Ye-haw! Last week’s winners of Melissa Cutler’s hot book bundles are: Jolene A. and Khriste Close. Please email me at christie (at) christie-craig (dot) com with your snail mail addresses to claim your prizes. Congratulations!
Now, this week, I’d like to introduce you to another author. She’s just debuted her first novel, Masquerade, with Crimson Romance and if you could hear her speak, you’d just love her Aussie accent! So, please help me welcome Nicole Flockton!
So, Nicole, what is the craziest job you’ve had outside of being an author?
I have to be honest here and say I’ve not had a crazy job, more like a crazy situation at one job I had. I was working for a Trustee Company, in the Deceased Estates section. I would get people ringing up to see if we held a Will for a person that has recently passed away. The craziest answer I ever got when I asked the question “What is the Date of Death?” Someone replied “10 minutes ago”. I never had an answer like that again. It was so bizarre.
If you were going to a deserted island and could only take five things, what would they be?
Vegemite (can’t go anywhere without that) LOL.
A box of books – can I have that if it’s only one item, you know it’s just one box LOL
Note book – to write on
Pen – to write with
What is your biggest pet peeve?
People who don’t use their indicators. It’s so frustrating when I’m at an intersection or behind a car and they decide to turn all of a sudden. Or they just decide to drift across 5 lanes of traffic to get to the exit on the interstate! Seriously it’s not that hard to put your indicator on. Might stop a few accidents too LOL!
***For anyone who needs an Aussie translator, an indicator is a turn signal! LOL
Great answers, Nicole. I especially like your deserted island must-haves. Now, can you share a little about your book?
After being humiliated by her fiancée, Sophie Franklyn has decided that getting involved with work colleagues and men in general isn’t for her. Now her focus is going to be on her career and her recent promotion. That is until at a New Year’s Eve masquerade ball, she meets a man that tempts her to question her choices.
Alex Scavoni is extremely dedicated to his job, so dedicated that his first marriage crumbled under the pressure of his dedication. Now he’s happily single, with a new job he’s excited to start. When he meets a masked Sophie at the ball, she fires desires in him he thought long dead. He spends a wonderful night with her, but wakes up alone.
The next time the two meet, it’s in the high pressure world of Emergency Room medicine where they must work side by side. While they deal with the stresses of the Emergency ward, they endeavor to keep their feelings for each other on a professional nature. When the desire that pushed them together that one night flares to life again, can they ignore them or will their one night together have consequences neither of them planned on?
And, where can we find you and the book?
My website is – http://www.nicoleflockton.com/books/
The book is available at:
Crimson Romance – http://www.crimsonromance.com/upcoming-releases-romance-ebook/masquerade/
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Masquerade-ebook/dp/B009LQH7UA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349457368&sr=8-1&keywords=masquerade+nicole+flockton
I-Tunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/masquerade/id568165052?mt=11
Sounds perfect! Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks for having me here Christie!
So, what about the rest of you? What are some of your pet peeves? Is it those darn indicators? Or something else? Leave a comment and I’ll choose two lucky people next week to win Nicole’s book. Be sure and stop back by to see if you’ve won!
On her very first school report her teacher said ‘Nicole likes to tell her own stories’.
It wasn’t until after the birth of her daughter and after having fun on the community board of eharlequin.com that she finally decided to take the plunge and write a book.
Nicole joined the fabulous Romance Writers of Australia and eventually linked up with a great group of girls and formed “WINKGirls”
The stories she writes are contemporary romances with either a medical setting or in the boardrooms of high powered business. Nicole enjoys taking two characters and creating unique situations for them.
Apart from writing Nicole is busy looking after her very own hero – her wonderfully supportive husband, and her two fabulous kids. She also enjoys watching sports and, of course, reading.