Friday, May 31, 2019

WELCOME BACK WINTER AUSTIN

Happy Friday, Everyone!

Winter Austin is here to share her re-release of the first books in her Degrees of Darkness series, Relentless and Retribution. They are both live on Amazon only. I loved these two suspense stories. I hope you do too. Great time to fill up your e-readers and hit the sands. Click the covers for your own copy. 


Relentless Degrees of Darkness Book 1

An elusive serial killer draws in a wounded detective in a deadly game of hide and seek.

Dallas homicide detective Remy LeBeau trusts no one. He hides from a past that could kill him and anyone involved with him. What he’s not prepared for is the return of an elusive serial killer, and an unwanted desire to protect a witness at all costs.

Professional barrel racer Cody Lewis’s dreams of completing what her mother started are in grasp until she discovers a murdered woman in her horse trailer. She and Remy have a clash of wills, yet she finds herself drawn to this mysterious man and the wounds that shroud him.

The deeper Remy is pulled into the investigation, the more secrets he uncovers about his boss and the botched investigation into this same case five years before. And Remy’s involvement has brought about unwanted attention from the killer. Battling his partner, his attraction to Cody, and the demons of his past, catching the killer could cost Remy everything. Even Cody’s life.

 Retribution

Retribution Degrees of Darkness Book 2

When secrets meant to stay buried begin rising from the dead, how far will one detective go to protect the ones he loves?

Called to the homicide of a Dallas criminal lawyer, Detective Remy LeBeau stares at a scene that drags him back into his past. To another murdered lawyer in New Orleans. A case that put Remy on a collision course with death.
Cody Lewis struggles with the horrific memories of her kidnapping and the need to numb the pain. The battle she puts up causes her to avoid Remy and their undetermined relationship. But the flashbacks and nightmares are proving more potent than Cody thought and she's having a harder time resisting the cravings for alcohol.
As the case takes a turn in revealing a professional assassin is behind the death, Remy begins to make decisions that could cost him his job and Cody. Because the deeper he sinks, the closer the enemies of his past come to finding him.


Winter Austin perpetually answers the question: “were you born in the winter?” with a flat “nope.” Having returned to her home state, Winter has stepped into the chaotic world of a full-time wife, mom, author, and employee.


A lifelong Mid-West gal, Winter grew up listening to the captivating stories told by relatives around the table or a campfire. Since becoming a published author, she learned a mindset of a glass half-empty personality makes for a perfect suspense/thriller author. Taking her ability to verbally spin a vivid and detailed story, Winter translated that into writing deadly romantic suspense and military thrillers. 

You can find more about Winter on her Website

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That's it for today. I hope you have a great weekend and find a few stolen moments to read a wonderful book. 

Hugs to all, 
Nancy C. Weeks


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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

WELCOME LINDA FAUSNET, AUTHOR OF FINDING THEIR FOREVER

"I refuse to “write to market” despite crushing pressure to do just that from all around me. I write from the heart and always will."

Hello Everyone!

I'm sitting on my deck today and enjoying the soft sounds of late spring. It's such a beautiful day to introduce you to a wonderful author, Linda Fausnet. Isn't she lovely!


Linda Fausnet
This is Linda's first time on my blog and I'm thrilled to have her. Linda, thank you for sitting down today with us. To start off this interview, tell us a little about yourself--the real Linda behind the writer. How did you come to write Finding Their Forever

Linda is in italics...

Well, this is the fifth and final book in the Wall Street to Broadway Series (though it can work as a standalone). In the first four books, people were always losing something. The books are Losing His Shirt, Losing His Cool, Losing Her Inhibitions, and Losing Her Fear, so I thought it would be appropriate to wrap up the series by having the characters finally find what they’re looking for! 

I thought about calling it Finding Their Happy Ending, but “happy ending” has unintentional, if hilarious, connotations… I absolutely love Broadway musicals, and as a writer, I know what it’s like to follow your dreams. I also know what it’s like to have your heart broken by bad reviews and how it feels to cry both happy and sad tears during the whole crazy artistic journey. I explore all of this emotions throughout this series.

