Monday, June 8, 2015

Nicola Marsh - Character Interview, Book Giveaway

Banish (Soul Retrievers)
by Nicola Marsh

Alyssa has one week to destroy her enemy, save her spirit... and save her soul.

After her ex-boyfriend commits suicide and her mum’s alcoholism sparks yet another psychotic episode, seventeen-year-old Alyssa Wood flees her small hometown of Broadwater and heads to New York City to stay with her bohemian aunt — a Wicca High Priestess.

Alyssa revels in the anonymity of a big city and her new life. Her grades climb, she has a new best friend, and a new guy: the sexy geek Ronan — a saxophone player who prefers jazz to pop.

But her newfound peace is soon shattered when she sees a dead body in one of Ronan’s music clips — and she’s the only one who can see it. Worse still, Alyssa recognises the body that has been murdered a week forward!
Alyssa doesn’t believe in the supernatural...despite her family’s Wicca background. So how will she overcome evil when it’s closer than she thinks?

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What do you think of being the male lead in BANISH and of Alyssa, your love interest?
Nicola’s pretty cool so I’m kinda chuffed she chose me to be the male lead in her YA novel BANISH. Not much pressure on me or anything!
As for dating Alyssa, I cop crap from the guys in my band all the time. She’s younger than me. And a teenager. But when it’s right, it’s right, you know?
Alyssa is different from anyone else I’ve dated. She’s seventeen going on thirty!
I like her maturity. And her quirkiness. And everything about her. She’s amazing.
5 words to describe yourself.
Innovative. Driven. Creative. Dedicated. Laidback.
If you asked Alyssa this, she’d probably say: rockgod. Sexy. Hot. Cool. The Best.
(Who am I to argue with a smart girl like that?)
Where did your love of music come from?
My dad. I have a lot to thank him for. He’s one of the best dudes on the planet.
How did your band The Dizzy’s form?
The Dizzy’s are a bunch of my old high school friends. We started hanging out in music class, then after school. Did a few jam sessions in my dad’s garage and the band launched from there. Next stop…record deal?
Why jazz?
I grew up on the stuff. It’s the only music Dad played. It kinda grew on me after a while and once I started playing sax, jazz is what I naturally gravitated to.
It sounds…sultry to me. Really hot.
Do you play any other instruments?
I only play sax but if I had the time I’d play trumpet. Or drums. Drummers seem to get all the chicks at gigs.
Other talents besides musician and IT whiz?
You should’ve asked Alyssa this…she’d probably add ‘making out’ to the list…
What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done for a girl?
I thought writing a song for Alyssa was romantic. I’ve never done that before. But look how that turned out. A dead body showing up in my music vid was so not in the plan!
After the events of Banish, what do you see in store for you next?
Alyssa is facing some pretty heavy stuff in her future so I’m looking forward to supporting her through that.
But if she stays in Broadwater and doesn’t return to NYC, gotta admit, it’ll put a strain on our relationship. Doing the long distance thing is tough.
Plus I hear a rumor I may face some serious competition for Alyssa’s affections in the next installment, BELIEVE…
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USA TODAY bestselling author Nicola Marsh writes flirty fiction with flair for adults and spooky, supernatural fiction for young adults.

She has published 53 books with Harlequin, Entangled Publishing and indie, and sold over 6 million copies worldwide.

Her first mainstream contemporary romance, BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD (Entangled Publishing) released to rave reviews, including a nomination for RWA's RBY, Romantic Book of the Year 2012.

Her first indie-pubbed contemporary romance CRAZY LOVE released September 2012, is a Barnes & Noble bestseller, and was nominated for a 2012 ARRA award.

Her young adult debut, BANISH, a supernatural thriller featuring Wicca, spirits and murder, released August 2013 with Harlequin Teen.

Her young adult fantasy SCION OF THE SUN (Month9Books) won the National Readers' Choice Award for Best YA novel 2014.

She's also a Waldenbooks, Bookscan and Barnes & Noble bestseller, a 2013 RBY and National Readers' Choice Award winner, is a multiple finalist for awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, Booksellers' Best, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and has won several CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Awards.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

A mysterious story... I like that!

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