PARTY TIME! Celebrating the launch of Sophie’s Turn #sophiesturn

I’ve been dreaming of this day since I was ten, and now I’m lost for words?

What can I say? Words aren’t adequate. I’m whooping with joy and clapping my hands and jumping up and down. I’m whistling and cheering and clapping. And finally, I shout.

Hooooooray! It’s publication day for Sophie’s Turn!!

Sophie’s Turn is now available in Kindle edition from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk and many other Amazon sites. The paperback edition is also available from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. In addition, you can obtain Sophie’s Turn from Barnes & Noble. Yes, you can grab your copy now! And then… let’s party!

If you wanted to order 10, this is what you’d get… a whole box full!

I’m expecting quite a few guests throughout the day. There’ll be music, and dancing, and food. Come and join me as I go into party rock chick mode! I’ll update the post as new things happen during the day… it’ll be amazing.

Nicky’s Launch Party for Sophie’s Turn…

OMG, I am so excited that I can barely contain myself. What will the day bring? I have, however, breakfasted in style: a special treat courtesy of the kids.

Wow, Bucks Fizz Muffins! Didn’t know these existed…

Oh… they’re yummy! Thank you, boys!

The complete works? For me? Because it’s such a big day…? I’m touched. Tuck in!

Next job… Decorate the house!

Let’s have bunting (handmade)…

…and balloons, too!

Is that the doorbell? Already???
My goodness, the guests are arriving… must hurry!

Here’s Shaz, my first ever blogger-reviewer! She says: ‘Am honoured to have been a small part of your writing journey Nicky. You deserve all the success, not only for your skill but for all the work you put in behind the scenes. Have an amazing day with the re-launch of Sophie’s Turn and here’s to your continued success… **clinks champagne glasses** Rock On!’

And Sue, my writing buddy! She says: ‘Huge congratulations Nicky!
All your hard work rewarded.
Can’t wait to have a paperback copy of my bookshelf! XXX’

Linn, fabulous loveahappyending.com and Sapphire Star sister, is here, too! She says: ‘When it comes to rock chicks Sophie is IT! She might be in a quandary – Tim or Dan? – but she’s sure as hell going to have some fun! Wishing you all the best Nicky and congrats on a fab-u-lous party!’

OMG, all of the Romaniacs have arrived: I’m bowled over. They say: Happy Publication Day Nicky! So glad we could make it to the party – it’s certainly busy here. Have a great time and thank you for all your support. Love ~ The Romaniacs x

So many people here… that deserves a little song, right?

*Nicky sings** I’m walking on sunshine… yeah-eah…. And thank you for coming, yeah-eah-eah….

Heading into the afternoon… let’s have some lunch first!

Well, I had to, didn’t I? Sophie adores seafood… as do I!

More guests… the photographer is here! Welcome Debbie!!

Cheers!

Ooooh! And my publishers are here: that’s a really early start for them. So thrilled they made it!

Welcome, Katie! **clinks glasses**

And Amy, too: Hello! **Clinks glasses again**

And of course the party is spreading around the world!
I’m also at Shaz’s blog, Jera’s Jamboree, right now, as well as over at Loveahappyending.com. The Romaniacs are hosting me, as is Dizzy C’s Little Book Blog. In Germany, I’m visiting Dorothy Dreyer’s We Do Write, and over in the United States, I’m with Sapphire Star Publishing sister, AL Jackson, Susan Livingston’s Fascinating Books and Beth Art From the Heart. Last but not least, I am also in Canada with Melanie Robertson-King on her Celtic Connexions blog.
I mean, WOW! Talk about a global booklaunch…

So it’s lunchtime… we must be half-way there! That reminds me of a song. What was it?

**Sings along with Bon Jovi** …we’ve got each other, and that’s a lot, for love… we’ll Give It A Shot!

And hooray, right on cue, Jessie D. is here too! We are totally rockin’ and rollin’ over here.

I am so excited for the re-release of Sophie’s Turn. I can’t believe it was just a year ago when I first read this incredible book. It was my first Kindle read, and I stayed up late into the night unable to put it down, wondering what would happen next to poor, sweet, confused Sophie. And the opportunity to do some armchair traveling along with Sophie’s own adventures was so fun.
I couldn’t be more happy for author extraordinaire Nicky Wells! I’m not just a huge fan of this book because of Nicky – I’m a huge fan of Nicky’s because of this book! She’s woven a fabulous, fun tale, and I can’t wait to share this book with my friends and family… and then find out what happens next for Sophie in the rest of the trilogy!
Best of luck on the re-release, Nicky… and Sophie!

This Joint Is Jumping!

Apparently, I have to do the rock chick thing now. Well, if you’re sure… You did ask!

