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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Lolita Lopez's GRABBED Series Blog Tour (Interview/Giveaway)




Welcome to Book Lovin’ Mamas! We are so glad to have you here today!

Thanks for inviting me to stop by! I'm thrilled to be here. J

1.  Tell us 3 things about yourself that readers may not be able find out about you on the web. 

Hmmm. Let's see. I was a volunteer firefighter during my senior year of high school and worked as a medic while in college. (That's actually how I met my husband! Our gazes met across a busy ambulance bay at, like, 2 in the morning! Haha!)

I'm a regular Suzy Homemaker—I garden, can, sew, bake from scratch—which probably doesn't fit with the dirty-book writin' mama stereotype. (No feather boas and bon-bons here, alas.)

I'm a mama to a heart baby so I'm a huge activist when it comes to prenatal and newborn heart defect screening. (http://babyheartscreening.com/)  Remember to ask for a pulse ox before you take your baby home from the hospital!

2.  What does a typical writing day look for you? 

A typical writing day for me is really unorganized. I work at home and share my office space with a 3-year-old and a Great Dane so it's noisy and there are interruptions galore. Even so, I wouldn’t trade my working arrangement for anything! So I try to squeeze in chunks of writing while kiddo naps or plays quietly (well…quietly for her!) and then very late at night. Typically, I write at least 3000 brand spankin' new words a day.

3.   Could you give us a little sneak peek of how your research process happens with a new book or series? 

Sure! So with the Grabbed series, I did a lot of research into generational space ships, nanotechnology, astronomy and astrophysics just so I could build a world that was *mostly* scientifically possible. I mean, this series wouldn't be considered "hard" science fiction but I wanted the technology to be plausible. Also—I studied civil wars, insurgency and terrorism (ugh—bleak, I know) so I could create a convincing and realistic backdrop to the world these characters inhabit.

4.  When you’re not writing, what are your hobbies/interests?

I love to garden! We're pretty serious about growing most of our own food and doing a lot of from-scratch cooking in this house so I do a lot of cookbook collecting and recipe tweaking, especially since my husband is a diabetic. I'm also a huge fan of canning and freezing produce to enjoy during our (very short!) Texas winters. Yummy!

5. Who are some of your favorite authors?

I'm pretty much obsessed with Laurann Donher lately. Cherise Sinclair is another auto-buy for me. I discovered H.M. Ward a couple of weeks ago and have been on a reading spree. Oh and Carol Lynne! Her M/M series like Campus Cravings and Poker Night and Cattle Valley are some of my all-time favorite reads. 

6.  When you are deep into writing what is your biggest pet peeve?

I'm not a fan of ringing doorbells or phone calls. It's rough to be pulled out of a scene by that kind of annoying interruption.

7.  Do you ever base your characters on people you know in real life? 

I'm inspired by people I know in real life but I would never base a character solely on one person. That's kind of creepy! I like to pick and choose traits and quirky habits from real folks to build realistic, believable fictional characters.

8.  Who is your favorite character you’ve ever written? 

I'm not sure I have a favorite character. I've loved so many of them. I'm really enjoying Terror (from the Grabbed series) and I had so much fun writing Whitney (the fashionista heroine of Between Friends.)

9.  If you could be any one of your characters, from any book you’ve written which one would you be and why?

Shoot, I'd love to be Hallie for a day! To have that big, sexy alpha male Vicious doting on me? Yes, please!

10.  Do you have anything specific you want to say to your readers, maybe about what’s coming in the future from you or anything else?

There are going to be *at least* six more books in the Grabbed series with Ellora's Cave. The second book, Caught By Menace, will be released soon and I'm in the middle of contracting the books for Venom, Raze, Cipher, Terror and Torment right now. There are new characters introduced throughout the books so I don't see a quick end to this series any time soon! J

Thank you so much and we hope you will come back again! :)

Thanks so much for hosting me today! 



GRABBED BY VICIOUS
Grabbed Series, Book 1

Hallie has never run so fast in her life. One of the frightening sky warriors from the warship Valiant is hot on her heels and intent on capturing her as his new bride. He takes her down and places his collar around her neck. With one word, he claims her.

Mine.

Born and bred for the military, Vicious has spent the last twenty-four years rising through the ranks. This dark-haired sprite ensnared him with one glance. Now she is his reward.

Despite her fear of Vicious, Hallie surrenders under his skillful hands and mouth. Vicious makes a promise to her. If she’ll submit to him, she’ll know only pleasure and comfort. After a lifetime of hardship, his offer tempts her greatly.

