Friday, March 30, 2007

Smart and Sexy

This contest ends Monday, April 2, at 9:00p.m. central time

Since we know I am fascinated by anything Shalvis, it is no surprise that I chose to replace today’s spam with a posting by none other than the author herself. Yes folks, today’s guest blogger is Jill Shalvis – everyone give a round of applause. And if you know what’s good for you, you won’t mention the lack of spam. Right?






Sometimes a story idea comes to me like a gift, all wrapped up in a nice little package with a pretty bow. And sometimes I have to pull it out of a hat without the benefit of magic, and usually without the benefit of Novocain. SMART AND SEXY was a gift book. It came to me complete with full characters and a plot that practically wrote itself. From the first scene of Bailey sneaking on board Noah’s private plane and then forcing him to fly her where she needed to go in order to save her life, I knew the truth. This book was going to be a blast to write. No pulling out fingernails to get my pages done. No bribing myself with cookies to sit in the chair and write.



Well, I still ate cookies.



But my point is that this book flew out of me. Noah, so put together on the outside. Great career, hot looks, amazing friends. And yet so tortured on the inside, because of an accident he couldn’t get out of his head.



Bailey. So screwed up on the outside. Bad guys after her. No home, no money, thanks to her thieving dead husband. And yet, so capable on the inside. Capable enough to bring a good man to his knees in the face of love. Who’d have thought it?



Anyway, I have excerpts and more on my website. Stop by and say hi at my blog, would love to have you. Hope you enjoy the book!





Thanks Jill! Okay, there's also a little something extra today: A Contest!!! I have a brand-spanking new copy of Smart and Sexy that I pre-ordered before I won the ARC, so I'm giving it away. What do you do? Just tell me who you think is smart and sexy - they can be read, fictional, etc. If you've already read the book, just say so and answer me anyway. Because the blog is late, you have until 9:00 p.m. central time on Monday, April 2.

39 comments:

Angie-la said...

I already have S & S...so don't enter me. HOWEVER
I think you are smart and sexy, Bailey. You are the bomb!
After all, Jill did name her heroine after you, right???
And no one does Spam like you.

Brandy said...

I, too, have a copy of the wonderful Smart and Sexy, so don't enter me as well.
Hmm, a sexy real or fictional someone? I'll have to think about that one.

Bailey Stewart said...

Unfortunately Angie, Bailey wasn't named after me because the book was laid out before we met (or at least before I changed to the pen name). But she would have been. ;)

Jennifer Y. said...

How cool...I don't have a copy of the book yet, but really want to read it.

Hmm...to me someone who is smart and sexy is Josh Bernstein...the really cute guy on Digging for the Truth one the History Channel.

catslady said...

I too have the book and it's great ladies.
And shhhhhh Bailey - we are all going to believe Jill named it after you - maybe her subconcious knew you were changing your name lol.
Oh, and my curent person who I think is smart and sexy is Leonardo DiCaprio.

Olga said...

So Jill didn't name her after you, Bailey? And I just thought she did! I think lots of people are smart and sexy. Angelina Jolie, for example, and many of my friends! And the book sounds awesome!

Toni Anderson said...

LOL. Hmmm. I guess MacGyver (is that how you spell it?) and Indiana Jones are both Smart and Sexy. And Hotchner in Criminal Minds.

And I agree with Olga, Angie is very sexy ;)

Lovely to have a guest blogger :) Jill is always such good company.

Susan said...

I'll won't give you any grief about no Spamarama since we get a posting by Jill Shalvis!

I have Smart and Sexy, so don't enter me either. Here's a fictional smart and sexy guy - Grissom!

Bailey Stewart said...

Oh, I love all of these - well, except for Angelina. I have a Bradgelina complex.

Jill said...

Ah, it's so great to hear so many of you already have the book!! SO appreciated, thank you!

As for who's sexy? Oh boy. WAAAY too many to name. But I just watched The Holiday and I have to say Jude Law was looking mighty fine in that movie ...

Cheryl said...

Sadly, I do not have the book yet either. I may be showing my age . . . but I think Harrison Ford is still smart and sexy. Missed the spam today but can't complain since we got a post from Jill.

