Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Taking a short break from cooking up a storm for Christmas, to wish you all happy holidays!

Whatever you celebrate, I hope it's a magical day filled with love and laughter.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Blog tour: LIFE, A.D.

Today I'd like to welcome fellow Month9Books author Michelle E. Reed to my blog, as part of her blog tour run by Chapter by Chapter.


Title: Life, A.D.
Author: Michelle E. Reed
Genre: Young Adult/Speculative Fiction
Publisher: Month9Books
ISBN: 9780988340916
Publication Date: December 10, 2013
Formats: eBook and print

In Life, A.D. you have two choices: join the program or face the consequences.
Seventeen-year-old Dez Donnelly crashes headlong into fate on the side of a rural highway, her life ending in a violent collision of steel and screaming brakes. The train that delivers her newly departed soul to the crossroads of the afterlife won’t be carrying her to the sweet hereafter until she accepts her abrupt end and learns to let go of the life she’ll never finish.
Her new reality is conduct manuals, propaganda, and unrelenting staff, all part of a system to ease her transition from life to death, while helping her earn her way out of limbo. Atman City, beautiful and enticing, is an ever-present temptation that is strictly off limits to underage souls. The promise of adventure proves too strong, and beneath the city’s sheen of ethereal majesty, Dez discovers a world teeming with danger.
Welcome to Life, A.D. where being dead doesn’t mean you’re safe, and the only thing harder than getting out of limbo is getting through it.

Michelle E. Reed was born in a small Midwestern town, to which she has returned to raise her own family. Her imagination and love of literature were fueled by a childhood of late nights, hidden under the covers and reading by flashlight. She is a passionate adoption advocate who lives in Wisconsin with her husband, son, and their yellow lab, Sully.
 Connect:  Website | Twitter |  Facebook | Goodreads

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Giveaway Information:
·        -  Three (3) ebook copies of Life, A.D. by Michelle E. Reed (International)
·         - One (1) signed paperback copy of Life, A.D. by Michelle E. Reed (US only)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Blog tour guest: DEAD JED

Today I'd like to welcome fellow Month9Books author Scott Craven to my blog.

Here's the lowdown on Scott's Middle Grade novel DEAD JED.


Publication date: December 1, 2013
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
ISBN-13: 978-0-9883409-0-9
ISBN eBook: 978-0-939765-56-7
Author: Scott Craven

Dead Jed is Shaun of the Dead meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Jed's not your typical junior high geek. He is, to use the politically-correct term, cardiovascularly-challenged. And while his parents have attempted to shield him from the implications of being 'different' for as long as they could (Jed was 8 and at a friend's sister's birthday party when he blew his lips off onto the cake in front of everyone, finally prompting the “Big Talk” from his parents and an emergency SuperGlue repair by his dad), 7th grade at Pine Hollow Middle School as a target of Robbie the supreme school bully and his pack of moronic toadies is rapidly becoming unbearable.

From being stuffed in a filled trash can as “dead meat” and into a trophy case as the bully's “prize,” to literally having his hand pulled off in the boys' room (Jed's always losing body parts. Luckily, a good stapler and some duct tape and he's back in the action) and a cigarette put in it and try to frame him for the recent reports of smoking in the school, Jed's had enough and is ready to plan his revenge. Besides, it's awesome what you can do when you're already dead!


Proud graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, have one son who will turn 18 in March 2013, now a features writer for The Arizona Republic.

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Purchase Links: 

Giveaway Information:
·        Three (3 ebook copies of Dead Jed by Scott Craven (International)
·        One (1) signed paperback copy of Dead Jed by Scott Craven (US only)

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Newsletter sign-up for giveaways

If you haven't signed up for my newsletter and want to do so, please email me at:

nicola (at) nicolamarsh (dot) com

I'm running some fab newsletter exclusive giveaways this week so join in the fun!
(I send out 2-4 a year.)

Monday, December 02, 2013

Release day for BEFORE

Official release day for BEFORE and I'm thrilled that my debut new adult novel is out in the world.

Check out the release day fanfare with Inkslinger PR here.

And enter the rafflecopter giveaway!






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Sunday, December 01, 2013

Swept away by romance

The official release day for my New Adult debut, BEFORE, is Dec 2nd.
So far, early reviews have been fabulous, including this one at SWEPT AWAY BY ROMANCE  today.

I'm always interested to hear when a reader really connects with my work to the point she cries.
I'm betting it's the same spot in the book I cried. First while writing, then later editing.

Can't wait to hear what more readers think about this book!