Author Jill Shalvis » Blog http://jillshalvis.com New York Times Best-Selling Author Wed, 05 Aug 2015 09:00:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Caption This http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/08/05/caption-this-16/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/08/05/caption-this-16/#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2015 09:00:55 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=20920 Okay so Middle’s baby girl, sometimes known as Dobby The House Elf, sometimes known as Dumbass (I PROMISE you she has earned that nickname!), thinks she’s human.

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Caption this shot. Three of you will win my upcoming ALL I WANT!

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I Dream Of Genie http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/08/04/i-dream-of-genie-2/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/08/04/i-dream-of-genie-2/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:00:34 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=20913 At my daughter’s last birthday, she bent over the cake and blew out the candles, her eyes squeezed tightly closed as she so hopefully and sweetly and innocently made her wish …

And I wished that her wish would come true. I wished that all her wishes would come true.

But then I wished for me. I wished my book would finish itself. I wished someone else would balance the bank accounts. I wished for a full eight hours of sleep.

And then I got frivolous. I wished for more wishes. I wished for a long vacation on an island somewhere with a chef and a massively loaded Kindle.

So join me in the selfishness! Assuming we could solve world hunger and gain peace everywhere, and were granted a completely frivolous wish, what would it be?

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A Monday Sneak Peek & Giveaway http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/08/03/a-monday-sneak-peek-giveaway/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/08/03/a-monday-sneak-peek-giveaway/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:00:36 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=20906 Update: Winners, randomly drawn, are: CELESTA WALKER, LAURA-ANNE QUEEN, and PAMELA JOHNSON. Email me with your addys and please put Shalvis Bag in the subject line! Original: So I was going to ...]]> Update: Winners, randomly drawn, are: CELESTA WALKER, LAURA-ANNE QUEEN, and PAMELA JOHNSON. Email me with your addys and please put Shalvis Bag in the subject line!

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So I was going to do a thing where I make you guess the book that the excerpt is from but that would be mean since today’s excerpt is from my upcoming ALL I WANT. Here we have my heroine, Zoe Stone (yes the sister of Wyatt and Darcy if you’re reading the Animal series), and she thinks she’s just opened the door to her blind date. But since this is a Jill Shalvis book, she’s sorely mistaken.

Heart pounding, Zoe let out a breath and moved forward, having to go up on her tiptoes to brush her mouth across his.

His lips were warm, firm, and yet somehow giving at the same time. She could have easily lost herself in him, but sanity returned and stepped back.

His smile got a whole lot warmer, but he didn’t speak.

“Thought I’d get that out of the way,” she managed. “It’s nice to meet you. I’ve never met a dentist without having to be in a dentist’s chair.” Great, and now she was rambling. She bit her tongue to keep it from running off with the last of her good sense.

“Nice to meet you, too,” he said. “Who’s the dentist?”

Zoe’s smile congealed and her heart stopped, just completely stopped. “Uh . . . you,” she said, “You’re the dentist.”

Still smiling, he shook his head. “Not me.”

Oh God. “You’re not Newman Taylor,” she whispered in horror.

“No,” he said. “But if your next guess is Parker James, you’d be right.”

So, what do you think? Worth a preorder? Make an author’s day and go for it. Links:

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Then come back here and leave a comment and three of you will win one of my Shalvis bags!

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A Thursday Tidbit http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/07/30/a-thursday-tidbit/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/07/30/a-thursday-tidbit/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:00:47 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=20888 One of Oldest’s foster kitties has a complaint…

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Hit play and make sure your volume is up for a serious heart squeeze. :razz:

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Happy Hump Day http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/07/29/happy-hump-day-20/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/07/29/happy-hump-day-20/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:00:06 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=20877 ccea4a73051a3253a996e2d7de005e1a

Today’s writing inspiration. It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. :cool:

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It’s like he doesn’t even know me http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/07/28/its-like-he-doesnt-even-know-me/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/07/28/its-like-he-doesnt-even-know-me/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:00:30 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=20871 Alpha Man was recently roped into a bocci ball league. Don’t ask. Anyway, his team is undefeated (shock) and last night they were down a player.

Alpha Man:
We’re putting you in as a sub.

