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Lisa Marie Rice Talks about the Intoxicating Thrill of her Job
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Welcome Lisa Marie Rice to the Paradise Rules Contest!

Dangerous Passion

I can’t imagine a better job than mine. For five, six or eight hours a day (if a deadline is near), I morph from an (ahem) non-svelte middle-aged lady into a young, attractive woman in the prime of life.

It’s even better the second time around, as a writer, reliving your youth as your heroine.

Romance writers, on the whole, have as their underlying theme the depiction of that moment in time when a young woman finds her life’s mate. It’s such an exciting and scary period. I was young and single for a long, long time—longer than most— and I ran in a pack of twenty somethings, then thirty somethings then fortysomethings whose lives remained unchanged from their twenties, so I had a chance to study this part of one’s life up close and personal.

Falling in love—ah, it’s so wonderful. Such an exciting time, with every cell in your body feeling alive and sexy. You walk around in a bubble of happiness and excitement. And yet this time of your life is so incredibly perilous. Because if you get it wrong, you’ve punched a hole in your life and, worse— if you have had children with the wrong man, you’ve punched a huge hole in your children’s lives. According to the divorce statistics, you have about a 50-50 chance of getting it right, which are not fantastic odds.

We’ve all seen what happens when it goes sour, we’ve all seen lives torn apart by the Husband from Hell. A friend falls for a pretty face and spends the next ten years embroiled in custody battles, her life blown up in her face. And of course, you know it can happen to you. After all, unless you grew up with the man you marry, how do you know what hidden vices are there? Maybe he’s a con man or a drunk or an abuser. Add to this the fact that most young women are also struggling for their place in the sun, trying to make a career for themselves, hoping for success and, well, riches.

How do you know how it will all work out? Whether that man who’s currently breaking your heart will turn out to be a great husband and dad, whether your kids will be healthy and happy, whether that struggling little company you founded with your college roommate and you’re working ridiculous hours for will take off? The short answer is—you don’t. It’s only looking back that you’ll know that it all turned out okay. And that’s why nobody really enjoys those years. Not really. They are years full of ups and downs, gut-wrenching anxiety, years of kissing a lot of frogs, working too hard, playing too hard, hoping it will all turn out okay in the end.

Well, when you’re a writer you get to go back and relive those exciting, dangerous years, and even though you put your heroines through the paces, even though for a while there she wonders whether that exciting, mysterious man might actually be a murderer, even though she is put in dire peril—YOU know it all works out. And in the meantime, writing your story, you become your heroine. You don that youthful body, feel the juices flowing again, feel those surges of energy and hope and prickling fear and yes, well, sex. How you yearn for that man! The shape of his hand, the cut of his jaw, his thighs, they all drive you wild. Kisses are not familiar, they are new and intoxicating. His taste drives you into a frenzy. The sex is hot in all senses, it’s like turning into molten lava. Your heart pounds, your hands shake. It’s new and scarily intense and every single cell in your body is alive with the wonder of it.

Oh man, once you do that for a living, how could you ever do anything else?

Lisa Marie Rice“˜
Dangerous Passion’ out now from Avon Red
Order Dangerous Passion here.

Leave Lisa a comment and qualify to win a copy of Dangerous Passion tomorrow morning!

30 comments to “Lisa Marie Rice Talks about the Intoxicating Thrill of her Job”

  1. Mary G
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 11:06 am · Link

    Hi Lisa & Beth
    Lisa I’m so excited about your visit. I LOVE your writing. I started with the first 2 Dangerous books & then starting chasing down your backlist. Finally found Woman On the Run the same week Dangerous Passions released & I was in heaven. Dangerous Passions is one of my favorite books ever!!! There was such a contrast between the danger & the wonderful romance. The language was just beautiful & I found myself just sighing over some of the passages. Even the last line of the book was sighworthy. Don’t enter me in the contest. Just wanted to tell everybody to buy your books and to ask what’s next????.



  2. Frana
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 11:20 am · Link

    Hello! Great post, and I so agree with you. Also, right now I envy you for your great job 🙂
    Keep up the great work!



