Interview with Nicola R. White, author of Fury’s Kiss

I’m interviewing my writing bud, Nicola R. White whose debut novel Fury’s Kiss just came out! Take a look!
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Release Blitz: Fury’s Kiss
(New England Furies #1)
by Nicola R. White
Aug 1st

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Blurb

Hawthorne, Massachusetts has always been a nice place, a safe place – a boring place. At least to waitress Tara Walker, who dreams of more excitement than slinging plates of seafood for Cape Cod tourists. But as Tara learns when she is attacked and forced to fight for her life, fate sometimes has a funny way of giving you exactly what you wish for. Faced with strange new powers and embroiled in a murder investigation, Tara must now race to uncover the secrets of the ancient Fury that has woken inside of her – and of the evil that stalks her.

As if Tara’s life hasn’t gotten complicated enough, she is forced to ally herself with Jackson Byrne, witness to her assault and uncle to a pint-sized oracle whose fate is intertwined with hers. Sceptical, stubborn, and oh-so-sexy, Jackson wrestles with demons of his own. He is determined to ignore the attraction rising between them even faster than the body count, but like it or not, he and Tara need each other if they are to unravel the mysteries that surround them.

Sounds great! Here are a few questions for Nicola…

Are you a reader? How many books a year do you read?

I love to read! When I have time, I can read one or two books per day, but unfortunately real life gets in the way of that sometimes. In a regular week, I probably read two to three non-day job books.

Favorite genre to read? To write?

I read pretty much everything, but I like to write characters and worlds that are a bit ‘fantastic’ – paranormal, urban fantasy, and sci fi romance. I do have a gritty romantic suspense project in the works and will write an occasional contemporary short story, but I’m definitely happiest living in an imaginary world!

Plotter or Pantster?

Hmm…I’m somewhere in between. The first book in a series is largely pantsed, though I know the ending by the time I’m halfway finished. Once I finish the first book, I figure out the series arc so I don’t end up with inconsistencies or a plot that drags on and on.

What advice would you give someone who wanted to be a writer?

Don’t give up! I have a tendency to get bogged down and procrastinate when I’m 2/3 finished writing a book. The beginning is so exciting and the ideas just flow, but that 2/3 mark is when it gets really hard for me. It’s such a tease to be that close to the end—so close, but so far!

What is your writing schedule like?

I don’t have a particular schedule, though I do try to write every day. I’m a morning person, so I like to get up early on the weekends and start the day off by writing before my husband wakes up. About 2,000 words per day is pretty comfortable for me. The most I’ve ever written in one day was 10,000 words, when I was over deadline on getting something to my editor.

What is your writing space like?

I don’t actually have a set writing space. My two favorite spots are on my living room sofa and at a local coffee shop, but sometimes I write at the library or out on my deck. I live in an apartment and love container gardening, so it’s nice to be out there with my plants.

When did you start writing?

I started writing with thoughts of publication in mind about three years ago. Before that, I had taken some creative writing classes and tried my hand at fiction and poetry, but I always felt self-conscious about showing my work to anyone. Eventually, I just decided that pursuing my dream of being a published author was worth pushing through the awkwardness.

Why did you write this particular story?

Fury’s Kiss started out as a way different story! Originally, I thought I was going to write something very dark, maybe even horror, with supernatural elements—the movie The Craft scared me to death when I was younger. But as I wrote, I realized that as much as I love to read horror, I really don’t care for writing it. (At least not yet. I never say never!)

What is the closest book to you right now?

It’s a graphic novel called The Fade Out, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. It’s a crime/mystery story set in the late 40s. I love all things noir, so this is right up my alley.

That sounds great! Thanks Nicola for letting us interview you! Happy sales with your new release!

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New Release Fury’s Kiss (New England Furies #1) by Nicola R. White

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Release Blitz: Fury’s Kiss
(New England Furies #1)
by Nicola R. White
Aug 1st

Cover
Blurb

Hawthorne, Massachusetts has always been a nice place, a safe place – a boring place. At least to waitress Tara Walker, who dreams of more excitement than slinging plates of seafood for Cape Cod tourists. But as Tara learns when she is attacked and forced to fight for her life, fate sometimes has a funny way of giving you exactly what you wish for. Faced with strange new powers and embroiled in a murder investigation, Tara must now race to uncover the secrets of the ancient Fury that has woken inside of her – and of the evil that stalks her.

