Monday, 16 May 2016

ARRA Book Signing - Adelaide 2016

Hi everyone!

Well, it's happening again - the Australian Romance Readers Association is hosting another fabulous book signing event at the annual RWA conference.

I'm very excited and I hope to see you there!

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Book Birthday

Hi everyone

My first rural romance, McKellan’s Run has turned one. Yep, it’s been out in the big wide world for a year. I have no idea where that time went.

McKellan’s Run is set in the fictional town of Violet Falls. The town is in Central Victoria and in the middle of old gold country. It’s a story about learning to live with past mistakes and taking chances.


Years ago, Violet Beckett made the mistake of falling for the wrong MacKellan brother and both she and her younger sister, Lily, paid the price. Now eight years later, fate has brought Violet and her daughter, Holly, back to the house Violet grew up in...As soon as Violet runs into Mac MacKellan, she wonders if she should run all the way back to the city. But something about the look in his eyes makes her want to linger. Can she trust him, can she trust herself or will she be burned again?

Mac has had a soft spot for Violet Beckett for longer than he can remember. It almost killed him to watch his brother woo her, use her and finally lose her. From their very first encounter he's hooked. But how can he convince her that not all MacKellans are the same?


The surprise this morning was the arrival of an advance copy in the new B-format. So from June you can choose between ‘Big Mac’ or  ‘Little Mac’. I really love the smaller format book – it’s so cute. J


Here are the links to Amazon

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Australia   -



Not sure how long it will last but at the time I wrote this post McKellan’s Run (ebook) was on sale through Amazon. J


I keep getting questions from readers wondering who the next pairing in Violet Falls should be. I’m open for suggestions and I’d love to hear from you.  I’m thinking that the town’s favourite princess, Charlotte Somerville  needs a story – what do you think?

In the meantime I’m hitting the keyboard and working on my current project about the tiny town of White Gum Creek.

Thanks for dropping by.


Nicóle  xx

Monday, 11 April 2016


Hi everyone.

Life has been a bit tumultuous over the past few months. Anyway, I’m back and hopefully things will settle down and I’ll be able to get back into the swing – a la writing that is.

There’s a bit of news. The small publisher that my early medieval romances were with is closing its doors. This means that I’ll be getting the rights back. Some I will republish myself and there are a couple I want to rewrite. The Lords of Foxwoods Hall is the coupling of two novellas – Capturing Bliss and Seizing Heaven. I really loved these stories and it was always my intention to finish the series. I always thought that a magical betrothal ring which is handed down to each generation of the Reynard family was intriguing.  So I’m toying with the idea of enlarging and rewriting the first two stories and then writing the next two instalments.

So goodbye Jupiter Garden Press and I’ll always be grateful for you picking up my very first novella – The Trinket Seller’s Daughter.

In other news, Hartley’s Grange which is the second book in the Violet Falls series is doing well and become an Australian bestseller (which is absolutely wonderful and I’m so happy that people think Flynn Hartley is as yummy as I do!). So if you’re tempted to while away a few hours with a sexy grazier, I hope you’ll give Hartley’s Grange a go.


Thanks for stopping by.


Nicóle xx

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Hartley's Grange Promo Ad

Hi everyone.

I'm so excited about the promo ad for Hartley's Grange. The lovely marketing team at Allen & Unwin put it together and I think it's wonderful.

And amazingly on top of that it's being shown in rural cinemas (Vic, NSW, Qld) from the 11th Feb - the 25th Feb.

Still can't quite believe it. :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Nicole xx

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Hartley's Grange

Hi everyone!

So the day has finally arrived and Hartley’s Grange has been released into the wild. Hartley’s Grange is an Australian Rural Romance (affectionately known as a Ru-Ro).


Hartley’s Grange is set in the fictional town of Violet Falls and centres around Flynn as he attempts to win over the heart of Lily Beckett. Up until now, Flynn has been known as a player. He’s never allowed his emotions to get tangled up with anyone else’s. But when Lily Beckett arrives back in town he finds himself in danger of falling in love for the first time.