One night with Hallie and Vicious feels his protective instincts flaring. He’ll do anything to make her happy and keep her safe, even if that means surrendering his heart. Though he intended to master her, Vicious realizes it may be his sweet Hallie who masters him.

Available Now:
Ellora's Cave | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | All Romance Ebooks | Kobo

You can read Anna's 5 Moon review HERE

 CAUGHT BY MENACE
Grabbed Series, Book 2

Menace's plan to catch a sweet, docile woman is shot to hell when he's tackled by a dark-haired beauty who wants to save her friend from being Grabbed. Refusing to leave the planet's surface empty handed, Menace claims the spitfire with his collar.

Naya clawed her way off the streets of Connor's Run and vowed to never let any man have control over her. She plans to make Menace so miserable he'll set her free but the ruggedly sexy warrior disarms her with his unexpected patience and kindness.

Against her better judgment, Naya surrenders to Menace's masterful hands and mouth. Submitting to her new husband brings her more pleasure and happiness than she'd ever imagined possible. For the first time in her life, she willingly trusts a man to protect her.

But when her past misdeeds catch up with her, Naya puts the depth and strength of that love to the test. Determined to show her he's worthy of her trust, Menace will stop at nothing to save her.

Release Date TBA



While browsing bookstore shelves as a teenager, Lo discovered the erotic writings of Anaïs Nin and A.N. Roquelaure. Certain her mother would not approve, Lo smuggled the books home and squirreled them away in the most likely of places: under her bed. Late at night, she delved into the sensual worlds both writers created.
As a co-ed studying biochemistry and genetics at Texas A&M University, Lo dabbled in creating naughty tales to entertain her friends. Study for a midterm or pen a deliciously dirty story to delight her small band of fans? Not surprisingly, Lo is now on an extended sabbatical from college.
Luckily, Lo stumbled onto the world of erotic romance publishers. She realized there were other readers and writers who loved and craved breathtaking romance with the spiciest of love scenes. She took a chance and submitted her first novella. The rest is history.
Lo lives in Texas with her husband, daughter and big blubbering Great Dane with mommy issues. She also writes super sexy romances and scorching hot erotica with a New Adult flavor under the pen name Roxie Rivera.

Connect with Lolita:

  

Lolita Lopez's GRABBED Series Blog Tour
5/06 - 5/19

5/06 - Romance Junkies

5/07 - Book Lovin Mamas

5/09 - United by Books

5/10 - My Reading Obsession

5/11 - Tiffy-Fit's 

5/13 - Salacious Reads

5/13 - Riverina Romantics

5/14 - Wicked Readings

5/15 - Book Monster Reviews

5/16 - Close Encounters

5/17 - Larissa's Bookish Life

5/17 - Salacious Reads

5/18 -Ramblings From This Chick

5/19 - Reading Between The Wines



Lo is giving away the following prizes on her tour:

Grand Prize:  $25 gift card to Amazon to ONE lucky winner

Runners-Up:  FOUR(4) runners-up will receive winners choice of GRABBED BY VICIOUS or CAUGHT BY MENACE (winners that would like CAUGHT BY MENACE will have a few weeks wait until the books is realeased).


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14 comments:

I don't typically read sci-fi, but the Grabbed books will definitely be an exception. :) Love the covers! Adding to my TBR!

michele said...

Thanks for stopping by. Super glad to be introduced to your writing, adding Grabbed by Vicious to my TBR right now... Mother's Day is just a few days away :)

Joanne said...

Congrats on the soon-to-be new release. Caught By Menace sounds like a fantastic addition to the Grabbed series. Can't wait to read it. Great covers. Thanks for the giveaway.

I love the covers for this series so much! EC did a great job. :)

Thanks for hosting this stop on the tour! Good luck to everyone who enters--and hope you enjoy the books!

enjoyed Grabbed by Vicious & glad Menance's book will be out soon -- just gotta love those warrior names :)

Love Grabbed by Vicious can't wait for Menance's book!

Victoria said...

I love the titles of your books. Are they thought up by you?

Minna said...

These sound like interesting books!

Thanks for a chance to win.

Thanks for a chance to win.

Kamla L. said...

The Grabbed series sounds so enticing and your covers are just too delicious. This is definitely a series I'll be getting wrapped up in. I would mind getting grabbed by one of you guys myself;)

They all look really good.

Renata S said...

Grabbed by Vicious is on top of my TBR pile now, and I bet Caught by Menace is the next ;-)

New author for me will be keeping a eye on these books they sound great

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