Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"Caught" by Clare James

In CAUGHT, a new Entangled Brazen release, racecar driver Jarod Cage must put his future in the hands of celebrity publicist Vivian Blake to save his career. Which is becoming a problem, because the heat between them is about to redline. But when you go this hard and fast, putting on the brakes is the most dangerous thing you can do …

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About Caught:
Watching sex tapes at the office is just part of PR professional Vivian Blake's job, especially when she has to clean up a celebrity's image. Except that her newest client isn't quite that easy. Racecar driver Jarod Cage is beyond hot, and his onscreen “performance” is already compromising Viv's cool professionalism.

While Jarod hasn’t exactly been discreet about his personal life, he never thought his reputation could cost him both his sponsor and his racing career. Now he has to put his future in the hands of a tiny, pixie-like publicist. Which is becoming a problem, because the heat between them is about to redline. But when you go this hard and fast, putting on the brakes is the most dangerous thing you can do...

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About Clare James:
Clare James writes contemporary romance and new adult novels with spunky heroines and sexier-than-sin heroes. Her books have made several best-selling lists including the tender love stories in the *Impossible Love* series; the steamy romantic comedy *Dirty Little Lies*; and the touching family drama *Wednesday*. Her new title, *Caught*, is the first in a series about the women of Elite PR and their very naughty clients. It will be published with Entangled Publishing’s Brazen line in June 2015.

A former dancer, Clare still loves to get her groove on – mostly to work off her beloved cupcakes and red wine. She lives in Minneapolis with her two leading men – her husband and young son – and is always on social media chatting with readers.

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Jeri's Book Attic is happy that Clare took some time to answer some questions for us

Author Interview at Jeri's Book Attic.

Thanks for having me today, Jeri! So excited to be here, now let’s tackle your questions!

1) What is the first book you read that comes to mind? Why is it so important to you?

Oh boy, I have to think on this one. I loved Pippi Longstocking books. She had crazy clothes and was fun as hell. I’ve always loved books about girl power :-)

2) How much of you and/or your surroundings is a part of your stories? Is the influence based on a conscious decision, or do you periodically recognize yourself in one of your characters and it wasn’t planned?

I think there are pieces that just come through that you don’t even notice. But mostly, my characters are their own people and not based on anyone I know. And the same for the plot. Though with Caught, I did tap into my own experience as a public relations rep. Still, I NEVER had a client like Jarod Cage…bummer.

3) What genre is the most intimidating when you think about writing in it? Explain why!

Erotic Romance can be intimidating. Whoa, can it. For me, it can be very raw and vulnerable and it’s tough to go there sometimes. But, I really love it!

4) In your opinion, what is the most important feature a book needs to have?

Interesting and unique characters. I often hear of people complaining about books where the characters don’t do what they think they should, or they are not nice enough, or not a reliable narrator. To me, these are my favorite characters. I don’t need to like them, I just need to be interested in them J I also loved to be surprised!

5) If you had the chance to influence the questions people ask you in interviews, what question is the most annoying and you would love to never hear again? What question would you really like to answer that you have not been asked yet, and what is your answer to that question?

I don’t like being asked about my favorite books – just because it’s too difficult to answer. I have soooo many books I love. Plus, I forget a lot of them, and then feel bad when I remember them after an interview is over!
Gosh, I can’t think of a question I’d like to answer. I’d rather just talk to people about books in general—a conversation rather than an interview. 

6) Name three characteristics of your writing style that are important yet different from other authors.

*Structure – I always have something funky going on. Maybe it’s different points of view, or the plot is anchored by some rules, or part of the story is in a letter or interview, or it’s told backwards.
*Smart, strong women—My heroines are always badass, even if they don’t know it.
*All over the map with the feels—you’ll get humor, heart, and heat in all of my stories!

7) Which of your characters seems to be the most independent, and has taken on a life of their own?

*Stevie Sinclair from DIRTY LITTLE LIES—my family even refers to Stevie as if she’s a real person :-)

8) What do you want tell your readers at the end of this interview?

*Thanks so much for reading my books!! And…talk to me! I love emails and notes on Twitter and Facebook. Oh, and I have a ton more going on in 2015, so stay close!!

Jeri's Review 
With Caught, you get a steamy, emotinal and very refreshing book which lets you feel like sitting in a racing car yourself.
I loved the pace of this story as there was never a moment during which I was bored. 
The combination of different topics including the racing, the really hot alpha and the relationship which to be honest wouldn't exist if Miss Charming wouldn't be so heated as he definetly is , is something which works out pretty well. 
Moreover the writing style is very good as it entertains the reader from time to time but still isn't overfilled with senseless or unuseful information. 

In my opinion, the most important part of the story is the way both protagonists Jared and Viv interact. Directly after turning the first page of this book you can not only feel how much the author put into the background of the whole story- it's also awesome to see how much both of the characters seem to have developed a very interesting life which can't be described with other words than fiery. 

Jarod is my favourite as there is something about him which directly attracts me. He feels real and raw ,but at the same time there is also some vulnerability about him of which you can get a glimpse in so many different scenes. 

In contrast, the personality of Vivian felt totally different. Of  course this is the way she is. But at some points I just wished that there would be a little bit more about her which for sure can be find deep down. This is the reason I rated this book wih 4 instead of 5 Stars as in my opinion the protagonists are the most important part of a novel as they are the ones which make us feel the story. 

I can say for sure that this is a book I am going to recommend!  

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Julia London is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of more than thirty romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular Cabot Sisters historical series, including The Trouble with Honor, The Devil Takes a Bride, and the The Scoundrel and the Debutante. She is also the author of several acclaimed contemporary romances, including The Cedar Springs series, and the recent Homecoming Ranch, Return to Homecoming Ranch, and The Perfect Homecoming. Julia has added a short contemporary series to her titles as well, including The Perfect Bargain, writing under the name Jessa McAdams.

Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a four time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction. To keep up with all the Julia London news, please visit http://www.julialondon.com. Follow her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/julialondon