Interview – Jo Grafford

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Welcome to the Lost Colony book tour, and thank you for hosting me today, Anita!

  1. Favorite movie/actor/actress? Jensen Ackles from Supernatural tops the list right now.
  2. Favorite song/singer? I have a pretty eclectic play list that I write to, but I particularly love love LOVE Foreigner’s “Long Way From Home” and “Renegade” by Styx.
  3. Favorite food?  Belgian chocolate, fat red raspberries straight off the vine, fresh-baked big salty pretzels, Italian imported wines… I could go on all day. I love to grill out, stir up desserts from scratch, and just plain eat.
  4. One item you cannot live without? My laptop…and maybe my iPhone. I’m so plugged in, but hey! I’m a writer. Whaddya expect?
  5. Who would you like to meet (dead or alive)? Mark Harmon from NCIS, Jim Parsons from Big Bang Theory, and – of course – Nora Roberts, queen of romance!
  6. Favorite hobby? Besides writing? Um…running so I can eat and drink more wine. J
  7. Guilty pleasure? All sorts of things dipped in my chocolate fountain. Strawberries and all sorts of things…
  8. Favorite authors and books? Topping the list (and many of the shelves in my private library) anything by Nora Roberts aka J.D. Robb plus Stephenie Meyer, J.K. Rowling, Stephen Pressfield, Harlan Coban, and too many more to name…
  9. Do you collect anything? Books, books, and more books, Polish pottery, and old quilts
  10. Favorite color? Black! It’s classy and mysterious not to mention slimming!

Hope you enjoyed the interview. Don’t forget to enter my Lost Colony drawing for a chance to win a limited edition Lost Colony t-shirt, a signed paperback copy of BREAKING TIES (book one in the Lost Colony Series), a signed Lost Colony bookmark, and two packs of six free eBooks. Happy reading and best wishes on winning! –Jo

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Breaking Ties

Lost Colony Series

Book One

Jo Grafford

Genre: historical romance

Publisher: Astraea Press

Date of Publication: October 16, 2013

ISBN: 978-1-62135-219-8


Number of pages: 404

Word Count: 121,390

Cover Artist: Mande Matthews

Book Description:

Intelligent and well ahead of her times, ROSE PAYNE’S world is shattered after a secret betrothal to the duke’s son costs her job as a clerk in his father’s household. Without a letter of recommendation, she becomes an easy target for recruiters to the Colonies. Desperate for work, she signs up for a risky overseas venture and sails for the New World, vowing never again fall for a wealthy gentleman.

Returning from a diplomatic tour in London, CHIEF MANTEO is bewitched by the elusive, fiery-haired ship clerk and determined to overcome her distrust. He contrives a daring plan to win her heart – a plan he prays will protect her from a chilling conspiracy involving murder, blood money, and a betrayal of their fledgling colony so terrifying it can only be revealed in BREAKING TIES.

Special Note: BREAKING TIES is the never-before-told rest of the story of the Lost Colony.

Book Trailer:

Available at Amazon  BN

trail of crossesTrail of Crosses

Lost Colony Series

Book Two

Jo Grafford 

Genre: historical romance

Publisher: Astraea Press

Date of publication: September 9, 2014

ISBN: 978-1-62135-337-9


Number of pages: 392

Word Count: 112,300

Cover Artist: Mande Matthews

Book Description:

Jane Mannering can shoot a rifle and handle a knife as well as any Englishman. However, she is no match for the red-painted warriors who ambush her section of a Colonial caravan the moment she and her comrades reach the shores of Virginia.

Jane plots their escape during a forced march inland, leaving a trail of maltese crosses carved on the trees – their pre-agreed upon signal of distress. All the while, she fumes over what interest their captors could possibly have in a twenty-three-year-old spinster and a rugged band of brick masons, sawyers, and farmers.

When the ruthless Chief Wanchese intercepts them at the crossroads of the Great Trading Path, Jane is shaken to discover their greatest enemy plans to keep her for himself. It’s a pity he’s the only man on two continents who’s ever stirred her heart. Alas, she has an entire colony to save, and capturing his attentions is not part of their escape plan.

Special Note: The Lost Colony Series is the never-before-told rest of the story of the Lost Colony on Roanoke Island.

Book Trailer:

Available at  Amazon   BN   Smashwords   iTunes   Kobo

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Tour giveaway

2 dropcard gift cards with six free eBooks on each card (including Breaking Ties)

1 grand prize – a reader’s tote bag with a Lost Colony t-shirt, signed paperback of Breaking Ties, and signed bookmark

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