MANday 2012

What is MANday you ask?

Each Mondayย on her blog Jillian Dodd hosts hot guys showing off their abs.

Here are a few of them:

Samoan Ruby Player
Sonny Billy Williams

Chris Hemsworth

Soccer Player
David Beckham
(No way I'm posing like this!)

Jillian and I have a bet.

If 5,000 people comment on this page before the end of June,

I’ll get some shirtless photos done for MANday.

While I’m working out, she’s bribing you to comment with a $500 cash prize.

She’ll give away a $500 Amazon Gift Card if 5,000 people comment on this page before July 1.

The winner will be chosen on the day the post goes live.

I’ll be working out and posting my progress here on Fridays.

Good Luck!

If you’ve never read my work,

The End of Marking Time

is a good place to start.


520 Comments on “MANday 2012”

  1. Pam Stack says:

    I like the pictures. I don’t care if you lose 1 pound – just keep posting the pictures…. ; )

  2. steenaholmes says:

    Pam – I agree – keep posting the pictures ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. I’m just damn curious, CJ…… Just sayin’

  4. Jillian posts THE best pecs … er, I mean … pics! Good for you for taking up the challenge, CJ!

  5. Ann White says:

    I’m all for a shirtless CJ — let’s rock it. Go CJ!

  6. Bri says:

    I’ll bite I’ll also share.

  7. Sara says:

    Good luck!

  8. Kelly Clevelans says:

    CJ, I’m thinking you will be on here very very soon! Can’t wait!!!!

  9. Hell, if I had $500 I’d pay YOU to see that you did do it!

  10. MJ says:

    I might be on a diet, but I can drool over the menu……………….

  11. Terri says:

    Good luck CJ. Don’t make me blush too much I might burst into flames between this and a hot flash ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol

  12. Dee Timmons says:

    I think you have what it takes now CJ… you do not need to show skin, you have the art of words. Something many men fail at! In my opinion you have the total package…. If there is more to it then BONUS!!

  13. Edna Muratet says:

    I love your books and am an old married lady that being said I think your a handsome man.If you feel you need to change your body do it for you.My cousin’s son is working on a new country cd and he is.(His name is Tim Gore) I’m sure he feels the same way.The people who love you,and your fans want you to feel good about you! Thats what matters,how you feel about you.

  14. Lisa says:

    Would LOVE to see what you have under your shirt!

  15. Sue Sattler says:

    Oh yes CJ do it!! Yum!!!

  16. Diana says:

    Go CJ!!!

  17. Wendy Bluis says:

    Protein and sit ups! No problem!

  18. lori says:

    Come on C.J. we wanna see!

  19. Nancy Violette says:

    Keep up the good work CJ.

  20. Arni Vidar says:

    In the immortal words of the Happy Gilmore crew:
    YOU CAN DO IT! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  21. jwbassett says:

    CJ – I am going to use you as encouragement to start working on my weight loss regimen.

  22. Michelle says:

    Sharing post hope it hits 5000.

  23. TakeAim says:

    You are eye candy with or without a shirt, CJ. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  24. Ruth Dean says:

    Go CJ! Rock those abs! You know you can do it! Show them that author doesn’t have to mean You have been working hard to be in shape so you should be able to get sculptured pretty easily!

  25. Go for it….you’re not getting older….. ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Karen o'Neal says:

    I’m betting on CJ to win!!!

  27. Ingrid says:

    you look good no matter what (smile)

  28. Candice says:

    CJ..Can’t wait to see your abs

  29. Esther Phelps says:

    let’s see those abs

  30. CJ my friend….JUST DO IT!!!

  31. Judy says:

    This could be interesting…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Angela says:

    Not only do I have no doubt you can do it, but I’d pay to see you pose like ANY of those guys above….or shirtless or ??????…..actually, I’d pay to see you do it now cuz I have to agree with the sentiment that you’re already “eye candy” ;o) Shoot, you’re a complete and total package combining Intelligence, talent and “hunkiness” Yea, so not a word but you get my point :o)

  33. Linda K Wintrow says:

    Curiosity, CJ – just plain old curiosity!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  34. Katalin Nagy says:

    Man with great abs? Mmmm. Good on you CJ, but we should have our reward even if you don’t get to 5000. Off with that shirt!

  35. I love a man with great abs!! Let’s see ’em!

  36. Sue says:

    You could post yours right now and do just fine, CJ!! Go for it!

  37. Jillian Dodd - Glitter, Bliss and Perfect Chaos says:

    I love all this encouragement!! Keep it up, ladies!!

  38. One man…thirty two abs!!

  39. LOL, the things us authors have to do to get read LOL… but this is great fun on many levels, everyone benefits, you get healthy, manday get views, books get sold, readers get a beautiful picture and someone wins $500… go boy! keep breathing through the planks (gawd I hate those things!) ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Honey Warren says:

    I sure hope you get 5k comments!

  41. Lisa says:

    Wholly ABday – Batman – SAve me by sharing your ABS!

  42. […] enter, go to CJโ€™s blog and leave a […]

  43. Mirely says:

    Hey, why the heck not!

  44. Squeeeeeee DO IT!!! We can’t WAIT!! :)))))

  45. C’mon, CJ….what do you really have to lose? Look at all of these women already encouraging you to do so… while women like to drool over “Hollywood” men, we like the “real” thing too.

  46. What an awesome bet! Love it

  47. You totally need to do the Beckham pose.

    You’re so awesome for doing this!

  48. Matthew R. Merrick says:

    Alright CJ, you got this!

