Jill Shalvis Q and A

Jill Shalvis on her inspiration

Author of the humorous, heart-warming and sexy Animal Magnetism series

 

Have you always wanted to be a writer? What do you love most about your job?

Always, and my favourite part of the job is being able to write in my pj's and bunny slippers. :)


Your Animal Magnetism series features sexy heroes, spellbinding romance and very cute animals - a completely irresistible mixture! What inspired you to create this series?

I was grocery shopping and trying to figure out what I wanted to write next when I ran into a guy in Army gear in the cookie aisle. Be still my heart. He had dark sunglasses on, absolutely no smile, and testosterone was pouring off him.

He ultimately chose two packages of granola bars instead of cookies, which nearly killed the fantasy but I recovered. By the time I’d gotten to my car, I’d concocted a whole back story for him. And just like that, Animal Magnetism was born.

Brady Miller doesn’t smile much because he hasn’t had anything to smile about in a very long time. He’s an ex-Army ranger, now a pilot for hire for organisations like Doctors Without Borders, back in the States at the request of his foster brothers. They run a large animal centre in the middle of nowhere, Idaho, and need his help.

He agrees to stick around for unusually complicated reasons, even though he’s lived his life as purposely uncomplicated as possible. Fact is, he’s not much of a family guy. He’s always been a wanderer, no roots, no home base.

Maybe even a guy who can't be saved.

It takes a village to show him the truth, including one silly little puppy and one sharp-tongued, sharp-witted heroine willing to knock him flat on his ass to make sure he gets it - that he was never lost at all, and as the saying goes, home is where the heart is…

If you could take only three essentials with you to a desert island what would they be?

I need only one - my Kindle.

Jill Shalvis

New York Times bestseller Jill Shalvis is the author of many romance novels including her acclaimed Cedar Ridge, Lucky Harbor and Animal Magnetism series. The RITA winner and three-time National Readers Choice winner makes her home near Lake Tahoe.

Visit her website at www.jillshalvis.com for a complete book list and daily blog, and www.facebook.com/jillshalvis for other news or follow her on Twitter @jillshalvis.

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Animal Magnetism: Animal Magnetism Book 1

By Jill Shalvis

The first in the sexy, heartwarming Animal Magnetism series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Cedar Ridge and Lucky Harbor series. Fans of Bella Andre, Robyn Carr and Rachel Gibson will adore these romances with Jill's irresistible combination of humour and romance.

Sunshine, Idaho, is a small, sunny town - the perfect home for man and beast. Well, maybe not for man, as pilot-for-hire Brady Miller discovers when his truck is rear-ended by what appears to be Noah's Ark. As the co-owner of the town's only kennel, Lilah Young has good reason to be distracted behind the wheel - there are puppies, a piglet and a duck in her Jeep. Still, she doesn't find it hard to focus on the sexy, gorgeous stranger she's collided with. Brady is just passing through, but there's something about Lilah and her menagerie that makes the temptation of staying in Sunshine one that's difficult to resist...

Want more sexy, fun romance? Return to Sunshine, Idaho for more of the captivating Animal Magnetism series, visit spellbinding Lucky Harbor or take a trip to Cedar Ridge's unforgettable Colorado Mountains in Jill's other bestselling series.

Humor, intrigue, and scintillating sex. Jill Shalvis is a total originalPacked with the trademark Shalvis humor and intense intimacy, it is definitely a must-read . . . If love, laughter and passion are the keys to any great romance, then this novel hits every noteHeartwarming and sexy . . . an abundance of chemistry, smoldering romance, and hilarious antics

Anyone remember those funny, fluttering butterfly feelings you get when you're in love for the first time? [T]hat is what I felt while I was reading Animal Magnetism. If you love a true romance with amazing characters that leave you wanting more, go out and grab a copy of Animal Magnetism.
It is so worth it!

