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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Forever Blog Tour: Interview with Author Jill Shalvis and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome to the blog author Jill Shalvis. Jill is currently on tour promoting the latest releases in her Lucky Harbor series, At Last and Forever and a Day and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Before we get to the questions, lets get to know a bit about Jill.

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras with her family and far too many assorted quirky animals. Any resemblance to the quirky animals in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website at for a completely booklist and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

Places to find Jill:
| Site | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | 

A la Twitter style, please describe your book in 140 characters or less.
Matt Bowers ia badass forest ranger who helps a damsel in distress. Except Amy’s no damsel, she’s beautiful, tough, jaded … and in desperate need of rescuing. She just doesn’t know it yet.

If you could have dinner with any three authors (alive or dead), who would you choose and why?
Only three?
NOT fair! I need more.

Last question, are you working on anything right now?
A brand new series to come out next year … the setting is the wild Sierra Mountains.


Amy Michaels loves her new life in Lucky Harbor. A waitress in the local diner, she's looking forward to her first weekend hike through the mountains. But when a wrong turn takes her off the trail, she finds herself up close and personal with forest ranger Matt Bowers. And even though she's tempted to kiss that sexy smile right off his face, she won't make the mistake of getting involved with the town heartthrob.

A former cop whose life went south, Matt doesn't let anyone get too close. But something about the feisty beauty caught his eye the moment he first saw her in the diner. After a hot night under a starry sky, Matt can't deny their attraction-or the fact that for the first time in a long time, he feels the stirrings of something more. Now it's up to Matt to help Amy see that, no matter what is in their past, together they can build a future in Lucky Harbor.

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Grace never thought she’d be starting her life over from scratch. Losing everything has landed her in Lucky Harbor, working as a dog walker for overwhelmed ER doctor Josh Scott. But the day his nanny fails to show up, Grace goes from caring for Josh’s loveable mutt to caring for his rambunctious kids. Soon Grace is playing house with the sexy single dad…

With so many people depending on him, Josh has no time for anything outside of his clinic and family–until Grace arrives in town. Now this brainy blonde is turning his life inside out and giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “good bedside manner.” Josh and Grace don’t know if what they have can last. But in a town like Lucky Harbor, a lifetime of love starts with just one day…

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Check out the other books in Jill's Lucky Harbor series:
Click on the cover for more info.

On behalf of Forever Romance, 1 lucky commenter will win a copy of At Last and Forever and a Day (US shipping only, no PO boxes). 

To Enter:
  • Leave a comment answering the question: Do you like books set in small towns? Why or why not? 
  • Fill out the Rafflecopter form below.  

Good Luck =)


  1. Actually I do. They have their own form and brand of magic. Being from a moderately small area where most peope either know your mother or father. It can be strang at times but it always means if you need help someone is there.

  2. I love stories set in a small town. You can be more creative with small town settings than with a city setting in my opinion. In big cities, it is also easy to get "lost" within yourself. With small towns, you can define who you are as a person.

  3. I like stories set in small towns. I think it's kinda of nice. Plus it's a great way to enjoy a small town.

  4. I do. Its nice to see such a close knit community in the stories.

  5. thanks for a great post and giveaway and congrats to Jill on the new releases!

    I like stories set in small towns b/c you get to know everyone a bit better. It's always fun to have a great supporting "cast", especially when you know that some of the characters you like will get their own book :)

  6. I really like romances set in small towns. I live in a small town myself so it is neat to get to read about them too.

  7. I love books set in small towns. Everyone knows everyone, everyone helps everyone, there's always the town gossip and the town busybodies. Small towns always sound like fun places to live.

  8. I have quite a few small town stories on my favorite's shelf. Love the sense of community, the humor of everyone knowing what's going on, and that inhabitants of the town get a chance to tell their own story.

  9. I like small town series since it feels like you get to know the characters more through the perspective of the community.

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  10. I love books that are set in small towns. It reminds me of my hometown. :)

  11. Yes - I do enjoy books set in small towns - they always have such fun supporting characters.
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  12. I like books set in small towns because of the focus on family.

  13. I love reading about books set in small towns. There are always a lot of great/fun characters to love, since most small towns are close-knit where everyone knows everyone :)

  14. I do enjoy books set in small towns. It's interesting to see how all the residents interact and seem to know each other's business.

  15. Even though I live in a big city, I like books set in small towns. I guess I like them because of the community feel.

  16. I love books in small towns I think that small towns are so close knit that it works for the story. I love the feel of small towns like people are part of your extended family.

  17. I do enjoy books set in small towns, it reminds me of my childhood. - lavendersbluegreen(at)yahoo(dot)com

  18. Small town books are more personal as most folks knows every one else. Love it better than cold, "impersonal" large cities!

  19. I enjoy small town settings Virgin River is another great example of a small town setting that is awesome! It reminds you of how communities used to be more

  20. I enjoy small town settings - I live in one so...LOL o/c there arent that many hot guys ROFL

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  21. I like small town stories. They are usually fun because everyone knows everyone and it can cause trouble...good or bad. But it always leads to a great story!

  22. I like small towns because I am from one and every one knows each other.