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
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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

Christmas



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                     http://goo.gl/L1YJQC

 

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   http://goo.gl/OqV7II

 

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

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Hartley's Grange & All The Fun At The Fair



Hi everyone!

 

Sorry, I’ve been missing for a few weeks but I’ve been busy polishing up Hartley’s Grange.

It will be released on the 27th Jan, 2016 by Allen & Unwin – Yay!

Hartley’s Grange is the follow up to McKellan’s Run. It’s an Australian rural romance which is set in Central Victoria.

 


There’s a pivotal scene in the story which is set at the agricultural show in Violet Falls. I based part of the scene on the local agricultural show which I’ve been going to every year since I was a kid. Anyway, last night it rolled around again and this time I took my camera. So I thought I’d share with you some of the inspiration.

I have to admit, this is one of my favourite scenes. Please excuse some of the slightly fuzzy pictures as a great photographer I’m not.

I hope that you'll love Flynn and Lily’s story as much as I do.

 
The Ferris Wheel
 
 
The Creepy Clowns
 
 
The Wood Chop Contest
 
 
One of the rides
 
An Award Winning Fleece
 
 
 


Blurb

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 her relationship.

Fleeing the city, Lily heads for the sanctuary of 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.

 
Thanks so much for stopping by.
 Nicóle xx

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Cover Reveal - Hartley's Grange



Hi everyone,

Here’s the wonderful cover of Hartley’s Grange. Isn't he yummy? Um... er... I mean isn't it lovely?  Love it! J

This is my second rural romance and once again we’re travelling back to the small town of Violet Falls. This story is about the sexy Flynn Hartley (and yes, I admit it – I have a bit of a crush on him) and Lily Beckett.

 

 

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 her relationship.


Fleeing the city, Lily heads for the sanctuary of 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.


Hartley's Grange will be released by Allen & Unwin early next year.

 
Thanks for stopping by.

Nicóle xx

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Conference Musings


 
Hi everyone!

So I’ve just returned from four fabulous days at the RWA Get Fresh Conference in Melbourne. I was blown away by the friendliness and openness of such a large group of authors. There were about 400 of us all packed into the beautiful Park Hyatt Melbourne.

 

There were some very interesting workshops and discussions such as characterization with the fabulous Angela Ackerman, scene diagnosis with Alison Goodman, Fact into Fiction with Valerie Parv and Not Another Sex Scene with the amazing Anne Gracie and Kelly Hunter.

 

But the one thing I loved above all else was being able to connect with people in person. It was lovely to meet people that you chat online with in the flesh. I also need to thank Delwyn Jenkins for looking after all of the newbies with grace and kindness. She had a hundred of us on her hands so it was a big job. J

 

I also did my very first book signing – thanks ARRA for organising the event (72 authors needed some wrangling).

 

Here’s the part of the historical writers group.

 


 
Photo by Cassandra Samuels

 

 

And then of course there was the fan girl moment when I met Mary-Jo Putney!

 

 



 

Part of the historical group with Mary-Jo.

 

 


 
Photo thanks to Elizabeth Ellen Carter and her lovely hubby, Duncan.

 
 

Looking forward to the next conference.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Nicóle xx
 
As you know, I’m not very comfortable about having my photo taken but I figured I’d regret not having a shot of my first signing, meeting the other historical ladies and of course Mary-Jo.