Interview with Lorhainne Eckhart

Is there a stigma attached to writing and reading romance?
I’m a romance writer, and I’m proud to be a romance writer, considering romance is the number one bestselling genre of all time. Romance readers are the most voracious readers, the most loyal fans. I read romance, but at the same time, I see the stigma attached to being a romance writer and reader. Society has deemed romance somehow unsuitable. Nora Roberts, who is without question the queen of romance and who’s never written a book I haven’t loved, talked in a recent article about how romance is scorned by literary types everywhere. They say that this genre, largely written by women for women, causes the women who read it to have unrealistic expectations. Yes, this was in an actual article written by someone referred to as an industry expert.

I hate to tell the person who wrote this article, women are pretty frickin’ smart. We kind of know the difference between reality and fiction. How many of you who watch The Walking Dead believe that zombies exist and soon will populate the earth? Or how many read a murder mystery and then go out and plan the perfect crime? Sorry, that was kind of tongue in cheek, but I couldn’t resist. The article I mentioned was a pure example of destructive criticism. Remember, you can’t change critics. They’re everywhere, flooding social media, and some of these people have an agenda to make you feel bad. These highly critical destructive people don’t see equality. They see a see-saw, with them on one side and you on the other. When they see you’re a little bit above them, they’re going to slap you down.

They may be thinking, you’ve got a nicer job, you’re richer, you’re selling more books and have more fans, you’re thinner, or you’re slightly elevated in some way, and what happens is one of two things: They’ll either elevate themselves by bragging about how important they are, or they’ll strike out directly to diminish you. They want you to feel bad about yourself so they can feel elevated. Here’s the issue: You can feel bad only if you let their comments in. Seriously, if someone were to say your skin was purple, you’d laugh at them because the idea’s so ridiculous—but when they strike to the core of what you are…man, it hurts. It’s hard not to let it in, because those kinds of demeaning comments are something we as a society are still trying to break free from. You know those who try to make you feel less than and ashamed for who you are, for what you do? They do so because it makes them feel important.

It may surprise you, or it may not, but I’ve lost count of the number of men and women who have referred to what I write as bodice rippers. Yes, to my face! They say that because I’m just a romance writer, my career is nothing to take serious. The first time, this was said with laughter as if I was supposed to be ashamed of what I write, but nothing could be further from the truth. I’m so proud of what I do, of what I write. I don’t even know what a bodice ripper is or why anything I write would be treated with such disdain. I’m very proud of everything I’ve written, all my books and series. These are the kind of books I love to read, the kind of books I’m proud to share with my kids. We’re not talking erotica, because there’s a big difference between romance and erotica: In romance, the central plot and the emphasis is on love, finding it, recognizing it, and keeping it, and there’s a “happily ever after”—or, as I write it, a “happily for now.” My stories are about families that love through thick and thin, families that stick together.

With Erotica sex plays a major role in the story. Women’s fiction is about the female journey, and the heroine is the central focus of the story, yet romance there’s a stigma attached to this, and I have no idea who created it. Worse, this stigma is something that seems to be taught to our kids in school. Teachers say there’s something wrong with romance because it’s not appropriate reading material. Whoever came up with this? Romance is never on the prescribed reading list. Really? I recently met with two of my teenage kids’ English teachers and listened to both their views, their opinions. Both are stuck on their perspectives of literature, on their lists of must-reads for students, which range from Romeo and Juliet to To Kill a Mockingbird.

Now some of you may say, what’s wrong with that? Nothing, if a kid wants to read those works, but consider teens are already struggling to fit in. Their tidal waves of hormones may have them crying one minute, filled with drama the next, and everything in between as they struggle with their identities, with the idea that they already know everything, with peer pressure, with curiosity… Then add in the stresses of home and school, all the different demands of teachers who spend more hours in a day with a student than their pare
You create strong characters who are also flawed - why do you find this important to do?