Me:
Hysterical laughter.

Alpha Man:
Why is that funny?

Me:
Because one, we can’t play competitively together because you use your coach voice on me and then I want to murder you in your sleep and two, I can’t play bocci.

Alpha Man:
Sure you can. It’s just like bowling.

Me:
(gives him a long look)

Alpha Man:
(clearly remembering the last time he took me bowling, where I stepped too far onto the lane and fell and broke my wrist…) Okay, you’re right.

Me:
What?

Alpha Man:
You’re right!

Me:
I heard you. I just wanted to hear you say I’m right again. I’d like that in writing so I can flash it at you as needed.

He might or might not have flashed something else at me, such as his middle finger, signaling I was Numero Uno in his book. :grin:

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Monday’s Musings http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/07/27/mondays-musings-49/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/07/27/mondays-musings-49/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:00:07 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=20857 Update: winners, randomly drawn, are: MARY PRESTON, JULIE G, and REBECCA TANNER. Email me with your book choice, print or ebook, and your addy!

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So I’m back from New York City where I ran my tail off at the Romance Writer’s of America’s national conference. I went, I conquered, I saw. I went to the award ceremony where I started to get VERY nervous because I’d been nominated for a Rita with ONE IN A MILLION.

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AND … then I won!!!

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I’m not sure exactly what I said when I got up on stage because it’s all a happy blur but I wanted to make sure I thanked YOU, the best readers on the planet, for buying my books. It was amazing to win this Rita and now, with both the first book in the Lucky Harbor series — SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE — and the last book in the series — ONE IN A MILLION, being Rita winners, the entire Lucky Harbor is bookended!!!!

Three commenters will win either of my Rita winning books — unless you already have them, in which case you can pick a different one. :cool:

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Need a keeper http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/07/23/need-a-keeper/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/07/23/need-a-keeper/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:00:46 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=20837 Still in New York. Yesterday went to my publisher’s offices and the walls are all glass. And thankfully — when no one was looking — I walked right into one and bounced my face off of it.

I quickly looked around and realized no one had seen me do this and was SO GRATEFUL. This rarely happens, you see, where there are NO witnesses. I casually turned to my editor a few minutes later and asked “does anyone ever walk into these glass walls?”

She laughed. “Of course not, they’re tinted and there’s metal handles on them so no one could possibly make that mistake.”

Meet “no one”…

:oops:

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A new I Love Lucy story http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/07/22/a-new-i-love-lucy-story/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/07/22/a-new-i-love-lucy-story/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:00:45 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=20833 So … I’m still in New York and I needed a taxi and couldn’t get one because I’m a wuss. I downloaded this app called Uber and THEY SEND A CAR RIGHT TO YOU.

It’s seriously magic.

I was standing right adjacent to Times Square with a bazillion people all around and the guy came RIGHT TO ME. In like 2.5 minutes too. His car was clean and he was POLITE.

It was awesome.

But. (You knew there was going to be a but, right?) When I plugged in the address for him, Something-Something Broadway … I forgot to put the word STREET and guess what what? Instead of going down the road a few miles, he was taking me to Queens. Across the bridge. Because I’m an idiot.

“So what brings you to Queens?” he asked.

“Nothing. I’m not going to Queens,” I answered.

“Yes you are,” he said.

“No, I”m not,” I said.

“Yes, you are,” he said.

So then I suggested he explain why he was kidnapping the hapless romance novelist and he said I’d tapped on the screen for a Something-Something Broadway in Queens not Manhattan. Which prompted another ‘yes you are’ ‘no I’m not’ conversation.

Thankfully he was a good sport and a very nice man and he forgave me for being an idiot and from California. ;-) AND he got me to my meeting on time.

Gah. Tell me one of your recent I Love Lucy stories to make me feel better!

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Jill does NY http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/07/21/jill-does-ny/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2015/07/21/jill-does-ny/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:00:04 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=20825 So it’s still hot as hell in New York. For those of you wondering… But the good news is that I only got lost once so far. Okay, twice. But it’s only day one so …

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Send ice cream. Oh and what’s the hottest temperature you’ve ever been in? Cuz NY was 95 yesterday and I was sticky. STICKY! I don’t like sticky…

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