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Guest Post from Nicola May: Fast Love

I’m delighted to welcome Nicola May back to my blog today, to chat about her brand new novel, Love Me Tinder.

Over to you Nicola…

When I started dating not everybody had a mobile phone, so you would arrange to meet somebody at a certain place, at a certain time and it just happened.

Now to be honest I’m exhausted by all the technology that comes along with it. I mean what happened to good old fashioned courting? Rather than having to work out which is the best mode of communication for progressing the relationship; is he a Facebook messenger type of guy or does Skype float his boat? Can I not instead just pick up the remarkable object that was designed originally for vocal, yes vocal communication and talk to him?

I feel that so much gets misconstrued through messaging and I’m the sort of person who wants to know someone’s real honest feelings from the get go. Modern dating doesn’t encourage this level of intimacy. When someone likes me, I want them to call and show me that, instead of playing the texting game, which seems to have become the norm right now.

The current information overloaded digital world, where people’s minds need to be fed with whatever it is every ten minutes has transferred to the dating game and I think that this fast way of looking for love should slow right down.

To be honest, I don’t think the majority of people give relationships a chance anymore; a slight imperfection in character or looks and you can cruelly replace someone with the touch of a button if you so wish.

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Maybe you are just looking for Fast Love as in George Michael’s hit song, but if you are looking to settle down I think you should take note of writer, Margaret Atwood who said. ‘If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.’  There is no such thing as a perfect relationship or person for that matter. And, sadly as you get older you realise that there are rarely the happy ever afters you read about in novel’s like mine.

And, if today’s reality is thinking that you never have to compromise on something to make it work, there are going to be a lot of shocked single people left out there.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all doom and gloom. I kept my internet love search as real as I could and actually went on some very fun dates and met some interesting men. I didn’t find my Mr Right, however what I did find was that there was so much to write about!

In fact, almost immediately I realised that the minefield of good, bad and indifferent dates I encountered was a gift for creating interesting and amusing plot fodder, and so the idea for Love Me Tinder was born.

In brief Love me Tinder revolves around heroine, Cali Summers who decides to hit the world of fast love after her marriage breaks down.

Using room 102 in the hotel where she works as her dating ‘lair’, she opens herself up to a world of sex, lies, deception, as well as personal discovery and passionate romance.

This book is for anyone who has immersed themselves into the crazy world of app or internet dating or in fact anyone who wants an insight into what it’s all about.

It is a romantic comedy, but I also wanted to address the issue of fast love in today’s modern world and I hope I have managed to do this in a sympathetic, realistic and head nodding creating manner.

Link to book: Twitter: nicolamay1

Website: Love Me Tinder is out NOW as an eBook.
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Nicola lives in Ascot in Berkshire with Stanley her rescue cat. She has a penchant for Prosecco, ripe peaches and flapjacks. Love Me Tinder is her eighth novel.


Many thanks Nicola,

Happy reading everyone,

Jenny x




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  1. Good luck with your new book.It sounds wonderful. Ah the telling bone (phone) – when I was ‘courting’ we didn’t possess a telephone and so handwritten notes were passed, messengers (little brothers) carried ‘voice’ messages and when we were apart – abroad from each other – it was postcards and letters which kept the communication going. I recall receiving a message via Radio Luxemburg one night when listening in Germany. My now husband had a record request played for me – a song he had written for me and which was his band’s latest single. Killed two birds with one stone; greeting me and pushing the record. Beats texting anytime and there was so much more romance and longing in between contacts. 🙂

    • I love that Jane! My husband and I wrote to each other every day- I still have all the letters. So much ore romantic! x

      • So do I have them all, and I used them as research for the 1960s – having been there I can’t recall a thing…lol. It is quite strange reading them again, we are all such different people now…did you find that?

        • I do indeed. Sometimes it’s like they were for someone else- someone I was then- but am no longer. I have changed so much since those days with hair straighteners and email! xx

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