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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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday

Last Sunday I left my sentences on a cliffhanger so this finishes that bit. LOL  For Six Sentence Sundays click HERE.


He didn’t budge an inch.



Rob was a werewolf? It took a moment for her thoughts to collect into something coherent, then she realized he was naked. Her prior imagination didn’t do his body justice. Fine sculpted muscles covered his torso, arms and legs. She stared—no, she might as well be honest—she gawked.




Sunday, May 22, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday

Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday. Here is a link that will take you to other great writers and their shares.
My six come from my new release The Beta.


“You are one big mother fucker,” Esther whispered, awe apparent in her voice.


He bared his teeth and lunged.

She pressed against the car as her body froze, then pried her eyes open when the end didn’t come.

The werewolf melted before her eyes as it transformed back to his human form. His fur shrank into pale white skin covering wiry muscles that slid back into place and the color of his irises darkened until she gazed into a set of sharp green eyes.

“You!” She placed her hands on Rob’s bare chest and tried to shove.



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Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Beta Reviewed

Very nice review for The Beta from PNR!

"Esther is a tough slayer and Robert is a very unlikely Beta, and they seem perfect for each other. I definitely will check out the previous 2 stories in this series to see what happened before. Also, there is a little open ending to this story and a couple questions unanswered, so I am eagerly awaiting the next book."

By Felicia Wright


http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/review.php?id=33670

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Today's Schedule Includes...

Romance Junkies! I'm giving away The Omegas or The Alpha.


Still time to enter in the Trip Around The World Blog Tour to win a copy of The Beta and other great prizes.



Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May 17th Locations

I'm over at Author's Island Cyber Launch Party giving away The Omegas and The Alpha.

My week long party is HERE with the Trip Around the World Blog Hop. I'm giving away a copy of The Beta.

I have an interview over at ARe.

I'm also over at Nocturne Romance Reads.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Excerpt Monday!

The Beta, book 3 of The Vanguards series, is releasing today!

Welcome to Excerpt Monday...


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Once a month, a bunch of authors get together and post excerpts from published books, contracted work or works in progress, and link to each other. You don’t have to be published to participate just an writer with an excerpt you’d like to share. For more info on how to participate, head over to the Excerpt Monday site! or click on the banner above.





 Excerpt:

Another man exited the building not long after the vampire. He wore a rumpled button-down, short-sleeved shirt tucked into loose jeans. His mouse brown hair cried for a cut and a comb.
He pushed his glasses up his nose and bent to tie his running shoes.

Recognizing him as the person who had accompanied Daedalus earlier, Esther heard opportunity knocking. He didn’t look like a threat being thin and weak. She crossed the street and approached him from behind. “Excuse me. Do you have the time?”

Glancing over his shoulder, his gaze traveled along her bare legs, to her knee length loose skirt, and finally met her stare. Her breath caught in her throat. The irises of his eyes reflected a non-existent light and shone pale amber. He blinked and it vanished, must have been the glasses that gave such a strange effect.

He rose in a single fluid motion that set her predator alarm off. Checking his cellphone, he gave her a shy smile. “It’s ten after two.” He scanned the area around them. “This is a dangerous part of town, ma’am.

You shouldn’t walk around alone. Trouble is going to find you.”

Or maybe find him. She eyed his wiry arms and changed her assessment of him. Lean, tight muscles slid under his skin as he moved. He wasn’t weak, more like a cross between a martial artist and a geek.

“Are you offering to walk me home?” Flashing him her most flirtatious smile, she toyed with a piece of her hair.

He swallowed. “S-sure.” Shuffling to her side, he fell in next to her, eyes darting around them.

Men were so easy to manipulate, but this one actually wanted to protect her. So cute, she could have pinched him. Trying to be discreet, she took quick peeks at him. Nice strong chin and straight nose.

Maybe a hint of freckles? It was difficult to tell in the dark.

“I’m Esther.” She held out her hand. What the hell prompted her to use her real name?

Wrapping a firm hand around hers, he shook it. “I’m Robert.”

