EASY ON THE EYES, Jane Porter

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Easy on the Eyes (from Jane’s Website)
At 38, Tiana Tomlinson has made it. America adores her as one of the anchors of America Tonight, a top-rated nightly entertainment and news program. But even with the trappings that come with her elite lifestyle, she feels empty. Tiana desperately misses her late husband Keith, who died several years before. And in a business that thrives on youth, Tiana is getting the message that her age is starting to show and certain measures must be taken if she wants to remain in the spotlight. It doesn’t help that at every turn she has to deal with her adversary—the devilishly handsome, plastic surgeon to the stars, Michael O’Sullivan. But a trip away from the Hollywood madness has consequences that could affect the rest of her life.

About Jane (from Jane’s Website)
Born in Visalia, California, I’m a small town girl at heart. I love central California’s golden foothills, oak trees, and the miles of farmland. In my mind, there’s nothing sweeter in the world than the heady fragrance of orange blossoms on a sultry summer night. As a little girl I spent hours on my bed, staring out the window, dreaming of far off places, fearless knights, and happy-ever-after endings. In my imagination I was never the geeky bookworm with the thick coke-bottle glasses, but a princess, a magical fairy, a Joan-of-Arc crusader. My parents fed my imagination by taking our family to Europe for a year when I was thirteen. The year away changed me (I wasn’t a geek for once!) and overseas I discovered a huge and wonderful world with different cultures and customs. I loved everything about Europe, but felt especially passionate about Italy and those gorgeous Italian men (no wonder my very first Presents hero was Italian). I confess, after that incredible year in Europe, the travel bug bit, and bit hard. I spent much of my high school and college years abroad, studying in South Africa, Japan and Ireland. South Africa remains a country of my heart, the people, the land and politics complex and heart-wrenching. After my years of traveling and studying I had to settle down and earn a living. With my Bachelors degree from UCLA in American Studies, a program that combines American literature and American history, I’ve worked in sales and marketing, as well as a director of a non-profit foundation. Later I earned my Masters in Writing from the University of San Francisco and taught jr. high and high school English. I now live in rugged Seattle, Washington with my two young sons. I never mind a rainy day, either, because that’s when I sit at my desk and write stories about far-away places, fascinating people, and most importantly of all, love. I like a story with a happy ending. We all do.

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  1. I read Jane Porter’s “Flirting With Forty”, and enjoyed it tremendously. Her writing is so easy to read and realistic. There were lots of laugh and tears as that is how life is. “Easy On The Eyes” will be another step up the ladder in her career and I would like to be one that sends kudos.

  2. Seems like a really fun and easy read. I’m excited to read this one! I’ve never read any of her books before, but sounds like she could be added to my “Favorite Authors” list!

  3. Thanks Carrie for such terrific interviews. Enjoy your time off at the beach.

  4. I read Jane’s book “The Sheikh’s Disobedient Bride” and really enjoyed it. I’d love the chance to read this one – Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. I never read any of her books before. But would love to win one and try her books out. I’m with Kristin P. Sign me up.

  6. I picked up a copy of Mrs. Perfect and couldn’t put it down! I love Jane’s style of writing. I just started reading Frog Prince and can’t wait for Easy on the Eyes!

  7. I lkie your books about women that are going thru things that are happening in the real world. I enjoy reading them alot, I’d love to read or rather win Easy on the eyes for, I’m having a hardtime buying a new book, need to start school shopping etc. but its been along time I’ve won anything. Also, I enjoy reading your books, they make me laugh and cry.

  8. I first read Jane’s “Flirting with Forty” after hearing about it on my MomLit Facebook group. A wonderful book, with themes and issues that resonate with me. I look forward to reading more of her books!

  9. I absolutely loved Flirting With Forty, Odd Mom Out, The Frog Prince and Mrs. Perfect!!! Jane is one of my top favorite authors. Since I cannot find Easy on the Eyes around my hometown yet, I would LOVE to win a copy of it.

  10. This would be a perfect commuting book… always looking for a new author!! Thanks Carrie for being such a good source for reading material I love!!!

  11. I would love to win this book. I have not read other books by the author. This one looks interesting.

  12. I love Jane’s sense of humor about real issues. Flirting with Forty was a great story and translated well into a movie too. I can’t wait to read Easy on the Eyes next! Thanks for the offer!

  13. Please add my name to your giveaway of Jane Porter’s book, Easy on the Eyes. I enjoyed your podcast interview and would love to read this book. She is a new-to-me author…and I enjoy finding new authors to read. I’m hoping to get Flirting with Forty soon. It sounds good too. Thank you! I’m enjoying your website alot.

    Sandy

  14. I have read other Jane Porter books, and I really enjoyed them. I am definitely planning to read this new one. Thanks for offering the chance to win a copy.

  15. Wow, I haven’t been here in ages! ::dusting off the cobwebs::
    I’d like to read EASY ON THE EYES because I like stories that involve “entertainment” and “Hollywood”. I enjoy Jane’s books immensely. If you haven’t read FLIRTING WITH FORTY, you should. It’s excellent!
    I am a subscriber. 🙂

  16. I just finished my first Jane Porter book “Mrs Perfect”. It was such a fun read! I live in Washington state and enjoyed all the references to Bellevue, Seattle etc. As a Mom, watching all the “perfect” moms (of whom I am NOT one!) it was fun to read about the darker side of perfection!

  17. It would be great to win a jane porter book: especially since i am on a fixed income. I read “Flirting with Forty”: great story and a great style of writing. I figure this new book, “Easy on the Eyes” will be a great read, too! Thanks for the chance to comment and for a chance to maybe win!

  18. I recently read Flirting With Forty, my first book of Jane’s, and very much enjoyed it. I found her characters very human and relatable, so I would love to read more by her.

  19. I like reading your books because your write about women you are indendpent and strong-will. Also,you can relate to your readers, they are women who are in the work force, or single parent, and single. I’d love to read Easy on the Eyes, for it sounds like a really good book and it could be happening in the real world but you add alittle romance and anybody could dream.

  20. I love Jane Porter’s books and finished Easy on the Eyes last week. She injects so much emotion into her writing – I find myself frequently laughing out loud or crying while I read her books!! I loved the interview with her, too – thanks for having her on, Carrie!

  21. Not read any of Jane’s books before this one looks interesting and is totally different from my usual books I like to read. There is only so many anti-terrorist type thrillers one can read I guess.

  22. Please enter me for the drawing. Jane Porter has historically done a great job of mixing real life issues, fun, and fiction into a great read. I am sure this will will be.

  23. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

  24. I want to read “Easy on the Eyes” for fun. I love the style in which Jane Porter writes, and think her characters really come to life.

  25. It is always exciting to find a new author like Jane. This book sounds like a great way to explore issues women face. As a “woman of a certain age” this will be top of my list. I am also very interested in reading the book she is currently working on. Boys suffering from depression is a topic not addressed as it should be. Using well written non-didactic fiction to bring these topics into discussion is awesome.

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