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Congratulations~It’s a book!

Publishing a book is like giving birth. It’s a long time coming, it involves a whole lot of blood, sweat, and tears, and the euphoria when you finally hold your baby in your hands is second to none.

I gave ‘real’ birth twice, to two wonderful little boys. But this is my FIFTH book baby, and the emotion, excitement and pride are every bit as intense as they were for the previous four book births and their real life flesh-and-blood-baby counterparts.

I write romance with rock stars, and here’s your latest fix:

Fallen for Rock: Out today!

Fallen for Rock: Out today!

 Fallen for Rock

‘A thrilling and delicious story of love and self-discovery woven around a broken romance that will make you turn page after page and cheer to the end.’

Love, life, loyalties. Nothing stays the same when Emily gets drawn into the world of rock.

Glossy and sophisticated professional high-flyer Emily has no time for nonsense such as the rock music her ex-boyfriend Nate adored so much. Yet when she unexpectedly comes into possession of VIP tickets—access all areas—for new rock band phenomenon, MonX, she can’t resist the temptation.

The fateful gig turns into more than one night, and Emily finds herself strangely drawn to this new and unfamiliar glittery world. However, only weeks later, MonX and her own universe fall apart with devastating consequences for all. When MonX lead singer Mike appeals for her help, she reluctantly embraces a new opportunity. But she soon discovers that while she may be a rock chick after all, a groupie she is not… Or is she?

Just exactly where do her loyalties lie? And what direction will her life take now that she’s left behind everything she treasured?

Warning! Fallen For Rock contains some explicit content and strong language that may not be suitable for readers under eighteen years of age.

 Get it now!
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Party Time!

Join me today, 30 June 2014, on Facebook and Twitter for all-day launch festivities including games, music, flash giveaways, and virtual food and drink.

Giveaway!

To celebrate the launch of Fallen for Rock and to spread some joy, I’m giving away the following items:

One Large Signed Poster of “Fallen for Rock”

Three Sets of Signed “Fallen for Rock” Swag (Postcards and Bookmarks)

Three Sets of Signed “Fallen for Rock SWAG SPECIAL” including 2 bookmarks, 2 postcards and 2 guitar picks

Five Sets of Signed “Fallen for Rock” Guitar Picks (two picks per set)

One Set of “The Complete Nicky Wells Swag” (signed): Bookmarks and postcards for Sophie’s Turn, Sophie’s Run, Sophie’s Encore, Spirits of Christmas and Fallen for Rock

One Audio CD: Bon Jovi “Greatest Hits” (2010)

 One Amazon Gift Certificate for £5/$7 or equivalent

Fallen for Rock Swag

ENTER HERE: a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Small Print: Giveaway is open internationally. Giveaway entrants must be aged 18 or over. Giveaway closes at midnight on 14 August 2014. Winners will be notified by email.

The Tour

I write romance with rock stars. I know all about touring. Of course I’m taking this release on tour! Here’s a list of all the wonderful blogs that will be hosting Fallen for Rock with reviews, guest posts and/or interviews over the coming weeks. Give these bloggers a big round of applause when you stop by there: they are truly amazing, and I couldn’t do what I do without their support.

30 June 2014 Samantha Stroh Bailey
30 June 2014 Celtic Connexions
30 June 2014 Dizzy C’s Little Book Blog
30 June 2014 Rosie Amber
30 June 2014 The Adventures Within
30 June 2014 Love Between the Sheets
30 June 2014 Perusing Princesses
30 June 2014 Random Rants and Rambling from a Rock ‘n’ Roll Drama Queen
02 July 2014 Bless Their Hearts Mom
02 July 2014 Brook Cottage Books
02 July 2014 Comet Babe’s Books
02 July 2014 Read My Dang Book
04 July 2014 Creating Serenity
05 July 2014 Kim the Book Worm
05 July 2014 The Boyfriend Bookmark
07 July 2014 The Love of a Good Book (1)
07 July 2014 The Love of a Good Book (2)
07 July 2014 Bookworm Brandee
07 July 2014 Crooks on Books
08 July 2014 Julie’s Book Review
09 July 2014 Booketta
10 July 2014 Me and Reading
10 July 2014 Chick Lit Plus
16 July 2014 Cosmochicklitan
19 July 2014 Books to Light Your Fire
21 July 2014 Jersey Girl Book Reviews
24 July 2014 Sky’s Book Corner
04 August 2014 Emma Calin
07 August 2014 Chick Lit Central
07 August 2014 The Phantom Paragrapher
11 August 2014 Jera’s Jamboree
11 August 2014 Best Chick Lit
11 August 2014 My Pen Name Only
04 September 2014 The Book Chick
 September 2014 Literary Chanteuse
September 2014 Supportive Business Mums

See you on tour… and rock on! 🙂

Have you Fallen for Rock yet?

