Thanks so much to K-lee for hosting this month of fun giveaways!
As a general thing, I'm terrible at blogging, which made me nervous when K-lee asked if I'd like to contribute a post for her reader appreciation week. *frets* When she mentioned the topic of gratitude, though, I signed right on because, quite honestly, there is so much in my life for which I'm thankful.
It's so easy, especially around the holidays with advertising that tells us we all need more more MORE, to get caught up in everything new and shiny without taking a step back to realize the good things that have stood the test of time.
I'm so thankful for my parents, who have always supported me through everything and who taught me so many important things in life: love, respect, hard work, and perseverance.
I'm thankful for my health. My friends. The beauty of the sunset. Being able to learn. Having a computer on which to research things, read, write, and interact with friends all around the world. Having food in the pantry and clean water. Reading for fun and for knowledge. Having the ability to read in the first place.
I've reached a point in my life when I don't really need much by way of material things. Sure, it would be cool to get a new iPad to replace my first generation iPad or upgrade to the faster internet, but do I need it? No. Learning to be thankful for what I have has taught me that less can definitely be more than enough—especially when what I already have in my life is pretty amazing already.
Hugs to all of you readers! I'm thankful for your enthusiasm, support, and the life you breathe into my stories and characters.
As an expression of my thanks, I'd like to offer any standalone title in my backlist. You can see the full list on All Romance eBooks here: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/storeSearch.html?searchBy=author&qString=Nico+Jaye
My most recent release is Unscripted, part of the Heartsville collaboration with Piper Vaughn, J.H. Knight, Jayden Brooks, and Cate Ashwood.
Nico Jaye is a fan of all things HEA and has dragged her romance collection along for her moves from San Francisco to Los Angeles to Chicago to New York and back. She thinks reading is awesome and loves that she can hang out night after night with crinoline-wearing debutantes, brawny firemen in suspenders, and werewolf shifters with Scottish brogues. Her favorite stories are those that marry smut and fluff (a.k.a. smuff) into a gooey ball of HEA and fuzzies.
An overall feline enthusiast, Nico secretly (or not so secretly?) adores Hello Kitty, cat GIFs, spontaneous traveling, pretending to be crafty, emoticons, hot menfolk, and parenthetical statements (not necessarily in that order). After starting as the pitcher for Team Awesome (literally) and visiting places like South Africa, Oman, and Fiji, Nico discovered that letting the boys in her head tell her where they want to go could actually be the most exciting journey of all.
Find out more at www.nicojaye.com.
What a happy-making post! I love your avatar, too! :DReplyDelete
no need to be nervous, great post Nico!ReplyDelete
Love this!! Hearsville is fab.ReplyDelete
Hey my little smufflet - love your attitude, it inspires me to be less materialistic (but maybe start after Christmas 😉😜😜😉)ReplyDelete
For a terrible blogger I think you did awesome. Thanks for the post.ReplyDelete
What a thoughtful post. I'm a big fan and look forward to your new works all the time. Cat ladies have to support each other!ReplyDelete
I enjoyed your post I must admit if I dare that I am grateful my computer is working well at the moment it's wonderful when it works but expensive when it doesn't!ReplyDelete
What a great post. I lvoe the happy kitty.ReplyDelete
This post is sweet and I enjoy your facebook posts as well. Your avatar is cute and always makes me smile. I really enjoyed the hype prior to and during the Heartsville releases - I pre-purchased and spent every day of the release week with my finger poised over the download button.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the great post! I love your avatar too! Thank you for the chance. firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
I'm not really a cat person but your cat pic made me smile :) I'm grateful that you're offering one of your books. I only have a couple I still need to read and would love to win one of them!ReplyDelete
Hey, folks! I just realized I didn't include an end date. D'oh! *hides*ReplyDelete
Let's say it ends December 20th, and I'll contact the winner shortly thereafter. If you could leave a contact address or something, that would be super awesome! Otherwise, if you're the winner and didn't leave a way of contacting you, I'll try to use my detective skills to find you. ;)
Thank you so much for the kind comments! You are awesome!
Stella Matta is the winner of the giveaway, and I'll be contacting her soon. Thanks so much for checking out my post, and hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!ReplyDelete