Nic’s Bio

USA TODAY bestselling author and multi-award winner Nicola Marsh writes flirty fiction with flair for adults and riveting, spooky stories for teens.

She has published 64 contemporary romances with Harlequin, Amazon and indie, and sold over 7 million copies worldwide. Her first mainstream romance BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD was nominated for Romantic Book of the Year 2012. Her first indie romance, CRAZY LOVE, was a 2012 ARRA finalist.

She currently writes women’s fiction for Amazon’s Lake Union imprint and contemporary romance for Harlequin’s upcoming Dare series.

Her debut young adult novel, a supernatural thriller BANISH, released with Harlequin Teen August 2013, and her YA urban fantasy SCION OF THE SUN won the 2014 National Readers’ Choice Award for Best Young Adult novel.

She’s also a Waldenbooks, Bookscan and Barnes & Noble bestseller, a 2013 RBY (Romantic Book of the Year) and National Readers’ Choice Award winner, and a multi-finalist for a number of awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, Booksellers’ Best, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and has also won several CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Awards.

A physiotherapist for thirteen years, she now adores writing full time, raising her two little heroes, sharing fine food with family and friends, and her favorite, curling up with a good book!

 

2017 RELEASES 

OVERTIME IN THE BOSS’S BED 
(Mills & Boon GERMANY) February

ROMANCE FOR CYNICS (Mills & Boon HUNGARY) February

GIRL IN A VINTAGE DRESS (Mills & Boon GERMANY) March

THE TYCOON’S DATING DEAL (Mills & Boon PORTUGAL) March

PURCHASED FOR PLEASURE  (Mills & Boon SPAIN) April

TWO WEEKS IN THE MAGNATE’S BED (Mills & Boon CZECH REPUBLIC) May

THE BILLIONAIRE’S BABY (Mills & Boon, FRANCE) June

WHAT THE PAPARAZZI DIDN’T SEE (Mills & Boon, ITALY) June

NOT THE MARRYING KIND  July

SCION OF THE SUN (YA)  July

FOUND HIS FAMILY (Mills & Boon Germany) July

EXECUTIVE MOTHER-TO-BE (Mills & Boon ITALY) July

WEDDING DATE WITH MR WRONG (Mills & Boon DENMARK) July

A TRIP WITH THE TYCOON (Mills & Boon Czech Republic) August

INHERITED: BABY (Mills & Boon Spain) October

A TRIP WITH THE TYCOON (Mills & Boon Spain) November

GIRL IN A VINTAGE DRESS (Mills & Boon Scandinavian countries) November

INHERITED: BABY (Mills & Boon Spain) December

UNDER THE COVERS (Harlequin Australia) December

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Story inspiration
Ideas can spring from anywhere and everywhere. I really enjoy travelling because I get the chance to sit back and watch people from other cities or countries going about their daily lives. I often wonder what their lives entail, who they might be waiting for, why they were running… my imagination takes over and a new plot is born!

Romance is important in my own life and I find it difficult to write about it if I’m not brimming over with ‘warm and fuzzies’. I have my own TD&H hero to help with that!

My Writing Routine
My work day goes something like this: mad morning rush, school drop-off, an hour doing writing admin stuff, write for 3 hours before back to school for pick up. If I’m on tight deadline, I’ll start writing again at 8.30pm when the kids are in bed and squeeze in another two hours. Before doing it all over again the next day.

Editing
I used to like my first draft to be perfect. These days, I have to write quickly to meet deadlines and juggle a young family so I let the words flow, get the first draft done, put it aside for a while before editing. It’s amazing what you’ll pick up with ‘fresh eyes’.

Plotting
I’m a plotter! Once the muse strikes, I get the idea down on paper ASAP, occasionally outlining the whole story before I know what has hit me. I used to use detailed character charts but find I tend to fly by the seat of my pants a bit more these days and just follow the journey my characters take me on. Though I always resort to trusty pen and paper to jot down notes if I get stuck!

Titles
I absolutely must have the right title before I can start writing a story. The title usually encapsulates the essence of the book. And no, all those Harlequin titles aren’t chosen by me. The sales and marketing team choose ‘hook’ titles, words or phrases that are known to intrigue readers so that’s where those interesting titles originate.

Writing tips
Know your market. Read widely. Write what you love. But most of all, write…and write..and write some more! Develop your voice, let those words flow, find your niche in this wonderful, creative world of words

 

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