  49. Love this idea. As a fellow author, I agree with the previous post. Authors can be eye candy too! We need to get you 5000 then on the Mr. Merrick hahahaha

  50. Debbie says:

    woohoo – Can’t wait to see the pics and good luck winning your bet!!!!

  51. Kimberly says:

    Good luck on reaching the 5,000 comments!

  52. CJ, I’m sure your photos will be the hottest in the history of Jillian’s MANday, shirtless or not
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck.

  53. Ann says:

    Aah so excited for this !!!

  54. Hmm, can’t pass up this opportunity to get someone shirtless. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  55. Marcia says:

    Waiting for that shirtless CJ at the top of those pics! WooHoo!!

  56. Christina says:

    So awesome!! Love love the pictures!

  57. Julia Marks Zuniga says:

    I bet you look great shirtless! Can’t wait to see! ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. StuckInBooks says:

    As an 8th grade teacher, I am laughing myself silly. BUT I am commenting so get to work!


  59. Tasha Turner says:

    This is too funny. CJ I’ve been getting a kick out of watching your conversations with the WANA group. I hope you get your 5000 comments over here.

  60. Jess Witkins says:

    Leave it to Jillian and Marcia to come up with something like this! Big contest! You better keep working out; I bet it’s gonna happen!

    You’re an awesome sport for agreeing to this btw!

  61. This is great – Can’t wait to see you on your ManDay CJ!

  62. Great contest idea- can’t wait to see your abs ๐Ÿ™‚

  63. […] Needless to say, apparent International Men of Mystery do have their conditions. In CJโ€™s case it was comments on his blog โ€ฆ and not just comments, 5000 of them. Now, I’m not expecting you to make all 5000 yourself, but why not make Jillโ€™s day, just click on the link to leave a comment on CJ’s site … and make something up in the secret life of CJ West for the MANday challenge. […]

  64. Laura, WA says:

    Put your body where your words are! (Or something along those lines!)
    I always judge an author by his six-pack. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  65. Wow! What a bet! Good Luckโ€ฆ I Shared on my blog.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. SupaGurl says:

    I’m so in for this!!! I am spreading the word everywhere!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  67. Sweet..You can cut cheese on those abs..

  68. Lani Wendt Young says:

    “Always judge an author by his six pack” – thats prob my fave quote from all the ones above! (for me it would be my six pack of donuts…..) Great idea here CJ and Jillian and Im envious of the motivation this will provide for lots of exercise which prob most authors needs more of…5000 comments here we come.

  69. stormij says:

    Hmm, could be an interesting pic! ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. Julie Glover says:

    I believe in Jillian! You’ll be taking off your shirt and posing before you know it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  71. Coleen Patrick says:

    Always in for a good cause! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  72. […] also award a $500 Amazon Gift card to one lucky winner!!! To enter to win the $500 gift card, go to CJ’s blog and leave a […]

  73. Carol says:

    Sounds like everyone wins with this one. Enjoy the crunches. ๐Ÿ™‚

  74. CJ West get ready to show us those abs!! We can make the 5,000 post.

  75. Ashley Amo says:

    Woot Woot!!! Good Luck!!! ;-D

  76. Chummysugar XD says:

    Oh you should totally start working out because I know Jillian’s gonna do everything to have a post about those abs on her blog!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  77. Stephanie says:

    Dear God, I love this…. C’mon CJ! You’ve got our support!

  78. Exercise does a body good!

  79. Good luck (either way!)

  80. Yes! I’m certain Nigel Blackwell’s claims about your heroic feats were true, all true.

  81. Cross promotion at its finest… You’ve got my support!

  82. Missie says:

    MANday is my favorite day of the week!

  83. […] enter to win the Amazon Gift Card, go to CJโ€™s blog (feel free to let them know I sent you) and leave a […]

  84. Alysa says:

    How many comments are there so far? Hmm, 5000 is a long way to go. But hey, still one more month! Lol

  85. Dawnk says:

    Come on – go for it.

  86. Andres Caceres says:

    Haha I like this contest. Lets see then ^_^

  87. Skye says:

    Go for it!!!

  88. Love this contest! Do it CJ!!!!

  89. Aydrea says:

    You know you want to be featured on MANday! ๐Ÿ™‚

  90. I’m in! Lol! Love me some MANday! Yummy – eye candy! Can’t blame a girl for looking right? ๐Ÿ™‚

  91. Monica Young says:

    I absolutely love this idea and I’d love to see it. Rita’s Reviews sent me ๐Ÿ˜€

  92. As a fellow writer, CJ, I know you will represent us well! I will say that you’re eye-candy whether you show those abs or not. Further, your personality and willingness to do this bet is even more attractive.

  93. Lauren Reidy says:

    Lets make it happen!!

  94. Angela Wallace sent me over here, and I think I can heartily approve of this contest!

  95. Jillian Dodd - Glitter, Bliss and Perfect Chaos says:

    Whooh!! We’re over 100, only 4,900 to go!!! I need #MANday to go viral!!! And CJ, someone told me that you can’t have 5,000 comments on a wordpress blog, but we can deal with that when we get too many.

  96. Mike Faricy says:

    Oh how tawdry, how low, how disgusting… I’m on board! No pun intended. CJ, I hope this means you aren’t swittching to light beer.

  97. Midnight says:

    I’m waiting for those pics!

