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 Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February.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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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 Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February.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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Fortune's Prince Charming

Today is release day for FORTUNE’S PRINCE CHARMING! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate here on the JQ blog than to invite my buddy Susan Gorman, of Lady Celeste Reads Romance With Friends, to stop by for a virtual cup of coffee and a chat.

Sometime you meet someone and you know you’re destined to be friends. Sue and I share a love of corgis and romance novels and we both have daughters named Jennifer who were born just a few months apart. So, it seemed only natural that she and I would become fast friends. Sue, I know it’s a busy time of year. Thanks for joining me today to talk books, corgis and college graduation.

Sue Gorman: I’m glad to be here. Can you believe that our daughters will be graduating from college next month? Where has the time gone? Are you ready for graduation? I’m not!

NRT: It only hit me a couple of days ago that Jen (College Girl) will be graduating. Sue, four years ago when we drove away, I thought my heart would shatter into tiny pieces, but it’s gone so fast. Isn’t it wonderful to see the strong, confident young women our Jennifers have become?

SG:  It’s amazing! My daughter spent her second semester abroad last year. It was tough saying good bye to her at the airport knowing that I wouldn’t see her for 6 months. Jenny studied at King’s College and travelled all over England and she visited Wales, Ireland and Amsterdam.  The semester abroad provided her with lots of new experiences and Jenny returned home confident and determined to pursue a career in law. She starts Suffolk Law School in September. Has Jen made plans?

NRT: Congratulations to Jenny! My Jen has a job working with an interior design firm where she interned for several summers. I’m so proud of her and happy that she’s found something she likes to do.

While we’re on the subject of things we like to do, I love your Lady Celeste Reads Romance blog. How did you start reviewing books?

SG: I “won” a book on Facebook and the author mentioned she’d appreciate a review.
I reviewed it on Goodreads and she appreciated it. I am on a few street teams and receive ARCs for honest reviews. Sometimes, if the book doesn’t resonate with me I contact the author and explain. I don’t leave negative reviews on GR or Amazon. For Lady CelesteReads Romance…we review books, movies and audios that we love. We buy a lot of our books and audios.  And it’s all positive! We choose our own books.

NRT: In case the readers are wondering about Lady Celeste, she was inspired by Sue’s adorable Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Celeste. Samantha sends Celeste a corgi kiss.

SG: How is Sammy? Is she still enjoying her walks?

NRT: She lives for her walks. I’ve been on deadline and lately she hasn’t been able to spend as much time outside as she would like, but I’ll make it up to her.  How about you and Celeste?

SG:  It’s finally Spring and I have started to walk the dogs each morning. Celeste enjoys seeing the school bus in the morning. Children love corgis!

NRT: They sure do! I hear you and Celeste, recently accomplished something  major, would you care to share?

SG: Sure! Celeste finished her Beginner Novice obedience title on April 16th!  We have worked very hard to accomplish this goal. Celeste wasn’t keen on learning the “sit/stay” command so, we were at a training impasse.  After completing her CGC (Canine Good Citizen test), Celeste decided she could sit and stay—so we were able to move towards our goal.

Speaking of goals, congratulations! I saw the gorgeous cover of FORTUNE’S PRINCE CHARMING on Facebook! And it’s your 25th book for Harlequin!

NRT: Thank you, Sue!

SG: I love the small town sense of community in your books and that your characters have to deal with every day issues. I remember you told me that a group of you author the Fortune series. There is a great sense of continuity in the series and characters appear in different books. What’s the secret to keeping the small town feeling in each book?

NRT: Thanks so much for the good words about FORTUNE’S PRINCE CHARMING. One of the reasons that story is so near and dear to my heart is because it’s part of the Fortunes of Texas 20th anniversary. I love writing the Fortunes stories and I also enjoy my Celebrations, Inc. series (I’m working on another Celebrations book right now). One of the things both series have in common is that small town sensibility.  I love taking readers to a place they’d to return to over and over again – a place where they  know everyone and feel like they’re part of the community. I guess it goes back to the old adage write what you know. The town where I grew up is a lot like Celebration, Texas. I continue to draw on the sense of belonging I felt when I was growing up.

SG: Can I have a hint about FORTUNE’S PRINCE CHARMING? Just a little hint..please?

