Monday, November 25, 2013

An (insanely) Overdue Update

Hi Readers!

It's me. Nicole. Yeah, I know there were those speculations that I'd been shipwrecked on some deserted island in the South Pacific, but the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is that I've been a writing machine the past few months. At least, more so than usual. It seemed almost all at once, several new book ideas came to me, so between outlining those, working on my current projects, and trying to keep up with social media . . . not to mention that whole personal life part of my existence . . . I've been running off of cappuccinos and sheer determination for the entire second half of 2013 it seems.

So, what are these new projects I've been working on and avoiding sleep for? Well, I can't quite tell you all. Yet. A few things have to be finalized before I can announce my upcoming projects, but the moment I get the green light, I'll be sharing with you all the moment after. To sum it up—I'm dying, DYING (hold up, or is that the sleep deprivation and caffeine diet talking?) to let you know what's coming these next few years. Some really exciting stuff. If I could still flip back handsprings, I'd be doing them out my front door right now. That's how excited I am!

To update you on my current projects, I've made a couple of notes below on the latest happenings.

This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for more than I've ever been thankful for before. My readers, each and every one of you, are high on that list. I will be thinking of you and toasting you this Thursday. Looking forward to spending many more Thanksgivings around the virtual tables with you all.

XOXO,

Nicole



The audio for FINDERS KEEPERS is now available! The amazing Zachary Webber did the narration for this one and really nailed Garth Black's tortured meets wiseass tone. For all of you audiobook listeners, here's the link:

http://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Finders-Keepers-Audiobook/B00GHTCA9W


The third installment in the GREAT EXPLOITATIONS series, TROUBLE IN TAMPA, has a cover and is finished! I will be announcing the release date soon, but Eve's found herself in some serious trouble . . . and for once, Henry Callahan isn't at the top of that trouble list. I'm so eager to release this next one that I know you've been waiting patiently for.





Monday, September 16, 2013

FINDERS KEEPERS is Live!

For those of you who haven't seen my mad Facebook and Twitter posts about the release of FINDERS KEEPERS today, I've got you covered here on my blog as well. I've listed the links to FINDERS KEEPERS on Amazon, Apple, B&N, and Kobo below.


Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/FINDERS-KEEPERS-Lost-Found-ebook/dp/B00EUDRBMI/ref=zg_bs_7006648011_3

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/finders-keepers/id...695323788?mt=11

B&N:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/finders-keepers-nicole-williams/1116912049?ean=2940148369820

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/finders-keepers-33


I hope you enjoy this story about the dark horse of the LOST & FOUND series . . . I sure enjoyed writing it.




There’s tortured. And there’s Garth Black. 

His life has been a constant carousel of tragedy and disappointment, including his love life. Of course, applying the term “love” to Garth’s conquests is a gross misuse of the word. Some people were made to give and accept love, and others weren’t. Garth Black redefines the “others” category. He’s made a vow that the day he meets a woman who could sucker him into falling in love will be the day he runs away. 

Garth’s plan has one flaw. What happens when he’s already fallen hard for a girl before the warning signs and red flags go up? What happens when the love he’s avoided his entire life brings him to his knees? What happens when Garth Black lets the dirtiest four letter word he’s ever known into his dark, lonely life?

This cowboy’s about to find out he can control some things, and he can’t control others. Number one on the what he can’t control list? 

Love.






Saturday, August 24, 2013

FINDERS KEEPERS Cover & Blurb Reveal

Anyone want to see the cover for FINDERS KEEPERS?

Anyone want to read the blurb to find out what it's about?

Well, today's the day! Natasha over at Natasha is a Book Junkie released the exclusive cover and blurb reveal earlier today, but in case you missed it, here it is!

As a reminder, FINDERS KEEPERS, the third book in the LOST & FOUND series, is releasing on September 16th and is Garth Black's story. This book was so much fun to write (thanks to good, smart-ass subject matter) and I can't wait for you all to find out what girl's up to the task of Garth Black.






There’s tortured. And there’s Garth Black. 

His life has been a constant carousel of tragedy and disappointment, including his love life. Of course, applying the term “love” to Garth’s conquests is a gross misuse of the word. Some people were made to give and accept love, and others weren’t. Garth Black redefines the “others” category. He’s made a vow that the day he meets a woman who could sucker him into falling in love will be the day he runs away. 

Garth’s plan has one flaw. What happens when he’s already fallen hard for a girl before the warning signs and red flags go up? What happens when the love he’s avoided his entire life brings him to his knees? What happens when Garth Black lets the dirtiest four letter word he’s ever known into his dark, lonely life?

This cowboy’s about to find out he can control some things, and he can’t control others. Number one on the what he can’t control list? 

 Love. 

Monday, July 29, 2013

NEAR & FAR is LIVE!!!

I'm taking a pause from writing Garth Black's book (yes, he grew on me as I hope he'll grow on you, so he gets a book of his own coming out this fall) to let you all know that NEAR & FAR is live!!!



