Let’s talk Romance in Sci-fi!

When I was asked to participate in an online panel for Romancing the Capital, I was super stoked to be a part of it. I didn’t hesitate to say yes. However, I was very nervous because this was my first time speaking on a panel for an online convention. All things considered, I think I did a pretty good job. I had a blast with A.M. Griffin, Eve Vaughn, and Stephanie Burke! Stephanie made it hard to keep a straight face. The stories she told were hilarious.

We touched on world-building in a futuristic/ fantasy setting, as well as the importance of representation in sci-fi. We even discussed alien sex! LOL! That was a fun discussion.

If you missed the panel, never fear. The session is on YouTube for your viewing pleasure.

If you enjoyed the panel, don’t forget to give it a like on YouTube!


Who Will You Meet at My #FBParty? Hosted by @BookEnthusiast1 #NewRelease #CarnalDiaries #asmsg #giveaway

Hello, my lovelies!

Below are just a few authors who will make a guest appearance at the SEDUCING AN ASSASSIN FB party. On top of fun, they will be bringing many prizes with them!


LaVerneThompsonLaVerne Thompson, author of the Children of the Waves Series

I am an award winning, bestselling, multi-published author, an avid reader and a writer of contemporary, fantasy, and sci/fi sensual romances with interracial characters. I also write romantic suspense and new adult under the pen name Ursula Sinclair my alter ego who likes her relationships a little more complicated.


Rosanna Leo, author of the Gemini Island Shifters Series

Rosanna Leo is a multi-published author with Samhain Publishing and Liquid Silver Books who lives and breathes romance. Several of her books about Greek gods, selkies and shape shifters have been named Night Owl Romance and Two Lips Recommended Reads. When not writing, she can be found haunting dusty library stacks or planning her next star-crossed love affair. Born and bred in Toronto, Canada, Rosanna loves hearing from her readers.


Stephanie Burke, multi-published author of over 40 titles

StephanieBurkeStephanie is a multi-published multi award-winning wife and mother of two whose unparalleled imagination causes her no end of trouble.

From sex shifting shape-shifting dragons to undersea worlds, up to sexually confused elemental fey and homo erotic mysteries, all the way to pastel challenged urban sprites, Stephanie has done it all, and hopes to do more.

Stephanie an Orator on her favorite subject of writing and world building, a sometimes teacher when you feed her enough coffee and donuts, an anime nut, a costumer, and a frequent guest of various sci-fi and writing cons where she can be found leading panel discussions or researching more and varied legends and theories to improve her writing skills.

Stephanie is known for her love of the outrageous, strong female characters, believable worlds, male characters filled with depth, and interracial that make the reader sit up and take notice.


The creator of www.theenduringmind.com and also, the co-writer of Seducing an AssassinPachetBurson

My name is Pachet (Pa-Shay), I am a daughter, a sister, a mother and soon to be wife. I used to think that THESE were the only titles that I would bear for the rest of my blessed days here on Earth, however, the Lord has shown me my purpose.

I am a lover of many things including but not limited to ice cream, coffee, Japanese culture, Kung Fu movies, comic books, jazz music and did I mention coffee? I am also a lover of creativity.

I want to inspire, motivate and empower others to tap into their innovation and thus continue the cycle of inspiration, motivation and empowerment.

Authors offering great reads for the raffle giveaway:

Lena Hart, author of the Queen Quartette Series

Nichelle Gregory, author of the Souls Entwined Series

Peter McNeil, author of the bestselling novel, Postal

Any many, many more!

It’s not too late to reserve your spot for the party, and get a chance to when some amazing reads!

Click on the image below to RSVP for the party.


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?


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!


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.



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


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/

Flee From Love #ASMSG #FlashFiction

It’s been a while since I wrote a flash fiction. I’ve been really busy with a lot of upcoming events and novels. *grin* I know that’s no excuse though.

My girl, and fabulous author Stephanie Burke challenges me every now and then by posting a picture on FB and asking me to ‘write it’. *grin*

For her, I’m compelled to comply. 😉


“You thought you could get away from me?” he whispered as he tongued the shell of my ear and tweaked my nipple. “Flee from the love we shared? I thought I made myself clear last night. You are mine, sweet lover.”

I could hardly breathe. The sheer arousal he emitted cast a spell over my body. He’d branded my very soul, weakened me. I know he’s dangerous, something more than human, but I can’t bring myself to leave, when I know I should. “I can’t sta-”

“Shhh… What you can’t do is leave me needing you. Lay back, lover. Allow me to shake your world once more.”

Copyright © Yvonne Nicolas 2013

Pimpin’ Sunday ~ Bite Me (London Undead Series) #ParanormalRomance

Do you like zombies? Good. ‘Cause you’re going to love this.

Imagine zombies roaming the streets of London…

My girl, PJ came up with the storyline for Bite Me while creating an anthology with Stephanie Burke and Yours Truly. The anthology didn’t pan out, but we all walked away with amazing stories to share.

Check out BITE ME by PJ Schnyder!

Few people walk the streets of London since the zombie outbreak, but that’s not an issue for Seth. As a werewolf, he can handle himself and save humans reckless enough to take a nighttime stroll. While on patrol he comes across a group of people under attack. The one woman brave enough to take a stand catches his eye—and not just because of her way with a gun. Learning the beautiful woman is homeless and fends for herself despite her disability only intensifies his urge to protect and care for her.

Maisie can’t help but admit that she’s attracted to her werewolf rescuer. She’s drawn to Seth’s strength and ferocity, and finds herself opening up to him in ways she never imagined, even though she’s determined to not to rely on Seth or anyone else. She doesn’t want another person to get hurt—or die—for her sake. She has enough scars, physical and emotional, from the last time…

But when Seth realizes something is drawing the zombies to Maisie, there may be nothing he can do to save her….

Bite Me excerpt (London Undead series)