Behind The Books – An Interview with Tarryn Fisher + A Book Giveaway!

by Maryse on January 8, 2013 · 308 comments

in Behind The Books

Author Tarryn Fisher

Winner Announcement —> Congratulations to Sonia!!

The queen of deceiving, cheating, lying, angsty, turbulent, heartbreaking romance is amongst us!! Time for another perspective into what goes on in her character’s heads, how they spoke to her, and how she cried. Oh yes. She cried. I LOVE IT!!! We are not alone friends! Even Caleb and Olivia’s creator had her heart broken in the process!

Wanna know more? Let’s welcome the fabulous Tarryn Fisher, author of The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies #1) and Dirty Red (Love Me With Lies #2)


Maryse: Where did the inspiration for this series come from? Where were you when these characters came to mind, and how did their story develop for you?

Tarryn: I was at Starbucks when the story came to me. I was struggling with losing someone and trying to understand how I had let it happen. I wanted to explore how far two people were willing to go to be together. The idea that souls recognize each other is fascinating to me. As for my characters, I develop their personalities and then allow those personalities to guide the story. I found out that Caleb faked his amnesia when Olivia went to get hist favorite CD in the record store. I wrote the scene and then thought; Oh crap, he’s faking!

Maryse: Cool! A twist right from the start, even for you!

I found that despite being appalled at some of your character’s actions, I could somehow… relate to them. You know that quote… “One of the hardest things in life is watching the person you love, love someone else.” <— That can make anyone crazy. After all, we’ve all experienced moments of insecurity, doubt, intense desire… jealousy at some point in our lives. Human basic instincts. And while these characters present a certain “face” to the public, the reader gets to experience their most basal thoughts. Do you find pieces of yourself in any of these characters? If so, who do you relate to, or connect to, most? Olivia or Leah?

Tarryn: In my early twenties, I connected with Olivia. I don’t relate to Leah very much, but I know women who are like her. Of all my characters, I am most like Caleb. When people attack him, it feels a bit personal. I’d fake amnesia to get the love of my life back. I’d lie and cheat and steal for love. I’d tell the truth, too. Whatever the person needed, I’d be that, because when you find someone who breaks you open and makes you feel things; you fight for them. You write for them.

Maryse: Oh wow!! You kind of broke my heart a bit there. Were you nervous exploring a more gluttonous side of romance? One where “fate” doesn’t fix all things (as in our more conventional romance books), but where the characters do what they must to “make it happen”?

Tarryn: I like to combine fantasy with reality in my writing. The amnesia was definitely a stretch on reality, the actions of my characters depicted the bad side of human nature. It’s not just good people who fall in love. Really flawed people fall in love too. Human nature is fraught with dark imperfections and we condemn our relationships with them. And, in real life things don’t just fall into place, they are messy and we have to work through the mess to get something halfway decent.

Maryse: True!! Wonderfully put. Personal issues and fears do tend to be self-destructive and destructive overall, but we still want to love and be loved.

I’ve enjoyed watching the characters “force things” via manipulation, and get what they want, and yet still… not. It would seem that pesky free will, truth and “fate”, continues to trip them up. It appears there is a lesson to be learned. Was that your intention? To show that love achieved through clever conniving (even if the motives are true), will still take a backseat to the power of true love? Of what is meant to be?

Tarryn: The lack of communication destroys relationships. People will fill in the blanks if words aren’t spoken. That was the start of the trouble for Olivia and Caleb. They did entangle themselves in lies but that was after they didn’t say what needed to be said.

Maryse: *nods* YES!!! I’ve been hearing word that you are not necessarily an HEA type of person. I have my own suspicions of where this is going, (*fingers crossed*) and that much of this manipulation will be punished by way of “wasted time”, but that in the end… what so many of your readers want will occur, because… it must. Am I anywhere near the ballpark, or are you still exploring other possibilities. Of course, no spoilers and all that, but… you know? Could *it* happen?

Tarryn: I think only Caleb knows the answer to that. It’s up to him, isn’t it?

Maryse: *sigh* yesssssss it’s up to him. (sorry guys, I tried to get a hint). hehe!! Or wait… was that a hint!!?? ;)

Okay, and what about Noah? In the short time I’ve come to know him, I think I’ve developed a crush. Perhaps not as hard as I fell for Caleb, but he has a certain purity to him, and for some reason… I feel he’d do a certain broken character a LOT of good. Or would that be Sam? After all, everyone needs love. ;) *hint hint*

Tarryn: You’re going to see a lot of Noah in book three. He’s a good guy. What people don’t realize about him; is that he’s older. He sees love differently than Olivia and Caleb do. I think he’s more mature than the other characters. He loves Olivia. Deeply. Enough to fight for her.

Maryse: Ohhhh it’s gonna get dirty again, I think!

It must have been nerve-wracking dedicating an entire book to a “villain’s” POV. I’m happy you did because it gave us an almost 3-D perspective into the series. I feel almost as if I know her more than Olivia, now, and I realize that… I don’t hate Leah. In fact, I feel empathy. And I… sort of… “see” her. The most insecure of them all, despite all of her blustering and attempts at public perfection. Despite all of her snobbish ways, it almost seems as if she just wants to be… like the very people she claims to hate. I’m afraid she’s about to hit rock-bottom in book #3 (and I swear I thought she had hit it, in the first 15% of book #2). Did you know who she was from the start, or did she surprise you? Will she surprise us?

Tarryn: I always knew who Leah was. I am the type of person who finds it incredibly hard to hate people. If someone bothers me, I try to get to know them so I can understand why they’re a complete idiot. Leah discovers the truth about herself in the last paragraph of the book. That is who she is, that is who she will always be.

Maryse: All’s fair in love and war. Is it, Tarryn? Is. It?

Tarryn: Absolutely!

Maryse: Gah!! The next book will be rough, I’m sure!! (and I’m thrilled for it!) Will Noah get his own book? He’s so patient and understanding and well… anyone dubbed sexy Gandhi should have their own book.

Tarryn: You know, Noah doesn’t really interest me. Not enough for a whole book.

Maryse: *hrmph* okay. Any writing surprises along the way? Thoughts of where you expected the story to led you, only to realize there was “something else” all along?

Tarryn: In The Opportunist, I had absolutely no idea it would end that way. I was depressed and shocked and I wanted to re-write the ending, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. In Dirty Red, I was pretty surprised that Leah had a secret girl crush on Olivia. She’d never admit it, but she really likes her.

Maryse: Wow thank you for that inside look. Girl crush, huh? I kind of noticed that, too. At least you were as devastated as we were when we hit the end of #1. Any fun or funny reader reactions you’d like ot share? Are you surprised at how addicted so many of us have become to the plight of your characters?

Tarryn: Sometimes, when I’m sad, I sign onto Goodreads and look at the status updates for Dirty Red. The picture ones crack me up, The swearing cracks me up. I am amazed at the response to both books. I never could have imagined that people would love and hate these characters with as much passion as I do. I get messages all the time in which a reader wants to vent to me.

Maryse: I love the picture reviews, too. Hilarious! Do you have a dream cast of characters? Of course, your book covers have “cinched” what a couple of them look like for me, but what about the men?

