Tuesday, October 22, 2013

It Ain’t Easy Being Jazzy Guest Post, Playlist and a Giveaway

Jazzy secretly wants to get back together with her ex boyfriend, Curtis, so when he calls and reveals that he’s got something important to tell her, she’s got no idea that he’s about to propose—to her first cousin and bitter rival, Mercedes.

 The annual family dinner is coming up, and fearing that she will spend the evening seething while Mercedes flaunts her four-carat engagement ring in her face, Jazzy asks Reggie, an Adonis she met at the mall, to accompany her. As fate would have it, not only did Reggie and Mercedes used to date; that backstabbing, leopard print wearing cow is still carrying a torch for him! Revenge. It has never been so sweet. 

 But falling for Reggie? Holy crap! That wasn’t part of the plan! She has enough on her plate as it is with a mother who spies on the neighbors and a sister and best friend with men problems that could land them on Jerry Springer. So when Curtis comes sniffing around again—this time, with an accusation that sends her blood pressure shooting through the roof—the one good nerve that Jazzy’s got left has just about run its course. 
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Ten Random Things about Quanie

1. I have never seen the movie ET.

2. I love kickboxing.

3. I am addicted to television.

4. I get up at 5:00 am to write.

5. I was student of the year in fifth grade.

6. My next novel is called THE NEW MRS. COLLINS.

7. I love music.

8. I want to have my own movie production company someday.

9. I was in a rap group in high school.

10. I cannot touch my toes.

              It Ain’t Easy Being Jazzy – Music Playlist 

Chapter 1:  “Ex Factor” by Lauryn Hill

Chapter 2:  “Check on it” by Beyonce

Chapter 3: “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga

Chapter 4: “Bust the Windows out your car” by Jazmine Sullivan

Chapter 5:  “I’m Curious” by Midnight Star

Chapter 6: “99 problems” by Jay Z

Chapter 7: “Hate on me” by Jill Scott

Chapter 8: “A Family Affair” by Sly & the Family Stone

Chapter 9: “Smooth Criminal” by Michael Jackson

Chapter 10: “Be with you” by Beyonce

Chapter 11: “Just be a man about it” by Toni Braxton

Chapter 12: “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette

Chapter 13:  “Girl Fight” by Brook Valentine

Chapter 14: “Caught out There (I Hate you so Much Right Now)” by Kelis

Chapter 15: “Mama Said Knock You Out” by L.L. Cool J.

Chapter 16: “Have you ever?” by Brandy

Chapter 17: “I Apologize” by Anita Baker

Chapter 18: “Now That We’ve Found Love” by Heavy D and the Boyz

Epilogue: “Crazy” by Gnarles Barkley

Quanie Miller grew up in New Iberia, Louisiana. 

She fell in love with reading at an early age and spent most of her time at the Iberia Parish Library discovering new authors like R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike (she was often found walking back home from the library with a stack of books that went up to her chin). 

She holds degrees from Louisiana State University and San Jose State University. She has been the recipient of the James Phelan Literary Award, the Louis King Thore Scholarship, the BEA Student Scriptwriting Award, and the Vicki Hudson Emerging Writing Prize. 
She loves writing humorous stories about strong willed, sassy women who can’t keep themselves out of trouble. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband and is currently, as always, working on another novel. 
To find out more about Quanie and her works in progress visit quanietalkswriting.com.

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