Wednesday, 24 December 2014


Rocking Around the Holidays with Authors 

Hi everyone – welcome to our very first Rocking Around the Holidays. From now until December 23rd, we’re giving you the inside scoop and behind the scenes info on Rock Star Authors.  
To celebrate the holiday season there’s a HUGE contest to go along with it – which includes 2 iPad Minis, signed books by all of the authors, gift cards galore and much, much more! 

Behind the Scenes with Nicole Simone 
Living in a two-bedroom apartment with my boyfriend and his best friend doesn’t give me much room to have a designated office. That’s why the coffee shops around my neighborhood have become my sanctuary. I order a small latte, sit at a table near the back, and get lost in my writing.   

A Look Inside Nicole’s Office

Holiday Cheer with Nicole Simone  
Favorite holiday dessert: Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake  

Favorite holiday movie: Love Actually  

Whats your favorite winter activity?   My parents live in the Northwest in a farmhouse that sits on five acres. Every year for the holidays, I make the trip up and spend my days drinking hot coca in front of a roaring fire.  

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in for Rocking The Holidays. Have a happy holiday season!! 

About Nicole Simone 

Nicole Simone works in digital media by day and at night, pen’s character driven romance novels that will make your mama blush. She lives in Seattle, WA with her fat bulldog named Humphrey. 

Behind the Scenes with Danielle Annett 

In order to write I need 3 things. Quite, my Macbook, and Scrivener! Those three things are my key to success. I'm easily distracted unfortunately and have to be in a quiet environment to really get ay work done and I absolutely cannot free write. I am a typer! I know so many authors who write everything out on paper first and then go back and type and I have no idea how they do it. Typing is the way I go and since I tend to hop around a lot while I write, Scrivener helps me stay organized by separating my chapters and scenes and keeping everything nice and orderly. It also prevents me from forgetting key character or location details since there are separate categories and places for all of that info to go. Have I mentioned how much I love Scrivener?! 

Holiday Cheer with Danielle Annett 
Favorite holiday food: My favorite holiday food is tamales! My grandmother only makes them around Thanksgiving and Christmas and they are always delicious! Something I look forward to every year! 
Favorite holiday dessert: OO this is tough, I love dessert in general. I suppose the cookies are something I always look forward to. IN particular frosted sugar cookies and ginger molasses cookies. 
What’s the best gift you ever gave someone: A car. I purchased my fiancé his 2010 Silverado...that is probably the best give I've ever given, grannit one year he did also buy me a car, an audi a4 so I'd say we both did pretty well. 
Do you decorate for the holidays?I do but just inside. We put our tree up the day after thanksgiving and decorate the house that week so we can enjoy it all for at least a full month before Christmas. 

About Danielle Annett 

Danielle Annett is a reader, writer, photographer, and the blogger behind Coffee and Characters. Born in the SF Bay area, she now resides in Spokane, WA, the primary location for her Blood & Magic series. 
Addicted to coffee at an early age, she spends her restless nights putting pen to paper as she tries to get all of the stories out of her head before the dogs wake up the rest of the house and vye for her attention. 
You can learn more about Danielle on her website at or follow on on facebook at and on twitter @Danielle_Annett 

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Thank you so much to everyone who joined in for Rocking The Holidays. Have a happy holiday season!! 

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