**Strums and sings** More than words… is all you have to do…. to make it real…

What do you mean, speech, speech?
**muffled heckling from the sofa**
Oh, alright. But I’ll have to put my glasses on first… and my speech dress.

OK, then, let’s hear it…

This is a really big day for me and it wouldn’t have happened without a number of amazing people in my life. So in true Oscar style, I’d like to thank my Mum, for always believing in me, and my gorgeous husband, for ditto.  Thank you to all the many fantastic people who are continuing to help me along the way, not least: Amy and Katie at Sapphire Star Publishing; Jessie Dalrymple; Shirley Mukisa; Shaz Goodwin; Sue Fortin; Linn Halton; everyone at loveahappyending.com; Deborah Smith; and the many, many wonderful bloggers who support me: know that you make this author’s world go round! You rock, one and all. Thank you!

Changed back into my party gear. Ready for a song and a dance… and some air guitar, perhaps?

And I will dance the night away….

Oh hello! My husband is back from work…

Big hugs for my lovely, smiley husband. We’ve missed you at the party!

…and he’s brought me flowers!! Time to dress up for the evening, it appears…

Now I do feel like a celebrity!

How do you know that you’ve arrived? You know when the rock stars turn up at your party!

Give it up for: THE HUSH!

WOW! Look what special guests have arrived now… IT’S THE HUSH BAND! I am absolutely and complety overwhelmed. What a party! THE HUSH also have a message: “What an honor to be Nicky’s special guest for this momentous occassion! We wish you all the best. Sophie’s Turn is a terrific read.”
OK. Now I need to sit down quietly for a moment or I am going to explode….. Whoooop!

They’re setting up stage… they’re going to play. WOW! I am beside myself with glee and excitement.  Rock stars a the rock star romance lauch party. AWESEOME! THE HUSH totally rocks!

Now it’s definitely CHAMPAGNE O’CLOCK!

I did it! I did it! Didn’t spill a drop!

Say ‘Sophiiieee’ for a picture with the star of the day.
(The BOOK, not me!)

‘Sophiiieee': Me, my book, and a glass of pink bubbly. Rock on!

Whoa. So much bubbly. So much dancing. So much day left to go… Time to stock up the energy reserves. Happy eating!

Let’s have a party spread… Bon apetit, help yourself!

How and when will the party end?
Will it end?

 Actually, all good things come to an end.
And this, as they say, is it for this feature!

Aaaah… End of a long, happy day. CHEERS!

Thank you all SO much for coming to the party, for joining in, leaving comments, partying with me and my guests. It’s been really special and I couldn’t have done it without you.
It’s been an absolute blast! 

Please keep tweeting, keep visiting, keep rocking: that’s the spirit. I’ll be out and about for a long while yet, tweeting you, saying ‘hi’ on Facebook and responding to your much appreciated comments. :-)

Thus, with the party only very nearly over,
the motto for the after-party is…

Rock the night! Rock on my friends, and happy reading.

#sophiesturn

105 responses to “PARTY TIME! Celebrating the launch of Sophie’s Turn #sophiesturn

  1. Lol, this is such a sweet, sweet, sweet post! I loved it. Congratulations again. I love the thought and imagination you’ve put into your launch, Nicky : ) Many writers, myself included, could learn a thing or two from you! And yep, I noted your balloons were purple to match your gorgeous book cover. I’m heading out in a sec, but will be taking my Kindle with me to get a flavour of Sophie’s Turn. Have a wonderful day, this is YOUR day x x x

    • Thanks so much, Yasmin–and this is only the beginning… hope you can pop back later tonight to see the whole thing. There’ll be some surprises along the way! So cute you noticed the purple balloons… Attention to detail, you rock! See you later. xx

  2. A lovely, happy, smiley post Nicky, happy publication day!!! Your breakfast looked amazing, I hope you enjoy your day because you really deserve it :) x

    • Thanks so much, Kate. The muffins were great! What a way to launch the day with bucks fizz in a non-intoxicating way, hahaha! Thanks for coming and hope you get a chance to pop back later tonight to see how it all panned out…

  3. lovely photos congratulations enjoy the day and your success

  4. Fabulous breakfast! Can you send your boys over to cook mine from time to time? Congratulations, my dear, what a fun way to celebrate – love it!

    • I shall see what can be arranged, I’m quite sure they’d love a little foreign trip. This is only the start of the celebrations, lots more to come… See you again later, maybe, and take care!

