Lorine S Thomas


Lorine S. Thomas is the author of the read worthy crime thrillers, “Cross Your Heart”, and "Beauty and Bloodshed". She is currently working on book 3 of the series.

Lorine’s early childhood was filled with a passion of reading just about anything that caught her attention and captured her imagination. She read things between the Sweet Valley High series to anything by V.C. Andrews. She soon found that along with reading, she developed a talent for storytelling and writing, specifically the form of poetry.

It wasn’t until she was in her adult years when she dove into her first thriller, “The Switch” by Sandra Brown, and that got her hooked on that genre. She soon found herself enthralled in the books by James Patterson, Dean Koontz, Nora Roberts and Sandra Brown, just to name a few. She marveled at how they were able to write such captivating stories and characters and often wondered what their secret was.

She would soon find that out, when in 2006, she came up with the crazy idea of seeing if she had what it took to put pen to paper and write a full length story. At first not quite sure where to start, she looked for ideas everywhere but nothing seemed to light the inspiration bulb. And then after weeks of nothing, the idea just came to her in the middle of one winter’s cold night.

Between the late hours at her full-time job, long spans of writer’s block and then finally a damaged beyond repair computer, she didn’t think that she would ever complete the first draft. But soon, the block lifted and her husband gifted her with a brand new laptop for Christmas. And that was all the motivation she needed to finish her greatest challenge. It was hard work and very tiring but she persevered and in February of 2015, she published the finish project.

Lorine currently resides in North Carolina with her loving husband of fifteen years and the love and support of her five wonderful step-children and three spirited grandchildren.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favorite five books are as follows:
The Switch by Sandra Brown
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
The Bad Place by Dean Koontz
Women of Faith by Francine Rivers
Tell Me Your Dreams by Sidney Sheldon
What do you read for pleasure?
I was late to the series, but I love the In Death Series by J.D. Robb. Those are my go to books.
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Beauty And Bloodshed
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,100. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A killer is stalking the streets of New York City, and he has an extraordinary appetite. However, his appeal towards the ladies of the nights is not what they seem to be.
Cross Your Heart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,250. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
This book tells the story of what happens when a desperate act causes deadly consequences. Between the killer's thirst for revenge and a couple's fight against a potentially rekindled romance, this story has all of the twists and thrills needed that will keep you on the edge of your seat. And did I mention that the killer is just a bit off his rocker?

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Smashwords book reviews by Lorine S Thomas

  • Society for Supper on July 09, 2015

    Being a lover of apocalypse type movies, this book immediately drew me in. This book was amazing! It was very well written and kept me hooked until the end. Along the way, I kept saying to myself, "this would make an amazing movie or TV series", a la The Walking Dead. The Donnelly family is a family that you can really relate to as they do all that they can to fight for their survival. And, along the way, they make some good choices and some not so good ones. This was an action packed novel that kept me turning the page to see what happens next. Would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the apocalyptic genre