Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Interview, Guest Post and Giveaway with Nicky Wells

What They Say:

‘A thrilling and delicious story of love and self-discovery woven around a broken romance that will make you turn page after page and cheer to the end.’

Love, life, loyalties. Nothing stays the same when Emily gets drawn into the world of rock.

Glossy and sophisticated professional high-flyer Emily has no time for nonsense such as the rock music her ex-boyfriend Nateadored so much. Yet when she unexpectedly comes into possession of VIP ticketsaccess all areasfor new rock band phenomenon, MonXshe can’t resist the temptation.

The fateful gig turns into more than one night, and Emily finds herself strangely drawn to this new and unfamiliar glittery world. However, only weeks later, MonX and her own universe fall apart with devastating consequences for all. When MonX lead singer Mike appeals for her help, she reluctantly embraces a new opportunity. But she soon discovers that while she may be a rock chick after all, a groupie she is not… Or is she?

Just exactly where do her loyalties lie? And what direction will her life take now that she’s left behind everything she treasured?

Warning! Fallen For Rock contains some explicit content and strong language that may not be suitable for readers under eighteen years of age.

Interview with Nicky Wells

Hi Nicky 

Thank you for coming on Cometbabe’s Books today.

Can you tell us about your book Fallen for Rock?

Ooh, I’d love to! Fallen for Rock is the story of how one young woman gets converted to a rock fan, with plenty of romance and a few steamy scenes, along the way. Here’s the blurb:

Love, life, loyalties. Nothing stays the same when Emily gets drawn into the world of rock.

Glossy and sophisticated professional high-flyer Emily has no time for nonsense such as the rock music her ex-boyfriend Nate adored so much. Yet when she unexpectedly comes into possession of VIP tickets—access all areas—for new rock band phenomenon, MonX, she can’t resist the temptation. 

The fateful gig turns into more than one night, and Emily finds herself strangely drawn to this new and unfamiliar glittery world. However, only weeks later, MonX and her own universe fall apart with devastating consequences for all. When MonX lead singer Mike appeals for her help, she reluctantly embraces a new opportunity. But she soon discovers that while she may be a rock chick after all, a groupie she is not… Or is she?

Just exactly where do her loyalties lie? And what direction will her life take now that she’s left behind everything she treasured?

Warning! Fallen For Rock contains some explicit content and strong language that may not be suitable for readers under eighteen years of age.

Can you tell us more about Emily and Mike?
Emily is in her late twenties. When we first meet her, she thinks she has her life all figured out. A fabulous job working as a financial analyst in the city, a nice apartment, a fancy car. Until recently, she had a boyfriend, but he turned into a bit of a nuisance, so she dumped him. Emily likes things nice and tidy, and loud music like her ex-boyfriend used to play and make drives her up the wall. Only… in the opening chapters of Fallen for Rock, Emily realizes that she’s made a dreadful mistake and that she wants Nate back.

Enter Mike. Mike and Emily meet at a rock gig. Mike is the lead singer of phenomenal new rock band, Monx. He’s a little older than Emily and drop dead gorgeous with a truly golden voice. It’s his voice that starts to sway Emily’s attitude towards rock music because Mike is evidently classically trained. Mike has a wicked sense of humour, a deep love for women and he’s wonderful as a lover. The rest you’ll have to find out for yourself…

Are the characters based on anyone you know?
Sadly not. I’d love a Mike in my life!

What’s the best and worst thing about being an author?
Best thing — breathing life into characters and witnessing their adventures, culminating eventually in the moment when you hold your book in your hands for the first time. That moment never ceases to amaze me.

Worst thing — letting go of a story when it’s been in your head for such a long time. Oh and, making small talk with the other mums on the school run when I’ve just finished writing a particularly spicy scene!

If you could switch places with one of the characters in your books, which one would it be?
Emily! It would be fun to be able to turn my life upside down, walk away from everything I know, and start again. With a gorgeous rock star in the picture, no less!

