Friday, 31 May 2013

Guest post by Erin Nicholas + Giveaway

You all know what a huge and die hard Erin Nicholas fan I am, so it comes as no surprise that when I heard she would have a brand new 5 book-series coming I did cartwheels (ugh only in my mind as I can't actually do them)! I was excited and anxious to see how it would live up to her beloved Bradfords series, well let me tell you it is exquisite! :-D And now the release day is soon here (June 11th - mark your calendars!), so it's time you got to learn more about Erin Nicholas' brand new Counting on Love series! :-)

Have you ever had a choice to make between doing something you know will be fun and something new that you’re not sure of? I have. We had a chance to take a vacation last summer to Disney World that we knew, based on past experience, would be a great time or heading to Sedona, Arizona. Now, it’s not like we thought Sedona would be terrible or boring or a waste. We’d just never been there before and when weighed against Orlando-- one of the best vacations we’d ever had—it was a tough choice. Well, we chose a new adventure and headed west and… had a fantastic time. In fact, we’d love to go back. The gamble paid off.

Something similar happened when a new restaurant opened downtown. We have a regular place, a restaurant that delivers on great food and great service every time. But this new place sounded interesting and variety is good, right? I mean, what if the new place was even better than our regular place? We’d be missing out if we didn’t at least try it.

Yeah, that one didn’t turn out as well. While the food was great, the service left a lot to be desired and we felt it was overpriced.

So, trying something new, especially when you have something tried and true, is hard. You just never know how it’s going to turn out.

I faced a similar decision when deciding to write a new series with Samhain Publishing. I have a series called the Bradfords. It’s five books, a short story and a novella that acts as a series epilogue. I’ve been hanging out with these characters since 2010 and they’ve brought me a lot of good times and new friends and readers as others fall in love with them too. They’re fun, they’re sexy, they’re this special little group of friends that has formed an odd, but strong family unit. And I love them.

I had left, as often happens in a series, some secondary characters that were a little intriguing though we didn’t know much about them. So, when I was ready to start a new book I thought, why not just keep this one going? I mean, it’s been a great ride. I could keep coming up with storylines here, no problem.

But then I thought, what if keeping to the world of the Bradford gang somehow limits the next stories? I wasn’t sure that would happen, of course, but it was something to consider. Or what if the old characters and friends start to take over the story? Now that I was pretty sure could happen. I know these guys and girls really well. And some of them are most certainly the type to take over whenever they can. Okay, most of them. And as a group, they’re a force to be reckoned with.

So, I finally decided to make a new series about a whole new group of people.

But one of the guys, Conner, came from the Bradford books. So it made sense that some of them would show up here and there in the new books too.

Some people would call that a compromise. Others would call it having your cake and eating it too.

I call it Counting on Love, the new sexy contemporary series that starts June 11th :-D

You can find out more about the whole series, and book one, She’s the One, on my website at

She's the One by Erin Nicholas

Book #1 in the Counting on Love series

She’s the One

Sometimes you see love clearly. And sometimes it has to smack you in the face.

When a stranger walks up and punches him, Ryan Kaye assumes there’s a good reason. But he’s stunned to learn it’s over a one-night stand that never happened —with his friend’s sister, straight-laced Amanda Dixon. When Ryan confronts her about the lie, Amanda apologizes, but Ryan realizes he doesn’t want her to be sorry…he wants the night they supposedly spent together.

Amanda’s not looking to add anyone to her long list of commitments, so she was only trying to let a nice guy down easy by telling him a fling with Ryan broke her heart. So what if the fling only happened in her dreams? But when Ryan Kaye tempts her with the chance to go crazy and fulfill a few fantasies, she can’t resist. Thank goodness one night isn’t enough time to fall in love…

Warning: Contains a hot paramedic who knows how to get a girl to let her hair down, a girl who thinks she prefers her hair up, some naughty laser tag, some naughty role-playing and a lot of falling in love.

Pre-order at Samhain (it's on sale now for only $3.85!)


Ryan signaled Carrie, the waitress. “Two of whatever each of the ladies want,” he said, pointing to Emma, Isabelle and Olivia. He looked at the girls. “Stay here and mind your own business. Or at least mind someone’s business other than mine and Amanda’s.”

Emma grinned. “You and Amanda have business in common?”

He looked down at the woman beside him. He still held on to her elbow and he became aware that she smelled really, really good. Yes, it appeared that he and Amanda had business in common. How interesting. “Just stay here,” he finally said to Emma.

He tugged Amanda through the crowd to the corner near the back door. It wasn’t exactly private, but it would work for a few minutes. That was all he would have, he was sure, before Conner realized one of his friends had one of his sisters off in a dark corner alone.

“Yes, I talked to Tim Winters,” Ryan said when they were as alone as they were going to get. “Right after he clocked me and knocked me on my ass.”

Amanda gasped. “He hit you?”

“Yeah, because I slept with you.”

“I… Oh… Um…”

Ryan fought a smile. “But it’s weird. That really seems like something I’d remember.”

She rolled her eyes. “We all probably blend together after awhile.” She said it quietly, more of a mutter really, but he heard it.

“What’s that mean?” he demanded. He put a finger under her chin and tipped her head so she had to look at him. “Amanda, what does that mean?”

She shrugged and pulled her chin away from his touch. “It means that it’s got to be difficult keeping track of everyone in and out of your bed without making them all wear name tags.”

He grinned. He couldn’t help it. She was sassy too. He liked that. And liked even more that it didn’t show all the time. Emma was pretty much what-you-see-is-what-you-get. He liked knowing that there might be layers to Amanda Dixon to discover.

“Where would they pin the name tags?” he couldn’t resist asking.

For just a moment, Amanda seemed surprised. Then she smiled. “You’ll have to get the adhesive ones, I guess.”

“Might cover up something I need to see.”

“You could try only dating women named Jennifer or something.”

He smiled. “But then Tim Winters wouldn’t believe whatever you told him about you and me.”

Amanda pressed her lips together. Then said, “I’m really sorry he hit you.”

“I’ll live. What I want to know is why he did it.”

“I thought he…told you.”

She actually blushed and Ryan wondered if he could remember the last time he’d seen a woman blush. Not off the top of his head.

“I want to hear it from you.”

She looked at the collar of his shirt instead of his eyes. “I told him I had a one-night stand with someone and had feelings for him.”



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Erin Nicholas has been reading and writing romantic fiction since her mother gave her a romance novel in high school and she discovered happily-ever-after suddenly went a little beyond glass slippers and fairy godmothers! She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes in her books, and family and friends who say they’re shocked by the sex scenes in her books (yeah, right!).

You can reach Erin at her official websiteblogTwitter and Facebook account.


There are TWO giveaways:

The ebook giveaway

Erin has generously offered winner's choice of any of her Bradfords books! yay!

To be entered just leave a comment and tell us which book in the Bradfords series would you choose?

Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on 14 June 2013!

The Gift Card Giveaway

There is a grand prize of a $75 USD gift card to the winner's online retailer!

To be entered fill out the Rafflecopter form below and tell us: which book in the Bradfords series would you choose?

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Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on 15 June 2013!

Good Luck!

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