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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

12 Days of Christmas ~ Meet d. Nichole King


Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. This 12 Days of Christmas event is super awesome!

Let me introduce myself. I’m d. Nichole King, and I write books. LOL! And obviously I’m a dork because I just laughed at my own joke. I hope you enjoy the quick overview of my books below, and I’d love to connect with you, so make sure you check out my social media links below. Have fun!

THE SPIRIT

The Spirit (Spirit Trilogy, #1)
The Spirit (Spirit Trilogy #1) -- YA

Carrie Reese doesn’t believe in ghosts—until she falls in love with one.

From the moment he walks through the door, a cool breeze surrounds Carrie. She knows Lucas is too good to be true...and he is. Because he’s dead.

Devastated over her parents’ divorce, 17 year-old Carrie is spending the summer with her grandparents in Villisca—the creepiest town in Iowa. Even though it makes her skin crawl, Carrie doesn’t regard the haunting of the infamous Moore House to be anything more than superstition.

Lucas, however, knows exactly why the mysterious farmhouse should be avoided. But that’s not what brings him to town. As a ghost, he cannot cross over into the afterlife until he finds his soul, and there’s someone in Villisca who can help. Instead, he finds Carrie. And there’s something about her that draws him in. Why didn’t he find her sooner? Like, when he was alive?

When the force of their love disrupts the containment spell around the Moore House, the rift to Hell inside the attic opens, releasing the demons. Since love isn’t meant to be shared between the living and the dead, the demons target the lovers, intent on dragging them to where their souls will face eternal destruction.

Sometimes there’s more at risk than merely dying.


Interview with Mike Carson:


Hi Mike! Thanks for joining me today!

Yeah, I appreciate the opportunity.

How about we start with an overview? Tell us about yourself.

Um, yeah, okay. I’ve lived in Villisca my whole life—all of seventeen years. My dad owns a ranch, so sometimes I give horseback riding lessons. I play football for the Villisca Blue Jays in the fall, and I wrestle in the winter. I’m not that great of a student, so I’m hoping to get a football scholarship.

You’re that good?

I’m decent, I guess.

What did you think of Carrie when you first met her?

Honestly, she wasn’t what I expected. Rob had told me she’d be coming for the summer, and that her parents were getting a divorce. By the way he talked, I didn’t figure Carrie would be handling it well. She confirmed my suspicions at dinner, when she barely said anything, but then, in the barn, it’s like she came alive.

You like her, don’t you?

(Laughs) Yeah, well, you’re not wrong.

What’s stopping you?

Other than Lucas, nothing.

Then where does that leave you two?

Smack-dad in the middle of friend zone. Sucks.

But you two did go to the Moore House together.

There’s some freaky shit going on in there. (Oh, can I swear? Sorry.) Man, the whole time outside, she shook like something had her scared to death. Then we walked inside, and this cold breeze ran past us, and she relaxed. Just like that. Until we got to the attic. Then all Hell broke loose. She started to sweat and whimper, then she screamed. It didn’t last long, but when I rushed her outside, her palms were bleeding from where she’d dug her nails into the skin. She said she was fine; I didn’t believe her.

What do you think spooked her?


Well, you know the place is haunted, right? Personally, I think the children are stuck in there with their killer—whoever it is. And I wonder if Carrie heard something. The attic is the place where they say the killer hid until the family went to bed.

You believe in ghosts?

Most definitely. There’s something in that house.

What’s your biggest fear?

That none of this is real, like the Matrix.

Last question: Can you tell our readers a secret? Something about you they’d never guess.

I’m a sucker for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Buy: Amazon

THE BODY


The Body (Spirit Trilogy, #2)The Body (Spirit Trilogy #2) -- YA


They vowed to never return.

Their lives depend on it. With last summer behind them, Lucas and Carrie think they’re safe.


Only the Moore House isn’t through with them.
When Lucas receives bad news, the search for the elusive half-demon who holds the key to Lucas’s death becomes first priority. The creature might be Lucas’s only shot at finding his soul. Problem is he doesn’t want to be found.

Dead ends and blocked attempts leave them wary.
Lucas seems to be fading away. His eyes no longer glow, his skin pales. Exhaustion consumes him, leaving him distant when he’s with Carrie. Not knowing what’s happening to him kills her.

From all around, shadows creep in, and there’s nowhere to hide.

