Saturday, January 5, 2013

WHAT CHRIS WANTS


Congratulations to "Sherry" the winner in Lori's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

Men Who Walk The Edge Of Honor

New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster captivated readers with her stories of love, justice and danger in the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series. Now, fan favorite character Chris Chapey gets his own story! 

When the going gets tough, the tough turn to Chris Chapey. As the right-hand man to a group of take-no-prisoners mercenaries, Chris can organize a top secret rescue mission with his eyes closed. But when it comes to his personal life, Chris is the one who needs a little help.

His problem: Matt Houser. Chris can’t deny his attraction to Matt, but Matt has no idea what Chris’s job really entails and how much it means to him. Matt challenges Chris to change his life—and make a place for him in it. Can Chris risk telling him the truth?

Look for more titles in the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series available now from Lori Foster and Harlequin HQN: A Perfect Storm, Savor the Danger, Trace of Fever and When You Dare.


Excerpt:
CHAPTER TWO
Dressed in his usual aged and faded T-shirt with comfortably loose shorts, his feet bare and his hair finger-combed, Chris stared at the bed.
Or more precisely, the man in his bed.
On his stomach, dead to the world, the rumpled sheet covering only a small part of his lower body, Matt slept on undisturbed. He was so damned different from Chris. Precise in his style and attitude. A hairdresser, for crying out loud—though Matt insisted on being called a Master Stylist.
He was good, no two ways about it. He owned his own upscale salon and catered to the elite—people who were, again, nothing like Chris.
Maybe that was what drew him to Matt. More appealing than the good looks and fit bod was his outlook on life. Matt was different, exciting, fun and easy to be with.
But the big problem remained: Matt had no idea what Chris really did for his friend and employer, Dare Macintosh. He didn’t—couldn’t—know the high-level, influential and powerful reach of Dare’s assignments. Matt mingled with them all: Dare, Trace, Jackson and Spencer. He was accepted. But only because he didn’t know. The others trusted Chris to understand the importance of privacy. Not that Chris dug into the minor details either.
He coordinated for the others, lining up transportation, fabricating their cover. Research. Data. When necessary, he did computer surveillance, background checks, document searches.
He knew the men never left unfinished business or loose ends. They all had the capability to be lethal. They worked with local authorities when they could, but had the capacity to move beyond them when necessary.
Whenever possible, he stayed on the sidelines. If Dare went off on a mission, Chris held down the home front. And despite what Matt might think, he was damn good at his job.
Rolling to his back, Matt stretched, unwittingly putting on a show, displaying flexed muscles and innate sensuality. Even first thing in the morning, Matt looked good. Too good. Chris locked his jaw and his knees, fighting the urge to rejoin him in the bed. But if it was only physical appeal, resisting would be easier.
With Matt, it was so much more.
After a yawn Matt opened his eyes—and caught Chris’s smile.
Which, of course, made the smile disappear. “I made coffee,” Chris told him, trying not to stare too hard when Matt sat up.
“You don’t drink coffee.”
No, he didn’t. But Matt did. “You probably have time for one cup, but I have to get to work.”
Matt’s eyes narrowed. “That’s your way of telling me to hit the road?”
Jesus, he did not want to have this argument, not now. “You don’t need to get to work?”
An arrested expression came over Matt’s face. He twisted to see the clock on the nightstand, and then relaxed. “I have an hour, damn it. Don’t scare me like that.”
Glad for a change in topic, Chris asked, “Important client coming in?”
“Wealthy client.” Matt grinned. “I make her beautiful, and she tips me really well.”
And of course that made her important, yet Matt refused to see the importance in what Chris did.
Because he doesn’t know what you do.
Biting off a groan, Chris turned away. “I’ll call you later.”
He heard Matt leave the bed, but he didn’t slow down. He just kept walking, away from Matt, away from his conflicted feelings, and away from the need for immediate decisions…
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 Lori would love to share a Kindle or Nook copy of WHAT CHRIS WANTS with one lucky person leaving a comment. 

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST Jan. 6th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email maureen@justromanticsuspense.com with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.

56 comments:

  1. Wow, Lori! While I am not a fan of m/m romance, I absolutely LOVED Chris in this series. Loved his loyalty to the group. Loved his affection for all of them. Loved his smart mouth. Now I really want to see what happens with Chris and Matt. This excerpt also makes me want to go back and read the series again. Thanks for writing a book about Chris!

    amy at remus dot net

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  2. Lori, really enjoyed Chris Story. Was happy he got his happy ever after. Love the series..and love all your books.

