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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.

August 3, 2015

A Monday Sneak Peek & Giveaway

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!

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!

July 30, 2015

A Thursday Tidbit

One of Oldest’s foster kitties has a complaint…


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

July 29, 2015

Happy Hump Day


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

July 28, 2015

It’s like he doesn’t even know me

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.

Hysterical laughter.

Alpha Man:
Why is that funny?

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.

(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.


Alpha Man:
You’re right!

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:

July 27, 2015

Monday’s Musings

Update: winners, randomly drawn, are: MARY PRESTON, JULIE G, and REBECCA TANNER. Email me with your book choice, print or ebook, and your addy!

Original post:
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.


AND … then I won!!!


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:

July 23, 2015

Need a keeper

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”…


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