Romance Books, Netflix Binges, and Other Fun Things

Annie Nicholas writes paranormal and science fiction romance. Read about her hot vampire thrillers, werewolf romantic stories, alpha shifter and sexy alien romance.

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Re-Opening of Annie Nicholas' Blog

Hello Beautiful People! Long time, no see. I haven't used this blog in almost two years. Can you believe that? There was a t...

Monday, June 19, 2017

13 Reasons Why I Love this Show


It's no secret I love to watch television.

I'm President Pajama Pants of Netflix Nation. Well, not just Netflix. I can't forget Prime or HBO, but you get my point. I watch while I'm cooking, cleaning, doing the flipping laundry, etc. So, I get in my hours and I'm a true binge addict.

I stumbled upon 13 Reasons Why, a Netflix exclusive show, and can't remember exactly what made me click on the show. It probably had to do with Facebook posts, I'm sure. 

Follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life.

I thought, eh, it will be another teen drama thing.

No.


It was so much more.

To begin, I don't read YA or watch YA shows. Just not my thing. But I do have two teens. So, I clicked play.

Here are the 13 reasons why I loved this show. Not in order.
Some small spoilers, no huge reveals.


  1. It's an underdog story. Both main characters are not the popular kids in schools. (The focus of all my books are underdogs.)
  2. The hero, Clay, represents the population of high school boys who don't excel in sports, are academically inclined, and not from incredibly rich family. 
  3. The heroine, Hannah, is not perfect. I don't like perfect characters, because let's face it, no one is. I cared for her more because of her flaws.
  4. The story spanned all social facets of high school from nerds to jocks to outcasts.
  5. Hannah used audio tapes to record her message. Old tech made new.
  6. It taught me that little things hurt.
  7. It opened conversations in our family about the hard things. Those awkward topics like bullying, betrayal, and death.
  8. The director and writer really did a good job at getting an emotional reaction and keeping me on the edge of my seat.
  9. It helped me recall what it was like to be a teen. 
  10. Each episode focused on a certain emotional element instead of bombarding the audience.
  11. Brought forward drug use in conversation with teens.
  12. Date Rape 
  13. and Suicide.



Did you watch it? What did you think?



Monday, June 12, 2017

How to Use Instafreebie to Find Free eBooks


Instafreebie is an ebook service that gives readers the opportunity to try new authors at no risk.

It's a place to make a connection. To explore and discover new stories, series, and worlds.

FREE





Authors load their ebooks into the Instafreebie system and are given a link, which they can share with readers. It's often used for review teams, contests, and book giveaways. 

When the reader clicks on the link they are brought to a webpage where they can download the type of ebook file needed for their ereader.


How do you use it?

  1.  Go to the Instafreebie website. http://www.instafreebie.com  
  2.  Once you find a book you want to try, enter your details to start the claim process. (Name, email address, type of ebook file  you want.)
  3. They will email the ebook to you.
  4. Then you can read it for free on your computer, download it to your ereader, or forward it to your kindle. 




Browse for books by:

On the homepage there is a list of popular downloads and also group giveaways. (This is a bunch of authors doing mass book giveaways! They usually are genre based.)

Visiting their BLOG. They have featured books in the main body of the blog and in the side bar is a list of genres to search.

There is a search feature as well where you can plug in your favorite author's name and see if they have anything available. 

Instafreebie's Facebook in another option to find more books as well as their Twitter page.


Happy book hunting! Think of it as an online library except you don't have to return the books.

Here are few Paranormal Romances available at Instafreebie at time of post.

1. The Boy Who Came Back A Wolf

2Rune Sword

3. Dog Days of Summer

4. Binding Curse

5. Darkness Rising

6. Pride of Africa

Monday, June 5, 2017

Re-Opening of Annie Nicholas' Blog



Hello Beautiful People!

Long time, no see. I haven't used this blog in almost two years. Can you believe that?



There was a time I blogged both here and Paranormal Romantics every week. I fell off the wagon. Not sure when or why, but I'm back.

Is this your first time here?

Welcome. I'm an author. I like to write about things that bite. Vampires, Shifters, Aliens... Also I'm an addict to binge watching TV shows, plotter, and avid reader. You interested in reading something I wrote? I offer a FREE BOOK HERE.


What will this blog be about?

