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Welcome to my daily blog. If this is your first time, I'm a romance writer and a misplaced city girl currently living in the wild Sierras. I tend to have a lot of I-Love-Lucy moments that I share here but sometimes we talk about books, TV, and our favorite cookies. Okay, my favorite cookies. In any case, please feel free to comment by clicking on the Comments at the bottom of any entry. If you're too shy, that's okay, just know I love having you.

October 6, 2015

It’s here, it’s here!

ALL I WANT is here!


I’m so excited. I think sexy special agent Parker James is one of my favorite heroes, the poor stubborn man that he is. But …


He’s good to animals so we can forgive him a few flaws, right?


And Zoe is pretty fun to watch fumble her way through love too.

lovely young couple kissing outdoors in autumn

ANYWAY, today I’m giving away a Shalvis bag with a surprise in it. So be sure to comment! What I’m wondering/hoping … when and where do you plan to buy ALL I WANT?

Some links for your buying pleasure below.

October 5, 2015


After suffering for the past few days from Forget-My-Plot and Lost-My-Conflict-itis, I emailed a friend and said:

“Okay new plan. For my next book, remind me to staple the conflict and motivation to my forehead.”

Did she send sympathy? Offer Support? Judge for yourself, here’s her reply:

“That might make it hard to see the monitor screen. Let’s staple it to your stomach … so you can contemplate your novel and your navel at the same time.”

I thought about pouting but the truth is, she might be onto something …

While I suffer for my art, please tell me what you’re reading. And that hopefully you’re planning on running out and buying ALL I WANT when it hits tomorrow!

October 1, 2015

San Fran!

So I’m in San Francisco this week visiting Oldest. The view from her apartment is also today’s writing view.


And of course there’s the month old Vinnie, the most adorable foster fur baby ever.


Seriously. Not sure how much writing I’ll get done this week … :cool:

September 30, 2015

Hump Day

You know the drill, name the book this excerpt is from and three of you will win my new book ALL I WANT!

AJ held the door open for Darcy, doing his best to keep his tongue in his mouth, but he wasn’t sure he quite managed.

“Thanks,” she said, brushing up against his arm and shoulder as she stepped into the elevator.

His free hand came out to stabilize her, a purely instinctual move. He didn’t give a thought to the fact that she hated to be helped because he couldn’t give a thought to anything.

Holy. Shit. Hotness.

Her little black dress—emphasis on little—just about killed him.. The bodice was short, snug, and, at first glance, modest.

Second glance, not so much.

She bent over and fiddled with her heels, which had a strap around her ankle and screamed SEX. So did the way the hem of her dress rose up on her thighs, high enough that his eyes nearly popped right out of his head. “What are you doing?” he managed.

“Nothing.” Still bent at the waist, she shifted to her other heel, during which time he pressed his fingers into his eye sockets to keep his eyes in his head.

She was all leg and silken skin and crazy gorgeous hair, and he attempted to steel himself against her but he failed. He’d been wrong, oh so very wrong when he said he’d be able to handle her. He couldn’t, not in her yoga pants, not in a sexy little black dress, not at work, not in his truck, not in an elevator, not in anything anywhere—he couldn’t do it, Sam I Am.

She straightened and sent him a searching look. She’d piled all that long curly hair on top of her head but several silky strands had escaped, brushing her temples and shoulders, giving her a just-got-laid look. Her lips were siren red and he knew it made him a pig, but all he could think about was her mouth and how her lips would looked stretched around his—

“We’re on time still, right?” she asked.

He had to clear his throat to answer. “Yeah.” Jesus.

The door slid shut and silence filled the elevator while they stared at each other. To keep his hands to himself, he backed to the wall.

“So,” she said, looking like she was mentally cracking her knuckles. “What are the rules here? Kiss ass? Sit, shake, and roll over on command? Tell everyone how you saved my life? Obey your every order?”

Her sarcasm helped him roll his tongue back into his mouth. “I will ask you to kiss someone’s ass never,” he said. “Same for sit and shake and roll over. And you know damn well I didn’t save your life. But as for the obeying me? That. Lots of that would be great.”

Think you know it? Good luck, we’re all counting on you. :smile:

September 29, 2015


Yesterday I went out to breakfast for lunch (my favorite thing to do) with Alpha Man. As we were leaving, I slowed and stared at the huge bowl of candy at the hostess area. I heard Alpha Man laugh beneath his breath and then, outside, this conversation took place.

AM: Take a cold shower, honey.

Me: What are you talking about?

AM: You were staring at that guy…

Me: What guy?

AM: The one that looks like he’d fit right in on your Facebook page.

Me: There was a hot guy and I missed him?

AM: What were you looking at?

Me: The Kitkat bars in that bowl!

Alpha Man about busted a gut laughing. I’m still bummed I missed the hot guy. And how sad is it that my eyes honed in on the candy over said hot guy in the first place?????

September 28, 2015

Last pic

So I heard this question on the radio and the answers cracked me up. What is the last pic you took with your phone? Mine is a of Youngest’s graduation announcement, the one she made to scare me.


Now you? What is the last pic of on your phone?

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