  5. This post is lovely. Can’t wait for more updates! #SophiesTurn

  6. Wow! This party is rockin’ so far. Cakes, bunting, balloons! Can’t wait for the next instalment. Many Congratulations, Nicky. You deserve all the success going, with Sophie’s Turn. Now, crank up that music and I’ll crack open another bottle of fizz at the ready. Wooooooo Hooooooooo! :) x x x

  7. What a great post! Happy launch day, Nicky! Those muffins look amazing!

  8. Hi Nicky and everyone – great party – can’t wait for lunch!
    That Elbow song is just amazing – gets me every time. Today it’ sunny here and I’ve just sent my book off to my publisher (at last) so I’m throwing those curtains wide for both of us – happy endings to everyone!
    AliB

    • Hey Ali: congrats on sending your book off to your publisher, that’s such a great feeling. Let’s throw those curtains wide indeed!! So–you’ll have a free day to party with me then… see you again later! Cheers!

  9. Oh this is too cute! You look like you’re having a wonderful time. And what great guests have turned up! Hope you’re having an amazing Publication Day, Nicky. xx

  10. Congratulations on your book launch you deserve all the good luck that comes your way. I’ll try and get to the party as long as you have the necessary ingredients: Beer, dope and loose women!

    Jimmy Ronnie, Guitarist, Iron Claw.

    • Hi Jimmy, thanks so much for visiting today–I really appreciate it. I can do the beer… and I can’t be official VIZ the rest of your requirements!!! Rock on, though, and thanks for joining in the fun. :-)

  11. GOOD MORNING NICKY
    I can’t almost can’t believe it. Just look at all these people clamofring to see your book. They all must have been in line waiting for your book it make its apperance.
    Anyway Nicky, this is it, your day and the day your book is finally going to make its debut in the world. This is your moment Nicky and your destiny is calling you, and tho’ this might be just once in your lifetime, I believe you’re going to do GREAT THINGS. I know this is how you must feel, and given your apparent love of music, there’s a song in your heart about this moment that you want the whole world to hear, and in fact, I believe I can almost hear you singing that song right now.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AflY1uqOgQE

    Have a MARVELOUS DAY Nicky, you deserve it. !!! :-| :-o :-O :-| :-) :-D

    • Aw, bless you for sharing in my joy and excitement. I don’t know about the clamouring bit–but it would be nice if they did! Great song choice, as always: thank you… Hope your day is going terrifically as well. XX

      • You’re welcome as always Nicky. Glad you like my choice of song. It’s hard racking my brain for the right song to fit the moment. As you listened to this song, did you hear yourself singing along with it as well. It’s too early in the day here [5 hours earlier on this side of the pond] for me to raise a drink. So at 7:30 AM here, I’ll be raising a glass of ginger ale instead of champagne and having some chocolate cake along with you. :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

      • Ah, come and have some lunch… brunch. Am about to post the update.. gimme a few minutes. XX

  12. Have micrphone, will travel. (You may be able to see the tip of my AKG in my profile pic.) Walking On Sunshine was the first song I sung live at my first gig :-) Have a fantastic, sunny and successful day, week, month, year and career.
    Laura xx

  13. Wow! It’s a great party Nicky. I’m so pleased your day is going well. Here’s to you! Wishing you much success, not just today but for the sequel too.
    Keep rocking. :-) xx

    • Emily, great to see you! What a wonderful comment, thank you. Yes, the sequel… it’s on my TO DO list to be chopped to size starting from Monday. Launch, and edit, and write, and launch, and edit, and write…. Good stuff. Thanks for coming, and don’t forget to check back for updates… XXX

  14. Yay!! Congrats. Looks like you’re having a great time. =)

  15. Well done Nicky you have done it!!!!!!. Enjoy your special day x

    • Awww, thanks, Leis! Wish you were here to have that glass of bubbly. This move totally unsettled all my original plans for today. Hey ho–at least we’ve got the virtual fizz. **Cheers**

  16. I am so happy for you. The beat of luck. What a fantastic post idea, too!

    • It’s shaping up quite nicely, methinks. I’m enjoying it–looks like you do, too! More updates coming soon… It ain’t over til the fat lady sings. Uhm, there is no fat lady. Ok, it ain’t over until the author clinks glasses with her hubby… (doesn’t have the same ring to it, somehow..) See you later, Steph!

  17. looks like you are having a great time fro the photo’s enjoy the rest of the party will check back at 5

  18. Managed to escape for a few minutes to get online and send hugs and HUGE congrats! I’m so excited for you & Sophie’s Turn! You are one amazing lady and the loveliest rock chic I know! Hugs on your special day. Lxx

    • Thanks, Linn–I really, really appreciate it. I know how busy you are on Thursdays. Thanks for calling me a lovely rock chic; that makes me feel gooooooood. Hugs right back, and see you soon. XX

  19. Whoa! What a party and so it should be. Congratulations, have a fabulous day and sell zillions of copies. Sunny smiles and big hugs xx

    • Pauline!!!! Sunny smiles–Love them. And hugs, too, love it. Thank you for visiting and partying with me, wouldn’t be a party without you and the fizz. Thank for coming!

