I would like to thank Nicole Dennis for taking the time to talk to us about her new series , Southern Charm. The first title, Rules of the Chef, is available now from Totally Bound publishing. Check out my review. There is also a giveaway, so stay tuned for that.
Hello! Thanks for having Fat Cat and me on your fabulous blog!
FC: ::purrs:: *licks paw*
Your latest release is Rules of the Chef, book 1 of your Southern charm series. What can you tell us about it?
I love and adore this new series. They’re M/M contemporary erotic romance set in the Florida Panhandle. All of the stories intertwined and you’ll meet all the couples within each story.
Rules of the Chef starts things off within the graceful Southern Charm, a B&B and restaurant.
What is Dakota’s favorite thing to make?
Ooooh. He loves his gumbo, treasures the recipe, and is often playing around with it, adding this or that to perfect it.
Which of Dakota’s dishes, besides the Iced Tea, is Samuel’s Favorite?
Good one. Hmm. Samuel actually loves the Tea-Soaked Chicken Salad on fresh ciabatta rolls. Next up would be the ribs – Samuel swears the sauce is orgasmic.
What can we expect in book 2?
You get a peak of the new accountant, Chandler Braddock, from Samuel’s conversations. He’ll be venturing down south from New York to help his friend. He has some personal issues to handle.
You also meet the handsome carpenter/contractor, Sullivan ‘Sully’ Tarleton, when he appears at Samuel’s beck and call to help out and transform the Charm.
Various things fly and spark when these two meet.
If you could be one of your characters who would you be and why?
I would love to be able to be a masterful chef like Dakota and create a space like the Charm and his beloved restaurant.
If there world were going to end tomorrow, how would you spend your last night on earth?
I would try and get through the rest of my TBR pile. I know I can find beauty and another world within those pages. Of course, I would have Miss Fat Cat curled on my lap, whether she likes it not.
*evil kitteh glare from feline in question*
I would also check in with all the family and give them love.
Who are your literary heroes outside of the m/m genre and why?
Let’s see… I have a couple of sets of Heroes.
Roarke – JD Robb’s ‘In Death’ series. Not only is he damn fine looking man with an Irish accent and blue eyes to boot, he owns nearly every darn thing in the known universe. Yet, he’s tender hearted and loves and adores his ‘cop’, his butler, and their Fat Cat, Sir Galahad.
All the men created by both Sherrilyn Kenyon and JR Ward. Each character is so fascinating, powerful, complex, protective, and loving of their chosen mates.
What’s your favorite thing to wear?
If I’m stuck at the EDJ, I try to get away with one of my beloved pairs of jeans.
If I’m chilling at home with Fat Cat, I love my pajama sets – pants and t-shirts – I found at Target. They’re soft, cuddly, and perfect.
What are you working on? What is next?
I’m always working on more ideas than I have time to write. I’m slightly ADD when it comes to that.
I’m working on the 4th Southern Charm book, there will be 7 total books and couples.
I’m planning and working through a complete rework and massive expansion of a previous released book – Skylar’s Salvation – is coming.
Having received rights to previous published books, I’m hoping to work through those re-edits, new covers, and publishing them once more.
Then there are the massive amount of plot bunnies circling my head. There is a 5-book serial idea about magical bound familiars. Another 5-book serial about sentinels who watch and protect the seasons.
I also need to continue on the 4th book of my M/M/F jaguars series – Fire Jaguars.
Lots of plot bunnies and characters yelling at me.
Where can readers find more about you?
I’m always on Facebook (I sneak in my lil netbook to my office). You can search and friend me and join my page.
I’m on Goodreads.
I also have a blog/website – but I’m not the best at keeping them up-to-date. (blushes) I’m trying. Honest!
Oh.. Email me – firstname.lastname@example.org! I love hearing from readers and interacting.
In person – I’ll be at RainbowCon in Tampa next week. In October, I’ll be at GRL as a Reader, but you can still ‘attack’ me for autographs and info.
From the Publisher:
Learning about the sale of his beloved home – The Southern Charm, chef and co-owner Dakota Mitchell is having a hard time with the potential changes. He wants nothing else to alter.
Chosen by his family’s company Ashford Hotels to re-create the Charm into the latest chain of boutique hotels, Samuel Ashford enters the Deep South. Inside the overgrown, run down appearance, he learns the Charm is run by people who care and love the building, the delicious food, and their guests.
Can these two put aside differences and arguments to save the Charm? Even if it means they find a little love along the way.
About the Author:
Ever the quiet one growing up, Nicole Dennis often slid away from reality and curled up with a book to slip into the worlds of her favorite authors. Over the years, she’s created a personal library full of novels filled with dragons, fairies, vampires, shapeshifters of all kinds and romance. Always she returned to romance. Still, there were these characters in her head, worlds wanting to be built on paper, and stories wanting to be told and she began writing them down whether during or after class. She continues to this day. Only recently has it begun to become fruitful, spreading out to let others read and enter her worlds, meet her characters, and see what she sees. No matter what she writes, her stories of romance with their twists of paranormal, fantasy and erotica will always have their Happily Ever Afters.
She currently works in a quiet office in Central Florida, where she also makes her home, and enjoys the down time to slip into her characters and worlds to escape reality from time to time. At home, she becomes human slave to a semi-demonic tortie calico.
Nicole Dennis has kindly offered a free eBook of Rules of the Chef to 1 lucky commenter. Just answer one question: What is your favorite dish to make and/or eat?
Contest ends 16 Apr 2014 @ 11:59pm CST. Must be 18 or older to win. Void where prohibited.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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