“She is torn between the darkness and the light” #TouchTheDark #99Cents #ASMSG

TOUCH THE DARK

Silent Screams ~ Yvonne Nicolas

“Torn between darkness and light, can Rayne save mankind?”

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Silent Screams Excerpt

The erratic pounding beneath her chest had her pulse racing. Her body felt strange. A static charge started at her head and worked its way down to her toes. In waves, it rolled back up her body and left the center of her back pulsating. “What the hell…?”

SilentScreams_ebook_final_smallBewildered, Rayne reached back under her shirt, and brushed her fingers over her dragon tattoo. She vividly remembered when she got it. It was years ago in Hong Kong. On that day, she was a little tipsy, and feeling mighty damn adventurous.

As she stroked her tatted flesh, it thumped against her fingers like a heartbeat. Weird!

In the thick of her confusion, something really freaky happened. Time slowed down. Rayne turned in a circle watching everything in motion drag to a sluggish pace. After that, everything went mute. She couldn’t hear the sounds of cars driving by, or the chatter of the people walking along the strip, who literally moved in slow motion as they sauntered by.

It was like being caught up in some bizarre dream.

A presence… She felt a presence that made her insides flutter. She’d felt this presence before, in her mind. Could it be him? Demetri? Had he actually found her?

Nervously, she clutched the end of her shirt and scanned the area for just a glimpse of him. No one stood out. No one even looked her way. Was he teasing her, or was her mind truly playing tricks on her? “That’s it, make me even crazier than I already am,” she muttered.

Along the side of the street, a cab pulled up next to her. The driver, a middle aged man with a cropped haircut and a broad smile, stepped out of the car. He trotted around the vehicle to where she stood and opened the back door. Sweeping his hand through the air, he gestured for her to enter.

Without asking any questions, she slid into the cab.

It was a quiet ten minute ride to the beach. Still smiling, the driver helped her out, and then waved for her to follow him.

Her Adidas’ rubber soles dug into the sand as they trudged along the deserted beach.

Off in the horizon, a pale pink tint from the moon beamed over the small waves in the ocean and highlighted the grains of sand. They sparkled under her appraisal like a trillion tiny diamonds in the spotlight.

The driver led her to a small gazebo near the shore. Sheer red curtains covered the openings. Through the transparent fabric a chaise lounge sat in the center of it. On the side, was a tall bucket filled with ice, chilling a large bottle. Probably wine. Long metal torches on either side of the shelter added to the glow already cast from the moon above.

“This is lovely, but why’d you bring me out…?” She turned to find the driver gone. “Ohh-kay, Houdini, where’d ya’ go?”

A gentle breeze blew ripples over the water and pushed the curtains back, as if to welcome her into the cozy enclosure.

Swallowing hard, she moved toward it.

A deep croon brushed the side of her neck. “Do you approve?”

Startled, she whirled around and tumbled backwards. The heel of her shoe dipped into a patch of soft sand and she lost her balance.

A pair of hands caught her by the arms. She was jerked upright and drawn against a hard masculine body. Her breath came out in shorts spurts as his arms circled her waist. “Oh God,” was all she could whimper.

Deathly afraid to look up into his face, she clutched the lapels of his jacket and squeezed her eyes shut. Panic picked at her nerves. Suddenly, she realized she was holding her breath.

Breathe, Rayne, breathe.

This was no dream, or vision. This was actually happening. He’s here! He’s really here!

The enticing scent that made her horny as all hell swirled around her in teasing ribbons of ecstasy. She couldn’t help but breathe him in with every inhale.

His long fingers slipped beneath her chin and tilted her face up to his. “At your request, I am here.”

She opened her eyes and her next breath got caught in her throat. Whoa!

Jet black, wavy hair draped his broad shoulders, and framed his porcelain face. Mid-high cheekbones and a narrow-bridged nose added to the perfection of his features. Accented by a fan of thick black lashes, bright, exotic eyes that shimmered like the ocean were fixed on her.

Plainly put, this man was crazy hawt, a real stunner. Never in her life had she seen a man, or woman, so incredibly beautiful. He was unreal. Just looking at him made every muscle in her body tingle, every nerve quiver and her lady needs increase. “Demetri?” she whispered, giving into the shudders darting up and down her spine.

His plush lips curved up into a sexy smirk, enhancing his beauty as he slowly removed her shades. “Hello, Angel.”

