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Shelli Stevens Is Here Talking About Anybody but Justin, and a Giveaway of Tempting Adam!
Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Shelli’s in the house!

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Shelli Stevens is a fabulous author and one of the warmest women I’ve met since wandering cluelessly into the romance arena. I was very excited to hear that she signed with Laura Bradford, who also represents me, and that she sold her first book in the New York market! Take Me comes out from Kensington in July of this year (OMG Shelli–it’s coming up!) and you can read more about Take Me here.

Today she’s here to tell us about her upcoming release Anybody but Justin. PLUS, she’ll be giving a free copy (print or download) of Tempting Adam to one very lucky commenter. (Same rules for international residents.)
Read more about Tempting Adam.

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Anybody but Justin (releases May 12)

Gabby is serious about her search for Mr. Right, but no one can say she hasn’t had a good time looking. She enjoys her numerous dates and the sex that comes with them. Until she finds herself falling for the one man she vows to never love. Her best friend and roommate, Justin. A player in every sense of the wordโ€”and a reminder of her awful past.

One night, with the help of a bottle of tequila, things get a little too hot for comfort. She moves out, intent on removing him from the line of temptation.

Justin has different plans. The tequila did more than just change how he sees his good friend. It made him realize he doesn’t want to be just friends any more. He’s ready for something more intimate, and he’ll do whatever it takes to find out why she’s running. And convince her to stay.

Read a sexy Tempting Adam excerpt:

Shelli’s Interview

BK: Thank you for joining us, Shelli!

This is an exciting time for you. So many delicious books on the horizon and on your bookshelf. What is sure to distract you from sitting down and working/writing?

SS: My kid. It’s hard to really dive right into to a deep writing mode with a preschooler running around.

BK: Too true. What are you working on presently? What about upcoming releases?

SS: I’m currently working on a proposal for my option book at Kensington. An erotic shifter, with hints of suspense/action.

BK: Ooh, sounds intense. What’s the best compliment you ever got on your writing or a book?

SS: Gosh…I love it when someone tells me they start my book with the intent just to read a few pages, and can’t put it down. Like burn dinner or stop working to keep reading. Makes me all kinds of happy!

BK: The best of kind of compliment, to be sure.
If you could time travel to any time or placeโ€”the past or futureโ€”where and when would you go to, and why?

SS: I think I would love to travel to the medieval times. I’m fascinated by that period. Of knights. Of the lifestyle. But I’d want to come back after a few days. I’m a creature of comfort and am addicted to the internet.

BK: I hear you, Shelli. I’d want to see it, but then be able to easily access my magical portal for internet forays and a bath.
This was a real pleasure, Shelli.

Be sure to check out Shelli’s website for lots of hot reading and gorgeous covers. Leave her a comment to win a copy of Tempting Adam Monday evening!

31 comments to “Shelli Stevens Is Here Talking About Anybody but Justin, and a Giveaway of Tempting Adam!”

  1. blodeuedd
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      · April 19th, 2009 at 1:24 pm · Link

    I am all for going to the Middle Ages ๐Ÿ˜€
    Can’t someone just invent a time machine for me ๐Ÿ˜‰

    The book is looking great ๐Ÿ˜€



  2. Lea
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      · April 19th, 2009 at 2:00 pm · Link

    Congratulations on your New York market sale Shelli! I love the cover of “Anybody but Justin”, and the storyline sounds great.

    I’m going to head over to your site to read about “Tempting Adam”!

    Thank you again for the contest Beth!

    Best Regards to you both. ๐Ÿ˜€



  3. Amy
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      · April 19th, 2009 at 2:08 pm · Link

    Congrats on your upcoming releases Shelli! And thanks for coming and hanging out with Beth today as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait for your books, they both sound great. Best of luck!



  4. Tracy
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      · April 19th, 2009 at 2:18 pm · Link

    Thanks for sharing your upcoming release Shelli.
    Both books look really good.



  5. Lisa F.
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      · April 19th, 2009 at 2:22 pm · Link

    Congrats on your upcoming releases! Tempting Adam sounds great and I love that cover for Anybody But Justin.



  6. Chris
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      · April 19th, 2009 at 2:28 pm · Link

    Ok, Anybody But Justin is definitely going on my to-read list. *heads off to peruse more Shelli Stevens titles*



  7. sara hurt
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      · April 19th, 2009 at 2:37 pm · Link

    Congrats on the upcoming release. You are a new author to me and I hope and hope that I will get to read some of your work soon. Thanks for taking the time to share with us and for the great giveaway I would LOVE to win.



  8. Beverly G
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      · April 19th, 2009 at 2:42 pm · Link

    welcome shelli your book sounds awesome am deff adding this to my to get list for when it comes out it ty for coming and sharing with us today



  9. Jane
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      · April 19th, 2009 at 2:46 pm · Link

    I enjoyed all the excerpts on your site. I’m looking forward to reading your books.



  10. Becky Ward
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      · April 19th, 2009 at 3:13 pm · Link

    Shelia, I enjoyed reading the excerpts for Take Me and Tempting Adam. I like the cover for Anybody but Justin and it sounds like it will be a good read. The book that you a currently working on for Kensington, sounds like a book that will hold the readers attention. I love a book with some suspense/action involved.



