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I <3 Nicole PeelerMarch 15, 2011

Nicole I really do. Julie and Sophie and I adopted Nicole Peeler last year at Romantic Times -- basically, we walked up to her and told her that she was ours, and if she didn't like that, she'd just have to get over it. Luckily, she loves us back, and I want to share that love here. I'm so happy she answered a few questions I had for her to share here!

Rachael:  I love Jane True, the main character in this fabulous series. She's funny, irreverent, sexy, and really down-to-earth. In writing the books, what was the most surprising thing you've learned about her?

Nicole: It's been really for fun for me to watch Jane grow. As for the most surprising aspect of her evolution,  I think that it has to be just how tough she's gotten. She starts out the series very vulnerable, but she grows up quickly. More weird for me, I think, is that putting Jane into various situations means that I have to think through her reactions, and I'm often surprised at my own bloodthirstiness. I definitely have a strong protective, loyal streak, and I can get a little carried away with my own hypothetical violence. Meanwhile, I don't want to series to be uber-violent, so I normally tame it down. But that it's there, in my imagination, is always a surprise. I'm a pretty gentle soul on a day to day basis.

Rachael: Describe your ideal day in one sentence.

Nicole: A day traveling somewhere gorgeous with my favorite lover, knowing we have dinner reservations at a delicious restaurant. That's heaven!

OR going for another trip to the House of Prime Rib with you, Sophie, Juliet, and Jana. That was also heaven! [Rachael: omg, I'm still full (and perhaps still tipsy) from that dinner.]

Rachael: So you may have gathered I'm a knitter. What's your craft (besides writing)?

Nicole: I love your knitting! For me, my craft would have to be cooking. I love having the opportunity to cook for people. I love doing really earthy, simple dishes really well. I love entertaining!

Rachael: What frivolous thing will you not be giving up for Lent? Or ever for that matter?

Nicole: That's easy: sex. Are you kidding me?

Nicole's also a smartypants: see her bio below. The first book in her AWESOME series is just $2.99 this month. Try it. You WILL like it. Promise.


Nicole Peeler is a professor of English literature and creative writing at Seton Hill University, in Greensburg, PA. She also writes urban fantasy novels for Orbit Books. Her third novel, Tempest’s Legacy, just hit shelves in January.

For those American readers interested in Nicole’s fiction, Orbit Books is offering her first book, Tempest Rising, as this month’s Orbital Drop, downloadable on multiple platforms for only $2.99. Click here for more details.



Oh, good thing that I'll be at a book store tomorrow . . .

Thanks for this Rachael, I have been looking for something new to read, have just ordered the first book from Amazon!

By the way, I adored HTKAHBH, lovely read. I just wish your books were longer because I keep finishing them in a single day and am always disappointed to get to the end!

I grew up Near Greensburg PA, my sister went to Seton Hill College ! I beleive my Great Aunt Taught there also !

Thanks for the info on the books they have been added to my TBR list

Just finished HTKAHBH. Loved it just as much as the first and can't wait for the next! No pressure.......
Congratulations on another fabulous read.

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