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Two Rave Reviews for Sophie’s Turn Today, including FIVE STARS!

Well, I have to say, my Friday hadn’t got off to the best start.  The children were grumpy on the last morning of term; instead of the promised snow, all we got was snow and drizzle; and then I got home after the school run and realised that I had accidentally taken my four year-old’s glasses home with me.  So yes, I had to trudge back to school again!

Imagine my delight, and the turnaround of my fortunes and mood, when I found not one but TWO fantastic reviews for Sophie’s Turn waiting for me!

A REVIEWER’S REVIEW…

The first review is by Kate on her lovely book blog, Me, My Books and I.

Kate and I ‘met’ on Twitter, exchanged a few DMs and emails, and then she set about reading Sophie’s Turn in something like… two days flat!  Kate really connected with the premise of the book as it reminded her of her own teen band obsessions.  Yes!!! This is exactly what I had in mind when I was writing the book in the first place, and I am so happy to hear that comment!  :-)  Kate concludes:  “This is an exciting, fun story that captivated me from start to finish, I simply can’t wait to read the second story in the trilogy to find out what happens next for Sophie.”  To read the full review, please visit Me, My Books and I, and feel free to leave a comment if you have a moment.

Thank you, Kate, for taking the time to read Sophie’s Turn and for writing such a detailed, thoughtful and enthusiastic review!  That makes all the difference to this here indie author.  XX

…AND A CUSTOMER’S REVIEW

The next review is a customer review posted both on Amazon and Goodreads.  It’s worth (drumroll!) FIVE stars and titled “Chick-lit at its best!”  The review ends on a really high note:  “I absolutely loved this book. The plot is funny, exciting, full of chemistry and I couldn’t put it down. As others have commented, the ending will surprise you…. Looking forward to the sequel! “

You can read the full review here; if you do go and visit, perhaps you might feel inclined to press the “Yes” button regarding the question of whether the review was helpful to you; that way, other customers will see it right at the top.  You can also see the review on Goodreads, where pressing the LIKE button again will be helpful if you’re so inclined.

A big thank you to the happy reader who left this thoughtful five-star comment.  You made my day! 

Nicky Wells visits The Littlereader Library and Private Detective Ian MacGregger today!

I’m doing my infamous double act again, featuring in two places all at once today:  The Littlereader Library and Ian MacGregger’s blog!

First of all, it is my great pleasure to visit Lindsay Healy’s wonderful blog, The Littlereader Library.

Lindsay has very kindly reviewed Sophie’s Turn  and she feels that “The author has penned an enjoyable, light romantic novel with some entertaining comedy moments, and there is a palpable chemistry between Sophie and Dan!”  I am truly honoured and delighted that Lindsay enjoyed my debut novel and that she is keenly anticipating the sequel!  You can read the full review here.

Moreover, Lindsay is also hosting me for an interview and you can find out about my favourite music, the sequel to Sophie’s Turn, and my favourite reads right here.

Thank you so much to Lindsay for featuring me on her blog.  Please do join me there and say hello!  Lindsay is an Associate Reader at the innovative author/reader project, loveahappyending.com.

And secondly…  A while back, a certain Ian MacGregger put out a call on Twitter asking authors to share where and when inspiration strikes them.  Well, you know me, I always have a story to tell, so I fired off my instant response to him.  The outcome of the resulting Twitter exchange is a guest blog I wrote for his Private Detective blog… a totally new environment for this here romance writer, and very exciting.  Please do stop by and take a look!  Thank you, Ian, for inviting me on your blog.  It’s a real pleasure to be there! XX

High praise for Nicky Wells from a discerning critic as Ela Bookworm reviews Sophie’s Turn

Last Saturday morning, just as I was nearly leaving the house with my family to visit the children’s grandparents for a birthday bonanza weekend, I got a message that Ela Bookworm had posted her review of Sophie’s Turn on her blog.  Normally, I’d launch right into the review highlights but there’s a bit more of a story here that I’d like to share.  Then you’ll understand why this review means so much to me!

Emma is a friend of mine and, in fact, was present at the gathering last summer that saw the first ‘pressure testing’ of my crazy idea to publish Sophie’s Turn.  OK, so everyone had had rather too much Pimms but still… Emma was extremely encouraging of my plans and promised then to read my work.

After the launch on Kindle, things got a bit hectic for me and I struggled to keep my head above water; I’d never Blogged or Facebooked or Tweeted in my life and it was all a bit much.  So while, of course, I included Emma in my general promotion fest, I never managed to catch up with her properly.  By the time I’d got myself a bit more savvy and organised and managed to track her down on Twitter to offer her a review copy, she had gone and bought a copy for herself.  This is the bit where I blush deeply, and a good place to say “Thanks” for Emma’s amazing dedication and support.

