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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. :)


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. :)

FOREVER IN LOVE (Hearts on the Line 5) Is Out Now! :)

Forever in Love (Hearts on the Line #5)

Many of you have asked me about who’s been stealing money from The Lloyds Development. The answer is revealed in this installment! :)

Forever in Love


Catherine Fairchild fakes being perfect by keeping everyone at arm’s length. But her billionaire CEO husband’s bigamy shatters the illusory life she’s built, and vengeful in-laws want to send her to jail for embezzling from the failing family business. Desperate, she accepts an offer from a powerful friend: help him reconcile with his illegitimate son in return for protection. How hard can it be to dazzle a small town guy?

Small town bar owner Blaine Davis has zero interest in claiming his fifty million dollar trust fund or joining the family of a father he barely knows. He can never forgive his womanizing father for seducing his mother or forget the cruelty his father’s high-society wife inflicted on them. Catherine comes from the same rich and entitled background, but he starts to fall for her anyway. Can their fragile bond survive when the true reason for her presence in his idyllic little town is revealed and Blaine’s old wounds are re-opened?

Forever in Love is 372 pages long in print. Coming up next is Mark Pryce and Hilary Rosenberg this summer!


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Okay, several people asked me about Jacob Lloyd. Mostly about whether or not I’m going to write a story about him and redeem him.

At this point, the answer is no, I have no plans to redeem him. He’s such a jerk — bigamist, stole girlfriends from his youngest brother just to feel superior, ran the family business into the ground and verbally abused his wife.

The other thing is I have no clue what kind of woman:

a. would want to be with him, and
b. could change / reform him.

He has so many unforgivable flaws, you know?

OTOH — a lightning might strike and I might come up with the most perfect woman for Jacob. So I won’t say never, but for now, I have no plans to write his story.

If have any questions about me, my writing, books, characters or anything else, feel free to drop me a line by leaving me a comment, using the contact form or via Facebook or Twitter. I reserve the right not to answer if the topic happens to be politics or religion. But anything else is more or less fair game. Thanks! :)

Beyond Desire

Beyond Desire

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Reclusive billionaire Simon Hudson would rather be behind a computer creating computer games …until he meets Kara Foster. But when she ends up in a situation that could very well be her destruction, Simon steps up to help her, not realizing that in saving Kara, he might very well be salvaging his own soul.

ONE MORE DAY by M. Malone
When Ridley Wells finds herself on the wrong side of a mafia don, she runs to the only person she trusts. But her twin sister is out of town and she has no where to go. So when resident bad boy Jackson Alexander mistakes her for her sister, she does something she knows she shouldn’t. She lies.

FOR YOU by Mimi Strong
Aubrey’s fled her shabby past for a reason, and won’t let anyone close enough to discover her secrets. Sawyer talks his way into one date, and then another. Aubrey finds herself smiling, and falling in love.
But when the truth comes out about Aubrey’s past, will Sawyer stand by her side?

Riley never got over her first love, Thorsen, so when he shows up at the quirky inn she manages 12 years later, she falls for him all over again. She soon finds out the inn is being sold to Holt Enterprises, who’ll strip it of everything that makes it unique. When faced with the real reason Thorsen’s returned and his unbearable betrayal, will she be able to save the inn and her chance at true love?

Singer-songwriter Lucy Moore has already met her soul mate. But when he betrays her she returns home with some decisions to make. Can she stay away from the one person who she’s destined to be with or will Seth, the tortured artist claim her heart?
After a horrific accident, Seth Keenan’s own destiny is shattered. Now he’s abandoned his career in favor of his tattoo gun and has vowed to never to get close to anyone again…until he meets Lucy. In a world where everyone has one true soul mate, can these two find love in the arms of each other?

A MOMENT by Marie Hall
Lili would much rather be doing homework on Valentine’s then hanging out in a Burlesque bar, until she meets the brooding Ryan. What she doesn’t know is that Ryan has decided tonight he’ll end it all, but fate has other plans for him. Lili is determined to save not only his body, but his soul too.

IN KELLY’S CORNER by Roxie Rivera
Former Marine Kelly Connolly will do anything to keep Bee Langston safe, but winning the underground cage fighting tournament to save his family’s legacy comes at a high price—one that might just cost his sweet Bee her life.

Billionaire Ethan Lloyd gets the second chance he wants when he runs into Kerri Wilson. She’s the only woman who ever touched him, but she vanished after their one night of passion. He offers her a job and a home, but with her past catching up to her, Kerri may have to bolt again—even though her heart is telling her to stay. Ethan’s not giving her up without fighting to make their “temporary” arrangement something far more permanent…

Struggling actress Tara has grown used to the idea that her career might not progress beyond an occasional commercial—until her best friend’s brother, Luis encourages her to make a big move. Soon Tara is taking more than career risks as she plunges headlong into a steamy relationship with the guy she crushed on as a teenager.

ESCAPE IN YOU by Rachel Schurig
Jet Taylor is the quintessential bad boy. The type of guy most girls do their best to avoid. But Zoe Janes is no saint herself and the more time they spend together, the harder it is for Zoe to stick to her “fun only” mantra. Jet is getting under her skin, making her believe things could actually be different, that freedom might be possible. And that makes him the most dangerous boy of all.

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