Book Tour {Excerpt, Praise & Giveaway} -- I'll Be Home for Christmas (Twilight, Texas #6) by Lori Wilde

I’ll Be Home for Christmas
A Twilight, Texas Novel
By Lori Wilde
Avon Romance
October 27th, 2015
Mass-Market ISBN: 9780062311412 * $7.99
E-ISBN 9780062311429 * $5.99

About the Book
Nothing says Christmas like New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde and Twilight, TX, and now Lori returns to Twilight for a brand new heartwarming holiday tale. The matchmaking members of the Cookie Club are up to their old tricks again!

Christmas in Twilight, Texas, is all merriment and mistletoe. The Cookie Club is whipping up their most festive sweets, the townspeople are scrambling to get their holiday shopping done, and Joe-a hometown guy with a restless heart-is dreaming about the woman he wants to kiss most…

…And who happens to be staying at his sister’s place over the holidays, while Joe’s sister is away. But Joe isn’t quite sure he wants to be a living Christmas present to runaway law student Gabi Preston.

Joe thinks the sassy sweetheart he nicknames “Trouble” won’t inconvenience anything but his healthy sex drive. But when he discovers the reasons Gabi escaped from her life, he aches to give her everything she’s never had. As the magic of the season draws them together, the gift of love is the only one worth giving…

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About the Author
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Lori Wilde has sold seventy-eight works of fiction to four major New York Publishing houses. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a certificate in forensic nursing from Kaplan University. She is a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

Her first NYT bestseller, the third book in her Twilight, Texas series, The First Love Cookie Club has been optioned for a television movie. The town of Granbury, Texas, upon which her fictional town of Twilight, Texas is loosely based, honors Lori with an annual Twilight, Texas weekend each Christmas.

A popular writing instructor, Lori is a two time RITA finalist and has four times been nominated for Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She’s won the Colorado Award of Excellence, the Wisconsin Write Touch Award, The Golden Quill, the Lories, and The More than Magic. Her books have been translated into 27 languages and excerpted in Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Complete Woman, and Quick and Simple magazines. She lives in Texas with her husband, Bill, and her two New American Shepherds.

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Praise for LORI WILDE

“Tempered with love, a caring community, a dash of suspense, and the romantic delight of a Twilight Christmas, this engaging story brims with strength and hope-definitely one to savor.”
   — Library Journal on CHRISTMAS AT TWILIGHT

“Christmas at Twilight is a wonderful heartwarming story not to be missed. The characters are written with compassion as the love between the couple grows.”
   — RT Book Reviews (4 Stars) on CHRISTMAS AT TWILIGHT

“Lori Wilde has created a rich and wonderful story about the charm of small town life combined with the power and passion of first love. Delicious!”
   — Robyn Carr on A Cowboy Christmas

“A wonderful story… The ending will leave readers with the desire to make return visits to Jubilee, Texas.”
   — RT Book Reviews, 4 stars, on Love at First Sight

“A pair of engaging protagonists, a wealth of wacky townsfolk, and a mystery with a dangerous twist add up to a charmingly sexy tale that will leave fans smiling.”
   — Library Journal on Love at First Sight

“[T]heir personal development forms the heart and soul of the novel, a delicately revealing in-depth character study. Wilde’s clever combination of humor, sorrow and love brings a deeply appealing sense of realism.”
Publishers Weekly on All of Me


Gabi hiccupped, and Joe Cheek, aka Alpha He- Man Protector Dude, snapped his
“Huh?” She blinked. “Got what?”
“The cure.”
“Wha— ”
But she didn’t get the word out because he yanked her into his arms and sank his mouth down over hers, a warm, moist mouth that dissolved her bones, her heart, and her resolve. Which, granted, was pretty shaky in the first place.
He was kissing her! Why was he kissing her?
Why ask why? Just go with it.
But she was frozen, breathless and pulsating.
When was the last time she’d been kissed like this? So forcefully, so certain, so perfect. Seriously, had she ever been kissed like this? She wracked her brain. Nope. Definitely not.
Gabi sucked in a startled breath as snippets of half- formed thoughts pushed through her mind.
Ooh and aah.
And yes.
And oh good Christmas but he tasted fantastic. Peppermint. Coffee. Heat. Moisture. Ooh- la- la.
His lips were rough in a deliciously outdoorsy, He- Man kind of way, and his big strong hands spanned her waist. But the pressure of his mouth was surprisingly gentle. Incredibly gentle. Lurking underneath his controlled restraint she felt a jolting current of masculinity so potent it deserved a “Danger: Live Wire” label.
She didn’t mean to do it, but she couldn’t help herself. Headily, she kissed him back, opened her mouth and traced his lips with the tip of her tongue. Venturing slowly, testing the waters, keeping her eyes wide open, watching him as he watched her.
A ragged groan rolled from his throat, and for one long, sweet moment their mouths fully merged and they surfed the heated kiss together.

Gabi’s head was a carousel, whirling, spinning, twirling. Such a ride. What a thrill. Was this really happening? Could she be dreaming?

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1 comment:

  1. Hi! Thank you for featuring I'll be home for Christmas today. ~ Lori