Tarryn: I like Matt Lanter for Caleb. Natalie Dormer for Olivia. Patrick Dempsey for Noah. I have a board on Pintrest where I casted the characters. Olivia is not beautiful. She is striking and sexy. Natalie Dormer catches her facial expressions perfectly. Caleb is handsome. He has smiling eyes.

Maryse: Natalie is very smirky. Love it!!

I wanted to cry at the end of book #1. I was in shock, then in obvious denial (as I thought the outcome was something completely different from reality). Once I realized that you were not being symbolic or purposefully vague to string us along until book #2, that what I read was what “it” was, I cried. I felt utterly betrayed. And then… I listened to your playlist and I sobbed on and off for an entire day. At work. Did you? Did you hurt as badly as we did? Did you? I hope so. ;) (silly grin and a little grrrrrrr!!!!, too!).

Tarryn: I hurt. I hurt so bad. I was playing Coldplay’s The Scientist and crying while writing it. I felt as if they both betrayed me; told me their story and then left me to burn.

Maryse: I cried and cried listening to Adele’s Someone Like You from your Opportunist playlist. In fact, I haven’t listed to that song since, because it’ll take me right back to that pain.

Do you have a playlist for Leah’s book?


Maryse: Any favorite reads that you’d like to recommend? Books that affected you so deeply as to fret over them for days/weeks/months, like we have over your books?

Tarryn: The Bronze Horseman was an epic love story. Alexander is my favorite leading man. Gone Girl was brilliant. No one writes like Gillian Flynn. I am really excited for everyone to read True Love Story by Willow Asher. It’s angst ridden.

Thank you so much, Tarryn!! I loved this inside scoop!

To find out more about Tarryn Fisher and her upcoming news, check her out here:

So let’s talk book giveaway!! Tarryn Fisher will be signing a set of her books for one lucky winner!

How to enter to win the set? Just leave a comment below, and by tomorrow, Wednesday, January 9th 2012 at 10pm EST, I will randomly select one winner. The winner will be contacted by email, and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address. I need to have the winner’s information sent to the author, so make sure to check your email! If you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. If no response is received, I will randomly select another winner. Sorry for my international readers, this is a open to U.S. residents only (but you’re welcome to comment and join in any time!!).

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{ 308 comments… read them below or add one }

Marsha Shew January 8, 2013 at 11:55 AM

I have been dying to read these books!!! :o )
Thanks for the giveaway!!!!!

Kayla January 8, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Wow that definitely puts some stuff into perspective. But I have to say if Noah is pictured as Patrick Dempsey then I might have to switch from Team Caleb lol! Thank you guys!

Jessica Sotelo January 8, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Never have two books twisted my brain than these two!!! Fabulous interview, Maryse :-) Any insight I can get into the genius that is Tarryn Fisher, I’ll take it!!

Michelle January 8, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Great interview ! I feel like I stalk this series. I love it! Thank you

Maria G January 8, 2013 at 12:03 PM

I love you and Tarryn both Maryse!!! Thanks for a great interview!! :-)

I could die happy if I won the signed books…just sayin’…


Christine January 8, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Great interview Maryse! I just finished TO the other night and started DR yesterday…totally obsessed about the characters and Tarryn’s interview makes me think about it even more! lol…

Traci B. January 8, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Oh would love to win

Antoinette January 8, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Eeeee, I love Tarryn!!! Great interview!!!

Marlena Fein January 8, 2013 at 12:07 PM

I bought the Opportunist and have Dirty Red on my wish list. This is now moving up to my next to be read book! And now I am listening to Adele. Thanks. :) The interview even brought tears to my eyes! YIKES!

Thanks for the chance!

Eunice Dilone January 8, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Great Interview… Loved book #1 and now I’m about to read Dirty Red. Super excited.

Jamie January 8, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Love this series!!

Tanya January 8, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Great interview!! I have read The Opportunist and loved it! I look forward to reading Dirty Red and your other books Tarryn!!
Thank you for the giveaway

S G Thomas January 8, 2013 at 12:11 PM

I had to skip most of the interview since I haven’t read the books yet, but I would LOVE to have copies of them!

Tricia Edwards January 8, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Had to add this to my To Be Read list. Sounds amazing!!!! Thanks again Maryse!!!

Brandi Franklin January 8, 2013 at 12:12 PM

OMG what an interview and Tarryn is a genius! This series in amazing and about killed me to read them :) I can’t wait for Thief!!

Tracie G January 8, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Really looking forward to reading these books!!!! I love your blog!!!!!!

Sarah Handrich January 8, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Great giveaway! I would love to win a set! :)

Becky K. January 8, 2013 at 12:15 PM

What a great interview! It is nice to get that inside look at where things stem from. The giveaway is just a bonus here :)

sheila vittitow January 8, 2013 at 12:18 PM

I have both of these on my wish list. I would love to win them!

Teri Beth January 8, 2013 at 12:18 PM

This is a great interview! I loved the questions asked since I’m a huge fan of the series! Tarryn Fisher is a genius! :)

heather a January 8, 2013 at 12:19 PM

I read the Opportunist because of your recommendation and I really enjoyed it. I am still on the fence about reading Dirty Red just because I can’t stand Leah and don’t really care to hear about her side of the story.

Rachel January 8, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Great Interview!! Tarryn Fisher is unlike any other author out there and I absolutely love her books!!

Stacey C January 8, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Great interview!

sherry :) January 8, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Great interview Maryse :)
I still don’t have the heart to read Dirty Red, The Opportunist really did a mind *freak* thing to me……but maybe one day :/

Isadora January 8, 2013 at 12:22 PM

I would love to read those books!

Nikki A. January 8, 2013 at 12:28 PM

I loved/hated The Opportunist! It put me through an emotional wringer, but was such a great story! It was most definetly on my top ten for last year. I have yet to read Dirty Red. Im not totally prepped to read it yet. haha Would love to have a signed set! Oh, and great interview, yet again, Maryse! :)

Jenn January 8, 2013 at 12:28 PM

I can’t wait to read them!!!

Jessica January 8, 2013 at 12:29 PM

I loved this interview!! Great job!!

Jenny Vasquez January 8, 2013 at 12:29 PM

I cried at the end of The Opportunist too! Great interview!

Megan Lea January 8, 2013 at 12:32 PM

After reading TO I lost sleep, and after reading DR I wanted to jump through my book and choke Leah. I have never been so obsessed and with a book series in my life. The emotions that these books make me feel is unreal. I LOVE Tarryn’s work and can’t wait for Thief. TEAM CHERRY GARCIA!

Christine M January 8, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Great interview!! Loved both books and can’t wait for the next one!! ::sigh:: Caleb <3

Rebecca Espinoza January 8, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Great interview, Maryse! :0)

debbie January 8, 2013 at 12:35 PM

awesome interview! love both books :)

Rose January 8, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Great interview – cant wait for book 3!!

Jennifer Cajas January 8, 2013 at 12:37 PM

I have The Opportunist. It was amazing I would love to win Dirty Red. Crossing my fingers to win. Thanks for an awesome giveaway.

sonya owens January 8, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Awesome interview and Give a way! Looking forward to reading these!

