Monday, December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013

Let's just say that 2012 has been a wild ride

and 2013 only looks to be better and brighter.

So, I want to say thank you to all of you who have supported me through the year. Your kind words and support are what makes this all worth while. Don't worry, we've got plenty in store for next year.

Have a very safe and happy New Year and I'll see you back here in 2013

Love,
Nic

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Temporary Price Reduction!!! Only 99 cents!

CONVICTION - A Club Destiny Novel

For a limited time only - TODAY AND TOMORROW ONLY - you can get the first book in the Club Destiny series for only $0.99 on Amazon!

Conviction (Club Destiny)



And don't forget to check out the others now available!

Temptation (Club Destiny)
Addicted (Club Destiny)

Seduction (Club Destiny)


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to take a brief moment to send Merry Christmas wishes to everyone!

I've truly been blessed this year by all of the wonderful new people I have met through this amazing journey that I am on.

I wish you and your families a very blessed Christmas!

~Nic~

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Nicole's Weekly Update #8 (you don't want to miss this one)

One week ago today, I started out on this adventure as a full time author and let me tell you, this has been the most thrilling week for me. During the short time, I've made some wonderful friends and been able to converse with several of my readers and enjoy the other side of writing.

It's no secret that being an author is a solitary life, one that I've grown accustomed to over the years. Once I sit down at the computer, the real world falls away and I am immersed in the wonderful fictional world that goes on inside of my head even when I'm not paying attention. But now, I have the opportunity to interact with those of you who make this all worth while. I've never been happier!

Exciting things for the week:
So, being that I have been in the corporate world for most of my adult life, I thought it important to keep track of some of what's going on in my world. There are two that I am thrilled to share with you this week:


1. Seduction is hanging on in the top 10 on Amazon's Best Sellers in Erotica list. This is the fourth book in the Club Destiny series and I'm so happy with the response. It's very humbling to see the reviews and comments in relation to Alex and Ashleigh's story. I can't say that I have a favorite because I love every single one of the characters in this series, but these two were definitely fun. If you haven't yet, please check them out.




2. Alluring Indulgence ~ Kaleb ~ COVER REVEAL
Yep, that's right. It's almost here. The first book in the Alluring Indulgence series is on it's way. Don't worry, there will be more to come on this one, including some teaser's from the book as well as a HUGE contest after the first of the year! For those of you who've enjoyed the Club Destiny series, as always, you can expect to get some glimpses of your favorites in this series as well.




3. If you haven't seen the fundraiser that is underway, I would suggest that you stop what you're doing (well, after reading my blog) and jump on over to the Flirty and Dirty Book Blog to check it out (Facebook or on their Blog) The ladies behind this blog are doing WONDERFUL things including this awesome fundraiser to help the victims of the senseless tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. There are prizes to be had for your generosity, so stop by. As you'll see, there are free books and they so graciously allowed me to contribute to this wonderful cause.



4. The Naughty Mafia 
(Kelli Maine, Emily Snow, Katie Ashley, Michelle Valentine and Kristen Proby) 

NEED I SAY MORE? 

The Naughty Mafia is going to ROCK Las Vegas August 16 - 20, 2013 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. I'm so excited to have been asked to join this AWESOME list of authors who will be attending. I've included the link to the blog, so bookmark it and check back often to see what these amazing ladies have in store for you. (And yes, you can expect me to be seeking out some autographs from my favorites)




Wednesday, December 19, 2012

~ Cover Reveal ~ Kaleb: An Alluring Indulgence Novel

Happy Wednesday!

Yep, you might be able to detect that I'm a little excited about the news I have to share. I've got a new series coming out - Alluring Indulgence - and if you've been keeping up, I've shared a few bits and pieces here and there. I am happy to announce the official release date as well as share the cover with you!!! It's beautiful!

Official Release Date:
January 22, 2013

Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Nicole's Weekly Update #7

Well, I have some phenomenal news to share.

As of Friday, December 14th, I am officially a full time author. Having spent the last 12 and a half years at one company, leaving is both bittersweet and exhilarating all at the same time. I've made some amazing friends over the years and not seeing them every day is going to take some getting used to, but on the other hand, I now have the opportunity to do what I have dreamed about doing for as long as I can remember.

