Sunday, June 15, 2014

MEET HERO: Jim Monahan from THE DIAMOND MAN by Michael J. Molloy

Welcome to RWA/NYC’s Hero Blog Tour.
We are interviewing Heroes from New York’s Romance Authors.  You met their Leading Ladies last month.  We know you’ll fall in love with each of these heroes.  We did! 
And, Happy Father’s Day to Hero and Author – Jim and Michael!


Q:  Where do you work and what kind of car do you drive?

I used to be a career minor league baseball announcer and I drove a Honda Civic. Now I’m the main broadcast voice of the St. Louis Cardinals and I now drive a Chevy Tahoe SUV. I guess a little better income and perks certainly help.

Q:  Tell us your story.

I was broadcasting minor league baseball games for years. Then one night I saved this old man from drowning. The next thing I know was that local story made national TV news, and that prompted my New York agent to believe that the hero angle plus my experience might put me in line for the vacant Cardinals’ play-by-play job. Needless to say I didn’t take him seriously because of empty promises in the past. But I did get the job! But while all this was going on I noticed how my daughter was not happy living with her mother and the man she had an affair and eventually a baby with, causing our divorce. I needed to get her back. And that was when a former coworker at the Richmond radio station I worked for named Laura introduced me to her friend Anne. Anne and I hit it off great right from the start. And when I got the offer for the Cardinals job, I proposed to her and thankfully she accepted. We spoke of seeking custody of Madison and Anne was all for it, especially at the way Anne and Madison first hit it off. We then sought to legally get Madison away from my ex and became successful! How’s that for a trifecta?

Q:  What was the first thing you noticed about Anne?

She was an impeccable dresser. I remember when Laura and her husband introduced us at a double dinner date, Anne wore this gorgeous pink business outfit. It was a Friday night after all. She wore her hair just right. It wasn’t like it was out of place. The right length and the right style. And Anne had this soft handshake that you can sense there was something very special about her, someone with a lot of warmth and love to give. And that smile of hers and her eyes. Wow!

Q:  Describe her looks.

Anne is totally amazing. She isn’t one of those fashion model types out of Vogue. But do you want to something? Those types of women are more trouble than they’re worth. Anne has this wholesome beauty about her. As I said before her eyes just draw you into her, I mean really take hold of you. And that dazzling smile with those luscious lips. Plus her skin is so soft and you ought to see her in her camisole. In my humble opinion, I think Anne’s hot!

Q:  Is Anne a sweetheart or a vixen? Does she help you or hinder you?

Without a doubt, Anne is a total sweetheart. That’s a huge help. She’s never trampy and doesn’t come off as intimidating. I never have to worry about her. She has the love for me as I do for her. I think that’s what makes us a great couple. Anne truly is the woman of my dreams.

Q:  Do you believe in Happy Ever After or Happy Right Now?

Good question. I was always a believer in Happy Ever After when Maureen and I had gotten married. Of course, her infidelity caused our divorce and had me thinking if that were ever possible. But I guess you’ll never know that until you finally find that special someone that fits that bill. Luckily I found Anne. And she most certainly gives me every reason to believe in Happy Ever After. We most certainly will continue to love each other as we go on through the years together.♥

AUTHOR BIO:  Michael J. Molloy’s contemporary romance, THE DIAMOND MAN, was released last year by Gypsy Shadow Publishing, and is still popular with readers.  He is now hard at work on two new projects – a suspense novel and another contemporary romance.  Visit him at


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