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Nicky Penttila

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in Lansing, Michigan, The United States
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I write stories with adventure and ideas, history and love. I enjoy coming up with stories that are set in faraway cities and countries, because then I *must* travel there, you know, for research. I live in Maryland with my reading-mad husband and amazing rescue cat. Chattiest on Twitter, @NickyPenttila; also at nickypenttila.com.

Average rating: 3.66 · 180 ratings · 88 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
An Untitled Lady

3.70 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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A Note of Scandal

3.93 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Babysitting the Billionaire

3.22 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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The Spanish Patriot

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The Science of Second Chances

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Out of Her Comfort Zone

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The Lunchbox

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The Last Stage: A Short Story

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Detail of an illustration by Richard Carlile of the Yeomanry attacking the meeting in St Peter's Field, Manchester.

Detail of an illustration by Richard Carlile of the Yeomanry attacking the meeting in St Peter’s Field, Manchester.


Why would a romance-loving writer like me set a story in the middle of a melee? My novel An Untitled Lady includes events around 16 August 1819 in Manchester, England, including a workers’ protest rally that ended with at least 15 people dead. It might seem odd to set a story abou...

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Fortress of Shadows by Carrie  Summers
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Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
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Well-realized and intriguing world and some chewy, complex characters. It’s gotta be hard to plot stories with gods in them; the climax seemed kind of random to me, and (view spoiler) ...more
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Temple of Sorrow by Carrie  Summers
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Sweet ridealong with a gamer-girl putting a new a VR+ game through its paces. I wasn’t interested in the “bad” character, but it was such a small part of book 1 that it didn’t slow the flow. Haven’t read much LitRPG but could still follow the “play,” ...more
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Max Seventeen by Kate Johnson
Max Seventeen
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Smooth read, meaty characters and interactions, but massive deus ex machina of a plot. POV characters (and some of their friends) show too much callous violence and disrespect for others for me. Don’t want to spend any more time in their heads, so no ...more
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Sweet ridealong with a gamer-girl putting a new a VR+ game through its paces. I wasn’t interested in the “bad” character, but it was such a small part of book 1 that it didn’t slow the flow. Haven’t read much LitRPG but could still follow the “play,” ...more
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Harlequin Books Hi Nicky, I'm sorry it took so long to stop by but I wanted to let you know that I'm pleased to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves or about eHarlequin.com and all it has to offer, please ask. I'll be happy to answer. I’ll also have Harlequin news updates on my profile on a regular basis so be sure to stop by to keep up on everything Harlequin!

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