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Help us celebrate the release of our 50th novel!!!
LOVE BITES, Sofie Metropolis V
Now Available in Hardback!

Happy Spring!

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's Party!" This is a quote I picked up from a Life is Good Facebook status update; and I couldn't agree more! If the change in seasons weren't enough to celebrate, well, we have additional reason to crank up the tunes and wiggle our hips: LOVE BITES is our 50th published novel! That's right: 50!

Okay, I need to sit down. Oh, wait: I already am. Boggles...

Incredible to think we've published that many books already. And if that weren't enough, our August title UNDENIABLE PLEASURES - the 3rd book in our coming Pleasure Seekers trilogy - will mark Harlequin Blaze's 10th Anniversary and the special 2-in-1 release will include the reissue of YOU SEXY THING!, our very first Blaze. How cool is that?

But, wait...I'm getting ahead of myself. Back to Sofie Metropolis's latest adventure and 50...

Of course, we fully expect YOU to help us celebrate! We're holding a special online 50-50-50 Drawing to run until June 1st in which three hot prizes are up for grabs:

1) A complete set of all 50 Tori Carrington titles

2) $50 Amazon/Borders/BAM or B&N gift card

3) 50 pieces of Tony's Famous Baklava
(5 winners to get 10 pieces each.)

Click here for more info on how to enter. Then find more info on LOVE BITES - OUR 50TH PUBLISHED NOVEL! - below:

Sofie Metropolis V
Severn House ISBN 978-0727869135
Available Now!

Sofie Metropolis is back and in the deep end of the coffee pot when she's retained by the neighbourhood vampire to prove he isn’t responsible for a recent string of grisly murders, and her mother talks her into looking for a missing woman neither of them knows, but Thalia has adopted in absentia nonetheless. And if her plate isn’t full enough, things heat up on the romantic front when ‘bounty hunter’ Jake Porter and yummy Greek baker Dino both decide to vie for her undivided attention. What’s a good Greek girl with a gun to do?

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"The fifth Sofie Metropolis novel (after 2008's Working Stiff) from Carrington (the pseudonym of Lori and Tony Karayianni) offers plenty of fang-in-cheek fun... Zany Sofie, while rarely breaking a fingernail, closes another case in bubbly Greek style." Publishers Weekly

"The supernatural elements, engaging humor, quirky characters, and the ethnic backdrop-not to mention Sofie's sense of style-are all reminiscent of Janet Evanovich's Between-the-Numbers series and should appeal to the same audience." Booklist

First four books in the series still available!

Sofie Metropolis #4
Available in Paperback Now!

Romantic Times BookReviews
Reviewers' Choice Nominee

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Foul Play - Sofie III

Sofie Metropolis #3
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Paperback Now!

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Sofie Metropolis #2
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Sofie Metropolis #1
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Also available on audio from Borders, and

January 2008
Queens Noir Short
Story Collection

Last Stop, Ditmars
Our short story features Sofie's uncle Spyros Metropolis
and is set before she signs on at his agency.

ISBN 1933354402

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The Pleasure Seekers Trilogy launches June 2011!

Harlequin Blaze - The Pleasure Seekers 1 of 3
June 2011

ISBN: 978-0373796212

Absence makes the longing harder…

Six months apart is a long time. For security expert Megan McGowan, it feels like forever
since she’s felt the strong arms of Darius Folsom around her. Since Dari’s military deployment six
months ago, every minute apart is another minute that Megan finds herself tempted....

Bad boy Jason Savage is Dari’s best friend—and a partner in the new private security firm Dari and Megan have formed. Only as Megan and Jason work closely together on an emotionally charged case, the attraction between them goes from hot to nuclear meltdown.

But even as Megan’s libido screams “Oh, yes!” she wonders if it’s possible to love one man—and give in to her hunger for another....

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Harlequin Blaze - The Pleasure Seekers 2of 3
July 2011

ISBN: 978-0373796274

The best part of this business is the pleasure...

It’s just a simple surveillance job, right? Former marine and FBI agent Linc Williams
is monitoring his target’s ex-girlfriend, Regina Dodson. But nothing is simple when he’s watching a woman who makes him forget everything–except for the need to know Regina as thoroughly and wickedly as possible....

After all, the best way to observe someone is to get as close as possible. And Linc can’t get any
closer—the sex is absolutely mind-blowing! Unfortunately, Regina has had her share of bad
luck with guys. So what will she do when she discovers that these wicked pleasures started as deceptive measures?

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Harlequin Blaze - The Pleasure Seekers 3 of 3
August 2011


Some girls just won’t take no for an answer...

Security expert Jason Savage is the job. Nobody gets past him. No one. So why is he so hot under
the collar (and then some) about his latest case? Jordan Cosby is just an assignment—albeit a sexy,
damn near irresistible one.…

In two weeks, Jordan takes the witness stand. Until then, she’s confined to her apartment for her
safety. Fortunately, Jason is a substantial distraction. And since she’s a woman who always gets her own way, she knows it’s just a matter of time before Jason comes to her bed—and finds out just how
good her way really is….

