Bookish Interview with Nicola Marsh
What books inspire you?
Thrillers. The more complex the better. I’m always in awe of authors who can write them.
What authors inspire you?
Barbara O’Neal, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Nora Roberts, Harlan Coben
What's your favorite childhood book?
The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
Do you like to listen to music whilst writing? If so, what sort of music?
No, I prefer silence. My day is filled with noise, usually from my kids, so to write at night in silence is bliss.
Where's your favorite writing spot?
My cosy, crammed, windowless office. It feels like home to me.
What are your essentials whilst writing?
Keyboard, PC, gorgeous hardcover notebooks, colored pens, my ideas.
Do you have any writing tips for someone who is just starting out?
Write, write, then write some more. Writing is a craft honed by doing. And read widely in the genre you’re targeting.
What's the last book you read?
In the Midnight Rain by Ruth Wind (Barbara O’Neal’s older pen name.) I love all her books. Lush and evocative and truly wonderful.
What's the last book you bought?
Out of Line by Jen McLaughlin
Apart from being an author, what's your dream job?
What's the one question you'd love to be asked but never have?
‘Can I offer you a five million dollar advance?’Thanks for answering my Bookish questions Nicola, always love to hear that other people write in gorgeous hardcover notebooks as I have a collection that will last me years!
ISBN - 9780988340923
Publisher - Month9Books
Release date - November 5th 2013
'When she least expects it, sixteen-year-old Holly Burton’s unremarkable life is shaken to the core. A vision of the mother Holly never knew leaves her questioning everything she believes.
Eager for answers, Holly enrolls at a boarding school for highly gifted students in Wolfebane, New Hampshire. But Holly's complicated life worsens when she accidentally transports to a parallel existence where she's confronted by a dark and ancient evil.
With the help of Joss, a sexy alpha warrior sworn to protect her, and her new BFF, the equally swoon-worthy Quinn, Holly faces her fears and an unlikely adversary in a showdown that is worse than anything she could’ve possibly imagined …'
USA TODAY bestselling author Nicola Marsh writes flirty fiction with flair for adults and riveting, spooky stories for teens.
She has published 43 contemporary romances with Harlequin, Entangled Publishing and indie, and sold over 5 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.
Her debut young adult novel, a supernatural thriller BANISH, released with Harlequin Teen August 2013, and her YA urban fantasy series kicks off with SCION OF THE SUN, November 2013, with Month9Books.
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!
One (1) Print copy of both Scion of the Sun by Nicola Marsh and Endless by Amanda Gray and one (1) $15 Starbucks Gift Card (US only)
One (1) ebook copy of both Scion of the Sun by Nicola Marsh and Endless by Amanda Gray (INT)