Well there’s a first. After The Half-Life of Hannah reached #1 in Amazon’s Kindle chart, and spent five months in the top 20, my latest novel The French House has leapt straight in at #3! And the prequel The Case Of The Missing Boyfriend is back in the charts at #10 as well! I’m so touched by the enthusiasm of my readers. 2013 is looking to be the best year ever. Thankyou!
On the surface, The Case of The Missing Boyfriend appears to be a classic ‘chick lit’ tale of a thirty-something woman looking for love but it’s actually an in depth look at lead character CC’s life over the course of a year as she copes with the ups and downs thrown at her. As the novel started, CC reminded me very much of a cross between Bridget Jones and Carrie Bradshaw; she lives and parties in London, has a successful and glamorous career in advertising, owns her own flat and has a fabulous gang of gay male friends to keep her entertained and a couple of close female friends to put things in perspective.
Corvus, my publisher, has negotated a deal with AudioGo who distribute audiobooks for the BBC to produce audio versions of The Case Of The Missing Boyfriend and The French House.
These will be available in August from http://www.audiogo.com/uk/
My first ever translated novel is out in bookshops all over Italy (and as an ebook) and even sold out in a few places!
Published by one of Italy’s premier publishing houses Sonzogno, the title in Italian is “Le ambigue verità des cuore” which translates roughly as “Ambiguous truths of the heart.”
UK Publisher Corvus have aquired world English language rights to my bestselling kindle title The Missing Boyfriend, an as-yet untitled sequel, and my entire 50 Reasons backlist!
Corvus will be releasing their own digital editions of all of my titles starting in August 2011 and then will progressively be releasing paperback editions starting in April 2012.
Corvus are probably the youngest most dynamic publishers in the UK today and I’m chuffed to bits that they are so excited about my work.
The idea for The Case of the Missing Boyfriend first came to me whilst on a train journey from Manchester to London.
The wrong kind of leaves had fallen on the rails and our ultra-rapid Virgin Pendolino train was proving to be anything but ultra rapid. Continue reading
“The Case of the Missing Boyfriend is a bittersweet, bang-up-to-date take on the eternal quest for love. CC is a compulsively likeable Everywoman, part Doris Day, part Bridget Jones, her life laid bare with Nick Alexander’s trademark mix of forensic detail and warm-hearted comedy.” – Rupert Smith (author of Man’s World).
“After charming readers in recent years with a series of winsomely eccentric gay-centric romances, Alexander expands his storytelling reach with an engaging crossover twist – the character missing a boyfriend is female ad executive CC, adored by colourful gay pals while yearning for a certain Mr. Right. By turns comic and dramatic, this deft novel will delight readers both queer and otherwise.” – Richard Labonte, Book Marks
“Deceptively simple prose effortlessly morphs from comedy to tragedy to searing interior monologue. A book that will appeal not only to women, it will also strike hard at the hearts of gay men and all of their friends. At last here is a book that gives readers what they want and deserve – chic lit with intelligence.” – Alex Hopkins, Out There Magazine.