Lori Foster

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Lori L. Foster
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Born United States
Pen name Lori Foster
L.L. Foster
Occupation Novelist
Language English
Nationality American
Period 1996 - present
Genre Romance, suspense, urban fantasy
Notable awards

2001 Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” for Series Romantic Fantasy.

2005 Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” for Contemporary Romance.
Spouse Allen Foster
Children 3
Website
www.lorifoster.com

Lori L. Foster is a best-selling American writer of over seventy romance novels as Lori Foster.[1] She also writes Urban Fantasy novels using her first and middle initials, L.L. Foster.

She and her husband have 3 sons and a grandson. They live in rural Ohio, where they share their home with a multitude of animals.

Biography[edit]

Lori L. Foster married her high school sweetheart after they both graduated Northwest high school in 1977. She did not attend college. They settled in Ohio, and have three sons (all born in the early to mid-1980s).

She held various jobs as a saleslady, a grocery store clerk, and a Procter & Gamble material handler before having children and staying at home to raise them. She became enamored with the romance genre several years later, when she was sick at home with pneumonia, and her sister brought her a bag of romances to read. Within two years, she had a desire to write romances of her own. Five years after that, she had finished over ten manuscripts and finally sold one. Her first published novel was released by Harlequin in January 1996. Her second book launched the Harlequin Temptation Blaze series, and several years later she was also chosen to launch the Temptation Heat series. Since then she has written for several single title houses, including St. Martin's, Berkley, Kensington, and HQN. Foster has written articles for a variety of publications and, in the past, had a column in RWR on editor interviews.

In 2007, Lori branched out into the Urban Fantasy genre using her first and middle initials, L.L. Foster. The second L.L. Foster book was named Amazon's Number One Editors' Pick in romance.

Bibliography[edit]

The Winston Brother/Visitation Series[edit]

  1. Fantasy (Harlequin, March 1998 & In Unbelievable, Harlequin, June 2010)
  2. Tangled Sheets (In Hot Chocolate, Berkley, February 1999, In The Winston Brothers, Berkley, November 2001 & In Wildly Winston, St. Martins Press, March 2006))
  3. Tangled Dreams (In Charmed, Berkley, October 1999, In The Winston Brothers & In Wildly Winston)
  4. Tangled Images (In The Winston Brothers, In Wildly Winston & In Sinful, Berkley, July 2009)
  5. Wild (Berkley, January 2002 & In Wildly Winston)
  6. Say No to Joe? (Kensington, August 2003)
  7. The Secret Life of Bryan (Kensington, March 2004)
  8. When Bruce Met Cyn (Kensington, July 2004)
  9. Just a Hint-Clint (Kensington, October 2004)
  10. Jamie (Kensington, May 2005)
  11. Deuces Wild (In Double the Pleasure, Berkley, December 2008)
  12. Hart and Soul (In Double the Heat, Berkley, December 2009)

Desire & Duets Mixed Series[edit]

  1. Little Miss Innocent? (Harlequin, February 1999 & In Tempted, Harlequin, March 2010)
  2. Annie Get Your Guy/Messing Around with Max (Harlequin, March 2001 & In Tempted)

Men to the Rescue[edit]

  1. Beguiled (Published with The Private Eye by Jayne Ann Krentz, Harlequin, September 1999 & In Fallen Angels, Harlequin, March 2008)
  2. Wanton (Harlequin, October, 1999) (In Fallen Angels)
  3. Caught in the Act (Harlequin, September 2001) (In Enticing, Harlequin, September 2007)
  4. Treat Her Right (Harlequin, October 2001) (In Heartbreakers, Harlequin, June 2008)
  5. Mr. November (Harlequin, November 2001) (In Heartbreakers)
  6. An Honorable Man (In Men of Courage, Harlequin May 2003)
  7. Tailspin (In Truth About Cats and Dogs, Harlequin August 2004)
  8. Uncovered (In Fallen Angels)

The Buckhorn Brothers Series[edit]