Strong flawed imperfect characters are what life is about, and is what I know. The imperfections, life’s struggles good and bad, how we all deal with life and everything it tosses your way. What my struggle may be is far different from yours, which is what makes people in my mind, interesting. And I often write about situations, that are uncomfortable, characters I can relate to. Showing characters as real flawed people, the good, the bad, all their imperfections, along with uncomfortable life decisions and struggles that many don’t want to talk about. Because even a hero often finds himself in a situation where the real life choices he makes will be considered by some as despicable, unforgiveable and will anger many. Except a hero that is truer to life and can overcome their deepest darkest obstacles is far more relatable.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My first book was published in 2007 with a romance publisher. My second book had interest but in the end, publishers indicated it either had to much suspense for a romance book or to much romance to fall into the mystery/thriller genre. And what it finally came down to was I was going to have to dump one or the other, as I was not allowed to have both. This was the first time I disagreed, so in 2011 after joining a group of succcessful Indie Authors and learning how Amazon had levelled the playing field in the publishing industry, I made the decision to forgo the traditional publishing route, and self publish. I found it intriguing Amazon turned to the readers to let them decide what they wanted, but the results didn't lie.

After publishing my third book, which took off selling more than 500,000 copies worldwide I have never looked back. With over forty titles now under my belt my big family romance series have become a fan favorite. I am now a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, frequently a Top 100 bestselling author in multiple genres, such as romance, western, military, and mystery/suspense. I have written multiple series, including The Outsider, Walk the Right Road, The Wilde Brothers, Saved, The Friessens, and mt two newest additions, Married in Montana and my high-stakes suspense and sizzling, red-hot romance series Kate and Walker: Deadly, Dangerous, and Desired.

After receiving the 2013 Readers’ Favorite Award for Romantic Suspense for my title Lost and Found & 2015 Readers' Favorite Award for Romance for my title The Price to Love, I guess the fans have in fact decided. And for that I am truly grateful.
Published 2019-02-13.
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Books by This Author

Ground Rules
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,100. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
With their wedding less than a week away, Jeremy and Tiffy discover they’re not on the same page when it comes to raising their son and dealing with the challenges that come their way. In true Friessen fashion, when Jeremy tries to establish ground rules, he soon learns that Tiffy isn’t the kind of woman anyone can tell what to do, and his strong personality could have her calling off the wedding
The Friessens Books 15 - 18 With Bonus Short Story
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 194,360. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Author Lorhainne Eckhart returns with a brand new generation of Friessens in this long running Friessen Family series. This big family romance series is loved by fans worldwide and is about family, commitment, hope and making a relationship work. This boxed set includes Books 15 - 18 in the Friessens with bonus short story.
A June Wedding
Series: The Parker Sisters. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,540. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Dearly beloved, we are gathered in this month of June for a wedding at the Parker family ranch. Or so the invitation says! Little does the family know that not just one Parker sister is getting married, but three. Will this be the wedding of the season, or will three sisters end up with broken hearts?
It Was Always You
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,340. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
She never realized until she lost him that he was the only man she’d ever love. Katy and Steven were the loves of each other’s lives until a tragedy drove the couple apart. But when Steven comes knocking on Katy’s parents’ door after learning she’s back in town, Katy is forced to face her estranged husband and the love that broke her heart.
The First Time I Saw You
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,160. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Like his parents Andy and Laura Friessen, Gabriel knows what it means to face an impossible situation. What he doesn’t realize when he puts up an ad looking for a roommate he never expects to meet a down on her luck gorgeous single mom with a meddling family, a crazy ex-boyfriend, and enough chemistry between them to heat a county. The only problem is she doesn’t believe in happily ever after and
Unexpected Consequences
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,670. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Brothers Chris and Danny Friessen return in a short sweet novella about unexpected consequences in their young married lives.
