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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?

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You didn’t hear it on the grapevine… you heard it FIRST! #Exclusive

Well, my friends, you definitely heard it here first… simply because I can’t keep the excitement in. This is exclusively for you before the official release goes out tomorrow. I’ll let the press release below speak for itself! In answer to your unspoken questions…

Why? Because it seemed the absolutely perfect next step in my authorly career. To get professional help with the whole publicity thing, I mean!

And how? Well, I first ‘met’ Cameron on air at Siren FM nearly a year ago and we’ve been talking ever since. So it seemed a logical progression to link up more officially. And before you go off making all sorts of random assumptions, I give you a sneak peek at the press release that’s going out tomorrow. Rock on!

And I’m still me, obviously. I still love and truly value all your wonderful support and will be returning it just as I have in the past. Just in case you were wondering… nothing has changed, except there’s one more person on Team Nicky. Love y’all!

 

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NickyAuthorPic2012MapleStar Music & Media is proud to announce the signing of Nicky Wells, UK-based author of  the “Rock Star Romance” trilogy, Sophie’s Turn, Sophie’s Run, and Sophie’s Encore, which is due for release on September 5th.

Nicky Wells is the ultimate rock chick author. Signed to US Publisher, Sapphire Star Publishing, her trilogy features Dan, the sexy and talented front-man for rock band Tuscq, and Sophie, the girl next door.

“Nicky’s books offer glitzy, glamorous contemporary romance with a rock theme,” says MapleStar Music & Media’s Cameron Tilbury.  “imagine Bridget Jones ROCKS Notting Hill.”

If you’ve ever had a crush on any kind of celebrity—singer, movie star, or someone else famous—you’ll connect with Nicky’s heroes and leading ladies!

Born in Germany, Nicky Wells moved to the United Kingdom in 1993 and currently lives in Lincoln. She has worked as a researcher and project manager for an international Human Resources research firm, based in London and Washington, D.C. Like her leading lady, Sophie, Nicky loves listening to rock music, dancing, and eating lobsters. When she’s not writing, she’s a wife, mother, occasional knitter, and regular contributor to The Midweek Drive show on Lincoln’s Siren 107.3 FM.

Sophie’s Turn and Sophie’s Run have both received great reviews.  “The books are captivating, intelligent and a whole lot of fun,” said Tilbury.  “We’re excited to be working with Nicky and helping new fans  around the world to discover her books.”

Nicky Wells is a signed author with Sapphire Star Publishing and member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.

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To find out more about Nicky Wells, contact Cameron at MapleStar Music & Media.

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SOPHIE’S ENCORE COVER REVEAL plus excerpt and giveaway!!

Ooooooh! Are. You. Ready??

I am so excited about this cover for Sophie’s Encore. I know, I always say this. But this one is different yet again. You’ll see!  Between myself, Chad, Katie and Amy at Sapphire Star, we have ramped things up a few notches, which is only befitting a rousing final part of the Rock Star Romance Trilogy!!

Read on for:

The BLURB
The COVER
The EXCERPT
The GIVEAWAY!!!!
YES! Here’s your chance to win an advance review copy of Sophie’s Encore or Rock Star Romance SWAG!

Sophie’s Encore

Her 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…

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Cover design: Nicky Wells and Chad Lichtenhan
Cover image: Singer in the darkness © Dmytro Konstantynov | Dreamstime.com

Wow, right? 

Sophie’s Encore: Excerpt

My bedroom door opened slowly and Dan crept in. All thought of sleep forgotten, I flicked the light back on and was met by an astonishing sight. There was Dan, the rock star, legend for his antics on and off stage, clad in a demure pair of checked pajamas with a button-up top and a mismatched, stripy dressing gown. His feet were stuffed into fluffy slippers, and he clutched a bottle and two glasses in his hands.

“Come on,” he whispered. “Dinner is served.”

I giggled and left my bed, grabbing my own stripy dressing gown and a pair of thick socks.

“What are you doing?” I breathed into his ear, but he simply took my hand and pulled me down the dark corridor toward the open-plan lounge.

“Have a seat,” he invited me and gestured at the dining table, which was once again laid, although only for two, complete with candles and napkins.

He set down the bottle and glasses and scurried off to shut the lounge door. While he busied himself in the kitchen, I basked in the heat from the fire which Dan had re-stoked, and observed my rock star with some degree of amusement.

