AND TODAY'S GUEST IS...
This week, I'm absolutely delighted to welcome Nicola Marsh author of both "Romance" and "Modern Heat/Presents" books to help me celebrate 50 books.
Nic is another Melbourne author and she particularly loves writing about the hip, vibrant, cosmopolitan vibe of her home city. The call from Harlequin Mills & Boon came in May 2003 and she hasn't looked back and has recently sold her fifteenth book.
Here's Nicola to tell you a little about herself and her books.
I have a thing about heroes.
No great surprise, really, considering I write romance for a living!
Now don’t get me wrong, I adore writing strong, modern heroines, women who know what they want and aren’t afraid to go out there and grab it with both hands but the real fun stuff comes when I cast my heroes.
This month, I have 2 releases, different in many ways but similar in the fact I fell in love just a little-okay, a lot-with both heroes.
Nathan Boyd, the entrepreneur in Executive Mother-To-Be (Harlequin Romance), is a man with a past. Emotionally wounded, reserved but oh-so-gallant, he’s the type of guy you’d notice for his steely resolve, the type of guy you’d want to be there when the going gets tough and that’s just what the heroine, Kristen Lewis discovers when she’s pregnant…with Nate’s baby.
He’s appealing in a ‘strong, silent and sexy’ way.
And can the guy dance!
Tyler James, on the other hand, is a hero you sit up and take notice of the second he struts onto the pages of Purchased for Pleasure (Harlequin Presents).
A Navy SEAL, he’s used to taking charge and can handle anything, anywhere, anytime. He’s gorgeous, impressive and larger than life, the type of hero you’d love to get swept off your feet by…and that’s exactly what happens to Kate Hayden.
With 6 ft 4 of prime Navy SEAL at her beck and call for a week, can you blame her?
Here’s a little taste of Nate and Ty:
Nate stared at her, his dark, intense gaze trying to send her a message she couldn’t fathom. Once again his sad mask had slipped into place and for a split second she wondered if their impending goodbye had anything to do with it.
Yeah, like he’d be heartbroken over a woman he barely knew.
“I wish things were different.”
For one, heart-stopping moment she felt the same zing, the same spark she had back in the bar when they’d first met, the same tenuous connection that this was right, was meant to be, and she almost ran back to the bed and flung herself into his arms.
But that wasn’t the sensible thing to do and right now logic was about all she had left.
I do too,” she finally said, opting for honesty yet knowing it wouldn’t make a difference as she slipped into the bathroom to get dressed and head back to her well-organised life and out of his.
(from EXECUTIVE MOTHER-TO-BE, Harlequin Romance, Feb 2008)
She’d been staring at him, her luscious mouth a perfect little pout and he’d had difficulty breathing. In fact, his first glimpse of Kate after six long years had been worse than a case of the bends, though no amount of hyperbaric chamber treatment would fix what he had for her.
Uh-uh. Lust, pure and simple, had slammed through his body, making him want to leap over tables, grab her and lock his mouth to hers, tasting her, possessing her, reminding her of how damn good they’d been together in the bedroom.
He stumbled and she cast a pitying glance over her shoulder while he sent her a cocky grin.
Staring at his sassy ex strutting in front of him had him remembering exactly how great they’d been together and perhaps spending seven days trying to resurrect old times before facing the life-changing appointment next week wouldn’t be such a bad thing?
Yeah, that sounded like a plan.
And like any good SEAL, he always stuck to the plan.
(from PURCHASED FOR PLEASURE, Harlequin Presents, Feb 2008)
I couldn’t decide which book to give away so I’m giving away a signed copy of both!
To win Executive Mother-To-Be, answer this question:
What type of show has Kristen been producing in Singapore?
To win Purchased for Pleasure, answer this question:
How much is Kate’s winning bid for Tyler?
Thanks for having me, Liz.
Now, I’m off to surf the Net for more hot heroes…
Happy hero hunting!
Thanks, Nic! Okay, you know the form – send your answers to liz @ lizfielding.com with “Nicola Marsh” in the subject line and your answers with your name and street address in the body of the email.
And if you haven't already taken at look at the HERE COME THE GROOMS competition, scroll down past the party stuff to see all the details.