Lori Wilde

Laurie Blalock was born on 1958 in Texas, USA. She started writing at age eight. She credits her father, Fred Blalock, as the guiding force behind her career. She can't remember a time when she didn't want to write. She even went to nursing school so she could have a schedule flexible enough to allow her to write on the side. She nursed for 20 years, working in a variety of settings from the newborn nursery to the recovery room, to dialysis. But she never lost her desire to write. She sold her first book in 1994 as Laura Anthony, but later discovered she had a flair for comedy and branched out under the pseudonym Lori Wilde. She has achieved a lifelong dream and now pursues writing fiction full-time.

First married with Anthony Moeller, now she is married with Bill Vanzura, her own real-life hero. She continued living in her native Texas, with a red heeler/Australian shepherd dog, Cinnamon, and four ducks, Quacker, Big Guy, Affleck, and Sheepidy. She is an adventuresome, she traveled Europe as a teenager, hiked volcanoes in Hawaii, trod on glaciers in Alaska, shot white-water rapids, water-skied, snow-skied, raced all-terrain vehicles, bodysurfed in the Gulf of Mexico, and photographed grizzly bears in Yellowstone. She's taken flying lessons, rode in a hot-air balloon, completed two marathons, and performed with a professional jazz band. You can visit her web site: www.loriwilde.com or write to her at [email protected]

Book List in Order: 133 titles

  • New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde returns to Twilight, Texas, with a love story filled with the magic of the season, about a couple who discover an abandoned baby on Christmas Eve-Eve.It’s Christmastime in Twilight, TX. The lights ar...


  • Notice to the Governor from Texas Rangers HeadquartersAgent: Able BlackAssignment: Surveillance of one sexy female.Mission: Watch. Protect. Do not get physical.Complication: The temptation to get very physical...Texas Ranger Able Black is staking out...


  • Each connected novella in this fun, fresh Rom-Com anthology follows a different woman from a group of NYC friends whose plans to escape the summer heat with a fabulous girls-only weekend suddenly lose steam when an unexpected blackout cuts off power ...


  • Image consultant Jane Grant's assignment is simple. Transform roughhewn cowboy Luke Black into a tycoon…or she can kiss her promotion goodbye. So no matter how hot she finds the rugged rancher, she has to turn him into a CEO worth his stock sh...



  • New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lori Wilde’s heartwarming follow-up to her “page-turning and passionate” (Jill Shalvis) trade paperback debut, The Moonglow Sisters, takes readers back to Moonglow Cove, Texas, with a story of twi...


  • Country vet Hank Holden is used to wrangling cattle, but wrangling a date with the feisty therapist he's been secretly hired to protect may prove too much for this cowboy. Rachel Grant doesn't believe she's in serious danger from a stalker, desp...


  • Bad luck Mondays!Cowboy Nick Holden distracts himself by taming wild horses on the family ranch after a scandal up-ends his career as a police detective. He thinks he's put the past behind him until...Spunky librarian Lucy Moore hires Nick to prove h...


  • Former PI Travis Walker has joined his brother on the family ranch. He's happy with his new life, but when a friend from his past asks for help, he agrees to handle one last case. Only problem? This isn't a normal case. For one thing, Travi...






  • A regimented ex-Army man drives an irresistible wedding planner from Cupid to Twilight in the next Twilight, Texas, novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde. You are cordially invited to a Twilight, Texas, Christmas Wedding! The to...


  • When she spies a naked man on her terrace, buttoned-up Dr. Janet Hunter is flabbergasted.Her meddlesome, matchmaking mother has been listening to her wacky astrologer again! Mom's convinced that if she's not a grandmother within the next eighteen mon...


  • After a nomadic childhood, dependable rancher, Caleb Sutton, loves his quiet, simple life in Kringle, Texas. That is until his footloose ex-fiancée, the only woman he’s ever loved blows back into town. Globe-trotting, freelance photographer, Av...


  • Jinxed by a family curse…Forever unlucky in love, spunky physical therapist, CeeCee Adams has accepted her fate. While she believes she can't have happily-ever-after, she can have happy-for-now with her group of fun friends and that includes h...