Before we go on, I want to break in and show everyone her very sensual cover for Finding Their Forever. For your own copy, just click the image. 


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Linda, completing a book is an enormous challenge. What was your biggest obstacle and how did you overcome it? In other words, what do you think drove you to complete this enormous project?

First of all, thank you for affirming what an accomplishment it is to write a book. As authors, I don’t think we hear that enough these days. There is tremendous pressure to write inhumanly fast – many authors write a book a month and some a book a week! It helps to take a deep breath and remember that writing a book is awesome. It just is. All you writers out there – you rock, and please don’t ever forget it. 

The biggest obstacle this time around has been that sales have been slower for this series than my other series. I don’t know if it’s because contemporary romance is a more competitive genre (my other series is a mix of historical, paranormal and contemporary, and I’ve done well by marketing primarily to historical romance readers). It can be really hard to keep going when you have those days where you feel like nobody cares. I also struggle with the enormous popularity of arrogant alphaholes/ bad boys. Though I never judge people for what they read, I personally cannot stand bad boy/super alpha heroes. I write sweet and steamy heroes, and I struggle daily with the fear that everybody wants Christian Grey and that maybe there’s no room for my nice guys in the market. That being said, I refuse to “write to market” despite crushing pressure to do just that from all around me. I write from the heart and always will. My business model is “one book at a time, one reader at a time”. I’m not a bestseller, and that’s okay. I try to take one day at a time, one book at a time, and remind myself to be patient. It can take time to find an audience and that’s okay, too. 

Beautifully said, Linda, and I couldn't agree more. I can only write from my heart, and one book at a time with the age long adage that love conquers all. My men are good men who just haven't found that one person they will love for a lifetime. In a small way, I want the world to believe that HEA exists with the right person. 

When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?

July 1994. Well, I think I realized even before then, but July 1994 was when I realized I was actually going to do it. I was sitting in a hot tub in Rehoboth Beach with a friend when I had a Eureka moment. I realized then I was done thinking about it, and that I was actually going to do this thing.  I began as a screenwriter and did that for fifteen years (had two screenplays optioned by production companies in L.A. during that time) and then switched to novels. This summer will be my 25th anniversary of being a writer. The amazing thing is that I am just as excited about writing now as I was then. 

That's so exciting. I've never written a screenplay, but it's on my list. What moment in this journey are you most proud of?

Back when I was a screenwriter, I had a screenplay that was very near and dear to my heart. It was all about LGBT equality in Major League Baseball. It was getting just terrible feedback from other readers on it and I was in denial about it. I kept telling myself that they were wrong, that it was them and not me. Then one day when I was home with a stomach virus and was already weak and vulnerable, I got another terrible review. That was when it really hit me – the script was terrible. I specifically remember thinking “if I wasn’t a writer, I wouldn’t be in this pain right now.” That was, for sure, my lowest point as a writer. 

I knew I was at a crossroads and had a choice to make. I could either give up or start over, and fix the script I loved. I picked up the whole screenplay and dumped it in the recycling bin. And I started over. Giving up was never an option. After extensive work and rewrites, the screenplay went on to become a Finalist in a small but national screenplay competition. When I switched from writing screenplays to writing novels, I adapted the story to a novel an I self-published in July 2004. That was my 20th anniversary of being a writer. The book, entitled Queen Henry, received a glowing review in Baltimore Outloud and I was invited to give a talk about it at a PLFAG meeting (a group for loved ones of the LGBT community). I got to read aloud from the book, and it was one of the highlights of my writing career. All proceeds from that book go to the Harvey Milk Foundation


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Beautiful story. This is exactly why I love hosting amazing people on my blog. So what is up next for you?

I am working on a new series, most likely a trilogy, called the Williamsburg Ghost Series. It’s a mix of paranormal, historical, and contemporary romance and its sort of a follow-up to my earlier series, the Gettysburg Ghost Series

Who doesn't love a great ghost story. Where can readers find out more about your book and yourself?

