Spotlight & Giveaway: The Right Kind of Trouble by Shiloh Walker

Posted August 5th, 2016 by in Blog, Spotlight / 60 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Shiloh Walker to HJ!

Hi Shiloh and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, The Right Kind of Trouble!

Thanks for having me back!

Please summarize the book for the readers here:

the-right-kind-of-trouble-shilow-walkerThe Right Kind of Trouble is what happens when stubbornness and guilt interfere with what’s meant to be.
It’s okay, though. Because love has a way of making things happen in the end.

Please share the opening lines of this book:

Gideon Marshall had his hands full of dirty plates and his mind full of dirty words.
He moved into the kitchen of the big, sprawling home known as McKay’s Ferry and Moira McKay, the woman he loved more than his own life, cut a wide circle around him so she wouldn’t have to look at him.
“Why don’t you go out there and celebrate with them?”


Please share a few Fun facts about this book…

  • I researched in Scotland.
  • I researched at wineries.
  • I spent half a day reading up about alligators.


If your book was optioned for a movie, what scene would you use for the audition of the main characters and why?

“Just because they are called throw pillows doesn’t mean you can pelt me with them, sugar.”
She looked around, a half-wild look on her face.
“If you throw one more thing at me, I’m going to arrest you for assault, you hear me?” He jabbed a finger at her.
Moira flipped him off and stomped over to the small secretary along the wall, just a few feet away. He swore and turned away. Something small hit him in the shoulder. He had no idea what the projectile was and he didn’t care. “That’s it, damn it.” Spinning around, he crossed the room, pulling the cuffs of his belt.
Only to stop.
She was scrawling a message on a piece of paper.

Fine, you SOB. Go ahead. When I need you…


What do you want people to take away from reading this book?

Guilt can choke you. Anger can destroy you. And love can remake you.


What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have planned for 2016?

I’m working on very, very secret projects…and I’m also working in reissuing some of my older backlist titles so I can get them back on sale for readers.

Thanks for blogging at HJ!


Giveaway: $10 GC to winner’s choice of eBook retailer.


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I flat out adore Nora Roberts’ Honest Illusions. You?

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Excerpt from The Right Kind of Trouble:

“If you throw one more thing at me, I’m going to arrest you for assault, you hear me?” He jabbed a finger at her.
Moira flipped him off and stomped over to the small secretary along the wall, just a few feet away. He swore and turned away. Something small hit him in the shoulder. He had no idea what the projectile was and he didn’t care. “That’s it, damn it.” Spinning around, he crossed the room, pulling the cuffs of his belt.
Only to stop.
She was scrawling a message on a piece of paper.

Fine, you SOB. Go ahead. When I need you…

She hadn’t managed to write anything else.
“What?” he asked, his voice rough.
She stood there, head bowed over her note. Her fingers were trembling. Her shoulders rose and fell as her breathing sawed out in broken, irregular stops and starts.
His cuffs hung useless in his hand. He stared at them and turned away, lifting his head to stare at the ceiling. “What are we doing to each other?” he asked softly. “What the fuck, Moira?”
The faintest scratching sound caught his ear.
He turned, but what he really wanted to do was leave before they bruised each other even more.
She was no longer by the delicate little desk.
She stood by the window, staring outside.
But the note was there.

I need you and you’re leaving me.

“You don’t need me, Moira,” he said quietly. “Save for Brannon and Neve, you don’t need anybody.”
He took the piece of paper and folded it, first in half, then in fours, tucking it into his pocket.
Then he turned and walked to the door.
He turned the handle, the hinges creaking slightly. He stopped, though, pain splitting through him. There had been one time, exactly one, when he’d hurt like this and it had been the day she told him she couldn’t be with him.
Now, here he was trying to pull away just to save what little remained of his soul and…
Slim hands came up to grip his waist.
He closed his eyes.
Slowly, he turned, telling himself that he was going to pull away. He’d walk out the door. He’d turn this case over to his best man and keep his distance until he could get the hell of Treasure.
But she had tears on her face and when he reached up to wipe them away, she turned her cheek into his palm.
Her breath was a soft kiss against his hand and he knew it was already over for him.
He was done, already caught back in her orbit. Damn them both.
She stared at him, the lost, hopeless look in her eyes all but ripping the heart out of his chest. He wanted to pull her up against him and take every last hurt, every last misery from her life. If only she’d let him. Her lips trembled as she averted her gaze, sagging back against one of the doors.
She was exhausted. It was written in the slump of her normally proud shoulders, in the defeated droop of her head.
“Come here,” he said, keeping his voice quiet.
He didn’t wait for a response, just swept her up into his arms. Using his booted foot to kick the door the rest of the way open, he carried her up the steps, taking the hall that led to the eastern wing, where her room looked over the sprawling front lawn of McKay’s Ferry.
She had her head tucked against his chest, one hand clenched into a bloodless fist.
The light to her room was on, burning bright and he sat her on the edge of the bed. “You’re exhausted. You need to sleep.”
Moira didn’t look at him. The bruises on her neck were exposed as she lowered her head, staring at the pale silver of the carpet, the wild, silken mess of her hair framing some of the mottled bruising. Unable to stop himself, he pushed her hair aside and stared at her neck. Fury bunched and knotted inside him as he stroked a finger down her neck. She flinched.
“I hurt you. I—”
She caught his hand when he would have pulled away.
Slowly, she lifted her head and met his gaze.
The pale green of hers seem to glow, something burning in those depths that would have made him half-insane, if she hadn’t pushed him past that point long ago. She lifted his hand to her mouth and kissed his palm.
The feel of her lips on his skin had the immediate effect of sending his blood pooling straight down to his groin.
Then she traced her tongue over his skin and his cock started to pulse in demand.
“Moira. This…don’t…” his voice broke. “Fuck, you can’t keep doing this to me.”

