Just the Way You Are – Release Party. 4

April 18, 2015

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:  Just the Way You Are is part of a series. I love series. I love getting to know the main characters at the beginning, I love finding out about the early secondary characters as they have their turn in the spotlight, and I love the original characters visiting again so I can see how they’re getting on.

Pick a character from any of my books that you think needs a story of their own, or more story if they’re a main character. And explain why you’d like to see that in 25 words or less.  

I’ll put the responses into a hat and pull one out. I’ll use one of these hats. I rarely wear hats, but I love them. Hats

The lucky person will win an ecopy of the first three titles in the Just Life series.

Find Just the Way You Are at : http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6274

19 Responses to “Just the Way You Are – Release Party. 4”

  1. eemontgomery says:

    This is a tough one if you haven’t read any of my books. Let me know if you’d like me to give you a summary of all the characters in a book.

  2. Denise Dechene says:

    Hmm since I haven’t read the books yet I would appreciate a summary of characters

  3. BabyBarlow says:

    I’m a new reader so I won’t be able to answer

  4. Angela says:

    Your a new author to me but i looked your books up on Goodreads and i found one that had a really intriguing blurb it is The Courage to Love (Between Love and Honor).

    I think this is a book i would love to read because of the time setting and how difficult it must be to be gay in that time. David and Bernard are characters i think would be great to visit again mainly because of the time they life in and the chalenges they maybe still are facing.

  5. eemontgomery says:

    Firstly, I’ll apologise for making this so hard. I have all the characters in my head, so I naturally assume everyone else does as well. I’ll probably never grow out of that.

    Okay, the secondary characters of Just the Way You Are:
    Neridah is about 50 years old and has been married four times. Her first husband died on their first anniversary in a car accident. She was driving. Her second husband was a lazy drunk. Her third husband was her soul-mate but he was transgender and she didn’t deal well with it. Her fourth husband was a lazy cheater. She’s still best friends with her third husband (Brian-who-is-Brianna) and at the end of the book, Brianna moves into the unit next door to Neridah.

    Tahlia and Blake are Jonathan’s other neighbours. Blake is abusive and Tahlia eventually gathers the courage to leave him. Jonathan helps her and gets her to another town and into chef school. She’s rebuilding her life but it’s early days yet.

    Col is Ben’s removalist partner. He’s been married to Lorraine for forty years but now has Alzheimer’s and dies six months after the end of the book.

  6. eemontgomery says:

    The Courage to Love is one of my favourites, Angela. I adore David and Bernard. At the end of the book, they’ve set themselves up on adjoining farms on the central Queensland coast. I can see where there might be room for more of their story.

  7. Denise Dechene says:

    Based on what you posted here. I would love to hear more about Brianna history. Also her take of the Neridah break up. Transgender characters aren’t represented enough in books. A

  8. eemontgomery says:

    Characters in the other Just Life series are Daron and Peter, Rebel (Daron’s best friend) and Jeremy, Mark (Jeremy’s ex) and Liam (Jonathan’s brother). The only character in those stories that didn’t get a positive ending was the man from table 22 in the first book, Just His Type. He’s the man Daron hooks up with all the time before Rebel dumps him. Table 22 comes across as a user and a poser in the book, but there’s probably room to make his character grow.

  9. eemontgomery says:

    There’s another giveaway opportunity coming up soon.

    I’ll put these responses into a hat and pull out the winner just before we finish here at midday so you have plenty of time to add comments.

  10. Denise Dechene says:

    Well now I’m intrigued by Table 22. He may come across as a user but is there a story that made him that way. Decisions decisions. Sounds like you have some interesting secondary characters

  11. BabyBarlow says:

    I’d love to read about Ben

  12. eemontgomery says:

    Thanks, Denise. Sometimes the secondary characters do become more interesting than the main ones, for at least part of the time. That’s why I write series – I want to know their stories as well.

  13. Angela says:

    I have to agree with Denise table 22 sounds intriguing but i also feel like sometimes a bad guy should stay a bad guy not everyone can be redeemed (is that the right word). All your secondary characters look great but i will stick with my first answer LOL

  14. eemontgomery says:

    BabyBarlow: Lucky for you Ben’s story is Just the Way You Are. I’ve also written a scene that shows Ben and Jonathan six months after the end of the book. It’ll be posted on Amanda C Stone’s blog sometime in the next two weeks (I’ve forgotten the booked date). I’ll post the actual date on my blog at http://www.eemontgomery.com/blog

  15. eemontgomery says:

    Angela: you’re right. Sometimes the bad guy has to stay bad. It’s nice if people can be saved, but in reality that’s not always possible. Fiction is often a reflection of reality, albeit a reality inside someone’s head.

  16. eemontgomery says:

    I’m writing a story now where one of the secondary character’s is hilarious. I already know he’s going to get his own story later on.

  17. Denise Dechene says:

    I love humor in my books.

  18. eemontgomery says:

    Denise: me too, although a lot of people don’t get my brand of humour. It’s often so dry, people think I’m serious.

    I have a short story in an anthology that was released last night (Queermance Vol 2) that has a lot of humour in it. My favourite funny bit is between a straight guy (Cord) and a gay guy (Paul) who’ve been best mates for years. Paul offered to blow Cord six years earlier but Cord assures him he still doesn’t want to feel whiskers down there (he says it a bit more crudely than that). I laugh every time I think of their exchange.

  19. H.B. says:

    I haven’t read any of your books yet. Based on what you’ve told us I would like to hear more about Brianna, to see her mindset and just her back story.

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