My guest at the Naughty Corner today is Nic Starr. Hi, Nic! Thanks for stopping by as you celebrate the release of your new book, Sea of Love.
Thanks so much for having me. It’s great to be here. I’m excited about the release of Sea of Love and happy for the opportunity to tell you more about it.
First off, can you tell us how Sea of Love came about.
It all started with an idea a group of authors had about setting a series of stories on a cruise ship. Unfortunately, the group project didn’t come to be, but the seed had been planted. I loved the idea of the cruise boat setting and thought combining it with a reality TV show would be a lot of fun.
How much research was involved in writing the book?
Nic: To be honest, I made it easy on myself. Firstly, I’ve been on a number of cruises and this one is a Hawaii to Sydney cruise, something I did back in 2018. It was fun to review the old itinerary and take a walk down memory lane with all the videos and photos that I took on that trip. Secondly, I knew I was writing this book (yes, it’s taken that long to complete it LOL) so I’d kept the cruise daily ‘newspaper’ that was left in our cabin each day so I could see all the ship’s activities. However, I did jump on the internet and to check out all the locations and I did research on TV show production.
Do you have a favourite character—Harry or Evan?
I have a soft spot for both guys. They are similar in a lot of ways; both of them really care about other people’s feelings and go out of their way to support their friends. In Harry’s case, way too much! He is guilted into accompanying his horrible ex-boyfriend on the cruise. Lucky for him because he reunited with Evan, but I wanted to give him a good shake for allowing himself to be put into the situation in the first place.
Tell us a bit about what you are working on next.
This may be a bit of a surprise for those who know my writing, but I’m working on a paranormal romance! As I usually write sweet contemporary romance, it’s been fun to try my hand at a something a little different. I’m also co-writing this book with another author and that’s been a lovely refreshing change to my usual process. The book will most likely be released in early 2022.
Describe yourself in three words.
Lucky. Busy. Happy.
About Sea Of Love
Title: Sea of Love
Author: Nic Starr
Publisher: Independently Published
Cover Artist: Covers by Jo
Release Date: 10/20/2021
Heat Level: 3 – Some Sex
Length: 45,000 words
Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59005104-sea-of-love
The cruise of a lifetime. A reality TV show about romance. Falling in love is inevitable.
Evan Williams is the type of guy to stick by his friends, especially when they’ve been hurt and need a favour. And if that favour involves the cruise of a lifetime, then how can he say no? Even when it means pretending to be a devoted boyfriend to Amber and having their fake relationship play out on a reality TV show for all the world to see.
Realising his boyfriend is a conceited jerk and dumping him doesn’t stop Harry Bishop from winding up as one half of a supposedly loved-up couple on the Sea of Love TV show. And if that’s not bad enough, he’s faced with temptation in the form of Evan, the perfect blend of boy-next-door-meets-sexy-stud he once crushed on. It’s going to be a long two weeks.
Two weeks of competitions, challenges, and confrontations. They’re here to take out the Sea of Love title—just not with each other—and there can only be one winner. But it turns out that true love isn’t about winning a contest; the real prize comes when you follow your heart.
Sea of Love is a feel-good romance featuring hidden attraction, fake relationships, and friends-to-lovers.
Purchase at Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Sea-Love-Nic-Starr-ebook/dp/B09GBK1CBR/
Meet the Author
Nic Starr lives in Australia where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn’t give it up for the world.
Always a reader, the lure of m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books before eventually realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be told!
When not writing or reading, she loves to spend time with her family–an understanding husband and two beautiful daughters–and is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home in the country.
This giveaway is to celebrate the release of Sea of Love. Up for grabs is a set of five gay romance ebooks—Wild Card, Lies & Deception, More Than A Superstar, Rustic Melody, and Fragile Heart—by Nic Starr.
Enter the giveaway here
This blog tour was organised by Indigo Book Marketing