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One of my favourite perks of the job: Picking Winners!

The launch tour of Fallen for Rock is drawing to a close, and what a blast it’s been! The giveaway registered 3,258 entries, and I just had some serious fun picking the winners. Well, actually, Rafflecopter picked them for me, but it’s awesome to see names appear. I hope everyone will enjoy their prize!

Fallen for Rock Swag

Thank you to all you lovely folks who entered, shared, tweeted, shouted about the launch, and emailed me. You make all the difference! It gives me great pleasure to announce the winners as follows:

One large signed poster of “Fallen for Rock”
Cindy Wells
(no relation of mine, incidentally, just a shared surname!)

One set each of Signed “Fallen for Rock” Swag (Postcards and Bookmarks)
Donna James
Vera Machado

One set each of signed “Fallen for Rock SWAG SPECIAL” including 2 bookmarks, 2 postcards and 2 guitar picks
Irma Jurejevcic
Enrique Herrera
Jodi Ciorciari-Marinich

One set each of signed “Fallen for Rock” Guitar Picks
(two picks per set)
Elaine BookWhore Grey
Melisa Fernanda Gamboa Ponce
Mick Murphy
Bev Wong
Paris Baker

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
Melissa Crisp

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

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

Winners have been notified by email already. 🙂

Congratulations if you are a winner! If, however, you haven’t won on this occasion, watch this space for future launches and random giveaways.


Rock on!

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!
Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com | Amazon.de | Amazon.ca | Amazon.au

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.


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

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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?

EXCLUSIVE! Get your sneak peek at Fallen for Rock via this 1,000 word excerpt!

‘Aha.’ Mike seemed to perk up. He extended a hand for me to shake. ‘I’m Mike.’

I shook his hand. ‘I know that.’

‘Of course you do.’ Mike was entirely unselfconscious about his famous identity. ‘And you are?’

He skewed his head and examined my cleavage. Instinctively, I lifted a hand to my chest to obscure his view, but my fingers connected with the backstage pass instead. I blushed. He had been staring not at my cleavage, but at my pass. He was trying to decipher my name.

‘Emily,’ I helped him out.

‘Emily,’ he read at the same time.

I mustered a smile even though my tummy was doing somersaults. My mouth seemed to have gone very dry. Mike oozed sex appeal from every pore, and it appeared that I wasn’t immune to his charms. Not even remotely. The only other person I had ever responded to like this, physically, was…Nate.

‘You okay?’ Mike grabbed my hand. ‘You look like you’ve seen a ghost.’

‘I’m fine,’ I croaked. ‘Only a bad taste in my mouth.’

‘Bad taste? Is there something wrong with the food?’

Mike leaned over to sniff my plate suspiciously, and I burst out laughing.

‘The food’s fine. It’s me. It was a metaphorical bad taste.’

‘Ah.’ Mike sat back, increasing the distance between his body and mine, and I sneaked in a surreptitious deep breath.

‘You looking forward to the show?’

I nodded. ‘I am, actually.’

‘You are, “actually”? You sound surprised.’

He was extremely perceptive, for a man. Damn, but the parallels between this encounter and meeting Nate were too disturbing for words. I refused to analyse the notion and elected to dig myself a hole instead, for the second time that night.

‘I am. Surprised, I mean. Of course I’m a fan, of sorts. I know your music. My ex used to play it all the time. It’s…it’s…’ I searched for a suitable adjective but failed. How did you describe rock music?

‘It rocks,’ I eventually supplied, and received a bellow of laughter in return.

‘I should certainly hope so,’ Mike yelped, wiping tears of mirth from his eyes. I pouted and returned my attention to my food. If in doubt, stuff your mouth with canapés to absolve yourself of the need for small talk.

Out of the corner of my eye, I saw Mike looking me up and down carefully.

‘Let me guess,’ he said. ‘Your ex got the VIP tickets, and you’re only here because of him.’

I swallowed hastily to clear my mouth. ‘Is it that obvious? Do I have a tattoo on my forehead or something?’

‘Not really. But you’re different. From, you know, our normal fans.’

‘Yeah, so I’ve been told,’ I replied wryly.

‘No, it’s good,’ Mike hastily amended. ‘It’s nice. It makes a change. I like it.’

I like it. The way he said it, it sounded like he meant, I like you. A ferocious blush spread across my cheeks, down my chest, and right down to my toes.

‘So where is he?’ Mike’s eyes were all innocence, entirely belying the nature of his leading question.

‘Who?’ Two can play your game.

‘The ex.’

‘I don’t know.’

‘You don’t know?’

‘I don’t know. He’s not here, if that’s what you’re asking.’

Mike inclined his head and his eyebrows lifted, making his eyes look wide and excited. They were a light, chestnut brown, similar to Nate’s and yet entirely different. They shone with an easy-going, teasing light.

