Her novel Compulsively Mr. Darcy, (Sourcebooks, 2012) is a Best First Book Finalist in the 2013 Golden Quill contest for published fiction. Judged by Romance Readers and Librarians, the internationally recognized Golden Quill honors some of the best romance fiction of the year.
Her short story, ‘Sass’, is also published in the anthology, Death Sparkles.
Nina is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyons Literary Agency.
Nina’s Novels ~
Compulsively Mr. Darcy
For anyone obsessed with Pride and Prejudice, it’s Darcy and Elizabeth like you’ve never seen them before.
This modern take introduces us to the wealthy philanthropist Fitzwilliam Darcy, a handsome and brooding bachelor who yearns for love but doubts any woman could handle his obsessive tendencies. Meanwhile, Dr. Elizabeth Bennet has her own intimacy issues that ensure her terrible luck with men.
Publishers Weekly’s Review:
Benneton’s contemporary debut rides the wave of Austen-mania as miscues and misunderstandings threaten to separate Fitzwilliam Darcy, an obsessive-compulsive millionaire, and Dr. Elizabeth Bennet, an infectious disease specialist working in Vietnam. Darcy travels to Da Nang to support wealthy friends who are adopting a trendy Vietnamese baby, but he’s driven to distraction by imagined tropical perils and hides in his hotel room. Once he and Elizabeth meet, there is definite chemistry, but their courtship is doomed first by Darcy’s shame about his disorder and second by Elizabeth’s assumption that he and Charles Bingley are a couple. Worse, Darcy’s manipulative Aunt Catherine and her conniving stepdaughter have their own ideas about the shape of his marital future. Die-hard fans of everything Austen will enjoy this update of her classic tale. Agent: Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.