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Nicola Marsh | Exclusive Interview: THE BOY TOY
Author Guest / November 13, 2020

Hi, Nicola! We’re so glad to have you hear on Fresh Fiction today. Can you introduce yourself and tell us about your new book, THE BOY TOY?   Hi, thanks so much for having me! I’m a USA Today bestselling and multi-award winning author of 70 books. I write contemporary romance, women’s fiction and domestic thrillers for a variety of publishers and I’m hugely excited about my new book, THE BOY TOY. It’s a multicultural, interracial contemporary romance set in my home city of Melbourne, featuring a biracial heroine who’s half Indian, half American, an Aussie stuntman with a stutter who’s a decade younger, and a cast of interfering friends and relatives! While it’s a romance, it tackles a few deeper issues like infertility, divorce, cultural assimilation, family expectations and speech impediment. You write across a variety of different genres and have had quite a few new books come out over the last year (and in the coming months)! What do you like about writing in different genres? Do you find it difficult to switch between them so often?   Writing in different genres allows me to flex my creative muscle. It’s not difficult to switch between them because it…

Nicola Marsh | Sheikhs and Desert Princes
Uncategorized / July 16, 2008

What is it about sheikhs and desert princes that have readers buying these books in droves? Is it the promise of being swept off our feet by an alpha hero? Is it the exotic locations? The mystery of delving into a new culture? The guaranteed heat? (yes, I am talking about the weather!) For me, it’s the fantasy element, the knowledge that this hero will take me to places I’ve never been before. With that in mind, I absolutely had to write my own. It was a challenge considering I set most of my books in my fabulous home city, Melbourne, but one I thrived on and once I’d invented my very own desert kingdom of Adhara and Prince Samman al Wali as its ruler, I was swept away. From a private desert oasis to a French-inspired palace, from the lush palace gardens to a bustling souk, Adhara intrigued me, almost as much as Sam.(Once I saw this picture of actor Rodrigo Santaro, I knew I’d found my prince. Strong, commanding, powerful.) Of course, every alpha hero needs an equally strong heroine and top architect Bria Green is more than a match for the headstrong prince. THE DESERT PRINCE’S PROPOSAL…