Marty said...

OK, I'll cut you some slack on the spam THIS TIME. For smart & sexy these days, I have to endorse Wentworth Miller, star of Prison Break, graduate of Princeton, and a fine looking man :)

Bailey Stewart said...

Marty - pbthththththththth.

Oooh, I just noticed Angie's ruby slippers! Cute.

bebo said...

WooHoo Jill!
I've read the book, posted a review on B&Ndotcom but it doesn't show up... I guess only the 1st 5 show up on the website. Sigh. Oh well... Smart & Sexy? Hmmm... Anderson Cooper & PM Tony Blair. I'm a geek, what can I say.

Bailey Stewart said...

Bebo - for some reason it sometimes takes SEVERAL days for a review to appear.

Dru said...

I have the book already...

smart and sexy...hmmm, I'm thinking....Gary Sinise

Sue A. said...

George Clooney we've always known him as sexy, but in the last few years he's proven himself to be smart too. Director, Producer, and Actor extraordinaire!

Jill said...

Bebo, thank you so much!!!

And George Clooney. Ten kinds of yummy.

Bailey Stewart said...

Clooney! Chocolate eyed Clooney. Yes, he's the hero in my book The Devil You Know.

Bailey Stewart said...

And Dru - I lurve Gary Sinise.

Brandy said...

Bailey, just wanted to let you know the Pet Food Recall has expanded. It now includes Science Diet dry cat food, normally sold at veteranarians offices.

Lis said...

Jumping in late, I agree with Olga, Angelina Jolie (two of my newest heroines are slightly inspired by her) Not so sure on the guy side though, I'll have to go with Sonny Crockett from Miami Vice, sexy and smart :o)
And I still haven't found S&S up here wah!!

christa said...

I don't have a copy of S&S. I was going to try to go to Chapter's on Monday. Ever since watching Pretty Woman I thaught Richard Gere was smart and sexy.
I could never figure out these differences in time with time zones so if it is late, disregard.

Lexi said...

Too many smart & sexy men and definitely not enough time to list them all!

I also have a copy of Jill's book already and I cannot wait to read it!

Jill said...

I just watched the last two Lost episodes. I still have a thing for both Jack and Sawyer ...

Hope those of you trying to find SMART AND SEXY find it soon!

Melissa said...

It's past the cutoff time, but I think Hayden Christensen is both smart and sexy. George Clooney, too. Natalie Portman for a female.

I love Gary Sinese, too. Had never heard much about him and then saw him in The Stand.

Loreth Anne White said...

The heroine's name is Bailey!! :)

I'm going to buy my copy -- but Jill sounds pretty darn smart and sexy herslef ... she's hooked me, and I'm off to Amazon.

Brandy said...

Just popping in to say Hi.

Scott said...

I'm starting to get the feeling that you really like Jill Shalvis. I'm kinda intuitive that way.

Bailey Stewart said...

You really think so Scott? I thought I was being subtle. *gg*

Meretta said...

I'm planning on buying this book anyway, so don't enter me, BUT smart and sexy...hmmm...am I allowed to vote for DH?

If not, I'll cast a vote for Ryan Reynolds or Keifer Sutherland!

acr2angel said...

Hmmm, smart and sexy. How about Clive Owen?

I'd like to be entered for the copy of Smart and Sexy.

Thanks.

P.S. It's Alita from over on myspace.com

Tori Lennox said...

I have to agree with Jennifer. Josh Bernstein from Digging for the Truth is hot and smart!

Fictionally speaking, Indiana Jones is sexy and smart. *happy sigh*

Bailey Stewart said...

Hello Alita,

Welcome. You are entered. and Clive Owen is a good one too.

Bailey Stewart said...

I could go for Indiana Jones.

CrystalG said...

My pick would be Gil Grissom played by William Petersen on CSI: Las Vegas

Jill said...

Oh, yes, I agree on Clive Owen!!

Toni Anderson said...

Boy are we still on the second? Wow time drags sometimes huh?

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Don't enter me--I picked up S&S this weekend at my local Borders!