Good Morning Monday ~ 2018 has started with a bang!

Yes, 2018 has hit the ground running, that’s for sure! This week alone:

  • I wrote 12K to finish the first draft of Evolved – release will be April
  • I received edits on Finders Keepers – release 2nd Feb
  • I edited Sense of Place and formatted for ebook and paperback (re-release is Jan 17th)
  • Release of the Italian translation of Spencer Cohen Book Three
  • Beta-read 75K story for a friend
  • Had The Weight of It All win Audio of the Year at Open Skye Reviews!
  • Had Imago win 2nd place as Book of the Year at Open Skye Reviews
  • And The Weight of It All was featured on AudioFile, where Joel won an Earphones Award for the incredible narration, and for a LGBT book – this is kind of HUGE!
  • Went through a tonne of admin stuff, including meetings with my accountant, organising blitz tours, ARC tours, and super exciting secret squirrel stuff.

I’m sure there is something else I’m forgetting… But as you can see, it’s been quite a week.


My time at My Fiction Nook as Author of the Month continues!  You can read my latest post HERE and you can enter the draw to win an ebook!


Yes, my current WIP is called Evolved, and should be out in April. It’s 60K long (unedited) and I will be spending this week going through it, fixing/tweaking/adding/deleting before sending it off to beta readers. I’ve kept details of this one close to my chest as it’s quite different, and I’ll wait until I hear back from my betas to see what they think.

I did buy a pre-made cover for this about six months ago, but it’s really not right for the story, so I have asked Reese Dante to conjure up some magic for me 🙂


Speaking of Reese Dante and incredibly awesome covers, I don’t believe I’ve shown you the cover for Sense of Place!

In keeping with the first two covers, this will be the forever cover for Sense of Place, and it’s perfect!

And the paperback is GORGEOUS!!

I have the proof of the paperback and can’t wait to hit approve! The three covers together look stunning and I am SO happy to have these boys back under my creative control ❤


For my Italian readers, Spencer Cohen Book Three is out now!

BUY LINKS:

Triskell

Amazon


Also, in case you weren’t aware, you can also follow me on BookBub for any new deals or discounts, and hang out in my Readers’ Group on Facebook for all the latest news and gossip!

I’m hoping for another busy (read: productive) week. Lots to do and plan for my next book!  I have a pre-made cover for it, the location, and how it begins… now I just need the unimportant stuff like character names/histories, title, and plot LOL!

Until then… ❤

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Good Morning Monday! Update and news

Like every January, I make a new Good Morning Monday banner pic for the year, and for 2018 I thought some rainbows were in order. Also, can you believe this is the third year I’ve been doing GMM posts! ❤

So, to start with I have a cover and blurb for Finders Keepers!

Blurb:

Needing a change of scene, Griffin Burke moves from Brisbane to Coolum Beach to start a new job. The beautiful white sand, aqua-coloured ocean, blue skies, and summer breezes are everything he longs for. What he finds is a mud-covered dog, lost and hungry, with a nametag and a phone number.

Dane Hughes is stuck in Surfers Paradise at a week-long work conference when he gets a phone call from his distraught mother. His dog, his fur baby, Wicket, has run away. Unable to leave and feeling helpless and miserable, he gets a text from a guy. “I think I found your dog…”

Griffin and Dane start talking, and Griffin agrees to look after Wicket until Dane can collect him. With a few days left before his new job starts, Griffin takes Wicket on some coastal adventures and sends Dane photos of their fun, and so the start of something new and kind of wonderful begins.

Griffin might have moved to Coolum in search of a new life, but what he finds is so much more. What he gets to keep just might take some four-legged help.

Finders Keepers has a new release date of February 2nd. I can’t wait for everyone to read and enjoy some Aussie summer fun!


As I mentioned before, I am the Author of the Month at My Fiction Nook for January 2018!

And you can read my first post at My Fiction Nook


For those wanting to know what I’m currently working on, my WIP now has a title! I usually have a title before I start writing, but the title I had just wasn’t working. So I left it hoping the right title would come, and thankfully it has.

Evolved is currently at 47K words and should be out early April.  It’s an unusual story, set in a future where androids are in every household. It’s kind of sci-fi but not really – it is hard to explain and I don’t want to say too much about it until I have it finished. But it’s awesome and I’m really loving it! I think there might be around 10K to go and I’d love to finish it this week.


And as per usual with my brain, my next characters have started to get chatty. Well, I have a location, a pre-made cover, and a general plot line. Now if the character’s could just tell me their names, that’d be great. LOL

But first I need to finish Evolved! Fingers crossed I’ll have it done for next week’s post.

