With: Nina Pierce
What inspired you to start writing Romantic Suspense novels?
I'm a scientist at heart. It's the idea of solving a puzzle. I love starting with a hypothesis and proving it true or false. So naturally as a reader, I was drawn to the mystery genre. Add a hunky hero and a woman just looking to save him and the world ... and I'm in heaven.
It just followed that when I started writing my own stories that I would want to weave in a suspense plot that would keep the readers guessing. Nothing thrills me more than when readers tell me the twists and turns of my stories kept them guessing to the end!
If you could travel back in time, what year would you visit and why?
I've always been fascinated by the Native Americans of the west. I'd love to travel back to 18th century America where the native people lived in clans on the plains and were completely self-sufficient. Yes, they worked hard, but it also seemed like such a simpler time. Total reliance on family and friends for survival just warms my heart.
Do you create characters based on real connections in your life?
I don't actually. As a pantser, my characters seem to develop organically from the story as I write. I usually don't know much about them save for a picture of their face and a name. Within the first three chapters their story begins to unfold and they become three dimensional to me. Now, that isn't to say that some personality trait from a friend or family member hasn't made it on to the page. ;)
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Revenge (Blood and Honor, #1) by Dana Delamar ~ Mafia don Enrico Lucchesi struggles to preserve a fragile truce with the Andretti family. But when Kate Andretti flees from her abusive husband, Enrico won't leave her in jeopardy. Can he save her without reigniting the bloody feud between the families? **Double-finalist in the 2013 Booksellers' Best Awards!**
Cliffs of Starsdale by Bestselling author Tallulah Grace ~ Starsdale, California offers a picturesque setting with a small-town atmosphere. It’s hard to believe anything bad could happen in such an idyllic place, but Chelsea Bates finds that evil lurks beneath the surface of someone she trusted, someone she loved. Even in Starsdale, life is not always what it seems.
Deadly Misconceptions an award winning story by Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestselling author Sandy Loyd ~ When former runaway Lucy Maddox’s mentor goes missing, the PI risks everything to find her. She’s even willing to team up with nemesis Jack Finnegan, who’s only out to prove his boss isn’t responsible for the disappearance. Their chase to solve the mystery quickly becomes a struggle to stay alive.
Shadow of Perception (Book #2, Core Shadow Trilogy) by Kristine Mason ~ After a reporter receives threatening, gruesome DVDs, she turns to the criminal investigation agency CORE for help. Only her former lover is assigned the case. Now they find themselves not only knee-deep in a twisted investigation, but forced to deal with their past and the love they’d tried to deny.
Haunted by Death (By Death Series #2) by USA Today Bestselling author Dale Mayer ~ Anthropologist Meg Pearce’s life hasn’t been the same since her friend disappeared seventeen years ago. She lost everything then including Detective Chad Ingram. Now he's back and together they are looking to solve the mystery. Only death isn’t done shaking up their lives … and this time they are in the crossfire.
Blind Her With Bliss (Dangerous Affairs Series #1) by USA Today Bestselling author Nina Pierce ~ Investigating the death of her best friend, uptight accountant, JULIE TILLING, discovers a world of adult nightclubs and Internet intrigue. When shock jock DAMON COREY rocks her world in a wild night of lust, she wonders if she's found love...or the key to solving a murder.
Love & Deception (Agents in Love #1) by Chantel Rhondeau ~ Secret Agent Nick Kendall is infiltrating a suspected terrorist organization. The problem? He's falling hopelessly in love with Carlie Hollis, a key player of the group. Soon he receives new orders-kill the target. Will he follow those orders…or become hunted himself?
The Last Witness by Amazon Bestselling author K.T. Roberts ~ NYPD detectives Tate Kensington and Zachary Gerard are convinced one killer is at work, but proving it seems an impossible feat until a pre-teen prank blows the case wide open. Can the pair put away a killer on a paper-thin case? Or will their disappearing Jane Doe prove to be...THE LAST WITNESS...
Shrouded in Darkness (Shrouded in Darkness #1) by Multi-award winning author H. D. Thomson ~ If Jake Preston doesn’t stumble upon a miracle, he’ll end up dead. And even if he does, he still might end up dead with a clever killer hounding his heels. He believes the key to reversing an experiment that is killing him is locked away in Margot Davenport’s home.
Primal Obsession by Award-winning author Susan Vaughan ~ Reporter Annie Wylde and former Major Leaguer turned Maine Guide Sam Kincaid play cat and mouse with a killer on a wilderness canoe expedition. Chemistry sizzles, but lifestyles and baggage short circuit attraction. To defeat their enemy, they must work together and borrow from each other's strengths. ** Winner More Than Magic Award **
USA Today bestselling author, Nina Pierce, grew up in a house full of readers. So becoming enamored with books was only natural. She discovered romance stories in her early teens, falling hopelessly in love with knights in shining armor and the damsels who saved them.
Eventually, reading about fated loves and soul mates wasn’t enough. She now spends her days at the keyboard writing her own stories, blissfully creating chaos for her characters by throwing in a villain or two, a little murder and a whole lot of mayhem as they struggle toward their happy-ever-afters.
Nina resides in New England with her high school sweetheart and soul mate of twenty-nine years and several very spoiled cats who consider her “staff”. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her three grown children, one love-sick son-in-law and a heart-melting grandson.