Sophie’s Encore Launch: A photo and audio round-up of festivities!

Remember that tune, “Oh What a Night?” Now sing, “Oh What A Week” and you’ll know where I’m coming from!


Last week saw the launch of my third novel, Sophie’s Encore. Festivities began with a radio launch party over at Siren 107.3 FM on Wednesday, 4 September. That Wednesday morning dawned clear and bright, and I had no idea just how much fun the next few days would hold.

Here’s my launch week in photos and audio clips. Thank you to everyone who took part, stopped by, sent good wishes, tweeted, shared on Facebook and bought The Book. You rock. And I couldn’t be an author without you.

Pub Day -1:
Radio Celebrity (LOL!)

SPECIAL GUESTS:

THE HUSH ROCK BAND
NICK ELLIOTT
XANDER DEMOS

Listen In!

(click HERE: southsidebroadcasting, then click ‘Listen Now’)

Sophie’s Encore Party on Siren 107.3 FM, Part 1:
Starting in Nashville with Cameron Tilbury before
another note from Jersey with Anna Lewis.
***includes reading from Sophie’s Encore***

Sophie’s Encore Party on Siren 107.3 FM, Part 2:
We take a slight detour and discuss badger culling and Farmers Weekly awards… we rock’n’roll in every respect! 

Sophie’s Encore Party on Siren 107.3 FM, Part 3:
Another encounter with premier photographer Nick Elliott, plus lead guitarist with The Hush, Lee Landrum — with heaps of shout-outs to online listeners…

Sophie’s Encore Party on Siren 107.3 FM, Part 4:
Ace Rock Guitarist Xander Demos shoots the breeze with Nicky Wells, Holly Cox, Hannah Sylvester , Ed Wellman & Alex Lewczuk, before the team provide a Midweek Drive debut for Actor/Producer Burt Bulos, who provides the team with thoughts on `The Lady Killers` `NCIS` & more…

In-Show Photo: Hannah Sylvester, Ed Wellman, Holly Cox (and me, of course). :-)

In-Show Photo: Hannah Sylvester, Ed Wellman, Holly Cox (and me, of course). 🙂

Living like the rock stars... let's have an After Party!

Living like the rock stars… let’s have an After Party!

And a toast! Of course, a toast" *Cheers*

And a toast! Of course, a toast” *Cheers*

Publication Day:
Local Author in Action

All set and ready to roll at Welton Library.

All set and ready to roll at Welton Library.

First arrivals... let's take a photo before it gets busy!

First arrivals… let’s take a photo before it gets too busy!

Time for dinner! Cheers! What a day... :-) Livin' it up!

Time for dinner! Cheers! What a day… 🙂 Livin’ it up!

Publication Day +1:
Bestselling Author

Friday, 6 September, was spent largely recovering from the blast of the days before, responding to emails, chatting with folks and (*psssst don’t tell anyone*) catching up on sleep. No photos of the sleeping beauty, though. 🙂

However. THIS is what I found in the morning on Amazon.com. It’s a ranking for Sophie’s Turn, book 1 in the Trilogy.

Get this. Sophie's Turn is now *officially* a BESTSELLING ROMANTIC COMEDY!!!  (And the image is so large not because I enjoy showing off ~ although *coughs* I do ~ but because otherwise, you can't see what's on it. LOL

Get this. Sophie’s Turn is now *officially* a BESTSELLING ROMANTIC COMEDY!!!
(And the image is so large not because I enjoy showing off ~ although *coughs* I do ~ but because otherwise, you can’t see what’s on it. LOL

Publication Day +2:
Author On Tour

On Saturday morning, I presented myself bright and early at the BookStop Café in Lincoln for a two-hour author appearance. Huge thanks to Joff Gainey for making this possible. 🙂

Setting up ~ prime position by the entrance. Nice job!

Setting up ~ prime position by the entrance. Nice job!

First customer. Yes, she bought the entire Trilogy. Thank you! :-)

First customer. Yes, she bought the entire Trilogy. Thank you! 🙂

With Paul Redfern, who kept me amused with anecdotes from his favourite spot on the sofa opposite.

