Annie Nicholas writes paranormal and science fiction romance. Read about her hot vampire thrillers, werewolf romantic stories, alpha shifter and sexy alien romance.

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Hero's Journey

I've been very scattered this summer. I usually follow my writing schedule like it was written by God. I'm good at setting attaina...

Monday, August 30, 2010

New Addiction

Hello, my name is Annie Nicholas and I am a Black Dagger Brotherhood addict. It has been four hours since I've read anything from this series. LOL

Love finding new-to-me authors who have a wonderful line up of books for me to consume.

Anyone else enjoyed or enjoying these stories? What do you like about the series and who's your favorite?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Board Games

I have two little boys so playing board games comes with the territory, as does video games but I'll save that for another post.

We have some of the classics: Monopoly, Clue, Life, Sorry, and Battleship

Some of the newer ones: Apples to Apples, Whonu, Cadoo

But a game we've enjoyed that I've never heard of, which we recieved as a gift, is T-Rex. The premise of the game is similar to Sorry. You have four dinosaurs who need to get home BUT the similarities end there. When to dinos land on the same spot they battle with dice numbers. The loser gets sent to the river at the beginning of the game. You also have a T-Rex marching around the board moved my a red dice each player has to roll on their turn. If the T-Rex lands on your dino it's sent to the Lair and you need to roll a 6 to get out. It's a load of fun and I'm surprised at the complexity and mathematics it offers to children.

What kind of games do you enjoy?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Delicate Philosophy

I’ve been pondering Happiy-Ever-Afters at the end of stories. With each book, I struggle to bring my characters to Happily-For-Nows let alone the HEAs.


Why? Because sometimes it feels like it’s a lie. I think in modern society we are led to believe everyone should get a HEA but when it doesn’t happen we struggle with depression and worse because we think we’ve failed our culture’s expectation. I hear, “What’s wrong with me?” from friends, co-workers, and family when things don’t come together like they should.

I can understand the need to read and watch things that end well so you can finish with satisfaction. I’m guilty of this but I’m also aware that it’s fiction. Sometimes I wonder if the younger generations are as grounded.

Everyone DESERVES a HEA but most don’t get it. The majority of us get HFNs or less. I’m a realist and it sucks sometimes but my day job makes me so. When I write, it bothers me to have to twist things out of proportion to make it work out in the end. I do my best to make it real.

I have nothing against HEAs in stories. I’m a big fan and hate being let down as a reader. I’ve just figured out why I have trouble writing them and wanted to share.

What’s your take on HEAs in real life?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New Release Today by Kate Pearce

First in a sexy new series that takes a bite out of the court of King Henry VIII
Desperate to defeat King Richard III and gain the English crown, Henry Tudor made a pact with the Druids that bound him and his heirs to the Druid’s deadly struggle against the Vampires. Ever since, the Llewellyns, an ancient Vampire slaying family, have been in the permanent employ of the monarchy.
Now Henry VIII is on the throne, and his father’s bargain has almost been forgotten. Until corpses drained of blood start turning up in the most inappropriate of places, including the king’s bedchamber. But are these people the victims of the Vampires-or of the Druids?
To save the king from a nameless assassin, Rosalind Llewellyn, Vampire hunter extraordinaire, must form an uneasy alliance with a known Druid slayer. Sir Christopher Ellis hails from a family that has protected the Vampires for centuries, yet Rosalind has no choice but to rely on his help. And with her life threatened and her loyalty tested, Rosalind may even have to acknowledge the unthinkable. This sworn enemy may be her soul mate.
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