Silent Screams is BOOK OF THE YEAR!!! #ASMSG #DEC #Paranormal #InterracialRomance

Oh my God, I’m so excited I don’t know what to do with myself!

The first book in the Dragon Queen Series, Silent Screams was nominated for Book of the Year over at the Talent Cave Reviews.

AND IT WON!

You awesome readers did that! You heard my desperate pleas for votes and you answered by putting Silent Screams on top. *grin* You guys rock!

Silent Screams was the only interracial romance novel nominated, which makes this win even sweeter.

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Thank you from the bottom of my black little heart! 😉

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Open your soul to the dark mysteries of the world and sink your fangs into the Dragon Queen Series.

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Check out the new release, the 4th installment to the Dragon Queen Series ~  SHIFTING DARKNESS

Welcome to London, where the dead walks and the shifter packs rule.

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Silent Screams Is Now Available For Your Nook #ASMSG #DEC #Paranormal #InterracialRomance #Vampires

“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

SilentScreams_ebook_finalR&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?

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

“Yvonne Nicolas overlays a fabulous paranormal world over our own; one filled with demons and dragons, vampires and werewolves.” Reviewed by Happily Ever After Reviews

Action Scene from the New Release, Shifting Darkness #ASMSG #DEC #InterracialRomance #ZombieLove #Paranormal

Tajaé’s blade met his in an angry clash. The two metals screeched as Tajaé pushed forward and their hilts locked together. He twisted his wrist inward, which in turn forced the handle from Antoine’s grip. Tajaé flung his arm out and Antoine’s weapon flew across the room, lodging into the wall. Before the ancient vampire could use his dark power to summon the sword back into his possession, Tajaé slammed his fist into his jaw.

Stunned, Antoine stumbled back.

Without pause, Tajaé followed up with a roundhouse kick to his head.

The blow lifted Antoine off his feet, spun him in the air and threw him back.

SwordAs soon as his body hit the wall, Tajaé was on him with his blade at his throat.

“Alright-alright, that’s enough, Tajaé.” Still lounged at the table, Razo regarded him a side eye and smirk. “Put the brakes on that temper, mate.”

“Razo, are you’re going to allow this?” Antoine strained out, his fangs extended in anger and his hot glare locked on Tajaé, who still had his weapon pressed into his jugular.

With laughter in his voice, Razo responded, “Well, you were sitting in his chair, soo…”

“He killed my chevaliers!”

“Hey, you were warned. I told you not to sit in his chair. You didn’t listen.”

“Enough about the fucking chair! This is an outrage! I am nobility, a pure blood.”

“Your vampire ranking means nothing on this side of the river,” Razo growled, suddenly at Tajaé’s side.

“You are aware that this treatment of me is just cause to start a war.” Antoine’s words were laced with venom as his glare shifted from Tajaé to Razo. “Is that what you felines want?”

Surrounded by powerful shifters with a blade at his neck, and yet, this vampire was still too haughty to know his place. Given his make, this wasn’t a surprise.

Narrowing his glare, Tajaé added pressure to the sharp edge.

A line of dark blood bubbled out from cut and trickled down his collarbone. He harped out in sadistic laughter. “Ah yes. You just guaranteed your death, boy.”

“Release him, Tajaé,” Razo commanded. “I think that’s enough entertainment for the evening.”

Tajaé snatched his sword to the side, leaving a deep gash on the vampire’s throat.

Antoine crumbled to his knees, holding his neck. His ailing didn’t last long. Hissing, he sprung up from the floor with his nails lengthening for the attack.

Razo stepped in front of Tajaé and caught Antoine by the wrist. “What my cryptic brother-n-law was trying to tell you in his own loving manner is when you step onto my turf, you are no longer nobility. You are simply a guest, which means you don’t speak out unless spoken to and you damn sure don’t scold my pack members, especially my second in command. That, my vampire friend, is equivalent to pissing on my fucking floor!”

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SCORE YOUR COPY OF SHIFTING DARKNESS TODAY!

ShiftingDarkness2An unseen war is brewing in the shadowy underworld of London. Dr. Faith Miller, a local pathologist, is exposed to the horrific reality when she stumbles upon her brother consuming the flesh of his lover.

Tajaé Zhang, the second in command of the UK based black panther pack of the Chalvaiz clan, and his fellow shifters have been systematically exterminating the walking corpses—zombies, in an attempt to control the rapidly spreading demon virus.

Secretly, he has observed Faith from afar for months. His attraction for her has grown into an untamable love. After she’s bitten and infected with the virus, Tajaé defies the laws of the shifter packs and puts his life on the line to save hers.

