CROSSFIRE by Laura Bradley Rede

Friday, December 21, 2012

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Laura Bradley Rede. Her book Darkride was spectacular and I have eagerly been awaiting the next book in the series.

Well, today she released the teaser promo for the next book, CROSSFIRE. 


Here it is! Enjoy and be sure to check out her website at the end!





On Christmas Hill is LIVE!

Friday, November 30, 2012

It's here! Just in time for the 1st of December! On Christmas Hill, my Christmas short story is now available for Kindle and on Smashwords. As soon as Barnes and Noble goes live, I will update this post with those links.


Want a little tease?
Here you go:

“I’ve got to run to town later, why don’t you come with me? Get a good look around.” Nate put the plate in the sink and looked down at me. There wasn’t much space between us and I couldn’t help feeling nervous. He was gorgeous. All brooding eyes and chiseled features. He belonged in a J. Crew catalogue, not out here in the sticks. Except, that worked too. He looked like he belonged outside and not in a cubicle somewhere.
“Okay. I have a few things I need to get.” For some reason my voice came out a little huskier than usual and I bit my lip.
“Good.” He didn’t move, except for his eyes. They dipped down to my mouth and it was like he had touched them. And then he did. His hand moved up to cup my cheek while his thumb ran over my bottom lip. “Molly, I…”
Remy chose that moment to bark and jump on my leg. He single-pawedly broke the moment and I stepped away from Nate. What was I doing? Waiting for him to kiss me?

Christmas Lites II is NOW Available!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

After a little bit of a bumpy start (ahem, Amazon dragging their feet...) Christmas Lites II is now available in ebook form and paperback!


Join us this Christmas season as authors from across the globe unite to spread holiday cheer and raise money for a very important cause. You will delight in the various stories these authors have created in order to take you on a journey from inside their heads and into your heart. Fairy tales, mysteries, journeys with zombies and monsters, vampires, angels, trips to the North Pole and much more await inside the covers of this book. All proceeds from the book are being donated to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Not only will you get a taste of the spirit of the season, but you will do so knowing you did your part in helping a very worthy cause. Merry Christmas! 

Contributing authors: 
Addison Moore
Amy Eye
Angela Yuriko-Smith
Cassie McCown
E.C. Stilson
Frank Smith
JA Clement
JG Faherty
Kimberly Kinrade
Lizzy Ford
Lynn Rush
Melynda Fleury
Misty Baker (Mysti Parker)
Monica La Porta
Nichole Chase
Patti Larsen
S. Patrick Pothier
Tish Thawer
Tricia Kristufek
Vered Ehsani
Elizabeth Evans


If you'd like to purchase the kindle format, click here.
(Nook format is coming soon! They're even slower than Amazon!)

If you'd like to purchase the paperback format, click here or here.

Remember, all proceeds go to the NCADV! Not only are you getting a bunch a holiday themed stories, you're also helping a good cause! 

My Thanksgiving Surprise

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

When life hands you lemons, you can either make lemonade or throw them at people.

Guess which one I decided to do? Yep. I'm going to have to repaint my bedroom to cover up all of the yellow stains. I have a terrible arm. ;)

Okay, okay. I did save a few lemons for lemonade. I've been very sick and stuck in bed for a week. I was going stir crazy. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and I wanted to be planning cool deserts and forcing my husband to get out the Christmas stuff. Instead I was confined to bed. I had to do something write? WRITE! Yeah, I just punned you. But that's what I did. I've had an idea for a Christmas story for a while and was planning on publishing it next year. But there I was, needing a good distraction.

SO! Voila!




On Christmas Hill
By
Nichole Chase

When Gertie Nichols passed away, her estate was given to her great niece, Molly. After making the long trek from Florida to Vermont with her dog Remy, Molly is caught off guard by the attractive groundskeeper her aunt left in charge. At first her lonely holiday seems to be shaping up to be better than expected—until Nate tells her about the Nichols family legacy and the secret of Christmas Hill.

As sparks fly and magic blossoms right before her eyes, Molly will have to decide whether to take up the mantle her of great aunt that’s been left behind or turn her back on tradition and the man who has quickly garnered space in her heart.


