This morning I’m excited to welcome Lori Wilde to the virtual offices!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Lori Wilde] Tall. Texan. Foodie. Adventuresome. Expressive.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about your book?
[Lori Wilde] It’s the last book in my Cupid, Texas series, Love with a Perfect Cowboy, is set in the rugged terrain of the Davis Mountains. The hero, Luke Nielson, and the heroine, Melody Spencer, are star-crossed high school sweethearts caught in the middle of a decades old family feud.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?
[Lori Wilde] Melody was the fourth cousin in the series, and honestly when I was writing the rest of the books, I didn’t know much about Melody, other than she was a big ad executive in New York City. I also knew I wanted to tell the story of the Nielson/Fant/Greenwood family feud what started back in 1924 when Melody’s wealthy great grandfather, John Fant, left Luke’s high-society great-grandmother standing at the alter in order to marry housemaid, Millie Greenwood. When it came to the hero, I asked myself, what kind of guy would cause an ambitious urban woman the most trouble, and laidback cowboy, Luke was born.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
[Lori Wilde] Working out how to end the family feud so Luke and Melody could be together.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What gave you the most trouble with this story?
[Lori Wilde] I had the worst time trying to figure out the turning points in this book. I kept moving the turning points around—trying to create the highest escalating stakes—and it drove my beta reader crazy. But in the end, she declared the trouble was worth it.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had a theme song, what would it be?
[Lori Wilde] “I’ve Got a Little Hillbilly in Me” by Brent Amaker
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing you won’t leave home without.
[Lori Wilde] My purse.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name three things on your desk right now.
[Lori Wilde] Circular knitting needles. Swiss Army knife. Fitbit.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could trade places with anyone for just one day, who would you be?
[Lori Wilde] No one. We’ve all got our ups and downs. I finally got myself good and broke in, and I know what I’m dealing with. If you switched places with someone, no telling what mess you’d find yourself in.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are some books that you enjoyed recently?
[Lori Wilde] Is this where I lie and pick the latest best seller or tell the truth and admit the last three books I’ve read are all for research? Story Solution, 23 Actions All Great Heros Must Take by Eric Edson. The Wrong Stuff, the autobiography of lefty pitcher, Bill “Spaceman” Lee. 101 Nights of Great Romance by Laura Corn.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
[Lori Wilde] Yoga, watch movies or glom on a TV series, cook something challenging, spend time catching up with family and friends.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Lori Wilde] Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest. www.loriwilde.com.
About the book:
Love with a Perfect Cowboy
A Cupid Texas Novel
By: Lori Wilde
Releasing May 27th, 2014
Cowboys always seem to have the most spectacular butts, probably from all that hard riding in the saddle. But Melody Spencer had long-ago wiped the dust of Cupid, Texas off her cute shoes…and done her best to forget the chiseled jaw, strong arms and those other assets of cowboy Luke Spencer. Their families might be part of a long-time feud, but he was her very first love even if it turned out they never wanted the same things.
But now Luke’s come striding back into her life, tempting her with the memories of long, lazy evenings and hot, passionate kisses. And he has an ulterior motive-as Mayor of Cupid, he knows Melody’s business savvy can help save their beloved hometown. His smooth-talking might get her to Texas, but that doesn’t mean he’ll get her in his bed. Still, people do say love can be more perfect the second time around…
LORI WILDE is the New York Times bestselling author of more than sixty books. A former RITA finalist, Lori has received the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Holt Medallion, the Booksellers Best, the National Readers’ Choice, and numerous other honors. She lives in Texas, with her husband and a wide assortment of pets. Lori teaches Romance Writing Secrets via the internet through colleges and universities worldwide at www.ed2g.com. Visit her at www.loriwilde.comor @LoriWilde on Twitter.
twitter handle is @LoriWilde
Cupid Texas Series
Love at First Sight Release Date May 28th, 2013
All Out of Love Release Date June 25th, 2013
Somebody to Love Release Date Dec 31st, 2013
Love with a Perfect Cowboy Release Date May 27th, 2014
Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/series/99988-cupid-texas
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