Nicky Penttila

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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: 3.67 · 180 ratings · 88 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
An Untitled Lady

3.73 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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A Note of Scandal

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Babysitting the Billionaire

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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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It Happened in a Flash: An Anthology of 64 Bite-Sized Stories





My first flash fiction is part of this anthology! Now free as an ebook; print also available via Amazon







Solve a mermaid’s problem …
Step off the edge of a roof …
Dig up a grave at midnight …
Take advice from a fortune cookie …
Visit the last library …
Meet a bridge troll …
And more …





In one instant, like a bolt of lightning, a single impossible event changes a person’s life. And like the trace...

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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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