Note: the giveaway is now closed. Winner will be announced on Saturday.
That’s right, romance fans, we’re back again with another book giveaway– Chapter 3 of the mini-celebration.
For those of you just tuning in, we are celebrating the fact that: (a) I turned in Book 3 (which had kicked my tail, see previous rantings here and here) and (b) my editor really likes it. So basically I’m in a mood to hand out free stuff.
Which brings me to today’s giveaway…
Getting to first base is a cinch…. But getting home will take a grand slam…
Pace Martin is the ace pitcher for the Pacific Heat. He’s got the arm, the experience and the wins. He’s also got the pain, the pressure and the possible end of his career looming over him. The last thing he needs now is a distractions, even if it comes in the form of a tough, beautiful, tell-it-like-it-is writer who sees past his defenses.
Holly Hutchins knows a good story when she sees one, and the tall, dark and slightly attitude-challenged Pace Martin fits the bill. But when she realizes there’s more at stake than just a win, she starts to see the handsome, broad-shouldered jock in a different light.
Pace and Holly begin a seductive game, but in the face of unexpected betrayal and challenges, they’ll have to find the courage to swing for the fences. . .
How appropriate– just yesterday I was at Wrigley Field for a Cubs game. Sad, isn’t it, that baseball players don’t run around the field looking like they do on this cover… Darn MLB rules on the players wearing shirts and all.
I was first introduced to Jill’s writing with her book Instant Attraction. I really enjoyed Instant Attraction– great dialogue, fantastic chemistry between the heroine and hero, and a setting that would make even the least daring of people want to run out and book a wilderness adventure.
I then met Jill Shalvis at RWA, when we were both signing books at the Berkley signing, and she, the awesome gal she is, donated a signed copy of Double Play for this giveaway. I also have a copy of this book sitting in my TBR pile, and I can’t wait to dig in.
Jill is swamped with deadlines right now (boy, have I been there– remember those aforementioned rantings?), but she was nice enough to take the time to answer a few questions nevertheless:
JJ: What advice do you give new authors?
JS: Don’t give up. Don’t EVER give up. But more than that, keep writing. Every. Single. Day. Sit your butt in the chair and write, and if you do, continually honing the skill, it WILL happen for you.
JJ: Tell us a little about your current release.
JS: Current release is Double Play, the first in a fun, sexy series of sports heroes. Out now…
JJ: What are you listening to on your Ipod?
JS: Currently I’m listening to Janet Evanovich on tape. God, I love her.
Thanks, Jill. Some great advice. And I whole-heartedly agree with you on Janet Evanovich–she seriously cracks me up.
So you know the drill, folks. One lucky person who comments below will win a signed copy of Double Play. The contest will run until 10pm CST on Friday.
And on a final note– to go with the baseball theme– here’s a picture I took from yesterday’s Cubs game. What a gorgeous day in Chicago!
Happy reading everyone!