Sunday, July 24, 2016

Super Giveaway Sunday: 14 FREE YA Fantasy Books

Fill Your Virtual Bookshelf With 14 Free YA Fantasy Novels
Plus A Giveaway for a $60 Amazon Gift Card!

Click HERE or click the pic and you will be taken to a landing page where you can download them all!

YA Fantasy NEW

Friday, July 22, 2016

Flashback Friday: I Read Indie Blog

For this Flashback Friday I dove into the archives, back to 2012 with my VERY FIRST Author Interview!!

I Read Indie Blog is hosted by Mandy Anderson, although if you look for her on FB you'll need to search for "Mandy Ireadindie Anderson."  Pretty catchy, right?  I was lucky enough to get to meet her in person at UTopYA 2015 after stalking her for several years.  She is just as cool in person as she is on-line! 



Rock Star:  Mandy at IReadIndie Blog!!!


So you may be asking yourself, "Where can I find this woman that Nancy is bragging about?

I already gave away her FB name, but here is a link to her page on FB:  https://www.facebook.com/I-read-Indie-205580989455356

Twitter is:  https://twitter.com/ireadindie

So, do you want to see how much has changed for me in the last four years? (Turns out - NOT MUCH!!)  The answers from the interview hold true on nearly everything - to include Vin Diesel and Sandra Bullock.

Here is my very first author interview ever:   http://twimom101bookblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-10-with-author-nancy-straight-and.html

In the interview, Mandy asks about my favorite fictional character and favorite author.  My answers were Charlotte Abel's Channie and my Author Idol?  Shelly Crane.  Since 2012, I've been lucky enough to meet them both!

Charlotte Abel, Kris Kendall and Me
Author-Idol, then and now - Shelly Crane!
Happy Friday!
Nancy

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Super Giveaway Sunday!

How would you like to win a signed paperback from me? 


You're a mythology fan and want one from the Touched Series?

You bet!






You love it when a book makes your heart race?  Then one of the Brewer Brother books might be for you.  Meet Mark and Dave Brewer and let them take you through the discovery of who they really are and the women they can't live without.  Never mind the bullets or criminals who are on their heels every step along the way.
You wonder who you were in a past life?  What about who you were in a whole bunch of past lives?  If so, then a book from the Destiny Series might be for you.





You may be wondering, "How do I win?" 

Easy-peasy!!  Sign up for my mailing list.  That's it.  To sign up, just hit that "DEAL" button on the top left of my blog.  I promise not to spam you - the only time I use this list is to share new release information.

Already signed up?  No problem!  I'm going to pick TWO more winners from my existing mailing list!!

Winner One:  selected at random from the mailing list for anyone who signs up between today and 1:00PM on Saturday July 23. 
Winner Two and Three:  selected at random from the mailing list for people who were ALREADY signed up for my mailing list before this post.

Good luck and Happy Reading,
Nancy

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Shameless Self-Promotion Saturday: Brewer Brothers

You guessed it from the title, right?  My biggest complaint from readers is that I don't keep them informed - I know, I suck.  So, to fix that, every Saturday I'll do my best to tell you a little tidbit of news on the Author Nancy Straight front.


The Brewer Brothers Series is Complete!!  Most of you know me for my mythology books, but did you know I wrote a Suspenseful Romance series, too?

Book 1: His Frozen Heart
Book 2: Fractured Karma
Book 3: Shroud of Lies

All three books are available EVERYWHERE.  Don't have time to read?  Just this week, Audible published the Audiobook of Shroud of Lies.  That's right, all three books are also audiobooks! 

If you have a smart phone GET the audible app!  Not sure if audiobooks are for you?  Here is a link to YouTube where you can listen to a five minute sample of His Frozen Heart narrated by Jill Maglione.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35zAy0jQnNE  

The cover on Youtube is the original His Frozen Heart cover, so don't be surprised when you see the new cover on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks and Audible.

Happy Reading,
Nancy

Friday, July 15, 2016

Flashback Friday: Maghon From Happy Tails and Tales

You ever have someone who every time you see an email or a Facebook post from them - it makes your heart happy?  I have lots of those somebodies in my life, so today I'm starting "Flashback Friday" so you can meet some of my favorite people.


For my first Flashback Friday post, I'd like to introduce you to Maghon Thomas from Happy Tails and Tales Blog.  She's got a heart the size of a Volkswagen and I was lucky enough to meet her (via social media, of course) several years ago.  If you are looking for a great read - ask Maghon, she will never steer you wrong!!  If you happen to be an author and need help, Maghon is someone you need to meet. 

