Thursday, 23 February 2012

T-minus and counting

Only 3 days left until this IT Manager becomes a Published Author. Capital P and A....

I really wanted to write a stunning  blog post to draw you in but then my nerves started to kick in and all that came out was gibberish...what do you mean that is what you expect from me! RUDE!!!


I have thought about this and although I so plan on doing a book give away I wanted to do something a little different for this "pre" release  post.

I wracked my brain for something that would represent me so that who ever got it knew that I really had thought about it and didn't just get a random item that didn't really mean anything to me.

You already know I am a writer, errrr did I mention that my very first release was out on February 27th 2012....this case you were wondering. But I am also a Digitabulist..

It's not as scary as it sounds... it just means I collect thimbles!! Yeah I know right....proper geek like on all levels! :D  I have around 200 and the collection grows all the time. Even if I don't go travelling my friends and family bring them back for me from all over the world..I do love a thimble!

So to mark the release of my new book LEASHED BY A WOLF... all you have to do is comment on this post, or follow me on my FB author page (here) for your chance to win a note book, which I think has a stunning cover, pen and a London Thimble.... perhaps it could be the start of your collection! I will annoumce the winner on Monday.....RELEASE DAY!!! YAY

I am going to leave you with a little excerpt from LEASHED BY A with out further ado let me introduce you to Laney and Heath.........

 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 :
What?” Heath looked at her open-mouthed and Laney thought that maybe asking that of a naked wolf shifter may not have been the smartest idea. Not that she was scared of Heath, but really, he was naked on his front lawn, for crying out loud.

“Jeez, just asking is all.” Laney shrugged.

“We are not a cult. I was just hunting,” Heath said as he folded his arms over his chest, forcing Laney to bite back a groan.

“Hey dude,” Wall said as he approached them, naked.

Laney just looked back at him with a raised eyebrow and a smirk.

“Hey.” Heath didn’t look away from her but Laney’s smile grew as slowly the rest of the pack followed out of the woods.

“Dude, you left the hunt early. We were worried, thought we would come check on you,” Wall explained.

“Hmm, interesting." Laney winked at him as they were surrounded by naked people. Laney knew on a deep level she really should be embarrassed about all the bare skin standing around her, but she was more interested in the blush that was creeping up Heath’s neck and face.

“I had plans,” Heath finally told the group.

“So we can see, big brother.” Clara moved forward, smiling at Laney.

“Hey, girl.” Laney smiled at the woman.

“Dear Lord, people, this is not a public meeting. Why don’t you head on back to the pack house and I will speak to you tomorrow,” Heath growled.

“Dude, we thought we could watch the game on your large-screen TV.” Wall started to walk towards the house until Heath reached out and slapped a hand on his forehead, shoving him back.

“Not tonight, people,” Heath told them.

“Dude!” Wall huffed.


Laney watched the byplay, shaking her head. Were all packs this goofy?

“Dude.” Wall smiled with open arms.

“No.” Heath said again.

“But dude.”

It was just too shameful watching two grown naked men standing there speaking in one-word sentences. Laney moved forward and tapped Wall on the shoulder.

“Hey Wall.” Laney knew most of the shifters standing around, if not to speak to, then to say good morning to. Wall had been in the garage on more than one occasion for parts for his souped-up car.
“Hey Laney-girl, what you doing out here?” Wall smiled at her.

“I was kinda planning on spending time with Heath, but if you guys already have plans I can always come back.” Laney gave him her best sweet smile as she ignored the low, quiet growl behind her.

“Really?” Wall smiled again. “You like football, right? You can come watch with us. Heath won’t mind,” Wall said as he dropped an arm around Laney’s shoulders.

The low growl behind her turned deeper and louder, causing all the shifters to stop their own conversations and look at what had caused the aggression from their Alpha.

Laney rolled her eyes as she felt Wall stiffen and turn wide eyes on his Alpha. Heath had dropped his chin to his chest, his eyes that of his wolf’s. The growl grew as the Alpha stepped closer to Laney.

Slowly Wall raised his arm away from Laney and backed off. The entire time he kept his gaze on the ground. Laney watched as Heath moved closer to her; reaching out, he took her hand and pulled until she was standing behind him, hidden by his height and broad shoulders.

Laney’s first reaction was to slap his butt and walk away, but even she could feel the tension radiating from the group. She didn’t want to call any more attention to the fact that they had a nonshifter standing there than she had to.

“My Alpha,” Wall said before Laney heard him move farther away from them.

Heath’s growl went deeper still for a second before it stopped and he stood straight again.

There was a stilted silence in the moments afterwards until Wall broke it with a disgruntled, “Dude, the game!”
(C) Copyright 2012 Cherie Nicholls

So that's me.....reminding you it's just three days until I become a published author....and giving you the chance to be a geek like me...thimbles are the way forward people!

And remember ..It's never  a good idea to throw a pillow at your dom/me's head a yell "MAKE YOUR OWN DAMN BED"......don't say I didn't warn ya...