Interview with Barbara Nolan, Author of Wicked Addiction

13 Jun 2023

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Wicked Addiction?

I’ve always wanted to write a mafia romance. I started with my MC romance series, Serpents MC Las Vegas, and the mafia characters in the Club Wicked series were born from the MC series. They were originally brought in as sub-characters and my readers were intrigued so I figured what better way to introduce new characters. Although the Club Wicked series starts in Brooklyn, NY it ends in Vegas which of course lends itself to so many other stories.

I have six books planned for the Club Wicked series, about the three main male characters. Each individual story will start with how they became involved in the mob, and then how that life shaped and molded them. Each character will have their own reasons for associating with the mob and the mob will have a different hold on each of them. I’ve really had fun with their backstories and making each character unique. So it should lend to interesting storylines.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Wicked Addiction, what would they be?

Born to be Wild.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

Romantic suspense!

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Just the Nicest Couple by Mary Kubica is the most recent.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

I loved writing the scene where Samson and Lisbeth first met. She was shy but strong-willed and he was intrigued by what she was holding back. It was a great back and forth scene. I also loved one of the later scenes where Samson stands up to the mob boss. I feel the dialogue is very realistic and I loved how the mob boss subtly tells Samson that there’s no getting out of the mob and how Samson internalizes this information. The whole scene was edgy, sad, and a bit soul-crushing.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

I write in my favorite chair in my bedroom instead of a desk.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Reading is a luxury, writing is a necessity.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

That they felt transported to the world I’ve created.


Barbara Nolan is the author of the new book Wicked Addiction

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