Sunday, May 4, 2014

Tour Kick Off - Hearing Love by @KatieLeeAuthor - #giveaway

Contemporary Romance
Date Published: April 16, 2014
Ella James, the beautiful, feisty Director of Operations at Coopers’ Treats finds herself immediately at odds with Alexander Shepard, CEO of SBS, Inc. Alex’s company is looking to merge with the financially shaky Coopers’ Treats, but from the moment they met, Alex had this way of getting under Ella’s skin. Alex’s plans for the merger would require Ella to uproot herself from her safe, quiet existence in the bucolic suburban enclave of Brookside and move to the bright lights of Manhattan. For Ella, who lost her hearing at a young age, change wasn’t something she embraced or welcomed freely. She was also reluctant to leave Chase Kramer, her on-again, off-again boyfriend, even though they were currently in the “off-again” phase.

But a merger with the more financially stable SBS, Inc. would mean ensuring Coopers’ Treats continued existence, so Ella packs up and heads for the Big Apple, hoping that giving Chase the chance to really miss her might clarify his feelings for her. When Ella gets to Manhattan, she is charmed by both the big city and Alex. Despite her feelings for Chase, she finds herself hopelessly drawn to Alex and the chemistry between them is sizzling. They embark on a passionate, fun, whirlwind affair. Ella is surprised by her intense feelings for Alex, even though she is still haunted by dreams of chasing after an elusive man, dreams that she started having when Chase first broke off their relationship.

As the merger deadline approaches, Ella finds herself caught between her feelings for two very different men. As she works to see that the merger is completed successfully, her muddled feelings for both men threaten to jeopardize everything she holds dear. Will she finally be able to hear love and make the right choice?

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

I see writing as a passion. It is something I have to do. Do I want to be able to be successful at it that I don't have to do anything else to make a living? Absolutely. But if I couldn't attain that kind of success, I'd still write.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

Right now, because I work a full time job and have other life obligations, it's just carving out the time to write.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?

I have been very fortunate to have many people help me out. My friends, in particular, really pushed me to publish my writings. I always thought of my writings as just a fun hobby, but it was my friends who told me my writings were good enough to be published.

#4 – What is next for your writing?

I am working on a 3 book series about the craziness of Hollywood and how you find real love in the midst of all the lies and fake images.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?

Oh my yes. I am, at heart, a reader. I am the kid who loaded up on books during summer breaks because I loved reading, not because of some summer reading list. And I don't think you can be a good writer without being a reader, just like you can't be a good chef if you don't like eating.

I just finished reading "Orphan Train" and now I'm reading "12 Years A Slave."

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Feisty, deaf heroine is torn between two very different men and must sort out her feelings in order to save the company she loves.

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3?


#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?

Definitely chocolate.

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?

French fries.

#4 – Comedy or Drama?

Depends on my mood but I lean toward drama. Dramedy?

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?

Danielle Steel.

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?

Fantasy to watch (TV/movies), reality otherwise.

#7 – Call or Text?


#8 – Public School or Home School?

Public school

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate

Again, chocolate wins out.

#10 – eBook or Paperback?

eBook but I love books in all shapes and sizes.

Katie Lee has had a lifelong love affair with books. She fell in love with her first book in the second grade and hasn’t looked back since. She first took up writing as a hobby, wanting to craft her own magical adventures, and through the love and encouragement of family and friends, decided to get serious about writing and share her stories with the world.
She currently resides in Maryland in the United States. She works for the government during the day, and her spare time is devoted to writing. She gains inspiration from all sorts of things, but mostly from the fun and adventurous trips she takes when she can.
            Her debut novel, "What Endures" was published in August of 2013 and is available on Amazon.


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  1. I can't wait to read this book! I LOVE Katie Lee's books! :)

  2. the story in this book intrigues me

  3. That it's contemporary romance. Love those :)