A New Look

Welcome to March!

I hope you had a great February!
Honestly, I can’t believe we allowed March to return after what she did at the barbecue last year. Let’s hope that she’s better behaved this year. *grin*
To celebrate our journey into March–my blog and website have undergone construction. And now they have a brand new look!
The two large cherry blossoms in my front yard have reached their full bloom, which lets me know that spring is in the air. This is by far my favorite time of the year. The balmy warm weather, the gentle breeze, and the drifting petals from the sakura trees fill me with all kinds of delight. I wanted my website and blog to convey that wonderful feeling. Hopefully, I succeeded!

Take a gander and let me know what you think.

By the way…an announcement of a new release is right around the corner.
Stay tuned!

Reading Samples, Anyone?

Hello, world!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. I know we all need it, considering the week we’ve just had. I have faith things will get better. Looking past the bad news, let’s look forward to some good news.

I have some samples ready for your reading pleasure on yvonnenicolas.com.

Samples for the full Ice Dragon Press catalog should be available before the end of the day.

If you’re new to my style of writing, I must warn you of the adult content. Some samples offer an erotica rating of inferno. As always, reader discretion is advised!

HAPPY READING!

WE MADE IT TO 2021!

2020 was a rough road to travel on, but thank goodness we made it to 2021. Let’s spread kindness and love as we embark on the journey through this new year. I love you all!

Message to the Readers Dec ’20

We’re almost over the hump, fam. A new year is just a couple weeks away. I hope and pray 2021 is a lot nicer to us than 2020 was because 2020 was a bully. And no one likes bullies.

If you need a break from this twisted reality we find ourselves living in, make sure to grab yourself a copy of Christmas Delights. It’s a sultry tale, rife with raunchy sex. And the best part, Covid is nowhere to be found. Like many of my other stories, a disclaimer is necessary. Christmas Delights is not suited for the faint of heart. However, if you can take the heat, I believe it will be an enjoyable read for you.

Many of you who follow me know that Christmas Delights is a re-release. When I first wrote this story some years ago, I published it through a Canadian publishing house. Like most manuscripts issued to a traditional pub, it was picked apart. I barely recognized my own story towards the end. I omitted 90% of the really juicy scenes per my editor’s request. I didn’t question it at the time because I was also working on the Dragon Queen series, which had my full attention. When Christmas Delights was published, I wasn’t as happy as I should’ve been because I felt like I had cheated the readers.

I delivered a story with stilted character interaction and, worst of all, tamed love scenes. That wasn’t me. I didn’t care for the cover much either. But there wasn’t much I could do about that since the director had the last say on my projects. Despite that, most readers enjoyed it. I found out later, the good stuff was taken out so the story could appeal to a broader audience, which it did. But still…I felt weird about it. What’s the point of being an erotic romance writer if I can’t let my freak flag fly.

I know not everyone can relate to certain verbiage, and sometimes my style of writing can boggle the mind, but it’s a piece of me. And I enjoy sharing that piece with the world. I told myself, if I ever got my story back, I would restore it to its original smuttiness. And that’s exactly what I did. Everything the editor told me to take out was put back in. I even added more heat. Because, why not?

With all that said, I hope you enjoy the story Christmas Delights. If you do, please take a moment to post a review and even spread the word. I appreciate you reading this, and I most certainly appreciate your support.

Happy Reading!

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?