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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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Thank you for your support! ^_^

Combo Release for The #DragonQueen Series #asmsg #ian1 #kindleunlimited #urbanfantasy

Hello all!

SILENT SCREAMS and SHADOWS & DUST are the first 2 novels of the Dragon Queen series. These 2 novels are also the first additions to the special combo collection for the Dragon Queen series.

Yey!

Right now, it’s available for pre-order exclusively on Amazon for only $2.99. This is a limited time offer, my friends. 😉 Don’t miss out on this great deal!

If you are a Kindle Unlimited member, you will be able to read it for FREE when it releases on October 3rd. It’s my gift to the readers for giving me a reason to continue writing this series.

Thank you all for your support! Combo_1_ebook

Silent Screams (Book 1 ~ the Dragon Queen Series)

Sink your fangs into this edgy tale, consumed with dark romance, blood lust and creatures that lurk in the night. silentscreams_fbcover2

“The mysteries of the world have been hidden from you all your life. I beseech you to stay, so that I may give you but a taste of the truth you seek.” ~ Demetri Bithanos

SilentScreams2R&B sensation, Sharayna “Rayne” Piers, lives her life dedicated to her music. On stage and in the studio, she pours her heart and soul into the lyrics of her songs, hoping to deliver a piece of herself to the listeners. But ever since her twentieth birthday, her seemingly normal life has taken a turn to the dark side.

Piercing screams and horrendous acts of murder seizes her mind, haunting her night and day. Women similar to her in age are vanishing all over the world without a trace. It leaves Rayne wondering if the rash of disappearances is connected to her visions.

Soon, she will discover the world she was raised in is just a cover for what really hides in the shadows, and that her life as a human is a deception to mankind, a guise to conceal her true nature. Will she shun the darkness that has befallen her or step up to the throne and become what she was created to be? YN_logo_WhiteShadows & Dust (Book 1.5 ~ the Dragon Queen Series)

Unveil a world filled with monstrous shadows and whispering darkness. ShadowsDust_fbcover

“Things are so different now. Clouds of demons are shrouding the world. I missed the good ole’ days, when a little silver and holy water got the job done.” ~ HavocShadowsnDust2

When darkness falls, Vampire Huntress Joan “Havoc” Dawson and her team gears up and steps out to meet the evil as it threatens to spill onto the streets of mankind.

On the second anniversary of her sister’s death, Havoc finds herself lured into a rundown neighborhood by an unknown entity. She stumbles upon a dark secret, one that’s guaranteed to claim many innocent lives.

But in order to destroy the creature behind the madness, Havoc may have to surrender her soul to the darkness.

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**WARNING: This series is not suitable for the faint of heart, prudes or those easily bothered by strong and vulgar language, urban dialect, demon and vampire seduction, kickass female characters, sword-wielding bad asses, super-hot shifters, dark smutty sex and extreme violence.**

Consider yourself warned. 🙂

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Silent Screams is BOOK OF THE YEAR!!! #ASMSG #DEC #Paranormal #InterracialRomance

Oh my God, I’m so excited I don’t know what to do with myself!

The first book in the Dragon Queen Series, Silent Screams was nominated for Book of the Year over at the Talent Cave Reviews.

AND IT WON!

You awesome readers did that! You heard my desperate pleas for votes and you answered by putting Silent Screams on top. *grin* You guys rock!

Silent Screams was the only interracial romance novel nominated, which makes this win even sweeter.

http://thetalentcavereviews.weebly.com/

Thank you from the bottom of my black little heart! 😉

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CLICK IMAGE to read the Talent Cave 5 star review of Silent Screams

Open your soul to the dark mysteries of the world and sink your fangs into the Dragon Queen Series.

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Check out the new release, the 4th installment to the Dragon Queen Series ~  SHIFTING DARKNESS

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

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Silent Screams Is Now Available For Your Nook #ASMSG #DEC #Paranormal #InterracialRomance #Vampires

“The mysteries of the world have been hidden from you all your life. I beseech you to stay, so that I may give you but a taste of the truth you seek.” ~ Demetri Bithanos

SilentScreams_ebook_finalR&B sensation, Sharayna “Rayne” Piers, lives her life dedicated to her music. On stage and in the studio, she pours her heart and soul into the lyrics of her songs, hoping to deliver a piece of herself to the listeners. But ever since her twentieth birthday, her seemingly normal life has taken a turn to the dark side.