Since I wasn't originally planning on publishing OCH this year, I don't have an exact release day yet, but I'm hoping in the next couple of weeks. I promise to keep you all updated as soon as it goes live. On Christmas Hill is a short story and not related to my other series. HOWEVER! I think that you will enjoy the romance and the hint of magic that is part of Christmas Hill. Also, I have plans for continuing this series for future holidays. So, keep your eyes open. :) 


Thank you to everyone that has been so kind and helpful while I've been out of the loop. Your kind words and sweet actions have made my life so much better. This Thanksgiving I am grateful for every single one of you. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Also, for the holidays, I've lowered the price for FLUKES to $0.99!


Release Day, Cover Reveal, and Giveaway!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Today is a BUSY day!!!! I have three cool things to share with you!

First:

Today is the release day for A Toast to the Good Times by Liz Reinhardt and Steph Campbell! I can't wait to read this one. Two of my fave authors and a holiday story? Oh, yes please! Sign me up!


It’s the eve before Christmas Eve, and all that twenty-three-year-old Landry has on the agenda for the holiday is moping in the bar that he left everything behind to open.

And he’s got plenty to mope about.

He found his girlfriend treating herself to a little holiday delight with his best friend;
He hasn’t seen his family in over a year- since he alienated them all and ended up spending a night in jail;
And he may have just ruined the perfect, uncomplicated thing he had going with his platonically hot roommate, Mila.

Drinks all around!

But when he gets a call from his sister, Paisley, begging him to make it home for a huge announcement, he tosses aside his better judgment, (or, what’s left of it after that last round of drinks) and hops on the first train back home to Jersey.

But home for the holidays isn’t all mugs of cocoa and fireside chats with his family.
Landry left the people he loves the most high and dry when he fled to Boston and spent all of his inheritance…the inheritance money that he was supposed to use to help save his family’s floundering bar.

His dad will hardly look at him, his ex is maybe stalking him, his sister has dropped a bombshell on the family, and a flame from the past catches his eye. When Landry’s present and near past collide, it only further complicates things.

Landry thought he was leaving all of his problems behind when he left his family in New Jersey. But he comes home to find out that problems, like family, never go away. And sometimes facing the past with the help of someone who’s fearless about the future is the only way to move on.

Cheers?

Mature content: alcohol, language and sexual situations.


HANG ON! Don't go anywhere! I have more to share!!! Now, for the cover reveal of ATONE by Sarah Ross!



Before there was Awaken, before there was “Lucy and Max”, there was just Max. And he had some issues.
A lot of issues. 
Max Kensington ‘s death haunted him for years. The guilt of his sins tormented him. Unable to let go, he was sure he’d never be able to atone for all of them. But that didn’t stop him from trying. 
When his reason for being is suddenly thrust back into his life, he vows to protect her at all costs. He’ll do whatever it takes to make sure history doesn’t repeat itself. And this time, he’ll fight to the bitter end to capture the one thing that has alluded him—happiness.



Now for the GIVEAWAY! 

If you'd like to win a signed paperback copy of Flukes, here's your chance!!!






Goodreads Book Giveaway

Flukes by Nichole Chase

Flukes

by Nichole Chase

Giveaway ends December 08, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Christmas Lites II GIVEAWAY!

Friday, November 16, 2012

To spread the word and good cheer of our upcoming anthology, a bunch of authors have donated copies of their book for a giveaway! AND TWO PAPERBACK BOOKS OF THE GORGEOUS CHRISTMAS LITES II ANTHOLOGY!


Enter here to win! 



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Suddenly Royal Cover Reveal & a surprise!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

It's time! I finally get to share the gorgeous cover for Suddenly Royal! Sarah Hansen from Okay Creations surpassed my expectations. I'm absolutely thrilled!




Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working toward a master’s degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it’s to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed.

Alex D’Lynsal is trying to keep his name clean. As crown prince of Lilaria, he’s had his share of scandalous headlines, but the latest pictures have sent him packing to America and forced him to swear off women—especially women in the public eye. That is, until he meets Samantha Rousseau. She’s stubborn, feisty, and incredibly sexy. Not to mention heiress to an estate in his country, which makes her everyone’s front-page news.

