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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… 🙂

Nicky Wells visits Kim the Bookworm for an author’s interview… stop by and find out all about my life in 213 words!

Rightly or wrongly, I feel like a celebrity right now with another interview going live on another website!  This time, the wonderful Kim Nash has asked me a variety of interesting questions… She wanted to know about my life, why I write, and where… and also what I’m working on right now.  The answer to that question will be obvious to anyone who’s read Sophie’s Turn:  I’m writing the sequel.  But visit Kim’s blog for a little bit of an idea what might happen in the sequel!

Find the full interview at http://kimthebookworm.blogspot.com/2011_09_01_archive.html.

Please do join me on  Kim the Bookworm and leave me a comment!

Thanks very much, Kim, for this great opportunity and for hosting an interview on your blog as part of my virtual blog tour.  Thank you also for your guidance, advice and encouragement in every other way (you know what I mean!).  🙂

Rock on!

An Audience with Nicky Wells at Love Reading Love Books… plus fab free excerpt of Sophie’s Turn!

Things just keep happening this week… and I’ve got a virtual double presence! Now you can also find me stopping at Sue Fortin’s blog, Love Reading Love Books, where I am lucky enough to feature in “An Audience with an Author” today. Find out how and where I write, how the characters in Sophie’s Turn sometimes took me for a ride… and who designed the beautiful cover for my lovely novel.

Moreover, Sue has kindly provided enough space for a feature excerpt bringing you one of my favourite scenes from Sophie’s Turn.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to look behind the scenes of Nicky Wells, Author!

Look forward to seeing you all there, as always. 🙂


Nicky Wells Guest Blogs at The Book Chick: “I don’t procrastinate… I just do Very Useful Things instead!”

Good morning, readers, bloggers and world in general!


Another exciting event in the virtual book tour for Sophie’s Turn came live late last night UK time.  You’ve read some interviews with me (and there are more to come) but check out this, my first Guest Blog.  Jonita Fex of The Book Chick very kindly invited me to share some views, insights and anecdotes regarding my procrastination habits while writing.  Of course, I don’t have any!  So find out what it is I do do when I need to distract myself…


Thanks to Jonita for inviting me to stop on her blog.  We look forward to seeing you all there! x


The fab reviews for Sophie’s Turn just keep on coming this week! FOUR stars from Jonita Fex aka The Book Chick!

Jonita Fex at the Book Chick just loves chick lit, and especially all things British.  So when I contacted her for a review, I felt a little bit nervous.  Would Sophie’s Turn live up to Jonita’s very high expectations….?

Well, I think it did! Jonita gave Sophie’s Turn four out of five stars and concludes:   I loved the British charm that was evident on every page, as well as the plot that kept me reading well past my bedtime. This is a must-read that does the chick lit genre proud.

To read the full review, please visit Jonita’s blog at http://book-chic.blogspot.com/2011/09/review-giveaway-sophies-turn-by-nikki.html

A great big thank you to Jonita for taking the time to read Sophie’s Turn… and for writing the review on one of the busiest days of the school year, and overcoming all sorts of technical hitches to post it.  You are a rock star, Jonita! 🙂


Check out what’s happening for Sophie’s Turn this week (5 Sep)


Another week rolls in, as weeks are wont to do, and the virtual book tour for Sophie’s Turn brings you more exciting events. First of all,  there is a fabulous review for Sophie’s Turn from Kim Nash at Kim The Bookworm:  http://kimthebookworm.blogspot.com/2011_09_01_archive.html.

Next, I may be gaining a review by Jonita Fox from The Book Chick blog.  The review will feature a give-away. I also have offer a guest-blog on Jonita’s blog this week: find out more about my writing habits there!

Later in the week, I will have a spot on Sue Fortin’s new “Audience with an Author” feature at lovereadinglovebooks.  Sue is asking me some very interesting questions about writing and publishing Sophie’s Turn… Don’t miss it!

LAST WEEK saw three reviews and one interview! Find links all over this blog, but just to remind you… the reviews were by Lou Graham at www.lougrahamiiblog.wordpress.com/, Rea Sinfield at http://reabookreview.blogspot.com/, and Christy Goldstein at the Chick Lit Club at http://www.chicklitclub.com/.  The interview by Laura Williams is live NOW at the Bookworm Ink. at http://www.bookwormink.co.uk/

WOW! Thanks to all for taking part… and to you, for checking it out!

Laura Williams interviews Nicky Wells, author of Sophie’s Turn, for Bookworm Ink.

Hello all!  Another fantastic event in the virtual book tour for Sophie’s Turn right at the end of this week… Check out my interview by Laura Williams for Bookworm Ink.  Find out what started me writing, what my typical writing day looks like, which author influenced me as a child… and more!  Visit http://bookwormink.co.uk/1/post/2011/09/interview-with-nicky-wells-author-of-sophies-turn.html for the full story. 🙂

A big Thank You to Laura for her exciting and thoughtful questions, and for giving me such a great feature space on her blog this week.  And a really HUGE Thank You for taking the time to post this interview despite being very poorly.  Laura, where would indie authors like me be without dedicated bloggers, reviewers and feature-space-providers like you?

Sophie’s Turn Virtual Book Tour events week 29 August: More, more, more to come!