My website is lindafausnet.com, and my books are all available wide – Amazon, Apple, Nook, Kobo, as well as in paperback. I also run a romance novel fan group called Romance Novel Addicts Anonymous that you can find on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. 

Finding Their Forever will be available for 0.99 for a limited time. Even though it is the fifth book in the series, it works fine as a standalone novel. The links for Nook, Apple, and Kobo will be up soon. I also plan on releasing a box set of all five books in the near future. 

Linda, I wish great success with this new release and hope you will come back for another visit with your Williamsburg series or anything else you would like to share with my readers.  
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That's it for today. I hope you have a great weekend and find a few stolen moments to read a wonderful book. 

Hugs to all, 
Nancy C. Weeks


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Monday, April 22, 2019

RELEASE DAY - THE EYEWITNESS IS LIVE---HIS ONE WISH--KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEAL

Happy Monday!

The Eyewitness Book 1 The D'Azzo Family series is LIVE today on Amazon and FREE on Kindle Unlimited. 


Rone Award Best Suspense/Thriller 2018



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Fans of TV’s Blue Bloods will love this dynamic new suspense series.

Maryland PD forensic scientist Emersyn D’Azzo has an explosive past with her father’s younger, sexy partner, Detective Alec Pearce. Then an ill-timed kiss destroys the thin line of trust between her and her dad. Tragedy strikes, and someone guns down her father.

The fatal bullet turns out to be tied to the ongoing spree of random sniper kills across the state, but Emersyn knows this wasn’t a random act of violence and is determined to find the killer.

To do so, she’ll need to rely on help from Alec, whom she doesn’t quite trust but just can’t resist. When they discover a connection to a decades-old disappearance of a college student, their investigation takes a deadly twist. Can they learn to trust each other with their hearts to save their lives? 
 Tag Line: Their relationship, explosive, off-limits until a fatal bullet hurls them together.

Their relationship is explosive until a fatal bullet hurls them together.
Maryland PD forensic scientist Emersyn D’Azzo has an explosive past with her father’s younger, sexy partner, Detective Alec Pearce. Tragedy strikes and only person she can turn to is Alec, whom she doesn’t trust but just can’t resist. Their investigation takes a deadly twist. Can they learn to trust each other with their hearts to save their lives?

Sensual Level: Clean and Wholesome

Available in eBook and print. Free on Kindle Unlimited
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*** If you have read The Eyewitness the first time around under my publisher, Crimson Romance, THANK YOU! It's the same amazing story with just a few minor cosmetic changes. With that said, you may want to give it a re-read. Book 2, The Analyst will be out this summer. For everyone else, check below why I think you will love this story. 


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE EYEWITNESS...


"With an in-depth plot, characters that jump off the page and into the heart, and writing for the intellectual mind, The Eyewitness is a tale for the ages. 
Crown of Excellence - InD'tale Magazine

"Nancy C. Weeks absolutely astounds with this fabulous first in a series. I am already eagerly awaiting the next in this romantic suspense set ... I enjoyed how close knit the family and the Baltimore police community is in this story. The connections and the relationships don't feel forced or faked, and I can't wait to delve a little farther into other various departments, agencies or sections of law enforcement and the people whose lives revolve around it. If you like your romantic suspense to be smart and sexy this is a must read."
5 Stars Top Pick  Night Owl Reviews

"This was a fascinating story that I enjoyed immensely. I love it when the author writes such great emotional characters, and this author wrote the characters and their emotions well. I didn’t just read this book, I absorbed this book, experienced every part of this book and every depth of emotion within these pages. From grief, to heartache, to anger and joy and everything in between".
Author Angela Smith

"Excellent, fast-paced romantic suspense novel. I loved Em for her smarts and courage, while Alec was a complex beta hero with a troubled past and a heart of gold. Their chemistry was palpable, and I thoroughly enjoyed the variety of their interactions as they navigated the mine field of murder and mayhem in the Greater D.C. area. The ending was satisfying, yet it left a plot point or two unresolved - but this only added to my anticipation for the sequel. Nancy C. Weeks, I look forward to what comes next. Five stars!
Author Deborah O'Neil Cordes

This was my first read by Nancy Weeks and it was riveting! The Eyewitness is a well written mystery with plenty of action to keep the pages turning. Really enjoyed the relationship between Emersyn and Alec and how he fits into her family. I just have to add ... that dance between them ... hot! Can't wait to read the next book.
Author Christy Newton
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In celebration of the release of The EyewitnessHis One Wish will be part of a KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEAL from April 22 through April 29 for $0.99. Still Free on Kindle Unlimited. 




