Thursday, December 15, 2011

Busted in Bollywood Tour! Interview with Nicola Marsh and Giveaway

Thanks Nicola for dropping in today!

1. Please tell us a little bit about your newest book.

Busted in Bollywood is an eclectic mix of contemporary romance/romantic comedy/chicklit/women’s fiction. Think ‘Sex and the City’ meets ‘Eat, Pray, Love’.

The book is filled with secrets and deception and laughs and romance and food! As one reader described it, ‘hilariously scrumptious!’

2. What do you feel was your greatest achievement while writing it?

Reaching the end! After writing 50-55 000 word category romances, I was seriously chuffed to complete my first mainstream novel with a significantly higher word count.

3. Can you please share with us a bit about your average day?

I’m a busy mum who runs after her boys all day, then sits down at her computer every night to write. My work ‘day’ starts at 8.30pm. Sleep is a distant memory…

4. Are you working on another book? If so, can you tell us anything about it?

I have a Harlequin Romance, a Christmas story, scheduled for release December 2012. It features a hot Aussie pro surfer and his online marketing manager, set in Torquay (home of the famous Bells Beach, about 90 minutes from Melbourne.)

I have a Harlequin Romance releasing in January, WHO WANTS TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE? (The book kicks off with the heroine chained to the hero’s precious housing development display!)

Then in February my next Harlequin Presents Extra, INTERVIEW WITH THE DAREDEVIL is released, with a George Clooney look-a-like hero. Enough said.

I’m also writing a YA novel from a male POV. Challenging!

5. Any advice for those struggling to get published?

Write, write and write some more. Don’t give up. This business is so subjective and it often involves luck: your manuscript landing in front of the right agent/editor/publisher at the right time.

Be open to criticism but stay true to your voice. Having your work over-critiqued can do more harm than good and can potentially dilute your voice. Listen to your gut.

Lastly, respect your work. Treat it how it deserves to be treated, be proud of what you write. Oh, and develop a thick skin!

Shari Jones needs to get a life. Preferably someone else's.
Single, homeless and jobless, Indo-American Shari agrees to her best friend's whacky scheme: travel to Mumbai, pose as Amrita, and ditch the fiancé her traditional Indian parents have chosen. Simple. Until she's mistaken for a famous Bollywood actress, stalked by a Lone Ranger wannabe, courted by an English lord, and busted by the blackmailing fiancé.
Life is less complicated in New York.
Or so she thinks, until the entourage of crazies follows her to the Big Apple and that's when the fun really begins. Shari deals with a blossoming romance, an addiction to Indian food and her first movie role, while secretly craving another trip to the mystical land responsible for sparking her new lease on life. Returning to her Indian birthplace, she has an epiphany. Maybe the happily-ever-after of her dreams isn't so far away?

One lucky reader will win their own print copy of Busted in Bollywood!

Leave a comment with your email

Contest ends December 28th.  USA & Canada Only.  Prize shipped direct from sponsor.  Winner has 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be selected.


  1. While I don't read Harlequin romances, Busted in Bollywood sounds like a book I'd really like. Thanks for hosting this interview and giveaway!

    c_thurairatnam at hotmail dot com

  2. this looks like a very entertaining book to read

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  3. I would love to win a copy of this book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  4. So excited to see this giveaway here! Ill keep my fingers crossed!


  5. This sounds like a great book! I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  6. Enter me please - Sounds really good.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  7. I'm still stalking poor Nicola,chasing her on her blog tours trying to win her book, lol. It just sounds so GREAT! But, I am also a follower of this wonderful blog, so that helps alot, LOL!
    Thanks for the giveaway op!
    Happy Holidays!

    Gena Robertson

  8. I would love to read this book. Please enter me in contest.

  9. I love Bollywood movies and humor so I really want to read Nicola Marsh's new book. Thank you for this giveaway.


  10. This sounds like a good book and I think I would really enjoy reading it!

  11. Forgot to leave my email address:


  12. thanks for another great giveaway!


  13. This sounds like a fun read.I bet it is full of all kinds of mischief
    helldog3 at

  14. This sounds like a fun read!! I'd love to win
    Thanks and Happy Holidays!!


  15. Google follower-sounds like a fun read
    Diane Baum

  16. I would love to read this book.


  17. Count me in, please!

    dwarzel at

  18. This sounds like an interesting book

  19. thanks, happy new year

  20. Thanks for the great giveaway! This book looks really good!!

    megnate at telus dot net

  21. This looks great!!

  22. I really love reading new books and this one sounds awesome

  23. I would love this for my neighbor!

  24. Sounds like a great book. Thank You


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