Thursday, January 31, 2013

The ins and outs of indie publishing

After answering many questions offline to interested writers about indie publishing and why I've chosen to follow this path alongside my traditionally published career, I've decided to do a series of articles.

Due to tight deadlines for the entire month of February (& beyond!) I'm not promising when I'll have them done, but if you have any burning questions you'd like answered, now's your chance.

Ask away and I'll do my best to answer in the not too distant future.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Calling book reviewers

I'm releasing a super hot contemporary romance in 2 weeks and would love to hear from any book reviewers interested in posting a quick review.

BRASH is the first in my Burlesque Bombshell series and I absolutely love it.
Features a gorgeous Aussie celebrity chef and a small town Nevada librarian who meet up a decade after their first encounter in unusual circumstances...

If you're interested in reviewing, please email me: nicola (at) nicolamarsh (dot) com

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Thank you!

Huge thanks to everyone who downloaded CRAZY LOVE late last week.
I was thrilled to see it hit #1 in the overall kindle store again.

If you haven't had a chance to read my 2012 ARRA finalist yet, please grab your copy now.

In the meantime, I'm battling cyclones and mini tornadoes on my holidays.
Check in again later this week!

Stunning dresses alert!

Sadly, this pic didn't save properly from Facebook but you'll get the gist.

That glam girl in the top left hand corner is a friend, and her burlesque themed wedding inspired me to write a trilogy of books! (the first in the Burlesque Bombshell series, BRASH, releases in a few weeks!)

Her designer is coming to Melbourne so ladies, if you want a stunning individual gown for any occasion, contact her via the FB address in the ad.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


If you haven't read my 2012 Australian Romance Readers Award (ARRA) finalist, CRAZY LOVE, here's your chance...for free!

Download your copy HERE over the next 3 days, and please tell your friends too!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Rejecting negativity

A few years ago, I had an article published in RWA's 'Romance Writer Report', titled DEFYING THE DOUBT DEMONS.

It focused on the doubts that constantly plague writers and I had a staggering amount of emails from writers after it was published, thanking me for articulating what we all go through.

Today, I stumbled across a similar-themed article about rejecting negativity by Sophie Littlefield over on the 'Adventures in YA & Children's Publishing' site.

Well worth a read!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

THE WRITE WHISPER: Sales rankings

Due to deadline craziness (that will continue into this year!) I haven't done a writing craft post for a while.

So here's a link to an article that all authors will find fascinating.

Which author doesn't check their sales rankings on Amazon or Barnes & Noble?
But what do those numbers mean?

Here's a great post by author Christine Bell that demystifies rankings.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Crazy Love is an ARRA finalist!

I'm thrilled to announce that CRAZY LOVE has been nominated for an Australian Romance Readers Award.

It's my first ARRA nomination ever and for it to happen for my first indie novel...well, it makes it all the more special.

Want to see why CRAZY LOVE is nominated for Best First Meeting in a Romance Novel published in 2012?

Read it!

Saturday, January 12, 2013


WHAT GOES AROUND is Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical & Presents author Carol Marinelli's first foray into indie publishing...and wow! What a debut.

I devoured this book, couldn't put it down.

Here's the blurb:

“I’ve spent my life keeping my worlds apart and now they’ll all be coming together, in this very room. Everything that I’ve carefully separated will be curdling right here under this roof.”

What Goes Around…

Lucy thought she had firmly buried her past when she set eyes on and snared that sexy older guy at work. She gave no thought to the consequences when she swooped in and stole Gloria’s husband.

Twelve years on things couldn’t be better for Lucy. Well, his little problem in the bedroom department might need working on but surely it’s a small price to pay for a seemingly perfect life.

That is until karma wields its hammer and shatters Lucy’s fragile world…

Lovers of women's fiction will adore this book as much as I did.

I write at night so sleep is precious to me. I happily lost sleep 2 nights in a row to finish this ASAP.

The characters are real and flawed and memorable.

A gritty read. Loved it!
Highly recommend.

You can buy it here

What are you reading this weekend?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Montana Reunion free!

My fab friend, Harlequin Romance author Soraya Lane, has just released her latest indie published novel, and it's free!

Here's the blurb:

Best friends reunited… into a marriage of convenience?

Jack and Maddison were best friends growing up, but when Maddison moved to the big city to pursue her dreams, they struggled to stay in touch. 

When Maddison returns home after years away, Jack is all grown up and ready to make up for lost time. And so is Maddison… the only trouble is, Jack needs more than a friend. So when she suggests that a marriage of convenience could help Jack save his ranch, it seems like everything is falling into place. Until Jack finds out that Maddison wants a baby.

Their friendship is too important to ruin, but after a night of unexpected passion, everything changes. Because Maddison is pregnant and Jack’s made it clear that their marriage will be one of convenience only. And he never wants to be a dad.

I can't wait to read this one!

You can download free here

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Mega news from Entangled Publishing

In case you haven't heard, ENTANGLED PUBLISHING is taking the literary world by storm.

They've announced several partnerships.

The first, with David Entertainment in Hollywood, enabling first look at all EP books (linked to 20th Century Fox!) Read about it in Variety Magazine.

(I could really see myself on the red carpet for the movie premiere of BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD or NOT THE MARRYING KIND...)

The next? They've teamed up with MacMillan for global distribution of their books and St. Martin's Press for print distribution of some digital titles.
Read about it in World EIN News.

I'm so glad to be writing for this innovative publisher!

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Romantic Times Hot Pick for January!

Am thrilled that ROMANTIC TIMES MAGAZINE named CRAZY LOVE as a Hot Pick for January in self publishing. (thanks to the lovely author buddies who took this snapshot and forwarded to me).

Haven't read it yet?

Well, time to remedy that! ;)

Go grab it now!

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Kindle steal alert!

For a limited time only, LUCKY LOVE is priced $0.99 at Amazon!

So what are you waiting for? ;)

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Busted in Bollywood paperback giveaway

Wishing you all a happy New Year!
May 2013 be a good year for us all.

To celebrate the start of a brand spanking new reading year, I'm giving away 2 paperback copies of my 2012 Romantic Book of the Year finalist, BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD.

The giveaway runs until Jan 4th.
Check it out here