Thursday, April 19, 2012

Laura Talks Tracers and Autographed Giveaway

Not only do I have the AMAZING Laura Griffin chatting with me today BUT she is also going to be GIVING AWAY a SIGNED COPY of her BRAND NEW RELEASE, TWISTED to ONE LUCKY COMMENTER.  So keep an eye out for the Giveaway Question at the end of her interview. 



For anyone that reads A Tasty Read, they know how much I LOVE Laura Griffin's Romances.  Not only does she write heroes and heroines that you will remember long after you have finished the book, but she writes suspense that keeps you reading long into the night.  There hasn't been one of her books that I haven't absolutely adored and they always keep me in anticipation for the next release.  If you haven't read a Laura Griffin Romance yet, I am telling you...it is time to change that RIGHT NOW!!

Let's see if Laura agrees....


A Tasty Read: Laura...Thank you SO much for coming to visit today.  I am so thrilled to have you here.

Laura Griffin: Thanks so much for inviting me to hang out with you guys!

A Tasty Read:  Laura, Did you have any idea that Nathan from Thread of Fear and Alex from Whisper of Warning were going to become the first Hero and Heroine of the Tracers Series, that is now going on Five Books? 

Laura: About Alex, I had no idea she was going to be the first heroine of what is now a long-running series (nine books published or in the works). Alex just kind of waltzed onto the scene with her attitude, and I knew she would end up in her own book one day. I just didn’t know it would be UNTRACEABLE.



A Tasty Read: How do you decide what characters are going to be your next Hero/heroine?  Are you a planner? 

Laura: You know what they say about best-laid plans… Sometimes I have plans for characters, but they end up taking different paths. Originally, I thought Nathan (Alex’s hero) would end up with Courtney. But when I started writing WHISPER OF WARNING, the story spun in a completely different direction. I’m glad it did, too, because people have told me Courtney and Will are one of their favorite couples. Must be fate!



A Tasty Read: You must do some very extensive research for your books.  Has there been a career that you have researched that you said "If I wasn't a Writer, I would definitely be a..."?


Laura: Every time I interview some interesting law enforcement person or forensic science expert, I get job envy. I would love to be a forensic artist, or an FBI agent, or a CSI. But we have to go with our skills, and for me that means writing about what all those interesting people do and weaving it into my books. I got my writing start as a newspaper reporter, which gave me lots of opportunities to interview people. If I wasn’t writing fiction, I’d love to do that again.




A Tasty Read: Where do most of your story lines come from?  Have you been in the shower and BAHM...out of nowhere...A story?  (Has happened to me twice!)



Laura: Many of my story lines come directly from news. “Ripped from the headlines,” I guess you could say. I read a lot of news articles looking for quirky happenings that might make good plot twists.




A Tasty Read: Have you ever wanted to write in any other Genre aside from Romance Suspense?  

Laura: I’ve always loved to write suspense. I’m enjoying writing romantic suspense right now, but I don’t know what I might be writing down the road. Not knowing is part of the adventure.


A Tasty Read: What is next for Laura Griffin?  More Tracers Series? 




Laura: Yes! I’m happy to say I’ve got plans for at least four more Tracers books. TWISTED comes out this spring (that’s Allison Doyle’s story), and I’m thrilled that it was named a “Top Pick” by RT Book Reviews magazine. Then we have SCORCHED in the fall. That book is about Kelsey & Gage--the forensic anthropologist and the Navy SEAL who met for the first time during UNSTOPPABLE. Readers have been asking for more of Kelsey & Gage’s story, so I’m looking forward to SCORCHED.

A Tasty Read: THANK YOU, THANK YOU for taking the time to come over and chat with me today.  I hope all of you will go out and grab a Laura Griffin Romance, I know you wont be sorry. 


If you would like a chance to WIN a Signed Copy of TWISTED, Please leave a comment telling me which Couple from any of Laura's Romances is you favorite.  You need to leave a VALID EMAIL in order to be entered to win.
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(U.S. Residents Only, Giveaway will run until Friday 8pm Eastern Time)
Congratulations to Di....You are the winner of the Signed Copy of TWISTED, but be warned....once you read one Laura Griffin Romance..You will be HOOKED!!!

I will be contacting you today for your information!!  Thank you to all of you who entered!!

New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin started her career in journalism before venturing into the world of romantic suspense. She is the author of ten novels and has won numerous awards, including a RITA Award for Whisper of Warning. Laura lives in Austin, where she is working on the next book in her popular Tracers series.
Find Laura on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LauraGriffinAuthor or visit www.lauragriffin.com.

11 comments:

Tore said...

I have never read any of Laura's books but I would like to very much. They sound very good. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

TrishJ said...

I want to be a Tracer!!!! The first book I read was Whisper of Warning (not a Tracer book), and I fell in love with Will, so I guess my favorite couple would be Courtney and Will. But I did love the storyline in Snapped. I have read all of Laura's books and they are so good, you really hate to finish them. I Would love to win a signed copy. I am a rabid follower of this blog .. found many new authors.

Gator_trish at msn dot com.

Laura Griffin said...

Morning everyone! Thanks for stopping by.

Lisa, thank you for the amazing review of TWISTED. I'm thrilled you liked Allison & Mark's story!

krg said...

I have been a fan of Laura's books since I discovered and read her first 2 books, One Last Breath and One Wrong Step. So I have to say that I fell in love with Feenie & Marco in One Last Breath and have enjoyed every book since. I would love to win an autographed copy of Twisted! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sue P. said...

I'd love to tell you, but Laura is a new author to me and I haven't read her yet. This book sounds great and has intrigued me since I first started hearing about it! So will definately be adding it to me TBR pile.

suepete12@yahoo.com

Jaye Shields said...

I'm looking forward to Kelsey and Gage's book. I'm graduating in two weeks with my anthropology degree and my forensics courses were hands down the most difficult so it will be fun to see it in a non academic light :) after I graduate its going to be a tracer series marathon. :)

A Tasty Read said...

I agree with Trish...I WANNA BE A TRACER TOO!! Or maybe a P.I. like Alex Lovell, so I can snuggle up with Nathan...or, maybe a Police Sketch Artist, like Fiona Glass...I wouldn't mind Jack Bowman in my bed!! It's TOO hard to choose!!!

Di said...

I haven't read Laura's books yet, but I'd like to meet these characters after that wonderful recommendation, I'd like to.
sallans d at yahoo dot com

Cindy said...

My favorite couple is Alex and Nathan from "Untraceable" the first book in the Tracers series.

s.kanavyatatt.net

Anonymous said...

I havent read any of Laura's books yet.

lovesthemets@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Laura,

Love your titles!!
How difficult is it to come up with a *one word title* that POPS?

Chloe Blaire