An Interview with Author Nicole Garcia

Decadent Dreams by Nicole Garcia

Joining me today, and ever the romantic, is author Nicole Garcia. Thank you, Nicole, for taking the time to chat to me. Please sit down, get comfortable and let’s begin.

Nicole Garcia

About Nicole Garcia

N.Y. Times Bestselling author Nicole Garcia has a degree in Nursing, but has been a stay at home mom for the past 9 years. Her passion is reading and she decided to make a career out of sharing her love for books. Writing and promoting has become a full time job for her now. Currently Nicole writes steamy Paranormal, Contemporary, and New Adult Romance, but plans to write other genres in the future. Hope you will join her in all the fun ahead.

What’s the name of your upcoming book?
Decadent Dreams

Tell us a bit about your book
My dreams haunt me. I feel as if I am falling into a pit of impending doom, but even that has not prepared me for the roller-coaster of emotions that flood over me when I’m near Phoenix. I have to keep my distance from her. I need to. It’s the only thing I can do to keep from getting hurt again. Staying away from her proves to be a much harder task than I could have ever imagined. She’s not only my assistant, but she’s half my age. She gets under my skin and irritates the shit out of me, yet, one smile, one laugh, and I’m melting into a puddle at her feet. Falling in love with her is a bad idea, a very bad idea, because she just may be the one person who breaks my heart for good this time.

Nico is my boss. He’s demanding, bitter, brooding, and a downright bully at times. But, all that doesn’t deter me from him at all. I can see the kindness and compassion in his eyes. I know the secret he’s keeping from everyone and why he’s so guarded with his heart. I don’t care about his secret, nor do I care that he’s twice my age. What matters is the undeniable attraction we feel for each other. If only he can just let go of the past and see what’s right in front of him.

Decadent Dreams book cover Nicole Garcia

How important are character names to you in your books? Is there a special meaning to any of the names?
My characters names are very important to me. Sometimes they have special meaning and sometimes I just really love a name and have to use it. Lots of my characters names are named after the members of my reading group/street team.

Where do your ideas come from?
I get a lot of my ideas just scrolling around looking for cover images for other books. I’ll see something that catches my eye and wind up making up a whole new story idea.

What do you think of book trailers? Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book?
I love book trailers. I have actually purchased many books based on seeing the book trailer alone. I also make them for my own books, but they are very time consuming so I don’t do one for every book.

What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
Definitely making the New York Times Bestseller list last year. It was the greatest thing to happen to me career wise.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In ten years I see myself writing more and more books. I have a whole board full of ideas that needs attending to.

Have you always liked to write?
Yes I have. As a teenager I always wrote poetry. I still write it to this day. It’s kind of my first love.

What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?
Never give up. If writing is what you really want to do, don’t let anyone stop you or tell you that you can’t do it.

If you didn’t like writing books, or weren’t any good at it, what would you like to do for a living?
I have been asked many times and have been laughed at. I would have definitely been an accountant. Growing up I had always loved numbers and had received lots of Math awards in school. I was always the first to raise my hand to participate. I still love Math to this day. It was always my favorite subject.

Do you read reviews of your book(s)? Do you respond to them, good or bad? How do you deal with the bad?
I do read some reviews both good and bad. I thank all who leave reviews. Some of the bad ones give me constructive criticism and I try to keep readers opinions in mind so my writing becomes better with each book that is released.

What is your least favourite part of the writing / publishing process?
The editing. It’s very tedious, but absolutely necessary. And blurbs. Writing blurbs is the worst. I’d much rather write a 200 page book than write a blurb.

What are you working on now?
Right now I’m working on a book called Decadent Dreams to be released on Valentine’s Day.

Can you give us a few tasty morsels from your work-in-progress?
Absolutely. I have an unedited excerpt that I can share with you.

MT note: This excerpt contains adult content. Please don’t click the button if you’re under 18 or find adult content offensive.

When Gio leaves I quietly make my way to my room. I stop in the doorway. I have to check on her. It’s bad enough I don’t get enough sleep as it is, but if I don’t see her resting comfortably then I won’t be able to either.
I turn the knob, pushing the door open. She’s sleeping. Her breathing is slow and steady. Her bright red hair fans across the pillow and her lips are slightly parted. She turns on her side facing me and puts her hands together under the side of her face. She licks her bottom lip and my cock instantly reacts. I walk over to the bed and brush a stray hair out of her face, placing it behind her ear. She leans into my touch and I gently glide my thumb over her healing cheek.
Another soft moan escapes her mouth. I slide my thumb across her parted lips with a little more force than I should and her tongue darts out to touch my skin. I run my thumb over her lips a second time and this time she open her mouth more, taking my finger inside her mouth. I’m a complete shit for taking advantage of her like this, but my dick is doing all the thinking for me right now. She wraps her lips around my thumb as I slowly slide it in and out of her mouth, wishing I could replace my finger with my growing erection. She moans at our contact and I can feel the tiny bead of pre-cum already forming at the tip of my aching cock.
When I pull my finger out again she whispers something I haven’t heard in years. “I love you Nico.”
I pull my hand away from her and stagger back to the door. Though my head is telling me it’s only the medication talking, my heart is feeling something entirely different. I haven’t heard those words since before I married Karen and I haven’t said them to anyone in just as long.

Why did you choose to write in your genre? If you write in more than one, how do you balance them?
I love reading all types of romance so that is exactly what I like to write. I also write and illustrate children’s books under my pen name Nicole Garcia. I have written a few children’s books, but have decided to concentrate on my adult writing for the next year. Having four children, when three of which have special needs, gives me little time to spare. I write whenever and wherever I can.

Where did your love of books come from?
My grandmother, mother, and godmother. They were always reading and talking about books so books have intrigued me from a very early age.

Of all the characters you have created, which is your favourite and why?
Of all my characters I have to say the Gods in my Roman God Romance series are my favorite to write. You just never know what kind of naughty shenanigans they are going to get into next. They even surprise me at times. They are definitely the most fun to write.

Where can readers go to discover more about you and your books?
Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Amazon Author Page | Instagram | Goodreads | YouTube

Decadent Dreams is out on 14 February 2017. Pre-order now!
Available formats: ebook
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