Nic Starr talks The beginning ~ Fostered Author Guest Post and Giveway

For this week, we are doing something a little different here at Prism Book Alliance®. We are taking part in the Foster and Author program organized by the great ladies over that Jo and Isa Love Books. Our assigned author is Nic Starr, who we have reviewed here a number of times on Prism Book Alliance®.

The Beginning

Hey there! It’s Nic Starr here. I’m thrilled to be a special guest at Prism Book Alliance for a whole seven days. Yes, SEVEN days! Brandilyn is taking part in a “Foster An Author” initiative, and I was lucky enough to be chosen as her foster-author. Yippee!

So what does being sponsored by Prism mean? Basically, it means that I will be visiting Prism each day with a guest post. Brandilyn has given me free rein, so I can talk about anything. I thought I’d use it as an opportunity to talk a little about myself, and maybe share a bit of the personal stuff, as well as to talk about my writing and books.

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m an author of m/m romance. I write on the sweeter side, with character driven stories and strong happy endings. I started writing in 2013, at the prompting of some fellow m/m authors. At the time, I was a voracious reader of m/m romance, and loved sharing the books I discovered on my blog. Since I started writing, a whole new side of m/m has opened up and I’ve fallen even more in love with the genre. I have so many stories I want to tell, and I enjoy the whole publishing process from beginning to end.

My first stories were released in July 104. They were racing neck and neck to see which one would be the first to be published. The winner was Waiting, Hoping, Wishing, a novella I wrote for the M/M Romance Group’s (on Goodreads) annual event. If you haven’t checked out the event, make sure you do, because there are hundreds of wonderful free reads released each year. You can find more details of my FREE story here (

Five days later, my first book with Dreamspinner Press was released. The story is called It’s Not Easy and it has a special place in my heart, probably because it was my first contracted story. Check it out here ( I have been very blessed to have my first story accepted by Dreamspinner Press, who have gone on to publish another five of my books.

So enough about the books. Let’s talk about me. Actually, I’ve changed my mind. Let’s not. ☺ How about a photo instead? I haven’t shown my face on social media before and, I think I’m terribly un-photogenic, but here goes. cringe

Nic Starr head shot

So now that’s out of the way, onto much more exciting things. How about a giveaway? ☺

I’m going to try something a bit different. Since I’ll be here for the next seven days, I’ll post a code word each day. Gather all seven codes words, rearrange them into the correct sentence and email me at with your answer. The lucky winner will get an eBook copy of one of my books, plus a $10 Amazon voucher.

Today’s code word is ARE.

See you tomorrow when I talk a bit about my country, Australia.

Nic xx


Title: It’s Not Easy
Author: Nic Starr
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Anna Sikorska
Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance


Ben Cooper gave up on following his dreams to keep the peace in his family. Best friend Spencer Henderson has always been Ben’s rock. For Spence, who is in love with Ben, supporting Ben always came first, but as Ben starts to date their friend Suzie, Spence has to think of himself for the first time. The ramifications of one fateful night means leaving their small town may be Spence’s only option to protect his broken heart.

With trouble escalating at home and Spence out of reach, Ben finds it harder to cope. Without Spence’s help, Ben’s life may finally spiral out of control.


It’s Not Easy on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

About the Author

Nic Starr avi

Nic Starr lives in Australia where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn’t give it up for the world.

Always a reader, the lure of m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books before eventually realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be told!

When not writing or reading, she loves to spend time with her family-an understanding husband and two beautiful daughters-and is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home in the country.

You can find Nic on Facebook, Twitter and her blog. She’d love it if you stopped by to say hi.

Website & Blog:
Amazon Author Page:
Facebook Page:

Giveaway Details

The lucky winner will get an eBook copy of one of my books, plus a $10 Amazon voucher. You need to gather the code word from each of the seven posts in my Foster An Author series at Prism. Gather all seven codes words, rearrange them into the correct sentence and email me at with your answer. I’ll use a random name picker to select the winner from the correct entries. I am travelling so the winner will be drawn after 2nd November. Good luck!

Taking Part Foster (1)

Farewell Giveaway
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.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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