December 6, 2013

Release Day Blitz With Interview & Giveaway ~ I Found You by Jane Lark

Publishing date 5th December 2013

Tomorrow is for regrets. Tonight is for being together.
On a cold winter night, Rachel and Jason’s lives collide on Manhattan Bridge. She’s running from life, he’s running toward it. But compassion urges him to help her.

His offer of a place to stay leads to friendship and trouble. There’s his fiancée back home in Oregon and a family who just don’t trust this girl from the wrong side of the tracks.

But when the connection between them is so electric, so right… everyone else must be wrong. And as the snow begins to settle on the Hudson, there’s nothing but the possibility of what could be – of this, right here, right now. Them. 
You’re known for your passionate and intense historical stories, why did you decide to make the move from writing Regency Romances to a New Adult story?
That’s with thanks to Sapphire Star Publishing who published the first edition of The Illicit Love of a Courtesan and spotted that my writing style would really suit the New Adult genre because of the intensity I develop between the lead male and female characters.
When they asked me to write a modern story, especially as they particularly asked for it to be set in America, I’ll be honest I wasn’t sure I could do it, but then within an hour, an image of Rachel standing on a bridge, alone, at night, came into my head and I was seeing her through the eyes of Jason. The story unravelled from there.

Do you plot out stories when you write?
No, and yes. I saw someone recently who had a ton of post-its spread out on a desk, and I know others who have charts and images on walls. I don’t do any of that. My plots are all in my head.  I guess usually by the time I start actually writing… because my mind will be making up the next story while I am writing the last, I do have a whole story mapped out. It comes out in scenes. When I am nodding off to sleep at night my brain just throws out a pathway of scenes for a story to take it from a beginning through a journey to the end. I tend to relate it to films, as I see it like a film in my head, and in films stories are mapped in scenes. So when I start writing I usually have all the key scenes and then as I build the story sometimes a couple more slip in.

Where do you write?
Everywhere J I still have a full-time job to pay the bills at the moment, so I have to squeeze my writing into every other moment. Sometimes I slip an hour in before I go to work, although I can do this less now I have an hour’s drive into work. But generally as soon as I get in from work I open my laptop and check emails, Twitter and Facebook, and do any blog work, and then I start writing, although sometimes I don’t even get as far as starting until ten o’clock. Thank heavens for the weekends because then I can get a good chunk in, although I write a historical blog post on Sundays. But I do frequently take the laptop with me in the car if we are going shopping or out somewhere and they’ll be enough of a drive to make it worth me writing while my husband’s driving. My laptop is a bit like a permanent attachment.

Where do your inspirations come from?
With my historical stories, my inspiration comes by reading memoires and letters and I take the reality of situations from these to build fictional stories and scenes. But with my New Adult books, I guess they come from life, from things I hear and see, again facts woven into fiction. I’ve spoken in some other posts about the night I met a girl in a pub who’d just been made homeless and I took her in, which is what Jason does for Rachel in I Found you, and its’ things like that which will generate ideas I guess, my experiences and things I’ve heard about and read.

What are your plans for future stories?
Well they’ll be more Historical Romances and more New Adults, they’ll be a New Adult novella out in the new year, and a another full story following two of the characters from I Found You out in the spring. But my Historical Romances are going to continue too, a lot of them are already written in draft and so they will be rolling out quickly in 2014, there is still so much more to tell about the Marlow family.   

Jane is a writer of authentic, passionate and emotional Historical and New Adult Romances.
She began her first novel at sixteen, but a life full of difficulty derailed her as she lives with the restrictions of Ankylosing Spondylitis.
When she finally completed a novel it was because she was determined to be able to say I’m a writer.

Now Jane is thrilled to be giving her characters life in others’ imaginations at last.

Jane is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development, and uses her knowledge of psychology to bring her characters to life.

‘Basically I’m a sucker for a love story. I love the feeling of falling in love and it’s wonderful to be able to do it time and time again in fiction, plus my understanding of people helps me write the really intense relationships I enjoy creating.’

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  1. Hi Cath, thanks for hosting this for me, and sharing my publication day :D I was only first published this year, so it's still a really good feeling, and an exciting way to end 2013 with Rachel and Jason's story. Thanks again! :)

    1. You're very welcome Jane, and congratulations - enjoy it!!

  2. Thanks for taking part today Cath.


    1. No problem, always happy to help promote great authors :)


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