I know what it won't be. An endless list of released books. That's so boring. This will be place a place where we can chat about whatever pops in my head or you can send me suggestions. It will be for readers, aspiring writers, published authors, Netflix enthusiast, Trekkies, Whovians, Muggles, and Dragons.  

See the Contact Me in the side bar? It works like an email. Drop me a line. I love hearing from you.

Annie Nicholas
www.annienicholas.com


p.s.
My grammar and spelling suck ass. I won't be hiring an editor for these blogs so suffer along with me. :)


Friday, February 10, 2017

Valentine's Day Deals!

Welcome to the Sweet Treats Valentine's Day 99cent Romance Book Blast & Kindle + Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

February 10th through to February 14th, Valentine's Day, we have some awesome love gifts for readers!

 A group of authors decided to get together and puttheir books on sale for 99 cents for YOU for Valentine's Day
And, cause everyone deserves bit o' extra love, one lucky giveaway entrant will win a Kindle Fire + $25 Amazon Gift Card to get them started! 

So, ladies and gents, click the link below to be swept off to the hidden, deliciously sweet destination filled with all the happily-ever-afters your heart desires, and where our giveaway is just waiting for you to grab hold and enter! 
http://www.kikiandgina.com/2017/02/sweet-treats-valentines-day-99cent.html

Special Thanks To All The Contributing Authors
Gina Kincade
Kiki Howell
Angelica Dawson
Laxmi Hariharan
Michelle Fox
Lori King
Lisa Smeaton
Demelza Carlton
Tania F Walsh
Author Shelique Lize
Rosalie Redd
Kallysten
Annie Nicholas
Michelle Hercules Soars
Erica Reeder
Cecilia Lane
A K Michaels
Candice Phillips Gilmer
Candace Ayers
C.E. Wilson
Sarah j. Stone
Felisha Antonette 
Erica Ridley
Skye Jones
Emma Calin
Jennifer Reynolds
Leilani Love
Lucy Felthouse
Muffy Wilson
Jessica E. Subject
Erzabet Bishop
Pablo Michaels
Lindy S. Hudis
Jade C. Jamison
Margo Bond Collins
Decadent Kane
Michele E. Gwynn
Noree Cosper
Jade Kerrion
Abby Hayes
Cara Wylde
Becca Fanning
Carysa Locke
Kris Hack

You can also enter the giveaway below!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Wicked Alphas, Wild Nights

SPEND A WILD NIGHT WITH SOME VERY WICKED ALPHAS...



Find your next red-hot read in this sizzling collection of paranormal romance scenes, featuring werewolves, dragons, vampires, witches, psychics, angels, goblins, aliens, a succubus, and sexy cowboy shifters. Your favorite authors (including New York Times and USA Today bestsellers as well as rising stars) share the steamiest scenes from their latest works!

Pre-Order

Coming September 30th, but don't wait! Pre-Order your copy today.
Only $0.99 for the hottest excerpts in paranormal romance!

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Don't forget to check out the Wicked Alphas, Wild Nights website for all the details and newsletter sign-up. Be the first to find out about the next two sets in the series!

http://www.wickedalphaswildnights.com/home---wicked-alphas-wild-nights---paranormal-romance.html

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Masters of the Hunt Release Giveaway!


Kneel before the Masters of the Hunt: Fated and Forbidden, a stunning collection featuring OVER 15 Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Fantasy Romance Alpha Hunter Tales, featuring NYT, USA Today and National Bestselling Authors! 

From sprawling Gothic cityscapes and vivid fairy tale worlds, to ball-busting urban fantasy huntresses, to heart-stopping assassin bad boys, we've brought together a collection of authors who want to take you on an amazing, fantastical, and emotional journey. Steal an adventure with a swashbuckling dragon slayer. Hunt with the hounds. And fall in love (and lust) with the animal in every hunter. 

Anthology Includes: Slayers & Assassins, Alphas, Hunters & Huntresses, Guardians & Protectors, Marshals & Special Forces, Trackers & Scientists, Paranormal & Urban, Fantasy, Futuristic, Fairy Tales, Contemporary, New Adult, Romantic Suspense, Romantic Comedy, Sweet & Steamy Romance, Fated Mates & Forbidden Lovers, Witches, Wizards & Werewolves, Dragons, Demons & Devils, Magic, Ghosts, Billionaires and so much more! 

Get this limited time box set now! Over $50 worth of titles boxed into one collection! 

Are you ready to join the hunt?

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