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 WIP page where I keep y’all updated on my current projects, 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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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?
Re-release of Grading the Curve now available
My second release of 2019 is 1) a re-release of my very first M/F romance Grading the Curve and 2) my first Natasha M. Stark release, the name I’ll be using for contemporary romances. The reason why it’s taken four months to get GtC out is that this version has been significantly expanded from the original, going from 15,000 words to a nice chunky 30,000 with more exposition about Ellen, Alex, and their assorted friends and a more immediate threat to the new couple. It’s gotten thumbs up from all the betas, so I’m really hoping that y’all will enjoy it as well.
Ellen Novak is a scholarship student who just wants to get her college degree and start her life after years of financial struggle. Alexander Cord is a widowed English professor who hides his loneliness behind a sardonic facade.
School rules have kept them at arm’s length all year long. But on the last night of Ellen’s college career, the two of them risk everything to find out if their mutual attraction is more than a classroom crush.
New merch is now up at Zazzle!
Zazzle sent me a polite email today explaining that if I didn’t upload any new items I would be charged a non-contributing account fee. Since I wanted to come up with long-promised logos for various stories anyway, I took this as impetus to come up with some new merchandise designs.
The first up is the official company logo and tagline for Trickster Technology, the coyote shifter-owned cybersecurity company featured in Trickster. You can now buy Trickster Tech t-shirts in mens’ and womens’ sizes, a lovely Trickster Tech coffee mug, and Trickster Tech stickers in your choice of sizes, perfect to stick on your laptop and scare off any potential hackers. Woo!
Next up are logos for Mayhew Nurseries, the Esposito County Sheriff’s Department, and the Pacifica Protectorate. It’s good to be a graphic artist!