I found my spirit animal! #Retsuko #Aggretsuko #Netflix #anime

Retsuko is my spirit animal!

Many of you already know that I love anime! It’s the thing that keeps from killing people on a regular basis. So, when Netflix dropped Aggretsuko into my catalog as a recommended show to watch, I jumped all over it.

Aggretsuko is about a 25-year-old, socially awkward, red panda named Retsuko, who is insanely adorable and MAD AS ALL HELL. The series focuses on how she deals with everyday challenges in her life, like her annoying co-workers, her chauvinist boss, and her self-confidence.

What I enjoyed most about Retsuko was the way she coped with her stress. Death Metal, baby! At the end of a hard work day, she would head to the karaoke bar, quaff a large beer and then dive into some screaming death metal. My girl even kept a microphone in her bag for emergency death metal sessions. That’s boss-level swag right there!

I knew I would be entertained as soon as I pressed play on the first episode, but I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. I think the reason it appealed to me so much was because the character was relatable. On a daily basis, she was harassed by her manager and her boss who was a pig. No lie. He was literally misogynist pig! She did her best to cope with him. She even tried to appeal to his better nature, which only worsened the situation. Now in this day and age, with the Time’s Up movement afoot, women no longer have to put up with that kind of bullshit at the workplace. #GirlPower

That aside, it was interesting to see how she dealt with those uncomfortable situations.

Long story short, Retsuko made some friends in high places at her company who more or less took care of the pig for her. However, such as life, she still faces struggles.

Even if you’re not an anime fan, there is something in this series you can relate to. Give it a viewing! I promise you won’t be disappointed. Unless you’re a chauvinist pig.

I give it:

Check out my new release Alexis Moonlight (Book 1) from the Cross Knight Chronicles

“Don’t take my love for you as a weakness, Tristan. I will kill you.”

Flashing a glimpse of fang, he offered a boyish grin. “Good. Because you may have to.”

 

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My Plot Bunnies Are At It Again! #YNWrites #Romance #ASMSG

I came across an image online that brought a story to me in a flash!

If you follow me on FB, you saw the post below.

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Well, I wasn’t just typing it because it sounded good. The plot bunnies were definitely stirring and as a result of this gorgeous picture, I came up with a hella sexy tale.

You’ll be happy to know the plotting for this story is complete! I was so moved by this pic that I was able to get it done in a couple of hours. Now, all I have to do is flesh it out! That’s the fun part.

Thanks to all the readers and authors who encouraged me to write this story. I didn’t think I would have time, given my tight writing schedule, but this baby wants to be written, badly.

I was going to name the characters after the actors, Duke (Winston Duke), Dana (Danai Gurira) and Stanley (Sebastian Stan). I may still go with those names, but as alternates, I came up with Lester, Nyah and Ethan. I’m open to suggestions!

Stay tuned for snippets of this WIP.

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COVER REVEAL for Alexis Moonlight (Book 1) #ASMSG #ComingSoon #cyberpunk #paranormal

COVER REVEAL

Alexis Moonlight (Book 1)

The Cross Knight Chronicles

The year 2066, October seventeenth, everything changed.

Creatures only believed to exist in fantasy novels and horror movies crawled up from their graves and declared in one powerful roar that they were the supreme species.

The immortals.

For mankind, the end days were here!

The devil spawns rapidly multiplied, turning their victims into demons against their will. They spread around the globe like a plague. Humans died in droves. Blood and tears ran like rivers in the streets.

Mankind was forced to put their differences aside to survive. Such a shame that’s what it took. Maybe that was the idea. Maybe that’s why God had forsaken the human race. It was because they had forsaken him.

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Release Date: April 24th, 2018

I Have My Own Online Bookstore, Thanks to Amazon. #IndieAuthor #rankstripping #ASMSG

The war on erotic romance continues!

Erotic Romance and Erotica authors are being censored, yet again. Like many of my fellow authors, Amazon has stripped the ranking on some of my titles due to their erotic content. They are making these titles difficult to find, which means we lose potential readers. We received no warning of this as a professional courtesy. Our books just disappeared from the mass catalog, like they never existed.

This is heartbreaking and unfair.

But there’s a way the readers can help!

Did you know I have my own online bookstore?

Click on the image below to check it out!

In all honesty, I would’ve launched my bookstore regardless of Amazon’s ranking adjustment. I created it without Amazon in mind. My thoughts were on the readers. However, being that Amazon is the biggest ebook distributor around–the same distributor who is hiding some of my titles–this makes my online bookstore necessary. And this is the case with many of my fellow indie authors.

The best way to get around this unfortunate turn of events and to support your favorite author is to find out if you can purchase their novel from their website. I’ll be posting some of those websites on my FB Author Page this weekend. Swing by and find a new erotic romance author to support. 

**UPDATE: I just received word that Amazon returned the bestseller ranks to some of my titles. I’m not sure if I should be relieved or nervous about what’s next. They sure do know how to keep us on our toes.

Anywho… Back to writing. *smooches*

Thanks For Reading!

My New Website is Now Live! #YNWrites #ASMSG

After a month of struggling with a new layout, www.YvonneNicolas.com is finally ready. Creating this website tossed a huge wrench in my writing schedule, but now after seeing the final result, I’d say it was worth it.

Here are some benefits of the new site:

  • It has a new sexy design!

  • Every page is available in all languages

  • My eBooks can be purchased directly from the website (Using PayPal)

  • Autographed print books can also be purchased from the website (Using PayPal)

  • Each book has their own page to explore

  • And the website is easier to navigate

Come celebrate with me by clicking on any of the images in this post and taking a look around my new place. There are still a few tweaks to make here and there but for the most part, it’s ready for your viewing pleasure.

Enjoy!

And thank you for reading!

New Website Launch! #YNWrites #ASMSG

Hello, world!

I have some great news.

Recently, I changed my business plan with my website provider. On the plus side, this new plan saves me a ton of money. On the downside, I had to recreate my website from scratch. Even though, this totally wrecked my writing schedule for the year, it offered me a few incentives.

Not only was I able to save money, I was able to give my site a new look for the new year. I was also able to set up my online bookstore for Ice Dragon Press, which is even better! So now, my Ebooks will be available for purchase, as well as autographed print books, through my website.

I have to admit, I’m both terrified and excited about my new website release, which is right around the corner. I’m more terrified about starting my online bookstore. This is a new chapter in my career, as well as my life. I hope it’s a good one. 

The big launch day is on Monday, March 19th!

Won’t you join me?

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SAY BYE-BYE TO THE OLD SITE AND HELLO TO THE NEW SITE

TEASERS OF THE SEXY NEW WEBSITE

Thanks for reading!

Good things to come! #YNWrites #Anthology #ASMSG

Good morning, folks!
I’ve been asked to participate in an anthology that will release around the tail end of this year. I’m honored I was asked to join in. I can’t give you too many deets just yet because the mystery of it is the best part, but I’m participating with some amazing authors. Can’t wait to share my story with you!