With: Lori Matthews
Congratulations to "Martha L.", the winner in Lori's giveaway on the JRS SHOWCASE.
First, I want to say thank you so much to Maureen for inviting me to her site. It’s such a pleasure to be here!
For those who don’t know me, my name is Lori Matthews and I write what I like to call romantic thrillers. My latest book, Hit and Run is coming out on August 4th and I am so excited! It’s the third book in my Callahan Security series. It can be read on its own but if you’re like me, you will want to start at the beginning of a series with Break and Enter followed by Smash and Grab.
Hit and Run was by far the hardest book for me to write. Gage, the hero, is definitely what I would call the strong, silent type. He’s also quite cranky! Dani, the heroine, is used to keeping to herself. Sometimes getting these two talking was quite a task.
So, I’m going to let you in on a secret. I do not control my characters. They control themselves and sometimes, me. I would love to be one of those authors who can plan a book from start to finish with detailed notes on every chapter. I’m just not.
Hit and Run was definitely a book where the characters were in control. I had some ideas about where I wanted to set the story and how I wanted it to begin. Gage and Dani said ‘no.’ Seriously.
I originally started the story in Sweden. I had the first few chapters written and then silence. My characters wouldn’t talk to me. When that happens, I know I am on the wrong track. I sat and thought about it for a while and then I stopped thinking about it. About two weeks later I sat down and started the story again. In Alaska. I have no clue why but, that’s what happened.
There’s a scene in the first couple of chapters where Gage is pacing around Dani’s cottage. That’s what was happening in my mind. I now have my characters trapped in an Alaskan town with the baddies, and a major storm is moving in. How were they going to get out? I had no clue until a random idea popped into my head. You’ll see what it is when you read the book but it’s not exactly your normal speedy get away.
If that sounds crazy, well welcome to my world. My husband tells me all the time, my mind is a scary place. He’s not wrong.
I hope you enjoy reading Hit and Run as much as I enjoyed writing it. It truly was a labor of love.
Be safe and stay healthy
HIT AND RUN
The self-reliant, fiercely independent hacker knows she’ll need help if she’s going to survive her latest contract to build cutting-edge facial recognition software.
And despite the fact the aggravating, yet handsome man hired to protect her makes it clear he’s just there to do a job... it doesn’t stop her from appreciating how ruggedly sexy he is.
Gage Callahan knew his latest assignment for Callahan Security would be a disaster.
He scoured all of Europe trying to locate the computer programmer he was hired to protect only to discover she’s actually a hacker hiding in Alaska.
It will take all his ingenuity to focus on the primary objective of getting her and the prototype software safely to New York…especially with a growing fatal attraction he’s developed for the spunky woman.
Dani’s in deeper than she’ll admit, but her answers don’t explain why those who want her dead are always one step ahead.
It will take his military skills and her hacking know-how to save their lives and the undeniable fire that’s developed between them in the face of danger.
Enter Lori's giveaway happening right now on the JRS SHOWCASE!