Monday, April 30, 2012

Giveaway and Character Interview: Jessie Boone from Going Under

 Synopsis: Jessie Boone is a self proclaimed bad boy and doesn’t march to the beat of anyone’s drum, but his own. Growing up in less than desirable circumstances has made him no stranger to the hard knock life and his determination to leave it behind is fierce. When he finds himself transferred to East Franklin High School, he sees his opportunity to use his athletic ability to snag a college football scholarship, but Forbes Henderson, the player Jessie means to replace isn’t giving up his spot willingly. In fact, Forbes is willing to go to extreme measures to retain his place as first string quarterback. When Forbes’ malicious plan to injure his replacement fails, Jessie is furious and determined to show him he messed with the wrong person; not only is he going to take the position of first string quarterback, he’s going to take his girl, too.
Claire Deveraux is perfection at it’s best. She is beautiful, intelligent and unaware she just became Jessie Boone’s conquest as revenge against her boyfriend, Forbes Henderson. Like her flawless performance as the perfect daughter and student, Claire’s production of being the perfect girlfriend has everyone fooled, except Jessie Boone, and she fears this tattooed bad boy will see her secret desire to explore his crude threats and promises to rock her perfect world. If she decides to give in to one uninhibited moment with Jessie, will she learn too late that it was all an act of vengeance or will Jessie learn the taste of first love is sweeter than that of revenge?

Interview with Jessie Boone

Hello, everyone, and thank you for joining us. My name is Georgia Cates and I am the author of the recently released novel, Going Under. Today, I will be interviewing Jessie Boone, my leading protagonist.

Georgia: Hi, Jessie. I’m so glad you are able to join us.
Jessie: I’m glad to be here. It’s good to see you again, Georgia.

Georgia: Why don’t we start our interview with something easy and light-hearted? In Going Under, you were never aware of the plan to punk you by Claire and Payton. What was your reaction when you found out? Or did you know?
Jessie: (Laughing) Yeah, I know about it. It was several months before I accidentally found out about that and “The Coitus Hiatus Plan.” Payton let it slip one night when she had too many drinks at a party, but I wasn’t mad. How could I be? The whole charade is what brought us together. And it made me more than glad to tell her how the whole Gretchen thing was only a ploy to cause her jealousy.

Georgia: And what did Claire think when you told her you tricked her into being jealous?
Jessie: She didn’t care for it very much, but we can both laugh about it today. Besides, she couldn’t really say much about it because it wasn’t really different from what she was doing with Forbes.

Georgia: Good point. Tell us when you knew you loved Claire.
Jessie: I knew very early in our relationship that I could fall in love with her, but I didn’t know for sure until the moment she made me see that I might be lost, but I wasn’t a lost cause.

Georgia: Do you have any regrets?
Jessie: I did some hurtful things to Claire and I’m sorry I caused her pain, but I wouldn’t take back a thing because all of those events led us to where we are now. I’m a better person today because of it. How I could say that I would take back something that ultimately led us to this happy place we’re in now?

Georgia: Last question...Did Claire ever go with you to get more tattoos?
Jessie: (Laughing) Yep! (Pulling up sleeve) Claire chose this herself. Nice, right?

Georgia: Good choice. Did you talk her into one?
Jessie: I’ll never tell.

This concludes our interview with Jessie Boone. I hope you enjoyed getting a brief glimpse of him outside of Going Under.


 I reside in rural Mississippi with my wonderful husband, Jeff, and our two beautiful daughters. I spent thirteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before I decided to pursue my dream of becoming an author. Blood of Anteros, Book One in The Vampire Agápe Series, was my first novel and it was released in September 2011. I decided to step away from the paranormal genre to try my hand at a young adult romance and I loved it. It was so much fun, I plan to do it again in the near future. 

 Georgia Cates Links:
Going Under at Smashwords

Georgia has generously donated an e-book of Going Under for one of my readers. The e-book will be made available through Smashwords. See the details below and leave a comment to enter - make sure to include an email address. 

Giveaway Rules
 Must be at least 13 yrs or older
Following is NOT required
To enter, leave a comment on this post
one entry per person
Contest ends May 9th 2012 11:59 EST
                                       One Winner will be selected using


  1. The synopsis sounds really great! Jessie Boone seems like a total badass.


  2. I'm not entering the giveaway - I've already read the book, but wanted to say I love this interview!

    I loved Jessie in the book, so, it's fun to see "insight".

  3. I would really love to read Going Under, so thank you for the giveaway!

    I always find character interviews to be rather fun to read. :) I look forward to reading the book so that I can get to know Jessie better!


  4. I would love to read this book!!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

  5. I love the ideas behind this book, I'm afraid I can never resist a bad boy!

  6. nearly forgot, you can contact me on twitter @bookworm_sarah :)

  7. I've read Blood of Anteros by Georgia Cates and really enjoyed it. This sounds great.


  8. This book sounds great! Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

    Twitter: daniikardashian

  9. I am sooooo sooooo excited for this book!!! You have no idea how excited i am to read it:)

  10. Great interview - I also love the book cover! Please enter me!

    yohitzmichelle at live dot com


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