Karayianni, Tony

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Karayianni, Tony
(Tori Carrington, a joint pseudonym)


PERSONAL:

Born in Smila, Greece; immigrated to the United States, 1976; married; wife's name Lori; children: Tony Jr., Tim. Education: Attended Writer's Digest School.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Toledo, OH. Agent—Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media Group, 41 Madison Ave., 36th Fl., New York, NY, 10010. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Has worked as a musician and an industrial painter. Freelance writer, 1984—.

AWARDS, HONORS:

All with wife, Lori Karayianni: Holt Medallion Award, 2001, for For Her Eyes Only; Award for Excellence, Reviewers International Organization, 2005; Career Achievement Award, Romantic Times, 2005; Dorothy Parker Award for Excellence, Reviewers International Organization; Windy City Choice Award; Orange Country Golden Blossom and Rose Award; Reviewer's Choice Award, Romantic Times.

WRITINGS:


NOVELS; WITH WIFE, LORI KARAYIANNI; UNDER JOINT PSEUDONYM TORI CARRINGTON


Constant Craving, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1998. Just Eight Months Old, Silhouette Books (New York, NY), 2000.

You Sexy Thing!, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2001.

Skin Deep, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2002.

Private Investigations, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2002.

Every Move You Make, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2002.

Red-Hot and Reckless, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2003.

(With Joanne Wayne and Judy Christenberry) Private Scandals, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2004.

(With Anne McCallister) By Request, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2004.

(With Rhonda Nelson) The Sex Diet, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2004.

Total Exposure, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2004.

(With Janelle Denison and Leslie Kelly) That's Amore, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2005.

(With others) More than Words, Volume 3, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2006.

"LEGAL BRIEFS" SERIES; NOVELS; WITH LORI KARAYIANNI; UNDER JOINT PSEUDONYM TORI CARRINGTON


A Stranger's Touch, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2002.

Fire and Ice, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2002.

Going Too Far, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2003.

"OLD ORCHARD" SERIES; NOVELS; WITH LORI KARAYIANNI; UNDER JOINT PSEUDONYM TORI CARRINGTON


The Woman for Dusty Conrad, Silhouette Books (New York, NY), 2001.

What a Woman Wants, Silhouette Books (New York, NY), 2002.

Where You Least Expect It, Silhouette Books (New York, NY), 2004.

"SOPHIE METROPOLIS" SERIES; NOVELS; WITH LORI KARAYIANNI; UNDER JOINT PSEUDONYM TORI CARRINGTON


Sofie Metropolis, Forge (New York, NY), 2005.

Dirty Laundry: A Sofie Metropolis Novel, Forge (New York, NY), 2006.

Foul Play: A Sofie Metropolis Novel, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2007.

"DANGEROUS LIAISONS" SERIES; NOVELS; WITH LORI KARAYIANNI; UNDER JOINT PSEUDONYM TORI CARRINGTON


Possession, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2005.

Obsession, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2006.

Submission, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2006.

"SLEEPING WITH SECRETS" SERIES; NOVELS; WITH LORI KARAYIANNI; UNDER JOINT PSEUDONYM TORI CARRINGTON


Forbidden, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2004.

Indecent, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2005.

Wicked, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2005.

"MAGNIFICENT MCCOY MEN" SERIES; NOVELS; WITH LORI KARAYIANNI; UNDER JOINT PSEUDONYM TORI CARRINGTON


License to Thrill, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1999.

For Her Eyes Only, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2000.

The P.I. Who Loved Her, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2000.

Never Say Never Again, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2001.

You Only Love Once, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2001.

A Real McCoy, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2005. From McCoy, with Love (includes The P.I. Who Loved Her and For Her Eyes Only), Harlequin (New York, NY), 2005.

Seducing McCoy (contains You Only Love Once and Never Say Never Again), Harlequin (New York, NY), 2006.

"KISS AND TELL" SERIES; NOVELS; WITH LORI KARAYIANNI; UNDER JOINT PSEUDONYM TORI CARRINGTON


Flavor of the Month, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2003.

Just between Us, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2003.

Night Fever, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2003.

SIDELIGHTS:

For sidelights, see CA entry on Lori Karayianni.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:


PERIODICALS


Blade (Toledo, OH), May 28, 2006, Erica Blake, "Chick Lit with a Mysterious Twist," review of Dirty Laundry: A Sofie Metropolis Novel.

Booklist, September 15, 2001, Lynne Welch, review of Never Say Never Again, p. 210.

Detroit Free Press, July 20, 2005, Marcia Abramson, review of Sofie Metropolis.

Kirkus Reviews, April, 15, 2005, review of Sofie Metropolis, p. 435; March 1, 2006, review of Dirty Laundry, p. 196.

Library Journal, April 1, 2006, Jo Ann Vicarel, review of Dirty Laundry, p. 68.

MBR Bookwatch, April, 2005, review of A Real McCoy.