Now Emma leads a busy life and has been in and out of the country a lot.  But she didn’t forget her promise and she did read Sophie’s Turn.  She doesn’t read romance or ‘chick lit’ very often but she does read extensively (A LOT!) as you can see immediately upon visiting her fabulous blog.

Emma also has a very keen eye for fictional writing prowess; and, as the expression goes, “she says what she means.”  So I was curious to see what she made of rock star romance Sophie’s Turn!

I think it’s safe to say that Emma really enjoyed it!  There are a few things that she’s questioning but her conclusion blew me away:  “an entertaining piece of wish-fulfilment which is resolved satisfyingly and realistically, with a flawed heroine who eventually realises what is important in life.”  That is high praise indeed, and I am chuffed to bits.

Thanks, Emma, for posting such a detailed, thoughtful and positive review.  I really enjoyed reading it, I am proud of it, and I am mulling over the questions you raise with a view to seeing how they might apply to events in the sequel.  I’m loving it and I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it.

To find the full review, visit here–and feel free to share your thoughts, too! X

Nicky Wells is featured author on “Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews” with an interview and a give-away of Sophie’s Turn!

As the amazing book tour for Sophie’s Turn is slowly but surely winding to a close, it is my tremendous pleasure to visit Laurie’s great blog, “Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews” as a featured author.

Laurie is still in the throes of reading Sophie’s Turn, but meanwhile she is hosting me on a stop for an interview and a give-away.  Moreover, she is featuring a juicy little excerpt of Sophie’s Turn so if you haven’t read it yet, be sure to check this out….

Also find out when exactly I started my writing career, what surprised me most when writing Sophie’s Turn… and whether I have a milestone birthday coming up, and what I plan to do with it!

The associated give-away is for one Kindle copy of Sophie’s Turn and is open internationally until 6th December.  I would love to see as many of you as possible come and visit, and wish all entrants good luck as always. Rock on, folks! x :-)  A big “Thank You” to Laurie for hosting me on her blog: I am truly honoured!

Four Diamonds for Sophie’s Turn from Ananda at “Books to Remember”

The good things just keep happening this week! How excited was I yesterday to find out that Ananda, my lovely Associate Reader over at loveahappyending.com, has finished reading rock star romance Sophie’s Turn and posted a review on her blog, Books to Remember!

Ananda had been making enthusiastic noises about Sophie’s Turn all the while she was reading is but little did I appreciate just why!

So here’s why.  Says Ananda: “I have two things to confess: First I am a sucker for chick-lit books and second, I just love music and rockstars! So what happens when I see these two combined! THE INEVITABLE – I LOVE THE BOOK!”  Find the full review on Ananda’s wonderful blog.

I am truly delighted–this is the reaction I was hoping for while I was writing… yay! Here’s to kindred spirits.  A huge lovely thanks to Ananda for speed-reading Sophie’s Turn and offering such a glowing review.  Ananda, I’ll be visiting you soon over in the Kingdom Far Away to collect my four sparkly diamonds….

:-) x

Triple Whammy for Sophie’s Turn: FIVE Stars from Donna at “My Life. One Story at a Time” plus an author interview and a fabulous give-away!

It is my enormous pleasure to be visiting Donna’s exceptional blog, “My Life. One Story at a Time.” today.

Donna blogs with a difference.  When she agrees to offer a review, she also wants to find out more about the author and always includes an author interview.  Moreover, she likes to include in her feature some of her favourite quotes from the book she is reviewing.  And the result is truly compelling.

So I am bowled over that it is my turn today.  Donna has awarded Sophie’s Turn Five Stars on Amazon and written a thoughtful and glowing review.  I am completely over the moon!  Although… on reading the first few lines, my heart sank to my knees, and I was thinking:  what have I done?!?  You’ll have to read the full review to find out why!

There’s also my lovely interview:  find out the top three things on my bucket list!  And finally, don’t miss the give-away of one Kindle copy of Sophie’s Turn.  The competition is open internationally until 22 November!

A triple whammy on this amazing day, and I have a big smile on my face.  Please do come and join me over at “My Life. One Story at a Time.”  and good luck to all give-away entrants.

Finally, a huge big Thank You to Donna for taking the time to read and review Sophie’s Turn, for all her support, and for her amazing feature of me and my work on her unique blog. :-) x

Chick Lit Central judges Sophie’s Turn to be a ‘compelling read’ and awards FOUR lovely stars!

