Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Book Giveaway!


Hey gang,



I'm giving away an advance reading copy of my next book for Grand Central Publishing. It's the second book in my Wedding Veil Wishes series.



The best thing about writing a series is that you get to visit old friends again and again. Starting ONCE SMITTEN, TWICE SHY was like coming home after a long journey as I reconnected with characters from my WEDDING VEIL WISHES series.

I just loved getting to know impulsive, but generous-to-the-bone, wedding videographer, Tish Gallagher better. Boy, did she have some surprises in store for me.

She didn’t make things easy for me either, when, in order to pay her credit card bills, she wishes on a magic veil and her greatest wish comes true in the form of a once-in-a-lifetime job—filming the first daughter’s wedding. Clearly, Tish had no idea how much presidential research was involved or she didn’t care that I’d be burning the midnight oil trying to find out what the inside of Air Force One looked like. Or how the Secret Service operated. Characters can be so selfish, no sympathy for us poor authors.

But hehe! I got even with her. Because Tish gets a big surprise when she finds out the President’s daughter is marrying the ex-husband she never stopped loving, Secret Service Agent Shane Tremont. And finances won’t let her walk away from the job, no matter how much she might want to.

Problem is, although he’s about to walk down the aisle with the President’s daughter, Shane still loves Tish too!

I was half-way through the book when I figured out why these two—who are so obviously meant for each other—broke up in the first place. What I discovered had me shedding a tear or two. So fair warning, you might need a hanky for this one because when you wish on the wedding veil, it’s not the wish you think you want that comes true. It’s the secret wish of your heart.


If you'd like to be entered in a drawing for the book, just post here and I'll draw two names on Friday!



Lori

31 comments:

Laurie said...

Shane & Tish's romance sounds like it has some huge obstacles to overcome!! President's daughter, Secret Service, Washington DC spotlight, WOW!! Would love to read "Once Smitten,Twice Shy"1!

cas2ajs said...

Sounds like a book I would love to read also. What a creative way to get even with Tish. But I'm sure you did it for her own good. :)

Cheryl

Sonja Foust said...

Wow, this sounds GREAT! Put me in the running for a copy! :)

Annie said...

Sounds like a fun book, Lori! Can you come over to my house and make mine sound as good?...

Lois said...

I can't wait for the second one, the first was just terrific! :) And this one sounds just as great. . . can't wait to find out what happened to these two!! :)

Lois

Shari C said...

Please enter me in your drawing.
'Once Smitten, Twice Shy' sounds like a wonderful read and I will keep a hanky handy if necessary.

Laura J. said...

The books sounds great!!! Please count me in for the drawing!

CrystalG said...

Sounds great. I want to read this book. :)

Darla said...

Please enter me!
Right up my reading alley!

Shari Anton said...

Talk about a timely topic! Jenna Bush is in town (Milwaukee) today to promote her new book, but what everyone wants to know is whether or not she's planning a White House wedding :).

Paula Quinn said...

Lori, the book sounds wonderful and the cover really draws you in. I love the revenge on Tish about the research. I think I'll go make my current character pay for the endless hours of reading about the politics of Scotland.
Paula

flip said...

Sounds great. Love the title and cover myself.

flip said...

I have to comment on your blog about adultery and romance. I completely agree that adultery is not romantic. Sharon Shinn is a wonderful writer but she had an adulterous romance in her book The Thirteenth House. It ruined the book for me.

I usually buy Shinn in hb as soon as the book is published, but I have not been able to buy the rest of the series.

Pam said...

Love to read it, count me in, Lori. Catchy cover!

catslady said...

If a book can make me cry and laugh some it's a winner!!!

Nathalie said...

Can I be entered please... love the cover :)

Lily said...

Hi Lori... thanks for holding this contest!!

The cover does look awesome!!

Kathleen said...

I really enjoy reading books with returning characters! Especially when I want to know what happens to them!!!

nat d. said...

That book really sound funny... love it when a book makes me laugh!

lila said...

As You said... I love series too because I can reconnect with some characters... did not know the authors also felt the same way :)

HelenK said...

I adored the first one. Can't wait to read this one! (And I'm not usually a fan of we broke up years ago type romances - too bittersweet for my taste, but this one got me from the first excerpt I read)

andrea pickens said...

Hey Lori,

You have me smiling—both over your plot, which sounds wonderful, and the trials and tribulations of dealing with a heroine who has a mind of her own. I've been working on a series with three VERY strong-willed ladies, and have sat back after writing many scenes and said "Whoa, were did that come from!" It's fun, but a little frightening at times. Will have to remember how to pay them back for the headaches.

Can't wait to see where Tish has taken you!

Stacy S said...

The first book was great! Can't wait for this one. And love the cover.

RachaelfromNJ said...

This sounds like a really fun book! I would LOVE to read it. Please enter me! :)

ellie said...

What an enchanting book. I would enjoy reading it. Thanks for this chance.

readingissomuchfun said...

Oo love the cover and the title. This sounds like it will be a very good & fun read. Please enter me would love to read this one :)

Can't wait to read about what happens next with Tish heehee.

Hugssss
LindaH

jenna said...

Cover is so unique. Book looks so appealing. It would be great to read this book.

Lori Wilde said...

Shari,

I love that Jenna Bush got engaged in time for the book's release. Because since I'm from Texas and so is a certain President with two daughters of marriage age, I set the book on a ranch in Texas. Hehe!

Lori

anne said...

Your new release looks wonderful. What a pleasure it would be to read this book and that is some cover artwork.

Anonymous said...

looks good, i have the first book. count me in
kim h

Jenn said...

Lori,
I am so excited about this book. I loved "There Goes the Bride" and can't wait to read Shane and Tish's story.

Jenn