Late Night Poetry, Takeover

Pre-order and Facebook party

I have two fun things today:

First, the pre-order link for Late Night Poetry is now up on JMS Books website (Amazon and the others always take a bit longer)

And it’s on sale: all pre-orders are always 20% off so cyber-run over there and pick it up for just $1.59!! Link up above, and also underneath this fancy picture ๐Ÿ™‚

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Saying โ€œI love youโ€ to someone who says it first, isnโ€™t supposed to lead to a break-up, but thatโ€™s what happens to Sully and Lou. Sully is out and proud while Lou is in the closet, so when their relationship deepens, Lou runs.

But then Lou starts leaving emotional messages of remorse on Sullyโ€™s answering machine. Sully is torn between his love for Lou and his attempts to get over him. With each message, Louโ€™s regrets deepen. With each message, it becomes more difficult for Sully to forget him. With each message, Sully finds it harder toย wantย to move on.

Can old love poems and heartbreaking honesty help Sully and Lou find their way back to each other?

M/M Contemporary, approximately 10 000 words

Pre-order: JMS Books (20% off)


Second: on Wednesday February 26, I will attend a Facebook Party in Jackie Keswick‘s group Jackie’s Kitchen. Me and a bunch of other authors are celebrating the re-release of her The Power of Zero series, so why not come and hang out with us?

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My spot is 7PM GMT (8PM CET / 2PM EST) and I’ll be there for 20 minutes. I can pretty much guarantee giveaways and shenanigans – doesn’t that sound like something you’d like to do on a Wednesday? ๐Ÿ™‚

About Nell

Updated blog

I’ve been neglecting my poor blog badly these last few months, but now I’ve finally given it some of the love it deserves. I’ve updated the coming soon section and removed the Christmas stories that have been released for months and months now and replaced them with Late Night Poetry. I’ve also updated the my books section and made sure all my published books are now on this tab.

On top of that, I’ve added a completely new tab. Looky here:

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I’ve named it tropes because I wanted something short and snappy, but what it really is is genres, tropes, and themes. What I’ve done is categorizing my stories by genre, trope, and theme, much like fanfiction stories are organized on sites like AO3. (Look here for example if you don’t read fanfiction.)

The reason is that sometimes I (and I’m assuming I’m not the only one) just feel like reading a trope or theme and I wish that all books came with tags like the fanfiction ones, so this is a step towards that. I realize people can think this method is spoiler-y, but as someone who doesn’t hate spoilers (on the contrary, I seek them out) it’s perfect. But, if you’re a spoiler-hater, I recommend you don’t click the tab ๐Ÿ˜€

I will add more themes/tropes/genres as I write them.

If you’re not afraid of spoilers, clickety-click the tab and tell me what you think! ๐Ÿ™‚

Late Night Poetry, Sale

Late Night Poetry and last day of sales

Since my last writing update, I’ve actually managed to finish Late Night Poetry! I’ve signed a contract for it and everything! Yay for me!! ๐Ÿ™‚

It will be released on March 28, and below is the blurb. I will post pre-order links as soon as I have them.

A love story told in answering machine messages.

Saying โ€œI love youโ€ to someone who says it first, isnโ€™t supposed to lead to a break-up, but thatโ€™s what happens to Sully and Lou. Sully is out and proud while Lou is in the closet, so when their relationship deepens, Lou runs.

But then Lou starts leaving emotional messages of remorse on Sullyโ€™s answering machine. Sully is torn between his love for Lou and his attempts to get over him. With each message, Louโ€™s regrets deepen. With each message, it becomes more difficult for Sully to forget him. With each message, Sully finds it harder to want to move on.

Can old love poems and heartbreaking honesty help Sully and Lou find their way back to each other?

Late Night Poetry is a M/M contemporary story, approximately 10K words, set in 1990.


I also woke up to an email from my publisher this morning with the most amazing cover for Late Night Poetry, and I thought I’d show it to you. But first, here are three gifs showing exactly how I feel about it:

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my precious

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Are you ready?

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*happy sigh*


Don’t forget that today is the last day of the Valentine’s Day sale at my fabulous publisher JMS Books.

Here is the link to my author page where you can find all my stories published by JMS Books.

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I also want to take a few seconds to promote an upcoming release by my dear friend Addison Albright. I beta read this story for her and it damned near broke my heart (I sent her “you’re evil” messages while I was reading it ๐Ÿ˜) but I can promise you a HEA. The ending is very different (not about the HEA, I guarantee a HEA!!) and definitely not what I expected when I started reading the story. I can’t wait to read the finished, polished book!

