Combo Release for The #DragonQueen Series #asmsg #ian1 #kindleunlimited #urbanfantasy

Hello all!

SILENT SCREAMS and SHADOWS & DUST are the first 2 novels of the Dragon Queen series. These 2 novels are also the first additions to the special combo collection for the Dragon Queen series.

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Right now, it’s available for pre-order exclusively on Amazon for only $2.99. This is a limited time offer, my friends. 😉 Don’t miss out on this great deal!

If you are a Kindle Unlimited member, you will be able to read it for FREE when it releases on October 3rd. It’s my gift to the readers for giving me a reason to continue writing this series.

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Silent Screams (Book 1 ~ the Dragon Queen Series)

Sink your fangs into this edgy tale, consumed with dark romance, blood lust and creatures that lurk in the night. silentscreams_fbcover2

“The mysteries of the world have been hidden from you all your life. I beseech you to stay, so that I may give you but a taste of the truth you seek.” ~ Demetri Bithanos

SilentScreams2R&B sensation, Sharayna “Rayne” Piers, lives her life dedicated to her music. On stage and in the studio, she pours her heart and soul into the lyrics of her songs, hoping to deliver a piece of herself to the listeners. But ever since her twentieth birthday, her seemingly normal life has taken a turn to the dark side.

Piercing screams and horrendous acts of murder seizes her mind, haunting her night and day. Women similar to her in age are vanishing all over the world without a trace. It leaves Rayne wondering if the rash of disappearances is connected to her visions.

Soon, she will discover the world she was raised in is just a cover for what really hides in the shadows, and that her life as a human is a deception to mankind, a guise to conceal her true nature. Will she shun the darkness that has befallen her or step up to the throne and become what she was created to be? YN_logo_WhiteShadows & Dust (Book 1.5 ~ the Dragon Queen Series)

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

“Things are so different now. Clouds of demons are shrouding the world. I missed the good ole’ days, when a little silver and holy water got the job done.” ~ HavocShadowsnDust2

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.

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**WARNING: This series is not suitable for the faint of heart, prudes or those easily bothered by strong and vulgar language, urban dialect, demon and vampire seduction, kickass female characters, sword-wielding bad asses, super-hot shifters, dark smutty sex and extreme violence.**

Consider yourself warned. 🙂

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Sexy Character Drawing; #DragonQueen Series! @KiaPeya #EroticArt #ParanormalRomance

Happy Hump Day, folks!

Today, I would like to showcase a drawing from my one of my favorite artists, who happens to be my good friend, Takeia Marie. This is a drawing of Rayne and Demetri from The Dragon Queen Series.

I have to say I absolutely love this drawing!

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Takeia was already incredibly talented when I met her, but during the years I’ve known her, I have watched her skills grow at an amazing rate. In this drawing, she has managed to embody Demetri’s dark beauty and strength, as well as Rayne’s powerful curves, and hidden wickedness. This drawing also displays their unrelenting passion for each other, which screams from the pages of the book.

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SilentScreams2ScarletMoon2Demetri wrapped his arms around her, palmed a breast and swayed his hips to her sultry rhythm. As her rapid heartbeat set pace with his, her body stuttered against his joined sensual assault. His aching shaft pulsated intensely between her thighs. Harsh growls rumbled within his chest as her skillful fingers and fiery sex massaged him toward eruption.

The need to bite her grew unbearable, especially while she was baring her throat to him. He raked a fang across her jugular, caressing her mind with the images of him sinking his incisors deep into her flesh and thrusting his hardened cock into her hot wet pussy.

Ooo sexy!

After Takeia completed this drawing, my boy, the color master, Kyle Chaney came along and made a drawing that was already stunning even lovelier. I know. It’s difficult to look away from. I’ve been staring at it for the last 15 minutes. 😉 Fiyah!

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Kyle and Takeia are wonderful souls and great inspirations in my life. I love them both dearly and I honestly can’t imagine my life without them. I would like to thank them both for sharing their talents with me! I look forward to working with them again on the Dragon Queen project.

Excerpt from Scarlet Moon #InterracialRomance #VampireRomance #UrbanFantasy #ian1 #ASMSG

I have quite a few big things happening in the next couple of months so I’m on the grind times 2. ^_^ Scarlet Moon Book 2 of the Dragon Queen Series is finally in print and it is gorgeous ya’ll!

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I have a few autographed copies that are on their way to readers at this very moment. Thank you to the giveaway winners who have been so patient with me. I had no idea moving would throw my whole schedule out of whack. Nevertheless… Slowly but surely I’m getting back into the groove.