You Are My Everything
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Pre-release—available March 31, 2019. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Up and coming Hockey rookie Michael Friessen has everything going for him. He’s got a future few could hope for, parents who are everything, and he couldn’t want anything more until a weekend away before a second round pick that could secure him a spot on Canucks opening night has him waking up with a ring on his finger, and the hottest sexiest brunette sound asleep beside him.
I'll Always Love You
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,020. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
It was the hottest night of sex he’d ever had. Jeremy Friessen had heard the whispers that he was just like his father, with his looks, his bad ass attitude, and arrogance, and he’d never forget the night he’d spent with his best friends sister until she up and left, one day just three years ago.
Welcome to My Arms
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,770. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Everyone in Columbia Falls, Montana believes that Chelsea Friessen is a spoiled princess who is more trouble than she’s worth. They’d be wrong though, considering that tale was spun by a scorned high school crush and two years later is still the first impression everyone has of her.
A Reason to Breathe
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,630. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Everyone knows the first time you meet someone, your eyes connect from across the room, you smile and grab the courage to say hello, a simple feat for most people, but not for Trevor Friessen, who has spent most of his life struggling to fit into this world until he meets a girl who is as different from him as she is the same.
The Friessens: Books 9 - 14
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 233,450. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Author Lorhainne Eckhart returns with a brand new generation of Friessens. An engrossing big family romance series about family, commitment, hope and making a relationship work. This boxed set includes Books 9 - 13, In the Moment, In the Family, In the Silence, In the Stars, In the Charm, and a bonus short story Unexpected Consequences.
In the Charm
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,830. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Join a brand new generation of Friessens in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lorhainne Eckhart’s Friessen Family series. In the latest volume, Chris is used to having whatever he wants—but this time, the irresistible could come at a high price.
Don't Leave Me
Series: The McCabe Brothers. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,500. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
One moment in time could change her future forever.

 From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lorhainne Eckhart comes a riveting and edgy romance about a young love driven to the breaking point.


In the Stars
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,320. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Join a brand new generation of Friessens in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lorhainne Eckhart’s Friessen Family series. In the latest volume, two lifelong friends don’t realize their love for each other. Don’t ever fall in love with your best friend!
In the Silence
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,480. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Western
When a young woman searches her dark past for answers, she realizes that some secrets are best left unrevealed.
In the Family
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,990. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Those we love always come home. Christmas has always been a happy affair for the Friessens, but this year, as the family returns home, they are faced with more than a few challenges—from the crazy whirlwind of an on-again, off-again romance to a fairytale marriage now on the rocks, with more secrets than the family knows what to do with.
The Parker Sisters: The Complete Collection
Series: The Parker Sisters. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 193,350. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
Come and meet The Parker Sisters of Wyoming a spinoff of the romance series Married in Montana from a Readers’ Favorite award—winning author and “queen of the family saga” (Aherman) The Parker Sisters: The Complete Collection includes all the books and bonus novella’s in this heartwarming big family romance series.
In the Moment
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,280. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
What happens when you meet a man you can’t take home to meet your parents? Author Lorhainne Eckhart returns with a brand new generation of Friessens. An engrossing big family romance series about family, commitment, hope and making a relationship work. In this Friessen Family novel, an unexpected proposition leaves a young woman tempting fate that will inevitably end in heartbreak.
Danger Deception Devotion: A Collection of the Firsts in Series
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 445,760. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Danger Deception Devotion, The Firsts, contains eight novels and over 450,000 words of reading from Readers’ Favourite award—wining author and “queen of the family saga” (Aherman).  Each book in this collection is the first in a fan favorite series from NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart.
Overdue
Series: The Outsider Series (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,850. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
In OVERDUE, Diana and Jed are expecting a baby, a week ago. And when this overtired couple finally reach their breaking point it’s Jed’s mother, Becky, who steps in with a creative solution.
