Nicola Black

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I moved around a lot. I got shuffled from place to place. My family wasn't exactly stable. It did a million things to and for me. It made me strong and distant. It gave me new experiences and nightmares. It provided me with compassion and fear. All these things I try to pour into my writing. I try to let my reader know exactly how this character is feeling. Do you not know how it feels to fear even yourself? Here let me show you...
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Wow. This is kind of an intense question. For the longest time, nothing would actually inspire me to get out of bed. I was sunk into a deep depression. But then I had my baby girl. And I wanted to make her life better than mine. It was a battle, but I was determined to get up every day and make sure she knew she was loved. It's only been one year, but she has been my best inspiration.
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Smashwords book reviews by Nicola Black

  • Meeting Destiny on Feb. 06, 2012

    Nancy is an amazing, imaginative author. From the first scene she had me, hook, line, and sinker. I was desperate to find out what would happen, if she got with Max, if Seth finally behaved himself, and so many other interesting points that Nancy artlessly put into the book. Meeting Destiny had everything I love about books: romance, action, adventure, suspense; it was all there, satisfying me at every turn. I'm waiting with baited breath to read Destiny's Revenge. Thanks to the author for writing this book!
  • Angel Evolution on Feb. 15, 2012

    This gripping book had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. From the moment Taylor meets Gabriel the reader never knows what will happen next. Add a demon and an angel/demon war, and I was hooked. I would definitely read this again. I loved how the author was able to write from several different perspectives too.
  • The Faceless Princess on April 13, 2012

    Acton Cooper beautifully portrayed the struggles of a kind but ugly princess. She brilliantly describes the setting and villains. Although it has a very few typos, the story of inner beauty is captivating.
  • Fait Accompli on July 26, 2012

    This was quite a nice surprise. I had expected it to be cheesy and vulgar, but instead I get unique and passionate. Even the structure was great.