Happy Hump Day

So I don’t know if you’ve read my animal series, but if you have, there was one guy I didn’t get the chance to write. Kel. He was sheriff and also a rancher. And he was (is?) SEXY AS HELL. Sorry, did I yell that? 馃檪

Anyhoo, if you haven’t read the Animal series (sexy alpha vet heroes), the first two books are on sale digitally BUT … You don’t have to have worry about poor sexy Kel not getting his story anymore because … drum roll … I’m going to bring him over to Heartbreaker Bay. Which means we’re going to do Cowboy Does San Francisco! (p.s. this is for all of those people — and there were a LOT — who’ve written me asking/begging/demanding Kel’s story).

Anyone interested?

Inquiring minds…

So I’m back from a reader con in Kansas City. I packed light this time, trying something new. Which meant I missed everything I purposely (and accidentally) left behind. Like my computer cord (GAH!) and some Zantac because I tend to eat stupid things when I travel that give me heartburn. Like a whole rack of Ritz crackers on the plane and then a pepperoni pizza in the airport. I don’t want to talk about it. BUT I do want to talk about traveling. What can’t you travel without? What have you forgotten that you wish you hadn’t?

White brocoli…

So Youngest has been doing most of the cooking around here, which is awesome. She has a lot of food allergies so it’s always tricky. She’s been using a lot of cauliflower, as pizza crusts and other inventive things.

But here’s the problem.

I can never remember the word cauliflower. It’s like my brain is too full for that one word. Every single time I try to conjure up the word when I need it, all that comes to mind is white broccoli. So that’s what I say. White broccoli. And it never fails to make Alpha Man laugh his butt off at me. Whatever. At least I know where my wallet is and don’t wander around the house every single day asking everyone who took it…

Happy Hump Day

So I’m writing a very emotional, revealing scene and it’s stressing me out — so I went looking for some pictures for inspiration…

I can definitely feel the emotion in these pics, as silly as it might seem, it helps me see my scene.

Anyway, thought I’d share. 馃檪 How do you all feel about my Hump Day posts? Should I continue them?

Bears – 2, Stupid Human – 0

Yeah, we’re batting zero. Today was sunny and gorgeous. Still snow everywhere of course, but I pulled out a beach chair and sat on the lawn. Which is covered in four feet of snow, mind you, so it was a climb up there. But sit I did, and just soaked up some rays. Sure I was bundled up, but THE SUN WAS OUT. I had my People magazine, my iced tea . . . I’m spring ready.

And then I sort of dozed. Woke up to a rustle. And then blinked in shock as a bear walked right past my outstretched legs.

Um … YIKES. I’d been so still, he just hadn’t bothered with me. Until I jerked upright, dropping the magazine and the tea. Bear! Right THERE! I mean seriously, holy shit. So he keeps walking, and then about five feet from me, lumbers around to look at me.

Stare down contest.

I couldn’t take it. I went running up the open stairs to my front door . . . only of course it was locked. I’d come outside through the garage. Idiot. Moron. Bear Bait!!! Hyperventilating now, I had to come back down the stairs, walk RIGHT PAST THE BEAR, who is by now sitting on my driveway curiously watchng the stupid human run around like a chicken without her head. He didn’t bother me as I raced into the garage. I ran to the back, hit the close door button.

Have you ever noticed how SLOWLY a garage door closes?

But I’ve lived to tell the tale, so that’s something . . .

And I’ve got to say. Yesterday’s spider suddenly doesn’t seem so bad.

Sneak Peek

So I thought I’d sneak you all a peek at the upcoming RAINY DAY FRIENDS. Gotta admit, I kinda fell head over heels for Mark…:

Taking a deep breath, she stripped out of her top and skirt. When she looked up, she found Mark suddenly at the water鈥檚 edge, the water lapping at his calves. His eyes were dark, very dark, and she pointed at him. 鈥淒on鈥檛 take this the wrong way.鈥

鈥淚s there a wrong way to take it when a beautiful woman strips out of her clothes?鈥 he asked without a smile, although it was in his voice. 鈥淚鈥檓 taking it that you鈥檙e planning a swim.鈥

鈥淎ctually, I鈥檓 planning on kicking your ass at boogie boarding,鈥 she said. 鈥淎nd that is all.鈥

His mouth quirked. 鈥淒uly noted.鈥

鈥淵our pants are ringing,鈥 she murmured as his phone went off.

He came all the way out of the waves, water sluicing off his extremely fit body. A few drops clung stubbornly to all those lean muscles and she had to admit, she鈥檇 have done the same thing if she was one of those drops of water.

He bent to his pants to fish out his phone. Even in only the moonlight, his eyes seemed to gleam as he stared at Lanie in a way that suddenly made her want to forget boogie-boarding in lieu for something else entirely.

No. Not going to fall for him, she reminded herself sternly, no matter how grounded and real and charismatic he seemed. It would only bring heartache.

Want to read more? Read the first chapter here

And don’t forget, send proof of preorder of RAINY DAY FRIENDS to contact@jillshalvis.com and be in the running for a Shalvis to-go mug!

Rainy Day Friends

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So … we had everyone together this weekend, which meant I got to see my beloved Dobby, aka Dumbass (please don’t tell me her nickname is mean, trust me, she’s earned it. 馃檪 … Here she is giving me the side eye because …

Well I think I’ll let you caption this pick. A few random commenters will get their choice of ABOUT THAT KISS, THE GOOD LUCK SISTER, or any of my backlist. Go!

Monday’s Giveaway!

It’s Monday and I’ve got to admit, I’m not crazy about this one because I’m mad at my book right now and don’t want to work. So instead, I’m giving away an ARC of RAINY DAY FRIENDS and a coloring bookmark and colored pencils.

Anyone like to color? Anyone excited for RAINY DAY FRIENDS? Tell me why and be in the running!

Rainy Day Friends

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Happy Hump Day

First, Happy Hump Day!

Second, the hero I’m writing now has a few tattoos. For those of you following my Heartbreaker Bay series, I’m talking about Caleb. These tattoos don’t show when he’s wearing his suits, which means no one has seen them or knows about them yet. So my question to you is … what tattoos do you like on a guy? Can you be as specific as possible as to where and what?