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Thursday, January 03, 2008

You Might Be A Romanceaholic If...

I'm working on the third book in my Wedding Veil Wishes series.


The heroine is a starry-eyed romantic who gets her heart broken repeatedly. After she's dumped at the altar--for the second time--on the same day she discovers her parents--who she thought had the most perfect marriage--are getting divorced. It sends her into a tailspin and causes her to reevaulate her values. Born on Valentine's Day in Valentine, Texas she feels as if she's been set up her whole life to believe in romance when reality never lives up. To that end, she starts Romanceaholics Anonymous.

She sets up a crititeria for membership along the lines of Jeff Foxworthy's You Might Be A Redneck If, called You Might Be a Romanceaholic If....

Here's where I need your help. I'm looking for the funniest lines to complete that sentence.


Here's a couple of examples to get you started.

You might be a romanceaholic if your voice mail says, "leave a message, hug,hug, kiss, kiss." and then you make a big kissing noise to end the message.

You might be a romanceaholic if you've placed your phone number insidefortune cookies and pass them out to handsome single men.

You might be a romanceaholic if you wear silk stockings held up with a blackgarter belt.

You might be a romanceaholic if you spray lavender on your sheets at night.

I'll pick five winners and here's what you'll get:
1) Your lines will be used in the book and you'll be listed in the acknowlegement page.

2) Free copy of the second book in the Wedding Veil Wishes series, ONCE SMITTEN, TWICE SHY.
So come on, send in those lines. You Might Be A Romanceaholic If......

60 comments:

Cryna said...

Hi Lori

This is a fun series. I am so not good at thinking of things and will have to give it some more thought and come back later.

One I did think of was:
You Might Be A Romanceaholic If you think of fantasies and chocolate at the same time.

anne said...

You might be a romanceaholic if you love to be transported to lovely dreams and places.

Lori Wilde said...

Hey thanks Cryna and Anne. You guys are the bomb!

ilona said...

You might be a romanceaholic if.. your signature contains hearts and flowers.

Laura J. said...

You might be a Romanceaholic if while reading romance books you replace your name with that of the heroine

debi said...

You might be a Romanceaholic if you wear a cupid pin to your shirt everyday in hopes that his arrow hits the right guy.

Lois said...

you might be a romanceaholic if when you're in a public place and simply looking around, you start thinking of what types of romance books all the guys that pass by could be in, on the cover of, and what story they could be in. Even if you're not a writer.

And it could work with the women that walk by too. ;)

and I'm sure there is a quicker and less wordy way to say that. But it excapes me. LOL

Lois

Margay1122 said...

You might be a romanceaholic if you still try to catch the bouquet at every wedding you attend.

Wendy said...

you might be a romanceaholic if you like write love letters.

Laura J. said...

You might be a Romanceaholic if you only have love songs on your MP3 player.

Trying to come up with some more, but my poor brain just isn't cooperating. I'll keep thinking though.

glenna day said...

If you name your pets and your kids after your favorite hero or heroine.

Stacia said...

Here's a couple:

You might be a Romanceaholic if the ring tone on your cell phone is the Wedding March.

You might be a Romanceaholic if someone asks about your best friend and you automatically assume they want to see the diamond ring your latest boyfriend bought you.

LighthouseSandy said...

LOL, great idea!

You might be a romanceaholic if when you daydream the object of your affection is the hero from the last romance book you read.

Wendy said...

You might be a romanceaholic if you have a bunch of teddy bears lying around.

You might be a romanceaholic if you like buying candy hearts.

You might be a romanceaholic if you have candles all over your place.

You might be a romanceaholic if you like buying chocolates for someone and making them a card. (is this too long?)

You might be a romanceaholic if you like making a big fuss on Valentine's Day!

You might be a romanceaholic if you like giving people pet names.


Er, I think I went a wee bit too far, heh.

Laura J. said...

....if you decorations for Valentine's day outnumber your Christmas decorations.

Laura J. said...

....if you cry at romantic comedies when the hero and heroine finally get there HEA.

Laura J. said...

...if you send out more Valentine cards than Christmas cards.

Ellen said...

You might be a romanceaholic if you wait outside places where weddings are held so you can throw rice at the bride and groom.

Rice or whatever is politically correct.

polheber2 said...

You might be a romanceaholic if ... you swoon.

You might be a romanceaholic if ... chaps and a cowboy hat put you into orbit.

You might be a romanceaholic if ... you know that feathers don't just belong on birds or in pillows.

Wendy said...

The rice make pigeons explode.

Laura J. said...

