Update to Website!

Hi there!

Long time no post, right? I’ve been super busy as of late, which is a good thing. It means the words are getting written! I’ve revised my writing schedule to make room for weekly postings. Hopefully, I’ll stick with it. I have my fingers crossed.

The IDP team and I have revamped my website to make the buying experience more enjoyable. There is now an “add to cart” option and a smoother checkout process. If you have any suggestions on making it even better, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

While we were updating the website, something extraordinary happened!

I ordered 20 print books of Raven’s Seduction. 10 glossy covers and 10 matte covers. That’s usually what I sell in a 4-month span.

Well, the day we set up the product page, all 20 of those books got sold out! There are 13 in backorder. Squee! This has never happened to me before. Not sure what’s going on in the universe, but I certainly appreciate the support.

I instantly ordered more. So as soon as Raven Seduction is back in stock, I’ll drop another post. In the meantime, it’s available on Amazon for immediate purchase.

My swaggy goodies are coming in, slowly but surely. I’m packing books and gifts as we speak.

It’s going to be an exciting trip to the post office!

Although many things have changed on my website, some things remain the same. You can still download free sample reads. You can also read excerpts on the product pages. Just select “Read More” under the IDP Bookstore option on the bar menu.

Also, if you’re not signed up to my newsletter, now would be a good time to do that. From here on out, anytime a new release is about to drop, a sample read, or more so a sneak peek, will be offered to my subscribers before the title goes live.

Well, that’s it for now.

Until next time, have a fabulous week, my friends!

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!

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!

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. 😉