Winner of the Fall into Romance Blog Hop Giveaway!

Yeah, I know. I kept you guys waiting.

Well, wait no more!

It’s time to announce the winner of the Fall into Romance Blog Hop Giveaway.

The winner is…

Michelle Willms

Yeeyyy!

Congrats, Michelle! You get winner’s choice from 4 amazing authors, including me, and an Amazon gift card.

Each author will send you the novel of your choice.

All you have to do is send me an FB message with your choices and I will relay it to the authors.

Thank you to everyone who participated! My next blog hop giveaway will be around Halloween. It’s going to be like a huge Halloween party with some fabulous authors. I can hardly wait. I’ll keep you posted on when the hop begins, so stay tuned in to this blog. 😉

What’s Happening in July #Newsletter #ASMSG

Happy July, fellow readers, bloggers and authors!

If you haven’t already, be sure to hug and kiss a brave battle angel guardian today! Those who give their lives for the safety of this country should be celebrated.

To give my own thanks, I’ll be offering one of my books for free on the 4th of July. Stay tuned to find out what book it will be.

Blog Hop:

Hot_summer_romance_giveaway_hop_graphicThis month, starting on July 18th, I’ll be participating in the Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop. The hop ends on the 21st. Before that date, there will be a chance to win some amazing prizes, including some prizes from yours truly. 😉 There are literally over a hundred authors offering prizes in this hop. It will be like Christmas in July for some lucky winners.

I will post the steps on how to enter, a few days before the hop begins.

Pimpin’ Sunday:

Every Sunday, I’ll be pimpin’ a book, or artwork from some amazing artists and authors, mostly my very talented friends. *grin* If you’d like me to pimp your work, contact me on Facebook via email. www.facebook.com/yvonnenicolasfanpage

Amazon Sale:

The bestselling gothic novella, SHADOWS & DUST (in print) is on sale for only $7.19.

Unveil a world filled with monstrous shadows and whispering darkness.ShadowsnDust2

When darkness falls, Vampire Huntress Joan “Havoc” Dawson and her team gears up and steps out to meet the evil as it threatens to spill onto the streets of mankind.

On the second anniversary of her sister’s death, Havoc finds herself lured into a rundown neighborhood by an unknown entity. She stumbles upon a dark secret, one that’s guaranteed to claim many innocent lives.

But in order to destroy the creature behind the madness, Havoc may have to surrender her soul to the darkness.

Don’t miss out on this great price! SCORE YOUR COPY TODAY!

Also, the bestselling novel SILENT SCREAMS ~Book 1 (in print) is on sale for only $10.95, when the regular price is $13.99. I’m not sure how long it will be offered for this price, but it’s a good deal.

Giveaway:

LuckyReaderThe first 4 readers who send me a pic holding a copy of Silent Screams and/or Shadows & Dust will receive an autographed copy of Scarlet Moon, Book 2 of The Dragon Queen Series, when it releases.

Stay tuned for Scarlet Moon’s release date, and also a sneak peek of the new cover. 😉

Let’s have a fantastic month!

Happy early 4th of July everyone! 😀

If you’ve enjoyed any of my books, please be sure to write a review to let everyone know. 😉

The 2012 Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop Giveaway

HolidayGiveaway2012Hello, my lovelies! Guess what? It’s that time of year again ~ time for The Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop Giveaway! Whoohoo!

For those of you who don’t know what a blog hop giveaway is, I’ll break it down for you.

Each participating blog hosts a giveaway and then we link up together allowing our followers to hop from one giveaway to the next.

Enter to win over 50 giveaways hosted by our participants!

Alright you anxious readers, allow me to lay out my prizes for the hop.

  • A signed print copy of the redesigned title, Designing Love from Yours Truly. 😉
  • An ebook copy of Her Wanted Wolf by Renee Michaels
  • An ebook copy of Santa Baby by Roslyn Hardy Holcomb
  • A signed print copy of Destino by Sienna Mynx
  • An ebook copy of Denying Bjorn by Charisma Knight
  • An ebook copy of A Midsummer Tryst by Serenity King
  • An ebook copy of Out of the ShadowedLands: Book Three of the Morgan Crowe trilogy by Maggie Berkley
  • And last but not least, an ebook copy of Thin Ice by KR Bankston

DesigningLove_FinalMedHer Wanted WolfSanta BabyDestinoSaving BjornA Midsummer TrystMorganCroweTrilogyThinIce

All you have to do is follow a few simple steps and you can win these awesome prizes. If you enter on the blog hop, there’s a chance to win an even bigger prize!

  • The grande prize for the chosen contestant is a Kindle Fire pre-loaded with novels from our sponsors, which includes ME. 😉

At the end of the blog hop, us sponsors will get together and choose the winner for the grand prize.