While Sam tries to navigate the new world of politics and wealth, she will also have to dodge her growing feelings for Alex. Giving in to them means more than just falling in love; it would mean accepting the weight of an entire country on her shoulders.

A reluctant royal.
A playboy prince.
Cinderella has nothing
on Sam.

Excerpt:
(unedited and may change some before publishing.)

I shrugged out of my coat and that’s when I felt his eyes on me. Looking up, I realized that Prince Yummy had indeed come for the dinner. Jess and the undergrads had been wrong. He wasn’t yummy, he was delicious; a feast to be savored. Dark blonde hair that hung a smidge too long, eyes so blue it was like looking into the heart of a glacier. Built like the statue of David; the contours of his suit hugged every delicious muscle. 

As his eyes ran over my face and down my body slowly, heat washed over my skin. When I handed the jacket to the maĆ®tre d’ I felt naked. There was something about his bright blue eyes that left me feeling exposed.
            
“Thank you, Alfred.” I mumbled the words, feeling completely off guard by the look I’d just received. The man left without a word, and I really hoped that he didn’t do anything nasty to my jacket.
            
“Alfred?” The prince’s mouth quirked on one side, revealing a dimple, and I wondered if a dimple could kill a person. It was possible that I was having a heart attack right now. “Is that his name?”
         
   “Oh, you know. He looks a bit like Batman’s butler, but without the wicked sense of humor.” I winced. I was speaking to a prince, a real live prince, and my first interaction was describing a comic book character.
            
“I vaguely recall something about Batman and his butler.” The princes’ eyes glittered mischievously. I felt my mouth twist a little, relieved that he had gotten my ill-timed sense of humor. “But I would have pegged him more as Jarvis from the Avengers comics.”




***************
AND NOW FOR THE SURPRISE!!!!

Fisher Amelie has a trailer for her upcoming book and she's releasing it today! It makes me want the book even more!
Check it out!


If you’re looking for a story about a good, humble girl, who’s been hurt by someone she thought she could trust, only to find out she’s not as vulnerable as she thought she was and discovers an empowering side of herself that falls in love with the guy who helps her find that self, blah, blah, blah...then you’re gonna’ hate my story.

Because mine is not the story you read every time you bend back the cover of the latest trend novel. It’s not the “I can do anything, now that I’ve found you/I’m misunderstood but one day you’ll find me irresistible because of it” tale. Why? Because, if I was being honest with you, I’m a complete witch. There’s nothing redeeming about me. I’m a friend using, drug abusing, sex addict from Los Angeles. I’m every girlfriend’s worst nightmare and every boy’s fantasy.

I’m Sophie Price...And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most envied girl to the girl no one wanted around and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

***
“Hold me tighter,” I whispered against his teeth. He clutched me closer yet not tight enough. “More,” I demanded.
He drew me firmer against him and I felt every ridge of his body.
“Is that close enough?” he laughed into my throat.
“Perfect,” I told him.
 





Oh, and Fisher has an amazing giveaway going on for a KINDLE FIRE! Go enter! And check out the rest of Fishers books! She's amazing!

Cover Reveal: The Haunting Season by Michelle Muto

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I'm honored to help show off the cover for Michelle Mutos upcoming novel the Haunting Season. Not only is Michelle one of the first Indie authors that I read, her novel is set in Savannah! Isn't that awesome? Let me just say that this cover knocks my socks off and truly captures the creepy feel of old Savannah.




Be careful what you let in…

Siler House has stood silent beneath Savannah’s moss-draped oaks for decades. Notoriously haunted, it has remained empty until college-bound Jess Perry and three of her peers gather to take part in a month-long study on the paranormal. Jess, who talks to ghosts, quickly bonds with her fellow test subjects. One is a girl possessed. Another just wants to forget. The third is a guy who really knows how to turn up the August heat, not to mention Jess’s heart rate…when he’s not resurrecting the dead.

The study soon turns into something far more sinister when they discover that Siler House and the dark forces within are determined to keep them forever. In order to escape, Jess and the others will have to open themselves up to the true horror of Siler House and channel the very evil that has welcomed them all.