With Paul Redfern, who kept us all amused with anecdotes from his favourite spot on the sofa opposite my ‘signing station’.

"Queuing out the door." (Joff's caption for this ace photo!)

“Queuing out the door.” (Joff’s caption for this ace photo!)

Review Highlights

These are highlights from the reviews that rolled in for Sophie’s Encore on September 4, 5 and 6, 2013.

WORTHY OF A SHINY PLATINUM DISC! 5 Crowns! Perusing Princesses

How to read Sophie’s Encore: get rid of house mates, take phone off the hook, do not answer the door! Kim The Bookworm

With Sophie’s Encore, Nicky Wells gives the reader one hell of a finale! 5 Stars! Jersey Girl Book Reviews

Sophie’s Encore is in a league of its own! Cosmochicklitan

Fast paced and addictive! Today I’m Reading

~I hid in the photocopy room in work to finish the book! Oh lovely Dan. Oh sexy Dan! Dan rocked my world! Brook Cottage Books

And best of all, there were some blush-worthy scenes! Chick Lit Central

Without a doubt, one of my favorite reads of the year! Thank you Nicky Wells….you are the quintessential author of fiction! Nancy Reilly

Wow-eee! Well, what can I say? Thank you, dear readers and supporters. You all rock, every one of you.
It was a fabulous launch, an amazing reward for me personally, and an incentive to do it all again, and soon….

#1November

Rock on!

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12 responses to “Sophie’s Encore Launch: A photo and audio round-up of festivities!

  1. Great photos, thank you for sharing. Sophie’s Encore is next on my reading list, whoop whoop! Having read the comments above I’m VERY excited about getting started.
    You’re so organised getting your book launch blog done so quickly. My launch was two weeks ago and I’ve still yet to share my anecdotes – of which there are a few. I think my favourite tale is of getting changed into my posh frock in the Waterstones baby changing room, while reading ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ displayed around the walls. The high life of an author, ha ha!
    Congratulations again on the successful launch of Sophie’s Encore, and I look forward to meeting you at the Festival of Romance in November 🙂 x x

    • LOVE that anecdote, Alison, and can’t wait to hear more about your launch. Thank for stopping by and taking the time to look through my ‘diary.’ I’m glad you enjoyed it. XXX 🙂

  2. What a great combination of local, up-close-and-personal plus web-based launch! Congratulations, Nicky dear, it sounds like such fun (nerve-wracking fun, no doubt!). I am so proud of you!

    • Aww thank you, that means the world. It wasn’t so much nerve-wracking as exhausting. Honestly ~ on Saturday afternoon, I completely crashed. I came home, lay down, and passed out for two hours. And here’s me having dreamed of being a rock star all my life… I’d never make it, ha! XXX

  3. You’ve certainly had a week, Nicky. Congratulations! I’m not surprised that by Saturday afternoon, you crashed and burned after all the excitement and appearances – real and virtual.

  4. Hi Nicky
    Looks like you had a GRAND TIME for your big day. Wish I could have been there but I’m stuck here on this side of “The Pond.” Wishing you continued success with all of your writing endeavors/endeavours.

    Anyway, early yesterday I took a quick look to see if you’d posted anything and went right back to bed and my OH, closed my eyes and went back to The Land of Nod. I had a busy day, so when I wasn’t doing anything I tried to think of a response song. “Oh What a Night” is one of my favorites, so the selection process took a little time than usually. The good thing about this is the songs about Sophie and Dan has stopped playing in my head.

    When I woke up this morning and looked outside the living room window, the song hit me. I feel this is the way you must have felt the next morning after the official release of “Sophie’s Encore.”

    So have I plucked another song out of your head this time? Curious minds want to know. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Robin, thanks so much for your lovely wishes. Regarding you song choice… well, you didn’t exactly pluck it out of my head but I do love your selection. It makes me think of lush green meadows and bright blue skies. Love the clarinet in the background too. (Do you know I used to play the clarinet? LOL!) Thanks again. You put a wide smile on my face. xx

  5. Congratulations honey! Looks like you had a fabulous time 🙂

    xx

  6. Congratulations on your success Nicky! Looked like great fun at your launch party!!

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