Guest Giveaway from Jill Shalvis!


THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. The winner is bvdragonlady, comment #12. Bvdragonlady, please contact me at [email protected] with your full name and address for shipping!

jillmeMe, left, with Jill, right. This photo is from several years ago when Jill and I used to go to Romance Writers of America conferences, room together, laugh, talk, critique each other’s work, stalk Nora Roberts, and drink. Okay, those last two MIGHT JUST BE ME. Jill has a new book out, and I invited her here to tell you about it and she has a giveaway for you, too!


Hey there! I’ve known Suzanne for … well, since the Ice Age actually. She’s one of the warmest, funniest people I know, and generous too. Thanks for having me here today, Suzanne, to talk about my latest book, ALWAYS ON MY MIND.

The first time I had a crush on a firefighter, I was eight years old. Our neighbor’s shed had caught fire, and the firefighters raced up our street and beat out that fire in two minutes flat. One of the firefighters gently pushed me back out of harm’s way, and that was it. I was in love.

Cut forward a few (ahem) years, and I’m still infatuated with firefighters. I write them as heroes in my books whenever I can get away with it, and I got away with it in ALWAYS ON MY MIND. Jack Harper has a lot on his plate, running Lucky Harbor’s fire station. But then his childhood best friend Leah Sullivan comes back to Lucky Harbor and tells a little fib that makes the whole town think she and Jack are a item. Will they just fake it or make it?

Excerpt from ALWAYS ON MY MIND:

“Okay, Mr. Rules, Mr. Gotta Be In Charge…we’re going to have to renegotiate some things.”

“Such as?”

“That,” Leah said, and pointed to the bed. “What the hell are we going to do about that?”

“If you’re referring to the amazing orgasms, then I vote for more as soon as possible.”

“At least that part isn’t pretend,” she said.

Jack frowned at her. “What does that mean?”

“Look, forget it. But we need to remember your first rule: this isn’t real and there are no hurt feelings.” She whirled away and began digging through her purse for her keys. “When people are bitching that I don’t have any fresh bread or donuts available today at the bakery, I’m going to blame you.”

“Sure,” he said, a little distracted by her reiterating his own rule. Which was ridiculous of him. “My reputation could use the boost.”

She rolled her eyes, headed to the door, then stopped, sighed, and came back to him. “You’re still naked.”

“Yeah,” he said. “Just in case you want to give me any more birthday presents…”

The book is on the shelves at Target, Walmart, Barnes And Noble, Independent bookstores, and also available wherever ebooks are sold, like Nook, Kindle… I’m giving away a copy of one of my earlier books today, and all you have to do is tell me … do you read romance? An easy one, right?

AOMM cover smallYou can find me at (in fact, if you take a pic holding my book and post it to my page, you’ll be entered in another giveaway, and let’s face it, you can never be entered in enough giveaways. You can also find me at my daily blog where I post about being a city girl stuck in the mountains. Lots of I Love Lucy adventures!

Have a great day, and happy reading!
Jill Shalvis


For a chance to win: Leave a comment on this post telling Jill if you read romance! One winner will be drawn by random comment number to receive a book from Jill’s backlist. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tonight (September 25). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (September 26). Return to this post to claim your book if your name is drawn. Good luck!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. The winner is bvdragonlady, comment #12. Bvdragonlady, please contact me at [email protected] with your full name and address for shipping!


  1. CrystalGB says:

    I am a huge romance fan. I love Jill’s books. Always On My Mind sounds great. Thank you for the giveaway.

  2. margiesbooboo says:

    Yes, I certainly do read romance novels. Fictional or real life!

  3. lifeisgood/ Melinda says:

    I love romance novels! What’s not to love…you already know from the beginning that love will find a way!

  4. ncastlen says:

    Yes, I read ’em! To me, romance novels are like a delicious little treat in between reading “heavier” stuff.

  5. lattelady says:

    Yes, I do read the occasional romance.

