Friday, September 20, 2013

Ten Quickies with Jamie Adams

Today, I must extend my apologies to Jaimie Adams. I was supposed to host her on Monday, but I was sick and missed it. Let's not confuse me with someone who's organized and does these things in advance, okay? So please, let's show her some love, and check out her new YA release, Not Pretty Enough.

Now let's get crackin'.
1. Mountains or Beaches?

I quite like both actually! I’ll say beaches because I live in amongst mountains but don’t see the beach very often so it’s always nice to head down there!

2. Early Morning or Late Night?

Late night. I’m not a morning person at all! If I get up too early or I’m too tired then I tend to stare at the computer screen and not do anything so mornings aren’t very productive for me, whereas I can work late into the night and get much more done then!
3. High Heels or Sneakers?

Sneakers. I’m not a very girly girl and don’t know how people can walk in some of the heels you see around!

4. Summer or Winter?

Winter! I love snow and cold weather and I hate being too hot, so winter is definitely my favourite time of year!

5. Wine or Chocolate?

Chocolate, easily! Nothing makes you feel better than chocolate!

6. Pen or Laptop?

Laptop. I’m too slow writing with a pen, and my handwriting is horrible!

7. Sports Car or Motorcycle?

 Car. Somehow they seem safer than motorcycles!

 8. Tea or Coffee?

Tea! How could you even ask me that?! Tea is an absolute necessity, and I am addicted to it. I can’t function in the mornings without a cuppa! I can’t stand coffee – I don’t mind coffee flavoured things like cake or ice cream, but coffee itself is horrible! Tea all the way!

9. Appetizer or Dessert?

No contest - dessert!

10. Kindle or Paperback?

Kindle! I never expected to love my Kindle like I do, I bought it thinking I’d never give up physical books but might use it occasionally, but the thing is that paperbacks take up so much space, and I’ve run out of that! The Kindle is so easy and holds so many books, I now choose the Kindle edition over the paperback every time. I don’t know how I’d survive without my Kindle!

 Blurb: "New Year's Resolutions:
1. Lloyd Layton will know I exist. He once said three whole words to me, so this is obviously progress. If I don't get a proper conversation out of him soon, then I'll take my top off and streak through the cafeteria, because nobody could fail to notice these boobs.
2. I will not get expelled for streaking through the cafeteria."

Those are the words that begin her mission.
Chessie is fourteen, not pretty enough, and very much in love. Lloyd Layton is hot, popular, and unaware of Chessie's existence.
Her goal is clear: to get Lloyd to love her as much as she loves him, and she has exactly one year to do it.
As Chessie's obsession with Lloyd reaches boiling point and she starts to spin a web of lies that spiral out of control, Lloyd turns out to be not quite the prince she thought he was.
Can Chessie avoid the gathering storm before things go too far?


There’s a common misconception that everyone wants big boobs. Let me tell you something: they don’t. If they’re fourteen and have a chest bigger than most of their school, including the teachers, they don’t. I’m a DD cup. People pay thousands of pounds to have their boobs enlarged to be smaller than mine. I can’t remember the last time I passed for a half fare on the bus. Or the last time a bus driver asked my face and not my chest for the fare. Everyone notices boobs when you’re my age. In fact, the only human in the world who doesn’t notice them is the one person I would quite like to notice them.

Lloyd Layton.

I’d quite like him to notice my personality too, but at this point just noticing my mere existence will do. If I have to use my boobs to lure him in, then so be it. The thing is, Lloyd Layton is hot, popular, and really, really tall. Taller than everyone else in our year. Taller than the teachers. Occasionally taller than the doorways. He knows what it’s like to be picked on for a physical attribute you can’t control. He’s different too. He knows what it’s like to be an outsider. Okay, when it comes to Lloyd Layton, he’s not really an outsider, because he’s absolutely gorgeous and loads of people like him, and I doubt anyone would dare to pick on him for anything because he could knock them flying with one swoop of his gigantic hands. But still. He’s taller than everyone and I have bigger boobs than everyone. We’re clearly a match made in heaven. It’s just a shame that he can’t see it yet.

But I’m sure he will one day soon.

I’m actually moving closer to that goal because he said one sentence to me back in December.

One sentence. Three small words. Not the three words I would like to hear him say, but I’ll take what I can get.

It was the last lesson of the last day of term before the Christmas holidays. Double technology. Not usually something to get excited about, but we came to the conclusion that the Christmas spirit had gone to Mr. Vale’s head because he let us watch a movie in class instead of doing any work.

The Princess Bride.

We were allowed to pull chairs in around the TV and sit and watch a movie for two hours. Guess who pulled his chair in not that far away from mine?

Lloyd Layton.

I don’t know what happened next. I can’t explain it. It was like having an out of body experience. I’ll never understand how I had the courage to do it, but halfway through the film, I leaned over and said, “This is a good movie.” To Lloyd Layton. Better than that, he actually replied. He said, “Yes, it is.”

Three whole words.

It got even better than that again because after it was over and we were putting the chairs up on the desks, he smiled at me. A real smile. And it wasn’t at the person behind me because I was next to a wall. He smiled at me.

What a fun excerpt. This looks like an awesome read. If you enjoy YA, you should give it a try. Thanks so much for being with us today, Jaimie. We wish you much success with your book!


  1. Great interview and post, ladies. I hope you're feeling better, Sutton. Being sick is never fun :(
    Jamie, I'm a late night person, too. Mornings are for caffeine :) Congratulations on your new release! AWESOME!

    1. TY, Kate, I'm feeling more like myself everyday. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Thank you so much for having me today, Sutton! I really hope you feel better soon!

    Thanks to Kate too, I'm glad I'm not the only night person!

    1. My pleasure, Jaimie. Sorry again about missing the original date. Gak! I'm an afternoon person. Best of luck with your book, it looks like a great read.