Today I'm really happy to be hosting what I'm calling a Fantasy Cast Friday revisited for my fabulous friend and fellow author Jamie Tucker Dougan.
A few months back he released his sexy soccer-themed romance Offside!, but since then it's had a bit of a make-over, a cover change, and it's just been re-published as full-length novel, rather than the novella it originally was. And to celebrate the book's re-release Jamie has kindly done a slightly re-vamped Fantasy Cast list for the book. Want to find out more? Read on...
Jamie Tucker Dougan is a 40something indie author and blogger from East Ayrshire in Scotland. He enjoys blogging about random things and writing short stories with an adult romantic theme.
His first short story, Grande Plage, was released in July 2012 and reached number 1 in the Amazon DE Free Download chart in August 2012. It was followed soon after by his second short story, Always Running Away which included the little bonus story, A Bus Journey.
In September 2012, Jamie released The Rubicon Trail, a fictionalisation of a real life adventure in America. It has been a Top 5 best seller in its category.
Recently, he released Offside!: Not Everyone Plays By The Rules. Originally, it was the first in a novella series and was released as such before Christmas 2013. But like a few writers, Jamie wasn’t happy with the story and how he had written it. So he rewrote it and republished it recently as the first novel in the Shane Henderson Diaries Series.
Away from writing, Jamie works in a busy car & truck dealership in his home town and is a loving husband to his partner of 22 years and loving dad to his two young sons. He enjoys watching football, motor racing and walking.
Book Blurb - Offside!: Not Everyone Plays By The Rules
Fantasy Cast List
Every story has a main character. The main character in Offside! is Shane Henderson, a sexy, good looking but shy and quiet professional footballer in his early 30′s. Since his teens, he dreamed of being a footballer, just like his dad, brother and uncle. But his footballing abilities were overlooked by his parents, who had little time for him when he was young.
It’s not until his family move to another country that his abilities are noticed by the father of his new best friend that he begins to follow his dream.
Shane leaves school and gains a place at the footballing academy of his favourite team, Milton Keynes Rangers. Almost a year later, he makes his professional début. Over the next 12 years at MKR, his footballing abilities shine and he become club captain. On a stormy night in Paris one year, he becomes a club legend when his goals win his beloved club the Champions League against the odds.
A change of ownership at MKR forces Shane to leave the club he loves and join local rivals Daventry United.
He is not a typical professional footballer though, preferring a quiet life at home rather than fast cars, faster women, nightclubs, race tracks and casinos. So it probably wasn’t a good idea to fall in love and marry a fame hungry, attention seeking ex-Page 3 model. But his wife is not the only love in his life, there’s the love for Mia Rodrigues, his best friend from his teens who shared the same dream. But it’s not the only thing they share...
The visual muse for Shane is Dan Ewing, best known for playing his role as Heath Braxton in Home & Away.