Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Celebrating The Reissue Of Bad Boys In Black Tie

Today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating the reissue of
BAD BOYS IN BLACK TIE  - a sexy anthology with stories by Lori Foster, Erin McCarthy and Morgan Leigh!


Some men you can't take anywhere. . .except the bedroom.

Good With His Hands by Lori Foster

By New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster. As next-door neighbors and best friends, Pete Watson and Cassidy McClannahan have a "no sex" relationship. Until Pete decides he's ready to transform himself into the perfect "black tie" guy he thinks she wants. And once she's in his arms, he'll show her just what else that black tie can do. . .

Miss Extreme Congeniality by Erin McCarthy

By New York Times bestselling author Erin McCarthy. CJ White knows there has to be a catch when Wyatt Maddock--her despised FBI partner--offers to transfer out of Chicago and far, far away from her: she has to spend one sexy night with the untamed playboy, wearing the outfit of his choice. . .

Last Call by Morgan Leigh

Tess Braeden is new in Justice, North Carolina, but there's no justice when she learns that her inherited home is about to be foreclosed on. Thank goodness for the sensual, mysterious Fletcher Graham. But will Mr. Right become Mr. Wrong once Tess discovers his day job?


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!


NYTimes bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book to Kensington Brava through author Lori Foster's website contest in 2002, much to her continued amazement. Thirty-something books later, Erin is entertaining both Brava and Berkley readers with her sassy, sexy tales of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her Las Vegas Vampires series debuted in August 2006, with HIGH STAKES hitting #1 on the B and N trade romance list. Erin also writes dark paranormal in her Seven Deadly Sins series and paranormal young adult novels under the name Erin Lynn.


WIN - Leave Erin or Lori a question today at their Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for an autographed copy of one book from each of them!! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!


  1. Super congrats on the new reissue!!

    Love the updated cover and glad to see it now available in kindle!

    I loved all the Bad Boy anthologies, any chance the publisher will be adding new Bad Boy anthologies?

    Happy new year to you all and hope the new release flies up the bestseller lists!

  2. I love all your books,especially Dare and the other 2 books-my brain is dead so can't remember the titles, and haven't read the other 2-anyways, my question is where do yu get your ideas on your books? Hope you have a wonderful New Year! carolefiore@yahoo.com

  3. Ms.Foster I loved Jackon Savor from "Savor The Danger" Would consider writing another book in the series about Jackson or his family?nicholsgail@rocketmail.com

  4. Waving a big hello!!!! What inspired you to write? What was the moment you sat down and said "I'm going to do it"?

  5. bianca thaci / bimshy@web.deJanuary 3, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Hehe don't know if I'm in the right place to win the book :o) well..I love both your books...still haven't started with Lori's series..cause I only have 2 of the books..and I hate it to start a series when I don't have at least 3 or so :) I'm not good with long times between books. my question: Lori will there be any more LL Foster books??? I really liked them...even though I don't like supernatural things :) hehe and I really loved the vampire vegas books Erin...any more funny vampires??? HAPPY NEW YEAR

  6. Hope you both have a wonderful new year!

    Have any of your ideas for anthologies become full length novels or vise versa?

    sheriemd12 at yahoo dot com

  7. Oops! And the waving a big hello was Tara!!! Tarammarquez@yahoo.com!

  8. Question for both authors. Do you ever have writers block? How do you get through it?

    Marklorna at Shaw dot CA

  9. Question for both authors. Do you ever have writers block? How do you get through it?

    Marklorna at Shaw dot CA

  10. This is directed at either Lori or Erin both authors I absolutely love. When you write do you ever start in the middle and work your way around or do you always have to start at the beginning? Thanks! Looking forward to new books and reissues. amberwolfrum@gmail.com

  11. I have a question for all three writers - What is your new years resolution?

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  13. How do you know what each character should look like?chaneyreddove@aol.com

  14. This is a question for all three writers. How do you feel writing out of season? IE writing a Christmas book in the summer.
    Happy New Year!
    chey127 at hotmail dot com

  15. Happy New Year!

    My question for Lori or Erin is:

    Since you've been published for several years now, how would you say your writing style or method has changed over the years? Do you find it more difficult to motivate yourself or be inspired to write?

