We are so happy to have LARA LACOMBE join the crew on Get Lost In A Story. But things around here have been hopping so fast, we haven't been able to properly introduce her. We're remedying that today.

I first met Lara at my local writing chapter. It didn't take her long to volunteer where I got to know her better. But this past summer, Lara and I have shared precious writing time. That's when you can tell how serious someone is about their writing. A big heart, a wonderful outlook on life and someone I hope stays in my circle of friends a very long time...

Meet my pal and writing buddy, Lara Lacombe.

Lara began her professional life as a bio-medical researcher, but quickly discovered that romance novels and happily ever afters were a lot more fun than late nights in the lab. She began writing romance a few years ago, and sold her debut, DEADLY CONTACT, to Harlequin Romantic Suspense. Just last week, she followed up with a two book deal to HRS: FATAL FALLOUT (Aug '14) & DEADLY DECEPTIONS (late 2014).

ANGI: Do you like drawing on your background in bio-medical research for your stories? Is it easy to write about a “former” part of your life?
LARA: I love it! It's so much fun to use my training in a new way, and I love sharing information with the readers. I try to keep the science parts accessible, and I really hope people enjoy reading them and maybe even learn something!

ANGI: What’s the most fun you've had as a writer?
LARA: I haven't had the pleasure of interacting with readers yet, since the book won't be released until late October.  I have been able to go to a few conferences though, and it's so great to be around a group of people who love romance as much as I do!

ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: What the heck is a “magic chair”?

LARA’S GOTTA ANSWER: Angi, you could probably answer this better than I can! LOL.  It's your grandmother's chair, and while it's not much to look at, it is amazingly comfortable.  I just sink in, and the chair surrounds me with good writing vibes!  I get so much work done while sitting there that I'm convinced the chair has magical writing powers. :)

Lara's Debut Received
4 STARS from Romantic Times Magazine
"FBI agent James Reynolds is attracted to his good friend, postdoctoral fellow Dr. Kelly Jarvis, but he’s reluctant to take it to the next level. Kelly is equally attracted to James, but she walks away from him after a heated night of passion, not trusting that a romantic relationship could work between them. James visits Kelly months later, as he needs her help to solve a case. The stakes are high and the tension between them is thick as they struggle with their attraction to each other. In her debut novel, Lacombe gives us genuine, down-to-earth characters and an intriguing, well-developed plot. The romance, science and suspense make this story quite engaging.

Harlequin Romantic Suspense
October 23rd

It's a race against time—and a fatal outbreak—in this thriller of a debut! 

In one passionate night Special Agent James Reynolds and scientist Kelly Jarvis went from friends to lovers. Then Kelly walked away with only an apology. Now James is charged with solving a bioterrorist attack—and Dr. Jarvis works at the suspected lab. 

Is Kelly an accomplice or a victim? Just what are her secrets that drove her from James's bed? Soon one thing becomes clear: The ghosts of her past have nothing on the terrorists targeting her and Washington, D.C. Another threat bathes the city in red alert, and now there are lives at stake, in addition to hearts….

Check out the excerpt from the Harlequin website

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  1. Thanks so much for the warm welcome, Angi! I'm so happy to be a part of this great blog! :)

  2. Lara you asked for it and you got it...(waving wildly) HI!

  3. AGAIN--A Big Welcome, Lara !
    So glad you're with us!

    1. Thank YOU, Angi! I appreciate the warm welcome :)

  4. Welcome! Sounds intriguing

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  5. There are certain chairs that are perfect! Congrats again!

  6. It sounds like a terrific book! Looking forward to it!

  7. Go, Lara, Go...sit in the magic chair and write some more books. ;-)

    You've won an autographed copy of Lara's DEADLY CONTACT.

  9. Contact me for details: GetLostInAStory@gmail.com