Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Closer and Closer

We are getting closer and closer to the A KING WILL RISE release on December 27th!
A KING WILL RISE is available for pre-order across all platforms!
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As I've been doing I have another teaser for you to devour and enjoy, and this one is from a character that's not been explored as much as others. Viviane for me was part Maleficent, Part Ursula and Part Queen Beryl (yes from Sailor Moon). She also represented the darker side of Morgana that is normally portrayed. It's your hot second Viviane, get to it!

Don't forget to enter the A KING WILL RISE Christmas special giveaway for your chance to win one of 2 ARC print copies of A KING WILL RISE! There are only 5 of them in the world and you could have 1 of them! It's so easy to enter and enjoy :)

Head over to my main site and the A KING WILL RISE teaser page to read the scene that goes with this pic and more!

Enjoy and don't forget to pre-order your copy and share the news with other book lovers like us!
<3 always LH
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Monday, December 19, 2016

It's Monday--Destine One please save me!

It's scientifically proven that Mondays tend to suck. I always have to find a little something extra on my Monday's to get me through it so I thought I'd lend you all a hand too, if you need it. (If you're one of those people that loves Monday's: Bless You, you unicorn creature you, because I hate them!)
Time for another Arthur teaser AND a giveaway for 2, yes 2, ARC print copies of A KING WILL RISE, PLUS I've got the release of the official artwork of A KING WILL RISE!
The giveaway is at the bottom of the post so scroll down to enter!

My Dragon senses are spiking out of control. I’ve never felt its call this strongly before. Not even in Camelot. I wish Mother were here to guide me. Even Delphina has been of little aid.  I wonder if it’s reacting to something I have yet to realize. The only thing harder than controlling my Dragon is governing my desires for Aliana. They grow stronger and stronger, almost unnaturally so. But my own struggles aren’t what is important right now. Activating the map, finding and retrieving the Grail, freeing my loyal knights, and finally ending Mordrid is. ~Arthur
A KING WILL RISE is available for pre-order across all platforms!
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Now for all the lovely new art! And, if your itching to see the past Legendary Saga art you can go to the Legendary Saga Art page on my main site to see every piece of visual pleasure that has been put together for my series :)



  
Enjoy until next time! And I hope you all survive Monday!
<3 always LH

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Another new one

I'm back again with another new teaser from A KING WILL RISE and this is a good one :D
The full teaser is on my main site, see the link below for this and the other new teaser I've launched for this week :)
Don't you just ache to know which one is saying this?


 Head over to my main site and the A KING WILL RISE teaser page to read the scene that goes with this pic and more!





The war is about to begin. Whose colors will you fly as a King rises?
Aliana, Dagg, and the New Round Table are so close. The alignment is only weeks away. All they need is to find the Grail of Power and unite the seven realms, but Mordrid is drawing ever closer and victory is far from assured.
All the bonds, questions, and betrayals will come to a head as the new Knights of the Round Table prepare for the final battle. To win, Aliana will have to do what hasn't been done in over three millennia: claim the power of the alignment and use it to either save the realms or raze them to the ground.
Join Aliana, and her family and allies, for the final installment of their Legendary quest.
 






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<3 always LH

Friday, December 9, 2016

A King Will Rise with Vira and Puck

It's time for another teaser featuring one of my favorite characters: Vira! If you've read RELICS OF CAMELOT then you'll know that she and Puck have a very special relationship ;P
It's one that's fascinated me since I first met Vira and she started to tell me her side of this Legendary Saga. That said, I thought I'd share a rather special teaser with you all, to highlight more of this budding relationship.
Enjoy!