A little about me:
I obtained my passion for writing when I was around 14 years old and it has only grown over the last fifteen or twenty years. I have spent years writing books that I have enjoyed, but no one else ever had the opportunity to see. Believe it or not, Conviction was one of those stories that I started about five years ago and only recently decided to release on the world. The response has been above and beyond my wildest imagination. So, not only was I working forty or more hours a week, I was also spending just as many hours a week writing which was ultimately taking it's toll on me.

Before the Club Destiny Series:
Back in December of 2011, I decided to go the independent route and published a few of my other books under my real name. Let me just say that I was hesitant with those books because I had modified them to be something that I wasn't quite comfortable with thinking that was what romance readers really wanted. I went the contemporary romance route and drastically toned down the "erotic" elements in the stories and I think that ultimately determined their fate.

If you have read any of my books, you understand that my brain functions more on the naughty than the nice so you can understand my dilemma. I have since pulled my other books from the shelves (under my real name) and am working to write them with more of Nicole's influence because that is who I truly am.It didn't take long before I realized that I wanted to be myself and although I am writing under a pen name, I can tell you that Nicole Edwards is who I really am.

Since the Club Destiny Series:
Over the course of the last five or six months, I have learned so much about myself and thanks to all of the amazing people who have supported me during this time - my family and my readers - I have come into my own. The Club Destiny series is just the first of many that I hope to share with the world. I am frequently receiving questions on whether or not there will be more books in this series, and I can assure you that there will be.

A BIG Thank You:
First and foremost, I have to thank my husband for his continued support of me and my dream. If it weren't for him, I wouldn't be where I am today. After all, I had to ask his permission to allow me to do this full time (giving up a steady income is a huge risk) - and after pondering the request for a while (it seemed like forever), he finally said yes.

I also have to say thank you to my mother because she is the most amazing woman I have ever known and her love and support have gotten me through each and every day. My mother is not only my mother, she is ultimately my best friend.

And of course, I want to thank my readers for their continued support and the emails and Facebook/Twitter posts that have me smiling each and every day. I will admit that I do this because I love it, but it is you who makes it all worthwhile.

What does this mean?
Well, not only will I have the time necessary to do what I love most, this new change in my life will allow me the opportunity to interact with my readers more which has become one of the highlights of my day. 

I love you all and I am grateful that you have chosen to venture down this path with me and to share in the dreams that I have come to put on paper.

So, come visit me on Twitter or Facebook or my blog or my website or email me anytime. I love to hear from you and I am so exited for this new beginning!

The Club Destiny Series: 
(and yes, there are more to come)
Book #1 - CONVICTION:

Book #2 - TEMPTATION:

Book #2.5 - ADDICTED:

Book #3 - SEDUCTION:
   

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Nicole's Weekly Update #6


Somewhere in there, I think I missed a week, but that's because I've been so busy getting ready for the release of SEDUCTION and I have great news!!! It's here! (well, almost)

SEDUCTION - the fourth installment in the Club Destiny series  will be available Tuesday, December 11th. 

On top of that phenomenal news, I'm going to let you in on a little secret! I'm currently working on another series alongside the next installment in the Club Destiny series. Want some more details? Well, I can't share much, but I will tell you that this one is HOT! With seven deliciously sinful brothers - how could it not be?

So, be on the lookout for Seduction and check out an excerpt (click here)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Nicole's Weekly Update #5

As I sit here on Sunday, off and running on a new project (a new series that I'm super excited about), I've been reflecting back on the past week, wondering where in the world the time went.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were spent working (my full time job) while Thursday I spent cooking and enjoying the day with my family. Friday while my husband had to work, I spent a good fifteen hours writing. I know, crazy, huh? But it was thrilling for me. Saturday I spent most of the day writing, sending the hubby to conquer the grocery store all by himself while I selfishly used several hours to write some more. Saturday night, I spent some time with two of our best friends, laughing, joking, and having a good time (I miss spending time with them). And Sunday - today - I've once again been writing along with my dedicated Sunday afternoon nap.

So as I sit here now, taking a break from my latest project, I find myself nervous about venturing down this new path and wondering what my readers will think. I've been blessed with the Club Destiny series and the outpouring of support and love from readers everywhere. It's amazing and humbling all at the same time. I still can't believe it's real. While I'm still working on additional books in the Club Destiny series - Seduction is complete and off to editing (read an excerpt if you haven't yet); Dylan's got a story to tell, but I'm not there yet; and Kane and Lucie wanted me to share their story -  my mind has recently conjured up a slew of hot alpha males who've struck my fancy. (Seriously... HOT!) So look for some excerpts soon from the new series.

