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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!

Cheers!

Cheers!

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?
Sophie’s Turn: AMAZON.CO.UK | AMAZON.COM
Sophie’s Run: AMAZON.CO.UK | AMAZON.COM

The Sophie’s Encore Launch Extravaganza Giveaway

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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?

Village May Fair

It’s been nearly a year since this here rock-loving city girl moved to a small and entirely lovely village just outside Lincoln. So of course, I’m still finding out new things all the time about what this more… country-fied style of life really has to offer. This weekend, I discovered the Village May Fair. I have to confess, I didn’t expect too much. But it was fabulous!

Intrigued! No idea what to expect...

Intrigued! No idea what to expect…

Wow. They take the party seriously here! (This is the main road through the village!)

Wow. They take the party seriously here! (This is the main road through the village!)

Cake stall!

Cake stall!

Home made jams and chutneys. (Not by me, you gather) We bought some Whisky Marmalade...yum!

Home made jams and chutneys. (Not by me, you gather) We bought some Whisky Marmalade…yum!

Not just a fair... and international fair! #loveitalianfood

Not just a fair… an international fair! #loveitalianfood

Oh. I think I might fancy some of that. *cheers*

Oh. I think I might fancy some of that. *cheers*

Bring on the entertainment! The local majorettes offer a stunning show.

Bring on the entertainment! The local majorettes offer a stunning show.

Band! Love me a good band!

Band! Love me a good band!

Juggling clown ~ it's a 'yes' from me!

Juggling clown ~ it’s a ‘yes’ from me!

Morris dancing!!! Bring it on!

Morris dancing!!! Bring it on!

Yes, with hankies, too! I'm loving this!

Yes, with hankies, too! I’m loving this!

And the ladies, too. (But no, I won't be joining any time soon. Sorry!)

And the ladies, too. (But no, I won’t be joining any time soon. Sorry!)

So we missed the actual dancing around the May Pole but we *did* see it, touch it...and think about it. Next year?

So we missed the actual dancing around the May Pole but we *did* see it, touch it…and think about it. Next year?

I tried to convince OH to have a go but... he refused.

I tried to convince OH to have a go but… he refused.

YES! Boat swings! Quick, quick, let's have a go....

YES! Boat swings! Quick, quick, let’s have a go….

Me. On Swing. "Tonight... I am young!!" LOL

Me. On Swing. “Tonight… I am young!!” LOL

It's a bit small, but I reckon Sophie and Dan would have had a go.

It’s a bit small, but I reckon Sophie and Dan would have had a go.

The boys particularly loved this slide. Alas, I wasn't allowed... #notsoyoungafterall

The boys particularly loved this slide. Alas, I wasn’t allowed… #notsoyoungafterall

Glorious village fair. Well, I'm sold!

Glorious village fair. Well, I’m sold!

And there you have it. The weather was glorious ~ this must have been the hottest Bank Holiday Monday for decades ~ and the fair was fantastic. I’ll look forward to next year.

How about you ~ how did you spend your weekend or Bank Holiday Monday?

How do you #Voodoo? The Spellbindingly Fun Blog Party with @JaniceHorton

It’s Janice Horton’s Spellbindingly Fun Blog Party!

Congratulations to Janice as she celebrates the launch of her Halloween novella, How Do You Vodoo!

Loveless fashion model Nola Nichols thinks being beautiful is a curse; that is
until she is cursed and her looks begin to fade just a week before the most
important photo shoot of her career.

Nola rejects all rational explanation on what might be causing her lost looks and decides she has to find a way to get uncursed. This imaginative quest takes her from the Caribbean to Glasgow’s own City of the Dead. Along the way, she finds herself taking part in a rather unconventional funeral, involved in a voodoo ritual, reveals one or two unrests in her own past and falls madly in love with a doctor. Erm, that would be a witch doctor, right…?

How Do You Vodoo is out now ~ and it’s FREE today (26 October), what are you waiting for?

To honour the occasion, I’m taking part in the Spellbindingly Fun Blog Party so here goes…

Nicky’s Rocking-Ever-After Spell

Banish the worry, dry the tears, do away with your deepest fears
Welcome the love, the light, and the precious one
I’ve touched the stone and I will rock on

To banish the worry, dry the tears, do away with your deepest fears
~
Collect one worry stone on a new moon at midnight and put in the freezer until the next full moon
~Climb the highest Scottish mountain to collect thirteen dragon tears; put in the freezer next to the worry stone until the next full moon
~Write a list of your deepest fears and add them to the worry stone and dragon tears in the freezer (remember to use waterproof ink!)