  6. amysoup says:

    I do read romance! 🙂 Putting this on my “New Books” list now!

  7. okstormy says:

    Love reading romance! Always looking for a new author to read!

  8. mommafox says:

    with cold weather coming, a good romance book would be good to curl up in the big chair with.

  9. dgkritch says:

    Love a good romance!!

  10. naomibeth3 says:

    Love a good romance that can pull me into that place at that time this might be why I read every Nora Roberts book I can get my hands on :wave:

  11. heidiannie says:

    I DO read romance. And mystery and sci-fi and fantasy and cookbooks and historical fiction and well- just about anything in print. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your novels!

  12. bvdragonlady says:

    I’m a woman, of course I love romance novels…

  13. sekinkead says:

    Yes I read romance novels!

  14. hoosiergal says:

    Would love to read the book. Thanks for offering. hoosiergal

  15. Squeegees Mom says:

    Oh, Yeah, I read romance. I have 7 book shelves stuffed with romance novels.

  16. Sflashy says:

    :fairy: I love romance novels, I cry with the heroine and feel like I am there. Would love to read any of your novels, Thank you

  17. connilu says:

    Hi Jill, Yes, I read romance….love it and have read your books. Love them! Keep it up!

  18. joykenn says:

    Yes, I’m a big romance novel fan. In fact I first found CITR through a posting on a romance novel blog Smart Bitches,Trashy Novels.

  19. Lisa says:

    Hi – love to work a good romance in between mysteries. A cold winter day with a warm blanket and a saucy romance novel – can’t get much better!

  20. denisetwin says:

    Yes, I love Jill’s Lucky Harbor series!

  21. kpbarnett says:

    Do I read romance? Of course I do! :heart:

  22. DebbieInMemphis says:

    I read romance 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win one!

  23. Bells says:

    I’ve been known to read a few romances – thanks for the chance to win one!

  24. rebinva says:

    I do read romance.

  25. denny144 says:

    Contemporary romance is my favorite kind of book. I’ve read Forever and A Day, another title in the Lucky Harbor series, and look forward to reading more.

  26. Peggy in KY says:

    I do read romance novels. In fact I just downloaded 2 a few minutes ago.

  27. Minna says:

    I read romance! :snoopy:

  28. Rainla says:

    Yes! I read romance!!! 🙂

  29. cherylinwv says:

    Yes! I would love to be the lucky winner 🙂

  30. catslady says:

    I’ve been a romance fan for at least 40 yrs. and I’ve read both of you and visit both your blogs :yes:

  31. dystinee24 says:

    Yes, I read romance, and this book sounds awesome! Thank you for the giveaway.

  32. Linda Goble says:

    Oh I need a good Romance book to recover from foot surgery again on Friday. Will be laid up for 6 weeks and get tired of watching same shows. A romance book is just what I will need… A big Thank you for your kindness… :happyflower:

  33. kbiberstine says:

    Sometimes I do…but, from reading the excerpt it seems I need to more often! 8)

  34. FrannyP says:

    Love to read romances! I enjoy your books!

  35. wannabeafarmgirl says:

    The book sounds great, I love romances! I would love to read it right AFTER I read Suzanne’s new one, lol!!!

  36. CindyP says:

    Yea I read romance! And have read several of Jill’s books. Suzanne’s, too, just didn’t know who she was when I was reading them :happyflower:

  37. grandeb1956 says:

    Yes love romance books! Look forward to reading this one.

  38. kyriemykala says:

    I love romance novels. I have never read any of Jill’s books but I will now.

  39. maria2 says:

    Who doesn’t????

  40. doxie says:

    LOVE romance books…are there any other kind?! *giggle* Ok, yeah, I do read a few other kinds here and there…but the best have at least a little romance in them. :-))

  41. California Paintbrush says:

    What a pretty picture of you! Good luck with your book.

  42. Diane says:

    I love reading a good romance! Its just the thing sometimes to get my mind off of what is going on around me. 🙂

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