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Ask Nadia: Did you always see yourself writing these types of books?

Actually no. When I was growing up, I wanted to be a lawyer…then later a plastic surgeon (until I realized I had to take organic chemistry :shudder:)…then later an investment banker. But as it turned out, I didn’t become any of those.

And when I started writing, I decided I wanted to write something that was uplifting. I don’t mind really good novels with sad endings, and I read them. But I didn’t have the heart to make my characters go through some super crappy conflict and problems and…end up dead. So romance seemed like a natural genre for somebody like me. And it doesn’t hurt that I enjoy reading it. :)


June Update

Happy June, everyone!

A few people asked me what I’m going to be up to for the rest of the year. I think some people are wondering how much they’ll have to wait to get more books from me, especially after getting a book a month from December till March.

I honestly can’t write one book a month. Most of the ones in that spurt were books I’d written in 2013.

Still…I’m writing as fast as I can, while trying to avoid burnout. So here are some tentative (very tentative!) release dates for the rest of the year:

Summer — probably around August — Four Weeks Till Forever (The Pryce Family, Book 1) — Mark Pryce & Hilary Rosenberg’s romance

Late Fall / Winter — Merry in Love (Hearts on the Line, Book 6) — Meredith Lloyd & Daniel Aylster’s romance

Winter — I don’t know if it’s going to be in December 2014 or early 2015, but the second book in the Pryce Family series will be released. No title yet.

Currently Four Weeks Till Forever is in the line editing stage, and I’m drafting Merry in Love. If everything goes according to plan, I’ll send Merry in Love to my editor sometime in mid-June, take a week off to refill my well, and go straight to editing Merry in Love and outlining the second Pryce Family novel.

BTW — If you have any suggestions for, or something you’d like to see in, my books, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

Another BTW — Merry in Love is going to be a holiday romance, which means a lot of previous couples are going to show up again (Alex & Natalie, Ethan & Kerri, Gavin & Amandine, Blaine & Catherine). If you have questions about their post-HEA lives, let me know and I’ll do my best to answer them. (For example, a reader asked me via Facebook if Catherine’s going to have a baby of her own. That question will be answered in Merry in Love.)

Thanks for reading! :)


Cover Updates: Vengeful in Love and Reunited in Love

Vengeful in Love by Nadia Lee

Reunited in Love by Nadia Lee

What do you think?


Ask Nadia: How do you choose titles?

Very badly!

I generally don’t have a title when I start writing. My poor cover artist! I don’t know until I’m done with dev edits…or maybe in some cases until I’m done with line edits. The only book I had a title from the very beginning is Merry in Love (Meredith Lloyd’s story — coming this winter), partly because it’s so easy to have a little fun with the “in Love” pattern for the Hearts on the Line books, and Merry is a short form of Meredith…and the book is a holiday romance.

So…some of the tidbits about my titles. :)

Vengeful in Love was originally entitled Carnal Secrets.

Reunited in Love‘s working title was Temporarily in Love (I told you I suck at this…!).

Redemption in Love‘s working title was Anything But Divorce (I know… :sigh:)

Thankfully I have a great team of people helping me, so the final title usually isn’t too terrible. :)


W00t!

The box set I’m in with nine other authors made the New York Times bestsellers list. We couldn’t have done this without everyone, especially you, our readers. Thank you so much!

P.S. For those of you who are curious, we also made the USA Today list for the week as well. We hit #81. :)

NYT May 17, 2014


Ask Nadia: So when will we find out…?

So when will we find out:

  • who’s been embezzling the TLD money
  • how Kerri’s getting along with her family
  • when Ethan and Kerri are getting married
  • about Amandine and Gavin’s married life
  • and their baby
  • etc?

I get asked this a lot via PM, email or comments. So I decided to make a simple chart:

Book 1. Vengeful in Love (Alex Damon & Natalie Hall’s romance)
  • Ethan Lloyd and Kerri Wilson are introduced.
Book 2. Reunited in Love (Ethan Lloyd & Kerri Wilson’s romance)
  • The Lloyd family is introduced.
  • Ethan’s family’s business, The Lloyds Development, is doing poorly. Somebody’s most likely embezzling funds too.
Book 3: Redemption in Love (Gavin Lloyd & Amandine Monroe Lloyd’s romance)
  • Redemption in Love begins before and ends after Reunited in Love in terms of timeframe. So you get a hint of Ethan and Kerri’s being together and happy toward the very end when he visits Gavin.
  • Mark Pryce is introduced.
Book 4: Sweet in Love (Pete Monroe & Brooke de Lorenzo)
  • A bit more about Amandine’s pregnancy and how Gavin’s coping with it.
Book 5: Forever in Love (Blaine Davis & Catherine Fairchild)
  • The identity of the embezzler is revealed.
  • Kerri and Ethan get married.
  • Kerri’s grandfather Barron Sterling makes an appearance (or two).

All the books are fine as standalone novels. Yes, there are some plot threads that don’t always get resolved (like the embezzler thread that spanned four books), but there is no cliffhanger that makes you wonder, “Will they or won’t they stay together?”

I think you’ll enjoy it more if you read them in order, but it’s not necessary. I hope this helps. :)