So today I have a release day blitz for you and I have to say I cannot wait to get stuck into this one.
Happy Pub day Jane!!!I Found You by Jane Lark
Also by this author: I Found You
on 5th December 2013
Amazon UK, Amazon US
Tomorrow is for regrets. Tonight is for being together.
On a cold winter night, Rachel and Jaon’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.
Would you take home a stranger you met on the street?
That’s what Jason does in chapter one of I Found You… But would you? I would. I have.
I met a girl in a bar when I was nineteen. She’d been made homeless that day, she’d been kicked out of her boyfriend’s family’s house and she had nowhere to sleep that night. I’d never met her before. I even ended up getting her a job where I worked… I won’t tell you the story that followed that, it’s hers not mine, but she was one of those people who sofa surfed for years, put it that way. She never set down any roots and no one ever got to really know her, and she was the only habitual liar I have ever met. I learned a lot of new stuff about life from her. It was an interesting friendship.
I never realised that taking someone in was maybe an odd thing to do though until I started pitching this story idea to editors who said, “That wouldn’t happen.” But it has and it does. I’ve had several friends who’ve met people in streets and pubs and then taken them in, and my aunt who had a young attitude to life, was as bad as me for stuff like this. But maybe you needed to grow up in that sort of crowd. I did have some colourful years in my youth, and I did also spend nights on floors in people’s houses after we’d got talking in the pub, and instead of walking home I just used to stay there in a chair or a sofa. I spent nearly two years living like that, floor or sofa camping most weekends and not with any regular group of friends.
I guess that wasn’t normal for most people.
But as far as taking someone in who needed a place to stay, the pull I describe for Jason in I Found You, is the pull that worked on me. I was brought up in a very religious family and you probably hear that echoed through a lot of my books, and in this one, Jason cannot get the preaching of the Good Samaritan out of his head. You don’t leave someone in need on the street; like I couldn’t the night I took that girl in.
Of course it’s a risk, and I knew that the night I did it. When you don’t know the person at all, it’s a huge risk, and like Jason I was weighing up the odds of what were the bad possibilities and how much of a risk were they, and what other option was there… But ultimately, like Jason, the religious preaching won out.
For this launch Day Blitz Jane is kindly giving away a rucksack. This giveaway is International. Please click the Rafflecopter link below to enter.