I loved creating both these stories for you. The characters came alive to me, and my greatest wish as an author is that my stories give you a few quiet moments of escape from your stressful life. Happy Reading.

Hugs to all,
Nancy C. Weeks



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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

TO FRANCE - TO PARIS - NOTRE DAME - ART LOVER WORLDWIDE, YOU'RE IN MY PRAYERS

My heart ... soul is with France, Paris, art lovers worldwide. I was devastated as video began to come in yesterday of Notre Dame in flames. 



You are not alone in your grief from the lost of such an extraordinary cathedral. It will live in our hearts, today, tomorrow, next month, and years to come, a continued symbol of France's remarkable heritage.  

God Bless You!

Nancy C. Weeks

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

SPRING KINDLE UNLIMITED BOOK FAIR NEW GIVEAWAYS DAILY April 10-13, 2019

Hi Everyone!
Are you part of KINDLE UNLIMITED (KU) on Amazon? My new release, His One Wish is FREE on KU, and it's part of a wonderful, fun giveaway.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

HIS ONE WISH IS LIVE ON AMAZON

Happy Monday, Everyone!

I'm so proud to announce that my novella, HIS ONE WISH, is now live on Amazon only.  This is my first release for 2019. If all works well, I will go through this crazy excitement three more times this year. 

I know my new cover is all over my blog, but here it is again. One more time....because it's RELEASE DAY!!!

 HIS ONE WISH

AMAZON

HIS ONE WISH is exclusively on Amazon. I did that for a reason. I wanted all my readers who are part of Kindle Unlimited to have a chance to get this book for free. If you are not a KU subscriber, it's only $2.99. 

HIS ONE WISH Blurb:

True worth comes from within…

Aiden Cooper loved being a Marine, but an explosion ripped that world to shreds, leaving him adrift without purpose.  When a contract to locate a missing high tech prototype appears out of thin air, he decides to take it despite the shady details. How much trouble could a palm size codebreaker cause?

Jazlin Morgan has been groomed from childhood to run Turhan Technologies, but she has another dream. However, when her father collapses into a coma from a poison with no known antidote, Jazlin steps into the CEO role with a vengeance. As she struggles to save her father’s company, she must confront whether she is the root of the chaos that has befallen it. 

For Aiden, locating the “Genie” is easy. Separating the job from the enigma that is Jazlin Morgan could destroy him. 

Jazlin can’t protect Turhan and her father by herself. Can she trust a stranger who is hiding his identity, but can’t seem to veil his heart? Or is he the real threat?

As competing desires tear their worlds apart, whose wishes will come true?

And once revealed, it will set the heart free.

A modern day fairytale retelling.
Heat level: Sensual

*** This is the re-release of HIS ONE WISH. It was previously published in anthology, Modern Magic by Crimson Romance.

Excerpt:

Chapter One

No matter how hard he planned and sacrificed, life still came from behind and kicked him in the ass. Aiden Cooper leaned his back against the wet brick and used the greasy dumpster as cover. “No job is worth this shit.”

Damn it to hell, he deserved a good ass-kicking. He could’ve been sitting, warm and clean, with his feet resting on a desk and a damn good annual salary resting in his bank account. Instead, he was wet to the bone and miserable, because he had too much pride to accept what he considered a pity offer.

It was honest work, moron, unlike whatever the hell this is.

The pungent stench of rotting vegetables made him gag as every instinct his training had drilled into him shot to the surface, awakening his senses for the first time in several months. The musky hint of wet dog hit him seconds before the black Labrador squeezed between his legs and the wall.