Mike was extremely handsome, in a rugged kind of way. Where Nate’s hair was only on the long-ish side, Mike’s was unashamedly long. But it suited him. Inexplicably, it seemed to accentuate his manliness, especially when combined with that smooth, bare chest peeking through from under his unbuttoned shirt.

My all-body blush ratcheted up a few degrees, and I felt extremely hot. I couldn’t be attracted to this man. I couldn’t. I was on the rebound. I loved Nate. I had only just figured out that I loved Nate. I was only here because I wanted him back. Therefore, I couldn’t possibly be having that kind of reaction to a different man. A different rock musician, at that. Was this life’s cruel way of ramming home the error of my ways?

It took a moment for me to register that Mike had claimed my free hand again and that he was, in fact, gently massaging my palm with his thumb. His touch was warm and gentle, but every time the pad of his thumb alighted on the base of mine, my vagina jumped with joy. I had had no idea that my thumb was an erogenous touch point, but there was no mistake. Mike had a direct line to my loins, and he seemed to know it.

‘Well, well, well,’ he muttered softly. ‘He’s not here. How long since you broke up?’

None of your business, my head screamed. Back off, I’m not interested.

‘About four weeks,’ my mouth said coyly. ‘You know what it’s like.’

Mike’s eyes softened. ‘I do know what it’s like,’ he concurred. ‘From one free soul to another.’

A bell rang out from somewhere, and it pierced my consciousness like a knife. I felt as though I was waking from a trance.

‘Would you like an autograph?’ Mike asked, changing the subject completely. I reeled but pulled myself together.

‘Yes, of course. Um…’

I was still holding my plate, and I had no paper whatsoever to write on. But that didn’t prove a problem.

Mike grabbed my right arm and turned it inside up. Before I could object, he was writing on it with a marker pen that he had produced from his shirt pocket. The thick nib of the pen tickled the sensitive skin of my inner arm, and I held my breath, too stunned to object. Mike took his time, and the moment was almost sensuous in its significance. I found myself covered in delicious goosebumps from head to toe. It seemed that rock musicians had a peculiar effect on me. My body clearly knew me better than my mind.

I sat rigid and barely breathing until Mike finished with a flourish, released my arm, and planted a kiss on the back of my hand.

‘I must be off. Enjoy the show.’ He got up and left before I could reply. Dumbstruck, I stared after him until he had exited from the room. Only then did I examine his handiwork on my still tingling skin.

To Emily ~ I hope you’ll come after the show. Mike xxx

Fallen for Rock releases 30 June 2014 in ebook and paperback editions!

FFR_Cover9forPaperbackMeanwhile, you still have a few days left to enter my Goodreads giveaway of two signed paperback copies! Hurry, giveaway closes 23 June!


Fallen for Rock Giveaway: Two Signed Paperbacks up for grabs via Goodreads!

Can’t wait for 30 June? Want your very own signed copy of Fallen for Rock even before the official release date? I’ve got happy Saturday news for you! Hop on over to Goodreads now and enter for your chance to win one of two signed paperbacks of Fallen for Rock. Giveaway is open to UK, Canada and US until 23 June 2014.

Oh and… while you’re there, don’t forget to add Fallen for Rock to your “rock-star-romance” bookshelf!!!!

Good luck!

Giveaway Details:

Fallen for Rock by Nicky Wells

Fallen for Rock

by Nicky Wells

Giveaway ends June 23, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Festive Fun Friday

Happy Friday!

Never mind it’s the 13th, right? These things don’t bother us here at Romance That Rocks Your World! And if you have any nagging worries, try this to change your luck. I’m over at Dizzy C’s Little Book Blog today with a ‘Festive Fun’ Feature and a chance for you to WIN, WIN, WIN the entire Rock Star Romance Trilogy (yes, all three books) in e-book format! If you haven’t had a chance to pick up your copies, here’s your big opportunity to pick up the lot in one go. GOOD LUCK! Visit here for your chance to enter!

Plus I’ve been doing some festive arranging of my authorly offerings. What do you think?

I got your Christmas reading all wrapped up ~ are you ready to get carried away with a rock star?

I got your Christmas reading all wrapped up ~ are you ready to get carried away with a rock star?

The ULTIMATE Stocking Filler! Go on, treat someone. Or better still ~ treat your Kindle! :-)

The ULTIMATE Stocking Filler! Go on, treat someone. Or better still ~ treat your Kindle! 🙂

Have a great Friday, everybody!

Alert! Festive Radio Special and Giveaway to celebrate Spirits of Christmas!

