Save the Contemporary: Instant Attraction by Jill Shalvis

Book Cover Here’s the deal: we dig this book. We dig this book like damn and whoa, and we think you will too. And yet, so many people say the contemporary romance is a dying breed. So, in order to spread the word and the opportunity to read it we’re doing a multi-level giveaway in tandem with our reviews of Instant Attraction

Part the First: free books! Leave a comment and you’re automatically entered to win a copy. We each have 5 paper copies of the book give away, so drop a word here and at Dear Author and double your chances. Comments will be open for 24 hours starting now.

Second: Spread the Word! Below is a Sprout widget about our campaign, and a simpler animated graphic. Right-click-and-save the graphic, or grab the Sprout for yourself, and put it on your site. Let us know that you’ve done so via email (sbj.contest @, and you’ll be entered to win a copy of the book, plus a Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder. ETA: Deadline is midnight CST Sunday, 25 January.

Spread the word, let us know, and you’re entered to win. That’s it.


The Spread the Word winner will be announced in 1 week, so tune in on Monday 26 January to see who wins a book and a really kickass video camera in our quest to Save the Contemporary.

Why? Because if there’s one thing that makes us sad, it’s the idea of contemporary romance dying out. So spread the word, buy a contemporary, and save the world.


General Bitching...

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  1. 1
    m3t says:

    I’m attracted to the Contemporary.  Reading a book, saving the world.

  2. 2
    Chani says:

    I have never read a Jill Shalvis novel, but based on the good vibes here and at Dear Author, have placed her on my wish list on ‘read it swap it’ (my new best friend).

    Please enter me in the random draw!

  3. 3
    Elizabeth Wadsworth says:

    Please enter me in your drawing for a free book!

  4. 4
    Lori S. says:

    Ooooh!  Hot damn, sign my ass up!

  5. 5
    bookfiend says:

    Sounds like an interesting read.  Would love to win a copy!

  6. 6
    Patty H. says:

    Your review makes me want this!  Spread the love!

  7. 7
    BethC says:

    Sounds very enjoyable.  I want.

  8. 8
    Michelle B says:

    This sounds like a great book and I love Jill Shalvis.  Please enter me!

  9. 9
    Rae says:

    your review makes it look good for a read!

  10. 10
    KarenT says:

    Contemporaries are my favorites.  I am not much for historical.  Sign me up.

  11. 11
    Jodie says:

    OOOOOH pretty please? i reckon we need to get some SAVE the CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE tshirts :D

  12. 12
    Cate says:

    I love free books la la la la la

  13. 13
    Allison says:

    Your review made this sound wonderful, I’d love to have the chance to win a copy!

  14. 14
    Andieg says:

    This sounds like a great book – heck, any book that can get a reviewer to google skiing lessons out of the blue is an awesome book!  Please sign me up for the free copy giveaway.  I’m always in the market for a good story.

  15. 15
    Susan G says:

    Jill Shalvis has a new book?!? I love this author!

  16. 16
    Jenna says:

    I’d love to read this—I was so disappointed when I trooped off to Amazon and realized that (a) it wasn’t out yet and (b) didn’t seem to have an ebook version. I need instant gratification!

  17. 17
    Rhian says:

    I recently read and loved ‘Get a Clue’ by Jill Shalvis, and based on that one book I’d like to read her whole back catalogue. Please sign me up! :)

  18. 18
    Stelly says:

    Please sign me up.  :)  It sounds like a great read from your review.

  19. 19
    Marilyn says:

    I love the contemporary, please don’t die.

  20. 20
    Sylvia L. says:

    Sounds great! Do you send to Europe, too? :)

  21. 21
    stacy says:

    Free book?!  I love free books….  Sign me up!

  22. 22
    Lori Ann says:

    Please enter me! I think this book sounds awesome.

  23. 23
    closetcrafter says:

    Contemporaries definitely have a place among romances. I need them as a foil to historicals and paranormal. And because the dialogue isn’t limited by vernacular, the characters can let er rrip!!  And who doesn’t like Jill Shalvis.  Really

  24. 24
    Rita says:

    I got so excited when I saw the great review that I immediately hopped on Amazon in hopes of downloading it…so sad to see it hasn’t released yet!

    Please count me in on the contest!

  25. 25
    Cassie says:

    I love contemporaries, but since I read mostly m/m, they’re in a different category. 

    I guess I need to read more regular contemporaries…

    (my word was believe64…seems appropriate)

  26. 26
    Val says:

    Free books = happy Monday.

    Found34 – If I find 34 more new authors I’ll be able to make it through that vacation with family. So keep bringin’ em!

  27. 27
    Chris says:

    Go, contemporaries! (Although I have to ‘fess up to reading mostly paranormal…)

  28. 28
    Eyre says:

    I’ve never read a Jill Shalvis novel.  It sounds great!  I love contemporaries, but like Cassie, I’ve been reading more MM lately.

  29. 29
    Amy Lynn says:

    I’m all for saving the contemporaries.  One of the best books I’ve read all year was a contemporary.

    Somehow, for me, getting a man out of his jeans is so much better than getting him out of his breeches!!!!

  30. 30
    JewelTones says:

    Love Jill Shalvis!  I’m so glad to see she has another book out, and I love this contest!  As a writer, contemporary is my favorite genre.  I love to read it and write it.  So the idea of it “vanishing” irritates and saddens me.  :(  They said the same thing at some point about western romances, historicals and even paranormal at one point and those came back strong.  Contemporaries just need some kind of packaging beyond cutsey covers.  They’ll find it.  I have faith.  :)  Goooooo Contemporaries!

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