Until then… ❤

Good Morning Monday! *sings* And a Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2018!

Before we look forward, let’s take a quick look back at the year that was 2017. It was a busy, busy year, that was for certain. To highlight the positives, there was:

  • Eight new releases
  • Four re-releases
  • Ten translation releases
  • Eight audio book releases

No wonder I was busy! LOL   I also had a trip to the US for GRL which was an absolute highlight for me. I also dealt with/am still dealing with some health issues but Australia legalised marriage equality, so I’m considering 2017 a win! 🙂

Also, I have a range of books voted for Best of 2017 on several sites, Best Cover for 2017, (with Imago and On Davis Row) and I’m also up for Author of the Year as well. I’m so honoured and stoked, truly. I really am blessed to have the best job in the world, where I get to create worlds were love wins, and I get to meet and interact daily with the best people. ❤

So what does 2018 have in store for N.R. Walker?

Well, I’m hoping for much of the same. I said to a friend on Facebook the other day, all I want for 2018 is peace, health and happiness. Because if I have those, then the words will surely come 🙂 It’s about finding balance and peace of mind, and cutting the negativity out of my life. All I want to do is write books! Lots of them!

And so far my schedule for 2018 looks like this:

  • Re-release of Sense of Place (Jan 17th)
  • Release of Finders Keepers (late Jan)
  • Re-release of Taxes and TARDIS (Feb 21st)
  • Release of RDH4 on audio (possibly Feb)
  • Re-release of Three’s Company (March 21st)
  • Release of current (unnamed) WIP (late March)
  • Spencer Cohen Series (all four books) audio releases – Book One in March
  • Turning Point Series (all three books) audio releases – Book One in January
  • Translation of The Weight of It All in German.
  • Translation of Sixty Five Hours in Thai.
  • I have NINE pre-made covers I want to write books for (I’m obsessed with pre-made covers LOL) though they won’t all be released this year, but possibly four of them will be.
  • And there is the very real possibility of a new series beginning in 2018.

I’m what’s known as a “pantser” meaning I don’t plan or outline my books. That also means I don’t plan or outline my writing schedule. Well, I do. I try to, but it changes. I have no control over which characters get their story written first/next/at all, or how long each book will be. So you can see this writing schedule is pretty vague. The titles I’ve named are the ones I *know* are happening (audios/translations/re-releases). But the new books? Well, we’ll just have to wait and see.

It’s probably better to ask me what I’d like to release, and what I’m aiming for is:

A new release every two months. So far, though it’s subject to (and probably will) change, those months will be Jan, March, May, July, Sept, Nov, and maybe a short Christmas story thrown in sometime around Dec.

But real life will be the determining factor, and my good intentions may all go to shit by mid-January. LOL

I’m not sure what signings or cons I’ll be doing this year. I do know I’ll be at the Sydney Author Event in April (not as a listed author as such – more details to come later). I want to try and do more Australian-based events, so I’m looking around to see what’s on and where.

It’s very unlikely I’ll be at GRL in 2018, but I won’t know until it gets closer.

But in exciting news, I’ll be the Author of the Month for all of January at My Fiction Nook!

Aaaaaand what would a New Year’s Celebration be without a cover reveal?

Made by James at Go On Write, here’s the totally cute cover for Finders Keepers, due out late January. Blurb to come soon!

Okay, so that’s it for today! Wishing you all a very happy and safe New Years! And all the very best for 2018! I’ll be continuing my Good Morning Monday posts, so until next week…

Good Morning Monday! Twas the post before Christmas…

Actually, given that Christmas Day is next Monday and there won’t be a post, and the following Monday is New Year’s Day, this will be my last Good Morning Monday post of 2017!

Can you believe that? It’s just so utterly crazy how fast this year has gone. And, reflecting back over 2017, I can say it’s been a year of both ups and downs both personally and professionally but at the end of the day, I can say I’m blessed.

My kids are healthy, I travelled overseas to catch up with friends and book-family, marriage equality was passed in Australia, and I still still STILL have the best job in the world.

I get to do what I love every day.

My hairdresser asked me if I was taking time off over the holidays, and I laughed. Why would I want to take time off from writing? Sure, there are days when I don’t/can’t write, but that’s not by choice. If I got to choose, I’d write every single day of the rest of my life.

So let’s hope 2018 brings lots of work my way!

I have a bit of a schedule written up for how I want 2018 to go, writing/release wise, (I’m sure that’ll go out the window by mid-January LOL) but I’ll share that with you next year. I have lots planned, so BRING ON 2018!!


