Thursday, April 11, 2019

Oh, Baby! by Jill Blake - Book Tour and Giveaway

Lena Shapiro. Successful surgeon. Dutiful daughter. She sacrificed her personal life to build her career and take care of her mother and sister. Now thirty-nine and single, she watches her peers pairing off and having kids, and wonders if she missed out on her own chance at happiness.

Assigned to mentor a visiting colleague, Lena finds herself falling for the man instead. But Adam Sterling is all wrong for her: he’s too young, too arrogant, and too willing to push personal and professional boundaries. And he’s leaving L.A. for a job on the opposite coast.

With the date of Adam’s departure looming ever nearer, will Lena retreat to the safety of her familiar solitary life, or will she take a chance on an uncertain future with the man who might make her dreams come true?

(Please note: This is a steamy contemporary romance that contains mature themes and explicit content, meant for adults 18 and over. It is a stand-alone novel, with no cliff-hangers, and a guaranteed HEA.)


Copyright © 2019 by Jill Blake

Adam folded his arms across his chest, blocking her way. “The world won’t grind to a halt if you cut back your hours or take a day off once in a while.”

“I know that,” Lena said, glancing at the clock. “I’ll make some adjustments. But right now I feel fine, and I still have patients to check on.”

“Are you kidding me? You’re still hooked up to an IV.”

“Which the nurse is about to remove. Dr. Goodman said I’m good to go. He didn’t specify where.”

“Because any reasonable person getting discharged from the ER would go home.”

“I’ll go home after I finish rounding,” she said.

He glared at her, then cursed, pivoted on his heel, and strode out of the room.

Lena stared at the privacy curtain that continued to sway in his wake.

Where was the feeling of triumph at having won the argument? She should be glad that Adam was finally gone. But all she felt was deflated. 

“Here we are,” the nurse said, bustling in with a clipboard. “We’ll go over your discharge instructions after I get that IV out.”

Minutes later, Lena was alone again, pulling on her clothes. There was a cursory knock, followed by the squeak of wheels.

“Your carriage, Princess.” Adam pushed the wheelchair toward her.

She blinked against the prickle of tears. Damned hormones. “I can walk.”

“Not to your car,” he said. “Hospital policy.”


“Your patients are all taken care of,” he said. “Your partner will see the post-ops shortly. He said you should go home, and congratulations on the pregnancy.”


Tell us about your book, what inspired it?

Oh, Baby! addresses an issue that is particularly close to my heart. Specifically, the difficulty of achieving work-life balance.
Doctors spend years in school and then in training before becoming full-fledged attending physicians. During this time, we often work 80-120 hours a week, sacrificing our personal lives and relationships in the process. In some medical fields, this kind of brutal work schedule persists well beyond the training period. 
Oh, Baby! deals with the consequences of this unforgiving lifestyle. The heroine, Lena Shapiro, is a successful surgeon who suddenly realizes that she’s thirty-nine, single, childless, and facing a very lonely future if she doesn’t do something drastic to change her life. Assigned to mentor a visiting colleague, she finds herself falling for the man instead. But Adam Sterling is all wrong for her: he’s too young, too arrogant, and too willing to push personal and professional boundaries. And he’s leaving town in a few months to pursue a job on the opposite coast. 
This is a romance, so Lena and Adam eventually get their happily-ever-after. But how they get there is a whole other story…

What is your favorite scene in the book?

It’s about a third of the way in. Adam, the hero, has just been rebuffed by the heroine. He phones his older sister, Amanda, to get some insight into the female psyche. What he gets is an earful of the chaos that Amanda, a mom of three, is struggling to contain. You can read an excerpt of this scene on my website.

How long have you been writing?

Writing – since I could hold a pencil. I am happy to report that those early efforts have all been destroyed. 
Publishing contemporary romances – since 2013.

What are your ambitions for your writing career?

I’d like to keep on writing, and keep on publishing, and maybe when the kids are grown and I can retire from medicine, I can turn to writing full-time.

What’s something unusual or fun that most people don’t know about you?

I speak Russian, as well as a smattering of French and Hebrew. Oh, and medical Spanish—which means I can’t give you directions to Pasadena en espaƱol, but I can ask you where the pain is. On second thought, even if my Spanish were better, I’d still have trouble giving you directions, because I am what they politely call “geographically challenged.”

Anything else you might want to add?  

I love hearing from readers! You can contact me through my website or via Facebook
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About the Author

A native of Philadelphia, Jill Blake now lives in southern California with her husband and three children. During the day, she works as a physician in a busy medical practice. At night, once the charts are all done and the kids are asleep, Jill writes steamy romances with smart heroines, sexy heroes, and guaranteed happy endings.

Book is on sale for $0.99 during the tour

Oh, Baby! (A Prescription: Romance! Book) -

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  1. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.

  2. Thank you for hosting and helping to spread the word about my work!

  3. Great post and I love the cover, thanks for sharing!

  4. Did you help design the cover? Congrats on the release.