Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Jill Shalvis is Here

If you love contemporary romance then I know you are a fan of Jill Shalvis. She is one of my auto-buy authors. We'll be giving away a copy of Jill's new release in the Lucky Harbor series so leave a comment to be in the running along with your email address.

Welcome, Jill. I'm so excited to have you. What is your favorite of your books? or your favorite hero?

It’s always my latest one, so in this case, LUCKY IN LOVE.  There’s something about Ty Garrison, ex Navy SEAL, all around badass, wounded, saved by the very last thing he thinks he’d ever want.   Love.

Your male characters are so real I figured you grew up in a house full of guys. How did you get so good at this particular facet of romance writing?

Ha.  I happen to live with a to-the-bone alpha.

What surprises and delights you most about your career?

Getting to work at home on the deck in my pjs and bunny slipper.  And the readers.  Oh how I love the readers.  All of them.

We love her, too.  Another thing about Jill - she's prolific.  Look what's coming up this year!'m ready!

What's your favorite Jill Shalvis book or series? 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Jill Shalvis is coming Wednesday!

Four special contemporary romance authors influenced me as I moved toward becoming a writer myself. Nora Roberts, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Janet Evanovich and Jill Shalvis.

Jill Shalvis' blog tour will stop here Wednesday to promote her new release in the Lucky Harbor series, Lucky in Love, and one lucky commentor will win a copy.

I've been a fan of Jill's since her first book. I all of her books but especially the ones  about women pilots - Aussie Rules was one of my favorites. As well as Her Sexiest Mistake and all the "Instant" books.

Be here tomorrow to visit with Jill and win a copy of Lucky in Love.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Idol Nonsense

Okay, before you go off on me, I know there were three talented contestants but...

As a musician myself, I was mesmerized by Joshua's performances. Awed that someone so young was that polished and flawless. When he hit the stage he got lost in the song and the experience. You could say that about Phillip as well, but not EVERY time.

Starpulse put it better than me but my point exactly. There have been few years when the best artist actually won. What system is in place behind the scenes to support great artists that don't make it? Surely, Adam still benefited by being on Idol. Maybe it was even in his favor.

Hopefully, Joshua will be proof that you don't need Idol win to be a big success.