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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It's in His Kiss by Jill Shalvis Launch Day Blitz

ONE KISS CAN LAST FOREVER

Becca Thorpe has uprooted her life and escaped to the beach. Now's her chance to get away from city living, throw caution to the ocean winds, and live in the moment. Especially if the moment includes the deliciously sexy surfer she meets shortly after arriving in Lucky Harbor. Something about the dark intensity of Sam's eyes and the thrill she gets at his touch convinces her to stay awhile.

Boatbuilder and investment genius Sam Brody is a self-made man who knows how dangerous it can be to mix business and pleasure. But he can't resist offering Becca a job just to hear her laugh and have her near. Yet when her brother comes to town asking for help, will he tempt her back to her glamorous life in the city? Or do Sam and little Lucky Harbor have a chance to win Becca's heart? 

Excerpt: 
There was still the night’s chill on the air when Becca
woke up the next morning. Early sun rays were doing
their best to beat back the dark shadows of the night, stabbing
through the cloud layer with hints of soft yellow and
orange.
She rolled the kink out of her neck from sleeping on
the floor. Today was the day she further depleted her savings
by buying furniture.
And other essentials, such as food.
Today was also the day that she got her act together.
She stared at the portable piano keyboard leaning so deceptively
casual-like against one of her suitcases.
As a jingle writer, all she had to do was write a catchy
tune for a given product. That was it. Write a jingle, sell it
to the ad agency that had her on retainer, and accept their
thanks in the form of a check.
Except she’d been having trouble for a year now. Her
muse had shriveled up on her, and she was eking out only
the barest minimum to keep her agency interested. Her
latest assignment was simple—come up with something
catchy for Cushy toilet paper. A relatively easy and insignificant
enough assignment, right?
Right.
With a sigh, she grabbed a roll of the toilet paper that
the company had sent her, shoved it in her tote bag, and
headed out. The first person she came across was the
same boy on the bike who’d nearly hit her the other day.
“Hey,” she said, flagging him down.
He slowed. “Sam’s probably in his warehouse—”
“No, this question’s for you.” She pulled out the roll of
toilet paper. “Feel this. What does it make you think of?”
He blinked.
“I’m writing a commercial for it,” she told him.
“That’s weird,” he said, but he reached out and took it.
Considered. “I guess it feels nice to squeeze,” he finally
said.
“Good, but unfortunately, that commercial’s already
been done,” she said. “Give me something else.”
“Okay…” The kid scratched his head. “It’s…soft?”
“Soft,” she said.
“Yeah. You know, cushy.”
She blew out a breath. “Thanks.”
“I wasn’t any help at all, was I?” the kid asked.
“You were great,” she told him, and waved as he
rode off.
She walked to the pier for more ranch-flavored popcorn,
which she’d bought at the ice cream stand. The
same twenty-something-year-old guy was there today.
“You’re back,” he said.
“Yep. You give good popcorn.”



Jill's Bio:
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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