Monday, September 01, 2014

[Friend Release] PERFECTLY ERNEST by EJ Wesley



It just occurred to me that 'friend release' makes it sound like E.J. is getting out of prison...

Oh well! :) It's a big day for Mr. Wesley. His debut NA sports contemporary has just hit virtual shelves, and it has potential to make a lasting impression on the category. We better check it out now before he's too famous to talk to us!

Cover by Forward Authority

About the Book


A gripping story of striking out and winning big. 

From a distance, Ernie’s life seems perfect—he’s a star college baseball player adored by the student body and coveted by professional teams. Up close, he is a disaster. Since the death of his mother, he’s been trapped by a promise he made and forced to live her dream instead of his own. He reaches his breaking point in the biggest game of his young career and sets off a chain of events that will either define or destroy the rest of his life.

Ernie grudgingly joins a quirky campus counseling group that empowers him to heal himself and right his wrongs. By testing old friendships, forging unlikely new ones, and exploring an exciting romance, he begins to unravel the jumbled knot his tangled inner-psyche has become. But old rivals, mental illness, and the risk of a forbidden relationship soon threaten his progress. Will Ernie's new direction and friends be his salvation, or confirmation that he is forever doomed by his imperfections?

Perfectly Ernest is a New Adult contemporary novel with romantic elements by author E.J. Wesley. Ernest offers a smart, funny, sweet, sexy, uplifting, and oftentimes poignant perspective of one person's difficult transition into adulthood. It is a story about overcoming the demons of mental illness and struggling with the profound burden of expectations—both real and imagined. But it’s mostly a tale of friendship, hope, and love.  

NOW AVAILABLE!

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Praise


 "This is not so much a "coming of age" story, as it is a 'coming of self.' I loved reading it" 

 “EJ Wesley has written a modern day Breakfast Club.”

 

 "Fans of this genre will say EJ hit it out of the park!"

 

 “Perfectly Ernest offers an emotionally genuine tour through depression, friendship, and love.”
 

About the Author


Growing up in small-town Oklahoma, there were limits on the amount and types of entertainment at my disposal. Perhaps that's why I set my imagination free. After collecting degrees in psychology and counseling, life brought me to Missouri, Texas, and Northern California--where I currently read, write, and live. I fill my spare time playing video games, watching movies, planning for the zombie apocalypse, reading graphic novels, and playing with my dogs.

 My passion for New Adult literature led me to producing the weekly New Adult Lit Chat on Twitter and contributing to the NA Alley Blog. I'm also the author of Moonsongs, a series of New Adult, urban fantasy novelettes. Find me on Twitter @EJWesley or Facebook and we'll chat! 
 



Giveaway

1 New Adult sports books bundle (INT)

1 $15 iTunes gift credit (INT)

1 signed paperback copy of Perfectly Ernest + Ernest team jersey. (US)

 


Question of the Week
What's your favorite sport?

33 comments:

JeffO said...

Congratulations, E.J., and best of luck! Enjoy this momentous day!

And to answer your question, Carrie--there's only one sport for me--hockey. Training camp opens soon, woot!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Congrats, E.J.!

Karate is my sport.

cleemckenzie said...

LOL. E.J. will enjoy being released, I'm sure.

Here's to his book. I wish him a lot of luck, but it looks as if he's written a super book, so it will be his skill as a writer that will make this one a success.

E.J. Wesley said...

*brandishes shank* I don't like to talk about my 'time'... :P

Thanks for sharing, CB! And thanks for the well-wishes everyone! :)

Kendra Schmucker said...

You had me at NA sports!

Oh and to answer the question - baseball is my sport (to watch), followed closely by basketball.

Kendra Schmucker said...

PS, since my phone didn't want to let me finish my comment...congrats on the release and go Boston!

Mark Noce said...

Rad looking book! I love baseball, so I may have to give this a try. Thanks for hipping me to it:)

Angela Brown said...

E.J. penned a fantastic book. It's bound to make some great waves!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I like sports books. And I'm so glad EJ got released!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

It truly does sound wonderful. Yay, EJ!

Carrie Butler said...

Nice! :D

Carrie Butler said...

The poor, unsuspecting public... LOL

Carrie Butler said...

LOL No problem. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Perfect! You'll love this one, Kendra. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Phone conspiracy!!

Carrie Butler said...

I'm always happy to spread the word! :) By the way, I still owe your short story a visit. I'm just a little behind this week.

Carrie Butler said...

Heck yeah! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Me too. :)

Carrie Butler said...

I'll second that! :D

Kendra Schmucker said...

swear it could be! Haha.

Oh, the rafflecopter link isn't working...is there another way to get to the giveaway? Thanks!

Carrie Butler said...

Oo, thanks for letting me know! Try this: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d3474665243/

Kendra Schmucker said...

It worked!! Thank you! 😁

Carrie Butler said...

No problem! :D

Romance Book Haven said...

Congratulations, E.J. All the best! So exciting!

Melissa said...

Finally releasing a book FEELS like you're breaking out. LOL
Congrats, EJ! :)

David P. King said...

Awesome! Glad to see EJ getting his bookshoes wet. :)

Crystal Collier said...

Wahoo for EJ! I need to throw this one on the list...even though it's not one of my normal genres, I'm betting I'd love it. Now I just need a time stopper...

jamieayres.com said...

Sounds excellent!!!

Catherine Stine said...

Congrats, EJ!
Yes, release sounds like you're sprung from the federal pen, and launch sounds like you're headed on a rocket into space. Hmmm...

Melissa Sugar said...

Hi Carrie,

Congratulations to E.J. Since I've been away from blogging for so long, I am just now learning about many writers. His story sounds like my kind of read. Thanks for the intro. Hope you've been well. I see that you are doing fabulous with your books and just wanted to drop by and say hello to my famous friend. You really do deserve a big congratulations for all of your success. I will vist again soon.

Carrie Butler said...

^ True statement!

Carrie Butler said...

Same here! Let me know if you find that time stopper. LOL

Carrie Butler said...

It's so good to hear from you again, Melissa! I've missed you. :) Thank you for the kind words. I'm afraid I'm far from famous, but it's fun to think that way! LOL