     “Hey, slow down, tiger.” Aliana placed her hand over his before he could turn the knob. “I don’t want another broken door knob on our hands.” She hoped that joking with him about the first time he realized he had more than average strength would help calm him down. “You can’t just go chasing after her. Let’s find out what she’s up to first. For all we know, she’s going to find the Pixies.”
     The five Pixie sisters had made small homes for themselves in the forests because that was where Flora, Sabine, Grier, Estrelle, and Stella were most comfortable.
     “Fine,” Galahad said, opening the door and scooping Aliana up in his arms. Before she could protest, Galahad burst from the house chasing after his sister that
had already disappeared into the trees. He stopped a few seconds later, gently setting Aliana back on her feet.
     “What’s—”
     Galahad silenced her with his hand over her mouth. He pointed towards where Sophvira, dressed in jeans and a sweater, stood looking around at the trees. They were right on the edge of her property, at the edge of the barrier that protected everyone there.
     Aliana tapped Galahad’s hand. It slid away taking the pleasant tickle of the silver sparks with it. 
     He hovered over her as they moved closer, hiding behind a wide, twisting tree trunk. It felt wrong to be spying on Vira, but there was more going on with the girl than she was letting anyone know.
     “Puck?” Vira called out. She sounded excited and hopeful and so happy.
     Aliana’s eyes widened as she looked up at the white knight in surprise. He shrugged. Puck was supposed to be trapped in Oberon’s dungeons. Despite being bare chested, Galahad pulled out the dagger that she had given him months ago. A blade she had enchanted to work just for him. Not wanting to give their location away Aliana grabbed some of the power of the earth element and built a shield to keep anyone or anything from realizing they were there.
     A shadow moved on her left as little sparkles of light lit the area around Puck. “You were able to get away,” he said.
     Vira’s blue eyes glowed with the orange yellow light of the dozens of fireflies that lit up the night.
     The trickster looked no worse for wear. His somewhat gangly body was dressed in black pants with tall brown boots and a simple royal purple tunic with a wide leather belt. His shocking white blonde hair almost glowed in the magic light that accented his orange skin and silver eyes. But he also looked odd, almost exhausted.
      Vira nodded, her dark brown hair falling around her shoulders. “It wasn’t easy. I think big brother would have caught me sneaking out if he hadn’t been so distracted catching Aliana coming back in the house.” 

And there you have it! Head over to my main site and the A KING WILL RISE teaser page to read more!
Don't forget A KING WILL RISE is available for pre-order across all platforms!
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<3 always LH

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

New Teasers and Treats #WednesdayWow

Hey there everyone!!
I realize I have been quite absent these last months, and I do apologize for that. It was more then moving across country and starting a new and much more intense job. I also have broken with my publisher...........I know..........What the What?!?!?!!? Right?


--Can you tell I'm in a bit of a Moana mood right now? LOL. I mean who didn't like this movie? I'm still singing the songs a week later :D--
Considering that I am no longer with my former publisher I had a tough decision to make, but ultimately I felt that I was up to the task of self publishing A KING WILL RISE.
Don't get the freak on yet.......I have been SSOOOO blessed and humbled that my former editors were able to work with me freelance to make sure my book is as shiny and wonderful as the others. Believe me when I say it was a rough process, but I truly feel A KING WILL RISE will not let you down.
I was also blessed that a good friend, and fellow author, Rebekah Ganiere was able to create my beautiful and stunning cover! I couldn't be more amazed and thrilled by the great work she put in to it.

Not that I really need to show my cover off again.......but yeah I kind of do!

I am also please to announce A KING WILL RISE is available for pre-order as of today! This final jewel will be delivered by Dagg and the Pixies on December 27th to all digital devices! Paperbacks will follow only days later :) It's across all platforms and here are the links:

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Share the wonderful news and celebrate by buying your copy now AND getting a look at a new teaser for A KING WILL RISE as apart of a new # I'm trying out #WednesdayWow
Click the image to head over to my main site for the teaser! And if the link doesn't work, just click here

I hope you enjoy this goodness and I can't wait for DEC 27th!
<3 always LH

Friday, December 2, 2016

Music of the LEGENDARY SAGA

Hello readers and fellow book lovers!!
I know it's been a while but first congratulations again to the winners from the Fall YASH giveaway!
Next I've got some wonderful news! Just in time for Christmas A KING WILL RISE will be released out into the world. Look for the pre-order soon! I am both thrilled and sad to see this chapter of the LEGENDARY SAGA come to an end, but I am also thrilled for all the goodness still to come.
As we all know I love music, it's a MUST have for me when in my book worlds. I have playlists for each book and it should be no surprise that I have one fore AKWR too!
A list that is now live to all! Spotify is my godsend and the home for ALL my playlists, even for books I've yet to publish ;P
So here it is: A KING WILL RISE official play list!


