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SFF Author: Lori Handeland

Lori HandelandLori Handeland sold her first novel in 1993. Since then she has written many novels, novellas and short stories in multiple genres — historical, contemporary, series, paranormal romance, urban fantasy and historical fantasy. She has been nominated five times for the RITA Award from Romance Writers of America, winning twice, for Best Paranormal and Best Long Series Contemporary. She is a Waldenbooks, Bookscan, USA Today and New York Times best-selling author. As well as writing the NIGHTCREATURE novels, THE PHOENIX CHRONICLES, the SHAKESPEARE UNDEAD series, THE LUCHETTI BROTHERS, THE ROCK CREEK SIX and numerous stand-alone novels, Lori also writes gritty, sensual western historical romances under the name Lori Austin. Lori lives in Southern Wisconsin with her husband enjoying occasional visits from her grown sons. She can be reached through her website at or



Crescent Moon: Did Not Finish

Crescent Moon by Lori Handeland

Crescent Moon (2006) is a werewolf romance, fourth in Lori Handeland’s NIGHTCREATURE series. Diana is a cryptozoologist who is desperate to discover an unknown species, to fulfill a promise she made to her late husband. Her quest brings her to the Big Easy in search of the loup-garou werewolves that are reputed to lurk in the swamps. It also brings her to the attention of the brusque and secretive, yet sexy, Adam Ruelle.

I was interested in Crescent Moon mainly because it was set in New Orleans,

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Any Given Doomsday: A pleasant way to spend a few hours

Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland

Lori Handeland’s Any Given Doomsday is a fun urban fantasy, following the standard recipe with no real surprises. The voice of her main character, Liz Phoenix, is sharp, breezy and sarcastic. The story moves pretty briskly with only a few slack points, and there is a lot of gorgeous, dreamy, steamy sex.

Liz is a bartender at a cop bar. She used to be a cop herself, but her psychic abilities kept her an outsider and even a figure of suspicion because her “hunches” were too accurate.

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