“You really don’t understand the word ‘stay,’ do you, Karo?” he whispered as his fingers gently scratched behind the dog’s drenched ear. “Just how did you manage to get out this time?”

He had secured his apartment door, but Karo somehow found a way to follow him. Then again, Aiden never stayed put, either. He had run free like a street rat for the first seventeen years of his life in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Baltimore. The military had given him a much-needed ten-year lesson in order and discipline after his unruly beginnings—that is, until fate decided to blow his left hand and forearm to pieces. The Marines had no use for a one-handed soldier and tossed him right back to the one place he never wished to return.
A dark limo pulled onto the side street and double-parked in front of the alley. The pretentious vehicle didn’t belong in the low-class Baltimore neighborhood. But what waited patiently behind the tinted glass of the limo was Aiden’s chance at a new beginning.

The deep, throaty growl from his only true friend bounced against the walls of the tight space. Without giving away his position, he rested his hands on Karo’s head.

“I know. This is a new low, even for me.”

The plan was simple. One job, one payoff, and he and Karo could get the hell out of this stinking city. Some big shot from Turhan Technologies needed the best in the recon business. When Aiden completed the assignment, he would have earned more money in one night than he did standing behind a mall security desk in a year.

His army buddy had promised him the assignment was on the up and up, nothing illegal. It wasn’t stealing, not really. Turhan Technologies had funded this project, paid the quantum physicist good money to design some special prototype. And the nitwit kid had walked off with it. Aiden didn’t have a clue what the stolen device did. His job was to collect it and return it to Turhan’s vice president.

Squaring his shoulders, he stepped out of the shadows. A sense of unease slithered down his spine, and the feeling had nothing to do with the dampness in the air. He was being watched, but he couldn’t detect from where.

Aiden approached the vehicle and gripped the passenger-side door handle, but it was locked. The tinted window rolled halfway down and came to a stop.

“Are you Cooper?” A deep voice resonated from the darkened interior of the limo.

“Yeah.”

The man’s features were partially hidden, but Aiden recognized the deep slant in his thick eyebrows, his chiseled cheekbones, square jaw, and dark, thick head of hair. Malcolm Morgan, Turhan’s vice president and chief technology officer, was everything Aiden wasn’t. Rich. Powerful. Ruthless. The Baltimore Sun painted him as a gifted philanthropist, a man willing to put his expertise behind any project that would keep Baltimore booming. His latest project was reconstructing his brother’s company so it could once again compete in the global market. Aiden had just read about it in the paper that morning.

Morgan stuck his hand out the window and handed Aiden a folded sheet of paper with a key taped on the outside. “Everything you need is here. Call the cell phone number when you have my merchandise.”

The window slowly rose. Aiden slammed the paper against the glass. “And my payment?”

Friday, March 15, 2019

WELCOME CALEB DOYLE, HERO OF THAILAND WITH THE TYCOON, AND AUTHOR, ALEXIA ADAMS


Hi Everyone!

I'm handing my blog over to the lovely, Alexia Adams today. Alexia is sitting down with her hero from her new release, Thailand with the Tycoon, Caleb Doyle. I can't wait to read Thailand with the Tycoon and meet Malee ... and Steve. Enjoy!



Alexia Adams...

Hi, I’m Alexia, author of Thailand with the Tycoon. I got to know Caleb Doyle, the hero of that story pretty well when writing the book. Caleb’s an adrenaline junkie, an easy-going guy, a good friend, but distant from his family. He’s wealthy but hasn’t let that go to his head. All round he’s someone you’d like to have a few beers (or whiskeys) with but wouldn’t really expect to settle down and commit to a long-term relationship. Or so we thought… Let’s see if we can learn any secrets today.

Alexia:       Thanks for agreeing to chat with us, Caleb. Are you ready for some difficult questions?

Caleb:       Absolutely. Should I have brought my climbing ropes?

Alexia:       Probably, but it’s too late now. First question: You’re a new addition to a crayon box. What color would you be and why?