 Yes, Centuries form Fall Out Boy is on every list because if I had to pick only one song that I felt proper represented my whole series that is it! Not to mention I'm a crazy Fall Out Boy fan! I've loved their music since they first debuted.
Incase you want to listed to this playlist, and my others on your phone, get the free spotify app and fine me here:
https://open.spotify.com/user/l.h.nicole.author
You can also go to my main site http://lhnicoleauthor.com and under the Legendary Saga tab at the top go to Legendary Extras and find all my play lists!
And if you pop over there you'll also notice A LOT of new fun extras, including the first teasers of A KING WILL RISE! Don't miss them  :)

Side note, has anyone seen Moana yet? SO SO SO SO GOOD! You have to see it =^_^=
<3 always L.H.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

2016 Fall YASH & A King Will Rise cover reveal!

Hi there! It's October 4th and that means today kicks off the Fall YA Scavenger Hunt! It's one of my favorite things of the year and I'm thrilled to be apart of it again.
My host page is over on my main site so be sure to click the link below to take part and get your chances to win some great books, and the biggest giveaway I've ever done! 1 lucky USA resident will win a prize package worth over $70 dollars including a custom made ring inspired by my LEGENDARY SAGA!

Speaking of my Legendary Saga and the YASH I also means that the cover reveal for A KING WILL RISE!!!
I can't show it here because it's my exclusive content for the Hunt so you'll have to navigate your way through #TeamBlue to to find it! Or you can go to Goodreads and add A KING WILL RISE to your TBR list!

I love giving all my readers a chance at my giveaways so here is my big giveaway that you can enter multiple times :)
Head over to the hunt to find my content and learn about some really great books you can win :D
<3 always LH
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Saturday, September 10, 2016

I'm back!

No I didn't fall off the face of the earth, LOL!
I have been taking after my new "boss" and using deep dark magic holes that transport me through my worlds at a moments notice. I'm finally deciding to pop my head out for a hot moment so I can check in and give you all some nice and anticipated news!
Book 4 of my LEGENDARY SAGA will be published before year end! There has been some shifting and changes that have had to happen, which is one of the reasons I have been so silent, but now they are all worked out and things are flowing rather nicely!
A KING WILL RISE cover reveal will be in early October, so be sure to stay tuned. It's my favorite cover yet and WOW :) I also have made it through the current round of edits which have been the hardest so far.
For A KING WILL RISE I'm planning several very special giveaways and contests with some unique, and cool prizes, that I've never done before. It's all very exciting and I can't wait to start sharing bits of the final book in Aliana's quest with the world!
I also want to update you all on some signings I will be appearing at in 2017!
Once again I will be at RT Convention in Atlanta, GA

I will also be singing in Roanoke, VA at the Roanoke Author Invasion! This one is a very cool event that I'm stoked to get to be apart of, not only because of the many amazing authors that are slated to attend, but because this is a book signing with authors that don't normally get all the attention in brick and mortar stores or on all the big book publishing/review sites. There are several authors that are attending that I am THRILLED I'll get the chance to meet, mostly because I love their books :) I hope that those who live in VA will take the time to come see me there!


It's funny, I was chatting with a few author friends a while ago and we were talking about reviews and the people who read our books. It occurred to me that I've never really taken the time to properly thank my readers and everyone who has taken the time to write a post a review or rate my books. Good or bad, I know doing those things takes time and I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has taken the time!
So many of us authors live and die by ratings and we as readers understand how important they are. For me personally I always read at least six or seven reviews on a book before I make a decision if I want to get it or not. If you have books that you've had feelings--again, good or bad---about, please take a moment to pop onto Amazon, B&N, Goodreads or any other book review sites you use and leave those ratings or reviews. You will have the gratitude of all the authors if you do :)

On the off chance that you have stumbled on my humble blog by accident I've got information on my books below :) And if you haven't already, get your copy of RELICS OF CAMELOT and get caught up before A KING WILL RISE!


LEGENDARY (LEGENDARY SAGA # 1)
AMAZON ~ B&N ~ iTUNES ~ GOODREADS









CLAIMING EXCALIBUR (LEGENDARY SAGA # 2)
AMAZON ~ B&N ~ iTUNES ~ GOODREADS





RELICS OF CAMELOT (LEGENDARY SAGA # 3)
AMAZON ~ B&N ~ iTUNES ~ GOODREADS ~ KOBO





<3 always LH

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

RELEASE DAY RELICS OF CAMELOT

It's finally here!!!


