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Merry Christmas! Music Monday proudly presents: Rocking Around the Christmas Tree! And: SSP’s Merry Jubilee

Happy Christmas!

It’s Music Monday… a day late in honour of Christmas!!!
PLUS: an AWESOME Sapphire Star Publishing
festive sale and give-away!!


Well… it’s definitely the season to be jolly, so I’m offering today one of my all-time favourite festive tunes. It’s got the word ‘rocking’ in the title… It’s got to be a good one, right? I hope you get into the spirit but wait… before you get dancing, I just wanted to say a big Thank You for all your support across 2012; for your comments and tweets and shares, for your time and interest in my ramblings on this very blog, and for your patience.


Blogging wouldn’t be any fun without you ~ And I look forward to many more fabulous posts with your input during 2013!


And now it’s time to dance… but don’t forget to read on for the SALE and GIVEAWAY news!



If this video clip won’t play in your country… try this link instead. 🙂


SSP’s Merry Jubilee
From Christmas to New Year’s, we’re celebrating YOU with $0.99 books and a chance to win an iPad 2!
Stuff your stocking with some of Sapphire Star’s hottest books for just $0.99… Plus, DON’T miss your chance at winning an iPad 2, details below (Rafflecopter)
christmas tree
The Mistaken by Nancy S. Thompson
Carter’s Treasure by Amy Gregory
When We Collide by A.L. Jackson
The Restaurant @ The Mill by Linn B. Halton
Sophie’s Turn by Nicky Wells
Taking Charge by Mandy Baggot
Dangerous Embrace by Dana Mason
The Quintessential Gemini by Linn B. Halton
Murder In Silence by Gary Kassay


And here’s your chance
to win that iPad:

Contest runs through Rafflecopter with entries for:

~Tweeting or FB sharing which SSP book they picked up for $0.99, shared from their Amazon page. 10 points

~Share SSP’s Merry Jubilee post on Facebook 5 points

~Post list of books on blog 5 points

~Like SSP on FB 2 points

~Tweet about the giveaway 2 points

~Share the funniest gift you’ve ever received on SSP FB page 1 point

~Share your New Year’s resolution on the SSP FB page 1 point

Simply follow this link:


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a safe, happy and prosperous 2013 ~ Rock on!

Official Giveaway Rules:
Giveaway Prize:  One (1) Apple® – iPad® 2 with Wi-Fi – 16 GB – White. No purchase necessary. This contest is void where prohibited by law. Entrants must follow Rafflecopter instructions. One (1) winner will be picked via Rafflecopter and will be notified by email within three days of end of contest. If a winner is unreachable after seven (7) days, or if that winner is unavailable for prize fulfillment, an alternate winner will be selected.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Contest entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of the contest commissioners, which are final on all matters pertaining to the contest. Entrants grant to Sapphire Star Publishing the right to use and publish their name online. All results posted are unofficial until winner responds to e-mail notification. Contest ends on January 2, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. PST.

Lou Graham interviews Sophie and Dan (from Sophie’s Turn) for “Hiya!”… and it’s sizzling over there!

It’s another edition of Lou Graham’s great feature, “Hiya“… and this time, she’s interviewing the gorgeous Dan Hunter of rock-band Tusk, and the lovely journalist Sophie Penhalligan, who is accompanying Tusk on their grand tour to bring us all daily updates and behind-the-scenes gossip.

Dan and Sophie appear to have some kind of special chemistry going on between them, and Lou was quite intrigued by it all.  She said to me privately, “my God, there were sparks flying between them.  Never mind they’re denying everything… they’ve definitely got a ‘thing’ going on…”

Well, I never, who would have thought!  What are my lovely characters getting up to?  Visit Lou’s blog to read the latest edition of “Hiya!” and get the inside scoop on this interview.