    Thanks for the giveaway

    maria63303 at gmail dot com

  16. Thanks, Author Island!

    Bianca, no more vampires as of right now. The publisher wanted me to move on to something different and I pretty much ran out of characters to give a story too anyway, so I was happy to start something new. But they were definitely a fun series to write... I let my humor go wild. :)

    Hmm, I don't think so. Not that I remember anyway. lol. Novellas tend to be a totally different animal and I think it would be really difficult for me to take the premise of one and make it 400 pages. I think of a novella as having a beginning and an ending and some sex in the middle. ;-)

  17. Lorna, I don't think I've ever had writer's block. I've been lazy and not felt like writing, but I've never lacked for ideas. :-D

    AmKway, I always start at the beginning. For me, that's the only efficient way to write a story. I learn about the h/H, I introduce secondary characters, as I go and I have a firm grip on their personal growth and relationship arch if I start from page one. If not, I would just make a big old honking mess out of it. I'm sure other authors do it differently, but I've found this is the only way I can write a book in a few months instead of a year or more.

  18. 2kasmom,
    My new year's resolution is more like a business plan. I map out what I need to do for the upcoming year, career wise. Personally, my goal is to improve my French. When I was in Paris, I was able to read the language, but not able to speak well enough to satisfy me and I want to achieve that. Every year I try to chose a 'brain' activity so my noodle doesn't turn to mush. lol.

    I just have a concept of the type of person I want the character to be and their looks evolve from them. Then their name. So if I want a salt-of-earth stable guy I picture broad shoulders and a nice biblical name like Caleb. A playboy gets a name like Damian with a leaner build, and a GQ wardrobe. It all seems to make sense to me, so hopefully it does to readers as well.

    Chey, I try to write Christmas stories in the fall but if that's not possible it doesn't really bother me. I equate seasons really strongly with the senses and for me it's not that hard to slip into that world. Sometimes its nice to write a tropical story when there's a blizzard outside. Like today. :)

  19. Congrats on the re-release! Love the cover!! I have read your writings with Erin and LOVED them...looking forward to reading this one too!! Happy New Year and Happy Writing!!


  20. congrats on the re-release !!


  21. I love both Lori's and Erin's books. My question is what do the authors love to do in their "down" time?


  22. You are 2 of my favorite authors. I have read so many of both your books, I was wondering....Do you have an all time favorite character from one fo your own books and why? amotherway@aol.com

  23. Love your books. Do you prefer to write single titles, series or just short stories?
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  24. I love these Brava anthologies. Can't believe I actually missed picking up this one. Congrats to Erin, Morgan and Lori on the reissue.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

  25. Love your books. Congrats on re-release. Would love to see your books made into movies....
    Where do your ideas for characters come from?


  26. I'm so glad that many great books are being reissued. The cover is gorgeous! I missed this anthology the first time around. It sounds lovely. Congrats on the rerelease ladies.

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

  27. For both Erin and Lori: you guys ROCK! Ur books are a treat for me and u both are the writer i would love to be some day. Question to you Erin: will u keep Fast Track going? Please tell me ur not finished w this coming up book! :)

  28. My question is for Erin or Lori.
    Do you find more difficulty in writing stand alone books or a series?


  29. Congratulations on the re-issue.

    How on earth did you manage to write, & have published, 30 + book in such a short time? Well done!!


