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Launch – Author Interview
What inspired you to write HER INCONVENIENT CHRISTMAS REUNION?
“I love romance stories like this. Where the two main characters have a past, and things are touchy when they are thrown together, usually because of work. And this [is] just what happens here with Zayn and Izzy. . . . This is a sweet story that is wonderful to read during the Christmas season! Oh and that kiss under the lights, that’s a Wow! You just have to read it! . . . I encourage you to check out this sweet Christmas romance. It doesn’t take long to read so this is a wonderful one for those who don’t have the time for a full book!”
“I’m afraid we’re all out of toys,” she told whoever the newcomer was, not bothering to look. “And you probably won’t want a picture.”
“On the contrary,” replied a deep, masculine and all-too-familiar voice. “I would love a photo. You have got to be the most adorable elf I’ve ever seen.”
Izzy stood frozen in place, at a complete loss for words. She had no question who that voice belonged to. She’d know it anywhere despite all the years that had passed since she’d heard it. Zayn Joffman. As if this day hadn’t been bad enough already.
“What a fun Christmas romance! . . . I am so in the mood for Christmas romances already, so I enjoyed Nina Singh’s Her Inconvenient Christmas Reunion. As Zayn and Izzy get a second chance at love, Singh sets the scene interestingly and beautifully with their shared vineyard. It is all a delight to experience, so I easily recommend this quick read to other readers in need of a holiday romance.”
Writing a holiday story is always so much fun for me. Though it can be a bit disorienting because often I find myself working on a Christmas book in the middle of July! But it serves as a great reminder of all the wonderful holiday traditions I have to look forward to in a few short months. This year in particular has been one in which I (and I’m sure many others) yearn for the familiar and comforting. . .
“From the first scene they’re in together (a too-small elf costume plays a part!) to the last, Zayn and Izzy light up the page. They have a lot of work to get through to find their HEA—each has family issues in addition to their own relationship problems to resolve—and it’s by no means a smooth ride from start to finish. But a little Parisian magic and a dash of Christmas spirit (plus, I did mention that there’s only one bed, yes? 😉 ) ease the way to a sweet ending that may have you looking for your own slightly snug holiday outfit…or maybe just a second chance?”
“Such a fun and delightful read and right before Christmas too!
This book is full of love, redemption, forgiveness, friendships and mending past hurts.
I very much enjoyed this novel.”
“I enjoyed this sweet romance. . . The characters are well-developed. It’s easy to feel their emotions. . . . I highly recommend this book to all those who enjoy a good true romance. This story is a great read.”
Steady, girl. She’d best be sure to remember this was nothing more than a business meeting.
Izzy slowed her gait and forced away the smile that had crept onto her face when she hadn’t been paying attention.
“You’re here,” he announced, flashing her a grin. He hadn’t changed his clothes, unlike her. She’d swapped out the stifling business suit for a comfortable pair of jeans and a thick, velour sweater. But Zayn remained in khakis and the same shirt. Only he’d undone the top two buttons, exposing just enough of the golden skin beneath that she wished she hadn’t noticed.
“Now you’ve gone and done it,” he told her, his voice loaded and serious.
What on earth was he referring to? “Done what?”
He pointed to a spot above her head. “You’re standing under mistletoe.”
She looked up to confirm he was indeed right. One of the beams along the ceiling of the tent had a dangling mistletoe plant right above where she stood. She had no idea who might have put it there. If she’d known, she might have taken care not to get caught under the darn thing. But here she was, right in the line of fire.
“Her Inconvenient Christmas Reunion will certain get you in the mood for Christmas! Its wonderful characters, beautifully detailed settings, and meaningful themes make this a book I definitely recommend.”
Thanks to Nina Singh for this yummy baked ziti recipe!!
Her Inconvenient Christmas Reunion, my latest release for Harlequin Romance, is set mostly in a California winery. Not surprisingly, the two main characters are wine experts. So they might not agree with me about the following as I know there a lot of people who are sticklers about exactly what kind of food goes with a particular wine. But I happen to have a baked ziti recipe that I personally feel is delicious whether you’re a red or white drinker. Bonus: It’s extra cheesy. . .
“. . . I would recommend this book for readers who love enemies-to-friends, second chances, and redemption/healing stories. It is a story about a series of misunderstandings, unresolved issues (until the end), rehashed mistakes, and later, healing as the truth comes outs on why things turned simpler (if they did it right, the first time) in the end. . . . It is an easy read for readers and captivating enough not to put down the book until the end. I enjoyed it a lot.”
“Come with me when I leave for Paris, Izzy.”
Her eyes grew wide with astonishment. “What? Zayn, no.”
“Why not? We could attend the expo together, make it to your ceremony, and maybe get up to speed on the latest trade developments.”
“Think about it,” he urged at her pause. “You can hop onto my itinerary. We could do some sightseeing. At the least, we may even have a little fun.”
One of my favorite parts of Holiday movies or books is that iconic romantic mistletoe moment. When the main characters find themselves under the festive plant, they have the perfect excuse to finally indulge in that kiss they’ve been yearning for. My ultimate favorite one in a movie is the scene in the Sandra Bullock blockbuster, While You Were Sleeping. The longing between Lucy and Jack is downright palpable. I strive for that level of angst and longing with my mistletoe scenes, where the characters are trying their hardest to deny their growing feelings for each other. . .
