Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hit 'n Run by Lori Power: Interview with Excerpt @goddessfish


Welcome! Thanks so much for stopping by and doing this Q&A with us! What are four things you can’t live without?

Aside from my family? They would be number one because I can do nothing without their support and encouragement.

My clients/my company

I guess I could make due with pen and paper, but I don’t want to, so I’ll say my laptop.

Next would be the internet which keeps me in contact with other authors and up to date on issues and information relevant to the profession.

A good, independent coffee house which reeks of inspiration throughout every nook and cranny.

What is your favorite television show?

Frankie and Grace

If you could be any character, from any literary work, who would you choose to be? Why?

Clair from Outlander because she is so strong, sensible and despite the odds, holds firm to her true self. She loves without holding back, she fights—all in and never minds being the only one to stand up and say, this is wrong.

What have you got coming soon for us to look out for?

After Hit ‘n Run, which is the first book in the Under Suspicion series, there will be Book 2 “The Tables and Turned” followed by “Secrets Revealed”. I have a romance inspired by my recent stay in San Diego called “Sea Breeze” and hope to release my NA work of dramatic fiction “Chrysalis” which was inspired by my home town Mulgrave, Nova Scotia.

What books or authors have most influenced your own writing?

I can’t get enough of Ken Follett’s books. I like Dan Brown, am a fan of David Baldacci, Nicholas Sparks and as mentioned above, Diana Gabadon. I think Susan Robards and Nora Roberts are excellent craftsmen of the romance genre and continue to make their mark and influence the marketplace.


Hit ‘n Run
by Lori Power


Determined to build a better life, and forget their past, a freak accident crashes Lorna Tymchuk and Mitch Morgan back into each other’s lives.

It’s more than a “Hit ’n Run” that needs to be taken care of at the police station. False identification, miscommunication and a past better left buried surface to plunge these recently reunited lovers into a deadly game of cat and mouse trying to figure out who the bad guys really are.

All threads pulled threaten the very fabric of their fragile relationship. Caught between desire suspicions, each must decide who to trust and how far to go to follow their instincts.


The long, black hearse sat in the shade of the leafy willows, unnoticed in the quiet, upscale neighbourhood. Like a panther surveying its prey, watchful behind the tinted glass, undercover officer Mitchell Morgan scrutinized the surroundings, ever conscious of the contents in the back.

Mouth parched, complete with a tongue as dry as sand, Mitchell tilted the water bottle slowly and swallowed, enjoying the moist coolness as it trickled down his throat. Satisfied, he slumped farther in the leather seat, aware of the children in the driveway on the corner, the stooped, elderly man picking weeds in the yard nearby, the teen across the street who sat hunched over his DS, on the front concrete step, looking bored.

The holstered cell next to his leg vibrated an insistent stutter, shattering the serene atmosphere. Mitch spared the screen a brief glance.


Without air conditioning, beads of sweat coasted from his brow, under his shades and into his eye, stinging and obscuring his vision. He blinked several times to clear the fog and pressed the accept key.

Three quick, muted tones preceded a double click, to indicate a secure line. A small thrill travelled along his nervous system, leaving a wake of gooseflesh.

“Nine-one-three-Q-R-two-two-E-D-U.” Only after he gave his code would dispatch relay the encrypted message.

“Funeral procession to start,” replied a robotic voice. “All pallbearers to the church.”

A long high-pitched tone pierced his ear. He moved the phone away and severed the connection.

He held the phone level with the steering wheel. His thumb smeared across the face of the cell leaving a greased streak on the screen, while his heart slowed. Within an instant his mind refocused to what was to come next. His left hand moved to smooth his beard. Months of building a case and gathering evidence had come down to this moment.

He turned the engine over and banged the heel of his hand on the steering wheel. “Game on.” 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Turning passion into words in print is a dream come true for Lori Power.

From Radio host (best job ever!), DJ, news reporter to newspaper journalist, like many author’s, Lori has been writing most of her life.

In writing, Lori has discovered a truism: everyone has a great story to tell. All you need to do is listen. Over the years, with all the people Lori has meet previously and daily, both professionally and personally, with an ear to the ground, readers can often find these ‘character’s’ fictionalized in Lori’s stories.

Lori’s first novel “Storms of Passion” was published by Wild Rose Press under their Champagne line, in 2014 and received a 5-star Author’s Favourite seal of approval in 2015.

Collaboration is important to improving one’s craft and as such, Lori is an active member of the Romance Writers of America, TransCanada Romance Writers, The Alberta Romance Writers Association and belongs to both a Critiquing group and a Beta Reading weekly group.

Lori looks forward to continuing to find the good story; hashing out a scene, having fun with a character and writing the story she would love to read.


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