Author Jill Shalvis » Blog http://jillshalvis.com New York Times Best-Selling Author Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:00:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Monday’s Musings http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/20/mondays-musings-39/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/20/mondays-musings-39/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:00:05 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=19176 Some things you missed on FB this week… Here’s Frat Boy saying GET UP GET UP GET UP!!!

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And here’s a text I got from Alpha Man. While sitting across from him:

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And here’s a pic of a future hero except … What do you supposed happened one second later when the water went up his nose?

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Well, in any case, I’m sure he still looked good with water up his nose.

Anyone read anything good over the weekend? Tell us!

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TGIF http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/17/tgif-65/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/17/tgif-65/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:00:27 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=19159 Update: So yeah, ALL of the above happened to me, sigh. Winners, randomly drawn, are: JENNIFER GREENE and JOANNA HOOPER! Email me with knapsack in the subject line and your addys! :)

Original post:
Which of the following, in any combination, happened to me yesterday?

1. Searched for my iPhone … before remembering I was actually using it at the time.
2. Found my missing keys in the silverware drawer.
3. Dropped my phone off the trail where it fell ten feet to some rocks and I managed to destroy the supposedly undestroyable Lifeproof case for my iPhone.
4. Let’s the dogs out to tinkle, stood on the porch waiting for them, and then got distracted and went back inside forgetting the dogs until they barked an hour later to come in. God knows WHAT they did during that hour…
5. To my eternal shame, I watched a marathon of Real Housewives of Orange County. I hate myself…

I’ll draw a few names of the correct guessers who will win a Shalvis knapsack:

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Worth playing for? :razz: Go. oh and p.s. do you have your copy of ONE IN A MILLION, which came out on Tuesday?

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I Love Lucy lives… http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/16/thursdays-tidbits-19/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/16/thursdays-tidbits-19/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:00:32 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=19150 So I have this odd soapy taste in my mouth which is annoying the heck out of me, and I went to the source of all truth to figure it out.

The internet.

Anyway, Mr. Internet had two reasons for this weird phenom. One, I’m allergic to cilantro. Or two…

I’m being slowly poisoned.

I asked Alpha Man if there was anything he wanted to tell me. He said yes, he’d eaten the last of the Mint Milanos.

So probably I’m just allergic to cilantro…

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Hump Day http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/15/hump-day-55/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/15/hump-day-55/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:14:18 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=19144 Now I know that usually involves a pic of a hot guy but scroll down to see the past two days.

:twisted:

As for today, we’ve got 50 mph winds and spotty internet so I have to hurry. USA Today is giving away my books with an exclusive excerpt of the brand new (and last!) Lucky Harbor ONE IN A MILLION. So run don’t walk and go comment there for a shot.

But before you go … can you tell me one of your fave scenes from any Lucky Harbor? Again, three of you will win a knapsack!

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One In A Million http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/14/one-million/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/14/one-million/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:00:44 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=19130 Update: Winners, randomly drawn, are: JEANINE, BARB WOOD, and DENISE MELONAS. Please email me with knapsack as the subject, and your addy! Original post: So first things first. I ...]]> Update: Winners, randomly drawn, are: JEANINE, BARB WOOD, and DENISE MELONAS. Please email me with knapsack as the subject, and your addy! :)

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So first things first. I want to thank you for loving Lucky Harbor. It’s hard to believe that today the last full length book comes out ONE IN A MILLION. It’s been a labor of love, truly. Well, there were whole days where I cursed the book I was working on, but I digress. We’ve had twelve sexy heroes that I’ll never forget: Jax, Ford, Sawyer, Ty, Matt, Josh, Luke, Jack, Ben, Sam, Cole, and Tanner.

I heart all of them… But it’s Tanner who needs his day to shine and that’s today.

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He laughed softly, then moved in closer, his body brushing hers. For a beat she thought maybe he was going to kiss her on the cheek. It threw her in a startlingly good way and she stilled.

He did the same. His dark eyes softened and the laughter faded out of them. Then he shifted even closer so that her body brushed his.

She felt every inch of herself quiver because holy cow. Something was burning and she was pretty sure it was her. Time slowed and she realized she’d actually stopped breathing.

So had he. Then he took a slow, long, thorough tour at what she was wearing from her hair to the tips of her Shrek slippers, and smiled.

Kindle, Amazon, iBook, BN

As an aside, I too have Shrek slippers. :twisted:

Anyway, please run don’t walk to your fave store or estore and get your copy of ONE IN A MILLION today? XOXO!

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Oh and before you go, talk to us about your fave Lucky Harbor men. I’ll be drawing three names, winners get a Shalvis knapsack!

