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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.

April 19, 2016

Sweet Little Lies giveaway

Update: winners, randomly drawn, are: Melinda, JENA O, and BONNIE MASSICOTTE. Email me at [email protected] with SWEET LITTLE LIES digital freebie in the subject line and don’t forget to leave me an addy where I can mail you the card with the code on it.

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I have a few free digital downloads of SWEET LITTLE LIES.

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What do you all think? Go ahead and comment if you’re excited for my new Heartbreaker Bay series and I’ll draw three random winners tonight. Does that work for ya? B-) Oh and spread the word… XOXO!


April 18, 2016

Vegas, baby!

So as some of you know, I was in Las Vegas last week for a reader convention and good times were had.

First of all, I caught sight of this bigger than life size wall cling with NOBODY BUT YOU on it next to a ten foot tall hottie.

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Then I did a signing with Susan Elizabeth Phillips and had to keep pinching myself.

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And here’s my wonderful, adorable editor May Chen, who helped me with my new Heartbreaker Bay series, starting with SWEET LITTLE LIES and THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE.

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And then I went out on the town (and walked the strip) with Kristen Ashley and her sister Erika, where we ended up at the Cosmopolitan drinking in the bar beneath the biggest chandelier of beautiful crystals that I’ve ever seen. The grins and rosy cheeks might or might not be from a few drinks… :bye:

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Okay so I realize we’re sideways (um, NOT from the alcohol) but I can’t figure out how to fix it. ;-)

On Saturday we did a huge, and I mean HUGE signing open to the public and it was wonderful and crazy insane.

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I had SO MUCH fun meeting those of you who came out to see me!!! Thank you for the wonderful presents and cookies, I was so very happy to meet some of you!!!!!

And last but not least, this is what I came home to.

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Before you go, what are you all reading? Inquiring minds wanna know!


April 14, 2016

Jill Does Vegas

So I’m in Vegas at a writer’s conference and here’s the thing about Vegas. It’s exhausting and it smells like smoke and …

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It’s kinda pretty at night.

Having fun. Hung out with Susan Mallery yesterday. And then Nalini Singh, Jaci Burton and Helenkay Dimon. Good to see friends!

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But I do feel like I’ve been gone years and it’s been two days. I’m having fun but i miss my bed. Anyone else feel that way when they travel?


April 13, 2016

Happy Hump Day

Today’s writing inspiration…

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It’s the small things in life, isn’t it? :heart:

p.s. I’m in Vegas for a reader conference, signing open to the public on Saturday. Details in the appearance tab above. Please come out and visit me, would LOVE to meet you!


April 12, 2016

Today’s Writing View

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Not bad, right?


April 11, 2016

The One With The Piglet

Update:
Winners, randomly chosen, are: Mindy, SAUNDRA THOMPSON, and BC. Email me at [email protected] with SWEET LITTLE LIES in the subject line, tell me print or ebook, and don’t forget your addy!

Original post:
Got some requests for a repeat of this one and since I’m trying to finish a Christmas novella today I decided to go for it … (Don’t miss the giveaway at the end…)

Okay so we all know strange things tend to happen to me. But what happened yesterday pretty much takes the cake.

I was walking up the trail with Ashes, like I do every single day, when all of a sudden I hear a snort. Not a growl, or a hiss, both of which are fairly common for me and tend to turn me into an Olympic speed sprinter, but a snort. Curious, I pulled off my sunglasses and looked at the strange big thing standing at the top of the trail.

From far away it looked like one of those cow statues in downtown Chicago. Bright white and black and very still.

But then the statue moved. Uh oh. I didn’t have my good camera, or my glasses, but something made me whip out my cell phone and take a pic so I could scroll in and see what I was dealing with.

As I did this, the thing started grunting some more and began running towards me.

Can you say holy shit?

I looked down at my phone and blinked in disbelief, then back up at the creature heading towards me, all the while registering that Ashes was not in any way freaked out but acting as if her long lost lover had come to visit, complete with happy ass wriggle and wide grin.

Yes, she grins.

Here’s what I saw:

A pig. It was a fat, adorable, friendly, sweet BIG ASS pig running towards me, and I’m not quite fluent in pig grunts but I think he was saying “oh thank God, a human, I’m lost, can you please be my new best friend? Oh and do you have any food?”

I sent the pic of the pig on my phone to Alpha Man’s phone. I didn’t call because he was grouting tile and I’d already called and interrupted him three times and the last time he asked me very nicely not to call him anymore unless it was an emergency.

He called me immediately. “What the hell?”

Me: Isn’t he adorable?

Him: Tell me you are not bringing a pig home.

Me: Okay I won’t tell you.

A long beat of silence. “Jill, where did that pig come from?”

Me: Well, the pig daddy and the pig mommy fell in love, and then they–

You don’t really want to know what he said to that, or the ensuing conversation, which involved a lot of me saying “he’s so cute and sad and lonely” and him saying “we cannot keep a pig in our house” and me making all sorts of promises that I had no intention of keeping, but then some lady showed up in the woods for her long lost pig.

Only in my world.

p.s. don’t forget NOBODY BUT YOU is out right now waiting for you.
p.s.s. giving away a copy of my upcoming SWEET LITTLE LIES to a random commenter!


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