Monday, September 30, 2013

The trophy

So, my NRCA trophy arrived in the mail recently, all the way from the USA.

It's heavy. Seriously heavy.
My editor, who attended the award ceremony, nicknamed it 'the tombstone'.

At the moment, I have it sitting almost in front of me on my desk.
Whenever those doubt demons perch on my shoulder to whisper in my ear, I glance at this award and soldier on.

After 44 books, you'd think it gets easier, right?
Every single book is as hard to write as the last.
And I wouldn't have it any other way.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Vote for my hot Aussie!

The MR. SEPTEMBER throwdown is live!

There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs, including my Aussie gift pack: handmade soaps, Tim Tams, Caramello Koalas, calendar and more!


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Strong-willed heroines

I love it when readers 'get' me and this review is definitely one of those.

Thanks to Glass from WAY TOO HOT BOOKS who recognised my love for writing a strong-willed heroine.

Here's a snippet from her fab review for WICKED HEAT:

Nicola Marsh is one smart woman. Why? Because she uses the best advantage she has - being a woman means that you know woman's heart and her secret desires really, really well. If you are a writer and your genre of choice is romance, that is something that will help you a lot if you use it wisely. Wicked Heat has everything that makes a good mainstream romance novel:
  1.  lovable female character that will not annoy you and with who you can relate,
  2.  male character that will make you swoon and "ohh" and "ahh", strong, but not too dominant.

As an avid reader, one of my pet hates is a heroine who's TSTL.
She must be believable if I'm to identify with her and be invested in her story and caring about the outcome.
If I'm not? I'll put the book down.

And looks like other readers agree because MARRYING THE ENEMY, that scooped 2 major awards this year? Featured a heroine so strong willed, she proposed a marriage of convenience to the hero!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Popping the Cherry

Happy release day to Aurelia B Rowl.

Her YA novel POPPING THE CHERRY is now available internationally, published by Carina UK.

Check out the fantastic giveaways as part of her release day blitz HERE

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sign up for October release day blast!

I have a new indie release coming in October...and the cover is TO DIE FOR!

Think super hot guy with dreamiest eyes...

Sorry, I digress.

I'm after lovely peeps to help me do a release day blast/cover reveal.

It involves you posting the cover/blurb/buy links on your blog (FB & Twitter too if you're on there!)

To sign up, please email me at nicola (at) nicolamarsh (dot) com with RELEASE DAY BLAST in the subject line.

As my kids would say, easy-peasy-lemon-squeasy!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Bargain book! 50% off BANISH

For this weekend only, you can purchase BANISH at half price!

That's just over AU$6 for a paperback and AU$5 ebook.

Check it out here! 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mr September Throwdown!

We all like hot heroes, right?

So come and be a part of the Brazen Books Mr. September Throwdown!

My sexy Aussie hero from WICKED HEAT will be vying for the title!!!

Friday, September 06, 2013

The Smutty Kitty

The WICKED HEAT blog tour rolls on and today, there's an exclusive excerpt from the book over at THE SMUTTY KITTY.

Plus more chances to win that $50 gift card!

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Hall pass guys + $50 Amazon gift card giveaway

Today, the Wicked Heat blog tour visits SBOOKLOVER REVIEWS and wow, is it hot over there!

It features one of the best reviews I've ever 10 years!

Snippets like:

There’s nothing, and I have to repeat it, NOTHING wrong with this book! I ABSOLUTELY LOVED every single line, every single dirty thing that came out that those mouths, every bickering, every smoking hot word was PRICELESS!

Yes this is a love story with mouthwatering sex, I never thought vanilla sex could be so appealing!  So simple and yet this man makes it so scorching HOT!

I also reveal my top 5 'hall pass' guys. Who are yours?

There's a $50 Amazon gift card up for grabs!

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

WICKED HEAT blog tour kick off...Lusty Penguin!

The WICKED HEAT blog tour kicks off today and first stop is at the LUSTY PENGUIN, where I'm chatting titles and a fabulous Chris Isaak song!

Monday, September 02, 2013

New release: WICKED HEAT

I'm thrilled that my first book for Entangled Publishing's Brazen series has just released!

WICKED HEAT is sexy banter, hot island nights and sizzling nookie!

Add it to your Goodreads pile.

And buy at:





Early reviews are fabulous so please let me know what you think of this book.
Oh, and tell all your friends!

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Reading in order

While I gave away BLUSH free for 4 days last week, I had significant sales for book 1 in the burlesque  bombshell series, BRASH.

Looks like many readers are like me and prefer to read a series in order.

So if you want to see how Jack and Jess got together before their many appearances in BLUSH, check out BRASH now.

It's also available from all e-retailers.