Monday, February 02, 2009

INSTANT ATTRACTION - a new release from Jill Shalvis - she's giving away books!


The latest release for Jill Shalvis is now available in bookstores and your favorite online booksellers! I've posted some info in the shape of a blurb and review. I hope you'll check them out and then read on to find out how to win a book from Jill!
INSTANT ATTRACTION is
The first in a sensational new series, Jill Shalvis introduces Cameron, Stone, and T.J. Wilder–­ three bad-boy heroes who effortlessly mix breathtaking adventure and scorching sex appeal…
GET WILD…AND THEN GET WILDER…
Accountant Katie Kramer is a quintessential good girl-­ working hard, recycling diligently, all the while trying to ignore the feeling that she doesn’t fit in anywhere. That’s all she wants. Well, that– and amazing sex, and the kind of daredevil escapade she can look back on when she’s crunching numbers in a dusty cubicle. Which explains why she just took a job in Wishful, California, working for Wilder Adventures and Expeditions. Waking up to find a magnificently built stranger towering over her bed– that part defies explanation…
After wandering the planet for months following a life-changing accident, Cameron Wilder has come back to the only home he knows. Under other circumstances, he might be thrilled to find a gorgeous woman sleeping in his cabin, but now, while he’ll risk his body taking clients on adrenaline-drenched excursions, his heart is off limits. Still, Katie’s killer smile triggers something deep in his gut…among other places. Showing her how exhilarating it can be to stop balancing her life as if it was a checkbook is the biggest rush he’s ever felt - and an adventure Katie’s wishing would never end.

My review:
After surviving a horrendous accident that nearly took her life, Katie Kramer decides that it's time to make some changes and take charge of her life and her future. Deciding to take a temporary bookkeeping job for an outdoor adventure business in the Sierras, she's pleased with her decision. Until, that is, one of the owners of the business arrives unannounced in the night, demanding to know why she's in his bed. Despite this initial misunderstanding, sparks fly between Katie and former snowboard champion Cameron Wilder and she soon finds herself in the middle of her very own fast-paced, wild adventure.
Cameron Wilder suffered a career-ending injury and is struggling with constant pain and a near addiction to pain meds. Having been estranged from his family for several months, his homecoming was a welcome surprise for everyone. Even more unexpected than his return is his instant attraction to Katie. He typically prefers low-intelligence snow bunnies, not smart, sensible, sweet girls like Katie Kramer. His family at Wilder Adventures repeatedly remind Cameron that employees are off-limits to the owners but Cameron can't help himself. He figures they're both adults, they both know that Katie's position is temporary, and when the time comes they'll simply move on. But that plan proves to be less than perfect when it's time for Katie to leave.
Jill Shalvis writes with great emotion and has a real talent for injecting just the right amount of humor at just the right time. Cameron and Katie are irresistible. Both are slightly damaged and more than a little vulnerable - imperfect enough to be perfect for each other. Secondary characters with their own stories are an added bonus to the story. I highly recommend this book to all contemporary romance lovers. If you've enjoyed Jill's books in the past, you're going to love this one! If you're new to Jill's work, this is the first book in a fun new series - there's no better place to start!

Interested in the giveaway? I thought so! Jill is giving away a copy of the reprint of Aussie Rules or Get a Clue to two lucky winners - or a backlist choice if the winners prefer. Go to her website and look around - come back and tell us about something you saw there - a recent blog topic, an upcoming release, a great cover, etc. and you'll be entered. I'll draw winning names on Saturday, February 7th.
Tempted? I hope so! I'll help you out - click your way over to Amazon to get your copy!
Thanks for allowing me to review INSTANT ATTRACTION for you, Jill, and thanks to everyone for taking the time to check it out!

Laurie

17 comments:

Cindy said...

I LOVE Jill's Blog (and, of course, her books!). I check it daily and the recent post about the Goody Drawer had me LMAO! Poor Jill. LOL

Marie said...

I frequently visit Jill's website and recently saw the new cover for the reprint of Aussie Rules. It's gorgeous!

Wendy said...

I'm with Cindy, I check Jill's blog everyday, it's on my google reader. It's hilarious!

I love the pictures (especially of Sadie! what a cute cat!)

Can't wait to read this book!

Judy F said...

i LOVED Instant Attraction. Its wonderful.

JIll's blog is my last thing I ck before I go to work. Makes me smile. Love MB, Ashes and Sadie.
Its a hoot

Anonymous said...

vist their often. love her kidsa nd their stories and her pics of them and her lucy momenrts. very funny jill.

cognrats on the books

kh

limecello said...

Hi Jill and Laurie!
I'm so excited about "Instant Attraction" - its been on my book list forever. As for Jill's site... I visit her blog daily. (Or do my best to not miss a day - inevitably the day I miss she has a lightning contest :P) - it's one of my favorite places, because its so humorous.
And her pets are sooo adorable. Otherwise, I just love the look of her webpage - the colors are nice, it's fun but still professional... and finally - book pages and excerpts. Necessary, on an author's website. :) I'll climb off my soap box now :P

Barbara said...

I have been "looking" for Instant Attraction for the last week or so. So far it's not been seen in my neck of the woods. Maybe I will come across it this weekend. Jill's books are always a treat. Her blag is one I visit often. So entertaining.

Susan said...

Hi Jill and Laurie,
I'm Jill's second biggest fan, Jill will understand that! :-) I've looking forward to getting my hands on 'Instant Attraction' since Jill first mentioned it. That is the way I feel about every one of her books. If anyone is looking for a fun blog to visit definitely give hers a try!

Lisa F. said...

I try to visit Jill's blog several times a week. It's always good for a laugh, and also makes me think my family is normal! Love the antics of Mountain Barbie!

Stacy S said...

Instant Attraction was great! I read Jill's blog almost everyday. Like some of the others have said, the blog about alpha man's goodie drawer was too funny!

Cheri2628 said...

I read Jill's blog every day. She is so funny, and reading the day's blog is a real bright spot. I love it when she talks about her 3 girls, her dogs, and Alpha Man! I have enjoyed seeing the pictures of the snow, the bears, and her family. The book covers and excerpts have been great, too! Her "I Love Lucy" stories are the best!

Jane said...

I love seeing pics of Mountain Barbie. Looking forward to her baseball series.

tigger9 said...

I have never read any of her books but they look and sound really good. I loved most of her covers. One that really stood out in her website was Smart and Sexy
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Dena said...

The books that I have read from Jill are so good. Her blog is great, it always cracks me up, I love her humor and she's is a real person. Her latest post had some beautiful pictures of Donner Lake.

robynl said...

I like all the tidbits about Ashes and the encounters.
I love the tool drawer/candy stash that your dh has. I have a candy cupboard that amazes my neighbour every time she comes over.

Christa said...

love visiting her blog. always good for a laugh with Alpa Male, kids, Sadie, Mountain Barbie, I Love Lucy moments, bear encounters. And her pictures of Donner lake are gorgeus

CrystalGB said...

I visit Jill's blog every day. I enjoy how she talks about her family, her pets and shares pictures with her readers.