Here is her blog address:  http://happytailsandtales.blogspot.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MaghonThomas

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/magluvsya03


My Flashback Friday is on her "OLD" blog - yes, I've known her that long!  She reviewed books 1-4 of the Touched Series: Blood Debt, Centaur Legacy, Centaur Rivalry AND Centaur Redemption.  The giveaway is long since over, but her review was too good not to share with all of you.  Here it is if you want to know what she thought of the series:  https://magluvsya03.wordpress.com/tag/nancy-straight/

Maghon, if you stalk me the way I stalk you - I hope you know how very much your support means to me.  I'm grateful to know you and thank you for all that you do for authors everywhere!

Happy Reading,
Nancy

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Whew, now that was a week!

Hi Everybody,

I'm not 100% sure what time zone I'm in, but I wanted to give you an update on my whirlwind week!

Last weekend, my youngest and I road tripped to Georgia for a friend's wedding.  You can see on his face how excited he was to be in the car for five hours, right?  Never mind the angry face, I get that from him all the time - check him out in a tie!! 








After our weekend adventure, we arrived home Sunday and in was a massive effort to do laundry because I had a 6:15 AM flight to California to catch.  Early flights always sound like a good idea when you are booking them.  In theory they're a great idea, in execution: not so much.  I began feverishly packing and Zoey was removing items out of my suitcase as fast as I could put them in.  Furry four-legged children are NEVER helpful when it comes to suitcases and socks.


Landed in Los Angeles.  I swear the farmers in California must be sprinkling their fertilizer on the concrete because the city looks larger every time I see it!

HUGE highlight for me was Monday mid-day.  Jill Maglione and Tristan Wright agreed to meet me for a late lunch in Pasedena.  Who are Jill and Tristan, you ask?  Two of the most talented audiobook narrators on the planet, that's who!  Jill narrated His Frozen Heart and Tristan is the narrator for Fractured Karma and Shroud of Lies. 

It's funny, but since I associate their voices with my characters, it felt like I was eating lunch with Candy and Mark from the Brewer Brothers Series!  If you haven't heard them, here are sample links on Youtube.

Jill Maglione narrating His Frozen Heart:  SAMPLE LINK
Tristan Wright narrating Fractured Karma:  SAMPLE LINK

By Wednesday I was fully embracing the beach life.  I soooo love the sounds and smells of the ocean.  Sadly, there's no audio or scratch and sniff on my website, so you'll just have to enjoy the pictures.
 
















Mandy at "I Read Indie" Blog surprised me with a review of Fractured Karma this week.  If you are ever looking for book recommendations she has literally - hundreds of book reviews.  Mandy was the first blogger who ever interviewed me - I soooo love this lady!  Here is a link to her blog.
LINK HERE

I spent Thursday night on the harbor in San Diego.  I wish I'd have tried to get a better picture, so don't let my photography skills color your option - it was beautiful.


Finally, on the last leg home to Charleston, there was no greater joy than seeing my bags had made an extremely tight connection (the two purple bags are mine!).  My trip to California was great and in between all the trips to the beach, I even found some quality time on my laptop for writing!

Hope you all had a great week, too!

Happy Reading, Nancy




Friday, April 15, 2016

What a great week!

This has been such a great week I wanted to share it with all of you!

First, a huge thank you to Reading for Fun Blog.  I met Tina a few years ago in Nashville at UTopYA - she is one of the nicest ladies on the planet.  Naturally, I was elated to hear she listened to Blood Debt's audiobook and posted her review to her blog.  Here is the link: Reading for Fun Blog.  Not only is the review fantastic, but this is a lady who has authors clamoring to read their books - yes, authors have fangirl moments, too!  Thanks, Tina! (She's sandwiched in between Kristen Day and me in the photo from 2014).

Second, authors are busy.  Most of us have regular jobs, families, community commitments, and we squeeze every free moment into writing.  At heart, we are all ten-foot long bookworms, but trying to find time to read is like trying to get the last drop out of a ketchup bottle.  I was lucky enough to meet Michelle Bolanger in Roanoke, VA last May.  She read and reviewed Shroud of Lies this week and posted her review - Review Link on Goodreads.  If you are looking for a fun, original, YA Romance I highly recommend her first book, The Kiss.

Third, Celebrity Readers Blog posted an over-the-top FANTABULOUS Review of Fractured Karma! If I were any happier, there would be two of me!!  Check out their review here:  Link to Celebrity Readers Blog.  Thanks, Carla!

Finally, Rusty's Reading blog featured a spotlight of Fractured Karma today!!  Rusty's Reading Blog Link  Thanks Rusty!!

Pretty awesome week, right?  I thought so, too!

Next week is going to be pretty fantastic, too.  I will be traveling to Southern California and both the narrators for my Brewer Brothers series, Jill Maglione and Tristan Wright are going to meet me on Monday after I fly into LA!!  How cool is that?  Stay tuned, I'll post a picture of the three of us on Monday!!

Thanks so much Tina, Michelle, Carla and Rusty - you four rock!!  Jill and Tristan, you have no idea how excited I am for Monday afternoon!