Romantic Times recently interviewed me on the release of Nightfire. Here’s a glimpse of what I had to say:
Lisa Marie Rice On Her Latest Erotic Romance Nightfire
By RT Book Reviews
February 21, 2012
Author Lisa Marie Rice (pictured) wraps up her Protectors trilogy with this month’s Nightfire. The series finale focuses on the last of three smoldering foster brothers who all have military training — and heroines they will do anything to shield from danger. Nightfire’s hero, former Marine Mike, is no exception. When he meets his foster brother’s long-lost sister, Chloe it is love at first sight, but things don’t go smoothly for these two: there are dangerous Russian mobsters who want Chloe out of the picture.
Get a special look at Mike, Chloe and their roadblocks to romance in today’s author interview with Lisa Marie Rice.
Nightfire centers around two very different characters. Mike, a former marine, sniper and now successful security expert, commands a room. Chloe on the other hand is master at blending after surviving a very painful childhood. When writing their story, was it ever difficult for you to imagine them as a couple?
Actually, it wasn’t hard at all, because the extreme aspects of their characters were artificially induced by great trauma in their pasts. They would have been different people — they would have been themselves — if they hadn’t known tragedy at such a young age.
Mike is angry as hell at the loss of his family to violence and has been since he was a kid. That anger was never dealt with and thus never dissipated. Chloe was brutalized twice while very vulnerable and hasn’t quite realized that she’s not vulnerable any more. Both of them need each other in so many ways, but particularly, each lances the wounds left by trauma and tragedy and each completes the other.
Mike’s huge anger at the loss of his family is partly dictated by the fact that nothing ever took its place. Now he has a family of his own to love, which he desperately needed. His anger is gone and he is whole. Chloe has not only become physically stronger, thanks to Mike, but spiritually stronger as well. All her life she felt as if she were on the sidelines, watching other people lives their lives. She felt alone and alienated. But not now.
Now she is strong and loved and happy.
It’s really great to find someone who completes you. They are both better people now that they have found each other. They actually make a great couple!
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