National Readers Choice Winner Jill Shalvis

After dropping out of pastry school and messing up her big break on a reality cooking show, Leah Sullivan needs to accomplish something in her life. But when she returns home to Lucky Harbor, she finds herself distracted by her best friend Jack Harper. In an effort to cheer up Jack’s ailing mother, Dee, Leah tells a little fib—that she and Jack are more than just friends. Soon pretending to be hot-and-heavy with this hunky firefighter feels too real to handle . . .
No-strings attachments suit Jack just fine—perfect for keeping the risk of heartbreak away. But as Jack and Leah break every one of their “just friends” rules, he longs to turn their pretend relationship into something permanent. Do best friends know too much about each other to risk falling in love? Or will Jack and Leah discover something new about each other in a little town called Lucky Harbor?


New York Times and USA Today 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 her award winning Lucky Harbor series wherever books are sold, including FOREVER AND A DAY, named one of Amazon's Top 10 Best Romances.  She's won the prestigious Rita award for best contemporary romance, and has three Readers Choice Awards.  And this year will be honored to receive RT's Career Achievement in Contemporary Romance.  Visit Jill's website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures. 


CLOVER: How often do you get lost in a story?
JILL:  every day.  :)

CLOVER: What will always make you smile, even on a bad day?
JILL:   Life in general.  Gotta laugh, or what's the point?

CLOVER: You write about a glorious day of the life of a romance writer on your blog, which I thought was so funny and could really relate to. Is that about how most of your days go? 
JILL:  Yes, some things never change...

CLOVER: What is your favorite tradition from your childhood that you would love to pass on to your children?
CLOVER: I’m with you on that. I think reading for pleasure activates brain cells in other areas too.

CLOVER: What would you say is your most interesting quirk?
JILL: Um, that I'm I Love Lucy reincarnated?
CLOVER: Oh no, she gets herself in all kinds of trouble.

CLOVER:  If you were given a chance to travel anywhere in the world and money was no object, where would you go?
JILL: A deserted island with all the food I can eat and a charged Kindle.

CLOVER’S GOTTA ASK:  What’s the first thing you do when you finish writing a book?
JILL’S GOTTA ANSWER:     NAP, for like four days.  :)  Then, eat as many cookies as I can, walk with my dogs, reacquaint myself with the teenagers and husband…  Then start the process all over again…  :)

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RUMOR HAS IT  November 5th

One lucky commenter (North America only) will have their choice from the Lucky Harbor backlist.

UPDATE: Rita Wray is our lucky winner today. Congratulations and enjoy the book, Rita!!!

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JILL’S TURN TO ASK US: Who are some of your favorite contemporary authors?

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  1. So glad to have you here this morning!

  2. Congratulations to Jill on her new book! I do enjoy Jill's stories along with a bunch of other contemporary authors including Laura Florand, Kristen Ashley, Donna Kauffman and Kristen Higgins to name a few.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  3. Welcome to GLIAS Jill !

    I'm refusing to answer your question on the grounds that it may incriminate me. LOL

    Great interview!

  4. Abbi Glines

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  5. Jill Shalvis always tops my list. ;-) Along with Kristan Higgins and Susan Mallery.

    Marcy Shuler

  6. Congrats on your new book. It's a great series! Some of my other favorite contemporary authors are: Susan Mallery, Angi Morgan, Brenda Novak, and Debbie Macomber.
    grandmabka at yahoo dot com

  7. I like Nora Roberts, Danielle Steel, Debbie Macomber and Robyn Carr. These are some of my favorites.


  8. Hi Jill! Welcome to GLIAS. So happy to have you here!

    I adore Kristan Higgins, both the author and the person :)

  9. I'd never read Kristan Higgins until after RWA this year, but now I'm in love with her. So funny in person and in her work.

  10. You are one of my fave! So is Nora Roberts and Carly Phillips.

  11. Welcome to GLIAS, Jill! Congrats on your newest release!

    I'm a big Julie James fan, along with Carly Phillips. So many good authors, so little time! :)

  12. Whoo lbe Jill books am contem fan
    Lesie Kelly, Vicki Thompson, maya banks, Megan hart, Erin McCarthy , Lori foster

  13. Of course Jill's top of my list! Some of my other favorites are Lori Foster, Rachel Gibson, Kristan Higgins, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Jennifer Bernard, Christie Ridgway and Susan Mallery.

    Can't wait to read more Lucky Harbor books! So excited about Always On My Minds release :)


  14. Besides Jill, my favorites that I can think of right now are Carly Phillips, Nora Roberts, Lisa Kleypas, Julie James, Katie Lane, Juliana Stone, Molly O'Keefe, and two of my newest faves Penny Reid & Abigail Sharpe

    Lucky Harbor is the best, so can't wait to read Leah and Jack's story!

    ahui89 at hotmail dot com