RELICS OF CAMELOT is now live to the world and ready to pull you back into the Epic quest of King Arthur, Aliana, Lord Daggerhorne and the NEW Knights of the Round Table!! And so is a great giveaway with 2 people winning $20 gift cards and exclusive swag! (Enter at the end of this post!)

Relics of Camelot (Legendary Saga #3)

by 
Making a devil’s bargain with a Fae queen is a dangerous thing.
Thrown back to the golden days of Camelot, the Destined One needs to find the object that will lead her and the Knights of the Round Table to the Grail of Power. But Aliana must also figure out and complete a mystery task before she can return to her own time. The consequences of revealing Camelot’s future to King Arthur or any member of the Round Table family could be devastating. She is forced to keep secrets, feeling more alone than ever, even with the support of new friends and allies. With the unwelcome knowledge of their looming deaths, will she be able to resist the temptation to save the people she loves?
The attentions of Sir Galahad and King Arthur are a delightful yet confusing distraction. Her feelings for Arthur—even this version of him who doesn’t know her—continue to grow. The sparking sensation she’d felt whenever she touched Sir Galahad is mysteriously missing, but she can’t deny a continued connection with the protective knight.
Weapons powerful enough to destroy even Excalibur surface along with a shadowy figure that even seems to have influence over Mordrid. The time of the eclipse grows ever closer and everything Aliana thought she knew will once again be tossed into question again as she continues on her Legendary quest.

Relics of Camelot (Legendary Saga #3)
Even better, in honor or RELICS's release we have put LEGENDARY & CLAIMING EXCALIBUR on sale!

LEGENDARY (LEGENDARY SAGA # 1)
AMAZON ~ B&N ~ iTUNES ~ GOODREADS









CLAIMING EXCALIBUR (LEGENDARY SAGA # 2)
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We all know I can't do a release without giving you a new teaser so here is one of my FAVORITE scenes from RELICS OF CAMELOT! It's an Arthur/Aliana moment too <3 <3


“Why have you wondered alone from the camp, Aliana?”
Aliana whirled around, frightened by Arthur’s silent appearance, stumbling off balance. 
Arthur’s hot hands gripped her waist, helping to steady her.
Her own hands came up to rest on his hard chest. “You scared me.”
“Good.” He frowned darkly. “You should not be off on your own. I told you I would only allow you’re here if you stayed by me or Merlin or Galahad.”
Aliana’s cheeks heated. “I’m sorry, I just needed some space to shake off…everything.”
His temper cooling, one of his hands came up to twist strands of her hair around his fingers. “Since I am here, is there any way I can help you?” His eyes burned, and Aliana felt her own insides heat to match the fiery intensity building between them.
Her pounding heart tightened in her throat, her breath coming a little faster as desire for the king raced through her. Surprisingly, being wrapped in his arms was making the stress of the day fade away. “I don’t know. You holding me seems to be helping.”
Tiny little tingling sensations brushed her skin. She hadn’t been this close to Arthur since her Arthur had kissed her on the beach. She couldn’t help her eyes dropping to his mouth quickly, remembering the way he’d kissed her, with such pent up passion. His summertime scent, slightly sweet and fresh like morning dew, surrounded her. A part of her healing heart ached for Arthur to kiss her again.

A low grumble came from Arthur’s chest. “You can’t look at me like that. I’m not strong enough to resist,” he moaned gruffly. Arthur leaned in slowly, his intense eyes searching hers for any sign of rejection. But she didn’t have the resistance to deny him.

There are many more goodies like this on my site L.H. Nicole Books just go to the Relics of Camelot extras page and you'll see a whole bunch of them, and not just for RELICS, but for LEGENDARY and CLAIMING EXCALIBUR too! 

Also this week is the Spring YA Scavenger hunt and I'm on Team Red! If you want to take part, and have dozens of chances to win books, gift cards, and so many other book prizes (over 100!!!) then check it out here: 2016 Spring YASH #TeamRed Find the author hosting me on the hunt and you'll get even more RELICS fun!

THANK YOU to all my readers and fans for making my first series such a wonderful one! I am truly grateful and blessed to have found such amazing readers. I hope you'll share my series with more readers because we all know word of mouth is the best way to find new and great books to fall in love with :)
<3 always LH
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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Spring Fun, Sale & RELICS OF CAMELOT teaser



Hey everyone!! March is almost done, which means Spring is here and bringing with it all the Spring craziness!



