Thursday, July 28, 2016

Blog Tour: Finding Love by Gigi Kern #giveaway


Welcome all!

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Gigi Kern author of Finding Love

Hi Gigi, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?

Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand?

85 percent of the writing I do is longhand.  I found when writing my novel, supernatural thriller, that I could think and write faster writing longhand vs thinking and typing.  Plus, I found by writing longhand, it helps keep continuity of thought and stops me from editing along the way.

If this book is part of a series, tell us a little about it?
Yes, Finding Love is the second book in the Finding Home series.  It’s about creating your own family and how home is more than just a house.  The series starts with Aaron finally finding a family of his own, and finding love with TJ.  The series expands to include the family Aaron creates and those connected the awesome Foster family.

What are your thoughts on writing a book series.
As a reader I enjoy reading books in a series.  Funny, when the idea comes to me, I know if it will be a series and the number of books in the series.  I think my experiences as a reader impact how I see writing.  In recent years, I have read great books in a series that fall flat at the end, or off into left field.  So, I try and connect the characters and will try to introduce them prior to their own book or connect them to a character from a previous book so the reader can feel the connection with those characters.

Do you think that the cover plays an important part in the buying process?
I think the cover does play a role in the buying process.  As an avid reader, the book cover draws me in leading me to read the book description.  I personally make an effort to read the book descriptions for book covers that don’t appeal to me just so I don’t loose out on a great book. 

What is your favourite quote?
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
--Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken


Aaron is in love with his new boyfriend TJ and living with his best friend Ryan. Life is perfect. Right?

Except his past rears its ugly head threatening everything he has and ever wanted.

Now that would be the end of his story, but ever since Aaron met the Fosters and his hot boyfriend TJ, his luck has changed! Dreams really do come true!!

Shush it's a secret... I know the writer of Finding Love, and she told me...

"When I originally came up with the idea for Finding Love, this is what I had in mind...

Yes I didn't see everything at the time. But I did see their first time. And the anxiety Aaron would have. And I knew that TJ's friends wouldn't "get" their relationship. But I didn't see Rick giving the "talk". Awesome right!

I'd tell you more, but I think the author is on the look out. She promised me to secrecy. But how could I not share right!!

Disclaimer: Because of Aaron's cuteness, TJ's hotness, Ryan's awesomeness and David being David, please Read Book# 1 Finding Aaron first. How else can you fall under their spell.

Title: Finding Love
Author: Gigi Kern
Series: Finding Home #2
Release Date: June 20th 2016
Genre: Contemporary MM Romance


Buy Links: Amazon


Focusing solely on Aaron, he manhandled him as gently as he could. Over the past several months of his and Aaron’s relationship TJ noticed that the trust Aaron had in him not to hurt him was mind-blowing. It was his touch, sight unseen sometimes, that would always center and calm Aaron. Knowing this, TJ always tried to use this sparingly and held it in the reverence it deserved. Ryan, Aaron’s best friend and TJ’s nephew, didn’t even have this ability.

Gently pulling Aaron out of the recliner, TJ maneuvered himself behind Aaron and unceremoniously plopped down into the chair. Slowly TJ repositioned Aaron and seconds later Aaron was in TJ’s lap and they were cuddling.

Yes, CUDDLING. It was a major shock to TJ and everyone around him that he actually liked to cuddle. Yet again another revelation these past few months brought as TJ descended into the rabbit hole that was “Aaron Samuel” and found it got more intriguing by the day.

Wrapping his arm around Aaron’s slim shoulders brought the needed warmth to Aaron’s shivering body.

“Aw, look how cute and comfy the two resident lovebirds look,” David said with a snicker as he draped the blanket across Aaron’s lap and chest.

Title: Finding Aaron
Release Date: November 4th 2015



Book 1 in Finding Home Series

At 23, Aaron has aged out of the foster-care system and is now a struggling college student. Between his severe Learning Disabilities, ADHD and past trauma, every day is a struggle.

Three years ago, Aaron's world got a whole lot brighter thanks to his new best friend, Ryan Foster and his family. The Fosters have taken him into the fold. That is, everyone except for Ryan's Uncle TJ.

When Aaron and TJ meet, sparks fly.

TJ, 31, can't stand his nephew's flamboyant, in your face, blue-haired, rainbow loving, best friend. He knows he shouldn't be so judgmental but after spending five years in Iraq and Afghanistan, his patience is buried under a mountain of guilt and loss.

TJ's animosity toward Aaron always stresses Aaron out going home to the Foster's for the holidays but they are the only family he has. He just needs to put up with TJ. He can do that, right?

When something happens that neither one wants to acknowledge, it may just be the catalyst needed for the sparks to explode.

What happens when TJ lets himself see the real Aaron? And, can Aaron let TJ past his defenses, when he's barely holding on.

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About the Author

Gigi Kern is currently writing the third book, Finding David in the Finding Home series, her first gay contemporary romance series. A huge fan, she along with thousands wait with baited breath for the next new release from her favorite gay romance authors.

Gigi first discovered her passion for reading out of desperation. During her month long hiatus for her seventh grade summer break, spending quality time with the grandparents in sunny Florida in August, the hottest time of year, she became desperate. See, awesome grandparents had no cable. Travesty though it was, Gigi discovered the retirement community's library and there it was in all its glory, Heaven by V.C. Andrews. And she's been hooked ever since.

Though her day job is monotonous, she has been able to work in three continents, travel and see the world.
Her menagerie of wooden animals from her world travels have major competition from her two cats, Marco-pollo and Squertie. And, cause what would a menagerie be without animals, her two 65+ pound dogs, Leo the lug and Blink the destroyer of toys.

She is currently writing her life away on the shores of North Carolina.

Social Media Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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