  3. Eva S
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 11:50 am · Link

    Sounds wonderful! And I’d love to read your book!



  4. Cathy M
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 11:51 am · Link

    Hi Lisa, just got thru reading Dangerous Secrets and already have Dangerous Passion on my tbb list.



  5. Sharon M
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 12:02 pm · Link

    Lisa, you do have a wonderful job! Getting the chance to relive those precious moments over and over again under different personas is an amazing experience as a reader and must be even more so as the writer. Thanks so much for your post!



  6. Jeanette Juan
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 12:02 pm · Link

    The book sounds awesome and I’m definitely interested in reading it!



  7. Tracy
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 12:09 pm · Link

    Hi Lisa,

    You lucky girl, getting to live vicariously again and again through your heroines! Who wouldn’t want to have one of your super hot heroes for their own? (at least for awhile… ok one night would work) 😉

    Please exclude me from the contest, since I have already read Dangerous Passion (loved it by the way, so emotional and romantic).

    Please let us know what coming up from you next. Can’t wait.



  8. Amy M
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 12:38 pm · Link

    Oh, please enter me! I love your work! I have not read this book, and it sounds so good!!! Thank you so much! :mrgreen:



  9. Danielle
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 12:41 pm · Link

    Lisa,

    I have all of your books and love them. I just wanted to drop by and say Hi!!!



  10. Chelsea B.
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 1:38 pm · Link

    What a grat post! I read about the book, and it sounds great! 🙂



  11. Estella
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 1:41 pm · Link

    I have not read any of Lisa’s books, but am looking forward to doing so.



  12. Jane
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 2:54 pm · Link

    I loved “Dangerous Secrets” and can’t wait to read “Dangerous Passions.”



  13. Cybercliper
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 2:58 pm · Link

    Great post!!!! You really do have one of the best jobs in the world.



  14. Armenia
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 3:25 pm · Link

    Lisa, that is a wonderful job. To be able to re-live and rewrite those love scenes over and over is, quite a thrilling and intoxicating to any fantasy. 😉



  15. Cheryl McInnis
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 3:39 pm · Link

    Hi Beth and Lisa~

    After 10 years of marriage, I do find myself missing the thrill of first kisses and wild passion-but that’s why I love to read romance, so thanks for writing those hot scenes ladies!
    I checked out the blurb for Dangerous Passion and it sounds awesome
    😀



  16. Alexa
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 3:40 pm · Link

    I haven’t read any of lisa’s books, but they sound really interesting!



  17. Bella
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 3:43 pm · Link

    Wow, Lisa, what an apt description of the Life of a Younger Woman. 🙄 Some of us are married with children and still wondering … 🙂

    I think the most fun part of your job would be getting to experience it all “for the first time”, but knowing what we know now. Including how to use that .. ahem … less. curvy body 😉

    Congrats on your new release!

    ~bella



  18. Lea
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 4:07 pm · Link

    Wonderful post Lisa Marie!

    I enjoy your books thoroughly and would love to read “Dangerous Passion”.

    I once saw Nicole Kidman interviewed and she said part of the thrill of acting for her was to be able to morph into this imaginary character and “be” that person for the course of the film.

    Now recognizing Nicole Kidman is pretty darn gorgeous I think there is a parallel between what you are describing as a writer and her experience as an actress.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity!

    Best
    L 😀



  19. Amelia
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 4:40 pm · Link

    Lisa, I love to read about your men and how they can’t get enough of their women.



  20. Fedora
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 4:41 pm · Link

    What a lovely post, Lisa, and thank you for taking all of us readers along with you for the ride! Best wishes to you, and please do write on!



  21. Booklover1335
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 8:30 pm · Link

    I so enjoyed this post, and that you found your own HEA after a long wait. But like they say good things come to those who wait.

    And even though I am not a writer, I honestly can’t imagine a career that I would enjoy more, for the exact reasons that you explained. To get to experience new love over and over again, while having a long lasting love is having your cake and eating it too. 😉



  22. stacey smith
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 9:07 pm · Link

    Wow I wish I was a Writer. that sounds so cool but I don’t have the talent .
    sasluvbooks@yahoo.com



  23. Ong
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      · September 23rd, 2009 at 12:22 am · Link

    Wow, a LMR appearance!



