Blame It on Midnight
1) Let’s start with the basics. Can you, for those who don't know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
Hi, I’m Lori Handeland and I always wanted to be an author even while I was studying to be a high school English teacher. (Hey, they have summers off for a reason, right? Besides sanity, that is.) Life intervened and while home with two boys under the age of three, I decided to try writing the book I always wanted to.
That book, SECOND CHANCE, won the Wisconsin Romance Writers Fabulous Five contest and was requested by an editor at Harlequin. Several revisions and submissions and years later, it sold to Dorchester Publishing.
2) If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
With my grandchildren, doing whatever they wanted to.
3) What kind of world ruler would you be?
No nonsense. I have no patience for it. Behave or b-bye.
4) What do you do to unwind and relax?
I go on wonderful writing retreats with my writing friends, where we write all day, drink wine and chat at night. The perfect recharge.
5) How to find time to write as a parent?
When my boys were small I wrote at 5 am, midnight, whenever (if) they napped. I also exchanged babysitting with other moms so I could have uninterrupted writing time.
6) When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When my first fan letter arrived.
7) Do you have a favorite movie?
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
8) Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
JUST ONCE. And it almost was. The book was optioned by Catalyst Global Media. I even wrote the screenplay. But as those things go, it did not. I am still submitting my screenplay. It’s done, so why not?
9) As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
A wolf, of course.
10) Can you tell us a little more about your book(s)?
Nothing Good Happens After Midnight:
They say a mother will do anything for her child . . . I’m living proof This nightmare began when I got the call every parent dreads. My daughter, Jenna, was missing from her college campus. Of course, my mind went to the worst place. After all, my late husband was a powerful senator. Was this some political payback? I call in a favor and soon I’m partnered with an FBI sex trafficking agent. He tells me local girls have been disappearing for some time now, and he finally has a lead. But what we find at that abandoned warehouse is something out of a horror movie. Werewolves! Two rival packs, their alphas fighting, winner take all––the pack and the trafficked girls. The werewolves must replenish their breeders, recently decimated by a virus that killed only the females. But Jenna’s been keeping a secret, which only makes two of us. Though I should be angry, I know the lies I’ve told play a huge role in why we’re here. I’ll do anything to make it right. No way is my girl going to become a sacrificial mate for the greater good––even if she is the ‘chosen one.’ So, I do what any mother would do, I take her place, offering myself to Gideon, the winning alpha, as his mate. Gideon’s goal is to live in harmony with the human world, but there are others who exist for the power, for the violence, and they don’t plan to let peace prevail. There’s a civil werewolf war brewing and I am right in the middle of it.
Blame It On Midnight:
I saved my daughter. But how do I save myself? I did what I had to. Try and kill my girl? I will end you faster than you can say have mercy. Sure I broke a cardinal pack rule, which will get me executed by my mate. If they find out. If they find me. Saved from capture by Zane, the sexiest of sexy werewolves, my rescue comes with a price. Zane wants a favor, one that could cause an all-out pack war. The last thing I need is to make more enemies, but lives are at stake if I don’t make a stand.
Not only that, but I have a secret. An impossible secret that is going to turn the entire werewolf world upside down.
11) Do you have a website? If so, what is it?
12) Where else can we find and follow you?
Stuffed Wolf Plush,
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