Lauren Bach

Kathy Holzapfel published four romantic suspense novels under the pseudonym LAUREN BACH.

Her manuscript for Lone Rider won the RWA Golden Heart in 1999. Lone Rider won the Virginia Romance Writers HOLT award in 2000.

Lauren Bach writes sensual romantic fiction with a twist of suspense…
A love worth dying for…

She believes a strong, sexy hero needs an equally strong sexy heroine…
A danger you’ll never forget….

Lauren’s motto is: Life is short – read more romance.
Love like no one is watching.

Check out Lauren’s books below for reviews, chapter excerpts, and purchase links. Currently out of print, some titles are available as e-books.

(And for more on Kathy’s other romantic suspense novels, see her Cate Noble page.)

LONE RIDER

loneriderA WOMAN IN DESPERATE NEED OF RESCUE…
A deserted stretch of highway, a young woman stranded in a fancy car, and the sound of motorcycles in the black night. Tess Marsh’s cross-country trip ends all too suddenly when Dallas Haynes finds her. From his sexy bedroom eyes to his black leather jacket and dusty jeans, he spells trouble, but so does the nasty-looking biker gang that surrounds them. Within minutes, Tess is on the back of Dallas’s Harley, and at the mercy of a man who breaks through all of her defenses and makes her want him – good or bad, right or wrong.

AN UNLIKELY SAVIOR IN LEATHER AND JEANS…
Dallas’s mission doesn’t need another complication, yet from the moment he sees her he wants her with a rough, hungry passion that can hurt them both. Claiming her and abducting her is the only way to protect her from the gang. Then all hell breaks loose, and Dallas and Tess are on the run with no place to hide – except in each other’s arms.

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SLOW HANDS

slowhandsTHE GIRL HE LEFT BEHIND
Alec Dempsey swore he’d never go back to Freedom, Arkansas. But that was before the A.T.F. special agent learned that Keira Morgan was being targeted by a vengeful ex-con. Seeing her again brings back memories that have haunted him for ten years…memories of first love, first kisses, and Keira in his arms. He walked away from her once when he was a small-town kid with nothing to offer. Now he desperately wants her again. But can he get her to trust him? And can he keep her alive?

THE MAN SHE CAN’T FORGIVE
Danger just strode into town with the same reckless sensuality and killer charm that made Keira fall in love with Alec years ago When he had left her without a backward glance, she had sworn she’d never let him hurt her again. Now Freedom’s prodigal son is back, vowing to shield her from danger. But who’s going to protect her from the only man who had ever touched her – body and soul?

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PURE DYNAMITE

puredynamiteHIS MISSION: HIGH RISK
FBI Special Agent Adam Duval is deep undercover with one mission: gain the trust of his cellmate, Lyle McEdwin, one of the notorious McEdwin family, by staging a prison break with him. Lyle promises they can hide out with his family in their secluded bunker, and that’s just the opportunity Adam’s been looking for – until it all goes wrong. Lyle is injured in a shootout with an off-duty cop, and Adam has no choice but to kidnap Dr. Renata Curtis from her clinic in order to keep Lyle alive.

HER LIFE: IN DANGER
Eluding the police, the trio reaches the compound, where it’s clear the McEdwins want Renata dead. She can identify them and their to-secret location. As Lyle grows more unstable by the hour, Adam faces his toughest mission yet: how to protect Renata without giving himself away to the rest of the McEdwin clan. But a much bigger game is in play, and Adam is the only one who can stop a network of domestic terrorists from executing their deadly plot…

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PROJECT EVE

projecteveEVERYTHING HAS A PRICE…
To dig up the truth behind the mysterious death of a senator’s daughter, private investigator Rachel Anderson is going back to school. Passing herself off as a transfer student at the small, prestigious college the troubled girl last attended – funded by the powerful Shepherd’s Cross Ministry – Rachel finds the secluded campus almost too idyllic, and the girls invited to participate in the “Eve’s Circle” honors group too perfect. Too feminine. Too obedient. Not only obedient – completely submissive…

ESPECIALLY PERFECTION…
Before long she realizes that some of the female students recruited to Shepherd’s Cross have been abducted and brainwashed, not as the perfect wives Rachel imagined, but the perfect partners for men whose appetites are dark and sexual. But putting an end to the shocking operation requires more than just a cover – and it means trusting the brooding Elijah Trent, a CIA operative also working the campus from the inside. Together, they plan to expose the ministry’s unspeakable secret, a crime which reaches outside U.S. borders and into the realm of pure evil…

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