A Special Announcement and Upcoming Books Schedule

The past eleven days have been really hard. I lost one of my best friends. It was sudden. And it hurts. While I was mourning for her, I had to move forward with the release of my latest book because it was too late for me to do anything else. It didn’t occur to me until earlier today that I’ve seen friends and family promote the new book, but I’d yet to do so. I also hadn’t shared some pretty amazing news about an upcoming books series I was asked to write. So, here’s all the latest and I apologize for my absence.


Rysa Walker, author of The CHRONOS Files books series, asked me to write my own series of books based in that universe for Amazon’s Kindle Worlds.

The first book in the series, Timebound, won the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. I read it before it came out as a Kindle First selection and loved it. When my Goodreads review of the book went out as a tweet, Rysa followed me on Twitter. We chatted a bit over the past year and I was excited to learn that book 2, Time’s Edge, was coming out in October of this year.

At the same time I was trying to work with John (my Content Manager over at Project Fandom) in figuring out how to feature the entire series (2 books, 1 novella) on our book club podcast, Rysa reached out and asked if I would like to write my own CHRONOS series. She started as an indie author and tries to help other indie authors find a larger audience. Writing a CHRONOS series of my own would introduce me to her existing audience and introduce them to my other work, which I will still be writing in 2015 (Lily in the Middle, Sharing Space sequel, etc.).

While I was never actively against fan fiction, it didn’t appeal to me as a writer. Why would I want to write about Harry Potter and other characters someone else created? I’d rather create my own. So, when I was asked, I was a bit concerned about that. Rysa supplied me with an expansive ‘world guide’ and it was made clear that I could not only create my own characters, if I wanted to I could incorporate hers and do whatever I want with them (I won’t!). Because the CHRONOS universe is about time travel (you guys know I love time travel), she explained that I could do whatever I wanted and take my characters wherever and whenever I wanted. That really sealed the deal for me.

I will be spending the next few months reading book 1 again, the novella, and book 2 – not just because they’re our winter book club selection – to immerse myself in the CHRONOS world and with the world guide as my… guide, I’ll be creating my own adventures. I hope you’ll follow along.

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And here’s when you can expect my other books:

The Twin Prophecies: Origins (Available Now)

The Twin Prophecies Origins

Lily in the Middle (Spring 2015)

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Sharing Space sequel (Summer 2015)

Book One: CHRONOS Files series for Kindle Worlds (Fall 2015)

The Book Review That Makes Me Want to Write Forever

Even though I am well aware that everything isn’t for everyone, it still stings a bit to get a negative review for something you’ve written. And not just written, but created and nurtured. Over time, I’ve learned to react to them appropriately: reflect on what points were made that could make my writing better, remember that everyone won’t like what I write and that’s okay, and then keep it moving. It helps when the majority of your reviews are positive. You feel like you’re connecting with the right audience. So, now I let the 1 or 2-star reviews get me down for about fifteen minutes, and then I brush it off and carry on.

Today, I was in Goodreads updating my shelves (Add me! I like connecting with readers there.) when I noticed that Roommate Wanted (Sharing Space #1) had new text reviews. The most recent one was left about two weeks ago and it made me laugh so hard, I had to share. It’s in Spanish, so I used Google Translate to post it here. The words, and pictures, are all from user Sitahiri, my new favorite reader:

 

I loved it!

Nina, thanks for introducing me to my new book boyfriend: Patrick Murphy. 🙂

 

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A light reading , a refreshing change …

A simple and uncomplicated plot, but do not misunderstand me, it is exactly this simplicity and the way it flows naturally what makes a great story.

A story with funny scenes and characters with common problems that we all can have.

Chloe talks to her friend and herself, her reaction when she meets Patrick, her conversations with him, it had me laughing most of the time.

In this first part we mostly get to know some of the characters and their families.

Chloe is a fun girl who fights for what she wants, he does not care much preconceived standards of others with respect to race and who is not afraid to speak her mind (well, as long as it is not her mother. With her she uses more finesse and avoids conflicts.)

Then there is Patrick, aspiring actor, but with his feet on the ground. Since we know that is not so easy to get a chance in that environment and has the financial backing of full-time work in what is given his big break. Focused, fun, polite and with a smile dimpled votios 1000 included in the package.

In short, say that the story that unfolds in this first part of the series is like a good meal, no seasoning surpasses others, but that all comes together to form a delicious taste that leaves you with a good taste in mouth satisfied and wanting more.

