Interview with Nina Croft, Author of Losing Control and Giveaway!

Please welcome Nina Croft to the virtual offices this morning! Nina is celebrating the release of Losing Control, and has a gift card you can win!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Nina Croft] Animal lover, sun worshipper, drinker of wine, obsessive reader and writer.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Losing Control?

[Nina Croft] Losing Control is a ‘friends to lovers’ story about Kim and her best friend and boss, Jake. Kim was formally in an abusive relationship, which left her with a deep need to be in control of her own life. She never intends to hand that control to a man again—not even her best friend.

But Jake wants to be more than friends, much more. Somehow, he needs to find a way past the barriers Kim has put up and teach her that control is a two-way thing. And that losing control can actually be a whole lot of fun.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?

[Nina Croft] I love bodyguard stories and wanted to write a series based on them. But I also love strong heroines so I decided to make the stories about female bodyguards. The series is about three friends, who all work for Knight Security, and how they find love while protecting their men. It’s also about women who want to be in control of their own lives and how they balance that with falling in love with some very alpha guys.

Jake the hero of Losing Control, is the CEO of Knight Securities, and Kim is his best friend and employee.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Kim?

[Nina Croft] Honest, confrontational, stubborn.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If Jake had a theme song, what would it be?

[Nina Croft] This is hard. I don’t actually listen to music while I write – let me go put the iPod on shuffle for inspiration… I’m going with – You do Something to Me by Paul Weller, because it reflects how Jake feels about Kim.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Kim is never without.

[Nina Croft] Her lock pick. Just in case…

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things will you never find in Jake’s bathroom?

[Nina Croft] Hair gel, pink towels, a shower cap.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Jake’s greatest regret?

[Nina Croft] That he didn’t meet Kim before she met her horrible husband.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?

[Nina Croft] Probably the books I read, but I also get a lot of inspiration from my surroundings. If I’m ever stuck, then I’ll often go for a walk or a ride and just let the scenery work its magic.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?

[Nina Croft] An idea, an outline and lots of coffee.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What was your biggest distraction while working on  Losing Control?

[Nina Croft] Probably my dog Grunt. He has this endearing habit of nudging me every few minutes just in case it’s time for a walk.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked  your socks off?

[Nina Croft] I’m currently working my way through the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, again (just finished watching season 4 on DVD!) and absolutely loving them.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?

[Nina Croft] The earliest book I remember being excited about was, The Silver Brumby by Elyne Mitchell, about the wild horses in Australia (lots of horsey romance!) I loved that book—I still have a copy.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?

[Nina Croft] Obviously reading. And I have a whole load of dogs so we walk a lot, and a horse so I ride most days (a good pastime for plotting.) Otherwise, I’m very fond of lying around in the sun, admiring the scenery and drinking wine.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?

[Nina Croft] Please visit my website and feel free to leave me a message, or pop over to Facebook or Twitter and say hello.




[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!


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About the book:

He’s the only man she didn’t see coming…

Four years after escaping her abusive ex-husband, Kim finally believes she’s in control of her life and her emotions and she’s determined to never risk either again with a man. She has a great home, a job as a security specialist which she loves, and Jake for a best friend. But things are a tad lonely in the sex department, so she decides to embark on a no-strings-affair with one of her hot co-workers. And who better to help her remember how to lure a man than her best friend?

Jake has wanted Kim from the moment he first saw her, but four years ago, she was too young and too damaged. So he kept her close and he kept her safe, offering her a job in his security company and the training to feel safe again, and he bided his time. But now, after the long wait, if she imagines he’s going to stand by while she seduces some other guy… Never going to happen.

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About the author:

Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia, which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of 9-5 work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain.
Nina writes all sorts of romance often mixing in elements of the paranormal and science fiction.

12 thoughts on “Interview with Nina Croft, Author of Losing Control and Giveaway!

  • August 16, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Looking forward to reading this one. I love bodyguard stories! Great interview, Nina. 🙂

  • August 16, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Great interview, Nina!

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this one…it’s definitely in my TBR pile.

  • August 16, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Great interview!! I’m going to check out that Paul Weller song!

  • August 16, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Enjoyed the post .Have a fantastic day.

  • August 17, 2013 at 1:28 am

    This sounds great Cool post!

  • August 17, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Hi! Thanks for participating!

  • August 17, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Awesome post.
    Lol. To write you need an Idea, an outline, and lots of coffee. That is me too. I tell my husband all the time that we are funding the retirement account for some Starbuck CEO. XD

  • August 18, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Losing Control sounds like just my kinda read. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • August 21, 2013 at 1:30 am

    Oooh your book sounds AWESOME!! And the cover is HOT! :)) So looking forward to reading it!! Thank you so much for having this awesome giveaway!!!

  • August 26, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Thank you so much for doing the giveaway 🙂 I enjoyed reading the article about the book on your blog.
    To the author– I love the cover! I can not wait to read this book.

  • August 26, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Hi, the cover of your book is awesome! Excited to read it 🙂

  • August 30, 2013 at 5:21 am

    Hi Nina! Can’t wait to met Kim and Jake! Losing Control sounds like a steamy fun read.:)

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