Author: Lori Wilde

Top 5 List about Mad About You by Lori Wilde

Posted April 11, 2014 by Sherri in Book Spotlight / 0 Comments

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Welcome to Urban Girl Reader’s stop on the Mad About You Blog Tour.  We asked Lori Wilde to share some things about Mad About You that would surprise us.  We love #4 and will have to remember it when there is no one out.

5 Facts about My Book That Might Surprise You!
by Lori Wilde

1.  When I was writing YOU ONLY LOVE TWICE, my editor called me to tell me this was the new title they’d decided on. I freaked because no one in the book was loving twice. I had to completely revamp the plot, giving everyone a second chance at love. It ended up making the storyline so much richer. Who knew a title could make such a difference?

2.  In LICENSE TO THRILL, Charlee is terrified of spiders because she was bitten by a black widow when she visited an outhouse in Wisconsin. An angry reader wrote to tell me they do not have black widow spiders in Wisconsin, but guess what, they do and I have the research to prove it.

3.  One night I couldn’t sleep and got up to check my email. In my inbox was a letter from Mason Gentry–the hero of LICENSE TO THRILL–the email said simply: Funny things happen when you Google your name. Sort of freaky to get an email from one of your characters, especially in the middle of the night.

4.  The flash mob bowling scene in YOU ONLY LOVE TWICE came about when I had completely painted myself into a corner and didn’t know how to get out. I woke up in the middle of the night with the creative solution, leaped up and went straight to the computer.

5.  The action/adventure romances in MAD ABOUT YOU, are two of my personal favorites out of the 70+ books I’ve written.

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Mad About You
by Lori Wilde
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Action
Release Date: March 25th 2014 by Forever
Format: eBook, 672 pages

Book Description:

LICENSE TO THRILL
Las Vegas private eye Charlee Champagne is absolutely fearless. But when handsome Mason Gentry strides into her office, demanding to know where his grandfather is, she can’t control the goosebumps. It’s not like Mason to be in Sin City while the biggest deal of his banking career wraps up without him, but one moment with Charlee brings out his wild side. Before he knows it, Mason is on a mission, driving pedal to the metal across the desert with the toughest, sexiest woman he has ever met . . .

YOU ONLY LOVE TWICE
Comic book creator Marlie Montague’s life isn’t as exciting as her heroine’s . . . until someone points the business end of a pistol right at her. Now she needs help from a real-life action hero: her rock-hard Navy secret-agent neighbor, Joel Hunter. Soon he and the beautiful Marlie are blowing the doors off a full-blown conspiracy with more double agents than a Bond flick. But the real mystery is: How does Marlie manage to leave Joel both shaken and stirred?

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About Lori Wilde

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lori Wilde has written sixty novels. She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a certificate in forensics. She volunteers as a sexual assault first responder for Freedom House, a shelter for battered women. Lori is a past RITA finalist and has been nominated four times for the Romantic TimesReviewers' Choice Award. She's won the Colorado Award of Excellence, the Wisconsin Write Touch Award, the Lories, the More Than Maggie, the Golden Quill, the Laurel Wreath, and the Best Books of 2006 Book Award. Her books have been translated into twenty-five languages and featured in Cosmopolitan,Redbook, Complete Woman, All You, TIME, and Quick and Simple magazines. She lives in Texas with her husband, Bill.

Review: The Valentine’s Day Disaster by Lori Wilde

Posted February 21, 2014 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: The Valentine’s Day Disaster by Lori Wilde
The Valentine's Day Disaster by Lori Wilde
Series: Twilight Texas #4.5
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Published by Avon Impulse on February 04, 2014
Format: Ebook
Pages: 100
Source: Author

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Book Description:

Book Description:
Valentine's Day can be a real disaster … even in a town like Twilight, Texas!

These days, event planner Sesty Snow is no fan of hearts, flowers, or goo-goo eyes over dinner. She's learned to be in control of her life and her emotions. Still, running Twilight's annual Valentine's Day bachelor auction is right up her alley—until her high school sweetheart zooms back into town. He's still heart-stoppingly handsome, but it's clear he hasn't changed the daredevil ways that put the brakes on their first love.

