Happy Release Day, Christmas Delights

Christmas Delights is now available for your reading pleasure!

On Christmas Eve, Tranell Hawkins finds herself in one of the world’s most romantic countries, slaving over work. Seeking a little respite, she steps away from her demanding job and visits a local restaurant. That’s when she captures the attention of a very attractive Frenchman. 

The second Stephan lays eyes on her, he has to have her. Despite his reservations, he approaches her. He lures her in with promises of a passionate rendezvous, but he has a secret that may ruin the night he has planned for her. 

Fernand has been in a relationship with Stephan for the last couple of years. When Stephan comes home with a gorgeous woman he met at a restaurant, Fernand becomes furious. But after getting a dose of her witty, charming personality, he finds himself captivated with her. 

Will Tranell shy away from a night guaranteed to be filled with forbidden pleasures, or allow Stephan and Fernand to take her on a journey she will never forget?

Christmas Delights, Available for Pre-Order!

Happy December!
As 2020 comes to an end, I hope we all can reflect on something positive that happened this year. It has been a rough road to travel on for many, but I have faith that something wonderful awaits around the corner. In the meantime and between time, treat yourself to a sultry holiday romance.

On Christmas Eve, Tranell Hawkins finds herself in one of the world’s most romantic countries, slaving over work. Seeking a little respite, she steps away from her demanding job and visits a local restaurant. That’s when she captures the attention of a very attractive Frenchman. 

The second Stephan lays eyes on her, he has to have her. Despite his reservations, he approaches her. He lures her in with promises of a passionate rendezvous, but he has a secret that may ruin the night he has planned for her. 

Fernand, a celebrity chef, has been in a relationship with Stephan for the last couple of years. When Stephan comes home with a gorgeous woman he met at a restaurant, Fernand becomes furious. But after getting a dose of her witty, charming personality, he finds himself captivated with her. 

Will Tranell shy away from a night guaranteed to be filled with forbidden pleasures, or allow Stephan and Fernand to take her on a journey she will never forget?

Happy Anniversary Designing Love

Happy Anniversary Designing Love!

My first book baby had an anniversary last month and I completely forgot!
I was so wrapped up in my current projects that it slipped my mind. Ugh, the shame I feel…
Please forgive me.
Happy Anniversary Designing Love!

World-renowned architect, Devon Sparks reluctantly accepts the job of designing a house for his former lover, who’d betrayed him with his best friend. Still a little emotionally battered, Devon is content to never love again, until Josephine shows up on his doorstep.

Josephine Burnett, a brilliant interior designer, is thrilled to be working on such a big project with Devon. She relishes the opportunity to showcase her talents, but wonders if accepting the job was a mistake in the face of Devon’s rude behavior. Soon she discovers the man behind the cold, hard exterior is capable of smoldering passion… 

A passion she finds hard to deny.

Can they break free from their emotional restraints to experience the sultry heat of their love?

New Release Day! Antares (Book 2) #cyberpunk

Alexis Moonlight is back and still kickin’ ass!

Happy release day for Antares, the 2nd book in the Cross Knight Chronicles!

Years ago, humanity was forced into a Blood War with vampires and shifters. Humans were brought to near extinction. To ensure their survival, the humans who evaded the massacre erected barriers. Within those walls, they created a defense that combats the dark threat looming over the world called the Cross Knight Federation.

Alexis Moonlight kills vampires as a soldier in the Cross Knight Military. And she’s damn good at it! She knows her profession is necessary to protect human life, but she wants to feel alive again. The way she felt before hell’s rejects climbed up from their graves and forced mankind to hide behind walls.

Amid all the blood and war, a man she thought was dead drifts back into her life. Only, he’s not the same man she remembers.

Tristan Marino is no longer the gorgeous Italian guy who knew his way around her body. Her once sensuous lover and best friend is now a deadly vampire. To make matters worse, he had become a general in the White Dragon Legion—a military organization led by vampires.

The man she once loved is now her sworn enemy.