…oh and, let’s not forget, you can also win a free Kindle copy of the book that Sophie is currently reading!  Garnering great reviews from all over the world, her favourite novel is called ‘Sophie’s Turn,’ written by an amazing new author from the UK by the name of Nicky Wells.  This competition is open internationally and runs until 10 December).  Good luck to all entrants!

A huge, big, enormous thank you to the lovely Lou for hosting this interview and give-away.  Let’s rock and roll! xx

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!

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

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!

Nicky Wells visits Today I’m Reading for an interview this week….

Good morning all, and belated happy Halloween! I’ve been a little bit quiet for this past week because the family and I went on a half-term holiday to Germany.  And, by husband’s decree, I was banned from any kind of online activity.  So that, in his words, I could get a proper rest.  Hm.

Anyway, half-term has been and gone and I’m back with a bang! Continuing the virtual book tour for Sophie’s Turn into its proud fourth month, today I am visiting the lovely Sarah Taylor on her blog, Today I’m Reading.

Last month, Sarah reviewed Sophie’s Turn, saying she was instantly hooked.  I am very excited that Sarah is hosting me once again, this time for an author’s interview.  Go on, visit Today I’m Reading for your chance to read this interview.  A huge big thank you to Sarah for hosting all these events in my virtual book tour, and for her fab support. X 🙂

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

Nicky Wells visits Reabookreview for an interview and a give-away!

Good evening! I have been looking forward for weeks now to visiting Reabookreview again… this time, for an interview and a give-away.   Rea reviewed Sophie’s Turn in August and really enjoyed reading it.  She particularly liked the characters and, in her interview questions, set out to find out how they came out to be so down-to-earth and easy to relate to.  Visit Rea’s blog  to find out how I went about creating such likeable characters!

The give-away is for one e-copy of Sophie’s Turn and is open internationally until October 7.  Good luck to all entrants!

Once again, a big thank you to the wonderful Rea for all her support with my virtual book tour for Sophie’s Turn! xx 🙂

Nicky Wells reveals how “Sophie’s Turn” was born with a quite different title… in a brand-new guest blog on Chick Lit Central (with give-away)!

Hello chick lit lovers!  Today, it is my great pleasure to post a guest-blog on the fabulous chick lit blog, Chick Lit Central.  The wonderful people behind Chick Lit Central–especially the two Melissas–were among the very first to agree, way back in July, to help this here indie author promote her book, in the first instance through this guest blog (with give-away!) and also through a review later in the year.  And, in fact, this is the very first guest blog I ever wrote (even though I’ve published a couple in the meantime)!  So a big, fat, huuuuge, Thank You to Chick Lit Central for their encouragement and unfailing support.  Guys, you really gave me courage when I first dipped my toes into the indie waters!

Right, enough of the prelims… What is this post all about then?  Titled “Turning the Title,” this guest blog considers how Sophie’s Turn didn’t actually see the light of day being called Sophie’s Turn at all! So what happened?  Find out all about the original title and its evolution here:  http://chicklitcentraltheblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/nicky-wells-teaches-us-trick-to-finding.html!

In addition, there is a give-away associated with my post on Chick Lit Central and there are TWO e-copies of Sophie’s Turn up for grabs.  The competition is live now and ends on 25 September.  Visit Chick Lit Central to find out how to enter.  I see there is quite a bit of interest already: Rock on, folks!  Good luck to all entrants.

Cheerio and take care… 🙂

Sophie’s Turn Virtual Book Tour: GIVE AWAY contest at The Book Chick starting today!

Hello again! To accompany Jonita Fex’s review of Sophie’s Turn at The Book Chick, I am giving away ONE Kindle copy of Sophie’s Turn to one lucky reader of The Book Chick blog.

Please visit http://book-chic.blogspot.com/2011/09/review-giveaway-sophies-turn-by-nikki.html to find out how to enter.  This give-away contest is open internationally and runs until 20 September.  I look forward to seeing you all there and wish Good Luck to all entrants. 🙂