Tuesday, September 27, 2016

We Have A Winner!

Congratulations to Juanita, who won the gift box at my Sept. 24th book signing of FIRE, the fourth and final book in my Elemental Series!


I'll be offering another giveaway at the next book signing October 22nd (see my previous post). Keep an eye on this blog for announcements of future prizes and upcoming book signings. I'll list them all here as they come up. Good luck, and Happy Reading!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Exclusive Book Signing Giveaway (10/22/16)!

Another book signing? Let's do it! (And who doesn't love a giveaway?)

I will be presenting a special gift set giveaway to one lucky guest at my book signing of FIRE on October 22, 2016 from 12:00-2:00 PM at Baldwinsville Public Library in Baldwinsville, NY (Click here for directions). This brand-new giveaway (a $51.99 value) contains a Yankee Candle luminary owl tea light holder with four "Autumn Wreath" scented tea lights, as well as a beautiful loop scarf in autumn colors. This set is inspired by FIRE, Book Four in my Elemental Series.

This gift set will be offered exclusively to one attendee at the book signing on October 22nd at Baldwinsville Public Library, so if you're in the neighborhood, come and visit! No purchase is necessary, though you will need to be present at the end of the signing to win (2:00 PM EST). Click the picture below for a larger view of this gorgeous gift set.


Keep checking here for announcements of future events. I'll list them all here as they come up. Good luck, and Happy Reading!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Exclusive Book Signing Giveaway (9/24/16)!

I will be presenting a special gift box giveaway to guests at my book signing of FIRE on September 24, 2016 from 12:00-2:00 PM at Sullivan Free Library of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, NY (Click here for directions). The giveaway (a $20 value) contains a set of four Yankee votive candles inspired by my Elemental Series, packaged with a glass votive holder in a keepsake box:

  • BALSAM & CEDAR (Earth) - Kincade Murphy's ranch, Hope Creek, is nestled in the foothills of Montana's Rocky Mountain range. When the windows of his rustic home are open, the house is full of the scent of evergreens.

  • BEACH WALK (Water) - On the shores of Nantucket Sound, Morgan Clifton's home, the Seaglass Inn, is the perfect place to relax and let the ocean's breezes soothe the soul.

  • SUMMER STORM (Air) - As a storm chaser, Elsa Pemberley is familiar with the distinctive scent that follows a summer tempest...and she's always ready for the next one.

  • AUTUMN IN THE PARK (Fire) - Stranded in Vermont in the fall, Ethan Sutter is surrounded by the beauty and crisp aroma of a New England autumn.


This gift box will be offered exclusively at the book signing on September 24th at Sullivan Free Library of Bridgeport, so if you're in the neighborhood, come and visit! No purchase is necessary, though you will need to be present at the end of the signing to win (2:00 PM EST). Click the picture below for a larger view of this wonderful gift box.



Keep an eye on this blog for announcements of future prizes and upcoming book signings. I'll list them all here as they come up. Good luck, and Happy Reading!

Friday, August 05, 2016

Release Day for FIRE!



Today is release day for FIRE, Book Four in the Elemental Series! With the release of this book, I almost feel like a mom who's finally got all her kids at home. The books are now all in a row on my office shelf:



No matter how many book releases I have, it's always exciting to see that first print copy come out of the box and go onto my shelf. A writer has few tangibles to reward her after so many months of solitary effort, and this is one of the biggest. I can't wait for you to meet Ethan and Gypsy and share their story. Happy Reading!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Renaissance Faire 2016


Another Renaissance Faire visit under the belt! This year, we invited one of our son's friends, and the boys had a great time running around the Festival together. I dressed as a pirate lady this year, with a minor adjustment to my hat (reblocking the crown to make it flatter). Everything I wore this year was cobbled together from items I already had, with the exception of a pair of skirt hikes my husband made for me (Thanks, Hubby!).

This year, we witnessed a demo of archery by Whipperwil Archery, and also the use of siege weapons! I wish my video of the trebuchet had come out better. It was impressive and creepy, all at the same time, watching that machine lob a ball the length of the jousting field and then seeing that ball land with a bone-shaking thud. As for the archery demo, bowyer Bill Darr is very, very good at what he does. I learned a little and was extremely impressed with his skill!

For more photos of my trips to the Renn, past and present, click here!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

BookBub: A Reader's Paradise


Let's be honest. You love books, but how much time do you really have to browse the shelves (or Amazon's enormous catalog) looking for titles that interest you? Come to that, how much pocket money do any of us have these days? We all look for ways to stretch our reading dollars. If you haven't heard about BookBub, you're going to love it.

Founded in 2012, BookBub is an email service that sends daily deals on eBooks to your inbox. Books listed are either free or deeply discounted (lots of $0.99 reads here!)...and the best part is, you choose the listings they send you! Like contemporary romance? They'll send you a list of titles with cover images and blurbs, along with the links where you can find the books for sale. Like historicals? Simply select that genre when you enter a preference with BookBub, and they'll send you notices when historicals go on sale. It's like having your own personal bookstore assistant, who keeps an eye on your preferences and considers your budget!

I've just joined BookBub myself, and I already think it's a book lover's paradise. If you haven't tried it, give it a whirl! You'll definitely find something worth reading here, and it'll be a very bookful summer. :)

Monday, July 04, 2016

Website Moving (Let Freedom Ring!)


Website Down (Temporarily, I Hope)

Nothing makes a website-owning writer crazy like outage. I've been having several issues since Aabaco bought out my old host, Yahoo, and have finally given up on them. My website has been down for a couple of days, and as you know, FIRE is coming out August 5th. That's a pretty hefty problem. So, I've bitten the bullet and transferred to another host, and am currently awaiting reactivation of my website under my new host's watchful eye.

What this means, for now, is that you won't be able to access my website (http://www.nickigreenwood.com) for a short time...but I am always here on my blog, or available via my social media pages at Facebook or Twitter. You can reach me easily there, and I hope to have everything back up and running smoothly as fast as possible. Thanks for your patience!

Happy Fourth of July!

I hope you Americans have all had a terrific Fourth of July. I have spent it both at the day job, and working out the issues of transferring my site to its new host, where (I hope) I will have freedom from worry that it's going to be running smoothly. ;) Happy Fourth!