It’s Aliiiive! The Nice Girls Writing Naughty Home on the Web

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The Online Home of the Nice Girls Writing Naughty!

I’m pleased as punch to share with you the brand new home of the Nice Girls Writing Naughty on the web!  From our start as a small group of dedicated authors to where we are today, we’ve grown to a team of friends interested in supporting each and building a great community.  Our popular blog has grown into a full-blown website with more content coming like a bookstore, which will be launching before RT next month.  (RT is the RT Booklovers Convention, this year in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; it’s one of the largest romance-related conventions in the States.)

We also have a popular Facebook group and @NGWNGroup where we welcome interaction from our beloved community of readers.  We wouldn’t be here without you, and we are so grateful to each and every one of you.

Keep your eyes on our blog starting April 1st for the April A-Z Blogging Challenge.  Several of the Nice Girls will be at RT hosting a party, signing books, and with some great giveaways including a signed Michael Stokes book of photography (I WANT this book!).  For those of us not going to RT, don’t worry – we’ll have some great blog content through the awesome folks at TRS Parties and will share pictures from RT, event news, and lots of other great content.

April’s shaping up to be a busy month, Dear Reader, so rest those eyes and get readeh!

The Splish-Splash Page Hop

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Bubble, bubble, toil and… welcome to the trouble!  It’s #NationalBubbleBathDay, and I’m joining my #NiceGirlsWritingNaughty sisters all weekend long to help celebrate with a steamy fun PAGE HOP!

Hello there.  I’m A. Catherine Noon, and I write hot-hot-hot stuff such as Sealed by Magic.  As part of the Page Hop, I’m giving away a copy of one of our books, either Sealed by Magic or your choice to one lucky winner on Sunday!  All you have to do to enter my giveaway is like my Noon and Wilder page on Facebook, here.

After you do that, be sure to comment below about YOUR fantasy bath mate below, so I know you’ve been by!  After you’re done, hop on to the next Naughty Girl waiting to say hello to you!  She is ANGEL PAYNE!

The Noonhour – In The Kitchen with Michael of Wolfshead Photography, and a Prize Basket

Happy Saturday! Today’s Noonhour features none other than my husband Michael, of Wolfshead Photography. We collaborated on this post, which is part of a feature over at my group’s page, Nice Girls Writing Naughty. You should click over there and leave a comment, because each commenter during our event is entered to win a truly awesome basket of prizes. Check it out!

Manic Monday – Startcher Engines!

It’s Monday!  I feel like I should say something uber-motivating, that makes us all jump out of our chairs and make something massively awesome.

Feel motivated yet?  🙂

We’re almost ready to go live on the new site.  I’m so excited.  It’ll have a home for my blog (i.e. this one) and my Knoontime Knitting blog, as well as a section for books and promo stuff and bio and everything.  I feel like such a little kid.

Every iteration of my online presence has brought new things to learn and new fun stuff to play with.  This time, it means I’ll be leaving my beloved Blogger platform behind and migrating to WordPress.  The coolness of the website functionality overwhelmed the familiarity and ease-of-use of Blogger, so that’s ultimately what made the decision easy.  You won’t notice much of a difference in terms of what you can do on the blog, meaning you’ll still be able to comment and share stuff, but on the back-end it makes it much easier for me and my webmistress.

I have some neat newsy items for you today, as well:

First, my workshop “Unleashing the Creator Within” is in full swing over at Coffee Time Romance.

While it started on the 1st, you’re very welcome even now, at the mid-point.  We’re having a lot of fun with some non-traditional tools like music and word art.

Second, the BDSM-a-palooza is from Feb 17th to the 19th at the Smutketeers!  I’m participating with 50 other fabulous authors and the amazing ladies of the Smutketeers – there will be daily prizes, a grand prize with gifts from all of us, and more fun than you can shake a whip at.

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Third, the Nice Girls Writing Naughty will be hosting a very special event – Fantasy Date Night with the Nice Girls and their friends, Feb 21st, on our Facebook group from 6:00p to 11:00p Eastern Standard Time.  I’ll be teaching at that time, so I can’t join you, but I know you’ll have a ton of fun without me – just save me some chocolates and a date, and we’ll be fine.  ~grin~

Happy Monday!