Lisa M January 8, 2013 at 12:42 PM

I couldn’t put down The Opportunist!! I just had to keep reading to find out what happened next. Loved your interview. So interesting to read both your thoughts about the characters. I thought I would be put off to read about Leah, but now I am so keyed up to read Dirty Red. Hope to start reading it tonight.

Shamika January 8, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Great interview!

Jennifer N January 8, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Really enjoyed the interview! Thanks!

Whitney Cummins January 8, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Natalie Dormer- that just changed everything for me. I LOVE her! Need to check out this pinterest board stat. Fingers Cross!

Shantel January 8, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Maryse – you lucky lucky gal!!! I admire your ability to be so involved with our most favorite authors, dang, I’m downright jealous…LOL…but what an awesome interview! You totally ROCK!!!

Tarryn – you are amazing! You literally put me in a book funk after the Opportunist and Dirty Red…hmmmph! I was livid for the entire day, but WOW, the storylines are different and I love that! I am totally crossing fingers and toes for that matter, that Caleb & Olivia find their way back to eachother…they are soulmates for crying out loud ;)


Natalie January 8, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Tarryn is probably my favorite author. Her writing is brilliant and is not predictable at all

Michelle Lovell January 8, 2013 at 1:07 PM

This is an amazing inteview!!! Yay for this awesome giveaway!!

Kirsten January 8, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Maryse that was the BEST interview ever! I’ve got a new perspective on where all this is going. Tarryn thanks for giving us such a wonderful story.

Nicole January 8, 2013 at 1:16 PM

I had to wake my husband for a cuddle after The Opportunist. I’ve been holding off on Dirty Red, but now I feel like I have to read it!

Ash January 8, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Sign me up! Tarryn is one of my favorite authors, LOVED reading this interview!

Sarah January 8, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Love these angsty books and the interview shed some light for me too. Thanks Maryse and Tarryn, Sarah <3

Felicia January 8, 2013 at 1:21 PM

I’d love to read her books

Teresa H. January 8, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Great interview. Love the blog!

Mindi January 8, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Pick Me!!! I have been wanting to read these so bad!!

Fred LeBaron January 8, 2013 at 1:29 PM

What a wonderful interview! Thanks so much to both of you for insightful questions, thoughtful answers, and revelatory discussions! Just great, really!

Hailey January 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Splendid interview! I am very excited to start devouring these books, well as soon as I am done with my current book. I recently stumbled upon your blog and I must say, I have read some amazing books because your great reviews! I am sure that these books will be no different.

Sarah Hampton January 8, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Love this series! Can’t wait for Caleb’s POV xoxo

Jennifer Diaz January 8, 2013 at 1:33 PM

I would love to win this!! I love this series!!! Thanks for the giveway!

Danielle P. January 8, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Me! Me! Me! Great Invterview! I think anyone who’s had a chance to read these books would agree on how gripping they are! I’m hoping to attend the show in Boston just to meet Tarryn (and the other authors).

Debra D January 8, 2013 at 1:42 PM

loved the interview, would have loved more spoilers, lol!!!!

Abbie D. January 8, 2013 at 1:46 PM

I actually have this series to read on my book list next! My friends met Tarryn at the book signing in Seattle and had nothing but awesome things to say about her and this series! I cannot wait to get started because I need a feisty and adventurous read!

Annie January 8, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Thank you for this awesome interview. I love this series. Can’t wait for Thief!

Maryse January 8, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Thanks guys for the awesome feedback!!!

Nicole January 8, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Tarryn Fisher is such a great author. Thanks for the interview and giveaway! :)

Tina Rappa January 8, 2013 at 1:55 PM

This are on my to be read list! I would love to
Win :) I can’t wait to read them, it sounds soooooo good!!!!!

Ashley Eryn January 8, 2013 at 1:58 PM

I would love to have signed copies of these treasures!
Awesome interview by the way!

Stephanie D January 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM

I didn’t read the interview in fear that there might be some spoilers and I haven’t read them yet….to win them would be awesome!!! After I read the books I will go back and read the interview :)

Mary January 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM

The Opportunist and Dirty Red are on my top 10 for 2012 reads!!! I’d LOVE to win a copy of these books!!!

Melody January 8, 2013 at 2:09 PM

WOW! Thank you for the opportunity to win these books!! One of our book club members is reading them right now and they are next on my list!

Brandi Wa January 8, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Great interview, so much insight! Thanks to both of you!

kelly pramberger January 8, 2013 at 2:12 PM

thank you so much!

Anjelica January 8, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Wonderful Interview. Books are amazing. Thank you :-)

Janie January 8, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Oooh! I haven’t read these yet!!

Jennifer Brennan January 8, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Great interview, Maryse. I have read The Opportunist five times and Dirty Red three so far. I think Tarryn is a genius. I love the way the stories are so woven together and how I pick up something new every time. Truly, a top five ever read!!

Paula Novack January 8, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Wow! This was one of the best interviews that I have seen. Maryse, you asked some really great questions that I also wondered. Great job!!

Diana January 8, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Great interview! Loved these books, thank you for the giveaway!!!

LucyLou January 8, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Woohooo! The Queen of Book Blogs and the Queen of Angst together, for us, in the best interview I have ever read!!! THANK YOU MARYSE AND TARRYN, you have made my week!!!! I love your character picks Tarryn, Caleb has the most gorgeous eyes and to have McSexy as Noah, **Double Swoon**!!!
OMG!! Words can not describe the thrill I would have winning this giveaway!!! Please pick me! :)
And Tarryn, I soooo hope Caleb and Olivia can be together evenually. I NEED their HEA!! Just saying…. ;)

Rebecca Rios January 8, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Pick me! I love these books! They will be read and re-read!!

Maria Malaveci January 8, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Thanks for the giveaway!

Andrea January 8, 2013 at 2:22 PM

I’m about 50% done with Dirty Red thanks for the chance at this set.

Laura Mendez January 8, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Reading takes me away. I’ve read some of these books but not all and it would be nice to win. :)

Kelly January 8, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Ahhhmazing interview!!! :) I cannot wait for the next book!!!!

Mary Anne January 8, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Both amazing books that I would recommend to anyone…it was my pleasure to read these beautifully written books! Thanks Tarryn! Looking forward for the 3rd book…

Lindsey January 8, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Great interview. LOVED the books!!

Tracy Dalton January 8, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Thanks for the interview ,I totally loved these books!!!!!

Jennifer W. January 8, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Thanks posting this interview… I too was heartbroken at the end of book #1… thought I cannot share your empathy for Leah, cuase seriously screwed up or not growing up… Right is still Right and Wrong is still Wrong and any grownup still knows the different Right? But I don’t put all that fault on Leah… Caleb had the chance to be honest and truthful and he chose not to, he chose to walk away AGAIN… stupid man! Sounds like he wants what someone else has now and it isn’t going to be easy…. hummm… .Book #3 cannot come soon enough for me!

Jessica H January 8, 2013 at 2:31 PM

I have not had a chance to read these yet and I would love the chance too!

Nancy January 8, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Loved these books and would love to have them in print! Thanks,

Cassi January 8, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Wow great interview! I think ok love these books even more now!!’

Sara January 8, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Great interview! Fingers crossed that we all get our HEA!