This is the sequel to LOST & FOUND, that little book I put out a few months ago that all of you readers blew my mind over! You read it, spread the word, then spread the word some more and then . . . BAM! it hit the New York Times and USATODAY lists and I started pinching myself and breathing into paper bags and, well, the rest is history.

Except, the rest isn't history. Because Jesse and Rowen have one last chapter in their story and it's one I'm thrilled I got to tell. This was a difficult book for me to write. Partly because these characters and their story is so precious to me, but partly because I knew where their story needed to go and I was scared to go there. These are mature characters (for the most part) who have a mature love for each other. Their relationship struggles aren't petty jealousies (although there is some of this for sure), but something much deeper and darker, and for a person who thrives off of love stories and happy endings, it was hard to make this journey with my characters. That being said, it's a journey I will never regret making because . . . I can't say much because I don't want to give away too much . . . now Jesse and Rowen's tale is complete. You all were right, they needed one more book. Thanks for the little "push".

I've listed the links to NEAR & FAR below if you haven't already found it. As a celebration for N&F's release, I've put LOST & FOUND on sale for $.99 temporarily so if you don't have it, now's a great time to pick it up!

I'm also getting a lot of questions about Garth Black's upcoming book. I will be releasing the title soon, but I wanted to let you know that it will be released this September and some of our favorite and maybe not-so-favorite characters will be showing up as well. This book is driving me insane! I suppose having Garth's voice in your head twenty-four-seven will do that, but I'm really dying to share this one with you all, so I'll suck it up and try to make Garth shut up (at least for two minutes at a time).

Thank you for proving to me yet again and again, that I have a group of phenomenal readers who don't just hope I'll continue to keep challenging my characters and myself as I put out new books, they expect it!

XOXO
Nicole

NEAR & FAR Book Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Near-Far-Lost-Found-ebook/dp/B00E7HEKDU/ref=zg_bs_7006648011_5

Amazon UK:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Near-Far-Lost-Found-ebook/dp/B00E7HEKDU/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375141475&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=near+and+far%2C+nicole+williams

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1116239495?ean=2940148621973

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Near-Far/book-gpVYOjRZX0C6Epa71rWVMg/page1.html

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/near-far/id680432832?mt=11

Monday, May 20, 2013

What's This You Say of Exciting News?

For those of you who follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you might have seen that I announced last week I'd be sharing some exciting news with you all today! A bunch of you made your guesses as to what it was about . . . most of you mentioned a LOST & FOUND sequel.

Well . . .


MOST OF YOU WERE RIGHT!!!


Jesse and Rowen's story touched me in ways I didn't expect as I wrote it. I love all of my books and characters kind of like one loves their children—equally. But LOST & FOUND kind of gave me favorite child syndrome. It was a story I couldn't get down on paper fast enough, Jesse and Rowen were characters I simply couldn't get out of my head, and the overall message(s) of the book resurrected old scars and healed others. Simply put, Jesse and Rowen's story after LOST & FOUND has been mapped out in my mind for months now. I'm so happy to now be mapping it down on paper.

Okay. So you have questions (I know you do!), and I've got answers (I think I do)!

The second book, NEAR & FAR, will be released July 30th in both ebook and paperback format. I'll be releasing the cover, blurb, and teasers in the upcoming weeks to give you all a quick Jesse and Rowen fix. Like LOST & FOUND, NEAR & FAR is already tearing my heart to bits and putting it back together . . . and I'm loving every minute of it. Thank you for embracing these characters so openly and I'm thrilled so many of you asked for, pleaded for, and demanded another book.

Oh, and there may be, may be another book coming to you this year about the dark horse in LOST & FOUND (and by dark horse, I don't actually mean a four-legged one). The arch nemesis, the reluctant hero, the cowboy we wish we could hate but can't . . . Mr. Garth Black will be getting his own book, too. Now this book's going to be one hell of a ride, so sit down and strap up. How am I feeling about this book, you ask? Two words . . .

Can't. Wait.

In related news, LOST & FOUND will be available in audio in the next few weeks so I'll be posting links to where you can find it when it's live. The narrator really nailed how I imagined Rowen's voice and overall tone.

And for all of you GREAT EXPLOITATIONS fans . . . yeah, you. The ones who have been asking when SCANDAL IN SEATTLE will be released, it's coming, too. As soon as I'm able to give you an exact release date, I will, but it will be coming within the next month.

Before I sign off, I've got one more thing. I wasn't sure what to expect with I put LOST & FOUND out there. I knew how much I loved it. I knew it was special to me. What remained to be seen was what readers would think of it. Would they love it? Would it be special to them? It's been almost two weeks to the day since I released L&F and truly . . . you all have overwhelmed me. Wait, that's not quite right. You all have OVERWHELMED me (there, that's better). To see something I'm proud of be successful and received so well is a feeling I hope you all have, or will one day soon, experience for yourselves. I'm humbled by my reader's generosity. Thank you for reading L&F, thank you for telling your friends, thank you for leaving reviews, and thank you for letting me share a bit of my world with you.