Piercing screams and horrendous acts of murder seizes her mind, haunting her night and day. Women similar to her in age are vanishing all over the world without a trace. It leaves Rayne wondering if the rash of disappearances is connected to her visions.

Soon, she will discover the world she was raised in is just a cover for what really hides in the shadows, and that her life as a human is a deception to mankind, a guise to conceal her true nature. Will she shun the darkness that has befallen her or step up to the throne and become what she was created to be?

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Sink your fangs into this edgy tale, consumed with dark romance, blood lust and creatures that lurk in the night.

“Yvonne Nicolas overlays a fabulous paranormal world over our own; one filled with demons and dragons, vampires and werewolves.” Reviewed by Happily Ever After Reviews

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/

A Chance to Win A New Release and an Amazon Gift Card! Winter Giveaway. #ParanormalRomance #ASMSG #DEC

How’s the Arctic Blast treating you? We are cold and soiled in rain here in Georgia, but it’s absolutely freezing in some other places here in the US of A. I hope you all are keeping warm. 🙂

Around this time of the month I usually participate in a Holiday Giveaway Hop with fellow authors, but because I’ll be moving  during this month. As a result, I can’t offer my time to the hop like I’d like to.

However…

That doesn’t mean I’m not going to give the readers a chance to win some free stuff! Come on, this is the month of giving. And on a side note, it’s also the month of my birthday. Hint-hint. 😉 It wouldn’t be complete unless I made someone smile.

ShiftingDarkness2As most of you already know, SHIFTING DARKNESS—an extended short story to the Dragon Queen Series, releases this month. Well now I have a date to announce.

Shifting Darkness will release on MY BIRTHDAY, which is the 26th of December. That’s right! Right after Christmas, baby! Woot-woot!

CAPRICORNS RULE!

I’m going to have cake, ice cream and a ridiculous amount of booze. Won’t you come and celebrate my birthday with me. 😉

**Due to unforeseen circumstances, the release date has been moved to the 20th of December, Friday.**

Wait a minute, before that happens, let me fill you in on the giveaway.

On the 18th 13th of December, I will post 5 QUESTIONS pertaining to the Dragon Queen Series. If you’re familiar with the series these question should be super easy for you to answer. The first 3 readers who answer them correctly will be the winners! I will announce the winners on the 20th on my blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

The 1st person to answer correctly will win:

  • An autographed print copy of Silent Screams (Book 1)
  • An autographed print copy of Shadows & Dust (Book 1.5)
  • An autographed print copy of Scarlet Moon (Book 2)
  • An Ebook copy of the my newest release Shifting Darkness (Book 2.5)
  • The Dragon Queen Series Book Cards
  • $10 Amazon Gift Card

The 2nd person to answer correctly will win:

  • An autographed print copy of Silent Screams (Book 1)
  • An autographed print copy of Scarlet Moon (Book 2)
  • An Ebook copy of the my newest release Shifting Darkness (Book 2.5)
  • The Dragon Queen Series Book Cards

The 3rd person to answer correctly will win:

  • An autographed print copy of Scarlet Moon (Book 2)
  • An Ebook copy of the my newest release Shifting Darkness (Book 2.5)
  • The Dragon Queen Series Book Cards

Now keep in mind this is not all of the prizes. I have some fabulous author friends who will most likely get in on this giveaway. So you could win much more than this!

I’ll keep you posted. 😉

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SILENT SCREAMS is nominated for 2013 Book of the Year over at the Talent Cave Reviews! I still get a little teary-eyed when I think about it. *blush*

If you haven’t had a chance to vote yet, the polls are still open!

CLICK HERE LINK TO CAST YOUR VOTE >>> http://thetalentcavereviews.weebly.com/

Torn between the whispering darkness and the divine light, can she save mankind from the rise of evil?

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I want to take a moment to pass some love to a wonderful actor who raced his way into my heart years ago. He was taken from this world way too soon. 😦 My heart is sad. I will be in tears as I make this a Fast & Furious weekend by watching all of the films in the Fast & Furious franchise. I hope you’ll join me.

Much Love! RIP Paul Walker

“If one day the speed kills me, don’t cry because I was smiling.” ~ Paul Walker

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