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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.

March 3, 2015

Tuesday’s Funny

Remember Family Feud? The question for these poor two husbands is: “Which dwarf best describes your wife in bed?”

The look on their faces: priceless.

But let’s turn it around, what dwarf best describes your mate? 😈

March 2, 2015

Disabled Sports

This weekend Alpha Man and I went to the Disabled Sports Ability Bash to honor Wounded Warriors. It’s something that’s near and dear to the Shalvis family heart since we’ve been volunteering at Disabled Sports USA Far West since 2005. Here’s an account I wrote of our very first time back ten years ago now:

We spent the weekend working a charity event put on by Disabled Sports USA. A group of athletic disabled kids and adults came to Donner Lake and camped, and Alpha Man, along with a friend of ours, drove their boats for two days, dragging rafts and tubes behind the two boats, letting the campers have the time of their lives.

Our girls came along and it was their jobs to help the campers get on and off the rafts. The kids were adorable, everyone so happy and excited to be on this adventure in spite of incredible life hardships. Talk about a reality check. Here were people with major birth defects, or MS or a hundred other things, and because we were there, they could be towed behind a boat, the wind in their faces, their bodies cooled in the water, literally having the time of their lives.

Everyone worked their asses off. Most of the campers were paralyzed in some way and it took a lot of muscle to maneuver them in and out of the water and on the rafts but in the end, the hard work was forgotten, the two days ranking up there as two of the best days of my entire life.

I went to the event thinking I was giving something back to the community, and I came home knowing that it was the other way around. I got way more than I gave, and Ill never forget it.

So all these years later now, last Saturday night, it was our honor to go to the annual bash. Even got out of my sweats and put on some big girls clothes.


How about you, would love to hear what some of your favorite causes or, or if you don’t have the time in your life right now, what cause you wish you could do something for. I have a 2015 Shalvis calendar for a random commenter.


February 27, 2015

New Cover Alert

So excited! USA Today is exclusively revealing my new cover for SECOND CHANCE SUMMER, the first in the Cedar Ridge series!!!

Did you jump up and down? How about just a little “woo hoo” then? A smile?

Click HERE to check it out, there’s an excerpt and also a giveaway for those who leave comments there.

You go yet?

You back yet? If so, don’t forget to comment here too for a SECOND chance giveaway (get it, it’s a SECOND CHANCE giveaway of SECOND CHANCE SUMMER… 😀 )

I’m sorry. I’ve had cookies. Anyway, for those of you too excited about the book to wait and want to preorder, you would make my day by clicking here for your preorder buttons! This book is at $5.99 or $6.00, priced to sell! Kindle and all the print and ebooks links are there.

February 26, 2015

Today’s question

I was cleaning out my drawers and realized something shocking. I had 35 different chapsticks and lip glosses.


Apparently I unintentionally horde lip care. Who knew? 😈

How about you, what do you unintentionally horde? Not intentionally, mind you. For example, I intentionally horde cookies. I’m asking what do you unintentionally horde?

February 25, 2015

Today’s cuteness

So I’m on deadline. Hell, let’s be honest. I passed the deadline a week ago and I’m hiding out from my editor… BUT I’M CLOSE!

Anyway, this pic (found on Pinterest) helped me cross the finish line. It gave me the idea for my epilogue and I smile every time I think of it.


Adorable, right? Which reminds me to ask … How did you get engaged? And if you haven’t gotten engaged, what is your dream way to get engaged?

February 24, 2015

When the cat’s in charge…

Update: winners randomly drawn are: Jan and JOANNE C. Contact me with a few book choices, your addy and whether you want print or ebook!

Original post:
So I left my laptop open to go get snacks and Satan– er, Sadie decided to take over. Somehow she opened Photo Booth.


I’m not sure what she’s thinking. Probably wondering if the angle makes her look fat…

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Or she’s plotting Frat Boy’s demise…

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Or maybe she’s planning MY demise… In any case, she would like you to know you look marvelous today. :smile:

Caption one of these shots, I’ll randomly select a few of you to win whatever book from my backlist you’d like.

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