His touch sent tingles along her arm. The name seemed too mature for him. “What are you doing out so late, Rob?” How did such a polite man like him get involved with a Nosferatu? She checked his neck for bites and didn’t see anything, but there were more places on the body to feed from besides the neck. It would be a shame if he was a blood slave.

“Robert is fine. I was checking on a…friend.” He stuffed his hands in his pockets. “And you, Esther?”

She laughed. “I’m up to no good.” And she winked at him.

A rosy blush surfaced on his cheeks as he stumbled.

Something in this man attracted the devil inside of her. She entangled her arm around his and leaned into his hard body. The strength hidden under the geeky exterior sent a pleasant shiver through her body. Not all things were as they appeared. She hated surprises but not this one. If this was an act then he deserved an Emmy. She glanced at him, pleased that she needed to arch her neck back slightly to meet his sharp green gaze.

God, what was she doing? She assessed him like a potential lover instead of a possible avenue to get her mark. Stupid, focus. Once Daedalus was out of the picture she’d come back for Rob if she still wanted him. Until then…she stopped in front of a duplex. “This is my place.” She lied with the ease of an expert.

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Annie Nicholas
http://www.annienicholas.com/

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mega Author Blog Hop: Ticket to Paradise!

TOUR RULES:






1) HAVE FUN!!!





2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!





3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, May 16, at Midnight (Arizona Time)

THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, May 23, at Midnight (Arizona Time)





4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!





5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW EVERY AUTHOR SOME LOVE!





6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN? WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO!



Welcome to Chicago! The urban jungle containg humans, vampires, and shifters. Walking the streets at night has always been dangerous but there are predators in the dark that we forget about.


I'm loving my journey with my geeks of the paranormal, my werewolves with no attitude, the pansies of the paranormal. The Vanguards series starts out with The Omegas where a bunch weaker shifters group together and form a small pack to support each other. In the next book, The Alpha, we watch as the new alpha struggles with his position and also meets his high school crush again.

The Beta, book 3 of The Vanguards series, is releasing tomorrow!







These books are all based in Chicago, city of the century. It rose from a swampy frontier town to become the quintessential American city. Struggling against all odds to become the metropolis it is today. Very much like my little pack. The city is divide in well defined neighborhoods such as Chinatown, The Back Yards, New City, and 200ish more. I explore a little of the city in each story.

Next year, Romance Times will be holding its annual conference in Chicago. I will so be there.

Blurb:

Three days of hell, in charge, and running out of antacids.


As the pack’s Beta, Robert needs to watch over the Vasi werewolf pack for a few days. He hates the responsibility, but his job is to dissolve any problems while his alpha honeymoons. Nevertheless, trouble comes to town and her name is Esther. She's beguiling, beautiful and picks his pocket. Although Robert doesn’t trust her, he still wants to possess her.

Esther arrived in Chicago with the intention of slaying a vampire named Daedalus. While trailing her quarry, she encounters Robert who unhinges her world. He doesn’t know her trade, and she doesn’t know his connection to the vampire. Disturbed by her attraction to this unusual werewolf, she can’t decide which prey to hunt. The one who’s stolen her heart or the one who’ll fill her bank account.
Hot graphic werewolf sex, growing body parts, and one pissed off Nosferatu.

 Excerpt:

Another man exited the building not long after the vampire. He wore a rumpled button-down, short-sleeved shirt tucked into loose jeans. His mouse brown hair cried for a cut and a comb.
He pushed his glasses up his nose and bent to tie his running shoes.

Recognizing him as the person who had accompanied Daedalus earlier, Esther heard opportunity knocking. He didn’t look like a threat being thin and weak. She crossed the street and approached him from behind. “Excuse me. Do you have the time?”

Glancing over his shoulder, his gaze traveled along her bare legs, to her knee length loose skirt, and finally met her stare. Her breath caught in her throat. The irises of his eyes reflected a non-existent light and shone pale amber. He blinked and it vanished, must have been the glasses that gave such a strange effect.

He rose in a single fluid motion that set her predator alarm off. Checking his cellphone, he gave her a shy smile. “It’s ten after two.” He scanned the area around them. “This is a dangerous part of town, ma’am.