Last Friday saw the release of my little festive novella, Spirits of Christmas. You know me, I’m a party girl ~ I like extended jollifications and outrageous festivities! Naturally, there’ll be a proper party for the release of Spirits of Christmas, and you are most cordially invited! Read on for the details of my festive fun extravaganza this coming Wednesday (6 November) AND for the giveaway which could mean you could lay your hands on a signed paperback copy of Spirits of Christmas or one of the best Christmas rock’n’roll albums ever. Hooray!

Festive Fun in honour of  “Spirits of Christmas”  on Siren 107.3 FM:
Wednesday, 6 November,
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. GMT


Tune in to Siren 107.3 FM ‘on air’ or listen  ONLINE for this fabulously special festive show. We’ll be talking to a host of regular contributors, we’ll be sharing favourite Christmas traditions, recipes and rock songs, and we’ll have three very special phone in guests indeed:

JB Johnston from


Kelly Findlay from


Sharon Goodwin from


You can’t miss this ~ Tune In!! But there’s more:


You could win one of two signed paperback copies complete with dedication to you!

You could win one of two signed paperback copies complete with dedication to you!

Or you could win this fabulous brand new compilation of Christmas rock and pop songs ~ in CD *or* MP3 download format! :-)

Or you could win once copy of this fabulous brand new compilation of Christmas rock and pop songs ~ in CD *or* Amazon MP3 download format! 🙂

How’s that for getting into the festive spirit?

Here’s how to enter:

Standard Entry

 Submit the name of your favourite Christmas song ever (rock, pop, classic or Carol) or tell me about your most cherished Christmas tradition. Simply submit your entry via this form:

Bonus Entries!!

If you want to enter more than once, here are a few other ways you could enter.

Twitter Entry: Share this tweet to be entered in the competition. One tweet equals one entry and you can enter as many times as you like!

On Air party for SPIRITS OF CHRISTMAS by @WellsNicky on @sirenfm 6 Nov 5-7pm GMT: #WIN #paperback or #Xmas #Album http://wp.me/p1HzVM-1l6


Share your review of Spirits of Christmas ~ if you have recently reviewed Spirits of Christmas on Amazon or Goodreads, simply send me a link to your review via the entry submissions form above! 🙂


Leave a blog post comment ~ in addition to your standard entry, you could also leave a blog post comment about your favourite Xmas tune or tradition. 🙂


The Small Print : This giveaway is open from NOW until 3 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, 6 November. Entrants must be aged 18 or over. Giveaway is open internationally. Winners will be announced on the show.

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GOOD LUCK ~ I look forward to hearing all your lovely choices! 🙂


Haven’t got your copy of Spirits of Christmas yet? Find it here:

Amazon.co.uk Kindle | Amazon.co.uk Paperback
Amazon.com Kindle | Amazon.com Paperback

10 Lucky People: Announcing the Winners of the Sophie’s Encore Launch Giveaway


That’s the number of total entries registered for the Sophie’s Encore launch giveaway. I’m totally blown away! Thank you to everyone who entered, tweeted, shared, liked, subscribed to the newsletter, posted reviews, and generally helped to spread the word. YOU ROCK!

This was what was up for grabs:

SE Giveaway

And the winners are:

Ananda ~ 1 SWAG PACK
Marlene Roberts Engel ~ 1 Sophie’s Run keyring
Lyka Tan ~ 1 Sophie’s Encore keyring
Sierra A McBRide ~ 1 Sophie’s Encore keyring
P Rovere ~ $10 Amazon gift voucher
Jessica Meddick ~ 1 Sophie’s Run mug
Connie Kline Fisher ~ 1 Sophie’s Encore mug
Kayla Orton ~ 1 Sophie’s Encore mug
Kelly Urban ~ 1 Sophie’s Encore poster


All winners have been notified by email.

Watch this space!

Sophie’s Encore is well and truly out, but I am not done yet for this year. Oh no!I’m keeping it all mysterious and secret for now, for reasons that will become obvious… so… stay tuned for 1 November!


Nicky In Your Inbox

Did you know you can stay in the loop with new releases and upcoming giveaways via my new newsletter? Nicky in your Inbox, nice and easy, and you’ll never miss out on anything important again. Intrigued? You can subscribe here:


First edition coming out later this month!

Woohoo! Rock on, everybody!

Winners of the Sophie’s Encore Launch Day Bonus Giveaway


What a blast yesterday’s launch party for Sophie’s Encore was.
I’m still buzzing!

On the spur of the moment, I opened a ‘Share the Joy and Spread the Word’ launch day bonus giveaway for 2X $10 (or equivalent currency) Amazon Gift Vouchers. The response was tremendous:

I recorded 97 giveaway-related tweets and shares!
I think it’s fair to say that you all rock, thank you!

I recorded the entries in the order in which they appeared. Random.org has picked two numbers for winners. The winning entries are are…




That means that the winners are…. *drumroll*

Karen Soutar


Kate at Me, My Books and I!

