Title: The Way You Look Tonight
Author: Jo Tannah
Genre: Gay Romance, Contemporary, May-December Romance
Series: Standards Series, Book Two
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
As a member of a wealthy and influential family, Jaime “Jamie” Abello had his life mapped out. Being shipped off to LA with an insurance scam linked to his name was not part of his plan.
It had seemed so simple: pass the Philippines Medical Board Exam;practice in the family-owned and -controlled hospital; join the Board by age forty; and find a partner with whom he could settle down and be himself.
Instead, his father supplies him with a surfeit of money and dangerous secrets and sends him to a strange country.
The Pediatric Residency Program Jamie applies for brings him face to face with untouchable Program Director, Miles Kwon, whom Jamie soon finds to be a man of integrity and vision.
When tragedy strikes, Jamie finds himself falling deeper into depression. Unexpectedly, it’s Miles who helps him work through his pain.
Will Jamie ever experience a life with a loving partner, or will his father’s secrets cause him to lose everything he’s gained?
Guest Post: A National Pastime: Karaoke and the Filipinos
Thank you for having me here today and for taking part of the blog tour for The Way You Look Tonight.
When I showed the cover for the book, someone asked me about the significance of the microphone. That microphone is very important for Jamie’s character. He’s in a strange land, has no family to go home to, keeps too many secrets for his father, and never talks about his private life. In short, he’s miserable. But then again, he’s also a Spanish mestizo Filipino, or mixed Spanish and Filipino ancestry. And Filipinos love to sing.
I don’t know anyone in my country who does not sing, or attempt to sing, or think they can sing, or … let’s leave it there. We sing when we’re happy, sad, angry, in pain, bewildered, in love, dreaming… we sing in every occasion, in every corner, with or without a microphone. As for how they look at Karaoke, I think it would be an understatement to say that Filipinos love karaoke. Truth is, we love it so much, it is considered a national pastime and there are no homes without one. If they do claim they don’t have one, they’re television would definitely have at least one channel devoted to one. Yes, we have cable channels that devote the entirety of its programs to karaoke.
Jamie deals with life in general just like any Filipino would: by singing. He loves to go to a karaoke bar and sing the tunes in front of a crowd. If he could get the crowds to participate, he feels good about himself. It’s the only medium where he can let out his feelings without revealing his emotions to the world. By singing, he can deal with life and let off the energy that drives his depression. It is his antidote to life. He loves to sing rock tunes for they’re fun and engages a crowd. When he meets Miles who is older and much prefers quieter music, he sings a standard—The Way You Look Tonight—it’s different but it’s still singing and it shows Miles how much Jamie truly cares for him. And that is the most important thing.
Please do check out the first of this series, What A Difference A Day Makes found here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/What-Difference-Day-Makes-Standards-ebook/dp/B00U6DZKS8
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Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BDTO4U8/
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Prizes: $4.99 WIP Gift Card and ebook copy of What A Difference A Day Makes by Jo Tannah
About the author
JO TANNAH is a wife, mother, and blogger by day, writer by night. It can be difficult to say the least but it is a challenge that keeps her on her toes.
She grew up listening to folktales her father and nannies spun to either entertain the children or send home a message. These narratives stayed with Jo until she finally decided to write them down in a journal way back when she kept one. Years later, going through junk led to finding a long forgotten box and nestled within it was the journal. Reading over the stories of romance, science fiction, and horror that she had taken time to put to paper all those years before brought to light the realization that they were tales she’d never come across in her readings.
The tales Jo write are fictional but all of them are based on what she grew up with and still dreams about. That they have an M/M twist is simply for her pleasure. And she hopes, yours as well.
Jo Tannah can be found at: