Saturday, September 21, 2013


OK, girls. Get settled in and ready to SWOON! We've got the one and only JAKE CAPLIN, the super sexy-sensitive-brooding (and humble) heartthrob from Samantha Young's exciting and moving New Adult release, INTO the DEEP.
We were ecstatic and slightly nervous to have Jake with us today. Come on! The dude is HAWT, and a little intimidating. And one thing we know for sure, Jake doesn't share his personal business with just anyone, and some of our more, um... more in depth (SEXY), questions were gracefully sidestepped by this reluctant shining star. Still, we managed to get just enough out of him to make us all squirm in our seats. *wink wink*
Jake left us giggling, sighing- and drooling. Yep, we fell even more in love. We're certain he'll have the same affect on you. So we won't waste a moment more...
Tsk Tskers--- meet Jake...

Tsk Tsk: Hi, Jake. Welcome to our blog. Are you ready for your fandom?
Jake: My fandom? Uh… is anyone ever really ready for something like that?
T: Well, considering the plethora of wacked out former child stars, we'd say, um... probably not.
Describe yourself in five words or less...
J: Um… a guy? Okay, okay… *prolonged silence followed by a sigh*… that is a much harder question than you’d think. Can we come back to that one?
T: Oh we will, Jake. *wink* We will. What is one thing you can't live without?
J: Charley. Tried it once. Didn’t like it.
<could we swoon any more??? >
T: Boxers or briefs? (We had to ask)
J: Is there such a thing as boxer briefs?
T: LOL. Yes, Jake. There is.
What is your go-to beverage?
J: It depends on my mood. If I’m feeling like the poster child for brooding, a black coffee. If I’m hanging with the guys, beer is pretty much mandatory, and if I’m feeling whimsical I do like a chocolate vanilla milkshake.
*Shell snorts at poster child prompting Kat to elbow her in the ribs* Ouch! Jeez!
T: Favorite song at the moment?
The one that I’m comfortable admitting to is Big TV by White Lies. Charley may be privy to information regarding another song of a surprising musical choice but you’ll never break her. My girl is a steel trap.
(Shell): I LOVE White Lies!
(Kat): Don't think we aren't going to try, Jake.
T: What is something you love about Charley?
J: Other than everything?
T: Awww....
<Seriously, he gets hotter by the minute>
T: What is something she does that makes you crazy?
J: When she’s talking to you, she gives you her whole attention. What she doesn’t realize is that some guys take that the wrong way and think she’s flirting. That may or may not bug me a little…
T: As if they aren't all moths to the flame just being in her presence. <Seriously guys, Charley is GORGEOUS!>
T: Tell us one of your most embarrassing moments, pretty please. *batting eyelashes*
J: Yeah, that’s not going to happen. Nice try, though. I liked the ‘pretty please’ and the eyelash fluttering. It almost worked.
(Kat): Damn, he's a tough one
(Shell): You're telling me.
Who would you pick to play you in a movie? Who should play Charley?
J: I don’t know but he’ll need to be incredibly handsome, intelligent and charming. Did I mention modest? As for Charley, that’ll be tough. She’s not like most girls.
T: *in unison* True that.
What is your dream ride?
J: Would it be inappropriate to insert a little locker room humor here?
T: *chuckles* We can take it. Dish...
J: Ha, good to hear, but I better be good. So my dream ride… probably a restored 1951 Chevy pickup.
T: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
J: I’d have to see more of the world before I made any kind of comment on that. And Charley would have to be there with me. I’ll need someone to deflate my ego every now and then and she is fairly easy on the eyes. There’s also that matter of her being the love of my life. Yeah, I think she might have to feature in that decision somewhere…
T: Sounds to us like you'd go where she'd go?
J: *smiles and shrugs*
T: Best way to spend your downtime- or how do you relax?
J: *Grins wickedly* Need I say more?
*the girl's blush* Um... no.
Have you ever read a romance novel?
J: They make you read Jane Austen in high school so that would be a yes.
T: We suppose, but barely.
Name one your guilty pleasures.
J: I own Veronica Mars on boxset. What? I’m not ashamed of it.
T: *more giggles* That's a bit...surprising...
Do you consider yourself a thrill seeker or a "take life as it comes" kinda guy?
J: The latter. Being in love with someone like Charley is thrill seeking enough for one lifetime. I swear to God my life will never be boring as long as I’m with her.
T: That's a GOOD thing, Jake.
What is your favorite memory?
J: A private moment with me and my girl. I am a gentleman so I will not elaborate.
T: Eventually we will break you, Jake. Guaranteed. *chuckles and some eyebrow wagging*
T: What is your biggest fear?
J: Losing Charley.
*heavy sighs all around*
T: After you've come so far? That girl's not going anywhere. Right?!! *Shell starts to hyperventilate and Kat grabs her phone to message Sam*
T: With everything you have gone through, what advice would you give people on what you have learned?
J: Don’t take your relationships for granted, don’t treat people like they’re replaceable. They’re not.
T: Sound advice. And best to listen rather than learn from experience on that one.
Do you have any regrets?  If so, what?
J: I think we all know what that is.
*the girls share an awkward glance*
T: OK, Jake. Let's do a few RAPID FIRE questions, then we'll let you off the hook...
Sunrise or Sunset?
Beach or Mountains?
Favorite color? 
Green or black
Favorite food?
 Gio’s Pizza
Early bird or night owl?
 Night owl
Surprises: love them or hate them?
 Depends on who’s doing the surprising.
Date Night: Cozy night at home or out on the town? 
Cozy night in.
T: OK, Jake, before you go...  Back to our second question. You didn't think we'd let you sneak outta that one, did ya? Five little words or less...GO!
*Jake smirks, gives a small bow, and makes his exit*
T: Well, we told you he was modest. Gotta love him for that.
Thanks for hanging out with us.
Be sure to grab INTO the DEEP. Jake and Charley's story is truly amazing. We just know you'll fall in love with them both.
Thank you to Jake and Samantha for taking the time to indulge us. As always we're grateful to Sam, our tour hosts, and all of you!

Happy reading! Kathryn and Shelley

 Live young. Live hard. Love deep.

Charley Redford was just an ordinary girl until Jake Caplin moved to her small town in Indiana and convinced her she was extraordinary. Almost from day one Jake pulled Charley into the deep and promised he was right there with her. But when a tragic incident darkened Jake’s life he waded out into the shallows and left Charley behind.
Almost four years later Charley thinks she’s moved on. That is until she takes a study year abroad in Edinburgh and bumps into none other than Jake Caplin at a party with his new girlfriend. The bad-boy-turned-good attempts to convince Charley to forgive him, and as her best friend starts spending time with Jake’s, Charley calls a truce, only to find herself tumbling back into a friendship with him.
As they grow closer, the spark between them flares and begins playing havoc with their lives and relationships. When jealousy and longing rear their destructive heads, Charley and Jake struggle to come to grips with what they mean to one another.
And even if they work it out, there is no guarantee Charley will ever trust Jake to lead her back into the deep…
For more info on Into the Deep visit the official Blog
Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestseller ON DUBLIN STREET. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha’s first adult contemporary romance and has sold in twenty-three countries.

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