To welcome the light, the love, the precious one
~Gather stardust and summon Northern lights on the next night of the next full moon
~Pick a single white rose by the light of the next full moon
~Collect a moonstone by the light of the next full moon

BY THE LIGHT OF THE NEXT FULL MOON…

Remove the worry stone and dragon tears and list of your deepest fears from the freezer. Crush with the biggest hammer you can find while reciting the first line of the spell, and place resulting worry, tear and fear dust in cauldron.

Sprinkle the worry, tear and fear dust liberally with Northern lights and stardust. Stir well using the single white rose while reciting the second line of the spell.

Touch the moonstone and throw it high in the air, aiming to land in cauldron. Aim carefully. If you miss, your spell is void.

After (and only after) the moonstone has landed safely in the cauldron, recite the third and final line of the spell. You are now allowed to turn up the music. Congratulations: you will rock ever after!

About Janice Horton

Janice Horton lives in Scotland and writes contemporary romance with  humour. Her novels ‘Bagpipes & Bullshot’ and ‘Reaching for the Stars’ are  both Amazon Kindle bestsellers. Her latest title ‘How Do You Voodoo?’ is a  romantic and humorous novella for Halloween and out now!

Visit Janice’s Author  Blog; Follow her on Twitter @JaniceHorton; or Like  her Author Facebook Page

Janice is a Featured Author & Associate Editor at Loveahappyending.com

Find her ebooks on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

Now it’s your turn to party and make up spells ~ Join Janice on Twitter, be part of the action with #voodoo

Off to party with Carol E Wyer! #surfinginstilettos

Now that I’m back on track, computer-wise and health-wise, and following my earlier jubilant Music Monday post, I have decided it’s time to party with my good friend, Carol E Wyer, as she celebrates the lauch of her e-book, Surfing in Stilettos.

I’m off! I have put on my party shoes and can be found at the fabulous Surfing in Stiletto party at www.facing50withhumour.blogspot.co.uk Come and join in for some fantastic prizes, surprises, and desirable shoes! Rock on!!

THANK YOU!

Thank you very much indeed,
one and all.

Once again, words seem hardly adequate to convey what I wish to say to you all today, but a humble “Thank you” will have to do for the amazing party that was the launch of Sophie’s Turn right here on this blog yesterday.

Thank you to everyone who visited, commented, and partied along. You are amazing.

We had the launch party of all launch parties for Sophie’s Turn!

Everywhere I looked yesterday during the launch day celebrations, there were tweets flying around, comments posted on Facebooks, visitors to the first blogstops of my massive launch blogtour. You created a buzz that was tangible and audible all over the place and all the way down to my little office in this small village in Lincolnshire.

For that, I am truly grateful. This launch went on stage rocking and rolling and I personally will certainly never forget the day. All thanks to you. So stand up proud and take a bow for my roll call of honour!

AL Jackson

Ali Bacon

Amanda Egan

Amy Lichtenhan

Anneli Purchase

Beth Art from the Heart

Bonnie Trachtenberg

Carol Kinsey

Carol E Wyer

Chris Longmuir

Dana Mason

Darlene Jones

Deborah Smith

Dorothy Dreyer

Elizabeth Arroyo

Emma Calin

Evelyn Chong

Jaimie Admans

Janice Horton

Jennifer Tucker

Jessie Dalrymple

Joanna Gawn

Jojokitten

Kate Verrier

Katie Henson

Katie Mettner

Leisa Hook

Linn B. Halton

Loveahappyending.com

Lynne

Mandy Baggot

Melanie Robertson King

Miriam Wakerly

Nancy S Thompson

Nika Wegner

Richard Holmes

Sharon Goodwin

Sheryl Browne

Stephanie Keyes

Sue Fortin

Susan Livingston

The Romaniacs

Yasmin Selena Butt

An extra special thank you has to go to my special guests, the THE HUSH BAND. I was terribly excited when they announced they were coming to the party, ready to play a song. I was not prepared for the Twitter storm and Facebook fest that followed! Moreover, THE HUSH also supplied us with generous amounts of bubbly. A box of champagne to begin with,  a special edition Coppola called Sofia, and then Bellinis, too. I am completely bowled over by your support. You seriously rock!

