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Lori Wilde

I went to nursing school and became an R.N. I didn't do much writing in those busy college days, but once I graduated the writing bug came humming around again. Sixty short stories, sixty rejections and many years later, I followed the advice of a writing teacher and tried my hand at a novel. I decided to target category romance because the books were short and I wasn't so sure I could write anything longer.

My first novel did snag an agent, but it never got published. My second book, however, took the contest circuit by storm and garnered me nineteen awards. I sold Raleigh and the Rancher to Silhouette Romance in 1994. I wrote ten more books for that line under the pseudonym Laura Anthony before I found my real love - comedy. I wrote six books for Harlequin Duets until the line folded (I'm still heartbroken) and I moved on to penning steamy romps for Harlequin's super sexy Blaze line and romantic adventure comedies for Warner Forever.
                                            Long, Tall Texan
           *Formerly published as THERE GOES THE BRIDE.
Texas socialite Delaney Cartwright knows she can't go through
with her wedding. But she can't simply call the whole thing off. The
nuptials to her nice, predictable childhood friend are the social
event of the season (not to mention that her mother would freak).
To fan the flames of this dying ember, Delaney abducts her fiancé
for a night of passion--and grabs the wrong guy! A guy with
smoldering eyes and an irresistible country boy swagger…

After his ex-wife left him on their honeymoon, Detective Nick
Vinetti’s sworn off relationships. And despite the sparks flying
between him and Delaney, there’s no way he’s getting mixed up
with another runaway bride. But when Delaney takes her “get out
of marrying the wrong guy” attempts to the next level, landing
herself in danger, Nick finds himself willing to do anything to keep
her out of harm’s way.
Category romance, funny, adverturous, cowboy
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