I NEED YOUR VOTE! #ASMSG #Author #Contest

Yesterday, I was informed of some wonderful news!

The DRAGON QUEEN SERIES is nominated for a Reader’s Choice Award. Yey! I’m honored and extremely thrilled about this. The nomination alone makes me so happy. 🙂

Now this is the part where I beg for your votes. :p

The poll is open until September, so there is time. I would really appreciate a vote from you. It’s really easy. You don’t have to sign up for anything. Just click on the link and vote: http://www.swirlawards.com/p/best-series-poll_28.html  

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Sharayna ‘Rayne’ Piers lives a life in the spotlight as one of the hottest singers around. Beneath her life of stardom a dark threat rises within her thoughts and an unnatural hunger seduces the very core of her. Visions of women getting brutally murdered by an unseen force tortures her mind. When women near her age begin to disappear all over the world, she realizes that her nightmares have somehow become reality. Her life takes an unexpected, but deliciously sexy turn when she is approached by the beautiful demon vampire, Demetri Bithanos. He awakens her dark side and gives her the only thing that will sate her deepest craving. Blood. But her moment of euphoria doesn’t last. The dark lord Lucius — the spawn of the devil — is after her sacred blood and he will do whatever it takes to get her.

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Tajaé Zhang from the #DragonQueen Series, drawn by @DennisArtWorks #Art #Anime #Manga #ASMSG

Happy Friday, friends!

Today, I have a new image to share with you. I hope you like it as much as I do!

I came across an artist named David Dennis on Tumblr and I immediately jumped at the chance to work with him. He’s a great guy, who is totally unaffected by my wacky personality. *grin* I can’t wait to share more of his art with you. Many of you know I’m a HUGE anime and manga fan, which is why I was drawn to his artwork. Anime takes me to my happy place, and so does his art style.

Want to see more of his work? Swing on over to DeviantArt and check it out.

Click on the logo banner below to be directed to Dennis’ DeviantArt Gallery page.

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Now, I present to you, the badass black panther shifter from

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TAJAE ZHANG

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 “I’ve often asked myself, could I have you without hurting you; rouse your body in ways you never knew possible without tripping over to the dark side of my nature and taking my desire for you too far? How can I resist, when I want you more than my next breath?” ~ Tajaé Zhang

Tajaé is the second in command of the UK based Chalvaiz clan—the largest shifter clan in the world. He is ruthless, ferocious when in battle, and at times, separated from morality. But that doesn’t mean he can’t be a lover and a fighter. He is introduced in the fourth installment of the Dragon Queen Series, SHIFTING DARKNESS. In this novel, London has been thrown into a vicious zombie apocalypse. It’s up to Tajaé and his clan to eliminate the rapid spread of this demon virus before it destroys mankind as we know it.

ShiftingDarkness2An unseen war is brewing in the shadowy underworld of London. Dr. Faith Miller, a local pathologist, is exposed to the horrific reality when she stumbles upon her brother consuming the flesh of his lover.

Tajaé Zhang, the second in command of the UK based black panther pack of the Chalvaiz clan, and his fellow shifters have been systematically exterminating the walking corpses—zombies, in an attempt to control the rapidly spreading demon virus.

Secretly, he has observed Faith from afar for months. His attraction for her has grown into an untamable love. After she’s bitten and infected with the virus, Tajaé defies the laws of the shifter packs and puts his life on the line to save hers.

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Tajaé’s blade met his in an angry clash. The two metals screeched as Tajaé pushed forward and their hilts locked together. He twisted his wrist inward, which in turn forced the handle from Antoine’s grip. Tajaé flung his arm out and Antoine’s weapon flew across the room, lodging into the wall. Before the ancient vampire could use his dark power to summon the sword back into his possession, Tajaé slammed his fist into his jaw.

Stunned, Antoine stumbled back.

Without pause, Tajaé followed up with a roundhouse kick to his head.

The blow lifted Antoine off his feet, spun him in the air and threw him back.

SwordAs soon as his body hit the wall, Tajaé was on him with his blade at his throat.

“Alright-alright, that’s enough, Tajaé.” Still lounged at the table, Razo regarded him a side eye and smirk. “Put the brakes on that temper, mate.”