Post-Script

My head is somewhat heavy this morning, and my brain is not functioning terribly well. If, by any terrible happenstance, I have forgotten to thank you, please don’t take the omission personally; rest assured, I didn’t mean to! And please don’t sit there quietly in a sulk and a grumble: let me know, and I’ll fix the situation post haste. Promise!

Happy Reading of Sophie’s Turn! Did you enjoy the launch party?

PARTY TIME! Celebrating the launch of Sophie’s Turn #sophiesturn

I’ve been dreaming of this day since I was ten, and now I’m lost for words?

What can I say? Words aren’t adequate. I’m whooping with joy and clapping my hands and jumping up and down. I’m whistling and cheering and clapping. And finally, I shout.

Hooooooray! It’s publication day for Sophie’s Turn!!

Sophie’s Turn is now available in Kindle edition from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk and many other Amazon sites. The paperback edition is also available from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. In addition, you can obtain Sophie’s Turn from Barnes & Noble. Yes, you can grab your copy now! And then… let’s party!

If you wanted to order 10, this is what you’d get… a whole box full!

I’m expecting quite a few guests throughout the day. There’ll be music, and dancing, and food. Come and join me as I go into party rock chick mode! I’ll update the post as new things happen during the day… it’ll be amazing.

Nicky’s Launch Party for Sophie’s Turn…

OMG, I am so excited that I can barely contain myself. What will the day bring? I have, however, breakfasted in style: a special treat courtesy of the kids.

Wow, Bucks Fizz Muffins! Didn’t know these existed…

Oh… they’re yummy! Thank you, boys!

The complete works? For me? Because it’s such a big day…? I’m touched. Tuck in!

Next job… Decorate the house!

Let’s have bunting (handmade)…

…and balloons, too!

Is that the doorbell? Already???
My goodness, the guests are arriving… must hurry!

Here’s Shaz, my first ever blogger-reviewer! She says: ‘Am honoured to have been a small part of your writing journey Nicky. You deserve all the success, not only for your skill but for all the work you put in behind the scenes. Have an amazing day with the re-launch of Sophie’s Turn and here’s to your continued success… **clinks champagne glasses** Rock On!’

And Sue, my writing buddy! She says: ‘Huge congratulations Nicky!
All your hard work rewarded.
Can’t wait to have a paperback copy of my bookshelf! XXX’

Linn, fabulous loveahappyending.com and Sapphire Star sister, is here, too! She says: ‘When it comes to rock chicks Sophie is IT! She might be in a quandary – Tim or Dan? – but she’s sure as hell going to have some fun! Wishing you all the best Nicky and congrats on a fab-u-lous party!’

OMG, all of the Romaniacs have arrived: I’m bowled over. They say: Happy Publication Day Nicky! So glad we could make it to the party – it’s certainly busy here. Have a great time and thank you for all your support. Love ~ The Romaniacs x

So many people here… that deserves a little song, right?

*Nicky sings** I’m walking on sunshine… yeah-eah…. And thank you for coming, yeah-eah-eah….

Heading into the afternoon… let’s have some lunch first!

Well, I had to, didn’t I? Sophie adores seafood… as do I!

More guests… the photographer is here! Welcome Debbie!!

Cheers!

Ooooh! And my publishers are here: that’s a really early start for them. So thrilled they made it!

Welcome, Katie! **clinks glasses**

And Amy, too: Hello! **Clinks glasses again**

And of course the party is spreading around the world!
I’m also at Shaz’s blog, Jera’s Jamboree, right now, as well as over at Loveahappyending.com. The Romaniacs are hosting me, as is Dizzy C’s Little Book Blog. In Germany, I’m visiting Dorothy Dreyer’s We Do Write, and over in the United States, I’m with Sapphire Star Publishing sister, AL Jackson, Susan Livingston’s Fascinating Books and Beth Art From the Heart. Last but not least, I am also in Canada with Melanie Robertson-King on her Celtic Connexions blog.
I mean, WOW! Talk about a global booklaunch…

So it’s lunchtime… we must be half-way there! That reminds me of a song. What was it?

**Sings along with Bon Jovi** …we’ve got each other, and that’s a lot, for love… we’ll Give It A Shot!

And hooray, right on cue, Jessie D. is here too! We are totally rockin’ and rollin’ over here.

