What wouldn’t you do for love? Do you know?
Naomi thinks she has life all figured out, but she’s naive and hasn’t the slightest idea what shes up against when she meets Judah- the bad boy from the wrong side of town with good intentions. She is strong-willed and knows what she wants, but that isn’t enough to protect the college girl whose been sheltered by her parents all of her life.
Judah is charismatic, and mysterious. It’s not hard to tell that this heart throb is hiding something, but will Naomi be able to shake him as fast as she fell for him? Or will she find herself caught up in Judah’s web, unable to break free?
Tell Me Something Good is not your typical romance novel about falling in love. It’s a look into the human psyche and how no matter how smart you are, any of us can become a fool for love.
Book 1 is an introduction to young Naomi, who readers will see evolve from a young college student into a grown woman who is sent on an emotional roller coaster that quickly grows her up.
Targeted Age Group:: 18-99
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Love is the hurt that most would endure a thousand times over, and come back for more like it never happened. That's why I wrote Tell Me Something Good, which is tongue in cheek. The title describes the book in totality because it basically says, I know you don't mean me any good, but tell me what I want to hear so I can ignore the truth, and pretend that what I feel is real.
We all have been there, no one is immune to the perils of love. We know better, we love ourselves, but when it comes to love humans can do some of the strangest things. Love is that thing that makes mothers forget the pain of child birth after it over, and have more children.
Love is that thing that makes you lose your resolve, and all of your sensibilities. I wanted to convey that in this series. Not only for the sake of making fools for love feel better about their choices-I want readers who know what it's like to fall hard for someone to forgive themselves for making not so good choices for love, and know that they're not alone.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
I'm a woman who likes to thing of herself as smart, and pragmatic. But, I must admit that I have also been a fool for love. I always put a little of myself in each character in every book, and I expand upon my feelings, my beliefs, and my reality. Same thing with the supporting characters. Often they are an amalgamation of people I know in real life, and I embellish them and add/subtract from their stories to give them more depth.
I love, love but it's scary and I tried to control it and failed miserably. That's Naomi. The type A, control freak, who thinks if she plans accordingly, life will be exactly as she wants it to be.
One thing’s for certain, two things for sure. The best-laid plans often go awry, and you can never be prepared enough for the curve balls life throws your way. At first, I had it all figured out. I just knew where my life was going. I planned to work hard, sacrifice my free time with family and friends, and I would graduate from UCLA with honors. My aim was to network, make the right connections, brown-nose, and kiss just enough ass to work for a top-notch marketing firm in L.A.
As fate would have it, my master plan would turn out a lot different than what I had in mind.
It was simple. I would study and get all As. Parlay my hard work into an internship at Bradley and Williams- thee premier social media marketing firm responsible for making A reality stars ugly duckling little sister a star in her own right who is now at the top of her game. After undergrad, the firm would reward me with a six-figure starting salary, a small corner office, and a compensation package that would rival that of any entry-level marketing genius. My vacation days would mount because I would never actually use them. I’d be much too busy grinding and making a name for myself. I’d drive a luxury vehicle, most likely a Mercedes C class, and I would live in a comfortable loft suitable for a bachelorette who had no time to date but entertained viable suitors for the occasional rendezvous of burn-off-steam-sex. Anything more would be a distraction.
The life I dreamt up for myself didn’t include liabilities like marriage or children. Such nuances can keep a woman tied down and unambitious. For a girl like me, that just would not do. I saw myself being the one daughter out of my three siblings who would be seen less and less during the holiday season because I would be too busy burning the midnight oil. I’d stack up invites to weddings and baby showers only to have my assistant send a pricey gift from Tiffany’s because the demands of my job would take up the bulk of my time. My loved ones would understand. A career woman on the rise doesn’t have time for shenanigans like a one-year-old’s birthday party or having drinks after a long day at work. I had aspirations and goals to reach.
It’s not that I’m selfish, far from it. I like to think of myself as practical. No nonsense. I don’t want to spend the next three years, slaving away at some non-profit and hassling anyone with A nickel for donations, teaching some snot-nosed kids, because I had no direction and didn’t deem myself worthy of a life that would afford me the best things that money can buy. I’d spend way too many nights missing my beauty sleep to study for midterms to cheat myself out of the life that going to a top school deserves. My parents saved and scrimped to get my three sisters and me an education, and I owe to them and myself to get out there and get it.
Besides, I’m not a take whatever I can get type of gal. I need to utilize my mind. I have to create. Watch my visions come to fruition from start to finish; see my ideas come to life. Was that too much for a girl who spent her pre-college years at the top of her class, who would go on to earn her Master’s Degree the old fashioned way, burning the midnight oil incessantly studying? Not on a laptop at an online school.
I love, love. But, it only gets in the way. Love steals ambition and has you curled up in bed with a pot-bellied husband, slowly dying because he’s growing bored with you and wishes you looked more like the porn stars he sneaks and watches on his iPhone when he thinks you are asleep. Love will have you planning what to cook your lazy husband for dinner while sitting at a dusty cubicle at 8 a.m. Praying for the day when the highlight of your life wouldn’t be the yearly cruise around some heavily toured Mexican city. No way. When time permitted, I would spend my vacations in Italy or France—eating at the best restaurants, shopping in premiere boutiques. I like cruises enough. They just don’t compare to jet setting abroad, admiring art at the Louvre or walking the cobblestoned streets of Milan.
A girl can dream, can’t she? Well, it turns out that’s all it would end up being. My imagination was running wild with thoughts of how my life would be after I pretty much sacrificed my social life for continued education. All I wanted is what everyone hopes for after leaving college—the American Dream. Unadulterated wealth and indulgence was mine if I chose to work hard and if and when I decided to settle down, I wouldn’t have the misfortune of worrying about how I would send my offspring to college, why robbing Peter to pay Paul every month.
As it turns out, I would choose to love after all. I fell in love, and I fell hard. I wasn’t looking for it. It just happened, with someone I wasn’t expecting, and while I am still ambitious as ever, I mostly spend my days trying to figure out how I can prevent my life from completely falling apart.
Sometimes, I feel like I’m living out an episode of Jerry Springer. How did my life turn out this way? People like me don’t end up in situations like this. I was raised in a two-parent household, by college-educated, moderately successful people. But here I am. Pondering life and hoping I can fix things and salvage what’s left of my life.
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