Thursday, March 22, 2012

Book Tour for Omegas In Love by Annie Nicholas (Interview & GIVEAWAY)

The paranormal genre has many great series, of which the Vanguards series by Annie Nicholas is one.  With this fourth book in the series, Omegas in Love, the action and emotional consequences continue in a story that leaves you screaming for more.  Annie is here today courtesy of Goddess Fish Promotions answering some questions I'm dying to know the answer to as well as providing two separate giveaways.  So get ready to learn more about Annie and her intriguing series....

TSP:  How did you get where you are today with your writing career?  What was the exact moment where you knew you had to be a writer?

AN:  I caught the writer bug when I posted my first chapter on a forum and received great feedback. I found the best online romance critique group right after. Most of us are now published! Accepting other people’s opinion on my work and learning from it was what helped me take the next step. I’ll never think I write the best. I will always strive to learn. Even after my success, I still take classes and participate in critique groups.

TSP:  What's an average writing day like for you and do you have a secret writing place (a swanky Bat Cave perhaps)?

AN:  My secret writing place is in my head. I am very busy (I have 2 kids and work as a nurse) and have little sit-down time. The whole story gets worked out in my head scene by scene. I take notes on my iphone for certain details so when I have time on the computer it pours all out. I do spend at least 30 hours a week typing or editing.

TSP:  You write mainly in the paranormal genre.  What is it about this genre that draws you to it and why can't readers get enough of these kinds of stories?

AN:  Because not even the sky is the limit! I can create worlds. This is the lure for me as a writer. As a reader, I love to get lost and leave behind reality. The more strange or magical the world, the better. I live in real life, why would I want to escape to it? LOL

TSP:  What can you tell us about your latest release, Omegas In Love?  How is it connected to the other books in The Vanguard series?

AN:  This is the fourth book in The Vanguards series and not just a romance but a LOVE story between two omega shifters. Where alpha is the highest rank in the pack, omega is the lowest.  The heroine and hero are already in a relationship, which we’ve seen develop in the prior books from other characters' in the pack point of view. It’s sexy, heart breaking, and action packed.

Each novella is about a different couple within the pack and one or both have self-esteem issues to deal with.

Pansies of the paranormal, geeks of the underworld, sometimes a woman just needs to root for the underdog.

TSP:  What makes Katrina and Tyler in Omegas In Love such a compelling couple?

AN:  Their utmost devotion to each other makes them worth reading. This isn’t about finding love but how love gives two meek shifters the power to deal with the impossible.

TSP:  What's up next for you in the writing department?  Any top secret info you can share?

AN:  The Sigma, book 5 of The Vanguards, is releasing in August 2012. I also have a new series titled, Confessions of a Succubus, book one will be releasing sometime this fall and I’ve joined some talented authors in another new series titled Gatekeepers. My book, Koishi, will be out March 2013. 

And I have some super secret projects in the works for this year as well. ;) I just can’t say until the ink is dry. 

TSP:  How has the digital revolution affected your career and how you market yourself?  Do you have an eReader yourself?

AN:  I LOVE my Nook. It’s one of my valued items with a ‘no touch’ law at my house. LOL

I totally jumped on the digital bandwagon when it started to take off in 2009. “This is the future!” Better for the environment, cheaper to produce, and easily accessible. I live in rural Vermont so not having to drive an hour to the bookstore was quite appealing.

It also gives the publishers the ability to take a chance on a newbie writer with quirky ideas.

TSP:  My site is all about favorite things.  What are your favorite things, the things you can't live without?

AN:  So things, not people.

1.    My Nook. (surprise, surprise)
2.    A hot bath.
3.    And chocolate cake!

OMEGAS IN LOVE by Annie Nicholas

Some things are best to forget. But what if the past won't be forgotten?

Born in China of a pure shifter bloodline, Katrina was raised with only one purpose--to breed. Abused by her alpha, she runs away to America as soon as she can. With a new pack and her true mate, she thinks the nightmare is behind her, but when she is abducted on the streets of Chinatown, Katrina must face her past and fight for her freedom.

It took Tyler a year to earn Katrina's love, another to build her confidence and pride, and only a moment to lose her. Broken-hearted, Tyler won't give up his search for Katrina. But he never trained as a warrior like the other shifters. What chance does a real estate agent have in the fight for his mate?

