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February 13, 2023

Volume 6

A week of love (and another release!)...

Happy Valentine’s Week!

Okay, I have to admit, Valentine’s is not a holiday we celebrate. Not the way some people do. I have a difficult time thinking that any roses I might get cost triple what they normally do. Of course, the hubs does send them from time to time, but I’ve told him numerous times that the best time to send flowers is when I’m not expecting anything. Those are the moments when they mean the most. Back when the kids lived at home, we would have a spaghetti dinner (all of us) to celebrate. If I’m lucky, the hubs will make spaghetti even though it’s just the two of us.

Now that I’ve gotten the mushiness out of the way…

Last week was a good one for me. I got a lot done. I’ve been working on restructuring my workday so that I focus on all the important things, not merely writing. I have a bad habit of ignoring the other aspects of this business that need my attention, focusing only on the minimum. I made a resolution of sorts to find a way to divide my time more efficiently. I work close to 11 hours a day/seven days a week, so my next goal will be to reduce that time by a little. That’ll probably be more difficult than getting organized since I love what I do. I’m incredibly blessed, and I won’t take that for granted.

Don’t forget to grab your copy of Primal Instincts, Volume 2, on Friday. It’s on sale for $0.99 during preorder and also for one week after release, ending on February 23rd. All volumes are being released in Kindle Unlimited for a limited time but will be released on all other retailers in September. 

With that said, I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s, if you’re going that route) and a fabulous week!

Much Love!

Nicole

Epic Cuteness… a.k.a. my pups

Yes, Mom, I'm cuddling with the giraffe.
I won't blink first, Mom. I refuse.
Heineken and Moscato waiting for me to get off the phone.
In case you're wondering, this is where Heineken prefers to sleep when we're in the living room
Hennessy prefers to nap close-by, usually at the bottom of one of our recliners, making it impossible to raise it.
As for Moscato, she likes to contort herself into various positions when she sleeps. She's silly like that.

A few photos of what happened after the major ice storm we had a couple of weeks ago.

Those are the limbs that snapped off of our tree from the weight of the ice.
Imagine our entire street looking like this because it does.
All those limbs ... well, they came from this poor tree

Book News

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  • Release Day party on Friday, February 17th.

What I'm writing...

I finished writing Primal Instincts, volume 4, on Saturday, and I am mostly finished with volume 5. My goal is to be finished by Friday. I have to admit that I love spending my day with Journey, Creed, Hawk, and Garrison. I don’t know what to expect from any of them at this point, but they are remaining true to their goal. Of course, the obstacles they have to overcome continue to pop up, so it’s fun to watch them work their way through. 

WIP: Rule
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What I'm reading...

As I mentioned before, I have been binge-reading CD Reiss for about two months. I am on book 3 of the DiLustro Arrangement Trilogy. This book/series is everything I expect from the phenomenal author who weaves such an intriguing world.

What I'm watching...

Castle

After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

I am still watching Psych at night, but during the day – when I am not writing – I often have the television on for background noise. For the past few days, I’ve had Castle on because this will continue to be one of my top 10 TV shows of all time.

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3 Responses

  1. Happy V Day.
    My sentiments on flowers as beautiful as they are, I too prefer not to receive. When we had our first born and finances were tough, I requested to hubby not to buy me flowers, instead we lashed out on items for the baby. It became a custom after that where each birth, our children received a memorable gift for their birth.
    Besides, I’m the one person who can kill both real & fake flowers 🫢😂🤣🤣
    Anyway, stay safe, always love catching up with with your blogs and seeing how your adorable babies are doing.
    ❤️🫶🏻🫶🏻

  2. I just finished filthy hot billionaire. it was filthy and hot with billionaires. 🙂 I loved it wanted more of it. Did I miss something, who was sending the flowers to Emily?

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