Found it!

I’ve been looking for my books in my local grocery for years. YEARS. And then Alpha Man and Youngest’s The Boy finds it on the ONE time I don’t go with them to the store.

Do you have it yet? How about a teasing tidbit?

Links just in case:

The easy-peasy contest

I love the intensity and innate sexiness of this pic, but also the heart it conveys. Check out his expression… Sigh.

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So while I’m recouping, I’m wondering if you’d indulge me. Which couple from which of my books could this be? There’s no right or wrong answer here, obviously, it’s all subjective and could be any of my books really since we all build the characters in our head as we read. I’ll draw names from those of you who give it a shot. No points deducted for wrong hair color or body type, but you should have at least read the book you’re naming. Or plan on reading… 馃檪


Writer’s getaway

So last week I spent my days on Manhattan Beach with some dear writer friends, defrosting my fingers and toes from Tahoe.

Note: This was not a hardship…

But lots of writing DID get done. Just not when I was staring at this view…

Still, I digress. All of my 2018 titles are written and heading down the pipe to you. ABOUT THAT KISS (out now), THE GOOD LUCK SISTER (5/18 novella), RAINY DAY FRIENDS (6/18), and HOT WINTER NIGHTS (9/18).

Leave me a note on what you’re most looking forward to. Three of you will win a book from my backlist.

I Love Lucy returns…

So I take the dogs for a hike every day. And every day for the past five days there has been this hole in the middle of the trail. The kind of hole dug by a dog or coyote after a mole or whatever might be living in the dirt. So every day for five days I step around this hole, which is about the size of a bowling ball but twice as deep. As I pass, inevitably either Frat Boy or Cali will stop to stick their nose in the hole, add a few half hearted swipes at it, and then bored, they pass right on by.

Today about five yards before the hole, both dogs took off running and barking. So I tell myself as I look up “don’t forget the hole, don’t forget the hole”. But as I look up I see that both dogs are chasing down a very cute guy on a bike and his very cute dog. So I get distracted yelling at the dogs to stop.

You see where I’m going with this, right?

Sigh. I’m yelling “get back here” and waving to the cute guy so he knows we’re not out to kill him, and …

I fall into the hole.

Hand to heaven. You can’t make this stuff up, you just can’t…

I think tomorrow I’ll take another trail. I’m not ready to face cute guy any time soon.

Happy Hump Day…

I’m currently working on SLOW WINTER NIGHTS, which if you’ve read ABOUT THAT KISS, you’ll know Molly and Lucas. Anyway, I went looking for Lucas inspiration pics and you all know I am quite the sharer.

I just didn’t feel right withholding such a thing from you. 馃檪 I’d love to hear who your current crush is. I’ll collect them for future hero inspirations!

Shalvis Fun Facts

5 Fun Facts about ABOUT THAT KISS:

1. My heroine Kylie is a woodworker (no dirty pun intended 鈽) and I had so much fun writing a woman in the trades who worked with her hands (again, no dirty pun intended, although she IS really great with her hands鈥

2. Vinnie, the rescue mutt in this story is modeled after Oldest鈥檚 daughter favorite foster pup. I loved this pup so much I almost adopted him. But in the end, someone more suited got him and I wrote his story instead. 鈽

3. So because I couldn鈥檛 get sexy badass Joe Malone out of my mind after finishing this book, I wrote the next book in his series with his sister Molly as the heroine, just so I could write more Joe. 鈽 (See Slow Winter Nights 9/18)

4. During the writing of this book, I ate five boxes of Lemon Oreos. Five鈥. I now need a gym pass.

5. I fell so in love with secondary characters Lucas and Molly, they鈥檙e story is next. SLOW WINTER NIGHTS comes out this September. 鈽

About That Kiss

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First things first, ABOUT THAT KISS hit both the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists last week and I couldn’t have done that without you! To celebrate and thank you, I’ve giving away the books in the Heartbreaker Bay series. Remember, these books can be read as standalones if you’re not into series, no worries!

So my question is this, do you have a favorite Heartbreaker Bay hero, and why? That’s it. Answer and you’re entered. 馃檪

About That Kiss
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Oh Frat Boy

We rescued Frat Boy eight years this week. Hard to believe. In celebration, I’m reprinting the story of how we adopted him. Leave me a comment (would love to hear about your pet) and I’ll draw a few names for your choice of a book from my backlist!

So we left the mountain …

And drove.

And drove …

We were headed to a woman who lives out in the middle of nowhere, and I mean NOWHERE, and she rescues animals.

Any animal in need is welcome.

Even really funny looking ones.

To be honest, we went because we’d heard through the grapevine that she’d rescued two yellow lab puppies. And she had. She’d rescued two puppies out of a horrible situation.

But the golden wasn’t who stole our hearts. Nope, it was her little baby brother. The runt of the litter.

He was filthy and living in a hovel. And the minute he saw us, he came alive. Wriggling, happy, loving. All you had to do was touch him and he writhed in joy and dropped to the floor for a belly rub.

And once he was picked up by the teenagers and loved up by them, he didn’t want to get down.

So we never put him down again. Meet Frat Boy…

About That Kiss

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