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TGIF goodness http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/10/tgif-goodness/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/10/tgif-goodness/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:00:14 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=19099 So ONE IN A MILLION is coming Tuesday…

“I’m off men, you know.”

“Yeah. I know.” Tanner pulled Callie in, hard against his body.

She took two handfuls of his shirt. For balance, she told herself. But the truth was, she wanted to put her hands on him. He looked down on her face for another second, his brown eyes soft but full of intent as he slowly lowered his head.

“W-wait!”

He paused, eyes on hers.

She had her hands over his heart and could feel the beating beneath her palms. Slow. Steady. The opposite of hers, of course. “I…can’t remember what I was going to say.”

His eyes were smiling into hers. “So I can continue?”

She cleared her throat and nodded. “Carry on,” she whispered.

He started with a brush of his lips against one corner of her mouth, a butterfly touch. And then the other corner.

She heard a soft sound, an almost whimper, and realized it was her. He slowly sank his fingers into her hair, and she melted. No other word for it, her bones just melted clean away. And then he proceeded to kiss the living daylights out of her…

Yep, coming to a store and ereader near you. Spread the word? (avail for $4 or $5 preorder everywhere but Amazon, where you can’t get it until Tues, sorry)

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Nook

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Oh and one last little tease … a pic of Tanner Riggs, our sexy hero…

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What do you think?

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Thursday’s giveaway! http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/09/thursdays-giveaway-4/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/09/thursdays-giveaway-4/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:00:31 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=19087 Thanks to those of you who put HE’S SO FINE on both the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists this week! XOXO!

To celebrate, I’m going to giveaway four copies of next Tuesday’s ONE IN A MILLION. Have I mentioned that one to you yet? Tanner, our hero, is pretty darn smokin’.

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The giveaway is for those of you who’ve already picked up the first two books in the trilogy, IT’S IN HIS KISS and HE’S SO FINE. Tell me your fave part of one of those books and five of you will win ONE IN A MILLION. Go.

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Catch up http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/08/catch/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/08/catch/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:00:45 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=19065 You all mentioned that you like to be caught up on what I’m doing on Facebook. Here’s some of the past week’s posts.

Last Monday:
Sneaked into a store to visit HE’S SO FINE. A woman was in the romance aisle so I couldn’t really love up on my book. Or move it front and center like I secretly wanted to. She eyeballed my book for awhile but then bought Nora Roberts. Hard pressed to be upset about that since I love Nora. I was still in the aisle pouting when she came back and grabbed my book. My day is now complete.

Last Tuesday:
Had a gorgeous sunset.
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Last Wednesday:
What my characters are doing today…

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Last weekend:
Middle, me, and Youngest at parent’s day at their school. I’m here for the donuts.
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Oh and here’s what happens at our house — the cat rules the roost. The dog has to ask permission and suck up before being allowed to drink water.
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And my latest, HE’S SO FINE, you have that one right? Cuz it’s out now! Sexy hot MacGyver type Cole Donovan … so don’t miss, okay?

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Need links?
You’ve all got this one, right? All 56,643 of you? Just checkin’.
Amazon
BN
ibooks

Are you ready for the last Lucky Harbor novel, ONE IN A MILLION, to come out on Tuesday or do you still have to play catch up with the first two, IT’S IN HIS KISS, and HE’S SO FINE?

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Super Heroines http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/07/super-heroines/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/07/super-heroines/#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:00:15 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=19053 Romance novels are all about strong women but in my latest novel, HE’S SO FINE, Oliva goes above and beyond trying to save our hero, Cole, from drowning. She jumps off the dock before realizing a) he doesn’t really need any help and b) she can’t really swim.

In honor of her somewhat misguided heroics and his nickname for her—Supergirl—I wanted to rank my top five female superheroes. And don’t worry about Olivia, Cole knows that the best way to stop hypothermia is to use body heat.

#5 The Invisible Woman

Because everyone wants to be able to hear and see things without anyone knowing.

#4 Rogue

This Southern Belle learns to not to take anything from anybody.

#3 Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Talk about tough—she is a Vampire Slayer who has to also survive High School!

#2 Catwoman

Because I wish I was as graceful as a cat and I could flirt with Batman.

#1 Wonder Woman

This girl knows how to accessorize. Bullet deflecting bracelets, a lasso of truth, and an invisible jet. Sign me up.

How about you? Who is your favorite Super Hero or … Super Heroine? :twisted: Today’s random commenter will win next week’s ONE IN A MILLION!

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Monday’s Madness http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/06/mondays-madness-7/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/06/mondays-madness-7/#comments Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:00:43 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=19046 Just thought I’d share for this Monday morning what my current hero looks like.

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More details on his story to come. For now, I really really really want to hear some of your favorite books you’ve read lately.

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