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June 21, 2010

Hi All,

I hope that the summer finds you happy, cool and well! I have three new releases that are available on Amazon now. Check out the hunky heroes on the covers too. You can find them on my website at www.loriavocato.com

Here are the blurbs:

Do You Take This Man...Again?

Annie Hamilton and Major David Grainger have a conflicted past as mis-matched spouses and now as separated parents. He saw the problem as her drive to be a successful inventor and her not fitting into the mold of an Air Force officer’s wife. Annie blamed their breakup on his unfortunate habit of brining his dictatorial nature into their relationship as if she were in his squadron.

Can they each learn to accept the other as they are? Will Annie
let stubborn pride cause her to lose the only man she has ever
loved? The real question for Annie is: does she take this man…again?


Time Suspended

Mason Dupre has resigned himself to never being loved. Silver Whitney has fallen under a spell--the spell of graceful, ante-bellum Rosewood Plantation. But it is the spell cast long ago over Mason Dupre that prevents Silver from writing the family's history book she has traveled hundreds of miles to complete. Mardi Gras, the interference of a ghost, and the heavy New Orleans air swirl around Silver and Mason as they struggle to solve and understand the mystery that keeps them both bound to the plantation and a vengeful curse. Since the day of his birth, time remains suspended on the ornate pocket watch Mason has inherited--until a woman's love can break the spell--and move the hands of time.


OOPS!

Greta Lipinski's biological clock has run out of batteries. She always wanted children--problem is she’s never married. Well, that's not about to stop her. Greta is going to have a baby--she doesn't need a man. She has a track record of dating losers who she tried to reform--to no avail anyway. So, she uses the money for a down payment on a house for baby-making tests, minor surgery, and the artificial insemination procedure, which had to be repeated three times.

Dr. Alec Thurston, a renowned fertility expert throughout New England, opened a fertility clinic to help couples fulfill their dreams. Alec loves his job, but fatherhood is not for him. He grew up with parents who were distant, uncaring. If it wasn't for his maid and butler, Alec would barely know the meaning of the word "family." He was never a son, merely an heir.

Then, a lab error throws the unlikely Greta and Alex into a major…oops moment.

At the moment, I am working on a new humorous mystery series called "Lethal in Lace." Check out my website for more details.


Hope you enjoy!

Lori

Selected Works-Click on red title for excerpt

Humorous mystery
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.