This year I've got a pretty packed schedule between my real world job and my writing world, just to make things really interesting. The biggest piece of Spring fun is the release of RELICS OF CAMELOT! We've all been waiting and waiting and it's finally here. You can pre-order it across all platforms but here are two to make life easier:




Making a devil’s bargain with a Fae queen is a dangerous thing.
Thrown back to the golden days of Camelot, the Destined One needs to find the object that will lead her and the Knights of the Round Table to the Grail of Power. But Aliana must also figure out and complete a mystery task before she can return to her own time. The consequences of revealing Camelot’s future to King Arthur or any member of the Round Table family could be devastating. She is forced to keep secrets, feeling more alone than ever, even with the support of new friends and allies. With the unwelcome knowledge of their looming deaths, will she be able to resist the temptation to save the people she loves?
The attentions of Sir Galahad and King Arthur are a delightful yet confusing distraction. Her feelings for Arthur—even this version of him who doesn’t know her—continue to grow. The sparking sensation she’d felt whenever she touched Sir Galahad is mysteriously missing, but she can’t deny a continued connection with the protective knight.
Weapons powerful enough to destroy even Excalibur surface along with a shadowy figure that even seems to have influence over Mordrid. The time of the eclipse grows ever closer and everything Aliana thought she knew will once again be tossed into question again as she continues on her Legendary quest.

 But there's so much more to it all than just this! RT is in Vegas this year and I'll be joining 90 other YA authors throughout the week at panels, parties and so much more. I'll be at the Book signing on Saturday with copies of all of my books (hoping my publisher gets copies of RELICS there in time ;P).
As a treat, I convinced my publishers to put LEGENDARY and CLAIMING EXCALIBUR on sale from now until the end of RT! LEGENDARY is $0.99 and CLAIMING EXCALIBUR is $1.99, and yes this sale is across all platforms!!


Still there's more. Tonight, March 24th is the first showings of Batman vs. Superman, and me being the proud geek I am have tickets for the first showing at 6 PM here in DC! I promise there'll be no spoilers but all I can say is I am jumping out of my skin with excitement just wanting the day to be over so I can see this movie.



And I've got one last Spring goodie! The first YA Scavenger Hunt of 2016 starts March 29th (the same day RELICS OF CAMELOT releases) I am apart of #TeamRed and as my usual I'll be giving away extra prizes in addition to the main giveaways for each team on the hunt. Normally the hunts are only 72 hours, but this time, since we have 9 teams, the hunt will run from March 29th -April 3rd to give all you amazing readers time to really see what's on offer from so many great authors :)

And now that I've killed a little more time, I need to get back to kitchen life so I can get out of here to go see one of my top 3 most anticipated movies of 2016!
Wait...wait...one more thing before I go: A new RELICS OF CAMELOT teaser :)


“Are you excited for the games tomorrow, Aliana?”
Aliana turned, her face almost colliding with Galahad’s wide chest, her heart beating in her ears. Her eyes looked up to meet his laughing blue ones. “You really must stop sneaking up on me, Galahad.”
He smiled broadly. “It would seem I have a talent for finding you when you are lost in your thoughts.”
Aliana’s stomach started to fill with butterflies. Before the very perceptive knight could read her she turned back around, leaning her elbows on the cold stone of the rampart. “Are you excited for the games?”
He took a spot next to her, his arm brushed against hers as he mimicked her pose. “There are many things about these coming festivities that excite me.”
Aliana glanced at him briefly as he looked down at the arenas.  “You mean you’re excited to prove you are the best of the knights of Camelot?”
“Perhaps.” His body presses a little closer against hers. “There are few things that I enjoy more than facing a worthy opponent. And these games bring out the best in Camelot and the other kingdoms.”
Aliana giggled lightly. He is such a guy!
“You laugh at me?”
“No.” She glanced at him. “Well, maybe. Part of me is afraid to ask what you enjoy more than beating on other warriors.”
His grin widened. He turned his body so he was facing her, one arm leaning on the stone wall. “I enjoy being with those I hold most dear.” He tucked a strand of hair behind her ear.
Heat raced through her, but not the silver sparks that she had had always felt from his touch. Her ears and cheeks turn red. In movies and TV, this is the part where the girl would look at the guy and they would share a passionate kiss. But Aliana’s resolve had already weakened once. She took a step back. She wasn’t sure she was ready to let it happen again.


<3 always LH