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Tule Author Q&A: Nicole Flockton gushes about wine and tropes!

Nicole Flockton stopped in to discuss the second book in her Prentice Brothers of Sweet Ridge series, Falling for the Texan!

 

Close-up Photo of Two People Toasting With Red WineIn Falling for the Texan, your hero Tyler is opening up a winery. Are you a big wine fan? Red or white?

I’m more of a bubbles fan than a straight wine fan. Got to have that fizz. But if I’m going to drink wine, I do prefer white over red. The wine Tyler makes, a Sauvignon Blanc, is one of my favorites.

 

 

 

This is a fun fish out of water romance. What drew you to this trope? What’s your favorite trope to write?

I don’t think I’ve ever written a fish out of water trope before so it was fun to try something a little different. One of my favorite tropes is marriage of convenience or fake relationship. I just think you can go in so many directions with those tropes.

 

How is Tyler different from his brothers, Tate and Trey? How is he the same?

The similarity between the brothers is their looks and the love they have for their father. Tyler is the middle child so he suffers a little from middle child syndrome. Trey excelled at his sports. Tate had a close relationship with his father and the mutual love of peaches (the family business). Tyler had a close relationship with his mom, but as she died when he was young, he kind of lost his way and, on occasion, doesn’t feel like he belongs in the family.

 

Gray Laptop Computer Beside Green Ceramic MugWhere and when do you get most of your writing done?

Recently I was working at a desk cabinet in the far corner of our family/tv room. It’s worked for years, but with the pandemic my husband has begun working from home. He came up with the suggestion that we get rid of the dining room table and convert the space into an office for the both of us. Seeing as we don’t use the dining room table I was on board with that. I got a new desk and I’m really loving working in this new space. I liked my little desk cabinet but this is a much better set up. 

I find I get more work done in the mornings. So I try and get all the words before I break for lunch – although lately, that hasn’t been happening and it’s been taking me a little longer to get the words down.

 

What are you currently reading?

Baby Lessons by Teri Wilson

 

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling author Nicole Flockton writes sexy contemporary romances, seducing you one kiss at a time as you turn the pages. Nicole likes nothing better than taking characters and creating unique situations where they fight to find their true love.

On her first school report her teacher noted “Nicole likes to tell her own stories”. It wasn’t until after the birth of her first child and after having fun on a romance community forum that she finally decided to take the plunge and write a book. Now with over 20 books published she hasn’t looked back.

Apart from writing Nicole is busy looking after her very own hero – her wonderfully supportive husband, and two fabulous kids. She also enjoys watching sports and, of course, reading.

Tule Author Q&A: Nicole Flockton discusses fake marriage and adorable kittens

Nicole Flockton stopped by to talk all about the second book in the multi-author Sweet Texas Secrets series, Sweet Texas Fire!

 

 

Where did you get the inspiration for this novel?

Being part of a continuity with Robyn and Monica was a lot of fun and we brainstormed ideas about our characters. Who they were and what their backstories would be. I knew I wanted to do an Australian heroine and I loved getting the youngest brother, Gage. A lot of who Charlotte is and things she likes is based on me and my experiences. I’m an ex-pat Aussie living in Houston. My husband’s job is in Oil & Gas and he’s a Health and Safety Analyst, so I played a little on that for Charlotte’s career. Being in Texas I knew Gage was going to have to high school play football. I decided that I wasn’t going to use the ‘injury wrecking his football career’ storyline that is done a lot. And he wasn’t going to be a quarterback. If you want to find out what position he played and why his football career went nowhere, you’ll have to pick up the book! LOL ;)

 

Black And White CatTell us about the adorable kitten on the cover, Oil Slick!

Ohh I love Oil Slick. She popped up in Monica’s book as the little kitty that Macy ran over. We all decided that Gage needed to have the cat. It was fun to come up with a different name than what Monica had given the cat, to make the kitty uniquely Gage’s. By renaming it, it really gave Gage a sense of ownership of the bundle of fur. Oil Slick was a lot of fun to write, and as I’m a cat lover it was easy to include her in the book. I may have squealed out loud when I saw the cover with Oil Slick on it.

 

 

 

Gage and Charlotte have to accept a fake marriage in the book. Would you have ever considered doing this?

Ohh that’s an interesting question. I’m not sure that I would have, even though I love the Marriage of Convenience trope and was so happy I could write it in this book. I really do love the idea of two strangers getting married for one reason, but then actually finding out that they really are soul mates.

 

Midsection of Woman Making Heart Shape With HandsWhat was your favorite scene to write and why?

Hmm can I say all of them? No? I have to choose one? Well, I think it would be the wedding scene. I may have watched a reality TV show set around a Las Vegas Wedding chapel at some stage and decided I needed to write a Vegas wedding. The wedding really suited who Gage and Charlotte are as people. It became a lot more personal than either one of them thought it was going to be, too. I also have a secret desire to renew my wedding vows in Vegas.

 

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading Defending Zara by Susan Stoker.

 

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling author Nicole Flockton writes sexy contemporary romances, seducing you one kiss at a time as you turn the pages. Nicole likes nothing better than taking characters and creating unique situations where they fight to find their true love.

On her first school report her teacher noted “Nicole likes to tell her own stories”. It wasn’t until after the birth of her first child and after having fun on a romance community forum that she finally decided to take the plunge and write a book. Now with over 20 books published she hasn’t looked back.

Apart from writing Nicole is busy looking after her very own hero – her wonderfully supportive husband, and two fabulous kids. She also enjoys watching sports and, of course, reading.