Nancy Robards Thompson

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

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Congratulations, Glenda and Kate Sparks! You have each won a copy of Michelle Major’s new book, Recipe For Kisses. Please email Michelle at michelle@michellemajor.com for information on how to claim your prize.

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

For more information, please visit her website.

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Congratulations, Charlotte! You’ve won a $5.00 Amazon gift card. Please email your email address to Nancy at nrobardsthompson@yahoo.com. 

Nancy Robards Thompson

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

For more information, please visit her website.

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Thanks so much for having me here today, Nancy. I love a chance to hang out with the Jaunty Quills! [So glad you're here with us today, Michelle! :)]

 

I had a conversation recently with a friend around the idea of ‘the one’. While I love the idea that there is a perfect match for each of us,  I also believe that we grow and change so much that sometimes it takes a little bit of internal knowing before we are ready to welcome the right person into our life–yes, second chance romances are  some of my favorites.

 

JQ pic 1But there was a distinct moment when I knew my hubby was the one for me. We’d been dating for about five months, set up on a blind date. We were a bit of an unlikely pair—he’s outgoing, uber-athletic, social, adventurous and MacGyver-level handy to have around.  I’m pretty much of none of those things but we still clicked. So when he suggested a backpacking trip over Memorial Day weekend, I said yes–mainly because I was in too in love to make a rational decision.

 

I quickly bought all kinds of camping gear and we headed up to the Maroon Bells, a gorgeous JQ pic 2mountain range near Aspen.  But after a grueling (and let’s face it – miserable) hike to our first campsite, a storm blew in. A snowstorm. Over Memorial Day weekend. We struggled to put up the tent in the sideways snow and crawled in with the wind howling around us. The tent wasn’t equipped for the conditions and neither were we. I remember lying next to him, shivering in my sleeping back, and I said (like the brave woman I am), “I’m scared”. And he turned and said, “yeah, me too”.

 

Not comforting words…except they were. Because this strong, manly man just admitted he was afraid. He said other things about how we’d be ok and we talked and snuggled and freaked out together. But that one little moment of vulnerability was it. I was sure he was the one for me.

 

It also helped that the next morning, when the storm had passed and the view was gorgeous, he said that if I wanted we could keep hiking but if it was up to him we’d go back down to the city, eat Mexican until we popped and rent movies for the rest of the weekend. Way more my happy place!

 

In my new release, Recipe For Kisses, sweet toy store owner Chloe Daniels doesn’t expect to fall for bad-boy chef Ben Haddox. But it’s the flashes of vulnerability and heart she sees in him, especially as his world is turned upside down by his niece and nephew, that draw her in. It’s all about the heart, after all.

 

Tell me something you love about an important person in your life – a detail that makes them special to you. I’ll pick two winners to receive copies of Recipe For Kisses.

 

Nancy Robards Thompson

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

For more information, please visit her website.

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I am thrilled to welcome Stella Bagwell as my very special guest! Stella and I worked together on the 20th Anniversary edition of the Fortunes of Texas series and she has graciously agreed to stop by and talk about her book FORTUNE’S PERFECT VALENTINE. It’s the second book in the six-book series.

Nancy Robards Thompson:  Welcome, Stella! Tell us about the hero of the book?  Why will we fall in love with him?

20150805_103551Stella Bagwell: I am happy to be here, Nancy! Thank you for having me. Wes Robinson, the hero of book II, FORTUNE’S PERFECT VALENTINE, is the younger twin brother of Ben, the hero of book I.  I fell in love with Wes because he’s one of those nerdy guys, who appears to be all business on the outside, but when he takes off his glasses and looks at a woman, he can melt her heart.

NRT: Tell us about the heroine.  Why is she the absolute perfect woman for the hero?

SB: The heroine, Vivian Blair is a practical career woman, who believes romance is overrated.  In her opinion, compatibility is the key to a lasting marriage.  She’s perfect for Wes because she’s smart enough to challenge his mind and soft enough to melt his cold resistance to love.

NRT: What life-lesson do your H/H have to learn before they can find their happily-ever-after?

SB: Vivian had to learn that a couple needs more than liking the same things to make a marriage last–they also need passion.  Wes learns true love does exist, but it needs more than red-hot sex to make it last.

NRT: Tell us about your experience writing connected stories with other authors.

SB: I’ve been incredibly privileged to have been involved in several continuities, including the fabulous Fortune’s series.  Writing is a lonely job, so it’s always great fun when you get to work with a group of wonderful authors.  And revisiting characters you’ve met in the past is like a big happy reunion with relatives and old friends.  I’m always, always excited about doing a continuity!

NRT: What was your favorite scene to write?

SB: Sex on the desk!  It was so good to finally let Wes give in to his desire and show his human side!

NRT: Stella, you’re making me blush! <NRT fans herself> To cool things off a bit,

what was the most difficult scene for you to write?

SB: The end.  Because I want to make sure the emotion between the hero and heroine is real enough to give the reader that aww moment.

NRT: Stella you always deliver a fabulous, emotional book. I’ll bet everyone can’t wait to read FORTUNE’S PERFECT VALENTINE! Thanks so much for being here today.

 

My question for you, dear readers: what creates that aww moment for you when you’re reading? Or list the last book you read that gave you that aww moment. I’ll choose one winner from those who comment to receive a $5.00 Amazon gift card.

Nancy Robards Thompson

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

For more information, please visit her website.

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I have a big surprise for you! In Allison’s blog on 1/5, we had originally said we would give away three e-copies of my 2015 Fortune’s of Texas book FALLING FOR FORTUNE, but Allison would like to give away FIVE copies of her 2016 Fortunes book, FORTUNE’S SECRET HEIR.  It’s the first book of the 2016 series.

Congratulations to Dawn A., Lynn Brooks, Laney 4, pjpuppymom, and Kate Sparks! You five have won copies of FORTUNE’S SECRET HEIR. Please email Allison at allison@allisonleigh.com and she will tell you how to claim your prize.

Congratulations to Kathy Ross, Mary Lawson and Eileen A-W, you three have won e-copies of my  book FALLING FOR FORTUNE. Please email me at nrobardsthompson@yahoo.com and tell me the email address where I can send your book. 

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