  • Jilted at the altar… Jude Bailey can't sell her unused wedding dress fast enough, but the last person she expects to answer her sales ad is the most handsome man she's ever seen. Sent by his sister, Tom Brunswick just wants to grab t...


  • All her life, shy scrub nurse, Lacy Calder has heard fanciful family stories about The Thunderbolt. Legend has it, when the thunderbolt hits, you'll know for certain you've found The One.Dr. Bennet Sheridan believes in one thing--science. Fables...


  • Kooky Becky Ryan owes Deputy Nate Dalton, big time. He gallantly overlooked one of her rather innocent, but harum-scarum infractions, when he could have easily hauled her right off to jail. So, when Nate comes knocking on her door, she readily agrees...


  • Two worlds—a dream guy in one—and a forbidden love in another. To cover her grandfather's medical bills, college coed Nora Dultry accepts a teaching job at Wanderlust Academy, a mystical summer camp for gifted children. For years, sh...


  • All Max Walker wants to do is finish this job, collect his pay, and find himself a quiet ranch to buy. He's an ex-Marine who is tired of being a security expert and sometimes PI for the rich. Thankfully, this current job should be the last, and ...


  • A little bit of heaven… Free-spirited angel, Jared Christianson, is a bit too casual for the afterlife. To tame his laidback ways and earn his wings, his boss tells him he must descend in human form to Bliss, Texas, and keep Kimber Sutton...






  • Loner Clint Bolton runs a successful sheep ranch in Falling Star, Texas. His life is organized and calm, and he likes it that way. But when he brings in bubbly accountant Daisy Banks to help him with his books, his calm, organized life is soon turned...


  • Prince Charming on the Run…Desperate to escape a throng of marriage-minded women—and the relentless paparazzi—Prince Maximilian Frederick accidentally runs ace reporter, Leigh Donovan off the road in the midst of a Florida hurrican...


  • It’s Jill Shalvis meets Susan Mallery in this gorgeous novel by New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde about three sisters, one small town, a wedding, and the summer that changes everything. Welcome to Moonglow Cove, Texas, a place where...


  • Ex-cowboy Jake Galloway runs the best barbecue restaurant in Falling Star, Texas, where people line up to get in. He's thrilled with his business and happy with his carefree bachelor life.That is until his estranged father dies in a car crash al...


  • The Bride was Engaged to Someone Else!Assigned by his twin older half-brothers to help their widowed mother plan her nuptials, Nick Franklin is minding his own business at a fancy bridal boutique, when a bride-to-be, trying on a wedding gown, is unex...


  • It was supposed to have been his twin, Cole, refurbishing cabinets on the trendy cable show, but when his brother has a scheduling conflict, Zack Bailey gets drafted to replace him. Never one to court the limelight, Zack wants nothing more than to ge...


  • Get Married or Else!Cole Bailey’s eccentric billionaire grandfather issues an edict. If his grandsons don’t settle down soon, he’ll sell controlling interest in the family business. After losing a coin toss to his twin brother, Zach, Cole's got...


  • A Cowboy Yearns to Settle Down.Weary of wanderlust, cowboy Brent Stewart retires from the rodeo circuit and returns home to Honey, Texas to wrangle horses and claim the heart of the woman he left in his rearview mirror when he took off to chase stard...


  • HOME COOKIN'Jillian Reed aspired to becoming the next Julia Child, but the closest she'd gotten was hosting a cable TV cooking show in rural Bliss, Virginia. Even that wouldn't have been so awful, if it weren't for a certain assistant chef whose...


  • FAMILY WANTEDApplicant's name: Boone SheltonPosition Sought: Father to adorable kids, Bethany and Brad Thomas, and husband to their mother, Nixie.Education: Graduate of the School of Hard Knocks. Experience: I've been a kid for thirty...






  • A Marriage of Convenience?It's a crazy idea, but April Hanson is desperate. She's hit snooze on her biological clock so many times that there's no more going back to sleep. It's now or never if she's ever going to make her dream of having a baby come...


