Author: Lori Handeland

Lori Handeland is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Nightcreature Novels, including Moon Cursed and Crave the Moon, as well as The Phoenix Chronicles and Shakespeare Undead. She is the recipient of many industry awards, including two RITA awards, a Romantic Times Award for Best Harlequin Superromance, and the Prism Award from Romance Writers of America. She lives in Wisconsin with her family and a yellow lab named Ellwood.

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Smoke on the Water - Sisters of the Craft, #3

Smoke on the Water
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781250020147
  • Release: 2015-08-04
  • Author: Lori Handeland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Reunited after four hundred years, three sisters join together to vanquish the power that tore them apart…and embrace the sorcery that is their birthright.

Abandoned as an infant, Willow Black spent her childhood in foster care, the object of whispers and pity...and rumors about being certifiably crazy. Telling your young friends that you can foresee the future--and summon the rain--is a surefire way to end up in the psychiatric ward. But when Dr. Sebastian Frasier arrives at the facility, Willow's whole life takes a turn. Sebastian is the handsomest man she's ever actually laid eyes on--even though he has been in Willow's visions for years. But not even she could have predicted the storm of passion that engulfs them both. With Sebastian by her side, Willow is emboldened to embrace her history, and the sisters she never knew. Soon, the true power in her blood awakes--and the battle she was born to fight begins. While the temp est rages, Willow must depend on the friends and family she's found--and the man she has loved forever…

In the final book of this enchanting new trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Lori Handeland sweeps readers into a bewitching tale of secrets, sisterhood, and the stunning magic of love.


Heat of the Moment - Sisters of the Craft, #2

Heat of the Moment
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781250020130
  • Release: 2015-06-30
  • Author: Lori Handeland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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A spell that tore three sisters apart is broken four hundred years later, when the magic in their blood reunites them. Now, one of them will discover her gift--and reignite a love long thought lost…

Flame-haired Becca Carstairs was born to be a veterinarian. Since childhood, her affinity for animals has been special, and her healing touch nothing short of magic. But only Becca knows the truth--that she alone can hear the creatures' voices. She's always trusted her sixth sense…until a string of missing pets, an attempted murder, and a face from her past converge into one explosive mystery, with her at its center. Is haunted Owen McAllister, the boy who broke her heart ten years ago, related to the sinister crimes that have peaceful Three Harbors, Wisconsin, on its guard? Or is his reappearance part of the answer to questions that have troubled her all her life? As Becca delves into her strange heritage, she'll have to fight for her life…and the man she will always love.

In the second book of this spellbinding new series, New York Times bestselling author Lori Handeland delivers breath-taking danger, desire, and the dark heart of magic.


In The Air Tonight - Sisters of the Craft, #1

In The Air Tonight
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781250020123
  • Release: 2015-06-02
  • Author: Lori Handeland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Four centuries ago, in a small Scottish village, three baby girls escaped the wrath of a witch hunter. Today, one young woman will learn about her secret history,?her heart's destiny,?and the sisters she never knew she had…

With her blue-black hair and dark eyes, Raye Larsen has never fit in with the Scandinavian community of New Bergin, Wisconsin. Being adopted is part of the reason she feels like an outsider, but what really sets Raye apart is her ability to see dead people. Everywhere. She's learned to keep her visions to herself…until she stumbles onto the ghost of a murder victim who needs Raye's help. Enter Bobby Doucet, a distractingly handsome homicide detective who has been tracking a killer all the way from New Orleans. Could this be the break in his case he's been looking for all along? Meanwhile, the deeper Raye gets involved with the case--and with Bobby--the closer she comes to unlocking the mystery of her own origins. What she discovers about herself could destroy everything she knows…and everyone she loves. Is finding the truth worth the risk??

Filled with dark magic, dazzling romance, and dire suspense, In the Air Tonight is the first book in a thrilling new series by New York Times bestselling author Lori Handeland.


