Thursday, September 25, 2014

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for Caught In The Act by Sara Jane Stone

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour, presented by Tasty Book Tours, for Caught In The Act by Sara Jane Stone.  Please leave a comment or question for Sara to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can also follow the rest of Sara’s tour here.  

Me:  Caught In the Act is your 5th published book.  How does the release of this book compare to the release of your 1st book?  Do you feel like an “old pro” now?

Sara:  I grow more and more excited with each release, especially when the books are connected.  After reading Full Exposure, readers reached out to me, sharing their excitement for the series.  They wanted Katie and Liam’s story.  And I’m thrilled to share Caught in the Act with them!  These books can be read as standalones, but I think it is fun to revisit characters from a previous story and see what they’re doing.  

Me:  The first romance novel you read, a book by Sabrina Jeffries, was a historical romance but you write contemporary romance? What drew you to contemporary romance as a writer?

Sara:  Sabrina Jeffries was my first, but once I discovered romances novels, I read widely across all the subgenres.  For a number of years, I worked as a sales representative calling on the mass merchandize accounts.  I often read the romance novels I was selling, which introduced me to Suzanne Brockmann, one of my favorite contemporary romance authors.  When I sat down to write, I realized my voice was better suited to the contemporary marketJ 

Me:  You have a husband, two children and a Burmese cat.  On an average day, about how many words do you get to add to your current WIP?

Sara:  Due to the kids (ages 4 and 2 ½), I don’t have an average day.  I aim for 2,000, but most days I write less.  Once I’ve written about half the story, I inch closer to my goal.  I also take at least one writer’s retreat for each book, sometimes two, where I go away and write for twenty-four hours.  If I’ve already written the first half of the book, I can add 10,000 words, sometimes more, to my WIP during those retreats.
Me:  So far you have 4 books scheduled in the “Independence Falls” series.  Will there be more?  And will you be adding any more books to your “Blaze” series?

Sara:  I don’t have any more Independence Falls novels planned at this time, but it is possible.  I love the characters and setting in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. 

As for Blaze, Search and Seduce will release March 1st 2015.  This story features a young widow determined to open a breeding and training center for military war dogs.  I had so much fun writing about puppies!

Me:  Do you have a “writers” bucket list?  Where would you like to be with your writing in 5 years?

Sara:  No, I don’t.  But I have a long, growing list of stories I would like to write.  I send my agent ideas constantlyJ   

Me:  Who is your current “go to” author to read/relax with?

Sara:  Right now?  Lauren Blakely and Samanthe Beck top the list.  I love their red-hot reads!  I’m also a big fan of Jill Shalvis, Maya Banks, Laura Kaye, and Maya Rodale.   
Quick Get To Know you Questions:

Favorite dessert?  Vegan cupcakes!

Coffee, tea or something stronger?  Coffee.  I go to sleep dreaming about that first cup of black coffee in the morning.

Negligee, sleep shirt or pajamas?  Pajamas.

Do you prefer men in boxers, briefs or commando?  Is there a D. All of the Above choice? 

Favorite take out meal?  Vegan dumplings with tofu and shitake mushrooms from this lovely little café on the Upper West Side in Manhattan.  I’m convinced I am more creative when I’m eating themJ

Place you want to visit in the near future?  I would love to go back to Disney World with my kids.  I grew up in South Florida and loved visiting when I was a child.  We’ve taken my kids twice now and I love seeing their faces when they walk into that magical word.     

Caught In The Act
By Sara Jane Stone
Independence Falls, Book 2

Publisher:  Avon Impulse
Release Date: September 16, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 384 Pages
ISBN:  9780062337597

Buy Links:  Kindle | Nook | Kobo | iTunes | Google Play

About the book:

Falling for his rivals' little sister could cost him everything …

For Liam Trulane, failure is not an option. He is determined to win a place in Katie Summers' life before she leaves Independence Falls for good. But first, he needs to make amends for the last time they got down and dirty.

Only problem?

His professional success hinges on striking a deal to buy Katie's family business. And after Liam's relationship with their Katie went south years ago, the Summers brothers are more enemy than friend. If both parties agree to set the past aside, they can reach an understanding. But when Katie welcomes him back into her bed, Liam risks everything to make her his.

After Liam betrayed her trust, Katie Summers will do anything to keep him from walking away with the family business. She decides to seduce him, knowing that when her brothers find out, they will back off from the deal. And she'll finally have her revenge. But when her plan spirals out of control, Katie learns that payback may come at too high a price …

Author Info

After several years on the other side of the publishing industry, Sara Jane Stone bid goodbye to her sales career to pursue her dream-writing romance novels. Sara Jane currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her very supportive real-life hero, two lively young children and a lazy Burmese cat. Join Sara Jane’s newsletter to receive new release information, news about contests, giveaways, and more! To subscribe, visit and look for her newsletter entry form.

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  1. Woohoo, Sara Jane! Great interview, Queen of the Night! :)