Then I start to think about what the near future will bring. We've got more holidays coming up that I'm looking forward to with my family and friends. I'll be stealing as many hours every day to work on my books, doing what I love and counting down the days until I can venture down this great new path on a full time basis!

Hope you have a phenomenal week, recover from the few days off (hopefully everyone had a couple at least) and any of the crazy Black Friday shopping that you dared to do.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to take a moment and give my thanks to my friends, family, fans and readers. This is the time when we sit back and reflect on all of the blessings that we have in our lives and I for one have many.

 The support I have received from my friends and family is unprecedented and I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for each and every one of them.

The overwhelming response to my writing has humbled me in ways you can only imagine. With each review, email, Facebook post, Twitter response, blog comment, (you get the idea) I find myself walking on a cloud. With each one of them, it's like the first time and a you can't wipe the smile from my face at that moment.

So, I want to say thank you! 

May each and every one of you enjoy time with your families and those closest to you, over the Thanksgiving holiday.

And for those of you who are brave enough to venture out into the wild known as Black Friday, I wish you luck in finding exactly what you're looking for. I won't be there with you because I'm just not that brave!

Many thanks,
~ Nic ~

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Nicole's Weekly Update #4

I've spent the better part of the weekend writing Alex and Ashleigh's story as it plays out before me. Those two have it bad for one another, let me tell you.

While I've been doing that, I've been thinking about the rest of the Club Destiny members, wondering what they're doing. I'm thinking Sierra, Luke and Cole might need to make a reappearance, but nothing has come to me yet. Maybe they need a novella of their own... I'll keep you posted on that one. But I can tell you that Lucie and Kane are making a little progress - a novella for the sparks between those to is inevitable.

On an entirely different note, I want to say Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have the chance to spend a day with the ones you love, remembering all of the gifts we've each been blessed with - family. This year has been a life changer for me and I have my family (and my beloved readers) to thank for their support and love - I could never do it without them.




Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Nov. 13th Temptation Tuesday Winners!!!


Although Temptation released one week early, there is still going to be a contest next week. I'm working on it now, so check back to enter to win!

With that said...

Today's Temptation Tuesday Winners are:


November 13th:
Bookaholic JJM4
AWillard


Random Drawing Tonight:
Bonus Winners:
Nicole Mahafey
BookLover <3

Thanks to everyone for the reviews - it doesn't matter what you have to say, it's that you shared that makes a difference!

Please send me an email at Nicole@NicEdwardsAuthor.com to claim your prize!

All winners from this week and previous weeks have until Thursday, November 14th, 7pm CST to claim their prizes.

~Nic~

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Nicole's Weekly Update #3

As I sit here today, writing, I'm wondering exactly what made me choose November 20th as the release date for Temptation. Why so long? Why not sooner? When I was unable to answer that question with something legitimate, I thought... well, if it's up to me, why don't we do this now. Or rather, Tuesday, November 13th? That seems like a perfectly solid date to me.

With that said...

Get ready! Temptation will be released on Tuesday, November 13th (being that it's already been submitted to Amazon, you might even be able to get it even sooner than that).


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Temptation Tuesday Winners...

To date, the Temptation Tuesday Winners are...

October 16th: 
Jenf
Annel06

October 23rd:
Reanell Tisdale
Michelle Bowman

October 30th:
Redreader
Martha O

November 6th:
Lisa Lambert
Danyel Buchko

If you haven't already, send me an email at Nicole@NicEdwardsAuthor.com to claim your prize!

Be sure to check back next Tuesday for more winners!!!

~Nic~

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Nicole's Weekly Update #2

Yep, it's that time again. It's hard to believe another week has passed. Ok, so it's not that hard to believe. Last week was one of the longest in history. There are so many things going on around my house that it's hard to keep up. With the holidays coming up and the release of Temptation, things have been hectic.

Don't forget the Temptation Tuesday contest, running through November 20th! Congrats to the recent winners! (Link to contest) 

TEMPTATION
Book description:

Sierra Sellers has never had a problem finding a date, but when her mother’s meddling ways result in her being set up with the intensely sexy Luke McCoy, owner of Club Destiny, Sierra learns she can’t fight temptation. When he unleashes her deepest, darkest fantasies, she finds herself in a position she doesn't want to get out of.

