In The Kitchen Series, Stripped Bare & Stranded Up For TRR Readers’ Choice Awards – Winter 2015

I’m so honored to announce that four books co-written with Eileen Griffin and a multi-authored anthology featuring my short story, Dating for Deafies, are nominated for The Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Awards for Winter 2015!!!

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In The Raw, In The Fire, and In The Distance from the In The Kitchen series co-written with Eileen Griffin are nominees in the GLBT – Contemporary Romance category, and Stripped Bare is nominated in the GLBT – BDSM category.

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Stranded, a multi-author anthology from Wayward Ink Publishing featuring my short story, Dating for Deafies is also nominated!

In the Nomination Round, a book has to garner at least 50 nominations within the time period to qualify for the next and final round. The nomination will start on September 11 and end on September 30. Eileen and I would LOVE any help by voting for our books to get us to the next round 🙂

The general nomination page is found HERE.

To vote for our individual books, you can follow the links for each of our titles listed below:

In The Raw  /  In The Fire  /  In The Distance  /  Stripped Bare 

You can vote for Stranded here.

Thanks for all your support 🙂

Nikka and Eileen

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2014 Wrap Up & Publication Schedule for 2015

Whelp, 2014 was a pretty good year on the writing front.

I’m blessed to have the honor of co-writing with Eileen Griffin and have been a part of a ton awesome of projects. If you’ve come along on the ride, thanks for the support and reading the words. It’s been a surreal journey so far and 2015 is shaping up to be kick ass as well.

2014 Wrap Up

2 co-written full length novels with Eileen Griffin:

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1 co-written novella with Eileen Griffin:

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2 solo novellas:

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2 solo short stories:

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3 solo short stories included in three different anthos:

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Coming in 2015:

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January 9 from Evernight Publishing

Saving Sam is part of the multi-author paranormal romance Purgatory, Inc. Series.

Stay tuned for these Purgatory, Inc. titles coming soon from Evernight Publishing:

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Coral Moore’s Inspiration for Hire is coming January 16th.

Sam Schooler’s Writing Your Own Ransom Note is coming January 23.

Visit Deidre Meyrick’s blog for more details on Heart of Atlantis, more details to come.

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March 26 Dating for Deafies, individual release from Wayward Ink Publishing. (Originally part of the Stranded anthology.

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March 2015: To be announced project.

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June 15 from Carina Press, In the Distance, Book #3 of the In the Kitchen Series.

Join me for a kickass 2015!

Do you like to give books a test drive before buying?

If you like to give a book a test drive before buying, you can check out digital samplers of a few of my co-authored titles on Overdrive.

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https://www.overdrive.com/media/1869289/chasing-matt/sample

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https://www.overdrive.com/media/1895885/in-the-fire/sample

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https://www.overdrive.com/media/1765596/in-the-raw/sample

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https://www.overdrive.com/media/1980355/stranded/sample

Happy reading!

 

Happy Release Day to Stranded, from Wayward Ink Publishing!

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Stranded

By Nikka Michaels, Alina Popescu, Michael P. Thomas, Kim Fielding, Asta Idonea, Rob Colton, Nephylim, Lily G. Blunt, Eric Gober, Louise Lyons, kirifox, Sarah Hayes and JN Olsen

Genre: M/M, Anthology

Length: 294 pages

Release Date: October 10, 2014

Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing

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Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/vrsXiPFJUQk

 

Definition ñ Stranded

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  • (of a boat, sailor, or sea creature) left aground on a shore.

a stranded whale

  • left without the means to move from somewhere.

he offers a lift to a stranded commuter

The boys in this collection of short stories have most definitely been left STRANDED!

They’ve been shipwrecked and abandoned.

Marooned and cast away.

And left helpless and high and dry.

But you should never underestimate the tenacity of the human heart

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Stories Include:

Craving Stains by Alina Popescu

Trapped since birth in a sterile, hospital-like apartment, Wynn longs to break free to experience the world.

Enter Doyle.

But is Doyle real, or is he just a figment of Wynn’s imagination?

Say Cheese by Michael P. Thomas

Sitcom sensation Felix Medrano, America’s Sweetheart, throws a star-studded surprise party for his sweetheart, beanpole barkeep Grover Shepherd.

It’s a smash, save for one detail: Shep is a no-show.

Who’d have thought it would be so hard to pop the question?

Standby by Kim Fielding

Who’d have thought being stranded at the airport could possibly have some long term benefits?

Certainly not Tom.

But then he hadn’t bargained on meeting Rafael.

 

The Raider by Asta Idonea

The gods truly do work in mysterious ways as Thorstein found out when he was left for dead on the battle field of a foreign land.