I am so excited for the re-release of Sophie’s Turn. I can’t believe it was just a year ago when I first read this incredible book. It was my first Kindle read, and I stayed up late into the night unable to put it down, wondering what would happen next to poor, sweet, confused Sophie. And the opportunity to do some armchair traveling along with Sophie’s own adventures was so fun.
I couldn’t be more happy for author extraordinaire Nicky Wells! I’m not just a huge fan of this book because of Nicky – I’m a huge fan of Nicky’s because of this book! She’s woven a fabulous, fun tale, and I can’t wait to share this book with my friends and family… and then find out what happens next for Sophie in the rest of the trilogy!
Best of luck on the re-release, Nicky… and Sophie!

This Joint Is Jumping!

Apparently, I have to do the rock chick thing now. Well, if you’re sure… You did ask!

**Strums and sings** More than words… is all you have to do…. to make it real…

What do you mean, speech, speech?
**muffled heckling from the sofa**
Oh, alright. But I’ll have to put my glasses on first… and my speech dress.

OK, then, let’s hear it…

This is a really big day for me and it wouldn’t have happened without a number of amazing people in my life. So in true Oscar style, I’d like to thank my Mum, for always believing in me, and my gorgeous husband, for ditto.  Thank you to all the many fantastic people who are continuing to help me along the way, not least: Amy and Katie at Sapphire Star Publishing; Jessie Dalrymple; Shirley Mukisa; Shaz Goodwin; Sue Fortin; Linn Halton; everyone at loveahappyending.com; Deborah Smith; and the many, many wonderful bloggers who support me: know that you make this author’s world go round! You rock, one and all. Thank you!

Changed back into my party gear. Ready for a song and a dance… and some air guitar, perhaps?

And I will dance the night away….

Oh hello! My husband is back from work…

Big hugs for my lovely, smiley husband. We’ve missed you at the party!

…and he’s brought me flowers!! Time to dress up for the evening, it appears…

Now I do feel like a celebrity!

How do you know that you’ve arrived? You know when the rock stars turn up at your party!

Give it up for: THE HUSH!

WOW! Look what special guests have arrived now… IT’S THE HUSH BAND! I am absolutely and complety overwhelmed. What a party! THE HUSH also have a message: “What an honor to be Nicky’s special guest for this momentous occassion! We wish you all the best. Sophie’s Turn is a terrific read.”
OK. Now I need to sit down quietly for a moment or I am going to explode….. Whoooop!

They’re setting up stage… they’re going to play. WOW! I am beside myself with glee and excitement.  Rock stars a the rock star romance lauch party. AWESEOME! THE HUSH totally rocks!

Now it’s definitely CHAMPAGNE O’CLOCK!

I did it! I did it! Didn’t spill a drop!

Say ‘Sophiiieee’ for a picture with the star of the day.
(The BOOK, not me!)

‘Sophiiieee’: Me, my book, and a glass of pink bubbly. Rock on!

Whoa. So much bubbly. So much dancing. So much day left to go… Time to stock up the energy reserves. Happy eating!

Let’s have a party spread… Bon apetit, help yourself!

How and when will the party end?
Will it end?

 Actually, all good things come to an end.
And this, as they say, is it for this feature!

Aaaah… End of a long, happy day. CHEERS!

Thank you all SO much for coming to the party, for joining in, leaving comments, partying with me and my guests. It’s been really special and I couldn’t have done it without you.
It’s been an absolute blast! 

Please keep tweeting, keep visiting, keep rocking: that’s the spirit. I’ll be out and about for a long while yet, tweeting you, saying ‘hi’ on Facebook and responding to your much appreciated comments. 🙂

Thus, with the party only very nearly over,
the motto for the after-party is…

Rock the night! Rock on my friends, and happy reading.

#sophiesturn

Walking on sunshine…

It’s Music Monday!

And I’m walking on sunshine here. I don’t care what the weather is actually like, this is going to be one amazing week. Probably not far off being as amazing as getting married or giving birth. In a roundabout way, I’m probably doing both again, although in reverse order, but still with a big party to mark the occasion.

First, I’m going to give birth to my first ever traditionally published book this coming Thursday… and thereby I am officially getting married to my career as an author. Yup, that wasn’t really real before but it sure will be now. Weird, huh?

Anyway, enough of that. I’m walking on sunshine, and don’t it feel good?

I am the total feel-good blog this week. And if this clip has put you in a good mood, don’t forget to come back on Thursday for the REAL party… rock on, my friends. 🙂

What did you do the first time you heard Katrina and the Waves? I remember dancing like mad at a school party…