From beginning to end, Animal Magnetism is a captivating story that will have you laughing out loud, rooting for a happy ending for Lilah and Brady, and hoping that this won't be your last visit to Sunshine[Shalvis] has quickly become one of my go-to authors of contemporary romance. Her writing is smart, fun, and sexy, and her books never fail to leave a smile on my face long after I've closed the last page . . . Jill Shalvis is an author not to be missed!What I love about Jill Shalvis's books is that she writes sexy, adorable heroes . . . the sexual tension is out of this world. And of course, in true Shalvis fashion, she expertly mixes in humor that has you laughing out loudI loved the sexual tension, the great dialogue, and the well-developed characters. Any book by Jill Shalvis is guaranteed to be a hit!I always enjoy reading a Jill Shalvis book. She's a consistently elegant, bold, clever writer . . . Very witty - I laughed out loud countless times and these scenes are sizzlingPacked with the trademark Shalvis humor and intense intimacy, it is definitely a must-read . . . If love, laughter and passion are the keys to any great romance, then this novel hits every noteHeartwarming and sexy . . . an abundance of chemistry, smoldering romance, and hilarious anticsIf you have not read a Jill Shalvis novel yet, then you really have not read a real romance yet either!Engaging writing, characters that walk straight into your heart, touching, hilarious[Shalvis] has quickly become one of my go-to authors of contemporary romance. Her writing is smart, fun, and sexy, and her books never fail to leave a smile on my face long after I've closed the last page . . . Jill Shalvis is an author not to be missed!What I love about Jill Shalvis's books is that she writes sexy, adorable heroes . . . the sexual tension is out of this world. And of course, in true Shalvis fashion, she expertly mixes in humor that has you laughing out loudWitty, fun, and sexy - the perfect romance!Riveting suspense laced with humor and heart is her hallmark, and Jill Shalvis always deliversI always enjoy reading a Jill Shalvis book. She's a consistently elegant, bold, clever writer . . . Very witty - I laughed out loud countless times and these scenes are sizzlingIf you have not read a Jill Shalvis novel yet, then you really have not read a real romance yet either!Fast-paced and deliciously fun . . . Jill Shalvis sweeps you awayHumor, intrigue, and scintillating sex. Jill Shalvis is a total originalEngaging writing, characters that walk straight into your heart, touching, hilariousWitty, fun, and sexy - the perfect romance!Jill Shalvis is such a talented author that she brings to life characters who make you laugh, cry, and are a joy to readAnyone remember those funny, fluttering butterfly feelings you get when you're in love for the first time? [T]hat is what I felt while I was reading Animal Magnetism. If you love a true romance with amazing characters that leave you wanting more, go out and grab a copy of Animal Magnetism. It is so worth it!Riveting suspense laced with humor and heart is her hallmark, and Jill Shalvis always deliversFast-paced and deliciously fun . . . Jill Shalvis sweeps you awayI loved the sexual tension, the great dialogue, and the well-developed characters. Any book by Jill Shalvis is guaranteed to be a hit!The first in the sexy, heartwarming Animal Magnetism series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Cedar Ridge and Lucky Harbor series.

New York Times bestseller Jill Shalvis is the author of many romance novels including her acclaimed Cedar Ridge, Lucky Harbor and Animal Magnetism series. The RITA winner and three-time National Readers Choice winner makes her home near Lake Tahoe.

Visit her website at www.jillshalvis.com for a complete book list and daily blog, and www.facebook.com/jillshalvis for other news or follow her on Twitter @jillshalvis.

IRRESISTIBLE APPEAL: Jill Shalvis continues to dazzle readers as she consistency delivers stories that capture readers hearts, with vibrant characters, heartfelt emotion and a strong, distinctive voice, laced with humour and warmth which make her books the ultimate escapist, feel-good reads.CONSISTENT TOP SELLER AND AWARD WINNER: Jill's Lucky Harbor series alone has sold over 600,000 ebooks to date. She consistently hits the New York Times bestseller lists with every release in her Lucky Harbor and Animal Magnetism series. She is a winner and multiple times finalist for the prestigious RITA awards.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to sizzlingly passionate erotic romance, thrillingly exciting suspense, out-of-this-world, provocative paranormals, irresistibly sexy and heart-warming contemporaries or intense, emotionally powerful new adult, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
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Animal Attraction: Animal Magnetism Book 2

By Jill Shalvis

The second in the sexy, heartwarming Animal Magnetism series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Cedar Ridge and Lucky Harbor series. Fans of Bella Andre, Robyn Carr and Rachel Gibson will adore these romances with Jill's irresistible combination of humour and romance.

Sunshine, Idaho, is the perfect place to give injured animals a refuge...or to find one. Veterinarian Dell Connelly suspects there's a reason his clinic's uber-efficient receptionist has taken shelter here. Jade Bennett couldn't be happier to escape the big-city jungle to work with injured animals...and enjoy the gorgeous views of her ruggedly sexy boss. Jade is used to planning everything in her life, but Dell's seductive, alluring ways have sparked an uncontrollable desire. And though Dell has never had time for love, Jade's strength and sass is the kind of call no red-blooded male can resist...

Want more sexy, fun romance? Return to Sunshine, Idaho for more of the captivating Animal Magnetism series, visit spellbinding Lucky Harbor or take a trip to Cedar Ridge's unforgettable Colorado Mountains in Jill's other bestselling series.

