Thursday, September 24, 2015

New Look for Brewer Brothers

His Frozen Heart and Fractured Karma just got a new look!! I wanted you to see the new covers, here FIRST!  The new book covers will be uploaded to all outlets in the next couple days!! 

For best friends, Candy and Libby, money is tight with hardly enough to cover their living expenses. When they are desperate for grocery money, the girls bet on their pool playing skills to add to their income.
A simple wager on a quiet winter evening has devastating results; a stalker is determined to kill them both. With Libby in the hospital after a vicious attack, and Candy being pursued by the same stalker, she vows to find Libby's attacker.
What she finds is Dave, an old friend with a secret past filled with misfortune. Will Dave’s past provide the answer to all of Candy’s problems or will it become Candy’s worst nightmare realized?

 Mark believes he is alone in the world. Rejected by his parents as a child, he spent his childhood bouncing from one foster home to another. The loss of his beloved little brother, Davey, makes him believe he has nothing left to live for. Mark finds himself on a destructive path after agreeing to help a person from his childhood.
A wager made by two strangers sets a chain of events in motion: Mark finds the one person he believed he had lost forever, while he desperately tries to get out of the life he has made for himself. Never having allowed himself to get close to anyone, he can’t understand the connection he has to Libby. Can Mark escape the life he set in motion seven years ago and allow Libby into his life, or is his karma fractured permanently?

Happy Reading,

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Nova Scotia: Here I come!!

It's always fun to go somewhere you've never been, right?  I have traveled all over the world, but I have never been to Nova Scotia. I did all of the things that one does before they embark on a week trip.  First, I checked the weather to see what to pack:  13 degrees C is the high.  After feverishly racking my brain to remember C to F conversion, I went to Google.  Damn!  Did you know the high is like 55F?  In the middle of Summer???  Did you know that it's been a solid week of 95F+ here in South Carolina?  Where are my sweaters?  Time to unpack my winter clothes.

Over the initial shock of the weather change (not really, but you'll think I'm a baby if I complain much more); I looked at my airline ticket.  Delta departure at 6:30am on Saturday.  Really?  What the heck was I thinking when I booked this trip?  Who leaves at 6:30am and on a Saturday? 
Next I did a search for my travel destination: Prince Edward Island - okay, no more complaining.  These are the images that Google has stored for Prince Edward Island.

If it is even half as beautiful as Google says it is, I am going to love this trip.  It looks like it is pretty close to the frozen tundra, keep your fingers crossed that no freak summer snow storm blows through in the next week.  Happy Reading, Nancy

Monday, June 22, 2015

Day 3 UTopYA

Saturday began with a Keynote from Kim Holden.  Her sentiments on how to "Do Epic" was a call to action for us all to make the most of every aspect of our lives.

After the keynote, I returned to the hotel.  Toby and Zack had done what "I" wanted to do for the last two days.  I figured I would skip out on UTopYA for a few hours and do what they wanted to do since they had been such great sports.  I shared a quick "see-ya-later" to Tammie, Charles and Kelly and headed back to the hotel room.

After some prodding, Toby let it slip that he wanted to check out a Ford Dealership in Murfreesboro.  I packed up Zack's entertainment pack (DS player, DVD player, etc) and headed for the elevator with my men in tow.  Once we got there, it took exactly 5 minutes for Toby to take a truck for a test drive.  The good news:  Toby purchased a new truck that he loves.  The bad news:  I had to drive myself back to Charleston on Sunday.
Now, I had two days of doing exactly what I loved.  Toby had a couple hours of pure truck-buying-joy and then it was Zack's turn.  His request was significantly easier.  He wanted to go to a candy store and wanted a pretzel.  A quick stop to the Green Hills Mall and it was, "Mission Accomplished!"
It's cool when the simple things keep them happy!

Yes, I MADE him stand in front of the Candy store for a picture.

Before we knew it, we had blown the whole afternoon and it was time for the UTopYA Awards.  Do I have two handsome men, or what? 

Spent several more hours with friends waiting for the awards ceremony to begin.
Toby, Nancy, Kelly, Charles, Tammie & Stacey

Ginny Gallagher
I was beyond excited that His Frozen Heart was nominated for Best Contemporary Romance and the my Brewer Brothers Series was nominated for Best Contemporary Series. (I didn't win, but was honored to be nominated!)

Guess who DID Win?  Deserving awardees for every award, but the two ladies I was most excited to see on stage were Tammie and Amy!!
Tammie Zimmerman won the Best Blogger Award!!