Coming December 2012


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Review: Gifts of the Peramangk by Dean Mayes

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

For those of you that follow my blog on a regular basis, you know that I make it a policy to not review books. I will post about books that I love, or authors that I love, but I don't actually post my 'review' of the books.  Why? Because there is a lot of grey area when you become an author. However, I'm breaking my self imposed rule to review this book. Why? Because it was that DAMN good.

Gifts of the Peramangk is not like most books that I read. I tend to like light-hearted stories with romance. If you add a hint of paranormal, then I'm hooked. Gifts is not that type of story, yet I was hooked. And I do mean hooked. Mayes posted a snippet of the book on his blog months ago. His words are more like a spell that a passage in a book. When you read them, you are there smelling the same flowers, feeling the same sunshine, listening to the same breeze in the trees. To say Mayes is talented is an understatement.

I don't like reviews that give too much away about the plot, so if you're looking for something that outlines everything in the book, you will be disappointed. Instead, let me tell you why this book hooked me. Mayes dives into a very real, and heartbreaking situation. He plunges head first into the murky waters of racism- that past and the present- and rolls around in it, letting us experience it alongside his characters. We see how the sins of the past have helped shape the present, creating an abyss for those that are descendant of the Aborigines. But in that terrible place of pain and suffering, struggle and hardship, is the story of humanity. Kindness can blossom in the strangest places. Strength can be found when most needed. And clarity can come in many guises.

In the dark, painful past, a little girl finds her love of music. Amidst slavery and horrible abuse, she finds a friend that encourages her passion and skills-- someone that has a heart of gold. In the future, you see that gift passed down through bloodlines, the struggle to have it nurtured, understood by those around her. As those around little Ruby Delfoy, struggle to pull themselves out of the sink-hole that is their lives. In one little girl and her gift, they find salvation of different sorts. Relief, peace, understanding, strength, leadership. All of that can blossom in the darkest garden. THAT is the story that Mayes shares with us.

Be prepared to cry, smile, and laugh. I loved the look into the history of Australia and the Aborigines. There is a wide supporting cast, each present for a reason, just like in life. They all have their own voice, their own reasonings and the story is woven together beautifully. If you enjoy stories about life, down and dirty, REAL life, then this is the book for you.  Buy your copy, read it, and leave a review. The story will leave you thinking-- the ultimate sign of a good book. (In my opinion, of course.)

Thank you, Dean, for sharing this story with all of us.

(Without going on a rant, let me just say that the situation could very well be applied to the United States-- the story set here, and still feel real and truthful.)

Cover Reveal: Collide Series by Shelly Crane

Friday, November 9, 2012

(I'm very honored to help Shelly with the reveal of the new covers for her Collide Series. They were made by Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations-- the same awesome lady that did the cover for Suddenly Royal! Aren't these covers just gorgeous?!)


The Collide Series
by Shelly Crane
gets a facelift!!

And the first book in the series is still
FREE
on Amazon, Kobo & Smashwords.

And here they are
made by the lovely Sarah Hansen from
Okay Creations

Collide

Uprising

Catalyst

Revolution


If you've read the books, you know exactly what these covers represent in the books! This series is complete.

The link to Collide FREE on Amazon is here

The link to Collide FREE on Smashwords for any format is here

Shelly's blog is here

Suddenly Royal Cover Reveal Sign Ups

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

On November 15th, I will be hosting the cover reveal for Suddenly Royal. If you are a blogger or author with a blog that would like to participate, please fill out the form below.

Suddenly Royal is a contemporary adult novel. It is not intended for younger readers.

The cover was designed by the fantastic Sarah Hansen from Okay Creations.


Christmas Lites II Cover Reveal!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

A little while ago, I was asked by Amy Eye if I would like to participate in a Christmas anthology, where all of the profits would go to a great charity, the NCADV. I was honored to be asked and really hoped that the anthology would help raise money for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

I racked my brain for something that I could submit and eventually settled on a short story about Meena from my novel Flukes. It's about Meena as a little girl and her trip to see Santa. It's a sweet story, with a little magic. It centers around family and the magic of the season. I hope you all enjoy it!


