Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday Reads

For those of us in the United States, it's the Black Friday holiday...which isn't a holiday at all, but rather the Friday that happens to be tucked between Thanksgiving and the weekend.  Because many people have the day off, it becomes a natural Christmas shopping day.  Over the last decade or two, it's become a crazy shopping day, with more and more stores encouraging shoppers with sales, promotions, and extended hours.

I'm not a Black Friday shopper.  I'd much rather stay far from the crowds and read.  If you're of the same mindset, give one of these great books a try.

For a taste of holiday romance, there's  Mistletoe Mine by Emily March

Newly engaged to her college sweetheart, Molly Stapleton has one wish for her holiday wedding: get her estranged parents back together. Will they accept this last chance to renew their promises of love—and cherish the gift from the daughter who loves them both?  Available on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble for only 99 cents, this is a novella you're bound to love.

For something completely off the Christmas grid, try a vampire romance.  Susan Sizemore's Primal Cravings is a fun, sexy read set in her Primes world.  If you haven't read her vampire romances, this is a great one to try.  Again, it's available from both Barnes and Noble and Amazon, and it's a full-length story for only $3.99.

If you're craving (ha...craving...I couldn't help using it again!) a romantic suspense, some of my faves are from Christina Dodd.  Her classic novel Lady In Black features a straitlaced lady butler, a powerful billionaire, kidnapping, scads of conflict, and some steamy scenes in a shower.

You can find it by following these links to Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Many of you know that I'm a sucker for historical romances of all kinds.  Though it's not out for a few weeks, I've already preordered a copy of Elizabeth Boyle's upcoming story If Wishes Were Earls, which is the third story in her popular Rhymes With Love series (no worries about reading earlier books to follow the story, can read them in any order.)

Amazon has it on sale right now for only $4.74 for the Kindle version (though it could pop up to regular price at any time) and it's $4.99 for Nook at Barnes and Noble.

Finally, I've become completely addicted to author Julie Anne Long's Pennyroyal Lane historical romances.  The latest (and so far, my favorite!) is It Happened One Midnight.  Devastatingly romantic and very well-written, it'll make you a Julie Anne Long fan, too.  You can find it for only $4.74 for Kindle and $4.99 for Nook.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with great books...whether you choose to shop from home, or face the crazy crowds!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Giveaway Winners and Sneak Preview of Honeymoon With a Prince

Thank you to everyone who entered the Goodreads contest for an Advanced Reader Copy of Honeymoon With a Prince which is book #2 in the Royal Scandals series.  The winners were Linda B. of Erie, PA, Karen E. of Fresno, CA, and Mary R. of Greensboro, NC.  The ARCs will go out today via Priority Mail, so look for them later this week.

And if you didn't win, no worries!  Honeymoon With a Prince, which features Prince Massimo Barrali, will be out on December 3.  Want a quick preview? Look below...

The man was unbelievably direct.  He also smelled unbelievably good.

The soft fabric of his shirt tickled the bare skin of Kelly’s back in the sensitive spot just below the tie of her sundress.  As if linked by a direct connection, the skin on her arms pricked to gooseflesh.
She imagined he didn’t suffer rejection often.

“I’m not sure it’d be wise,” she said, using the excuse in order to gauge his intentions.  She had no idea if asking a man into one’s home after a date carried the same implication in Sarcaccia it sometimes had in the States.  It was obvious he wanted to carry on their flirtation; how much further he wanted to carry it was the question.  Let alone how much further she wanted to carry it.  “Is it safe?”

“Safe as you were on the patio at Giulia’s.”

“We weren’t exactly alone on the patio.”

“We won’t be alone now, either.  Gaspare is here.”

“He is a good chaperone.”  She flicked a look at the dog, whose ears perked up at the mention of his name though he didn’t stir from his sprawl across the back seat.  “Of course, you realize that I don’t know the most basic things about you.  For instance, what’s your last name?”

His eyes crinkled at the corners, as if the question intrigued him.  “Barrali.”

“Massimo Barrali.  I like it.  It’s strong.”  Just like the man.  Forceful, yet somehow elegant.  Hearing the name from her own lips pricked a memory.  “Is Barrali a common name here?  Isn’t that the name of the royal family?”

“It is, and it’s common enough.  Lots of Barralis in Sarcaccia.  But no one with the last name Chase, I don’t believe.”  When she smiled at that, he continued,  “What else do you want to know?”

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Goodreads Members: Honeymoon With a Prince Giveaway

If you're a member of the booklovers' social media site Goodreads, don't miss the giveaway running from now through Monday, November 25 for an Advance Reading Copy of my upcoming book Honeymoon With a Prince.  Follow the link below for more information, and good luck!


    Goodreads Book Giveaway


        Honeymoon With a Prince by Nicole Burnham



          Honeymoon With a Prince


          by Nicole Burnham


            Giveaway ends November 25, 2013.

            See the giveaway details
            at Goodreads.




      Enter to win

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Now Available: Royal Scandals

Ready to sink in to a couple of stories about billionaire royals?  I'm thrilled to announce that the first book in my new Royal Scandals series, Scandal With a Prince, is now available at retailers everywhere, including Amazon, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

Scandal With a Prince tells the story of Prince Stefano Barrali, who discovers the woman he once loved is now living in Barcelona...and gave birth to his child.  It's a sexy tale of love and redemption set in the Gothic alleyways and markets of southern Spain. 

New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd says of the series, "Great food, great sex, exotic locale, and royal scandals...Enjoy!"

To kick off the series, there's also a prequel e-book novella available.  For the month of November only, you can grab Christmas With a Prince for only 99 cents! As with Scandal, Christmas With a Prince is available at Amazon, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.  It tells the tale of Gabriel Maddox, a Boston-bred lawyer who realizes that he's in love with his best friend's sister and pursues her all the way to the Mediterranean island of Sarcaccia...only to see her with a handsome prince by her side.  Set at the Barrali family's winery during a holiday wedding, it's sure to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Then, in December, look for book two in the series, Honeymoon With a Prince, which features Stefano's battle-weary brother, army veteran Prince Massimo Barrali.

I can't wait to hear what you think of the new series!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Giveaway: Honeymoon With a Prince

This month will see the release of the first novella and first full-length book in my new Royal Scandals series, Christmas With a Prince and Scandal With a Prince.

If you’d like the latest info on these books, please visit the all new and sign up for my Nicole Burnham e-newsletter. Since the Royal Scandals books have more mature content than what is in my Niki Burnham YA novels, future updates on the series will be sent via the Nicole newsletter rather than to my Niki Burnham e-newsletter list (since those who read YA may not read romance and vice versa.)  

As a bonus, I'll do a giveaway on November 20 of an advanced reader copy (ARC) of the second book in the series, Honeymoon With a Prince, to a member of the Nicole Burnham newsletter list.  

I can't wait for this new series, and hope you can't either!