Tuesday, March 12, 2013

TBR welcomes Loreen Augeri

TBR: Welcome to TBR, Loreen. Will you share a little bit about yourself?
Loreen: First, I would like to thank you for having me here today. I live in Massachusetts with my husband of twenty-nine years and two daughters.  I am a member of RWA, Hearts Through History, and the New England Chapter. When I am not writing or working in the town library, I enjoy reading, walking, and spending time at the beach.

TBR: Tell us about LOST HONOR and where it's available.
Loreen: Lost Honor is my latest release and is available in paperback and e-book. It can be found on Amazon and The Wild Rose Press.

Amazon e-book
Amazon paperback
The Wild Rose Press paperback
The Wild Rose Press e-book

You can find links on my website. www.loreenaugeri.com

Captain Morgan Danvers sets sail to rescue his brother, kidnapped by pirates. Fearing he will become like his father who abandoned him, he has cut himself off from his emotions. Then a willful stowaway crashes into his life, awakening dormant feelings and firing his lust. Soon he finds his all-important honor threatened, for even though he is betrothed to another, he is drawn to her against his will.

Arianna Pemberton hides in a barrel she thinks will be loaded on her brother's ship but lands on Morgan's brig. Her father has forbidden her to sail, and this is her only course of action. Unwilling to allow a man to control her, she is determined to make her way as a seaman, a profession she knows and loves. But when Captain Danvers discovers her deception, he refuses to permit her to prove herself. As she struggles to convince him, unwanted passion emerges, jeopardizing her plans for independence.

TBR: Please tantalize us with a story blurb or excerpt.
Loreen: Shoved by powerful hands, she fell to her knees before booted feet. “Found her in the hold, Cap’n. Thought she was a boy at first, her wearin’ pants and a cap, but she has tits.”
“I can see that, Jurgens.”
Arianna followed the shiny boots up to tight-fitting, brown breeches hugging muscular thighs, and slim hips. A loose, white shirt covering broad shoulders next met her gaze, then a corded neck, square jaw, stern lips, crooked nose, and cold, dark eyes that stared down at her. “Where’s my brother? Who are you?”
“I will be asking the questions. Who are you, and why are you on my ship?” The deep voice thundered through the cabin.
Her stomach flip-flopped. Dizziness swamped her. Swallowing convulsively, she battled to contain the contents of her queasy stomach. Hiding in that empty molasses barrel hadn’t been the brightest idea of her twenty-one years. “I’m not talking to anyone but my brother.”
Jurgens’s forceful hands yanked her to a standing position. “You answer the cap’n.”
The abrupt movement snapped the fragile control she clung to. Spasms seized her throat. Arianna struggled to turn away, but the fingers digging into her arms held her in place. The contents of her stomach erupted.
All over Captain Danvers’s boots.
Her captor released her and jumped back in horror.

TBR: What inspired you to write about the theme?
Loreen: I have always enjoyed reading about pirates, so I decided to write a book with the pirate as the hero. When I took a workshop, I discovered certain aspects of pirate life I thought were true were myths. The truth didn’t fit into the plot I envisioned, so I made the hero the captain of the ship and the pirate a villain.

TBR: Are you a plotter or pantser?
 Loreen: A pantser. I don’t want to know what is going to happen. I like the story to unfold as if I am watching a movie.

TBR: How do you develop your characters?
Loreen: Before I write the novel I work out the goal, motivation, and conflict for the hero and heroine and then let the characters write their own story.

TBR: What's next for you?
Loreen: I am already at work on my next historical romance novel set in England during the regency period.

TBR: Any other published works?
Loreen: Yes. My first book was Tormented Hearts. The novel is a Regency-set historical romance about an earl devastated by his wife’s death and the part he played in it and a commoner fleeing from her abusive, aristocratic husband.  Both want to be left alone to deal with life as best they can, but circumstances and the earl’s scheming brother constantly throw them together. 
TBR: What’s the most challenging aspect of writing? Most rewarding?
Loreen: The most challenging aspect is finding time to write. I need longer days. The most rewarding is the writing, creating lives for the characters, and of course completing a manuscript.

TBR: Who are some of your favorite authors and books? What are you reading now?
I love Johanna Lindsey’s and Catherine Coulter’s earlier historicals, Brenda Joyce, Sabrina Jeffries, Lynsay Sands, Shannon Drake, Teresa Medeiros to name a few. Some of my favorite books are The Surrender by Pamela Clare, My Dangerous Duke by Gaelen Foley, A Lady Never Tells by Candace Camp, The Conqueror by Brenda Joyce, and The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant. Right now I am reading, One Good Earl Deserves A Lover by Sarah MacLean.

TBR: Where can readers find you on the web?
Loreen: My website is www.loreenaugeri.com. I am also on Facebook and Goodreads.
TBR: Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?
Loreen: What genre do you like to read? Who is your favorite author?

TBR: Readers, Loreen will give away a pdf of Lost Honor to one lucky commenter. She'll pick a winner tomorrow and announce the winner here. Be sure to leave your email address so she can contact you.

Thanks for visiting TBR, Loreen. All the best to you.


  1. Great interview and excerpt. I tweeted.

  2. Ella, you are the winner of the pdf of Lost Honor. What e-mail address would you like me to send it to.


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