Tall, Dark and Paranormal - 10 Thrilling Tales of Sexy Alpha Bad Boys

Tall, Dark and Paranormal
  • Number: B00N55HGOA
  • Release: 2014-09-16
  • Authors: Caridad Pineiro, Lori Handeland, Terry Spear, Opal Carew, Stephanie Julian, Paige Tyler, Judi Fennell, Laura Kaye, Sara Humphreys, Randi Alexander
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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10 Thrilling Tales of Sexy Alpha Bad Boys

CRESCENT MOON - From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Lori Handeland

FOREVER FREED by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Laura Kaye

SPELLBOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Opal Carew, writing as Amber Carew

SINS OF THE FLESH by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Caridad Pineiro

SPELL BOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Stephanie Julian

HAUNTING A COWBOY - A Brand New Story from USA Today Bestselling Author Randi Alexander

HUNTRESS FOR HIRE by USA Today Bestselling Author Terry Spear

DEAD SEXY by USA Today Bestselling Author Paige Tyler

ASMODEUS: DEMON OF LUST by Bestselling Author Sara Humphreys

BEAUTY AND THE BEST by Bestselling Author, Judi Fennell


Hex Appeal

Hex Appeal
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780312590727
  • Release: 2012-06-05
  • Authors: Lori Handeland, Ilona Andrews, Simon R. Green, Rachel Caine, Jim Butcher, Erica Hayes, P. N. Elrod, Carrie Vaughn, Carole Nelson Douglas
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, Collections & Anthologies, Supernatural
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Fall under the intoxicating spell of their hex appeal…

In the magical world that lies hidden beneath our own, witches and conjurers play deadly games. They know just the right spell to kill a man with one kiss—or raise him back again. And they’re not afraid to exact sweet revenge on those who dare to cross them. But what if you’re the unlucky soul who falls victim to a conjurer’s curse? And if you had the power to cast a magic spell of your own, would you use it?

In this bewitching collection, nine of today’s hottest paranormal authors tell all-new, otherworldly tales.  Spellbinding stories featuring bigfoot, albino vampires, professional wizards, resurrected boyfriends and even a sex droid from the twenty- third century named Silicon Lily.  But as our conjurers are about to discover, it’s all fun and games until someone gets hexed.  And sometimes, even the best spun spells can lead to complete and utter mayhem.

Includes Stories From: Ilona Andrews, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, Carole Nelson Douglas, P. N. Elrod, Simon R. Green, Lori Handeland, Erica Hayes and Carrier Vaughn


Zombie Island - A Shakespeare Undead Novel

Zombie Island
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780312623067
  • Release: 2012-05-22
  • Author: Lori Handeland
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Supernatural, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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In the follow-up to Shakespeare Undead, vampire William Shakespeare and his Dark Ladyare stranded on a mystical island where zombies are plentiful and one man will stop at nothing to become all-powerful

Fresh from a triumphant battle over the zombie horde that invaded London, vampire William Shakespeare concocts a plot to rid the love of his life from the encumbrance of her husband. Will plans to give his ”dark lady,” Katherine Dymond, a potion that will make her sleep the sleep of the dead. Once she is entombed, Will can sneak in, wait for her to awaken, then spirit her away. After her husband returns to his plantation in America, Kate can return to London under a different name and assume a new identity. No one will believe that the dead Katherine and the live Kate are the same woman. Of course, as is often the case with true love, all does not go as smoothly as planned. When the two of them are shipwrecked on an island ruled by a wizard and a nymph, as well as infested by zombies, Will and Kate must stop an even larger plot afoot—one that leads all the way to the royal palaces of Queen Elizabeth.


Crave The Moon - Nightcreature Novel #11

Crave The Moon
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780312389369
  • Release: 2011-06-28
  • Author: Lori Handeland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Gina O’Neill will do anything to hold on to her beloved ranch that has been in her family for generations. Enter Mateo Mecate, an archeologist whose greatest wish is to dig there. Prepared to despise Matt—and to thwart his agenda—Gina cannot deny the shocking desire she feels for him.

