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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King of Blades is up for a Swoon Award!
The new Swoon Awards are now on their semi-final rounds for 2020, and King of Blades is in the Fantasy Romance category! If you enjoyed the book and would like to see it go to the final round, please click here to go to the voting page (the actual voting survey is about halfway down the page).
Cross Current now available
Okay, all you Olympic Cove fans, get ready because Cross Current (Olympic Cove Book Four) is finally available, woohoo! You can get it from Amazon and other ebook retailers, and the print version will be out next week. (And I’m musing about writing a short story that details how Fionn and Duncan met in Boston. Hey, it all started with a bar fight in a mer bar––you know you want to read that!)
And Matt thought being a high school teacher was tough…
Fresh from a divorce, history teacher Matt Taber decides to rent a cottage on Olympic Cove and relax before school starts up in the fall. But the Fates have other plans for him, in the form of four mates––a gentle giant of a merman and three selkies who have to satisfy a royal demand––and a change of career.
Can Matt adjust to this new reality before the Mad Nereid starts spreading yet more chaos in Olympic Cove, or will he lose his mates––and his life?
One Sweet Christmas now available
Welp, I finally did it! My GBBO-influenced holiday romance One Sweet Christmas (written as Natasha M. Stark) is now available on Amazon for $2.99, or you can read it through Kindle Unlimited. If you like flirty banter over Genoise batter, this is the holiday read for you!
Take a Colorado ski town at Christmas, add a handsome baker, an unemployed personal assistant, and a dash of social media panic, and stir…
PA Rose Shaffer doesn’t believe in Hallmark moments or small town romance. So when her car breaks down in a Colorado ski town a few days before Christmas, she does her best to ignore the hot local baker—until she gets roped into helping him make an emergency wedding cake. Now she has to placate a Bridezilla social media influencer, pull off a genuine baking miracle, and resist the lure of chocolate eyes and a cinnamon roll heart.
Eric Kaufman thinks he’s finally lived down his failure on Let’s Bake, America! after a social media influencer picks him to bake her wedding cake. But when disaster strikes, a pretty stranger has to help him pull off the bake of a lifetime. To his dismay, he finds himself falling for the smart, funny Rose, even though she’s on her way to LA. Can he talk her into giving small town life—and him—a chance?
King of Blades now available
King of Blades (Two Thrones Book 4) is now available on Amazon, Smashwords, and Google Play, with more outlets to come!
What’s a royal anniversary without old flames, new lives, and a vengeful assassin?
As a happy Queen Danaë and an increasingly anxious King Matthias of Ypres celebrate their first wedding anniversary and the upcoming birth of their twins, a pair of unexpected visits complicate things even more for the royal couple.
Meanwhile, Danaë’s brother Darius reunites with his lover Lars, only to learn that the handsome Ypresian officer has life-changing news of his own. When a series of strange accidents begin to plague Darius, he and Lars must join forces with the master Aeris mage Petyr Epilonious to investigate the source of the mischief–before the next accident kills Darius.
Calling all Paranormal Romance lovers!
Did you know that there’s an AMAZING Paranormal Roundup going on over at BookFunnel this month?
This virtual Halloween party includes all kinds of spooky, sexy PNR books, from witches to vampires to shifters (and a certain book titled Shadow of the Swan, ahem), and all of them perfect for curling up with throughout October.
But the roundup only lasts until October 31st, so get over there now and find your next spooky book boyfriend/girlfriend/significiant other!
Shadow of the Swan now available
I am very happy to announce that my new paranormal romance Shadow of the Swan is now out there in the wild world on Amazon, Smashwords, and Google Play, with more outlets to come!
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 another 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 faux relationship becomes real, a deadly conflict between the British Empire and the Land of Faerie threatens to separate them 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.