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Release Day Party! SHIFTING DARKNESS is now Available! #ASMSG #DEC #IAN1 #Zombies #InterracialRomance

It’s finally here! The day where we celebrate zombie and shifter love. *grin*

Today, and throughout the weekend, I will be celebrating the release of Shifting Darkness, a multicultural tale where a panther shifter falls in love with a woman infected with a demon virus known to turn humans into zombies. In order to keep her alive he has to defy the laws of his pack.

Won’t you come and celebrate with me?

Click the link to join in on the fun at Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/707342889299263/

Welcome to London, where the dead walks and the shifter packs rule.

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“I’ve often asked myself, could I have you without hurting you; rouse your body in ways you never knew possible without tripping over to the dark side of my nature and taking my desire for you too far? How can I resist, when I want you more than my next breath?” ~ Tajaé Zhang

An unseen war is brewing in the shadowy underworld of London. Dr. Faith Miller, a local pathologist, is exposed to the horrific reality when she stumbles upon her brother consuming the flesh of his lover.

Tajaé Zhang, the second in command of the UK based black panther pack of the Chalvaiz clan, and his fellow shifters have been systematically exterminating the walking corpses—zombies, in an attempt to control the rapidly spreading demon virus.

Secretly, he has observed Faith from afar for months. His attraction for her has grown into an untamable love. After she’s bitten and infected with the virus, Tajaé defies the laws of the shifter packs and puts his life on the line to save hers.

SCORE YOUR COPY OF SHIFTING DARKNESS TODAY!

Shifting Darkness is the 4th installment to the Dragon Queen Series.

Have you gotten your first taste?

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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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New Release Date for SHIFTING DARKNESS #ASMSG #DEC #ParanormalRomance #Zombies

Hey there, readers, bloggers and fellow authors! I hope everyone is keeping warm during this arctic blast season. Brrr….

Last week, I announced the release date for Shifting Darkness, the 4th installment of the Dragon Queen Series. The release date was based on personal affairs and of course my birthday. *grin* Well, due to some good news and changes in my life, I’ve moved the release date up to the 20th of December, Friday. Yey!

So it will be available on Amazon sooner rather than later.

This also means the giveaway dates will be moved up. This Friday, which happens to be Friday the 13th, I will post 5 questions pertaining to the Dragon Queen Series. CLICK HERE to get the details of the Winter Giveaway. On the release date for Shifting Darkness, I will announce the first 3 readers who got the questions right. 😀

Don’t miss out on your chance to win!

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An unseen war is brewing in the shadowy underworld of London. Dr. Faith Miller, a local pathologist, is exposed to the horrific reality when she stumbles upon her brother consuming the flesh of his lover.

Tajaé Zhang, the second in command of the UK based black panther pack of the Chalvaiz clan, and his fellow shifters have been systematically exterminating the walking corpses—zombies, in an attempt to control the rapidly spreading demon virus.

Secretly, he has observed Faith from afar for months. His attraction for her has grown into an untamable love. After she’s bitten and infected with the virus, Tajaé defies the laws of the shifter packs and puts his life on the line to save hers.

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Cover Reveal ~ SHIFTING DARKNESS #InterracialRomance #ASMSG #ParanormalRomance

I came up with the storyline for Shifting Darkness while working on an anthology with Stephanie Burke and PJ Schnyder. Unfortunately, the anthology didn’t pan out, but we walked away with a friendship and 3 awesome stories about…

Are you ready for this?

ZOMBIES and SHIFTERS!

Yeah, baby!

The characters in Shifting Darkness were so dynamic and so much fun to create, I felt that they would be right at home in the world of the Dragon Queen. http://thedragonqueenseries.com/ 

The brilliant cover artist who created this cover, along with all the covers in the Dragon Queen Series, is Karri Klawiter. This woman is amazing, so amazing that if I wasn’t already married, I would ask her to marry me. 😀

Now, for the big REVEAL…

I present to you the cover for SHIFTING DARKNESS!

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An unseen war is brewing in the shadowy underworld of London.

Dr. Faith Miller, a local pathologist, is exposed to the horrific reality when she stumbles upon her brother consuming the flesh of his lover.

Tajaé Zhang, the second in command of the UK based black panther pack of the Chalvaiz clan, and his fellow shifters have been systematically exterminating the walking corpses—zombies, in an attempt to control the rapidly spreading demon virus.

Secretly, he has observed Faith from afar for months. His attraction for her has grown into an untamable love. After she’s bitten and infected with the virus, Tajaé defies the laws of the shifter packs and puts his life on the line to save hers.

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AVAILABLE WINTER 2013

Add Shifting Darkness to your “to read” list over at Goodreads.

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Feel free to leave comment about the cover. But only if you love it. :p

Also, if you’re into winning a massive pile of Halloween Goodies, including a new Kindle Paperwhite Reader, drop by for the Sam Cheever Trick or Treat Contest. It’s really easy to win. 😉 http://blog.yvonnenicolas.com/2013/10/14/trick-or-treat-halloween-giveaway-halloweenreads-asmsg/

#SleepyHollow, New Favorite Series for Paranormal Fans

Is it a new favorite series for paranormal fans? Or am I speaking too soon?