In case you missed it, Clarity of Lines has been re-released!  And it’s just 99c for a limited time!

You can find it at Amazon, and it’s on KU!


And of course, A Very Henry Christmas is also out now! I was so shocked (and humbled) at how this little story was received! It went straight to #1 and is still currently #1 in short stories!

You can find it at Amazon, and it’s also on KU.


Oh, and I’ll have some cover reveals coming your way real soon!

Until then, I’ll see you all in 2018!

Good Morning Monday! And a surprise Christmas story!

You read that correctly! I released a surprise Christmas story!

A VERY HENRY CHRISTMAS!

Blurb:

A 12,000 word short story about food, fluff, and fornication.

Henry wants to share his and Reed’s first Christmas Eve being engaged by hosting dinner with their closest friends. Henry loves food and he loves to cook—he plans an entire menu and decorates the house to rival a department store, but even though everything’s perfect, something’s not quite right.

As Henry and Reed prepare for a merry Christmas, no matter what happens, you know it will be a very Henry Christmas.

It’s super short (only 12K words long) in which we get to spend Christmas Eve with Henry and Reed, and their friends. It’s fun, sexy, and sweet, and I don’t want to give too much away so you’ll need to read it to find out what happens!

BUY LINKS:

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon DE
Amazon AU
Amazon CA


 

And also, the rights to Clarity of Lines return to me this week — on the 13th to be exact! Yay!!  I’ll be re-releasing it ASAP. It’s been re-edited and has a gorgeous new cover. There is no new added content. This is what the paperback cover looks like, and it will be available as soon as approved by Amazon.

It always takes a day or two for Amazon to approve re-released books (they need to validate the copyright etc) but I will post links as soon as I have them.

That’s all for today! Until next week… ❤

Good Morning Monday! OMG it’s December!

Wow. Almost another year gone… It’s been a crrrrrraaaazy year, that’s for sure. I’ll do a recap of my 2017 as we get closer to the end of the year, but I just want to say thank you all for still being here as we wind down another year. ❤

I’m posting this from Sydney – it’s a beautiful day here, I’m about to go spend the afternoon doing kids things but just wanted to write this before I go.

Thank you all for the amazing release of On Davis Row.  Noah and CJ are currently at #1 in all three Gay Romance categories on Amazon (in US, UK, Germany, Australia, Canada, France, and #2 in Netherlands)  ❤  I know I’ve said this a thousand times, but I can’t do any of this without you!

Amazon


A quick WIP update – I’ve started something new and rather different. I decided to write this because I found a premade cover that caught my eye, and now I’ve actually started to write it, I’m thinking that the cover won’t match. LOL So typical…

It will probably be around 40K, romance/erotica, and it delves into artificial intelligence, synthetic androids in a futuristic setting. I’m hoping for a March release.

So this is a super short post because my kids are trying to walk out the door.

Oh, and I’ll be doing some giveaways on Facebook throughout December, so if you don’t follow me there already, I suggest you do 🙂

Facebook

Until next week! ❤

Good Morning Monday! Its’ On Davis Row Release Day!

Yay! I love release days!!  On Davis Row is OUT NOW! You can grab it at:

Universal Amazon Link

I can’t wait for you all to meet Noah and CJ ❤

Blurb:

Nearing the end of a suspended jail sentence should unlock a brighter future for CJ Davis, only the chip on his shoulder is as hard to shift as his bad reputation. Born into a family of career criminals who live down Davis Road, an address the cops have dubbed Davis Row, his name alone is like a rap sheet that makes optimism impossible.

Brand-new parole officer Noah Huxley is determined to see the good in men like CJ. After all, he knows firsthand that bad things can happen to good people. His colleagues mock his doe-eyed optimism, but Noah soon sees CJ’s bad attitude and bravado are weapons he uses to keep people at a distance.

Both men know one simple mistake can change a life forever. At first glance, they might seem to be polar opposites. Yet underneath, they’re not that different at all.

On Davis Row is 95,000 words long, is priced at $3.99, and is available on KU.

