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Month of Love Guest Blog and Giveaway: If You See Her by Shiloh Walker

Submitted by on February 1, 2012 – 4:00 am50 Comments

Everyone please welcome Shiloh to Paperback Dolls! Shiloh is visiting us on her blog tour for her new novel, If You See Her, the second novel in her The Ash Trilogy released yesterday! To learn more about Shiloh Walker and her books please visit her website here. To learn more about Month of Love and who is visiting you can go here.

A HEA can start with $2 and a grilled cheese…

How, you say?

Well, it goes something like this…he wanted a grilled cheese. This cute guy. This really, really cute guy.

He was a skater.

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Hung out with my older brother and I adored him. I used to sit in class and write his name and my name all over my notebook. With hearts. This went on for a long time. I also used to kick him.
One time he came over to the apartment where we lived and I was making a grilled cheese.

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He wanted one. I made him pay me…about $2.

See, I had this mad crush, but I couldn’t let him know.

And still, I kept up with the doodling of his name, my name…

Then one day he came over to see my brother. Brother wasn’t there. He turns to leave and I say, “Hey! How come you never come over here to see me?”

He gives me this look…then says, “I didn’t know you wanted me to.”

“Well…I do!”

A few days later, we go watch the Fourth of July Fireworks. It was right before I turned 15.

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It wasn’t exactly a date…his cousin was in town from Alaska, but still.

Then, the real date happened.

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Robin Hood Prince of Thieves

And things like this happened…

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First love…only love.

After I graduated nursing school, he proposed and I got to do this.

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See? That’s the story of how a HEA started with $2 bucks and a grilled cheese.

Before I end my little picture story, let me tell you about another story…this isn’t one I’m living, but it is one I wrote…

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Remy…a hot, sexy lawyer type who is really, really crazy about Hope…this amazing woman who doesn’t really think she’s all that amazing. Of course, they also have all sorts of trouble going on. There’s a killer. Hope thinks her crazy ex might be after her, but she may be a little crazy herself. So who knows…

A short excerpt…

“Fine. Then whatever you’re doing here, would you please just get it done? Please? So you can leave?”

Something moved inside him. It might have been anger. Might have been wounded pride. Might have frustration…or all of the above.

“Just get it over with?” he repeated, some of his tension edging into his voice.

“Yes.” She swallowed. “Please.”

“So polite. Even when you’re that pissed off at me. Still so polite,” he murmured. “Okay, Hope. I’ll get it over with.”

Then he closed the two feet between them. He wanted to touch her… he wanted it so bad, he hurt with it, ached with it, would have gone to his knees and begged it he thought it would have done any good.

Instead, he jammed one hand into a pocket, closed it in a fist.

The other, he used the tip of his finger and used it to lift her chin.

He had just a second to see her eyes flare wide before he dipped his head and brushed his mouth against hers. Just the lightest brush—hardly enough to even get a taste.

Still, that one taste blistered through him, rushed through him, setting his blood to boil.

He heard her gasp, felt it…and as her lips parted against his, he wanted, desperately to tease that slight opening with his tongue, see if he couldn’t coax her mouth into opening for him, just a little more.

Instead, he whispered against her lips, “I’ve wanted to do that from the first second I laid eyes on you.”

Wanna read more? Check it out here

Shiloh Walker

Shiloh Walker has been writing since she was a kid. She fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more…ah…serious works of fiction. She loves reading and writing anything paranormal, anything fantasy, and nearly every kind of romance. Once upon a time she worked as a nurse, but now she writes full time and lives with her family in the Midwest. She writes paranormal and contemporary romance, as well as romantic suspense.


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  • Diane says:

    I enjoy Shiloh’s books, they are well written, the stories are always good and the sex isn’t bad either!!!
    I met my now husband in a country western bar, where I was having a fun evening with family and friends. This guy came up to ask me to dance and that was it for me… 32 years later we are still together!

    Please don’t enter me in the draw, I already have If You See Her

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  • ladymilano says:

    Curious with these series an the author.
    Great covers!

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  • reading mind says:

    I met in during a family dinner…we were together for 8 years and broke up a few months ago :(

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  • erinf1 says:

    What an awesome story! I love hearing about high school sweeties and I especially liked that you charged him! ;)

    I was one of the lucky few who actually met someone through a dating website. We’ve been together for 3 years now and I haven’t thrown him back yet :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • Patti W says:

    It was 7th grade and the first day of band. He played the trumpet and I played the clarinet. It didn’t turn into marriage, but we are still friends 30 yrs later.

