Maine Warrior Salute 2015

It’s that time of year, again!

I have a co-worker who’s hosting the third annual Maine Warrior Salute event this summer and she’s spoken with me about finding donations for a massive raffle they’re having at the event. She’s looking for more actual items to raffle off. I’m donating a few autographed copies of both my novels, and I’m asking for other authors in the US to donate an autographed copy (s) of their novels, as well.

Last year we were able to raise over $3,000.

Proceeds go to the Wounded Heros Program of Maine. More information can be found here:
http://mainewarriorsalute.com/

If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please contact me at:
authornicolebelanger@gmail.com

Thank you!

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I Went Back to High School Today

I went to hand deliver some signed copies of Shadows to former teachers of mine at Sanford High School. I wrote about both of them in the acknowledgements section of the book, and the only one that was there today was Nancy Kane, my junior year creative writing teacher. A lot has changed in the past three years or so, and the English curriculum at the high school is so much different – in a good way, of course.

She told me about the students that I’ve inspired to try to get their work published. It was incredible, and I felt so important. She asked me to come speak with her Creative Writing II class next year, and I happily accepted. Even though I’m awful at public speaking, us writers have to stick together and I’ll be more than happy to tell them about my journey into the author world and answer any questions they have for me.

For those of you who don’t know quite yet, Shadows was published about three weeks early. It was sudden and unexpected, but I spoke with my publisher to get it done early because I may be doing a book signing at a local Books a Million this summer. The book needed to be published so the store could see if they’re able to get the book in stock before they can set up the event. I’ll also be trying for Barnes and Noble, which is an almost two hour drive from me, but will be worth the experience!

I’ve received a 5 star review from Kelly Smith Reviews that stated:

“This is an amazing story of bravery, inner strength and survival.”
“I love this book and I’m sure others will as well”

So you can purchase Shadows on Amazon here:

Paperback:
http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-Nicole-Belanger/dp/149915982X/

Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-Nicole-Belanger-ebook/dp/B00KCZ7UH4/

Also, if you read, please let me know what you think of it! A few sentences in the review space would be more than enough and greatly appreciated! All reviews and feedback will be used to help me with this next book! I’m (at the time of this post) at #78,516 for my rank on the amazon best sellers (which is the best I’ve been in a long time, I was in the high 600,000s) and I want to see how high up on the rank I can get! (hoping for top 1,000s at the worst, top 100 would be golden)

Lastly, become a fan on Goodreads here:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8120883.Nicole_Belanger

and follow me on twitter!

Thank you all for your support! It means the world to me.

 

 

 

 

Autographed Copy of Shadows Giveaway Alert

Only US residents are eligible to enter.

Like to read? Like free things? Want an autographed copy of Shadows?

I will be choosing ONE winner at RANDOM on JUNE 7, 2014. I will contact the winner via direct message on facebook.

Contest rules:
– Like my author page linked below to be eligible
-Share the post on facebook (pinned to the top of my author page)

I will mail a free autographed copy of Shadows to the winner.

Author page: 
http://www.facebook.com/AuthorNicoleBelanger

The post that you need to share is pinned to the top.

Prologue here:
https://nlbelanger.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/shadows-prologue/

Not in the US? 
Please feel free to ‘like’ the page anyways and spread the word! I definitely want Shadows to go international like Lost Voice has!
And keep an eye open for Shadows coming out in one month!

Maine Warrior Salute

Maine Warrior Salute LogoI have a co-worker who’s hosting the second annual Maine Warrior Salute event this summer and she’s spoken with me about finding donations for a massive raffle they’re having at the event. She’s looking for more actual items to raffle off. I’m donating a few autographed copies of both my novels, and I’m asking for other authors in the US to donate an autographed copy (s) of their novels, as well.

Proceeds go to the Wounded Heros Program of Maine. More information can be found here:
http://mainewarriorsalute.com/

To donate, you may either contact me at:
authornicolebelanger@gmail.com

or Kelly at:
warrior.salute@gmail.com

Shadows Cover Contest!

In the event of the excitement for Shadows to hit the shelves, I am holding a cover contest. When I published Lost Voice, I did my own cover design using my own photography. This time, I’m giving you the chance to become a part of the production for Shadows.

What’s in it for you? The winner will receive:

  • His or her first and last name listed as cover designer in the book.
  • A personal thank you in the back of Shadows
  • A personalized signed copy of Lost Voice
  • A personalized signed copy of Shadows once it’s released.
  • A $50 gift card to Amazon.com

Here are the rules:

  • You are to design an original, high quality title cover. Images must be owned by you or have proof of permission for use. 
  • You may work with other people to create the cover. Please include names of each contributor.
  • The cover must be able to fit the size of the book: 5.06″ x 7.81″ (12.852 x 19.837 cm) 
  • The cover must include my full name (Nicole Belanger) and the title of the book (Shadows)
  • You may submit more than one entry
  • Email your entry(s) to AuthorNicoleBelanger@gmail.com on or before May 4, 2014. Include first and last name of each contributor, proof of permission to use images if you do not own them, and your Country/State. Additional contact information will be necessary if your design is chosen.
  • Please email if you are planning to enter.

Description of Shadows:

Kristie Webb thought her life was just about to get on track. Fresh out of Nursing school and working her first job on a pediatric unit, she goes in for an extra shift at work expecting it to be like any other day. After a traumatic shooting, she feels as if she didn’t do everything she could to protect the people around her. She soon spirals into a deep depression when the culprit goes missing and discovers the only way out of the shadows of despair is to figure out who was behind the shooting.

***DISCLAIMER*** This is not an official description of Shadows. The description is to be determined when the novel is finished.

Take your time, have fun, and please email me if you have any questions. I look forward to your entries!