Monday, 5 January 2009


After serving in the Air Force as a nurse, Lori Avocato decided to write a humorous romantic mystery series for Avon Books. She is a member of, Romance Writers of America, RomVets, PASIC, NINC, The Author’s Guild and Sisters in Crime.
Her Pauline Sokol Mystery Series is a perfect medium for Lori’s quick wit. She has made the best-selling suspense/thriller list on Amazon among many other contest wins. Visit Lori at:
Her sidesplitting novels featuring Pauline Sokol have been called “delightful” by PW and her experience as a nurse allows Avocato to infuse fast-paced plots with authentic medical details.
Lori has returned to her romance roots with three sales to The Wild Rose Press. Release. She also writes a hysterical daily blog (Mon-Fri) in which her humor about everyday life will have you laughing—and, as Lori says, “Laughter is the best medicine!” Check out her website and blog: and

Future Romance Releases by Lori Avocato!

Shear Magic

Contemporary Romance
June 2009
The Wild Rose Press
Blurb: In this classic romance story, a conservative rancher and a free-spirited photographer are forced to share more than a common lake in the steamy New Mexico desert. There they must decide--are wealth and property worth more than love? Becky Chambers becomes a fish out of water when she and Slate Lawson learn they have both inherited half of the same ranch in New Mexico--now they must learn what is really important in life.
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Heaven on Earth

Contemporary Romance
October 2009
The Wild Rose Press
Blurb: She needed the solitude of the ocean to think, the warmth of the sun to soothe her confusion, and the speed of pushing a motorboat to its limit to face the toughest decision of her life. Captain Maddy Harrington needed peace of mind to decide if she should continue her lifelong dream of being an air force officer. But what she got, was a man washed up on shore. A man, a gorgeous man--who didn’t even know his name--but thought he’d found HEAVEN ON EARTH. Will Maddy ever find that solitude, or will it even matter once her heart, her feelings for him, get involved?

Lani’s Makeshift Family

Contemporary RomanceChristmas 2009
The Wild Rose Press

The Dream Family…
A reclusive pilot’s seclusion in his wilderness cabin is interrupted by a novice mother and her adopted twin babies. Soon he finds seclusion isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. The last thing Nick Hunter expects when he arrives at his remote cabin in the Adirondack Mountains is to be knocked out cold by a gorgeous, emerald-eyed woman. When he wakes to find out they are marooned there with one-year-old twins, he wishes he’d pass out again. Despite trying to leave behind the civilized world, he finds himself an instant caretaker, and instant father.

Lani Cabot knows the situation is only temporary, but she is drawn to the enigmatic Nick, who seems to be trying to escape his past. For a wonderful, brief time, she has a makeshift family—a family she could otherwise never have.
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Lori’s Romantic Mystery Series Still Available!
Books in The Pauline Sokol Mystery Series

Book #1 in The Pauline Sokol Mystery Series
Available now nationwide.
Blurb: 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.
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Book #2 in The Pauline Sokol Mystery Series
Available Now

Blurb: 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.

Book #3 in The Pauline Sokol Mystery Series
Available Now

Blurb: 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.

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.

Blurb: 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.
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Book #6 in The Pauline Sokol Mystery Series
Available Now

Blurb: Normally, insurance fraud investigator Pauline Sokol likes to keep her feet firmly on the ground. But her latest undercover assignment has the aero-phobic ex-nurse flying high--as she takes off to ground a land-and-air ambulance company that’s been doing some rather flighty billing. Even having ER Dano, the company’s best (and hottest!) paramedic in the copter seat next to her isn’t enough to soothe her queasy tummy. But her insides really start doing loop-de-loops when one of the company’s owners is brutally murdered--and Pauline starts receiving creepy phone calls…from the killer! Suddenly the air looks a lot safer than the ground. And if Pauline doesn’t crack this case soon, even mouth-to-mouth from her favorite paramedic won’t be enough to revive her.

1 comment:

  1. As Lori likes to say, laughter is the best medicine...and she'll have you guffawing like a fool! The Pauline Sokol books are hysterically terrific reads, as is her blog.