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Something for the weekend! (Pun intended!)

People, I simply have to shout about this promo, because I don’t do this often. Yes! I’m having a summer sale! You can now get 7 YEARS BAD SEX on your Kindle in less than one minute  for only 99p on Amazon.co.uk and 99c on Amazon.com. Hurry, hurry, the deal expires by midnight on 24 June 2015.

Check out the reviews–and you won’t be able to resist grabbing your own bargain Kindle copy, I promise. Happy reading!

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Would you risk it? Announcing the release of my brand new romantic comedy “7 Years Bad Sex”

It’s out today! Hooray!

 Yes! You can get 7 Years Bad Sex right now.

7 Years Bad Sex Nicky Wells

Wooohooo!

Get your Kindle copy here: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Amazon DE | Amazon CA and on any other Amazon domain.

Of course I’m bringing you paperbacks too. They’re also available from Amazon.

What’s the story?

7Years_NewTeaser1 One wedding. One curse? Disaster ever after…

A seven-years-bad-sex curse? Surely not! Yet something went wrong when rock singer Casey and drummer Alex got married on that beautiful yacht anchored off St Tropez in the south of France. Something went badly wrong. For even on their wedding night, the young couple discovers a complete and somewhat surprising inability to make love. Muddling through their honeymoon with a string of thin excuses for their predicament, the lovers defer finding a solution (and panicking) until the return to their home in London. After all, they married for life and to make rock music, not for the love of sex. Right?

But when they resume life as normal in London, all hell breaks loose. Increasingly frantic in their quest for release, the unhappy newlyweds embark on a string of hilarious and occasionally harmful antics that drives them, their band, and an assortment of random strangers to the brink of despair. But it ain’t over ‘til it’s over or, in this case… it ain’t over ‘til the newlyweds sing.

Here’s what some advance readers thought of 7 Years Bad Sex

7 Years Bad Sex is a witty, intelligent, and hilariously funny romantic comedy that aims to please… Or not, as the case may be. A must read!’ Kelly at Perusing Princesses

7 Years Bad Sex is going to be one of those books that everyone is talking about. A fantastic story, engaging plot, and totally wonderful main characters to fall in love with.’ JB Johnston at Brook Cottage Books

‘Fun and romantic, with a touch of rock and roll, 7 Years Bad Sex is a light-hearted look at what happens to one newlywed couple when they are unable to consummate their marriage—I couldn’t put it down!’ Jonita Fex at The Book Chick

‘A fantastic refreshing change, but who would have thought characters not having sex would stress me out so much? Absolutely hilarious too. Loved it!’ Rachel Miles at Love Between the Sheets

 Obviously I’m biased, but I think 7 Years Bad Sex is your Must-Read this summer! Here are those buy links again:

You can get your Kindle copy here: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Amazon DE | Amazon CA

In the name of research…

This story sees Casey and Alex try out all manner of unusual, wonderful and occasional weird strategies to re-ignite their sex life. Natural aphrodisiacs feature on the agenda fairly early on when Alex inadvertently talks his way into getting a free serving of fresh oysters in a fancy restaurants The results… you can find those in your very own copy of 7 Years Bad Sex.

However. I wrote this part of the story with absolutely no knowledge of what oysters would look like, feel like, and **gulps** taste like. Therefore, on a recent family visit to France, I bit the bullet and did some research after the fact… More about that soon, but here’s my initial reaction.

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And the verdict? I put my words in Casey’s mouth, no pun intended. Let’s just say… it wasn’t all bad. LOL! I’ll tell you the full story about my oyster tasting next week.

Thank you, as always, and…

…happy reading! I guarantee you one thing apart from many a laugh and breathless moment whilst reading this romantic comedy. When you’ve finished reading, you’ll never toast anyone ever again without making eye contact! Or would you risk it? 🙂 😉

7 Years Bad Sex?!? #RomanticComedy Released on Kindle Pre-Order TODAY!

‘The seven-years-bad-sex curse?’
he repeated.
‘You’re taking the mickey, right?’