  11. Sandie
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      · April 19th, 2009 at 3:19 pm · Link

    Shelli, I would love to visit the middle ages, BUT, I would like a portable bathroom to go with me. LOL

    I just finished reading your ‘Theirs to Capture’, and I absolutely loved it. It was absolutely impossible to put it down once I started it.

    I am looking forward to reading your ‘Anybody but Justin’.

    Sandie



  12. Eden Bradley
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      · April 19th, 2009 at 5:30 pm · Link

    I’m so excited about your first Kensington book! And I agree that a few days in a time without antibiotics, regular bathing and -heaven forbid!-Internet would be enough!



  13. Raonaid Luckwell
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      · April 19th, 2009 at 5:51 pm · Link

    Congrats on the upcoming release! And if someone does figure out a way to go back to the Middle Ages, I’m so game on going.



  14. Amy S.
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      · April 19th, 2009 at 6:00 pm · Link

    Anybody but Justin sounds great! Congrats on the upcoming NY release!



  15. Sandy M
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      · April 19th, 2009 at 6:21 pm · Link

    Congrats on the release of Anyone But Justin, Shelli. It sounds terrific!



  16. Caffey
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      · April 19th, 2009 at 6:31 pm · Link

    Hi Shelli! Yeah! Congrats on your Kensington book!! So looking forward to it and more to come from there of yours! This book sounds good, one of those friends to lovers stories! I too would time travel to Medieval! I love reading those historicals set in that time. I’d meet a MIK (Men in Kilts) LOL

    Congrats too on the upcoming release!



  17. Shelli Stevens
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      · April 19th, 2009 at 6:43 pm · Link

    Hello, everyone!! Thanks for the wonderful comments on my books! And Beth, thank you for the sweet intro! You’re pretty fabulous yourself!

    And yes, we should have a big time traveling party together ๐Ÿ™‚



  18. Pam S
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      · April 19th, 2009 at 9:05 pm · Link

    Congrats on your upcoming releases! They look awesome! Lol I have to agree with Caffey on time travel to the Medieval period. Thanks so much for sharing today :)!



  19. beth kery
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      · April 19th, 2009 at 9:09 pm · Link

    Pleasure to have you hear, Shelli!



  20. danni
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      · April 20th, 2009 at 12:22 am · Link

    Anybody But Justin sounds great. I love when they fall for the best friend. Love the cover.



  21. Maija P.
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      · April 20th, 2009 at 1:42 am · Link

    Your book “Anybody but Justin” sounds really great. I’d really like to get my hands on it… ๐Ÿ™‚ Fyi, the cover is beautiful!



  22. booklover1335
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      · April 20th, 2009 at 5:26 am · Link

    Hi Shelli,
    so glad you decided to share info about Anybody but Justin. I had Tempting Adam on my wishlist, and now after reading the blurb I have yet another to add to my wishlist of books.



  23. Jody F.
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      · April 20th, 2009 at 9:40 am · Link

    Thanks so much for coming here to tell us about your upcoming release. It sounds fantastic!



  24. Fedora
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      · April 20th, 2009 at 9:52 am · Link

    Congrats on your latest, Shelli! Anybody But Justin sounds fab–I LOVE friends-to-lovers stories ๐Ÿ™‚ Are the two stories related?



  25. Blanche
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      · April 20th, 2009 at 10:05 am · Link

    Hi Shelli!

    Congrats on your upcoming releases!! Anybody But Justin sounds wonderful!! :mrgreen: I’ll also be stopping by your site to get more info on your books!!



  26. chey
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      · April 20th, 2009 at 10:38 am · Link

    Congrats on the upcoming releases! They all sound great. My tbr list is getting really long!



  27. Ashley Madden
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      · April 20th, 2009 at 12:09 pm · Link

    I find the Middle Ages fascinating! Must peruse your titles!



  28. Shelli Stevens
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      · April 20th, 2009 at 12:38 pm · Link

    Hello to those who’ve dropped by since I last did ๐Ÿ™‚

    Fedora, Anybody but Justin is actually the first out of three novellas. It follows three good friends and the men they fall for. ๐Ÿ˜€

    I really adore this cover, too! I have a great cover artist and the other two novellas (Luck be Delanie and Protecting Phoebe) have great covers as well! All three of these novellas will be rolled into one print book which should release early fall 2010 I believe.



  29. Lindsey Ekland
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      · April 20th, 2009 at 1:10 pm · Link

    I will have to keep cruising your website and checking the blog to keep up with all your new releases. Both of these books sound interesting.



  30. Eshani
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      · April 20th, 2009 at 1:16 pm · Link

    Congratulations on your upcoming release Shelli! I love stories about best friends falling in love, and it has such a gorgeous cover too..
    Now I’m off to check out that excerpt for Tempting Adam ๐Ÿ˜‰



  31. MarthaE
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      · April 20th, 2009 at 9:00 pm · Link

    Thanks for sharing Shelli! Ah kids can be such a distraction but gotta love em! And I agree I’d love to visit the medieval ages with the ability to come back!! Best wishes on your upcoming releases! The books sound like fun reads!



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