  1. Sawyer (Harlequin, June 2000, In Once & Again, Harlequin, March 2002 & In Buckhorn Beginnings, Harlequin, October 2011)
  2. Morgan (Harlequin, July 2000, In Once & Again & In Buckhorn Beginnings)
  3. Gabe (Harlequin, August 2000, In Forever & Always, Harlequin, September 2002 & In Forever Buckhorn, Harlequin, February 2012)
  4. Jordan (Harlequin, September 2000, In Forever & Always & In Forever Buckhorn)
  5. Casey (Harlequin, December 2002, In Enticing & In Buckhorn Legacy, Harlequin, November 2012)
  6. Buckhorn Ever After (Harlequin HQN, June 2013, In Animal Attraction & In All For You, Harlequin HQN, December 2014)
  7. Back to Buckhorn (Harlequin HQN, June 2014)[E-book]
  8. A Buckhorn Summer (Harlequin HQN, June 2015) [E-book]
  9. A Buckhorn Bachelor (Harlequin HQN, June 2016) [E-book]
  10. A Buckhorn Baby (Harlequin HQN, June 2017) [E-book]

The Brava Girlfriends Series[edit]

  1. Satisfy Me (In All Through the Night, Kensington, October 2001, In Kiss Me Again, Kensington, January 2005 & In Truth or Dare, Kensington, January 2006)
  2. Indulge Me (In I Love Bad Boys, Kensington, August 2002 & In Truth or Dare)
  3. Drive Me Wild (In I Brake for Bad Boys, Kensington, November 2002 & In Truth or Dare)

The Brava Brothers Series[edit]

  1. Too Much Temptation (Kensington, March 2002)
  2. Never Too Much (Kensington, October 2002)
  3. The Christmas Present (In I'm Your Santa, Kensington, October 2008)

The Watson Brothers Series[edit]

  1. My House, My Rules (In Bad Boys on Board, Kensington, April 2003 & In The Watson Brothers, Kensington, September 2008)
  2. Bringing Up Baby (In Bad Boys to Go, Kensington, November 2003 & In The Watson Brothers)
  3. Good With His Hands (In Bad Boys in Black Tie, Kensington, May 2004 & In The Watson Brothers)

Men Who Walk to the Edge of Honor Series[edit]

  1. Ready, Set, Jett! (In The Guy Next Door) (Harlequin HQN, February 2011)
  2. When You Dare (Harlequin HQN, April 2011)
  3. Trace of Fever (Harlequin HQN, May 2011)
  4. Savor the Danger (Harlequin HQN, June 2011)
  5. A Perfect Storm (Harlequin HQN, April 2011)
  6. What Chris Wants (Harlequin HQN, January 2013) E-book only

Love Undercover Series[edit]

  1. Run the Risk (Harlequin HQN, September, 2012)
  2. Bare It All (Harlequin HQN, April 2013)
  3. Getting Rowdy (Harlequin HQN, September 2013)
  4. Dash of Peril (Harlequin HQN, March 2014)

Ultimate Series[edit]

  1. Hard Knocks (Harlequin HQN, 2014) [E-book only]
  2. No Limits (Harlequin HQN, 2014)
  3. Holding Strong (Harlequin HQN, March 31, 2015)
  4. Tough Love (Harlequin HQN, August 18, 2015)
  5. Fighting Dirty (Harlequin HQN, April 2016)

Guthrie Brothers Series[edit]

  1. Don't Tempt Me (Harlequin HQN, July 2016)
  2. Worth the Wait (Harlequin HQN, July 25, 2017)

Body Armor Series[edit]

  1. Under Pressure (Harlequin HQN, January 2017, an extended excerpt is also in Wild Winter Nights, Harlequin, December 2016)
  2. Hard Justice (Harlequin HQN, March 21, 2017)
  3. Close Contact (Harlequin HQN, November 28, 2017)
  4. Fast Burn (Harlequin HQN, April 2018)

In Anthologies[edit]

  • "Christmas Bonus" in On the Naughty List (2014)

Awards[edit]

As Lori Foster[edit]

  • 2001 - Romantic Times Magazine Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy
  • 2005 - Romantic Times Magazine Career Achievement Award for Contemporary Romance

As L.L. Foster[edit]

  • 2008 - "Editors' Pick for the Best of Romance" Amazon Best of 2008 awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carr, Susanna (April 26, 2011). "Book Reviews: Spring Break Romance Reads". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 

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