Author Jill Shalvis » Blog http://jillshalvis.com New York Times Best-Selling Author Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:00:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 It’s here, it’s here! http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/06/30/its-here-its-here-8/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/06/30/its-here-its-here-8/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:00:15 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=20677 SECOND CHANCE SUMMER HAS ARRRIVED! Oh, sorry, did I shout that? :twisted:

Our hottie firefighter hero Aidan Kincaid is hanging off a building in the first scene, which in my imagination looks a little bit like this:

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You’ll see. :razz:

Beautiful blue lake near a rocky mountains

Links for your reading pleasure…

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Today, THREE random commenters will one of my new Shalvis bags.

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You likey? Just tell me where you intend to buy SECOND CHANCE SUMMER (and THANK YOU ahead of time!!!) and whether it will print or digital. Go!

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Second Chance Summer http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/06/29/second-chance-summer-2/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/06/29/second-chance-summer-2/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:00:30 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=20653 Update: winners, randomly drawn, are: Valerie and Nancy! Email me with ALL I WANT in the subject line, tell me print or ebook, and don’t forget your addy! Original post: … will ...]]> Update: winners, randomly drawn, are: Valerie and Nancy! Email me with ALL I WANT in the subject line, tell me print or ebook, and don’t forget your addy!

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… will show up tomorrow in print and digital and audio formats wherever you buy your crack– er, romance novels!! :razz:

Mountain landscape with blossoming field and blue sky

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Maybe you might make an author’s day and keep her employed to boot by preordering…? ;-)

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p.s.s. Two random commenters from today’s post will win my NEXT book ALL I WANT

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Best of http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/06/25/best-of-50/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/06/25/best-of-50/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:00:54 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=20613 So it’s hot here. Hotter than blazes. And hotter than blazes at high altitude is HOT. So I went looking for some snow pics and found these gems. So behold, a Youngest’s I Love Lucy story from a time where we weren’t in a heat wave…

Thereís something about going snow shoeing on fresh powder surrounded by a million acres of powdery forestland that appeals to me. Odd, for a misplaced Los Angeles girl who went years and years without even seeing snow, I know.

But after a fast paced city life, where everything moves at morphed speed, itís really amazing to get out into the wild open space where the only thing moving is the wild life.

Well, and me, especially once I see a coyote or bear. Yep, I can really move under those conditions.

I dragged Youngest with me the other day. She isnít fond of snowshoes. Or rather, not fond of trying to get up once you fall . . . And once she sees these pics, sheís not going to be fond of me.

Going down . . .

Staying down . . .

Struggling in tune to my manic laughter . . .

Almost got it . . .

This is where I need to tell you that it truly is really hard to get up once you’re down. But it’s really fun to watch . . .

Yeah. Maybe if you ever come visit, you don’t want to go snow shoeing with me . . .

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Happy Hump Day and maybe open on the sly http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/06/24/happy-hump-day-and-maybe-open-on-the-sly/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/06/24/happy-hump-day-and-maybe-open-on-the-sly/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:00:53 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=20616 So I was looking for a pic of Aidan Kincaid from SECOND CHANCE SUMMER, who is a firefighter, S&R expert, and heartbreaker. Think I found him.

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What do we think?
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tuesday’s tidbits http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/06/23/tuesdays-tidbits-38/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/06/23/tuesdays-tidbits-38/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:00:35 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=20601 c93da2e2ce8e1d852c61a491e3fdc87d

Whatcha all reading right now? Good? Bad? Ugly? Amazing? Tell!

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A caption this sort of day slash giveaway http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/06/22/a-caption-this-sort-of-day-slash-giveaway/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/06/22/a-caption-this-sort-of-day-slash-giveaway/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:00:27 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=20589 Here we have Youngest and Yoda (aka Dumbass) having a moment which may or may not be related to last week’s deadline hell. (Also I took this pic from Youngest’s SnapChat, which she doesn’t like when I do that so shh don’t tell her :razz: )

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Caption the pic. THREE of you will win next week’s SECOND CHANCE SUMMER

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Thursday’s inspiration http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/06/18/thursdays-inspiration/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/06/18/thursdays-inspiration/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:00:37 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=20566 So I’m starting a new book. I always try to make a song list for my books and I already have song #1 for this one. It’s First Time by Lifehouse.

“First Time”

We’re both looking for something
We’ve been afraid to find
It’s easier to be broken
It’s easier to hide

Looking at you,holding my breath,
For once in my life,I’m scared to death,
I’m taking a chance,letting you inside.

Feeling alive all over again,
As deep as the sky, under my skin
Like being in love, she says
For the first time
Maybe I’m wrong,
But I’m feeling right where I belong
With you tonight
Like being in love
To feel for the first time

The world that I see inside you
Waiting to come to life
Waking me up to dreaming
Reality in your eyes

Looking at you,
Holding my breath,
For once in my life
I’m scared to death,
I’m taking a chance,
Letting you inside.

I’m feeling alive all over again
As deep as the sky that’s under my skin
Like being in love, she says, for the first time
Maybe I’m wrong, I’m feeling right
Where I belong with you tonight
Like being in love to feel for the first time

We’re crashing
Into the unknown
We’re lost in this
But it feels like home

I’m feeling alive all over again
As deep as the sky that’s under my skin
Like being in love, she says, for the first time
Maybe I’m wrong, I’m feeling right
Where I belong with you tonight
Like being in love to feel for the first time

So what I want to know … is there a song you love the lyrics to, maybe a song that should be a book?

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Happy Hump Day http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/06/17/happy-hump-day-18/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/06/17/happy-hump-day-18/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:00:09 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=20555 Thought you might like a peek at one sexy hot Aidan Kincaid from SECOND CHANCE SUMMER coming to your stores and ereaders in 12 days!!!

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You are welcome.

Need a teasing tidbit and buy links? I aim to please:

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Wash And Repeat http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/06/16/wash-and-repeat-4/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/06/16/wash-and-repeat-4/#comments Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:00:20 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=20549 Update: winners, randomly drawn, are: MELANIE and Tina — email me with SECOND CHANCE SUMMER in the subject line, let me know print or ebook, and don’t forget your addy! ...]]> Update: winners, randomly drawn, are: MELANIE and Tina — email me with SECOND CHANCE SUMMER in the subject line, let me know print or ebook, and don’t forget your addy!

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So we took Frat Boy to San Francisco to visit Oldest, who is a kitty foster mama. Frat Boy had never seen a kitty before, ever. He wasn’t at all sure about it either.

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And it got worse when the two kitties, adorable mischievous five weeks old sisters, decided to tag team him.

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But after we had the kitties give him a treat (cookies are universal friend makers, just fyi), he decided they weren’t all bad.

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So tell me about your fur babies! Once again I’ll be drawing a few names from the commenters who will win a copy of my upcoming SECOND CHANCE SUMMER (on day of release).

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My idea of fun http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/06/15/20535/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/06/15/20535/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 09:00:11 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=20535 I wrote my two favorite words this weekend. The End. :P So it was time for fun.

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Yes, flying across the water is my idea of fun. How about you, what’s your gotta relax after a VERY long few weeks kind of fun?

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