Go Your Own Way
Series: The Parker Sisters. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,710. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Dealing with the fallout of a costly mistake Scarlett becomes that girl, the one she never wanted to be. Until one day she meets a man who is everything she is not. A man who belongs to no one and turns the tables on Scarlett, when she is suddenly the one who is forced to face her hidden fears, and the one being tamed.
What We Can't Have
Series: The Parker Sisters. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,790. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
It all started the moment he laid eyes on me. “You will cheer Mason on for her backbone and finally breaking free of the emotional chains of the family.” Bookzilla
The McCabe Brothers: The Complete Collection
Series: The McCabe Brothers. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 214,500. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Dark Romance, if you like your heroes with a dark side you will not be disappointed with The McCabe Brothers, a spinoff of the big family romance series The Friessens from a Readers’ Favorite award—winning author and “queen of the family saga” (Aherman) Collection includes: Don't Stop Me, Don't Catch Me, Don't Run From Me, Don't Hide From Me, and Don't Leave Me
The Friessens: Books 6 - 8
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,580. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
From New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart comes a new box set collection, THE FRIESSENS: BOOKS 6 - 8, an emotionally gripping family saga fans worldwide have fallen in love with.
Don't Hide From Me
Series: The McCabe Brothers. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,000. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Sometimes what we can’t see is standing right in front of us all along. Get the book one reader called “A heartwarming story about how Luc, a gay man, comes to his happily ever after.”
Play Hard To Get
Series: The Parker Sisters. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,660. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Western
Twenty-four-year-old Naomi Parker is interning as a journalist. Until she stumbles onto a big story and a man who is as difficult as he is the one has to have. So, with two objectives in mind: be the best she can be and not let him see that she wants him. Naomi is convinced she’ll have him in no time. The only problem: the man she set her sights on doesn’t know she exists.
The Dating Game
Series: The Parker Sisters. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,450. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Western
From a Readers’ Favorite award—winning author and “queen of the family saga” (Aherman) comes The Parker Sisters a new spinoff series of the Married in Montana series. Twenty Six year old Ivy Parker is a Nurse by day, but an unlikely attraction with a mysterious man will turn her world upside down as she finds herself in, The Dating Game.
Don't Run From Me
Series: The McCabe Brothers. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,110. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A compelling emotional tale about the undeniable power of second chances.
Thrill of the Chase
Series: The Parker Sisters. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,790. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The Parker Sisters, a spinoff of the romance series Married in Montana from a Readers’ Favorite award—winning author and “queen of the family saga” (Aherman)
Don't Catch Me
Series: The McCabe Brothers, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,730. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
From New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author comes the next book in her new family saga The McCabe Brothers, a spinoff from her bestselling Friessen Series. He stopped a robbery. Now he has to do the right thing.
Don't Stop Me
Series: The McCabe Brothers, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,260. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Fifteen years ago, Vic McCabe was headed down a one-way road to destruction with the love of his life. But then the unthinkable happened, a mistake that changed their lives forever.
Leave the Light On
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,670. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When the unthinkable happens, a family’s life is changed forever.
Family First
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,740. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
They never expected their happily ever after could go so wrong.
First Love
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,890. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Western
Everyone said they were too young to love. Katy and Steven have planned out their happily ever after. Marriage, family and a place of their own. A simple life living in a small town with big dreams. A life just like her parents Brad and Emily. The only thing is life’s hardships soon threatens any future Steven and Katy have planned out together.
Kate and Walker: Deadly Dangerous & Desired Boxed Set
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 96,550. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
KATE AND WALKER DEADLY DANGEROUS & DESIRED BOXED SET Includes One Night – Edge of Night – Last Night
Married in Montana
Series: Married in Montana. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 88,480. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
From New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart comes a contemporary romance boxed set collection of all the titles in the MARRIED IN MONTANA collection. 1 – His Promise 2 – Loves Promise 3 – A Promise of Forever
The Friessens (Books 1 - 5, Box Set)
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 206,490. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
This special boxed set edition includes 5 Contemporary Romance Books from a big family romance series fans have fallen in love with. The Reunion (The Friessens, #1) The Bloodline (The Friessens, #2) The Promise (The Friessens, #3) The Business Plan (The Friessens, #4) The Decision (The Friessens, #5)
Last Night
Series: Kate and Walker: Deadly, Dangerous & Desired. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,620. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart brings you LAST NIGHT, the next book in Kate and Walker, A high-stakes suspense and sizzling, red-hot romance series!
