Love For The Bad Guy #AlexisMoonlight #Teaser #YNWrites #ASMSG

Teaser from the upcoming novel, Alexis Moonlight

(The Cross Knight Chronicles)

Sanjay returned with a loaded injection gun in hand. The cobalt blue liquid sloshed around in the bullet-sized vial. He held it out to her. “Take it, so we can head out. You’ll need your strength for what we’re about to face.”

Heat rushed straight to her head as she glared at him. “No,” she bit out on a growl.

His Adam’s apple bobbed. He muttered something in Arabic as a slow menacing smile found its way to his lips. “Disregarding a direct order, Officer Moonlight?” He moved in closer, his approach demanding. “That would usually end in sex, but right now we don’t have the time for it. Either take it of your own will, or I’ll hold you down and shove it into your fucking neck myself.”

Author Yvonne Nicolas © 2018 

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Good things to come! #YNWrites #Anthology #ASMSG

Good morning, folks!
I’ve been asked to participate in an anthology that will release around the tail end of this year. I’m honored I was asked to join in. I can’t give you too many deets just yet because the mystery of it is the best part, but I’m participating with some amazing authors. Can’t wait to share my story with you!

Alexis Moonlight #theCrossKnightChronicles #Teaser #YNWrites #ASMSG

Teaser from the upcoming novel, Alexis Moonlight

(The Cross Knight Chronicles)

Alexis sprung toward his silky voice. Her wrist was caught in mid-swing, yet her blade still tasted vampire flesh.

The weight of his body shoved her to the floor. Strong legs straddled her hips, pinning her down.

She punched him in the jaw with her free hand. Her fingers cracked. With it, a sharp pain rushed up her arm and through the entire left side of her body. “Fuckin’ holy mother of oww!” she cried out. Felt like she’d jabbed stone.

His husky chuckle fluttered over her face. “Yeah, I could’ve told you that was a bad idea.” 

Author Yvonne Nicolas © 2018 

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Alexis Moonlight #Snippet #TheCrossKnightChronicles #YNWrites #SevenLines #ASMSG

Hey there, fellow readers and bloggers!

I was tagged by Author Stephanie Burke, Rae Lori, and Kate Baum to post the 7 lines of my WIP. So here I go. I hope you enjoy!

This is a snippet from my cyberpunk tale Alexis Moonlight (The Cross Knight Chronicles)

“I hate that we’re forced to do this, but you have to pay for the choices you’ve made. Look at this way, it could be much worse.” Sanjay held a signature pad out. The outline of a hand emerged on the screen. “Place your palm here to show you understand everything I’ve explained and that you comply with the terms.”

She slapped the pad out of his hand. “That droid is not staying here, Sanjay,” Alexis gritted out.

He eyed her in silence, his jawline set hard. He seemed indifferent about the whole situation. That was clearly just a front though. The droid was not only a problem for her, but for him as well. It would monitor her every move, twenty-four seven. That meant no more alone time for them.

Author Yvonne Nicolas © 2017

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Netflix Adventures #NeoYokio Review

“While attempting to distance himself from his demon-slaying past, Kaz Kaan, a wealthy magistocrat, is forced to question everything he knows about Neo Yokio.”

Let’s talk about Neo Yokio, the American-made Japanese series on Netflix.

I admit it; I saw the preview and I was instantly sold on this show. I knew I would love it! How could I not? Not only did it have an anime vibe to it (You guys know I love anime), and a supernatural flair in the storyline (Hello, paranormal romance writer here!), it starred a person of color (Boom, baby!).

Win—win, right? *deep sigh* Wrong. Oh so wrong.

There were some positive components in the show, but they were overshadowed by the not so engaging storyline and stilted voice-acting by the lead actor. I forced myself through the 6 pilot episodes because I got this thing about completing something I start. It wasn’t horrible, it was just difficult to finish.

I will say that I appreciate what the writers tried to accomplish with this series. Deliver something new and fresh. Granted, the story was indeed new and fresh, it was just poorly executed. And that’s just my anime-loving opinion on that.

I must say the art was nice, bubbly and fun. Some of the characters even made those goofy expressions you sometimes see in anime. Many people in the FB comic groups complained about the art style, but I think the style went well with the theme of the show.

Jaden Smith portrayed Kaz Kaan, an aristocrat demon slayer. I love Jaden, I really do, but he may have to take an “L” for this one. His voice acting was detached, lacking that special pizzazz that would make him desirable to listen to. Perhaps, that’s how it came off because the character is pretty monotone and removed from emotion, unless the situation involved his ex-girlfriend. I’m sure he’ll get better with more practice.

Jude Law, Susan Sarandon and Steve Buscemi did great as their characters! I expected nothing less from them.

But the shining light for me, and quite possibly the reason I kept watching, was Arcangelo Corelli. He was one of the comic reliefs as well as the antagonist. That being said, he was the jewel of the show, which is unfortunate for Jaden, because his character was supposed to be the star.

I also enjoyed Kaz’s friends whenever they were on screen. They were amusing.

What really bothered me about this show was the lack of representation of women of color. We simply didn’t exist in the high society created on the show, unless we were cronies to an uppity white girl or a masked performer who received no less than 5 seconds of screen time. Ah, I forgot to mention the episode when Kaz’s best friend jumped into a pool full of cursed water and was turned into a woman for the day. I guess we can count that as a WOC sighting. How disappointing. The main character is a person of color, but the writers couldn’t be bothered to give a woman of color a slot in the main cast.

Needless to say, if Neo Yokio gets a second season, I won’t be watching.

★★ out of 5 stars

Scattered Flames #DragonQueen #TDQS #Thunderclap #ASMSG

Hi there, folks!

I set up a Thunderclap to help get the word out for the latest installment of THE DRAGON QUEEN SERIES—SCATTERED FLAMES.

https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/61835-scattered-flames-dragon-queen

I would love your support!

The wonderful thing about supporting this Thunderclap is that it’s FREE.

Thank you and Happy Reading!

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Scattered Flames #SneakPeek 2 #DragonQueen #TDQS #ASMSG

Blaze wanted to sear the smile from his smug face, but she couldn’t move. She couldn’t even will a flame into existence, and lord knows she wanted to. He not only stole her powers, he stunted her spirit energy too. Didn’t help matters that she still suffered the muddling effects of the Warlock’s possession spell.

Lucius consumed another gulp, swallowing faster this time. “Do you feel the ache to call out to my Queen? I truly wish you would. I imagine she would break through any barrier to get to you. After all, she did conjure a moonlight mirror.” He released a breathy chuckle. “It’s unheard of for any demon to accomplish such a feat alone. She’s so powerful. If you would just call for her aid…” Voice lowering to a whisper, he sidled in closer. His death-tainted breath feathered her face. “We both need this. I’m not certain of what I will do to you should I be forced to wait any longer.” He brushed the back of his hand over her arm, making her flinch. Frozen goosebumps formed where he touched her. “Bring her to me. Let us both be freed of this torment.”

“No.” It became increasingly difficult to remain grounded. His presence, this place… It was breaking her down.

“This resistant will not help you, my dear?”

“Resistance is all I have left.”

“Words of a true hunter.”

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