Friday, January 17, 2014

Book Tour, Interview and Giveaway - Negotiation Tactics by Lori Ryan

Negotiation Tactics
(Book Three in the Sutton Capital Series)

by Lori Ryan 



Fans of the Sutton Capital Series have been waiting for Jennie and Chad’s story for a long time and they won’t be disappointed! And, new readers are sure to fall in love with the series. 

After the crushing heartache of losing her husband at a harshly young age, Jennie Evans had finally found a place to call home. She had a job she loved and new friends to support her. With the exception of having to continuously fight off the feelings she had for Chad Thompson, she was happy again. As happy as she could be anyway. When Jennie’s well-meaning friends meddle in her life, they send her world into a tailspin once again. Soon, she’s on the run from some very dangerous people with the one man she doesn’t want to be with. 

Chad Thompson has loved Jennie from afar for the last year, but he’s maintained control. Jennie’s made it clear she wants nothing to do with him and he won’t cross the line she’s drawn in the sand. Until she asks him to. And, when that happens, their world is turned upside down. Chad’s left scrambling to keep Jennie safe as he tries to right their world again. Unfortunately, Chad has to accept the fact that his heart is likely to be crushed in the process and nothing will ever be the same again. 



Jack laughed at Chad’s frown. “Hey, get yourself a wife and you won’t miss us so much.” 

“Funny.” Chad scowled as the men picked up their bags and started toward the exit. 

Jack and Andrew got quiet and Chad groaned inside. He knew what was coming. 

Can’t everyone drop the whole Jennie and Chad thing? 

He had barely managed to get the image of Jennie in a T-shirt with no bra, out of his head for the last hour of the basketball game and now they had to put it front and center again without even mentioning her name. That sight had plagued him for two damn days and he wasn’t likely to get over it anytime soon. 

“Chad, you really need to see where this thing with Jennie might go. Have you even been on a date with anyone else since you met her?” Jack asked. 

They crossed the parking lot toward their cars, but it was clear Jack and Andrew were going to stay until he gave them an answer. Chad didn’t want to tell Jack the answer to that question and he didn’t want to have this conversation with Jack and Andrew again. As far as they knew, he didn’t want to date Jennie because he was her boss at Sutton Capital. And, that was part of it, but Chad hadn't told anyone the truth.
 Let's Meet Lori Ryan:
What is your writing environment?
I write in so many different places. Sometimes I use my chromebook and hit the coffee shop. That’s my favorite place to write.  Other times, I use my desktop in my home office. That’s a bit cluttered, though! I’m surrounded by dogs, sewing stuff, and a guest bed.
Which authors have caught your interest lately? Why?
Penny Reid – she’s just so funny and witty. And, I love Bev Peterson and Kaylea Cross and Toni Anderson and Dana Marton. Too many to name.
What type of book have you always wanted to write?
I want to write more intense suspense and action like Kaylea Cross and Toni Anderson do. And, I want to write a book as funny as Jill Shalvis or Penny Reid someday.
What’s the last movie you watched and loved?
Red II. I loved the first one also. I just thought those movies were so funny!
Top three things on your bucket list
Go to Italy, see my children grow up, and …… maybe get back into size eight jeans someday? Nah, that’s no fun. Um…….Learn to cook Indian food.
How did you get the idea for this particular novel?
Jennie and Chad have been characters in the Sutton Capital Series for a long time and they were just crying out for their own book the whole time. It was inevitable. I didn’t have a clue, however, until I began to write, that Jennie had such a past to deal with. She hid that from all of us!
What is your favorite scene in your new release?
I think the scene where she’s afraid of the fish and she’s clinging to Chad in the water. No! Wait, maybe the shower scene. Nope. I know. The one where he tells her he knows it almost broke her heart to sleep with him. Oh, that was a good one.
What’s your idea of a perfect date?
Dinner and a movie at iPic nowadays. When my husband and I were dating, though, he took me to the ice skating rink for our first valentine’s day together. I thought that was pretty cool!
If you could take a romantic trip, where would it be?
Italy. And, we’d drink a ton of wine and eat breads and pastas up the wazoo.


AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

Lori Ryan is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author who writes contemporary romance with a twist of suspense. She lives with an extremely understanding husband, two wonderful children, two mostly-behaved dogs, and a lone little cat in Austin, Texas. It’s a bit of a zoo, but she wouldn’t change a thing. 

Lori published her first novel in April of 2013 and has written three more books since then. Each of Lori’s books have made their way to the Amazon bestseller list and she quickly climbed the Amazon bestselling author list, as well. In November, 2013, Lori and a group of romantic suspense authors landed on the USA Today and NY Times bestseller lists with an anthology only eight months after the release of Lori’s first book. Lori loves to connect with her readers. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or subscribe to her blog. Oh, and if you’ve read Lori’s books and loved them, please consider leaving a review on Writers live and die by their reviews and Lori promises to do a happy dance around her office every time you write one!

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  1. All of your favorite scenes sound fantastic. I love the humor in your responses.


  2. No wonder your stories are such fun to read. You have a great sense of humor. I enjoyed the excerpt.

  3. I always enjoy books with a notification humour.

  4. I enjoyed the interview, thank you.


  5. liked the excerpt and all the best

  6. Lori...I see you're in Austin, TX. I'm a librarian at a community college in NC and we just had a writer from Austin here this week as part of our community's Big Read program. Tim O'Brien was just phenomenal during his visit. I'm envious...I hope you've had lots of chances to see him at "writerly"-type events in Austin.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  7. Thanks for another great excerpt.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  8. Sounds great!! Thanks for the giveaway! sammyjoeyk at aol dot com