Do you have a favourite place you like to write and why?
I’m a creature of habit so I tend to write in my office at my desk. However, I have been known to write on the sofa, in the sun room, on the bus and in bed.

Can you share a sneak peak at what you're working on at the moment?
Now that Fallen for Rock is out, I am working on the edits of my Christmas novella titled Fairy Tale in New York. I’m also planning my next full length novel for release in the spring of 2015; this one involves a rock star couple, a curse, and a relationship crisis of epic proportions!

Have you ever heard a strange/different story that you thought would be great in a book?

All the time! I keep a little black book of them! Sometimes these incidents turn up as vignettes in my book, and occasionally one goes in the ‘queue’ of books waiting to be written… I had a lovely scene in Sophie’s Run where Steve took down a whole tree (with an axe) to rescue a kitten that had got stuck. Sadly, the scene itself suffered the same fate as the tree (it got cut) as it didn’t really serve the plot very much. It’s on my cutting room floor waiting to be recycled! However the ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ scene in Sophie’s Run is based on the experience of someone I know…

Can you share a day in the life of Nicky Wells with us?
Oh wow. Now I feel honoured! My life is really not that exciting. On any given day, I’ll spend a few hours writing once I dropped the boys off at school. In between bouts of writing, I’ll hang out on Facebook on Twitter (I’m a bit of an addict and could easily while my life away on social media). When I’m done with my writing slot, I’ll probably turn my attention to some paperwork — I am a self-employed author, and books must be kept, pun intended. That accomplished, I’ll spend a half hour working on the schedule for my radio show (Books Rock!) and liaise with authors and readers due to appear on the show in the coming months.

By that time, my working day will be finished and I’ll make a mad dash for the school run. Once the boys are home, I do my ‘day job’ of mummy duties: cooking, playing with the kids, supervising homework, cleaning house and guinea pigs, the odd bit of gardening and or car washing, you name it.

There. A day in the life of. I’m out of breath now! LOL!

If any of your books were made into a film/TV program, who would you pick to have as the main characters?
Oooh now there’s a question! I’d love Bon Jovi to be in the starring role of either Dan (from the Rock Star Romance Trilogy) or Mike. Failing that, perhaps Myles Kennedy? He’d be awesome too. The attraction of these two men is obvious—good looking rock stars with fabulous voices…

As for the female leads… I really don’t know. It would have to be someone fairly unknown, I think, to replicate the rock-star-and-the-girl-next-door dynamic. I change my mind every five minutes and therefore I’m open to suggestions!

Thanks for answering my questions.

Thanks for having me, Jo, I loved visiting your blog and meeting your readers!

Jo xx

About The Author

Ultimate rock chick author Nicky Wells writes romance with rock stars—because there’s no better romantic hero than a golden-voiced bad boy with a secret soft heart and a magical stage presence!

Nicky’s books offer glitzy, glamorous romance with rock stars—imagine Bridget Jones ROCKS Notting Hill! If you’ve ever had a crush on any kind of celebrity, you’ll connect with Nicky’s heroes and their leading ladies.

Born in Germany, Nicky moved to the United Kingdom in 1993 and currently lives in Lincoln with her husband and their two boys.Nicky loves listening to rock music, dancing, and eating lobsters. When she’s not writing, she’s a wife, mother, occasional knitter, and regular contributor at Siren 107.3 FM with her own monthly show. Rock on!

***Fallen for RockSALES LINK TO COME!!!***

Did you know? There’s a single out now by Nicky’s fictionalrock band Tuscq come to life! “Love Me Better” is available for download from AmazoniTunes and many other places.

The Magic of Rock

‘It’s the magic of rock,’ Nate’s voice whispered in my head, and I jumped. For a second, I felt a little tearful. ‘The magic of rock’ was one of his favourite expressions, but I had always laughed it off. Oh, if only Nate were with me. Maybe the magic of rock would magically fix us, too.

