Today, I’m happy to have Nicole Magette, the heroine in Amy Noelle’s new hot release, Code Red, visiting. In case you all have missed it, Code Red is a phenominaly humorous romance, and my official review can be found here and on Romantic Romp review site.
D.C: (Finally getting to the coffee shop) *I slide into the seat and flash a smile at my guest, more than a little intrigued with what I’ve read.* Hi! To all official and all that, what’s your name?
Nicole Magette, which rhymes with spaghetti.
*I chuckle.* Why were you given that name?
My mom claims she liked it, but personally I think they were aiming for a boy, since I’ve been Nic since I was old enough to remember.
Is there a nickname you’re known by? Do you prefer it?
Nic. Yes, when I hear Nicole, I tend to think I’m in trouble, you know how parents use your whole name then.
*I nod and smile.* Oh, I do, and I also know I do the same to my kiddos when they’ve done something they weren’t supposed to. So, when were you born?
October 22, 1986
Do you have a personal scent?
My scents change with my mood. I’m fond of Dolce & Gabbana’s The One right now.
Do you have any siblings?
No, I’m an only child. My parents didn’t want more after me!
*She laughs and the sound sets me more at ease. It’s comforting, sorta like a long, lost friend.* I can also understand that. If my daughter had been first, well, she’d be the only, too. *I wink* Who has been your greatest influence (parent, friend, idol) and why?
Honestly, it’s probably my friends. My parents are great but we weren’t that close, I kind of fended for myself until I got to college and met my girls. They’re my best friends, my family and my rock. I get a little bit from each one of them. Kim’s leadership and ability to cut through the bull, Jen’s sweet support, Ashley’s take no prisoners attitude and Mandy’s lust for life (and my men).
Where did you grow up? How do you feel about it now?
A tiny town in southern Illinois that I couldn’t wait to get out of. Most of the kids that are born there live there all their lives. I wanted more, I guess. Something different. Sometimes I miss it, but I’m a city girl.
Where do you currently live? Do you like it?
I’m in Chicago and I love it. There’s always something to do and see. The food is incredible. And my friends are all here.
With whom do you live?
I live by myself, thank you very much. I am not good about sharing my space, other than with my cats.
Do you have any pets?
My two boys, the only boys I need. Winchester and Huntington Peabody the Third, who is a bit of a snot but I love him anyway.
What do you do?
Technical writer. I write instruction manuals and such. Not the most exciting job in the world but it pays the bills.
How do you think your colleagues would describe you?
Sarcastic, reliable, fun, maybe a little nuts, honest.
What is currently your biggest responsibility / commitment?
Oh man, they have me working on this super secret new phone that could earn us contracts on all these other electronics. I hate electronics, but they’re making me work on it anyway, with this new guy that is far too attractive for my own good.
Who is your best friend?
Her name is Jen Waters. We were college roommates. Jen’s sort of fragile after she got burned badly by a guy, but she’s sweet, caring and she can give as good as she gets when she wants to. Don’t make her mad. The quiet ones will always surprise you.
Who is your biggest rival / enemy?
Lisa Clayton, this girl at work. She’s kind of a frenemy, I guess. She gets on my nerves. You know the type. 22, perky, perfect body, sleeps with anything that moves, ultra-competitive.
What are you the most hopeless at?
Electronics. I can barely program my DVR.
*Laughs* Yet, they have you programming the phone? *She passes me a look* Okay, what are your hobbies? Why are they important to you?
Watching Supernatural, it is my show to end all shows. I’m an avid reader. I adore baseball, Go Cards!
What, if anything, do you do to keep fit and healthy?
I walk a lot. Just recently I’ve been thinking I need to take up cardio, because Josh won’t stop making my heart race. I need to work out more.
How would you spend an unexpected day off?
Easy. I’d probably start the day with a little Supernatural, wearing jammies and cuddling with my boys. Then I’d harass my friends and see who was free to hang out with me, we’d grab lunch, do the city.
What is your favorite or most dreaded holiday and why?
I hate Valentine’s Day. All the pressure to have a loved one and send sappy cards and get flowers that will die in a few days. Who cares?
How deeply does your job / social role define you as a person?
Well, some people would say that my job is boring and while I don’t think they’d call me that, they would say I was settled, rigid and unbending. I can bend, if I want to.
What is your most cherished possession?
My TouchPhone. I’m never without it!
What makes you blush?
When Josh turns his baby blues on me and looks at me like I’m the only girl in the world.
*She smiles and I return it* I can certainly understand that. How did the two of you meet?
Josh and I? We were paired together on a project from work. He’s everything I’ve ever tried to avoid.
How do you feel, generally, about the opposite sex?
I love sex. Er, I mean, the opposite sex. Men. My friends say I should have been a guy. They’re kind of right.
How do you feel about children? Do you have or want to have your own?
Kids are okay, I guess. Kind of scary. I mean, have you seen the way that babies look at you? It’s like they know everything you’re thinking. It freaks me out. Mandy’s baby is a cutie but I’d rather wait and hang out with him when he’s twenty.
What do you dislike most about your life?
I wouldn’t say anything is missing, exactly, but three of my friends are married now and our dynamics have changed a bit. They can’t just drop everything and hang out anymore, which kind of sucks.
What were you doing before you met Josh? How was your life different?
I was going out when I wanted and hooking up with guys that I didn’t see myself with beyond just the night. Safe guys, I guess. Josh is changing me and it’s scary.
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Amy Noelle is a thirty-something single woman with two cats, Lily and Logan. Though she contends that she is not a crazy cat lady, she freely admits to being a crazy football fan. You can find her glued to the couch every fall weekend, cheering on her Seminoles and Buccaneers.
After attending Florida State University for two years, she transferred to Northern Illinois University and graduated in 1997 with degrees in Journalism and Political Science.
She was born in the Azores Islands, Portugal, and lived as a military brat from the west coast to the east coast of the United States, though she's found her permanent home in Tampa, Florida, for the last decade. Besides football and writing, her other loves are television, movies, the beach, thunderstorms, and her family and friends.