  30. Can't wait to get my hands on this book....
    Love the cover....


  31. Who determines how the two authors are put in a book together?

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  33. Erin! YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR! I have absolutely every single book you have written and all short stories...i just wanted to ask you if you have planned to start any new series? And you Lori...can it be possible that you GET EVEN BETTER! OMG! i cant remember a single book ive read from you that hasnt left me wanting more! :) same question to you: are you planning on starting any new series? YOU BOTH ROCK SO MUCH!

    sopelinda@gmail.com :)

  34. Erin and Lori, I love both of you two's books--you've been on my autobuy list for ages now! After so many releases, do you still commemorate each one in a special way? Dinner out? New bling? New body art? Framed cover flats? A beer? ;)

    Wishing you both much joy and success in this coming year!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  35. Oops, sent that too quick. LOL.

    I'm trying to remember all the questions now.

    I'm not writing with Kensington anymore, so if they do more Badboy anthos, I wouldn't be in there. But I loved writing them while I was there!

    I get my ideas from everyday life. You see people on the street, overhear a conversation, watch the news or even a movie, and the kernel of an idea forms. From there, my muse just takes over and figures it out. Not sure how that works, but it does. :-)

    Jackson shows up again in "A Perfect Storm," out in April. That's Arizona and Spencer's book, but since Arizona and Jackson are so close... he's there. After that, I have a new series starting. I've got my fingers and toes crossed that readers enjoy it!

    Good books inspired me to write! Catherine Coulter and Jayne Ann Krentz and Linda Howard... Oh, and Julie Garwood and Johanna Lindsey. Some of my favorites! After reading them, I just had to write some of my own too.

    I would LOVE to write more L. L. books, and I'm trying to factor more time into my romance writing schedule to do that. I'm getting there... little by little.

    novella ideas to s ingle title... I wrote the Winston brothers as novellas, and that led to "Wild" as a single title, and then to Joe Winston in "Say No to Joe?" So yup, they go that way!

    Thanks all,


  36. I always start at the beginning and go from there. But that's because the beginning is what pops up in my head first. The characters will be there and as I write, they tell me their story. I know that sounds odd, but that's how it works for me. :-)

    I don't make New Year's Resolutions. I know I'd just blow them anway. LOL

    When the characters appear to me, they're already there visually. I just... know. I see them. The only part of the character I sometimes struggle with is names. LOL. I'm lousy at finding new names after 80+ books!

    Writing a Christmas book in summer is fun. It gives you something to anticipate - and vice versa.

    Writing has become SO much more stressful as my career's grown, because there's so much more to it now. All the added promo and pressure of making a list... ugh.

    In my downtime, I love visiting family, and seeing movies, and going to the lake. Boating, tubing... just being in the fresh air!

    I don't really have an all-time favorite character. I like them all. If I didn't like them, I wouldn't write them. ;-)

    Thanks everyone!
    Hope I didn't miss any questions.


  37. Congratulations on the reissue of your fabulous anthology. I love your books. :)

  38. Maria, I do finder it harder to write now but honestly I don't know if that's because I'm 35 books in or because of the distractions of social networking and my cell phone. ;-)

    I actually do have more 'down' time now though as my kids are older. I take bellydancing lessons, swing dance lessons, and French. I love to go to the movies and read (of course!) and hear live music. I'm always tackling some insane project in my house too. lol.

    A favorite character of mine will always be Danny from Heiress For Hire. A good, solid guy. Also Josie from Houston. She is competent and intelligent yet has all the insecurities a lot of women too. Damian from My Immortal was a fabulously flawed jerk who reforms. And I liked my teen heroine in my YA book Demon Envy.

    I like writing series, stand alones, single titles, novellas... they're all fun in different ways. Novellas are satisfying because they're quick, but single titles are satisfying because there's so much more meat to the story. As for my Fast Track series, I'm not sure if there will be more or not. So far six are definite, but I'll be chatting with my editor soon about whether to continue or not. :)

  39. I would love to start a new series, but right now I'm in the stage of mulling things over... don't have any definitive ideas right now.

    Haha, I'd look like Kat Von D if I got a tattoo for every book release. ;-) Usually my celebration is when I write The End, not when it hits the shelves. That usually means ice cream, a long nap, and a shopping trip.

    Happy new year everyone!