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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Lori Wilde MAD ABOUT YOU Interview


1.What is one of your favorite Myths/legends to write about?

I adore myth and legends and collect them. As a child, I read every Grimm's Fairytale I could get my hands on. I make up legends for my books, but my favorite real legend is the Texas story of Cynthia Ann Parker who was kidnapped by the Comanche when she was a child and they raised her as one of their own. Her story was inspiration for the John Wayne movie, The Searchers.

2.If you could live back in time, what time period would you choose and why?

Although I'm a country girl, I'm a thoroughly modern woman. I'm happy to be living in what I consider one of the most exciting times in history.

3.Have you ever come across a song that might fit the theme of one of your books?

All the time. I have a theme song for every single book I write. In fact, I have a song for every scene. 

4.Do you remember what you felt when you had your first kiss?

It was nothing to write home about. My first kiss came from my first date. I was nineteen and only went out with him because he was the first guy to ask me out. My reaction? At least I got it over with.

5.What was the most creative pick up line you've ever used on someone or someone used on you?

"You're not like the other girls here."

6. When writing do you have a playlist of music you like to listen to? What are a couple songs on it?

My playlist match the book and the characters and that's what I listen to when I'm writing. That said, I do have a personal playlist of songs that move me. Some cuts off that list are: "Memory Motel" by The Rolling Stones, "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen and "The Lengths" by The Black Keys. Hmm, seems like I like mournful songs.

7.What do you do when you think nobody is watching?

Shh, I'm not telling.

8.What was your favorite childhood book?

There was so many! Loved Laura Ingalls Wilder series, Trixie Beldon, A Wrinkle in Time, Little Women, Jane Eyre. But gun to the head, I'd have to say Tom Sawyer. I'm enamored of Mark Twain.

9. What is your favorite addition to chocolate?

Caramel. In fact, throw in some walnuts and you could even leave out the chocolate.

10.What does your husband/significant other say about your writing erotic stories? What about your family and/or do they read your books?

Husband smiles as he takes the checks to the bank. Most of my family don't read my books, mainly because they're not big fiction readers. My father does read my books and he's very proud of me. He just skips over the sex scenes.

11.Besides your own, what is one of your favorite series to keep up with?

Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum. 

12.What do you think you would be doing if you weren't writing?

Since it's the only thing I ever wanted to do, I can't really imagine a life where I didn't write.

13.Do you have any hobbies or activities you enjoy doing?

I love yoga. I've always enjoyed exercise, but recently took up yoga and it has changed my life. I'm also a huge movie and TV buff. Love stories in any form.

14.What is something you do to de-stress?


15.We all know about muses...what do you think inspires you to allow your creative juices flowing?

Straight up honesty here, dread fear of having to go back to my old career as a nurse.

Las Vegas private eye Charlee Champagne is absolutely fearless. But when handsome Mason Gentry strides into her office, demanding to know where his grandfather is, she can't control the goosebumps. It's not like Mason to be in Sin City while the biggest deal of his banking career wraps up without him, but one moment with Charlee brings out his wild side. Before he knows it, Mason is on a mission, driving pedal to the metal across the desert with the toughest, sexiest woman he has ever met . . .

Comic book creator Marlie Montague's life isn't as exciting as her heroine's . . . until someone points the business end of a pistol right at her. Now she needs help from a real-life action hero: her rock-hard Navy secret-agent neighbor, Joel Hunter. Soon he and the beautiful Marlie are blowing the doors off a full-blown conspiracy with more double agents than a Bond flick. But the real mystery is: How does Marlie manage to leave Joel both shaken and stirred?

About Lori Wilde
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lori Wilde has written sixty novels. She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a certificate in forensics. She volunteers as a sexual assault first responder for Freedom House, a shelter for battered women. Lori is a past RITA finalist and has been nominated four times for the Romantic TimesReviewers' Choice Award. She's won the Colorado Award of Excellence, the Wisconsin Write Touch Award, the Lories, the More Than Maggie, the Golden Quill, the Laurel Wreath, and the Best Books of 2006 Book Award. Her books have been translated into twenty-five languages and featured in Cosmopolitan,RedbookComplete WomanAll YouTIME, and Quick and Simple magazines. She lives in Texas with her husband, Bill.

You can learn more at:
Twitter @LoriWilde

1 winner INTERNATIONALLY receives an e-book copy of "Mad About You" 

1 winner CANADA & US ONLY receives a printed copy of "Mad About You" 


  1. I have been married to my husband for thirty years and my pet leave is, his socks on his side of his bed. I just let them pile up until laundry day.
    I love your books Lori.

  2. I've been married for 9 years my pet peeve is that he sleeps on top of the covers when the heat is set at 60 at night in the winter. I have to wake him up so I can pull the covers over me.thanks for the contest