Injured NASCAR driver Josh Langtree isn't up for being anyone's sweetheart these days either. He's just looking for a place to lick his wounds … until a misunderstanding lands him doing community service in Sesty's auction. Soon he finds himself standing in front of hundreds of screaming women—wearing a tux and a smile. And then there's Sesty—looking as tempting as ever.

He says he's changed, and the sparks between them are flying fast and furious, but can Sesty trust Josh to take the wheel and drive her into the future she never dreamed possible?


Lynn’s Review:
Sesty Snow is the event planner for a bachelor auction – wish I had a ticket.  It’s an auction that’s scheduled around Valentine’s Day – sounds pretty romantic, right?  Josh Langtree has returned to the area after being away for a while.  And Sesty’s none too happy that he’s back in her life.

Lori always does a great job at developing her characters – you can almost feel the sparks between Sesty and Josh.  Our author doesn’t make this story all hearts and flowers either.  She shows how the expectations of a parent can shape how a child may turn out when they become an adult.  This story also shows that there’s hope for those high school sweethearts that have parted ways.  You never know what the future may hold.

I think that if you’ve never read Lori’s Twilight, Texas series this might give you the incentive to start reading her books.  Our author also knows how to take a serious moment and turn it sexy – hand fan needed.  If you are someone that likes to set the mood for when you read, sitting next to someone you think is sexy and cuddle with him or her might be nice.  Listening to romantic music, maybe a little Barry White, may help as well.

This is a novella that reads more like a novel.  No scene is cut short just because there aren’t a lot of pages.  When it comes to the ending, you will have to decide if it’s HEA or HFN.  And make sure to read to the very end because you’ll get a sneak peak for the next book in her Cupid, Texas series coming out in May.  If you live in an area that is getting bombarded with snow, why not curl up and read this book.  It’s also short enough that you can get it read all in one day and still have time to spend with your honey. (Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds from Romance Reader Enthusiast)

Twilight, Texas Series

The Sweethearts’ Knitting Club (Twilight, Texas, #1)

The True Love Quilting Club (Twilight, Texas, #2)

The First Love Cookie Club (Twilight, Texas, #3)

The Welcome Home Garden Club (Twilight, Texas, #4)

The Valentine’s Day Disaster (Twilight, Texas, #4.5)

Christmas at Twilight (Twilight, Texas, #5) – Coming October 28th, 2014

Review: Somebody to Love by Lori Wilde

Posted January 2, 2014 by Sherri in Reviews / 9 Comments
Review: Somebody to Love by Lori Wilde

Somebody to Love by Lori Wilde Series: Cupid Texas #3 Genres: Contemporary Romance, Western Published by Avon Books on December 31st 2013 Format: Ebook Pages: 384 Source: Author, Tour Host Also in this series: One True Love, Love at First Sight , All Out of Love Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde invites you back to Cupid, Texas, where love is only a heartbeat away . . . Sexy cowboy-scholar Jericho Chance always knows exactly what he wants and how to get it. And after sauntering back home to Cupid, he’s shocked to discover that he wants Zoe McCleary. After years from home, he takes one new look at his bubbly best friend, with her lightning smarts and luscious body, and it hits him like a bolt: she’s his somebody to love and he’s […]

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Review: Christmas Cookie Collection by Lori Wilde

Posted October 31, 2013 by Sherri in Contemporary Romance, Reviews / 4 Comments
Review:  Christmas Cookie Collection by Lori Wilde

Christmas Cookie Collection by Lori Wilde Narrator: C.J. Critt Genres: Anthology, Contemporary Romance, Romance Published by Avon Books on October 29, 2013 Format: Ebook Pages: 384 Source: Edelweiss Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Three delightful novellas featuring characters from Lori Wilde’s New York Times bestselling book The First Love Cookie Club. First published as e-originals, they are now available in one volume and in print for the first time. There’s a legend in Twilight, Texas. It says that if on Christmas you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your one true love, he will be your destiny. Carrie, Raylene, Christine, and Flynn are all members of the Christmas Cookie Club. Each has a story to tell, and each discovers the miracles of the season and the power of love. Carrie: Reconnects with her high school sweetheart […]