A wonderful good morning to you all!  It is my great pleasure to be visiting the fabulous Chick Lit Central blog once more today as Melissa Amster has posted her review for rock star romance Sophie’s Turn.  Melissa concludes that “If you are looking for an entertaining chick lit novel, then you’ve come to the right place with this one.”  Melissa gave Sophie’s Turn FOUR stars on Goodreads.  Hooray! That’s lovely praise for my work and I am truly delighted.  Find the full review here.

A great big thanks to Melissa for taking the time to read and review Sophie’s Turn.  I know Melissa would have preferred a paperback (me too!  Maybe…hopefully… one day!) so I doubly appreciate her perseverance with reading my work and the great thoughts and work put into this review.  :-) Rock on!

Girls Who Love to Read would like to make Sophie’s Turn into a movie! Check out Flo’s review and give-away this week…

Good morning! Today, I’m back off to Australia to visit Girls Who Love to Read once more.  Earlier on during the virtual book tour for Sophie’s Turn, I had an opportunity to visit Flo’s fabulous blog for an interview… Today, I am back to see what Flo thinks of my rock star romance, Sophie’s Turn.  Yes, Flo has written a review… and did she like it?

She certainly did.  Flo says: “I knew this book was going to be good because I was hooked from the first chapter. … I can see this book being made into a movie – as I read, I knew exactly who would play each character and I could see in my head how they’d speak and act.  If you are looking for a book that will transport you and help you lose your surroundings, this is definitely one to read.”  Wow, what an endorsement.  Needless to say, I am delighted.  Movie producers the world over: I am totally open to negotiations!

Find the full review here.

But hold on, there’s more!  Flo is also hosting a give-away of one Kindle copy of Sophie’s Turn on her blog for the next week.  Don’t miss this opportunity to get your own, free Kindle copy of my masterpiece.  Go here to enter the competition… and good luck!

Thank you to the wonderful Flo for hosting several stops on my blog tour of Sophie’s Turn.  Flo has been extremely busy and feeling the full effects of combining a full-time job, a family and a flourishing book club… So I am particularly honoured that she has found the time for reviewing Sophie’s Turn, conducting an interview and running this give-away.  Flo:  thank you so much, you’re really close to my heart, too!  It’s been a real pleasure to get to know you and to garner all your support.  Here are three cheers, and I hope you gain a breathing space soon…!  x :-)

15 November 2011:  And the Winner Is…

Good morning all!  Thank you all for entering the competition to win a Kindle copy of Sophie’s Turn.  I was truly delighted to read your entries and to see so much interest.  Woohoo!  I have this morning picked a winner out of a hat and…
the winner is….
Jenny Spiller, who submitted her entry by email directly to Flo.  Congratulations to Jenny!  I will be in touch with you shortly. 
Thanks again to everyone and keep looking out for Sophie’s Turn!  You can download a sample from Amazon or from my blog, and of course the book is availabe for download from Amazon anytime!
Cheerio
Nicky

4 1/2 Stars for Sophie’s Turn: Samantha Robey at ChickLitPlus thinks it’s a definite must-read!

Review number two for this week, hooray!  Samantha Robey over at ChickLitPlus has taken the time to read and review my lovely rock star romance, Sophie’s Turn.  Samantha says that Nicky Wells (well, yes, that’s me!!) “spins her story with a delicate hand that will have readers cheering Sophie on throughout the entire book.”  Needless to say, I’m bowled over by this assessment and delighted at the 4 1/2 stars Samantha awarded to Sophie’s Turn.  You can read the full review here.

A huge, big thank you to Samantha for hosting a stop for my virtual book tour on her blog, especially as she’s been super busy these past few weeks.  I really appreciate your support, Samantha, and it’s wonderful to visit your fab blog! x :-)

 

Sarah Taylor at TodayI’mReading says Sophie’s Turn is funny, gripping and fantastic!

Happy Monday to one and at all!  As the virtual book tour for Sophie’s Turn continues into its third month, I have great pleasure in announcing that the lovely Sarah Taylor at Today I’m Reading has offered her review of rock star romance Sophie’s Turn.  Sarah says she didn’t want to put Sophie’s Turn down as she was desperate to know what would happen with Sophie.  That’s a fabulous endorsement, and entirely the effect I was aiming for!

Visit Today I’m Reading to read the full review and find out what else she particularly enjoyed…..  A big thank you to Sarah for her massive encouragement and support.  I look forward to seeing you all on Today I’m Reading…