A visit with Lucy Farago

  1. Sin on the RunTell us about your current series.

My Women of Vegas series is about redemption. The Dictionary defines sin as “a transgression of divine law … especially a willful or deliberate violation of some religious or moral principle … any reprehensible or regrettable action, behavior, lapse etc. great fault or offense”. But what you or I perceive as sin, may not be viewed by others the same way. Each book carries this theme. Although not religious by any means, the characters struggle with their own demons, while battling the real sinners, the people who would hurt them.

  1. What inspired your latest book?

Rhonda, my heroine actually inspired Sin on the Run. She was first introduced in Sin on the Strip and I fell in love with her. Over the years I’ve met men and women who’ve worked in clubs and they had interesting stories to tell. I wanted readers to see stripping from the dancer’s point of view. The story has ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ overtones.

  1. What is your favorite part of writing?

I have friends who enjoy writing the first draft but I prefer the second. That’s where I can get creative. It’s like building a house. The fun is in decorating, at least it is for me.

  1. What is your next project and when will it be released?

The next book is Sins That Haunt. Shannon’s past is catching up to her, courtesy of her dead father and former childhood sweetheart, special agent, Noah Monroe. It’s set to be released September of 2016.

  1. Where do you get the ideas for your stories?

Inspiration can come from anywhere. My next series will be about the men of ICU, the investigation collection unit from the first series. I’ve started plotting out Cowboy’s story. He’s introduced in Sin on the Run. I like country-western music and the inspiration for his story came from a song. Sometimes it’s the characters themselves. I write a secondary character and something about them just speaks to me. I start asking what if and away I go.

  1. How likely are people you meet to end up in your next book?

I got permission from Someecards to post one of their postcards on my website

It answers this question. “I’m a writer. If I’m staring at you I’m not being rude. I’m trying to decide if you need to go in my next book. If you’re a snot, I’m trying to decide how to kill you”. So, very likely.

  1. What is most difficult for you to write?  Characters, conflict or emotions?  Why?

Actually the most difficult is the suspense. Each detail has to be methodically thought out to make sense. I could be stuck on a point for days. I’m basically writing two stories, the suspense and the romance and they have to jive. But it’s a blast getting that ah-ha moment.

  1. Do you or have you belonged to a writing organization?  Which one?  Have they helped you with your writing?  How?

I belong to Romance Writers of America and our local chapter. I think I can honestly say I wouldn’t be published, nor represented by the Knight Agency, without them. Besides giving me the opportunity to pitch my work, I attended workshops to improve my writing. Let’s be honest, few of us come out the womb a Mozart. Even painters take classes and singers lesson. The best advice I can give to unpublished writers is to join an organization that can help you find your path and make publishing a reality.

Blurb Sin on the Run

SinontheRunTour copyThere are some secrets even Las Vegas’s 24/7 glitter can’t hide. Lucy Farago’s dazzling new series ups the ante as a fiery stripper fights to protect an elite detective from danger–and both their killer pasts…

Living in the red-hot now is how Rhonda Deagan survives. Onstage, this sexy Goth stripper always stays on top, no matter how much her real-life dreams shatter. So why not risk a scorching fling with a gorgeous groomsman after her best friend’s wedding? Too bad Blake Cameron is in someone’s lethal sights. And saving this cool-headed investigator’s life just put Rhonda on the run with him–and on his personal, oh-so-seductive hit list…

For Blake, figuring out who doesn’t want him dead is easier than keeping his new raven-haired friend safe. The only way he can buy time to out-think their pursuers is to hide them both in the aristocratic world he thought he’d escaped. But there’s no escaping the incendiary attraction between him and Rhonda. Walking the knife-edge between desire, lies, and naked truth may be their best chance to live–if it doesn’t cut too deep to survive…

an excerpt from Sin on the Run

“You realize the bartender is free pouring? And your four shots come close to, oh…twelve ounces, give or take?”

After downing his fourth drink, he turned his head to see who had disturbed his drowning of sorrows. Rhonda. She looked even freakier close up. Freaky was good. Hot. And damn, wouldn’t freaky freak out his grandmother. While he never tallied the ounces he’d consumed, he did realize if he’d said what had just ran through his mind out loud he’d sound drunk. Instead, he motioned the bartender over with a finger pointing to his empty class. He watched the man pour and concluded Rhonda was right.

“And now you’re up to fifteen. I’d say that bartender likes you. Be careful,” she whispered, drawing closer. “He might try to take advantage of you. Then again,” she checked out the bartender, “he’s cute.”

He crooked a finger at her, beckoning her forward.

“He’s no’ my type.” He didn’t drink that often anymore, but when he did there was no mistaking his Scottish brogue. Now he was out of practice and definitely feeling the effects.

“Oh? Who is?”

Was she coming on to him? The idea intrigued him. “Dark,” he answered, his head beginning to swim. He’d actually dated more blondes than brunettes, but had never taken the time to consider which he preferred.

“What, you like them evil?”

What on earth was she going on about? “Noooo, dark.” However, he had nothing against a little evil. He licked his lips. Vixens could be worth the effort and the one standing in front of him was in a league all her own.

She stared at him for such a long time he was beginning to wonder if she’d heard him. Then a slow smile curled her luscious mouth, her green eyes sparkling with naughty mischief. “You’re drunk,” she said in astonishment. “What kind of an Irishman are you? I thought you guys could hold your liquor?”

“Irish!” he said insulted. “I’m no’ Irish.” He placed a hand over his chest, “I’m Scottish. Born and bred.” He winced, not needing or wanting to be reminded of his breeding, or why he’d sat his ass at the bar in the first place.

“Scottish, Irish what’s the diff?” She shrugged. “But if it makes you feel better, either is super sexy.”

She was coming on to him. Wasn’t she?

The bartender came over to refill his glass, but Rhonda waved him away. “If he’s not your type,” she hooked an arm beneath his and lifted him to his feet, “then let’s find someone who is.”

While perfectly happy to sit at the bar and keep drinking, he allowed himself to be dragged away. Better to have a beautiful woman on his arm than the floor under his back.

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Lucy FaragoLucy Farago knows there is nothing like a happy sigh at the end of a good book. With the encouragement of her loving husband, she wrote her first manuscript. An unpublished historical, it sits in a file on her computer, there to remind her how much fun she had learning the craft and becoming part of an industry whose books make you believe anything is possible. A big fan of Agatha Christie, she set out to write her first romantic suspense novel. Thrilled to be a published author, Lucy also teaches yoga, enjoys cooking, and saying what other people are thinking. In her fantasy world, her beautiful Siberian husky, Loki, doesn’t shed and her three kids clean up after themselves. Alas, that fantasy will never see fruition.


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