Wednesday, May 7, 2014

SURPRISE!!!

How many of you have asked what I've been up to lately? How many times have I had to answer with a vague "writing"? Well, it's true, I have been writing. A lot. So much the line between this world and the fictional one is starting to blur. But here's the really great thing about burrowing in and sacrificing sleep and a social schedule . . . I get to drop a surprise release on you all!!!

Yep, a surprise release. Not a cover reveal or an announcement about a forthcoming novel or a measly little teaser, but a full-sized novel ready for your reading pleasure. Today. Like now. Right now.

Why did I decide to do this? For a bunch of reasons, but mainly because I hate waiting for a new book to come out from one of my favorite authors, and would flip if one of them decided to drop a surprise release on the world. So really, it was all of you and your finger drumming I had in mind. ;) Plus Julie, my awesome PR gal from AToMR promotions, suggested it and I'm kind of one of those sick and twisted people who like surprises—both giving and receiving them.

Okay, so enough about that. Let's get to the stuff that really matters. The book . . .


CROSSING STARS is an adult/new adult contemporary romance that puts a modern spin on a classic tale. It's about star-crossed lovers and their battle with fate and family. It's about deciding just how much a person will sacrifice to live the life they want, instead of accepting the one they have.


I've listed the blurb, as well as the links to the book below. I hope you all enjoy it and thank you for your patience these last few months while I've been stuffed in my writing cave. Love you all.






While the city of Chicago sleeps, a war wages in the streets between two powerful families. While the public assumes organized crime is nothing more than a chapter torn out of America’s history, the Costa and Moran families battle for territory and domination.

Caught up in the middle of this sinister world is Josette, the only child of Salvatore Costa, the ringleader and notorious godfather of Chicago’s Italian mafia. After the Irish Morans attempted to assassinate her when she was a child, Josette’s parents hid her behind the walls of their sprawling estate and kept her contact with outsiders to a minimum. But now Josette’s eighteen, and she’s questioning if a long life behind walls is worth trading for a potentially short one filled with excitement and adventure and all the things she’s only lived in her dreams.

On the night she decides to risk becoming just an anonymous face in the crowd, Josette realizes that death isn’t only a possibility—it’s a certainty. Yet when a young man comes to her rescue, the turbulent waters between life and death are further muddied.

Rylan is everything Josette isn’t . . . and she’s everything he isn’t. She’s sheltered; he’s worldly. She’s thoughtful; he’s hot-headed. She’s sweet; he’s rough around the edges. She’s harmless; he’s dangerous.

Despite all of their differences, one overshadows them all. One difference means they can never be together unless they’re ready to accept being hunted by the entire crime world for as long as they live.

She's a Costa. And he's a Moran.

http://www.amazon.com/Crossing-Stars-Nicole-Williams-ebook/dp/B00K67D67Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399473193&sr=8-1&keywords=crossing+stars%2C+nicole+williams

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/crossing-stars-nicole-williams/1119447089?ean=2940149263691&itm=1&usri=2940149263691

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/crossing-stars-2

Apple link coming soon!!!

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