Friday, February 21, 2014

[Blog Tour]: Quickie Interview w/ Jill Shalvis + Giveaway!


New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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What’s your idea of a dream vacation?

Jill: Somewhere on an island with warm sun, calm waters, and an outlet to charge my Kindle.  Oh, and food that magically appears…

 If you owned a bookstore, what book would you make sure was in stock?

J: All of them.  And let’s just say the romance section would be VERY well stocked.

Describe Aubrey in a sentence.

J: Aubrey: her heart’s in the right spot but she doesn’t like to lead with it, if that makes any sense.

What scene was the hardest to write?

J: Ben having to grovel after being a total and complete jackass.  Nothing like seeing a big, strong, alpha man having to humble himself and make amends.  Aka, get on his knees and beg…

What can your fans look forward to next in the Lucky Harbor series?

Jill: Next up is a Lucky Harbor trilogy for this coming summer and fall, It’s In His Kiss, He’s So Fine, and Once In A Million, the stories of the three sexy hot guys who run Lucky Harbor Charters.

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Once in a Lifetime by Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (February 18, 2014)
Series: Lucky Harbor, 9
Genre: Contemporary Romance


After a wrenching loss, Ben McDaniel tried to escape his grief by working in dangerous, war-torn places like Africa and the Middle East. Now he's back in his hometown and face-to-face with Aubrey Wellington, the hot-as-hell woman who is trouble with a capital T. Family and friends insist she's not the one to ease his pain, but Aubrey sparks an intense desire that gives Ben hope for the future.

Determined to right the wrongs of her past, Aubrey is working hard to make amends. But by far, the toughest challenge to her plan is sexy, brooding Ben - even though he has absolutely no idea what she's done . . .

Can this unlikely couple defy the odds and win over the little town of Lucky Harbor?

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Once in a Lifetime by Jill Shalvis

It was dark outside when she got back to the Book & Bean, and she stopped short just outside the door. She’d locked up when she left and turned off the lights.

But the door was unlocked now, and the lights on. She went still, then pulled out her phone and dialed 9-1-1. She didn’t hit send but kept her thumb hovered over call. Taking a step inside, she paused. 



The low, slightly rough voice wasn’t what had her heart pumping. That honor went to the fact that there was a man on a ladder in the back of her store.

He was in jeans with a tool belt slung low on his hips, his t-shirt clinging to him. He seemed a little irritated, a little sweaty, and just looking at him Aubrey got a whole lot hot and bothered in places that had no business being hot and bothered by this man at all. “What are you doing in here?” she asked.

“I work here.”

“What are you talking about? Get out.”

“Sorry, Sunshine.” He wasn’t even looking at her, but using some sort of long, claw-like tool to pull down a ceiling tile above the wall she’d been working on. And his tool worked way better than hers.

His movements were agile and surprisingly graceful for a guy his size. Not that he was bulky in any way. Nope, that tall, built body was all lean, tough muscle, and it screamed power. And with each subtle movement, his body made it clear that it knew exactly what to do with all that power. “The owner of this building hired me,” he said. “Said you were making a mess of things because your pride was bigger than your wallet.”

This caught her completely off guard, both the insult and the information. “My uncle owns this building,” she said.

He smiled thinly. “Yep. Happy Birthday.”

“It’s not my birthday.”

“Then happy you’ve-got-a-great-uncle day.”

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Thanks for stopping by today, Jill! I loved the scene where Ben had to grovel. Is there anything more satisfying than watching a strong alpha male grovel?! 

Have you read Jill Shalvis before? Do you have a favorite book or series? 


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Oana Iacovita said...

I love Once in a Life Time like a LOT :)

Kame said...

I enjoyed this book! Jill nailed the description of Aubrey!

Glenda said...

I love when Alpha's show how much they care by admitting they were wrong. :-D

I haven't read enough of Jill's books.... None of the Lucky Harbor ones in fact. I've only read a couple of her Animal Magnetism ones. My fav is Rumor Has It.

The_Book_Queen said...

Oh, I *loved* Rumor Has It!

The_Book_Queen said...

I agree, I thought she did a great job with her character.

The_Book_Queen said...

:D It's hard not to feel that way with her books!