Lori Handeland


Lori Handeland is a Waldenbooks, Bookscan, USA Today and New York Times best-selling author, as well as a two time recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s RITA award. She also writes gritty, sexy, adventurous western historical romance under the name Lori Austin.
Lori lives in Southern Wisconsin with her husband, enjoying occasional visits from her grown sons.
She can be reached through her website at www.lorihandeland.com
or www.loriaustin.net

Where to find Lori Handeland online

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Introducing Red Door Reads - First Chapters
Price: Free! Words: 69,250. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016 by Red Door Reads. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Historical
This Red Door Reads Sampler contains first chapters by best-selling authors - Renee Bernard, Jane Charles, Deborah Cooke, Caren Crane, Claudia Dain, Claire Delacroix, Susan Gee Heino, Lori Handeland, Jerrica Knight-Catania, Michelle Marcos, Deb Marlowe, D.M. Marlowe, Laura Scott and Ava Stone
Leave it to Max
Series: Lori's Classic Love Stories, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,270. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Livy doesn't have a clue how to cultivate the magic that lies within her child. By trying to keep him safe from broken bones, she crushes his flights of imagination. In trying to make him like other little boys, she fights against what makes him special. When Max meets Garrett Stark, famous horror author, he finds a kindred spirit. What he doesn't know is that he's found his father.
Thunder Moon
Series: The Nightcreature Novels, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,010. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Cherokee sheriff, Grace McDaniel, has dealt with paranormal entities before and is not surprised that they're back. After a freak thunderstorm the elderly residents in Lake Bluff, Georgia start to die. Upon further examination, their hearts are missing. Are the victims supernatural or are their killers?
Chaos Bites
Series: Any Given Doomsday (The Phoenix Chronicles). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,660. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Liz Phoenix has more to deal with than her dead lover visiting her in her dreams, now she has his shape-shifting baby. As she attempts to make sense of the chaos that is her life, while cheating death at every turn, Liz must call on the help of ex-lover Jimmy Sanducci, who may be the only one she can trust. Fleeing from those who want the baby dead, Liz must find the Book of Samyaza, which migh
Friends to Lovers
Series: Lori's Classic Love Stories, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,810. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
From Lori Handeland, a group of classic contemporary love stories. Originally titled: Doctor, Doctor When Gwen Bartelt's dad breaks his leg, Gwen returns home to help. Now an ER physician, circumstances have hardened her and she has three fast rules for her life: No kids, no pets, no everlasting love. Her best friend from childhood, local ve
Apocalypse Happens
Series: Any Given Doomsday (The Phoenix Chronicles). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,430. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
In the third installment of the Phoenix Chronicles, Liz Phoenix, the leader of the forces of light battles her dual nature in a continuing effort to save mankind from destruction.
Doomsday Can Wait
Series: Any Given Doomsday (The Phoenix Chronicles). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,980. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
In this second installment of The Phoenix Chronicles, pyschic ex-cop, Liz Phoenix has managed to thwart Doomsday once, but the army of demons intent on bringing about the Apocalypse isn't done yet. Neither is Liz.
Rising Moon
Series: The Nightcreature Novels, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,740. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Anne Lockheart is a private investigator on a mission to find her sister Katie. A photo in the mail spurs a trip to New Orleans where Anne heads straight for Rising Moon, a jazz club where her sister was last seen. There she encounters John Rodolfo, a blind saxophone player, who is the club's chief attraction.
Any Given Doomsday
Series: Any Given Doomsday (The Phoenix Chronicles). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,440. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Psychic ex-cop Elizabeth Phoenix finds herself thrust into saving the world, one demon at a time. Unaware of the supernatural battle that has been raging since the beginning, Liz becomes the untaught leader of the federation, a collection of seers and demon killers. Caught between two worlds, Liz must juggle it all in a spiral toward Armageddon.
Midnight Moon
Series: The Nightcreature Novels, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,330. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Cassandra's life was destroyed when she lost her daughter. Her identity concealed by the witness protection program, she becomes a voodoo priestess. Sent to Haiti to discover the secret of raising zombies, she has her own reason for agreeing. She plans to raise her daughter from the dead.
In the Beginning (a Phoenix Chronicle Short Story)
Series: Any Given Doomsday (The Phoenix Chronicles). Price: Free! Words: 6,590. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
From New York Times Bestselling author Lori Handeland, comes a short story in her urban fantasy world, The Phoenix Chronicles. Liz Phoenix does her best not to let anyone on the Milwaukee Police Force know that she's psychic. But her partner, Max Murphy, suspects. She's had one too many spot-on hunches. When they're sent to the scene of a murder, Liz's latest psychic flash leads to disaster.
Crescent Moon
Series: The Nightcreature Novels, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,200. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lori Handeland comes an entry in her RITA ® Award winning Nightcreature Novels. For a century there have been whispers of a werewolf in the Crescent City. The discovery of bodies in the swamp draws cryptozoologist, Diana Malone, to Louisiana where she meets, sexy, reclusive former Special Forces officer, Adam Ruelle.
Dances With Demons (A Phoenix Chronicle Novella)
Series: Any Given Doomsday (The Phoenix Chronicles). Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,840. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
When a demon comes calling Megan Murphy's bar blows sky-high, and she's suddenly on the run with her klutzy day shift bartender, the exceedingly gorgeous Quinn Fitzpatrick. Quinn has been in love with Megan from the moment he saw her. Too bad he's living a lie. He isn't as klutzy as he makes out, nor as human as she believes. Quinn was sent to protect Megan from anything that slithers.
Out of Her League
Series: Lori's Classic Love Stories, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,960. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
From Lori Handeland, a group of classic contemporary love stories. Humor with heart! Evie Vaughn only has time for her sons, her job and coaching Little League Baseball in the small town of Oak Grove, Iowa. When Joe "Iceman," Scalotta arrives with his teenage daughter in tow, everything is thrown into chaos, including Evie.
D.J.'s Angel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,860. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Police officer D. J. Halloran doesn't believe in love. However, once she meets children's book illustrator Chris McCall, she begins to have her doubts. But it isn't until her determined guardian angel intervenes that D. J. discovers the special promise of love.
Shadow Lover
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,560. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Rachel Taylor has spent three years seeking vengeance for her brother's death. Then she discovers herself falling under the spell of the man she believes is responsible for her pain and suffering. 

After his accident, Michael Gabriel hides himself from the world. Though he fears past secrets may destroy his life, he is unable to deny his growing attraction for Rachel. 

When You Wish
Series: Lori's Classic Love Stories, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,350. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
From Lori Handeland, a group of classic contemporary love stories. Research scientist Dr. Daniel Chadwick believes in science. Massage therapist Grace Lighthorse believes in mystery. But the chemistry between them is pure magic. They are competing for a lucrative grant to fund their special projects and neither one of them is willing to give an inch until they realize that love
When Midnight Comes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,320. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Visit the streets of 19th century New York in a tale based on the legend of the Jack O Lantern. Newly dead Jack Keegan may be doomed to wander the earth forever with only a lantern to light his way unless he atones for the sins of a lifetime. His love for Lucia Casale may be the only thing that can save him.

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