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February 3, 2017





A couple of years ago I was offered the chance to have my books published in another language and sold in another country. I was so excited to see my books reach a whole new audience, and I was honored by the response they received. The Brazilian readers are so warm and kind—I felt incredibly lucky.

Unfortunately, working with my Brazilian Publisher hasn’t gone as well. It took a while to get the first payment from Pandorga (the publisher), but I chalked that up to international business—things can take a little longer. Regrettably, that trend continued… to the point where I was waiting for almost a year for one payment and still waiting, over a year later, for the next payment. I’ve received countless messages asking me when the third Royal book was going to be published and I had no answer, because my agent and I were receiving no information. The entire original schedule seemed to have been thrown out the window. I do realize that Brazil has gone through a difficult period, and I tried to be patient. As I mentioned above, I’ve already waited over a year for one payment, and the next one (which was due over a year ago) is nowhere in sight. I tried to be reasonable and kind, but they continually broke their promises. My agent and I sought every possible way to make things work, but after talking with other authors, I found out I was not the only one having these sort of issues.
It’s with deep regret that I decided that it was not in my best interest or that of the readers to continue my working relationship with Pandorga. I hate to disappoint the readers in Brazil. I hate that my first foray into International Publishing has turned out this way. I hate that some people will not be able to finish that series, because it isn’t available in their language. For that I am truly sorry.
I realize that some people will think me talking about a deal that went sour isn’t appropriate. I get that. But I also think that I owed an explanation to the readers and a word of caution to other authors. Be careful before signing with a new publisher. Vet them as thoroughly as possible and make sure you have clear ways to handle any disagreements. Trust me, you do not want to have to deal with this frustration.
 


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Published on February 03, 2017 09:14 • 227 views

September 19, 2016


Two years and the Truth
It's been a while, quite a while since I last released a book. Almost two years in fact. There are reasons for that, some boring, some personal, some were just part of life, but I'm going to tell you about it.
I don't share a lot of personal stuff, other than pictures of my family, because I just adore my family. My husband and daughter are my moon and earth. So, I love to share things about them. But myself? Not so much. This time I will because it affects my books. So here goes.
Writing is... the most amazing adventure. I live in places that I imagine, experience things, and meet people I'd never have the chance to in the real world. The best part is sharing those things with other people. But like any adventure, there are snags along the road. Sometimes, the car won't start, or your luggage gets lost, maybe you trip and fall in a mud puddle and lose your binoculars. My point is that I hit a few bumps. This book wasn't the issue, it was all me.
You see, I suffer from severe anxiety and I tripped on my own feet. Suddenly Royal did so well and it was the most amazing surprise. I've never felt so grateful and in awe of a moment. But, soon all of the stars that filled my eyes and heart were quickly replaced by dark clouds. It felt as if the whole world rested on my shoulders. I spent months suffering from imposter syndrome and convinced that it all had been a fluke. I second guessed every decision I made while writing. I rewrote everything many times and basically drove myself insane. I spent so much time worrying about everything, anything, that I missed out enjoying so much of life.
And I decided that wasn't healthy. It wasn't healthy; I wasn't healthy. I needed change. So I stepped back, I scaled down everything, and focused on getting my anxiety under control, on being well. I took things slowly, I learned to be patient with myself, and that meant unhurried book releases. I worked on Bedmates until I was sure that I'd written the book that I wanted, created something in which I was proud.
I'm telling you all this because I think I owe it to the readers that have been with me from the very first book. A two year gap in the publishing world is an eternity and I know some probably wondered if I fell off the face of the earth… or if I’d given up. I didn't! I just decided to make sure I was in a place to give you the very best book possible...
And I feel like I've done that. Bedmates comes out in three weeks. TWO. WEEKS. I love this book. I love Maddie and Jake. I love their story. I love continuing the Royal world. And I really hope that you all love it too. (But good grief, somehow in the last two years, time has lessened the memory of my anxiety during book releases. HOLY COW! The fear and nerves are intense but that's okay! It's part of the whole experience. I'm genuinely excited that I FINALLY get to share this book with you.)
So, if you've been waiting for another book from me you don't have long now. October 4th is just around the corner.
I've now spilled my guts to everyone and will get back to gearing up for the release and putting the finishing touches on the next book in the series.
I’m going to leave you all with my thanks. Thanks for your patience, your understanding, and continued support. And please, if you suffer from anxiety or anything else, remember to be kind to yourself.
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Published on September 19, 2016 07:24 • 184 views

September 15, 2016





 


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Published on September 15, 2016 09:12 • 69 views

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 • 116 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 • 81 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.)

If so, sign up here !

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 • 77 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 • 157 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 • 104 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 • 70 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 • 54 views