Thursday, June 4, 2015

What the heck!?!

LOL - Do you like the title of this post? Well, it kind of describes how I feel sometimes when I'm overwhelmed by these characters who are running roughshod in my brain. Every time I turn around there seems to be another one (or ten). 

But, I'm not really complaining. I'm simply here to tell you what happened and why there is ANOTHER series! I'm sure you're now saying, "What the heck?", right? 

So what happened was... Right after I finished writing Beautifully Brutal (Southern Boy Mafia, #1), I hit a wall. Not literally, no. But, I hit a mental wall and I suffered from what seemed to be an endless bout of writer's block. By the way, if you research what to do when you have writer's block, you'll find a gazillion suggestions on how to overcome it - none of them worked for me. But, I did do the one thing I always do: I kept writing. I didn't intend to finish anything, didn't even think that I'd have a complete story, but then BAM! There is was, right there in beautiful black and white print on my computer screen - WITHOUT REGRET! 

Of course, anytime I have a new idea, I always run it by Colt to get his input. With this particular series, he got very excited, thinking that we might possibly get to take more trips to Las Vegas for "research" purposes. I told him that wasn't the case. He frowned, then smiled, and then told me to go for it. 

So, that's how Devil's Playground was born. It will be series of novellas that I'll offer for $0.99 each. I hope you'll give it a chance! Without Regret is currently available for preorder, for yes, $0.99! 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Our beloved Walker brothers

So, I realize it's been a few weeks since BRENDON released and the official end to the Alluring Indulgence series has arrived. BUT...

I thought I'd address one of the biggest questions (and often requests) that I get. Will we see more of the brothers? What about the other characters? 

I do have an answer for that, one I hope will please the loyal readers of this series. There will be more  of the characters from Coyote Ridge - in a spin-off series aptly named Coyote Ridge. :) I'm so happy to tell you that you will see Greyson, Jared, Jaxson, CJ, Curtis and Lorrie, Mack and Jeff, and the many cousins and friends of the Walker family. At this time, I do not have an estimate on when the first book will be published, but I promise, it will be coming. I do my absolute best to keep my website updated on what I'm working on (under Coming Soon). I include notes as well as the updated word count for the books I'm working on. 

In the meantime, I want to say THANK YOU! The love you've shown me and the Walker brothers for the past few years is something I will cherish for a lifetime. In no way will I be saying good-bye to them forever, I can assure you of that. I have something planned for the Alluring Indulgence series in the future and once I have more information on this, I'll be sure to share. 

Also, if you haven't read it yet, you can check out the short story - Fall Festival with the Walker Brothers. I originally published this in my October 2014 newsletter, but now it's available (for free) on my website. 

And thank you for making 
BRENDON a USA Today bestseller! 

Monday, June 1, 2015

We've got a contest, y'all!!!

And this one is a doozy! It was actually Colt's brainchild and a fantastic one at that. We've started referring to it as the Beautifully Brutal Bracket Bash (say that five times fast).

Beautifully Brutal Bracket Rules: 

Each Monday - starting May 25th - we will post (on my Facebook Author page) the bracket(s) that need to be voted on. This will be done in the form of a voting post on the Nicole Edwards Author Facebook page. At the end of each post the winning prize will be selected and moved to the next level on the bracket. The losing prize will be given to a randomly selected winner picked from those who voted on that post. This will continue until the release week of Beautifully Brutal (releases June 16th) where the final two prizes will be voted on. The Friday of release week, there will be two random drawings. First will be the random winner of the bracket post, this person will receive the losing prize. Then a Grand Prize winner will be selected from every person that participated in the individual bracket games. (Names will be pulled from every bracket voting post. So each time you participated in a voting post that is one entry. So if you voted in every post your name will be entered into the grand prize drawing 15 times. If you only voted in 3 posts your name will be entered into the grand prize drawing 3 times and so on.) The grand prize winner will win the remaining bracket prize PLUS a mystery box of prizes worth over $450.

Bracket post breakdown:

**Week one: May 25th:
There will be 8 Voting Posts this week: Each day The first Voting Posts will be open by 10am CST and the second will be posted around 30 minutes later and both till 8am CST the next day.

Voting Posts 1 &2 – Monday, Voting Posts 3&4 -Tuesday, Voting Posts 5&6 –Wednesday, Voting Posts 7&8 – Thursday. Friday Post: the winning prizes will be shown in their new bracket spot and the winners of the losing prizes will be posted.

**Week two: June 1st:
There will be 4 Voting Posts this week: Each day’s Voting Posts will be open by 10am CST till 8am CST the next day.

Voting Post 9– Monday, Voting Post 10 -Tuesday, Voting Post 11 –Wednesday, Voting Post 12 – Thursday. Friday Post: the winning prizes will be shown in their new bracket spot and the winners of the losing prizes will be posted.

**Week three: June 8th:
There will be 2 Voting Posts this week:

Voting Post 13 will be open by 10am CST Monday till 8pm CST Tuesday.
Voting Post 14 will be open by 10 am CST Wed till 8pm CST Thursday. Friday Post: the winning prizes will be shown in their new bracket spot and the winners of the losing prizes will be posted.

**Final Week: June 15th:
This will be only the final voting post this week.

Voting Post 15 will be by from 10am CST Monday till 8pm CST Thursday.
Friday Post: The winning prize will be shown and the losing prize winner and the Grand Prize winner will be selected and posted.

Good Luck!!!

*This giveaway and related posts to this giveaway are the sole responsibility of Nicole Edwards Limited and is in no way connected to Facebook. All prize winners will be selected using or similar randomizing system. Questions about the giveaway can be emailed to: NicoleEdwardsContest(at)gmail(dot)com with subject: Bracket Question