Pre-order link When Are You?

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Sale

Valentine’s Day sale!

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone who celebrates, with or without partners, romantic or otherwise. Happy Friday to the rest of you lot!

My husband and I don’t do V-day. In our family, this day is the almost-birthday of our daughter. My due date was February 14, 1995, but since my kid had a mind of her own since the day she was conceived, she decided to stay inside me for a bit longer. 10 more days to be exact. So instead of wishing her happy V-day today, I always wish her “Happy Almost Birthday.” More personal, don’t you think? ๐Ÿ™‚

That being said, I’m not opposed to Valentine’s Day sales. Like the one over at my fabulous publisher JMS Books.

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But instead of just celebrating love today, JMS decided to do a four day celebration! Wohoo for four day sales! As usual, pre-orders are included in the sale, so if you see something that tickles your fancy that isn’t released yet, just go for it.

Clickety-click this link to be transported to my author page over at JMS Books.

Or if you’re in the mood for a particular trope, here’s some help for you:

Cute bunny shifter | May/December | Established relationshipย | Second chances | Bittersweet | Best friend’s brother | Star-crossed lovers | Trapped together | 40+

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Here are some recommendations by other fabulous authors from me to you:

Vows box set by Addison Albright – because sales are the best time to buy box sets and because Addison is a wonderful writer that deserves more love!

Lether and Tea in London by K.L. Noone – because this series is WONDERFUL and I can’t wait for the third book. I’ve already pre-ordered it, but if you haven’t now’s the time.

Once and Floral by Kris T. Bethke – because weddings! And Kris T. Bethke. And I’ve beta read it and know it’s full of cuteness.

Dandelion by T.A. Creech – because look at that cover!! (full disclosure: I haven’t read it but I’m head over heels for the cover)

Chicken Soup by Mel Bossa – because you know I adore short stories and this one is exactly why!

Her Particular Friend by JL Merrow – because Jane Austen characters!! ๐Ÿ˜

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Miscellaneous

Gushing and ranting

Today, I thought I’d tell you about a couple things that has stirred up emotions in me lately, both good and frustrated. Let’s start with the frustration.

81XR45UdqkLI recently read and finished Educated by Tara Westover, but the rant isn’t going to be about the book itself. I read the book translated to Swedish, because I wasn’t sure I wanted to buy it and instead used my new library card and checked it out from the library. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the original English version, only the Swedish translation, but I thought what the heck, how bad can it be?ย 

The answer was…pretty bad (again, the translation, not the book). There was a lot of little things, but the thing that got me most frustrated was a lazy mistake.

In Sweden, we tell temperature by using the Celsius scale, not the Fahrenheit. But in a chapter when Tara Westover writes about how her abusive brother opened the car window when she said she was cold and how the freezing winds of northern Idaho in January chilled her to the bone because the temperature was in the twenties…that doesn’t work in Swedish. For a Swedish person, speaking or reading Swedish, when the temperature is in the twenties, it’s hot, or at least not freezing cold! Because 20C is 68F. And it’s such a stupid mistake with the easiest of fixes, and instead the error pulled me violently from the book and made me so irritated I seriously considered DNF:ing the book. Until I calmed down and realized it wasn’t the book’s fault, but the translator’s.

But now, days later, I’m still bloody annoyed by it and I’m considering emailing the publisher and pointing out the error.

Am I being a bit sensitive and over-reactive? ๐Ÿ˜€

Anyway. I finished the book and it was fascinating, even though I don’t agree with the 4.48 star-rating it currently has on Goodreads ๐Ÿ™‚


Ad-Astra-poster

Now for the good: I rarely watch movies (or TV shows) to my husband’s great sorrow, because I prefer reading. But he knows the best way to get me to watch something with him is by telling me about a sci-fi movie. I love sci-fi (watching, not reading!). So the other day, we watched Ad Astra with Brad Pitt, and I loved it.

There was a loneliness penetrating the entire movie from the first minute, that overwhelmed me. I loved the character development and found it believable (even though I’ve read reviews disagreeing with me – screw them! ๐Ÿ˜€ ) and how Brad Pitt’s character just kept going and going, but how everything that happened changed him in the end. I liked it a lot. And I felt that loneliness in my bones for days afterward – that must mean the movie was good, right? ๐Ÿ™‚


Have you seen Ad Astra or read Educated? What did you think? ๐Ÿ™‚