NRT: Absolutely! The book (and the 2016 Fortunes series, for that matter) is set in Austin, Texas and it’s all about family secrets. In this series we’re introduced to the Robinson family who may or may not be related to the notorious Fortunes. Gerald Robinson, the patriarch, insists he isn’t related to them, but his own children have uncovered some pretty compelling evidence that he might not be telling the truth. If so, why the secrecy and the distancing? His daughter, Zoe, is the heroine of my book. She is the lone holdout, taking her father at his word. But soon she and hunky Joaquin Mendoza (who hails from the Miami branch of the beloved Mendoza family –long-time regulars in the Fortunes series) discover that not only are they both on a mission to uncover the truth about their respective families, they also discover they are perfect for each other.

Here’s the back cover copy:

CINDERELLA 2.0

Zoe Robinson had never known true love—until Joaquin Mendoza rode into Austin and stole her innocent heart. The new guy at work is brilliant and aloof, but Zoe’s nursing a secret of her own: her dad might be connected to the famed Fortune clan! But the determined beauty has never backed down from a challenge—not when it comes to her family, and not when it comes to love.

Joaquin believes he’s all wrong for the wealthiest gal in Texas—he’s got one too many family issues keeping him from surrendering his heart to lovely, innocent Zoe. Until shocking allegations surface about her family drama and Joaquin realizes that he might be the ideal match for his Texas princess after all!

Sue, thanks so much for stopping by and helping me celebrate the release of FORTUNE’S PRINCE CHARMING.

Readers, since release days are always a happy day, tell me something good, something positive — anything as long as it makes you smile. I’ll give away a $10 Amazon gift card to one person who comments below.

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Sue GormanSusan Gorman is an avid reader of historical and contemporary romance and mystery novels. She reviews books on her blog Lady Celeste Reads Romance with her friends Gayle Cochrane  and Lisa Hutson.

A graduate of Saint Anselm College, she works in the financial services industry and breeds, shows and trains Pembroke Welsh corgis. She lives in southeastern Massachusetts with her husband, daughter and corgis.

 

 

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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Jo’s Daughter, Laurie, Catslady, Dawn, Eileen, bn100, Julie-ann, Laney4, and Kate, you’re all winners! I’d love to send you a copy of Fortune’s Prince Charming! Please email me at nrobardsthompson@yahoo.com your choice of e-book or print and your email address for e-books or snail mail for print and I will send you your book.

Nancy Robards Thompson

Fortune's Prince Charming

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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Fortune's Prince Charming

 

A while back, I saw the move Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, starting Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey. It’s about a couple who dates, breaks up, and ultimately employs a firm to erase all memories of their relationship.

It was fascinating to consider that concept and it made me think about past relationships with friends, family members and exes. And certain times in my life when I wasn’t at my most stellar.

Challenging people 2After considering the good, the bad and the ugly, I realized I wouldn’t want to completely wipe out memories of anyone I’ve encountered in my life. Maybe I’d forget some of the getups I wore in the ‘80s or some of the what-was-I-thinking hairstyles or some of life’s embarrassing moments. Although, I seem to be good at erasing those from my memory on my own since I know they happened, but I can never seem to recall them when the subject comes up. Anyway, if you can’t remember, did it really happen?

But memories of people? Nope. I wouldn’t do away with a single memory of anyone I’ve ever met. Not even the people in my life who have been…er…challenging.

In my book Fortune’s Prince Charming, (paperback available Challenging peopleApril 19; e-book available May 1; both available for pre-order now) both my hero and heroine face family challenges that might be worthy of forgetting, but in the end, they help each other come to terms with the family skeletons and become much stronger in the process.

Just a side note — I’m particularly proud of this book for a couple of reasons: It’s the fifth book in the Fortunes of Texas’s 20th anniversary celebration and it’s my 25th book for Harlequin. Doesn’t seem possible, but it’s true. 🙂

How about you? Given the opportunity, would you erase any memories of your past?

To celebrate the Fortune’s 20th anniversary and the release of my 25th Harlequin, I’ll give away a copy of Fortune’s Prince Charming to three people who comment below.

 

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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Fortune’s Prince Charming, book 5 in the Fortunes of Texas’s 20th Anniversary series, is Nancy Robards Thompson’s 25th published book for Harlequin.

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