Guest Author & Giveaway: Jill Shalvis featuring Lucky in Love

Wednesday, May 23

Don't we all want to be lucky in love?  I know I do :)  So I guess it's no big surprise that I love love love the Lucky Harbor series, and was super dooper excited when the series was expanded beyond the first three in the series.

New York Times Bestselling Author and RITA Award winner Jill Shalvis is my guest today to share a bit with us the fourth book in her Lucky Harbor series, Lucky in Love.  Enjoy!


Some authors have a synopsis, outline or idea of what the story they are about to write will be.  However, sometimes during the writing process your Muse might speak to you and lead you in a different or unplanned direction.  What surprised, or changed the most from your original intent of Mallory & Ty's love story?  What do you love about them as a couple?

My stories always change and evolve from the synopsis stage.  Regarding Lucky In Love, I really got  a kick out of the badass hero trying to be good and the girl girl heroine wanting to go for a walk on the bad side …

What's your favorite scene or moment from Lucky In Love, and why? Can you describe it  for us without giving too much away?

Fave scene is when the hero has to lead the heroine through a crowded attic all 007 style, and he pushed her up a ladder and all she can think about is can he see her undies and that she’s happy she’s at least not wearing her laundry day panties.

What are five fun facts about this book and it's characters, that we would love to know?
  1. I wrote the hottest sex scene in this book on a road trip with a full carload of family.  Every time someone asked me what I was writing, I said I was writing an article on quantum physics so no one would care enough to try to read over my shoulder.
  2. My bad boy hero Ty Garrison is an ex Navy SEAL whose entire life has been one adrenaline rush after another but none of it compares to the adrenaline rush/roller coaster ride of falling in love with good girl Mallory Quinn.
  3. My heroine Mallory and her best friends think that they’re the original Chocoholics but they’re not.  Me and my best friends are.
  4. Ty thinks he’s nothing but a walk on the wild side for Mallory, and is resistant to falling for her.  What he doesn’t anticipate is Mallory taking HIM on a walk on the wild side.
  5. Mallory loves Ty in his battered Levi’s and t-shirt stretched taut over his broad shoulders, dirty from being beneath his beloved muscle car working with his hands.  She could watch him work with his hands all day, and so could I.

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.


Thanks Jill for being my guest today!  

You all know how much I love not only Jill's books but also her blog, and her website.  Basically I'm a big fangirl :)  If you'd like to learn more about Jill Shalvis you can find her on her website,, her blog, Facebook, & Twitter.  I highly recommend her blog, it's always good for a daily laugh, and fans of the Lucky Harbor series will definitely want to check out the story behind the series.
To celebrate the release of the fourth book in the Lucky Harbor series, Lucky in Love, Jill's publisher, Forever Romance, would like to giveaway a print copy of the book to one lucky Musings follower :)  Here's how you can enter to win...

Ways to earn entries:
  • Mandatory: Ask Jill a question about this book or her writing OR tell me your favorite part or line from either excerpt. (good for 1 entry)
  • Mandatory: You MUST be a Google Friend Connect (GFC) follower in order to be eligible to win (unfortunately an email subscriber, or subscription in Google reader, and a follower are not the same thing so make sure you are signed up as a follower if you'd like to win this book)
  • If you have a blog, or even if you don't, you can earn extra entries by telling your friends. If they successfully enter to win and mention that you sent them you can each earn extra entries. You can blog about it with a link to this post, post it on Facebook, Twitter, email...or even word of mouth (good for 5 entries for the referrer and the commenter for each friend) . Please note that to earn the points they must mention your GFC name so that I can match you.
  • Purchase any item from the Seductive Musings Amazon store by using this link, or the Amazon widget contained within this post and email a copy of your purchase receipt to me no later than the deadline to enter (email available in sidebar). Sorry purchases made prior to this date do not apply, and link contained in this post must be used. No faxes or snail mail copies are allowed. No purchases are necessary to win. (good for 25 entries, or 50 entries if a purchase is made from the featured author's available titles)
How to enter:
  • You can choose to enter as many different ways that you want, but please place all of your entries in ONE comment 
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JenM May 23, 2012 at 12:31 AM  

Jill, I absolutely love your blog, it cheers me up every day, what with Fratboy's adventures, your gorgeous Tahoe photos, etc. Is there any particular reason you decided to set this series in Washington State?


flchen1 May 23, 2012 at 11:31 AM  

Just laughing, Jill, at Mallory's joy at not being caught in her laundry day panties--ha! I can so see that ;p

Like Jen, I love reading your posts about your family and where you live. Would you ever consider setting stories closer to home, or would that be too weird, because people would be wondering if you were writing about them all the time? (Has that happened? Folks claiming to recognize themselves from your books?)

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Bethie May 23, 2012 at 11:45 AM  

Thanks for the giveaway.
I follow on GFC

I love that Jill wrote the "hot" scenes in the car with the family. Very cute.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Tore May 23, 2012 at 2:37 PM  

Jill I would love to read your books. What inspires you to be a writer? Please enter me in contest.

Di May 23, 2012 at 3:11 PM  
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Di May 23, 2012 at 3:14 PM  

That excerpt was a great synopsis of Ty's situation - now I have to find out more.
GFC follower - Diane Sallans
sallans d at yahoo dot com

Maureen May 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM  

I really enjoy Jill's stories and her blog. I'm wondering if Jill has always had I Love Lucy episodes or if they started recently.
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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