The new website color is in honor of the new anthology since the story about Pauline and Jagger is a bit "spooky!" But, also romantic...
Pauline and Jagger had another escapade--this time in a pychiatric hospital. But not any psychiatric hospital! Each story in this anthology is based on a Tarot card. I pulled The Lovers and thus Pauline and Jagger's story began again!
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Today, I have a fun surprise that I'd like to share with you. To celebrate the summer I've teamed up with more than 40 fantastic cozy mystery authors to give away a huge collection of cozies, PLUS a Kindle Fire to one lucky winner!
You can win my novel DEAD WEIGHT, plus books from authors like Donna Andrews and Judith Arnold.
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The Pauline Sokol Humerous, Romantic, Mystery series!
Pauline and Jagger have a story in this anthology. It is Book #2 in a series of 3. Many wonderful authors in all the books and the theme is a hotel set in Las Vegas. Check out "What the Hell Happened in Vegas?" with Pauline and Jagger. It is the blue book.The Excelsior Hotel and Casino is the setting for all stories. Built in Las Vegas in 1960 by mobster Louis “The Lip” LaFica. For decades the towering hotel has been the subject of incredible stories and rumors that have kept it in the public eye the world around. Why have so many lovers been mysteriously, magically, magnetically drawn to this magnificent edifice? And why now have so many bestselling authors at last come together to reveal the adventures of these lovers who have stayed at the glorious Excelsior? Three Awesome Collections featuring Heather Graham, Lance Taubold, Richard Devin, Doris Parmett, Jennifer St. Giles, Kimberly Cates, Tara Nina, Ed DeAngelis, Rebecca Paisley, Christina Skye, Pamela Morsi, Linda J. Parisi, Jeff DePew, Lori Avocato, Connie Corcoran Wilson, Mathew Kaufman, C.H. Admirand, Tina Wainscott, Crystal Perkins, Amanda McIntyre, Hailey J. Bissell, Tina DeSalvo, Sabrina York, Carole Nelson Douglas and Kathryn Falk Lady of Barrow
The first in the series. Introducing Pauline Sokol RN and the fabulous other characters!
Travel the high seas with Pauline and Jagger!
Travel to swanky Newport, RI with Pauline and the gang!
Especially to my readers, I have decided to end 2015 with a little something. I wrote a military/romance short story called "Temporary Duty," about an Air Force reservist nurse and an active duty pilot. Yum! . It is available on Amazon Kindle. If you belong to Kindle Unlimited, it is FREE. If not, it is 99 cents. Hope you pop over to check it out!
I also wish a wonderful 2016 to EVERYONE!
A few years ago, one of my Pauline Sokol mystery books was sitting on the bedside of the doc in "House" I never saw it but people told me about it. My son was watching the reruns and saw it and taped it for me! LOL Pink book on the bottom of the pile. To see the video, head over to my Facebook page!
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by Lori Avocato
Nothing – not even murder – keeps Pauline Sokol off the case.
Pauline Sokol, ex-RN turned medical insurance fraud investigator, finds herself embroiled in a scam at a weight loss clinic in the scenic New Mexico desert. As if being undercover isn’t bad enough, she’s not allowed to eat chocolate, she lives in a body suit that weighs a ton, and her roommate turns out to be a mysteriously hot guy!
Nearly finished with what seems to be an open-and-shut case, Pauline befriends a woman who is an undercover reporter, also interested in the goings-on at the weight loss clinic. Pauline is grateful for the help – until that help turns up dead. Pauline knows the clock is ticking – and it’s not just counting down how long until she can get a candy bar.
Back to square one and the probable need to turn to her handsome, but incorrigible, co-worker, Jagger. Pauline must rely on her nursing skills as well as her ever-increasing skills as an investigator – despite her wish not to be one.
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A Pauline Sokol short story. Humorous mystery
Second latest ebook!
Released ebook: In DEAD WEIGHT, Pauline Sokol, ex-RN turned medical insurance fraud investigator, finds herself embroiled in a scam at a weight loss clinic in the scenic New Mexico desert. If that isn't bad enough, she can’t eat chocolate, she lives in a body suit that weighs a ton, and her “roommate” turns out to be…a mysteriously hot…guy!
Talk about an "OOPS" moment! Only Lori could come up with this one. Buy the ebook at http://www.diversionbooks.com/ebooks?title=&field_author_nid=39
Veteran Lori's Air Force days come to life in this reunion story! E-book available at: http://www.diversionbooks.com/ebooks?title=&field_author_nid=39
A romantic story set in sultry, steamy New Orleans! Available as an ebook from: http://www.diversionbooks.com/ebooks?title=&field_author_nid=39
Spanky is a character in the Pauline Sokol Series...and will live on forever. Lori lost the "real" Spanky this past March. Sniff...
Book #1 in the Lethal in Lace Series
The Pauline Sokol Mystery Series Book #1
The first book in The Pauline Sokol Mysteries, A Dose of Murder, is a wonderful medical-world story enlivened by an exceptionally fun and sassy voice. In it, a burned out registered nurse becomes a medical insurance fraud investigator only to be yanked back into the nursing field by an experienced hunk of an investigator who she just can’t say no to--until she stumbles upon two dead bodies.
The Pauline Sokol Mystery Series Book #2
Pauline Sokol, ex-RN turned medical insurance fraud investigator finds herself embroiled in a scam of senior citizens...and Viagra fraud. If that isn’t bad enough, one of the old geezers has fallen for her...and two have mysteriously departed from this world.
The Pauline Sokol Mystery Series Book #3
Ex-RN Pauline Sokol finds herself confined against her will in a psychiatric hospital when she goes undercover to investigate fraudulent brokers who match patients with treatment facilities--for a bounty as high as $4000.00 a head. A master plan of escape ensues when “doctor” Jagger shows up...until the broker is found dead.
The Pauline Sokol Mystery Series Book #4
Blurb: Sailing over the bounty seas is not the ideal case for ex-RN Pauline Sokol who has never been out of New England. But when her sleazy boss, Fabio Scarpello, offers her the chance to work a case on The Golden Dolphin--sailing through the Bermuda Triangle is the least of her problems. Murder, mayhem and a missing nurse take center stage while Pauline is trapped on the ship, her roommate murdered, and Pauline’s name is next on the list.
The Pauline Sokol Mystery Series Book #5
For her latest case, Pauline Sokol is assigned to investigate plastic surgery fraud in swanky Newport, Rhode Island. To get inside the exclusive “spa”, she must go undercover as a private duty nurse. Now all she needs is a suitable well-heeled patient. Luckily, her best friend and colorful co-worker Goldie fits the bill (and the high heels), and he selflessly volunteers for a nose job. Once she’s infiltrated this surgical playground for the rich and spoiled, Pauline discovers that someone in the practice is scamming the insurance companies. More than a few of these jet setters have become addicted to plastic surgery and many of the women’s husbands have refused to pay for any more elective “changes.” So someone is making up diagnoses so the (inflated) costs are covered without anyone being the wiser. A “nose job” has now become a “repair of a deviated septum for better breathing.” But a simple case of semantics soon turns deadly when a male secretary’s body is found floating fifty feet below the jagged ocean cliff. As she struggles to keep herself out of danger, Pauline can’t believe her non-altered eyes when the enigmatic Jagger shows up to at the B&B where she’s staying. But even her hunky cohort can’t keep her safe when a simple case of going under the knife is anything but cut and dried.