XOXO

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

LOST AND FOUND's Release Day!

It's May 7th. So that means one thing.

Most everyone's hangover from Cinco de Mayo should finally be over!

Oh, wait. I suppose there's one more important thing happening today . . .


LOST AND FOUND WAS RELEASED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Can you ever use enough exclamation points? No. No, you cannot.)




This book is incredibly special to me for a lot of reasons. It touched me in ways I didn't expect it would. It opened up old wounds and healed others. It was one I was part terrified and part thrilled to put out into the world. That's how I knew it was essential that I did.

Like all of my books, it's a love story. Yet it's so much more. It's about self-discovery, self-acceptance, and overcoming the demons from your past and accepting the angels standing right in front of you. It's about a troubled young woman, a good guy, and a emotional journey for them both.

Okay, I'll get off of my soapbox now and let you get back to life! If you're interested in checking LOST AND FOUND out, here are the Amazon/B&N/Amazon UK/Kobo links listed below. I also put together a playlist and a Pinterest page you can check out if you want to get an idea of the images and songs filtering through my head as I wrote it. Warning: the playlist is having a serious identity crisis . . . P!nk, Johnny Cash, Chevelle, and Garth Brooks. Yeah, I know. My playlists are neurotic.

Pinterest page: http://pinterest.com/nwilliamsbooks/lost-and-found/

Playlist: http://www.playlist.com/playlist/23832288011#a/r_02/VlO/


Book Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lost-and-Found-ebook/dp/B00CODYP5C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1367929972&sr=8-3&keywords=lost+and+found+Nicole+Williams

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1014078996?ean=2940016466682

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-and-Found-ebook/dp/B00CODYP5C/ref=sr_1_26?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1367907559&sr=1-26&keywords=nicole+williams

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Lost-and-Found/book-CHHKO6ZFMEewekigr4xaKw/page1.html?s=hOZq5TCUZEK9aFHBDOC99Q&r=1

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Interview with Steph Campbell for Simon & Schuster UK's Month of Men Tour!

I was fortunate enough to get to interview Steph Campbell, author of GROUNDING QUINN, BEAUTIFUL THINGS NEVER LAST, DELICATE (and many others!) for Simon and Schuster UK's Month of Men Blog Tour. I don't only admire Steph as a writer, but as a person as well.

So grab a cup of coffee (or tea) this Saturday morning and get to know the lovely Steph Campbell a bit better!


(ME) You write good guys. Why?

(STEPH) For a several reasons, but mostly because I think that “nice guys” are underrepresented in romance. I think there are plenty of male characters who don’t always behave well, and I think that there’s a stereotype that female readers don’t want to read nice guys and only find badly behaving men attractive. I’m not trying to take some stance against that, but I do try to add balance to that, by writing guys that I think are pretty stand-up men.

I also tend to write female characters that are maybe a little more broken than others, so giving them a nice hero is a nice balance. 

There’s also the fact that I didn’t always date the nicest guys in my teen/early adult years. I definitely get a lot of inspiration for my male characters from the kind of guy my husband has always been.



(ME) Can you share with us what project you're working on now?


(STEPH) I’m working on two things at once, actually. 

One is a companion book in the series of books that includes DELICATE and GROUNDING QUINN, called FRIEND IS A FOUR LETTER WORD. It’s the story of Shayna, a familiar face in those two books. 

I’m also co-writing a third book in the LENGTHS series with Liz Reinhardt called LIMITS. This story is Cohen’s (from DEPTHS) youngest sister Genevieve’s story.  Like the rest of the series, it’s beachy and sexy, and full of heart. We’re so excited about it. 



(ME) What authors did you grow up loving?


(STEPH)I read the basics growing up: R.L. Stine, Ann M. Martin (The Babysitter’s Club), Roald Dahl, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. In middle school, I went through a serious John Grisham/Michael Crichton phase. 


(ME) You're a busy wife and mom. How do you find the time to write and stay inspired?


(STEPH)I think with like any other career, this is my job and I take it seriously. I have to put in the work to see results. I have to put in the time, sometimes when I really don’t feel like it, but I always try to take advantage of the quiet times in my house and often forego sleep for several days to get what I need done on time.


(ME) If you could go back in time and give the teenage Steph one piece of advice, what would it be?


(STEPH) Stop trying to please everyone. I was sort of the queen of telling people what they wanted to hear when I was younger because I just wanted to keep peace with everyone. That can never last, and it was exhausting.



(ME) One word to describe yourself.

(Steph) Generous




Thank you so much for stopping by and giving me a chance to share you with the readers, Steph! Congrats on all of your success and wishing you even more!