The Power of Love

the most recent release of the story Sweet Dreams

June 3, 2008

Twelve all-new stories of women’s resilience, empowerment, and fulfillment, by bestselling and award-winning authors.

In this engaging anthology of never-beforepublished stories, twelve authors are united by their unique visions of the female experience? A young woman is torn between the security of her fiancĂ© and the excitement of an old flame?a desperate wife is forced into the workplace for the first time in her life?an ambitious professional woman finally finds the courage to take control of her career?and her man?an emotionally fragile divorcee finds resolve in the ethereal visitations of an archangel…

These are just some of the women who discover and rediscover their own wonderfully fallible but ultimately strong selves in the shadow of love? romantic love, platonic love, new love, and lost love. Readers will be touched, inspired, charmed, and entertained by these original stories of disparate longings, unsettled lives, and the power of love.

All author and agent proceeds from the sale of the book will go to benefit YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter of Greater Cincinnati which provides safe crisis line assistance, protective shelter and necessary supportive services for battered women and their children to move them toward self-sufficiency, independence and freedom from abuse. Read more about the charities that Lori supports.

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Sweet Dreams

Cara Compton woke from a deep sleep, bolting upright in her bed, her eyes wide in the dark room.

Holy smokes.

She ran her hands over her face and realized she was damp with sweat. And no wonder. Given that vivid, purely sexual dream...

Appalled at herself, needing to dissipate the effects of the dream, she threw back the sheet and sat up to turn on a lamp. The June weather had turned stifling hot, and no air stirred in her room. Trying to obliterate the tingling in her stomach and on her skin, she strode to the window to open it wider. It slid up easily, letting in a warm, restless breeze, and...

Her heart froze in her throat.

Across the way, in the same apartment complex but in the building adjacent to hers, the object of her hotter-than-hot dream stood at his own window. A soft light limned his body.

Jamison Lawton. Bare-chested. His hair mussed. Knowing he looked right at her, Cara lifted a limp hand to wave.

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Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9780425221488
June 3, 2008

A benefit book anthology featuring Lori's story Sweet Dreams, and eleven more by other authors.