Author Interview and Giveaway with Jill Shalvis

Fiction Vixen is pleased to welcome author Jill Shalvis author of the Animal Magnetism series. The third book in the series was released on November 6. 

Animal Magnetism Jill Shalvis Animal Attraction Rescue My Heart

Jen: Hi Jill, welcome to Fiction Vixen. Thanks so much for talking with us, we are very excited to have you as our guest! I am a serious fan girl and absolutely devour your work.

Jill:  I love fan girls who devour my work.  :)Jill Shalvis


Jen:  You have had a big year in 2012!!  Four Lucky Harbor books (which were fantastic!), book 3 in your Animal Magnetism series, and Time Out were all released this year.  Please tell me how you balance your time!?  Have you figured out the secret to getting 26 hours out of a 24 hour day?  If so, please share with me!  I promise I won’t tell.

Jill: There’s no secret, I wish there was! Those books were written over a two year period of time, so contrary to popular belief, I’m not working 26 hours a day.  Well, maybe my imagination is, but not my fingers. :)


Jen: I look forward to your updates on FB and your blog especially when they are about Frat Boy or “Man Wars” with Kristan Higgins.  So where does Frat Boy get his name?  If you had to give up all social media outlets except one, which one would be the lone survivor?

Rescue My Heart

Jill:  Frat Boy is so named because he’s always just looking for a good time.  Just like a Frat Boy.  Or a one year old black lab, lol.  As for social media, I only do what I enjoy.  But if there had to be a lone survivor, it would probably be my blog, which give me the most freedom to do whatever I want.


Jen: I have heard you say that your favorite hero is the one you are currently working on.  My favorite hero has been Dr. Josh.  He was 100% sigh worthy.  With having so many books how do you, not really keep track, but how do you make each character stand out for you and for us readers? 
Jill: When I’m done with a book, I give myself a little break to mourn the loss of the characters.  Sounds silly, doesn’t it?  But it allows me to move onto the next book without looking back.  As for making each character stick out, that’s in the building of the character, making sure everyone has their own distinctness.  Is that a word, distinctness?  I might have just made that up. :)

Jen:  Like you, I have an extreme love of all things Roarke.  Do any of your heroes remind you of Roarke?

Jill:  No, I can’t go there because no one can write a Roarke like Nora.  But I heart him. I heart him so much I’d leave Alpha Man for him. Shh, don’t tell.


Jen:  What would you like readers to know about Rescue My Heart before they read it? 

Jill: That it’s a stand alone.  You don’t have to read Animal Magnetism and Animal Attraction to enjoy it.  But if you did, I wouldn’t mind.  :)


Jen: Thank you so much for talking with us today Jill and congratulations in the release of Rescue My Heart. 

Rescue My Heart by Jill Shalvis
November 6th 2012 by Berkley
** AMZ * BN * Kobo * Sony * GR **



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Because the prize is being mailed directly from the publisher, giveaway is open to US and Canada only. You have until end of day November 16 to enter, winner will be announced soon after.

This giveaway sponsored by: Berkley

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  1. Glittergirl says

    I love Jill’s stories and her blog is fantastic. I can identify with her “Lucy Moments” and it’s cool she shares them with us. I like “real people”, not ones that pretend to be perfect, lol. Jill’s writing is sweet but real and I enjoy that. I can’t wait to dig into her RESCUE MY HEART and INSTANT GRATIFICATION releases this month. Lucky Harbor was the best!!!

  2. TrishJ says

    I really love the animal magnetism series best of all!! Lucky Harbor is a close second. But lovable animals and gorgeous hunks top EVERYTHING!!

  3. Susan T. says

    I absolutely adored Lucky Harbor and Animal Magnetism series. I read them back to back and it’s totally FAB-TASTIC. Thanks.

  4. Joanne B says

    Congrats on the new release. Rescue My Heart sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to read it. I loved the first two books in the Animal Magnetism series. Thanks for the great interview and giveaway.

  5. CrystalGB says

    Great interview. I love Jill’s books. I so want to read Rescue My Heart. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Ashley F says

    I haven’t gotten to Jill Shalvis yet in my romance education. This would be a great way to start!

  7. sarac says

    I’m happy to hear it’s a stand alone. I’m always hesitant to start books in the middle of the series.

  8. Jen B. says

    I have the first book of this series in mount TBR. I really need to read it. The series sounds really great.

  9. Karin Anderson says

    I love this series! The cute covers drew me in, but the writing kept me coming back for more.

  10. Barbara Elness says

    This is such a great series – I’m looking forward to reading the newest book, Rescue My Heart. Love all the covers, I’m a sucker for a cute animal. 😀

  11. LSUReader says

    Love Jill’s books. It’s good to see that if she had to choose one social media outlet, she’d keep her blog. I have such fun reading that blog!

  12. Texas Book Lover says

    I absolutely love Jill’s Lucky Harbor series and am looking forward to reading more of her books…these sound like a great place to start!

    Jill’s blog is greatness…she post the funniest things and is always good for a great laugh!

    Thanks so much!

  13. Annie says

    Eeep! I love Jill Shalvis! Her books just make me smile and laugh. I really and can’t it and her heroes are to die for!

  14. Hannah says

    Love Jill Shalvis. Her books always make me laugh and smile, no matter how bad a day is. She’s the best!