Thursday, April 13, 2017

Featured Guest Author: Runaway by Nic Starr. Includes Guest Post and Giveaway.


We are delighted to welcome back Nic Starr to Sinfully today as she celebrates the release of her new novella, Runaway. Go check it out and don’t forget to enter the giveaway.


A big thank you to Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews for hosting me today as I celebrate the release of Runaway.

Runaway is my latest release. It’s part of the Dreamspinner Press World of Love collection. The World of Love stories are “contemporary romances spotlighting the unique features, qualities and attributes of a specific country as well as the universality of love wherever it’s found.”

The story of Nate and Damien takes place in the Australian state of New South Wales, starting in a small country town on the north coast, followed by time spent in Sydney. To celebrate the release of the book, I thought I’d share some of my beautiful city of Sydney with you all.

So far on this blog tour I’ve spoken about some Sydney icons, Bondi Beach, drinking wine on an island in the middle of Sydney Harbour, being part of a ferry race and bushwalking through the suburbs. Today I’m heading to the north side of the Harbour Bridge to Luna Park!

Here’s the smiling face at the entry to the fun park.

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I’ve been going to Luna Park since I was a kid. There are the usual rides and sideshow games, but it all takes place right on the edge of the harbour. This means the view from a lot of the attractions is amazing. I’m not so much into the rides any more – not that I ever really was because I get sick on anything that spins around quickly LOL – but have discovered a new way to enjoy the park.

For a period in the warmer months each year, the Ferris wheel becomes a restaurant! Each gondola is set with linen table cloths and flowers to become a private dining setting. A three- course meal is served and then enjoyed while circling about the park.

Here is the view from the gondola, a photo taken while my hubby and I were enjoying a romantic night out.

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There’s a webcam at Luna Park that overlooks the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Opera. Click here if you want to take a live peak at the action (make sure you check it out in Sydney day time as well as night).

I hope you liked seeing a little piece of my city and enjoy experiencing a little more when reading Runaway.

If you’d like to see some more of my beautiful country, you can visit the following blogs who are hosting me during the Runaway release.



Nic Starr


Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Published ~ 12th April 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance





Dr Nathan Powell is ready to settle down near his family, and hopefully find the man of his dreams. He returns to the small coastal town where he grew up, but while life is simpler than it was in the city, there are also complications—like patients’ reactions to an openly gay doctor. And like running into Nate’s first love, Damien, an out-and-proud local business owner who is unwilling to be any man’s dirty secret. The reunion reignites old desire even while it stirs up Nate’s guilt over the way things ended with Damien.

When Nate’s nephew runs away, Damien accompanies Nate on his mission to find the young man. The drive to Sydney, and the search of the city, gives Nate time to reconnect with Damien—and to wonder if he made the right decision years ago—when he determined a future for them was impossible. Is a fresh start realistic for two men in their forties? But before he can ponder the second chance they’ve been given, Nate must locate his nephew.

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Connect with Nic Starr 

Nic Starr - AVI - Red - Single Star_thumb[3]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.





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  1. Thanks for hosting me today :)

  2. Congrats on the new release and thanks for sharing your memories and pics of Sidney with all of us around the world!

    1. Thanks, Elle. It's such a pleasure to share the places I love so much <3

  3. Congrats and best of luck on your new release. Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway as well.

    1. Thanks, James. Best of luck in the giveaway :)

  4. Good luck with the book! Thanks for sharing some of your life with us. I would love to do the dinner thing, it sounds great. I love spinning rides and pretty much all types of rides.

    1. You must have a much stronger stomach than me, Paul :)

  5. Congrats on the new release! I loved the pics and thanks for sharing some of your memories with us!

    1. Thanks, Mari. It's been a lot of fun thinking back on some of the great things I've done in Sydney. :)

  6. Congrats on the new release. Thanks for sharing with us.

    1. Thanks for reading the blog post, Ginger. Have a great weekend :)

  7. congrats and cant wait to read this one

  8. Great post, I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing :)

  9. Thanks for sharing your little bit of Australia - I hope I get to go one day but all the lay-overs and long plane rides (and the cost) so far have scared me away :)

    1. I know exactly what you mean, Gali. It's why I've never been to Europe and only travelled to the US once. The time and cost is so prohibitive. I need to win lotto! :)

  10. Congrats on the new release!

  11. Congratulations on your new book and thank you for showing us part of your world!

    1. Thanks, Ree Dee, and it's my pleasure to show you some of Sydney. I'm a very proud Sydneysider :)

  12. Sydney looks so intriguing and lovely!


    1. Thanks for reading, Trix. I hope you get to visit one day. :)


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