Luke McCoy has run fast and hard from the demons that chase him. The hot, fierce need that pushed him beyond the boundaries he hadn't realized he’d erected resulted in a two month hiatus from the world he’d built for himself. A world concreted in lust and forbidden fantasies. So when his twin brother Logan introduces him to Sierra, Luke finds himself up against another temptation that he can’t resist.

Cole Ackerley never backs down from a challenge, but that was before he’d been intimately introduced to Luke McCoy. Throw in the black haired vixen with the glowing blue eyes, and Cole finds himself engulfed in a ménage hot enough to rival the sun. When his feelings for both of them ignite, Cole learns the true meaning of self-restraint.

The deep, soul scorching hunger that ignites between the three of them turns into a firestorm of sensuality and lust that only burns brighter and hotter with every encounter. But when Luke continues to push them away, can Cole and Sierra find a way to show him there are no boundaries when it comes to love?

Warning: This book contains sexual encounters and graphic language that some readers may find objectionable, including, but not limited to m/f, m/m, m/f/m and m/m/f encounters, exhibitionism, and voyeurism. Consider yourself warned – some of these encounters are hot enough to melt your Kindle. Contains graphic material that is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. 



But, in keeping with my weekly updates, I'm happy to announce that an excerpt of SEDUCTION has been released on my website. It's getting steamy between Alex and Ashleigh. (read here)


~Nic~

Monday, October 22, 2012

It's that time again...

That's right, it's that time again!!!

It's Temptation Tuesday and in honor of the upcoming release of TEMPTATION - A Club Destiny Novel - I'm giving away prizes.

Every Tuesday I'm be giving away two (2) $25 gift cards through November 13th! On November 20th, I'll be giving away something BIG, so check back often to find out what it is!

There are two ways to win:
* Follow my blog and post a comment on this page
* Post a review of CONVICTION on either Goodreads (link) or Amazon (link) (if you have already reviewed, you are automatically entered!)

Be sure to stop by my website to read an excerpt of TEMPTATION (read excerpt)

No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Contest runs every Tuesday, beginning Tuesday, October 16th and ending Tuesday November 20th. Due to the nature of the content, you must be 18 or older to enter and/or win. International entries welcome. The local laws of your jurisdiction apply. Prize is one of ten $25 gift cards (Google Play, Starbucks, and iTunes), winners will be randomly selected. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Incorrect entries will not be counted so please read the rules of entry carefully. Winner will be responsible for checking back to see if he/she has won. Winners will be announced on my blog by 9pm CST each Tuesday so be sure to check back!!! Gift cards will be mailed to winners.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Nicole's Weekly Update #1

Hey all ~
Just wanted to stop by and give you a sneak peak of what's in the works...

The buzz that's been created by the release of CONVICTION and the upcoming release of TEMPTATION has me excited! Which has kept my fingers on the keyboard, working on the 3rd installment in the Club Destiny series... SEDUCTION

For those of you who've read Conviction, you should be familiar with Alex. Well, I'm happy to say that Ashleigh has waltzed back into his life and is giving him hell - of the sultry, seductive kind. :) 


As for TEMPTATION... this one is all about Luke McCoy - Logan's twin. Suffice it to say, he's got a new love interest and she keeps him on his toes - well, both of them actually because Cole Ackerley is along for the ride. 
  • If you haven't picked up your copy of Conviction, check it out exclusively on Amazon: Conviction - A Club Destiny Novel
  • Don't forget the Temptation Tuesday contest - running every Tuesday until November 20th. Check it out here.
Last, but definitely not least, here's a snippet from the upcoming book, scheduled for release on November 20th. Hope you enjoy...

