#SydneyWives – Naughty Nella

(reblogged from AusRomToday, where J’aimee is running an amazing competition!)

Tell us a little more about your housewife, Nella:
My housewife, Nella is wealthy Mosman old school. She’s very committed to her charity of finding accommodation for children in danger. She beautiful, confident and happily married to a billionaire however, she does have a very dirty secret.

What inspired Nella ‘s story:
Blame Tracey O’Hara. She’s the editor for this project. She called me and said, “You’d be good at writing a Domme. That’s what you do.” I do? Huh? “Okay,” I said.

What was your biggest challenge in writing Nella ‘s story?
Let me tell you, this was the hardest story I’ve ever written in my whole life. I found it really difficult to get into the persona. My daughter tells me I can’t write a Domme because I’m the Omega of the family. Even the dog bosses me around.  Poor Tracey had to check my story and get out the kinks and explain how Dommes function. even though Tracey isn’t one. Actually it was the blind leaving the blind. So when I submitted this story I was very relieved when Escape editor Kate Cuthbert said she enjoyed it.

Why will we love Nella?
Nella has a big heart and she’s very creative at coming up with new ways of humbling the love of her life, Michael and extracting his money for her charity. Actually, I admire her. I could take some lessons from her so that my own status rises above the dog in my family.

The Housewives of Sydney series promises that we’ll “find out what goes on behind the doors of the most exclusive addresses in the country”. What was the appeal of joining this series? Similarly, what has been the biggest challenge?
I read through all the stories and loved them. The challenge of doing a series is to catch the essence of the other characters when including them in your scene. This is a very talented group of authors who push the limits in terms of what they can do and it’s fun being part of that. They caught the scenarios and characters well. It’s going to be a successful series and reveal some very dirty secrets.


 

22818From the hottest writers in Australia comes a scintillating new series. Enter the world of Sydney’s elite, and find out what goes on behind the doors of the most exclusive addresses in the country…

Meet the Housewives of Sydney. They are wealthy, elegant, poised, and constantly in the public eye. But what goes on behind closed doors, in the private homes and parties where the cameras and paparazzi aren’t welcome? Delve into the most personal details of their relationships, their friendships and their lives. The only question is: can you handle the heat?

Nella is one hundred percent in control of her life – all aspects of her life. She excels at knowing what everyone needs, and in meeting those needs.

So when it comes to her husband, Michael, and his deepest desires and most fundamental requirements, she is committed, creative, and unswerving in her responsibilities. A strong man needs a strong woman, and Nella’s love is as strong as steel.

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22835She came to Paris to forget about men, but the city of love has different plans for her…


22839And finally, one more Christmas title to really help you find that holiday spirit: A beautiful, uplifting holiday story from best-selling author Juliet Madison about a lonely writer, her grandmother’s ghost, a road trip, and twelve different Daves.


Have you caught up with the Sydney Housewives lately? Two titles release this month!

22818A strong man needs a strong woman, and Nella’s love is as strong as steel.


22817Sienna knows that she’s got a good thing going with her boyfriend, Charlie, but when he sets Sienna up with a very unusual gift accepting it will test all of their limits and the strength of their relationship.
(releases 18 December)

Secret Confessions: Meet Nella

Elegant and classic, this housewife is the power behind the throne. She knows how to organise and run things to perfection, but don’t cross her – she can handle anyone and anything, and she loves a challenge. Other women are instinctively wary of her, but she feels deeply, and she’ll do anything she needs to, to take care of the people she loves.

Meet Nella. She’s available today.

22818Can’t get enough?

The Housewives Lounge – excerpts, behind the scenes details, chatter.

Which Housewife Are You? – take the quiz and find out!

Secret Confessions: Sydney Housewives – meet the other housewives, pre-order, links.

And don’t miss out on the amazing competition AusRomToday is running – five copies of each Housewife Title to win, and a fantastic, Sydney-focused major prize!

#SydneyWives – Exclusive Excerpt: Nella

22818Nella Pouache, wealthy Mosman socialite, committed Catholic and control freak, strode up and down with Monty, her Moodle, on her heels. When she looked at her Cartier watch, she saw it was one minute past seven. Dinner would be spoiled. Nothing annoyed her more than lateness, even from Michael; especially from Michael. After twenty-seven years of marriage to her billionaire husband, she was used to a certain routine. She pivoted on her black stilettos and adjusted her leather eyelet corset, which she’d had made especially to her dimensions.

Monty whined and tried to leap up, but Nella stepped aside so her sheer stockings
wouldn’t be ruined. She had a date with her husband and she was keen to get going. After
all, she’d spent a fortune on her especially tailored outfit. She bent and patted Monty.
“Sorry, darling. I know you’re hungry.” She paused as she heard the sound of the garage
door open and the throaty hum of Michael’s BMW. “About time.”

Michael Pouache slid off his jacket then undid his tie, flinging them on a chair as he
strode through the door that connected the garage to the television room of his mansion on prestigious Bradley’s Head Road, Mosman. “I’m home, my love.”

It didn’t matter that they’d been married for years, just the sight of her handsome,
commanding husband made her heart patter when he came into the lounge room. Nella
raised her eyebrows, well, she would have except the Botox she’d had injected into her
forehead four days ago had started to work. “You’re late. It’s time you were taught a
lesson.”


You can find out what happens next in our extended excerpt, over at  the Housewives Lounge.

To find out more about the #SydneyWives series, click here.

You can also take our Which Housewife are You Quiz (Thus far, statistically, most people are Darla)

Nella is available for pre-order now and will be released on Thursday of this week.

Meet the Housewives of Sydney. They are wealthy, elegant, poised, and constantly in the public eye. But what goes on behind closed doors, in the private homes and parties where the cameras and paparazzi aren’t welcome? Delve into the most personal details of their relationships, their friendships and their lives. The only question is: can you handle the heat?

Nella is one hundred percent in control of her life – all aspects of her life. She excels at knowing what everyone needs, and in meeting those needs.

So when it comes to her husband, Michael, and his deepest desires and most fundamental requirements, she is committed, creative, and unswerving in her responsibilities. A strong man needs a strong woman, and Nella’s love is as strong as steel.