Q&A with Zayn and Izzy
Q: How did it feel when you realized you’d been bequeathed the vineyard where you’d worked for so many years.
A: It was most definitely a shock. I never expected the previous owner, my boss and mentor, to leave the vineyard and business to me in her will. Of course there was a catch. And that came as an even bigger shock – I’d have to share the winery with none other than my ex. It was all part of Myrna’s bigger plan. She knew I’d never gotten over her nephew when he left for bigger pastures years ago. Her last act was to bring us back together. She always was a wise woman.
I’m a sucker for second chance romances, especially around the holidays. And the bonus to this one is that it also takes place in a winery. It’s a very formulaic plot that I have read many times. But the nuances of the journey make reading it quite a lovely adventure. . . it’s an enjoyable second chance romance that kept me occupied on a rainy weekend. I don’t think I have read any of Nina’s books before, but she is an author I will keep an eye out for in the future!”
SHE PRETENDED TO SLEEP in the car on the ride back to the hotel. She was in no mood to talk. The day felt like it had gone on hours too long. Had it really been just this afternoon when they’d attempted to tour the Eiffel Tower?
If Zayn knew she was faking, to his credit, he wasn’t calling her on it. Probably thought she was crushed by her defeat. Little did he know, that was only part of her disappointment this evening.
She fully intended to continue the charade until she heard him say something in French to the driver. “Arrêtez, si’l vous plait.” He was asking him to stop the car.
“Her Inconvenient Christmas Reunion was such a charming novel, with a cozy, Christmas setting. Holiday-themed novels with a second chance romance are really winning my heart nowadays! . . . I loved this book from the beginning to end! It was a great escape, and a joyful read. I can’t wait to read more books from Nina Singh!”
What do you think it is about Christmas that makes us long to read so many romance novels?
Christmas is such an enchanting time. The lights, the festive atmosphere in the air, all the decorations. Then there’s the prospect of a new beginning and new year right around the corner. What better way to celebrate all that than by reading an entertaining story about people falling in love?
FAVORITE SECOND CHANCE STORIES AND WHY THEY ARE SO COMPELLING.
My latest release for Harlequin Romance is a second chance at love story. Something about reuniting old flames is so compelling to me as a romance author. I’m always so intrigued about the ‘one that got away’. The questions that linger about why the relationship didn’t work out and if there’s a chance things may turn out differently if only the couple had another chance. Maybe the story involves one of the characters swallowing their pride this time around. Something they found much too difficult to do the first time. But now they know how much was lost for the sake of ego. And just how little it was worth it. . .
“I love a good holiday story! . . . I enjoyed reading this sweet, romantic holiday story about love, forgiveness and starting over.”
“Her Inconvenient Christmas Reunion tells the story of Izzy and Zayn. It is well written with a charming plot where old flames reunited with a charming holiday twist.
The characters were were easy to fall in love with sizzling chemistry between the main characters. . . . I would recommend Her Inconvenient Christmas Reunion to anyone who loves a second chance romance with steamy makeout scenes. The story provides you with the opportunity to set the mood for the Christmas Holiday.”
“The Christmas setting here was woven beautifully with the story from baking cookies to Santa to more. I also loved the pace, which keeps interest throughout, and I found this to be a book I could enjoy in a single afternoon. . . . This book is such a fantastic second chance romance with a charming holiday setting that deserves to be read cozied up with some cocoa. Izzy and Zayn’s story is a great one with all the Christmas feels.”
“Her Inconvenient Christmas Reunion is a poignant and irresistible romantic read that sparkles with warmth, emotion, intensity and heart. Nina Singh has written a second chance romance about letting go of the past, moving on and the magic of falling in love that will hold readers spellbound from beginning to end. . . . A terrific contemporary romance that makes for perfect holiday reading, Nina Singh’s Her Inconvenient Christmas Reunion is a stellar read that is absolutely impossible to put down.”
She sat slowly, the note still cradled in her hand. Her eyes fell to the other two objects on the surface of the table. She’d been so focused on the note, she hadn’t noticed them until now. Folded in a neat square was the scarf he’d let her borrow so often to ward off the chill over the past few days. He’d left it for her. On top of the scarf there was a small cardboard box with a satin ribbon tied around the center. Her hand trembling, she reached for it and loosened the bow.
“There’s something about Christmas that makes second chance romances that much more enjoyable, and that’s certainly the case in Her Inconvenient Christmas Reunion. Zayn & Izzy have sizzling chemistry . . . the author does have a limit to the steam and keeps it pretty well within those boundaries (which I appreciated.) From the romantic settings (a Napa Valley vineyard & Paris at Christmas) to the great characters and the sweet message of forgiveness, this is a well-written romance with all the holiday feels!”
Can a mistletoe kiss…
…heal the past?
When Zayn walks back into Izzy’s life, years after he was forced to walk out of it, she’s faced with the undeniable attraction that’s never faded. Finding themselves co-owners of the vineyard that means so much to Izzy makes tensions run high! But then she’s seduced into a kiss under the Parisian Christmas lights… Can Izzy find it in her heart to forgive the man who once broke it?
About the Author
Nina Singh lives outside of Boston with her husband, children, and a very rambunctious Yorkie. When not at her keyboard, she likes to spend time on the tennis court or immersed in a good read.
One winner will receive an ebook of Her Billionaire Protector by Nina Singh and a $20 Amazon eGift Card