Then, a mysterious stranger suddenly appears in town and unlocks a deadly secret from Lucas’s past. When the Moore House becomes their only escape—

No one is safe.



Amazon pre-order link: http://amzn.to/1CseMQq


LOVE ALWAYS, KATE



Love Always, Kate (Love Always #1) --NA
Love Always, Kate (Love Always, #1)
Dear Diary,

Leukemia’s been my life since I was eleven. Now, six years later, I want my life back. Only I’m not sure what that is.

The test results came back today. 22,000. Which means I’m officially out of remission—again.

I have three options:
1. Another round of chemo.
2. A super-new experimental drug.
3. Dump it all— forget the meds and treatments and enjoy the time I have left.

I think I know what I want.

Then, in walks Damian, changing everything.
I mean, everything.

He’s got his own set of issues. It binds us together, you know? We understand what it’s like to lose what matters most in seconds.

Still, the last thing I need is to have someone else to crush if I can’t fight hard enough. And the last thing he needs is someone else to grieve.

Never mind. I’m down to two options now.

Somehow I know that whichever one I choose, the result will be the same. With the sand in my hourglass seeping to the bottom, I hope there’s enough left to show Damian that life’s worth living. Worth fighting for.

Worth dying for.

Love Always,
Kate





Interview with Kate Browdy:



Thanks for joining me today, Kate.

You’re welcome!

You are so young, yet you’ve already been through so much. How do you cope with it all?
First of all I have amazing parents. They did their research, they went to support groups, they found Dr. Lowell and moved us to Iowa so I could be under his care. He’s one of the best.

Then I have my diary. During my first treatment, when I was eleven, someone told Mom how much keeping one helped other patients. When she gave it to me, I eagerly began to write in it. It became my safe place, my hiding place.

Have you ever let anyone read it?
No, never. It’s too personal. Everything I’ve ever felt, my fears, my dreams, everything is in there.

This is your third relapse. Is this time any different?
In terms of the leukemia, not really. I’m on a more potent chemotherapy drug, but other than that, it’s the same process as before. The biggest difference this time is that I feel like I’ve missed out on so much of life. Like, unintentionally, I’ve let the disease control me instead of the other way around.

Is that where Damian comes in?
(Smiles) Yeah, I guess. The first thing you notice about him is how gorgeous he is. Oh, and the dimples. Then you look into his eyes, and realize that there’s something dark behind them. Life hasn’t been kind to him either, and he lets it get to him. At first, I thought I could fix him, but in reality, he fixed me.

Oh that’s so romantic!
He is, especially when he’s not trying. And when he is, I know it’s because he wants everything to be perfect for me. We never know how long we have with the people we love. That’s something Damian understands well.

He’s your doctors’ son. Is that weird at all?
Sort of. At first it was, anyway. I mean, he snuck into his dad’s office and checked out my medical file! He’s got ways of finding stuff out. I’ve always known Dr. Lowell as Dr. Lowell, the doctor. It never dawned on me that he was also Jackson Lowell, the father. They’re different people.

What has this whole experience taught you?
That life is short. Short and beautiful. And even though it might hurt sometimes, that doesn’t make life any less special.

Thanks for sharing your story with us.

My pleasure.

Amazon buy link: http://amzn.to/1ucsHG3
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20942357-love-always-kate


D. Nichole King
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Since I was born and raised in Iowa, I like to create stories where my home state is the setting. There's nothing like small-town Midwest scenery to create the perfect backdrop for an amazing tale!
I've always loved to read and write. I'll read anything: Classics, fantasy, contemporary, mystery, horror. It doesn't matter as long as it draws me in. As a kid, I was raised on authors such as Lurlene McDaniel, R.L. Stine, Danielle Steele, Mary Higgins Clark, Stephen King, and Shakespeare.

Writing-wise, my fondness lies in the YA/NA genre, though I do have a couple of women's fiction stories swimming around in my head.

When not writing, I'm usually curled up with a book, scrapbooking, or doing yet another load of laundry.

Along with her incredible husband, I live in small-town Iowa with my four adorable (yet ornery) children and their dog, Peaches.

Facebook “friend” page: https://www.facebook.com/d.nicholeking1
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7762889.D_Nichole_King
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/D.NicholeKing/e/B00JHOR7WO/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1413495359&sr=8-2-ent
Website: www.dnicholeking.com



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