Monday, 7 December 2015

My Guest ~ Nic Starr

The Proof Is In The Pudding

Release Date: December 4th 
Publisher: MLR Press
Cover Artist: Winterheart Designs
Length: 14,000 words

Steve Hayes is away with a group of friends who are spending the Christmas break together. He's determined to put his two-timing ex-boyfriend in the past, and enjoy his week away.  Steve is happily surprised to find that Corey Oh, the guy he’s been admiring from afar, has been invited along too. But Steve knows there's no way someone as wonderful as Corey, who could have any man he wanted, would be interested in him.

However, thanks to a misadventure with a Christmas pudding, Steve will find that dreams can come true.

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Five things I love about Christmas

Thanks for having me visit today, NJ. It’s great to have a chance to talk about the holidays and my upcoming Christmas story. You see, I LOVE Christmas!

So here are five things I adore about this time of year.

ONE: Family and friends. Christmas is all about sharing the love, and most importantly all about the kids. I love spending time with my extended family, but also doing all the activities that arise this time of year with the kids. This includes baking together, decorating the Christmas tree, and end of year celebrations. We seem to have countless parties to attend. It’s busy but fun. J

TWO: Giving. The kids and I spend hours choosing the perfect gifts for all the important people in our lives. It’s not about how much we spend, but finding the present that fits the person and expresses how much we care. My daughters do the wrapping. It’s not because I hate gift wrapping, promise. *wink* We also try to participate in Christmas appeals as I think it’s important to support those not lucky enough to have a Christmas like ours.

THREE: Summer. Christmas means summer. Warm weather, swimming, barbecues. Do I need to say more?

FOUR: Food. Everything we do seems to revolve around food. Christmas Day is all about the roast turkey, glazed ham, pudding, and dozens of accompaniments. No one goes hungry. We also always seem to be entertaining or going out to dinner. Luckily I’m a foodie so love everything about entertaining - okay, so maybe not the impact on my waistline. J

FIVE: Downtime. Our longest holiday period occurs over Christmas so often it’s the time we go on family holidays – the kids get 7 weeks off school so we have to fill it somehow! Last year we went to Perth and the year before that was the Cook Islands. But even if we don’t go away, it’s great to have downtime. We go to the beach, watch movies, and I do a lot of reading. I love to catch up on the great books I’ve missed during the busy parts of the year and to read the wonderful m/m holiday stories released this time of year. There’s something extra special about our guys finding their HEA or HFN during the holiday season.

If you get a chance, you might like to read my story, The Proof is in the Pudding. It’s out now.

Happy holidays!
Nic xx

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.

She'd love it if you stopped by to say hi.


  1. Thanks for inviting me to visit your blog. And Merry Christmas :)

  2. You are very welcome. and a Merry Christmas to you too.