Edyta R January 8, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Great interview! I just got The Opportunist few days ago, can’t wait to read it and Dirty Red is next for sure. I always like books that have at least two in the series out already so I dont have to wait too long o.0 XDD

Rachel January 8, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Love the books!!! The opportunist is one of my al time favorites. Haven’t finished Dirty Red yet but I know it will be up there too!

Rosie January 8, 2013 at 2:35 PM

I need book 3 like yesterday!! I looove this series and sorry Noah but team Caleb!!!

Tiffany Audette January 8, 2013 at 2:36 PM

These books are AMAZING. I can’t wait for Caleb’s POV

Kristy Garner January 8, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Loved the interview now I have to go look for the Pinterest board to see the cast of characters!

Kerri January 8, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Great interview! I love these books- although they give me that horrible stomach feeling like through the majority of reading them and the biggest book hangover I have EVER had, it just shows what a great writer she is, thanks Maryse and Tarryn!

Lisa January 8, 2013 at 2:37 PM

OOOOHHH Lorday! That was heavy!!!!! Taryn my dear! You have shed some new light on these mysterious people, whom I adore and loathe oh so much! You are an amazing author <3 And Maryse you are an amazing woman as well! I enjoy your reviews all too much….guilty pleasure!!!

Coralys M. Brito January 8, 2013 at 2:38 PM

I cannot wait for Thief to come out loved this interview so much <3

Michelle Morris January 8, 2013 at 2:38 PM

I loved the comment about how Noah doesn’t interest her enough for a whole book :P

Thanks for the interview and thanks for the giveaway!

Angelia January 8, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Would love this , Thanks for all you do Maryse.

Amanda January 8, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Great interview! I tried to get a few hints about the third book too but Tarryn wouldn’t let anything slide :P . My twin sister also loved the books and we are very excited and (im)patiently waiting for the next one! Here’s to one of the best series ive read in quite some time and hoping to find a book that measures up soon!

Jenni January 8, 2013 at 2:41 PM

For some reason I could not bring myself to read Dirty Lies.. I despised Leah, she was under my skin for days and I was just irritated at it all Olivia, Caleb..just everything. Ugggggg! Now, after reading the interview I think I will dive in to Dirty Lies and try not to think ill things about Leah!

Deb monkman January 8, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Wow the story sounds awesome. It would be great to get this giveaway. Maryse, thanks so much for all the freebies!

Erica January 8, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Love both books

Ally January 8, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Oh Wow, I love this interview. I have simply loooooved the books! Such great writing and nail biting drama. *sigh* My heart needs a rest, but I can’t wait until book 3!!!!

Sandee January 8, 2013 at 2:47 PM

What an amazing interview! I loved learning Tarryn’s point of view about the characters, and knowing she is riding the same emotional roller coaster as her readers. I am so excited for book three I can hardly stand the wait! I would love to have signed copies of the most turbulent love story I have ever read :)

Sabrina January 8, 2013 at 2:47 PM

I loved The Oppurtunist and am reading Dirty Red now. Not a fan of Leah at all! Team Olivia all the way! Great interview. So excited for book 3!

Ally January 8, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Oh Wow, I love this interview. I have simply loooooved the books! Such great writing and nail biting drama. *sigh* My heart needs a rest, but I can’t wait until book 3!!!!

Karina Limas January 8, 2013 at 2:48 PM

AMAZING interview! Love The Opportunist and Dirty Red.
Would love a copy of the books :D
Fingers crossed that Caleb and Olivia get their HEA!!!

Sharon January 8, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Great interview! LOVED both of these books so much and have made everyone I know read them. Can’t wait for book 3. :)

Melissa Grayson January 8, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Best books EVER! You go through so many different emotions when reading them. The Opportunist will forever be my favorite book!

Dyann January 8, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Great interview as always with Tarryn. Always informative yet a little bit evasive at the same time. I have a bit of an unhealthy obsession with this series. I would love to have signed copies!

Megan January 8, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Nice try getting some deets on the next book, Maryse! I’m glad to know Tarryn was just as tormented by the end of The Opportunist as we were. I could think of nothing else for days after finishing it…

Thanks for the giveaway! :)


Megan R. January 8, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Oh my gosh! I loved the visual for Caleb! I have a serious obsession with this series :)

Sonia January 8, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Loved these books !!!

Shannon Fuhrman January 8, 2013 at 2:58 PM

That was a great interview & a great pair of books!!

Ashley F January 8, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Great interview!

renee January 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Would love to win

Dawnita January 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM

I loooove these books. I am telling everyone I know who reads at all they MUST read these. My friend Tosha turned me on to The Opportunist and I am forever grateful to her. I am slightly Tarryn obsessed to. ;)

Brooke Hiland January 8, 2013 at 3:03 PM

I can’t wait for the 3rd book to come out!

Jansen January 8, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Love Tarryn Fisher! Great interview & awesome giveaway! Pick me! Pick me!

Kelly Nossiter January 8, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Great interview! And ironically, after reading Dirty Red, I somehow like Leah. I laugh at how ridiculous she is!

Amanda January 8, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Great interview!..LOVED these books,can’t wait for 3.

Izabella January 8, 2013 at 3:08 PM

I always read my books twice but my heart was broken after I’ve read The Opportunist that I couldnt re-read it. Ive been waiting for Dirty Red and finally Im done reading (reserved my saturday for it). The only thing I said after was “the f*ck! Its wicked yet brilliant.
The author has a way with words and her lines got wit and class. i wish her more success. She can write books like Gone Girl. Its a delight to be a fan of hers.
Excited for the Caleb’s POV. I wonder who Olivia will end up with.
But Ms. Fisher, just dont break my heart, my achy breaky heart ;)

Elisa January 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM

I read The Opportunist (T.O.) twice, and the second time around was no less heart wrenching than the first. Love love love Caleb and Olivia, flaws included. After reading Dirty Red (which I really enjoyed…still despise Leah, but liked seeing her POV), I went back and re-read T.O. because apparently I like to torture myself. I can’t wait for the third installment and pray that Caleb and Olivia get their HEA together or I may lose my mind, at least for a while. Love this series and Tarryn’s writing, and I look forward to seeing what else she puts out in the future!

Wendy January 8, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Loved the interview! Can’t wait for book #3!!!

patricia January 8, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Great interview ******sighing*******you know what the sighing means…yeap choo choooooo …crap …..Kaka Maryse just crap…..awwwww I don’t want Noah……(whinnying voice)

Joanna January 8, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Loveeeedd both books, can’t wait for book #3!! Great interview :)

Sarah January 8, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Loved the interview, but still hate Leah! haha :)

Gladys Medina January 8, 2013 at 3:21 PM

I loved The Opportunist and I don’t even know what to say about Dirty Red. I hated Leah so bad and I felt happy for Caleb being miserable because somehow he deserved what he got. LOL

Adriana Aviles January 8, 2013 at 3:24 PM

I want to win these books so bad!!!

Jenni January 8, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Dirty Lies…Sorry, I meant – Dirty Red…Uggg.. I blame it all on my frustration with Leah!

Cindy January 8, 2013 at 3:31 PM

What a great interview!! Tarryn Fisher is a genius.

Shawna January 8, 2013 at 3:32 PM

I love this series. Thanks for the awesome interview Maryse!!!

