Three Christmases: A Things We Never Said Christmas bonus.

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To thank you all for your enthusiasm over Things We Never Said, here’s a soppy little Christmas bonus for you all.
It will be downloadable for Kindle totally free of charge from the 23rd to the 27th of December, and then for 5 days in every quarter (the maximum Amazon allows.)
And if you really, really, really can’t wait until the next free period, it’s 99p right now. I hope you enjoy it!

A very Merry Christmas to you all.

Click here for: Three Christmases, for Kindle.

Nick xxx

 

A soppy Christmas tale: Patti/Paloma

The consensus was that 2016 had been a rotten year.

Nick’s compatriots has voted to leave the European Union, and all the signs were that whether it ended up being a “soft” Brexit or a “hard” Brexit it would certainly turn out to be a “rotten” Brexit.

The Americans had elected an idiot as president, an idiot who was right now surrounding himself with fellow billionaires ready to run the country (quite possibly into the ground) in 2017.

Tens of thousands had died in Aleppo while tens of thousands more had landed or washed up on Greek beaches to a worse than lacklustre welcome, and while no one seemed to have any fresh ideas how to make any of this stop, terrorists apparently had no trouble coming up with fresh ways to maim and kill people. Continue reading

Ils sont sortis!

 

They’re out!
The Other Son has been released in French, Italian and Spanish, in both Kindle and paperback formats.
So if you have any friends who speak any of those languages and you think they’d like it, please help spread the word.
Just in time for Xmas! 😉

French:
https://www.amazon.fr/LAutre-Fils-Nick-Alexan…/…/B01LF6CRMG/

Questions people ask. #PoweredByIndie

This month, Amazon are celebrating independently published authors , so I thought I’d interview myself to answer some of the most frequent questions I get asked.12314448_10153686960716380_7381684065390461169_o
If you have your own questions, don’t hesitate to let me know, and I’ll add them (and the answers) to the bottom of the list.

How do I find a publisher for my novel. Do you have any tips?
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Competition: Win a trip to the south of France!

dsc03919Let the Light Shine – Launch competition.

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To thank everyone who is intending to grab a copy of my new novel, Let the Light Shine, (published on the 30th September, 2016) I’ve decided to run a little competition.
Enter, and you can win up to seven night’s accommodation in my self catering apartment in Nice (www.nice-flat.com
) for two people, plus £200 towards travel costs, plus a signed copy of Let the Light Shine.
Nine runners up will each win one signed copy of Let the Light Shine.

ENTRY (From the 30th September at 00:00 until the 14th October 2016, at 23:59)..

To take part in the competition you need a facebook, twitter or Instagram account, and you need to befriend me (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexandernick ) or follow me (Twitter: https://twitter.com/authornick or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authornickalexander).
Feel free to invite your friends to join in and if they win all you have to do is convince them to invite you along!
You also need to purchase either a paperback copy of the Let the Light Shine or a Kindle copy on your Kindle/iPhone/Smartphone.


To enter, you’ll need to take two photos of your paperback copy of Let the Light Shine, or of your electronic reading device (Kindle/iPad/Smartphone) clearly displaying:

PHOTO #1: The cover of Let the Light Shine .

PHOTO #2: The beginning of Part Four: Let the Light Shine.

THESE MUST BE ACTUAL PHOTOS OF YOUR READING DEVICE TAKEN IN SITU,
NOT SCREEN DUMPS, SAVED IMAGES FROM ELSEWHERE, OR PHOTOSHOPPED IMAGES.

Images suspected of being Photoshop or of having otherwise been manipulated to combine separate images into a single photo will be excluded.

You may post one pair of photos for each of the 14 days of the competition, ie you may enter up to, but no more than, 14 times. Multiple entries on any one day will be disqualified.


TO ENTER ON FACEBOOK.
These photos MUST be posted to your timeline with PUBLIC privacy settings. The post above each photo must state the following text:

“I’m reading Nick Alexander’s new novel Let the Light Shine, and I’m hoping to win a holiday for two in Nice as well!”

I, Nick Alexander, must be tagged in each of the entered photos and the tagline text otherwise I will not see the photo and it will not be included. If you don’t know how to do this, ask the neighbour’s kid. To tag me you will need to be my friend on Facebook and not simply follow my author page.
You can find me here: https://www.facebook.com/alexandernick

Non-public or untagged photos, or photos where the cover/chapter pages are illegible, or entries where the tagline text is missing, will not be considered for entry.

TO ENTER ON TWITTER

These photos MUST be tweeted to me @authornick. The post associated with each photo must state the following text:

@authornick I’m reading Nick Alexander’s new novel Let the Light Shine, and I’m hoping to win a holiday for two in Nice as well!”

You must tweet each of the photos @authornick otherwise I will not see the photo and it will not be included. If you don’t know how to do this, ask the neighbour’s kid.

Untagged photos, or photos where the cover/chapter pages are illegible, or entries where the tagline text is missing, will not be considered for entry.

TO ENTER ON INSTAGRAM

These photos MUST be adressed to me @authornickalexander. The post associated with each photo must state the following text:

@authornickalexander I’m reading Nick Alexander’s new novel Let the Light Shine, and I’m hoping to win a holiday for two in Nice as well!”

You must post each of the photos @authornickalexander otherwise I will not see the photo and it will not be included. If you don’t know how to do this, ask the neighbour’s kid.

Untagged photos, or photos where the cover/chapter pages are illegible, or entries where the tagline text is missing, will not be considered for entry.

JUDGING.

– Photos will be judged by Lolo and myself based on how aesthetically pleasing they are. Extra marks will be given for the quality of the photography, and how amusing/quirky they are.

– Photos may contain props, people, pets, monuments, or anything else you can think of to make your photo stand out, as long as the cover image and chapter title are clearly visible.

Out of all available posts, Lolo and I will each choose five favourite photos (though only one favourite entry from any single person) and each of these ten winners will receive one copy of Let the Light Shine, signed by me, dedicated to the person of your choice, and delivered to your door by mail.

– From these ten winners, one overall winner will be drawn at random from a hat, and this winner, the “overall” winner, will receive the following additional prize:

Up to seven nights accommodation in my holiday flat (www.nice-flat.com) in the centre of old Nice, France plus a non-negotiable contribution of £200 (or €230) towards travel costs for one or two people.

This sum will be reimbursed to you in cash on arrival in the apartment, either in GB pounds or in Euros depending on the winner’s preference.

Anyone unable or unwilling to travel to Nice, or unable to climb the stairs to the apartment, or not wishing to claim this prize for any other reason may choose an alternative prize of one £200/230€ Amazon gift voucher, however, this choice must be notified within 7 days of the close of the competition, and before flights have been purchased or dates in the accommodation confirmed.

Additional Terms and Conditions:

1. This prize draw is open to residents of the European Community aged 18 years or over, except personal friends or family of Nick Alexander. Continue reading