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!
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.
Next job… Decorate the house!
Is that the doorbell? Already???
My goodness, the guests are arriving… must hurry!
So many people here… that deserves a little song, right?
Heading into the afternoon… let’s have some lunch first!
More guests… the photographer is here! Welcome Debbie!!
Ooooh! And my publishers are here: that’s a really early start for them. So thrilled they made it!
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?
And hooray, right on cue, Jessie D. is here too! We are totally rockin’ and rollin’ over here.
This Joint Is Jumping!
Apparently, I have to do the rock chick thing now. Well, if you’re sure… You did ask!
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.
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?
Oh hello! My husband is back from work…
…and he’s brought me flowers!! Time to dress up for the evening, it appears…
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!
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!
Say ‘Sophiiieee’ for a picture with the star of the day.
(The BOOK, not me!)
Whoa. So much bubbly. So much dancing. So much day left to go… Time to stock up the energy reserves. Happy eating!
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!
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.
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
Completely, I will, no fear. I won’t miss a thing, this is only the start for you xx
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…
lovely photos congratulations enjoy the day and your success
Thanks, Susan, I am touched you could drop by. This is only the beginning… much more to come. I thought I’d try an interactive, evolutionary kind of post… X
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!
This post is lovely. Can’t wait for more updates! #SophiesTurn
Yay, so happy to hear that. Thanks for taking a look, Evelyn. You rock!
It’s such a great post. I can see how much you enjoy it. How I wish to be there! Kiss kiss 🙂 xx
Mwah! You are here!! And that’s cool!
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
Music is pumping, bass is throbbing, thankfully we are detached so nobody minds… Having that glass of bubbly with you now: Cheers!
What a great post! Happy launch day, Nicky! Those muffins look amazing!
Thanks so much, Jaimie. They were terrific, actually, must have those again. There’ll be more entertainment later… XX
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!
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!
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
Hi Jo, thanks so much. I’m having so much fun…and the best is yet to come. Thanks for stopping by and maybe see you again later. ROCKING ME… (ooops, is that a spoiler?)
I’m back (albeit briefly!) Love the Bon Jovi!!
Wouldn’t be a rockin’ party without him. Them. Whatever. XX more music later….
So thrilled to see what a magical day you’ve had – pink bubbly and all! What a rockin’ party! Hope you’ve enjoyed every minute, you deserve it!
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. 🙂
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.
Have a MARVELOUS DAY Nicky, you deserve it. !!!
😐 😮 :-O 😐 🙂 😀
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. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀
Ah, come and have some lunch… brunch. Am about to post the update.. gimme a few minutes. XX
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, you are a ray of sunshine: thanks so much for your enthusiastic comments and good wishes. One day, I want to see and hear you sing!!!!
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
Yay!! Congrats. Looks like you’re having a great time. =)
The BEST! Thanks for visiting, Elizabeth, it’s so great that you could join in the party!
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**
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!
looks like you are having a great time fro the photo’s enjoy the rest of the party will check back at 5
Hi Susan, I had the best time! Sorry I missed you earlier, but I am so, so happy you came by and enjoyed the party. Thank you!
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
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!
Whoop – it’s finally here 🙂 Congratulations Nicky. Here’s to your adventure of being a published author x
It feels very official today. I feel I can finally call myself an author. WHOOOT! Thanks for being part of the journey. XX
Amazing launch party, Nicky! Such fun! We’re so proud of you, all your hard work, and Sophie’s Turn! Enjoy your day! ❤
I’m having such a blast at this end: thanks for stopping by and being a virtual guest. Sorry you had to get here so early…. hahaha! **Cheers**
So very excited for you Nicky! It’s such a huge accomplishment! Much love going out to you today!
I feel it, I feel the love! I’m all over the place, feeling loved to bits. Thanks for all your support and for ‘being’ here today. XXX
That’s one big party! I hope the launch goes well and you sell millions of books! Congrats on achieving your lifelong dream, Nicky!!!!
Millions would be good indeed! One can dream. It’s a great party (she says, modestly) and I’m so happy you came. XX
Have a wonderful party and launch. Wishing you much success for this launch and future launches…..get ready to rock!
I’m rockin’ already. And love that you’re rockin’ with me–you’ve got a very special place here. rock on, Jane!
Ah thanks, glad it all went well. Sounds a gas! What now? Book signing tour? Much luck whatever you do.
Oh, that would be fun! It’s proving a wee bit difficult, actually, to arrange signings. Something to do with me being a new author, and with store’s margins and overheads and… what have you. I am working on it, watch this space!
Well it will happen, no worries. Lots of stores changing their policy – we noticed that when we went into Waterstones for the Peter Robinson signing…very low key too. There are other options I am sure if you put your little grey cells to work…x
They are working overtime… hehehe! Glad to hear I’m not alone. X
Looks as if everything is going well. The cover is ace. So fingers crossed it all continues to be full speed ahead.
I’m sure you will succeed.
Ah thanks Nicky….we rockers have to stick together. Hope the sales are going well. Let me know.
I will, I will. Am getting ready to write part 3 so I’m sure you’ll hear from me then! XXX
I am sure you are hard at it, good luck. Cannot wait to rad what Sophie and Dan get up to and what you’ve done with all the ‘techy’ stuff….xx
Yay! Happy launch day! Glad I get to celebrate with you!
Thanks, Dana, I am thrilled that you’re here and that you’re partying on your own blog with me too. XX Thank you! 🙂
Nicky, you’re a HOOT!
EXCELLENT. That was the reaction I was going for. Now tell all your friends… XXX
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
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
Congrats on your book release and successful launch party. Enjoy your special day!
Thanks, Natasha–it’s been absolutely amazing, and still a few hours to go yet… Love it that you could come by. XX
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
Oh wow Nicky – what a party. I love the music and I love the atmosphere. Rock on! xx
Rock on indeed–thanks for joining in, Janice, love it that you could stop by. Great atmosphere–that’s fab news. So happy! XX
What a party!
Clinking glasses to you, Sophie and Dan.
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
Looks like a good time! Congratulations!
It was a good time all right, thanks for visiting!!!
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…
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
Best release day post EVER! Congratulations, Nicky! I’m so happy for you. *Hugs*
Hugs right back! Thanks for the compliment RE best release day post ever… **blush** I think it was good! Certainly had a blast… thanks for coming! XX
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!!
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!
I’ve done it now. Thanks Nicky x
You are a star for coming back to have another go. MWAH! Thanks so much, and see you soon. XX
Such a lovely post! 🙂 xx
Thank you so much x x x 🙂
Wow! What a party Nicky 🙂 Many congratulations ~ I have my copy!
I’ll reblog this post, it’s such fun ~ CONGRATULATIONS
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Congratulations Nicky Wells on the publication of Sophie’s Turn ~ for all my Romance readers, you need to get this book! 🙂
Looks like is was a FABULOUS day! And very well deserved. Massive congrats, Nicky!
Hi Talli–it was fab! I had the party of all parties! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your good wishes. 🙂 x
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