Avery January 8, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Great interview!

Lisa M. January 8, 2013 at 3:41 PM

You’re the BEST….great interview, AWESOME give away – thank you!!! :-) Love this series…

Angela January 8, 2013 at 3:47 PM

I have truly enjoyed the series thus far and can not wait to see from Calebs eyes. Will there be a HEA and if so is it the traditional one or the one where everyone learns from their past to improve their future even if its without their one true love? Can’t wait to see what is “stolen” in The Thief!

Sue January 8, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Loved the interview. Always awesome to catch an inside glimpse into Ms. Fisher’s world through her eyes. I too was crushin’ on Noah. A novella, short story or few chapters, something! Boo Ms. Fisher, Boo! I’m just kidding. But I’m not. Can’t wait til the 3rd….

Christy January 8, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Great series!

Jerri Lynn January 8, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Great insight from her! Thanks for all you do.

Susana January 8, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Great interview and great books!!

Sandy January 8, 2013 at 4:03 PM

i’d love to read the books! everyone’s talking about them!

Jordan January 8, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Finally some insight from Mrs Fiser herself! I am anxiously awaiting Caleb’s story! It will hurt so good!?

Mary Beth January 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Awesome interview!! These books were great – can’t wait for the next one!

Allison Wade January 8, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Its nice to hear from Tarryn about the craziness that has to be happening inside her brain as she is writing these books. It takes a very talented writer to make you so invested in these characters including Leah! These books are unforgettable.

Eunice Dilone January 8, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Although I have Dirty Red as my next TBR.. I’m very hesitant .. I really hate Leah (GRRRR). I purchased the book for a while now but I just can’t get started.. ugh.. Having read this interview.. I will start tonight.. PRAY FOR ME, lol

Sarah January 8, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Great interview! Thank you :)

Kirsty January 8, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Ooooh I am nervous for Thief!!

Erika January 8, 2013 at 4:34 PM

I haven’t brought myself to read Dirty Red just yet… :-/ I was left feeling pretty ‘blah’ after the first one. But this set would be amaaaaaaazing! :D

Shelly January 8, 2013 at 4:38 PM

I thought both books were brilliant! I can’t wait for Thief! Great interview!

Katherine January 8, 2013 at 4:40 PM

awesome interview!!..I’ve been dying to read Dirty Red!!!

ly January 8, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Great questions! You helped to dig up a little dirt from Tarryn for us readers! :)

Tessa January 8, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Thank you for the interview!! I love these books and can’t wait to read Thief! :)

LucyLou January 8, 2013 at 4:59 PM

For everyone that is avoiding “Dirty Red” because of their hatred for Leah. READ IT!!!! It adds so much to the story. You probably won’t like her any better, but you will understand why she is the way she is. She just chooses to indulge her inner villain. ;)
At the beginning of the book, I felt sick to my stomach and wondered if I could continue delving into Leah’s thoughts. But I kept reading and it was soooo worth it!! And I LOVED the ending. :)

Stacey January 8, 2013 at 5:14 PM

What a great interview! These books – both the story and the writing are simply amazing! Love them.

Sara Johns January 8, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Great interview! I am a complete Tarrying Fisher junkie. I can’t wait for The Thief!

Sara Johns January 8, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Tarryn * autocorrect

Susana Dorado January 8, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Interesting to read author’s perspective…Would love these books…thanks for the giveaway

Scamp January 8, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Love this series!

Quote: “I am the type of person who finds it incredibly hard to hate people. If someone bothers me, I try to get to know them so I can understand why they’re a complete idiot.”

Ms. Fisher is a better person than me. I cant stand Leah! I do not care daddy didnt love her. I do not care Sister was off her rocker. We all got issues. She needs to get over it and quit being a b*tch.

Cole January 8, 2013 at 5:39 PM

Great interview of a truly gifted writer. The Opportunist was very good in such a maddening way. But Dirty Red is….something else. Such a great book. To anyone who might know Ms. Fisher – tell her to release book three ASAP. Today would be nice. Tomorrow would be acceptable too.

Alyssa January 8, 2013 at 5:46 PM

The Opportunist was the first book That made me so angry when it ended that I wanted to throw something and then turned around and recommended a bunch of friends to read so they could share in my emotional angst.

Brandi Bradford January 8, 2013 at 5:48 PM

I loved these books! Can’t wait for Caleb’s book! Thanks for the giveaway Maryse!

Emely January 8, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Thank you Maryse and Tarryn! I love getting to learn more from one of my favorite authors! I can’t wait for Caleb’s book

Minha (Brazilian Girl) January 8, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Would love to win, have not read those yet :(

Katreena January 8, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Eep! Wow! I love this series! Been having a book hangover for months! And I am obsessed!!! Awesome interview! ;)

Kim January 8, 2013 at 6:04 PM

One of the best interviews ever! Maryse what an awesome job!!

Bridget January 8, 2013 at 6:05 PM

I love them both! And I love you both also ;) thanks for the giveaway! :)

Kristene getz January 8, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Great interview! It’s so awesome to learn how the story came about and how it evolved. I love these books that make me feel like I’m on an emotional roller coaster

Kim January 8, 2013 at 6:07 PM

I want! I want! I want! I am obsessed!!

Jenny January 8, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Loved the interview! Thanks!

nicole January 8, 2013 at 6:09 PM

I’m totally addicted to your blog!! And I LOVE this series! Big thanks!!

Melanie Fling January 8, 2013 at 6:11 PM

I didn’t think I would love Dirty Red but it was so good! I especially enjoyed the secondary characters. They were never vague I felt like a truly got to know them. Cant wait for the next book.

jennifer January 8, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Outstanding, would love to read the series.

BarbieJ January 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Thanks for the interview!

Jeanie V January 8, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Great interview!!! I loved The Opportunist & Dirty Red! Good to know I wasn’t the only one hurting from Book 1, man, that made me ugly cry!!! Loved Dirty Red too, I wanted to hate Leah but she was hilarious! (I still love Olivia though!). Cannot wait for book 3! Gaaaahhhh!!!

Dawn January 8, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Not sure where I read it or heard it described, but these books are a tornado in your brain….absolutely brilliant.

Brandi S January 8, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Great interview, you ladies are awesome.

Amy S. January 8, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Awesome review! Glad to hear Noah is older (that’s how I pictured him) and now with Patrick Dempsey in my mind…..even better! But still, TEAM CALEB and can’t wait for his book.

Maria January 8, 2013 at 7:09 PM

What a wonderful & informative interview. Love getting Tarryn’s perspective even though it doesn’t help in figuring out how the story will unfold.

Anne Marie January 8, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Great interview! This series is on my TBR list but after reading the interview, I’m dying to understand it all. It has just been bumped up on my list. ;) I’m excited and nervous! Haha!

Evey January 8, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Lovely interview you both rock!

