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May 29, 2016


To celebrate Memorial Day and my upcoming birthday, I decided to giveaway one of the Early Review copies of BEDMATES! That's right! One lucky person will have the chance to read the book FOUR months early! Enter below to win a paperback copy and make sure to share!
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Published on May 29, 2016 19:27 • 41 views

May 25, 2016

COMING OCTOBER 2016
About BEDMATES: Everyone makes mistakes, especially in college. But when you're the daughter of the President of the United States, any little slip up is a huge embarrassment. Maddie McGuire's latest error in judgment lands her in police custody, giving the press a field day. Agreeing to do community service as penance and to restore her tattered reputation, Maddie never dreams incredibly good looking but extremely annoying vice president's son, Jake Simmon, will be along for the ride.
Recently returning from Afghanistan with a life-altering injury, Jake is wrestling with his own demons. He doesn't have the time or patience to deal with the likes of Maddie. They're like oil and water and every time they're together, it's combustible. But there's a thin line between love and hate, and it's not long before their fiery arguments give way to infinitely sexier encounters.
When Jake receives devastating news about the last remaining member of his unit, the darkness he's resisted for so long begins to overwhelm him. Scared to let anyone close, he pushes Maddie away. But she isn't about to give up on Jake that easily. Maddie's fallen for him, and she'll do anything to keep him from the edge as they both discover that love is a battlefield and there are some fights you just can't lose.  Add BEDMATES to your Goodreads TBR list!  Preorder your copy now! AmazonBarnes and NobleiTunesBooksaMillionKobo Follow me on social networks for updates, giveaways, and teasers! FacebookTwitterInstagram   A huge thank you to everyone helping share the cover reveal. I can't begin to tell you how much your support means to me. If you have any questions, feel free to hit me up!   Hugs and happy reading!
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Published on May 25, 2016 21:30 • 38 views

May 17, 2016




Do you have a blog? What about an Instagram account that's all about books? Would you like to help reveal the cover for BEDMATES? (Psst. It's possibly my favorite cover ever.)

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You guys, I'm so excited about this book. I absolutely adore Jake and Maddie! I cried, I laughed, and I sighed while writing this book. I hope you all will do the same thing while reading it! ;) Only a few more months until it's out on shelves. October 4th is right about the corner.

 
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Published on May 17, 2016 13:41 • 27 views

February 23, 2016




You guys have been incredibly patient, so here's the very first teaser from BEDMATES.



Bedmates ©Nichole Chase
“So, you know why I’m here.” The way his eyes ran over me as if taking stock was obnoxious.
“I’m your body guard. When the crazy women start running after you, I’m to dive in the way.” And damn if they wouldn’t come running when they saw how he looked all grown up and rough around the edges.
“I’m glad they have a plan.” He scratched his chin. “Getting bombarded with underwear and bras is a health issue.”
“If they got to know you, it wouldn’t be a problem.” I rolled my eyes.
“What does that mean?” His head cocked to the side.
“I thought you lost your leg, not your brain.” My eyes widened, but it was too late to take it back. Why was it that I said the most horrible things around him? Even when we’d been younger I’d had diarrhea of the mouth. Especially around Jake.
He threw his head back and laughed. “I don’t think they’re after my brain, Maddie. Thankfully the part their most interested in is still fully functional.”
His lazy smile and sparkling eyes had me swallowing hard.
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Published on February 23, 2016 13:40 • 112 views

December 30, 2015





It's that time of year where people recount the last twelve months, everyone on social media is using a new app to see their most liked pictures/posts, and readers and bloggers post their favorite books of 2015.

And for the first time in a long time I didn't publish a book the entire year. Don't get me wrong, I was writing. I poured my heart and soul into BEDMATES which will be out next year. I outlined other projects, but I also did something different. I took my time. I took my time writing. I spent time crafting a book that I'm proud of and can't wait to share. I took my time while hanging out with my family, cuddling, and playing with my daughter and husband. There have been adventures in crafting and reading.I did things just for me. And I'm so much happier and healthier for that time.

In a world where some authors put out twelve to twenty books a year, I didn't put out a single title. Instead I just wrote. And wrote, and wrote, and wrote. There were times where I thought that I might get lost in the sea of authors and new books, that I might end up forgotten, and decided that it didn't matter. It was scary but liberating. I wanted to write books in my own time, write books that I love.

And I'm doing just that.

(You'll be happy to know though, that I do have books coming in 2016.)

In the coming year, remember to take time for yourself, to take your time with those people you love, and don't forget that you are important and deserve to be happy.

