Today I’m really excited to introduce you to Jamie Wesley, whose debut book comes out today! I’m really excited to read Tell Me Something Good – I always love books where the characters have fun, unusual jobs. Rival radio-show hosts? Sign me up!
Here’s Jamie to tell us more. Make sure you enter the giveaway below. Jamie’s giving away a Kindle!
1. How do your hero and heroine meet, and what are their first impressions of each other?
Tate and Noelle meet about a year before the story starts at a staff meeting, and well, let’s just say it was not love at first sight. I believe there were accusations of being a pig and someone needing to take a stick out of a certain body part. Things haven’t improved in the year since.
2. What are their best and worst characteristics?
Tate is fun-loving and doesn’t worry about what other people think. However, he’s also a bit arrogant and stubborn.
Noelle sees the best in everyone (well, except for Tate) and is always willing to help someone. But, she, too, is stubborn.
3. Where is this book set, and what makes the setting special?
The book is set in my hometown, Dallas, but what makes it really special is that the story takes place at a talk radio station. By the very definition of their jobs (and the task presented to them), Tate and Noelle have no choice but to share their thoughts about all kinds of things. I’m sure it won’t come as much of a surprise that they don’t always agree. 🙂
4. Do you write in genres other than contemporary? If not, are there any genres you would love to write in?
No, I’m a contemporary gal all the way. I don’t have the imagination to write paranormal and I’m terrified of screwing up my facts in a historical and receiving angry emails from readers.
Someday, I’d love to write a kid’s book in the vein of The Babysitters Club series. Those books were key in cultivating my love of reading, and I’d love to offer that same gift to another child.
5. How would you describe your books?
Funny, sexy, modern, and heartfelt.
6. What’s the best compliment a reader could give you?
Your book made me laugh, fan myself, and cry. (I don’t ask for much – lol).
7. If you weren’t an author, what would be your dream career?
I’m a sports junkie. While I do work in the sports industry, I’d love to work for one of the Dallas professional teams in their community relations department. Or at The Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World.
8. If you were stuck on a desert island, what ONE book would you want with you?
Hardest question ever. Umm, umm…are you really going to make me choose?
If 10-year-old Jamie were answering, I’d say Anne of Green Gables or The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.
Adult Jamie is torn between It Had to be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, the first sports romance I read and probably Born in Fire by Nora Roberts (or some Nora book).
Actually, Adult Jamie wants to go through my collection of books because I’m sure I’m forgetting a book I absolutely adore and can’t live without.
Two radio show hosts. One show. Who will come out on top?
In a moment of restlessness, Tate Grayson sold his multimillion-dollar company and spun his love of sports into a radio talk show. Life, and love, is too short to take seriously—a fact he enjoys rubbing in uptight radio host Noelle Butler’s face.
After the death of her parents, a tragedy she blamed on herself, Noelle vowed to live a controlled, focused life. Now a psychologist, she channels her need for connection into her radio show. But when the arrogant sportscaster next door tells listeners men shouldn’t get married, she’s all too happy to yank the silver spoon out of his overprivileged mouth.
Their heated on-air arguments are a hit, but when the station director forces them to do a joint show for two weeks, Tate and Noelle object. They can’t stand each other, despite the attraction sizzling beneath every interaction. But if they can’t pull the struggling radio station back from the brink, they’ll lose their jobs. Or worse, their hearts.
Jamie Wesley has been reading romance novels since she was about 12 when her mother left a romance novel, which a friend had given her, on the nightstand. Jamie read it instead, and the rest is history.
She started her first manuscript, a contemporary romance, after she graduated from Northwestern University in 2002 and couldn’t find a job. Life got in the way as it often does, i.e. she found a job, and she didn’t finish the story. However, she never forgot about it and finally got serious about completing it in 2009. She’s been writing ever since.
Jamie holds a master’s degree in sport management (yes, that’s a real thing 🙂 ) from the University of Texas at Austin, so it probably comes as no surprise that she loves sports and spends an inordinate amount of time rooting for her hometown Dallas’s pro sports teams and her alma maters.
She also adores Walt Disney World, shopping, and pop culture. Want to know if your favorite TV show is going to be canceled or what the newest Disney attraction is? Ask Jamie. She’ll probably know the answer.
To celebrate the release of her first book, Jamie’s giving away a Kindle! To enter, please answer this question: If you were stuck on a desert island, what ONE book would you want with you?
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