Well, thankfully they're not all full-length books; the first five #LoveLondon stories are novellas of between 15,000 to 20,000 words but that does mean I've written somewhere in the region of 180,000 words in the last year - so yes, I am pretty knackered! However, I've had a blast and have been amazed and delighted by the response the series has had from readers, reviewers and bloggers so have no regrets :)
Oh, that's a tough one! I can't choose between our fair capital and hot guys!
Hopefully readers will fall in love with London, but will also love Matt (the hero in Picnics) too. Of course, it's important that people warm to Zoe, as it's her story along with Matt's, so she has to be likeable and I really hope people understand (and root) for her.
Matt is a nod to the various crushes I've had on bad boys over the years; mostly TV and film actors. He's not a bad boy at heart but definitely looks like one with his broken nose, a scar that runs down into his top lip, black hair, green eyes and stubble (plus he is tall, broad shouldered and built). The inspiration for Matt was a range of actors including Richard Armitage (as Lucas in Spooks), Dermot Mulroney, Josh Holloway (Sawyer in Lost) and Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones (hey, I'm going retro!)
In terms of my current bad boy crush (it's okay, my lovely boyfriend knows!) it has to be Chris Pratt in his Jurassic World role.
And after so many stories around London, are we going to see more of that from you, or is your imagination about to travel somewhere new?
I love London and am sure I'll set other stories there at some point but I'm going to write a book set in Dorset next, which is my home county. It's a vibrant, diverse place and I love that you can walk along a beautiful beach and then drive half an hour and be in rolling hills and woods. It's really pretty and I know I'm very lucky to live here.
Super nanny, Zoe Harper is mad!
It was bad enough discovering her ex-fiancé Greg cheating on her just weeks before their wedding. But now she’s returned home to London to find her younger sister Melody has been left jobless, homeless, broke and dumped.
Zoe is determined to get revenge on the infamous Reilly brothers for her sister’s heartbreak. So when an unexpected opportunity gives Zoe a way in to uncaring—and dizzyingly gorgeous!—successful music producer Matt Reilly’s world, she jumps at the chance to make him pay.
But living with Matt as nanny to his two adorable, but complicated children, Zoe soon begins to suspect that not everything is as it seems… Matt insists on pushing everyone away including his children, but why? And if his delicious summer kisses are anything to go by, he can’t be that bad surely?
Can Zoe convince Matt to open up a little and help fix this family before she leaves…or worse, before Matt learns who she really is?
Hot summer romance…or cold revenge?
Out on 13th August as an ebook, paperback to follow. Get it from only £2.99!
Amazon UK http://amzn.to/1PJBlfi
Kobo at https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/picnics-in-hyde-park-love-london-series
Nook at http://www.nook.com/gb/ebooks/picnics-in-hyde-park-love-london-series-by-nikki-moore/9780007583249.
Thanks for having me on your blog, Wendy - it's been fun :)
All the best, Nikki. I think you deserve a rest!