Sunday, 29 January 2012

Eeeppppp!!! Excited!!

Let me set the scene for you....

I spent the evening at TNA wrestling who were over from America at Wembly Arena, remember Hulk Hogan? Yeah he was there so think more sports entertainment  than matt wrestling.

My mate and I used a large portion of the evening yelling at the ring either for or against, we weren't fussed to be honest.

It was great fun and were reverted to teenagers although we are both, eeerr lets just say over thirty but not quite 34 year and leave it there.

I get home close to midnight and fall face first into bed, did you not get I wasn't a spring chicken who could go out all night and still be fine at midnight? Nah mate, it gets to 10.30pm and I am ready for a sit now and a cup of tea.......yeah that is my life now.

Anyway, at about 3.30am I wake up and I can't get back to sleep so i grab my phone and check my emails. I am waiting for an email from an editor and what with the time difference between here and the States I figure it might have come in.

There is an email from one of the publishers but not the one I am expecting.....oh no this is one from Liquid Silver announcing that my very first book, Leashed by a Wolf.......is going to be released on FEBRUARY 27th!!!!!!!!  Oh yeah that right!!  *does happy dance*

I am excited, yet completely terrified it has to be said! I hope people like it.....what if they don't???

But to wet your appetite let me share with you a little, tiny, small bit  just so you can get a sneak peek.


Blurb:
Mechanic Laney St. Clair doesn’t want much in life. All she wants is to run her father’s garage as she sees fit, her brothers to stop treating her like she is still their baby sister, and for Heath Marsterson to realise that under all the grease and overalls she is a grown woman, ready, willing, and able to show him just how talented her hands can be.

Heath’s an alpha shifter who knows he needs a mate to help him rule. A strong woman who can stand with him and up to him when needed, a woman who can help keep his pack safe. What he doesn’t need is a fragile human whose family protects her as if she’s made of spun glass. No matter how persuasive little Laney-girl tries to be or how much he wants her, Heath knows she’ll never be strong enough to handle his true self no matter what she says, moans, screams…



Excerpt from Leashed by a Wolf  to be released on February 27th from Liquid Silver Books


Laney leaned back into the shadows and sipped her drink. She had been here an hour, hiding in the darkest corner of the bar. Tonight was a long time in the planning and she would let nothing ruin it.
The door opened and Heath walked in. His slow, confident stride carried him over to the bar with a grace most catwalk models would have killed for.

She had waited five years for this night. Five long years of cold lonely nights, dreaming of nothing but his shoulder-length white-blond hair, and that six foot plus, hard muscular frame. Taking another sip, Laney watched as he leaned casually on the bar and ordered a drink. Heath Marsterson had starred in all of her dreams since she had walked out of her father’s office and found him talking to one of her brothers.

With one final sip she placed her glass down, pulled herself out of her chair and walked up behind him. She saw the second he caught her scent. His spine went rigid and his shoulders tensed. He always did that around her as if he were expecting trouble. Laney waited as he slowly turned to look at her.

(c) Copyright Cherie Nicholls 2012
That's it....just a little taste for now!!! I am so excited I can't wait for you all to read it!!!

Until next time remember.....a good Dom/me uses handcuffs or rope to tie you to a bed, a really good Dom/me can do the same with a simple look.

Friday, 20 January 2012

I need a hero....

I am a terrible sick person. I really don't handle illness very well at all.

Right now I have a cold and to me the common cold is one of the worst things EVER!! yeah I did  mean to capitalise that.....

I tried to power through, I really did, but yesterday whilst sitting in the office my entire system went "Shutting Down" and I couldn't function anymore. I left early, managed to get home and died on the sofa.

Which is where you find me today. At this point can I just say My name is Cherie and I love my Slanket!! So toasty warm and yet my hands are still free so I moan about how ill I am across most social media sites. I did warn you I don't deal well with being sick.

Whilst sitting here watching daytime tv several thing occurred to me.

Our group twitter feed needed a new avatar

We needed to confirm the schedule, which had to be changed last week and needed to be reordered

and suddenly I can see how to fix my current WIP. Now don't get excited I didn't say I was going to actually do the fixing, but at least I know where to start the fixing from.

And whilst I have been sitting here feeling more and more sorry for myself I started to think about heroes, 'cause you know I could do with a large strapping man coming over and just sitting me on his lap and hugging me right about now.....did I tell you I am not a gracious sick person.

When I write a hero I don't really see him properly in my head. I have a general description but nothing firm, some of my crit partners much prefer to have a photo to work from when they are writing their books. They like to see a solid picture when they write, which works well for them but is not my bag it has to be said.

Most of my heroes lean towards the aggressive alphas, errr hello I write shifter books what did you expect. They are usually more like this.......Mmmm Randy Orton loveliness...



But  of late I have found myself falling deeply and madly in lust with this man....be still my beating heart!!


Benedict Cumberbatch....Sherlock Holmes to on the uk's BBC for those of you who don't know.
Not my usual sort of inspiration, no layers of muscles or tattoos or the look of someone who could rip your right arm off without thinking about it....no Mr Cumberbatch is more on the side of the thinking hotness.....Eyes to die for (we all know I love eyes) and the brain power to make you rip your own arm off just cause he can.

Now it has to be said if either turned up on my doorstep about now I wouldn't turn them away...no sir I would never be that rude!!