Hello and good morning on this beautiful bank holiday morning.  Just to let you know that the virtual book tour for Sophie’s Turn continues apace.  This week I am expecting up to FOUR reviews, possibly… one of which is already out and live at Lou Graham’s blog at www.lougrahamiiblog.wordpress.com/ !  I am really encouraged, honoured and thrilled that all the reviews so far have been so positive.  It seems Sophie’s Turn is striking a few chords out there… (bad pun alert! Chords–rock music… and all that!) and I am loving it.  Thank you to all who have read my masterpiece and taken the time to post a review.  Your views really matter!

Also watch out for the interview on Bookworm Ink at http://www.bookwormink.co.uk/ … I’ll post and tweet for each event as usual.  Very exciting week ahead, I think!  Find the updated schedule here…Virtual Book Tour for Sophies Turn (updated 29 August) You might notice that things have got so busy, I’ve burst the single page framework… and had to roll over onto a second page to give all events due credit.  Don’t miss the second page!!! xx

V-Book Tour for Sophie’s Turn: Interview and Give-Away at Chick Lit Aholic!

Hello all!  Check out Chick Lit Aholic at http://chicklitaholic.blogspot.com/ for the next new and exciting event in the book tour for Sophie’s Turn!  Find an interview with me by Georgina Scott that tells you about… my dream cast for Sophie’s Turn!  And don’t miss your chance to win a free e-copy of Sophie’s Turn.  The give-away is live from 24 August until 31 August midnight (Eastern Standard Time).

Thank you to Georgina for hosting this event… I look forward to seeing you all there! 🙂

Virtual Book Tour for Sophie’s Turn…

Check out the UPDATED schedule for the Virtual Book Tour for Sophie’s Turn, posted below!  Lots of fabulous things going on here AND a host of new events… very exciting!  You can also find a copy of the schedule here: Virtual Book Tour for Sophie’s Turn .  The schedule is so packed with events that it has rolled over onto THREE pages!  So… I’m just posting a roll-call below (but you can still access the prettified version via the link above).

The tour involves reviews, interviews and guest blogs, as well as competitions with give-aways.  You can already find some of the reviews and interviews listed using  the links in my blogroll.  Competitions will be listed and advertised on my blog while they are ‘live’ and happening.  And yes… of course I will update the schedule with new exciting events regularly and/or as needed.

If you are interested in hosting an event for this book tour, please contact me at nickywells@yahoo.co.uk.  Enjoy!  🙂

Haven’t read Sophie’s Turn yet?  Don’t know what the fuss is all about?  Buy it now–find links all over this blog!


Sophie’s Turn by Nicky Wells:  The Virtual Book Tour

Vital Stats:  21 Reviews; 19 Interviews and Guest Blogs; 12

July 2011

Review by Shaz Goodwin for Jera’s Jamboree

August 2011

Review by Sue Fortin for lovereadinglovebooks

Interview by Shaz Goodwin give-away by Nicky Wells at
Jera’s Jamboree at http://shazjera.blogspot.com/

Review by GeorginaScott for Chick Lit Aholic

Give-away and interview by Nicky Wells on Chick Lit
Aholic at http://chicklitaholic.blogspot.com (24/8/11 – 30/8/11)

Review by Lou Graham at Lou Graham’s Blog

Review by Rea Sinfield for Reabookreview

Review by Christy Goldstein for the Chick Lit Club at http://www.chicklitclub.com/

September 2011 

Interview by Laura Williams for Bookworm Ink. at http://www.bookwormink.co.uk/

Review by Nikki Bywater on Books4U at http://nikkis-books4u.blogspot.com/

Review by Kim Nash on Kim the Book Worm

Review by Jonita Fex and give-away by Nicky Wells on The Book Chick

Guest blog by Nicky Wells at The Book
Chick at http://book-chic.blogspot.com/

An audience with an author by Sue Fortin for lovereadinglovebooks at http://lovereadinglovebooks.wordpress.com

Review and interview by Kristin Durham at Kritters

Interview on Kim the Book Worm at  http://kimthebookworm.blogspot.com/

Guest blog and give-away by Nicky Wells at Chick Lit
Central at http://chicklitcentraltheblog.blogspot.com/

Meet and Greet with Mandy Baggot at http://mandybaggot.webs.com/meetandgreet.htm

October 2011 

Interview by Rea Sinfield and give-away by Nicky
Wells at Reabookreview at http://reabookreviews.blogspot.com

Guest blog by Nicky Wells for The Review Girl on http://komzreviews.blogspot.com/

Interview by Brittany Davis for The Write Stuff at http://brittanyroshelle.wordpress.com/

Review by Brittany Davis and give-away by Nicky Wells
at The Write Stuff at http://brittanyroshelle.wordpress.com/

Review by Sarah Taylor for Today I’m Reading at http://www.todayimreading.blogspot.com/

Interview and give-away on Today I’m Reading at http://www.todayimreading.blogspot.com/

November 2011

Review, interview and give-away on Girls Who Love to Read at http://girlswholovetoread.com/http://girlswholovetoread.com/

Review and interview by Donna Mcbroom-theriot and give-away by Nicky Wells at My Life. One Story at a Time.  at http://mylife-in-stories.blogspot.com/

Interview by Lou Graham and give-away by Nicky Wells on Lou Graham’s Blog athttp://lougrahamiiblog.wordpress.com/

Review and interview by Laurie Jenkins on Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews at http://lauriethoughts-reviews.blogspot.com/

In the Pipeline…

Review on Chick Lit Central at http://chicklitcentraltheblog.blogspot.com/

Review, interview and give-away onAelia Reads at http://aeliareads.wordpress.com/

Interview by Coral Russell and give-away by Nicky Wells at Alchemy of Scrawl at http://alchemyofscrawl.wordpress.com/