Still despite all my love of TV, when I set out to write Seven-Night Stand, it wasn't to pay homage to reality TV. Inspiration struck from an actual event.
My grandpa runs a small private airport (which is why you'll see a lot of airport stories from me in the next year). A few years ago someone called him with the idea of doing a television show about his business. It never went much farther than that. A few years later, I saw a writing contest for a 1,000 word start to a category romance that had to include a man and a plane. I'd already written a romance centered around an airport based on my grandpa's, but it didn't fit. The reality show idea, though, did, so I set about creating my own airport and the reality TV show that would be the story's conflict
And what better conflict for two contemporary characters than business versus business? Both characters love their jobs and for Vivvy to keep hers, she needs a hit show idea. For Nate to keep his business from becoming the butt of a joke, he needs to keep his dysfunctional family off TV.
Then love has to come along and mess everything up. Ain't it always the way?
I write down-to-earth contemporary romance over the backdrop of America’s flyover states for Entangled Indulgence and Samhain Publishing.
I live in Missouri with my husband and two young sons, and write my novels one baby’s nap at a time. I’m slightly (okay, totally) addicted to Twitter (nicolethelm), the St. Louis Cardinals, and someday owning a barn.
Reality TV scout Vivvy Marsh loves her job, but she'll lose it if she doesn’t find a hit. When she’s sent to Kansas to scout a show, it looks like a bust...until she meets sexy pilot, Nate Harrington. His family would make the perfect show to save her career.
Nate can’t deny his attraction to Vivvy, but no way can he let this show take off. The Harrington family is riddled with secrets, and she wants it all out in the open. For the next seven days, he’s going to stop at nothing to keep her out of his family's business, even if it means keeping her distracted in his bedroom.
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