Caleb:       I’d be a yellowy-orange, something bright and electric, full of energy. Plus, nothing rhymes with orange and I like to be individual. I’d call myself yellnge. Which would also be unique because no one would know exactly how to pronounce it.

Alexia:       It worries me that you didn’t take any time at all to answer that question. Clearly, it’s something you’ve thought about before, although I have no idea why.

Caleb:       Before I met Malee, I used to spend a lot of time dangling from the side of a mountain. Really frees up the mind to explore out of the box, or in this case, inside the box, questions.

Alexia:       All right. Have you thought about this one: How many Taylor Swift songs do you know the lyrics to?

Caleb:       Just one, Blank Space. I believe she wrote that about me.

Alexia:       I can see how you would think that. Okay, now that we’ve broken the ice, on to the real questions. What’s your favorite 90s jam?

Caleb:       Blueberry.

Alexia:       *sigh* Always the funny guy. Okay, next question: If someone gave you an elephant and you couldn’t sell or give it away, what would you do with it?

Caleb:       Wait. You’re responsible for the elephant, aren’t you?

Alexia:       *shifts in her seat, looks away* I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Caleb:       The elephant that adopted Malee and me. Did you set that up?

Alexia:       Perhaps you could be more specific. I’m an author, there are a lot of elephants in my brain.

Caleb:       You know the one. Malee called him Steve. He’s big, and gray. An Asian elephant if that makes a difference. We came back from exploring the area when we were stranded and he was waiting for us at Destiny Resort. If that was your doing…well…thanks for nothing.

Alexia:       You have a problem with Steve?

Caleb:       He’s annoying. And has terrible timing.

Alexia:       (Having perfected her innocent look from her four children who would never admit to drawing on the wall with crayon) How so?

Caleb:       Whenever I try to kiss Malee, Steve gets in the way.

Alexia:       I can see how that would frustrate you. What did you do about the situation?

Caleb:       What could I do? He’s a giant elephant. And you put him there.

Alexia:       This interview seems to have got off track. Back to my prepared questions.

Caleb:       No, I think we’re done. I have an elephant to feed. And clean up after. Do you know how much poop comes out of an elephant? You couldn’t just have put a cat in the story, could you. It had to be an elephant. *storms out of interview*

Alexia:       *shrugs* What can I say? The book is set in Thailand. They have elephants. Everyone loves elephants. Except, it seems Caleb. Although he did pay someone to feed Steve and has hired a caretaker for when he and Malee aren’t in Thailand. So, I guess what we learned today is that deep down, Caleb loves elephants.

Find out the whole story in Thailand with the Tycoon.

And a special thanks to Nancy for hosting us today and giving Caleb a chance to air his grievances.
  
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Alexia, it was my pleasure. I love character interviews. If you missed Alexia Adams's author interview, you can find it HERE.

That's it for today. I hope you have a great weekend and find a few stolen moments to read a wonderful book. 

Hugs to all, 
Nancy C. Weeks


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Monday, March 4, 2019

WELCOME KATIE KENYHERCZ, AUTHOR OF VEGAS GIRL--BOOK 2 LADY SINNERS SERIES

"She let him in, and he stayed forever."


Happy Monday, Everyone!

I would like to introduce you to a wonderful author, Katie Kenyhercz. This is Katie's first visit to my blog and I'm thrilled to have her. 

Katie, thank you for sitting down today with us. To start off this interview, tell us a little about yourself--the real Katie behind the writer.


When I’m not writing, I’m a college English teacher. I love painting and walking in the park, and I have a fluffy, grumpy cat named Motley.

I would love to see your paintings. Maybe next visit you can give us a peek of that side of your life, and of course, you can bring Motley too. I love moody cats.  Can you tell us a little something about Vegas Girl and how you came to write it?

Vegas Girl is book 2 in my Lady Sinners series, a spinoff from my original Las Vegas Sinners hockey romance series. The Lady Sinners are the dance team for the Las Vegas Sinners. To gain respect, they form a community hockey team and play in an intramural league. The series shows the women finding their way in life, love, and hockey.