Tristan may have left droves of bodies in his wake pursuing Alexis, but what she doesn’t know is that the real threat resides in the organization she serves. His mission to expose the dark truth within the Federation depends on her help.

How can he convince her to join forces with him when she sees him as nothing more than a monster?

“No,” Alexis whimpered on a trembling gasp. “What have you done?”

Death permeated the air! The bodies of military soldiers littered the massive hall, some mutilated and others drained. Pools of blood flowed out over the marble flooring, matching the crimson splashes along the walls.

Tristan stood there, surrounded by the dead, his lips stained red. Specks of crimson dotted his face and shimmering silver hair. The scarlet glow from his eyes rested on her.

At his feet, the councilmember lay, no longer struggling to breathe. The little life he had left had been snatched away by the creature who stood above him.

Why did he bring me here? Why would he force me to witness this?

“Tristan…” She repeatedly muttered his name, hoping he would tell her to wake up. That this was all just a bad dream. “No, Tristan.” But he didn’t. Why would he, when he was the creator of this nightmare?

As he stood there, posing as the centerpiece of death, not one sign of remorse resided on his beautiful face. In fact, a spark of savage determination flashed in his demonic eyes.

The bloodshed wasn’t over, which meant more people would die by his hand.

A shudder of rage rushed down her spine. Her heart thundered rapidly, her breathing escalated. She clutched the sword in her grip, squeezing it so tight, the leather-wrapped hilt bit into her palm.

“Lexi.” He licked the blood from his lips. “I told you if you knew, you would hate me…”

If I could hate him, I wouldn’t be in this fucked up predicament.

“…That’s why I wanted you to stay in the room.”

No matter how much I love him, I have to stop him. I have to…

Leveling the blade, she scrambled back. She tried to gather her thoughts enough to speak, but the words wouldn’t come to her. Why? She knew he was a vampire. Hell, if he was like the other nightwalkers—mindless, blood-thirsty demons—she could deal with that. But no, he was so much worse than just a vampire. He was a calculated and level-headed, a cold-blooded killer.

He’s a monster!

The scarlet faded from his gaze, giving way to his hypnotic, greyish-blue irises. “You’re right, I AM a monster.” His voice filtered through her mind, increasing her panic. “Fortunately for you, I’m YOUR monster, so what I do next is entirely up to you.”

“Damn you, Tristan.” Tears burned her eyes as she crouched low in a battle stance, sword cocked for the kill.

His lips tilted in a smirk. “Do you find satisfaction in trying to damn a creature that’s already damned?” Unbridled power flowed off of him in smoky waves.

The difference in their strength was ever so clear. Tristan was stronger than her, in a league all of his own. She didn’t have to clash blades with him to know that. Surely the meal he got from the councilman, and anyone else he sucked dry, increased his vampy force. Still, she had to at least try to release him from this dark life.

Frowning, he shook his head. “Don’t do it.”

But I have to. He would slaughter more people if she didn’t.

A burst of fiery resolve stormed through her body, fueling her intent. With a leap forward, she sprinted toward him. Air rushed across her face as her feet barely touched the ground. Like before, when she was tussling with the cat-girl, she moved way faster than she should’ve been able to.

Unstirred, Tristan remained the centerpiece of the kill zone. Then suddenly, he disappeared.

HAPPY READING & STAY SAFE

Now Available, SIMONE #NewRelease #ASMSG #IARTG

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A teaser from Simone for your reading pleasure…

A little over two months ago, she hijacked my heart. I’d only been in New York for a week. I was in the process acclimating to the metro transportation system when a loud female voice jolted me.

“Yo, what the fuck are you looking at?” she said, her raw tone laced with that New Yorker’s accent.

She garnered the attention of everyone on that car.

I looked up from my phone to find a stunning girl glaring at some dude standing across from her.

“I’m looking at you, mami,” he announced with a smarmy grin.

“I suggest you avert your eyes before I pluck them outta your fuckin’ head, hombre.”