Within a few minutes, he brought a dish of smoked salmon bites to the table, followed by olive bread, a cheese board, various cold meats, olives, pickled anchovies, and prawns with some sort of aioli dip. He popped the cork on the bottle of champagne, poured two glasses, and sat down, satisfied at last.

Now we can eat,” he announced. “Tapas. What do you think?”

I raised my glass. “Cheers,” I giggled. “So that’s what you meant earlier. I think it’s amazing. It’s like a midnight feast. I’m just waiting for matron to discover us and give us detention. Why all the secrecy?”

Dan speared a prawn and pointed it at me. “Well, for one, as you say, matron will certainly come and give us detention. Peter is very strict on my sleep regimen, you see.” He dipped the prawn into the aioli before popping it into his mouth. The beatific look on his face and his scrunched up eyes suggested he was enjoying this humble treat far more than was warranted.

He swallowed and cleared his throat. “And for another, I’m on a strict diet. Every last bit of cheese gets weighed, the carbohydrates counted, the sugar added up. It’s really tedious.” He grimaced.

I helped myself to some bread and salmon. “Tedious indeed, I can see that. But why? I thought you were supposed to eat lots and get better.” I chewed greedily, my tummy having given an impressive rumble.

Dan speared another prawn and added a mountain of cheese and bread to his place. “Bliss,” he murmured before explaining further. “I’m supposed to eat healthy, not lots. So Peter has taken it upon himself to reform the bad eating habits of a lifetime. Bless him, it’s what he’s paid to do. I’ve been going along with it, and I have to admit, I’m feeling pretty good. But…”

He grinned his school-boy grin, took a big mouthful of food, washed it down with a large gulp of champagne, and finished his thought. “Well, it gets boring. And I wanted to do something special with you. On my own.”

I burst out laughing, but quieted down when I saw the alarm on Dan’s face.

“Sorry,” I whispered.

“Peter’s bedroom is right next door there,” Dan whispered back. “And he’s a light sleeper.” He pointed his finger, and we sat in silence for a minute, straining to hear.

“I think we’re okay,” Dan finally concluded and resumed eating.

I giggled softly. “Naughty, naughty us.”

“Ha, we’re not naughty yet,” Dan shot back, speaking softly as well. “I was working up to that part.”

He winked, and my heart skipped and jumped. He didn’t mean—he couldn’t mean what I thought he meant?

“What do you mean?” I bumbled, hoping for clarification, but Dan was enjoying himself.

“All in good time,” he teased. “Let’s finish our meal first.”

The Giveaway

I want to share my excitement about this cover reveal and upcoming release with you!  Enter for your chance to win:

One of TWO Sophie’s ENCORE Advance Review e-Copies
or
One Sophie’s RUN Mug
or
One Rock Star Romance Trilogy SWAG Pack featuring postcards and bookmarks

ENTER HERE:  a Rafflecopter giveaway

GIVEAWAY CLOSES 15 AUGUST AT MIDNIGHT BST. The small print! Entrants must be aged 18 or over. Giveaway is open internationally. Winners will be drawn via Rafflecopter.

GOOD LUCK!

****STOP PRESS:
The Kindle editions of Sophie’s Turn and Sophie’s Run are now available for only $0.99 (£0.77 or equivalent) each to celebrate the cover reveal! Hurry ~ limited time only!! *****

SOPHIE’S ENCORE: coming your way in e-book and paperback editions on 5 SEPTEMBER 2013!!

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THANK YOU

There’s a great group of awesome bloggers supporting this cover reveal today in a massive cover-reveal blitz enterprise. Here’s the roll call of honour! Ladies, I love you one and all, and thank you for everything you do. ROCK ON!

Andi’s Book Reviews ~ Bookreview by Rea ~ Book Mama ~
Boyfriend Bookmark ~ Brook Cottage Books ~ Celtic Connexions ~ Chick Lit Central ~ CosmochicklitanDana Mason ~
Dizzy C’s Little Book BlogEve’s Chick Lit Reviews ~
Everything Books and AuthorsForget the Housework ~
Jera’s Jamboree ~ Jersey Girl Book Reviews ~ Kim The Bookworm ~ Me and Reading ~ Me My Books and IMy Seryniti ~
Perusing Princesses
Supportive Business Mums ~
The Adventures WithinToday I’m Reading

All together now... Don't they look stunning?

All together now… Don’t they look stunning?