Humor, intrigue, and scintillating sex. Jill Shalvis is a total originalJill Shalvis is such a talented author that she brings to life characters who make you laugh, cry, and are a joy to readAnyone remember those funny, fluttering butterfly feelings you get when you're in love for the first time? [T]hat is what I felt while I was reading Animal Magnetism. If you love a true romance with amazing characters that leave you wanting more, go out and grab a copy of Animal Magnetism. It is so worth it!I loved the sexual tension, the great dialogue, and the well-developed characters. Any book by Jill Shalvis is guaranteed to be a hit!Fast-paced and deliciously fun . . . Jill Shalvis sweeps you awayRiveting suspense laced with humor and heart is her hallmark, and Jill Shalvis always deliversWitty, fun, and sexy - the perfect romance!Engaging writing, characters that walk straight into your heart, touching, hilariousHumor, intrigue, and scintillating sex. Jill Shalvis is a total originalJill Shalvis is such a talented author that she brings to life characters who make you laugh, cry, and are a joy to readIf you have not read a Jill Shalvis novel yet, then you really have not read a real romance yet either!I always enjoy reading a Jill Shalvis book. She's a consistently elegant, bold, clever writer . . . Very witty - I laughed out loud countless times and these scenes are sizzlingAnyone remember those funny, fluttering butterfly feelings you get when you're in love for the first time? [T]hat is what I felt while I was reading Animal Magnetism. If you love a true romance with amazing characters that leave you wanting more, go out and grab a copy of Animal Magnetism. It is so worth it!I loved the sexual tension, the great dialogue, and the well-developed characters. Any book by Jill Shalvis is guaranteed to be a hit!What I love about Jill Shalvis's books is that she writes sexy, adorable heroes . . . the sexual tension is out of this world. And of course, in true Shalvis fashion, she expertly mixes in humor that has you laughing out loud[Shalvis] has quickly become one of my go-to authors of contemporary romance. Her writing is smart, fun, and sexy, and her books never fail to leave a smile on my face long after I've closed the last page . . . Jill Shalvis is an author not to be missed!Fast-paced and deliciously fun . . . Jill Shalvis sweeps you awayRiveting suspense laced with humor and heart is her hallmark, and Jill Shalvis always deliversHeartwarming and sexy . . . an abundance of chemistry, smoldering romance, and hilarious anticsPacked with the trademark Shalvis humor and intense intimacy, it is definitely a must-read . . . If love, laughter and passion are the keys to any great romance, then this novel hits every noteWitty, fun, and sexy - the perfect romance!Engaging writing, characters that walk straight into your heart, touching, hilariousIf you have not read a Jill Shalvis novel yet, then you really have not read a real romance yet either!I always enjoy reading a Jill Shalvis book. She's a consistently elegant, bold, clever writer . . . Very witty - I laughed out loud countless times and these scenes are sizzlingWhat I love about Jill Shalvis's books is that she writes sexy, adorable heroes . . . the sexual tension is out of this world. And of course, in true Shalvis fashion, she expertly mixes in humor that has you laughing out loud[Shalvis] has quickly become one of my go-to authors of contemporary romance. Her writing is smart, fun, and sexy, and her books never fail to leave a smile on my face long after I've closed the last page . . . Jill Shalvis is an author not to be missed!Heartwarming and sexy . . . an abundance of chemistry, smoldering romance, and hilarious anticsPacked with the trademark Shalvis humor and intense intimacy, it is definitely a must-read . . . If love, laughter and passion are the keys to any great romance, then this novel hits every noteThe second in the sexy, heartwarming Animal Magnetism series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Cedar Ridge and Lucky Harbor series.

New York Times bestseller Jill Shalvis is the author of many romance novels including her acclaimed Cedar Ridge, Lucky Harbor and Animal Magnetism series. The RITA winner and three-time National Readers Choice winner makes her home near Lake Tahoe.

Visit her website at www.jillshalvis.com for a complete book list and daily blog, and www.facebook.com/jillshalvis for other news or follow her on Twitter @jillshalvis.

IRRESISTIBLE APPEAL: Jill Shalvis continues to dazzle readers as she consistency delivers stories that capture readers hearts, with vibrant characters, heartfelt emotion and a strong, distinctive voice, laced with humour and warmth which make her books the ultimate escapist, feel-good reads.CONSISTENT TOP SELLER AND AWARD WINNER: Jill's Lucky Harbor series alone has sold over 600,000 ebooks to date. She consistently hits the New York Times bestseller lists with every release in her Lucky Harbor and Animal Magnetism series. She is a winner and multiple times finalist for the prestigious RITA awards.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to sizzlingly passionate erotic romance, thrillingly exciting suspense, out-of-this-world, provocative paranormals, irresistibly sexy and heart-warming contemporaries or intense, emotionally powerful new adult, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.