Oh, Alex ~ if only, if only you knew!

Ladies and gentlemen!
It gives me an unprecedented pleasure to announce the Kindle
pre-order release of my romantic comedy, 
7 Years Bad Sex.

7 Years Bad Sex Nicky Wells

Wooohooo!

Pre-order you Kindle copy here:
Amazon UK | Amazon US | Amazon DE | Amazon CA
and of course on any other Amazon domain.

Official release day is 14 May 2015, and your pre-order copy will appear on your Kindle as if by magic on that day. You really won’t have to wait long!

What’s the story?

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One wedding. One curse? Disaster ever after…

A seven-years-bad-sex curse? Surely not! Yet something went wrong when rock singer Casey and drummer Alex got married on that beautiful yacht anchored off St Tropez in the south of France. Something went badly wrong. For even on their wedding night, the young couple discovers a complete and somewhat surprising inability to make love. Muddling through their honeymoon with a string of thin excuses for their predicament, the lovers defer finding a solution (and panicking) until the return to their home in London. After all, they married for life and to make rock music, not for the love of sex. Right?

But when they resume life as normal in London, all hell breaks loose. Increasingly frantic in their quest for release, the unhappy newlyweds embark on a string of hilarious and occasionally harmful antics that drives them, their band, and an assortment of random strangers to the brink of despair. But it ain’t over ‘til it’s over or, in this case… it ain’t over ‘til the newlyweds sing.

Here’s what some advance readers thought of
7 Years Bad Sex

7 Years Bad Sex is a witty, intelligent, and hilariously funny romantic comedy that aims to please… Or not, as the case may be. A must read!’
Kelly at Perusing Princesses

7 Years Bad Sex is going to be one of those books that everyone is talking about. A fantastic story, engaging plot, and totally wonderful main characters to fall in love with.’
JB Johnston at Brook Cottage Books

‘Fun and romantic, with a touch of rock and roll, 7 Years Bad Sex is a light-hearted look at what happens to one newlywed couple when they are unable to consummate their marriage—I couldn’t put it down!’
Jonita Fex at The Book Chick

‘A fantastic refreshing change, but who would have thought characters not having sex would stress me out so much? Absolutely hilarious too. Loved it!’
Rachel Miles at Love Between the Sheets

 Obviously I’m biased, but I think 7 Years Bad Sex is your Must-Read this summer! Here are those pre-order links again:

Pre-order you Kindle copy here:
Amazon UK | Amazon US | Amazon DE | Amazon CA
and  of course on any other Amazon domain.

Fancy a paperback?

Never fear, the paperback will become available in time for release day of 14 May 2015. In the meantime, however, I am giving away two signed paperbacks over on Goodreads! The giveaway is open until 10 May 2015 and is open to readers in the UK, Canada, and the US. Why not enter and see if you win?

Goodreads Book Giveaway

7 Years Bad Sex by Nicky Wells

7 Years Bad Sex

by Nicky Wells

Giveaway ends May 10, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to Win

Thank you, as always, and…

…happy reading! I guarantee you one thing apart from many a laugh and breathless moment whilst reading this romantic comedy. When you’ve finished reading, you’ll never toast anyone ever again without making eye contact! 🙂 😉

I always keep my promises.

Hello my friends! I’m back!

Oh, how I’ve missed you all! Thank you for bearing with me during my radio silence since early January. But indeed I’ve kept my promise: I’m back. And I’ve written you a new book!

Ta-da! Very proud of my latest masterpiece. Novel #7 -- 7 Years Bad Sex!

Ta-da! Very proud of my latest masterpiece. Novel #7 — 7 Years Bad Sex!

It’s a romantic comedy, and here’s another promise: it’s unlike anything you’ve ever read before. Check out the blurb:

7 Years Bad Sex

One wedding. One curse?  Disaster ever after…

7Years_Cover_TeaserA seven-years-bad-sex curse? Surely not! Yet something went wrong when rock singer Casey and drummer Alex got married on that beautiful yacht anchored off St Tropez in the south of France. Something went badly wrong. For even on their wedding night, the young couple discovers a complete and somewhat surprising inability to make love. Muddling through their honeymoon with a string of thin excuses for their predicament, the lovers defer finding a solution (and panicking) until the return to their home in London. After all, they married for life and to make rock music, not for the love of sex. Right?