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  3. I love all your books! Thanks for writing the way you do!
    shelcrabb at gmail dot com

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  4. I love Chris and can't wait for his HEA!

    rwschwarz11 AT gmail DOT com

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  5. I can't wait to read this! Just finished Perfect Storm ... <3 .. I love this series! LAAder@yahoo.com :-)

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  6. love your books mcahall at fuse dot net

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  7. Looking forward to reading this! Count me in.

    Sharon
    schofield726(at)comcast(dot)net

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  8. looking forward to reading this book

    nav6mar at yahoo dot com

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  9. I absolutely love every Lori Foster book I have read! No doubt this one will be the same. I have never really followed an author before but your books are amazing! Thank you for all you do for your readers !! aintnuttinnice@yahoo.com

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  10. This is definitely at the top of my to-be-read list.

    Claudia
    cmcray@cfw.com

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  11. Cant wait to read this one! cheflori99 at gmail dot com

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  12. I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Jacky
    jacky39 at sbcglobal dot net

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  13. I would love to win this. I haven't read the other books in the series, does it matter. Not that I don't want to sooooo, thanks for the chance to win. Would love it in NOOK...lsscarchuk@att.net

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  15. looking forward to reading this, ty
    Alison Rush (alisongail99@aol.com)

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  17. Fell I love with Chris when he first made his appearance in the series. Absolutely can't wait to his story. Thanks.

    Kidsue99@yahoo.com

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  18. I've read all of the series but this one,but i will be reading it I love chris in the other ones he was great.debra stolhand( cher123@cableone.net)

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  21. maxine310@yahoo.com

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  22. Oh man, Chris is just adorable. Lori, I am glad you wrote his story.
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  23. It would be nice to win this book and find out how they get to their HEA. I like this series and have all the rest. Wouldn't want it to be lonely. celticmaggie@yahoo.com

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  24. Lori Foster is a must read. I'm in for the free book!! yeko59@aol.com

    Good luck to me...lol.

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  25. Everyone at my book club raves about this author and it would be awesome to win this book. duckie6089@aol.com

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  26. Looks like a really good book...adgaliatymaildotcom

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  27. Pick me it is next on my wishlist!! Sissyt@insightful.com
    Thank you for your great books!!!

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  28. Pick me, I'm obsessed with this series. :-) britngavin@ymail.com Thanks for a chance to win!

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  29. Yes please! richandamy04@sbcglobal.net

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  30. Love this series... would love to win this novella! Thanks for sharing Lori and for the chance to win a copy!

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  31. Can't wait to read this! :)
    (vcroy5@gmail.com)

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  32. I cant wait to read this book been looking forward into reading the book. Thank you for the opportunity. deyanirapalafox@yahoo.com

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  33. Awesome Series...sad to see it end but...i will re-read lol...probably several times:-)-not sure why my addy doesn't show up but here it is: nanatimes8 @ gmail.com (without the spaces)

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  34. I am a big fan of Lori's. She is so open and receptive to her readers it makes her books that much more appealing. I can't wait to read Chris's story.

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  35. Love the series and What Chris Wants sounds just as good as the other books! Can't wait.
    kacbooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. I'm making room to clear some reading time so I can jump into this story.

    lenikaye at yahoo dot com

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  37. I love all of lori's books! angelicdiva_40351@yahoo.com

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  38. I absolutely LOVE Chris from the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series and can't wait to read his story!! He SO deserves to find love just like all the other guys in the series have.

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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  39. Nice excerpt and cover.

    bn100candg(at)Hotmail(Dot)Com

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  40. Lori Foster is the shit.

    werevamp05 at yahoo.com

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  41. I love this series!! Well heck, I just love Lori Foster books period! Thanks for the giveaway!

    ahui55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I've read every book in this series and would enjoy reading this one about Chris. I believe I've read all of Lori Foster's books, and look forward to each new one that gets published. jenniferday1967 at yahoo dot com.

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  43. I love this series!!! I love all of your books, they are some of my favorite rereads. I can't wait to read this book.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  44. I love all of your books!! Inaruththies@earthlink.net

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  45. I'm looking forward to reading more about Chris.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  46. I love this series and would love to win a copy of What Chris Wants. Thanks for the giveaway.

    skyla11377(At)AOL(Dot)Com

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  47. thanks for the great post and excerpt! definitely going on my wanderlust :)

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  48. I loved Chris not to mention Matt and can't wait to read thier story, though i am not into reading same sex romance I am however interested to see how you handled the storyline. Ruth rms4jas@aol.com

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  49. I am a huge fan of this series and love reading any Lori Foster books.


    Janet

    jbsfsd at msn dot com

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  50. Correction on the email address.
    Thanks, (having trouble with my keyboard sticking)

    Janet

    jkbsfsd at msn dot com


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