Guest Post/Giveaway: The Possibilities of Amy by Jaye Frances

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Today, I have Jaye Frances stopping through for a guest post. She will be talking about her book The Possibilities of Amy.

Thank you, Sharonda, for hosting me on Salacious Reads today. I really appreciate the opportunity to give your readers a sneak peek at my new romance novella, The Possibilities of Amy, and to provide a little background of the story.

How often have we heard the phrase “If I knew then what I know now, things would have turned out different.” It really hit home a few years ago, after attending my twentieth high-school reunion. Upon re-acquainting with a past classmate—one I had paid little attention to while in school—I learned he had carried a torch for me all through our senior year, and then for years beyond. I couldn’t help but wonder . . . what might have happened, what other road I might have chosen, if I had only known.

The Possibilities of Amy takes a reminiscent journey back to high school, to the days of na├»ve freedoms, not-so-innocent curiosities, and the unavoidable heartbreaks of youth. David, the main character, is straddling the lonely line between adolescence and adulthood, taking those cautious and sometimes confusing first steps toward maturity. His entire world is changed, however, when Amy, a transfer student, walks into the classroom. She is beautiful, intelligent, and friendly—a combination that arouses hope and possibility—and has David reconsidering his usually shy and withdrawn approach to girls. Especially pretty ones.

Keeping his true feelings for Amy a secret, David learns his friends have also taken a shine to her, and are competitively driven to see who can be the first to seduce her. Now, David must choose between supporting the forged bonds of fraternal brotherhood, and his need to protect Amy from the vile intentions of his testosterone-charged peers.

Here’s an excerpt:

“Listen up, men. There’s new talent in town,” Pete said.

I tried to manage a neutral expression while sounding appropriately interested. “What are you talking about?”

“So you guys haven’t seen her yet?”

Mark and I shrugged.

“I saw her getting off the bus,” Pete continued. “She’s incredible. I’ve never seen anything like her.”

I could feel the growing tightness in my jaw and I wondered if either of them noticed.

“I just talked to a guy in one of her classes,” Pete added. “He thinks her name is Amy.”

Shit, shit, shit. I felt my breakfast turn sour.

Pete’s eyes widened, his mouth contorting into an exaggerated sneer. “The first thing I want to know is how big they are.”

I looked at him with feigned confusion, hoping he would drop the subject and become distracted by Vicky Anderson, nick-named “Pixie,” because of her petite frame and pretty features. But as she walked by us, Pete didn’t even offer a glance. Not caring who might overhear, he dropped his voice to a growl. “Tits,” he said, pushing the word out on a puff of air to give emphasis to his favorite part of the female anatomy. “I want ’em right here, you know?” He gestured as he spoke, bringing both hands up to his face as if examining the pimpled skin of a large grapefruit. “I wanna milk ’em, really hard.”

Mark’s mouth widened into a huge grin and he immediately joined Pete in the synchronized two-handed squeezing of the air directly in front of their faces, arrogantly pretending to cup and suck an imaginary breast.

Pete was nodding wildly, adding, “Oh yeah, baby. Give it to me now. Open up for me, baby, that’s right.”

My private treasure had been discovered. Amy was no longer a secret. I would have eventually told them—after I had met her, and could claim my right of priority. But now, it would be impossible to protect her from Pete’s verbal pokes and prods without revealing my true feelings. And worse, if Pete discovered my obsession with Amy, he would focus on her, making it a point to get to know her, even pulling one of his stupid pranks that could eliminate my chances of winning her over. I had to change the conversation, shift it to another topic. “So, do you guys want to do something different for lunch, or eat in the cafeteria?”

“Screw lunch,” Pete said. “One of us needs to try it out.”

“Try what out?” I asked, although I already knew the answer.

“You’re kidding, right? I mean, just wait ‘til you see them.” He smacked his lips loudly. “Mmmm, boy. They’ve got to be the greatest tits in the world.”

“So what?” It was a feeble comeback, but it was all I had.

Pete gave me the same look of annoyed confusion he had used on a group of born-again holy-rollers canvassing the school during “Kids for Christ” week. “Look, Dave, don’t you get it? She’s new. She probably hasn’t made any friends yet. And that means there’s a good chance she’ll go out with just about anybody.”

He had read my mind.

“So we should give it a shot,” he added, licking his lips.

I hesitated, scrambling for a rebuttal so disqualifying, so final, that it would put an end to any further discussions about Amy. But Mark, who had been quiet through all of Pete’s rhetoric, broke in before I could speak.

“So what can we do?” It sounded like he was asking for some kind of duty assignment.

“We’ll just work on it,” Pete answered, his voice ringing with cocky self-assurance. “We’ll use the weekend to figure something out.”

It was the kind of thing that Pete would say when he didn’t have a real answer. But it didn’t make me feel any better.

Here’s a brief synopsis:

Amy is the ultimate trophy girl—gorgeous face, killer body, and a vivacious personality. But there’s something else about her, something that makes her even more special. Amy is new. A transfer student from out of state, she’s starting her senior year without knowing a soul. And that means she’s up for grabs, available.

Infatuated from the moment he sees her, David is determined to meet Amy, and if the fates are willing, to spend the rest of his life with her. But his shyness prevents him from approaching her—until his friends devise a contest to determine who will be the first to prove their manhood by seducing her.

The Possibilities of Amy is available now as a Kindle eBook on Amazon for only $.99

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Author Bio:

Jaye Frances is the author of the new romance novella, The Possibilities of Amy, and the paranormal-occult romance book The Kure, the first novel in The Kure series. She is also a featured columnist for the NUSA SUN magazine. Jaye was born in the Midwest and grew up surrounded by traditional values and conservative attitudes (which she quickly discarded). She readily admits that her life’s destination has been the result of an open mind and a curiosity about all things irreverent. When she’s not consumed by her writing, Jaye enjoys cooking, traveling to all places tropical and “beachy” and taking pictures—lots of pictures—many of which find their way to her website. Jaye lives on the central gulf coast of Florida, sharing her home with one husband, six computers, four cameras, and several hundred pairs of shoes. For more information on Jaye Francis

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  1. Sounds like a good book! Wonderful excerpt! Cant wait to read it. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. This does sound just like what I remember from highschool. It sounds like a good read.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  3. sounds like a great book cant wait to read it my email is

  4. I would love this book. It's been on my TBR list for some time now. I've seen it on a few blogs so I'm all giddy at the thought of new great books.


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  6. Forgot to leave my email.
    I've asked myself that question many times. but then I realize that I wouldn't change a thing because I wouldn't have the wonderful husband and kids that I have today.
    Lmackesy at gmail dot com

  7. This was a great excerpt - brought back memories of teenage boys and where there minds are. Oh, wait - that would probably be the male species regardless of age!