Freebie Friday with Stacey Nash
What inspired this book?
New adult contemporary romance is a genre which I’ve enjoyed reading in the past few years, especially those stories set in college. Unfortunately there hasn’t been much aussie NA yet, and our tertiary system is very different to the US one, so when the idea for Shh! came to me, naturally I wanted to place Olivia in an Australian campus. As for the issues she faces, there was a good deal of media coverage around the sleeping disorder sexomnia a few years ago, which prompted the idea of story about a girl who discover she does more than just sleep when she’s sleeping.
Who are the main characters and why will we love them?
Olivia Dean is a nineteen year old college student who just wants to live up to the expectations life’s placed on her. You’ll love that although she becomes a victim of bullying, she’s a strong character who never loses focus of her goals.
Logan Hays is an undergraduate college student, living of campus after taking a break year. He’s the guy who helps Olivia realise it’s not only okay to be different, it’s okay to have your own dreams and follow them. You’ll love that he’s a good guy who has overcome his own demons in order to help Olivia beat hers.
For you, what’s the best thing about Fridays?
Friday nights are fun food nights in our house. We’ll have something that’s quick and easy to cook, yet fun to eat, like pizza, tacos, or nachos. I’m not sure what I like the best, slacking off in the kitchen or eating the fun food.
What’s coming up next for you?
At the moment I’m working on edits for book two in this series (Oxley College Saga). It’s called Wait! and follows one of the secondary characters from Shh! After that, I have book 3 in my YA series, set to release midyear.
Olivia Dean has the perfect reputation, the perfect boyfriend, and an increasingly perfect CV. She has it all, until Christian breaks up with her in public, calling her out as a self-gratifying sexoholic: the kind that plays solo. But Olivia doesn’t masturbate all night — the only thing she does is sleep … right?
Now all the boys on campus seem to want her attention for the absolutely wrong reason — including resident hottie, Logan Hays. He’s pulling out his best moves to gain her attention, so resisting his sexy charm is hard work. With rapidly slipping grades, a disturbingly lurid reputation and demanding parents, Olivia must discover the truth behind her rumoured sleeping problem. If she doesn’t, the perfect life she’s worked so hard for may slip away, including the one person who has Olivia breaking all her rules — Logan.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE ASLEEP?
WIN ONE OF THREE COPIES OF Shh
About the Author:
Stacey Nash writes adventure filled stories for Young Adults in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. She loves to read and write books that have a lot of adventure, a good dose of danger, a smattering of romance, and KISSING! Hailing from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, she loves nothing more than immersing herself in the beauty and culture of the local area. Author of the Collective Series and the Oxley College Saga.