From TEMPTATION:
When Luke pressed a hard thigh between her legs, Sierra had to restrain her immediate need to grind down on him. When he gripped her wrists in one of his big hands and lifted her hands above her head, she somehow managed to hold back a moan. God he felt good against her, the solid thud of his heart beating in his chest was evident even through the soft white cotton. He was just as affected by their nearness as she was, but Sierra was hanging on by a thread and he knew it.
His mouth hovered just above hers and Sierra was tempted to run her tongue over his lips just to taste him. Instead she squeezed her lips together to keep from giving in.
“I think you need to be punished.” Luke’s voice was a dark, provocative grumble that, along with his warm breath fanning her face, had goose bumps forming on her flesh.
Oh yes, she couldn’t argue with that. She only wondered what he had in mind.
Before she could say anything, Luke lifted her up and tossed her over his shoulder, similar to the way he had the night before when he had taken her outside to the pool. The only difference was this time they were both fully clothed. 
Hopefully not for long.
Since he had never been to her house before, Sierra was surprised when he turned and locked the front door before heading toward her bedroom. He couldn’t have known where it was, although her house wasn’t very big, so it wasn’t that hard to navigate.
Once inside the room, Sierra half expected him to toss her on the bed. Instead he slowly slid her back down until her feet touched the floor. Knowing better than to try to back away from him, Sierra anticipated his next move, only what he did next took her completely off guard.
He pulled over the hard back chair that she kept against the wall, and he sat down easily, his eyes still locked on her. She followed his every move, her body throbbing with need while the shrill sound of warning bells started going off in her brain. He didn’t look all too happy. Strangely, she wasn’t scared of what he would do; she was more worried about what he wouldn’t do.
“Take off your panties.” He ordered, and Sierra fought to process his words.
The long flowing skirt she wore nearly touched the floor, and for the first time that day, she wished she had worn pants. She loved the black and white gauzy material and the way it brushed against her legs when she moved, but she had never thought about how vulnerable she was no matter what she was wearing when she was around Luke. 
He wouldn’t get any argument from her. At least not yet anyway. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

TEMPTATION Tuesday...


That's right!!!


It's Temptation Tuesday and in honor of the upcoming release of TEMPTATION - A Club Destiny Novel - I'm giving away prizes.

Every Tuesday, starting today, I'll be giving away two (2) $25 gift cards now through November 13th! On November 20th, I'll be giving away something BIG, so check back often to find out what it is!

There are two ways to win:
* Follow my blog and post a comment on this page
* Post a review of CONVICTION on either Goodreads (link) or Amazon (link) (if you have already reviewed, you are automatically entered!)

Be sure to stop by my website to read an excerpt of TEMPTATION (read excerpt)

No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Contest runs every Tuesday, beginning Tuesday, October 16th and ending Tuesday November 20th. Due to the nature of the content, you must be 18 or older to enter and/or win. International entries welcome. The local laws of your jurisdiction apply. Prize is one of ten $25 gift cards (Google Play, Starbucks, and iTunes), winners will be randomly selected. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Incorrect entries will not be counted so please read the rules of entry carefully. Winner will be responsible for checking back to see if he/she has won. Winners will be announced on my blog by 9pm CST each Tuesday so be sure to check back!!! Gift cards will be mailed to winners.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Upcoming release... TEMPTATION

Since the release of CONVICTION, the first in the Club Destiny series, I've been incredibly busy, which has left me very little time to do what I want to do the most - interact with my fans. With deadlines looming and the holidays just around the corner, if feels like I've been working non stop! And although I've been spending most of my timing writing, I wanted to take the opportunity to answer the one question that seems to be on everyone's mind these days...


When will the second book be released?

Well, I am thrilled to announce that TEMPTATION will be released on  November 20, 2012!

In the meantime, make sure you check out an excerpt on my website, and check back frequently because I've got some exciting things on the horizon, including contests and sneak peeks of the third book... SEDUCTION, slated for release in early 2013!!! 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Beyond my wildest expectations

I have to say that I am completely humbled by how well CONVICTION has been doing since it's release on July 31st. To say that the four and five star reviews have defied my wildest imagination is a mere understatement.

When I say THANK YOU, to all of you who have read Logan and Samantha's story, I mean it from the bottom of my heart.

What's in store for Luke? Well, you'll have to wait and see, but one thing I promise you... It's going to be a scorcher!!! TEMPTATION, the second installment in the Club Destiny series is slated for release in early November so hang on just a little while longer.

In the meantime, check out an excerpt...
http://nicedwardsauthor.com/

All my love,
Nic

Monday, July 30, 2012

Happy Release Day!!!

I am happy to say that tomorrow, July 31st is the official release day for the first ebook in the Club Destiny series - Conviction. 

It has been a journey to say the least. A fun one at that and I hope my readers enjoy reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it. 

Good News! The next in the series is in the works and coming along nicely. At this point, I don't have an estimated release date, (I'm still writing), but I promise, as soon as there is more news, I will share.