....you own several travel guide books to Paris, France (even though a trip there is beyond your means).

Maureen said...

You might be a Romanceaholic if...

you sleep on a heart-shaped bed.

you name your pets after the Disney heroes.

after one date with a man you start imagining the wedding.

you believe your friends and family are trying to help you find your true love when they set you up on a blind date.

you cry when you watch the Today Show weddings.

you want to know how every couple met.

you research the different aspects of your perfect wedding (just so you're prepared because you never know).

Barbara said...

You might be a romanceaholic if...

You're holding out for the fairytale.

You think Valentine's day should be a national holiday.

You can't catch your breath everytime "he" walks in the room.

His smile makes your toes curl.

Lis said...

This is fun!

You might be a romanceaholic if you have a wedding planner on retainer... and speed dial :)

Deb said...

You might be a romanceaholic if...
if you still dream of a romantic wedding with all the trimmings even though you are happily married. Because you know some day you WILL have that dream wedding.

Laura J. said...

....you live by the mantra "Love makes the world go 'round".

...you start organizing the Secret Cupid Exchange at your work in October.

Dee D said...

Ah, romance...You might be a romanceaholic if you date any man who smiles at you...just can't pass up the chance can we????

You might be a romanceaholic if you talk about the toys you bought at the adult bookstore on your most recent trip with any cute single men you meet...better than talking cars and sports to spur on a possible romantic interlude....

You can see the romanceaholic in me thinks sex is the best way to start a romance...maybe I need the group!!

Laura J. said...

....your idea of the most perfect evening is just spending it holding the one you love's hand and walking in the moonlight going no where in particular.

Margay1122 said...

You might be a romanceaholic if you still have a piece of wedding cake under your pillow so you can dream of your true love.

Shari C said...

You might be a romanceaholic if you love to take long walks in the moonlight.

You might be a romanceaholic if you enjoy taking bubble baths with music in the background and soft candle light.

You might be a romanceaholic if you love cuddling with that special someone in front of a fire while enjoying a glass of your favorite wine.

You might be a romanceaholic if you keep a journal of all your favorite sexual fantasies and share it with that someone special.

You might be a romanceaholic if you enjoy the feel of silk against your skin.

Virginia said...

You Might Be A Romanceaholic If you wear a black Teddy while cooking dinner.

Margay1122 said...

You might be a romanceaholic if your secret passion is writing romances.

You might be a romanceaholic if you enter every contest you can that offers romantic books, chocolates, or assorted items for self-pampering as prizes.

You might be a romanceaholic if you can come up with more than three reasons why you might be a romanceaholic.

Marcy said...

You might be a romanceaholic if...you have your children named before you've even met Mr. Right.

You might be a romanceaholic if...you evesdrop on perfect stranger's conversations (and even add comments) when they're talking about wedding plans.

Tammy said...

you might be a romanceaholic if you go to the rodeos to watch wrangler butts instead of the calf roping..........

Rebekah said...

You might be a romanceaholic if you're out of high school and still dot your I's with little hearts.

You might be a romanceaholic if you cry at every eHarmony (-esque) commercial that comes on tv.

You might be a romanceaholic if your favorite movies are Disney Princess stories.

Estella said...

You might be a romanceaholic if you go the the rodeo to watch the Wrangler butts instead of the events.

Laura J. said...

....if you think flirting should be an olympic sport.

....if you never miss doing a Cosmo quiz.

squiresj said...

You might be a Romanceacholic if you are still wearing flannel nightgowns to bed, your hair in rollers, and reading a book waiting for that husband to find the real you.

Pat Cochran said...

Hi, Lori,

You might be a romanceaholic if
you can't pass by your spouse of
forty-six years without sharing
a touch, a hug, or a kiss!

You might be a romanceaholic if
you still hold a special cele-
bration for your first child, who
was born on Valentine's Day!

Pat Cochran

Kathleen said...

You might be a Romanceaholic if you own a Platinum credit card due to the fact that you have purchased so many romance novels!

You might be a Romanceaholic if your local book store calls you to let you know the latest romance book has arrived!

You might be a Romanceaholic if you begin to call your husband/boyfriend the name of the current hero that you are reading about.

You might be a Romanceaholic if you pretend to send yourself flowers at work.

You might be a Romanceaholic if you name your pets after hero's and heroine's you have read about!

You might be a Romanceaholic if you you can name more romance authors you have read than friends and family members!

You might be a Romanceaholic if you each dinner each night by candlelight and music.

Ellen said...

.....if all your romance books has to have a happy ending....

Ellen said...