Virginia January 8, 2013 at 7:19 PM

I’d like to say that when it comes to “Thief” I am preparing for the worst and expecting the best to happen, but really, you can never be prepaired for an unhappy ending, although Noah has been presented like such a good guy that I might not feel so bad if Olivia stays married to him

Cynthia January 8, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Pick me! Can’t wait for book 3

Yoandra Valle January 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM

I’m obsessed with Tarryn Fisher’s ‘Love Me with Lies’ series. Yes, I’m a masochist. Tarryn ripped my heart out and smashed it to pieces yet I LOVED IT!!! ;-) She’s phenomenal and I cannot wait to see what else she has in store for us. Thank You Maryse and Tarryn for this insightful interview.

Linn January 8, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Awesome questions….I love these books. I cannot wait for Thief. I’ve even gone as far as reading TO while reading DR, to help give more insight. Even the song choices in TO were brilliant (ex: billy Joel & Rhianna’s SOS). Thank you again for the interview!!

Brenna January 8, 2013 at 7:40 PM

OMG! Best giveaway ever! LOVE (&hate) this series so hard! :)

Adourra Dotray January 8, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Pick me please :-)

Beth Eddy January 8, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Love your books! Can’t wait for the 3rd one.

Michaela January 8, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Awesome interview!! I’m glad Noah is boring to someone other than me because I’m ready for more Oliva/Caleb drama push and pull! I camt wait to read Caleb’s book!!

Thanks Maryse!

Tracey January 8, 2013 at 8:08 PM

These books messed with my mind and emotions as no others have in my life. I tell everyone I know to read TO. I swear my obsessive status updates on facebook are legendary among my friends on how often I tell them to read TO! I cannot wait for The Thief….I know it’s going to shake me to my core, yet again!!!!

Katie Cary January 8, 2013 at 8:08 PM

I am such a big fan of these books! Would love signed copies! Great interview Maryse!

Brenda January 8, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Love this series. Can’t wait for Thief! :)

Megan January 8, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Since I finished Dirty Red over Christmas, I cannot stop thinking about it. I am over analyzing everything! I am so nervous for Thief. I want them to have a HEA. I’m afraid their “HEA” will be Caleb and Olivia apart but happy.

Lisa K January 8, 2013 at 8:16 PM

LOVE this interview!!!!! I’m nervous to see what happens in Thief!!!!!!

B Palmer January 8, 2013 at 8:19 PM

I’m so obsessed with this series, loved the interview! I didn’t realize there are playlists out there for these books, where do i find them? As soon as I read the part about Someone Like You, I started playing that song and know can’t get it our of my head. Love these books and can’t wait for Thief!

Lauren January 8, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Would love to win even though I have been putting off reading dirty red because of how the first made me feel

Michelle January 8, 2013 at 8:38 PM

I’d love to win

Lauren January 8, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Pick me I would love to have signed copies of these books

Nicole Lowery January 8, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Wonderful interview! Truly loved these books and read them both in a single day. My fam thought I was completely ignoring them! Looking forward to book 3 and, yes, I want Olivia and Caleb together…..

Lena T January 8, 2013 at 8:49 PM

These books were amazing, crazy, hilarious and made me cry. I was soo glad that I was able to read them both one after another….I have to say I was stunned by the ending in Opportunist, but it made me want to have more and did I get more with Dirty Red! I fear and look forward to reading the next int The Theif!

Thanks for the great interview!

Deanna January 8, 2013 at 9:17 PM

WOW! Thanks for the interview. This book just jumped to the top of my TBR list!!! Would love to have an autographed copy to brag to the book club ladies.

Diana S January 8, 2013 at 9:29 PM

I would LOVE to win this. I have these on my TBR list.

Kristin January 8, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Can’t wait to read these books. Everyone I know that read them said they are great!

Jennifer January 8, 2013 at 9:49 PM

I cried for days after reading the Opportunist. I need to recover before I read Dirty Red.

Desiree January 8, 2013 at 10:20 PM

I’m reading this now but would LOVE a signed copy!!!

ktiu January 8, 2013 at 10:22 PM

O My Gosh!!!!!!!!!!! You’re so lucky. I absolutely love Tarryn Fisher and her books. I got a physical pain in my heart when I read The Opportunist and have been telling all my friends that they should read it. I felt so devastated when Olivia and Caleb did not make it. Am so looking forward to the POV of Caleb. All I can do is sigh!!!!

Love you Maryse and Tarryn.

Hlee January 8, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Thanks for a chance to win!

paula k. January 8, 2013 at 10:39 PM

I loved the first book. I am getting ready to start reading the second. Can’t wait!!!!!!!!

Nadine January 8, 2013 at 10:45 PM

I believe we all feel the same angst about these books. I have been happily married for 17 years and have 3 beautiful children. pretty good right now, so It amazes me how much I love books like these that tear open my heart. My husband is constantly asking me why do I want to make myself cry. I have no answer. I truly enjoy reading the books with so much angst. Tarryn Fisher has done an excellent job of feeding my addiction.

Sara January 8, 2013 at 11:29 PM

I don’t expect to win anything. But I would like to share than I am a Dan and I am anxiously awaiting book 3. I hope Caleb goes after what he truely wants, Olivia. Noah, I haven’t felt much for him. He did provide Olivia with something,,, love and acceptance. But Caleb is just it for me. They deep down love each other.

Sara January 8, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Fan not Dan to above comment.

evelyn Recinos January 8, 2013 at 11:42 PM

awesome interview!! I can’t wait till Caleb’s POV!!! I am on pins and needles to know what is going to happen with him and Olivia!!!

Pamela Vizcarra January 9, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Every interview I read with Tarryn Fisher gives me a little more insight on the characters. Dying for Thief to come out soon!

Serena January 9, 2013 at 12:34 AM

These are on my TBR list! I can’t wait!

Penelope January 9, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Awesome giveaway :) I’ve been a fan of Ms.Fisher since I read The Opportunist a few months ago. After finishing Dirty Red, I’m anxiously waiting for Caleb’s book and I’m crossing my fingers for a HEA. I could only get the two in ebook format, but being old fashioned I prefer physical copies of my favorites. Them being signed is the cherry on top!

Kia January 9, 2013 at 2:39 AM

Great interview loved the books can’t wait for book 3 and I would love the giveaway read both books in 2.5 days

Rachel January 9, 2013 at 3:12 AM

Thanks for the cool interview, Maryse and Tarryn! I have The Opportunist on my Kindle app and can’t wait to read it.

Season Ciaverella January 9, 2013 at 5:03 AM

Great interview! How about a ballpark for a release date?!?!?!?

Caroline S January 9, 2013 at 5:27 AM

Cant wait to read these books. They are on my TBR list.

Cyndi B January 9, 2013 at 6:02 AM

This sounds like a good read. I can’t wait.

Allie Mathews January 9, 2013 at 6:14 AM

I haven’t had the chance to read these and it was such a good interview. Would love the opportunity to win!

Tina Rappa January 9, 2013 at 6:56 AM

Great interview! I can’t wait to read them, so I need
A copy!!!! Ha ha!!!!

Jessica Katz January 9, 2013 at 7:24 AM

Great interview! Haven’t read Dirty Red yet but can’t wait!

Rhonda Memmott January 9, 2013 at 7:34 AM

I’m so going to have to read these books now :-)

Brianna Lee January 9, 2013 at 7:36 AM

Thanks for the giveaway! What a great interview! I’ve bbeen wanting to read these books, but boy do I REALLY want to read them now! Ahh =D thanks again Maryse! And thank you Tarryn! Xoxo

Diane January 9, 2013 at 8:03 AM

These sound great!