Wait! It’s not a birthday party without presents. So, as our gift to you, Harlequin is giving away Tori Carrington’s Blaze debut book—YOU SEXY THING!—as a bonus read. Enjoy!

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Still available!

Harlequin SHOWCASE 2-in-1

Indecent and Wicked
September 2010
ISBN: 978-0-373-68809-8

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Harlequin Blaze - Private Scandals 1 of 3
October 2010

ISBN: 978-0-373-79572-7

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Harlequin Blaze - Private Scandals 2 of 3
November 2010

ISBN: 978-0-373-79578-9

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Harlequin Blaze - Private Scandals 3 of 3
December 2010
ISBN: 978-0-373-79584-0

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Our Harlequin Blaze Forbidden (the first in our Sleeping with Secrets miniseries) has been printed in hardcover for the Spanish market. Can you say Pasion Prohibida? Check out the full listing at by clicking here. Then take a peek at all the various incarnations (including more Spanish language editions) of our titles at by clicking here, and at (Canada offers UK reprints with some pretty awesome covers) by entering Tori Carrington as the search criteria.


Want to personalize your book purchase as a gift to yourself or someone else? Send an SASE to P.O. Box 12271, Toledo, Ohio 43612 and we'll send you a signed bookplate. Or, if you'd like a cover flat of any of our books, mail us a 9" x 11" self-addressed envelope with two first class stamps and we'll send you one, depending on availability.

Here's wishing you HOT and Happy Reading!

Very truly yours,

Lori & Tony
Tori Carrington
Having a hard time locating some of our older titles? Check out Marvelous Merry of Annie's Book Stop, Magnificent Mary Alice at Mystery Lovers Bookshop, or email Outstanding Annie McGee at Paperback Outlet at !

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Saturday, March 26th, 2011
Maumee Valley RWA
Spring Book Lovers Event
Sanger Branch Library
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Sunday, March 27th, 2011's Annual Spring Fling!
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treats, including personalized copies of our two latest titles by clicking here!

No, this doesn't refer to age, but rather the number of Tori titles published to date; and my need to keep repeating it because I'm having a hard time getting my head around the idea! Help celebrate by entering to win one of three prizes:

1) A complete set of all
50 Tori titles
2) $50 Amazon/Borders/BAM or B&N gift card
3) 50 pieces of
Tony's Famous Baklava
(5 winners to get
10 pieces each.)

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Much needed spring break in Sarasota, Florida. Ahhh...

Compelled to go with again this month. I probably spend far too much time there! Interested in having a little fun? Join me by clicking here!

Check out this video review of the first book in our Sofie Metropolis series. We don't know who vernfonzndrian is, but we'd love to drive up her video views. So click on the above icon to watch the video, tell your friends to watch it, and then watch it again! This is so majorly kewl!

"In Working Stiff, the Karayiannis deliver another entertaining story of their "Greek Nancy Drew" who has an attitude to match her sense of adventure. And they do it in a way that will make you look forward to Sofie's next adventure. Yes, they're back. And hopefully soon they will be back yet again."

Erica Blake, The Toledo Blade

"The evolution of Sofie Metropolis from devastated non-bride to self-confident woman has been a huge part of the charm of these novels. While humor is still a factor in this one, the focus is more on Sofie's developing deductive skills. A creepy plot with plenty of chills and action makes this time well spent."
Catherine Witmer, Romantic Times

"Tori Carrington has done it again in the continuing misadventures of Sofie Metropolis. I simply adore this well written series, and WORKING STIFF is no exception... With its heart stopping action and funny but realistic characters, I highly recommend you add WORKING STIFF to your book shopping list today."
Patti Fischer, Romance Reviews Today

"Working Stiff...left me glued to the pages reading non stop. For anyone who enjoys reading Janet Evanovich, you will find this series definitely to your liking... I loved every page of this book and I look forward to the next Sofie book and more adventures with my favorite Greek heroine.
" Rachael from NJ

"WORKING STIFF is funny, and page grippingly awesome... YOU HAVE GOT TO GET THIS BOOK!!"
Barb Hicks, The Best Reviews

"I had a lot of fun spending a couple days with Sofie Metro. Not a bad break between my more serious reading. I realized I'd kind of missed ol' Nancy Drew and the fun of watching her solve another light mystery..." ~ Zinta Aistars for The Smoking Poet, summer 2008 issue

"Working Stiff is another thrilling installment in the life and cases of Sofie Metropolis. [W]atching the interaction between the characters - her family, friends, and neighbors - was a delight... [I'm] utterly anxious for the next one to find out what happens next." Kathy Andrico -

"This fast-paced book captures the colorful Greek community of Astoria where Sofie navigates between the expectations of her Greek upbringing and the desires of her heart to be an independent and strong woman." Greek Circle,
Fall 2006

"Tori Carrington has a hit with this oddball mystery that is in the same class as Stephanie Plum... The novel is a delightful first installment that will have readers laughing out loud." The Midwest Book Review, Nov 2006

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