Monday, March 28, 2011

Author On Her Own - Nina Cordoba

Nina Cordoba is smart, sassy and a lot of fun to be around. When I confessed to her back in January I was considering indie publishing, She smiled and whispered, "I'm doing it."

And Clan Cordoba has turned Nina's publishing into a major family affair. Daughter Sierra designs the covers, and rock'n'roll/IT god of a husband Abel handles the formatting, uploading and web mastery.  Son Xan serenades them on his clarinet when he's not inquirying about dinner.

Not Dreaming of You isn't Nina's first publication, but romantic comedy is where her heart lies.  It's available online at both Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  I hope you'll check it out.  You won't be disappointed.


Kiki Villanueva holds a master’s degree from UCLA, is the best second grade teacher ever, and believes she had a psychic dream when she was thirteen in which she was given a list of her future husband’s attributes. Children are her life, and Kiki has good reason to think she may not have any if she doesn’t marry soon. Since typical dating methods haven’t been working out, she decides that when she goes back to L.A. for the summer, she’ll start using the list to sort through potential candidates.

When jaded political journalist Mark Bennett confesses to his doctor he no longer finds women—or anything else—exciting, Dr. Chuck is worried he’s depressed and suggests a change of pace. Mark agrees to write a fluff piece for a magazine about people who join high-priced dating services. (His premise is "Losers or Lunatics?") The dating service introduces him to Kiki, and he’s charmed by her open, passionate nature—not to mention her big, brown “do me” eyes—though she definitely belongs in the "lunatic" category with that psychic stuff. Mark is a confirmed bachelor from a family where no one says the L-word. However, while accompanying warm, sexy Kiki on her match-making service dates for his story, he soon wonders why he’s literally driving her to the arms of other men. If he could only get her to forget her list, and everything he said when they first met—oh, and the fact that he’s been a complete jackass… But Kiki’s not about to waste time on an emotionally challenged cynic who only wants to “play” and is definitely not on her list, even if he is handsome, and funny, and sexy—uh-oh!


  1. I'm reading it right now...and loving it!

  2. Don't taunt me, Tess. I'm trying to get edits done here before I start reading Nina's book.

  3. I didn't know this was up here until this morning, but thanks for posting about my story!

    Oh, btw, Xan my step-son would want you to know he plays the cello and my husband Abel prefers the title "God of Rock and Roll, Software Architecture, and Programming." (He's just MY overqualified IT guy.)

    Yeah, you think it's a long title to write? Try saying it around the house every time you want to get his attention. Sometimes I just yell, "Hey GRRSAP!" Haha!

    Thanks again, Suzan! (Oh, and nothing should pre-empt reading my book.)


  4. I hope Xan's not too update with me. Clarinets leand themselves to humor more than cellos. (BTW, don't tell Jody I said that because she did play the clarinet in school.) And I noticed you didn't address the dinner thing. *grin*

    I will bow to whatever Abel wishes to be called. Because he's one of the few people besides DH and Will who can actually harm my Isabella. (Before any new readers freak, Isabella is my laptop.)

    And the reason I haven't started reading your book yet is because YOU keep sending me e-mails. "Are the edits for Seasons of Magick done yet? Are they? I wanna see it!"