Amy Bartol: Best Author, Book of the Year, Best Book Hangover!!
Finally, there are so many people I have met the last few years who I feel I will never be able to thank enough.  Mandy from IreadIndie Book Blog is one of them.  She was the first blogger who ever agreed to read one of my books and spread the word.  I'm sure she will never know how truly grateful I am for her support, but I FINALLY got the chance to hug her in person! She is beautiful on the inside and out and I was humbled to meet one of my idols.
Rock Star:  Mandy at IReadIndie Blog!!!
And that my friends, was the end of UTopYA 2015 for me!!  I had a great time and will soon begin counting the days until next year! 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Day 2 UTopYA 2015

Today started out with a keynote delivered by Lauren Miller.  Her journey to become a writer was entertaining and her delivery was excellent.  Misty Provincher was great to start the day with. 
Misty Provincher

After the keynote, the tables were open and today was my signing day.  I was lucky enough to share a table with a friend, Amber Garr.  Amber has written several books, the one I read and loved was "Touching Evil."  Although after sharing a table with her for six hours, I think I'm going to have to get her latest, "Souless," too. 
Amber Garr
Several people I was excited to see stopped by our table and I was lucky to make new friends, too!
Cassandra Ragan

Doris Orman

Felicia Tatum

Amy Miles
Tina Donnelly & Terri Barber

Toby went to a couple panels I wanted to attend and took notes.  He really liked "Marketing to Millennials with YA Central."  As always, it wouldn't be UTopYA without Tammie Zimmerman and Charles Young.  This year we had the added fun of Charles' sister Kelly! 
Tammie Zimmerman, Charles Young, Me, and Kelly May

That was it for today!  Happy Reading, Nancy 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Day 1 at UTopYA Con 2015

Catching up with friends, some of whom I hadn’t seen since UTopYA last year, was the highlight for today. 
The day began with a fantastic Keynote – given by Denise Grover Swank.  From her own personal tragedy her writing journey began.  A widow and mother of six children she reinvented herself and gave great advice to everyone on how to set and meet goals.
I stopped by and heard Heather Sunseri speak about “Do I have to win the publishing lottery to leave the job that is slowly sucking the life out of me?”  I’m not sure all the authors were ready to quit their jobs, but none of us wanted to become accountants when she was done! (Her previous career). 
Expanding your Empire by Tammy Blackwell, Nikki Jefford, Carlyle Labuschagne and Cameo Renae was interesting where each shared advice on audiobooks and international sales.
I went to, “So You Wanna be a Book Blogger/Tuber,” because Jo Michaels, Chris Cannon, Maria Pease and Tammie Zimmerman were on the panel.  All four ladies are on my favorite bloggers list and I wanted to be in the audience to support them the way they have supported me.
We topped today off with dinner with Charles Young, Kelly May and Tammie Zimmerman.  

Saturday, May 16, 2015

UTopYA Nominee!!

This post is VERY overdue.  I wish I had a better excuse, but there are truly not enough hours in the day! 

I am humbled and grateful to be in the company with such talented authors and bloggers!  His Frozen Heart was nominated as Contemporary Book of the Year AND the Brewer Brothers Series was nominated as the Contemporary Series of the Year. 

Voting is open to the public and I would be very grateful if you would be willing to vote for me.  Voting goes until 5/27/2015.  Here is the link:

If you would like to attend, information for the conference is available at the same link.  I'd love to see you there!

Thank You,

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Gods and Mortals Boxed Set!!

Looking for a great read?  What about fourteen great reads for FREE?  My guess is, if you are reading this you have likely already read my book Blood Debt. 

I was thrilled to be invited to participate with thirteen seriously talented authors: 
Elsker by S. T. Bende
Kristia Tostenson just found out her new boyfriend is the Norse God of Winter, and an immortal assassin destined to die at Ragnarok. Her orderly life just got very messy.

I Bring the Fire (A Loki Story) by C. Gockel
Amy Lewis is being pursued by a very bad wolf. Can Loki God of Chaos and Mischief save her, or even save himself?

Sympathy for the Devil by Christine Pope
When the Devil tires of ruling Hell, his only hope for salvation is to capture the heart of one ordinary young woman.

Dead Radiance by T. G. Ayer
Bryn Halbrook, modern teenager, creature of myth. Dead Radiance makes Norse Myth a contemporary truth, pitting one teenager girl against Trickster gods, and mythical creatures.

The Gatekeeper's Sons by Eva Pohler
A teen becomes entangled with the Gods of Olympus when one of them falls in love with her. Some give her gifts, others seek to destroy her ...

Nolander by Becca Mills
A young woman from small-town Wisconsin discovers that monsters are real -- and that she might just be one herself.

Crossroads Saga by Mary Ting
Protecting Claudia from the fallen was half-angel Michael's his duty. Falling in love was never part of the plan.

Twin Souls by DelSheree Gladden
Uriah and Claire didn't believe in their tribal stories until Claire's poisoned and those myths spring to life to test their love and unravel destiny.

Blood Debt by Nancy Straight
A mythological romance: Camille is denied her
father's identity until her mother's death. She discovers a family she never dreamed of and a world that should not exist.

The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard
Can the magical Tuatha de Danaan, the forgotten people of Ireland, help Allison restore her mother's sanity?

Marked (Soul Guardians Book # 1) Kim Richardson
A sixteen-year-old girl suddenly dies and finds
herself in Horizon as a rookie in the Guardian Angel Legion.

Relentless by Karen Lynch
Sara Grey lives a double life until a fateful encounter with a sadistic vampire and a fearless warrior exposes her powerful gifts and changes the course of her life forever.

Hope(less) by Melissa Haag
The world is on the verge of a Judgement that will change everything, and Gabby, a uniquely gifted human, is the first key.

Runes by Ednah Walters
My new neighbor, Torin St. James, is the key to my father's disappearance, my mother's past and the secret they've been keeping from me--my destiny.

I hope you'll download the boxed set today!!  Here is the link: Gods and Mortals Boxed Set