And just look at this cover! Isn't it gorgeous? I'm in love with it. The cover was designed by Regina from Mae I Design. And it will be in paperback, so I will get to look at it on my book shelf! Whoop!



Participating Authors:
Addison Moore
Amy Eye
Angela Yuriko-Smith
Cassie McCowan
E.C. Stilson
Frank Smith
J.A. Clement
J.G. Faherty
Kimberly Kinrade
Lizzy Ford
Lynn Rush
Melynda Fleury
Misty Baker
Monica La Porta
ME!!!
Patti Larsen
S. Patrick Pothier
Trish Thawer
Tricia Kristufek
Vered Ehsani

Please keep your eyes open for this great group of stories, it will be available on November 26th. I can't believe I'm included in something with so many wonderful authors.

A big thank you to Amy Eye for putting all of this together and making it a reality. 

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Last year I released a piece of Flash Fiction for Halloween. This year, I've been so busy I don't have any fun new stories to share, but I do want to wish you all a fun and safe Halloween!




I won't be dressing up this year, but I did get to see a thriller dance and videoed some of it. Please excuse the video, people were in the middle of the street even though it was marked off, so there are a bunch of people in the way. It was fun though and I'm glad I got to go! :) 



Oh, and I got to see a Wookie! The munchkin was very impressed!

Are you dressing up? What will you be? Taking your little ghosts and ghouls trick or treating? I will be taking my munchkin out for a little bit tonight. Every one be safe and have a blast! Keep your eyes open for the little ghosts and ghouls running amuk! 

Gifts Of The Peramangk

Friday, October 26, 2012

Today is the release day for Gifts Of The Peramangk by Dean Mayes.

I've been looking forward to this book for a long time. Dean is a talented author who writes in a way that demands to be savored. You can't rush through his books. The world he creates is real; you can feel it, smell it, taste it as you read. Definitely not something to rush through.


Look at that cover? Isn't it gorgeous? It's art. And like a good cover should, it matches the beautiful inside.


About the book:
In 1950s Australia, during the height of the divisive White Australia Policy, Virginia, a young Aboriginal girl is taken from her home and put to work on an isolated and harsh outback station. Her only solace: the violin, taught to her secretly by the kind-hearted wife of the abusive station owner. However, Virginia's prodigious musical gift cannot save her from years of hardship and racism.

Decades later, her eight year old granddaughter Ruby plays the violin with the passion Virginia once possessed. Amidst poverty, domestic violence and social dysfunction, Ruby escapes her circumstance through her practice with her grandmother's frail, guiding hand. Ruby’s zeal attracts the attention of an enigmatic music professor and with his help, she embarks on an incredible journey of musical discovery that will culminate in a rare opportunity. But with two cultural worlds colliding, her gift and her ambition will be threatened by deeply ingrained distrust, family jealousies and tragic secrets that will define her very identity.


Here is an excerpt. It's one that made me check back many times to see when the book would be ready:



 
The breeze rustled through the tops of the plane trees lining the street and the eucalyptus behind the buildings. The strong scent from the eucalyptus wafted through the main street catching Virginia's attention and she stopped for a moment to appreciate it. It was her most favourite smell of all. It was clean and crisp. It was home.

"Hey!"

All of the children turned then, almost simultaneously at the sound of Bobby's voice and followed his outstretched finger as a trio of vehicles came into view from the far end of the township. As they approached, the children could make out the familiar black and white colours of a police sedan leading the convoy of three, followed by a grey sedan which was in turn shepherded by a rickety looking tray truck. 

They glanced at each other with a hint of nervousness. 

Mrs. Stinson appeared at the entrance to her shop, having heard the approaching vehicles and she crossed over the street to stand next to Sylvia. 

The vehicles slowed to a stop, drawing close to the curb on the opposite side of the street. The children watched as the engines were silenced and the three cars sat for a moment. Bobby stood, growing suspicious of the new arrivals.

The doors to both the police sedan and the grey sedan snapped open. Two constables stepped out, as did two suited men after them. They inspected their surroundings with a mixture of befuddlement and barely concealed distaste.

