Friday, April 25, 2014


Tamra Lassiter is my guest today on her blog tour to introduce readers to her romantic suspense, SOMETHING TO LOSE.  As you will learn from the excerpt below, this book is fast-paced and intriguing. First here’s a mini-interview with Tamra:

1. What is the first curse word that comes to mind?  How often and why do you use it?

Asshole. I don’t use it very often, but some days there are a lot of assholes on the road.

2. How would you spend ten thousand bucks?

Family trip to Rome, Italy. I will get there someday.

3. What are 5 things within touching distance?

My Great Dane, English Bulldog, Kindle, television remote and William & Mary blanket.

4. Do you have a crush on anyone?

Not so much a crush, but Chris Hemsworth is sure nice to look at. Plus, the Thor outfit doesn’t hurt.

5. What is your least favorite word?

Putrid. It just sounds awful.

Something to Lose
by Tamra Lassiter


Everyone has something to lose.

Camden Piotrowski is justifiably upset to find her boyfriend in the arms of another woman. But it’s not the end of her world and definitely not something that a bubble bath, good wine, and cookie dough won’t help. Her pity party is interrupted when handsome Seth Vendetti bursts into her bathroom. She soon discovers that her world and those in it are not as they seem. Can she trust Seth’s version of the truth and make him realize that even he has something to lose?


His hands form fists that rest on his hips. “Are you threatening an FBI agent?”

I hadn’t really thought of it like that, but I’m not backing down. I put my hands on my hips as well and stand on my tippy toes so that my face is close to his. I could use those three-inch heels right about now, but I hold my ground. His body is tight. I see his pulse beating in his neck.

“Call it what you want. Just get out of my house.”

His hands move behind my neck. He pulls me to him and before I even know what’s happening, he’s kissing me and even more surprising, I’m kissing him, too. His strong fingers move up and down my back as his lips work their magic on mine. I thought I’d been kissed before, but never have I been kissed like this. I still don’t see fireworks, instead I am the firework. Heat explodes from my lips down my throat and to the rest of my body. This isn’t the warmth of fairy tales where the prince and princess kiss their happily-ever-after. This is the battle of the dragon and I don’t know what because my brain is no longer working.

His stubble scratches my chin and the sensation kindles the fire even more. My stomach lurches and I feel weightless, light as a feather now, falling from high in the sky. His hands move to my hips and he pulls me to him tightly. He kisses my chin and then my neck and down to the opening of my robe.

It’s like I wake up from some out-of-body experience to find myself full of lust and clinging to a complete stranger. His hand slips into my robe. I startle and jump back, hugging myself with one hand, the other covering my mouth as my eyes go wide in complete disbelief.

Author Tamra Lassiter

Tamra Lassiter lives in Northern Virginia with her supportive husband, two lovely daughters, elegant Great Dane and not-so-elegant, but very sweet, English Bulldog. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading and of course, writing.



Mary Preston said...

A fun little interview. You had me laughing.


Tamra Lassiter said...

Thanks for hosting me today! This is going to be a fun Friday. :)

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Paula Harp said...

Love the Q&A! And excerpt.

Andra Lyn said...

I see you've got doggies! I too have a Bulldog right next to me... A hairless kitty too. They like to cuddle together for warmth on my toes!

andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

Tamra Lassiter said...

Pets are great for keeping warm!

Rita said...

Great interview, thank you.


Anonymous said...

Good luck with the release!


Tamra Lassiter said...

Thanks for having me today!

Karen H in NC said...

Loved the unusual Q&A today.

kareninnc at gmail dot com

LhasaLuma said...

I like your writing discipline! That must be tough! Good luck with the book release and thank you for the giveaway! Looks like a good read! kamclauc AT gmail DOT com

Elise-Maria Barton said...

Great Q & A session. Thanks for sharing

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