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Romancing September Across the World – Day 14 – Nicky Wells


Good morning everyone! I want to welcome you to the 2nd part of Day 14 of the 3rd Annual Romancing September Across the World Blog Tour. If you haven’t checked out Rosie’s post from earlier, then go by and get caught up.

Now on to today’s featured author, Here’s the question I asked:

What has been the biggest inspiration for your writing?

Gosh, Stephanie, there’s a question and a half. I don’t even know how to begin to answer it. Trust me, I just consumed two cups of coffee and a half a packet of biscuits (okay, I admit it, I scoffed the lot!), while pondering your question, and I’m still no closer to an answer. Everything inspires me; the briefest snippet of conversation overheard on a bus, an ad on the telly, something one of the kids said or did, gossip from my friends: a writer’s inspiration is just about everywhere, and anything can spark the idea for a book. One of the books I have in the hopper right now was conceived on a bus while I was thinking about people and nine-to-five jobs. Dolly Parton’s classic film sprang to mind, a celebrity made an appearance in my head, and a plot screamed at me to be written down. Tragically I had no pen or paper, so I had to type the whole thing into the ‘note’ section on my mobile phone.

So you see, inspiration is everywhere, and anything can act as a writing prompt. But if you’re asking me why I write, now that’s a different question. I write, because I can’t not. It’s a simple necessity to me, like breathing or drinking water. Partly it’s my way of escapism. You know how people read to take a break from their real lives? Well, I write for that same reason. I write myself an alternative reality, and quite often I see myself in my leading lady’s starring role. (But don’t tell anyone—I might be embarrassed to admit this!). And partly I write because that’s how I make sense of real-life events. Don’t get me wrong, my books are all fiction; but they are also a way of analysing, exploring, and quite possibly improving (in a fictional kind of way) real events out of my own life. My husband always tells me I’m never happier than when I have a book on the go, and he’s probably right. I simply love spinning a good yarn!

Here’s a little bit about today’s author:




Romance that Rocks Your World!

 Ultimate rock chick author Nicky Wells writes romance with rock stars—because there’s no better romantic hero than a golden-voiced bad boy with a secret soft heart and a magical stage presence!

Nicky’s books offer glitzy, glamorous romance with rock stars—imagine Bridget Jones ROCKS Notting Hill! If you’ve ever had a crush on any kind of celebrity, you’ll connect with Nicky’s heroes and their leading ladies.

Born in Germany, Nicky moved to the United Kingdom in 1993 and currently lives in Lincoln with her husband and their two boys. Nicky loves listening to rock music, dancing, and eating lobsters. When she’s not writing, she’s a wife, mother, occasional knitter, and ad-hoc radio show presenter. Rock on!

Join Nicky: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Romantic Novelists’ Association | Sapphire Star Publishing | Amazon | Goodreads | Pinterest | Google+

Todays featured book is “7 Years Bad Sex”. If you haven’t checked out the her book, then here’s a little about it and where to find it.

7 Years Bad Sex Nicky Wells

A seven-years-bad-sex curse? Surely not! Yet something went wrong when rock singer Casey and drummer Alex got married on that beautiful yacht anchored off St Tropez in the south of France. Something went badly wrong. For even on their wedding night, the young couple discovers a complete and somewhat surprising inability to make love. Muddling through their honeymoon with a string of thin excuses for their predicament, the lovers defer finding a solution (and panicking) until the return to their home in London. After all, they married for life and to make rock music, not for the love of sex. Right?

But when they resume life as normal in London, all hell breaks loose. Increasingly frantic in their quest for release, the unhappy newlyweds embark on a string of hilarious and occasionally harmful antics that drives them, their band, and an assortment of random strangers to the brink of despair. But it ain’t over ‘til it’s over or, in this case… it ain’t over ‘til the newlyweds sing.

 Book Description

I hope you enjoyed it! Keep watching for more great authors all month and don’t forget to go by Rosie’s post at… Let’s make it another awesome tour for 2015!

Author: stephaniehurt

Stephanie Payne Hurt has been writing stories since she was a teenager, but only started publishing her work in 2012, 30 years later. The romance genre drew her in at an early age. Since 2012 she's published over 50 Romance novels/novellas. Stephanie is a busy lady. She's a Children's Minister, Accountant, wife and mother along with a blogger and writer, along with starting a publishing service called Horseshoe Publishing alongside her publisher. It's been an exciting ride and she looks forward to what the future holds for her writing. Currently she writes romance ranging from Christian, Contemporary, Suspense and Cowboy. Her work is available at many online retailers, on her website and in a bookstore in Zebulon, Georgia near her home. Come by and visit her at and subscribe to get updates and release dates, also her monthly newsletter! Don't forget to join her Street Team for all the new updates and to get free chapters of upcoming books and lots of other prizes.

7 thoughts on “Romancing September Across the World – Day 14 – Nicky Wells

  1. Brilliant! Now I have one more author’s books to read. Thanks! 🙂

    • Hi Dustyboots (great avatar name, by the way, love it!)–woohooo! That makes me happy! Happy reading if and when you pick up a copy, and I’d love love love to hear your thoughts when you’re done. Stay in touch! Love,
      Nicky 😀

  2. Love all the things that influence your writing Nicky.

  3. Hi, Nicky! I always liked Bon Jovi, too. I wrote a rock-star novel in 1989; the manuscript is sitting on my closet shelf. Maybe it’s time to take the book out and look at the story again. Can’t wait to read some of your books!

    • Hi Linda! Thank you for leaving a comment–it’s fabulous to meet a like-minded rock-lover (mmmmmh Bon Jovi!) and writer. Do you know, my first book, Sophie’s Turn, languished in a drawer for nearly eight years before I polished it off and decided to send it out into the world? I have a theory that a first book is like a good wine; if it has time to mature in a dark corner, it’ll emerge ever so much the tastier. LOL! Why not dust off your manuscript and see what you think? And happy reading if you pick up any of my books. I love my rock stars, and I think you’ll love them too. 🙂 Rock on!

  4. Hi Stephanie, thanks so much for hosting me as part of the #RomancingSeptember worldwide, it’s fabulous to be here!

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