I wish you all the happiest of New Years.
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Published on December 30, 2015 22:00 • 59 views

November 9, 2015



It's fall and that means it's time for a huge YA giveaway. I've teamed up with several YA authors to bring you a bunch of great prizes.

(It's true, I have entire YA trilogy out there in the world!)

First, here are the participating authors:




Now for the prizes. There will be a winner for each prize. Yes, that means there are a ton of chances to win!


Prizes:
2 $40 gift cardseBook of PERFECT FOR YOU by Ashelyn Drake eBook of FINE ART OF PRE-TENDING by Rachel HarriseBook of SOMETHING ABOUT LOVE by Elana JohnsoneBook of ELEVATED by Elana JohnsoneBook of PLAYING WITH FIRE by Sherry FicklinOne of the GUARDIANS OF GAL-AXY books by Ednah WaltersRITE OF REJECTION by Sarah Negovetich4 copies of THE TROUBLE WITH DESTINY by Lauren Morrill eBook set of THE DARK BETRAYAL Trilogy by Nichole Chase
eBook of TOUCHING SMOKE by Airicka Phoenix

You can enter on Ashelyn Drake's Facebook page or on the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway is international and will run from November 9th to November 15th. Good luck!

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Giveaway hosted by Ashelyn Drake. 
More info about Ashelyn can be found below: 

Ashelyn is a pen name for Kelly Hashway. Kelly grew up reading R.L. Stein’s Fear Street novels and writing stories of her own, so it was no surprise to her family when she majored in English and later obtained a masters degree in English Secondary Education from East Stroudsburg University. After teaching middle school language arts for seven years, Hashway went back to school and focused specifically on writing. She is now the author of three young adult series, one middle grade series, and several picture books. She also writes contemporary romance under the pen name Ashelyn Drake. When she isn’t writing, Hashway works as a freelance editor for small presses as well as for her own list of clients. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, and volunteering with the PTO. Hashway currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and two pets.
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Published on November 09, 2015 08:28 • 40 views

November 4, 2015

This week I'm spending a lot of time talking about what #RealRomance means to me and trying to find out what it means to everyone else.



As I've mentioned, I met my husband in high school, but we didn't start dating until college. In the last fourteen years, we've had a lot of moments I would classify as #RealRomance. Some of them have been hilarious, serious, sad, and happy. It's that combination of all those things that makes love amazing.

Here is one of my #RealRomance moments:

My husband and I had been dating for a month or two when we decided to watch Pearl Harbor. Do you remember that movie? It's the one with Kate Beckinsale, Jash Hartnett, and Ben Affleck. I had been in class all morning and then at work the rest of the day. On top of that I hadn't been feeling wonderful so took some Nyquil. Now, being young and in love, I didn't let a little cold stop me from kissing my boyfriend during a romantic movie. It was all going great...

...until I fell asleep and drooled all over his chest.

I fell asleep while making out with my hot boyfriend and then drooled all over him.

When I woke up, his t-shirt was stuck to my face and I was covered with one of the throw blankets from the couch. He hadn't moved or pushed me off of him in disgust. Instead he chuckled, made sure I was comfortable, and held me during my Nyquil coma. Needless to say I was horrified but he only chuckled and tucked my head back against his chest.

That was when I knew that I loved him...and had an inkling that he just might love me too.

A bunch of really great authors are participating in the #RealRomance theme today and we have a bunch of goodies to giveaway! So check them out and be sure to enter for your chance to win some awesome things!


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Published on November 04, 2015 09:09 • 33 views

November 2, 2015




I've been asked why I write romance. In fact I get asked that quite often. Why do I write romance?

Well, I believe in real romance. Not just the big moments standing under the Eiffel Tower, or doves floating through a blue sky, but the little moments that take our breath away. A single look that conveys a hundred words. A small act of kindness or understanding that passes between people that have spent fifty years together.

I believe that romance is more than the perfection that is often portrayed in movies and books. It's bonking heads when you go in for your first kiss (or teeth in my case...), it's falling off the couch while trying to be sexy (guilty again), it's stealing a bite of ice cream before taking the bowl to your sick partner in bed.

Years ago, I met my husband in high school. We didn't start dating until college but somehow I knew that we would eventually end up together. It was this weird sort of patient knowing that we were meant to be and that it would happen when the time was right.

Now, don't let me make it sound too perfect. I mean--it was magical. I saw him across the parking lot of my high school and had one of those slow-mo moments where I grabbed my friends arm and asked who that boy with the blond hair was. Years before I'd moved to Georgia, I'd had a dream and the boy in that dream looked just like the guy running across the parking lot in front of me.

