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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!

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…

Not just for the ladies, then… Andy from The Bristol Nine magazine offers a male perspective on Sophie’s Turn… and he *did* really enjoy it!

The editor of local magazine, The Bristol Nine, was intrigued by the idea of a local author self-publishing her first book.  He manfully tackled all manner of technological challenges (such as, not owning a Kindle at the time) to read my masterpiece.  Here’s what he thinks:

Sophie’s Turn mega-event on The Write Stuff: Brittany Roshelle hosts an interview, review and give-away of Sophie’s Turn this week!

This week, I’m visiting Brittany Roshelle on her blog, The Write Stuff, for another massive event on the virtual book tour for Sophie’s Turn… [drumroll…]

Today (Monday), Brittany is hosting me during an author interview.  Brittany was particularly interested in the logistics of self-publishing a novel and the process of writing.  I talk about why I chose to go the ‘indie’ route, what challenges lay in wait, and how I got my book from ‘tree’ format to ‘e’ format and out there into the blue yonder…. And also, I tell all about what is the best part about being an author!

On Tuesday, Brittany offers her very own views on Sophie’s Turn! Be sure to check out her review on her blog–especially as there is a give-away competition associated with the review.   One lucky blog reader will win a free Kindle copy of Sophie’s Turn!

And now I would like to say a very big Thank You indeed to Brittany for hosting this triple-whammy jam-packed stop on her fabulous blog.  Your support and enthusiasm are both invigorating and invaluable!  🙂

I look forward to seeing y’all on The Write Stuff soon.

Cheerio from
Nicky x

Kritters Ramblings reviews Sophie’s Turn and absolutely loved it, wants a sequel!

Hooray! Another astounding review for Sophie’s Turn, this one from Kristin at Kritters Ramblings.   Kristin absolutely fell in love with this book… what fantastic news!  I won’t give away any more, but check out the full review here.

Thanks very much to Kristin for taking the time to read and review Sophie’s Turn, and for spreading the luuuurve! 🙂

PS: …and of course, the sequel is very much in the making! It’s so wonderful to make someone’s wish come true. Watch this space, although it’ll be a few more months yet….

The fab reviews for Sophie’s Turn just keep on coming this week! FOUR stars from Jonita Fex aka The Book Chick!

Jonita Fex at the Book Chick just loves chick lit, and especially all things British.  So when I contacted her for a review, I felt a little bit nervous.  Would Sophie’s Turn live up to Jonita’s very high expectations….?

Well, I think it did! Jonita gave Sophie’s Turn four out of five stars and concludes:   I loved the British charm that was evident on every page, as well as the plot that kept me reading well past my bedtime. This is a must-read that does the chick lit genre proud.

To read the full review, please visit Jonita’s blog at

A great big thank you to Jonita for taking the time to read Sophie’s Turn… and for writing the review on one of the busiest days of the school year, and overcoming all sorts of technical hitches to post it.  You are a rock star, Jonita! 🙂