Author Jill Shalvis » Blog http://jillshalvis.com New York Times Best-Selling Author Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:45:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Best Of: Bear Tales http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/24/best-12/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/24/best-12/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:45:10 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=19223

Yes, I realize he’s adorable, but trust me, his momma? Not so much. She’s four hundred pounds of grumpiness who had a party in our trash box yesterday, literally tearing off the door (which you can see under the can) to get to our yummy garbage for her babies.

And yeah, we had to clean it all up! There are apparently no trash fairies …

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I Love Lucy visits iTunes http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/23/19208/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/23/19208/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:30:08 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=19208 Update: winner of the $25 iTunes gift card, randomly drawn, is: LAURA HAINES. Laura, email me with your addy! Original Post: Yesterday I had the honor of going down ...]]> Update: winner of the $25 iTunes gift card, randomly drawn, is: LAURA HAINES. Laura, email me with your addy! :)

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Yesterday I had the honor of going down to the bay to visit Apple. I’m a ridiculous fan girl of Apple, I use an iPhone, an iPod, an iPad, a MacBook Air… I’d marry Apple and have its babies if I could. But I don’t want any more babies…

I digress.

I tried to take pics. I swear. But it turns out they frown on that sort of a thing. And I was asked very nicely to stop taking pics, which just about KILLED me. There was a concert going on at the iTunes campus and I tried to take one on the sly and … got caught. They don’t call me I Love Lucy for nothing. Anyway, my point is that for you, I tried.

And failed.

:oops:

But I had a blast and guess what? They gave me a $25 gift certificate to give away to one of you! Now I know a lot of you are print readers. And a lot of you are Amazon readers. But I just want you to consider loading the free iBooks app onto your phone or iPad or laptop or whatever device floats your boat and giving them a try. My books are all there, digital and audio. And some are at great prices (ONE IN A MILLION is there for $5.99!) So for today’s giveaway, tell me you’re willing to try reading me on your iBooks app just once. Just for me. I’ll use random.org to draw a name tonight from those of you who comment.

Oh! And I almost forgot to tell you! THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for putting ONE IN A MILLION on both the NYT and USA Today bestseller lists this week!!!!! I know I keep saying it, but it’s true. I love each and every one of you!!! :) XOXOXO!

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Hump Day http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/22/hump-day-56/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/22/hump-day-56/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:30:51 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=19197 Today’s writing inspiration. The question is …

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To scruff or not scruff? Ladies?

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Tuesday’s Tidbits http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/21/tuesdays-tidbits-33/ http://jillshalvis.com/blog/2014/10/21/tuesdays-tidbits-33/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:00:57 +0000 http://jillshalvis.com/?p=19189 Update: winners, randomly drawn, are: Mary Lou and SHANNON FLEMING! Contact me with your choice of book, print or ebook, and your addy! Original post: We haven’t played this game in awhile. ...]]> Update: winners, randomly drawn, are: Mary Lou and SHANNON FLEMING! Contact me with your choice of book, print or ebook, and your addy!

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We haven’t played this game in awhile. Name the book the excerpt comes from. I’ll draw three names who can pick their book of their choice, print or ebook. :twisted:

Yesterday she’d been thrown off her game by one sexy Dr. Wyatt Stone, but not today. Today she was prepared. No matter how hot he looked with his rumpled hair, glasses, and cargo pants filled with goodies—not all of which were in his pockets—she was sticking to The Plan.

Totally doable. Of course, it would be a heck of a lot easier if she hadn’t dreamed about him last night and how he looked without the cargoes. Tall. Broad. Built . . .

“Oh boy,” she whispered and banged her head on the steering wheel a few times. She lifted her head and stared at herself in the rearview mirror. “You can do this.”

Her reflection didn’t look as sure as she’d like.

So … who knows this one? Which happens to be one of my personal favorites.

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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! :)

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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)

iBook
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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