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Hallelujah! It’s Music Monday… #BonJovi

Ladies, friends, and fellow rock lovers! It’s ages since I last posted a Music Monday video but today… today I just had to. I stumbled across this outstanding performance on Facebook, and I simply had to share. Sit back and be prepared to be wowed. THIS is why I write the books I write… golden-voiced bad boys with a magical stage presence. Rock On!

Music Monday Special: IT’S MY LIFE plus Winners, Podcast Linkies and Festival of Romance Pics

Happy Music Monday!

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So. How’ve you been? Last week got away from me from the word go, and after the big Siren FM ‘Spirits of Christmas’ On Air Festive Fun Extravaganza, I went completely MIA.  Very bad form of me, but there was a reason! The reason being that a cold gripped me and wouldn’t let me go! And at the weekend, it was time for the Festival of Romance ~ so now it’s Monday again and I’m asking myself, where did the last seven days go?

Well. This is the rock star lifestyle for sure, right? So here’s a fitting song. I know I shared Bon Jovi last week already when sleep seemed the most elusive resource of all… but hey, if this band will write the most appropriate songs for the soundtrack of my life, I can’t help it, right? Here goes. STAY TUNED (i.e. read on) for your Radio Party Podcast Linkies and some photos from the weekend’s Romance Fest!

WINNERS!

The winners of the Spirits of Christmas On Air Festive Fun Extravaganza Party were announced live on the show. You can also hear the announcements in the podcast, but let’s give the winners a big cheer here too.

Rachel Miles and Lheanne Spicer ~ One signed paperback copy of Spirits of Christmas each!

Dawn Crooks ~ One “Now That’s What I Call Christmas” CD

Congratulations!!!!!

Thank you to everyone who entered. I was stunned, as always, by the response to this giveaway, especially given the very short countdown time of only three days. You all ROCK and I feel the lurve!

The Spirits of Christmas Festive Fun Podcasts 

The Party Team: Ed Wellman and Katie Grimason; and Holly Cox, myself, Emily and Rosie. We rocked it!

The Party Team: Ed Wellman and Katie Grimason; and Holly Cox, myself, Emily and Rosie. We rocked it!

Missed the show? Never fear! The good folks at Southside Broadcasting like to make the shows available for all posterity, and you can listen in here:

Part 1
Part 2

It was rockin’ awesome! And is if that wasn’t enough fun for one week, after two days of languishing on the sofa with a dreadful cold, I made my way to Bedford for….

Festival of Romance!

Saturday morning saw me arriving (very nearly) bright-eyed and thoroughly excited in Bedford for immediate setting up of table at the Romance Fair. This year, we were hosted in the Harpur Suite, and the punters started arriving as soon as the doors opened at 10 a.m. The fair passed faster than you could say “Romance Fest 2013” with a steady stream of visitors passing by my stall. Evidently I did a reading! I chose a little passage from “Spirits of Christmas” that was suitable for the “Royal Baby Shower” theme. And evidently, I opened my reading with a short burst of song. LOL!

The gala/ball was splendiferous! My congratulations go out once again to all the award winners, you totally rocked it! I’m still reeling from all the fun and information packed into the industry event on Sunday. And it was amazing meeting all manner of readers and friends, many of whom I knew from Facebook or Twitter but hadn’t hitherto met face-to-face: JB Johnston, Carol Wright, Heidi Bartlett, Kiru Taye, Talli Roland, Manda Ward, Glynis, Sheryl Browne, Les Moriarty, Pete Cook, Linn Halton, Mandy Baggot, Fi Harper, Kate Allen, Cat, Jane Lovering, Terri Nixon, Lyn, Caroline… the list goes on and on!