Lily thought she had it all until the day her life crashed and burned. So she’s running back to her big sister Violet, to lick her wounds before trying to get herself back together. She’s pretty much sworn off men for good... well, at least for a while and the last thing she needs is the town’s sexy womanizer chasing after her.

Lily knows that she shouldn’t even be contemplating the idea of her and Flynn but the problem is that he can be so damn tempting. She’s been burnt by love and Flynn doesn’t do commitment – so realistically where does that leave them?

Besides can love really change a bad boy’s ways?


If you want a chance of winning a copy – head on over to Australian Rural Romance and say hello.


Hartley’s Grange is available as in paperback and ebook formats.


Thanks for stopping by.


Nicóle xx



Monday, 18 January 2016

My Missing Muse

Hi everyone!

The last couple of months have been tumultuous, topsy-turvy and more than a little challenging. Added to that my Muse decided to run off on an extended road trip with her wayward friends.

Exhibit One –



She’s been off having a marvellous time while I’ve been attempting (and not succeeding) to put some words on paper / computer screen.




Finally, after I was sure that she’d abandoned me for good my Muse has finally returned. Although she does look a little rough around the edges – I guess too much partying with ambrosia will do that to you.



Anyway the upside is that the words are beginning to flow again – thank goodness.  The word count for Dirt Roads (a rural romance) is beginning to creep up – Yay!


Hartley’s Grange is due for release on the 27th Jan – I’m so excited I can’t wait. It’s up for pre-order on Amazon already but soon you’ll be able to grab it in physical form as well. J

Hartley’s Grange – Links



Thanks for stopping by and if the Muse looks as if she’s about to do another runner – grab her for me before she gets away. ;)


Nicóle xx
Images from Fotolia
Cover – Allen & Unwin


Friday, 18 December 2015


Hi everyone.

So Yuletide is almost upon us and I wish you all the very best for Christmas and the holidays. It looks as if it’s shaping up to be another hot Christmas down under and I have to confess it’s got me wishing for cold air and snow.

With that in mind I thought I’d add a link to my medieval Christmas novella – Misrule’s Mistress, which has lashing of cold weather and snow. J


With a golden ring and a little cunning Lord Barric Cranley plans to catch his bride. She’s refused him once, but Barric wants Lady Ellette for his wife. He plans to show her just how suited they are. With luck and the Feast of Misrule on his side, he proceeds to awaken Ellette’s passion with his kisses and stoke her jealousy until she realizes just how much she loves him. He’s vowed that by the end of the Christmas festivities he shall have a bride by his side... hopefully it will be Ellette.

 Shortened Amazon link           


In other news, Hartley’s Grange will be released in February. It’s a small town romance with an Aussie twist. Hope you’ll check it out and fall for Flynn just as badly as I did.


On the very same day Lily Beckett is betrayed by a colleague she's horrified to discover her long-term boyfriend is having an affair. Totally devastated, she quits her job in fashion and breaks off their relationship.

Fleeing the city, Lily heads for sanctuary with her big sister, Violet, who lives in the country with her daughter Holly. But bad luck comes in threes when Lily has a car accident on the way. Thankfully she's not badly injured and local grazier, Flynn Hartley, arrives on the scene and looks after her.

Life gradually picks up for Lily. She enjoys living with Violet and Holly, and decides to stay for a while, designing clothes while renovating the beautiful old shop she inherited.

In the months that follow Flynn showers Lily with attention and it's clear he's falling for her. But Lily's aware of Flynn's 'bad boy' reputation and doesn't want to risk further heartbreak...

From bestselling author Nicole Hurley-Moore, Hartley's Grange is an inspirational story about a woman pursuing her dreams and taking charge of her future.


Shortened Amazon Link


I’ve just started toying with another story. So far I have a working title (Dirt Roads) and a few thousand words. It’s a rural/small town story but it seems to be shaping up to be a bit darker than my others. Hopefully over January it will turn into something more tangible – well, at least that’s the plan.  It’s about a girl who is working so hard to keep her farm afloat and earn her father’s praise that she’s forgotten to live.


Thanks so much for stopping by.


I wish you love and laughter these holidays and an abundant New Year.


Nicóle  xx