  98. Jillian’s been all over the web with this. You might actually have to do it ๐Ÿ˜› I think if she actually gets 5000 comments here, you should pose like Beckham – just sayin ๐Ÿ™‚

  99. Fred LeBaron says:

    Haha, dude, they will never leave you alone till you do this (not that that’s a bad thing!) Good luck!

  100. You wouldn’t want to let your fans down, now would you CJ? Ditch the shirt and give us the 6 pack!

  101. Amy says:

    Oh please please please, lets get you to 5000!!

  102. Keep on those doing those crunches and planks cuz I believe that Jillian can pull this off!

  103. I think this is an awesome opportunity for both parties. Now, if you get to looking really good…maybe you can raise some money for a charity.

  104. ritaknits says:

    Amy Burt sent me, and I thank her heartily ๐Ÿ™‚

  105. crystalbella07 says:

    I am totally down for this! โค

  106. ShawnLynne says:

    Let’s see those abs!

  107. Tressa Sager says:

    Come on C.J…..lets see them!!!! Don’t be shy!!!!

  108. Myra Rzpea says:

    im totaly all for it cj!! im so glad rita reviews sent me over here! so not disapointed! ๐Ÿ˜›

  109. Enna P. says:

    CJ! CJ! CJ !CJ! CJ! Make us proud, and show off those abs!

  110. gt4936 says:

    CJ time to take your shirt off

  111. Elisa Abner-Taschwer says:

    Come on CJ, be on MANday!!! We NEED to see those abs!

  112. julie says:

    You should show us those abs! Just take it off!

  113. Julisa Howard says:

    Come on ladies post up for CJ, lol. This is the good for women readers everywhere, ๐Ÿ˜‰

  114. Hi CJ Jillian sent me! And I’d love to see your abs ๐Ÿ™‚

  115. Tia says:

    Good Luck CJ! Keep posting the pictures:)

  116. Diane says:

    You go CJ!! Wanna see some skin! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  117. Commenting again for good measure….

  118. This will let me see those abs a few weeks early!

  119. When does the post go live? Have I missed the gift card giveaway?

  120. Tom Cook says:

    Good luck !

  121. Are we at 5000 yet? A lot of people would be very disappointed if CJ doesn’t pose.

  122. cindysamuel says:

    I definitely want to see….gotta be honest!

  123. Jodi says:

    Take it off, baby!! Us girls just can’t do things like

  124. too fun!!! I wanna see ๐Ÿ™‚

  125. Lori Smith says:

    Ok, CJ, show us your stuff! I’m rooting for ya!

  126. Hi Cj! I’m on you like white on rice. Iykwim. <–Google it. Wait, what I mean is that as an educator, I think it is important for us to have real life examples of humans who come close to embodying the Platonic Ideal. And you, sir, you are a fabulous specimen.

    Plus hot people have to stick together.

    So I wish I could provide you with a little more in that department.

    Sorry to let you down.

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  129. fuonlyknew says:

    Can’t wait to see you bare your bod! Here is one more comment closer to 5000!!

  130. Sounds like a good idea to me!

  131. […] MANday 2012 The Plank → […]

  132. susielindau says:

    This is a fun contest! I bet this will be an extra motivator to get in the gym too!

  133. gingercalem says:

    As someone who really appreciate a good set of abs, I’m in. And I’ll be returning to this page often just to drool, er, admire artistically the photo of Beckham.

  134. Lil Gluckstern says:

    More pics, please. Beckham is ripped, but does he have to look so smug? CJ won’t do that, right?

  135. Karen Rought says:

    Okay, I TOTALLY have to get on this bandwagon. 5,000 here we come!!

  136. How can I resist pics like that? More please ๐Ÿ˜€

  137. Carri Hill says:

    Four words of advice…500 crunches per day. :))

  138. Lindsey says:

    Do it CJ!!!

  139. Love To Read says:

    one more closer to 5000!

  140. Love To Read says:

    one more closer to 5000

  141. WOO! Love me some Chris Hemsworth! Show him up CJ! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  142. This is for you CJ…bring it.

  143. Jen says:

    To encourage somebody to do something Chinese say “Jiayou!” what literally means ‘Add gas’. Come on CJ, Add some!! Jiayou!!

  144. Come on CJ show us your abs!!!!!

  145. circustoybox says:

    damn, you need 5000 people..that’s stretching it, no? =)

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

  146. […] enter to win the $500 gift card, go to CJโ€™s blog and leave a […]

  147. danniehill says:

    The things you ladies do to get a man’s shirt off. Hope it works

  148. I’m not doing this for my benefit, but since most of my readers are femaile, I can’t resist something like this. Plus, it’s a great idea for a promotion. Sex sells, right? No need to answer that.

  149. Take it off! Take it off! Take it off!

  150. Amy McGuire says:

    Wow, CJ. Jillian is right. You ARE kinda cute. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m definitely going to be mocked for this, but my favourite parts of romance movies are definitely scenes where the guy takes his shirt off. I think we should all live somewhere where buff guys are forbidden to wear shirts. I mean, if you’ve got it, flaunt it. Hmm, maybe I should put that in one of my scenes in my romance novel. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Looking forward to the pecs-er pics-I mean post! ;P

  151. Kaleb says:

    I want you on MANDay!

  152. Kaleb says:

    Shirtless pictures! WHoop!

  153. Tracy says:

    Pics plz ๐Ÿ™‚

  154. Nora says:

    oh well, this gotta work

  155. jessica jimenez says:

    DO it ! Illl share!