Matt believes that the Nahua Springs Ranch holds an important key to Aztec history—one that will restore his standing in the archeological community. But he never expects to go head-to-head with the maddeningly sensuous owner, Gina. The ranch seems to have cast a spell on them both…

When Gina and Matt delve into the secrets of this ancient place, they awaken something unspeakably evil—a shapeshifter who is centuries old. A werewolf with vengeance on its mind. A sorcerer of incredible power. Can Gina and Matt defeat this enemy—even as their conflicts deepen…and their attraction grows more dangerous?


Moon Fever

Moon Fever
  • Number: 9781416514909
  • Release: Out Now
  • Authors: Susan Sizemore, Caridad Pineiro, Maggie Shayne, Lori Handeland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
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Spellbinding paranormal stories by four stellar authors that will send shivers of desire down your spine.

In "Tempting Fate" by Susan Sizemore, Desiree dreams she spent a passion-filled night with sexy rock star Jon Coyote...and that he told her he was a vampire. But when Desiree discovers she is mysteriously pregnant, her erotic fantasy takes a strangely realistic turn.

An angry ghost is haunting Caroline's house in "The Darkness Within" by award-winning author Maggie Shayne. But when sexy private investigator Jim Lipton offers to help discover what is going on, Caroline suspects that he has a personal interest in her ghost -- and in her.

In "Cobwebs Over the Moon" by Lori Handeland, Manhattanite Carly Kelly is pursued by werewolves across the wintry Alaskan wilderness, and only ruggedly handsome soldier Dylan Shepard stands between her and death.

Lycanthropy takes an exotic tropical twist in "Crazy for the Cat" by Caridad Pi?eiro. When scientist Jessica Morales travels to the Amazon jungle, she discovers that beneath the savage grace of her local guide, the handsome Javier da Costa, lurks a hidden wildness that is as tempting as it is dangerous.


Moon Cursed - Night Creature, #10

Moon Cursed
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780312389352
  • Release: 2011-03-01
  • Author: Lori Handeland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Kristin Daniels is a pasisonate in her prusuit of the truth. As the host of the television show Hoax Hunters, she’s traveled to the ends of the earth to explore-and expose-life’s most enduring myths. Her latest undertaking is no exception: Kris is bound for Scotland, where she intends to get to the bottom of the Loch Ness Monster legend once and for all. Instead, Kris encounters something far more mysterious...for in the ruins of the lake’s Urquharr Castle lies a heavenly creature-a sleek, muscled man with a seductive brogue named Liam Grant. One look into his eyes and Kris is already in danger of falling in too deep. Is Liam for real? Or has the spell of the moon touched them both?


Marked by the Moon - Nightcreature Series #9

Marked by the Moon
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780312389345
  • Release: 2010-11-02
  • Author: Lori Handeland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Tough-as-nails Alexandra Trevalyn does what most people can't: She kills werewolves. Once part of an elite group of hunters, she's going rogue these days, though no less determined to rid the world of bloodthirsty beasts...once and for all. That's why Alex had no choice but to kill Julian Barlow's wife - and will have to pay the price. Julian's brand of vengeance is downright devious, and now he's turned Alex into a member of his pack. It's only a matter of time before she falls under his spell. With the wild freedom of the wolf in her veins, Alex can't deny that Julian wakes her most primal passions...and draws her that much closer to the moon's call, where evil lies in wait. 


Shakespeare Undead

Shakespeare Undead
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780312641528
  • Release: 2010-06-08
  • Author: Lori Handeland
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Supernatural
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Something wicked this way comes . . . and it keeps coming and coming and coming. . . .
 
William Shakespeare was one of history’s greatest writers, a master of words with a body of work that is truly impressive . . . some may say a little too impressive for a single man to accomplish in one lifetime. Perhaps, as many have speculated, he had assistance. Or perhaps the explanation is more . . . unusual.
 
Who was William Shakespeare?
 
Who was the Dark Lady of the Sonnets?
 
Why are the undead stalking the alleyways of London?
 
And can they be stopped?
 
Something is definitely rotten in the state of Denmark.
 
So brace yourself for a wild ride through twisted streets and shadowed graveyards of Elizabethan London, where you’ll discover how the Bard got his Bite.