As if Tara’s life hasn’t gotten complicated enough, she is forced to ally herself with Jackson Byrne, witness to her assault and uncle to a pint-sized oracle whose fate is intertwined with hers. Sceptical, stubborn, and oh-so-sexy, Jackson wrestles with demons of his own. He is determined to ignore the attraction rising between them even faster than the body count, but like it or not, he and Tara need each other if they are to unravel the mysteries that surround them.

Read the entire first chapter here: https://nicolarwhite.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/furyskiss_5x8_proof2_chapter-1.pdf

Purchase Link:
Amazon

Excerpt:

“Kill, Alecto whispered again.

Her voice was persistent, persuasive. But this wasn’t like the night before, when I hadn’t realized what was happening. My actions were my own, no matter how much she whispered in my ear. Whatever I did to this guy, I couldn’t blame it on her.

I looked at my blood-smeared reflection in the mirror over the sink, then down at the man I held at arm’s length, and made a choice. Whoever Tara Walker had been before last night, things were different now.

I was a Fury and my instincts screamed at me to kill.”

Nicola
Author
Nicola R. White is no stranger to the fantastic. Although there are no Furies in her family tree (that she knows of), she comes from a small city on the east coast of Canada where ghost stories and superstitions abound. She has worked on movie sets, as a bartender, in a lighthouse, and as a lawyer, and though she’s never been an exotic dancer like her character, Alex Hughes, she does know how to pole dance.

She has always been fascinated by the strange and morbid, and often stays up too late reading books that give her nightmares. She believes truth is stranger than fiction, and just a few of her heroes are Buffy, Dana Scully, and Xena.

Nicola is a member of Romance Writers of America and Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada, and is an active member and supporter of the award-winning Romance Divas website and online forum.

Website: http://www.nicolarwhite.com/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Nicola_R_White
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nicola-R-White/1445579489055323
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Snubsmash

We weren’t invited to our niece’s wedding. After the visiting family who had been staying with me left our house to go to it, Snubsmash was born.

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Crazy About You by Katie O’Sullivan

CrazyAboutYou_w9863_med-1Katie O’Sullivan’s latest contemporary romance officially launches into the world today! Here’s the blurb for Crazy About You:

Climate scientist Chase Anderson races from one project to the next, unwilling to slow down in his quest to save the world’s oceans. He has no time for family or relationships until he crashes into an impetuous blonde with a quirky sense of humor. One sizzling kiss makes him seriously reevaluate his priorities. And his sanity.

Emma Maguire left her small Cape Cod hometown years ago, seeking the fast pace and anonymity of New York City. She’s not sure what she’s searching for, but when a family crisis brings her home to Provincetown she’s caught in a crazy tangle of half-truths and mistaken identity… and falls for the handsome stranger who broke her cell phone.

Will untangling the web of lies drive them crazy, or lead to something even crazier – like love?

And here’s the official excerpt…

A blinding smile lit her face, and she waved with enthusiasm. His heart skipped a few beats as his blood all went lower down.

She beelined to the table, calling his name. “Chase? Chase! It’s so good to see you again! Thanks so much for inviting me to lunch!”

He found himself rising to greet her for the second time inside an hour. Instead of sitting, she came to where he stood and wrapped her arms around his neck. She planted an exaggerated kiss on his cheek, like the one he’d envied Tony for the prior day, those soft red lips wet on his skin. His arms slipped around her waist and his stomach clenched hard, inappropriate thoughts racing through his head at breakneck speed, leaving him dazed. Staring down, he saw similar confusion mirrored in Emma’s eyes, as if she felt it too, that electric current running fast and furious between them at every point where their bodies connected. And she wasn’t letting go.

Buy Links:
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THE WILD ROSE PRESS

BARNES & NOBLE

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