Saturday, September 08, 2012

50th party blog guest - Nicola Marsh

I’ve known Nicola Marsh for so many years that I can’t remember how long ago we first met! Anyway, she’s an inspiration in the way she writes so fast. (She’s catching me up at a rate of knots.) And we talk about – yeah, you guessed it. Gorgeous men, food, films…)

Anyway, over to Nic:


I’m thrilled to help Kate celebrate her 50th book for Harlequin. What a monumental achievement, congrats Kate! I’ve known Kate for many years online and she’s always generous with her time. She’s also incredibly supportive and I’ll never forget her sending me one of her wonderful books as a pep-up when I needed it a few years back.

Her books are a delicious combination of sweet and sexy, and you can’t help but smile at her sigh-worthy happy endings.

Speaking of happy endings, I’m a bit partial to creating them myself. The challenge is taking two seemingly opposite characters and getting them through the ups and downs of a relationship to reach their HEA.

One of my favorite ways of doing this is in a marriage of convenience. (Or inconvenience as I like to call it!)

Enforced proximity driven by strong motivations is a guaranteed recipe for fireworks, and that’s what I’ve created in my current releases NOT THE MARRYING KIND (Entangled Publishing’s Indulgence series) and MARRYING THE ENEMY (Harlequin Presents Extra.)

In NOT THE MARRYING KIND, a reformed Vegas bad boy is the instigator of the marriage, whereas in MARRYING THE ENEMY it’s a feisty lapidary desperate to save her family’s jewelry business who proposes marriage to a brooding magnate, the son of a jailed criminal.

While Beck and Poppy, and Ruby and Jax take very different routes towards their HEA, I can safely say they reach a point when their respective marriages become very real!

To be in the running to win an e-book of NOT THE MARRYING KIND, complete this sentence:

My Happily Ever After would include ______
(insert your fantasy guy. Hugh Jackman? Ryan Gosling? Channing Tatum? Sky’s the limit!)

USA TODAY bestselling author Nicola Marsh writes flirty fiction with flair.

She’s had 32 books published with Harlequin Romance and Presents series, a fun, flirty contemporary mainstream romance BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD with Entangled Publishing (nominated for Romantic Book of the Year 2012) and sold over 3 million copies worldwide.

Her first category romance for Entangled Publishing’s Indulgence series, NOT THE MARRYING KIND, releases July 2012, with another category contemporary romance FALLING FOR FLYNN releasing with Crimson Romance October 2012.

Her urban fantasy young adult novel SCION OF THE SUN releases November 2013 with Month9Books.

She loves interacting with readers so you can find her:


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Kate Hardy said...

Me first! And yes, we all know who I'm going to say *insert broad grin* - Antonio Banderas :)

Kelly Hunter said...

I'm sure it will come as no surprise that I'm a Captain Jack (Sparrow or Harkness - I'm easy) fan. Or those Supernatural Winchester boys. Indeed. But I've only just seen the the Avengers film, and while Iron Man is deliciously appealing and possibly my current delight, I'm also digging the Thor.

Surely, I can choose more than one?

Robyn Grady said...

My Happily Ever After would include my husband.
*But* if he wasn't available, I bags Gerry Butler =))))
PS Kate email me

Eli Yanti said...

My Happily Ever After would include Chris Evans :). i love him from the first time i saw his movie - the call :D

Kate Hardy said...

Kel - no surprises there. You're just greedy :) (And, ahem, Loki? He lit up the screen for me, and then... oh, as Prince Hal/Henry V, he was outstanding. If you get it in Aus, go for it!)

Robbie - LOL, I was expecting that one, too :) Email coming now.

Eli - he is very nice, isn't he? We liked him very much in Captain America. (I wanted to change the ending - so sad!)

Roxanne Snopek said...

I'd have to say my HEA guy is the one I call My Mr(Always)Right. After all he killed a giant spider for me yesterday and that was heroic because he didn't even mock me!

Nell Dixon said...

You know I'm in love with Bryan Adams :)

Caroline said...

it has to be my husband. Of course...if he were to leave me then I would plump for...Damien KLewis who just makes me swoon! Caroline x p.s - greatblog Nicola, your work rate is phenominal!

Caroline said...

p.p.s the is no "K" in Damien's name of course. I just can't type! Caroline ;o)

bn100 said...

My Happily Ever After would include Paul Walker.

Juliana's World said...

It must be Jack Hughman. I fall in luv at the first sight when he played Wolverine.

Juliana's World said...

Sorry, wrong name. It supposed to be Hugh Jackman

Nicola Marsh said...

Now did I guess you would nab Antonio? ;)

Nicola Marsh said...

Kelly, you're being greedy.
But in the case of fantasy boyfriends, greed is good!!!

Nicola Marsh said...

Aww Robbie, that's sweet.

But sorry, Gerard's mine ;)

Nicola Marsh said...

Oooh...don't think I know Chris Evans, Eli.

Must check him out!

Nicola Marsh said...

Another sweetie, Roxanne :)

Nicola Marsh said...

I loved Bryan Adams songs when I was growing up, Nell.

Sexy voice!

Nicola Marsh said...

Thanks Caroline.

Damian Lewis, huh? ;)

Nicola Marsh said...

Was expecting Paul Walker to pop up here, bn100 :)

Nicola Marsh said...

Yes, yes, yes, to Hugh Jackman, Juliana!

Elissa Graham said...

I'll add my name to the list of esteemed ladies with extremely good taste and say Mr Butler would have to be involved for it to be a HEA.

Normally when someone misspells Mr Jackman's name it comes out as: Huge Ackman - kind of fitting really :)

Kate Hardy said...

First name drawn from the hat for ‘Not the Marrying Kind’ - Roxanne Snopek. Please contact me kate(dot)hardy(at)btinternet(dot)com with your details, and I'll get everything sorted :o) Thanks for taking part!