He laughed, which sounded forced. “You ain’t much to look at anyway, uppity black puta.” Hanging on to the railing, he made his way to my end of the car. He may have had the last word, but the scowl on his face indicated that his ego had taken a hit.

After that, I found myself helplessly obsessed with her.

Simone typically sat on the same bench every day, and every day I moved a little closer to her. Took me two months to muster up the courage to sit right across from her. Wonder how long it would take to occupy the same bench as her. I watched her through the throng of bodies swaying with the motion of the car, like I did every morning. I tried many times, but I couldn’t tear my eyes away. I never could. I was blatantly staring again.

A shudder coasted across the walls of the vehicle, making it lurch.

That’s when she looked up. She glanced to the left then the right and forward, where our gazes clashed.

 Oh God, oh God… Oh God! The furious knocking beneath my chest increased. A bout of heat spread throughout my entire body.

Please don’t curse me out. I can’t help but stare.

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New Look for the New Year #YNWrites #ASMSG #IARTG

Happy New Year folks! I hope everyone is having a splendid new year so far.

Like every new year, I change the appearance of my website. Unfortunately, this year, the change came early due to some unforeseen circumstances.

Last week, a cover model took to social media with a rant on obesity that spread like a wildfire through the author community and publishing industry. Not only did he get the attention of many authors, but he also gained the attention of readers.

This cover model didn’t say anything new in his explosive post. People have been preaching about the obesity problem in the US for years. However, the tone he used to express his thoughts on obesity is what really got people’s attention. The words “fat” and “lazy” were often used throughout his post. Instead of encouraging those who are overweight to seek a healthier lifestyle, he used his platform to belittle and berate women of a particular size. And I say women because his rant was directly geared toward women.

Although he’s not the first model to go on such a rant, I thought he was better than that. I was disappointed in him. Of course, once he set that dumpster fire, authors and readers alike lashed out at him. He, in turn, lashed back and his comments grew nastier and nastier. This showed me that I didn’t know him like I thought I did, and that he was indeed a crappy human being.

I won’t say his name. He knows who he is, and by now, I’m pretty sure a lot of you know who he is as well.

After that debacle, I decided to cut ties with him. I will no longer use any of his images on my work, my blog nor my website.

Thankfully, his face is only on one of my book covers. I will leave it as it is since that story is more than five years old. However, his face was plastered all over my website. Yikes! Thanks to the quick work of my cover artist, that is no longer a problem.

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I plan to make more changes to my website within the next few months, but until then, back into the writing cave I go. Catch ya’ later, folks!

This Passionate Thing #WhatEverNiyahWants #Romance #Teaser #ASMSG #IARTG

Enjoy a teaser from the upcoming romance novel, Whatever Niyah Wants!

This Passionate Thing…

 

There was something in his seductive eyes that said he wasn’t satisfied with her long drawn out, sappy reply. “I have a feeling you asked me about our relationship for a deeper reason.”

“Deeper…” A chesty chuckle rumbled from him. “Why haven’t you told Wes about us?”

Her next breath got caught in her throat. She stared into his bright eyes, unsure on what to say.

“Is it because he’s your lover too?”

Uneasiness swarmed her, chasing her bliss away. She pulled back from him and maneuvered to the edge of the bed.

Surprisingly, he let her move.

She drew the sheet around her body and gazed out the window. The beautiful city of Atlanta and its sparkling nightlights gazed back at her. “You knew?”

“I’ve known from the day we met.”

She’d lied to him. She told him that she and Wes were just really good friends, but apparently, her false words were only convincing to her own ears.  “How?”

“The way you two gaze at each other when you think no one is watching…I only pretended to be oblivious to it because I didn’t want to disrespect what you two had, but the day we kissed, all of that changed. I would’ve said something earlier. Although, I didn’t think I was in a position to do so.” That would explain why he needed to know where they stood relationship-wise.

He fell silent, and so did she.

Author Yvonne Nicolas © 2018 

Cover Reveal and Release Date for Whatever Niyah Wants Coming Soon

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