  • Handsome devil Michael Parker is up for a big promotion at Barrett Software in Honey, Texas. The last thing he wants is to volunteer at the senior citizen center, but his boss insists. Truthfully, he would rather waltz with a rattlesnake than spend h...


  • Santa’s Got a Secret… After ticking off his boss, lawman Jonah Stevenson finds himself undercover as a department store Santa. But when it comes to the merriest of holidays, Jonah is a bit of a Grinch. The last thing he wants is to spend three...


  • Hard-driven, corporate lawyer Evan Conner is tasked with accompanying his ailing boss to Kringle, Texas, where his boss plans a lavish party to make amends for his Scrooge-like misdeeds that almost destroyed the quaint little town five years earlier....


  • Dear Santa, Please Bring Me a Daddy for Christmas...Finding a father for herself (and a husband for her widowed mom) tops Abby's Christmas wish list. And rancher, Zach Delaney, fits the bill. He and her mom have been best friends for ages. But Zach k...


  • Billionaire playboy Wyatt DeSalme is playing corporate spy games -- infiltrating tiny Bella Notte, an innovative family business, and using his highly developed senses of taste and smell to learn company secrets. But his most intoxicating discovery i...





  • A jilted-at-the-altar bride reunites with her high school sweetheart in Lori Wilde’s sensational new Twilight, Texas Christmas novel. Kelsey James always played by the rules and look where it got her -- dumped and half-drunk in a poofy white dre...






  • HOW MUCH TROUBLE COULD ONE INFANT BE?It didn't take billionaire cowboy Clay Barton long to find out. Frazzled and frantic, he summoned the lovely pediatrician down the street--who instantly transformed the tiny terror into an adorable, cooing bundle....


  • Reece Masardi's got one goal—keep his ditzy new neighbor, Zany Lanie from turning his life upside down. For one thing, she's much too adorable with her pet miniature horse and her quirky, do-gooder ways. For another, Reece's life has been bumpy...


  • To: All the Single Women in the Office of Barrington Oil & GasFrom: Sophia Shepherd, Cinderella SecretaryRe: The Cowboy Handyman is a Billionaire!The cowboy I thought was Mike Barr, office handyman, is none other than the new president and CEO Rex Mi...


  • If you love Jennifer Ryan or Maisey Yates, you won’t want to miss this Twilight, Texas novella from Lori Wilde!Allie Grainger appreciated eye candy as much as the next gal, but she never expected to be rescued by it! On her way to a job interview, ...


  • City Slickers Need Not Apply Dan McClintock swapped out his cushy corporate job in Dallas for a rundown spread in Rascal, Texas -- banking everything on making his dream of running a dude ranch come true. Too bad he’s in over his head until one ...


  • As soon as he spots Emma Montgomery, Nathan Barrett knows exactly what his matchmaking sister, Leigh, is up to, and he’s not about to step into her trap. No matter how beautiful Emma might be, he’s not falling for her.But Emma is just the seasona...


  • Jared Kendrick knows in his cowboy gut that Leigh is the one for him. All he has to do is convince her. Ha! She wants to celebrate her singleness and not get hog-tied to a relationship. Though Jared has her older, loving yet revenge-seeking, matchmak...


  • Handsome Lawman!Erin Weber insists she’s not meant for Trent Barrett! He’s one Hometown Heartthrob she’s going to avoid, but not if Leigh, his matchmaking sister, has anything to say about it. Sure enough, there’s soon a mysterious case of pu...


  • Chase Barrett, is on the bachelor block thanks to his matchmaking sister, Leigh. She’s determined to do away with her three overprotective brothers—but in the nicest possible way! She’s got Megan Kendall finally doing something about her hidden...


  • FOLLOW THAT BRIDE! All Deannie Hollis had to do was woo and wed Brodie Trueblood to honor the promise she'd made her father. Regaining her birthright was all the feisty single gal had ever dreamed about. But never, in all those imaginings, had...






  • What would it take to tame a wild cowboy? One minute, Rhett Lockhart is a love ‘em and leave ‘em bull rider with a slow, sexy smile, a swagger, and not a care in the world. The next, he learns his free-wheeling days are over: a baby has been a...


