Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Want a bonus scene? Maybe the chance to read RELUCTANTLY ROYAL early? Check it out!


Do you want to read a bonus scene from Sam and Alex's honeymoon? Are you just dying to read Max's story in RELUCTANTLY ROYAL? Well, Avon and I have come up with something fun for you!

If you’ve had a chance to check out RECKLESSLY ROYAL, by now you’ll know that throughout the book Sam and Alex are on their honeymoon. And we got to missing them while they were gone, so we asked Nichole Chase if she’d be so gracious as to give us just one more glimpse into their Happy Ever After. She decided to write a delightfully sweet and deliciously sexy scene from their first days…and nights…as a newlywed couple! We’re all set to release this bonus scene to readers once RECKLESSLY ROYAL has reached 200 reviews on Goodreads.  So once you’ve finished Cathy and David’s story, please share your thoughts with the world!
But wait, there’s more!  If you tweet or Facebook the link to your review and tag Nichole, she’ll randomly pick ten people on APRIL 11 to win signed copies of SUDDENLY ROYAL and one grand prize winner to get an early read of RELUCTANTLY ROYAL.
Prizes are US only.
Happy Reading!


Thursday, March 27, 2014

RECKLESSLY ROYAL IS HERE... and I' m feeling mushy.

This week has been exciting, scary, and surreal. Why? Well, for the very first time one of my babies is out in the big world all on it's own. This isn't a test. It's time for Cathy and David to tell their story. As the author that is incredibly scary. You'd think that after releasing... (pulls off shoes so I can count fingers and toes...) my 8th... or 9th... story I'd be kind of used to it all. Nope. Not at all. It's nerve wracking and intense in a lot of ways. I don't think that part will ever go away.

It's also INCREDIBLY exciting. People are buying my book, reading my story, and (hopefully) falling in love with David and Cathy as much as I did! It's so much fun to be able to talk with the readers about their favorite parts, favorite characters, and not so favorite characters. I could talk books all day and this is the best part of my job.

Why has this week been surreal? Well, it's the continuation of a series that I love... one that I wrote mainly for myself. I never, ever would have thought that it would do what it has done. In fact, I was convinced that most people would think it was too happy. Boy was I glad to be wrong! The surreal part though, comes from seeing my books--my babies--with my name on them in actual stores. Maybe that seems silly. It certainly doesn't make me more of an author than I already was, but it is a dream come true. When I was young you couldn't find books online... partly because there wasn't an online until much later... but let's not focus on that. The point is, the only way for people to find an authors book was in a store. And they still do.

While in college I worked at Walmart. It was challenging at times, but I made some wonderful friends. (Friends in fact that now beta read my work.) I started as a cashier, worked at the service desk, and eventually became a Customer Service Manager. On my breaks I would take my vest off and peruse the book aisle. Needless to say a lot of the money I made working at Walmart was handed right back to them to feed my reading addiction. Flash forward to this week. I needed a new toothbrush and some milk. I picked up my munchkin from school and turned toward Walmart (the main store in the small town where I live). Taking a deep breath as we passed the book aisle, I stopped and perused the shelves--just like I had done for years.

Would it? Could it be there? My book?

At first I thought I wasn't so lucky. Feeling a little let-down (but pretending that I wasn't for the munchkin) I started to turn back down the aisle and head for the milk. That's when I saw it. Sitting on the top shelf--next to a NORA ROBERTS book--was my baby. I swear she was smiling at me.

I had a flutter moment where I looked around wildly to see if there was anyone I knew in shouting distance. I giggled. I told a random person walking by, "That's my book!" (Yes, I'm a dork. But if you've been following me, you already know that.) I picked it up and looked at it. I flipped it over and looked at the back. I touched the raised font and smiled back at Cathy. I had seen the paperback already, but this was different. I had found her out in the wild.

Do you see how this was a moment where my life had come full circle? I had worked full-time at that very store while going to college and now THEY WERE CARRYING MY BOOKS. My books. On the racks that I used to check every week. The very racks where I bought Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Twilight, and NORA ROBERTS books. Racks that carried and still carried some of my favorite authors. Maybe it's karma or kismet. I put in my time at Walmart and now they carry my books.

So, yeah. Mushy.

The first time I saw my book in a Barnes and Noble, I cried. Someone sent me a picture and I sat in my office and ugly-cried. Great big hiccups and laughing were involved. I couldn't stop. Thank goodness no one was awake. I probably would have scared them.

Thank goodness I didn't do that in the middle of Walmart. So instead, I did what anyone else would do... I took selfies.

The Munchkin was just as excited!

Look at me! Next to Nora Roberts and Debbie Macomber!

Thank you to Avon, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, iTunes, my agent, editors, and publicists. And most importantly, thank you to my readers. None of this would be possible without you.
If you still haven't gotten your copy of Recklessly Royal, you can buy it here:

If you have a picture with one of my books, I'd love to see it! I think I might start a collage on the website. What do you think? (If you're looking for one in store, my Walmart only had two copies left and the local Books a Million only had one!)



