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Guest Chef, Jill Shalvis

Dear Reader,

From the very first moment I put Mysterious Cute Guy on the page, I fell in love.  There’s just something about a big, bad, sexy guy that you know nothing about that fires the imagination.  But I have to be honest.  When he made a cameo in Head Over Heels, (literally a walk-on role only; in fact I believe he only gets a mention or two) I knew nothing about him.  Nothing. I never intended to either.  He was just one of life’s little (okay big, bad, and sexy) mysteries.

Then my editor called me.  Said the first three Lucky Harbor books had done so well that they’d like three more please.  And maybe one of the heroes could be Mysterious Cute Guy.

It was fun coming up with a story to go with this enigmatic figure, not to mention a name– Ty Garrison.  More fun still to give this ex-Navy SEAL a rough, tortured, bad-boy past and a sweet, giving, good-girl heroine (Mallory Quinn, ER nurse).  Oh the fun I had with these two:  a bad boy trying to go good, and a good girl looking for a walk on the wild side. Hope you have as much fun reading their story, Lucky In Love.

And then,stick around.  Because Mallory’s two Chocoholics-in-crime partners, Amy and Grace, get their own love stories in Julyand August with At Last and then Forever and a Day.

Happy Reading!

Jill Shalvis

About Jill

USA Today bestseller Jill Shalvis is the award winning author of over four dozen romance novels, including her upcoming sexy contemporary novel Simply Irresistible, book one in the Lucky Harbor series. The 4-time Rita nominee and 3-time National Readers Choice winner makes her home near Lake Tahoe.  Visit her website at www.jillshalvis.com for a complete book list and daily blog.

Connect with Jill

Web Site and Daily Blog:  http://www.jillshalvis.com
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/jillshalvis

Recommended Reading from Jill’s Blog

Jill’s blog is all about her life as a romance writer and misplaced city girl living in the wild Sierras. She has a lot of I-Love-Lucy moments that she shares. Soemtimes she talks about books, TV, favorite cookies and eye candy. A few links to her previous posts are included below for your reading pleasure.

Sweet Thang

Best of I Love Lucy (Donnor Lake)

I Love Lucy (Need Cookies)

Best of I Love Lucy (Hiking)

Kitty Trials

 

Maxine Davis - May 30, 2012 - 7:03 am

Jill,
I thoroughly enjoyed your post and can’t wait to read “mysterious bad guy.” “Amy” and “Grace” sound like fun reads also. I know life must be wonderful in the Sierras. Thank you for visiting the Petit Fours and Hot Tamales. Now I am off to your FB and web site. Have a great day!

Marilyn Baron - May 30, 2012 - 8:56 am

Your books sound great. Can’t wait to read them. Thanks so much for blogging with us today.

Jill Shalvis - May 30, 2012 - 11:23 am

Thanks for having me!

Pamela Mason - May 30, 2012 - 12:47 pm

Between you and your pal Kristan Higgans’ mancandy throwdowns on Facebook, I have my voyeuristic needs (with captions to boot!) covered.
I love your writing style and can’t wait to read Lucky in Love.

Carol Burnside - May 30, 2012 - 1:12 pm

“Mysterious bad guy” must be read! That’s hawt. LOL Am looking forward to all the new releases.

Debbie Kaufman - May 30, 2012 - 2:29 pm

OOOh, a mysterious cute guy :) Reminds me a bit of the “no-name detective.” Love those bad boy/good girl stories. Thanks for being here today, Jill!

So how did you take him from a walk-on role into a full-blown tortured Navy Seal bad boy?

Linsey Lanier - May 30, 2012 - 4:31 pm

Hi Jill. Thanks for being a guest chef today. Now you’ve made me really curious. Lucky in Love sounds like a really good read and I, too, am dying to check out Mysterious Cute Guy. :inlove:

Pam Asberry - May 30, 2012 - 6:39 pm

I’m a big fan, Jill, of your books and your blog. “Lucky in Love” is going on my must-read list. Thank you so much for blogging with us today! :-)

Tami Brothers - May 30, 2012 - 6:55 pm

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this series. OF course, I have not read the last book with Mysterious Cute Guy!!!!!! Rectifying that now. ;)

Thanks for blogging with us Jill.

For those that have not yet read Jill’s personal blog, you are truly missing out. She is a funny, funny person. :)

Tami :alien:

C.E. Hart - May 30, 2012 - 9:17 pm

Well, you can’t go wrong with a big, bad and sexy guy. lol Love the name Ty too. :) Sounds like a great series!

Susan Carlisle - May 31, 2012 - 10:50 am

I like the bad boy trying to go good and the good girl going bad. Sounds like fun.

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