Lorhainne Eckhart

Biography

With flawed strong characters, characters you can relate to, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart writes the kind of books she wants to read. She is frequently a Top 100 bestselling author in multiple genres, and her second book ever published, The Forgotten Child, is no exception. With close to 900 reviews on Amazon, translated into German and French, this book was such a hit that the long running Friessen Family series was born. Now with over sixty titles and multiple series under her belt her big family romance series are loved by fans worldwide. A recipient of the 2013, 2015 and 2016 Readers’ Favorite Award for Suspense and Romance, Lorhainne lives on the sunny west-coast Gulf Island of Salt Spring Island, is the mother of three, her oldest has autism and she is an advocate for never giving up on your dreams.

Smashwords Interview

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.
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Lost And Found
"2013 Readers Favorite Award Winner"' A Hit and Run--A Deserted Country Road--A Parent's Worst Nightmare.

The Forgotten Child
In THE FORGOTTEN CHILD, Brad Friessen 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.

The Choice
One Woman Two Men And a choice that could kill her

Books

You Are My Everything
Series: The Friessens. Pre-release—available October 31, 2018. Price: $2.99 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.
A Reason to Breathe
Series: The Friessens. Pre-release—available September 30, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,460. Language: English. 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.
I'll Always Love You
Series: The Friessens. Pre-release—available August 31, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. 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. Pre-release—available July 31, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. 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.
The First Time I Saw You
Pre-release—available June 30, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. 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. Price: $0.99 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.
The Friessens: Books 9 - 13
Series: The Friessens. Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 232,950. 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. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,560. 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
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. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,160. 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. 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. 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
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 196,230. 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. 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: $7.99 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.
The Outsider Series Books 4 - 7: Volume 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 198,710. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The Outsider Series Books 4 - 7 includes the last four books and one bonus novella in The Outsider Series, a big family romance series fans worldwide have fallen in love with. (Secrets, Runaway, Overdue, The Unexpected Storm & The Wedding)
Overdue
Price: Free! 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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,710. 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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,530. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
It all started the moment he laid eyes on me. 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.
The McCabe Brothers: The Complete Collection
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 214,540. 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) This collection includes all the books in this new spinoff series. Don't Stop Me, Don't Catch Me, Don't Run From Me, Don't Hide From Me
Play Hard To Get
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,510. 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: 43,360. 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.
The Friessens: Books 6 - 8
Series: The Friessens. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 94,590. 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.
Thrill of the Chase
Series: The Parker Sisters. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,660. 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 Hide From Me
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.”
Don't Run From Me
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.
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: $2.99 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. Price: $0.99 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. Price: $0.99 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. Price: $0.99 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: $2.99 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
Last Night
Series: Kate and Walker: Deadly, Dangerous & Desired. Price: $2.99 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: $2.99 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!
Married in Montana
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,740. 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
A Promise of Forever
Series: Married in Montana. Price: $2.99 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 is determined to be the only man around helping her out.
The Friessens (Books 1 - 5, Box Set)
Series: The Friessens. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 210,700. 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)
Love's Promise
Series: Married in Montana. Price: $2.99 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. Price: $2.99 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.
The Business Plan
Series: The Friessens. 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. Price: $2.99 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.
His Promise
Series: Married in Montana. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,830. 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 Bloodline: The Friessens
Series: The Friessens. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,160. 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.
Loving Christine
Price: $2.99 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.
He Came Back
Price: $2.99 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.
The Wilde Brothers The Complete Collection
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 231,800. 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 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,980. 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. 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.
One Night
Series: Kate and Walker: Deadly, Dangerous & Desired. Price: $1.99 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!
The Reunion
Series: The Friessens. Price: $2.99 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.
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