But when they resume life as normal in London, all hell breaks loose. Increasingly frantic in their quest for release, the unhappy newlyweds embark on a string of hilarious and occasionally harmful antics that drives them, their band, and an assortment of random strangers to the brink of despair. But it ain’t over ‘til it’s over or, in this case… it ain’t over ‘til the newlyweds sing.

Want some more? Okay, here goes…

There was a stunned silence in the room while Alex and Casey tried to assimilate the importance of this statement. Casey was hot and cold all over. She remembered all too well her conversation with Alex on the yacht after they had trawled through the wedding video. He had pointed out to her even then that she hadn’t looked at him.

Casey shivered. She caught Alex’s eye and saw nothing but utter confusion. ‘I told you,’ he seemed to mouth at her, but he was shrugging at the same time as though to say, ‘I haven’t got a clue what that means.’ Seconds ticked by slowly. Liza was still standing up, one fist raised in an air punch. Sasha had taken one of Casey’s hands as though she needed comforting.

Eventually Alex spoke. ‘Maybe we didn’t look at each other. So what?’

Liza and Sasha shared another look. ‘The Seven Years Bad Sex Curse!’ they shouted as one.

Alex burst out laughing. ‘The Seven Years Bad Sex Curse?’ he repeated. ‘You’re taking the mickey, right?’

Myles was chuckling so hard, he toppled over sideways on the sofa and had to hold his stomach. ‘That’s why we had to rush over here? To tell them about a Seven Years Bad Sex Curse?’

‘Laugh all you want,’ Liza said calmly. ‘But you’re watching it in action.’

Casey swallowed hard. She didn’t believe in curses. They were nothing but delusory superstitions from the middle ages. But still, both Sasha and Liza looked utterly serious.

‘So—so what does that curse entail?’ Casey asked, her voice almost a whisper.

Sasha produced her smartphone and called up a website. ‘It says here,’ she says, ‘that’s there’s a superstition in many parts of southern Europe about how not looking at each other when clinking glasses during a toast brings couples seven years bad sex.’ She angled her phone so that everyone could see the screen.

‘And you were in France when you committed this ritualistic mishap,’ Liza offered helpfully. ‘So that definitely applies.’

Save the date…

7 Years Bad Sex Cover reveal: 23 April 2015
7 Years Bad Sex Pre-order release via Amazon: 4 May 2015
7 Years Bad Sex Official launch day: 14 May 2015

Woohooo!

More promises to keep!

When I left for my social media blackout to focus on writing my next masterpiece, I promised I’d be back with a bang. Well, just in case a finished book due to hit the market in less than two months isn’t enough of a bang, I’ve also thought up a double celebration strategy. Are you ready?

Celebrating bloggers…

#BloggerSpotlight

Over the years, I’ve had an incredible amount of support, help and guidance from an amazing group of bloggers. I want to return the favour. I want to share the love! Therefore in honour of 7 Years Bad Sex and my return to the social media world, I’m going to say ‘Thank You’ to those amazing people out there via a series of ‘Blogger Spotlights’ which will feature on my blog on Thursdays from 19 March onwards. Be sure to stop by and check out what makes those bloggers so very special!

…and resurrecting Music Monday!

7 Years Bad Sex simply cries out for a movie deal,
and I’ve got the soundtrackNewMusicMondayLogo ready in my head for when that day arrives. With that, in the run up to the release of my most fantastic romantic comedy to date, I’ll be sharing my playlist with you every Monday, starting from 23 March 2015. I hope you’re ready to dream, boogie, and rock out!

How’s that for coming back in style?

I hope you’ll all join me in the preparations and celebrations for 7 Years Bad Sex. Meanwhile, thanks again for bearing with me. You won’t be disappointed!

