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 Post subject: What Chris Wants by Lori Foster
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:46 pm 
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Has anyone read this? It's a short little 4 chapter novella about Chris from her Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series (Dare, Trace...etc). I read it last night, it was quick, just 45 or so pages. I would have liked to see it a little longer, maybe in an anthology and a little more fleshed out. It was just too short to give them justice.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:17 pm 
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45 pages! I've seen ebooks which have even less pages and I don't even bother looking at the description because I can't see an effective development of a good story.

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I read and thought it should have been longer too.

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 Post subject: Re: What Chris Wants by Lori Foster
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I wonder if she was a little nervous about "going there" with 2 male characters?


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 Post subject: Re: What Chris Wants by Lori Foster
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kylebmac wrote:
I wonder if she was a little nervous about "going there" with 2 male characters?


Didn't she have a heroine who was a prostitute??? She writes outside the box heroines so don't see why she would be nervous.

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 Post subject: Re: What Chris Wants by Lori Foster
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kylebmac wrote:
I wonder if she was a little nervous about "going there" with 2 male characters?



I wondered about that too. I didn't care so much about sexual details but I wanted more of an emotional connection between which I didn't see.

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 Post subject: Re: What Chris Wants by Lori Foster
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Hi all!
I soooo hate disappointing readers. I'm sorry that the story didn't work for you. I know it *was* mega short, but because of reader requests for a HEA for Chris, I sort of snuck it into my already really jam-packed schedule. I just plain didn't have the time to write a whole big book for Chris - or at least, I wouldn't have had time for another year or two and by then I'm not sure my Muse could have focused on it enough.

Books are scheduled well in advance, which means my schedule to write them is set well in advance. I'd only planned Chris to be a secondary character, but then... he really resonated with readers (and with me, too) and so many readers very nicely asked me to give him that HEA. (Love that readers got so invested in Chris! :-)

Anyhoo - that's the reason the story was so short, was only .99 and was an eBook. I literally had to fit it in between big single titles.

Given the limited amount of time I had to write the story, I felt it was more important to show how Chris and Matt worked their relationship in with the secretiveness of what the mercenaries did, than to show them sexually involved.
And honestly, my audience is for straight romance.
My Muse works around straight romance.
That isn't me being uncomfortable with gay relationships, just that it's not the direction my creativity goes.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!
My best,

Lori

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 Post subject: Re: What Chris Wants by Lori Foster
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Lori, that makes sense. I never really expected to see anything about Chris, I'm not sure why. I am definitely looking forward to your next book, about Rowdy. :D


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.99 cents is an awesme price for a short novella!
I've see 60 page ebooks priced at 2.99!

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 Post subject: Re: What Chris Wants by Lori Foster
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I never expected Chris to have his own story and my main reading is straight romance.

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 Post subject: Re: What Chris Wants by Lori Foster
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:41 am 
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lorifoster wrote:
Hi all!
I soooo hate disappointing readers. I'm sorry that the story didn't work for you. I know it *was* mega short, but because of reader requests for a HEA for Chris, I sort of snuck it into my already really jam-packed schedule. I just plain didn't have the time to write a whole big book for Chris - or at least, I wouldn't have had time for another year or two and by then I'm not sure my Muse could have focused on it enough.

Books are scheduled well in advance, which means my schedule to write them is set well in advance. I'd only planned Chris to be a secondary character, but then... he really resonated with readers (and with me, too) and so many readers very nicely asked me to give him that HEA. (Love that readers got so invested in Chris! :-)

Anyhoo - that's the reason the story was so short, was only .99 and was an eBook. I literally had to fit it in between big single titles.

Given the limited amount of time I had to write the story, I felt it was more important to show how Chris and Matt worked their relationship in with the secretiveness of what the mercenaries did, than to show them sexually involved.
And honestly, my audience is for straight romance.
My Muse works around straight romance.
That isn't me being uncomfortable with gay relationships, just that it's not the direction my creativity goes.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!
My best,

Lori


Lori,

I loved the ebook for Chris. I thought it was just right for him and your writing. I agree with you, all writers should write all their stories how they "unfold" in the writers head; otherwise they would never come out any good. That is the one thing I hate to read in a Romance is sex just thrown in just to be there. Though I really understand that you have many other commitments, I really wish Chris's could have been longer. Or maybe another for the series,hint hint. :wink: :wink: You know they will have kids and those kids could be trained to join the family business. I just really loved everyone in this series. Thank you for giving us an HEA for Chris, I really wanted him to have one.

Can't wait until your next great book.

I will admit I have not started the new series yet, I am waiting for at least one more to come out. I like to read them back to back if possible. I can really lose myself in a series that way. See I know that when I do read the new series I will want the next one to read, so if I wait I can have at least two back to back. If I can't wait well it is waiting for me on my reader.

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 Post subject: Re: What Chris Wants by Lori Foster
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I never expected Chris to have his own story either, and think I would have preferred it left that way. He is probably one of the best secondary characters of all time, and plays such an important part in each book that a short story about him was really not necessary for me.

We have known his sexual preferences all along, so I did not feel that needed to be dealt with either. I feel his relationship could have been better fleshed out by leaving him right where he was, rather than delving in to a little story not long enough to do him justice. He gets more pages than the 45 in this novella, in all of the regular books in this series.

It's impossible to keep all of your fans happy Lori! Sometimes what they want just doesn't fit in to the big picture, and is better left in your judgement rather than trying to make everyone happy.

As always, I will be looking forward to the next book!

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 Post subject: Re: What Chris Wants by Lori Foster
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Teri P wrote:
I never expected Chris to have his own story either, and think I would have preferred it left that way. He is probably one of the best secondary characters of all time, and plays such an important part in each book that a short story about him was really not necessary for me.

We have known his sexual preferences all along, so I did not feel that needed to be dealt with either. I feel his relationship could have been better fleshed out by leaving him right where he was, rather than delving in to a little story not long enough to do him justice. He gets more pages than the 45 in this novella, in all of the regular books in this series.

It's impossible to keep all of your fans happy Lori! Sometimes what they want just doesn't fit in to the big picture, and is better left in your judgement rather than trying to make everyone happy.

As always, I will be looking forward to the next book!


Well said, my friend, well said. Better than I could, for sure.


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