Nic Starr is on my blog today talking about Australia Day and her book More Than a Superstar.
Thanks for having me visit, Brynn. It’s great to be here on Australia Day!
Australia Day means it’s a day for celebrating my wonderful and diverse country, and acknowledging some fabulous Australians. It’s a day off work! It’s a day of family and friends.
But not all my friends are in Australia so I thought it’d also be a good day to share a bit of something Aussie, something specific to how I’ll be spending my Australia Day.
It’s barbecue time! And no, it’s not shrimps on the barbie. We don’t call them shrimps anyway, we call them prawns, but most Aussies I know will be barbecuing meat – sausages, steak, and lamb. At our place, we have pavlova for dessert – yum!
We keep it pretty basic. Yes, there’s beer (usually a nice craft brew which are all the rage) but I stick to cider or wine, preferably with bubbles. The esky (that’s a cooler for those who don’t know) is jam packed full of ice to keep the bottles cold. If the gathering is large, then a laundry tub or a bathtub does the job.
Most Australian’s love their sport. This time of year it’s all about the cricket in my household. This Australia Day there is a One Day Test between Australia and India. My hubby has taken my teenage girls to the Sydney Cricket Ground to watch it live. For those of us not going to sporting events, we watch it on TV. It’s perfectly acceptable to watch or listen to sport at most social gatherings, no matter what the occasion (at least that’s what the guys tell me). J
It’s summer and it’s hot. After eating and before an afternoon nap, you’ll usually find swimming on the agenda. In our case it’s the pool but sometimes the beach.
I live in a house with two teenage girls. The music we listen to is pretty much dependent on which one of them manages to dock the iPhone first. Daughter One and we get alternative, Daughter Two and it’s top 40 kind of stuff.
So there you have it. A little bit of what I’ll be doing on Australia Day. If you want to learn more about what it’s like to live in Australia, why not pick up one of the great m/m romances set in this country. There are some great authors out there who have written everything from contemporary to paranormal, set in the city and the country, and from one side of the country to the other.
This list is by no means complete but here’s a list on Goodreads of m/m romances set in Australia.
Have a great day!
And for those of you interested, here are the details of my latest release (and no, it’s not set in Australia J)
More Than A Superstar – The Blurb
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.
Dreamspinner Press: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5814
All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-morethanasuperstar-1686477-149.html
If you are thinking of purchasing through Amazon and haven’t already signed up for Amazon Smile, do consider it. Amazon Smile lets you nominate a charity (I’ve chosen Lost N Found Youth) which will receive a small % from your purchase. Every little bit helps!
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.