Saturday, November 1, 2014

Guest Post w/ Jill Shalvis--Wrapping Up Lucky Harbor + giveaway

Wild child Chloe Thompson can't believe how much
things have changed. She still can't get enough of her sexy husband Sawyer, but he seems to prefer working to thinking about impending fatherhood. So tonight, a very pregnant Chloe is escaping her troubles at the town Christmas party.

Sheriff Sawyer Thompson hopes surprising Chloe at the party will give him a chance to set things right. But as the snow begins to fall and the wind rages, he wonders whether he can make it back in time. While mother nature conspires to keep Sawyer and Chloe apart, an unexpected arrival will require them to kiss and make up . . . and ring in the happiest holiday Lucky Harbor has ever seen.

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Lucky Harbor started with three estranged sisters inheriting a dilapidated inn on the Pacific Northwest coast. It was supposed to be all one book, in fact. But I never could manage to contain it in one story so I split it into three, one love story for each sister. My goodness that was fun. It was so much fun, I came up with another trilogy idea. Three strangers stuck alone in a storm in a diner with nothing readily available except a chocolate cake. Hello, chocoholics. I thought it would end there but I’ve never been so happy to be wrong. And so, unbelievably, here I am twelve books later, still as much in love with Lucky Harbor as I ever was. Oh the fun I had coming up with characters and figuring out how to torture them.:) Seriously, I have the best job on the planet.

To celebrate the end of the series, today I'm answering some fan questions about Lucky Harbor.


What was the inspiration for your Lucky Harbor series?
I had the idea that I wanted to strand three sisters in a beach community, but since I only have a brother I didn’t know how they would interact. Then, at dinner one night, my three teenage heathens started to bicker and fight and I realized I had all of the inspiration for siblings I needed right in front of me. 
Not much crime happens in Lucky Harbor, but if you were to walk down the street at night, which character would you want by your side?
I suppose I should say Sheriff Sawyer Thompson. But I'm going with Lucille, Callie's grandmother and resident matchmaker. She is one feisty lady and a character that NOBODY would want to face off with in a dark alley!
Which one of your heroines do you think has the best job?
Owning a bookstore like Aubrey from Once in a Lifetime would be good, but I'd probably get nothing done - too busy reading. But with my appetite, I'd say working in a bakery like Leah in Always on My Mind sounds pretty perfect.
Which one of your heroes is the most romantic?
It depends on who you ask. When Sam brings Becca a huge bucket of ranch flavored popcorn in It's In His Kiss, she thinks that's pretty damn romantic. But Grace from Forever and a Day...let's just say that her most romantic night takes place not in a fancy restaurant or on an extravagant trip, but instead on a pool deck...and all because Josh is there with her. I'd say that each hero is perfectly romantic for his respective heroine.

Saying goodbye to Lucky Harbor was far more difficult than I imagined. I mean I thought I was ready to leave but as I wrote this last trilogy, It's In His Kiss, He's So Fine, and One In A Million, it really hit me. It was over. I was so sad that I wrote a holiday novella. :) I couldn’t help myself! Merry Christmas, Baby (12/2) is my love letter to the Lucky Harbor readers (and a surprise revisit with one of my fave couples) who enjoyed the series and stuck with me for twelve books.  TWELVE books. I still can’t believe it. I’m not sure I’ll ever forget Jax, Ford, Sawyer, Ty, Matt, Josh, Luke, Jack, Ben, Sam, Cole, and Tanner…  Sob!  But I have plenty of new stories to tell, so no worries. I’m still writing the animal series and for those of you who read and loved Then Came You this past summer, Still The One comes out 4/15. And … drum roll please … I’ll have a brand new series coming out in 2015. The first book is written and I’m keeping it under my hat a little bit longer but let’s just say there’s some hot alpha brothers coming your way soon. 


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