Meet the Steam eReads Team

Steam eReads is a boutique Australian online publishing house specialising in romantic fiction. We publish all genres of romance on a steam scale from 1 (sweet) to 5 (scorching!) with something for everyone. The high standard of our titles reflects the time and attention to detail we invest in our books: from thorough editing, exceptional cover art and individual marketing throughout Australia and worldwide. We believe in the pure joy of a great love story and we are proud to be the home of quality romantic fiction.

Our first release of titles was officially launched in March 2013 at the Australian Romance Readers Convention in Brisbane, Australia.

Nicola’s career in publishing began in her early 20s when she became the founding editor of a national literary magazine for young writers. Since then she has worked on many varied projects in the industry from book reviewer, researcher and technical writer to freelance editor, and her articles and reviews have been published in numerous print and online media.

After a brief sojourn in real estate where she honed her sales and marketing skills, she’s now back where she wants to be: in publishing, and working with a great team of new and established authors and reading some fantastic books.

Romance has always been her favourite genre, from the classic works of Jane Austen, to contemporary bestselling authors like Jilly Cooper, Fiona Walker and Janet Evanovich, and many of our wonderful homegrown talents. She loves watching BBC period dramas and reading country romance novels with rugged Hugh Jackman-esque heroes (and a couple of horses thrown into the mix!)

Nicola lives with her own Mr Darcy in rural Australia with an assortment of animals and children.

Vicki is a bibliophile with extensive experience in editing, writing and proofreading books, magazines, newspapers, websites and journals. She is also a book reviewer and book blogger who has spent many years lost in libraries. Most recently, her roles have extended to writing, editing and marketing in the growing digital publishing industry.

Vicki is excited about the opportunity to work with the experienced Steam eReads team and talented authors, both nationally and internationally. She has a passion for the written word, which includes being part of a global reading community through the discussion and promotion of books. Sharing a glass of wine with friends at book club also rates highly as one of the simple joys in her life.

Having lived and worked in a number of countries, Vicki now calls Broome in northern Western Australia home and shares the tropical heat with her wonderful husband, two teenage girls and Chisel, the red border collie.

Vicki holds a BA (English) with a major in Journalism, a Certificate of Professional Editing and Proofreading, a Diploma of Professional Writing and a Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.


Nicola is a self-confessed techno-junkie. For the last several years she has run an online bookstore, combining her love for code with romance. When she’s not working on one of her numerous projects – including creating video trailers among a range of other things – you can find her on one of a dozen social media sites, chatting and gaming.

Her work has also been showcased in the oddest places – particularly her social media know how. She’s also an avid reader of romance– making this the ultimate career choice.