Friday, January 18, 2013

Fall Into a return visit from Roni Loren

Once again I have the privilege of re-introducing you to an author who's been with us before. Roni's new book is titled "Fall Into You" and you'll Fall Into love with her during her visit today. Welcome back Roni Loren! 

Publisher: Berkley Heat
ISBN: 0425259919



 He'll do anything for you. But you'd better say please.

When tomboy sports reporter Charli Beaumonde loses a dream TV job because she's not girly enough for primetime, she's determined to land a big scoop and prove her boss made a mistake. But when she gets too close to a football scandal and finds her life threatened, Charli accepts an offer from family friend Grant Waters to hide out at his place--even if Grant predicts nothing but trouble from his buddy's hard-headed, uncompromising, irrepressible, younger sister. There's one more problem...

Grant's "place" is The Ranch, a BDSM resort in Texas, and he's used to being in charge --even if that means trying to keep Charli in line. But much to Grant's surprise, she's intrigued--even envious--of his trainees. They're the epitome of what she's never been: sexy, beguiling, and totally irresistible to a man. Still, Grant doesn't believe for a minute that the sharp-tongued Charli has it in her to be anyone's submissive. But Charli's already on her knees vying for the chance to prove that even the Master can be wrong sometimes.


“Are you meeting someone?” The hostess’s voice drifted across the room, pulling Grant’s attention toward the main door.
His glass thunked onto the table as the muscles in his forearm forgot to work. He stared at the redheaded beauty murmuring to the hostess. Well, I’ll be damned.
Charli peered into the dining room, her fingers worrying whatever she was holding in her hands. She looked lost. And unsure. And completely, jaw-hit-the-table gorgeous.
Grant rubbed the back of his neck, suddenly feeling hot all over. Damn. He’d known without a doubt that Charli would clean up well. Not many women could still look beautiful in relaxed-fit jeans and a ponytail like she did. But he hadn’t expected her to channel a Hollywood starlet or something.
The hostess leaned over and pointed to Grant’s booth. Somehow he managed to raise his hand in greeting and not smile like some goofy teenager who’s realized he’s landed a date with the prom queen. He straightened his shoulders, trying to regain his mental balance. He was supposed to be the cool and in control one here. Since when did he get like this over a pretty woman? He had beautiful subs offering themselves to him on a regular basis and it barely registered on his radar. This should be no different. She should be no different.
As Charli got closer, Grant saw what she was holding in her hands. Shoes. A pair of sexy black heels he’d picked out for her earlier today. A perfect complement, Kelsey had assured him, to the dark green strapless dress he’d chosen for Charli. His gaze went to her stocking feet, then slid up her long legs, to the hem of her short dress, and not stopping until he reached the column of her bare neck.
Not bare for long. The collar tucked into the inner pocket of his suit coat seemed to warm against his ribs at the thought. Soon.
He stood as Charli walked over to the booth. She set the shoes on the seat, put her hands on her hips, and arched a newly mani- cured brow at him. “Broken ankles or bare feet. Those are your choices.”
He smiled down at her. “Already giving me orders, freckles? That’s not how this works.”
She released a breath and then leaned in, keeping her voice low. “Look, it’s been a long day. I’ve been through what I think may be considered cruel and unusual under my constitutional rights as an American citizen. I’ve been waxed and plucked and exfoliated and . . . ironed, I think. Some woman whose name I can’t pronounce has now seen more of me than my gynecologist ever has. And this dress is . . . drafty. You gotta give me something here.”
He stared at her for a moment, a bit stunned by her rapid-fire speech, then laughed, loud and open, not caring that it drew the attention of the other guests. He raised his palms. “Fine. Point taken. Sit down. We’ll save the shoes for later.”
“Thank you.” She took his offered hand and stepped up into the raised booth, obviously forgetting she had a dress on as she climbed in. He got a delicious glimpse of the bottom curve of her backside.
He palmed her waist and moved behind her to block anyone else’s view. “Lesson one, freckles. When wearing a dress, you need to be more aware of yourself. Giving half the restaurant a Basic Instinct moment is not that big a deal here. But back in town that may be a bit embarrassing.”
“Shit.” She grabbed her hem, clamped her thighs together and hurriedly sat. “You shouldn’t have made me wear such a short dress. I feel naked.”
“You look beautiful,” he corrected, then slid into the spot across from her. “And be thankful. As my sub, I could’ve requested you to come to dinner only wearing those shoes.”


Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son.
f she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that's it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat. Website:

LIZ: Which is easiest for you to write—you hero or your heroine? 
RONI: I’m not sure one is easier than the other, but I do enjoy writing the hero more. Maybe because I think more like a guy sometimes, lol. Plus, guys are often more blunt and straightforward so it’s a fun contrast to a heroine who may think things through a little more before talking. Though Charli, my heroine in Fall Into You, does have a little bit of thought-to-mouth syndrome with little filter. : )

LIZ: What’s your very favorite way to relax? 
RONI: Alone time is very rejuvenating for me. So that may be reading or catching up on a TV show or re-organizing my pantry or bookshelves. It almost doesn’t matter what I’m doing as long as I’m by myself. I guess it’s the introvert in me that needs that solitary time (not working) to recharge. 

LIZ: What are the next five books on your ‘to be read’ pile? 
RONI: My TBR pile is literally in the 200 range, so there is a lot to choose from. But the ones sitting on top right now are Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught (because it’s a notorious classic romance novel and I’ve never read it.) This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (YA Zombie novel). Leave Me Breathless by Cherrie Lynn (sexy New Adult). Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward (because I’ve only read one book in this series and I’ve heard people rave about them.) And 11/22/63 by Stephen King (because I’ve been reading it off and on all last year and need to finish it.) Yes, I’m eclectic, lol.

