Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Nicki J. Markus Her Majesty's Milken


I am so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for Nicki J. Markus and her newest release "Her Majesty's Milken".

Her Majesty’s Milken
Nicki J. Markus
11 August 2017
Fireborn Publishing
Novella/MF/Historical—Victorian/Cogpunk
Heat Level: 1

When part-time pilferer Sir Wesley Smythe seeks out famous housebreaker the Mayfair Milken, he little suspects he could soon be using his skills in service of the crown.

Whitechapel resident Grace is the pluckiest thief in all of London. Her housebreaking feats in the heart of fashionable Mayfair have earned her the nickname the Mayfair Milken. All members of high society fear for their valuables—all except Sir Wesley Smythe.

Sir Wesley, one of London's most eligible bachelors and a keen amateur mechanist, thrills at each new report of the Milken's exploits. Prone to a little light pilfering himself, he longs to meet his idol, only to be shocked at the discovery that the Milken is a woman.

However, they are not the only thieves in the city, and when they uncover a plot to steal from Queen Victoria, they must work together if they wish to foil the criminal.

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Author Bio & Links
Nicki J. Markus (aka Asta Idonea) was born in England but now lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She has loved both reading and writing from a young age and is also a keen linguist, having studied several foreign languages.

Nicki launched her writing career in 2011 and divides her efforts not only between MM and mainstream works but also between traditional and indie publishing. Her works span the genres, from paranormal to historical and from contemporary to fantasy. It just depends what story and which characters spring into her mind!

As a day job, Nicki works as a freelance editor and proofreader, and in her spare time she enjoys music, theatre, cinema, photography, and sketching. She also loves history, folklore and mythology, pen-palling, and travel, all of which have provided plenty of inspiration for her writing.


Giveaway
I am offering an eBook copy of my MF PNR short story Canção do Amor to one lucky reader.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Win a Signed Paperback copy of Roaring Waters




To say thank you to all of you who have purchased an e-book copy of Roaring Waters in July, I'm going to give a signed paperback copy away.

All you have to do to be entered for a chance to win, is leave a review on the site where you purchased the e-book and come back here and tell me where you reviewed in the comments! 

That's it! Simple. Oh and don't forget to leave me an email address so I can contact you for your snail mail address. This is open to anyone who purchased an e-book. (That means even international.)

Thank you so much to all of you. I will keep this open until August 7th. 

CJ

Monday, July 31, 2017

Many Thanks!





Hello everyone,

This has been quite a month for me. Filled with ups and downs and somethings, I don't want to go through again. 

I started out the month saddened and depressed at the news of my long time publisher, Bottom Drawer Publication, was closing their doors. I've known these ladies since my Fan Fiction writing days. They helped me grow as a writer in so many ways. I shall truly miss working with them. But, this seemed like another sign telling me "it was time to call it a day". Maybe I just wasn't cut out for this. I was overwhelmed. The 3rd book in the Warfield Hotel Mysteries was not going to be picked up and I had no idea what to do.

Fortunately for me, the Indie Author community is a fabulous group of people who gather around their own and cover them with encouragement and help when you need it. That's exactly what happened to me. Another author who is also an editor, stepped up and gave me a price I could afford. Another author who is a cover artist and formatting genius, offered help as well. The result ~~ Roaring Waters was released on July 24th! This is an amazing testament to the group of Indie authors that I know and love. We are family.

Now, I know I will never be a famous author who sells millions of books a year, not that wouldn't be lovely but that's okay. I love writing and the fact that there are readers (like you) out there who like what I write ~~ thrills me. It encourages me to continue on. And with the network and community of Indies, how could an author go wrong?

So this is my humble thanks to those who helped, to those who read and to those who review. You will truly never know just how much you enrich my life.

Sincerely,
CJ