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About Lori Matthews
“Keeps you on the edge of your seat!”
Lori Matthews loves books. As an award willing author, she loves nothing more than creating a story that starts with a bang and keeps going with plenty of action, and a side of hot romance.
She grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada, in a house filled with books and readers. Some of her fondest memories are of reading in the same room with her mother and sisters, arguing about whose turn it was to make tea. No one wanted to put their book down!
She was introduced to different genres because of her parents’ habit of leaving books all over the house. Her mother read romance and her father read thrillers.
After two degrees, a career as a librarian, a husband and two kids, she attended a workshop in Tuscany that lit that spark for writing again. She’s been pounding the keyboard ever since.
Lori writes what she calls romantic thrillers as she’s a true product of her upbringing!
Lori's work has won or been a finalist more than a dozen times in various contests and she was three-time Kiss of Death Daphne winner for her Callahan Security series.
She lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children, a crazy dog, and a cranky cat.
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Meet Finn Walsh of the US Coast Guard’s TEAM RECON. As in reconstructed. As in broken and needs fixing.
After an abandoned ship is found in international waters, Team RECON is summoned by Homeland Security to find answers. Finn Walsh has massive reservations about boarding the empty US Navy ship. His worst fears come to life when they find all the navigation equipment and electronics disabled, smashed, or gone. But when Finn finds a hidden stash of dead bodies, and the boat begins to sink because of a violent storm, he can’t get off the ship fast enough.
Homeland Security analyst Victory Stanhope evaluates foreign and domestic terrorist cells from the safety of a desk in Washington D.C. After a dangerous stint with the CIA, that’s exactly how she likes it. But when a ‘request’ to investigate an abandoned ship comes from the Director himself, Tory heads back into the field only to discover that one of the Coast Guard team she is overseeing is a man she slept with once at a low point in her life and she’s never forgotten him.
In the interest of national security, Tory sidelines her strong attraction to Finn and throws herself into the riddle of what happened to the crew of the Oceanus Explorer and who is selling government secrets to other nations.
The stakes get even higher when Tory realizes that the sinister mastermind of the treasonous plot is closer to home than she thought possible.
"Lori Matthews continues her string of intense, tightly-woven, suspense novels with another page turner!"
"The twists and turns of a Lori Matthew’s novel will keep you guessing and turning pages late into the night! The suspense builds and the romance titillates. Don’t miss Conflicted!"
From the bestselling author of the Callahan Security Series.
Meet Elias Mason of the US Coast Guard’s TEAM RECON. As in reconstructed. As in broken and needs fixing.
Team RECON has a new headquarters now—Miami, Florida, which also happens to be Elias’s hometown. He’s been avoiding his past like the plague, but there are some things you can’t outrun. Like the death of his best friend, his past involvement with the local gang, and his first love, Andrea Torres.
Andrea has been on a path of vengeance for years. Now an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Andy is determined to take down Santiago, the main runner of guns, money, and drugs in Miami, and the man who killed her sister. Her current undercover assignment has her so close to caging Santiago, she can taste it.
To stay on top, Santiago has to turn to buying guns from the Russians and selling them to militia groups. Elias and Andrea will need to bury their animosity and ignore the fiery chemistry between them to run a game of deception as insiders for Santiago. Pretending to be the couple they once were in order to bring their common enemy to justice would work if only the Russians didn’t have other plans.
"I couldn't put it down. I read the whole book in one setting."
"Great story with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing as to how it will all turn out! This makes for a great start to an exciting new series."
From the bestselling author of the Callahan Security Series.
Meet Nick Taggert of the US Coast Guard’s TEAM RECON. As in reconstructed. As in broken and needs fixing.
Nick was injured on his last assignment for the Coast Guard. Now, too hurt to return to his former position but not wounded enough to be benched, he’s assigned as the new team leader of the Coast Guard’s drug interdiction unit in Panama, a motley crew of damaged men thrown together to work “reconnaissance.”
The Tarchuarani, an indigenous people of South America and one of the last untouched civilizations left on Earth, have started dying at an alarming rate. A chance meeting with her old boss sets Dr. Carolina Alvarez on a dangerous mission to deliver a much-needed vaccine to the Tarchuarani. Her failure would mean the sure extinction of the tribe, but no sooner has Carolina stepped foot in Central America when a cartel steals her medicine and she has to turn to Nick for help, a man she once loved and had stitched back together.
Nick should have realized from the instant Carolina walked back into his life things would not go according to plan. He still harbors resentment against Carolina, which is clouding his vision…and decisions. Now they are on the trail of the missing vaccine, and there is no shortage of people who want them dead.
"This thrilling story is filled with intrigue, mystery, twists and turns, action, and romance that kept me entertained and turning the pages."
"If you enjoy romantic suspense at its best, don't miss Incinerated.!"
From the bestselling author of the Callahan Security Series.
Meet Axel Cantor of the US Coast Guard’s TEAM RECON. As in reconstructed. As in broken and needs fixing.
When a cargo ship gets stuck in the Suez Canal and an American journalist on board ends up dead, Axel is sent in to investigate. He didn’t count on running into Sloan Bishop another reporter and the love of his life. Or maybe the hate of his life. Ever since he ended up in one of her articles.
