Thursday, May 24, 2007

More Brides!

I have giddy good news. I just sold too more books to Grand Central for my Wedding Veil Wishes series. I’m so excited. In publishing you’re never sure of you’re going to make another sale, even after you’re well established. THERE GOES THE BRIDE sold well enough to get me a new contract and I want to thank all you readers for that. You’re golden!

Here’s the preview for book #2 Tish’s story--ONCE SMITTEN, TWICE SHY out January 2008.

Legend claims this antique Irish wedding veil can grant your heart’s deepest desire. But be careful what you wish for…

Wedding videographer Tish Gallagher is at the end of her rope. Her video business is about to go bust. She’s just spent her last buck on non-returnable (but oh so fabulous) shoes. And her most sustainable relationship is with a pint of Haagen-Dazs. So she makes a wish on the lucky wedding veil to get out of debt…and sees the man she never stopped loving, her ex-husband, secret service agent Shane Tremont. Sure, their chemistry was off-the-charts sizzling hot, but their clashes were legendary and no amount of longing will change that.

So when her dream job of recording the first daughter’s wedding appears out of the blue, Tish knows it’s her only shot to get out of the red. Just one teensy glitch: Shane is the groom. From the moment they see each other, she knows nothing’s changed—the same old black magic is still between them, just as irresistible and potent as ever. But he’s promised to another and Tish has been burned before. Will she always be…


Book # 3 is the part of the new contract. It’s Rachael’s story. No title or release date yet, but here’s a preview.

Born in Valentine, Texas on Valentine’s Day, starry-eyed schoolteacher, Rachael Henderson is fed up! After being jilted at the altar—twice and learning that her parents’ fairytale thirty year marriage is over, she’s determined once and for all to cure her naive belief in happily-ever-after. From now on, she’s a cynic to the bone and she’s out to spread the prosaic gospel by writing a tell-all-book about her frustrating adventures in love and starting the founding chapter of Romanceaholics Anonymous. And nothing is going to stand in her way—not the romantic citizens of her hometown, not her shocked family and friends and certainly not the delicious temptation of Valentine’s sexy new sheriff.

With his knowing smile and unshakeable demeanor, war hero Brody Carlton is the best sheriff Valentine has ever had. He’s smart, sensible and handsome, but Brody has no illusions about his town or about love. His ex-wife broke his heart when he returned home from Iraq, minus a leg, to find a Dear John letter pinned to the bathroom mirror. Secretly, he’s behind Rachael’s anti-romance campaign one hundred percent. He’s only goal is to keep the peace. But that’s getting harder and harder to do as Rachael inflames a passionate tug-of-war between cynics and romantics in their hometown.

But as people take sides and the battle lines are drawn, the quaint little hamlet suffers. The town’s largest employer produces Valentine’s Day novelties and the tourism money that the town bring in on their annual February 14th festival supports local businesses throughout the year. To reunite his hometown, Brody realizes he must turn on the charm and convince Rachael that passion is all it’s cracked up to be. No small task for this romantic misanthrope. Except something strange is happening to Brody. He’s starting to believe in the power of true love himself.

Thanks again everyone for buying THERE GOES THE BRIDE and making Rachael’s story a reality.



Michelle said...

Anyone able to work the work "Smitten" into their title is a friend of mine.

Congrats Lori!!! :-)

Diana Holquist said...

Congrats, Lori! I can't wait to read them. Stop blogging, get writing!


Shari Anton said...

Yipee! Congrats, Lori!


Elizabeth Hoyt said...

YAY, Lori! Congratulations on the new contract. I'm looking forward to reading new Wedding Veil Wishes books!

jackietoo said...

Woo Hoo! Congrats :D

Stacy S said...

Congrats.Can't wait to read the next 2 books in the series.