...if you read romance novels at work and still cry when the Hero and Heroine have their Happily Ever After

geetac said...

You Might Be A Romanceaholic if you are with the one you love. Whoever they are treat you like the most precious person in the world. The big and little showing of caring is everthing also. I'ld also take sex. I would like to get romanced everyday but I understand I can't.
Romanceaholic can be kisses along body and touches

Debbyboop said...

You might be a romanceaholic if whenever you speak you turn on background music.

Lori Wilde said...

Oh you guys! They are all so wonderful. Thank you, thank you. This was so much fun. And you were a big, big help. It was so difficult for me to pick the best I called on impartial judges.

The winners are:

Laura J
Margay1122
Ellen
Lis
Virginia
Tammy
(There was a tie among the judges)

So ladies, send me your mailing addresses and the name you want your acknowledgment under. E-mail me @ www.loriwilde.com

Thank you all for playing. I truly appreciate it!

The book comes out in October, but I have no title yet. Watch my websites for updates.

xoxox

Lori

Margay1122 said...

Hi, Lori,
First, I have to say this was a fun contest! I truly enjoyed thinking up lines and can't wait to see this book in print! Here is my info:

Name I would like for acknowledgement: Margay Justice (name I write under)

Mailing info:

Margay Roberge (legal name)
100 Tower Street #706
Hudson, MA 01749

Again, thank you for running such a fun contest. I had a blast!

Margay

(My internet service wouldn't let me use the contact form on your site. Hope this will do.)

Margay1122 said...

Congrats to all the winners!

Auriette said...

You might be a Romanceaholic if it's freezing out and you grab a book from your TBR list to keep warm.

Andrina said...

You might be a romanceaholic if you can't wait to get to the end of the book to see the hero and the heroine work things out.

Laura J. said...

Thank you Lori! I'll email you shortly.

I think after reading all of these I may need Romanceaholics myself!

elsiehogarth said...

Hi Lori!
I just love this!

You Might Be a Romanceaholic if your favorite candies are Red Hots.

You Might Be A Romanceaholic if every time you hear the song "Ladies Night" by Kool and the Gang that the Chippendale's Clubs were opened again.

You Might Be a Romanceaholic if when you read a book, with an Alpha Male, it makes you sweat and sigh.

You Might Be a Romanceaholic when you enjoy Men Watching, in the New York, Financial District because they look good in their suits and also smell ohhh so good.

ArkieRN said...

You might be a Romanceaholic if there are more stuffed animals than pillows on your bed.

Cheers! Congrats to winners!

Sharon said...

I've got 2 in the spirit of the season:

You Might Be A Romanceaholic If your Christmas list ONLY contains romance books.

You Might Be A Romanceaholic If your New Year's resolution is to read LESS than 7 romances a week!

orelukjp0 said...

You might be a romanceaholic if you always wear sexy undies in case you get in an accident and have to go to the hospital. Like your mother always said, you never know what can happen (think single doctors).

Amanda Ann said...

You might be a romanceaholic if you send yourself love letters then gush over them.

You might be a romanceaholic if you are nine months pregnant and fix your room to look like a sweet fantasy (for love) when your hubby gets off from work.

You might be a romanceaholic if you cry and tear up when the hero gets his heroine at the end of the novel.

You might be a romanceaholic if you think chocolates, roses, books and hot coco are the best gifts ever.

You might be a romanceaholic if you buy lingerie for a wedding shower, when everyone else gave crystal.

You might be a romanceaholic if you cry when something horrible happens in a soap opera. Everyone knows that all the people in it are beautiful, rich and successful, yet never seem to find happiness, which is the greatest tragedy.

You might be a romanceaholic if you name your pets after famous couples or characters from novels.

You might be a romanceaholic if you watch the same chick flick (love movie) at least once a week. >>> Like the holiday.

You might be a romanceaholic if you read romance novels and can truly picture yourself at the heroine.


LOL, Oh what fun. Feel free to edit them, lol, I tried.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

rebelsparky_nirvana@yahoo.com

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

blogged ya:

http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2008/01/friday-edition-of-contests-galore.html

Trish said...

You might be a Romanceaholic if you take up archery just because the hero in your favorite romance novel is an archer.

Diane said...

You might be a romanceaholic if you just know you're going to have 3 kids...2 girls and a boy so you can name them Susan, Elizabeth and Phillip.

Nathalie said...

I just finished reading your newest book... being amoung some lucky ones to win an ARC... It was GREAT!

BethRe said...

You might be a romanceaholic if you to be read pile of romances takes up half your room and you don't see a problem with that