Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Nicole Andrews Moore: Shards of My Heart: Indie Author Event with Giveaway

When I found out that I would have Author Nicole Andrews Moore for the Indie Author Event Week I was excited and a little scared.  Nicole has to be one of the hardest working people I have ever met.  Not only is she an accomplished Author, with numerous books under her belt and more to come, but she also has a Blog Tour Company (being a blogger in itself is time consuming, so I can't imagine a tour company), a Publishing Company, but is also the mother of the 4th Smallest surviving Preemie.  This Woman amazes me!  I decided to showcase her upcoming book with the exclusive excerpt I was given and I have put links to some of her other works at the bottom.  This is one Author you should check out!

When I took the vows for better or worse, I meant them. Then I started to wonder if there was a limit as to how much worse I was supposed to endure. Am I supposed to stay if worse means that me and my daughter are in danger? What if the worse was because of a mental illness? When is enough simply too much?
This is a different kind of love story. Read Nina’s journals for a tale of hope, strength of spirit, and unconditional love.
The drive to Victim’s Assistance took almost thirty minutes. I had to park in the government center parking garage, which mean spending more of my precious money. This had to be done. There was no way around it. I toyed with pulling out the stroller, but decided against it. I knew that while it would help with all the walking, we could be in very close quarters trying to manage very heavy doors. Kylie only weighed 18 lbs. Surely, I could manage that.
So, hauling her, my purse, and her feeding pump bag out of the car, we set out for the building conveniently located next to the courthouse where the office was located. Kylie was silent, staring as we walked at my break neck pace. She was my little sponge, soaking it all in. I wished more than anything that she could have missed out on this particular experience. Last night, while we laid cuddled together on the floor, I kept replaying the events in my mind, willing a different outcome, worrying over how I could have done things differently. Instead, it just seemed like everything was spiraling out of control, right to this moment where I was now involving the courts. Still, it hit me like a ton of bricks that I had never seen coming.
How had this man I loved and married become such a stranger, become someone I was wary of, if not a little afraid of? I remembered once when we were visiting friends at an apartment complex not far from our neighborhood how a group of guys started a fight with Shane’s friend. He had tried to be the peacekeeper. When that didn’t work, he stepped up and defended, joined in. He took care of those he cared about, always had their back. And I had his, too. When another one of the guys jumped on him, I had rushed into the fray and shoved the guy off. Both Shane and the guy were more than a little surprised, but I hadn’t given it a thought. We spoke about it after.
Shane: Baby, that was great, but you can never do that again. If I’m in a fight, I can’t be worrying about you, too. Stay out of it. Stay safe. That guy was ready to hit you. Weren’t you worried?
me: Nah. And if he had, I heal fast.
He had hauled me into his arms then, held me close, murmured words of love into my hair.
Shane: I can’t lose you. Nothing can ever happen to you. Understand?
Nodding happily, I had basked in the warmth of his embrace. It was one of my strangely happy memories. Where had that guy gone? I had none of the depth of feelings for this surly man who had taken his place.

Nicki has lived in Charlotte, North Carolina with her children for the past twelve years and her husband for the past four. Her journey has barely begun and she has loved every minute of it. Every day of her life seems to bring new adventures, some bigger, better, shinier and prettier than others. She’s still getting used to that new life smell she’s experiencing, a combination of hope, love, and happiness. (The perfect scents to build a new life on…)
For fun, she spends time with those she cares about, cooks, reads, writes, and especially lives to travel. The current travel goal: visit every Margaritaville. Three down! (Eleven to go?)
In May, Nicki started the blog Stories and Swag to promote authors. Several months later, she started Stories and Swag Tours, a blog tour company offering cover reveals, release blitzes, release parties on Facebook, and blog tours. In addition, she started Dominatrix Publishing, a boutique publishing company, to help other authors achieve publishing success.
Her writing can also be found on Shine, where she is a Shine Parenting Guru and an award winning Yahoo! Contributor on YourWisdom as the relationship and dating expert. In addition, she has been published by McClatchy News in their syndicated papers.
Her books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple, and Smashwords in ebook, paperback, and even some audiobooks.

1 comment:

  1. Girl, you make me look good! Thank you so much for the amazing post! Huge Hugs! PS. You are a super had working mama yourself. ;)