You shouldn’t walk around alone. Trouble is going to find you.”

Or maybe find him. She eyed his wiry arms and changed her assessment of him. Lean, tight muscles slid under his skin as he moved. He wasn’t weak, more like a cross between a martial artist and a geek.

“Are you offering to walk me home?” Flashing him her most flirtatious smile, she toyed with a piece of her hair.

He swallowed. “S-sure.” Shuffling to her side, he fell in next to her, eyes darting around them.

Men were so easy to manipulate, but this one actually wanted to protect her. So cute, she could have pinched him. Trying to be discreet, she took quick peeks at him. Nice strong chin and straight nose.

Maybe a hint of freckles? It was difficult to tell in the dark.

“I’m Esther.” She held out her hand. What the hell prompted her to use her real name?

Wrapping a firm hand around hers, he shook it. “I’m Robert.”

His touch sent tingles along her arm. The name seemed too mature for him. “What are you doing out so late, Rob?” How did such a polite man like him get involved with a Nosferatu? She checked his neck for bites and didn’t see anything, but there were more places on the body to feed from besides the neck. It would be a shame if he was a blood slave.

“Robert is fine. I was checking on a…friend.” He stuffed his hands in his pockets. “And you, Esther?”

She laughed. “I’m up to no good.” And she winked at him.

A rosy blush surfaced on his cheeks as he stumbled.

Something in this man attracted the devil inside of her. She entangled her arm around his and leaned into his hard body. The strength hidden under the geeky exterior sent a pleasant shiver through her body. Not all things were as they appeared. She hated surprises but not this one. If this was an act then he deserved an Emmy. She glanced at him, pleased that she needed to arch her neck back slightly to meet his sharp green gaze.

God, what was she doing? She assessed him like a potential lover instead of a possible avenue to get her mark. Stupid, focus. Once Daedalus was out of the picture she’d come back for Rob if she still wanted him. Until then…she stopped in front of a duplex. “This is my place.” She lied with the ease of an expert.

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Annie Nicholas
http://www.annienicholas.com/

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Work in Progress

In celebration of Mother's Day I'm going to share from my work in progress, code named DOUG.

“It’s bad enough your father is entertaining vampires, Kele. We don’t need any more vermin within the den.”  Jerked from the ground by her hair, Susan was dragged across the floor by Mother. Pain shot into the roots of her scalp while she scrambled to support some of her weight on her legs. “My daughter took too many liberties in offering you shelter. You’ll need to find another den to take you in.”
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Monday, May 2, 2011

Irresistible- New Cover



I love my new cover for Irresistible.


Werewolves believe in soul mates. Sirens eat theirs.




Sirens, a mutation of mermaids, need sexual energy to survive. Marie Laframboise lost her only food source when her strip club burned down. Not wanting to kill any of her victims, she’d learned to glean the lust off her clients, and now she is starving. She can’t resist the temptation to invite herself to the singles shifter party held by local werewolf stud, Maxwell Cox, and feed.

Max doesn’t want a soul mate, but to his dismay, she shows up at his party. Just as Marie can’t resist the temptation to feed, Max can’t resist the instinctual urge to claim her. Marie has never wanted a relationship, but she can’t shake off Max’s pursuit. He offers her things she has only dreamed of, but she fears the hunger will turn those dreams into nightmares.


Her appetite is not one to mess with. Max thinks he’s found the perfect mate, but Marie may have found the perfect prey.

Graphic sexual content, hot shifters, and one scary-ass siren.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Six Sentences of The Beta

This is my first Six Sentence Sunday. I've been wanting to play with this great idea for months but I have a terrible memory and only remember to join when I'm away from my computer. :D This is the beginning from my coming release, The Beta.


Competent leadership went hand-in-hand with confidence. Tonight, Robert couldn't find either. The alpha of the Vasi werewolf pack had left Chicago on his honeymoon, which placed Robert, his beta, in charge.


The weight of responsibility crushed him like a big, fat elephant. His goal to keep the pack intact seemed jinxed.

He folded his eyeglasses and placed them in a case, tucking it in his back pocket.