7 Days of Epic, Day 5 {NICHOLE CHASE}


Best-selling author of Dark Betrayal Trilogy and Flukes.


The Dark Betrayal Trilogy
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Suddenly Series
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Fluke Series
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1) I think everyone wants to know what it’s like to be one of the top authors in the indie world. Tell us how it has changed your life, or has it?
Well, I’m flattered that you think so highly of me, but I think there are many more authors out there more deserving of that distinction. This year has been crazy—a good crazy—but one I never would have guessed would have happened. Has it changed my life? Yes and no. I still spend my days in yoga pants and chasing my daughter while racing to make my word count goals. In other words, life is good.

2) What was the first EVER book/story you’ve ever written (childhood stories count)?

I wrote a story about a green rose behind a tall wall, protected by an enchantress… though I don’t think it is readable, my grandmother kept it for a long time and gave it back to me a few years ago. It’s a childish mess, but still neat to have!

3) The majority of your novels are aimed towards Young Adult. Will you ever consider writing New Adult, or Adult?

My first three novels (The Dark Betrayal Trilogy) were YA/ Mature YA. Flukes is a New Adult Paranormal and The Royal series is being marketed as New Adult/ Adult by Avon/ HarperCollins. My next indie novel, The Accidental Assassin, is also New Adult/Adult. I still love YA, but right now the stories that are coming to me are New Adult subject matter that closely skirts the Adult category.

4) What are you working on right now and can we get a taste?

I’m currently waiting on the copy edits for Recklessly Royal (book two in the Royal series) and am working on Book 3. I’m also finalizing stuff for The Accidental Assassin which doesn’t have a release date as of yet.

As for a sneak peek:

“I don’t care about Tess!” He growled the words. Slapping his hands against the wall, he barricaded me between his arms and glared down at me. “I care about you!”

My heart thumped hard against my chest as I stared up at him. Cared about me? How had that happened? I opened my mouth and shut it, not sure how to respond.

“Damn it. I didn’t see this coming. In two short days you’ve turned my entire life upside down. You’re everything I’ve always avoided.” His words were quiet, but there was a desperation underlining them. “You’re too good for me and I’m the death of everything that makes you perfect. You should be running in the opposite direction and instead you look at me with those big eyes and easy smile and I…” He shook his head as if lost.

“Owen.” My stomach clenched tightly as my mind tried to understand what he was telling me.

“I’m wrong for you, Ava, but damn if I can help the way I feel.”

5) Is the Dark Betrayal Trilogy over, or do you foresee a comeback?

I’ve planned for more, but I’m not sure when I will have time to work on them.

6) What encouraged you to go from self-pub to traditional? And which, in your opinion, do you prefer?

I wanted to straddle the fence—experience both sides of the equation. I like being a ‘hybrid’. They both have the positives and negatives, but I’m glad I can do both.

7) Tell us something about yourself your readers would be surprised to hear.

Erm, I’m kind of an open book. Which is boring, I guess.

8) What’s your go to comfort when a book just isn’t going your way?

Pistachios, popcorn (extra butter), and pomegranate seeds. I also LOVE frozen grapes in the summer.

9) Words you live by that would encourage an aspiring author to continue.

Do what scares you. If you aren’t nervous, it isn’t worth writing/doing.

10) Where can readers find you?

(I’m a Facebook addict, so that’s usually the best place to catch me!)




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