Over the years chatting with my female friends I can honestly say that, although we can appreciate an attractive man, like your Brad Pitts and your Johnny Depps, I have found that the type of men that make us shudder with want and lust are very different. Which is no bad thing, don't want to be fighting over guys and all that!

My ideal hero would be tall, dark, with piercing eyes, muscles and tattoos and definitely scary, because I have this dangerous ability of being able to make people cry, alot.......or at the very least whimper and beg for their mothers.... (WEG)

So people, tell me who do you image coming to comfort you when you are feeling low and in need of a hug?? There is no limits to your imagination.......let it run free!

But before I go ...a word to the wise: Remember people, snoring when your dom/me is punishing you is just plain silly!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Pimpin' my little heart out

This week has seen me working on the second round of edits for Leashed by a Wolf, which is penciled to be released end of Feb/March time.

It has be a vast learning curve and my editor (seriously I will never get over saying that) has the patients of a saint. I have the "skill" of being able to use the same word over and over within the space of 2 paragraphs! So far my best score is 5 x "down her body". I am sure that high score won't last for long!

After a little work and some serious spell checking and grammar repair let me share with you the Cover and Blurb for Leashed by a Wolf:




Mechanic Laney St. Clair doesn’t want much in life. All she wants is to run her father’s garage as she sees fit, her brothers to stop treating her like she is still their baby sister, and for Heath Marsterson to realise that under all the grease and overalls she is a grown woman, ready, willing, and able to show him just how talented her hands can be.

Heath’s an alpha shifter who knows he needs a mate to help him rule. A strong woman who can stand with him and up to him when needed, a woman who can help keep his pack safe. What he doesn’t need is a fragile human whose family protects her as if she’s made of spun glass. No matter how persuasive little Laney-girl tries to be or how much he wants her, Heath knows she’ll never be strong enough to handle his true self no matter what she says, moans, screams…



I am really looking forward to the release but at the same time completely terrified too!!!  The first time I get a review is going to send my heart racing I tell ya!

The UCW ladies have kept me calm and have talked me back from the edge once or twice since I started getting edits. My problem is over thinking, it is something I know I am terrible for. I bought my car on the spur of the moment 11 years ago. I haven't had a new one since because I think about the purchase and always manage to talk myself out of it. See, over thinking, I am my own worst enemy.


Speaking for the UCW, a few of them have books out. Now they vary from so hot they could scorch your fingers to so lovely and heart warming you just want to snuggle up with it. I have them below....I am sure you will find something to wet your appetite. This is just the January Releases...image what I will have to share as each month passes!! 

 Luka is a bounty hunter who just wants to do his job and get paid. Being a banished Shadow, he'd learned the bitter lesson long ago that he was alone, after he was expelled from his home world by his own blood. Now, he needs to understand why he is wanted dead while his desire for the fiery-haired witch erupts out of control.
As a rare moon-witch, all she's ever known is a life of misery under the oppressive Fae-Guard. Nine years ago Cerys escaped the Meta-World after regretting the forced banishment of a Shadow. Now, she leads a normal life without her abilities, and all she wants is to blend in. When a bounty hunter wants to take her back for a crime she didn't commit, she's willing to take a chance on her future by trusting the man who had no idea she'd wronged him years before.


Andrea Macleave's one-night stand with adrenaline junkie Matt King, doesn't quite go as planned, but their chemistry proves too strong to simply walk away...
Andrea Macleave is determined to lose her "Miss Stuffy Knickers" nickname with a rappel down Ireland's famous Europa Hotel, for the hospital where she works. Risk taking goes against everything she believes in, but it takes one kiss from her hunky instructor to send her on her way. With her wild side let loose, a one night stand with the action man seems the perfect antidote to her stale life.

Part-time charity volunteer, Matt King, hopes to put the disastrous hook-up behind him. That's easier said than done when he meets the woman in question at his workplace. There's clearly a powerful attraction between them, but he's fighting his past demons by living life on the edge.

With each of them determined to let their past ruin their chance for happiness, how can an adrenaline junkie and a control freak ever make it work?


When your lovers are lovers themselves and want you to help them make the perfect triangle, what do you say? "Persuade me," of course!
Unconventional and happy, Hermione is in the enviable position of having not one but two lovers to attend to her every need. That her lovers are lovers themselves only adds to the equation.
Berry and Ran feel it's time to make all their various twosomes into one splendid threesome. Now all they have to do is persuade Hermione!
Being men, they are too impatient to wait for her answer.
Being a woman, she isn't going to be pushed, shoved, or coerced into saying anything until she is good and ready. Patience is a virtue, one her men needed to get.

Click here to buy and see exactly how the lady is pleased



When firefighter Alex Giovanni returns to his old neighbourhood to fulfill
Kitty Jenkins’ orderly life gets turned upside down when Alex walks into her school. Their passion filled night four years ago has left her with a secret that threatens to tear them apart. Giving into Alex is out of the question, regardless of how much her body craves his touch.
When secrets spill and disaster strikes, can their passion turn into love?


 Click here to buy your own copy and find out how hot is too hot to handle!

There are several more books coming out from the UCW this month, to keep up to date you just need to click on the right hand side link that says "I am a  member of the Nuthouse" that will take you to a list of all the books coming out!

Now that's me done for this time! Oh totally forgot to say HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!  2012 man...end of the world is coming some say...me? well I say at least I will go out a published author! Glass half full, just saying!

Before I got ....can't leave you without a little advise: When your dom/me has to handcuffed to the bed don't lay back and suggest the ceiling needs painting!! Just saying!

Until next time.....