We are so stoked to be spotlighting a book from a “New-to-us” Author, Nicole Camden! When we heard about The Lady Vanishes, we were allured by it’s premise: “Sexy Magicians, and steamy encounters“…Um, yes please!
Check out the book info below, our interview with Nicole Camden herself, AND enter the GIVEAWAY for a chance to win 1 of 2 e-book copies (donated by the publisher)!
Series: The Billionaire Tricksters of Boston #1
Published by Pocket Books
Published on February 9th 2015
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The first in a brand-new series by erotic romance sensation Nicole Camden, featuring sexy magicians and ladies whose desires tempt them ever deeper into a world they don’t quite understand...
Billionaire tech genius and inventor Milton Shaw never had life easy. Losing his brother at an early age, his only escape was into the world of magic, studying Houdini and perfecting the art of sleight of hand. Too smart to fit in, and isolated from his peers, he vowed that one day he would be so powerful that no one could touch him.
Stern doctor Regina Burke hates nothing more than attention and trickery. In fact, she went into science to feel in control of her world. Yet when her work brings her into contact with the sexy tech superstar Milton Shaw, she finds her body warring with her idealism…and her desires shifting from unlocking the magician’s secrets to unlocking his heart.
Which do you find the hardest to write, the first or the last line of your novel? Why?
I guess the last line is harder. I don’t think much about the first; I just dive in and change it later if I don’t like it. But in truth, it’s the middle of the book that I find most difficult. If all I had to do was write first and last lines, I’d be golden.
Which comes first in your writing process, the title, or the content of you story? (Do you always know what your book’s title is going to be?)
Usually I just get an idea for a story or a character or a scene and then work on the title from there. I try not to get too attached to titles. Publishers have a way of changing them. Besides, I think I’m clever and sometimes I’m just not. Hard to believe, but true.
Let’s talk character names. How do you go about selecting names for characters in your book? Do the names you pick have any significance to you, or do you ever feel inspired by a name?
Ha! All the time. I’m a name stealer. I actually watch movie credits for good names. I steal names from co-workers, former students, frenemies, etc. They always have some significance to me because I’m a big believer in names.
How do you plot your books, do you write it down on paper/index cards/etc, or do you write on the fly? Do you ever find that your plot changes as you write, or does it stay pretty close to how you planned it?
I’ve tried all the ways. I’ve discovered that I have to have at least the major turning points in the novel and the main conflicts. I plot those out on notecards. If I don’t have that, I go nowhere. That being said, my plots and characters change all the time as I go.
Do you have any authors who inspire you or your writing style? If so, who?
I love Darynda Jones for voice. She cracks me up. And for suspense I read Kathy Reichs. She has a habit of incomplete sentences for descriptions that I’d like to try.
Do you have a favorite place to write? Tell us about it!
I write best at my desk, in my writing chair, or in my bed. If none of those places are working for me, I’ll go to a coffee shop. That usually helps.
If you could use 3 words to describe your books, what would they be?
Unique. Dirty. Thoughtful.
What are the top 3 things on your bucket list?
Hmm…I guess write a non-romance novel, drag my poor husband to Italy, and have my first child (this one is upcoming, so fingers crossed).
If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Oh, dear. I really shouldn’t say the first thing that popped into my head. You shouldn’t ask an erotica writer that question. I have the sense of humor of a hormonal teenager.
Really don’t have one. I do put on Beyonce’s new album when I need inspiration for sex scenes. Talk about dirty.
What are the last 3 books you enjoyed reading?
Seventh Grave, No Body by Darynda Jones
MacGrieve by Kresley Cole
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
What are 3 words you’d use to describe yourself?
Quirky, Driven, and Quick to Laugh
Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what is it?
There you go again with the dirty questions.
This or That?
Sunrise or Sunset?
I would like sunrise, but I don’t get up that early unless I have a book overdue, so sunset.
Coffee or Tea?
Coffee unless I just watched Pride and Prejudice or talked to someone from Ireland.
Hot or Cold?
Is this a Jacob vs. Edward question?
PC or Mac?
Either. I’m ambidextrous.
By Land, or by sea?
By Land. That saltwalter makes things sooo…awkward, especially when there are jellyfish. Or sharks. Not a fan. Wait, we are talking about sex, right?
Half-empty or Half-full?
Half-full. Unless we’re talking about wine or coffee.
Autumn or Spring?
Spring. I was born in the Spring…so Spring is the best season ever. On the other hand, tall boots are acceptable footwear in the Autumn. I’m a fan of tall boots on account of unfortunately thick ankles. We all have our crosses to bear.
Summer or Winter?
Summer. Winter is cold.
E-book or Print Book? (Preferred reading)
I prefer to read print books, but I buy ebooks because there is no room on my bookshelves (Reader Problem).