Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Guest Blogger Nicola Marsh

It's always a pleasure to bring one of my fellow Riva/Presents authors to the Playground, but Nicola is embarking into new areas with her new books. And I'm really thrilled to welcome her today to tell you about her foray into self-publishing with her latest release!
Welcome, Nicola!


Always a pleasure to visit the Playground so thanks for inviting me!

I love the publishing biz because it’s ever-changing, always evolving. After publishing 29 books with Harlequin Romance & Presents series, and my first mainstream contemporary romance BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD releasing with Entangled Publishing this December, I’ve dipped my toes into the e-pubbing pool with my romantic suspense short story, TAG TEAM.

It features Coralee Keaton, a tough bio-weapons expert in the Australian Defense Forces's Tactical Assault Group, who is called in by the Victorian Police Special Operations Group when a ricin threat is imminent.

Lee can whip bad asses all over town, but working with Garcia 'Fox' Diaz has her strangely nervous. She assisted on a Fox case three years earlier and ended up in the rugged, scarred cop's bed.

This time, when her life's in danger and they have minutes to live locked in a safe room, will she be able to resist him again?

There’s an excerpt on my blog, along with early reviews:

"a super fast paced awesome short story packed with tension and sexual sizzle amidst the International police drama, action and espionage...I've always enjoyed Nicola Marsh's contemporary romances and this short story delivers a powerful punch! The dialogue and action scenes felt like I was watching a
movie rather than reading!"

"Hot, potent and riveting! Amidst a life or death situation these two really spark, through dialogue, tension and emotion. When they finally get it on it feels so real, deep and exciting. Nicola Marsh is a whizz with words, creating such wonderful, fresh, lively characters. My only wish? That there had been more to this story!"

"Tag Team by Nicola Marsh oozes sizzling heat... short and steamy, but wafting with goodness..."

Must admit, I have a thing for special ops heroes.

To win an e-copy of TAG TEAM, share your favorite type of hero here. Cowboy? CEO? Carpenter?
Let’s talk hot heroes!

Nicola blogs daily and is giving away a 3 book gift pack of her current releases right now! http://nicolamarsh.blogspot.com.

To grab a copy of TAG TEAM (only 0.99 cents!) check out Amazon (http://amzn.to/qiju9s )


Xandra James said...

Even after all these years, I'm still drawn to the sexy, rich boss-man! Give me a good office romance and i'm in heaven :)

Your book sounds great, Nicola - will totally check it out x

Nicola Marsh said...

Xandra, I love a rich, sexy boss man too!

I love writing office stories, so much fun and room for steam ;)

Hope you enjoy Tag Team!

EllenToo said...

My favorite hero is the cowboy ~ what do you expect from a Texas native?? I also like the soldier hero.

Lea AnnS said...

I like special ops too, Nicola! My faves are anything paranormal, where all those tough guys have super powers too!

Playground Monitor said...

I like special ops guys (or former special ops) who are banged up a bit from work in the field. It so much fun to see them fall hard for a woman.

Thanks for visiting with us today! Your new venture sounds exciting.

pjk said...

I have always been more drawn to the blue collar worker hero....tough, rugged, sweaty.
Give me a man with a toolbelt!

Enjoyed your visit. Your book sounds wonderful!

Problem Child said...

Hi Nic and welcome! I'm so excited about this story and I hope it sells loads!

Angel said...

Wow! Nicola, this book sounds hot, hot, hot!!! And I love that cover.

I love special ops, former military, etc., bad boys. Seeing them fall hard is so much fun!

Thanks for coming to visit on the Playground!


chey said...

I like the blue collar hero.

Nicola Marsh said...

Sadly, I haven't read too many cowboy heroes, Ellen.

I guess we have the outback equivalent here in OZ...very appealing, that rugged type of hero!

Nicola Marsh said...

Wow Lea Ann, special ops heroes with supernatural powers?

Sounds amazing!

Any recommendations?

Nicola Marsh said...

Oops, seeing the Playground Monitor pop in makes me instantly sit up straighter ;)

And yes, seeing a hardened guy fall for a good woman is great!

Thanks for having me here, always fun popping into visit the Playground.

Nicola Marsh said...

I like a blue collar hero too.

So much so I married one ;)

Nicola Marsh said...

Thanks so much, Problem Child :)

Nicola Marsh said...

Angel, fellow bad boy lover here!

They're so hot!!!

Nicola Marsh said...

Same here, Chey :)

Angel said...

Oh, Nicola, if you haven't read any J.R. Ward or Larissa Ione, you must run to the store and get them immediately!!! :)


Erin said...

For me, it is less about the hero's profession and more about how he treats the heroine. I just finished a romance with a tattoo artist as the hero - very unconventional by my standards. I couldn't imagine being attracted to a man like that in real life, but early on in the story he had me swooning over his affections toward his sister, the heroine and her young daughter. I love being surprised like that!

So cool that you are trying something a little different with self-publishing and romantic suspense. Best wishes! Tag Team sounds great.

Also looking forward to Sex, Gossip & Rock and Roll :)

Lea Ann said...

Nicola, try JR Ward (as Angel recommended) or Christine Feehan's Game series. CF's heroes are all military special ops who've entered a program allowing them to develop special "gifts." To a one, they make me swoon! :)

Nicola Marsh said...

Angel, both those names are so well known & I've been meaning to read for ages!
Just not enough time!!!

I shall rectify, rest assured :)

Thanks for the recommendations!

Nicola Marsh said...

So true, Erin.

Qualifying as a 'hot hero' isn't all about the job, it's about the guy himself.

The tattoo artist sounds intriguing! Great contrast of character: tough exterior, caring interior.

Sex, Gossip & Rock and Roll is one of my favourite books, hope you enjoy it too!

Nicola Marsh said...

Thanks Lea Ann.
Christine Feehan is another huge author I'm ashamed to say I haven't read.

That series sounds intriguing!

Thanks for the recommendation.

Laurie G said...

I'm drawn to the tough, independent CEO's who are tamed by the love of a woman!

Nicola Marsh said...

Nice, Laurie :)

I think any tough guy tamed by the heroine is so appealing.

Nicola Marsh said...

Thanks everyone for dropping by.

The winner of TAG TEAM is Xandra James.

Email me, Xandra, and I'll organise it for you, congrats!