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Monday, January 13, 2020

Jay Got Married by James Robinson Jr. - Book Tour - Book Sale - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host James Robinson Jr. and his new book, “Jay Got Married”!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with James and to increase your chances of winning!

This book is on SALE during the book tour for ONLY $0.99!!!  See below for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Jay Got Married
by James Robinson Jr.


GENRE: Non-Fiction Humor



Jay Got Married consists of 9 humorous and, at times, poignant essays chronicling the ironies of everyday life in word and picture. Take for example the lead essay, aptly titled, "Jay got Married," where I find myself mired in a horrendous dream.

In the fantasy, my aging father--dressed in his favorite Champion t-shirt with stains covering the front--marries my wife and I like he did 42 years ago but, this time around, the my 92-year-old ex-clergy dad forgets his lines causing me to coach him through the event with hints like: "ask for the rings, ask for the rings." All the while, my best man sings Sonny and Cher's, "I Got You Babe."

Finally married, my wife and I end the ceremony with a kiss. But as I turn to exit, my eyes catch a glimpse of the bridesmaid who is no longer my wife's best friend but now Gal Gadot from Dell Comics and Wonder Woman Fame. She is dressed in full Wonder Women regalia and looks totally shocked by the whole affair.

My mother turns to my father (now in the audience) with a quizzical look and says, “Dad, look at that bridesmaid. Isn’t that Superman?” She doesn't get out much.

As we exit the church, and the bubbles fill the air--no one uses rice anymore—my wife ignores the limo and takes off on a sleek motorcycle, leaving me in the lurch—hence the cover.

Sure, it's sounds crazy. But, in truth, isn't the world of marriage crazy these days? In my case, what would one do when faced with the prospect of losing their beloved wife after 42 years? At age 67, would they remarry? Would they even want to remarry? These and other marital tidbits are discussed with humor and as much reverence as I could muster.

P.S. The author pairs up with Wonder Woman again in a final bit of photo wizardry Why? How? How are tricky copyright infringement laws avoided? Read Jay Got Married and find out.



I had a frightful dream. I was standing at the altar with my wife and 400 guests in attendance. It seemed to be a repeat of our wedding in 1976. My now 95-year-old father performed the ceremony for my wife and me the first time around, and that’s how old he appeared to be in this vision. He kept forgetting the lines and was forever looking at me for support. At one point, I was whispering, “The rings, the rings.” I kept reaching for them, but they were disappearing before I could grab them.

Albie, my cousin and best man from my first wedding, was singing Sonny and Cher’s, I Got You Babe. Normally, he can’t sing for shit, but in this scenario, he had his hand on his chest and his head back, sounding like Luciano Pavarotti. What was this all about?

My father, the minister, wearing his trademark Champion sweatshirt, with coffee stains on the chest portions, pronounced us man and wife. I turned to kiss my new bride and caught a glimpse of her bridesmaid. But instead of her best friend who was her attendant back in the day, it was Gal Godot from DC Comics and the movies.

She was wearing her Wonder Woman garb, but she didn’t seem primed for a wedding. In fact, she appeared to be totally shocked by the whole affair. What kind of dream was this?

My wife and I ended the ceremony with a kiss. My mother turned to my father (who was then in attendance in the audience) with a quizzical look and said, “Dad, look at that bridesmaid. Isn’t that Superman?”

She was close. She doesn’t get out much.



Five Reasons Why You Should Read Book

1.)  You should read this book because, frankly, I’m a really, funny, inventive guy. Family and friends will tell you that Jay, James, Jim—whichever name they know me by—is funny. They will even tell you that any of the above namesakes is crazy. “You’re crazy,” they say. But what they’re talking about are the little quips that I make during casual conversation. I like to hear people laugh. I like the sound of laughter. Call me crazy; that’s what most people do.

2.)  I write with an organized craziness. I write with subtlety, with tongue in cheek. For instance, I entitled one essay, “Big Brother Isn’t Among Us”—a reference to George Orwell’s famous 1948 novel, 1984. In it, I taunt Orwell and his notion of Big Brother and the idea the Big Brother is Watching You. Sure, we have cameras pointed at us everywhere in our society—7 Elevens, parking lots, etc.—but, I figure, they have little on us as long as we keep our noses clean. I contend that we are, in fact, our own big Brothers. Why? Because we have cell phones. The omnipresent, can’t live without it, cell phone. You know, one of these:

We use cell phones to take pictures of others, ourselves, and to catch others when they’re doing wrong. You know, like jack-booted thugs dragging a bloodied doctor down a United Airline aisle. Or, if you recall, a man in the bac seat of an Uber filming a detective berating a foreign driver, mocking his accent, and asking him how long he has been in this country.

3.)  I’m also original. I use pictures—even of myself—and clipart to drive home my point. For instance, when sarcastically speaking of professional editors, and I couldn’t write a good book without a good editor, I joke around about their right to rip a writer to shreds under the guise of making a better book when we think our stuff is perfect. Here is an example:

Editors are mean little buggers. they pretend to like you, but in secret, they’ve signed a pact to make your life a living hell. I believe it’s called An Editor’s Right to Torture. I haven’t seen it yet, but I intend to find it. And to make matters worse, you must pay them a chunk of cash to slice and dice you like a waring blender.

It looks like this:

4.)  A not-so-funny story about the essay, which is the centerpiece of my book, also entitled, Jay Got Married. In the essay I propose a what-if scenario which proposes: “what if something were to happen to my wife of 43 years?” I would be devastated. I could never make it in this 2020 world of dating. The last time I dated was 1975.

While my female writing friends and relatives found it amusing, my wife wasn’t having it. She proclaimed, “I can’t believe you killed me off!” and refused to read anymore of that essay or any of the other ones in the book for that matter. Can’t win em’ all.

5.)  I went to great pains to bring you a great work of art. Recreating a moment from my 1976 wedding where I posed with my parents (my father married us):

I rented a similar tux and posed in a studio with a cut-out of Gal Godot of Wonder Woman fame purchased from eBay.

It’s complicated, guys. Read the book and see.



James Robinson, Jr. is an award-wining author who has written 6 books in both the fiction and non-fiction genres. His first book Fighting the Effects of Gravity: A Bittersweet Journey Into Middle Life, was an Indie Award winner for nonfiction. His first foray into fiction, Book of Samuel, was a Readers’ Favorite Award Winner. His latest book—Jay Got Married—is a collection of 9 humorous, sometimes poignant essays.

Mr. Robinson resides in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife of 43 years. He is the father of three daughters ages 37, 38, and 40 and has six grandchildren.






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**Jay Got Married is on SALE during the book tour for ONLY $0.99!!!**

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James will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. James ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

  2. I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work

  3. How did the book change from your first to final draft?

  4. Very cool cover & great post, thanks for sharing!

  5. Thank you for sharing your guest post and book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work. This sounds like a really unique and interesting read.

  6. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

  7. Beta-readers are indeed extremely important in your process. They will catch mistakes even you or a proofreader didn’t catch, and give amazing tips on how to develop further your story. I used https://honestbookreview.com to get a few reviews and also promote my book. Hopping to be in the top 100 genre lists and see better sales this Christmas season…