(Note: this contest is for US contestants only.) Sorry.

Now onto the steps to win;

1. First, leave a comment answering this question. (Don’t forget to include your name and email addy)

  • What is your fondest holiday memory? And what makes it so special?

2. Next step, click “like” at the bottom of this post. If anything, do it because you want to make me smile. 🙂

3. If you’re on Facebook, “like” my Yvonne Nicolas Fan Page, because I’M AWESOME! 😀 OR if you have a Twitter account, follow me @YvonneNicolas

4. And lastly, follow my blog. 😉

Easy breezy, right? Keep in mind that you have to follow all of these steps in order to win!

At the end of the contest, I’ll randomly choose a winner. Then I’ll announce the winner a day after the contest ends. So make sure you get your answer in and complete the steps before the 22nd of December.

CLICK HERE to view the list of participants and get to their blogs.

Enter to win the big prize by clinking on this link =>> Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop Contest

Good luck!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

Hello, my lovelies!

The talented author Vivi Dumas selected me to participate in the Next Big thing “blog hop”, along with 3 other authors. Because I like her so much, I accepted.

I was given 10 questions to answer about my current WIP.

So here we go!

What is the working title of your book?

Scattered Flames ~ Book 3 of the Dragon Queen series

Where did the idea come from for the book?

I read a lot of stories in urban fantasy and horror, which happens to be my favorite genres. The premise for The Dragon Queen Series came to me while I was listening to the complaints in a readers group. This was when I was a serial reader, before I dived headfirst into a writing career. The complaint from the fellow readers was that they found it difficult to relate to the characters in the popular books we read. My goal was to answer the reader’s call, to make a great story with characters relatable to people from different backgrounds.

What started as a short story blossomed into a series. And in the fantasy world created in my mind, it’s still going.

What genre does your book fall under?

Given the dynamics of the storyline, it falls under different genres. Gothic horror, urban fantasy and interracial paranormal romance.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie?

I love this question, because when I’m creating the characters I imagine a certain actors portraying them on the big screen. For those of you who have read the books in the series so far, if you have better actors or actresses in mind to portray the main characters, I’d love to see who you choose.

Demetri Bithanos, the hero of the series is a debonair beauty and merciless killer. I was bouncing back and forth between Ben Barnes and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, but I think Ben would be a better choice. After seeing him pull off the role as Dorian Grey with such finesse, I was in love. Put some contacts on him and he’s my Demetri.

Sharayna “Rayne” Piers, the heroine of the series is sweet, funny, gorgeous and a little bit hood. An actress who would do her character justice is Keke Palmer. I think she would excel at bringing out the two sides of Rayne. Besides that, she’s a great singer! Rayne’s a songtress as well, so that’s a plus for the role.

Now who would be a great actor to play Demetri’s hot, ill-mannered older brother, Maurisio Bithanos? I’m leaning towards Stephen Amell from the show “Arrow”. Maurisio is rich and a bit cocky, not to mention the alpha wolf of one of the biggest shifter clans in the world. Oh yeah, Stephen can definitely nail that role.

When I created Priestess Katsumi, the soul of Demetri’s katana, I had only one actress in mind. Michelle Yeoh! The character Katsumi is a symbol of power and elegance. In my opinion, Michelle is the embodiment of that. She is so refined and beautiful―a perfect candidate for the role of Katsumi.

I would list the rest of the characters and the actors/actresses who would be a great fit, but being that the Dragon Queen Series has a large cast, that would make this post very long. 🙂 I will, however, post a blog dedicated to the characters at the beginning of the year.

What is a one sentence synopsis of your book?

Live in the shadow of darkness or die within the flames of Heaven.

Will your book be self published or represented by an agency/publisher?

I’ll let you know next year. 😉

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

A few months. It would’ve been less but I’m easily distracted. LOL!

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Some of the readers compare it to the Vampire Huntress Legend by the dearly missed L.A. Banks, which is a huge honor. I didn’t believe them until I started reading her books. Wow, that is a kickass series! I can only hope to be as good as Mrs. Banks one day.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

I think I answered that on the second question. One of my long drawn out answers. *grin*

What else about your book might interest the reader?

There’s plenty of sex, death, violence and romance. Such a twisted combination, but a great read all the same. ^_^

Here are the four lovely ladies I invited to next week’s installment of the Next Big Thing blog hop. They will post their questions and answers on the 12th of December. Be sure to visit their blog spots!

KR Bankston

Roslyn Hardy Holcomb ~ The One Who Writes

Serenity King

Sienna Mynx ~ The Diva’s Pen