Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I hope you understand...

So... Gosh this is hard to do. Since I've become an author, one thing I've had to learn to do is share more about myself with other people. I'm not great at it, but I assure you that I'm making an effort because my readers are so incredibly important to me. I've never been one to share a lot with others, although when I do, I always feel blessed to have the support of so many wonderful, caring people. Here goes...

Back on March 16th, my dad was taken to the hospital. During the span of the last 45 or so days, he has been home a total of 7 days. He had to have emergency surgery and for his privacy, I won't go into detail. Thankfully, he came through that surgery fine and we thought he was on the mend. Since then, there have been reoccurring complications and, although he's hanging in, we're still very worried about him, as you can imagine.

For the last month and a half, we've been praying that he will get better and that life for my family will move forward but that has not happened yet. He was home for a solid six days before he was rushed back to the hospital because of more complications. That was two weeks ago. 

Today, we were told that he will likely be released from the hospital in the next day or two which is great news for him, but it has the rest of us in a state of panic because his condition hasn't changed, and the doctors - despite how incredibly hard they are all working - just can't seem to nail down what is causing the problems which means they aren't able to fix it with certainty. Because of that, he is going to need around the clock care when he comes home. In order for that to happen, my entire family will need to be here to help take care of him. In order to do that, I have to cancel my upcoming trip to Chicago for the Chicago Author Event. Up until today, we had held out hope that I would be able to go, but at this point, I am not comfortable leaving him even for a few days.

I am devastated that I have to cancel. As many of you may know, we had to cancel a trip a few weeks back because of scheduling issues. And now we have to cancel this due to personal reasons. I have been looking forward to meeting so many of you and it breaks my heart to have to cancel, but as you can understand, I have to make sure my family is taken care of.

I truly hope you understand. I love you all and I have been looking forward to meeting each and every one of you. In the meantime, any prayers and thoughts that you could send for my dad, I would be immensely grateful. 

Much Love,
~Nic~

Monday, April 28, 2014

Happy Monday!!!

So, I've been playing hooky for the last few days - and for those who know me, you know this is rare. I'm usually in my writing cave and half the time I don't even see the sun unless it is from my view out the window. But, we've been working on the new house and finally managed to get some furniture for the place. It's been fun, but I know it's time to get back to the daily grind now that Monday has rolled around again.


Pre-Order now available 
on iTunes as well!!!


Entrusted (Club Destiny, #7) is available for pre-order and it will be delivered to you on Thursday, May 1st!


A portion of the proceeds from Chasing Dreams (Devil's Bend, #1) as well as ALL of the Club Destiny books, including Entrusted, sold in May will go to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention! See my original announcement if you missed. I'll also be providing a list of ALL books from ALL authors who are also donating to this wonderful cause in the next couple of days!

*Did you notice that it now says Club Destiny #7 instead of #6.5? Well, that's because Entrusted is novel length so it has been updated to reflect accordingly. And it is still $2.99!

The Keith Milano Memorial Fund benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). www.afsp.org 

AFSP is the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide.

AFSP is a fully accredited 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated in the state of Delaware with primary offices in New York City. Federal tax ID # is 13-3393329. AFSP's Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) number is 10545. All donations to AFSP are tax deductible.


I'll be in Chicago on May 3rd

Yep, that's right. We're getting ready, packing the goodies and making sure we've got all that we need because we're going to Chicago! Hope I'll get to see you there!



Oh, and just because I love dogs... I do. I really do love dogs, and I'm pretty sure there are two in this picture. Maybe. I might have to look for a while longer just to make sure. Happy Monday!






Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Monday!!!

Hey y'all! I've been in hiding for the last week (or for a lot of it anyway), but that is because I was in Vegas celebrating my 12th anniversary with my hubby, Colt. :) We had a blast. Of course, we lost too much money, but we still had a good time. Just the two of us.

As I've mentioned before, I've got a lot of things going on at the moment. And I know you've got questions, so I promise I'll answer many of them in the very near future. But for now, hold tight. I promise not to keep you waiting too much longer.

Now, on to some important updates...

Entrusted (Club Destiny, #6.5)

In case you haven't heard, Entrusted is available for pre-order on Amazon and KOBO. 


Also, if you missed it, be sure to read my important message related to the announcement of Entrusted's release.



Have you heard the news...

Coming May 20th, 2014! 

SOME LIKE IT HOT

A steamy anthology which will include the first novella in my new Dead Heat Ranch series: Boots Optional

That's right! Five HOT bestselling authors are about to bring you five brand new erotic romance novellas in one anthology! Please note that this will only be available for a limited time. As soon as the pre-order links are available, I will make sure to post them! Until then, be sure to add to your TBR!

New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards is heating things up with Boots Optional, a sexy new ménage novella which is the first book in a hot new series called Dead Heat Ranch. Grace Lambert is familiar with hard work, long days, and handsome cowboys. She’s been working for her family’s dude ranch since she was old enough to ride a horse and she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty. What she is afraid of is the heat that’s been generating between her and not one, but two sexy cowboys who’ve set their sights on her. And each other. Grant Kingsley and Lane Miller have both had their eyes on Gracie for years, but the feisty cowgirl has managed to keep them at bay. As far as they are concerned, cowboys don’t give up, and neither of them is ready to give up just yet. Not on her and not on the heat that transpires between the two of them. Find out what happens when the sultry Texas nights get as hot as the fierce Texas days.


