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.

Purchase Links for A FRENCH WHIPPING

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