Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Interview with Jill Shalvis { Summer with Jill Shalvis Blog Tour }

If you spend much time around this blog, you probably know that I discovered Jill Shalvis early this year, and she has quickly established herself a place among my absolute favorite contemporary romance authors. Well, today, I have the privilege of interviewing her, as part of the Summer with Jill Shalvis blog tour! Everyone give a warm welcome to Jill Shalvis.

How on earth do you write such amazing heroes in every book? I'd love to spend a day in your imagination.

Well it’s a busy place in my imagination. J As for the heroes, I read a romance for the hero so it’s important to me that I write a romance for the hero as well. I’m glad you think they’re amazing, thank you!

How do you name your characters? Do they just come to you, or do you have a list or website you go to when naming?

The heroes sort of name themselves. But whenever I hear a great name, I jot it down and save it. I have a whole drawer filled with little bits of paper that I occasionally sort through when I need inspiration.

Chocolate: Dark, milk, or white?


Thank you so much for interviewing with me, Jill! (And I'm in total agreement about the chocolate. :D)

Don't forget to check out Jill's upcoming release, Forever and a Day, the latest in the Lucky Harbor series, to be released on July 31. You can also read my thoughts about it here. (Preview: I loved it! Amazing hero, smoldering chemistry, beautiful romance, super cute kid. My favorite in the second set of Lucky Harbor books.) Don't want to wait? Lucky Harbor #5, At Last is already out, and it's a great one.

Also, in case you missed the news, Jill announced yesterday that three more Lucky Harbor books will be coming in the future! If everyone had similar reactions to me, I know that this news probably generated a small earthquake due to the thousands of happy!dances going on across the world.


  1. This interview was so cute! And I love that she keeps scraps of paper with interesting names on them in a drawer.

  2. Great interview! I will have to check this book out!

    I'm a new follower!


  3. Thanks!  I'd definitely recommend it; the whole series is fantastic.

    Thank you for the follow. :)

  4. I absolutely love your blog! And I have nominated you!
    Congratulations! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Go to my post and find out more details!

    xo Stephanie

  5. Awesome interview :) I just found your blog and will definitely be following it from now on! I recently started my new blog on reading if you want to take a look:

    Thanks again! 

  6. Thanks!  I like your blog name (nice pun! :D), and I'll definitely check it out. 


Psst! I now reside over at The Book Barbies. I'd still love to hear your thoughts, though!