Finding You by Jo Watson – Q&A and Giveaway

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by the publisher to celebrate the release tomorrow of Finding You the 3rd book in Jo Watson’s Destination Love series. Enter the Rafflecopter at the end of the post for a chance to win a copy of the book.

Do you listen to music while writing? If so what?

Of course. Lots of Depeche Mode- their new album Spirit is currently on repeat. I also like Grimes and XOV!

What was the scariest moment of your life?

When I thought Depeche Mode was breaking up in the 90’s. (That’s sort of a joke. Sort of not) Giving birth was pretty scary too, that whole ‘have your belly cut open while you’re fully awake and yank a small human out of your uterus ’ thing- is not exactly conducive to relaxation. And then when I was car-jacked at gunpoint. That wasn’t fun. But no one was hurt.

What books have most influenced your life?

I mainly read non-fiction to be honest. I’m very into physics and books like A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking and The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene (to name a few) really opened my mind to the big, wide, intriguing, universe. When I was younger I loved Dr. Seuss books, and I give a little nod to him in ALMOST A BRIDE. He made words seem magical to me, and I loved that. Roald Dahl was also a big part of my life growing up, and I’m now reading them to my son- but since he only has a 5 minute attention span- I’ll probably only finish The BFG around 2018.

What are your favorite TV shows?

Aha! Now we’re onto a subject I could spend days on. I LOVE TV. It’s my favorite; I’ll watch a series over a book any day of the week. I studied theatre and started out as a TV writer, and it’s still one of my favorite things to do. I love Dexter- possibly the best TV ever made in my opinion, certainly one of the most intriguing characters of our time. The Shield, Deadwood, Battle Star Galactica, Six Feet Under, True Detective (the first one) and then for comedy, The Office. (UK version only!), Suburgatory and Summer Heights High (if you haven’t watch that, you should!) The list could go on much longer, but I think these shows stand out for me.

Being adopted never made Jane Smith feel unloved, just unlike the rest of her family. As her twenty-fifth birthday approaches, she is struck by an overwhelming longing to finally find her place in the world. So, in a very un-Jane-like move, she books a last-minute ticket to Greece to find her birth father and the real Jane. All she knows about him is that he was a tour guide named Dimitri. Armed with this knowledge and several surprise boxes of condoms from her mom (not embarrassing at all), Jane takes off.

Within minutes of landing she makes two important discoveries. First, everyone in Greece is named Dimitri, and second, fate might be playing a sick joke on her when a sexy tour guide called Dimitri comes to fetch her from the airport. After failing to find concrete information about her father, Dimitri offers to help Jane with her search – if she’ll go on an adventure with him. Stable Jane would never risk a steamy vacation romance, but real Jane might finally be ready to listen to her heart. Will Jane find her biological father, or will she end up finding something else entirely?

Enjoy an Excerpt

He stepped toward me. My heart stopped pumping. He leaned in close and pulled my hand from behind my back and placed his card in the center of my palm. My nerve endings prickled and the hair on the back of my neck stood up.

“Just in case.” He repeated the words and they sounded so loaded.

In case what? In case I decided to lose all common sense, judgment, control, my mind (although that was already up for debate) and call you for a midnight beach romp. I’ll be sure to bring my watch so I can take note of how long it takes you to make me start screaming your name in wild ecstasy…Oh God, that sounded good!

I took a large step back. He took a large step forward. Back. Forward. Then he leaned in again. Holy Crap! He was coming in for that double-cheek kiss again and I wasn’t sure I’d be able to remain cool and calm and controlled this time. Only he didn’t. He did something far, far more odd and unsettling. He pulled my sunglasses off, placed them in the same hand as the card and then closed my fingers around them. He squeezed my hand closed while looking into my eyes in a way that rattled me to my very core.

My head started spinning and suddenly I felt a tad unsteady. I hoped to hell that I wasn’t about to be knocked off my feet by my raging hormones and fall into his arms. He gave my hand one last squeeze, and then… he was gone!

What the hell did that mean? You can’t just take off a person’s glasses, put them in their hands, stare into their eyes meaningfully and then mysteriously walk away without saying a word. What the hell was he playing at?

And why was it so hard to keep myself from falling for it?

About the Author:Jo Watson is an award-winning writer of romantic comedies. Burning Moon won a Watty Award in 2014. Jo is an Adidas addict and a Depeche Mode devotee.

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