“Razo, are you’re going to allow this?” Antoine strained out, his fangs extended in anger and his hot glare locked on Tajaé, who still had his weapon pressed into his jugular.

With laughter in his voice, Razo responded, “Well, you were sitting in his chair, soo…”

“He killed my chevaliers!”

“Hey, you were warned. I told you not to sit in his chair. You didn’t listen.”

“Enough about the fucking chair! This is an outrage! I am nobility, a pure blood.”

“Your vampire ranking means nothing on this side of the river,” Razo growled, suddenly at Tajaé’s side.

“You are aware that this treatment of me is just cause to start a war.” Antoine’s words were laced with venom as his glare shifted from Tajaé to Razo. “Is that what you felines want?”

Surrounded by powerful shifters with a blade at his neck, and yet, this vampire was still too haughty to know his place. Given his make, this wasn’t a surprise.

Narrowing his glare, Tajaé added pressure to the sharp edge.

A line of dark blood bubbled out from cut and trickled down his collarbone. He harped out in sadistic laughter. “Ah yes. You just guaranteed your death, boy.”

“Release him, Tajaé,” Razo commanded. “I think that’s enough entertainment for the evening.”

Tajaé snatched his sword to the side, leaving a deep gash on the vampire’s throat.

Antoine crumbled to his knees, holding his neck. His ailing didn’t last long. Hissing, he sprung up from the floor with his nails lengthening for the attack.

Razo stepped in front of Tajaé and caught Antoine by the wrist. “What my cryptic brother-n-law was trying to tell you in his own loving manner is when you step onto my turf, you are no longer nobility. You are simply a guest, which means you don’t speak out unless spoken to and you damn sure don’t scold my pack members, especially my second in command. That, my vampire friend, is equivalent to pissing on my fucking floor!”

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ShiftingDarkness2An unseen war is brewing in the shadowy underworld of London. Dr. Faith Miller, a local pathologist, is exposed to the horrific reality when she stumbles upon her brother consuming the flesh of his lover.

Tajaé Zhang, the second in command of the UK based black panther pack of the Chalvaiz clan, and his fellow shifters have been systematically exterminating the walking corpses—zombies, in an attempt to control the rapidly spreading demon virus.

Secretly, he has observed Faith from afar for months. His attraction for her has grown into an untamable love. After she’s bitten and infected with the virus, Tajaé defies the laws of the shifter packs and puts his life on the line to save hers.

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Release Day Party! SHIFTING DARKNESS is now Available! #ASMSG #DEC #IAN1 #Zombies #InterracialRomance

It’s finally here! The day where we celebrate zombie and shifter love. *grin*

Today, and throughout the weekend, I will be celebrating the release of Shifting Darkness, a multicultural tale where a panther shifter falls in love with a woman infected with a demon virus known to turn humans into zombies. In order to keep her alive he has to defy the laws of his pack.

Won’t you come and celebrate with me?

Click the link to join in on the fun at Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/707342889299263/

Welcome to London, where the dead walks and the shifter packs rule.

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“I’ve often asked myself, could I have you without hurting you; rouse your body in ways you never knew possible without tripping over to the dark side of my nature and taking my desire for you too far? How can I resist, when I want you more than my next breath?” ~ Tajaé Zhang

An unseen war is brewing in the shadowy underworld of London. Dr. Faith Miller, a local pathologist, is exposed to the horrific reality when she stumbles upon her brother consuming the flesh of his lover.

Tajaé Zhang, the second in command of the UK based black panther pack of the Chalvaiz clan, and his fellow shifters have been systematically exterminating the walking corpses—zombies, in an attempt to control the rapidly spreading demon virus.

Secretly, he has observed Faith from afar for months. His attraction for her has grown into an untamable love. After she’s bitten and infected with the virus, Tajaé defies the laws of the shifter packs and puts his life on the line to save hers.

SCORE YOUR COPY OF SHIFTING DARKNESS TODAY!

Shifting Darkness is the 4th installment to the Dragon Queen Series.

Have you gotten your first taste?

