats Lori... I wish you many sales of this book...

    What is the next subject you want to explore for your next series of books???? Inquiring minds want to know whats in the future...

  12. Which book/series would you want turned into a movie if you had the chance and who would be your dream cast?



  13. Congrats on the new release, can't wait to read Trace's story! Loved Dare!
    What's next?

    debr97 at yahoo dot com

  14. Can't wait to get into this new series!!!!
    My question is, "Do you choose the male models that are on your covers?"

  15. Loved Dare! I am so excited about Trace:) I wish I was able to go this weekend:( Maybe another time! I have enjoyed your books for a few years now. You are one of the few I keep instead of read & pass on to others LOL!

    My question: Who is your favorite character (so far)?

    Many blessings for a WONDERFUL release & weekend:)

    Melissa S
    xiaguan at att dot net

  16. oops, forgot email address,

  17. Hi Lori,
    Congratulations on the release of Trace of Fever. I am a big fan of covers and these are just gorgeous. This sounds like a great series and I'm looking forward to starting it.

    My question- Is there a particular plot/storyline in romance novels that you feel has been overused and you stay clear of when writing?


  18. Super congrats and thank you for the giveaway! ;)

    My question is...how long does it take you on average to write a single book?

    Thanks again ;)

    Katiewalthall AT ymail DOT com

  19. Hi, Lori-

    I've been reading good reviews all over the blogosphere about this series.

    One quick L.L. question, I know the Servant series was supposed to have ended. Any chance of another coming out?


  20. I love all of your books and even got my sister reading them also.

    My question is: Have any of your books been made into a movie?

  21. Good Morning Lori, Looking forward to reading this series. My question is do you get to pick your covers or give any input/


  22. oops forgot to leave me email


  23. Whoops forgot to leave my email address on my previous post


  24. Congrats on the latest release.
    Question is when you come to a roadblock in your storyline, how do you work through it?

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  25. Loved WHEN YOU DARE.When you first started writing did you ever imagine that you would be in this place at this time with the popularity of your books? I am thankful everyday that I picked up CAUGHT IN THE ACT at work on lunch one day when it came out. I a have been a fan ever since. Thank you so much.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  26. I absolutely loved When you Dare. I have my copy of Trace of Fever and can't wait to get it started.

    Question: How do you keep reality from intuding on your creativity?


  27. The heroes in this series are very exciting. I especially love the character of Chris and would love to see more of him. Do you ever see a novella or something devoted to him?

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  28. Congrats on the new release. Cannot wait to read the new series! My question: Who is your go to author? I love your books and I was wondering if there were others out there that compliment your writing that you like.

    sheriemd12 at yahoo dot com

  29. Do you prefer to listen to music/tv/anything or have quiet while you write?

    I love all of your books and can't wait to read the upcoming releases!

  30. Congrats on the release and on the series. My question would be if you have any writing quirks, have to have certain drink/food to write, a certain object or fuzzy slippers, write in a certain spot, etc?
    GFC follower: June M
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  31. Can't wait to get started on this series!!

    Who is your favorite character out of all your books?


  32. Loved When You Dare. Cant wait for the rest. But I am curious. Why is the 3rd cover and title so different from the first two? The guy has a shirt on. And the title isnt his name, is it?

  33. brooke ebmw1975@yahoo.comMay 31, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    How do you come up with such diverse ideas for location an characters? I would think it would be easy to repeat or closely resemble others and yet you don't.

  34. Will you write any more stories where the heroine is plump -someone like Grace in "Too Much Temptation"? Is it harder to write stories about that type of heroine?


  35. Hey Lori! I just got back from the store with TRACE! Can't wait to get started on him! My question is...Do your sons & husband ever read your books?

    Whether they do or not I know they are so proud of you. I sure do hate that I'm missing the Get Together. I know it will be so much fun!


  36. congrats on this series...love the trailer...heard good reviews on the first one. in my tbr folder

    so do you base your characters on people you know or met? just curious if you do where can i find one or two?


