NOT THE MARRYING KIND
Diva Las Vegas!
When investors tarnish the King of Construction’s reputation he’s forced to prove his respectability… by finding a wife!
Beck Blackwood, desert bad-boy made good, will do whatever it takes to expand his construction company nationwide. Including blackmail a woman guaranteed to drive him crazy, into marriage.
LA party planner Poppy Collins is a woman on a mission: save her sister’s sanity. Determined to keep business afloat, Poppy pitches for the divorce party of the century to Vegas hotshot Beck Blackwood, not expecting a proposal of a different kind.
Beck leaves Poppy no option. Marry him or her Divorce Diva Daily secret is out and her sister’s business implodes. He holds a winning hand. However, Beck hasn’t played the game with a defiant woman who has a few tricks of her own!
In the city of high stakes and high flyers, can the Divorce Diva and the construction king take a gamble on love and beat the odds?
While I don’t watch much TV, my hubby is addicted to it, particularly news and current affairs. So picture me walking through the room one evening and my ears prick up at an upcoming current affairs piece on divorce parties.
That’s all it took to spark the idea for NOT THE MARRYING KIND. I love taking modern themes and putting a contemporary twist on them, so why wouldn’t my party planner Poppy Collins (inspired by Katherine Heigl) plan divorce parties? And how far would a romance cynic go to protect family?My construction king Beck Blackwood (inspired by Gerard Butler) had to live in Vegas because I wanted an ‘edge’ to my desert bad boy. But I wanted to highlight the desert angle of Vegas, not the glitz… once again, putting a different spin on the tried and true.
I had a ball writing this story, it flew from my fingertips in a few weeks. I hope you enjoy it! (Oh, Ashlee and Sara both get their happily ever after’s too! NOT THE BLUSHING KIND, Ashlee’s story, features next, with NOT THE LOVING KIND, Sara’s story wrapping up the series.)
BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD
Shari Jones needs to get a life. Preferably someone else’s.
Single, homeless and jobless, Indo-American Shari agrees to her best friend’s whacky scheme: travel to Mumbai, pose as Amrita, ditch the fiancé her traditional Indian parents have chosen. Simple.
Until she’s mistaken for a famous Bollywood actress, stalked by a Lone Ranger wannabe, courted by an English lord and busted by the blackmailing fiancé.
Life is less complicated in New York.
Or so she thinks, until the entourage of crazies follows her to the Big Apple and that’s when the fun really begins.
Shari deals with a blossoming romance, an addiction to Indian food and her first movie role, while secretly craving another trip to the mystical land responsible for sparking her new lease on life. Returning to her Indian birthplace, she has an epiphany. Maybe the happily-ever-after of her dreams isn’t so far away.
BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD was sparked by my love of Bollywood movies. The theatrics, the colour, the music, the drama, the romance, you name it, Bollywood movies have it. My dad got me hooked on them a few years ago and that’s when the idea for Busted in Bollywood first shimmered into my subconscious.
What would a sassy New Yorker Hindu girl do if she didn’t want to marry the man her parents chose? How far would a half Indian, half American girl who finds herself with no job, no home and no guy go for a fresh start?
Shari Jones agrees to pose as her best friend Amrita, travel to Mumbai and break off her arranged marriage. But like any outlandish scheme, things go wrong from the start and snowball from there!
I hope readers have as much fun with this book as I did creating it.
SECOND CHANCE GUY
A second chance at first love…
Flynn Logan is a dedicated soldier. The army is his life. Until he returns home and discovers an astounding truth that will turn his regimented world upside down.
Lori Ballantine has only ever loved one guy and he chose the army over her. Now Flynn is back and Lori is wary of letting him into her life, a life she shares with their son. The son she has kept secret from Flynn for the last five years.
As Flynn and Lori come to terms with co-parenting while traversing the minefield of a new relationship, Flynn needs to make some tough decisions: about his past, his future and his role in Lori and Adam’s lives.
Being a father may just prove to be the toughest assignment he’s ever had.
Some stories have a long and convoluted road to publication. This book is one of them. Readers of my recent books will notice a significant ‘spice’ level… hotter the better!
The Second Chance Guy is a lot sweeter and that’s because I wrote it years ago. I had two offers of publication for it, but didn’t think the editors’ visions for the story gelled with mine, so it sat on my cyber shelf for a while. In October 2012, Crimson Romance published this book under the title Falling for Flynn. A year later, I’ve re-edited the book and released it as The Second Chance Guy.
What’s it about in a nutshell? A sexy soldier, a secret baby, and a second chance at first love. Straddling the line between women’s fiction and contemporary romance, I hope you enjoy Flynn And Lori’s reunion.
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released in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF SPECIAL OPS ROMANCE
A Victorian Police Special Ops team leader joins forces with an Australian Defence Force Tactical Assault Group expert who specializes in biological warfare to stop an imminent chemical threat.
When the threat becomes personal and the body count mounts, they find themselves locked in a safe room, where they discover their sizzling history takes little to ignite.
DO IT WRITE
USA TODAY bestseller Nicola Marsh has published 40 books in 10 years and is a multi-award finalist.
Like most authors, she writes because she has to. It’s a passion, an obsession.
In this jargon-free reference, she explores various writing tips for publication and beyond: stellar settings, the first 5 pages, what drives your story, motivation, editing, speed writing, methodology, revisions, resilience, and more, including sample synopses.
This concise writing guide, with its tips and examples, will spark the imagination and help the words to flow.
In May 2013 I celebrated 10 years in the publishing industry. May 12th 2003 is indelibly etched in my mind as the day I received ‘The Call’ from Kimberly Young at Harlequin Mills and Boon that launched my career.
To celebrate, I collated 10 years’ worth of writing advice/snippets into a concise, jargon-free book and released it May 2013.
If you’re a writer, I think you’ll find it useful. If you’re a reader, you get an insight into how I write my books.