Friday, October 14, 2016

The Billionaire Tricksters of Boston series - just $0.99!

So I've been drowning in work and baby duties, though he's getting huge and definitely no longer a baby. I'm working on my latest book, NEVER GO BLACK, which is a departure for me, but is coming along really well.
I've read ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE and THE NIGHTINGALE, both excellent books set in World War II. Highly recommended. I've never been so grateful that I live in the times that I do, though I find Donald Trump horrifying.
But enough of politics, my latest series, THE BILLIONAIRE TRICKSTERS OF BOSTON, which came out last year, is currently available on Kindle for $0.99. So if you haven't had a chance to read them, now's your chance!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

XOXO Podcast. Once upon a time in New York and "I hate a clown."

So, once upon a time I was a desperately frumpy, recently graduated English major transplanted from sunny California to the fabulous New York city. I interviewed for a job with then editor Lauren McKenna and senior editor Amy Pierpont. Much to my delight, they hired me and for two glorious years, I was an assistant editor at Pocket. But deep down, I always wanted to be a writer, so I moved on. Part of me has always wondered if I should have stayed. But then maybe I would never have been published.
At any rate, I'm thrilled every time I get to hang out with my former boss and friend, even virtually. So recently when they asked me to do a podcast with XOXO After Dark, I said, "Absolutely." So there I was, standing in the lobby of Margaritaville in Shreveport while my father in law stared at me like I was insane as I tried to check in and answer interview questions at the same time. I was surprised you couldn't hear the slots in the background.
It went live today and I listened to the whole thing. I wasn't there for the beginning, where Lauren,. my editor Kate, and another Pocket editor, Abby, talked about magic, circuses, and whether zoos should be banned. I learned a lot. I never knew about the elephant walk in New York. SO cool. Or that my former boss, "hates a clown," lol. Or that my editors get drunk and watch Blackfish and Guardians of the Galaxy. But I had a great time talking to all of them.
If you have a chance, check it out at XOXO After Dark Podcasts. Learn about my Billionaire Tricksters of Boston series, and how the men work their magic.
Also, there are only two days left in the big LIE IN THE MOMENT giveaway. Get in while you can and get a $150 gift card to your bookstore of choice or!

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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Let's Celebrate! #Giveaway for $150 Amazon card! Lady Vanishes a Kindle Monthly Deal$1.99

Final book in the Billionaire Tricksters of Boston series, out January 11th.
It's been an amazing year so. Crazy, amazing and oh, so busy. My son was born in March, two of my books were published, THE LADY VANISHES and A FRENCH WHIPPING, and seems like there was more stuff. But having a kid will do that. Time disappears. I think to myself, "Okay, you'll have time to write tonight. For sure. He'll go to bed by 9 and then you can write for a few hours." Reality can be a harsh mistress. Of course he wakes up fifteen times with horrible gas because my dumb butt decided this was the week to introduce spinach.
Anyway, idiocy aside, there are many reasons to celebrate the dawn of 2016. Besides my darling son--who is a handful just like his father--the final book in my Billionaire Tricksters of Boston series is being released on January 11th! The first book in the series, THE LADY VANISHES, is also being offered at a discounted price ($1.99) on Amazon as part of the Kindle Monthly Deal. Whoo hoo.

I'm also offering my biggest giveaway prize ever, a $150 gift card to Amazon or the bookstore of your choice. I like @Powells, or if you're in Houston, try @murderbooks, or @bluewillowbooks, or @BrazosBookstore (Awesome independents)!
Click here to see details about the giveaway!
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Giveaway - Top prize is $150 gift card to bookstore of choice or!
Also, if there are any bloggers or reviewers that would like to review LIE IN THE MOMENT, please let me know by emailing me at
Best of luck and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Reading "Yes, Please!" And Singing A,B,C's

So, I was listening to Amy Poehler's book  on Audible and she mentions in the intro how difficult she found writing and taking care of her children. Listening to it, I just laughing and nodding my head in sympathy. I recently finished the last book in my billionaire series, LIE IN THE MOMENT, and there were moments when I asked myself..."WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?" But I did manage to finish it. I even like it. So that's something.

Now I  am struggling to get started on a new project. Unfortunately my books aren't really selling, so it's hard to justify the time away from my darling boy or neglecting sleep to work on something that may or may not ever get published.

I can't give it up though. I thought that maybe I could, but even as I sing the ABCs for the 500th time, I am thinking about what I could write next, even when I know that three quarters of the way through it, I will be cursing every word and wondering why in heaven's name I do this to myself. Masochistic. Maybe. Probably. All the indicators are there...especially if you read my books. Lol.

