Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Visiting Author: Jill Shalvis

Today we welcome best-selling author, Jill Shalvis!  It’s a pleasure to have her on my blog during her book blog tour. Welcome Jill!

1. Which character from your books are you most like?
Ha.  Well, I would have to say I have some of Maddie from Simply Irresistible in me, just a tad of that mouse.  But I do have a kickass attitude that matches Amy’s in At Last … so I guess I should confess to that too.

2. How did you begin writing?
I’ve always been a writer.  I was a Journalism major, and before that I wrote short stories to amuse myself.  I think I was born with a pencil in hand…

3. What are your favorite books?
All the Harry Potters.  What can I say, I wish I was a witch.  

Her three latest novels in A Lucky Harbor series, out this summer, include Lucky in Love, At Last and Forever and a Day. See below for the back blurbs:

Lucky in Love
Mallory Quinn has had enough of playing it safe. As a nurse and devoted daughter, she takes care of everyone but herself. And as the local good girl, she's expected to date Mr. Right. But for once, she'd like to take a risk on Mr. Wrong. And who could be more wrong than Ty Garrison? The mysterious new guy in town has made it clear that he's only passing through, which suits Mallory just fine. Besides, his lean, hard 
body and sexy smile will give her plenty to remember once he's gone . . . 

For the first time in his life, Ty can't bear to leave. Helping this sexy seductress-in-training walk on the wild side is making him desire things he shouldn?t?including leaving the military for good. As their just-for-fun fling becomes something more, Mallory and Ty wonder if they could really be this lucky in love. After all . . . anything can happen in a town called Lucky Harbor.

"Top Pick! LUCKY IN LOVE hits all the right notes--funny yet sweet, a light romance that was made all the more unforgettable by its witty heroine and Mysterious Cute Guy hero." ( )

At Last
Amy Michaels loves her new life in Lucky Harbor. A waitress in the local diner, she's looking forward to her first weekend hike through the mountains. But when a wrong turn takes her off the trail, she finds herself up close and personal with forest ranger Matt Bowers. And even though she's tempted to kiss that sexy smile right off his face, she won't make the mistake of getting involved with the town heartthrob.

A former cop whose life went south, Matt doesn't let anyone get too close. But something about the feisty beauty caught his eye the moment he first saw her in the diner. After a hot night under a starry sky, Matt can't deny their attraction-or the fact that for the first time in a long time, he feels the stirrings of something more. Now it's up to Matt to help Amy see that, no matter what is in their past, together they can build a future in Lucky Harbor.

"4 Stars! Shalvis's latest Lucky Harbor novel is a winner-full of laughter, snark and a super-hot attraction between the main characters. Shalvis has painted a wonderful world, full of entertaining supporting characters and beautiful scenery." (RT Book Reviews )

Forever and a Day (available July 31)
Grace never thought she'd be starting her life over from scratch. Losing everything has landed her in Lucky Harbor, working as a dog walker for overwhelmed ER doctor Josh Scott. But the day his nanny fails to show up, Grace goes from caring for Josh's lovable mutt to caring for his rambunctious son. Soon Grace is playing house with the sexy single dad . . . 

With so many people depending on him, Josh has no time for anything outside of his clinic and family-until Grace arrives in town. Now this brainy blonde is turning his life inside out and giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "good bedside manner." Josh and Grace don't know if what they have can last. But in a town like Lucky Harbor, a lifetime of love starts with just one day . . .

"Count on Jill Shalvis for a witty, steamy, unputdownable love story." (Robyn Carr, New York Times bestselling author of Harvest Moon )

If you haven’t read the others in the series, I highly suggest you book it on over to Amazon or Barnes and Noble to download them ASAP! They are a must for any contemporary romance reader.
The series includes: Simply Irresistible, The Sweetest Thing, Head Over Heels. (Click on the title for my book review).

Check out Jill Shalvis's website for book lists, excerpts, hilarious blog and upcoming news.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. I love discovering new authors! Thanks for having Jill on your blog, Mel! Now, off to Goodreads to add these books to my list :)

    1. You have GOT to read her books! She's my fave author right now. :) And she just announced a new 3 books in her series. Woo Hoo!

  2. Gotta love Jill. The first 3 books in the Lucky Harbor series were favs of mine. I haven't had a chance to read the last 3, but just a few more to add to the good 'ol TBR list.