Help me welcome guest Diva, Nicole Dennis, today!
Why did you start writing?
Hehehe…. I started when I was a little girl, creating stories for my Barbies or paper dolls. I created more throughout school, even started a small writing group in college to create a column for fiction in our newspaper. It took a couple of years after college and a kick-start from NaNoWriMo to get me going.
Now, thanks to all the crazy characters and ideas in my head, I can't stop.
What has been your biggest writing influence - book or another author?
The biggest influence has been reading Nora Roberts and Sherrilyn Kenyon. I love and adore their characters, the world-building, and the stories. I collect both of them and am eager for anything new from either one. From Nora, I learned how to create a family series, build a town around the series, and interweave them. From Sherrilyn, I adore the world-building and again how she weaves the various stories throughout all the series. Plus, their heroes are just yummy – umm.. Roarke!
What are you writing right now? Is it part of a series?
At the moment, I'm working on the Southern Charm series. It's a 7-book series of M/M contemporary erotica set in the Florida Panhandle. There are some cliffhangers, unanswered questions, and plot threads I leave open in the first few books, but everything will be answered and wrapped in the last books. I promise.
The current book is #4 in the series – When in Bloom – and is about a floral shop owner (Jude) and the doctor (Elliott) who treated Samuel in book #1. After dealing with some crap, Elliott makes a change in his life and career and arrives in Shore Breeze and the clinic. Handling some personal and health issues, Jude is the first to meet him during a storm and around town.
Do you write full time?
No, but I wish I could.
JUST A DECADENT TASTE….
· Last book you read? Andrew Grey – Love Comes Home
· Cake or pie? Pie – My mom's pumpkin pie is the best!
· Favorite vacation spot? North Carolina's Outer Banks – quiet, soothing, soft sand and clear blue ocean.
· Hairy chest or smooth? A bit of a mix
· Stand alone or series? Series.
· Novella or novel? Either – I read all.
· Real or pen name? Pen name – my real last name is crazy to pronounce
· Vanilla or ANY another flavor? Mango sorbet!
· Tattoo or piercing? Tattoo
· Once Upon A Time or The End? Once Upon a Time (it can always lead to more yummy stuff)
Look for Nicole's newest Southern Charm book, By The Numbers.
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About Nicole Dennis:
You can find me on Facebook (I sneak in my lil netbook to my office). You can search and friend me and join my page. I'm on Goodreads. I also have a blog/website – but I'm not the best at keeping them up-to-date. (blushes) I'm trying. Honest!
Email me: email@example.com!
I love hearing from readers and interacting. In October, I'll be at GRL as a Reader, but you can still 'attack' me for autographs and info.