Sunday, June 14, 2015

Tour Kick Off - Find Me In Manhattan by @ShealyJames

New Adult Contemporary Romance
Date Published: March 25, 2015

Find Me in Manhattan is a stand-alone spin-off novel from the Finding Series.
Sarah Grant is finally living her dream in the Big Apple. While working to achieve her life’s ambitions, she becomes ensnared by the charming and charismatic Jameson Carmichael. Just when Jameson threatens Sarah’s safety, a dream-worthy hero falls in her lap making her question everything she had ever believed about herself.
Sergeant Michael Pearson is merely existing in this nightmare he calls life. He is attempting to have a normal existence, while struggling to discover who he is after the army. When an opportunity save someone arises, he doesn’t hesitate, but Michael doesn’t realize that he is rescuing the one woman in a city of millions that can make him want to truly live again.
Sarah and Michael discover a connection that runs deep, but can they find love in a city known for heartbreak?

Find Me in Manhattan

Other Books in this Series

Finding Me, Finding You

Finding Us

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Absolutely. Writing is my dream career, but for now, I am a teacher, and writing is what I do any time I have a second to open my laptop. I look forward to every second I get to spend in my imaginary world. If only I could say that about teaching…

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
Revisions. Improving a 100,000 word document doesn’t come easy, but I’m lucky to have awesome beta readers to guide me. My editor has also been amazing. She catches things that I wouldn’t have ever noticed, so she’s my hero.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
My first year of teaching, I taught English with an amazing friend. She is my person. Everybody has one. I go to her with the most ridiculous thoughts, and she totally understands what’s going on in my brain. When I forget the word I’m trying to say, she always knows what it is. She’s the yin to my yang, and I couldn’t write without her. I bounce ideas off of her almost every time we chat. I would say for every twist in the story, Sarah has had a thought to contribute. I could go on for days about her, but I will just say this- every writer needs a friend like her.

#4 – What is next for your writing?
Ooh. I am dabbling in another genre. Find Me in Manhattan really opened up my world to a new style of writing, so I cannot wait for my next attempt at writing suspense. I can’t tell you much at this point, but I can say it will involve sin and lots of it.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
Oh yes. I think I spend more on books than I do food. I read almost a book a day. Who needs sleep, right? Right now I am reading the latest in the Neighbor from Hell Series by R.L. Mathewson. I love these books! I mean, who would have ever thought to write about a family of boys who get banned from buffets. Hilarious! I really love her character development. That is something important to me in my writing, and the most positive criticism I have received is about the likability of my characters. It’s all because I read so much. I have my likes and dislikes just like everyone else. What makes or breaks a book for me are the characters. If I don’t get to know them early enough, I can’t become invested in their stories, but if the author does a good job, I become the character and feel everything they feel. That’s what makes a book great in my humble opinion.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:
When a suffering soldier tries to save a southern princess from danger, she finds living in Manhattan might be more dangerous for her heart.

This or That?

#1 - iPod or Mp3?  iPod

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? I don’t know. I don’t know! Chocolate. No vanilla. No. Chocolate. Yes. Chocolate.

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? French Fries, for sure! Mashed potatoes have an icky texture.

#4 – Comedy or Drama? Comedy. Duh.

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Umm…I guess Nicholas Sparks because I have seen some of his movies, but I have only actually read one of his books. I have never read a Danielle Steel novel.

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Reality.

#7 – Call or Text? Text. Talking on the phone is so awkward. I never know how to let someone go.

#8 – Public School or Home School? Public.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? All of the above. I put chocolate in my coffee.

#10 – eBook or Paperback? I never thought I would say this, but eBook. Do you know how many books I can get on my iPad for the price of one paperback? It’s amazing. Best invention ever.

Shealy James is a Georgia native who teaches middle school by day and disappears into the world of fiction at night.  She is an avid reader and writer who hopes to one day write full time and leave the world of middle school angst behind. A sucker for love and happy endings, Shealy likes to combine humor and drama to create stories that are both emotional as well as entertaining. 

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