WARNING: Explicit shifter sex, heartbroken torment, and an unstoppable shifter in love.


The Asian stranger grabbed Katrina’s arm and yanked her into his embrace.

“Hey!” It took every ounce of Tyler’s control to keep his beast from busting out on the tourist filled streets of China Town. He shoved the stranger from behind, knocking Katrina from his arms.

She stumbled and landed hard on the ground. Tears stained her cheeks. The cold wind blew strands of long, black hair across her face.

“Get your hands off her.” He bent to help her, but the stranger blocked him. Straightening, Tyler glared at Katrina’s assailant and met a cold, dark stare.

His beast rose closer to the surface and clouded his thoughts. She belonged to him and this male thought to block his way. The only solution was to tear this asshole limb from limb. “Get out of my way.” He spoke each word separately and clearly to get his point across.

“This is none of your concern.” The stranger spoke with a thick accent like Katrina’s.

“You’re on Vasi territory. Anything that happens here is my concern. And she belongs to me.” Tyler pointed to Katrina, then back to himself.

“Chinatown is not Vasi territory. Never has been and never will be. And this female mated me before she ran away.” Crossing his arms, the stranger planted himself in front of Tyler. “She still belongs to me and has never been yours to take.”

Tyler’s jaw hung as if on broken hinges. He shot her a questioning look, but she stared at the ground, not meeting his gaze. Katrina hated to speak about her past. Now, he knew why.

She wiped her face, huddled on the ground, and didn’t deny a thing.

Every bit of joy in his life lay with Katrina, but truth’s claws dug into his heart. He didn’t know which hurt more, the lies or the way she hunched on the ground, submitting to this stranger like an omega all over again.


Annie Nicholas hibernates in the rural, green mountains of Vermont, where she dreams of different worlds, heroes, and heroines. When spring arrives the stories pour from her, in hopes to share them with the masses one day.

Mother, daughter, wife are some of the hats she happily wears while trudging after her cubs through the hills and dales. The four seasons an inspiration and muse.

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Twitter: @annienicholas


2 Prizes being given away...Prize #1=1 winner chosen randomly from my site to receive their choice of a book from Annie's backlist.  Prize #2=1 winner chosen randomly from the entire tour will win an autographed copy of each of the first three Vanguards books and a $10 gift card to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

-Giveaway is OPEN TO EVERYONE!
-To be entered just leave a comment along with your email addy.
-One commenter will be chosen randomly from all comments made at each tour stop, so the more tour stops you make a comment on the greater your chances of winning.  A list of all participating blogs can be found here.
-Prize #1 Giveaway ends tonight (3/22) at 11:59 PM CST.
-Prize #2 Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on 3/30.


  1. I seriously want a swanky Bat Cave. I did enjoy the excerpt thank you.


  2. Loved the excerpt! Now I am dying to find out how Katrina explains everything and makes ammends with Tyler. Congrats on this new release!
    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  3. Great excerpt. How can Katrina not have told Tyler that she was already mated? She has a lot of explaining to do. Can't wait to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Joanne B

  4. I can understand your nook being a fave thing since I'm pretty much always have a book (of some kind) on me too. And WOW ... you work as a nurse and your a writer ... then top two kids on that ... do you have any time for yourself?? *hehee*

    Thanks for the blog tour/giveaways!!

    1. Time for myself? What is this crazy idea?

    2. My sister's a nurse with three boys and she too is run ragged so I totally understand your response.

  5. Great interview! My favorites things : chocolate, coffeem my Reader and paranormal romance! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Kanya :)

  6. I can't help feeling sorry for Katrina. Hope it all works out in the end.

  7. So happy to see so many comments already this morning, you all rock! Thanks too Annie for the great interview and your generosity in giveaways!

  8. How far will Tyler go to rescue/save/hold on to Katrina?

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  9. Nice interview. I can't live without chocolate anything.Deb P

  10. Great interview, I enjoyed it so much. I can't wait to see what happens next. It sounds like you are going to be busy this year writing. When can we learn more about the new series?
    Oh and I like chocolate too. :)
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  11. I loved the excerpt and can't to read more.Some of my fave things that I can't live without are:
    1. Family/Friends/Pets
    2. My Kindle & books
    3. Music

    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  12. Kanya! You're yesterday's winner for a copy of your choice of my backlist. I'm sending you a note. :D