Virginia's attention was drawn to the two suited men who stood directly across from her.

The first man - the driver - was tall, possibly the tallest man Virginia had ever seen. Dressed in a drab, grey tweed suit and colourless bow tie, he sported spiky, balding hair that was perfectly manicured into an impeccable short back and sides. His features were sinister, with long sallow cheeks that gave his thin lips the appearance of being permanently pursed. His eyes were distorted behind thick, black rimmed glasses that sat, perched precariously, on the tip of his nose. He held a clipboard in one arm as he swiped his free hand down his jacket absently.

His colleague, who emerged from the far side of the sedan, rounding the vehicle to stand next to him, was an equally dour presence. This man was barely half his colleague's size, his head reaching to just past the top of his chest. Dressed similarly in uninspiring grey tweed, his slick, brown hair was combed severely to one side with Bryll Cream. It did not move at all in the afternoon breeze. This man sported a pair of gold rimmed glasses over small eyes and large, bushy eye brows and a short, thick moustache that gave him a perpetual scowl.

Virginia's mother glanced at Mrs. Stinson then placed her hand protectively on Virginia's shoulders, drawing Virginia close to her as the tall man set his eyes upon the group. She glanced to the old tray truck from which two more men had stepped from. She recognised one of them right away - the township's kindly local doctor, Dr. Flaherty, a man who usually wore a smile, no matter what his disposition might be. Today, however, he appeared particularly troubled. He was accompanied by a second man, unfamiliar to Virginia and her mother. He carried a battered leather Gladstone bag which was partly opened and revealed the end of a stethoscope that hung lazily down one side.

When Virginia looked up at her mother, the worry etched into her features was palpable and Virginia felt that worry seep into her pores, into her blood and it coursed through her.

The tall man adjusted the clip board he held in his arm and gestured wordlessly to the two medicos, approaching the two women who were now joined by the proprietor of the general store, the butcher immediately next door and the post mistress. The children, who had retreated a little further under the verandah of the store, watched as the man nodded to the police constables on his left.

Mrs. Stinson stepped forward through the group, puffing her chest out boldly, setting her expression like steel as the men approached.

"What seems to be the trouble Wally?" she queried Dr. Flaherty malevolently. "This is all a little theatrical, even for you."

Dr. Flaherty was unable to make his jaw move immediately and he looked down awkwardly at the bitumen.

"Routine inspection Grace," the doctor grumbled, gesturing to the two suited men. "This is Bytes of the Aborigines Protection Board. He's here to..."

"There have been reports, from this District," the tall man, Bytes, interjected abruptly, eye balling Mrs. Stinson. "...of mal-nourishment and serious illness among the blacks. It is our job under the Act to investigate any reported cases of neglect and intervene accordingly."
 

You know you're wondering where you can buy this book. I know it and you know it. So here are the links:


This book is going to make you cry. It's going to make you smile. And it's going to melt your heart. When you get finished, you're going to ask, "Nicholas Sparks, who? I read Dean Mayes."

Will there be more in the Flukes series?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I'm being asked a lot if there will be more books in the Flukes Series. Notice that I said series. ;) 

The answer is yes. There will be more books. Will it continue Meena and Blakes story? No, not in the traditional sense. Will you see them in the other books? Possibly, at least a little. Maybe more than you think. It's hard to say at this point. 

Each of the books in the series will revolve around a different couple in the Flukes universe. The next book for that series will tell Jacen's story and yes, you're going to see some familiar faces. ;) 

I have at least two more books after Jacen's story, planned out, and possibly a short story or two.

Speaking of short stories, Meena will make an appearance in a Christmas anthology that is for charity. It's a cute little story about a young Meena and her father going to see Santa. It's cute and fun (I think) and very Island-Christmas-y. 

So, the next question I am asked a lot, is when! When will the next Flukes book be out. Honestly, I'm not sure, but let me tell you my schedule. 

I'm currently working on Suddenly Royal (and plan on doing a cover reveal soon) and hope to have that one out this winter. It's fun guys. And while I originally intended it to be New Adult, I'm thinking it may turn out to be a full fledged Contemporary Adult Romance. 

