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)