Feb 12, 2018

Author Spotlight & Giveaway:Carrie Nichols!

*Giveaway!* Easy Entry! U.S.& Intl!~Ended 2/25/18- Winner is Melissa B!
Today’s featured author is Carrie Nichols!
Learn some fun facts about Carrie in this short Q&A. Leave a question on the blog for a chance to win The Marine's Secret Daughter!
1. What genre(s) do you write? 
Short contemporary
2. Coffee or tea lover?   
Tea all way!

3. Name one thing on your bucket list.  

A trip to Tuscany

4. Do you have pets?
Two cats, Ping & Mushu    

 5. When I wake up every morning I... Go walking with my neighbor.
​6. Weirdest​ or unique thing you own.
I have a Jane Austin action figure—does that count? 

7. Do you have ​any hobbies or particular skills   

I love doing counted cross stitch usually while watching BBC crime dramas J

8. What do you hope readers will experience or gain when reading your stories? 
I want to make my readers laugh or cry or both, but to always shut the book with a smile.   

9. What inspired you to write The Marine’s Secret Daughter?
The characters made me do it! J I used to belong to a small in-person group of writers. We’d meet every month and do writing prompts. One prompt (A friend calls and asks for help, no questions asked) resulted in a character named Riley, who came to the rescue of his best friend’s sister. That character stayed in my head and evolved until I had to write his story.

Meet Carrie Nichols

 Carrie Nichols, is a hardy New Englander who traded snow for central AC when she moved to the Deep South. She loves to travel, is addicted to British crime dramas and knows a Seinfeld quote appropriate for every occasion. Carrie has one tolerant husband, two grown sons and two critical cats. To her dismay, Carrie's characters, much like her family, often ignore the wisdom and guidance she lovingly offers.

Twitter: @carolopal
Instagram: authorcarrienichols


The Marine's Secret Daughter


She has his eyes. Her mother has his heart. Years have passed since marine sergeant Riley Cooper last held his best friend’s sister in his arms. Bound for Afghanistan, he believed walking away from Meg McBride was the kindest thing he could do. Now that he’s home, he doesn’t blame Meggie for hating him. But she hasn’t told him everything. And he hasn’t met the little red-haired girl whose gray eyes so resemble his own…


The winner is Melissa B! 
 Carrie Nichols would like to offer winner's choice of paperback or digital of THE MARINE'S SECRET DAUGHTER  for US resident. If international winner, digital only- to one lucky commenter!

To enter, simply leave a question or comment about the author's Q&A responses or about her books. Giveaway ends on 2/25/18.

*If international reader, please say which country you reside in.

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  1. A trip to Italy is definitely on my list and that will include Tuscany!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Sue! There's something dreamy and old world about Italy that appeals to me.

  2. How old are Ping and Mushu?

  3. What's your favorite BBC crime drama? We have a lot of Poirot fans in my house.

    1. I love Poirot too, but my all time favorite is Inspector Lewis. I love the banter between Lewis & Hathaway. I can watch those over and over. I'm also a big fan of Vera. Brenda Blethyn is wonderful as Vera Stanhope.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Oh my! Carrie I really hope you get to go to Tuscany! We went about 10 years ago and it was incredible! Looking forward to reading your book!

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  5. I really enjoyed the Marine's Secret Daughter! What's next for you?

    1. Dianne, thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed the book. Next up is a story for Entangled Bliss about a sexy single dad sheriff hoping to convince a wary police widow to take another chance on love with a lawman. I'm hoping it will be released in the fall. The working title is The Sheriff's Little Matchmaker.

      Thanks for stopping by!!

  6. Hi Carrie! I do so hope you get to Italy! It's absolutely beautiful! Looking forward to reading your book. Congratulations!

    1. Melissa, I hope so too! Happy reading and I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!!

    2. Congratulations, Melissa! You won Carrie Nichol's Giveaway! Please send me an email at loreleislitlair (at) gmail (dot) com to claim your prize!

  7. My hubby & I are planning a trip to Italy in October 2018. Thank you for stopping by and visiting with us.

    1. Wow, that's awesome, Eileen! I hope you have a wonderful trip. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Jane Austin action figure definitely counts if you ask me. Adorable!

    1. I thought it was a fun thing. Thanks for stopping by!