I’m on it, people! 😉

Now for your reading pleasure, an excerpt from Scarlet Moon.

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Print Cover for SCARLET MOON #VampireRomance #IAN1 #ASMSG #DragonQueen

Finally, Scarlet Moon Book 2 of the Dragon Queen Series is in print. I have a proof copy on the way then I can send it out to the winners of past contest. Our move to our new house in combination with unforeseen events threw a big monkey wrench in my plans to get this out. I’m happy it’s finally done. Thank you so much for your patience.

In the near future, I’ll be selling autographed print copies of all my books from this site, including Dragon Queen Series merchandise and jewelry.

Stay tuned!

In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of the print cover for the gritty paranormal romance, Scarlet Moon. I think it’s purdey. ^_^

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Transparent Soul ~ Rayne’s Song #Poetry #DarkRomance #ASMSG #IAN1 #Vampires #DragonQueen

Cheers of excitement followed Rayne backstage. She grabbed the towel offered to her and mopped up the sweat at the nape of her neck and shoulders.

This had to be the hardest performance of her career. This time it wasn’t the horrid visions that had her on the verge of a mental and physical breakdown. It wasn’t the voices of the murdered souls either. Blood. It was the scent of human blood all around her.

Somehow, she managed to deliver a show worthy of a roaring applause and a standing ovation. Little did they know, her fangs burned her gums, her body throbbed viciously and her head spun out of control. Even with all of that going on, she danced with extra passion, sung her heart out, and hopefully gave her fans a performance to remember.

Transparent. The words of the song still lingered on her mind.

The bass and electric guitar fell in tune with her piano solo, as did the rest of the band. The groove shook her to the core. The memory of the performance and the words she sung stirred her emotions. She wiped away tears. She’d delivered this song on the whim, without practice, without warning her band, or the show coordinator, something she’d never done at a live concert. Her band came through though.

As an encore, Transparent was her melodious message to her demon-vamp lover. Her heart, her soul, she poured everything into the concluding song. Even though her link with Demetri remained severed, she could only hope he heard every word.

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CLICK HERE OR THE IMAGE ABOVE TO SINK YOUR FANGS INTO THE DRAGON QUEEN SERIES

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The Author Spotlight is on ME! Interviewed by @JadeKerrion #ASMSG #DEC #IAN1 #IndieAuthors

The very talented Jade Kerrion interviewed me earlier this year, and I must say I enjoyed every bit of it. We touched a little on my writing process, the Dragon Queen Series, and the ups and downs of my career.

“When I started writing, my goal was to answer the reader’s call, to make characters relatable to people from different backgrounds. I’d like to believe I achieved that in the Dragon Queen series.”

Click the link to check out my interview with jade Kerrion: http://www.jadekerrion.com/2013/12/16/author-spotlight-on-yvonne-nicolas-author-of-scarlet-moon/

There’s still time to enter the Winter Giveaway! The contest is over on Friday, December 20th when SHIFTING DARKNESS, the 4th installment of the Dragon Queen Series releases. Don’t miss out on your chance to win!

Click the link for details on the giveaway:

http://blog.yvonnenicolas.com/2013/12/13/winter-giveaway-win-new-release-and-amazon-gift-card-asmsg-dec-vampires-paranormalromance/

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Winter Giveaway! Win New Release and Amazon Gift Card! #ASMSG #DEC #Vampires #ParanormalRomance

Happy Friday the 13th, people!

Today is the start of my Winter Giveaway! Yeeyyy!

I’m doing this Winter Giveaway to celebrate the release of the paranormal romance novel, SHIFTING DARKNESS, Book 2.5 — due to release December 20th 2013!

This is how it works. I’m going to post 5 questions pertaining to the Dragon Queen Series. The first 3 people to drop the correct answers in my FB inbox wins!

Before I post the questions, check out the goodies that could be yours.

The 1st person to answer correctly will win:

The 2nd person to answer correctly will win:

The 3rd person to answer correctly will win:

Now, let’s get this party started!

**If you know the answers to the questions, don’t post them here, drop a message into my FB fan page inbox and I will reply to let you know I received it. https://www.facebook.com/yvonnenicolasfanpage

  1. Where was Sharayna “Rayne” Piers born?

  2. What’s the name of Demetri’s sword?

  3. Demetri’s brother, Maurisio, is the head alpha of the Chalvaiz clan, which consists of many different animal shifters. What animal does he shift into?

  4. What are humans with supernatural abilities called?

  5. In Scarlet Moon, what are the names of the two priestesses who are appointed to follow the half-bred wizard, Vincent?

Now if you can’t answer them all, that’s okay, give a go anyway. I may take 4 out of 5. 😉 I will name the winners on Friday, December 20th.