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  • Mona Leigh says:

    Amazing how many ways there are to meet your HEA. I met mine when he came to collect his winnings from a football pot at work. Wasn’t even my football pot. I just happened to be the only one the other guy trusted to take care of it while he was off. LOL

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  • Doll Noa says:

    Well, I haven’t met my HEA yet (at least I don’t think I did) but when Richard Armitag…I mean, when my HEA comes along maybe I’ll try and reel him in with a grill cheese sandwich … or maybe I’ll just make one for myself :D

    Thank you for sharing Shiloh! Awesome post!

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  • Victoria Sloboda says:

    How sweet. Not many people get their HS sweetheart. You’re blessed. I met my husband at work. After knowing each other for 6 years he cornered me outside the ladies room and asked me to lunch. We were married 6 months later. It’s 21 yrs now :).
    I love you books. Your stories are realistic and gripping. Thank you.

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  • Na says:

    These are sweet stories. I haven’t met my first love yet thought I thought it was at the time. One day my time will come.

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  • Simon says:

    Rather boringly at school! Think it lasted until last break! :)


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  • Onge says:

    Sadly I haven’t met my first love yet. Sounds like a great book. The teaser definitely makes me want to read more.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • Thanks Shiloh for sharing! I met my love at work, our first date was a drag show. After a few months, one morning I packed all my stuff up, went to his apartment and when he saw it he said “All right, but we’re going back to sleep.” We’ve been together 9 years. ^..^

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  • says:

    Is it dumb that you made me weepy with your grilled cheese story? Because, dang it, you did. I met my husband when he drove me home from work because my ex was stalking me and he wanted to make sure I was okay. No grilled cheese, but still…

    I love your books, and can’t wait to read If You See Her:)

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  • I’m pretty sure I’ve told this story about 500 times now and it still makes me smile.

    We’ve been very lucky-*I* am very lucky and I adore him.

    Thanks to everybody who dropped by and those who don’t have their HEA…I hope you find it, and soon. :-) But sometimes, looking can be half the fun. ;)

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  • Jen B. says:

    What a cool picture story. I am really looking forward to reading If You See Her. It’s in mount TBR!

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  • June M. says:

    My first love was my best friend. I met him in the 5th grade and we were best friends for years, but never really moved beyond it. I think we were both afraid of ruining our friendship. Unfortunately, in HS he got on the wrong track and we drifted apart anyway. Definitely not the kind of first love story you have, which is great! I loved reading about it.

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  • alicia0605 says:

    I have not read these books yet but it looks great!

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  • Mary Preston says:

    I met my first love at school. We were introduced by friends.


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  • Victoria Zumbrum says:

    I have not read your books yet but they sound really great. I am always looking for new authors and books to read. Please enter me in contest.

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  • Randi Moulton says:

    Shiloh, that is the cutest story! :) I met my first love when I was 17, working at a local grocery store. He worked there too and I had the biggest crush on him. Then his mom became our supervisor at said grocery store and told me I should just tell him. Then one night, somehow the two of us and another one of our supervisors (who happened to be the owner’s grandson and was about 19) ended up at my house (the parents were out!) and we had a couple drinks…oops! Anyway, one of my classmates dropped by and the guy introduced himself as my boyfriend. It was news to me! But it was a high school romance after that. :) Now I’m married to someone else, but you never forget your first love! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  • Mariee says:

    We met online and are still together.
    I can’t wait to read this book!

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  • elaing8 says:

    awww.what a great post.
    How I met my first love…we lived on the same street and hung out with the same people.

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  • says:

    I met my first love in school. :)

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  • Jen W. says:

    I met my first love in drama class. We were absolutely wrong for each other, but it was the freshman year of high school and we didn’t know any better…

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  • says:

    I am really looking forward to reading this book.

    I met my first love while working as a cashier at a local supermarket, he was the bagger.

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  • says:

    Me and my boyfriend meet at Tae Kwon Do club at my college. Funny I never recognize him, either he too. But we start become close friend, then he said he love me. He love me because he love to see when I’m laugh and joking with him. Isn’t that sweet? :)
    I had together with him 5 years til now, hope our relationship will move forward to marriage

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  • says:

    Met him in a bar (Ladies night and quarter draft beer) while waiting on a date to show up. Six foot, six —tall enough that I had to tip back my head to talk to him. Asked me to dance and as I was doing a slow burn waiting on that late date and could dance with my heels on, I said yes. And as “they” say, 35 years later, the rest is history.

