10 February 2014

Pre-Release Celebration for Jill Shalvis' Once In A Lifetime, book 9 in her Lucky Harbor series

Jill Shalvis' LUCKY HARBOR series is one of my all-time favorites. Believable, fun, quirky, and filled with laughter and, oh yeah, really HOT HUNKY HEROES these books top my list of must-reads, and I've read them again and again. So it is a red letter day for me when a new Lucky Harbor novel is released. You all should also mark your calendar as ONCE IN A LIFETIME (Book 9) will be live next week on 18 February. 

To enliven the days till then, Jill has been kind enough to join in a pre-release celebration for her readers. She's sharing an excerpt and there is a great giveaway for a $50 gift card and a copy of ONCE IN A LIFETIME too!

I'll let you in on a secret, it's a FABulous book. I really love Aubrey, the heroine whom we met in the last few books, but now she's in the spotlight. And what can you say about Ben except - WOW!

Make sure to pre-order your book as that's going to be the best imaginable surprise in your eReader. 

Check it out and ENJOY!
Lucky Harbor Book 9
Grand Central Publishing
ISBN  9781478925606
Price $5.69
Release Date: 2/18/14

After a wrenching loss, Ben McDaniel tried to escape his grief by working in dangerous, war-torn places like Africa and the Middle East. Now he's back in his hometown and face-to-face with Aubrey Wellington, the hot-as-hell woman who is trouble with a capital T. Family and friends insist she's not the one to ease his pain, but Aubrey sparks an intense desire that gives Ben hope for the future.

Determined to right the wrongs of her past, Aubrey is working hard to make amends. But by far, the toughest challenge to her plan is sexy, brooding Ben - even though he has absolutely no idea what she's done . . .

Can this unlikely couple defy the odds and win over the little town of Lucky Harbor?

Add ONCE IN A LIFETIME to your Goodreads shelf

     “I don’t want to talk about it,” she said. Once again he was close. Too close. So damn close. “At all,” she added, hearing with some alarm that her voice had softened. Everything had softened, at just his proximity. “Ever,” she whispered, and found her gaze locked on his mouth.
     He had a really great mouth.
     “I don’t want to talk, either,” that mouth said very seriously. And then he lowered his head. They shared a breath for a beat, just long enough for her to know what was going to happen and feel the anticipation swamp her.
     Then he kissed her, deep and slow and utterly mesmerizing. His hands were firm on her back. Needing an anchor, she reached out and grasped his shirt and leaned into him. He was warm and solid, so very solid, emitting the kind of strength that she herself was a pint low on today.
Leaning in more, she felt his body respond.
     Someone moaned. I did, she realized, swamped with the sensation of being wanted, even just physically. She took in the delicious taste of him, the feel of him, the sound of his very male groan when she stroked her tongue to his.
     Things got a little hazy then. A lot hazy. She felt his hands move over her, melting her bones away. She touched him, too. Her hands wandered all over his body—and good Lord, what a body.
     She had no idea how long they kissed—and kissed—but she didn’t think about stopping until she ran out of air. Breathing hard, she slowly opened her eyes and stared directly into his.
     They’d heated. Darkened. And something else. He wasn’t looking so relaxed now. In fact, he was looking the opposite of relaxed. He looked…feral.
     And she was his prey.


New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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