  37. Hi Lori! First I have to say I loved Dare and Molly's story. I can't wait to read about Trace. I really wish I could attend the get together this weekend. Hopefully next year I can make it.

    Everyone has asked great questions so heres mine. What advice would you give to someone just starting out in the romance writing business?

    Have a great day!


  38. Hi Lori!
    Congratulations on the release of Trace of Fever and I hope it is wildly successful for you! I always enjoy your books.

    I never watch the trailers for books, but I thought I would today. Oh, my! Okay, I confess, I watched it a few times ... Do you get to select the music for the trailer? It definitely fits the hard bodies!!

    Thanks for some really wonderful hours spent reading your books and thanks for the giveaway!

    kacbooks at hotmail dot com

  39. Congratulations on the release of Trace of Fever and on your new series. I love your books.
    What is the strangest/funniest comment that you have received from a fan?


  40. Hi Lori,
    Congrats, on Trace of Fever.Another awesome series to read!Are we going to be seeing anymore from the Fighter Series?
    You must also love to read other authors books, What is your all time favorite book that you've read?
    Can't wait the get started on Men Who Walk The Ede Of Honor Series!
    Michelle S.

  41. Congrats Lori Foster! I just got finished reading the guy next door and found out that it leads into this series. I loved it. I so wanted to make it to your weekend but things didn't workout for me. I hope that you have a great time and I can't wait to read this story. did you have input on the cover design? What was your inspiration for this series?
    jessangil at gmail dot com

  42. Congrats on the latest release!!
    What made you get involved in those charities??

  43. Dangerlady@comcast.netMay 31, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Loving this series. Getting Trace today;)

  44. What was the first book you ever wrote and did it get published?


  45. Congrats on the new release. I hope to attend the get together someday.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

  46. Wow I think it is awesome what you are doing to help raise money for different things. To bad I just found out about this I'm from Columbus and would have loved to be there just to help support the causes.

    I haven't read any of your books yet but your new one looks really good and i have seen some good reviews on it. So my question is:

    Which book was the most fun to write? What Character made you laugh the most when you were writing their book?

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  47. Have fun this weekend Lori! I wish I could go. I have When You Dare on my TBR shelf. I will pick up Trace of Fever this week and read them back to back. I'm so glad all three books come out so close together. I hate having to wait a long time between books in a series. Congratulations on the new release!

    user1123 AT comcast DOT net

  48. Congrats Lori!
    Love this series!
    What are you writing next?


  49. I always wondered how you come up withyour characters' names? It seems as though you'd run out eventually but you never do.

  50. Thanks everyone!

    Debbie, I DO get cover approval! It was one of the very first things I wanted once I reached a level that I could negotiate contracts. ;-)

    Elizabeth & Roxanne, the publisher finds the models, shoots the covers (and that sexy video!) and I do an approval. :-) I don't meet the cover models. And good thing, cuz I'd probably turn bright red! LOL

    Hi Jess. Yes, I LOVE writing connecting books. Even when I try to write a stand alone, I end up with a secondary character who just chews on my Muse. ;-)

    Debbie H., I'd have to say "all of the above." The ideas come from everywhere, and nowhere. I can't pinpoint it! They're just "there." Luckily!
    I'm so blessed to be in a position where I CAN give back. It gives me great satisfaction. :-)

    Patty, I loved writing my MMA guys! But that's how the Muse works. It jumps here and there, and as the writer, I just follow along. LOL

    Mary, I have a few personal faves. "PLaying Doctor" from one of the Bad Boy anthologies, and "My House, My Rules" (loved Sam!) from another are two of my faves. I'm also partial to "Caught in the Act," and I'm really loving my current book - which won't be available until May 2012.

    Hugs all! I gotta run to a T-ball game for my grandson. Good times!

    I'll stop back in tonight.


  51. congrats Lori!! your bookstotally utterly rock I deff have the new series on my wish list for sure im courious as to if you chose ur covers or have any input now that your a house hold name pretty much


  52. Hi Lori! I am looking forward to buying TOF at the Get-Together this weekend.

    My question: As prolific as you are, have you ever had an extended period of writer's block, and how did you resolve it?


