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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Author Q & A Nicola May - Love Me Tinder

Do not go on an internet date without reading this book!

Dull security or risky freedom - which would you choose?

With her marriage in pieces, shy Cali Summers is faced with this decision and hits the world of fast love on an internet dating app.

Using room 102 in the hotel where she works as her dating 'lair', she opens herself up to a world of sex, lies, deception, as well as personal discovery and passionate love.

With a charming F1 engineer, a handsome army officer and her adulterous ex all on the scene, a predictable love match is far from on the cards.

'Nicola May is a talent to watch' Milly Johnson

Title:               Love Me Tinder
Author:           Nicola May
Published By: Accent Press
Date:               July 31st 2016
Link:               UK: Amazon  US: Amazon

Guest Post with Nicola May

Hi Nicola, welcome to Sincerely Book Angels

What was the inspiration behind this novel?
I myself was looking for love so decided to try online dating.  My Tinder dates were a mixture of good, bad and hilarious and I suddenly thought it would make very interesting reading.

Did you always want to be a writer?
No, I didn’t have a massive desire to be a writer at all. I fell into it in my thirties. I was actually dared to run a half marathon. Being a big party girl at the time I thought it would be amusing to write a training diary. I finished the marathon, didn’t finish the diary but decided to start writing a novel.

What other jobs have you had?
Quite a few! Hence my first novel, Working it Out, about Ruby who decides to embark on twelve jobs in twelve months to find the one of her dreams. I’ve been an Events Manager (still am), a secretary, worked in a hardware store. I’ve even been one of Santa’s little helpers at Lapland.

How did it feel when your first novel was published?
I self-published originally five years ago. The buzz of seeing my book in Waterstone’s window for the first time made me cry in the street.

Have you ever had writer's block? If so how did you overcome it?
I’m pretty lucky that when a book starts flowing I stay up for silly hours writing. But, if ever I do need plot inspiration I go for a walk in Windsor Great Park. I’m the mad one shouting ‘eureka’ out loud when a great idea comes to me.

What motivates you to keep writing?
My ambition to reach the Sunday Times Bestseller List.

Do your characters moods ever affect your mood and vice versa?
Sometimes. It’s more the case that I have trouble jumping back in to reality when I have been writing for long periods of time.

What three pieces of advice would you give to an aspiring writer?
Don’t talk about, it do it! If I was given a pound for everyone who said they had a book in them I’d be a millionaires.
Don’t reread and edit as you go. Get it down then go back and edit.
Never give up

Which authors inspire you?
Milly Johnson in my genre and Patrick Gale who writes dark characters so amazingly, that I have learnt a lot about my own characterisation from him. 

What are you reading at the moment?
I’m actually rereading one of my own, The School Gates, as my new novel may well take on some of the same characters and I’m reacquainting myself with them 

If your book was made into a film what song would you choose for the opening credits?
Now, if Bridget hadn’t already taken ‘All by myself’... J  So, I will go for Get Lucky by Daft Punk.

Who would you choose to play your favourite character in the film of your book?
I would choose the gorgeous Patrick Dempsey to play one of the male suitors, just so that I could meet him!

What is your next book about?
It is about ‘bad’ mums and that’s all I can say at the moment. 

And now think about the books you've read and just give the first one that comes into your head for our quickfire 'Which book round.'

Which book has made you:

Laugh out loud?
Water Melon – Marian Keyes

Cry your heart out?
A Widow for One Year – John Irving

Want to read it again?
The Shell Seekers – Rosamunde Pilcher

Think more?
Notes from an Exhibition – Patrick Gale

Wish it would be made into a film?
The Yorkshire Pudding Club – Milly Johnson

The Island – Victoria Heslop

I don’t read books that scare me 
Thanks for joining us today Nicola and good luck with the book.
Book Angel x

About the Author

Nicola May is a bestselling author of 8 successful romantic comedy novels. Her quirky sense of humour and ability to deal with real life issues in a comedic way has won her a steady fan base worldwide. Her books, The School Gates and Christmas Evie won awards for Best Author Read at The Festival of Romance in 2012 and 2014 respectively and Let Love Win was nominated in 2013.

Nicola’s eighth novel,Love Me Tinder is available now to download. Paperback out on Valentine’s Day!

Follow Nicola on Twitter @nicolamay1

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