Edge of Night
Series: Kate and Walker: Deadly, Dangerous & Desired. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,340. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart brings you EDGE OF NIGHT, the next book in Kate and Walker, A high-stakes suspense and sizzling, red-hot romance series!
A Promise of Forever
Series: Married in Montana. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,820. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
When Sheriff Blake Gatlin meets Brandyne, a single mom of five struggling to make ends meet, he’s determined to be the only man to help her out. However, when her past comes knocking, she’s forced to decide between love and what’s right for her children.
Love's Promise
Series: Married in Montana. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,130. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
LOVE'S PROMISE, you first met Kim and Bruce in The Deadline, and in their own story in HIS PROMISE. It's wedding bells for Kim and Bruce in Love's Promise, Andy & Laura Friessen will join this new cast of characters, a colorful community, and obstacles that threaten their very special day.
The Decision
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,750. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The Friessens, stars of the bestselling series, are back with THE DECISION, another heartwarming fan favorite romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lorhainne Eckhart. Brad and Emily return in a heartfelt romance, when faced with a decision no parent should have to make.
His Promise
Series: Married in Montana. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,720. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
From New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart comes a brand new romance series, Married in Montana. A love they thought would last forever.
The Business Plan
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,180. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Neil Friessen has almost everything he’s ever wanted: His wife, the woman he’s always loved… His children, whom he never believed he would have… And an empty bank account. Until one day, that is, when he comes up with the business plan.
The Promise
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,190. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
From the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author of The Forgotten Child comes the next book in The Friessens, a big family romance series that will rock your world. Falling in Love with Jed Friessen was a dream come true.
The Bloodline: The Friessens
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,570. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Andy Friessen has two guarantees: his wife and children are safe from the control of his family and in a safety deposit box holds evidence that could blow his mother's world apart. Until one night tragedy strikes. This time, secrets and lies could destroy what he's built for his family.
He Came Back
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,110. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
The newest book from New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart takes you into one woman’s haunting journey when her husband returns home and everything she thought she knew has changed.
Loving Christine
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,360. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
In Loving Christine, Derek doesn’t believe in miracles, fairy tales or happy endings. But he believes in Christine. She didn’t just teach him how to live.
The Wilde Brothers The Complete Collection
Series: The Wilde Brothers. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 228,920. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lorhainne Eckhart brings you THE WILDE BROTHERS THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, which includes all the stories in this big family romance series. A series that will rock your world. MEET JOE, LOGAN, BEN, JAKE & SAMUEL
Unforgiven
Series: The Wilde Brothers, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,590. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Samuel Wilde is one of the brightest young lawyers in Seattle. He’s handsome, smart, and sexy and has an unbreakable bond with his brothers—that is, until one woman comes between them, threatening to divide the Wilde family forever.
Fallen Hero
Series: The Outsider Series (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,410. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A cowboy who walked away from his family's fortune. A woman who returned for justice. What they didn’t expect was to find love.
The Reunion
Series: The Friessens (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,020. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The family you thought you knew. A reunion you'll never forget. A love that lasts forever. This emotionally charged family saga will reunite the Friessen clan in this timeless big family romance and a heartwarming celebration.
One Night
Series: Kate and Walker: Deadly, Dangerous & Desired. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,370. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart brings you ONE NIGHT, A high-stakes suspense and sizzling, red-hot romance! A blind date goes deadly on a night she’ll never forget!
