Showing posts from October, 2013

Happy Halloweenie! (Heavy on the weenie)

Now that's what I call a treat. :)  Made extra special because it was sent to me by the absolutely fantabulous Girl Wizard, or as you may call her, Suze at Subliminal Coffee . One of my goals in this life is to see David in person---sans the bag, of course. I was soooo very close once, but planes and trains didn't cooperate, so I was stranded in a darling string of villages on the Ligurian Sea *sigh* (poor, poor me, right). But until I finally meet him, this lovely card will get me through. Also, apologies for not being around your places of late---October has pretty much wiped the floor with me schedule-wise, but I have high hopes for a lighter November.  Praise God I'm not doing NaNo! But right now, I must rush off to the next disaster. Oh, but before I go---my words have been assigned for the Realms Faire  to be held at M. Pax's place November 11-15. The magic words are  Divine and Three, get used to saying them. ;) You can click here to see the super aweso

A Novella to Kick Cancer's Bum

Today I get to tell you about something very cool. Author Debra Anastasia and all the people at Omnific Publishing who worked on her just-released novella, Late Night with Andres , did it as a labor of love so that 100% of the proceeds generated from sales of the book can be donated to assist in the battle against breast cancer. I haven't read the story yet, but I know Debra well enough to know anyone who reads it is in for a wild, hilarious ride.  Here's the linkage: Late Night with Andres at Amazon Late Night with Andres at Goodreads Deb's monstrous giveaway of books, goodies & gift cards   (plus a teaser & book trailer) Rising-star blogger Milla Kierce knows she's arrived when she sees the swag basket in her dressing room on the night of her late-night television debut. But before she can bite into the muffin that symbolizes her success, gunfire echoes through the TV studio. She's just hidden herself (mostly in plain sight) when the do

Meet Isis Rushdan

Today I welcome author Isis Rushdan , who is celebrating release week of Protector of the Flame the sequel to Kindred of the Fallen . Congratulations, Isis! During her busy, busy time, Isis stopped by to answer a few questions for me. Here's our mini-interview: Me: You have such an interesting background with joining the U.S. Army right out of high school, moving on to be an officer in the U.S. Air Force, and then continuing in the Armed Forces in the reserves. What I'd love to know is whether any of your experiences in the Armed Forces have made their way into your writing and how. Isis: The sense of camaraderie I felt around other troops and the immediate bond whenever I’ve relocated has definitely translated into my Kindred series. The Kindred species I created are all connected through a tragic history and when they’re within proximity also by their energy streams if they so desire. Duty and honor play crucial roles for the warriors as well. Something I com

How would you like to be my knave?

From November 11-15, I shall be known as Lady Elson, a knight in M. Pax's annual Realms Faire & Joust . It's totally like cosplay...on the internet! To win the joust (or at least put up a respectable fight) I need loyal blogger friends to visit M's blog throughout the week of the Faire and use my Word of Valor (TBA)---that's where you come in... Your comments will get you entered to win tons of  PRIZES  at M's blog, and I'm offering up a BONUS PRIZE to my knaves (prize to be revealed in my first e-mail). I'm dangerously close to unvirtualling the cosplay and putting together an actual costume, so who knows---you may also get to see Lady Elson, herself. If you sign up to be one of my knaves, you'll receive an e-mail prior to Nov. 11 letting you know my Word of Valor, and then I'll send an e-mail each morning during the week of the fair (Nov. 11-15) with an easy-peasy link to that day's post where you can leave a comment using my Word of

What's More Spooktacular than a Treat for your Kindle?

Welcome to Spooktacular 2013 , a massive giveaway hop hosted by I am a Reader, not a Writer . Each and every blog in the hop features a giveaway with a minimum value of $10. I have a treat for everyone! Through Halloween Hans & Greta, a Twisted Zombie/Fairy Tale Novella   will be specially priced at only 99 cents on Kindle. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! (If you don't have a Kindle, you can download free reading apps for your phone, tablet or computer right here .) TRICK OR TREAT? HANS & GRETA IS A BIT OF BOTH. Only 99 cents ON KINDLE FOR A LIMITED TIME You can also enter my Spooktacular giveaway below. The prize is a $10 Amazon Gift Card (or Barnes & Noble, if you prefer) plus an eBook of your choice of one of my novels. Choose either flirty New Adult chick lit  Three Daves  or contemporary Adult supernatural romance Divine Temptation .    a Rafflecopter giveaway

Flash Interview with M.Pax & #grogz

Please take a moment to simply gaze at the cover for M. Pax's just released Beyond the Edge , the 4th book in her Backworlds series, and get lost in its awesomeness. I'll be here when you get back... Mary is busy bopping around the blogosphere with the good news, so I went easy on her with one, simple question: Nicki:  What was the theme music to Beyond the Edge ? M. Pax:  None. I don’t listen to music when writing unless you count yowling cats [my two girls learned to howl from the dog next door] and traffic. Since I wrote some of it over the summer, there would have been A/C humming, too.  My favorite crooners:  Elvis Costello, Radiohead, and Muse. Back to Nicki: It's customary for me to include a video of the song, so... Still Nicki: But how can I resist tossing in Mr. Costello? Answer: I can't. Beyond the Edge Some truths are better left unfound. For two years Craze’s dear friend, Lepsi, has been missing. The murmurings of a haun

It's heeeeere! Good #zombie lovin' only 99 cents.

Welcome to Release Day of Hans & Greta: a Zombie/Fairy Tale! 22,000-word novella by Moi It's available on Kindle and through Halloween will be only 99 cents. You can find the blurb at Amazon , so right here, right now, I'll simply give you a few S words that describe it: Sassy, sexy, scary, snappy, suspenseful, silly, sensuous, supernatural, sarcastic, sprightly, shocking, steamy, spooky, spirited, aaand so-what-are-you-waiting-for?  Clicketty Click! You can read an EXCERPT at Fabulosity Reads .

IWSG: October Edition

Today I want to tell you about how last month's Insecure Writer's Support Group directly impacted me---as in, next week I'll be embarking on something that I never ever would've expected pre-last-month's-IWSG. In case anyone out there doesn't know, IWSG was invented and is managed by the one and only (he claims, though many of us suspect clones)  Alex J. Cavanaugh ,  First, I read Steven Symes ' September IWSG post--- it was about facing our fears, only not just facing them, purposely putting ourselves into fear-inducing situations to make ourselves stronger.  Then, I read M. Pax 's post about some very interesting things she did to rev up her book sales. She's always been very forthright and open about sharing her self-publishing experiences. I realized after reading her post that I was anxious to scratch my self-publishing itch, something that had always scared me before, but Steven's post was still whispering in my ear to just face it