 

The Buckle by Rob Colton

One ditching and one rescue later, Hayden discovers the use of a telephone isn’t the only offer that’s on the table.

 

Ari by Nephylim

Benji and Ari have spent their lives feeling lost and alone, stranded between genders.

Can they help each other stop unravelling?

 

Opposites Attract by Lily G. Blunt

Chris and Andreas are opposites in character.

Both fear the other wants to move on.

Can being stranded on a mountainside resolve the doubt that is threatening to tear them apart?

 

Out of Order by Eric Gober

Rob was the one who got away.

Trent stumbles upon him during a trip to San Francisco

Right before a deadly earthquake

 

Dating for Deafies by Nikka Michaels

If Evan York keeps hiding from the world behind his laptop he might miss out on something special.

Will he find the courage?

 

One Snowy Night by Louise Lyons

One snowy night, Keith Brambles learns that appearances can be deceptive.

 

The Climb by kirifox

Jessie went camping with friends expecting to have some fun and maybe drink a little beer.

Instead, he found his perfect man but is he real or just a dream?

Did You Leave Any for Me by Sarah Hayes

Two ex-lovers, one hotel room, and one random act of technology.

Will they fall out or fall back in love?

 

Sweetness and Strength by JN Olsen

Miles makes one seemingly small and inconsequential decision that turns out to be not so small and inconsequential after all.

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My Story in Stranded is Dating for Deafies

When freelance writer Evan York receives an email from handsome author Tristan Gaines by accident, he knows he shouldn’t click on the attachment. When he does, an attractive local author stares back at him and for a moment Evan wishes he wasn’t Deaf.

His dating experiences haven’t been the best so far with people of hearing and he relishes the flirting and exchange through email. In email, he’s just a regular guy. After he’s drafted into writing a post for his best friend’s Dating for Deafies blog, Evan realizes he’s more than just a deaf gay man. But will he find the courage to introduce himself?

 

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Cover Reveal for Stranded: Coming from Wayward Ink Publishing

Definition ñ Stranded

adjective

  • (of a boat, sailor, or sea creature) left aground on a shore.

a stranded whale

  • left without the means to move from somewhere.

he offers a lift to a stranded commuter

The boys in this collection of short stories have most definitely been left STRANDED!

They’ve been shipwrecked and abandoned.

Marooned and cast away.

And left helpless and high and dry.

But you should never underestimate the tenacity of the human heart

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Stories Included:

Craving Stains by Alina Popescu

Trapped since birth in a sterile, hospital-like apartment, Wynn longs to break free to experience the world.

Enter Doyle.

But is Doyle real, or is he just a figment of Wynn’s imagination?

Say Cheese by Michael P. Thomas

Sitcom sensation Felix Medrano, America’s Sweetheart, throws a star-studded surprise party for his sweetheart, beanpole barkeep Grover Shepherd.

It’s a smash, save for one detail: Shep is a no-show.

Who’d have thought it would be so hard to pop the question?

Standby by Kim Fielding

Who’d have thought being stranded at the airport could possibly have some long term benefits?

Certainly not Tom.

But then he hadn’t bargained on meeting Rafael.

The Raider by Asta Idonea

The gods truly do work in mysterious ways as Thorstein found out when he was left for dead on the battle field of a foreign land.

The Buckle by Rob Colton

One ditching and one rescue later, Hayden discovers the use of a telephone isn’t the only offer that’s on the table.

Ari by Nephylim

Benji and Ari have spent their lives feeling lost and alone, stranded between genders.

Can they help each other stop unravelling?

Opposites Attract by Lily G. Blunt

Chris and Andreas are opposites in character.

Both fear the other wants to move on.

Can being stranded on a mountainside resolve the doubt that is threatening to tear them apart?

Out of Order by Eric Gober

Rob was the one who got away.

Trent stumbles upon him during a trip to San Francisco

Right before a deadly earthquake

Dating for Deafies by Nikka Michaels

If Evan York keeps hiding from the world behind his laptop he might miss out on something special.

Will he find the courage?

One Snowy Night by Louise Lyons

One snowy night, Keith Brambles learns that appearances can be deceptive.

The Climb by kirifox

Jessie went camping with friends expecting to have some fun and maybe drink a little beer.

Instead, he found his perfect man

but is he real or just a dream?

Did You Leave Any for Me by Sarah Hayes

Two ex-lovers, one hotel room, and one random act of technology.

Will they fall out or fall back in love?

Sweetness and Strength by JN Olsen

Miles makes one seemingly small and inconsequential decision that turns out to be not so small and inconsequential after all.

Pre-order now!

Get your copy of Stranded by pre-ordering it on the WIP website.

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