by: Nikki Prince
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: September 14, 2020
Publisher: Tule Publishing
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She knows her heart is at risk
Professor Âine Reid has crushed on Darian Tisdale since college. She succumbed to his sexy charms more than once, but when he made it clear he only wanted friends with benefits, she friend-zoned him, no benefits on offer. Now co-workers up for the same tenure track promotion, Âine has more reason than ever to keep Darian at arm’s length. He tempts her like no other, but she values his friendship too much to take another risk with her heart.
Can he prove that he’s changed?
Darian knows he hurt Âine long ago. He wants to prove that he’s now ready for more and to take their friendship to the next, more permanent and sexy level. He thinks she feels the same except when she signs up for a dating site, Darian knows he has his work cut out for him. He’s all in for the challenge except there’s the career making promotion they are both up for.
Can their friendship and sizzling chemistry combust to create a win-win for them both?
Hi! Thank you so much for having me! I really appreciate it. Today, I’m feeling really good, just relaxing right now at home and watching my favorite ID channel shows.
You are a new to me author. What can you tell me about yourself?
I am a single mother of two teens, I’m a gamer (I play World of Warcraft, The SIMS, Call of Duty as well as some mobile games). I love to read mostly romance but I also read nonfiction, horror, science fiction, and fantasy. I’m also a lover of music with a wide range of tastes from Classical, 60’s, 70s, 80s, K-Pop…etc. I love good movies, though oddly I’m just now getting into romantic Christmas movies. I prefer Horror, Sci Fi, Action Adventure, and Comedies along with musicals.
Wow. You’re ALL over the place with your likes. That’s pretty cool. What are some of your favorite tropes to write and why?
My favorite types of tropes to write are usually friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, tropes with younger men/older women. I think I love those kinds of tropes because there is a lot of angst that can be pulled from the situations that they find themselves in. The push and pull that the characters feel emotionally is extremely attractive to me.
How do you come up with names for your characters?
I am a lover of names. I had my two children named by the time I was three months pregnant. LOL. I usually will have an idea for a story so then I will go online and look up names or use baby naming books. It really all depends on how the characters are speaking to me.
It’s Work is your latest release, and is part of your Undeniable series. What can you tell me about the book and the series?
The book is basically a new adult romance with 6 friends becoming partners because the three women in the stories decide they are tired of looking for love and just want a relationship that gives them the benefit of sex. Why not their mutual best friends. So, each book is a pairing off of one female friend with the male friend she fancies. In It’s Work Áine and Darian are both college professors. Áine at first agrees to the friends with benefits but finds herself on the fence about it when she realizes she really wants a relationship. There is also the fact that her and Darian are vying for the same faculty position at the college they work at.
Tell me more about Áine Reid and Darian Tisdale. What are they like? What attracts them to one and other?
They both have a love for the written word, so they have that commonality. They met in college and used to study with one another so that they could become college professors. Áine is the more serious one and Darian is more laid back which comes into play in the book.
Can you tell me about one of your favorite scenes from It’s Work and why you count it as a favorite?
One of my favorite scenes in the book is when Darian confronts her in her office. The tension for me was at an optimum cause they’re in their place of work and he’s letting her know he knows she wants him as much as he wants her.
Oh. That sounds good. What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have in the works?
I’m currently working on a few things. I want to get a Christmas story out, along with working on the third book in the series called, It’s Real (Royce and Emmeline’s story), and a few other things in the works. Always working and writing because this has been my dream since I was 11 years old.
Congratulations on fulfilling your dream. Nikki, thank you for taking the time to answer some questions for me.
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Nikki Prince is a mother of two, who's always had a dream to be a published author in the romance genre. Her passion lies in raising her children as readers, gaming, cooking, reading, and her writing. Her belief is that "love is love" and that everyone should see themselves mirrored in the pages of a romance book. Nikki Prince truly believes that love is colorblind and gender-less.
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