Friday, 27 April 2012

What happens now?

That is the question I have been asking myself alot of late.

I have just finished the first draft of Claiming Clara, which is book 2 in the Shifters of Hillside series.

Now I have sent it off to my crit team, to be pulled apart and sent back to me to reassemble in a far better condition....but that's the thing....what happens now?

I am in a sort of limbo where I can no longer work on my current wip until I have had time to let it settle and re-read. Of course fixing all the problems my crit have and will point out.

I can't really start another big project, I know some people can but that isn't really how I work.

So what happens now?

Well if you are me, you fix a few websites for friends, play around with some design banners and just simply mess about on the computer.

It's a strange place to be in to be honest....... I mean for a writer not to write is strange to say the least. In all honesty I have dabbled in a few little stories...one called Kat I can't tell you about right now on pain of death *checks to see if Raven is looking* and another little mess about which doesn't really have a name right now but is fun to play with none the less.

But seriously......what happens next?

What do I do whilst I a waiting and watching and not writing.

So what should I do? What suggestions do you have for me? As the kids shows used to say "answers on a post card"....because I am slowly starting to loose the will.....I really am.....

One thing I can do is leave you as I normally do.....I mean it would be rude not to...

It's not big or clever to wear spiderman underwear to a play party.....don't say I didn't warn you.


Saturday, 21 April 2012

And the winner is....

Xandra James.. who wins a copy of The Alphas.

So today is not just a good day cause it's the day after release...no... today is the day The Alpha's got awarded a silver star on ARe and we are currently #8 in their Historical charts!

I know right!!! I nearly died when I was told that!  So thank you to all of you who bought it and we promise that these first four stories are just the tip of the iceburg as it were!!

Congratulations Xandra! Let me know what format you want and where to send to and you will have it but the end of the day!!


Friday, 20 April 2012

Do you know what today is?

Today is the day I become a multi-published author!! WWWWEEEEEEE!!! *yep that is my grown up response*

The Alpha's Vixen is out today as part of the Blood Bar Chronicles......I say part because this book is made up of 4 stories, all separate yet all interlinked too. My fellow UCW authors, Jorja Lovett, Doris O'Connor and Arya Grey have managed to work together (seriously not an easy task when the gang up on me and call my wolf shifter flea bitten!! RUDE!!) and come up with four stories I think you will love!

 Alpha’s Vixen by Cherie Nicholls

From IT geek to Mystical Beacon in one night; not the usual WLF meeting it has to be said.

Dora "Dizzy" Williamson is a busy lady, but she finally makes time to meet some of her writing group in a new bar. Surely a couple of hours with the ladies wouldn't be too bad, right?

Xander de Rista is CEO and alpha to his pack, so being drawn to a new bar that prickled his fur doesn't sit too well with him. Tonight feels different; there are too many supernaturals in one place, but one human stands out to him. One he intends to claim and protect, because hell isn't just breaking loose, it is coming to town.


You may remember a random idea that I had a while back, about a group of ladies around a table that we write about......well that little distraction tactic turned into a series of books!

This is book 1 in a trilogy...well it's only a trilogy right now....never know what will happen next! 

My fellow Alphas and I are holding a mini Alphas Rule blog hop today, offering you a chance to win a copy of this first book. Just leave a comment on the blogs,  Doris'  Jorja's  Arya's and mine and you can be in with the chance to win one of the four copies we are giving away.

Now....do you fancy a little preview of Xander and Dizzy?? Ah well, since you asked so nice.. here you go

The Alpha's Vixen by Cherie Nicholls

"Will you be okay?" Logan called from the fire exit door where he was holding Kyla who was purring and nuzzling into his neck.

"I will be fine. Go." In seconds, they were alone.

The door closed behind Logan with a soft click. It took all of Xander's strength not take her there and then, but he couldn't resist the urge to lean down and breathe in her scent.

"Are you sniffing me?" Dizzy asked as she tried to lean away from him.

He groaned. "Hmm. You smell good enough to eat. What’s your name, vixen?" He nipped at the pulse beating in her throat.

"Dizzy, and I am not a snack."

Xander pulled back and looked down at her. "No? Then how come I want to eat you?" He caught one of her thighs and wrapped it around his waist, pulling her core tight against his raging hard-on.

