Today, we have half of writing duo Katie Porter with us! Liz reviewed their first book here, and loved it. Katie Porter is made up of Lorelie Brown, and Carrie Lofty. Fun right? Without further ado, Katie Porter/Lorelie Brown!
I won’t get that luxury this summer.
With Carrie Lofty, I’ve co-written three books that all come out this summer. The “Vegas Top Guns” series about kinky fighter pilots let loose in Las Vegas starts with Double Down, which came out on July 31st. Next is Inside Bet on August 28th and the last of the trio (though not even the last Katie Porter romance of the year) is Hold ‘Em on September 25th. That’s a lot of blog visits!
But you know what? I’m actually thrilled to be starting with a blog post for little, green Limecello. This isn’t the first stop on our blog tour, but it’s the first I’m sitting down to write. I like it that way. Because I like Lime.
And I like her because, first and foremost, she’s a reader. Occasionally cranky, often snarky, and well-versed in foodie stuffs I can’t even come close to appreciating, her most infectious character is her love of books. It’s not just loving books, it’s loving anything and getting to spread around plenty of enthusiasm. The world needs more enthusiasm.
Cassandra Whitman, heroine of Double Down, is a heroine treading water when the book starts. She knows what she’d like in life, but she’s gotten a little distracted. She needs some enthusiasm. (Hah! See what I did there? That’s called a transition. A clunky, awful awkward transition. I promise: I write better fiction.)
Cass gets plenty of infusions of enthusiasm from Major Ryan Haverty. (Heh. Infusions. *dirty snicker*) He’s a fighter pilot for goodness’s sake, and more than that, he thinks being bold looks good on our Cass. He thinks lots of things look good on her, including a French maid costume. But then, that’s Ryan. He can’t help it, much to his chagrin.
They run around Las Vegas having a grand old time and kicking off the “Vegas Top Guns” series in a fabulous fashion. (Ha! Fashion! Such as…the fashions Ryan likes to see Cass wear.) But more than the gorgeously kinky roleplaying, there’s gambling and champagne and a family barbeque. Wait. That last doesn’t sound fancy or fabulous. But I swear Cass and Ryan have a blast. It only makes sense. After all, Carrie and I had a wicked fun time writing these books.
Our only hope is that readers love them as much as we have, and that they spread the enthusiasm. Widely. Like Lime does.
Both are multi-published in several romance genres. Carrie has an MA in history, while Lorelie is a US Army veteran. Generally a high-strung masochist, Carrie loves running and weight training, but she has no fear of gross things like dissecting formaldehyde sharks. Her two girls are not appreciative. Lorelie, a laid-back sadist, would rather grin maniacally when Carrie works out. Her three boys love how she screams like a little girl around spiders.
What Lorelie doesn’t tell you is I’m a major sucker too. Flattery gets you everywhere [with me]. Accordingly, I’m giving away an e-copy of Double Down to someone who comments. I don’t know if Lorelie and/or Carrie are giving anything away [as well?] – but hey. You get the chance to win something!
So tell me – what are you enthusiastic about in general? And which books are your favorite that you think everyone should read? What do you think of books set in Vegas, and military heroes?
ETA: Did you see the comments? Katie Porter is giving away a copy of Double Down as well – which I now have the urget to call DD … so whee! Tell your friends! Tell your neighbors! ;)