Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Guest Blogger ~ Nic Starr: More Than A Superstar

Sam Miller’s dreams are simple—to give back to the aunt who supported him since his mother's death and to have a family of his own. He focuses on making a success of their catering business Poppy's Pantry, and his close group of friends. However, when Aunt Poppy ends up in the hospital, it's a stranger Sam meets in the corridor who gives him the support he needs.

Rob Taylor is a man with secrets. His life in the public eye has taken its toll, and now he lives with the repercussions. When he finds himself falling for Sam, he knows things are finally going his way.

But just as Sam and Rob find their happiness, another secret threatens to tear them apart.

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From The Author:
Hi everyone, I’m Nic Starr and I’m thrilled to be here to visit with N.J. Nielsen. Thank you so much for having me.

I wanted to share with you a little about my current release, More Than a Superstar. More Than a Superstar is the story of Sam and Rob. It’s a story of dealing with the challenges life throws in your path and realising what is important.

Family and friends are the most important thing for Sam. His dreams are simple—run his small business, spend time with his friends and take care of his aunt. Sam has a big heart and lots of love to give.

Rob lives an entirely different existence in a world very different to Sam’s. It’s a life that sees him being judged for his actions and hiding himself away. He unintentionally causes pain to others and his guilt results in him punishing himself.

Now I need to let you know that this book deals with secrets. Rob keeps secrets to protect himself. He keeps secrets to protect Sam. So if you detest secrets in your stories, this might not be the book for you. J But secrets are a part of life. We all keep secrets. We don’t want to hurt those we love, or maybe we don’t want to expose a part of lives that we don’t think people will understand. For Rob, he wants to be loved for who he is inside, not the persona that is displayed to the world and he doesn’t want to be a burden on the man he has grown to love.

I hope you enjoy Sam and Rob’s story, as they both find their happy ending.

~Nic xx

He wished he knew what Sam was thinking as he looked wordlessly at him, his expression neutral. But even as he watched, he saw Sam’s eyes fill with tears that Sam tried valiantly to hold back.

“Rob, I don’t think I can do this.”

“Sure,” Rob replied. “I understand. It’s been a long night, and it’s a lot to take in. I’ll leave, and we can talk tomorrow.”

“No. You don’t understand. I mean I don’t think I can do this.” He waved his hand back and forth pointing to the two of them. “I mean us. I don’t think I can do us.” With his last words, the tears that had been threatening finally started slipping down his cheeks.

Rob stood and reached for Sam, but he held his hands up, almost like warding off an attacker. “Just go, Rob. Please.”

He stepped back. He didn’t want to leave. He wanted to stay and plead his case, to make Sam understand. To let him know that he was really the same Rob he had come to know. He didn’t want to leave until he was sure he hadn’t lost him. But he knew it wouldn’t do any good, at least not tonight, but there was always tomorrow.

“I’m sorry, Sam. So very sorry,” he whispered as he left the room and closed the door behind him.

About Nic Starr
Nic Starr lives in Australia where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn't give it up for the world.

Always a reader, the lure of m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books before eventually realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be told!

When not writing or reading, she loves to spend time with her family-an understanding husband and two beautiful daughters-and is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home in the country.

You can find Nic on Facebook, Twitter and her blog. She'd love it if you stopped by to say hi.

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