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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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!

THE DRAGON QUEEN SERIES

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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/

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/

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. 😉