GUESTLIST by Jay Fingers

My debut novel GUESTLIST is coming out on March 27th. But then again, you already knew this.

I know you’re excited and can’t wait to read it. Hell, I’m excited for you. Though I’ve already given you a small peek into the world inhabited by Juliet, Swann, Ava, Sharane, Mare, and Napoleon Fey, I know that you’re hankerin’ for more. Okay, here’s what I’ll do.

Every Tuesday and Thursday—starting beginning today, right now—I will post a small segment of my novel GUESTLIST. You know, just to give you a small taste of what’s happening.

Tuesdays will feature character quotes, while Thursdays you’ll get to read some thoughts from Juliet, the novel’s main character. Quotes will continue until Thursday, March 22.


Alright, I know you’re looking forward to today’s quote, so feel free to check it out below.

Exiting near the corner of Broadway and 23rd Street, Juliet and her roommates walked two blocks south, then two blocks west to arrive at Milk. Along the way, clusters of wannabe macks and playboys gave them appreciative nods and suggestive looks, and the ladies ignored them all. To let Sharane and Mare tell it, as cute as some of those dudes may have been, they were walking to their destination, just like the ladies.

“But it’s New York City,” Juliet said. “Everybody walks here.”

“Not if you want to make an entrance,” Sharane, the taller, curvier of Juliet’s roommates, said. “Not if you want to stand out from the crowd. For a nigga to get my attention, he needs to pull up in a town car.”

“Or at least a taxi,” Mare said in a soft voice that perfectly matched her tiny frame.

And so because none of the wannabe macks and playboys were pulling up in town cars or taxis, none of them got any play from the ladies.

Good shit, right? It’s okay, you can tell me. I’ve heard it all before. Ha!

Astute readers will probably say to themselves, “Hey, this looks familiar.” Well, yeah, you’re right. But there’s a reason I highlighted this particular passage. But I won’t tell you why—you tell me why. I want to hear your thoughts so go ahead and leave a comment below. As always, your feedback is welcome and very much appreciated.

And remember, GUESTLIST releases March 27!

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