I rarely watch a show when it airs. My friends call me the DVR queen, and for good reason. I DVR almost everything, or I watch it on On Demand. *grin* I can’t help it. The majority of shows I want to see come on when I’m busy writing, and breaking my writing schedule to watch a show will only upset my muse.

Okay, so even though I DVRed Sleepy Hollow, I was so anxious to see it, I actually watched it when it aired. *snicker* Truth is, I was having brain farts with my story, so I decided to watch some TV. No regrets on that. This show did not disappoint. While watching it, I found myself waiting for something in the storyline to curve my interest, or some poor acting to make groan. None of that happen. I literally enjoyed it from the moment it started to the moment it ended.

AND I WANT MORE!!!

I’m hoping and praying this is not one of those shows that start off great, then dwindle away into utter confusion and nonsense, like The Following. Yeah, I tried to be a “Follower”, but it didn’t work out. *smh* Such a disappointment. That aside, I still love me some James Purefoy. 😉

Okay, back to Sleepy Hollow…

If you’re a true Horror/Paranormal fan, then you remember the gothic movie Sleepy Hollow released in 1999, starring the handsome, yet weird Johnny Depp and the absolutely adorable Christina Ricci. This was before she starred in Black Snake Moan, which totally ruined my image of her. *shudders*

Depp and Ricci made a great team as the characters Ichabod Crane and Katrina VanTassel, and their romantic interest sparked a flare that made this dark twisted tale even better.

I’m hoping for the same flare in the TV series. 😉

The banter between the main characters, Ichabod Crane and Abbie Mills was not only cute and funny, it was spot on. The two actors Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie have amazing chemistry and it bleeds through the characters they portray.

I love Crane’s witty, sarcastic personality. He awakens in a different era, 250 years later, and he’s tossed back into a battle he thought he’d left behind when he supposedly died. An ancient evil is threatening the existence of mankind and he still has his humor, not to mention good looks. I can’t help but love that!

Abbie Mills, beautiful and quick-witted, is battling her own demons of the past, but she is not without honor and compassion. I immediately fell in love with her character. It was the way she interacted with Crane. She doesn’t want to believe him, but given what she has seen and been through, she has no choice.

Although she doesn’t admit it, she’s fascinated with Crane, almost as much as he is fascinated with her. You can clearly see it when they look at each other. That aspect alone opens so many wonderful possibilities.

You can’t see it, but I’m wiggling my eyebrows suggestively. *grin*

Sleepy Hollow is a refreshing Horror/ Paranormal series with a unique plot. I like the fact that they tied the storyline of the headless Horseman into the scripture of the Book of Revelations. There are so many avenues they can take with this.

I’m glad to have another series to add to my list of paranormal shows like, Supernatural, Being Human, and hopefully the Originals. (We’ll see how that one pans out when the series starts.) Team Klaus all the way, baby!!! I’ll take a hybrid vamp over a regular vamp any day. 😀

I would’ve added the Vampire Diaries to the list, but to be honest, I’m straddling the line with that one. I can’t figure out if I still kind of like it or if I want to just give it up. *sigh* I hope it gets better.

Who will be sitting in front of the television on Monday night eager for her dose of the witty Ichabod Crane and the sassy Abbie Mills?

*points thumbs at self* THIS GIRL RIGHT HERE!!

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Teaser from Scarlet Moon ~ Coming Soon #ASMSG

Here’s a little taste of Book 2 in the Dragon Queen Series, Scarlet Moon.

Enjoy!

Demetri clenched his fangs as he forced the torturous image from his mind. A mixture of anger and lust enveloped him. She couldn’t help what she’d done. Demon blood was a part of her make, therefore, to desire Lucius was in her nature. Still, his demon wanted to punish her for her unfaithfulness. No, more like ravish her. He yearned to bend her over, lose his hands in her hair, yank her head back, and fill her hot core, repeatedly, in maddening amorous fury. He wanted to hurt her, make her scream, and then love her, kiss her sore womanhood, and overwhelm her body in rapture.

Her demon would welcome it. His demon would relish it.

A shudder raced through him as his shaft jerked beneath the fabric of his pants.

Primal dominance. Like any animal, this was the simple ingrained instinct of a master nightwalker, a gratifying method to remind his companion who she was mated to. Judging from the defiance of her inner Xsonri, he would be forced to prove his mastery as her king on a regular basis. Odd as it may seem, the very idea delighted him. Being mated to the Queen of the Dragons wouldn’t be enjoyable unless he had to prove his worth every now and again.

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Copyright © Yvonne Nicolas 2013

Next week I’ll post a sneak peek of the cover. Hopefully, you’ll love it as much as I do. 😉

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.

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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. 😉