  • "MARRY ME, KATIE" When Detective Truman West rescued the beautiful bridesmaid in distress, he couldn't believe his eyes. Katie Prentiss had blossomed from a timid schoolgirl into a very desirable woman. And that made her the perfect ca...


  • Sweet as Honey When injured professional bull rider, Kael Carmody, swaggers home to Rascal, Texas he has one thing on his mind. Win back the woman he’s never stopped loving. But Daisy’s isn’t making things easy for him, she stopped believing...


  • Stranger on her doorstep!Perpetual do-gooder July Johnson's latest cause was no straggly ally cat but six feet of pure male. And though the stranger was surely hiding secrets, something told July that beneath Tucker's gruff exterior was a soul longin...


  • A runaway bride sets true love in motion . . .  On the morning Felicity Patterson was born, a bluebird crashed into the bedroom window pane and died. The superstitious midwife announced that the baby would never know true happiness. Silly stuff, o...





  • There’s a legend in Twilight, Texas. If you sleep with a kismet cookie under your pillow on Christmas Eve, you will dream of your one true love. She saw him in her dreams . . . It’s impossible! Naomi Luther was standing face-to-face with th...







  • The sun is shining, the garden’s in bloom and every detail is perfect as the wedding of the year gets underway at the charming Bluebird Inn. But when the Big Day becomes an even bigger fiasco, the surprises unfold in four entwined tales featuring t...


  • Return to New York Times Bestselling Author Lori Wilde’s beloved town of Cupid, Texas, where wedding fever is in the air ... and two best friends discover that sometimes the perfect match is standing right in front of you... Ember Alzate is a fa...


  • Everyone in town knows that Christmas in Twilight has a way of bringing lovers together . . . but will its magic bring this pair from “I won’t” to “I do”? Wearing a too-tight “Santa Baby” costume held in by a double pair of Spanx, Pa...


  • WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE WRONG MAN THAT FEELS SO RIGHT? ENTICED by Stephanie Bond As if attorney Kimber Karlton’s life wasn’t stressful enough, she’s a day late and a boat short for her own romantic getaway at a secluded island retreat. Enter rugg...


  • New York Times Bestselling Author Lori Wilde returns to Cupid, Texas with a heartwarming story of a cowboy who comes home to the family ranch for a wedding filled with surprises… The illegitimate son of a Texas ranching dynasty, Ridge Lockhart l...


  • in Happy Is the Bride

    1 Wedding, 4 New York Times Bestselling Authors, 5 Happily Ever Afters! Stirring up all the romance and excitement a bride could hope for -- plus a healthy dose of unforeseen shenanigans -- four of today’s most dazzling bestselling authors deliv...


  • The whole town is ready for the holidays: The Cookie Club is baking, Main Street glitters with lights, the carolers sing . . . There’s even a Christmas wedding. When bodyguard Ryder Southerland sees his best friend’s sister Katie at a...


  • A sexy sports superstar discovers his body isn’t the only thing that needs healing in thisnewest Stardust, Texas novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde With major league good looks and talent, Dallas Gunslingers relief pitcher A...


  • 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 ...


  • A jilted bride meets a superstar baseball player in this newest Stardust, Texas novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde Just uttering the word "wedding" makes Jodi Carlyle break out into a cold sweat. So a year after she'd been du...






  • New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde welcomes you to Stardust, Texas . . . where dreams come true and love is always right around the corner Wanted: ghostwriter. Must be female, a baseball fan, and have a great pair of legs. Ex-pitcher ...



  • It's Christmas in Twilight, Texas. The Cookie Club is baking, the town is decorated, and Delta Force Operator "Hutch" Hutchinson has finally, reluctantly, returned home . . . . . . only to get pepper sprayed by the delicious- looking stranger who'...


  • New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde returns to Cupid, Texas, and asks the question: Do you ever forget your first love? Melody Spencer had long-ago wiped the dust of Cupid, Texas, off her cute shoes . . . and done her best to forget the c...