THEN I'm finishing up Jacen's story. Yep, some of it is already written. And it's fun, sarcastic, and all Jacen. Oh and his mate... which I'm not going to reveal yet. ;) 

I'm getting the books out as quickly as I can, but I have promised my family to take a break around Christmas. I've been on my computer for 5 months straight and I've almost forgotten what the world outside of my house is like. They've almost forgotten what I look like without sleep-deprived eyes. 

Thank you to everyone that has read Flukes. I know that mermaids are not always given much credit in the paranormal world, but I happily admit to having always loved them. They are under-rated and in a way it gives them a chance to really surprise you. 

Mushy, sappy, Kindle WINNER!

Monday, October 22, 2012


KINDLE WINNER!
RhiRowland

Necklace and Nail Polish:
Memrie

Mermaid Necklace:
Blacky

Congrats winners!!! Please email me your addresses at Nicholechase(dot)contact(at)gmail.com

Thank you to everyone that participated. I will be holding more contests in the near future, so hope you will all check back.

Also, for those of you that haven’t heard, the first novel of my trilogy, MORTAL OBLIGATION is now free on Amazon and Smashwords! It won’t stay this way forever, so grab your copy now.

If you like to have a complete copy of the trilogy, you can now grab the omnibus edition from Amazon and soon from Barnes and Noble at a discounted price!


ETA: Barnes and Noble now has MORTAL OBLIGATION for FREE for Nook users! 

My mushy, sappy, KINDLE Giveaway

Monday, October 15, 2012

I've been very lucky. Lucky in so many ways. I have an amazing family that loves me. My daughter makes me laugh and giggle on a constant basis. My husband makes me swoon. My friends support me, make me feel loved. I get to do something that I absolutely love: I get to write, I get to live in my imagination and share it with other people. Heck, it's even my favorite time of year. I'm just so frickin' happy!

So, I want to do something nice for someone else and since I have the best readers ever, I'm going to do it for you guys! I wish I could buy everyone a Kindle, but I can't. But, I WANT TO SHARE THE LOVE at least a little! I have to do something to pass on some of the happiness I feel. This is open INTERNATIONALLY.

So, here it is. The giveaway!




Here's what you need to do:

Share the links for Flukes. You can share it on Facebook, Twitter, your blog. What's this mean? Multiple entries! Once you've shared the link, comment on this post with a link to where you posted. Make sure that the link works. I will be checking them, and if it's not live, then I will move on to another winner. Each share get's it's own comment. This will help me keep them all straight when I pick a random number.

(Make sure you post the link to where you shared the book. If you don't I may not be able to find where you posted it. This goes for Facebook post too. ALSO, remember that you need to enter each link in it's own comment for it to count separately. If you don't it will count as one entry.) 

Here are the links for Flukes:

AMAZON

BARNES AND NOBLE


Here's how the multiple entries will work. You can win up to SIX times.
1 entry for posting the Amazon link on Facebook.
1 entry for posting the Barnes and Noble link on Facebook.
1 entry for tweeting the Amazon link. (Individual tweet)
1 entry for tweeting the Barnes and Noble link. (Individual tweet)
1 entry for sharing the Amazon link on your blog. (Can be in the same post.)
1 entry for sharing the Barnes and Noble link on your blog. (Can be in the same post.)
*You can enter EACH day of the contest- up to SIX time! 


Check back here on Monday, October 22nd, to see if you've won! I will post the winners. 

Oh, wait. I said winnerS, didn't I? That's right! On top of giving away a Kindle, I will also be giving away a couple of other things.


  • The grand prize winner will get a Kindle (without special offers/ads).



  • The runner up will win a mermaid necklace and nail polish that I spent FOREVER choosing. It's the exact color that I imagine Meena's tail to be.


(I would post a picture of the polish, too, but no matter what I do, it doesn't look like the right color in the picture. So, you're going to have to take my word for how cute it is.) 


  • The third place winner will receive a mermaid necklace.



You have until Saturday night, October 20th, at 11pm EST.

Ready? Set. Go!

Remember to leave your name, etc, so that I know who has won! 