Monday, February 10, 2014

Reluctantly Royal Cover Reveal! SURPRISE!

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to Max, er, I mean the cover for

Maxwell Jameson Trevor, prince of Lilaria, hates his royal role. Despising the limelight, he takes solace in his art studio and steers clear of any drama. But when one of the newly discovered royals passes away, Maxwell's brother Alex asks him to break the news to the old man's granddaughter. Though he hates to be the bearer of doom and gloom, he doesn't want the poor girl to find out from the tabloids. For Maxwell knows all too well how devastating that could be.

Coming from a broken home and modest background, newly ordained Lady Meredith Thysmer has seized her chance to make a better life for herself and her son. She's not afraid to use her best assets to get what she wants. But when the unpretentious yet devastatingly handsome Max delivers his news, her plans for the future come crashing to a halt. In the challenging days ahead, Max's compassion, humor, and steadfast loyalty to Meredith and her son win her over. She quickly finds herself doing something she swore would never happen again: falling in love. And yet Maxwell still refuses to completely drop his guard. Somehow Meredith's got to find a way to seduce this reluctant royal.

***In other exciting news, RELUCTANTLY ROYAL is going to be in DUAL POV! That means you'll get read both sides of the story! I'm so excited about this. I can't wait for you guys to meet Max and Meredith... wait... you might get a peek at them in RECKLESSLY ROYAL. ;) ***

Coming August 25th!

Preorder here:

Barnes and Noble


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Valentines Day Sale and a little fun!

Suddenly Royal is on sale for a short time!
And now for a little fun! Tonight, Feb. 4th @ 8pm EST, I will be hosting a party on:
There will be prizes, games, and just plain old fun! So come out and play!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Dark Betrayal Trilogy is on SALE!

For this weekend, I've reduced the price for the Dark Betrayal Trilogy omnibus... which means you can get all THREE ebooks for only $0.99! This trilogy has a soft spot in my heart. It's the first books I ever published and I still love the story and adore the characters.

Mortal Obligation (Book 1):
Ree will face the darkest form of betrayal before the year is out.

Seventeen year old Ree McKenna has three goals: get through high school, convince her crush she is more than his best friend's little sister, and save money for college. Fate, though, has other plans for her. After the untimely death of her older brother, Ree is haunted by dreadful nightmares and terrifying visions. To make matters worse, Ree has started to suspect that something dangerous is stalking her from the shadows.

A night full of frightening surprises leaves Ree with unsettling news. Gifted by the gods with unusual powers, she must devote herself to a battle that could very well lead to not only her death, but the demise of everyone she knows and loves. After all, Ree is the only mortal standing between the Earth and utter darkness.

Mortal Defiance (Book 2):

One short week turned Ree McKenna's life upside down. Not only does she have the weight of the world on her shoulders, but she still has to juggle homework, a job, and a curfew. While Ree tries to find her footing amidst the chaos, the Dark Ones and their champion are busy hunting down any humans that have a touch of the gods running through their veins. Allies have turned into foes, and enemies have become stronger.

The world is growing darker, but the passion between Ree and two irresistible guys blazes hotter. Romantic ties from a past life will threaten to break Ree away from the love of her life and will cloud her judgment. In order to follow her heart, Ree will break rules put in place by the gods, risking her life and the lives of her friends in an act of Mortal Defiance.

Immortal Grave (Book 3):

While darklings ransack the city, Ree and her friends will learn the depth of the gods' manipulations. Unsure of who is really on their side, Ree must accept her destiny and assume the role of leader. The stakes are higher than they've ever been. Death is waiting for them in every shadowy corner. People will die, love will be tested, and the fate of the world will be decided--one way or the other.

No more running.

No more hiding.

The final battle is here

You can get the omnibus version on

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Houston Area Signing!

On Sunday, February 16th I will be signing books at Katy Budget Books in Katy, Tx.

The event is from 4pm to 6pm and the fabulous Cora Carmack, Sophie Jordan, and Molly McAdams will be with me. How awesome is that? I will have some goodies, including cover flats and post cards from Recklessly Royal! (Which releases in just over two months!!!)

If you're in the area, come see us! Heck, even if you're not in the area, come see us! It's bound (haha, book reference. #booknerd) to be a lot of fun! AND like I said, there will be GOODIES to be had!

For more information you can check out Katy Budget Books website:

Or join the Facebook event page!


Monday Moment WINNERS!

A quick post to let you know who won the Monday Moment Giveaway!

Emily L. won the signed copy of Suddenly Royal!

The following five winners each will receive a signed Recklessly Royal postcard:

Entry #101Chanpreet S.
Entry #38Danielle P.
Entry #99Tabatha S.
Entry #10Giedre S.
Entry #72Gigi S.
Please email me your mailing address at:
Thank you to everyone that participated. I can't wait for March 25th when you all get to read Cathy and David's story.