Friday, August 24, 2018

Q&A with Nicola Rendell of Shimmy Bang Sparkle + #Giveaway

Quick and Dirty!

1) Coffee or tea? 

Tea! So much tea. Green jasmine in the morning and black assam in the afternoon.

2) Walk on the beach or hiking a mountain?

Walk on the beach! Bonus for a beach with tons of shells.

3) Comedy or drama? 


4) TV or books? 

Is it bad to say TV? I love TV.

5) Best movie you have watched in 2018 (so far)? 

Isle of Dogs.

6) Best romance you read in 2018 (so far)? 

I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting.

7) A book you wish you had written? 

Helena Hunting’s Pucked.

8) Favorite romance trope to read? 

Oooh, I like it all. The steamier the better. 

9) Favorite romance trope to write? 

The ex-con trying to get his life back on track.

10) Favorite place to write? 

My office in my attic.

11) A trait that all of your heroes must have?

Unwavering devotion to the heroine.

12) A setting (city/region) you want to write about in the future? 

I’d love to set a romance in Philadelphia.

13) The actor and actress you used to physically model your H/h after in Shimmy Bang Sparkle? 

Strangely enough, I don’t use models! I could see Stella and Nick even before I knew the title of the book. They’re very real to me and I like to think that each reader gets a clear sense of them as they read, however they wish to imagine them.

14) Your favorite scene from Shimmy Bang Sparkle? 

I just love when Stella gets stuck in her bathroom window and Nick comes to help her out.

15) A song that encapsulates the emotion of Shimmy Bang Sparkle? 

“How You Like Me Now” by The Heavy. I actually made a whole playlist to go with the book! You can find it here on Spotify.

16) What’s next? 

My next book, DO YOU FEEL IT TOO?, releases in November 2018, also from Montlake Romance.

37916608Shimmy Bang Sparkle
by Nicola Rendell 
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published August 21st 2018 by Montlake Romance
To catch a thief…or fall for one?

All Nick Norton wants is to stay on the straight and narrow…and never get caught stealing again. Then he lays eyes on her: Stella Peretti—100 percent sexy and absolutely irresistible. Especially when he sees her smooth moves lifting a two-karat diamond. Nick realizes he’s found the sparkling woman of his dreams—one so perfect for him it’s almost criminal.

The Shimmy Shimmy Bangs are master jewel thieves who are planning the heist of the century. And Shimmy leader, Stella, isn’t about to let anyone—even if he is a hunky, tatted-up studmuffin—get in her way. But when two of her girls are put out of commission, Stella realizes that Nick isn’t just a red-hot distraction. He might be the answer to her pilfering prayers.

Now, Nick and Stella are putting everything on the line for one last job. But when two thieves have this much chemistry, it’s only a matter of time before somebody’s heart gets stolen.

About the Author:
Bestselling author Nicola Rendell loves writing naughty romantic comedies. After receiving a handful of degrees from a handful of places, she now works as a professor in New England. Nicola’s work has been featured in the Huffington Post and the USA Today blog Happy Ever After. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. Her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady, but she’s totally okay with that. For more information and updates, visit

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