~Excerpt from Fallen for Rock

The magic of rock. This is one of the key phrases in Fallen for Rock. In fact, it’s what the book is all about. Falling for the magic of rock.

Now, as you can see, Emily doesn’t get it. At least not at the beginning. My challenge was to make her understand. So what is it, this ‘magic of rock’? What does it mean? Well, let’s see.

It’s all about contradictions. Tough men with long hair. Bad boys with golden voices. Loud music with complex harmonies. Pounding rhythms and power ballads.

A good rock song is like a mini symphony. It’s deceptive in its simplicity, and it gets people singing along. It gets people involved with music. A rock concert is a living, thriving body of musicians on stage and off stage. The audience turns into a massive choir and percussion set. Everyone becomes part of something larger, something unique and extraordinary, something that leaves no room for everyday worries. For those two hours, the fans get swept away and transported to another place where everything is (nearly) perfect.

A good rock musician is a skilled as a classical performer, and in many more ways than ‘just’ performing. Rock musicians doesn’t ‘just’ make music. They also know about acoustics and the technology that makes it happen, for them on stage and for the audience in the hall. And they’re performers—entertainers, sometimes comedians, occasionally magicians. The show is about a lot more than ‘just’ the music. It’s an experience.

Last but not least, rock music is ‘real.’ I know, that sounds like another contradiction, doesn’t it? How can it be real when the instruments are largely electric? Electric guitars, electric bass, keyboards. But see, this is just superficial. The ‘electric bit’ only augments the sound. All the playing is real. There’s no (or very little) sampling, no automated drumming or chords. And the subject matter is real. More often than not, rock music is about ‘real stuff.’ Bad days at work, being out of work, drug use and abuse, falling in and out of love. Rock music touches people because it’s relevant to them.

This is the magic of rock, all of it put together. Powerful music with strong melodies; contradictions, and involvement, and keeping it real. On stage, the whole thing is underscored by light shows and stage effects that add drama and literally immerse you in that world.

Does Emily get it by the end of the book? You’ll find out... Happy reading, and rock on!

Fallen for Rock SWAG Giveaway!

To celebrate the launch of Fallen for Rock and to spread some joy, I’m giving away the following items:

One Large Signed Poster of “Fallen for Rock”
Three Sets of Signed “Fallen for Rock” Swag (Postcards and Bookmarks)
Three Sets of Signed “Fallen for Rock SWAG SPECIAL” including 2 bookmarks, 2 postcards and 2 guitar picks
Five Sets of Signed “Fallen for Rock” Guitar Picks (two picks per set)
One Set of “The Complete Nicky Wells Swag” (signed): Bookmarks and postcards for Sophie's Turn, Sophie's Run, Sophie's Encore, Spirits of Christmas and Fallen for Rock
One Audio CD: Bon Jovi "Greatest Hits" (2010)
One Amazon Gift Certificate for £5/$7 or equivalent

The Small Print: Giveaway is open internationally. Giveaway entrants must be aged 18 or over. Giveaway closes at midnight on 14 August 2014. Winners will be notified by email.


  1. Replies
    1. *waves* Hi Kate--me too! Can't help myself! Good luck if you've entered the giveaway and happy reading if you pick up a copy of Fallen for rock! :-)

  2. Hi Jo, thank you so much for hosting this stop on my 'Fallen' tour, I'm so excited to be on your blog. I really enjoyed our chat, and I hope your readers enjoy meeting me!

    Good luck to everyone who enters the giveaway, and rock on! X

  3. I love the cover of that book! And such a great giveaway! I can't really answer the question, but the book sounds amazing!

    1. Hi Lavender! Thanks for stopping by, and I'm so excited that you like the look of the cover. The question was just a bit of fun and meant find out what rock star or celebrity you'd go for, given the chance--LOL! No worries either way, and thanks for entering the giveaway. Good luck!!