Traded
Series: The Wilde Brothers, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,360. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jake Wilde has two loves, but neither is going his way. The newest book in the Wilde Brothers series, featuring football star Jake Wilde, the youngest of the Wilde brothers.
The Honeymoon, A Wilde Brothers Short
Series: The Wilde Brothers. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,700. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
When Joe Wilde surprises his new bride, Margaret, with a honeymoon, she is speechless—but not from surprise! And Margaret soon wonders, should she be running the other way?
The Reckoning, A Wilde Brothers Christmas
Series: The Wilde Brothers, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,210. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Some scars just don’t heal. Logan Wilde has always been the big brother, holding the family together, ever since a crisis made their father leave when Logan was just a teen. The brothers have always sought out Logan when they were in trouble. However, this Christmas, Logan and his brothers will face their biggest
The Friessens: A New Beginning, The Collection
Series: The Friessens: A New Beginning (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 178,090. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
From New York Times Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart comes The Friessens: A New Beginning a Special Christmas Collection in this romantic family saga, which includes The Deadline, The Price To Love, A Different Kind of Love, and A Vow of Love, A Friessen Family Christmas
Captured
Series: The Saved Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,780. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Eric is forced to make a decision he swore he would never make again: Should he leave Abby and their children to go halfway around the world in search of a friend who may be dead?
The Saved Series: The Complete Collection
Series: The Saved Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 147,150. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
From New York Times Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart comes The Saved Series: The Complete Collection, which includes all the books in this sizzling suspense series. Saved, Vanished, Captured.
A Vow of Love, A Friessen Family Christmas
Series: The Friessens: A New Beginning (The Friessen Legacy), Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,850. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Holidays are about family, love and giving, but this Christmas The Friessens are in for a rough holiday season.
A Matter of Trust
Series: The Wilde Brothers, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,010. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
If Ben Wilde is sure of one thing: Carrie Richardson is trouble.
A Different Kind of Love
Series: The Friessens: A New Beginning (The Friessen Legacy), Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,710. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Brad and Emily return in a heartwarming and emotional story about a family faced with secrets and an unexpected visitor who could destroy their happily ever after.
The Price to Love
Series: The Friessens: A New Beginning (The Friessen Legacy), Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,380. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Candy knows that her husband wants a baby, but she can’t give him one. When Neil pays for a surrogate and moves her into their home she suddenly is on the outside looking in. Until one day she meets a little girl with the kind of hopelessness that should never be in the eyes of a child. But neither Neil nor his family understand her need to help. As their marriage hangs on brink of disaster...
Not Quite Married
Series: The Wilde Brothers. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,930. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Julia and Logan are getting married. Until one day she finds out she’s pregnant, served papers by her ex-husband and is involved in accident. Julia feels everything is spiraling out of control and she begins to questions everything, including Logan’s love for her.
The Deadline
Series: The Friessens: A New Beginning (The Friessen Legacy), Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,580. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Andy Friessen has packed up everything and moved his family two states away, to Montana, to protect his wife, Laura, his newborn babies, and his stepson, Gabriel, from the threats of his mother. What Andy doesn't know is that they'll soon face a new threat, one he never saw coming.
Walk the Right Road: The Complete Collection
Series: Walk the Right Road. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 306,260. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
WALK THE RIGHT ROAD: The Complete Collection includes all the books in this sizzling suspense series including MERKABA, a FREE novella only available in this boxed set collection.
Blown Away, The Final Chapter
Series: Walk the Right Road, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,140. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Imagine that the man who’s been the source of all your misery shows up on your doorstep. Imagine this man wants your forgiveness for every bad thing he’s done to you and your friends. Would you believe him?