Dena January 9, 2013 at 8:08 AM

I have not read these books yet. However they are on my tar pile and I really do want to read them “sigh” so I’m glad to enter this contest and hope to get books I have been so caught up with my kindle lately I miss touching books. Good luck!

Twilla January 9, 2013 at 8:10 AM

I haven’t read these yet they’re on my TBR list. Sounds like a great. Just finished Iced by Karen Marie Moning, it was great but now I have to wait for her next one to see what happened. Grrrrr!!

Melissa January 9, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Loved-loved-loved!!!!! Thank you both so much!!! Would love to win~

Karen January 9, 2013 at 8:22 AM

So excited to read these!

Lariza January 9, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Awesome interview and giveaway!!!

Adrienne Scales January 9, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Excellent interview! Love Tarryn’s writing. Thank you so much for all the amazing giveaways!

Lindsay C January 9, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Love this interview. Look forward to Thief and hopefully getting some closure.

Chelle January 9, 2013 at 9:18 AM

So…I read BOTH books last night, finally hitting the sack at 4 am. (That’s what happens when you check out Maryse’s list of best books.) Then, I overslept and kids were late to school. Yep, that’s how consuming the characters are. I’m left here wondering what happens to them as they go about their daily lives. Is Caleb keeping that penny in his pocket right now, so Leah doesn’t destroy it? What was in Olivia’s box, dang it! Is sex with good Gandhi good? Is Leah in therapy and on Lithium yet? Hmmm…can’t wait for book three!

Jennifer W January 9, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Thanks for the giveaway!!! I haven’t had the chance to read these yet but am looking forward to it.

Bojana R January 9, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Ahhh dying to read these! Fabulous giveaway and interview.

Jules January 9, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Great interview-Thank you! I could not believe the hostility these books (especially Dirty Red) brought out of me. I am hopeful book 3 will be out soon … I need closure:) Who did Caleb really buy the engagement ring for?

Melissa B January 9, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Thank you for the great interview. I have yet to read these but now I am really looking forward to it :)

Kelly Tannacore January 9, 2013 at 9:42 AM

What a great interview!! I loved the Oportunist, it was just awesome ans gut wrenching. I can’t wait to get into Dirty Red! Thanks for the chance :)

Megan Mayberry January 9, 2013 at 9:55 AM

By far one of the best series! I hope I win!!!

Kiersten K. January 9, 2013 at 10:05 AM

I LOVE this series and these characters!! My sister was right when she recommended this series to me… it’s got me back on a reading kick and I can’t WAIT for book 3 to come out! :-)

Ella January 9, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Me, me me.

Danielle January 9, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Great interview! I’ve been hearing so much about these books, and really want to read them!!

Tracie Dickinson January 9, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Loved Dirty Red. Have not had the chance to read the rest, but really looking forward to it! If I don’t win, guess I’ll have to buy them!!!!!

Molly F. January 9, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Awesome interview! I’m such a huge fan. I won The Opportunist in a blog hop and was completely floored when I read it. This series and The Dark Duet are two that I’ll never forget and recommend to everyone I can.

Corinne January 9, 2013 at 10:32 AM

What a wonderful interview and giveaway.

Tiffany S January 9, 2013 at 10:42 AM

I read these books a week ago and I am still dying to set down and have a face to face book discussion. They are still haunting my sleep!
While I never learned to sympathize with Leah, I love wondering what crazy thing she will do next. I can’t not wait for Theft to be release and see where Caleb’s new journey takes him. I have never owned a signed book before and would LOVE for this to be my first!

Ashleigh January 9, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Starting these books tonight! Have had them in my TBR but was too nervous to start!

Lisa M January 9, 2013 at 10:51 AM

After all the comments I had to start reading Dirty Red yesterday afternoon and finished by the evening in between family responsiblities!!! OMG!!! Can’t wait for the 3rd book Thief!! When is it coming out??? Really hope there is a HEA for Olivia and Caleb but wil feel sorry for Noah.

Becky N January 9, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Wow what an insightful interview!! Thanks Maryse!

Leeanne Perrin January 9, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Really enjoyed the opportunist and got dirty red next on my list to read on my kindle – i think at some point everyone can relate to watching the one you love, love someone else. Amazing writing! Look forward to the next….

stephanie vincent January 9, 2013 at 12:08 PM

pick me please!

Kathy January 9, 2013 at 12:22 PM

I have heard great things about this series! I cannot wait to read these two books :)

Brandi January 9, 2013 at 12:23 PM

I would love to win this!! Great Interview!

Amy H January 9, 2013 at 12:37 PM

I have not read her books yet but, its on my list. I would loved to win. Have a wonderful day.

Carissa January 9, 2013 at 12:56 PM

I want!! Man these books are awesome!

Carmen January 9, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Wow awesome interview! Now I’m intrigued!

Michelle Packard January 9, 2013 at 1:28 PM

I would love to win this!

Brandi Gilvaja January 9, 2013 at 1:28 PM

I serious love this chick! TO and DR have had me in a spell for weeks now! ESP Dirty Red. I despise Leah but her book was just pure awesomeness.

Ty for the interview and entry!

Daisy January 9, 2013 at 1:28 PM

You know what a huge fan i am of Caleb and Olivia
And a hater of Leah.
Thank you and look forward to meet you in person Tarryn

Tess January 9, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Awesome interview!! I love The Opportunist and Dirty Red is up next once I finish reading my current book on hand!! Thanks for this amazing giveaway!! :)

Angie McKeon January 9, 2013 at 1:31 PM

I LOVE these books!!! I need Dirty Red! Pick me :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Missy January 9, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Just love this series…. Can’t wait for The Thief!!

Katie Pruitt Miller January 9, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Tarryn & Maryse… I loved the interview… but GET TO WRITING WOMAN! I need more Caleb… like yesterday!

Andrea James January 9, 2013 at 1:45 PM

LOVE these books! Just finished Dirty Red last night, in fact. Thanks for the giveaway!

Terry January 9, 2013 at 1:48 PM

OMG !!! I have a girl crush on Tarryn Fisher I love her !!!! I would do ANYTHING for a signed copy of her books… I’ll give my right arm, wait my first born… oh crap.. that’s not going to happen… but you get my drift! :)

Julie McKenna January 9, 2013 at 1:50 PM

“when you find someone who breaks you open and makes you feel things; you fight for them. You write for them.”

Tarryn is amazing!

Tina M January 9, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Love what I read so far..Would Love the chance to win so I can read them all..Thanks!!!

Christina Logan January 9, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Great interview! I love a story I can sink my teeth in and now it seems I have 2. I will add The Opportunist and Dirty Red to my to-read list ASAP!

Rose Newman January 9, 2013 at 1:53 PM

I have these books on my TBR list, would love to win them

Dawn Bush January 9, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Would love this giveaway! Thank you for the chance! ;-)

Paula R January 9, 2013 at 1:58 PM

I loved these books!! Tarryn is a genius!

tricia January 9, 2013 at 1:58 PM

2 of my favorite books and can’t wait for the 3rd! Tarryn you have a beautiful twisted mind! haha Thank you Maryse for doing this give away! =)

Kim Stallings January 9, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Great interview!! I had no idea that Tarryn hated the ending of book #1! After I read the book, I was so mad about the ending, it took me a few days of fuming to realize that I absolutely loved the story. I devoured ‘Dirty Red’ in a few hours. I would love autographed copies!!

