Monday Meets: Nic Starr

This week I visited Brynn Stein’s blog to talk about naming my characters. It isn’t as easy as you’d think it would be. 🙂

Make sure you sign up to Brynn’s blog. She has some great content and fabulous guest authors visiting regularly.

Nic xx

Stein's Station

 At long last, Monday Meets returns as a regular feature on my blog. Today, I present my first guest blogger in 2016, Nic Starr. She’s here discussing her newest book in the Rustic Series, Rustic Moment.

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What’s in a name?

One of the first things I do when I start a new story is to give my characters a name. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Just choose a couple of names and get on with it. If only!

There are so many elements that go into choosing names, that sometimes it takes me a long time to determine the final versions. And I can’t start the story until I have the names (at least the first names) settled in my mind. If the names aren’t right, if they don’t roll off my fingers when typing, then the story just doesn’t flow. I have started stories in the past where I’ve changed…

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✐✐ ✐Blog Hop: My Writing Process ✐✐✐

Nic Starr

Have you been following this hop from the beginning? If so, you’ve met some wonderful authors who have shared some secrets of their writing process with you. My lovely friend Renae Kaye has passed the baton and it’s my turn to answer a few questions as part of the blog hop – thanks Renae, because I so love to talk about myself – not! 🙂

1.  What am I working on?

My focus at the moment is putting my first story out there! I just want to get through the process in one piece without having a nervous breakdown. 🙂

There’s a bit of race to see which story will actually be my debut. It could be It’s Not Easy–to be published by Dreamspinner Press in July/August– or it may be Waiting, Hoping, Wishing which is being written for the Goodreads M/M Romance Group’s Don’t Read In…

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Easter Hunt. Search for Hidden Words and Phrases on Participating Blogs/Sites/Pages and WIN

Great prizes to be won!

Rainbow Gold Reviews

Round Six of our Hunt starts Now and will last through Sunday. Authors and Bloggers will hide words and phrases that tie in with our daily themes.

Today’s Hunt will start now. – Sign up for each day will be open until 11 am CDT. You can SIGN UP for more than one day! will be your personal assistant with time zones 🙂


Today’s Theme is “Religion Vs. Equality”

Click on the links and search for words/phrases in any post of the blogger/author that don’t belong where they are and tie in with the theme..

Write down the words/phrases and share them ONLY WITH US in our contact form at the bottom.

There will be winners drawn for every day of the Hunt AT THE END OF THE GAME 🙂 Play every day to increase your chances!! *g*

Share this post to Facebook/ Twitter/ everywhere to give your friends a chance to play as well 🙂

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Find-A-Rainbow Day Scavenger Hunt. Look for our logo, discover new authors and win PRIZES

Competition time!

Rainbow Gold Reviews

TODAY is official “Find-A-Rainbow” day. To Celebrate, LGBT bloggers and authors will hide our RGR button somewhere on their blogs.

If you find them all, there will be many wonderful prizes to reward you.

THIS EVENT WILL STARTS NOW (new blog/ websites are still being added)

RULES: Click on the links and search for our Rainbow Gold Icon somewhere on the blog or website.

Write down the location where you found each icon, but don’t share the information.

The more Icons you find, the higher your chances to win 🙂

You have UNTIL 2 am CST/ CDT – That will give y’all 12 Hours 🙂

POLL: Please Share the number of Rainbow Gold Icons you have found ❤

Participating Blogs/ Websites:

Freddy MacKay

Bronwyn Heeley

Toni Griffin

Jean Erhardt

Sara York

Andrew K Kinley

Carly Rose

Eloreen Moon

K-lee Klein

Wendy Hoffman


Andrew Grey

A.E. Via

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Birthday giveaway from the fabulous N.R. Walker!

A fabulous giveaway from the very generous N.R. Walker who is giving us the presents on her birthday!

N.R. Walker

Whose birthday is it??



(Okay, so technically my birthday is the 21st…)

But it’s only natural that I celebrate said birthday with some giveaways!  Check out these amazing prizes!!!

There are:

2 x paperback copies of Red Dirt Heart
5 x digital copies of Red Dirt Heart
3 x digital copies of Three’s Company (released March 21st)
3 x digital copies of Taxes and TARDIS
5 x Your choice of my catalogue (five lucky separate winners)

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WordPress is being a twat and won’t load the widget, so I’ve added the helicopter pic and linked the URL.  You can also visit my Facebook Author page and click on the widget link there 🙂

How do you enter??

USING THE RAFFLECOPTER (click on the helicopter picture),

Or click on this link –>

Either like my Facebook Author page, or

Follow me on Twitter, or

Post a comment below…

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Have some Hooch & Cake on me.

A nice little freebie from Heidi Cullinan – thanks Heidi!

The Amazon Iowan

This is basically the newsletter reposted. FREE BOOK. FREE BOOK. SAM AND MITCH GET MARRIED, RANDY SHOWS UP, LOTS OF SMUT AND FEELS. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hooch and Cake Cover

Book 1.5 in the Special Delivery Series

Where there’s a Randy, there’s a way.

Mitch Tedsoe isn’t expert on many things, but he’s pretty sure getting married shouldn’t be this hard. A justice of the peace, some hooch, some cake—all Mitch wants is to walk down the aisle with Sam Keller, have a party, and live happily ever after. But every day of wedding planning brings a new set of handicaps, legal, logistical, and emotional…until he brings in his best friend, Randy Jansen.

Randy loves being the third point in Sam and Mitch’s kinky triangle, and nothing would give him more pleasure than to thumb his nose at small town snobbery and give Iowa the most fantastic gay wedding it’s ever seen. But as…

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