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  • Karen says:

    Your story made me weepy over my coffee! It’s a good thing no one else is around…

    We met at work right after finishing grad school. Our first date was the very next day wirh fireworks from our first kiss! We just celebrated our 20th anniversary :)

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  • misskallie2000 says:

    I met my first love at almost 17, at our local State Fair. Went to fair with my best friend and ran into some kids from her school and she introduced us and one had my heart beating so fast. The next day he came by my house to see me and I had curlers in my hair (1959). He asked me to go to movies and we dated for 3 yrs. I have never forgotten him and don’t want to forget all the good times and friends we had. We both married others and divorced and are now single. I do wonder sometimes if we could have a second chance. lol

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  • Pam S (pams00) says:

    That is one of the sweetest HEAs I’ve read I think. Who knew grilled cheese could be the start of something wonderful :).

    I really enjoyed your except as well the book sounds awesome ty for sharing it.

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    • Pam S (pams00) says:

      sorry for got to add my own story… I was 15 and not feeling well (depressed over a guy). My mom took me shopping and to eat at a McDonalds (neighboring town). I hadn’t bothered with even doing the make up and clothes thing that teenage girls generally worry about. I briefly noticed a cute guy working there but didn’t think more about it. After we’d gotten our food and set down one of the other workers comes to the table. She has been convinced by the cute guy (who was working in the back and couldn’t leave) to come out and get my name and number on her break. It was actually all really sweet and flattering. Needless to say he called and we dated for around 2 years.. he was three years older than me afraid we were getting to serious and we ended up breaking up.

      Can’t go in a McDonalds still without remembering that though :).

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  • StacieD says:

    I haven’t found my HEA yet but I’m fine with that. I’m focusing on enjoying the life I have instead of wishing for something more.

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  • JenniferK says:

    I found my HEA seven years ago when I went out on a date with my husband after meeting him on one of the on-line dating sites. We had just planned to have dinner but then we decided to see a movie and go to a local bookstore and have coffee afterwards. A hour date turned into six hours and after that point, we have always been together. I’m thankful I took a chance on a dating website because I found my best friend and the funny thing was that we had grown up two miles from each other in the same town.

    I love Shiloh’s book and I’m looking forward to reading this either way. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  • Rainie72 says:

    I loved both you stories! The personal one and the one you have written. I have found my HEA with my children, with my ex-husband I found an HIO (Happy Its Over). Thank god for romance authors!!

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  • says:

    I met my husband when he substituted where I worked. The only problem was it took a year for us to first go out! But, all’s well that ends well (-:

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  • bn100 says:

    when we were in the same classes in school

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  • Mary @Sweeping Me says:

    Oh my… I met my very first love at a bible study class that one of my friends dragged me to when I was about 15. We spent about 6 years on and off together till I realized he was such a lying cheat. But he was my first love and will always have that little mini place in my heart.


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  • Jolene A says:

    How Sweet!!! My husband was my highschool sweetheart, but he gradutated 2 years before me, so sadly I wasn’t his :) I met him in April of my senior year, he took me to my senior prom, we were madly in love, he proposed to me by the end of May. I was engaged on my graduation lol That was 11 years ago and we are still madly in love :)

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  • donnas says:

    It was in a hallway at school backstage of the current play we were doing.

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  • Lobo says:

    I love ture romance stories :) Thanks for sharing Shiloh

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  • Amel Armeliana says:

    I met my first love at high school. We were dating about 3 years but then we both grew up and went to the college and then realized we’re not meant for each other. But I never forget him, the first guy who hold my hand and gave me my first kiss.

    Thank u for this giveaway. The book looks great and I love the story.

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  • nurmawati djuhawan says:

    i never read shiloh books…but i would if i win this giveaway :D
    anyway…luv rhe cover….

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  • Eka Fony Wijaya says:

    I don’t have a all my life… *sigh*…what can I say? Yes… I’m pathetic, horribly, very tragic… but I love your cover book and wanna read your book. I love very much romantic books and if I had read your book, I can recommended to all my friends.

    Anyway, thanks for this giveaway for International.

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  • eli yanti says:

    have not met my truly love one, hope someday ;)

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  • Filia Oktarina says:

    I don’t have a boyfriend… and not met my truly love one. I hope someday can met my true love.
    I love your cover book and wanna read your book.

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