Friday, July 15, 2016

When I Found You by Kate James Interview & Giveaway

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

When I Found You (K-9 Trilogy, #3)When I Found You
(K-9 Trilogy #3)
by Kate James
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 365 pages
July 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Is she part of the solution…or the problem?

It could be a terrorist threat. Or is it some other sinister plot? An unprecedented rash of security breaches at San Diego's international airport is putting passengers at risk and bringing the competence of the airport's chief of security, Ariana Atkins, into question. With explosives the weapon of choice, police K-9 unit captain Logan O'Connor and his bomb detection dog, Boomer, might be Ariana's best, if not only, line of defense. Logan is certain his belief in Ariana, and his growing love for her, aren't misplaced…but it wouldn't be the first time he's misjudged someone's intentions.

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Other Books in the Series

When the Right One Comes Along (K-9 Trilogy, #1)When the Right One Comes Along
(K-9 Trilogy #1)
by Kate James
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 293 Pages
October 1st 2015 by Harlequin

Brought together by disaster. Kept together by love.

In the aftermath of a deadly earthquake, it's chaos for trauma surgeon Jessica Hansen. Among the many victims, one patient stands out—San Diego Police K-9 search and rescue officer Cal Palmer.

Cal vows to help Kayla, a child orphaned by the disaster. But he needs Jessica's help. Will their shared concern for Kayla and for Cal's canine partner, Scout, allow them to put aside their personal torments and discover the difference love can make?

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When Love Matters Most (The K-9 Trilogy, #2)When Love Matters Most
(K-9 Trilogy #2)
by Kate James
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 368 pages
January 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Keeping her safe at all costs

Could their backgrounds be any more different? Rick Vasquez, a K-9 unit sergeant with the San Diego Police Department, fled drug-related violence in Mexico as a boy. Madison Long, who recently became primary veterinarian to the SDPD's canines, is the privileged daughter of a judge. Rick has dedicated his life to curtailing cross-border drug trafficking and preventing other young boys from being drawn into the dark world of the cartels.

But everything Rick and Madison value, and the growing love between them, is threatened by the dangers of Rick's job, and the risks he's determined to take…

Kate James spent much of her childhood abroad before attending university in Canada. She built a successful business career, but her passion has always been literature. As a result, Kate turned her energy to her love of the written word. Her writing has been recognized with a number of awards, including first place honors for Silver Linings in both the First Coast Romance Writers’ Published Beacon Contest and Ancient City Romance Authors’ Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Award. Her November 2014 Harlequin Heartwarming release, A Child’s Christmas, received first-place honors from Southern Magic, the Birmingham Chapter of the Romance Writers of America, for the 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, placed second in the Ancient City Romance Authors’ Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Award, and was a finalist in RWA’s Desert Rose Chapter’s Golden Quill Award and the Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellence. Finally, her October 2015 release, When the Right One Comes Along, the first book in her K-9 trilogy, has received a Best Book of 2015 award in the contemporary category.

She and her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and the outdoors with their beloved Labrador Retrievers, Harley and Logan.

Kate would love to hear from you! You can connect with her by e-mail, through her website, her Facebook pageTwitter, or mail at PO Box 446, Schomberg, ON, L0G 1T0, Canada.


Thank you for hosting me on your blog, Vicky. I am thrilled to be here!

Q: How long does it take you to write a book?

A: It usually takes me approximately three months to complete a manuscript. That includes writing the first draft and editing it two to three times before submitting it to my editor. After that, there are three more editing stages: 1) revisions to the manuscript based on high-level comments and/or questions from my editor, 2) line edits, where she’s gone through the manuscript line by line and suggests changes, and 3) a final sign off before it goes to production.

Q: What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

A: Wow! Good question. I’m stumped! I’m sure I have many, but let me think about this one and come back to it.

Okay, how’s this? I enjoy mixing things up! What I mean by that is that although I no longer have a fulltime “day job,” I sit on corporate boards. As such, any given day (or hour, for that matter), I can be writing, editing a previously written manuscript, connecting with readers through my various social media platforms, reading board materials, participating in a conference call or attending a board meeting. And that’s not counting making sure that our pups are happy and well exercised!

Q: Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

A: I get ideas everywhere! A news story, global events, a person or a couple walking by, my imagination! Information and research is more focused. Although I write fiction, to ensure I don’t inadvertently pull a reader out of a story because some aspect of it is not credible, I strive to be as accurate and factual as possible when describing a profession, a true-life event and/or a real setting. I am fortunate to have many friends and professional contacts with interesting careers, and I leverage my network (somewhat shamelessly) to conduct my research. I have to say that I’ve had a LOT of fun doing research. It’s definitely one of the perks of being an author!

Q: What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

A: One of the most surprising things I learned is that I enjoy writing as much, if not more, than reading! If I can add to that, the most gratifying thing has been the wonderful and supportive reader response!

Q: What do you think makes a good story?

A: Whatever the genre, I think micro-tension is essential. What I mean by that is that each scene and each page has to have something that captures the reader’s interest and keeps them flipping the pages!

Q: What would you like my readers to know?

A: I would them to know how grateful I am to everyone who chooses to spend some of their valuable leisure time reading one of my books. I am also very appreciative when those same people take a moment to send me an e-mail or post a review to let me know how they enjoyed one of my books. Ultimately, that’s what being an author is all about!

Thank you, again, Vicky, for inviting me to your blog!

Best wishes and happy reading!

Tour Schedule

July 5th: Launch
July 8th: Becky on Books
July 11th: EskieMama Reads
July 11th: Brooke Blogs
July 12th: Wishful Endings
July 13th: Mel's Shelves
July 15th: deal sharing aunt
June 18th: Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway

US/CAN PRIZE PACK: one K-9 trilogy women’s T-shirt, tote bag and a mug, a signed copy of the award-winning first book in the trilogy, When the Right One Comes Along, a signed copy of The Truth About Hope, signed book plates and a bag of Tim Horton’s coffee.
-Open to US/CAN only
-Ends July 24th
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  1. Thank you for hosting me on your blog!

    Happy reading!


  2. I LOVE Harlequin Books and Would Love to win this one It looks Really Great

    1. Thank you, Linda. Good luck with the giveaway!


  3. Thank you for the amazing giveaway, the book sounds great, and the blurb is good, I look forward to reading it.

    1. Thanks, Cyndi. If you do get a chance to read WHEN I FOUND YOU, I would love to hear from you.

      Happy reading!