Welcome to Nicola Cameron Writes! I’m your hostess Nic — make yourself at home and enjoy a wide variety of romance stories (primarily SF, fantasy, and paranormal, but I do write the occasional contemporary and historical) with chewy plot-filled centers, and all the bon mots you can handle. Oh, and if you see one or, er, five cats, just ignore them — they like to think they run the place.
In addition to my Blog, I also host a Bookshelf of my published work, a short About page (all true, I swear), a Free Reads page with some of my flash and short fiction for your reading enjoyment, a Newsletter page where you can sign up for Nicola’s Newsy News (low traffic, I promise!), and just for giggles a Merchandise page because everyone deserves an “Olympic Cove – Get Wet!” t-shirt.
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Pre-order for Shadow of the Swan now available
I am very happy to announce that my new paranormal romance Shadow of the Swan is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Release day is September 8, 2020 and pre-order price is 99 cents, so get it while the getting is good!
A determined academic, trapped by her ancestor’s pact. A gentleman vampire, sworn to protect her. And a deadly Fae king, bent on claiming her as his bride.
In the golden years of the Victorian Era, Louisa Wallingford investigates myths and legends around the globe with her historian uncle, until her life is torn apart by an ancient promise to a sadistic Fae royal. Faced with becoming his unwilling bride, Louisa’s only escape is an arranged marriage … to a handsome but distant vampire.
Sir Henry Carstairs gave up his humanity to save the queen he loved. When he failed, he vowed to protect her daughter and the country she ruled. Now, his vow requires him to enter an arranged marriage in order to protect a beautiful, headstrong scholar. But as their feigned love becomes real, a conflict between the British Empire and the Land of Faerie may force him to give up Louisa forever.
Re-release of Breaker Zone now available
Guess what, friends and neighbors? I finally got the edits done to the re-release for Breaker Zone (Olympic Cove 2) and it’s currently churning its way through Amazon, Smashwords, and Google Play. Which means that I can now start re-editing Deep Water (Olympic Cove 3) in preparation for its re-release in December, and after that I can start releasing the other three books in the series, whee!
When Dr. Nick Gardiner goes on the run from a psychotic ex and ends up at Olympic Cove, the last thing he expects to find is his friend Ian living with two redheaded demigods and learning how to be a storm god. Adding to the confusion is a wounded merman named Aidan who washes up in the cove, requiring Nick’s professional help. As it turns out, the handsome mer and his partner Liam have other plans for the ER doctor — to claim him as their agapetos, their destined mate, and fulfill his need to submit.
A chance encounter at a local junk shop reveals that Nick has his own role to play in the battle against the insane Nereid Thetis. Under the reluctant mentorship of the centaur Chiron, Nick must master the use of the Rod of Asclepius if he wants to rescue his mates from a ghastly fate and help Ian save the planet.
Shifter Woods: Howl featured in Frolic
Woohoo! Shifter Woods: Howl was featured in Rosanna Leo’s article, “Trapped Together: The Delicious Tension of Forced Proximity Romances” on Frolic! As Rosanna explains, “Forced proximity romances don’t always take place in quarters as tight as wonky elevators. Many of us have enjoyed stories in which the characters are snowed in somewhere cozy. Being snowed in isn’t such a hardship when you’re stuck with a sexy love interest in a quaint log cabin … one that has a roaring fire. Some of these romances are fun and flirty with low stakes, but others are full of suspense. Imagine you’re on the run, with bad guys hot on your heels. Your car has just broken down in the middle of nowhere, and your only option for help is to approach the mysterious house at the end of a winding road. Luckily for you, the owner of that house is a hottie, a former Marine, and is more than willing to shelter you for a few days.”
Well, in my case the owner of the cabin is a widowed coyote shifter/sheriff who recognizes his new mate in the form of the reporter he rescues from an icy stream, but you get the general drift.
Re-release of Stealing Dmitri now available
My third release of 2019 is 1) a re-release of my M/M space caper romance Stealing Dmitri (formerly titled Two to Tango). So, lemme ‘splain a little about the title change. Using Two to Tango as a title was a huge mistake by me — it referenced an event in the book (not to mention the event that inspired the book, namely Misha Collins and John Barrowman tangoing at Fedcon), but it didn’t describe the story accurately AT ALL. Bad writer, no new laptop.
Needless to say, the bad title caused the book to tank, despite getting reviews like, “Rory (MacLellan) is to MM/sci-fi what Jamie Fraser is to historical fantasy” (MM Good Book Reviews). When the rights reverted to me this year, I decided to rebrand the book accurately this time — it’s a big, bold M/M caper romance set in space with aliens, AIs, and all the fun havoc that comes along with a canvas that big. Or as I’ve been describing it, “It’s Ocean’s 11 meets Rob Roy and Eastern Promises — in space!”
Rory MacLellan, AKA the Highlander, may be the most successful interstellar art thief in the Known Worlds, but he still has a conscience. So when he runs into a suicidal museum worker during his latest job, he has no choice but to stun the man and rescue him from certain death.
Dr. Dmitri Grigoryev was an up-and-coming exoarchaeologist until a disastrous dig left his career in tatters. Hungry, broke, and desperate, the last thing he expected was a dashing thief to come along and save his life.
Thrown together by accident and with interstellar police on their tail, Rory and Dmitri reluctantly join forces for a major heist. But will their simmering attraction get in the way, or prove that they were meant to be together?