Saturday Update.

  • Allegiance is done and currently with my betas. There will need to be a few tweaks before it is ready for the public, but I'm quite happy with it. Especially the ending. I've said this before, but I think I need to say it again: Things get crazy in Deprogrammed.
  • I'm working on the chapter from Capture (also coming on the 25th), as well as the Is Love series. I'm super excited because, after this, I get to dive back into Collide.
  • Submerged is officially in the query stage. I hate this part of writing, I genuinely do, mainly because I suck at writing query letters, but the least they can do is say no, right? I'm currently waiting on a response from one publisher in particular, if they reject the title, I'm going to self-publish it. If I do that, you can expect it around March 2013 (this way I'll have time to hire an editor and such). And for those of you who don't follow me on Twitter: I've decided to write a sequel to Submerged. So Submerged will now be the first of a duology. I'm super excited, yet also terrified to jump back into Taylen's world.
  • Back to Collide: I'm going to have to change the name of Cole. If you have some name suggestions, feel free to post them below. If I pick your suggestion, you'll receive a  special "thank you" in the acknowledgements of Collide when it is published in February.
  • And a final note: The digital shorts for the Emile Reed series will be published in a paperback collection in late 2013 (after New Beginnings is released).
I'm not going to be available today since I'll be going into work and then heading to my local Jingle Ball concert to see Ed Sheeran. If you need to get a hold of me, Twitter is probably your best bet. :)


  1. Ahh, so much stuff going on in the writing world of Nicole! I hope Submerged gets picked up. That would be amazing to see it published with a publishign house!

    As for Cole's name... well I actually liked the name Cole, so I'm curious as to why it has to change? But I have plenty of male name suggestions, but I'm not sure if they're what your looking for. The name has to fit the character, and I don't know much about him! Except that this book is NA - which I'm really excited about. Okay, so, names:

    - Nick (Nico?)
    - Jon(athan)
    - Matt(hew)
    - Grayson
    - Travis
    - Drew
    - Brady
    - Gabriel
    - Brendan
    - Kyle
    - Colin (too much like Cole?)
    - Ben
    - Austin
    - Brent
    - Jack(son)

    Maybe that will help <3
    Have fun at the Jingle Ball concert! :D

    1. Thank you! I'm changing his name mainly because I'm seeing a lot of Cole's in books, and after getting yelled out by a reader for Capture using a stock image from another book (which came out after Capture), I'm trying to make sure I can separate Collide from other books. It's just a cautious measure, haha. (I'm sure I'm already going to get remarks over the stock image used for the cover.)

      Yeah, I can't really describe him to readers since I don't want to give too much away, so I figured I'd take suggestions and see what names fit him. I actually like Ben. It definitely works for him, so thank you. :)

    2. Cool! And whatever you choose, I hope that's the one for this guy :)

      (and sorry for the types! I just read over what I typed... I should do that BEFORE I hit publish lol)