  156. Kristina says:

    I’m always up for some hot guys showing some abs so here I am helping out a good cause : )

  157. Holly P says:

    I am definitely interested in this! Who can pass up a hot author

  158. jennifer says:

    I am in…… cool looking pics

  159. Fabio Bueno says:

    Go, CJ! And please share your workout regimen ๐Ÿ™‚

    • cjwestkills says:


      I post about my workouts every Friday here. I hope to bring some new exercises to readers. I’m definitely drawing inspiration and ideas from all of you rooting me on.

  160. Crissy M. says:

    YUM!! Totally worth it! Can’t wait for that MANDAY!!!

  161. Austenite78 says:

    Go CJ!! The pics look cool and I am sure you will look cool too ๐Ÿ˜€

  162. Glad she didn’t ask me to take off my shirt. Unless people are interested in man boobs.

  163. Even the shyest boy when given enough encouragement because a seasoned warrior when entering into battle.

  164. Brianna Fenty says:

    I’m just in it for potential shopping spree. :B

  165. Count me in! I want to see more abs like the Samoan Rugby player – you got ’em?

  166. Do it, CJ! Do it!
    I know you want to. I mean you really don’t want to let all these lovely ladies down, now do you? Let’s see those abs!!

  167. Jillian is right…you are a cutie. Looking forward to your shirtless photos. ๐Ÿ™‚

  168. susan craig says:

    You’ve got my vote.

  169. Billie Way says:

    Nothing is sexier than a man with intelligence…patiently waiting to see you here CJ.

  170. […] As you might guess from Jillian’s website, she writes about romance and fun. Take a look at CJ’s website and you know immediately the man is dangerous … at least he writes dangerous. He’s […]

  171. Go on cJ even if you don’t get 5000 comments. You can be a Metrosexual hero!

  172. Anthony says:

    Do it CJ!

  173. Would it count if one person comments 4800 times? And how do we find someone that obsessive?

  174. Suzanne says:

    Come on CJ let’s see what you have!

  175. After how long it took me to scroll to the bottom to leave my comment, you HAVE to do it! Okay maybe not for that reason, but for this one: We only live once… so do it, just to do it…

  176. loricaswell says:

    Bookmarking Jillian’s site asap!!!!! 500 you are off to a great start!!

  177. I think you should GO FOR IT! Can’t wait to see the pictures/

  178. Shadow says:

    Do it! You know you wanna! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have fun!

  179. Hal Jenner says:

    For $500 I’ll leave a reply…lol. I’ll even say you’d look good doing it (for $500)

  180. felinewyvern says:

    DO IT!! Personally I can’t see why you wouldn’t want to do it – especially given all the people who agree with me ๐Ÿ˜€

  181. Candy says:

    Sure do it CJ

  182. N. J. Reeves says:

    Life is short, go for it!

  183. Marsha says:

    Don’t be intimidated, CJ.
    Just do it!

  184. Jeff Hastings says:

    CJ which one was you

  185. mathlady68 says:

    OMG! What a fun cross promotion idea! I really hope that they get the 5000 comments. Not so much for the pics but because it will show the spirit of the book reading community! Good luck!

  186. JulieCookies says:

    What a fun contest. If you’re not bashful, go for it! Its really no different than hanging out at the pool, right?

  187. Dani says:

    Come on! You know you want to! Think of all the positive energy sent your way when thousands of women go to bed dreaming about you:)

  188. Do we get progress photos along the way?

  189. Julene Jefferson says:

    Oh, can’t wait…what an awesome challenge!

  190. I’m in CJ. You better get those photos ready. ๐Ÿ™‚

  191. Denise Z says:

    There was a famous comercial where the gentleman said if you come on down I will eat a bug, now really isn’t this is so much better ๐Ÿ™‚ Go for it!

  192. I’m voting with a big ‘ol HELL YEAH! Do it, CJ!

  193. Christi Shanafelt says:

    Go CJ!!!!! Get those ads ready and tanned up!!!

  194. Lisa Rice says:

    Yes Yes Yes – More baby More!!!

  195. Cat says:

    Clearly, I need to become a fan of Jillian Dodd’s blog! A little Manday never hurt anybody, did it? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Good luck on your ab work CJ, and happy birthday!

  196. Katherine Hutto says:

    Can’t wait to see the pics

  197. Only 224 comments? I can see I need to tweet more.

  198. Only 224 comments? I need to tweet this more! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  199. I think CJ should do it; it could be the beginning of a MANday authors calendar!

  200. Deb Starbird says:

    Go CJ go!!!

  201. madshopper says:

    ok CJ, I might be old enough to be your mother, I still like a nice looking guy, and your it. If you got it………

  202. tanna4abak says:

    Count me in! Telling all my friends to comment to. LOL
    Hope you get to pose for the pictures C. J.

  203. Teresa says:

    c’mon, CJ play along! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  204. karen says:

    wow, thanx for showing me this site, i shall definitely pass it around to my friends…..cj, go for it, i promise i will not lose respect for u……….heh heh


  205. catchtanya says:

    Photos are good!

  206. I think it’s time we take our relationship to the next level . . . . take it off!!!

  207. How awesome!!! I’ve got my glass of Sweet Ice Tea and a front row seat. I’m ready!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  208. Marian says:

    Which half????

  209. tannawings says:

    *drool* If the 6 pack isnt ready by picture time, fine by me- I like a man with a little meat ๐Ÿ™‚

  210. Jeff says:

    CJ, Looks like your almost there, keep up the exercising and you will soon look like ths. Keep it up. You can do it and end you looking like these pictures !!!!
    Jeff Sabatula

  211. Joni O says:

    What a fun challenge! I am so glad that you are up to doing it!

