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The Readiacs: What inspired you to write NOT THE MARRYING KIND?
I don’t have time to watch much TV but my hubby is a TV addict, particularly news and current affairs shows. One evening I happened to be walking through the room when I heard an advertisement for an upcoming current affairs show featuring the latest trend: divorce parties.
In that second I knew I had an unusual theme for a book! I love taking contemporary ideas and putting a twist on them. So my Divorce Diva, Poppy Collins, was born. A party planner with a difference…organizing divorce parties!
The Readiacs: Are there any more in the series, if so how many?
Absolutely! Tentatively titled NOT THE BLUSHING KIND is book 2, Ashlee’s story (with a very sexy theme!) and book 3 NOT THE LOVING KIND, Sara’s story.
The Readiacs: If so, have you planned the entire storyline, and do you know how it’s going to end?
I’m a pantser when I write, which means I have a vague idea of plot to start with but I let my characters lead me where they want the story to go. As for knowing where it’s going to end, that’s easy. In happily-ever-after
The Readiacs: Was there any particular scene/chapter that was your favorite to write?
I love characters who banter and Poppy and Beck did a lot of that throughout the book, sparking off each other and making me smile. I think my favorite to write would be the pool scene, where Beck’s surprise visit to Poppy at his house in Red Rock Canyon results in a rather hot encounter!
The Readiacs: Which books are you reading right now?
I’m reading Robin Covington’s ‘A Night of Southern Comfort’ and if I didn’t have deadlines, I’d read it straight through. It’s that good! I’m blown away by the fact she’s a debut author.
The Readiacs: What’s next on the agenda?
I’ve just started writing book 33 for Harlequin, featuring a WAG and a publishing CEO. Promises to be huge fun!
Release-wise, next up is MARRYING THE ENEMY (Harlequin Presents Extra), releasing in September, closely followed by WEDDING DATE WITH MR. WRONG (Harlequin Romance) and FALLING FOR FLYNN (Crimson Romance) in October.
The Readiacs: Tell us one thing about Nicola that we won’t be able to find on the Internet?
Praise for Nicola!
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’s also a Waldenbooks and Bookscan bestseller, has finaled in a number of awards, including the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, HOLT, Booksellers’ Best, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and has 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!
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NOT THE MARRYING KIND BLURB:
Who said marriage had to be convenient?
LA party planner Poppy Collins has kept her side business—planning divorce parties as the Divorce Diva—under wraps, but keeping her sister’s company afloat is proving tougher by the day. When a new divorce party prospect gives Poppy the opportunity to save the day and boost her bottom line, she can’t pass it up. But this time, she’s about to get way more than she bargained for…
Vegas golden boy Beck Blackwood knows Poppy’s secret, and he’s not afraid to use it to get exactly what he wants—a wife. With his reputation and corporate expansion plans on the line, the only way he can repair the damage is by getting hitched, and fast. And if blackmail is the only way to get Poppy to the altar, then so be it…
But they’re in the city of high stakes, and Poppy has a few aces up her sleeve. Now it’s time to find out if they’re playing to win…or if they’re playing for keeps.