Friendly Fire
Series: The Wilde Brothers, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,560. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
In FRIENDLY FIRE, after a roadside bomb ends his career in the marines, Logan Wilde struggles to put his life back together, taking a job as a sheriff in a small Idaho town, he expects a quiet, peaceful life that will bore him to tears. Until he walks through the door of Julia Cooper's cafe. (Includes bonus short story ~ NOT QUITE MARRIED)
The Outsider Series: The Complete Omnibus Collection
Series: The Outsider Series (The Friessen Legacy), Book 11. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 357,420. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
The Outsider Series: The Complete Omnibus Collection is the ultimate sexy and emotionally charged big family romance series. Over 350,000 words of love, passion, and deep family ties. This collection includes all the books and short stories of the hot and sexy Friessen men and the strong vulnerable women they love.
The Unexpected Storm
Series: The Outsider Series (The Friessen Legacy), Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,720. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
He can have any woman, except the one he wants. When an Unexpected Storm evacuates the area and Neil finds himself alone with the one woman he's always wanted. And he'll have to choose between this dark haired beauty that fills his dreams every night, and building his million dollar resort.
The Search
Series: The Outsider Series (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Western
When her husband goes missing she's forced to call the one man she shouldn't.
A Baby And A Wedding
Series: The Outsider Series (The Friessen Legacy). Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,380. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Western
Getting married and having a baby ... for Emily and Brad everything was perfect, or so they thought until an unexpected surprise threatens to derail their happy day.
The Awakening
Series: The Outsider Series (The Friessen Legacy), Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,340. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A young woman who's lost everything, and the wealthy rancher who must choose between his family's power or his conscience to help her.
The Forgotten Child
Series: The Outsider Series (The Friessen Legacy), Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,710. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
He wasn't looking to love again. But what he got was a woman who shook his lonely bitter world upside down, and touched him in a way no other woman could.
Secrets
Series: The Outsider Series (The Friessen Legacy), Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,220. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
"Jed always told me he'd take care of everything. And I believed him, I trusted him, I loved him."
Runaway
Series: The Outsider Series (The Friessen Legacy), Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,100. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(3.00 from 1 review)
Six months ago, Laura walked out on the only man she’s ever truly loved. Even though wealthy Andy Friessen has been looking for her what he doesn’t know is the secret Laura has been hiding. And when Andy finds out he’ll risk everything to get her back.
Lost And Found
Series: Walk the Right Road, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,850. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A hit and run on a deserted country road. A woman over the edge, a husband with secrets. And a 911 caller with a murder no one saw coming.
The Choice
Series: Walk the Right Road, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,080. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
From the Pacific Northwest to New Orleans, with its rich Cajun heritage, dialect, food...and voodoo, comes this spellbinder! What would you do for someone you love?
The One
Series: The Wilde Brothers, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,440. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A passionate and stirring love story: After losing her job as a surgeon, Margaret retreats to her hometown — where she runs into Joe Wilde, the man she’s wanted for years.
The Wedding
Series: The Outsider Series (The Friessen Legacy), Book 10. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,630. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A man who's always planned everything, and a woman who's struggled alone--The Wedding will change their lives forever.
Bounty
Series: Walk the Right Road, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,600. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Most cops have a past. A past they can speak of. A past they can share. But not Diane.... That is until one night a body is discovered on the highway close to her home. But when she meets Zac the mysterious and sexy new forensics guy, who not only discovers all she's been hiding, he's the one man who can find a way into her heart.
Vanished
Series: The Saved Series, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,490. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
'A 2016 Readers' Favorite Award Winner' She thought her nightmare was over... Abby has married the man of her dreams. He rescued her, and he’s the father of her child. Everything should be perfect, but she begins to relive her nightmare from when she was taken…and then she disappears, leaving her children alone in the dead of night and her husband on a military ship halfway around the world.
Saved
Series: The Saved Series, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,210. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Growing up I had dreams that one day I'd fall in love, get married and start a family. Then one night I was taken. But I survived, I escaped and I was saved. Eric didn't see me as damaged. He didn't see my baby as a monster. He protected me, he kept me safe ... he saved me.