 

Good Morning Monday ~ My God, it’s almost December…

Can you believe it? The countdown to Christmas is on… *shudders*

Anywhooo, last week was another super busy week for me. Including being super sick yesterday, what I still managed to get done:

  • Wrote 14K on my WIP, now at 39K. Tentatively now titled Finders Keepers.
  • Signed a contract for Sixty Five Hours to be translated into Thai.
  • Completed two rounds of edits on On Davis Row (95K words x 2)
  • Sent out ARCs for On Davis Row

What I have to do this week:

  • Finish the first draft of Finders Keepers
  • Complete final proofing edits on On Davis Row
  • Give the final publishing draft of On Davis Row a polish before uploading into Amazon and hitting “Publish” for next Monday! Eeeeeek!!
  • Complete edits on the re-released version of Clarity of Lines (Thomas Elkin 2)

As you can see, things are just a little hectic 😉

I’m also taking part in some great Christmas giveaways! I’ll post more when it get’s closer, but there’s much fun to be had and many contests to be won! 🙂


In Audio news, Red Dirt Heart 3 won Best Audio of the Month at LoveBytes!

I’m so grateful to Joel Leslie for giving Charlie and Travis the perfect voice, and to RJ Scott who made me publishing this series in audio possible ❤

Also in audio news:

The Audio of The Weight Of It All is up for Best book/audio of October at SkyeBook Reviews!

If you’re inclined to vote, you can check it out HERE!


I’ve also signed up for a release blitz for On Davis Row. If you’re a blogger, you can find the details HERE!


Okay folks, that’s it for this week!  Next Monday is release day for On Davis Row! The first ARC reviews so come in have been incredible, so I hope my readers love Noah and CJ too!

Good Morning Monday! On Davis Row Cover and Blurb!

Good Morning Monday! It’s been another busy week, but seriously they all are. It’s my son’s birthday this week so he’s had friends over this last weekend. Let me tell you, not only can six teen boys can make a helluva lot of noise, but they can mow through a truckload of food. LOL Amongst other RL things, I have managed to get some writing done.

My WIP, now titled Finders Keepers, is at 25K, and I’m still thinking 40K will see it done. It’s a super cute fluffy story of Griffin and Dane and a dog called Wicket. 🙂 I’d like to have it done by the end of November, but I’ll be away for a few days next week, so maybe not…

And of course, November 27th is the release day for On Davis Row! I’ve done one round of edits (my poor, poor editor LOL) and can’t wait for everyone to meet Noah and CJ. I’ve shown the cover before but I have the blurb for you as well!

Blurb:

Nearing the end of a suspended jail sentence should unlock a brighter future for CJ Davis, only the chip on his shoulder is as hard to shift as his bad reputation. Born into a family of career criminals who live down Davis Road, an address the cops have dubbed Davis Row, his name alone is like a rap sheet that makes optimism impossible.

Brand-new parole officer Noah Huxley is determined to see the good in men like CJ. After all, he knows firsthand that bad things can happen to good people. His colleagues mock his doe-eyed optimism, but Noah soon sees CJ’s bad attitude and bravado are weapons he uses to keep people at a distance.

Both men know one simple mistake can change a life forever. At first glance, they might seem to be polar opposites. Yet underneath, they’re not that different at all.

~

On Davis Row will be exclusive to Amazon and will be an immediate release (no presales). Though I will be hosting Release Day giveaways and other fun stuff, so stay tuned!

 

Good Morning Monday! November = Nano = New Book, New Characters!

Well, November came around awfully quickly, didn’t it? I’m not sure when/how that happened, but wow, we’re now in the countdown for Christmas… o.O

So I’m doing the Nano thing – which is short for Nanowrimo, which is short for National November Writing Month. It’s a world-wide writing group that aims for each person to write 50K in the month of November. I can usually write that in a month anyway, but by the end of the year, I find the kick in the pants helps with my focus.

If you’ve joined Nano and want to buddy up, you can find me HERE.

And I’ve started a new story! Tentatively titled Lost and Found, it’s going to be a shorter, fluffy contemporary. Although I don’t plan or plot or outline, so I really don’t know how it will end but I can say it’s set on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and tells the story of Griffin and Dane, and a dog called Wicket. I’m currently 10K into it and imagine it will be about 40K long. I know I say that a lot and the book ends up at 80K but I’m pretty certain this one will stay short. Fingers crossed, anyway.

Maybe it will be ready for a January release? I’ll be sure to keep you posted. 🙂


If you want to keep up to date on sales and freebies and you’re not familiar with BookBub, you should check it out! Every week there are new sales and freebies, and if you want to know if and when I have one listed, you can follow me. You’ll be notified via email the second it happens!

You can find and follow me HERE!


In translation news, Trouver sa Place, the French version of Red Dirt Heart 4, is due out on November 8th!

You can find it at the following sites:

MxM Publishing

Amazon


And just a quick reminder, that if anyone would like signed paperbacks for Christmas, you might need to start planning 🙂

You can find my order form HERE.

That’s it for now. Until next week! ❤