Good luck!

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SHIFTING DARKNESS Available on December 20th 2013

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SILENT SCREAMS is nominated for the 2013 Book of the Year over at the Talent Cave Reviews! To say that I’m elated and honored is an understatement. 😀 If you haven’t voted yet, there’s still time! http://thetalentcavereviews.weebly.com/

Do you know TOM WOOD? #DragonCon2013 Part 1 #FantasyArt

I was supposed to write this post a week ago, but I’ve been recuperating from the amazing time I had at the DragonCon. You see, DragonCon to me and my family is like a trip to Disney for some people. The cosplay, the people, the pictures, the panels, the celebrities, the art, the fun, the fun… and THE FUN. Yes, we’re sci-fi and anime geeks, and proud of it. We’re already making plans for next year. I may be doing cosplay for DragonCon 2014. I found myself shopping for corsets the other day, so I think this is gonna really happen. I’ll keep you posted. 😉

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Now one of the highlights of the DragonCon was seeing my friend, Tom Wood. If you’re a fantasy art fan and you don’t know who he is, you’re missing out.

As many of you know, I’m a lover of dragons, and Tom has the unique gift of bringing dragons to life in his art work. So yeah, I’m in love with this man. And when you see his art, you’ll see why.

I showcased this piece on my fan page last year around October and it received a lot of feedback from the male species, which I totally expected. *giggle* This is one of my favorites, Hot Zombie. It can also be purchased as a sculpture.

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My pièce de résistance is the art piece titled “Unleashed”. The title alone has a lot of meaning to me. I will be purchasing both the art print and sculpture. Why I like it? It reminds me of the battle between Gandalf and Balrog. Yes, I know. Balrog was a giant fire demon, but in my demented mind, I replace all villains with dragons. *grin* Crazy, I know. That’s how much I love dragons.Unleashedunleashed_dragon_8395

I know you want to see more, so why don’t you swing on over to Tom Wood’s website and get captivated by his wonderful fantasy art. http://www.tomwoodfantasyart.com/

Thank you, Tom, for feeding my addiction. 😀

This is Tom’s daughter, Emily, aka Hit Girl. There were several Hit Girls at the DragonCon, but Emily was the best!

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I have a ton of DragonCon pictures to share with you guys. There are so many I have to split them up into different posts. I can’t wait for you to see them. 😉

Sexy Trailer for Silent Screams #urbanfantasy

Happy Hump day, my fellow readers, bloggers and authors!

Today, I’d like to showcase the new trailer for Silent Screams. I received it Monday and could’ve shown it to you then, but this trailer is so damn steamy I figured Hump Day would be the perfect day to share it.

As many of you know, Silent Screams is an urban fantasy/ gothic romance with some major touches of horror. But there is a heavy layer of dark erotica throughout the story. Seriously, you thought I was going to write an urban fantasy without erotica? C’mon now… You know better. 😉

What I like about this trailer is that it displays the sexy elements of the story without tarnishing the haunting mystery of the world created, which is not easy to do.

Without further ado, I present to you the deliciously hawt trailer, created by Wicked Muse.

Enjoy!

Silent Screams (The Dragon Queen Series)

Happy Friday,  people!!!

Please excuse this big dumb grin on my face. 😀 I’m uber excited today. It’s the launch, or should I say the rerelease of my gritty, edgy novel Silent Screams ~ the first book in the Dragon Queen Series, formally titled, “Black Rayne Silent Screams”.

**Warning: This book is not for the faint of heart, but for the children of the night. 😉

CLICK HERE to read the first four chapters for free!

SilentScreams_ebook_final_smallR&B sensation, Sharayna “Rayne” Piers, lives her life dedicated to her music. On stage and in the studio, she pours her heart and soul into the lyrics of her songs, hoping to deliver a piece of herself to the listeners. But ever since her twentieth birthday, her seemingly normal life has taken a turn to the dark side.

Piercing screams and horrendous acts of murder seizes her mind, haunting her night and day. Women similar to her in age are vanishing all over the world without a trace. It leaves Rayne wondering if the rash of disappearances is connected to her visions.

Soon, she will discover the world she was raised in is just a cover for what really hides in the shadows, and that her life as a human is a deception to mankind, a guise to conceal her true nature. Will she shun the darkness that has befallen her or step up to the throne and become what she was created to be?

Silent Screams Available on Amazon

The dazzling cover art was done by the incredibly talented Karri Klawiter!