LIZ: What actors do you imagine portraying your characters in a movie of your book? 
RONI: For Fall Into You I had specific people in mind when I started the story. For Grant, my dominant cowboy hero, I pictured country singer Blake Shelton because hello, how yummy is he? And for Charli, my red-headed tomboy, I pictured actress Emma Stone.

LIZ: What one thing about your hero drives his heroine crazy? And what one thing about your heroine drives her hero nuts? 
RONI: My hero is a dominant and owns The Ranch, the BDSM resort in my series, so he is used to everyone listening to him and deferring to him. He’s tall, he’s intimidating, and he’s in charge. However, Charli, my smart-mouthed tomboy, has no intention of being intimidated by the cowboy. So it drives her crazy when he tries to get high-handed with her. And it drives him up the wall when he can’t seem to get this woman to respond like people normally respond to him. It was a lot of fun to write both of them.

LIZ: Name three things that are, at this moment, in your heroine’s purse. 
RONI: Charli is practical and not a girly girl, so she’d probably have chapstick, her phone with an ESPN app (she’s a sports reporter), and mace because she feels she can protect herself.

LIZ: What will always make you smile, even on a bad day? 
RONI: No matter how bad of a day I have, my hubby and kidlet can always make me smile. Kidlet is great for saying something innocently that comes out completely wrong and makes me laugh. A few weeks ago, he had something in his eye and wanted me to help him, so he walked over to me and said, “Mommy, blow me.” It took everything I had to keep a straight face.

LIZ: What do you hope for the future of romance publishing? 
RONI: Well, my genre of erotic romance, specifically the BDSM subgenre, has gotten a huge boom this last year because of the 50 Shades phenomenon. So it’s going to be interesting to see how big that gets and if people get burnt out on it. I was writing it before all the hoopla, so I’m really hoping people stick around for the good stories that are out there. But as for the genre as a whole, I think it’s going to continue to grow more diverse as more subgenres (like New Adult) start popping up with the variety of publishing options open to authors now (self-pub, traditional pub, small press, digital first, etc.) I’m excited to see what’s to come.

LIZ HAS GOTTA ASK: What’s the most personal thing you’ve ever put in one of your books?
RONI’S GOTTA ANSWER: Fall Into You is actually one of the most personal books I’ve written because Charli is the closest to my personality of any of my heroines. I was the too tall, sports playing, awkward tomboy growing up (and am in a lot of ways still like that.) I’ve never been that “cute” girly girl. I was the girl the guys hung out with, not the one they wanted to date. So a lot of the insecurities that Charli experiences mimic my own. And strangely enough, since the book has released, I’ve had SO many people tell me that they totally identified with Charli and felt it spoke to their experiences. So I’m finding out I’m definitely not alone in my tomboy world. :)

So what’s on your TBR pile right now? Which books are you most looking forward to this year?

I will be giving away a signed copy of my previous book,
"Melt into You" to one commenter today.

This summer I will be doing my first e-serial, NOT UNTIL YOU, which will release in eight weekly installments. Then in August, CAUGHT UP IN YOU, will release in both print and ebook.


Email: ronilorenbooks(at)gmail(dot)com


  1. Oh, dear! Fanning from that excerpt, Ronnie. Welcome to Get Lost in a Story!

  2. Whitney My Love by Judith McNaught is one of my favorite books. I think you will love it. I have a huge TBR pile of books. The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts, Barefoot Season by Susan Mallery, Vicki's Key by P.M. Terrell just to name a few.


    1. I finished Whitney, My Love and really did enjoy it (though I wanted to beat the hero over the head multiple times, lol.) I'll definitely try more Judith McNaught.

  3. I enjoyed the interview and excerpt. Have Kristen Ashley's books in my TBR pile. Looking forward to The collector by Victoria Scott.


    1. I hear so much buzz about those Kristen Ashley books. Enjoy! :)

  4. Next book I want to read is Aftershock by Jill Sorenson.
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  5. I'm really looking forward to reading Lover at Last by JR Ward. I feel like I've been waiting for this book for years and I just can't wait to see what happens in it.

    1. I've only read the first of the BDB series, but I know people are crazed for this next one. :)

  6. Hey Roni !!
    Congrats on another great book !!

  7. My TBR pile is quite possibly bigger than yours, but the one that I don't have on it yet (because it's not been released), is Lover At Last by JR Ward. I does love me some Black Dagger Brothers!

    1. I need to catch up with this BDB books. I read the first and have the next two or three on my shelf but haven't picked them up.

  8. Roni!!
    I've had Internet problems all week off and on and didn't make it here yesterday to thank you for coming. I loved your answers to the questions and I think your book sounds amazing. And... if I listed all the books on my TBR pile, it would take more space than we're allowed on this blog!! I will say, I'm reading Darynda Jones right now--her Grave series is kind of addicting! Can't wait to get to yours and be addicted to that too! Thanks again for coming!

  9. I too was generally more friends with the guys, definitely not a girly-girl (that was my older sister). I am just getting started with the BDB series too. There are so many series that I did not know about before starting to follow blogs :)

  10. I'm a new fans of NA, so I will looking for more of NA book but still I will read HR, PNR, CR, HQ - every genre :)

  11. Hot books, congrats, blaze books, jaci burton, sport books,

  12. Congratulations, Ingeborg.
    You won Roni's give-away.