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The Author Spotlight is on ME! Interviewed by @JadeKerrion #ASMSG #DEC #IAN1 #IndieAuthors

The very talented Jade Kerrion interviewed me earlier this year, and I must say I enjoyed every bit of it. We touched a little on my writing process, the Dragon Queen Series, and the ups and downs of my career.

“When I started writing, my goal was to answer the reader’s call, to make characters relatable to people from different backgrounds. I’d like to believe I achieved that in the Dragon Queen series.”

Click the link to check out my interview with jade Kerrion: http://www.jadekerrion.com/2013/12/16/author-spotlight-on-yvonne-nicolas-author-of-scarlet-moon/

There’s still time to enter the Winter Giveaway! The contest is over on Friday, December 20th when SHIFTING DARKNESS, the 4th installment of the Dragon Queen Series releases. Don’t miss out on your chance to win!

Click the link for details on the giveaway:

http://blog.yvonnenicolas.com/2013/12/13/winter-giveaway-win-new-release-and-amazon-gift-card-asmsg-dec-vampires-paranormalromance/

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Winter Giveaway! Win New Release and Amazon Gift Card! #ASMSG #DEC #Vampires #ParanormalRomance

Happy Friday the 13th, people!

Today is the start of my Winter Giveaway! Yeeyyy!

I’m doing this Winter Giveaway to celebrate the release of the paranormal romance novel, SHIFTING DARKNESS, Book 2.5 — due to release December 20th 2013!

This is how it works. I’m going to post 5 questions pertaining to the Dragon Queen Series. The first 3 people to drop the correct answers in my FB inbox wins!

Before I post the questions, check out the goodies that could be yours.

The 1st person to answer correctly will win:

The 2nd person to answer correctly will win:

The 3rd person to answer correctly will win:

Now, let’s get this party started!

**If you know the answers to the questions, don’t post them here, drop a message into my FB fan page inbox and I will reply to let you know I received it. https://www.facebook.com/yvonnenicolasfanpage

  1. Where was Sharayna “Rayne” Piers born?

  2. What’s the name of Demetri’s sword?

  3. Demetri’s brother, Maurisio, is the head alpha of the Chalvaiz clan, which consists of many different animal shifters. What animal does he shift into?

  4. What are humans with supernatural abilities called?

  5. In Scarlet Moon, what are the names of the two priestesses who are appointed to follow the half-bred wizard, Vincent?

Now if you can’t answer them all, that’s okay, give a go anyway. I may take 4 out of 5. 😉 I will name the winners on Friday, December 20th.

Good luck!

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SHIFTING DARKNESS Available on December 20th 2013

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SILENT SCREAMS is nominated for the 2013 Book of the Year over at the Talent Cave Reviews! To say that I’m elated and honored is an understatement. 😀 If you haven’t voted yet, there’s still time! http://thetalentcavereviews.weebly.com/

New Release Date for SHIFTING DARKNESS #ASMSG #DEC #ParanormalRomance #Zombies

Hey there, readers, bloggers and fellow authors! I hope everyone is keeping warm during this arctic blast season. Brrr….

Last week, I announced the release date for Shifting Darkness, the 4th installment of the Dragon Queen Series. The release date was based on personal affairs and of course my birthday. *grin* Well, due to some good news and changes in my life, I’ve moved the release date up to the 20th of December, Friday. Yey!

So it will be available on Amazon sooner rather than later.

This also means the giveaway dates will be moved up. This Friday, which happens to be Friday the 13th, I will post 5 questions pertaining to the Dragon Queen Series. CLICK HERE to get the details of the Winter Giveaway. On the release date for Shifting Darkness, I will announce the first 3 readers who got the questions right. 😀

Don’t miss out on your chance to win!

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An unseen war is brewing in the shadowy underworld of London. Dr. Faith Miller, a local pathologist, is exposed to the horrific reality when she stumbles upon her brother consuming the flesh of his lover.

Tajaé Zhang, the second in command of the UK based black panther pack of the Chalvaiz clan, and his fellow shifters have been systematically exterminating the walking corpses—zombies, in an attempt to control the rapidly spreading demon virus.

Secretly, he has observed Faith from afar for months. His attraction for her has grown into an untamable love. After she’s bitten and infected with the virus, Tajaé defies the laws of the shifter packs and puts his life on the line to save hers.

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