Nicole Barton January 9, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Loved The Opportunist and looking forward to reading Dirty Red! I know everyone was shocked at the ending of The Opportunist, but is it strange that I totally understood it? It was sad, but at the same time, real. I don’t know, I have the habit of pushing people away and have had to suffer the consequences, so I just relate.

Andriana January 9, 2013 at 2:26 PM

I have never read a book I loved more the second time I read it, before The Opportunist!! I cannot wait until Caleb’s story!!!!

Jamie January 9, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Tarryn is my new favorite. The first 2 books were so raw and real. And I have no question that the third will be anything less!

julie n. January 9, 2013 at 2:34 PM

The Opportunist tied me in knots for days! I made my sister read it so we could discuss. Now we are both excited but scared to read the second book Dirty Red. Who am I kidding, I’m dying to read it. Fingers crossed!

Gina January 9, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Awesome interview. I’ll take any little teasers I can get. cannot wait for the next book.

Sue January 9, 2013 at 2:39 PM

The Opportunist nearly killed me… and I thought I wouldn’t be able to continue reading about any of them any longer,, but now, I’m not so sure about that anymore. Thanks for helping me there! I’ll be reading book#2 for sure now!

Jamie@Addicted2Heroines January 9, 2013 at 3:10 PM

I was heartbroken at the end of The Opportunist! Leah became the villain I love to hate in Dirty Red.

When I picture Olivia in my mind, I picture Tarryn Fisher. I guess I’ve somehow connected the character to the author.

As much as I kind of like Noah, I’m still rooting for Caleb ;-)

Great interview!

Jamie Burch January 9, 2013 at 3:37 PM

I would love to win. There’s nothing better than free books.

Ida Goad January 9, 2013 at 3:51 PM

would love to see these 2 on my book shelf…great interview!

Alisha W January 9, 2013 at 4:18 PM

I can’t wait for Thief and your next project Tarryn! Your words are pure magic! Also, great interview Maryse! :)

Erika January 9, 2013 at 4:23 PM

I keep hearing great things about this series and can’t wait to read it soon! Thanks for the chance to win!

Tammi January 9, 2013 at 4:23 PM

What a great interview! I loved both books so much. Thanks for the giveaway.

Ruth January 9, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Loved The Opportinist and am so anxious to read whatever Taryn writes. Thanks for the interview Maryse!

Christina January 9, 2013 at 4:29 PM

I LOVE these books!! Great interview Maryse! Cannot wait for Thief to come out. I’m really hoping for a happy ending, well my version of a happy ending which includes Caleb & Olivia together!

kim January 9, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Great interview! Keeping fingers crossed on the giveaway!!

kerri January 9, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Best books I have ever read

Michele January 9, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Great interview, love to have the writers POV and insight. So I re-read The Opportunist yesterday, loved it so much I didn’t want to forget any of the details when I started Dirty Red last night. I have to tell you I had a hard time when I started reading book #2 because I really hated Leah! With all the deceit and lying thoughout both books I think Noah and Sam are the only characters I still liked by the end of Dirty Red. Wow so many emotions and what a twist that the baby isn’t Caleb’s…I can’t wait for book #3, hope it’s released soon! Thanks for 2 wonderful books!

Wen January 9, 2013 at 7:22 PM

((criesss)) I want the Thief like NOW!

Alex S January 9, 2013 at 7:23 PM

I loved both books…and this interview was great! Is there a time frame for book three? I NEED IT…

Susan Test January 9, 2013 at 7:37 PM

I was recommended the series by a friend on good reads. They were so addicting, I pulled an all-nighter finishing them! I hope Thief comes out soon. I don’t think I’m patient enough to wait a year. Crossing my toes and fingers for a HEA!

Tammy Stewart January 9, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Tarryn is my favorite author! I loved the Opportunist..I still cry each time I read the end!

Jen P January 9, 2013 at 8:35 PM

These are on the top of my TBR list. Thanks for the great interview Maryse!

Leigh January 9, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Loved the first book and look forward to reading the second!

Karina January 9, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Loved both these books! Tarryn’s brutal honesty is something that I truly appreciate. Life is messy and hard, but worth it :)

Maria Ramirez Esquivel January 9, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Awesome interview! Looking forwarding to reading Dirty Red!
Thanks for the giveaway.

mel k January 9, 2013 at 10:23 PM

thank you!

Maryann Buchanan January 9, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Oh God, thank you Tarryn, I am so defensive of Caleb, like maybe unreasonably so…I even read Fred’s blog about him and I never saw it from that point of view but I still can’t help but to feel for him, love Fred, but could never turn away from Caleb, makes me feel so much better that you feel the same about him!

Mickala Murphy January 9, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Thank you for the giveaway!

Dawn M. January 9, 2013 at 11:41 PM

I’d love a chance to win. I bought the Opportunist on your recommendation and hope to start it soon. I am always looking for good books to recommend to my book club. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lamis January 9, 2013 at 11:49 PM

OH my god..i have to read thief now!!!

Shai Villanueva January 10, 2013 at 1:50 AM

I’ve already read The Opportunist and I loved it. Haven’t read Dirty Red yet though. I’m looking forward to it!
Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Lisa Mc January 11, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Loved the interview. Thanks foe trying to get some info out of her. She is very tight-lipped!

Missy January 11, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Great interview! I purposefully waited on the Opportunist – until Dirty Red was released. So glad I did, but…I’m SOOOOOO sick to my stomach today. I finished both books yesterday. Ugh – I’m feeling so “off” today. Almost to the extent of calling in sick. I’m a sucker for angst, but *sheesh*!

Twilla January 14, 2013 at 9:04 AM

I just finished Dirty Red and Ok I dont know whether to hate Leah or love her. No I hate her. I’m calling bullshit how are you going to end the book with a big bomb!!! awww! This book has now become one of my favorites. Caleb in still in the love hate catergory! Sorry but he’s a little weak!

Twilla January 14, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Ok, I’m back I love Caleb I was just mad at the ending I just finished the book and was acting like a crazy “Red Head”. LOL smh.

lisa January 14, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Great interview!!i have not been this upset since lafemme nikta.all i can say these books are like crack.well wriiten mrs fisher.i have read both books 3 times already trying to figure out the next book,which i hope is very sooon please,my heart aches for calb and olivia,and yes i hate leah,and to think there are people out there just like her,but i have to say dirty red i laughed my ass off,loved sam and cammie and not fond of noah,but could like him.very unique mrs fisher,you are a very good writer.and the next time you write a book i will not read any of them untill they are all out,this is pure torcher.hurry thief.

DA May 8, 2013 at 6:44 AM

Love this series – please pick me!!!!!

Katie Miller May 8, 2013 at 7:36 PM

I love Olivia so much. She loves hard. She makes mistakes… sometimes HUGE ones. She learns. She is such a great female character. I think she & Caleb have both grown so much. I am excited to see where Tarynn takes them from here!

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