  212. Carol J says:

    So what is the comment count to date?

  213. Dianne Thornton says:

    Can’t wait til July!!!!!

  214. Maureen says:

    I know you can do it CJ!!!! And thank you Jillian for the Monday Manday!

  215. Dianne Thornton says:

    Can’t wait til July!!!

  216. Misty says:

    I cant pass up a chance to see some sexy abs…

  217. Kelly says:

    Come on CJ, dont be shy!!!!

  218. Pam Stack says:

    CJ – So she wants to you get half nekkid? Which half? LOL

  219. ladyunicorn61 says:

    omg keep them coming they are soo easy on the eyes for sure nice eye candy lmao

  220. Marinda Grindstaff says:

    Don’t loose a pound! Only dogs like bones, real women like meat on a man ;).

  221. Cher says:

    Fun, can’t wait to see the pix ๐Ÿ™‚

  222. sewcraftyme says:

    After you pose you should sell 8×10 autographed glossies to benefit a charity, sign in lower right hand corner so as not to cover up any of the eye candy please. I’m in for 10 right now, to benefit Clean Water – and to start the campaign to get Matt Damon to be next.

    CJ I don’t know what you’re worried about, everyone is beautiful. You have a set of gorgeous eyes, a wonderful brain, and I love the way you write. Honestly I haven’t spent any time looking at the rest of you because it wasn’t important to me and I don’t judge people by the way they look but by the way they act and that is honest truth. But if you’re working out to change something about yourself, please do it for YOU to make yourself happy. I tried doing it because it would make someone else happy and guess what? It only made them want to change something else about me.

    Be at peace with yourself. I am now and I’m in the best shape ever. Recovering from two total knee replacements has set me back some but its only temporary.

    Love your writing and I’ll be spreading the word.

  223. Kim says:


  224. Angela says:

    Do you really believe you have a chance at winning the bet? You have so many comments I guess you’ll be forced either way! Lol
    Thanks for the greatest books! Love Love Love reading them! Your talent is so awesome, thank you for sharing it.

  225. Patricia Polmanteer says:

    OH MY GOODNESS….I will be just a waiting for the new pics for sure….please..please and please … you would be doing the world a HUGE favor….

  226. Hope you get 5000 replies! V-sit-ups, leg-lifts, and that yoga stomach thing… can’t remember the name (obviously I’m out of practice… LOL!)

  227. Do some pictures! Doesn’t matter what style, just do them and give some of us old ladies a thrill! ๐Ÿ™‚
    P.S. Love your books, keep them coming, even if you don’t do the pics. And have a great Birthday!

  228. Fritzie says:

    This will be fun … and definitely YUMMY ๐Ÿ™‚

  229. mypoohbear says:

    Hmmmm… just waiting to see. ๐Ÿ™‚

  230. Oanh B says:

    Oh, do the Beckham pose.

  231. Kimberly says:

    I could win $500 to ogle a sexy, shirtless author? Oh my, what an awesome deal!! I say DO IT!

  232. Mindy Wall says:

    Okay, I love this contest. Just don’t over-do the pecs thing. I hate that so musle bound you can’t move look. Someone said we should live where buff men had to go shirtless.. I just hate to say that some man would ruin the whole thing by thinking he was buff and he so wasn’t. You know you have seen this guy. Luckily it’s not CJ.
    I may be old and married, but I still enjoy the sights…. I just stay content with the flower in my own garden while admiring those on the hillside. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  233. Spyder says:

    Sounds like fun! Good luck! You’ll be great! ๐Ÿ™‚

  234. […] because I’d like to help the MANday cause, and see what kind of abs CJ West will be showing off, I reblogged Debra Kristi’s post.ย  I hope you’ll help Jillian Dodd […]

  235. hamjenny says:

    Come on CH what do you have to lose… YOUR SHIRT???? Go for it you are only young once. okay lets get the comments going…

  236. Beverly Ray says:

    I think you’re well on your way to being shirtless!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  237. Oh la la la!! Keep em comin! ๐Ÿ™‚

  238. Sign me up! ๐Ÿ˜€ *leaves to go encourage the masses to comment* ๐Ÿ˜›

  239. Go for it! I’ll be watching:)

  240. Sam says:

    Go for it CJ!!!

  241. cindy sutton says:

    Keep up the good work. All it takes is one great idea amd one great book to be a john grishsm.

  242. Tooth Fairy says:

    Sweet to see folks different tastes when it comes to what makes a Man really attractive! โ˜บ He’s gotta have a nice smile too…right?

  243. alleda says:

    I would love, love, love to see CJ in a hot pose! With a sexy face like that I’m sure his body is just as hot! Show us your abs…you know you want to! โค โค

  244. Ginger Daley says:

    They look so much better without tattoos!

  245. Darci Hudson says:

    Never been to her site before, but I think I’m missing out.

  246. Oh, this is too fun. I hope you make it to 5,000! ๐Ÿ™‚

  247. pollylee says:

    hoping it happens! keep working out!

  248. Diane R. says:

    Nothing like a good looking man–with or without his shirt on.

  249. Oh Jillian, you are one of my favorite YA authors: you’re sassy, you’re witty, and you’re so darn sweet (plus you manage to get guys to take their clothes off with minimal effort!) Go girl! Get his shirt off!

  250. Jacky says:

    WOW!!! Nice eye candy!! yummy!!!

