Blurb: Sometimes a flood cleanses more than just the land—it cleanses the soul as well.
Adrian Clarke knows his life is a hot mess. This is only one of the reasons he boards a plane and flies halfway around the world—so he can escape everything that's determined to see him break. Lockie Rivers has worked his whole life on Tenderfoot Downs. After his boss died, Lockie remained as caretaker for the new owner—a man who'd never even set foot on the place. When circumstances bring them face to face, a flash flood comes along to threaten their very existence. Can virtual strangers work together to save their home, their hearts, and find their own slice of heaven?
Renae: So tell us a little about this series of MLR’s. Are the books all based around the same flood?
NJ: Yes these six stories are based around the same flood and some of our characters or where we live appear in each other’s stories
Renae: Who had the idea for the series?
NJ: I was approached by MLR and asked if I’d like to participate in writing these flood stories, but me & my fellow author’s decided where our story would be set and who the main people were I the township.
Renae: Do you have your own experiences with floods?
NJ: Yes. I have lived through a few…back in 2011 I was like two minutes up the road from ground zero. I was trapped on my property for almost a week. Luckily for me and by the grace of whoever my guardian angel is that there is a slight rise between Placid Hills & Grantham… that small hill saved me and my neighbours. They say it was 100 year flood, but we got hit three years running.
NJ: that is correct. But there was a reason why he’d never been to Tenderfoot Downs. When he does arrive he’s really just looking for a place to call home. A place to get away from the problems that are bringing his life down. Lockie on the other hand is just pissed that for someone who professes to love his Aunt he disrespected her by staying away for so long.
Renae: Adrian seems like a man under stress. I always find that people deal with stress in very different ways. I often become hyper and have problems winding down. Others become depressed or insomniacs or lose the plot all together. Did you really think that throwing a flood at your stressed out character would make him fall in love?
NJ: No. But honestly the guy deserves break in life. What the reader doesn’t get to see is all the crap that poor Adrian endures in his life in Australia. Not saying Australia is a bad place to live because I absolutely love it. I’m just glad he stepped from being full-on stressed to being stressed with someone to have his back—if that makes sense?
Renae: Is this HEA?
NJ: Yes this is a HEA… I like HEA’s. Not saying they probably won’t have their ups and downs, but basically Adrian and Lockie are a good fit.
Renae: Floods can be devastating. They wash away everything. Will Adrian’s place still be there when the floods diminish?
NJ: The house will be. As will the secondary barn, but everything else is damaged. I foresee a lot of repairs and clean-up needing to being done
NJ: I know I go on sale April third—MLR will be the first to release and then where ever else they sell through—here is our release schedule:
April 3 Storming Love: Flood--Adrian & Lockie by N.J. Nielsen
April 10 Storming Love: Flood--Bridge & Doug by Jenn Dease
April 17 Storming Love: Flood--Pete & McKenzie by Jambrea Jo Jones
April 24 Storming Love: Flood--Steven & Derrick by AC Katt
May 1 Storming Love: Flood--Euan & Gregg by Pelaam
May 8 Storming Love: Flood--Patric & Sam by Cherie Noel
Renae: What are you working on now?
NJ: I’m finishing off The Lines of Marsden 3: You Make Me Die In Pieces, and have started on my DRitC story: Hollow’s Trouble. Also working on Hidden Hearts 1: Harder & Harder To Breathe, HH 2: One Last Kiss Goodbye is already in the hands of my beta reader.
Renae: Where can people contact you?
NJ: People can find me here:
Blogger (Where I ramble), Wordpress (About my books)
Facebook, Facebook Author Page, Twitter
Goodreads, Linked in, Google+
Totally Bound Publishing
Renae: Thanks for coming and visiting. I find the whole flood idea so intriguing! I’m looking forward to this.
NJ: Thank you for having me. I’ve actually loved reading all of the different natural disaster series MLRPress has been putting out. I hope readers enjoy my story as I put a lot of my own memories into Adrain recalling the 2011 floods.
May the floods never happen again in my lifetime.