Wednesday, August 19, 2015

JACK GETS HIS MAN by D.E. Haggerty: Dream Cast Guest Post & Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for Jack Gets His Man by D. E. Haggerty, a humorous romance available now. This post is part of a virtual book tour hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions. Click on the banner below to see more stops on the tour.


Everything seems to be going well in Jack’s life. His store is busy making money hand over fist and his best friend has found love. The new bookkeeper at the store discovers things aren’t actually as they seem. Someone is playing fast and loose with the store accounts. Jack’s bestie and his knitting group fancy themselves detectives and jump at the chance to solve Jack’s problems. When they aren’t re-enacting scenes from Mission: Impossible, they’re setting Jack up on dates and generally insinuating themselves into his love life. They’re determined to find love for Jack as well as his missing money. Will Jack catch a thief or find love? Either way Jack’s going to get his man.



D.E. Haggerty casts of the characters in the Hollywood adaptation of  

Jack Gets His Man


I love thinking about who would play my characters in a Hollywood adaption of Jack Gets His Man. Of course it’s exciting to imagine one of my books being adapted into a Hollywood movie and being invited to the premiere to meet hot Hollywood actors and sip champagne with the elite. And then there’s the fun of perusing the internet looking at pictures of hot Hollywood men and women to make your choices.

Jack: Jack’s our main man or protagonist if you prefer the big words. He’s the easiest character to cast. He’s got a nice physique but he’s more lean than muscular. He also has green eyes and blonde hair. My choice goes to Jude Law. I can totally see Jude Law in skinny jeans showing off his fabulous behind. Okay so he’s going bald but he can totally wear a wig.

Damien: After that, there’s Jack’s love interest Damien. Damien is tall with green eyes and dark hair. He’s got a muscular physique. Let me see – muscular physique and green eyes – hmm… you know it’s got to be Channing Tatum. There weren’t any other actors in the running, really.

Izzy: Izzy is Jack’s best friend. She’s a tall, curvy, brown-haired and green-eyed. I like Demi Moore for Izzy as Demi as those gorgeous eyes. She’d have to curl her hair and gain some weight but it could work. Of course I couldn’t imagine Demi agreeing to gain weight but this is my fantasy so I can pick who I want.

Noel: Noel is Izzy’s husband and the detective that continually has to pull Izzy, Jack and the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives out of trouble. He’s tall, muscular and has dark hair and blue eyes. Bradley Cooper would totally work and not just because I have a crush on Bradley.

The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives: Betty, Ally, Rosemary, Martha and Rose: Even though Jack Gets His Man takes place in Oklahoma, I’ve chosen a bunch of English actresses for these roles. I have a thing for British theater and movies. Betty is the gang leader of the knitting detectives. I choose Maggie Smith for that role. Maggie can totally take care of things. Ally is the quiet, shy member who has a heart of gold. Julie Walters is my pick for her. I think Julie is a total sweetheart. Then there’s Rosemary. She’s the grandmother. I picked Judi Dench for this role because it would be totally awesome to have Judi as a grandma. Martha is the matchmaker. That’s easy. No other woman but Celie Imrie would do for that role. Finally, there’s Rose. She’s the smart one. Helen Mirren gets my vote there.



The first candidate arrived promptly at 9:30 or at least his mom did. Danny ushered an elderly lady with a stern bun into Jack’s office and made a hasty retreat.

Jack just stared at her until Izzy cleared her throat and poked him in the ribs. “I’m sorry,” she said when Jack kept staring. “We were expecting someone named Fred. Is that you?”

The woman looked first at Jack and then at Izzy. “Of course that’s not me,” she snapped. “What kind of name is Fred for a woman?”

“Er.. um,” Izzy stumbled. “Do you know where Fred is?”

The woman rolled her eyes and harrumphed. “He’s in the bathroom. He always gets nervous at interviews.”

“Um. Okay,” Izzy was quick to respond when she saw Jack opening his mouth. Knowing Jack nothing appropriate was coming out of his mouth at the moment. “Can you have a seat outside while we conduct the interview?” Izzy could do prim and proper when necessary.

The woman gave Izzy the evil eye before turning on her heel and walking out. They never saw Fred.

Jack was licking his fingers when Danny ushered in the next candidate. “Hi!,” the enthusiastic candidate nearly shouted. “I’m Tim!” That part was definitely shouted.

Jack and Izzy stood to shake the man’s hand. He swayed a bit as he leaned forward. Jack took a sniff, but didn’t smell anything untoward. Tim collapsed in his seat while Jack stared at his hand in disgust. Tim’s hands were sweaty. Jack’s mouth pulled tight in a grimace and his nose scrunched in disgust.

“So Tim. Why do you want this job?” Izzy’s voice was overly enthusiastic in an attempt to bring Tim’s attention to her so he wouldn’t see Jack’s grimace. She need not have bothered. Tim had leaned back in the chair and closed his eyes. When he didn’t respond, Izzy snapped her fingers. “Tim?”

“Huh? What?” He started.

“Have you been drinking?” Jack didn’t even bother to ask in a polite manner.

Tim shrugged. “Just a tiny drink to settle my nerves.”

Jack stood. “Okay. Thanks a lot for coming. We’ll be in touch.”

Tim looked confused but managed to struggle to his feet and lurch out of the door. Izzy was giggling uncontrollably by the time Jack sat back down. He snorted. “At least this isn’t boring.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links

I was born and raised in Wisconsin, but think I’m a European. After spending my senior year of high school in Germany, I developed a bad case of wanderlust that is yet to be cured. My flying Dutch husband and I have lived in Ohio, Virginia, the Netherlands, Germany and now Istanbul. We still haven’t decided if we want to settle down somewhere – let alone where. Although I’ve been a military policewoman, a commercial lawyer, and a B&B owner, I think with writing I may have finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up. That’s assuming I ever grow up, of course. Between tennis, running, traveling, singing off tune, drinking entirely too many adult beverages, and reading books like they are going out of style, I write articles for a local expat magazine and various websites, review other indie authors’ books, write a blog about whatever comes to mind and am working on my sixth book.

Contact Information

Other books by D.E. Haggerty:

Unforeseen Consequences:

Buried Appearances:

Begraven in het Verleden:

Life Discarded:

Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem:



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  1. I love your thought on a Hollywood presentation of Jack Gets His Man! Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

  2. Thanks for hosting my blog tour today!

  3. This was a fun post to read.. thanks for sharing! :)

  4. Love your proposed cast! Thank you for the great post and contest!

  5. I'm glad everyone enjoyed the post. Thanks for the encouragement and kind words