  251. Hi CJ, How was your birthday yesterday?

  252. Athena Brown says:

    Oh wow fantastic author and a super body to boot. I want to see him with out his shirt

  253. Shauna says:


  254. Sandy Ensink says:

    I think CJ should these guys are hot and so is CJ

  255. kemmery says:

    Yay, CJ pics! Oh, no…does that make me a cougar?

  256. mammablestx6 says:

    aaahh….ummm..ghdohgy8whjkldliolhs. sorry, kinda lost my words there;) Yeah, I say go for it! The world will be a better place because of Jillian’s brilliant bet! i knew nothing of this until reading a post on Rita’s Reviews. Glad I came over! REALLY glad. lol!

  257. CJ, you’re definitely worthy of any accolade you might get ESPECIALLY for your writing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  258. kemmery says:

    writing is good!

  259. kemmery says:

    Go, CJ, go!

  260. BookLover62 says:

    So here goes for comment #304. Wow, we have a ton of work to do to get 5000 “people” to comment.
    Do they really mean PEOPLE – i.e. discreet, individual people, or do they mean COMMENTS, as in one person can make more than one comment about the progress CJ is making on his distance & times as well as plank times?

    These writers can me tricky, tricky – after all they are Masters of Words.

  261. Amy says:

    This is just so awesome!! Let’s get to 5,000!!

  262. CJ, I have absolutely NO INTEREST in seeing your abs (mostly because of the way that would make me feel about my own abs). But here’s my comment in support and solidarity of my female peeps and tweeps. Cheers, R.S.

  263. Count me in! What a good sport to agree to the bet! ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s hoping your exercise pays off.

  264. Helen says:

    Not a bad way to start the day.

  265. Donna B. McNicol [@donnabmcnicol] says:

    We’ve got a long way to go before hitting 5,000 but here’s my comment. Go, CJ!

  266. Margay says:

    Add my name to the list! Please do it!

  267. […] help me convince Author CJ West to be on a future MANday!! If you go to his website and leave him a comment, you could win […]

  268. Kim Perry says:

    Who cares about weight, just keep the pictures coming.

  269. kat crawford says:

    CJ – you only have one body in this life….be proud of it and use it well….now get that shirt off and say “cheese”

  270. I think CJ should definitely do the shirtless picture. I am half way through The End of Marking Time. I look forward to reading all your other books.

  271. Cassia says:

    Scrolling, scrolling, scrolling…ah-ha! Made it. Its a very good bribe. I wouldn’t mind seeing the pics either.

  272. Pam Stack says:

    Can’t wait for the next set of photos!!!!! *hint hint*

  273. Fun contest idea. Hope you make 5000.

  274. kemmery says:

    I’d like to comment on lemon sorbet…

  275. […] in my never ending quest to WIN the #MANday Challenge,ย please help me by clicking over to CJ’s Blogย and tell him you want to see his abs!!!ย ย You could win a $500 gift […]

  276. CJ I love this contest idea who would not want a chance to win books or money or see guys with their shirts off?

    you better work hard on those abs of yours honey I plan on telling everyone I talk to
    and I have a big mouth

  277. Jen says:

    There’s a contest & even if I don’t win a prize I get to see a man shirtless? Count me in ๐Ÿ˜‰ Here’s hoping my comment will be one of 5000 ๐Ÿ˜›

  278. Allison Smith says:

    I vote we tell everyone we know…that oughtta get some comments!!!

  279. 1Lavishone says:

    Okay, so Roselover24 sounded the call, so here I am. I feel terrible objectifying you in this way, but perhaps you won’t mind sharing your lovely shirtless self.
    I would love the gift card since I read so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

  280. vt says:

    good luck!
    (@Roselover24 sent me)

  281. DADirtybird says:

    Im up for #MANday comments!! 5000 is cake ๐Ÿ˜‰

  282. Joy says:

    Half-naked guys and books? I’m so there.

  283. jedece says:

    Oh, CJ…I suggest you get to work! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    @Roselover24 sent me andI know there will be more to come!

    Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

  284. jodieo says:

    I am all for charity. Or books. ‘or whatever Man Day is…

  285. jedece says:

    Oh, CJ…you better work! ๐Ÿ˜‰ @Roselover24 sent me and there’s plenty more where that came from!

    See (more of) you soon!

  286. Who cares about the contest? You should leave your shirt either way!

  287. Wow, what a great way to make hot guys lose their shirts!!! Sign me up!!!

  288. Mimzy says:

    @Roselover24 sent me but I would’ve probably shown up on my own. Now let’s see those delts. And abs. And pecs.

  289. EzzieRae says:

    I was sent here by Roselover on twitter, she makes a very compelling argument on why we should be spreading the word about this post. Come on 5000.

  290. Rachelle says:

    Fun contest idea. Can’t wait to hear the final results

  291. Lasseire says:

    Books & shirtless men?? Count me in! Thanks to @Roselover24 for sending me! : )

  292. Risbee says:

    Roselover24 sent me too ๐Ÿ™‚ Take it off!

  293. Melody says:

    Take it off!!

  294. Kim says:

    MANday might be my favorite day of the week. Good luck!

  295. blackrose26 says:

    Hell yeah, I wanna see some shirtless pics!

  296. blackrose26 says:

    Bring on the picpics

  297. rach. says:

    I was told to tell you that Sue sent me! I’m all for a good lookin man, that can write, showin us what he’s got! ๐Ÿ˜‰ woot!

  298. Nichole says:

    Take it off, loverboy ๐Ÿ˜‰

    P.S. Rose sent me โค

  299. stacy says:

    Roselover sent me. I was told there would be naked men, punch and pie.