  24. Maureen
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      · September 23rd, 2009 at 3:44 am · Link

    Hi Lisa,
    I think it’s wonderful that you enjoy writing so much.



  25. CrystalGB
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      · September 23rd, 2009 at 6:38 am · Link

    Great post. I would love to read Dangerous Passion. 😀



  26. Tracey D
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      · September 23rd, 2009 at 7:03 am · Link

    I enjoyed reading the post; it was great.

    Thanks,
    Tracey D



  27. Ruby Swain
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      · September 23rd, 2009 at 7:42 am · Link

    Hello Ms. Kery…oooh I love U Ms. Rice…this is for U..soo sorry I miss U because of personal issues..
    A tribute from me to (((you))) an honor, a salute a mere small way that simply conveys. Most true appreciated words Heartfelt sated of THANKS to you…now read the message my heart whispers to you
    Gently grasp it, hold it within its folds… this Poetic Rose…I’ve given (to you) & chose.
    That which we call a Rose by any other name would smell as sweet. The the beauty & enjoyment of Lisa Marie Rices reads has become such an Erotic treat.
    For it have become my just deserts my soul stirring soothing Sweets. My daily must Reads…with amazing grace & eases Ms. Rice. Does appease.
    Therapeutic candy…that keeps me Sane in many ways…recommended for on good days, some not soo good days whether the in
    Storm & rain, life’s hurts & pains.
    Foremore, wouldn’t it be dandy, imaging having Eye candy, Midnight Man/John Huntington surely comes in handy.
    Bravo , bravo, For this Rose called you… merci!” beaucoup!”, (Ms. Rice) my Heart you’ve won…the lessons you”ve taught Romantic birds of a feather should always love even if it Erotic Romance flock together!
    :blush:



  28. Ruby Swain
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      · September 23rd, 2009 at 8:14 am · Link

    Pleasingly weak, captured I glory in defeat. By this rarity Lisa Marie Rice, for my soul mind & my will is lost forever in images immortalizes in time.
    None the less I mus confess..of …
    .Love & Romance I’m a slave to its pull & caress… My problem is quickly solved. I’m captured; my will shatters into a million pieces & dissolves… Seduce without shame,Eroticism screams Dangerous lover’s name!
    For example: Edgar Allen Poe’s poetic Gift: A historic page, a sample: imaginary images set the stages The PIT and Pendulum with every lift…backwards &forward back. The slowly moving swift…blade tracks!! The excitement & awe builds your Reads, as sends delicious thrills & chills!
    On any giving day I can get carried away with Your work,Even Midnight Angel similar to beauty & beast wont hurt.You should be proud for it allows one to
    Get carried away within its rapturous soothing sway,on even given day.

    :blush:



  29. Ruby Swain
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      · September 23rd, 2009 at 8:15 am · Link

    Pleasingly weak, captured I glory in defeat. By this rarity Lisa Marie Rice, for my soul mind & my will is lost forever in images immortalizes in time.
    None the less I mus confess..of …
    .Love & Romance I’m a slave to its pull & caress… My problem is quickly solved. I’m captured; my will shatters into a million pieces & dissolves… Seduce without shame,Eroticism screams Dangerous lover’s name!
    For example: Edgar Allen Poe’s poetic Gift: A historic page, a sample: imaginary images set the stages The PIT and Pendulum with every lift…backwards &forward back. The slowly moving swift…blade tracks!! The excitement & awe builds your Reads, as sends delicious thrills & chills!
    On any giving day I can get carried away with Your work,Even Midnight Angel similar to beauty & beast wont hurt.You should be proud for it allows one to
    Get carried away within its rapturous soothing sway,on even given day.



  30. Beth Kery
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      · September 23rd, 2009 at 8:29 am · Link

    Hi all, and Lisa Marie! I wanted to apologize for the fact that the site was down yesterday for several hours. I’m not sure what that was about, but it’s up and running now. Sorry, LMR and her fans, that it happened during this contest. 🙁







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