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Love Letter Writing with Lori Wilde on the All Out of Love Blog Tour & Giveaway

Posted July 5, 2013 by Sherri in Author Spotlight, Giveaways, Reviews / 17 Comments
Love Letter Writing with Lori Wilde on the All Out of Love Blog Tour & Giveaway

Today we welcome author Lori Wilde to Urban Girl Reader. She is here to share on how to write the perfect love letter, which has a special place in her Cupid, Texas series. Welcome Lori!!!!                                                     HOW TO WRITE A LOVE LETTER  My Cupid, Texas series centers on a group of women who answer letters to the lovelorn who write to Cupid, asking for his intervention in their love life. It’s a fun premise and writing the books led me to consider what makes a compelling love letter. When you want to write a letter to your beloved expressing your most heartfelt feelings give these tips a try. 1)     Set the mood. Put love songs on your playlist and listen to them as your write your love letter. Music can spark inspiration. 2)     Don’t text or email your love letter. Put it on […]

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Review: All Out of Love by Lori Wilde

Posted June 25, 2013 by Sherri in Contemporary Romance, Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: All Out of Love by Lori Wilde

All Out of Love by Lori Wilde Series: Cupid Texas #2 Genres: Contemporary Romance Published by Avon Books on June 35, 2013 Format: Ebook Pages: 384 Source: Edelweiss, Publisher Also in this series: One True Love, Love at First Sight , Somebody to Love Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: The second book in a dazzling new Cupid, Texas series by Lori Wilde. Welcome to Cupid, where every wish for love comes true… For years, a small group of women in Cupid, TX, led by Millie Greenway, have taken it upon themselves to keep the Cupid legend alive. Now Millie has roped her four disbelieving granddaughters into joining the cause. Lace Bettingfield knows for a fact that the Cupid legend is bogus. As a shy sixteen-year-old, she left a letter at the statue and got nothing in return but heaps of […]

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Review: Love at First Sight by Lori Wilde

Posted May 27, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Love at First Sight by Lori Wilde

Love at First Sight by Lori Wilde Series: , Genres: Contemporary Romance, Western Published by Avon Books on May 28, 2013 Format: Ebook Pages: 384 Source: Edelweiss, Publisher Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description:  Natalie McCleary couldn’t believe her eyes-a lean-muscled, darkly tanned, nearly-naked man stood in her path…and then it hit her: love. Everyone always told her it’d hit like a thunderbolt, and she never believed them. But now she knew: practical, sensible Natalie was head over heels in love-with a stranger. But ex-Navy SEAL Dade Vega wasn’t about to be a stranger for long. He’d ridden into Cupid on his motorcycle, vowing to keep a promise he’d made to a military buddy. But a single glimpse at Natalie-soaking wet and unexpectedly tempting-changed his life forever. But how can he offer her is love, when he can’t even promise to […]

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Review: One True Love by Lori Wilde

Posted May 22, 2013 by Sherri in Contemporary Romance, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: One True Love by Lori Wilde

One True Love by Lori Wilde Series: , Genres: Historical Romance, Western Published by Avon Books on May 21, 2013 Format: Ebook Pages: 100 Source: Edelweiss, Publisher Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: In Cupid, Texas, they say everyone has one true love.  And if you write a letter to Cupid, you will get an answer in return… Now, from New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde, read how the legend of Cupid began…all it took was one great love story! Too bad for pretty young housemaid Millie Greenwood that her one true love is John Fant, the handsomest, wealthiest man in town. But in 1924, a maid—no matter how lovely—isn’t about to marry into the town’s foremost family, and John is on the verge of becoming betrothed to another. Everything seems hopeless until Millie writes a desperate letter to Cupid, […]

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