Category romances aren't actually a sub-genre, but rather this a publishing term used to describe books that are published in a specific categories or series. Typically, they are lower in price and shorter in length than other titles, and often they receive heavy criticism for having formulaic plot structures. I, however, disagree with this criticism, or rather, I don't think it should be a reason for criticism. Readers choose category romances because they know exactly what to expect, what … [Read more...] about Romance Sub-genres: Category Romance
Have you ever wondered what all the different romance sub-genres are? There are dozens of them and every day it seems more and more are popping up. So today, I'm going to help you out buy given a brief description of some of the more popular and well-known sub-genres. But first, let's examine exactly what constitutes a Romance. What is a Romance: A romance is any book where a romantic relationship is central to the story. In most cases, there is also a happy ending as well. That's it. … [Read more...] about Romance Genres Explained
I don't like New Year's Resolutions. I really don't. It's so easy to say "This year I'm going to read more" or "This year I'm going lose weight." The problem is, without a plan, they're just words. Unless you have a strategy put in place to actually achieve, or even just attempt the resolution, you're just setting yourself up for failure. My preference? I like annual goals. Why? Because a goal is specific and achievable. It's something you work towards, taking each step as it comes. To … [Read more...] about Have you kept your resolutions?
Can you believe it's November already? Christmas is right around the corner and already my workload has tripled! Between the end of year activities at my children's school and the various functions coming up around town I've barely found the time to write lately. Luckily, I finished Cosmic Glitch a couple of weeks ago, so I can afford to take a bit of a breather. Not too long though, Butterfly Kisses, Stonebridge 2, is already niggling away at me and I just know I'll have to sit behind a … [Read more...] about Stonebridge Update – Cosmic Glitch Complete
Chapter One Paul Blakely sat on his favourite barstool tucked away in the shadows at the far end of the bar, his long fingers cupped around a glass of whisky and Coke. The ice inside the black liquid had long since melted and the glass no longer felt cool against the warmth of his palm. He sighed, glancing briefly at the clock on the far wall across the room. It was time to go home. Drawing a five dollar note out of his pocket, he slid it across the counter and prepared to leave when … [Read more...] about Excerpt from Redemption
Launching the Nicola Sinclair Advanced Readers Club Love to read and don't mind sparing a few moments to write a review? Want to get all of my books for FREE and before anyone else? Then you need to sign up to my Advanced Readers Club. It's pretty simple, really, I need reviewers to review my books on all of the major e-book retailer sites and I'm willing to give free copies away to achieve this. The big publishers do it all the time (how do you think those reviewer quotes end up on … [Read more...] about Advanced Readers Club Launch
Just a quick note to say a great big THANK YOU to all the website owners that allow indie authors to promote their books. There are so many of them out there and I am extremely grateful for the services they provide. I've started a list, it's going to grow as I make new connections, so keep an eye out. Links to Indie Author Supporters Please go and have a look at their sites and support the great work they do. Angela … [Read more...] about Indie Author Book Marketing Shout Out’s
Thanks for joining me. Please have a look around and make yourself at home. I am thrilled to finally get my site up and running and I would love to hear what you think. Feel free to leave comments where they are available or hit the CONTACT link to drop me a line. I hope you enjoy using this site as much as I have enjoyed developing it. Nicola … [Read more...] about Welcome to my website