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Lori Handeland | Author-Reader Match + Giveaway!
Author Guest / January 18, 2019

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Lori Handeland! Lori: Most readers know me as an author of paranormal, contemporary and historical romance, but my most recent novel, JUST ONCE, is a contemporary women’s fiction novel.  Women’s fiction deals women’s relationships-sisters, friends, children, parents, lovers – and may or may not contain a romance. AUTHOR-READER MATCH Fifty-something romance author seeks readers for an exploration of the relationship between two women who love the same man and how they come together when he needs them the most. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: – Free time is often spent chatting with friends about their lives and problems – Favorite books and movies are best read and viewed with a box of Kleenex nearby – Believes in true and forever love – Recent book favorites include The Nightingale, The Great Alone, and Before We Were Yours – LOVED the movie The Notebook What to expect if we’re compatible: – A journey through four decades with three characters…

Lori Handeland | Monster Mash
Author Guest / November 4, 2010

Another Halloween has passed us by, and I’ve handed out the candy to princesses and cowboys and football players and teenagers in Scream masks. But as always my favorite costumes are the good old fashioned monster costumes. Not surprisingly I’ve got a soft spot for those old fashioned monsters. Give me a vampire, a werewolf, a zombie, a mummy, a witch. Please. I love monster movies, monster books, monster artwork, monster dolls and toys. My favorite monster movie, one I watch every Halloween, is Bram Stoker’s Dracula. What a romance! What a monster! Sometimes I troll the Internet observing great monster artwork. Some of my favorites are Native American renderings of werewolves. Considering what I write, no big shock there. I also have a freaky Barbie collection. I bet you didn’t know they had monster-ish Barbies. I’ve got The Munsters, The Addams Family, The Wicked Witch of the West and several others. And when it comes to books about monsters, werewolves are always my favorite. My most recent release, MARKED BY THE MOON (available now!)is a continuation of my popular Nightcreature Novels, and it has a great monster. Julian Barlow is an ancient berserker–a Viking warrior who, in the heat…

Lori Handeland | Where do you get your ideas?
Uncategorized / November 21, 2008

By far the question I’m asked most often is “Where do you get your ideas?” Not only by interviewers but by readers and by friends and family. I get the impression that those who know me best can’t believe I come up with all the creepy, violent “weird” stuff without some help. Which I guess is a compliment. I get my ideas in several ways. For instance, from something I’ve read. The concept for Any Given Doomsday came to me several years ago when I was researching another book and came across the legend of the Grigori, and it fascinated me. How the Grigori, or fallen angels, came to earth to watch the humans, then mated with the daughters of men and produced a supernatural race known as the Nephilim. I bought a bunch of books on prophesy, Revelation, angels, demons and read them whenever I had the chance and an idea started to nag at me—one of those ideas that captures an author and won’t let go. In the world of The Phoenix Chronicles, the Nephilim have been here since the beginning of time, wearing human faces, but beneath they are the monsters of legend—vampires, shape shifters and more….