Hot New Series...

Love cowboys? Love smokin' hot cowboys and the sweet, sexy cowgirls they love? Well, I've got a brand new series that will be out in the very near future! You won't want to miss this one! 





Friday, April 11, 2014

It's Friday!

It's Friday! Know what that means? Tomorrow is Saturday. Uhh, what did you think it meant? 

Hope you have an awesome weekend! 

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Important announcement!

It sure seems like I was just announcing the release of a book in the Club Destiny series... Oh, wait, I did. Just recently. Well, guess what all you Club Destiny fans! I've got an added bonus for you!

Entrusted (Club Destiny, #6.5) is NOW available for pre-order on Amazon! 



BUT WAIT! 
Along with this, I want to make an important announcement.

In May of last year, I made an announcement that was quite difficult for me to make. One that has honestly changed my life in ways I never expected. For those of you who were hanging with me at this time, you learned something about me that I generally don't tell many people. I suffer from severe depression. I manage my depression with the help of my doctor and with medication, and yes, for the most part, I function quite normally. There are plenty of ups and downs, and I'm so grateful for the amazing family and friends that I have because they help me through each day - and yes, we take it one day at a time.


So, you may wonder why I'm asking for your attention. Actually, I wanted to let you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. And because this is something so near and dear to me, I'm here to let you know that in May (from May 1st through May 31st), I will be donating a portion of the proceeds from ALL of my Club Destiny series sales (Conviction, Temptation, Addicted, Seduction, Infatuation, Captivated, Devotion, Perception, Entrusted) to The Keith Milano Memorial Fund. 


Last year, thanks to the amazing readers who helped support this wonderful cause and with a personal donation added by Colt and I, we were able to raise $10,000. I would love to top that this year! And you can help. Not only will I be donating a portion of my proceeds, but there are a lot of wonderful authors who will also be donating a portion of their May proceeds as well. As we get closer to May, you'll see a lot more about this and I'll make sure to get the list posted with links to all of the books that will benefit this truly great cause. 

You can learn more about the Keith Milano Memorial Fund which benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention below as well as going to www.KeithMilano.org.  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keithamilano

The Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the devastating and deadly disease that is mental illness. Keith’s spirit and laughter is kept alive through our efforts to increase awareness about mental illness and to raise money for education and imperative research. Keith often struggled with society’s perception of mental illness. Our hope is that by having the strength to say that Keith was “Bipolar” we can strip away the stigma and help others to be more open about their disease. www.keithmilano.org

The Keith Milano Memorial Fund benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). www.afsp.org


AFSP is the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide.

AFSP is a fully accredited 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated in the state of Delaware with primary offices in New York City. Federal tax ID # is 13-3393329. AFSP's Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) number is 10545. All donations to AFSP are tax deductible.

Thirsty Thursday...

Good morning! Happy Thursday! This week is quickly passing us by. I'm not sure yet whether that's a good thing or not. Then again, the weekend is right around the corner, so there's nothing wrong with that at all.

I don't see anything wrong with this either... Happy Thursday, y'all! 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Reminder! Perception is available!

Just a little reminder in case you missed it! 
Perception is available now! 

Links:



And you won't want to miss the 
Perception Blog Tour 
going on now!

Enter using the Rafflecopter link below!

There are some cool prizes to be had!


Wednesday fun...

Winners selected! 
Pamela Tencza Krushin
Xantippi

Congrats! Please send an email to NicoleEdwardsContest (at) gmail (dot) com with your mailing address so that we can get the NE Limited white boards out to you!


Let's do something fun...

Ok, so it has been a very, very, very long time since Colt and I went on our first date. We've been married for twelve years on April 20th, and because my memory has always been really bad, I can hardly remember any of our first date questions. 

So, here's the deal. Leave a comment on this blog post (not on Facebook or Twitter, etc) with a good first date question. What would you ask, have you asked, or have you been asked, on a first date? It doesn't have to be outrageous either, just normal first date questions.


Tomorrow afternoon (04/10), I'll draw two random people who've commented with a first date question on this post to win a Nicole Edwards Limited whiteboard (pic to the right - about the size of a sheet of paper). Two white boards, two winners. Remember, you must comment on this blog post. 

Wednesday already?

 photo baby-dance_zpsba99fc92.gifIs it Wednesday already? (I did have to confirm with my calendar, but yes, I believe it is)

I know, I know, I was so ready for Monday to be over, but where did Tuesday go? Oh, right! I was writing. Yes! 8,000 words yesterday and my next book is soooo almost done!

Are you excited? I am. --->

I promise, I'll have more details really, really, really soon.

Until then, get your swerve on! Love y'all!



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Holy hotness!!!

Yep, I'm in the middle of writing a very explicitly hot scene and I... well, I had to take a break. LOL Yes, it's that hot. But don't worry, I'll be giving you more details in the very near future.

Until then...


Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday... 'Nuf said

Yep, it's been one of those days. Monday. Wow! I'm kinda glad it's over.

So, my intention from the moment I woke up this morning was to write. Write. Write. Write. What did I do today? I didn't write. Go figure.

No, instead, we had various people working in the house, some actually in my office so I got very little done. But, it is what it is. There's always tomorrow.

But, for tonight, I'm going to leave you with this... just because. G'night!