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A little extra Romance for you : Nikki Moore

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So i’m breaking all my own rules, but as any good writer will tell you there are no rules to writing – just write and write good, then people will buy your book!

Nikki Moore is a writer and ‘she writes good!’

I was lucky enough to read Picnics in the Park over the weekend and it was good enough to interrupt my #777fest – but dear reader just view it as bonus material!

Book Blurb

The last story in the fun & flirty #LoveLondon series from exciting new chick lit author Nikki Moore! The perfect novel for reading in the sunshine … and falling in love with London.

Hot summer romance…or cold revenge?

Super nanny, Zoe Harper is mad! It was bad enough discovering her ex-fiancé Greg cheating on her just weeks before their wedding. But now she’s returned home to London to find her younger sister Melody has been left jobless, homeless, broke and dumped.

Zoe is determined to get revenge on the infamous Reilly brothers for her sister’s heartbreak. So when an unexpected opportunity gives Zoe a way in to uncaring—and dizzyingly gorgeous!—successful music producer Matt Reilly’s world, she jumps at the chance to make him pay.

But living with Matt as nanny to his two adorable, but complicated children, Zoe soon begins to suspect that not everything is as it seems… Matt insists on pushing everyone away including his children, but why? And if his delicious summer kisses are anything to go by, he can’t be that bad surely?

Can Zoe convince Matt to open up a little and help fix this family before she leaves…or worse, before Matt learns who she really is?

So what’s it all about? Nannies, not one but two, sisters no less. The added attraction of a drop dead gorgeous male lead and two cute as a barrel load of monkey kids!

I whizzed through at top speed and for me it ticked all the boxes of what a good romance should be.

  • believable
  • not too slushy
  • interesting plot
  • great characters that have flaws
  • perfect male lead
  • enough for the readers imagination to take flight

Thanks Nikki, I will be looking out for more.

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Nikki Moore lives in beautiful Dorset and writes short stories and pacy, sexy romantic fiction. She’s thrilled to be published by HarperImpulse, the digital first romance imprint of HarperCollins.
Be My Valentine, a collection of poignant short stories by Nikki and other HI authors was published on 13 February 2014 and has attracted 4 and 5* ratings on Amazon. Shortly afterwards, her short story ‘A Night to Remember’ was published in digital and print editions of the Mills & Boon / Romantic Novelists Association anthology Truly, Madly, Deeply, edited by Sue Moorcroft. Best-selling authors including Carole Matthews, Katie Fforde and Adele Parks feature. The anthology has attracted 4 and 5* reviews and has been an Amazon best-seller.
Her debut novel – Crazy, Undercover, Love – released as an eBook in April 2014 (paperback, September 2014) was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists Association Joan Hessayon Award 2015, for new writers.
The #LoveLondon series, a set of romances set in London, has attracted 4 & 5 * reviews from readers and bloggers and some have been in the Top 20 in the Holiday chart on Amazon UK. The last story in the series, a full length novel – Picnics in Hyde Park – came out as an ebook in August 2015, and will be available as a paperback from October 2015.
Nikki was a finalist in several other writing competitions from 2010 – 2012, including Novelicious Undiscovered. A member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, she has contributed to their magazine ‘Romance Matters,’ has far too much fun attending the annual conference and has also chaired a panel and taken part in a workshop at the Festival of Romance.
She blogs about three of her favourite things – Writing, Work and Wine – at http://www.nikkimooreauthor.wordpress.com and believes in supporting other writers as part of a friendly, talented and diverse community.
You can follow her on Twitter @NikkiMoore_Auth or find her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NikkiMooreWrites and she invites you to pop over for chats about love, life, reading or writing!
You can find all her books Here

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777 Helena Fairfax Writer interview

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Today I’d like to welcome Helena Fairfax to the hot seat.

How did you get into writing?

Like a lot of writers, I got into writing because I love to read. (In fact, I really do think I’m addicted to reading!) A few years ago I went through a patch where every romance novel I picked up felt disappointing in some way. That’s when I hit on the idea of writing my own – and that’s when I found out just how hard it is to write! I made several attempts at finishing my story, but none were successful. Writing a romance was very much harder than reading one. I knew I needed some help, and so I joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme. After much writing and re-writing, that first story was published as The Silk Romance, and when I saw my book in print for the first time it was one of my proudest moments.

What’s the one piece of advice you’d offer someone that says they want to write a book?

Don’t give up on your dream, and keep on writing. You can do it, but you will need to work hard and have confidence in yourself.

Where do you write?

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I write sitting on the settee with my laptop, with my dog next to me. She’s me best critic!

My fav photo of the whole 777 contest, obviously! 

Are you writing your next book?

I’m writing two books at the moment: a novella for Christmas, and a YA time-slip novel. The first few chapters of my YA novel were shortlisted for the Exeter Novel Prize. I’m in the process of doing a lot of research so that I can finish it off.

What’s your favourite book?

Oh, that’s such a hard question! I love all of Georgette Heyer’s books – she’s my favourite romance author – but if I had to choose just one book over all, I think it would Be Tolstoy’s War and Peace. It has everything you could want in a sweeping and dramatic novel, and parts of it make me cry buckets. The BBC are making a TV series, due out this winter, and I’m really looking forward to it!

What do you do with yourself when you’re not writing?

Every morning I take my dog out for a long walk on the Yorkshire moors near where I live. It’s my favourite part of the day. I’m still writing as I’m walking, though – in my head! 🙂 Besides this I also love to knit, and always have a project on the go. But most of all I love to read, read, read!

My latest release is Palace of Deception: A Romantic Suspense Novella. Here is the blurb:
When Princess Charlotte of Montverrier disappears on the eve of her Investiture, Lizzie Smith takes on the acting job of her life. as her stand-in. But in the run up to the ceremony, all is not what it seems in the Palace of Montverrier. What danger lies outside the palace walls? As Lizzie learns her role, her only confidant is Léon, her quiet bodyguard…but what secrets is he keeping from her? And, most of all, what has happened to the missing Princess?

Mystery and suspense against the backdrop of a beautiful Mediterranean city.

Amazon link Here

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My website: http://www.helenafairfax.com

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