Fanfare! Trumpets please! Heavenly Choir belting out a song etc etc …
It’s publication day!!! Yes, my first commissioned and paid for work is out in the world on Amazon and iTunes today. The gorgeous short story collection Be My Valentine is here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Be-My-Valentine-HarperImpulse-Collection-ebook/dp/B00I0GYSFO and here https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/be-my-valentine-harperimpulse/id806177169 for only 99p and I’m so glad my two short stories are joined by stories by the amazing Teresa F Morgan and Brigid Coady who are at http://teresa-morgan.blogspot.co.uk and http://biddycoady.blogspot.co.uk respectively.
I can’t actually put into words or properly quantify how excited – and nervous – I am about my stories being made public. So I’m a mixture of smiles and trembling hands today 🙂 And I can barely believe I’ll go from aspiring writer to published author with two different publishers – HarperImpulse and Harlequin/Mills & Boon – within an 8 day period… stuff dreams are made of.
I HAVE to say again that I’m so, so grateful to everyone who’s ever supported me, given me writing advice, read and/or critiqued my stories, given me a push when I needed it, and plied me with wine, food and books. These lovely people include the wonderful members and readers of the Romantic Novelists Association, other authors and my friends and family. I will sign off before I go into full on Oscar-speech mode, shed tears and embarrass myself… but please – if you are a writer / aspiring author … Never Give Up. Make it happen! It just takes bags of hard work and tons of stubbornness!
If you are kind enough to buy Be My Valentine please do take five minutes to leave an honest review and if you enjoy it please share your recommendation on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads etc. Reviews and recommendations truly make a difference to, and are appreciated by, authors. Thank you in advance 🙂
Oh, and please stop in tomorrow for a post by the fab AJ Nuest about her new release Braedrics Bane, the final instalment of the popular Golden Key Chronicles, which is also out today.
And very importantly, whether you’re loved up or happily single, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY for tomorrow.
Happy writing and reading, Nikki x