Wednesday, June 07, 2006
This month, Nicola Marsh has a previously unreleased book now available online!!! Contract to Marry is a fun, fabulous, flirty romance set in the bustling city of Melbourne, Australia. Now here's some sneak peek behind the scenes info about this book which you will find nowhere else:
HERO: Darcy Howard. 38 y.o. CEO of Innovative Imports.Needs to lighten up and have fun.
HEROINE: Fleur Adams. 24 y.o. Life coach. Just the woman to show Darcy a thing or two.
In creating CONTRACT TO MARRY, I deliberately chose an older hero, not only in age but in years and life experience. Darcy has raised a younger brother since his late teens, has always been responsible and when his business stagnates, he has no option but to hire someone to remedy the problem.
Fleur is young, idealistic and starting out in her career. I created her as the complete antithesis of Darcy, giving her the tough task of showing him how to have fun. With this in mind, she takes him to a nightclub and a paintball range to accentuate their age difference but it’s Darcy who ends up showing Fleur a thing or two!
Mostly set in
I love creating the whole opposites-attract storyline and this book has been one of my favourites. Marketed as part of the 9 to 5 miniseries, it is an office story with bite.
One of my favourite quotes from the book? Would have to be where Fleur’s best friend Liv—who always has her head buried in a romance novel—defends the genre to her cynical friend.
Fleur scanned the growing lunch crowd and spotted her friend at a corner table, nose buried in the latest romance novel as usual.
Taking care not to decapitate anyone on the way to their table, Fleur slid into a vacant seat and stacked her load against a nearby wall. “Let me guess. The tall, dark and handsome hero is about to rip the heroine’s bodice and thrust his—“
“No! Romance novels aren’t bodice rippers. They’re contemporary romance. How many times have I told you that?”
Good one Liv!
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Their Unfinished Business by Jackie Braun
Even after ten years Ali Conlan's heart still beat too strongly for the man who had left without a goodbye — and her body still responded to his bad-boy confidence and winning smile. But she knew his visit was all about business and his partnership in her family's resort.
Or was Luke's real reason for returning to Trillium about unfinished business of a different sort...with her?
The Heir's Chosen Bride by Marion Lennox
As a widow and single mom, Susan is wary about meeting the man who has just inherited the rambling castle in Australia where she and her small daughter live. Surely New York financier Hamish Douglas will want to sell up?
Hamish had planned to turn the castle into a luxury hotel — until he met the beautiful Susie. He might see everything as a potential business deal, but even he couldn't deny the attraction between them. Nor could he evict her and her baby from their beloved home. For Hamish, surely marriage was the only sensible solution?
But Susie is the last person who will accept a marriage proposal just because it's "sensible." If Hamish wants to marry her, he'll have to prove he loves her first!
The Sheikh's Secret by Barbara McMahon
Laura has been absolutely swept off her feet by a gorgeous new man — she's never been made to feel so special!
But as they become closer, Talique is torn. Laura doesn't know his real name, the past that drives him, even that he's a sheikh! All she knows is the perfect world he's created for her. And just as his secret plan is about to be revealed, he realizes his intentions have changed: he wants Laura as his bride!
The Tycoon's Proposal by Leigh Michaels
With the holiday season fast approaching, Lissa Morgan is in dire straits — she's stuck without a job, and the roof over her head is definitely temporary! So when a two-week live-in job is offered to her, Lissa snaps it up. What she doesn't realize is that she'll be in close proximity to Kurt Callahan — the man who broke her heart years before when she discovered he had only dated her for a schoolboy bet!
Kurt's now a sexy businessman, and the attraction between them is sparking. Can Lissa forgive, forget and accept this tycoon's new proposal...?
ALSO THIS MONTH...
And readers can now grab copies of these fabulous books, not previously released in North America online at eHarlequin!
Claiming His Family by Barbara Hannay
Contract to Marry by Nicola Marsh
The Wedding Surprise by Trish Wylie
At the Cattleman's Command by Lindsay Armstrong