Congratulations, ladies, I’ll be emailing you shortly.
Hooray! Thank you to absolutely everyone who took part and had the wires buzzing with news about this release.


Encore! Encore! Launch day for Sophie’s Encore!

Three books in less than 365 days… Wow! Yes, it’s a year to the day, if not the date, that the first book in the Rock Star Romance Trilogy, Sophie’s Turn, was released by my publisher, Sapphire Star Publishing. And today, it’s time to set free the final instalment of the romance between legendary rock star, Dan Hunter, and girl-next-door, Sophie.

Rock with me!



Sophie’s Encore — The Blurb

Sophies_EncoreHer rock star is waiting in the wings, but will he get a second chance? It’s all change for Sophie Jones—only this time, there is more at stake than just her happiness. Rock star extraordinaire, Dan Hunter, has been her patient and caring friend through the highs and lows since her wedding day, but now he figures it is time for her to start over. By stealth, the rock singer draws Sophie into the behind-the-scenes work for his band’s latest album. Through the days and weeks spent together at the mixing desk, Sophie discovers whole new horizons for her life, yet before she can even begin to explore them, she faces the very real threat of losing her rock star for good. Join Sophie and Dan in Sophie’s Encore to find out how their journey will end…

Here’s what the readers think…

Read it! You will get the ride of your lifetime! ~ Inga Kupp-Silberg

Grabbed me ~ hard to put down ~ finished perfectly! ~ Rea Sinfield

Must-read ravishing rockstar romance with realistic grit and emotion! Top Marks for Sophie’s Encore! ~ Ces at Supportive Business Mums

Absolutely loved Sophie’s Encore! Eve’s Chick Lit Reviews

5 out of 5! Dizzy C’s Little Book Blog

Dan, Dan, Dan…..I love him even more! 5 Baskets for Sophie’s Encore! Tobi at Forget the Housework

 Sophie’s Encore was totally unexpected but in a very good way, this series finished with a bang and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has ever had a crush on a star :)  Me, My Books and I

Worthy of a shiny Platinum disc! Kelly at Perusing Princesses

Get your copy of Sophie’s Encore here:

Amazon.co.uk Kindle | Amazon.co.uk Paperback | Amazon.com Kindle | Amazon.com Paperback | Barnes & Noble Paperback | Nook

Plus! If you’re new to the whole Rock Star Romance Trilogy… if you’ve yet to meet Sophie and Dan, I have some FABULOUS news for you.
Right now, Sophie’s Turn and Sophie’s Run are on a $0.99/£0.77 sale!!!

That means that you can get over 1,200 pages worth of five-star, unadulterated rock-star reading pleasure for less than $6.00/£4.50. What are you waiting for?

The Sophie’s Encore Launch Extravaganza Giveaway


1 x signed Sophie’s Encore Poster
2 x Sophie’s Encore Mugs
1 x Sophie’s Run Mug
1 x $10 Amazon Gift Voucher (or equivalent currency)
2 x Sophie’s Encore Key Ring
1 x Sophie’s Run Key Ring
2 x “Swag Pack” featuring 2 postcards (1 signed) for all three Rock Star Romance books, and 2 bookmarks each for Sophie’s Turn and Sophie’s Run

ENTER HERE: a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway closes 30 September at 12 midnight BST. Entrants must be 18 or over. Giveaway is open internationally.

Party! Party! Party!

I’m really rockin’ and rollin’ today.
Here’s a tune to get you in the mood for the Encore:

Come and visit me on my Facebook page for real-time chat and music! Find me on Twitter, and use #SophiesEncore to join in with festivities there!

And last but not least, look out for the launch day bonus giveaways! You could win a $10 Amazon gift voucher. Yes, in addition to the main giveaway. Uh-huh! Two additional $10 Amazon gift vouchers up for grabs!

Launch day giveaway: Share the Joy and Spread the Word

Thank you all for partying with me and for having fun!
Now tell me…what’s your favourite Sophie-and-Dan moment so far?

SOPHIE’S ENCORE: 2 paperbacks MUST be won at Goodreads!

It is exactly ONE MONTH until the launch of Sophie’s Encore!
I know, amazing, right? I can’t wait!


The Countdown Starts Here~
With a Giveaway!

To celebrate and to get you in the mood for the Grand Finale in my Rock Star Romance Trilogy, I’m offering a giveaway of TWO paperback copies over at Goodreads. The giveaway is open now and ends on 5 September (launch day).

If you’re in the UK, US or Canada, head on over and enter!


Good luck ~ and spread the word!


Don’t forget you can still enter to win an a Pre-Release e-copy of Sophie’s Encore as well as Rock Star Romance Swag! This giveaway is open until 15 August ~ if you haven’t entered, hurry on over NOW:  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Romance That Rocks Your World
is where it happens ~ ROCK ON!