    Mary M.
    emmasmom AT wi DOT rr DOT com

  53. My question is do you get a say in the hunks on your covers and book trailers?


  54. Looking forward to grabbing my copy of Trace of Fever.

    How long does it take you roughly to write a full length novel?

    lauriebertram(at)shaw (dot)ca

  55. Congrats!
    I enjoy reading your books!
    chey127 at hotmail dot com

  56. Loved you When you dare...just got Trace of Fever today at lunch and can't wait to get started.

    Where do you get the models for the cover of your books? Yumm


  57. Congratulations on the series. I loved the trailer & I have to say TRACE OF FEVER looks amazing.


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  59. Darn, my question was sort of asked already. I'm always interested in finding out who authors love to read. Do you have any favorite authors in a catagory other than romance? Thanks for the giveaway.

  60. Congrats on another fantastic series!!

    Did you get input into the boom trailer? Or at least get to pick models/watch the filming haha!

    Would love to see book trailers for all your series'!!


  61. Congratulations on your new release. It's on my to buy list. I love your books and get them as soon as I can. Some of your books are real serious and some are real funny which is easier for you to write? What's your favorite kind of book to read serious or funny?


  62. Congrats on your new release. Do you do your own trailers? I was thinking of trying to make on but not if I can
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  63. Back from T-ball (boy it was hot!) and yup, more scattered than usual.

    Let's see - I don't really hit road blocks. If I find myself NOT typing, I get up and do something else for a bit - throw in laundry, take out the dog, walk to the pond and feed the fish - and then my mind clears and I get back to work!

    I DO run out of names! Ohmigosh, I haunt cemetery's looking for names. And somethings (shame on me) I end up using the same name over. Yup, it's happened. But with 80 some books out there, it's easy to do!

    Thanks all!


  64. On over-used plots - nope. It's all in the telling, and in the author's voice. An author with a fresh voice can make anything sound brand spanking new!

    Axel and Sam (in the books I mentioned before) are some my favorite uber macho guys. I do love the big protective Alphas! LOL

    None of my books have been made into movies. :-( Bummer, huh? I would soooo love that!


  65. I know it seems like this is a trilogy, because I do goofy things with my scheduling, but a new character - Spencer Lark - presented himself in "Savor the Danger." And once he showed up, I knew he had to have his own book! So that's what I'm working on now.

    And so far, I am madly in love with Spencer. He's all that and a bag of chips too. LOL.

    His story (related the 3 out May, June and July) will be out in 201, probably in May.

    After that... well, I have an idea what I want to write, but I'm not as yet contracted, so it could change. We'll see!

    Hugs to all.


  66. Hi Lori,

    I hope everyone has a great time at the get-together!

    Here's my question:
    Once you finish a series, do you tend to forget about your characters, or do you continue to think about what might be happening to them even after their stories have been told?

    rickandrobyn (at) comcast (dot) net

  67. Lori - what kind of research do you do for the adventuress parts of your books?

    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  68. My question is do you think you will continue writing until you are really old or do you have a set age in your head as to when you think you will stop writing stories for books? vlrbrice at yahoo dot com

  69. I love that all three books come out back to back. Definitely my favorite way to read a series.

    Do you get inspired by music when you write?

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  70. Lori,

    If you could have a book/series made into a movie which would you pick?? who would you want to play the characters???



  71. Does the character come to you first or is it the story? Looking forward to getting Trace


  72. Does your dog help with the writing process? What kind of dog is it? Do you have other pets? Congratulations on your new release!

    robindpdx (at) yahoo (dot) com

  73. Congrats on your new release! Awesome cover on the series, too!

    ironss [at] gmail [dot] com

  74. Lori, congrats on this! I'm SO sad to be missing this weekend's get together! One of these years I'm going to make it out to Ohio for this! Can you imagine ever moving it to a different location?

    f dot chen at comcast dot net