Publishers Weekly, March 27, 2006, review of Dirty Laundry, p. 56.

Sarasota Herald Tribune, June 12, 2005, Susan Rife, "A Change of Direction for Romance Writers," p. E4.

ONLINE


All about Romance,http://www.likesbooks.com/ (May 30, 2005), "Team Writing: A Brief Interview with Tori Carrington."

Best Reviews,http://www.bestreviews.com/ (June 22, 2001), Kathy Boswell, review of Never Say Never Again; (July 12, 2001), Maudeen Wachsmith, review of You Only Love Once; (September 14, 2001), Kathy Boswell, review of A Woman for Dusty Conrad; (September 24, 2001), Leena Hyat, review of The P.I. Who Loved Her; (October 4, 2001), Barb Hicks, review of You Sexy Thing!; (October 8, 2001), Leena Hyat, review of Just Eight Months Old and For Her Eyes Only; (March 25, 2002), Kathy Boswell, review of Private Investigations; (April 25, 2002), Harriet Klausner, review of A Stranger's Touch; (September 7, 2002), Kathy Boswell, review of Every Move You Make; (November 13, 2002), Janice Bennett, review of What a Woman Wants; (January 15, 2003), Janice Bennett, review of Going Too Far; (January 24, 2003), Rashmi Srinivas, review of Fire and Ice; (April 4, 2003), Kathy Boswell, review of Red-Hot and Reckless (September 24, 2003), Barb Hicks, review of Night Fever; (October 25, 2003), Barb Hicks, review of Flavor of the Month; (November 24, 2003), Harriet Klausner, review of Just between Us; (December 29, 2003), Barb Hicks, review of Private Scandals; (February 23, 2004), Barb Hicks, review of Where You Least Expect It; (March 27, 2004), Harriet Klausner, review of Forbidden; (May 21, 2004), Harriet Klausner, review of Indecent; (August 10, 2004), Barb Hicks, review of Wicked; (November 22, 2004), Barb Hicks, review of Total Exposure; (March 25, 2005), Harriet Klausner, review of A Real McCoy; (April 29, 2005), Barb Hicks, review of That's Amore!; (May 27, 2005), Harriet Klausner, review of Sofie Metropolis; (August 5, 2005), Deborah- Anne MacGillivray, review of From McCoy, with Love; (September 17, 2005, DeborahAnne MacGillivray, review of Possession; (March 12, 2006), Harriet Klausner review of Skin Deep; (April 5, 2006), Harriet Klausner, review of Obsession; (April 24, 2006), Harriet Klausner, review of Submission; (April 25, 2006), Harriet Klausner, review of Dirty Laundry.

Love Romances,http://www.loveromances.com/ (September 18, 2006), Miriam van Veen, "Tori Carrington."

Romance Reader's Connection,http://www.romancereadersconnection.com/ (September 16, 2006), Jeri Neal, reviews of From McCoy with Love, A Real McCoy, Indecent, Wicked, Possession, Sofie Metropolis, Total Exposure, and Forbidden; Mellanie Crowther, review of A Stranger's Touch; Lilly Kinman, review of Every Move You Make; Livia Holton, reviews of You Sexy Thing!, Just between Us, What a Woman Wants, Where You Least Expect It, and Flavor of the Month; Abby Lloyd, review of Never Say Never Again; Lilly Kinman, review of Skin Deep and Private Investigations; Shelby Bagby, review of The Woman for Dusty Conrad.

Romance Review,http://www.aromancereview.com/ (September 18, 2006), "ARR Interview with Tori Carrington."

Romantic Times,http://www.romantictimes.com/ (September 16, 2006), Shannon Short, reviews of License to Thrill, Never Say Never Again, You Only Love Once, You Sexy Thing!, The P.I. Who Loved Her, and For Her Eyes Only; Susan Mitchell, reviews of A Real McCoy and Where You Least Expect It; Cindy Whitesel, reviews of A Stranger's Touch, Night Fever, Going Too Far, Just between Us, Fire and Ice, Flavor of the Month and Every Move You Make; Renae Dryer, review of Constant Craving; Jill M. Smith, review of Dirty Laundry and Sofie Metropolis; Darby Hudspeth, review of Forbidden, and Indecent; Pamela Cohen, review of Just Eight Months Old, What a Woman Wants, and The Woman for Dusty Conrad; Page Traynor, reviews of Obsession, Submission, Wicked, and Possession; Catherine Witmer, reviews of Private Investigations, Skin Deep, and Red-Hot and Reckless; Marilyn Weigel, review of Total Exposure.

Sofie Metropolis Web site, http://www.sofiemetropolis.com (September 16, 2006).

Tori Carrington Home Page,http://www.toricarrington.net (September 16, 2006).

Writerspace.com,http://www.writerspace.com/ (September 16, 2006), Barb Hicks, "Tori Carrington Interview."