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Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday Fragments with Nona

There's good news on the book front for me recently. I've just been notified that Irresistible Impulse has a release date!  It's coming out on September 14 from The Wild Rose Press and am I excited!  This short story is special to me because it features Tania and Latisha, the lesbian couple who appeared in supporting roles in my first two books, One Good Man and Take This Man. I came to love these two characters and it was a lot of fun to provide them with their own story.

In One Good Man, Latisha and Tania are already an established couple. Irresistible Impulse is something of a prequel to that story and tells how the women first met. It's love at second sight!

Ordinarily, Tania Talcott wouldn't be caught dead at a speed dating event, but she lost a stupid bet. Checking out the slim pickings, she's convinced the evening will be a total bust--until a classy, sensual, African American woman enters the room. A woman Tania met briefly once before and never forgot.

Latisha Hobbs is only attending this event to support her young cousin, who's ready to start dating again. Latisha's heart has been on ice for quite some time. But she finds herself immediately--and strongly--enticed by the friendly overtures of a vivacious redhead. Or are they more than friendly?

Fueled by an irresistible impulse, Tania wastes no time getting to know the beautiful woman. Latisha is drawn to Tania as well, but memories of an unhappy love affair make her reluctant to act. These two opposites definitely attract, but will their differences be too much to overcome?

People often wonder where writers get their ideas. Well, I can't take credit for this story's idea. I'm sorry I can't remember exactly who proposed it, but the suggestion came from one of the members of the Short Story Seductions group (now on hiatus).  The thought was to create a romance based on the theme of speed dating.  Most of the authors were going for m/f, but one thought she'd try an m/m story and that gave me the idea of trying an f/f. And who better to write about than my two lovelies, Tania and Latisha?

It was great fun imagining them getting together, and a bit of a challenge, since neither woman struck me as being interested in speed dating. So they each needed a reason for being there. It's a case of serendipity, because it turns out that this is not the first time they've encountered each other.


More fun news! I've been contracted by Loose Id for a new novella, titled His and Hers. It's an FFM ménage romance, which is a new one for me! This is part of the holiday themed books that the publisher has planned (fellow Diva Rachell Nichole's upcoming book is also part of this series). I'm so happy to be working again with Loose Id staff and my wonderful editor Rory Olsen!



Guess what, guys? The Divas of Desire are having a contest featuring a THREE WAY! Giveaway, that is (okay, get your minds out of the gutter).

The randomly-selected winner will receive a book from each of our authors: An Affair Across Times Square by Rachell Nichole, Bombshell by Danica St. Como and Uncollared by Nona Raines. That's three free books, folks!

The winner will be selected on September 30.  All you need do to enter the contest is to follow our blog! Simple as a dimple! So what are you waiting for?

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Nona Raines
Hot Contemporary Romance
Edgy ~ Emotional ~ Erotic

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