Silent Screams Excerpt

Combined with the other scents wafting through the breeze, a familiar aroma crept into her senses. She stopped and drew in the air circulating around her. A throaty moan heaved out of her on exhale. Yeah, it was there―that same sexy scent she picked up on after the concert last night. “Oh, my God, where is that smell coming from?”

“What smell, Sharayna?” Narri rushed out.

Rayne whipped her head back and forth, eyeing every person that passed her by as the scent became stronger. “Ooo ma, I’mma holla at you later. I gotta find out what that is.” Before Narri could get into one of her rant sessions, Rayne disconnected.

The erratic pounding beneath her chest had her pulse racing. Her body felt strange. A static charge started at her head and worked its way down to her toes. In waves, it rolled back up her body and left the center of her back pulsating. “What the hell…?”

Bewildered, Rayne reached back, under her shirt, and brushed her fingers over her dragon tattoo. She vividly remembered when she got it. It was years ago in Hong Kong. On that day, she was a little tipsy, and feeling mighty damn adventurous.

As she stroked her tatted flesh, it thumped against her fingers like a heartbeat. Weird!

In the thick of her confusion, something really freaky happened. Time slowed down. Rayne turned in a circle, watching everything in motion drag to a sluggish pace. After that, everything went mute. She couldn’t hear the sounds of cars driving by, or the chatter of the people walking along the strip, who literally moved in slow motion as they sauntered by.

It was like being caught up in some bizarre dream.

A presence… She felt a presence that made her insides flutter. She’d felt this presence before, in her mind. Could it be him? Demetri? Had he actually found her?

Nervously, she clutched the end of her shirt and scanned the area for just a glimpse of him. No one stood out. No one even looked her way. Was he teasing her, or was her mind truly playing tricks on her? “That’s it, make me even crazier than I already am,” she murmured.

Along the side of the street, a cab pulled up next to her. The driver, a middle aged man with a cropped haircut and a broad smile, stepped out of the car. He hurried around the vehicle to where she stood and opened the back door. Sweeping his hand through the air, he gestured for her to enter.

Without asking any questions, she slid into the cab.

It was a quiet ten minute ride to the beach. Still smiling, the driver helped her out, and then waved for her to follow him.

Her Adidas’ rubber soles dug into the sand as they trudged along the deserted beach.

Off in the horizon, a pale pink tint from the moon radiated over the small waves in the ocean and highlighted the grains of sand. They sparkled under her appraisal like a trillion tiny diamonds in the spotlight.

The driver led her to a small gazebo near the shore. Sheer red curtains covered the openings. Through the transparent fabric, she saw a chaise lounge sitting in the center of the enclosure. On the side, was a tall bucket filled with ice, chilling a large bottle. Probably wine. Long metal torches on either side of the shelter added to the glow already cast from the moon above.

“This is lovely, but why’d you bring me out…?” She turned to find the driver gone. “Ohh-kay, Houdini, where’d ya’ go?”

A gentle breeze blew ripples over the water and pushed the curtains back, as if to welcome her into the cozy enclosure.

Swallowing hard, she moved forward.

A deep croon brushed the side of her neck. “Do you approve?”

Startled, she whirled around and tumbled backwards. The heel of her shoe dipped into a patch of soft sand and she lost her balance.

A pair of hands caught her by the arms. She was jerked upright and drawn against a hard masculine body.

Her breath came out in short spurts as his arms circled her waist. “Oh Gawd,” was all she could whimper.

Deathly afraid to look up into his face, she clutched the lapels of his jacket and squeezed her eyes shut. Panic picked at her nerves. Suddenly, she realized she was holding her breath.

Breathe, Rayne. Breathe.

This was no dream, or vision. This was actually happening. He’s here! He’s really here!

The enticing scent that made her horny as all hell swirled around her in teasing ribbons of ecstasy. She couldn’t help but breathe him in with every inhale.

His long fingers slipped beneath her chin and tilted her face upward. “At your request, I am here.”

She opened her eyes and her next breath got caught in her throat. Whoa!

Jet black, wavy hair draped his broad shoulders, and framed his porcelain face. Mid-high cheekbones and a narrow-bridged nose added to the perfection of his features. Accented by a fan of thick black lashes, bright, exotic eyes that shimmered like the ocean were fixed on her.

Plainly put, this man was crazy hawt, a real stunner. Never in her life had she seen a man, or woman, so incredibly beautiful. He was unreal.

Just looking at him made every muscle in her body tingle, every nerve quiver and her lady needs increase. “Demetri?” she whispered, giving into the shudders darting up and down her spine.

His plush lips curved up into a sexy smirk, enhancing his beauty as he slowly removed her shades. “Hello, Angel.”

Silent Screams will be released in print on May 17th 2013