FLUKES OFFICIAL RELEASE DAY!

Monday, October 8, 2012



Well, it's October 8th and Flukes is live on Amazon and Smashwords!




I'm still waiting on Barnes and Noble. I'm sorry guys. I uploaded there before I uploaded to Amazon and have no idea why it's not live yet. Rest assured it I am emailing them at annoying rate.   Until then, you can purchase an epub file from Smashwords for your Nook. Here are some quick instructions on how to upload the file to your Nook:

1) Go to the Smashwords page and purchase a copy.
2) Download the ePub file.
3) Plug your Nook into your computer.
4) Drag the ePub file to document file. Voila!
5) Unplug your Nook, turn it on and go to your books. In the older model Nooks, you need to open your Document folder and your book will there, ready to read. If you have a newer Nook (like my glowlite) then it will already be in your book library.

Smashwords does have a great guide on how to upload the book, so if my directions don't make sense, then check out their page!


There is a lot of fun stuff going on today for the Flukes release!

-Today, there will be a party on Facebook to celebrate the release! (Pictures, music, games, and prizes!) Come join us from 5pm to 9pm EST. Be sure to check back on my blog this week too! I'm going to have a couple of contests soon and you won't want to miss out!

-Here is an interview that I did with the lovely, Dean Mayes. Check it out for a little behind the scenes info on Flukes!

Thank you to everyone that has helped spread the word about Flukes. I can't tell you how much it means to me. Blake and Meena are very special to me! 

I've had several people ask about another book in the Flukes world and while I don't have a title yet, I can tell you that Flukes will be a series with each book revolving around a different couple. Next up is Jacen. ;)




Psst...

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Some sneaky readers found Flukes live a day early on Amazon. I will not confirm this rumor, but you can check and see here...

 http://www.amazon.com/Flukes-ebook/dp/B009MTO970/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349637036&sr=8-1&keywords=flukes+nichole+chase

I do know for sure that it will be live tomorrow, like I planned. ;) And hopefully Barnes and Noble will be on time, too!



Skype Interview with the Release Day Diva!

Thursday, October 4, 2012



Hi guys! As I gear up for the release of FLUKES, the lovely Jessi Gibson (talented author and owner of the Release Day Diva) and I sat down for a Skype interview. If you'd like to hear a little about Flukes, writing process, and upcoming project, check out this video. Be warned that I sometime ramble and make lots of weird expressions.




If you'd like a chance to win some of the goodies we talked about in the video, check out the Facebook party! Jessi does an amazing job of making the parties a blast.

If you'd like to see some of the awesome stuff that Christine from The-Book-Swag-Shop makes, check it out here.

I'm also going to have a contest on my blog Monday, so check back for details!


The Next Big Thing

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

  Welcome to THE NEXT BIG THING! This is part of an authors' blog tour. Each author who is tagged has the privilege of answering questions about their current work-in progress. The lovely Jessi Gibson tagged me for my upcoming novel, FLUKES. 


What is the working title of your book? 

Flukes will be out on October 8th! *bites nails in anticipation*

Where did the idea come from for the book?

Inspiration can strike anywhere. I was giving my toddler a bath and she was trying to learn how to float. I looked down at her and I couldn't help but think, wouldn't a baby mermaid be adorable? Bam! The idea took hold and wouldn't let go. It was so different from everything else I had worked on and I couldn't wait to dive in and bring it to life.
What genre does your book fall under?

New Adult Paranormal Romance
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Meena has worked her entire life to protect her secret, but Blake Weathering will shatter through all of her defenses just for the chance to capture her heart.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Flukes will be self-published.

 How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

Three weeks. It was by far the fastest book I've written. Flukes was waiting to pour out of me. 

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I honestly can't think of another book that would match up with Flukes. It's a light-hearted paranormal romance where the story focuses more on the relationship between the characters than anything else.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

Like I mentioned before, the book was inspired by daughter playing in the bathtub. However, the mushy scenes are definitely inspired by my husband. ;)

What else about your book might pique the readers’ interest?

 If you enjoy paranormal romance, steamy love scenes, with a good bit of humor and happy endings, this is the book for you. 






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