May 25, 2013

The Newfound Life of a Full-time Writer

I did it!

My day job is in the past as I take a chance on my freelance editing business full-time, which also gives me the ability to write as much as I want!

I've been looking forward to this day, month, year, for over seven years and I honestly can't tell you how scared and excited I am. I have several projects in the works for this year, some romance, some thriller and some suspense and I just hope I'll be able to do them justice.

Here's a sneak peek into what's to come from one of my romantic suspense novellas, Kinda Outta Luck.

Having a drink thrown in her face wasn’t the worst thing that’d occurred today.
Pippa McCoy inhaled another smoke-filled breath as the woman in front of her flailed on the Magnolia Bay’s plush carpeting. Limbs shot through the air, wails echoed over the slot machines and a small glimpse of hot pink panties made an appearance.
            “Ms. Carlisle, you’re making a scene!” She plucked a lime from suit’s collar and tossed it to the floor. The bitter taste of tequila and lime juice seeped between her lips. She’d never been a fan of the fruity drinks.
            The wails grew louder and Pippa took a step back, surveying the casino’s crowd to count exactly how many sets of awestruck gazes they’d attracted. This was exactly why her clients hired her. Avoiding public breakdowns and embarrassment of monumental proportion came at a pretty price they didn’t mind paying when it came to breakups.
            Kneeling in front of her client’s now ex-fiancĂ©, Pippa hiked her purse higher on her shoulder and reached out to contain Ms. Carlisle’s thrashing wrists. “Amy,”—she tightened her grip—“you’re making a fool of yourself. I understand you’re upset, but you need to get a hold of yourself.”
            Not exactly therapeutic, but effective all the same.
            Ms. Carlisle relaxed, sniffling in short burst as she wrenched her hands away.
            Pippa let her, slightly wobbling on the thick carpeting in her four-inch heels as she straightened. With a full view of the sobbing woman at her feet, her heart dropped. She’d built a career on delivering bad news on a daily basis, but the sting never went away. “How about we get a drink? That will make you feel better, don’t you think?”
            Brown hate-filled eyes glared up at her. Seconds later, Amy Carlisle stood, trying to push strands of hair back into place. “Who the hell are you anyway? His mistress? Are you the reason he dumped me?”

Kinda Outta Luck will be finished this summer! Look for it soon, but if you're looking for some sexy romantic suspense in the meantime, Sour Cherry is officially releasing on May 29th! You can buy it on Amazon now and all other devices on Wednesday!

1 comment:

  1. Great teaser, Nichole!

    Congrats again on your full-time focus. YOu'll do awesome!


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