"Oh!" she gasped. The color was crawling up her throat, but he didn't miss the desire in her eyes.

"Mmm, you like that idea, don't you, my vixen? You like the idea of my mouth on you, getting you off." His voice dropped low, allowing more of his wolf to shine through.

Dizzy took a panting breath before she shook her head, denying his words. Xander reached down and swatted her ass, exposed by her raised thigh.

"Don't lie to me, my vixen. I will punish you," he warned. Her eyes went wide as she stared back at him.

"I can smell your arousal," he said as he reached between their bodies and cupped her pussy through her trousers. "You want me, don't you?"

Dizzy shook her head. Xander spanked her again.

"I told you want happens when you lie to me," he growled, seconds before he crushed her mouth under his.

He ground his cock against her, pulling another moan from her. Dizzy wrapped her arms around his neck, trying to drag him closer.

Xander smiled against her mouth before he pulled back. "Tut-tut. I told you if you lie, you get punished."





I am soooo excited I may actually jump up and down on the spot like a nutbar for like the ENTIRE day!!!!!!  *starts jumping*


Can't leave without my usual sign off.......this time dedicated in honor of the Alphas!


If you see a merman walk into a bar and you know you are the only human female in there.....get the heck out...don't say I didn't warn ya!




to buy your copy:


All Romance 


Breathless Press

Friday, 6 April 2012

It's my party!

Well not quite, but tomorrow is my birthday!!  As I may have mentioned before I am the youngest of 5 children so I love my birthdays...cards and presents and cake!! more and more cake!!!!



Recently, as a thank you to all those who have supported me, I ran a little competition for you guys to create a secondary character that will appear in my next book. The winner was Ms Buchanan and she suggested a female red-headed fox called Karina.

I have been writing this week and Karina has made her first appearance.....and cause it's my birthday tomorrow..did I mention that already......I wanted to share it with you.


Claiming Clara by Cherie Nicholls


Once clear of the tree line she kept low and up wind of the house. She made it to a road about a mile from the main track, coming through the trees she stopped and smiled. With a shake of her head she headed towards the vehicle waiting for her.

"I thought I said inconspicuous, this is anything but inconspicuous." Clara said opening the door to the bright yellow beetle car.

"Er hello, this car perfectly matched my outfit, what else was I meant to do." Karina asked in shocked disappointment.

Clara laughed, Karina Lovett was part fashionista and part fox. She had the ability to turn a tatty t-shirt and worn pair of jeans into an outfit that could grace the covers of high end style magazines. She could also shoot a fly off of the end of your nose at 500 yards without you feeling a thing.

Of course she would look fabulous whilst doing it. 

The sound of a howl cut through the air.

“That’s Wall we need to move.” Clara slammed the car as Karina start the engine and threw it into gear.

They sped out of the area both knowing full well that Wall and the rest of Clara’s pack would be hot on their tails.

“You sure this is the best idea?” Karina asked when they were had left the town behind.

“I don’t really have a choice. I asked Laney’s brother Duke to do some checking around. I'll give him a call when we get further away.”

“I still think this is a dangerous move.” Karina sighed.

“It is but I can’t afford for someone in the pack getting hurt. When he took that pot shot at me he could have killed Duke. I don’t know if I could have lived with myself if that had happened.”

There was a silence then Karina suddenly reached out and punched Clara in the arm.

“Ow!” Clara moaned, rubbing the sore spot. “What the hell was that for?” 

“It’s not ok to risk some random grease monkey but you can put my life in danger. Rude!” Karina growled.

“Hay! It’s not like I wanted you to be here. You with your little network of spies and thieves heard about the shooting. From the second I got your text, what did it say? Oh yeah ‘I always said your reflexes were slow’, thanks for that by the way.”

“It’s true. You were never as quick as me.” Karina sniffed. 

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Well that is the introduction of Karina to the world......I hope you like it Ms Buchanan, I can already tell Karina is going to be fun.

Happy Birthday to anyone who is also celebrating this weekend and, I guess the whole week isn't only about me so Happy Easter too!!!

Before I go...... Remember wiggling your butt at your dom/me and singing "hit me with your best shot" at the top of your voice......not big or clever....don't say I didn't warn you!!