I fell in love with On the Fly (Las Vegas Sinners Series Book 1) AND...it's free everywhere books are sold! 
I have to admit, before reading On the Fly, I wasn't much of a hockey fan. But Katie, your book brought hockey alive to me in a big way. Along with reading the series, I started following my local team, The Washington Capitals, then they went and won the Stanley Cup! So thanks for that.

Here is a look at the cover of Vegas Girl and the blurb. You can get your own copy HERE.

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Melody Hanson was born to be a professional dancer and she’s so close to achieving it. But when her best friend Miranda leaves their intramural hockey team and the dance team captaincies to Mel, it’s an honor. It’s also a ton more responsibility right before she’s set to graduate with her dream job. She can juggle everything for half a season, right? It might have been possible if Miranda’s older brother hadn’t taken over coaching their hockey team, reigniting the major crush Melody’s had on him for as long as she can remember. They’d always been star-crossed, but now those stars are aligning. Following her heart and her dream had always been the same path. Until now.

Spencer Evans breathes hockey. Assistant coaching for UNLV’s Aces has been fulfilling, but the head coach spot is opening up, and it’s his. If he can get a little outside experience first. When the Lady Sinners offer him that chance, he can’t say no, especially not when his little sister Miranda begs him to save her team. It’s not ideal, but along with the experience, it also puts him in daily contact with Melody, the girl he’d spent the better part of his teen years secretly in love with. The more he’s with her, the stronger the sparks until a full-out fire blazes between them hot enough to melt the ice. But she’s about to graduate and leave Las Vegas—and him—in the dust. Asking her to stay would mean asking her to give up her dream, but he’s not about to give up on her.

Completing a book is an enormous challenge. What was your biggest obstacle and how did you overcome it? In other words, what do you think drove you to complete this enormous project? 

Writing this book was a little different because when I started, there were only a few months until my husband left for a six-month deployment—our first ever. I was so nervous and upset I couldn’t write at all. After he left, the muse still wasn’t there. I started my teaching semester and got sidetracked. It wasn’t until the December school break that I buckled down and wrote every single day. I finished my last editing pass right before he came home!

Life has a way of getting in our way, driving the muse into a quiet corner. I'm so happy your sweet hubby home. He must be so proud of you. 
When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?

Writing has been something I loved to do since I was twelve years old. I started with fan fiction and worked my way up to original stories. I’d say I was in my early twenties when I knew I wanted to be published.

Do you believe writers are born or made?

Both! Most writers I know have come by it naturally. They can’t remember a time they weren’t writing something. Some people just have a tendency toward it, and I fall in that category. It was always my best subject and the one I enjoyed most. That said, anyone can improve with practice and by learning from their favorite writers as well as a good editor! But I do think most writers are born.

I agree. My earliest memories I had stories running loose in my head. I dreamed of being an author and having my book on the shelf next to my favorite authors. It took me a long time to actually do something about that dream. How do you think your life experiences have prepared you for a writing career?

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing and Editing, a Master’s in English, and a Master’s of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction. The course of my education has prepared me as well as one can be! The connections I’ve made along the way have also made an enormous difference. I’m better for knowing every single writer friend I’ve met over the last eight years.

I would say your advance education gave you a great advance. I bet your editors love you. I think I give my editor nightmares. LOL! Tell us a little about your ideal writing space?

A sunroom with a desk! Or a covered porch on a nice day. I need sunlight.


OH yes! That is lovely. I believe fresh air clears the cobwebs from my brain, giving way to suspenseful, heartwarming stories. Winter of 2019 can't leave fast enough. 
So what would you say is the moment in this journey you are most proud?

In 2017, I made the USA Today Bestseller’s list in a hockey romance anthology!

Congratulations. That is an incredible accomplishment and so well deserved. Now for a few giggles. Can you write a love story in eight words?

She let him in, and he stayed forever.

Beautiful, and so romantic. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

Nice job.

That's my wish too. What is up next for you?

Lady Sinners Book 3, Vegas Vixen!

Where can readers find out more about your book and yourself?

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Nancy C. Weeks