  • Valentine's Day can be a real disaster...even in a town like Twilight, Texas! These days, event planner Sesty Snow in no fan of hearts, flowers, or goo-goo eyes over dinner. She's learned to be in control of her life and her emotions. Still, run...


  • New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde invites you back to Cupid, Texas, where love is only a heartbeat away . . . Sexy cowboy-scholar Jericho Chance always knows exactly what he wants and how to get it. And after sauntering back home to Cup...


  • The newest Cupid, Texas romance, from the author of The First Love Cookie Club and the Jubilee, Texas novels . . .Football star Pierce Hollister has fame, fortune, and beautiful women who'll do anything for him . . . whether he asks them to or not. B...


  • In the first in a dazzling new series, Lori Wilde welcomes us to Cupid, Texas, where every wish for love comes true . . . "When it hits, you just know . . ." Natalie McCleary couldn't believe her eyes--a lean-muscled, darkly tanned, nearly nake...


  • In Cupid, Texas, they say everyone has one true love. And if you write a letter to Cupid, you will get an answer in return . . . Now, from New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde, read how the legend of Cupid began . . . All it took was one g...










  • It's Christmastime in Jubilee, Texas, but Lissette Moncrief is having a hard time celebrating . . . Especially after she accidentally smashes her car into Rafferty Jones's pick-up truck. Yes, he's a whole lot of handsome -- from the tips of his b...


  • BRADY TALMADGE WAS A COWBOY WITH FIVE UNBREAKABLE RULES: 1) Never pick up a pretty hitchhiker 2) Avoid damsels in distress 3) Never order chili at a truck stop 4) Always trust your gut 5) Never tell a lie . . . This is what happened when he b...


  • Welcome to Jubilee, Texas Ex-champion bull rider-turned-cutting-horse cowboy Joe Daniels isn't quite sure how he ended up sleeping in a horse trough wearing nothing but his Stetson and cowboy boots. But now he's wide-awake, and a citified woman is g...



  • Come join a meeting of the First Love Cookie Club! "On Christmas Eve, if you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your own true love, he will be your destiny." Everyone in Twilight, TX knows that Christine Noble can mix up ...


  • Come join a meeting of the First Love Cookie Club! "On Christmas Eve, if you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your own true love, he will be your destiny." It's Christmas time at the Horny Toad Tavern, located in the he...


  • Come join a meeting of the First Love Cookie Club! "On Christmas Eve, if you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your own true love, he will be your destiny." Carrie MacGregor doesn't believe this--not one bit. She might be...









  • Traditional meaning of Pink and White Roses: I love you still and always will. Caitlyn Marsh stopped believing in happily-ever-after when high-school sweetheart, Gideon Garza, left for Iraq. Now she raises her small son while her matchmaking garde...


  • “On Christmas Eve, if you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your one true love, he will be your destiny.” The townsfolk of Twilight, Texas, believe the legend, but not Sarah Collier -- not since she was a pudgy teenager, r...



  • "The pattern of a quilt will always lead you back home." Trixie Lynn Parks changed her name to Emma, shook the dust of Twilight, Texas, off her shoes, and vowed to make it big in the city. But after twelve years of shattered dreams, she heads back...



  • "Throw a penny in the fountain of the Twilight town square, and you'll be married to your first love..." For ten years, pretty Flynn MacGregor has been turning down the same solid, upright man's marriage proposal. Her friends at the Sweethearts' K...







  • in Sand, Sun...Seduction!

    Investigative journalist Macy Gatwick wants Armando Cutler so badly she can taste it. For a story, of course--a juicy expose about the corporate wunderkind's exile to Costa Rica. But her objectivity and inhibitions dissolve amidst the steam of the ju...


  • Can two broken hearts become one? Attorney Jillian Samuels doesn't believe in true love and never, ever wished for happily ever after. But when a searing betrayal leaves her jobless and heartbroken, a newly inherited cottage in Salvation, Colorado...




  • Growing up in Valentine, Texas, can make anyone believe in happily ever after. But newly declared recovering romantic Rachael Henderson has decided that love stinks. After having not one but two grooms ditch her at the altar, she announces her disenc...