Home for the Holidaze

BurningBright300I’m with Neal Harrison today, the star of BURNING BRIGHT by me, A. Catherine Noon, and my partner in crime, Rachel Wilder.  We figured, since it’s the holidays, we’d find out a little more about what our favorite Dom does when the mistletoe is overhead and eggnog perfumes the air.

ACN:  Welcome to NGWN, Neal!

NH:  Glad to be here!

ACN:  So, I read that you have a mixed-religion household.  How does that affect your celebration of the holidays?

NH:  We celebrate Christmas as an American holiday, since it’s become so consumerized and is in all the stores and stuff.  My family wasn’t super religious growing up, so it didn’t loom very large for us.  Doc is Wiccan, so he celebrates the Winter Soltice, or Yule.  Steve is Christian and likes to meditate and retreat from the world.

Steve pokes his head into the room:  I heard that!

NH:  I know you did, big guy, that’s why I said it!

ACN:  Gentlemen, gentlemen, one at a time, please.

NH:  But you wrote us multiple men at a time, we figured that’s –

ACN: MOVING RIGHT ALONG NOW.  So tell me, what did you get as gifts for Doc and Steve?

NH:  I haven’t yet.

ACN:  Really?  But you seem so organized and buttoned-up in the book!

NH:  Appearances can be deceiving.  It’s only the 11th.  There’s plenty of time.

Steve hollers from the hallway:  I’ve already got presents for everyone!

NH:  Yeah, and they’re probably already wrapped and hidden.  Wait til I tell Doc where your hiding place is!

ACN:  Now, now, that’s not fair.  You’ll ruin the surprise.

NH:  Yeah, but then I can get some ideas.  ~He grins~

ACN:  Do you have any special menu plans for the holidays?

NH:  Yes.  We called the special menu “Holidaze.”  We’ll be serving Hot Buttered Rum from the 20th through New Year’s Eve.  It’s an old secret family recipe.

ACN:  Wow, that sounds really yummy!

NH:  Thank you.  If your readers would like to find out more about me and my restaurant, they can check out BURNING BRIGHT, available now from wherever fine books are sold.

ACN:  Happy holidays to you and yours!

To win a copy of BURNING BRIGHT of your very own, just in time for the holidays, tell me in the comments:
What is your favorite holiday beverage (alcoholic or not)?

Here’s the details on the rest of the hop, including the grand prize.  Visit at least five of the participating blogs and leave a comment to be entered to win.

Happy reading!

Tina Christopher Grand Prize of a $50 All Romance eBooks Gift Card and the choice of 3 of my books

Dani Wade $10 Amazon Gift Card

Nona Raines A digital copy of Nicely Naughty 2–Erotic Christmas Anthology & $10 Gift Card

Harlowe Wild A Surprise Prize

Leela Lou Dahlin A copy of Rumor Has It or A Haught Date and a $10 Amazon gift card

Angel Payne A $15 Amazon Gift Card

Taige Crenshaw A $10 All Romance Ebooks eGift Card

Jianne Carlo One copy of Prymal Lust and one copy of That Pearly Drop

A. Catherine Noon eCopy of Burning Bright (or other backlist title)

Lara Archer A $10 Amazon Gift Card

Leela Lou Dahlin A copy of Rumor Has It and a $10 Amazon Gift Card

Cynthia Sax The choice of any eBook from my backlist

Ella Sheridan An e-copy of any backlist book

Two for Thursday!

Happy Thursday!  I know, I know my post title doesn’t rhyme.  Par for my week.  The heat went out at our building last night, so my brain hasn’t thawed yet.  I’m applying liberal servings of coffee.

I have two posts for you today!  One is by me, ~waves~, because I’m over at Beyond the Veil today talking about – what else – NaNoWriMo!

The second thing I have for you is a chance to win prizes! Woot! My buddy Dani Wade is up at the Nice Girls Writing Naughty blog today with some tips on staying the course – if you’re feeling discouraged, this post is a great pick-me-up. Plus, she’s giving away a prize to one lucky commenter – AND you will be entered to win our grand prize of $25 USD to All Romance eBooks.

Happy reading!