02 August 2012

Blog Tour : Not The Marrying Kind by Nicola Marsh (Interview + Giveaway)

Not The Marrying Kind by Nicola Marsh.
Audience/Genre : Adult/Contemporary Romance.
Publication : July 14th 2012 by Entangled Publishing.
Who said marriage had to be convenient?

LA party planner Poppy Collins has kept her secret side business – planning divorce parties as the Divorce Diva – a close secret, but keeping her business afloat is proving tougher by the day. When her sister’s divorce party gives Poppy the opportunity to save the day and boost her business, Poppy approaches Vegas golden boy Beck Blackwood for help. But this time, she’s about to get way more than she bargained for…

Beck knows Poppy’s secret, and he’s not afraid to use it to get exactly what he wants – a wife. With his reputation and business expansion plans on the line, the only way he can repair the damage is by getting hitched, and fast. And if blackmail is the only way to get Poppy to the altar, then so be it…

But they’re in the city of high stakes, and Poppy has a few aces up her sleeve. Now it’s time to find out if they’re playing to win… or if they’re playing for keeps.

I’m so stoked to have Nicola Marsh, a USA Today Bestselling author, on the blog today. Her novel, Not The Marrying Kind released from Entangled Publishing this July. Thanks Nicola, for taking the time out to answer my questions!

How did the idea for Not The Marrying Kind come about?

I don’t have time to watch much TV but my hubby is a TV addict, particularly news and current affairs shows. One evening I happened to be walking through the room when I heard an advertisement for an upcoming current affairs show featuring the latest trend: divorce parties.
In that second I knew I had an unusual theme for a book! I love taking contemporary ideas and putting a twist on them. So my Divorce Diva, Poppy Collins, was born. A party planner with a difference…organizing divorce parties!

Tell us a bit about your protagonists Beck and Poppy. Are they based on anyone you know?

I never base my characters on anyone I know, would be too weird!
Half of the fun of writing for me is inventing unique characters with strong motivations for what they do.
Beck Blackwood is a bad boy made good. He’s had a tough upbringing and while he’s now a hotshot Vegas construction king, his love of the desert is still evident. With his ruthless streak, he’ll do anything to achieve his goal…including blackmail Poppy into marrying him!
Poppy Collins is the perfect match for Beck. She’s confident, bold and a little snarky. While she agrees to Beck’s proposal, he certainly doesn’t get his own way. Poppy is a party planner who can hold her own.

I try to ask all the romance authors that I interview this – Bad Boy or Prince Charming, what’s your preference?

Bad boy every time. There’s something infinitely appealing about a redeemable bad boy…

I heard somewhere that you wrote Not The Marrying Kind in less than a month, that’s seriously impressive! How much time do you spend writing in a week?

My routine is something like this: 9-11am answering emails, updating blog, social media. 11am-1am revisions/writing. 8.30-10.30 pm writing like a maniac!

You’ve published an insane number of books over the years. How does your writing process usually work? Do you plan first and then write or go with your gut?

Once an idea shimmers into my imagination, I jot down a few points on the general storyline and characters. Then I’ll type up a 2 page outline. And I start writing. From this point on it’s gut all the way. I love seeing where my characters will take me. Hopefully it’s a place I want to go!

Could you tell us a little bit about yourself? How did you first get into writing?

I loved English and English Literature at high school and always said “I’d write a book one day.” After working as a physiotherapist for 13 years I got tired of saying it and actually did it! I was lucky to sell to Harlequin 18 months after I started writing and I haven’t stopped since. It’s my dream job!

Who’re/What’re some of your favorite romance authors/books?

I adore books by Barbara O’Neal, Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Lisa Gardner. If I absolutely had to choose favourite books by each, they would be “No Place Like Home”, “Nobody’s Baby but Mine” and “The Perfect Husband.”

Tell us about your future plans, upcoming books etc. so we can be on the lookout ☺

I’ve just started writing book 33 for Harlequin, featuring a WAG and a publishing CEO. Promises to be huge fun!
NOT THE MARRYING KIND released recently with Entangled Publishing and I’m super excited (I love this book!)
Next up is MARRYING THE ENEMY (Harlequin Presents Extra), releasing in September, closely followed by WEDDING DATE WITH MR. WRONG (Harlequin Romance) and FALLING FOR FLYNN (Crimson Romance) in October.
And I need to start writing book 2 in my young adult urban fantasy series, launching with SCION OF THE SUN in November 2013.
Busy times ahead!

Thanks again for being here today Nicola!

I’ve had a ball answering your questions, Anjana, thanks again!

Giveaway Terms and Conditions :

  • Giveaway is International.
  • Prize is an e-book copy of the book.
  • Book's an adult novel so it's up to you to know whether you can read it or not.
  • The author/publisher is responsible to ensure that the winner gets the book.
  • Giveaway ends August 10th, 2012.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

USA TODAY bestselling author Nicola Marsh writes flirty fiction with flair. She’s had 32 books published with Harlequin Romance and Presents series, a fun, flirty contemporary mainstream romance BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD with Entangled Publishing (nominated for Romantic Book of the Year 2012) and sold over 3 million copies worldwide. Her first category romance for Entangled Publishing’s Indulgence series, NOT THE MARRYING KIND, releases July 2012, with another category contemporary romance FALLING FOR FLYNN releasing with Crimson Romance October 2012. Her urban fantasy young adult novel SCION OF THE SUN releases November 2013 with Month9Books. She’s also a Waldenbooks and Bookscan bestseller, has finaled in a number of awards, including the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, HOLT, Booksellers’ Best, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and has won several CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Awards. A physiotherapist for thirteen years, she now adores writing full time, raising her two little heroes, sharing fine food with family and friends, and her favorite, curling up with a good book!

Buy The Book :

Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Find The Author :

Goodreads | Website | Twitter | Blog | Facebook


  1. If I could play a heroine I would love to be an author! Either that or a lawyer, love the power suits!

  2. I love power suits too, Sarah. Used to wear them when I was a physiotherapist.

    These days, I write mainly at night, so my 'office gear'? My PJs! :)

  3. I would be a doctor! I am a nurse, if I could go back in time I would have become a doctor instead!

  4. I'd be a CIA agent! Love those cool gadgets :P

  5. If I could be a heroine in chick flick I'd be a the director of an NGO :D

  6. If I could be a heroine, I'd be a teacher. Would be cool to be a detective as well, especially if I got to star along with a super hot hero.

  7. If I were the heroine I'd be an actress.

  8. If I could be a heroine in a chick flick I'd end up being a teacher or writer.


  9. If I was a heroine in a chick flick, I would want to be a female auto mechanic! Something "tough", different, and a job I would be great at but have to prove to the guys I could do it!

  10. I would be a crime investigator.

  11. There's something very appealing about the plot of this book, the marriage of convenience. I can't wait to see the treatment you've given it. I loved your other Entangled book, Busted in Bollywood and I'm sure this one will be terrific too. Best of luck with this one, Nicola!

  12. I'd totally want be a detective. You know the kind who is really good and solves murders. It would be awesome.

  13. Awesome post and lovely contest ! I would be a lawyer that totally kicks butt in court !

  14. I would love to be a doctor! Saving innocent people's lives while my hunky hero takes out the bad guys:)

  15. I'll be a cop or be a part of a S.W.A.T team and kick some a$$! lol

  16. I would be a photographer for a fashion magazine.

  17. Amazing how simple it can be to communicate with people and have them understand a certain topic, you made my day.

    Princess Party Planner