Loveya to bits and see you soon…

~Nicky

CentreStage with Samantha Stroh Bailey: Meeting Jamie and Finding Lucas

Welcome to CentreStage!
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CentreStage showcases fabulous authors from around the world, and today it is my extra-special, huge pleasure to welcome the fabulous Samantha Stroh Bailey, author of the outstanding romantic comedy, Finding Lucas. Sam has a tremendous sense of humour and over recent weeks we’ve discovered that we have so much in common, it’s like we’re long-distance soul sisters. I kid you not! So without further ado, I give you:

Samantha Stroh Bailey!

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Thanks so much to the fabulous Nicky Wells for inviting me here today.

Nicky: Why, thank you for visiting! I’m so thrilled you could make it all the way from Canada today, Sam!

Nicky and I met through social media and instantly bonded over writing, motherhood and sassy senses of humor. I loved Sophie’s Turn and am so happy to have found another author I admire.

Nicky: *blushes* why, thank you!

I thought I’d give a peek into the, perhaps, somewhat unexpected aspects of my personality. Here goes!

  1.  I’m a Gemini, so I have a dual personality. While I’m very easygoing and down- to-earth, I’m also anxious and stress about the little things.
  2. I love meat and nothing is better than gnawing on a giant bone. Disgusting, I know.
  3. I don’t like bread and pasta.
  4. I’m scared of thunder, snakes, heights, and not accomplishing everything I want to.
  5. Technology also scares the crap out of me.
  6. I love alternative music and a lead singer who screams has me for life. Chris Cornell of Soundgarden has the sexiest voice in the world.
  7. I’m addicted to celebrity gossip.
  8. People think I smile all the time, but they don’t see me when I first wake up, and I’m a bear.
  9. When you’re talking to me, I’m watching your every move for writing fodder. Sorry.
  10. I was a competitive dancer for years until stage fright derailed my plans of going to Juilliard and re-enacting Flashdance. The audition part—not the exotic dancer part.

Nicky: Wow, Sam, thank you for sharing! I’m with you on most of these points although I have to confess loving my carbs. And now I’ll forever envisage you in the role of exotic dancer… 🙂

I’m always excited when readers feel a connection to Jamie Ross, the protagonist in my debut novel, Finding Lucas. And I am so intrigued when people point out our similarities and differences from their perspectives. Well, here’s my view!

Jamie and I:

  1.  are both huge coffee addicts.
  2. love to drop the F bomb into adult conversation.
  3. both have gorgeous and tall BFFs.
  4. adore men with messy hair and stubble.

 Unlike Jamie…

  1. …I am quite fond of the color pink.
  2. …I tend to embarrass my family instead of the other way around.
  3. …I wish I had her ass.
  4. …I’m a better dancer.

I’m so grateful to everyone who has read and enjoyed Finding Lucas.

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Nicky: Sorry to interrupt again but… Me! Me! I loved Finding Lucas. I couldn’t put it down. I laughed out loud, and I cried, and I gnawed my fingers when the plan… (don’t want to give any spoilers here!)…um…shall we say, when the plan comes to fruition. Sort of. It’s an awesome, fabulous, life-affirming and sassy read and I couldn’t recommend it more. LOL, end of broadcast. Sam, you were saying?

And I hope you liked this little glimpse into the real me! I love to hear from my readers, so please connect with me!

And here’s how! You can find Sam in these places:

TWITTER: @perfectpen | BLOG | FACEBOOKGOODREADS

Finding Lucas is available here:

AMAZON US | AMAZON UK | KOBO

Go get your copy now!!! 🙂

Let’s have a big round of applause for Sam, please! Thank you!

Now then. Which of Sam’s personality traits do you share?
Which one most surprises you?
Do you have a quirky trait that you’d like to share with us?

(Please do! Here’s mine: I suffer from two forms of phobia: Podophobia, and Spheksophobia. Oh, and I’m the world’s lousiest swimmer!)

#romcom4all: Let’s liberate romance!

Why should romantic comedy be for women only?  Why? I mean, really, why?

