Saturday, November 23, 2013

Celebrating Debutantes 2013: Nichole Giles (13 Random Facts + Giveaway)

Our debut author of the day has a growing collection of fairies, and now started collecting mermaids as well!

Nichole Giles

13 Random Facts

1. I am the oldest of eleven children: two biological sisters, four biological brothers, and four step-brothers.

2. I don’t like to read books that don’t involve some kind of romance, kissing scenes included.

(Sidenote: Hee, me too. :D)

3. I must have lived during the regency period in a past life, because I love corset-style dresses and costumes. For Halloween, I’ll probably dress up, even though my kids won’t.

4. My favorite ice cream flavor was discontinued over 10 years ago, but I still hold out hope that Ben and Jerry’s will bring back their Island Paradise.

5. My favorite food in the world is steamed snow crab.

6. Whenever I struggle with creating or writing, I like to go for a drive with my convertible top down. I’ve even been known to do this with snow flurries in the air.

7. Nichole’s ultimate dream house: on a white-sand beach, with lots of windows, palm trees in the yard, a huge patio, and within walking distance to a number of friends’ homes. Also near great shopping. It should also have a dedicated library where I can write.

8. I have a growing collection of fairies. Statues, paintings, etc. And I’ve started picking up mermaids as well. I love to be surrounded by fantastical creatures.

9. I have four kids. Two boys, two girls, all currently teenagers.

10. When I was in high school in Arizona, my friends and I haunted a local hangout, where I became highly proficient at playing air hockey.

11. During my junior year, I had the opportunity to go to New York with my choir, where we sang in Carnegie Hall. We also toured the city, largely without supervision.

12. My favorite candy includes Kookabura licorice and Black Forest gummies. All varieties of both. I can buy neither of them where I currently live.

13. I have kissed a stingray, petted a shark, high-fived a sea otter, and hugged a dolphin, but I have never wrestled an alligator or tried to housebreak a lion—and I don’t think I ever will.

(Sidenote: Me either. *shudders* Scary.)

Thanks for hanging out with me for thirteen random facts. You can learn more about me and my books at


More about Nichole!

Nichole Giles had early career plans that included becoming an actress or a rockstar, but she decided instead to have a family and then become a writer.

She was born in Nevada, the oldest of seven—a number which increased to eleven with the addition of four step brothers—and has lived in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and South Texas. 

Her future aspirations include owning a home on a tropical island, even if it's just a vacation home. For now, she plans to travel to as many tropical locations as possible, scouting for her future paradise.

Currently, she lives with her husband, one of her two sons (the other is in college), two daughters, two golden retrievers, and one lucky bunny rabbit.

Writing is her passion, but she also loves to spend time with her family, travel to exotic destinations, drive in the rain with her convertible top down, and play music at full volume so she can sing along.

Find her: Blog * Facebook * Twitter * Goodreads

Check out Nichole's debut novel!

by Nichole Giles

Published May 1st 2013 by Rhemalda Publishing

Blurb (Goodreads):
Seventeen-year-old Abigail Johnson is Gifted.

Blessed—or cursed—with Sight and Healing, Abby lives an unsettled life, moving from place to place and staying one step ahead of the darkness that hunts her. When she arrives in Jackson, Wyoming, she is desperate to maintain the illusion of normalcy, but she is plagued with visions of past lives mixed with frightening glimpses of her future. Then she meets Kye, a mysterious boy who seems so achingly familiar that Abby is drawn to him like he’s a missing piece of her own soul.

Before Abby can discover the reason for her feelings toward Kye, the darkness catches up to her and she is forced to flee again. But this time she’s not just running. She is fighting back with Kye at her side, and it’s not just Abby’s life at stake.

The Escapist

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  1. I also ONLY read books with romance! It's hard for me to get through a book without some sort of romance between two of the characters!

  2. Thanks for featuring me and my book!


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