  300. @freak4sparkle says:

    I have no idea why I’m doing this, lol. Helping out a friend?

  301. Roselover24 sent me and asked me to comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

  302. deb24601 says:

    I’m here to confirm Rose has a big mouth ๐Ÿ˜‰ and I like when guys take their shirts off. Especially soccer players.

  303. Laura says:

    LOL this is great ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sue sent me and I’m glad she did.

  304. abinar says:

    Works for me. I’m here via @debb24601 via @Roselover24

  305. kygirl2 says:

    Another Roselover friend, who’s big mouth on twitter sent me here. Take it off big guy!!

  306. BlahBleeYa says:

    lets see what ya got!lol

  307. Miami says:

    Thanks to @Roselover24 add me as one more towards the 5000!

  308. felinewyvern says:

    We need more commentators or we might not make that 5000 (which would be a great pity). I’m off to spread the word ๐Ÿ˜€

  309. Nichole says:

    Dunno if Loverboy was a band from the 80’s. I was born in ’88. ๐Ÿ™‚

  310. whatsmynom says:

    I believe in roselover!

  311. Sandi says:

    Oh, indeed. Equal objectification of the sexes acts to nullify acts of objectification, doesn’t it?


    In any event, it’d be fairly cool unless you have some objection.

    *smile* Doesn’t seem like the case, anyway.

    Heads up to Sue/Roselover – This is what comes over eaves-tweeting. Or, er, something. I probably should take a new netiquette course…

    Buenas noches…

  312. Zoey says:

    can’t wait ๐Ÿ™‚ keep working out! haha just joking

  313. kassiah says:

    This is a fun idea. I’m all for it, because @Roselover told me to be. jk jk If you don’t mind taking it off, I don’t mind supporting it!

  314. Tina says:

    What a fun bet! Can’t wait for the photos. ๐Ÿ™‚

  315. […] MANday 2012 What Does Your $8.40 Do For You? → […]

  316. As I near closer to that BIG 50 (this December), it would be lovely to see shirtless hot guys as Eye Candy for my Golden Years!! LOL

    • cjwestkills says:

      We aren’t that far apart in age.

      This ain’t the golden years yet!!!

      • You’re right of course, but tell that to my children ages 22, 23, 24, 24, 29 and 33. They are already trying to put me out to pasture. As if I’m some kind of cow or something! Although, I must admit, I use to use the word HEIFER a lot when I was much younger. I’ve aged to perfection now, so I haven’t used that word in quite some time. Yay Me.

      • cjwestkills says:

        God bless you for raising six kids!

        You deserve a medal. These “middle years” should be fun with an empty nest! Enjoy!

  317. poworker43 says:

    Well CJ, I don’t really need to see you shirtless but since this is all in good fun I wanted to add my comment to help Lori get her 5000. Good luck to you

  318. […] in my never ending quest to WIN the #MANday Challenge,ย please help me by clicking over to CJ’s Blogย and tell him you want to see his abs!!!ย ย You could win a $500 gift […]

  319. kemmery says:

    Happy Friday! Are we close enough to 5000 to get the stripper music ready?

  320. kemmery says:

    402? OK, ladies, we have work to do!

  321. kemmery says:

    more lots (it won’t let me duplicate lots)

  322. virgotrini says:

    Keep up the good work CJ can’t wait to see the end results!!!

  323. Hmmm…Sue seems to think I ought to promote this, but I think I want the D. Beckham pose…

  324. Hello pretty boys, with all your yumminess!

  325. Tina Connor says:

    Always ready to support a good cause. Savage made me do it.

  326. […] in my never ending quest to WIN theย #MANday Challenge,ย please help me by clicking over toย CJโ€™s Blogย and tell him you want to see his abs!!!ย ย You could win a $500 gift card!!! Tell your […]

  327. Here’s a thought that may help persuade you: if you pose with your shirt off, you’ll be helping the earth AND humankind:

    If you see you shirtless, it will make us happy. When we’re happy, we’re more inclined to do nice things. We donate to charities. We pick up pieces of litter and throw them away instead of walking past it on the sidewalk. We’re nicer to others. We make a concerted effort to recycle. And so on and so on.

    So if you just show us some skin, you can help close the hole in the ozone layer that much faster. It’s all up to you, C.J. It’s all up to you.

  328. Rene says:

    CJWest Can’t wait to see those ab pics but I might get a closer look. It should be MANday every day!

  329. Elizabeth says:

    Quoting NIKE:

    Just do it!

  330. Erin says:

    Cannot wait for the big day:))

  331. Meghann Hempel says:


  332. Charlene says:

    I’m commenting just in the interests of being a team player. *ahem*

  333. Vanessa says:

    I’m in. Fantastic fun, CJ.

  334. Keep pumping that iron, CJ. I’m just checking in to make sure you aren’t slacking off!

  335. Flord Naezel says:

    This! OMG. Hot. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Go CJ!

  336. Kimberly Lim says:

    Your awesome ^.^

  337. […] MANday 2012 Have You Fallen For Someone Too Good To Be True? → […]

  338. fionadruce says:

    Shared. Liking the idea, LOL

  339. […] and they all have to do with chocolate!ย  You see, CJ is working out for his upcoming debut on MANday, but a guy can be guilty once in awhile.ย  Check out his […]

  340. Theresa says:

    I don’t care if you work out between then and now or not i say take the shirt off anyway lol

  341. Mia says:

    Yay! Abs!