  20. Whoop – it’s finally here :) Congratulations Nicky. Here’s to your adventure of being a published author x

  21. Amazing launch party, Nicky! Such fun! We’re so proud of you, all your hard work, and Sophie’s Turn! Enjoy your day! <3

  22. So very excited for you Nicky! It’s such a huge accomplishment! Much love going out to you today!

  23. That’s one big party! I hope the launch goes well and you sell millions of books! Congrats on achieving your lifelong dream, Nicky!!!!

  24. Have a wonderful party and launch. Wishing you much success for this launch and future launches…..get ready to rock!

  25. Yay! Happy launch day! Glad I get to celebrate with you!

  26. Congratulations Nicky on your big day! I’ve just got home and ordered my copy on Amazon and just in time as it looks like i ordered the last one until they get new stock in! :) I hope you’re having a fantastic launch day xxx

    • Loveya, Anne! A sell out on launch day: you are a star. What a result! Hope you enjoy… :-) I’ve had the most fantastic day and you guys must come and visit us soon. (Bring your copy: I’ll sign it for you. See, have already developed airs and graces, hahahaha!) XX

  27. Congratulations Nicky! It looks as though you are having a ball and you should be too!

    I think I’ll help myself to champagne and cupcakes, just as they’re sat there looking at me. *cheers* oh yes, and a massive hug to you. Enjoy the rest of the evening! I look forward to continuing to see how this launch goes. It looks a completely blast :)

    • Thanks so much, Rebecca! I’ve certainly had a blast… and will keep rockin’ all night. Or as long as I can keep my eyes open……….. So pleased you could join me and hope you enjoyed the cupcakes and bubbles. XX

  28. Congrats on your book release and successful launch party. Enjoy your special day!

  29. This is such a great post! You’ve made me laugh loads today! Congrats on Sophie’s Turn, Nicky, I hope it does really well for you!

    • Mission accomplished! I am so happy if I made you laugh. RESULT! Oh, Jaimie, in return you made my day. Thank you for being here, it’s been fabulous partying with you. XX

  30. Oh wow Nicky – what a party. I love the music and I love the atmosphere. Rock on! xx

  31. What a party!
    Clinking glasses to you, Sophie and Dan.
    x

    • Clinking glasses right back to you! Hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we did — are you rocking and rolling at your end? Thanks for all your support and advice right from the very start, Sue. Couldn’t have done it without you. xx

  32. Looks like a good time! Congratulations!

  33. Well done Nicky on the book launch! I’ve enjoyed the music at your party. I’m looking forward to getting stuck into Sophies Turn. Enjoy the rest of your day and the after-show party!! Cheers!

    • Hey, Tina–wow, I am SO excited to see you here. You found it!! Thank you so much, and I’m really pleased you enjoyed the party. Happy reading… I hope you like. XX Take care now…

  34. Congratulations on your launch – and a super start with your party – fantastic original ideas. Hope you sleep well! Love Emma x

    • Hey, Emma! We have a saying in German: the later the hour, the more beautiful the guests. WELCOME!!! Thanks for visiting and so glad you liked the party. I shall certainly sleep well, that’s for sure. Exhausted, but happy. XX

  35. Best release day post EVER! Congratulations, Nicky! I’m so happy for you. *Hugs*

  36. Nicky, do you realise you don’t have “share” buttons on your posts? I was just going to share this launch post on my Facebook page, but there’s no buttons :(

    • Rebecca, hi! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. There should be share buttons, but they sometimes only turn up if you click into the post properly, i.e. click on the heading; that should also bring up the comments again. Thanks for visting, and thanks for trying to share–I hope that means you enjoyed the party! Let me know if you have any more problems!!

  37. Wow!!! What a great party!! This totally rocks and I totally loved seeing that boxfull of books. YOUR books. You SHOULD be WALKING ON SUNSHINE!!! Now, this weekend, I’m gonna get me your book, but I’m trying to decide if I want a hardback or an e-copy!!

    • Thank you so, so much! It was an awesome party, and I am so thrilled that you enjoyed it. Still walking on sunshine (but a little more tired today). XX ebook or hardcopy–ooh, tough on. I love my Kindle. I love a paperback. Hm. Toss a coin… (although I have to say, the paperbacks look and feel stunning). Happy reading, and thank you so much for visiting and commeting. It’s great to see you!

  38. I’ve done it now. Thanks Nicky x

  39. Such a lovely post! :) xx

  40. Wow! What a party Nicky :) Many congratulations ~ I have my copy!
    I’ll reblog this post, it’s such fun ~ CONGRATULATIONS

  41. Reblogged this on Polly and commented:
    Congratulations Nicky Wells on the publication of Sophie’s Turn ~ for all my Romance readers, you need to get this book! :)

  42. Looks like is was a FABULOUS day! And very well deserved. Massive congrats, Nicky!

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