I bet now you’re thinking about it, there doesn’t seem to be a good reason.  That’s why fellow author Janice Horton and I are introducing:  #romcom4all

Closet romance lovers, reveal thyselves! Come on now, don’t be  shy!

I had the tremendous pleasure of welcoming Janice on my CentreStage feature on my blog this week, and her great post sparked a fabulous debate on the subject of reading-related gender stereotype.  As a result of which, we decided, through the winding course of the discussion threads, to start a campaign called #romcom4all.

What the heck is that about, you wonder?  It’s quite simple; it does exactly what it says in the #hashtag: it encourages everyone to admit that they read romcom.  And we mean, everyone!  In particular, however, this is meant to encourage the male of the species to come out of the closet and speak out.

Men do read romance.  Yes, they do.  I know that for a fact!   They just don’t talk about it, they don’t like to admit it, and they certainly wouldn’t want to be seen holding a romantic novel in their hands while travelling on the Tube.  So how do I know men read romance?  Easy.  I’ve had quite a few members of the male species read Sophie’s Turn.  Some were beta readers, but some were actual customers who bought Sophie’s Turn on Amazon, and one was a reviewer who wasn’t too shy to write and publish his review in his very own local magazine; you can read his review here.

If you think about it, it’s kind of obvious.  Everyone loves a happy ending.  Everyone wants to be loved.  Why should men not enjoy a romantic novel?  Several male readers have commented that a romantic novel is a fantastic way of getting insights into the female brain, understanding ‘the other side.’

In fact, the clever man will read romance as a ‘how to’ manual.  Even if our seeming erratic behaviour or overly emotional responses continue to perplex the male reader, at the very least he gets to take away the comforting knowledge that his beloved is quite normal.  Now I wouldn’t say that my male readers are serial romance readers, nor are they likely to come out of the closet any time soon.  But it does make me smile to think that they are out there, enjoying a cracking romantic read.

Here’s what the amazing Janice Horton has to say regarding #romcom4all:

This week I’ve been completely bowled over by a fabulous independent review of my contemporary romance novel Reaching for the Stars on Amazon UK. Why bowled over, you might ask? Well, as I explained on Nicky’s ‘CentreStage’ blog this week – it was because it was by a man!

Okay – he confessed to downloading my book by accident and then reading it anyway – but the fact remains that he enjoyed it, took the time to write a fabulous review, and then to download my previous book Bagpipes & Bullshot.

All of this made me wonder why bookshops, both on the high street and online, continue to label Relationship Novels as ‘Women’s Fiction’ as if men should have nothing to do with them?

It’s stereotyping in the extreme. Yet the market for relationship novels continues to expand and men and women are breaking the stereotypical role image every day in real life.

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So: do men have a lot to learn from a romantic relationship novel?And are men more likely to read romance on an ereader?

What do YOU think?

Ladies, how do YOU feel about the segregation of ‘Women’s Fiction’?Gentlemen, are YOU man enough to read a romance novel?

Fellow author Janice Horton and I are calling for a tag campaign to bring ‘Romcom for All’.  We will be tweeting using the hashtag #romcom4all. Please join us and share your views!

Click here to go to Janice’s Blog

Please feel free to leave a comment before you go, share this post on Facebook or your other social networks, tag this blog with your own blog post so that we can follow YOU – and don’t forget to and tweet YOUR thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #romcom4all. We look forward to hearing from you!

About fellow author Janice Horton:

Janice writes romantic and descriptive novels with humour. Look out for her Amazon bestselling Bagpipes & Bullshot and latest novel Reaching for the Stars. Janice is a regular blogger and you can find her on Twitter and Facebook. When not writing novels, Janice writes lifestyle articles and has had work published in national and international magazines and regional newspapers. She has also been involved in BBC Scotland’s ‘Write Here Write Now’ project. She is a member of the Romantic Novelist’s Association and an Associate Author and Editor at Loveahappyending.com. Janice will be speaking at the Loveahappyending.com Summer Audience Event in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, on the 16th June 2012.  You can find Janice’s books on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.