And…

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I highly recommend! So come on, give in to the temptation to give it a try to this amusing story.

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Sweet, right? And how hot is their vision of Patrick? I approve!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I must get back to writing.

Taking Chances, Sharing Space #4 is Available Now

I’ve been so busy I am just now finding the time to tell you that Taking Chances (Sharing Space #4) is available for download at Amazon.com. It’s been available since Saturday night, but between work, writing, running Project Fandom, and recording Podcast Fandom, I haven’t had a chance to promote it fully.

As you can tell, I’ve been publishing the series ahead of schedule. This is due, in part, to the quick work by my illustrator, Steven Novak, and my editor at Clean Leaf Editing. Mainly, I’ve been anxious to get each book into your hands because of your wonderful support and enthusiastic feedback.

If you haven’t already, Amazon and Goodreads reviews go a long way in helping me find new readers so if you’ve been enjoying the series so far and could leave a quick review, that would be so appreciated.

You can pick up your copy of Taking Chances here.

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Taking Chances is the fourth book in the six-part Sharing Space series. A new book will be available for Kindle download every few weeks. Each book is a short, fun, and sexy read that will leave you wanting more.

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Chloe and Patrick have been basking in the glow of their semi-secret romance, able to enjoy each other without opening themselves up to the scrutiny and opinions of others. That all changes when Chloe is faced with a family emergency. Why does Chloe’s best friend treat the new relationship like a betrayal?

Patrick comes under scrutiny when Chloe’s mother visits for Thanksgiving. Will he live up to the standards Mrs. Brooks has for her daughter? And how will the Murphy clan react when they learn Patrick’s new love is black?

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Book five in the Sharing Space series will be available in mid-December.

Slow Burn Is Available Early!

Because my editor is a machine – a fabulous machine with a gorgeous smile and beautiful hair – Slow Burn, book three in the Sharing Space series, is available now! That’s right. You can get your hands on the next installment in the Chloe and Patrick love story a full two weeks early!

Book four is scheduled for a pre-Thanksgiving release and will most likely be early as well, but that’s not set in stone.


Here’s what you can expect in Slow Burn, part three of this six-part romance novel:

Finally admitting what they share is more than just friendship, Chloe and Patrick begin to explore a romantic relationship.

As Patrick watches his childhood friendships crumble, Chloe’s arms prove to be his one place for comfort. Chloe struggles with her reasons for taking the romance slow. Does she have doubts about Patrick or is she still affected by her ex’s betrayal?

One thing is for sure: Taking it slow may give their new love the best chance at lasting, but ignoring their passion is easier said than done.


Book four in the Sharing Space series will be available just in time for Thanksgiving.

Pick up Slow Burn for your Kindle device or app here!

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Sharing Space Book Three ‘Slow Burn’ Coming Soon

Hey guys!

Before I get to all the good stuff and praise, I wanted to address a question I received on Facebook and in an Amazon review:

Every three weeks I’m releasing another book in the Sharing Space series. The series is currently expected to be six books in total. At .99 cents per book, that’s a full-size contemporary romance novel for $5.94 – $4.95 if you took advantage of the free promotion for book one. If, for some reason, the series ends up being seven books, I will release book seven for free. I don’t see that happening as the story is complete, but I am working with an amazing editor who really understands pacing in storytelling. She may suggest splitting the final book. Either way, my promise to you is that you will get the full Chloe and Patrick story for no more than $5.94.

Now, praise time! Thank you guys so much for purchasing the books so far, leaving Amazon and Goodreads reviews, and engaging on my Facebook page. It has truly meant a lot. If you’ve not yet had a chance to leave a review, please do so. It really helps indie authors expand their audience.

Finally, have a look at the cover for book three, Slow Burn. 

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Coming VERY soon!

Get Sharing Space Books One & Two For 99 Cents

Today only, you can pick up a copy of both books in the Sharing Space series for 99 cents!

Roommate Wanted, book one, is free today and book two, Family Ties is only 99 cents.

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Get Roommate Wanted for free here.

Get Family Ties here. 

Family Ties (Sharing Space Book Two) is Available Now!

Good news, everyone! Family Ties, the second book in the Sharing Space series, is available four days early! You can download a copy to your Kindle device or app now. If you like it, tell your friends. Spreading the word really helps and means a lot.

If you have the time to leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads, I’d really appreciate it.

Buy It Now

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If you still haven’t picked up book one, Roommate Wanted, you can do so here.