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Laura Renken

Born: Texas
Pen Name: Melody Thomas/ Lori Morgan

Connection to Illinois: Lauara Renken lives in the Chicago area where she is also the former president for the Windy City RWA chapter.

Biography: Years after receiving her Criminal Justice degree from the University of Oklahoma , she discovered the historical romance genre.

  • In My Heart

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Young adult readers

Laura Renken on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

A match made in scandal /
ISBN: 0060742313 OCLC: 61370458

Avon Books, New York : ©2005.

Angel in my bed /
ISBN: 006074233X OCLC: 65470496

Avon Books, New York : ©2006.

Searching for a missing treasure on behalf of the Crown, David Donally follows the trail of a gem-encrusted earring to an enchanting thief, Meg Faraday, the wife he had thought dead, and the two discover that the irresistible passion that had once drawn them together is still there and is leading them into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy.

Autumn star /
ISBN: 0843948922 OCLC: 47362919

Leisure Books, New York : ©2001.

Beauty and the duke /
ISBN: 0061472670 OCLC: 262884458

Avon HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, N.Y. : 2009.

"Once, ten years ago, they were young lovers sharing sinful touches and desperate ecstasy. But he was bound to another. Since that fateful time, Christine Sommers has grown into a headstrong beauty, the kind of woman who thinks nothing of daring travels to the ends of the world. But for all her achievements, Christine has never found anyone who makes her heart race the way Erik Boughton did. Since that fateful time, Erik Boughton, the Duke of Sedgwick, has become something of a beast, at least according to the gossips of the ton. They say he is cursed, that any woman who shares his bed will meet an untimely end. But when he comes to Christine, desperate for her help to preserve his family and his title, she does not fear the devil duke. Enthralled by his ravenous desire, she would give him anything he wished even her body-- and her heart"--Author's web site.

Claimed by a Scottish lord /
ISBN: 0061898708 OCLC: 456180613

Avon, New York : 2010.

Raised behind the walls of Hope Abbey, Rose Lancaster's sheltered upbringing never prepared her for a man like Lord Roxburghe. The fabled "Black Dragon," Ruark Kerr hasn't been seen in his Scottish homeland for more than a decade - and now he has burst into Rose's world to take her hostage, intending to trade her for the life of his young brother. But Rose does not fear this savage, powerful lord ... and she guards a dangerous secret. Villainy called Ruark back to the borderlands, but now that he's claimed his "prize" his path is less certain. If he does not turn her over to his enemy, a boy may die. Yet gentle, lovely Rose soothes his vengeful spirit, and the longer she remains with him, the hotter his passion for her burns.

Heart of the condor /
ISBN: 0515133353 OCLC: 50062091

Jove Books, New York, N.Y. : 2002.

In my heart /
ISBN: 0060564474 OCLC: 54859377

Avon Books, New York : ©2004.

Indigo moon /
ISBN: 0843947926 OCLC: 45469315

Leisure Books : New York City : 2000.

Must have been the moonlight /
ISBN: 0060564482 OCLC: 57196450

Avon Books, New York : ©2004.

My lord pirate /
ISBN: 0515129844 OCLC: 45751540

Jove Books : New York : 2001.

Dear Reader, I never intended to become a pirate. My family name and our honor are those things dearest to my heart. But when our enemies accused us of treason, I did the only thing I could ... I took to the seas and have never ceased my quest to regain my good name. The opportunity for revenge and redemption has just presented itself. In a mysterious plot I have managed to kidnap the intended fiancée of my greatest foe. Unfortunately, I didn't anticipate her beauty or courage. I find myself thinking of her constantly and wondering if this marriage of convenience could ever become more. Someone should tame this passionate enchantress and who better than a rake and a pirate, a man with nothing else to lose ...

Night shadow /
ISBN: 0515131555 OCLC: 47860311

Jove Books, New York, N.Y. : 2001.

Wicked lies /
ISBN: 0515134031 OCLC: 50932999

Jove Books, New York, N.Y. : 2002.