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Book Info:

In the small Southern town of McKay’s Treasure, everybody knows that the handsome local police chief, Gideon Marshall, has been carrying a torch for Moira McKay. It’s also no secret that Moira has been rejecting Gideon since…forever. But after an attack from a mysterious stranger bent on taking down the McKay family, Moira becomes filled with distrust toward most men. Now she wonders whether she’s been wrong about Gideon all along—and if it’s not too late to admit him back into her life…and into her bed…

Gideon has finally convinced his wasted heart to give up on Moira, who he’s loved since he was sixteen years old. Moira’s attack changes everything, however—and he vows to protect her. But how much is he willing to risk for a woman who’s always kept him at bay…until now? And is it too late for Moira to tell him that her love for him has always been locked deep in her heart—and he holds the key?
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Meet the Author:

Shiloh Walker is an award-winning writer…yes, really! She’s also a mom, a wife, a reader and she pretends to be an amateur photographer. She published her first book in 2003. Look for her newest book, Headed for Trouble, due out in January 2016 from St. Martins.

She writes romantic suspense and contemporary romance, and urban fantasy under the name J.C. Daniels.
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60 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: The Right Kind of Trouble by Shiloh Walker”

  1. Erika

    I forget the name but “Forever” was pin the title and it had to do with a very young couple that lost their baby .and then 10 years later get together.

  2. lraines78

    I can’t think of one right now but I am going to have to check out the Nora Roberts book!

  3. Pennie

    I absolutely LOVED this book and Moira and Gideon were made for each other. Roxanne St. Claire just had a book released, Barefoot at Moonrise, which was the ultimate second chance book.

  4. Patricia B.

    I have read so many. It is a good trope. I can’t think of the specifics on any at the moment. I will have to come back when I look through the ones I have recently read.

  5. lyn212

    I’m a long standing couple – we have been together since I was 16 – I’m now 40.I love Nora but haven’t read that book yet.

  6. Meredith Miller

    I love Jamie and Claire in Outlander. There are lots of other good ones too, but I can’t think of too many at the moment.

  7. erahime

    I’m not sure. There are too many books I’ve read that are just taking too many spaces in my mind for me to remember which couples were 2nd chance lovers.

  8. Mood Reader

    Kristen Ashley has some of my favorites: Walk Through Fire, For You, Golden Trail and Creed.

  9. Evelyn Nathalia

    I felt that someone deserved second chance if they tried to do their best to fix their mistakes. I read Dandelion Wishes by Melinda Curtis and the heroine crashed the car which contain the hero’s sister and cause her to have paralysis and difficulty in speaking. It was a difficult case but I enjoyed it.

  10. Winnie Lim

    Jordan and Grace from The Gate to Everything by Ava Miles. One of the best second chances story I’ve read. Love it.

  11. Texas Book Lover

    Kristen Ashley writes a lot of second chance romances that I’ve really enjoyed!

  12. Colleen C.

    I do enjoy second chance romances… a specific fav is not popping into my head at the moment though.

  13. Elizabeth T.

    Some of my favorites are The Darkest Hour, by Maya Banks; Second Chance Summer, by Jill Shalvis; and Exclusively Yours, by Shannon Stacey.

  14. Kim Brewing

    Weathered Love by Tracie Redmond. We get to see Camaron from book one become the man he was always meant to be…. and the perfect woman brings it out of him

  15. Vicki

    I love second chance romances and I’ve read a lot it’s hard to choose. One of my favorite couples is Aiden & Lily from Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis

  16. Amanda Brown

    I also can’t think of any but I do enjoy the second chances. Thanks for the chance.

  17. Ami

    I love so many second chance stories because well, it’s my favorite theme. But if ask outright which one is my favorite, it is difficult to remember!! So maybe I will just mention the last one/couple I love, Maddi and Zach from Sharla Lovelace’s “Loving the Chase”

  18. Linda Herold

    I’m not a fan of second chance romances, but I do like reading series where it’s “will they or won’t they” or the heroine has two guys after her to pick from!!

  19. Zita R

    Hunter and Trina from To Have and to Hold by Serena Bell. The Right Kind of Trouble was a great second chance romance too.

  20. kaisquared4

    I enjoy this trope, have read many but the only one sticking in my head t=right now is Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester

  21. Ellen C.

    Nora Roberts has written some good ones in some of her series. (I just can’t remember the titles at the moment.)

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