Spotlight & Giveaway: Bodyguard to the Billionaire by Nana Malone

Posted July 25th, 2019 by in Blog, Spotlight / 32 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Nana Malone to HJ!

Hi Nana and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, Bodyguard to the Billionaire!


To start off, can you please tell us a little bit about this book?:

He’s a royal billionaire with a secret..She’s the bodyguard meant to keep him out of trouble…His secrets could get them both killed..

Please share your favorite lines or quote(s) from this book:

“I’m not a princess, asshole. I’m a King’s Knight. I don’t need anybody to save me.”


What inspired this book?

Truthfully? Soap Operas. I hadn’t seen one in years. Then in a random day off, one was on and I was caught up and got the idea for the billionaire double book.

How did you ‘get to know’ your main characters? Did they ever surprise you?

Ha! They tend to scream at me loudly. But usually I’ve been thinking about them for a long time, sometimes years. But close to book writing, i hone their personalities, work on their flaws and make them more robust. Then I give them room to breathe. That’s where the fun really happens.

What was your favorite scene to write?

Oh this is so hard! It’s like picking a favorite child, lol. Probably that first meet scene. It has my favorite line:

“I’ll just let the homicidal asshole kill you when he wakes up.”

“You could have been hurt. Did you pay attention to what just happened?”

“You mean besides me putting on a display of badassery the likes of which you’ve never seen? I also made this couture look damn good. Oh yes… and saved your ass.”

“My ass didn’t need saving, princess.”

“I’m not a princess, asshole. I’m a King’s Knight.”



What was the most difficult scene to write?

Oh my gosh, always the first one. Because you have this idea in your head for the premise so those first pages carry so much weight:

The only thing standing between me and everything I needed was through the doors in front of me. All I had to do was follow a few simple rules.
Rule 1: First rule of billionaire fight club was that one did not speak about doubling the billionaire to anyone.
Rule 2: Draw no attention to yourself.
Rule 3: For the next thirty days, be Derrick Arlington.
Rule 4: At no point could I ever reveal who I was.
Rule 5: See the Inline Tech acquisition through to the end.
Rule 6: Follow the script. Do not deviate.
Rule 7: Only call the SOS number in case of dire emergency.
Rule 8: Stay the hell away from the royal family.


Would you say this book showcases your writing style or is it a departure for you?

Oh absolutely. It’s full of sass and fun and intrigue. Basically my wheelhouse.


What do you want people to take away from reading this book?

As always that love and family are always around just not in the way you expect them.


What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have planned?

I’m hanging out with the royals again but I’m leaving the Winston Isles to go hang in London with some royal cousins for two duets!! The first duet will be: London Royal & London Soul
The next will be Royal Playboy & Playboy’s Heart


Thanks for blogging at HJ!


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Excerpt from Bodyguard to the Billionaire:

“Get rid of her, or she comes with us.”
“I’m not going anywhere, buddy.” I jabbed him in the chest in an attempt to create more space. In close combat with this guy, I’d lose. Sure, I was faster and nimbler. But one good hit and I’d be down.
His sharp, slashing brows drew down. “Suit yourself. I know what to do with someone like you.”
I’d bet he did. And none of those things included me sleeping in my warm cozy bed tonight. “Babe, come on the royal family wants a photo.”
Gray Eyes arched a brow. “Darling, you go ahead I’ll meet you there.” His voice was sin and bad decisions mixed together.
I stood my ground. Now was no time for him to be noble. “Oh, I know King Sebastian insists.”
“I’ll have to pass, love.”
“Yeah, you heard him, he’ll have to —”
He was talking and also raising his right arm. All I saw was the black gleam, and I acted, launching myself in the air and slamming against Gray Eyes. Toppling him over and covering his body with mine, tranq gun raised.
Wasting no time, I squeezed twice. The asshole about to shoot at us was big. Who knew if two doses would be enough? But I was prepared to run.
The muscle-bound brute fell to his knees. I rolled on my back, ready for anything.
But I didn’t need to worry. Two hits with the tranq had done the job.
I sucked in a shuddering breath.
When I turned to my bed of muscles, he was glaring at me. “Do you have a bloody death wish?”
His voice had lost some of the sin quality. It was colder, like he was pissed.
I pushed to my feet. “What? You wanted me to let you go with that asshole? He was going to kill you.”
“I promise you, I’m quite capable.”
Unbelievable. “You could have fooled me. Men wielding weapons and shoving you into a car are generally bad news.”
His gaze narrowed as he glowered at me. “I had it under control.”
I crossed my arms. “Oh, so you’re delusional. Okay then. Goodbye, crazy. And P.S. You’re welcome.”
“You generally only say thank you when you’re glad someone did something.”
I shook my head. “For fuck’s sake. Next time I’ll let you die then. Pity. You look expensive, like someone would miss you, but it’s no skin off my back. I’ll just let the homicidal asshole kill you when he wakes up.”
“You could have been hurt. Did you pay attention to what just happened?”
“You mean besides me putting on a display of badassery the likes of which you’ve never seen? I also made this couture look damn good. Oh yes… and saved your ass.”
“My ass didn’t need saving, princess.”
“I’m not a princess, asshole. I’m a King’s Knight. I don’t need anybody to save me. Have a nice life.” As I strutted off, I flipped him the bird.

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Book Info:

Derrick Arlington is one of the world’s most eligible billionaires. Voted Sexiest Man Alive—two years running.

And I just so happen to look exactly like him.

It’s never come in handy until I get offered an actual job out of it.

It was supposed to be so simple.

Go to the Winston Isles, stand in as his body double for a few weeks, go back to my life.

But when our carefully constructed plan goes awry and the billionaire goes missing, I have no choice but to take his place and hire a bodyguard. The best in the business: a smart-mouthed, tight-assed, lady bodyguard.

Zia Barnes is the LAST thing I want, even if I need her. She’s determined, smart, and has no idea I’m a total imposter.

Good thing I have no intention on falling for her, or I’d be royally screwed.

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Meet the Author:

USA Today Best Seller, Nana Malone’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she “borrowed” from her cousin.

It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.

While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, in the meantime Nana works out her drama, passion, and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.
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32 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Bodyguard to the Billionaire by Nana Malone”


    None of them, wouldn’t want to be a royal & be in the public eye all the time

  2. Janine

    I think I would be somewhere in between Kate and Harry. I would still want to enjoy life and have fun, but not to much that it attracts the wrong kind of attention. I just wouldn’t want to be known as the boring one.

  3. Patricia B.

    I would be more of a Kate. It would be fun being Harry, but I am an oldest child. As such, being the responsible one who is serious and doing what must be done is ingrained.

  4. laurieg72

    If I was a royal I’d want to be like Princess Diana. She was a wonderful example of compassion, passion and hope in our troubled world. She fought for the poor ( all over the world but especially in Africa), the ignored ( Aides victims, the mine victims, special needs). She was loved and is still missed by many people. Finally, she protected her boys from publicity.

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