Current Reading Mood: Urban Fantasy
Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

2nd Annual Historical Romance Event- 25$ B&N GC Giveaway and Interview with Lori Austin

  Lori Austin is the pseudonym for award winning author Lori Handeland, known for her paranormal romance series, The Nightcreature Novels, as well as the urban fantasy series, The Phoenix Chronicles and the historical fantasy series, Shakespeare Undead. Under the Austin name, Lori writes sexy, adventurous western historical romance.

She is a New York Times Bestselling Author and the recipient of many industry awards, including two RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America for Best Paranormal Romance and Best Long Contemporary Category Romance.

Lori lives in Wisconsin with her husband, enjoying occasional visits from her grown sons. 

Glad to have you back Lori

Great to be back.  Thanks for asking.

Most historical novels are based on a English or Scottish feel. Why Western? 

I started my career in westerns and I've always loved them.  I've been wanting to write another for a long time.

If you could go back in time, which era would you choose? Why? 

Do I have to?  I like room service.  

I would probably like to hit the Elizabethan time period.  It seems so larger than life--great clothes, Shakespeare. 

BEAUTY AND THE BOUNTY HUNTER (Penning as Lori Austin for Western Historical Novels) will be released next month. Are you all Prepared? 

I hope so!!  I've been looking forward to this release for over a year.

Can you sum up Cathleen and Alexi's character in three words each?

Cat is angry, vengeful and determined.

Alexi is beautiful, broken and clever.

The cover for BEAUTY AND THE BOUNTY HUNTER is great. Who's your cover designer? 

NAL Signet designed the cover.  I was so pleased.  It is gorgeous and perfectly reflects the novel.

As for your Phoenix Chronicles series (penning as Lori Handeland), will there be a fifth novel? There's a bit of confusion about this and I know everyone is dying for more. 

I would love to write more.  Unfortunately, the fifth book was cancelled because the sales on the fourth did not live up to expectations.

Besides the Phoenix Chronicles, will you be writing anymore Urban Fantasy any time soon?

I would love to, but right now I'm booked up with westerns then I'll be writing a witch trilogy.

What are you currently reading? 

The Great Escape by Susan Elizabeth Philips.

A Few Random's:

Pepsi or Coke? 


Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer? 


Halloween or Christmas?


Comedy or Horror?


Favorite alcoholic beverage?


Swimming or Tanning?


Favorite animal?

Tie or Kilt or Cowboy hat?

Cowboy hat

Clear starry night or Thunder and lighting? 

Starry night

Thanks for putting up with my nosiness. You rock! 

It's always fun!  Thanks!

If your interested in reading my ARC review of Beauty and the Bounty Hunter, click HERE.



Evie said...

Cat and Alexi seem like great characters. I love the words that she chose to describe them.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Natasha said...

They are awesome characters! I LOVED the book and I especially loved Alexi. ;)

Barbara E. said...

I'm looking forward to reading Beauty and the Bounty Hunter. I've enjoyed the other books I've read as Lori Handeland and I'm certain I'll enjoy the Lori Austin books too.

Lori Austin said...

Thanks. I love this book so much and hope everyone agrees.

Debbie said...

I'm looking forward to Beauty and the Bounty Hunter. I love a western and I'm excited to read this one. I've read your book under Lori Handeland and enjoyed them.

Brenda Rumsey said...

You are a new author to me. This sounds like such a great book. Looking forward to getting a copy and reading it.

Michele H said...

Thanks for the great interview and chance to win! Beauty and the Bounty Hunter sounds like a fun read...I can't wait!

Lori Austin said...

I'm so excited for the book's release. Seems like I've been waiting forever.

Stay_Cee said...

I adore your books :D

Lori Austin said...

I appreciate that Staycee.

KMichelleC87 said...

great interview! i love the random questions at the end


Lori Austin said...

I thought they were fun too, KMichelle.

Natasha said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone! KMichelle, I love doing random questions with authors. It's a fast and fun way to get to know them!

Gwen said...

Thanks for taking the time to talk to us. Halloween is also my favorite holiday.

SandyG265 said...

I like Halloween too

Annwitch said...

Really excited about this book. I love Halloween, we have already started decorating. A big black bow and skull on the door.

molly.frenzel said...

Thanks for the great interview. Love the Phoenix Chronicles and Shakespeare Undead!

Lori Austin said...

Thanks so much everyone. Happy Halloween!

June M. said...

I did not realize that you wrote under different names. Thanks for the great interview. Happy Halloween to you too!

gamistress66 said...

enjoyed the interview :) a western would be a nice change of read for me and after those char descriptions, I admit to be interested :)

Annwitch said...

My mother bought me my first Phoenix Chronicles novel and I have been a fan ever since. Beauty and the Bounty Hunter sounds great can't wait to read it. The Halloween decorating has begun at our house, the girls have a big black bow and skull on the front door. Adorable

Na said...

Cat and Alexi have such strong and intense traits. I'm interested in this couple!

Texas Book Lover said...

I so agree with the Cowboy would think living in Dallas we would see them a lot but sadly we don't.

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