  • Legend claims this antigue Irish wedding veil can grant your heart's deepest desire. But be careful what you wish for... Wedding videographer Tish Gallagher is at the end of her rope. Her business is about to go bust. She's just spent her last buc...







  • Summer Jacobs was only looking for a hot fling when she ventured into the Bare Buns strip club. Her seize-the-day attitude lands her on stage with a gorgeous stripper and so begins a steamy affair. Buff and broad in all the right places, her delici...


  • Legend claims this antique Irish wedding veil can grant your heart's deepest desire. But be careful what you wish for... The moment Texas socialite Delaney Cartwright touches the veil, she knows she can't go through with her wedding. And it's not...


  • in Real Men Do It Better

    Annie never forgot her first love or the day he pushed her away. But she's back in town and he plans to win her over. What girl could resist a handsome Scotsman to guide her on a treasure hunt?...


  • If you can't take the heat... The kitchen at the Hotel Marchand is hot and steamy, but it's not the simmering gumbo that's kicking up the heat. Head chef Robert LeSoeur and sous-chef Melanie Marchand have been battling each other since their first...



  • Comic-book heroine Angelina Avenger battles dastardly criminals and alien invasions. But her creator Marlie Montague's life isn't as exciting...until Marlie opens the front door and finds the business end of a pistol pointed right at her. Her plan: t...



  • Move over, Miss Marple... Allegheny "Ally" Green has spent her entire life being the voice of reason in Clover Leaf, Texas. Between her family and her nursing job at the local hospital, Ally's hands are too full for things like everlasting love an...


  • THIS IS YOUR MISSION AND YOU MUST ACCEPT IT... PR specialist Cassie Cooper loves the adrenaline rush of a well-planned party. And the masquerade ball at the museum is her best yet. But one minute she's chatting with a mummy, and the next a legendary...







  • Falling in love was not an option for Dr. Tyler Fresno. Certainly not with the mysterious Jane Doe who had been rushed into his emergency room. He'd felt an instant connection to the beautiful woman, and he wanted to help her. But being her knight in...



  • Former Olympian Maddie Cooper keeps her trim, taut body in great shape...and her heart safe from any man. Until her thrill-seeking twin, Cassie, gets in big trouble and Maddie has to come to her rescue-again! FBI agent David Marshall has a big hea...



  • Las Vegas private eye Charlee Champagne can charge into any situation without batting an eyelash. She's absolutely fearless-except for spiders and tall, drop-dead-gorgeous men. So when breathtakingly handsome Mason Gentry strides into her office, dem...




  • Thanks to a shipboard hypnotist, those very words transform prim-and-proper heiress Sarah Stanhope into Sexy Sadie the stripper. Easygoing Jake Gerard has no idea what he's walked into when he rescues a boa-clad woman from a man dressed as Pepe Le Pe...


  • Thanks to her conniving great-aunts, shy Cammie Jo Lockhart has won a trip to Alaska to meet the bachelor of her dreams. Only problem -- she doesn't think she's adventurous enough to tame the local "wildlife." Until she receives a special charm and b...







  • Thanks to a vengeful Gypsy, all the women in CeeCee's family are jinxed. Forever unlucky in love, she's determined to date guys who are all wrong for her. Until a misunderstanding allows Dr. Jack Travis to masquerade as his daredevil twin, Zack. Now ...


  • When Dr. Janet Hunter discovers a naked man standing on her terrace, she knows it's not raining men! He's just another suitor her baby-crazed mother has drafted into service. Little does she guess that Naked Terrace Guy is actually her new medical co...


  • Just what the doctor ordered... Nurse Lacy Calder is in one heck of a fix. All her life she heard her family's stories about the legendary thunderbolt that strikes to signal The One. But now that she's met her Dr. Right -- sexy surgeon Bennett Sheri...


  • Working under cover as a jolly department-store Santa is no holiday for Detective Sam Stevenson! He's supposed to be investigating a large-scale theft ring, but instead he's spending more time checking out his gorgeous assistant elf, Edie Preston. Th...