Stroke of Midnight

Stroke of Midnight
  • Number: B002F0X0OQ
  • Release: 2010-04-01
  • Authors: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Amanda Ashley, L.A. Banks, Lori Handeland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Winter Born by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Two enemy Were-Panthers discover that fate has destined they become lovers. Pandora must learn to trust Dante's foreign nature. But as she slowly succumbs to the truest passion she has ever known, dark forces have already set out to reclaim her...

Born of the Night by Amanda Ashley

When Lady Shanara Montiori is taken hostage, she learns that the rumors about her captor are true. Lord Reyes is afflicted with the dark curse of the werewolf. Still, Shanara can't fight the attraction they both feel. Will their love break the curse-or feed its powerful hold?

Make It Last Forever by L. A. Banks

An innocent mistake forces the beautiful Tara onto a mission to save herself from the dark fate that awaits her. Salvation comes in the form of a seductive biker with a heart of gold. But will surrendering to their ripe attraction unleash a danger even she cannot control?

Red Moon Rising by Lori Handeland

Novelist Maya Alexander's peace is shattered when she is stalked by a Navaho skinwalker who has taken on the guise of a wolf. Her only hope is the mysterious Clay Philips. In his arms, she seeks protection-but as the red moon rises, no one is safe from the danger that lurks nearby...


Doomsday Can Wait - The Phoenix Chronicles, Book 2

Doomsday Can Wait
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780312947163
  • Release: 9780312947163
  • Author: Lori Handeland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Bestselling and RITA Award–winning author Lori Handeland visits a dark and perilous world—where surrendering to your longings is the most dangerous move you can make…

SHE CAN SEE EVIL COMING FROM ALL DIRECTIONS

It took the near annihilation of humanity for Liz Phoenix to understand the true meaning of her premonitions. Liz is one of the sacred few on earth who has the psychic powers to fight the malevolent forces that have tried to wipe out the human race since the beginning of time. She battled these beings once, thwarting Doomsday but losing most of her soldiers in the massacre. Now she must replenish her troops quickly—because the supernatural war isn’t over yet.

BUT WILL SHE BE BLINDSIDED BY DESIRE?

As the new leader of the federation, Liz is marked for death by a Navajo witch with a link to her past. To survive, she must rely on her few remaining allies—her mentor, a shaman with too many secrets, as well as ex-lover, Jimmy Sanducci. Bringing Jimmy into the mix is a dangerous move, for Liz’s darkest desires are razor-sharp—and her longing for Jimmy is at a fever pitch. But can Liz afford to give into the cravings that burn inside her, with the next shot at Doomsday just around the corner? This time, if evil wins, chaos will reign—and the world as we know it will be lost forever…


Any Given Doomsday - The Phoenix Chronicles Ser.

Any Given Doomsday
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780312949198
  • Release: Nov 4, 2008
  • Author: Lori Handeland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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It took the near annihilation of humanity for Liz Phoenix to understand the true meaning of her premonitions. Liz is one of the sacred few on earth who has the psychic powers to fight the malevolent forces that have tried to wipe out the human race since the beginning of time. She battled these beings once, thwarting Doomsday but losing most of her soldiers in the massacre. Now she must replenish her troops quickly—because the supernatural war isn’t over yet.

As the new leader of the federation, Liz is marked for death by a Navajo witch with a link to her past. To survive, she must rely on her few remaining allies—her mentor, a shaman with too many secrets, as well as ex-lover, Jimmy Sanducci. Bringing Jimmy into the mix is a dangerous move, for Liz’s darkest desires are razor-sharp—and her longing for Jimmy is at a fever pitch. But can Liz afford to give into the cravings that burn inside her, with the next shot at Doomsday just around the corner? This time, if evil wins, chaos will reign—and the world as we know it will be lost forever…


Thunder Moon

Thunder Moon
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780312949181
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Lori Handeland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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USA Today bestselling and RITA Award-winning author Lori Handeland takes you into the realm of the Nightcreatures where love and danger become one after dark .

THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE AIR TONIGHT

Practical, skeptical Grace McDaniel was not looking for romance. The Sheriff of Lake Bluff, Georgia, and the granddaughter of a Cherokee doctor, Grace's hands are full with the daily trouble of small-town life. Arriving in the wake of a freak storm is Ian Walker, a mysterious stranger who blends modern medicine and traditional Native American cures. Even though she is wary of his ideas, Grace cannot resist what his touch awakens in her. But Ian is hiding a terrifying secret. And only he knows the truth about a creature stalking the citizens of Lake Bluff. A creature who preys on the dying.and then on the young, the living, the vibrant.Now, to save her people, Grace must put her faith in Ian's haunting power and succumb to her wildest passions-before the rumble of thunder fills the air, and a relentless evil strikes again.

Biography

Lori Handeland spent years waitressing, teaching, and managing a photography studio before selling her first novel in 1993. She is the recipient of many industry awards, most recently the RITA award from Romance Writers of America for her novel Blue Moon, which was named Best Paranormal of 2004.

Lori lives in Wisconsin with her contractor husband, two teenaged sons, and a yellow lab named Elwood. She can be reached through her web site lorihandeland.com. There you can join her Full Moon Club and receive a monthly e-newsletter with spooky werewolf lore, fun full moon facts, recipes, excerpts and more.


No Rest for the Witches

No Rest for the Witches
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780312949211
  • Release: Out Now
  • Authors: MaryJanice Davidson, Cheyenne McCray, Christine Warren, Lori Handeland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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MaryJanice Davidson

"The Majicka"

Life's a bit crowded for Ireland and her roommates-a fairy, a werewolf, a vampire, and now a zombie.especially when a mysterious man walks through the door. Will there be any room left for love?

Lori Handeland

"Voodoo Moon"

For Devil's Fork-based FBI Agent Dana Duran, the only way to fight a supernatural serial killer just may be to embrace life. But little did she know that voodoo could be so viciously sexy.

Cheyenne McCray

"Breath of Magic"

San Francisco's witches are in an epic battle. But even if Sydney can use her sultry ways and ancient Druid powers to save the world, can she risk losing her heart to handsome warrior Conlan?

Christine Warren

"Any Witch Way She Can"

A desperately lonely witch decides to take matters of love into her own hands when she casts a cosmic personal ad.only to find that the perfect formula for love is a strange brew indeed.


Dark Moon - Nightcreatures Series - book 3

Dark Moon
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780312991364
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Lori Handeland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Elise Hanover feels the pull of the moon--even in its dark phase. She is a werewolf who feels nothing but disgust for the bloodlust and violent tendencies inside her. Nick Franklin is the man she met and fell in love with in college, and the man whose touch first awakened her beast. When she realized that her lust for him inspired the wolf inside her, she ran as far and as fast as she could. To defeat her furry side, she has spent the last five years in a secret location in Montana, trying to find a cure for lycanthropy. Just as she feels she's at the edge of a breakthrough, her research is interrupted. Nick is now an FBI agent--and he's standing in her lab. Minutes after they leave the building, it explodes, destroying all of Elise's research and the serum she needs to fight her bloodlust. Together, Nick and Elise must race to find a cure for before the next full moon rises. Dark Moon is full of dry wit, steamy chemistry, and truly scary villians.


Hidden Moon

Hidden Moon
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780312949174
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Lori Handeland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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He's got a secret...

Claire Kennedy left Lake Bluff, Georgia, for the bright lights of Atlanta and a promising career in journalism. Now, recovering from a cruel betrayal, she's back in the one place she always felt safe, starting over as Lake Bluff's new mayor. But then trouble comes to town in the form of Malachi Cartwright, a man whose past is as mysterious as his present-a man who awakens something dangerous in sensible, realistic Claire.

That leaves her hungry for more

When a tourist claims to have been mauled by a vicious wolf, and when the attacks turn deadly, Malachi's strange behavior rouses Claire's suspicions. Could he have a secret agenda and a sinister reason for coming to Lake Bluff? Malachi is the only man who could tempt Claire to succumb to her desires-but he's the last person she can trust. And as an eclipse approaches, the secrets of the hidden moon will come to light, and a deadly enemy will be revealed at last.