...but there were also not so magical moments. Like hitting our teeth during our first kiss--don't worry--I laughed then too. Or the fact that he had two jobs for our wedding and managed to get one of them wrong. (Pick up the correct number of tables for the reception and show up on time. Well, he was there on time, but we didn't have all the tables.) And I may have accidently turned some of his favorite pants pink while doing laundry... and eaten the leftovers he'd been saving for lunch. What can I say? They looked yummy.

THIS is why I write romance. REAL ROMANCE.

And now I want to hear about your #RealRomance moments. I want to know the perfect and the not so perfect.

The sky is the limit with these real life stories! Tell about your first date with your love, a funny story, your first fight, include pictures or don't. It is completely up to you! We want the real deal on romance. Does your significant other steal bites of your favorite ice cream when you aren’t looking? Do you rush inside to find the remote after a long day so you’re not stuck watching ESPN? Did you play Rock, Paper, Scissors to see who would get up with the kids at midnight? Share those real life moments that make the magic of real romance with real people so much better.

I want the goods. And to repay you for sharing I'm hosting giveaways all week. I may even have a few friends join the fun, so keep your eyes open.


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Published on November 02, 2015 15:02 • 4 views

September 2, 2015



Well, after several years, I decided it was time to give FLUKES a new look.

Here it is! What do you think? I fell in love with this picture immediately because it looked just like Meena and Blake.



I sent the image to Stephanie at Once Upon a Time Covers and she worked her magic to make it perfect. She understood exactly what I wanted. (She's also responsible for the amazing cover of the Dark Betrayal Trilogy covers and happens to be an amazing author.)

Flukes is currently on sale for $.99 right now too.
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Now, I want to touch base with you about RIPTIDE, the next book in the FLUKES series. I've received a great deal of emails and messages asking if I am indeed releasing that book and when I will do so. I'm afraid I don't have any more information for you right this minute. Riptide is coming, I swear. I'm dying to write the story and publish it for everyone else. Jacen is a loud character in my head. The truth, which isn't going to be popular (but I'm going to be honest with you anyway), is that I must focus on my contracted books with HarperCollins before I can move on to anything else. While FLUKES has a very vocal set of readers that love Meena and Blake as much as I do, this book has never been a big seller. That's totally fine and I'm not complaining. I wrote this book for me after I finished my first series and to be honest you never know if how you feel about a book will translate into sales. Those that read it loved it, got it, and want more--I hear you. I WILL get this book out.

So, straight up honesty here, I had to focus on the books that paid the bills. I also had to decide on how much time it took me to write books that I am proud to put out. I don't want to rush anything--I want readers to get my very best. That means taking my time and not throwing something together just to make everyone happy... because that wouldn't really make anyone happy, would it? I promise that when Riptide is released you will have the very best story possible... and you should have the very best. Because Jacen and Violet deserve a beautiful story. (Look, I just dropped a little information that some of you might have already figured out. Meena's best friend Violet plays a very important part on Jacen's story.)

So, keep on asking me when it's coming. Let me hear how much you want to read their story. I am going to make it happen. It's mostly plotted (just a few things to work out) the cover is done (whoa!) and I'm dying to write it. So, hang in there guys. Before you know it, Jacen will be swimming your way in all of his hunky merman glory.

 
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Published on September 02, 2015 12:02 • 85 views

August 17, 2015

You can officially add the first American Royalty Novel to your Goodreads to-read list!



From the bestselling author of Suddenly Royal comes the first in a sparkling new series about America’s favorite royal—the First Daughter.

Everyone makes mistakes, especially in college. But when you’re the daughter of the President of the United States, any little slip up is a huge embarrassment. Maddie McGuire’s latest error in judgment lands her in police custody, giving the press a field day. Agreeing to do community service as penance and to restore her tattered reputation, Maddie never dreams incredibly good looking but extremely annoying vice president’s son, Jake Simmon, will be along for the ride.

Recently returning from Afghanistan with a life-altering injury, Jake is wrestling with his own demons. He doesn’t have the time or patience to deal with the likes of Maddie. They’re like oil and water and every time they’re together, it’s combustible. But there’s a thin line between love and hate, and it’s not long before their fiery arguments give way to infinitely sexier encounters.

When Jake receives devastating news about the last remaining member of his unit, the darkness he’s resisted for so long begins to overwhelm him. Scared to let anyone close, he pushes Maddie away. But she isn’t about to give up on Jake that easily. Maddie’s fallen for him, and she’ll do anything to keep him from the edge as they both discover that love is a battlefield and there are some fights you just can’t lose.
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Published on August 17, 2015 08:53 • 23 views