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Clandestine, the first installment in the Young Adult Paranormal series Bound In Blood is available in both Print and EBook. It can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Create Space

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Few Random Thoughts

Some times in life things happen that you can't control. Now don't misunderstand. These things aren't all necessarily bad. Sometimes they are wonderful carmic events that change your life for the good.

When times get tough and the road long, always remember you have to reach your destination eventually. It might seem endless and fully of bumps and pot-holes, but it's there nevertheless.

Lately, I've been questing what's important in life. I've been pondering the way I think about things. It's possible that my thoughts hold the power to either encourage or discourage my health, happiness and general well-being.

Isn't it interesting that our own mind, just ours and ours alone, has such amazing power? If we can know that, why is it so difficult to reverse any negative thoughts and flood our brains with only goodness and light?

The answer is simple...

Because we're human! Unfortunately, it is in our nature to be skeptical. It is also normal to live occasionally by the "glass is half empty" way of thinking.

The problem comes from letting ourselves drown in the sorrow and self-ptty that attempts to take us over. It's easy to give up and crawl into the hole and hide forever. It's much harder to stand up, dust ourselves off and keep going.

The second example is worth it however. The rewards for sticking to the positive are endless. People who don't let themselves get caught up in the everyday drama that insists upon dragging us down.

So my call to action is this...

Try this for one week. Force your brain to eliminate the negative and embrace the positive. When you feel yourself getting sucked into the darkness, pull yourself out and run away as fast as you can. Keep telling yourself that you are worth it and you can do it.

If this doesn't help after a week, you haven't lost anything. That's the beauty of it. You have nothing to lose, but everything to gain. So try it, and let me know in the comment section or personal message how it works for you.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Clandestin In Audio Update!

Hey guys, this is just a quick note to let you know that I have just finished reviewing the audio book for Clandestine!!

Thanks to my crazy life, it has taken long than expected, but it is done... done... DONE! I am very excited about it. I know you guys are going to love love love it.

Clandestine is narrated and produced by the lovely and talented Melissa Strom. She brings real life and demnsion and depth to the main character Emily Jameson as well as to the supporting cast of characters. The slayers are strong lively beings with amazing personalities and hillarious sarcastic charm.

By contrast, the vampires are creepy savage creatures that will leave your blood running cold. They give new meaning to the word... RUN!

Melissa Strom portrays and delivers a flwless performance in her rendition of this heart poundingly enthralling books. Between the story itself, and the way she captures it and makes it her own, you will be left begging to listen and read Divinity.

The next step in the production process is for Melissa to make a few minor changes. After that I will review those sections, pay her for her hard work and then... wait for it... wait for it... the book will be ready for your listening pleasure!!!!

Once on sale, Clandestine will be available for purchaase and download at Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

I will let you know as things continue to progress. If you haven't done it yet, please sign up to be a follower of this site and also visit http://www.facebook.com/authornicolerae and press the like button.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

My Crazy Life

I would just like to take a moment to say I am terribly sorry. I haven't been active on this blog and am behind on deadlines. I am still here and devoted to my work. Unfortunately, as some of you know life as a single mommy sometimes takes over and things get jumbled.

It seems like lately, if it's not one thing it's the other. Have you ever stepped back and took an outside look at your life? That's what I've been doing lately. Things have gotten very distorted and out of focus. Seeings how I'm blind, that's a pretty big improvement.

I'm trying to get back in the swing of things and promise to be full fledge normal very soon. I've been working on the review process for Clandestine in audio practically none stop. I have also gotten several chapters of Sightless Spirits and the yet untitled book three of Bound In Blood. Divinity is still in the editing stages.

I've also been trying to plan a fun give-a-away for the near future as well as planning some future signings to get out in public.

It's difficult to get the word out and with lack of funds for advertising and travel, the job can be that much more combersome. This is a huge pitfall of self-publishing that I plan to adress more fully in a future post.

My goal is to start posting more here so that the blog reader base will increase. I want to talk about things you want to read about. If there is ever anything you want to hear about no matter what the topic is, please don't hesitate to drop me a line.

I am also very open to guest posts on this blog. Are you an author? Maybe you are a reader who loves books and wants to talk about them. Or maybe you are a reviewer or someone else with a love and passion for the literary world. Either way, if you want to do a guest post, I want to work with you.

Do you have any ideas for posts? Let me know what you're thinking and I'll try to make it happen.

I will tell you that I am really loving the Bound In Blood series and think you will all enjoy where it's heading in the future. There are more tweists turns magic and mayham then the first installment of Clandestine. There are new love issues and jam packed action to keep you craving more.

The audio book for Clandestine is going to be marvelous. The narrator Melissa Strom is amazing and I love love love the music by Toby Semane.

As always keep checking back for more updates. You can also visit me on Facebook by clicking the link on this site. Remember, every like the page gets, helps get the word out for free. Please help by pressing the like button for the FB page. I'm active on there and always respond to questions, comments and or messages.

I have been having Twitter issues so I admit I haven't been as active there. You can also find me on Good Reads where I host a group and am a member to several groups.

I also have my blog Playing The Blind Card where you can get more info as well. Oh and side not, I have been contemplating combining the two blogs. What do you think? I will keep you posted on that front as well. I hope that if this happens all followers will consider traveling to that blog.

Thanks for listening to my rambling and I will be back soon more:)