Friday, April 24, 2015

We're Launching the Book Tour for THE TRUTH ABOUT HOPE by KATE JAMES!

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

We're launching the BOOK TOUR for
The Truth About Hope
By Kate James

Can Hope help her hometown that holds long grudges and possibly find love with her old high school sweetheart along the way? Come along on the tour to get to know a little more about Hope, Luke, and their hometown.

Tour Schedule:
April 24th - Launch
April 26th - Word Wranglers & Write & Rewrite
April 27th - Underneath the Covers
April 28th - Letters from Annie (Douglass) Lima
April 29th - Zerina Blossom's Books
April 30th - I Am A Reader
May 1st - Katie's Clean Book Collection & Copyright1985
May 3rd - My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
May 4th - Story Broadsi blog 4 books & Rockin' Book Reviews
May 5th - The Written Adventure & Write from the Heart
May 6th - Bookworm Lisa
May 7th - Deal Sharing AuntGetting Your Read On & Author June McCrary Jacobs
May 8th - Grand Finale

More About The Truth About Hope and Author Kate James

What is your motivation behind this book? Why did you want to write it?

My motivation behind all my books is to entertain readers with stories that they hopefully find engaging, unpredictable, and morally and emotionally satisfying.

The idea for this book arose partially from my respect for Hope’s real-life counterparts—people who care for, rehabilitate and locate forever homes for the animals that find their way into shelters.

What do you hope readers take with them when they read your book? 

I would like readers to feel good about the story’s conclusion, and believe that no matter what hardships we may face, we can overcome them with faith, perseverance and—of course—love!

Do you have a favorite scene? 

One of my favorite scenes is when Hope and Luke meet unexpectedly outside a pet food store after her return to her hometown of Canyon Creek.

Share something about you that is unique. 

I wanted to write from a relatively young age, but a family tragedy, school and career intervened. A few years ago, my ever-intuitive husband realized that writing was—or could be—something important to me, and he gifted me a personal laptop for my birthday. While outwardly appreciative, in my mind I was wondering why I needed another laptop, when I had a perfectly good one from work that was constantly with me. Clearly my husband knew better than me, because having a separate computer that I didn’t associate with my essentially 24/7 day job was pivotal. That gift ultimately resulted in my first publishing contract and, two years later, my decision to step down from a full-time CEO role (that I enjoyed and found rewarding) to pursue writing as a career. I owe a debt of gratitude to all my readers for enabling me to fulfill my dream of writing!

The Truth About Hope
by Kate James
Adult Contemporary Romance
May 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming


Who is Hope Wilson?

Is she the girl her former hometown thinks she is? Or the girl Luke Carter once loved—and maybe still does?

When Hope returns to Canyon Creek, Texas, to honor her
father’s last wishes, there’s only one person on her mind: her high school sweetheart, Luke. The boy she lied to when she had to leave Canyon Creek as a teen, finding it easier to hide what she really felt than deal with the grief of loss. Her father’s fortune could make a big difference to Canyon Creek—but Hope finds that the townspeople have a long memory about his misdeeds. With a plan to make amends on his behalf, Hope learns the truth about herself. And the truth about love.


Kate James 2.jpgKate James spent eight years of her childhood living in foreign countries as her professional parents travelled on business. She lived in four countries and spoke five languages before settling down in Canada again to attend university. After graduating with a degree in civil engineering, she held a variety of positions in the field of real estate development and operations, and ran three substantial organizations. While her writing during this period was mostly business related, including presentations and speeches she delivered both nationally and internationally, her passion is and always has been fiction.

Kate's business and personal experiences enable her to write fiction with a deep, often first-hand knowledge of what she is writing about. This approach makes Kate's stories richer and more vivid.

Kate’s goal is to entertain you with well-written, engaging stories, set in intriguing places and with strong, likeable characters. “I hope my stories bring you pleasure and entertain you. Nothing pleases me more than receiving feedback from people who have chosen to spend their valuable leisure time with one of my books,” notes Kate.

Kate married her husband, Ken, in an elegant, ocean-front wedding on a tropical island. When they are not traveling, they split their time between their properties in southern and central Ontario in Canada.


Tour Giveaway

$30 Amazon Gift Card (INT)
5 Print Copies of The Truth About Hope (US/CAN Only)
1 ebook of The Truth About Hope (INT)
Ends May 15th

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20 comments:

  1. Another great Kate James book! I'm so excited for your tour. Good luck!!!

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    1. Thank you, Catherine. The feeling is mutual!!

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  2. I never had a high school sweetheart! I did enjoy reading about the post, and especially the anecdote about the author's husband giving her a separate laptop just for writing, that was so thoughtful!

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    1. I'm learning that a lot of people didn't have a high school sweetheart. As for the laptop, without it, I expect I would not have written my first manuscript! Thank you for visiting and for your comment.

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  3. Congratulations Kate James on The Truth About Hope, and for following your dream to pursue writing as a career. I too like that your husband bought you a personal laptop so that you could focus your attention on writing when using it. Kudos to him for knowing what you needed to succeed in accomplishing your goal. It couldn't have happened to a nicer person. ( :

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    1. Aw, thank you, Laurie. Yes, my husband always seems to know better what I want and need! :-) Thank you for visiting, and your wonderful support of Heartwarming!

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  4. I enjoyed reading this tour stop post. The Truth About Hope sounds like it will be a good book to read.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the post . . . and sincere thanks to Prism Book Tours for doing such a wonderful job with blog tours.

      If you do get a chance to read THE TRUTH ABOUT HOPE, I would love to get your feedback.

      Happy reading!

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  5. I wouldn't know my high school sweetheart if I fell over him.

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    1. It's interesting to learn how many people didn't have a high school sweetheart or don't remember them. My cousins in California met in high school and have been married for 58 years. That doesn't happen too often.

      I hope you have a wonderful day, Mary!

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  6. I'm married to my high school sweetheart! 15 years this summer. Congrats, Kate. Sounds like another great Heartwarming story!!

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    1. Thank you, Christy. You are the first to comment about finding your happy-ever-after with your high school sweetheart! (Yay!) I am glad to know that it does happen. Please see my comment above about my cousins in California and their 58 years of being happily married. I wish you and your husband a lifetime of love and happiness!

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  7. No, I haven't kept in touch with my high school sweetheart, don't think that would have been a good idea... lol

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    1. Your comment made me smile, Nikolina!

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

      Happy reading!

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  8. No, I haven't kept in touch with my High School sweetheart. We grew apart in college, so it's probably been almost 15 years since we've spoken.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. It's interesting to note how few people have stayed in touch with their high school sweetheart.

      Good luck with the giveaway!

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  9. Love the post because of reminders it may bring to those who read it - shaunie

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment, Shaunie! I hope it does bring happy memories.

      Happy reading, and good luck with the giveaway.

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  10. I do still keep in touch with my high school sweetheart. We chat every now and then on Facebook.

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