Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Blog Tour: Interview + Giveaway with Annie Nicholas


We love our sexy covers here at Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance and well, Annie Nicholas' newest release, OMEGAS IN LOVE, is quite abtastic. Nothing gets our blood pumping than sexy shifters with rock hard bodies.

Meet Annie:
Annie Nicholas hibernates in the rural, green mountains of Vermont, where she dreams of different worlds, heroes, and heroines. When spring arrives the stories pour from her, in hopes to share them with the masses one day.

Mother, daughter, wife are some of the hats she happily wears while trudging after her cubs through the hills and dales. The four seasons an inspiration and muse.

Where To Find Annie: Author Site | Twitter | Facebook | Blog | Group Blog

Jamie & Kati: Who is Annie Nicholas? author, mother, international woman of mystery...
International woman of mystery sounds fun but, alas, I’m a normal person. Well, if you consider liking monsters normal. :D I’m a mom of two energetic little boys and a full time nurse. For fun, I write books.

Rest? I laugh in the face of exhaustion.

J&K: Tell us about OMEGAS IN LOVE.
This is the fourth book in The Vanguards series and not just a romance but a LOVE story between two omega shifters. Where alpha is the highest rank in the pack, omega is the lowest. The heroine and hero are already in a relationship, which we see develop in the prior books from other characters' in the pack point of view. It’s sexy, heart breaking, and action packed.

J&K: Tell us about the hero and heroine of your book.
Tyler is the pack clown. He deals with stress by making jokes, sometimes with poor judgment. He’d been attacked in college by a shifter and survived, which was how he contracted the virus. He’s easy going and fun, but when it comes to his mate, Katrina, nothing will bully him from protecting her.

Katrina was born in China from shifter parents. She’s what they would consider a pure bred and was raised for breeding. Being female and submissive only led her on a path of abuse until she found the courage to escape to America where she met Tyler. With her mate’s help, she has discovered her self-confidence and pride but it doesn’t take much to shatter it.

Tyler finally finds the courage to propose only to witness his true love, Katrina, abducted by her old alpha. How can he, a real estate agent, fight to get her back?

J&K: If you could write an anthology with any author (dead or alive) who would it be with and what would it be about?
It would be with Lora Leigh and Ilona Andrews about shifters of any breed! That would be a dream.

J&K: What do you have next in store for readers?
I have lots. The Sigma, book 5 of The Vanguards, is releasing in August 2012. I also have a new series titled, Confessions of a Succubus, book one will be releasing sometime this fall and I’ve joined some talented authors in another new series titled Gatekeepers. My book, Koishi, will be out March 2013. And some super secret projects are in the works for this year as well. ;)

J&K: Thanks Annie for hanging out at Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance!
A: Thank you for hosting me!

Some things are best to forget. But what if the past won't be forgotten?

Born in China of a pure shifter bloodline, Katrina was raised with only one purpose--to breed. Abused by
her alpha, she runs away to America as soon as she can. With a new pack and her true mate, she thinks
the nightmare is behind her, but when she is abducted on the streets of Chinatown, Katrina must face
her past and fight for her freedom.

It took Tyler a year to earn Katrina's love, another to build her confidence and pride, and only a moment
to lose her. Broken-hearted, Tyler won't give up his search for Katrina. But he never trained as a warrior
like the other shifters. What chance does a real estate agent have in the fight for his mate?

WARNING: Explicit shifter sex, heartbroken torment, and an unstoppable shifter in love.
Where To Buy: Kindle | All Romance | Lyrical Press

The Asian stranger grabbed Katrina’s arm and yanked her into his embrace.

“Hey!” It took every ounce of Tyler’s control to keep his beast from busting out on the tourist filled streets of China Town. He shoved the stranger from behind, knocking Katrina from his arms.

She stumbled and landed hard on the ground. Tears stained her cheeks. The cold wind blew strands of long, black hair across her face.

“Get your hands off her.” He bent to help her, but the stranger blocked him.

Straightening, Tyler glared at Katrina’s assailant and met a cold, dark stare.

His beast rose closer to the surface and clouded his thoughts. She belonged to him and this male thought to block his way. The only solution was to tear this asshole limb from limb. “Get out of my way.” He spoke each word separately and clearly to get his point across.

“This is none of your concern.” The stranger spoke with a thick accent like Katrina’s.

“You’re on Vasi territory. Anything that happens here is my concern. And she belongs to me.” Tyler pointed to Katrina, then back to himself.

“Chinatown is not Vasi territory. Never has been and never will be. And this female mated me before she ran away.” Crossing his arms, the stranger planted himself in front of Tyler. “She still belongs to me and has never been yours to take.”

Tyler’s jaw hung as if on broken hinges. He shot her a questioning look, but she stared at the ground, not meeting his gaze. Katrina hated to speak about her past. Now, he knew why.

She wiped her face, huddled on the ground, and didn’t deny a thing.

Every bit of joy in his life lay with Katrina, but truth’s claws dug into his heart. He didn’t know which hurt more, the lies or the way she hunched on the ground, submitting to this stranger like an omega all over again.

Annie is giving away a copy of each of the first three(3) books from The Vanguards series as well as a $10 Amazon or Barnes&Noble gift card to one(1) lucky reader. Also: Annie will be giving away a copy of one of the books on her backlist to a reader at each stop.

Here's how to get your name in the hat:
  • Leave a comment for Annie about shifters, paranormal books or all things erotic along with your email addy ninja style: yourname at gmail dot com
  • Follow Annie's tour to have a greater chance of winning the books and gift card. Follow the tour here.
A huge thank you to Marianne of Goddess Fish Promotions for forwarding correspondence between Annie and us. 
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