Author Spotlight – Lori Gordon

My guest today is Lori Gordon, a fellow Rebel Ink Press author. I wanted to get to know Lori, so asked her a few burning questions about her current work in progress and her writing inspirations. 

Who is your favorite character in this book and why? 

Tressina Night. Because instead of the villain being a man, she’s an evil old woman disguised as a loving Grandmother.

Oh Lori, I love that you’ve chosen a woman as the evil villain. Some of my favorite bad guys are women.

What inspires you for your stories?

My Contemporaries were inspired by real life events that I twisted into fiction, but The Lost Night Trilogy was inspired by my love of Star Wars. 

I can’t wait to read the book and see that connection. I’m a Star Wars junkie too!

Tell us something no one else knows about you. 

I played the Trombone in my Jr. High band.

Very Cool. I played Flute. I’d always wished I had been enough of a self advocate to say I want to play DRUMS! I basically got ‘assigned’ to play flute!

What genre classification would you put on your book and what would you consider the heat level of the romance?  

Black Night is book one in a Young Adult Trilogy. It is a Romantic Adventure I would rate 2 on the heat scale.

Okay, young adult isn’t in competition for the hot tamale award. Sounds like it might be a 10 on the adventure scale!

When did you start writing and what kicked off your passion to be an author?

I started writing in 2006. Black Night was my very first manuscript. I wrote it when my best friend’s son asked me to write something for him to practice editing for college. He said I always had a story to tell and I should put some of them into writing. My best friend liked it so much I wrote two more, creating The Lost Night Trilogy.  

That is a great story.


Lori J Gordon lives in Northern California with her husband and their Jack Russell Terrier, Skittles.

She currently has two e-books published with Rebel Ink Press. When Lori is not reading or writing, she works as a retail supervisor. Visit Lori at her website Her books are available at all fine e-book vendors

Blurb; Black Night

Sienna James must face the harsh realities that exist outside her sheltered world when she falls in love with the grandson of a rival planet’s evil ruler. Attempting to break off the doomed relationship, Sienna is kidnapped and forced into a marriage designed to destroy her father’s empire.




Marc walked me back to my room and leaned in to kiss me. I turned at the last minute so he only got the corner of my mouth. “Where are we headed?” I decided to ask.

“Oceania, of course.”

The food I’d just gorged on threatened to come up. I nodded. I’d heard of Oceania. It was the planet housing the famous Night Fortress. I should have made the connection earlier. I should have figured that’s where they’d take me. Silently, I berated myself. If I hoped to escape I needed to do a better job of concentrating.

Marc continued. “Grandmother has a place there. A place we’ll be safe to marry and raise our family.”

My heart skipped a beat. “Hold on. Did I miss the part where you asked me if I wanted to be your wife?”

Marc shrugged. “I love you. You love me. What else do we need?” He grinned wickedly and I realized I was about to be forced into becoming the trophy wife of Pirate Marc Jensen. The heir to my family’s worst enemy. He opened the door to what had become my room. “Sienna? You feel okay?” He put his hand to my forehead. “You look a bit pale.”

That gave me the excuse I needed to get away from him. For tonight anyway.

“Something I ate didn’t agree with me,” I lied. “Perhaps I should rest for a while.”

“Of course you should.” Marc pressed a small remote into my hand. “Page me if you need anything, anything at all.” He kissed me on the cheek. “We’ll be arriving on Oceania first thing in the morning.” Stepping out of the room, he added, “I love you, Sienna.”

When the door clicked shut, the tears came. I cursed myself for being such an idiot. My dad raised me better than this. The enemy should never have so easily distracted me even if he was an incredibly handsome enemy.

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