Sloan is a driven reporter and will get the story at any cost. She’s on board the ship to document the first-ever female pilot to navigate the canal. But it all goes sideways, literally. The female pilot is blamed but Sloan knows there’s more to the story. When her best friend and fellow journalist, Eddie, is murdered, it becomes personal.
As the body count rises on the stuck cargo ship, the Sea Jewel, both Axel and Sloan will have to lower their defenses to work together to figure out what is really going on. There is something much bigger at play here, so big that Axel has to call in reinforcements – his fellow RECON teammates
Meet Cain Maddox of the US Coast Guard’s TEAM RECON. As in reconstructed. As in broken and needs fixing.
Cain realizes his current assignment is going to be far more difficult than he first thought when his former team mate's little sister is rescued from a shipping container in the middle of the ocean. Harlow Moretti always knew just how to get under his skin. Now with limited resources, and no time, Cain has to reach out to his father but that comes with a hefty price. One that he's not sure he's willing to pay.
“Non-Stop Page Turner”
“New author with a fabulous first book!”
Meet Alexandra Buchannan – the woman who uses her talents as a professional criminal to equalize the scales of what she likes to call, romantic justice.
She’s the woman many of us wish we had on speed dial, at least at some point in our lives…
Your ex still has your favorite painting? He kept the bracelet he bought you for your 5th anniversary? They won’t be his for long.
But Alex’s latest job is her biggest challenge yet.
Her target just hired a new security company, and the team’s leader is as smart as he is sexy.
Mitch Callahan pushed his brothers to expand the family business into private security, and their first major client is a complete pain in the ass.
It’s no wonder the man has a target on his back, but nothing could prepare Mitch for how seductive his adversary is.
Mitch knows his ass is on the line, and he could drag Callahan Security down with him, but everything gets much more complicated as he begins to find Alex increasingly irresistible.
But their game of cat and mouse quickly explodes into a million pieces as another player enters the game -- with intentions that are far deadlier.
"A perfect book for a winter day! Lori, keep them coming!!
"I just couldn’t put the book down"
Dani Pierce is a self-reliant, fiercely independent hacker who knows how to navigate the dark web but when trouble arrives at her door, she soon realizes she’ll need help if she’s going to survive her latest contract to build cutting-edge facial recognition software.
And despite the fact the aggravating, yet handsome man hired to protect her makes it clear he’s just there to do a job... it doesn’t stop her from appreciating how ruggedly sexy he is.
Gage Callahan knew his latest assignment for Callahan Security would be a disaster.
He scoured all of Europe trying to locate the computer programmer he was hired to protect only to discover she’s actually a hacker hiding in Alaska.
It will take all his ingenuity to focus on the primary objective of getting her and the prototype software safely to New York…especially with a growing fatal attraction he’s developed for the spunky woman.
Dani’s in deeper than she’ll admit, but her answers don’t explain why those who want her dead are always one step ahead.
It will take his military skills and her hacking know-how to save their lives and the undeniable fire that’s developed between them in the face of danger.
"A wild ride that will keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next!"
"Matthews continues to remain a powerhouse writer, and one of my favorite suspenseful romance authors, as she constructs hot, badass men and allows the incredible, independent women to take center stage."
Can Jameson Drake save his sister and the woman he loves?
Spencer Gordon wasn’t expecting the call from Kathleen Drake, a woman she’d spent years keeping safe as part of the Witness Protection program. The terrified woman begged Spencer for help. Taking a leave of absence from her job with Homeland Security, Spencer hurries to her friend’s side. But the threat to Kathleen is larger than Spencer bargained for, forcing a call for reinforcements. She didn’t count on being attracted to Kathleen’s arrogant, annoying, and sexy as hell brother.
Searching for his sister has been a driving force for businessman and multimillionaire Jameson Drake. When a woman approaches him out of the blue claiming to know where his sister is, he has no choice but to go along. He’d imagined all kinds of wild theories about what happened to Kathleen but the truth is more shocking than even he’d ever guessed.
Forced to work together to keep Kathleen safe, Spencer strikes an uneasy alliance with Drake, wavering between wanting to shoot him, and needing to kiss him. Other than their mutual attraction, the one thing they do have in common is their desire to keep Kathleen safe. If only the mob didn’t have a different agenda.
For Scarlett Jones, being in Canyon Springs is her chance at a fresh start after a devastating tragedy. She’s desperate for her design business to be successful. But when things keep going wrong on her latest remodel, panic sets in. Is someone sabotaging the worksite on purpose or is it all in her head?
Realizing the distracting Scarlett is in trouble, Rhys puts aside his self-doubt and volunteers to protect her. Watching over the beautiful redhead won’t be too difficult. Or so he thinks until a body is discovered and the mystery surrounding Scarlett turns potentially deadly. Will Rhys be up to the task of keeping Scarlett safe or will the killer get away with murder twice?
For Sunny Travers, being back in Canyon Springs is bittersweet. She desperately misses her life in California but her grandmother needs her. Sunny’s world flips upside down when she’s arrested for killing the local hero. Now the citizens of Canyon Springs have turned against her and she’s forced to accept help from the man who broke her heart all those years ago.
Hudson knows Sunny hasn’t forgiven him. Hell, he hasn’t forgiven himself for how he left things but all his emotions take a back seat when someone tries to kill Sunny. Can Hudson protect Sunny long enough to apologize to her and right old wrongs or will the killer get to her first?