Thursday, November 29, 2012

Rocky Mountain Hijinks

Allie Standifer, possibly Brenna Zinn, and I are planning a winter trip to Colorado so Brenna made this hysterical video that I just had to share. ROFL! The scary part is this is exactly how the 3 of us would behave. Or should I say misbehave.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

5 Stars for Sugar Girl

Lacey Wolfe - The Ebook Reviewers has given Sugar Girl a 5 Star review. Check it out and excuse me while I do the snoopy dance.

"In the mood for a romance with a man that will do anything for the woman he wants? Well, you've got your read. Candy walks into the bar at the right time and comes across the man she's always loved and in return, he feels the same way. She tells him about the things she's always wanted to do, and Jeremiah makes those dreams come true.

"This is a short story, so I can tell to much without giving away the whole story. But you will swoon over their romance and the author really heats up the scenes in the bedroom. If you love a story about past loves reunited, you'll want to pick this one up."

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Quoted in Publishers Weekly

I was quoted in a recent Publishers Weekly article about the changes in romance fiction. very jazzed that they used one of my quotes. It's a great article with quotes from some great authors you will likely recognize.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Wish

Whether you celebrate the holiday with the traditional turkey feast, create your own custom or treat it as just another day, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope your heart is filled with contentment, love and peace. May your mind be occupied with thoughts of the good things in your life, while remembering those less fortunate. I pray that your loved ones will be gathered near, if not in person then at least in spirit. 
As I reflect on my own blessings, I find myself to have an abundance of things to be thankful for. I have been gifted with two careers that I love. The ability to tell as story others find entertaining, and the strength to care for children in poor health. These careers have provided a safe, comfortable home, food and clothing. I have been graced with a loving family who sticks together, even when we disagree. I am lucky enough to have many wonderful friends who fill my life with laughter and joy. I’ve also been fortunate enough to experience hard times, which have afforded me a true appreciation of those times when everything is coming up roses.

These are just some of the bountiful blessings in my life. My greatest desire is that my words will inspire you to stop and appreciate the riches of your own life that tend to be forgotten in the everyday hectic rush. 

For my family's feast, I am making my Southern Bourbon Sweet Potatoes, which is a traditional part of our Turkey Day meal. I've posted the recipe below for those interested.

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Southern Sweet Potato Casserole

24 oz. Simply Potatoes mashed sweet potatoes
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup orange juice
1/2 cup bourbon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1 cup miniature marshmallows

Combine sweet potatoes sugar, butter, orange juice, bourbon, salt and pumpkin pie spice.
Spoon into a lightly greased 1 ½ quart baking dish. Sprinkle pecans around the edge.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Sprinkle marshmallows on top and bake for 5 additional minutes or until the marshmallows are golden brown.
Serves 8 to 10

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Win A Nook!

Win a Nook filled with great reads including Sugar Girl. Yay! Click on the image for more details on the Daily Dose of Decadence.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Now In Print

Double Down is now available in print. This is the combination of My Greatest Fantasy and Make Mine A Double. Double the menage fun, what's not to love. :D

Double Down
By: Nicole Austin

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My Greatest Fantasy

My name is Isabella Blackburn, and I am a voyeur. At least that’s how it all began. Along the way, I’ve developed a taste for exhibitionism, foursomes and role-playing. Okay, I confess. I’m obsessed with sex, the more taboo the better.

If there’s a cure, you can keep it. I don’t want to be saved. Not when three sexy younger men are ready, willing and able to satisfy my carnal appetites. Yeah, baby! I’m having the time of my life and acting out all my wicked fantasies down to the most decadent details.

All three men heat me up, but one of the guys drives me absolutely wild. I might have to hang on to Rhys for a while, even if he does make me act a little crazy at times.

Don’t be jealous. Surrender to temptation and leave your inhibitions at the door. Take a walk on the wild side and have some fun. We both know you want to give in and indulge your most sinful desires.

Make Mine a Double

A sequel to My Greatest Fantasy

No doubt about it, Kaylie Ward’s a loser magnet. So she swears off men. But give her some tequila to wash away those man troubles and she’s more than ready for a hot ménage fantasy. Somehow, dream and reality collide when she wakes up with two naked hunks in bed with her—not that she’s complaining.

Best friends, business partners, lovers—Max Lockhart and Brayden Sinclair share everything, including women. Like a bad country song, they went looking for love in all the wrong places, only to find it waiting for them at home, in their bed no less.

Kaylie’s plans for the future revolve around having a “normal” life. Going after it means living with a broken heart, unless she can keep her double order of beefcake and have a real family too.