Bio: After serving in the Air Force as a registered nurse, Lori Avocato decided to give up her nursing career to write fiction. After six years, she has six short contemporary romances published.
While raising two sons, she also decided to write books for children under the pen name, Lori Lane. The experience of raising the boys has helped in the research of her fiction for children.
Lori lives in Connecticut with her husband, her two boys and their little dog. She’s the past president of the Connecticut Chapter of Romance Writers and still serves on the Board of Directors. She is also a member of Sisters in Crime and writes full time. Lori has won numerous writing contests throughout her career and teaches fiction writing in the adult education system of two cities.
She needed the solitude of the ocean to think, the warmth of the sun to soothe her confusion, and the speed of pushing a motorboat to its limit to face the toughest decision of her life. Captain Maddy Harrington needed peace of mind to decide if she should continue her lifelong dream of being an Air Force officer. But what she got was a man washed up on shore. A man--a gorgeous man--who didn't even know his name but thought he'd found HEAVEN ON EARTH. Will Maddy ever find that solitude, or will ... more info>>
AIR FORCE, MARINES, NAVY, COAST GUARD, & ARMY Five sweet romantic stories delving into the world of Special Operations from authors whose family and friends are part of the military community. The stories--MISSION MISTLETOE, CHRISTMAS TO THE RESCUE, and THE STOCKING--will bring intrigue, merriment, and joy while TIED WITH A BOW and ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A MARINE will engage your spirit and capture your heart. Five Sweet Contemporary Romances dedicated to the our wonderful Spec Op warriors ... more info>>
Lucky Santanelli's strength is her independence--but learns after meeting EZ Dalton that it is also her greatest weakness--leaving her alone and lonely. Lucky's father had been a reputed Mafia boss and even after his death, she can't live down his reputation. In an attempt to sever the last tie to her father, she goes to dump the dilapidated amusement park she's inherited from him only to find out it's half-owned by EZ's father--and EZ runs the place. She offers to sell her half to him for a pen... more info>>
In this classic romance story, a conservative rancher and a free-spirited photographer are forced to share more than a common lake in the steamy New Mexico desert. There they must decide--are wealth and property worth more than love? Becky Chambers becomes a fish out of water when she and Slate Lawson learn they have both inherited half of the same ranch in New Mexico--now they must learn what is really important in life.