If you missed it this year, I’d thoroughly recommend you check out this fabulous event next year and: I’ll see you there!

Ready for Doors Open!

Ready for Doors Open!

Two happy authors: Nicky and Lyn!

Two happy authors: Nicky and Lyn!

JB!!!!!

JB!!!!!

Manda Ward, so nice to meet you!

Manda Ward, so nice to meet you!

JB and Sheryl at the end of Sunday's industry event... we can't believe it's time to go home already!

JB and Sheryl at the end of Sunday’s industry event… we can’t believe it’s time to go home already!

It’s My Life! And I’m loving it!
How was your week?

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

It’s Music Monday!

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Morning, peeps! I’m so sorry I’m late posting this feature today. Last week was crazy from start to finish, and I’m still recovering from the climax that was Friday’s launch of Spirits of Christmas. I mean that ~ I’m literally camped out on the sofa, rehydrating with lemon tea and trying to get to a state where I can keep my eyes open, LOL, for more than five minutes at a time. Write hard, party hard, rest… every now and then!

With that, a song’s been my mantra for the past few days and weeks. I’m sure these guys can relate to how I’m feeling right now.

*waves* I’ll catch you properly later in the week! Don’t miss out on Wednesday’s ON AIR jollifications, and hurry to enter the giveaway for two paperback copies of Spirits of Christmas or a brand new rock/pop Christmas tunes album! Rock on!

Dan’s Secret Playlist for Sophie

It’s Music Monday!

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And it’s not any old Music Monday. It’s the first Music Monday after the holidays, so I’m once again your chief DJ.

And it’s a launch week Music Monday. Yes! I’m using this post to kick off the festivities. Only three days to go until Sophie’s Encore, and naturally, I am way overexcited. Many of you have been following Sophie and Dan’s romance over the past year. You know how, in the first act, Sophie’s Turn, the two look destined for one another until Sophie takes a surprising turn in the road. You know how, in the second act, Sophie’s Run, Dan has to watch while Sophie is in pursuit of her thunderbolt-and-lightning man. You know that Dan finds this really quite difficult, even though he never once lets on to Sophie how he really feels.

So at the beginning of the third and final act, Sophie’s Encore, let me share with you a list of songs that are on Dan’s playlist as he is poised for the grand finale…#

Dan’s ‘official’ stance towards Sophie


 

Dan’s fierce conviction (which he keeps top secret, of course)


 

Dan’s deepest worry that keeps him awake at night


 

Dan’s biggest wish


 

Dan’s secret commitment to Sophie


 

So. Are You Ready for the biggest ride of all?

5 September

#SophiesEncore

Born To Be My Baby

It’s Music Monday!

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Happy Monday, everybody! I’ve spent the last two weeks getting intimately familiar with every last word in Sophie’s Encore all over again, checking for typos, missing words, commas, hyphens and other calamities. The manuscript is now clean, I’m relieved to report. Woohooo! This means I’ve read the novel forwards and backwards and upside down (yes, upside down!). I’ve experienced all over again every emotion I wrote for my characters, and every emotion I went through while writing.

The tag line is… Her rock star is waiting in the wings, but will he get a second chance?

Well then. With that, there’s only type of song that Dan could be performing right at this moment. A CLASSIC!

Oh yeah, babe! Don’t you just love it?? *swoons* I wonder what Sophie would say….

YOUR TURN!

It’s the school holidays and I need a break! So I welcome suggestions for Music Monday Takeover ~ your chance to be my guest picker! What song would Rock Your World over the next few weeks? I’m looking for four of your most Awesome Rock Songs ~ let’s hear your choice and see what shakes out!

Runaway

It’s Music Monday!

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I’m in a greatest-bands-of-all-time kind of mood. So I strolled through my archives to see who and what I had posted before and to my immense surprise I found that this band hasn’t been on Music Monday yet! They’ve been to one my launch parties, of course, but they’ve never had the spotlight. Well, I had to fix that, didn’t I?

Bringing you a classic, if perhaps not an obvious one, but certainly one of my personal all time favourites! Rock on!


 

So. You all now I’ve run away in a manner of speaking, if perhaps not for quite as sinister reasons as Mr JBJ’s heroine.
You know Sophie runs. But what about you?

Have you ever gone on the run?