Jul 15, 2014

Blog Tour--The Reality of You by Jean Haus

Title: The Reality of You
Author: Jean Haus
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Publication: June 26th, 2014

Naomi Porter was once witty, fun, and outgoing, but she has scratched outgoing off the list, along with men. She has a mediocre tech job in fabulous New York, a large smut book collection, and awesome friends, both tangible and in an online gaming community. She just doesn’t date. A future filled with cats and housedresses beats having her heart broken again.

But Naomi still likes men, even kind of stalks—mostly fantasizes about—a gorgeous one at work during lunch.

Her best friend, Kara, is determined that Naomi will be outgoing again. When Kara finds out who, as in a notorious playboy, Naomi is stalking at lunch, she plans to break Naomi of her lunchtime habit and bring her back into the real world. It’s just going to take a bit of deception.

Between all the deceiving, fangirling, and bumbling, Naomi might not be able to resist the temptation of turning her seven-month fantasy into reality. And really, so what if he’s a playboy or a demanding jerk? Her fantasies don’t include love or even like, just a bed or a couch or the back seat of a limo…

Reality might be just what she needs.

*A sexy romantic comedy intended for audiences 18+


About Jean

When Jean Haus isn’t writing, she’s usually reading. Anything from young adult to historical fiction as long as there’s at least a bit of romance, she’ll load it on her kindle. She also loves to cook. And someday she will create the world’s best potsticker.



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Interview with Jean

    1.  Tell us a bit about yourself.

I love to read. I used to read romances behind a propped up text book in high school. Now days, I’m rarely without my Kindle. I golf at least once a week with my husband and son. I used to golf more but now I write a lot. My score is never pretty, but it’s fun.  I come from a big family, and my sisters and their families come over at least once a week for a big dinner. Luckily, I like to cook. My Asian noodle bowl is everyone’s favorite lately, with my cannelloni coming in a close second.
   2.  What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

Each book is different. Sometimes the first draft is difficult. Sometimes pulling it all together in the editing process—as far as story editing—is tough. The first draft of The Reality of You went slow until I figured out Reese, but the story editing went quite fast. Usually it’s the other way around.

    3.  Do you outline when writing your books?

I do. The outlines are by chapter, and are usually a line or two describing the conflict or tension of the scene. However, I’ve never stuck with an outline in its entirety. Some of my best ideas come along the way, but I usually do stick the original planned end.

    4.  What do you think makes a great story?

It depends on the story. Great, well-rounded characters can make a story for me. An okay plot with great characters can make a four star book a five star for me. I’m also a fan of out of the box creativity. Stories like The Night Circus or The Thief of Always may not have the most in depth characters, but their creativity makes them great stories. And sometimes the writing can make the story great. FGFDSGDFS is one of the recent stories I’ve read where the writing sucked me in.

    5.  Tell us about your latest book.

The Reality of You is a light, fun romance. Naomi, the lead, has some deeper issues so it’s not all fun and games. There is a saying, something like throw rocks at your characters, and I didn’t shy from putting Naomi in some funny, difficult situations which was a lot of fun. But the romance and the building connection between Naomi and Reese is the main focus of the story.

Fun Questions

    6.  If you could choose to live in a different time period, past or future, what      would it be and why?

Well, after the Hunger Games and other scary dystopian books, screw the future. So I’m going with the past. Maybe Roman times? I might skip the entertainment—fights to death and animals mauling slaves—at the Colosseum, but running water, and public bathrooms are very necessary. I’ve camped rustic, once, and learned my lesson. The Romans also had steam baths, books, newspapers, paved roads, sausage, and socks, which all come in a close second to the bathrooms. Plus the soldier’s outfits left a lot of skin showing…

    7.  If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Hawaii. Sun, sand, tropical breezes, and roasted pork. What more could a girl want?

    8.  What is your favorite animal?

Dog. Love dogs. Mine is woman’s best friend. My husband is jealous about how the dog has attached herself to me. But although he had to have the dog, guess who is with it all the time?

This or That:

    9.  Coke or Pepsi?  Coke
  10.  Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate, dark, light, and white! Um, does anyone say vanilla?
  11.  Day or Night? Night. Definite night owl.
  12.  Winter or summer? Summer!
  13.  Beach or Pool? Huh, this one is hard. I’ll go with a pool with a beach view.

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