  342. Kim Mullican says:

    Still a long way from 5k!

  343. Shed the shirt, CJ. Give us what we want!!!

  344. kemmery says:

    CJ’s gonna give us a nap?

  345. R.M. Schieffelbein says:

    Let’s see those abs!

  346. ilona says:

    We need to comment more frequently or we’ll never see the topless pics ๐Ÿ˜ฆ (haven’t even reached 500 comments yet!)

  347. Brenda says:


  348. Brinda says:

    This is quite a challenge you have going on! Here is my contribution. ๐Ÿ™‚

  349. Emma says:

    You wouldn’t want to disappoint so many ladies now, would you? ๐Ÿ™‚

  350. I’ll chime in! Curious writers want to know…

  351. Yes please ๐Ÿ™‚ Go for it, CJ.

  352. Brittany says:

    A successful author offering to take his shirt off? My answer will always be yes.

    Ps. I especially liked your book Taking Stock.

  353. […] in my never ending quest to WIN the #MANday Challenge,ย please help me by clicking over to CJ’s Blogย and tell him you want to see his abs!!!ย ย You could win a $500 gift […]

  354. Toria says:

    Are we there yet? Will check out your books too!

  355. Tressa Sager says:

    LOVING this…and love your books!

  356. Do it! I hope it happens ๐Ÿ™‚

  357. Abi F says:

    I hope this happens. Do it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  358. Are we there yet? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  359. Keeping my fingers crossed!!! ;;)

  360. Fer :) says:

    If you rock the body just do it even if is just your cutie face ๐Ÿ™‚

  361. […] need help to WIN the #MANday Challenge, please help me by clicking over to CJ’s Blog and tell him you want to see his abs!!! You could win a $500 gift card!!! (The last day is […]

  362. Jen says:

    It’s pretty much necessary that you show is your abs. Just sayin’.

  363. Bob says:

    Hmm? CJ West doing a MANday photo shoot. Next thing will be an Author’s Calendar with different writer’s showing their bodies. I keep telling my kids that since I’ve retired, I’m strictly considered eye-candy … since I’m getting too old to be much of a muscle man for work nor will they consider my supervisory advice; hence I now am the proverbial eye-candy. My four sons tell me the candy has turned and pray the eye is blind. BUT, to you, CJ, I wish you the best on this endeavor.

  364. Haley says:

    As Nike would say, “Just Do It” ๐Ÿ˜‰ If Jillian is asking to you show some abs, she obviously thinks you’ve got what it takes to make a gagillion girls drool. Consider it a compliment.

  365. SPNfreak says:

    We want to see yo abs! ๐Ÿ˜€

  366. Kim says:

    Yep you are some serious eye candy already! I would love to see more pics!

  367. Donna Newton says:

    Definitely a Beckham pose is needed ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck

  368. Jillybean says:

    Go!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  369. Angela Muse says:

    This is hilarious! Good luck!

  370. kittyb78 says:

    Hey, looks like you only have 5 more to go… well, 4 counting mine. ๐Ÿ™‚

  371. Karris says:

    Here’s hoping that we get to the 5000 comments soon so that CJ will strip for us, or maybe if he is feeling generous he will do it for his loving and loyal fanbase even if there’s not the 5000

  372. Thanks for the great blog hop. Katrina stepartdesigns @ hotmail . com

  373. Lyric James says:

    OK….man candy it is. Looks like I’m number 499. One more to go! This is great! Unique contest.

  374. Megan Ward says:

    Here’s hoping you get to 5,000 very soon!

  375. […] in my never ending quest to WIN the #MANday Challenge,ย please help me by clicking over to CJ’s Blogย and tell him you want to see his abs!!!ย ย You could win a $500 gift […]

  376. […] in my never ending quest to WIN theย #MANday Challenge,ย please help me by clicking over toย CJ’s Blogย and tell him you want to see his abs!!!ย ย You could win a $500 gift card!!! Tell your […]

  377. […] in my never ending quest to WIN the #MANday Challenge,ย please help me by clicking over to CJ’s Blogย and tell him you want to see his abs!!!ย ย You could win a $500 gift […]

  378. mabledsoe says:

    I hope I am not to late to bet C J to put out for Jillian’s MANday pictures. Let’s see a real man for a change….LOL
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  379. Hey CJ Since you’re just getting back to working out here’s an idea, How about shooting for a Christmas ab reveal? We’ll get you a Santa hat and.?.Everyone will have you on their wish list ๐Ÿ™‚

  380. Jessica says:

    awwww man!!! is it too late for the challenge? Well I’m posting anyways! ๐Ÿ™‚

  381. Hey Cj! Haven’t heard from you in awhile. Photo shoot still on? Halloween’s right around the corner. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope everything has been well with you. Have a great week.

  382. […] in my never ending quest to WIN the #MANday Challenge,ย please help me by clicking over to CJ’s Blogย and tell him you want to see his abs!!!ย ย You could win a $500 gift […]

  383. […] in my never ending quest to WIN the #MANday Challenge,ย please help me by clicking over to CJ’s Blogย and tell him you want to see his abs!!!ย ย You could win a $500 gift […]

  384. Hello, hello, hello! I’ve got your Santa hat. Do you have some abs to show us? Merry Christmas CJ! Hope all is well with you.

  385. […] gauntlet.ย In a half-joking comment that turned serious, she’s has struck a deal with author CJ West…to take his shirt off. That’s right, if CJ can get 5000 comments on that page, […]

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