Still looking for readers to provide an honest review online of my latest book, A FRENCH WHIPPING. Will happily send a copy of the ebook. Just email me at


Nikki C

Friday, May 29, 2015

Ahhhh...Pool tags! Giveaway Updates and More.

As summer approaches, I am both excited and a little bummed. I cannot attend the RWA conference in NEW YORK and I really miss NEW YORK. I won't get to meet my editor, Kate Dresser, or see my friend and publisher Lauren McKenna. But the reason I can't go is because my beautiful son is really too young to go gallivanting to New York City--or so his father insists. Still, I picked up our pool tags today (awesome) and did some promo work for my new release A FRENCH WHIPPING, which came out on Monday--the day of crazy storms here in Texas. If it stops raining, and I figure out whether my son is old enough to go to the community pool, and I finish my manuscript...sigh. I'm sure I'll get poolside eventually.

In other News:

Upcoming reads:
EIGTH GRAVE AFTER DARK by Darynda Jones - If you've never read this series, you're missing
YOUR BABY WAY PREGNANCY CHILDBIRTH by Jennifer Margulis - My Simon & Schuster colleague and friend Jennifer Margulis's book is hot off the press from Scribner. Spoiler: It's everything you need to know about how to have a healthy and happy pregnancy, childbirth, and first year with your baby. A perfect gift for Father's Day or anyone with a new baby in their lives.

Upcoming Events:
Book Enthusiasts Promotions is hosting a release event and giveaway for A FRENCH WHIPPING for bloggers.

Looking for:
Reviewers: I'd be happy to send a copy of my ebooks to anyone interested in reading and reviewing online! Just email me at

Photo credit: Amy Sanderson

Have a great summer!

Nikki C

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Discounted $1.99 THE LADY VANISHES!

Good morning!

To celebrate the release of the 2nd book in my billionaire tricksters of Boston series (A FRENCH WHIPPING), the first book in the series, THE LADY VANISHES, is only $1.99 for a limited time! Get it while you can. Software genius and billionaire Milton Shaw has a love for magic, but he never expected to encounter the magic of love. (Ok, that was cheesy). Seriously, I'd be thrilled if any bloggers would be willing to review :)


Nikki C

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Life as a zombie

Ahh....motherhood. It's amazing. I love my little pooper so much, but I cant remember the last time I slept, or wrote anything worth reading. You know those pictures of beautiful, tranquil mothers wearing impeccable makeup as they tenderly cradle their child? Well, that's not me. I look like one of the zombies that was stuck in the flooded basement on Walking Dead. Bloated, pale, with dark circles eyes. Only for my darling son would I undergo this sleep deprivation experiment.

On the plus side, I've been stuck in my glider during the day and have discovered that I enjoy some daytime tv: #LivewithKellyandMichael, #thechew, and I love #LastWeekTonight with John Oliver. This past Sunday, John Oliver covered the travesty of how the US is one of only two countries that doesn't require companies to provide moms with paid maternity leave. I don't know how moms without paid leave manage it; I'm a basket case and I've been out for eight weeks.

At any rate, the world has not stopped turning as I kiss my snuggly baby, and my second book in the Billionaire Tricksters of Boston series, A FRENCH WHIPPING, is coming out near the end of May. Nick is controlling, possessive, and very in love with Blake Webster. She is the one person with the power to unravel his carefully crafted self-possession.

Here's a little teaser for your enjoyment:
"Under less horny circumstances, Blake might have been embarrassed to be trussed up with her ass in the air, but she wanted him too badly to care at the moment. The tight silk resisted as she instinctively tried to stretch, the crisscrossed cord beneath her making a sibilant sound."

By the way, I suck. I had to delay the completion of the final book LIE IN THE MOMENT, Roland's story, due to a complicated end of pregnancy and labor, so its publication was moved to January. Yes, I'm blaming the kid. Real writers work through exhaustion and discomfort. I am, however, giving myself a pass on this one.

In the meantime, there are some great promos coming up!

1. The Book Enthusiast will be hosting a release blitz and giveaway on June 6th. Here's a sign up link for the event:

2. Promotional Pricing for THE LADY VANISHES - The Lady Vanishes, the book that introduced the Billionaire series, will be bargain priced at $1.99 from 5/18 to 5/25! If you have it on your to-read list and haven't gotten it yet, now's your chance. I'll also be hosting a giveaway to celebrate!

3. A French Whipping is available on NETGALLEY!

4.  Look for more giveaways and promotions, as well as blogs, coming soon.

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