Blitz: Checked by Jennifer Jamelli

Checked is the first book in a new trilogy.

Callie spends countless hours staring at appliances to make sure they are really unplugged. She wastes obscene amounts of time checkingfor murderers in various corners of her house and entire sleepless nights performing pointless checking rituals. Then every spare minute is filled with inspecting doorknobs, chairs, floors, etc. for minuscule traces of germs. Oh, and she does all of this as she counts to three over and over again in her head. She does this every day. Without fail. Dr. Blake just doesn’t fit into her schedule. Until he does. Until Callie begins to trust him. Until she starts to need him. And want him. And . . .






Checked by Jennifer Jamelli 
(Checked #1) 

Publication date: December 17th 2013

Genres: Comedy, New Adult, Romance



All right . . . now that Checked has been out for a bit and more and more people are reading it (thank you!), I am getting more and more questions.
Do you do exactly what Callie does?  How much of this is true?
Are you having some sort of relationship with one of your doctors (seriously – heard that one!!)?  No!!
Okay . . . the book is a piece of fiction.  Callie’s life experiences and relationships are not mine.  I’m not Callie.
I’m not Callie, but . . .
I do spend a lot of time doing routines (much less since I’ve been treated, though).    
I do check air vents and alarm clocks and door locks and stoves and curling irons and water faucets and, well, a lot of things.
I do like things to be clean.
I do count in my head.
I often take a few baths a day. 
I am afraid of some cleaning products.
I do have music constantly running in my head.
I do throw things out if I find them dirty.
I did study English in college and in grad school (and I did spend hours and hours in college reading novels and writing papers).
I do fall asleep with the television on every night (but I have ESPN on – not a cooking channel).
I do at times check for murderers before I go to bed.
I do have a really supportive family  (We don’t have Girls’ Night, though.  Perhaps we should!).
I do hate blood . . . and needles (HATE them.  I pass out during blood tests – they have to put me in a special chair in a special room with special cartoon decorations that must be intended for two-year-olds!).
Okay . . . so Callie and I have a lot in common.  Same quirks.  Similar fears.  Alike minds. 
Different lives, though!  Seriously! 

Jennifer Jamelli has spent most of her life reading and writing; she holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in English, and she is an 8th grade English teacher. 

She also directs a musical production each school year. Her most recent show was Beauty and the Beast.

Jennifer lives with her husband and her four-year-old son.

She, like the main character in her debut novel, has a rather hopeless case of OCD.







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