Interview with Nicolette Pierce

When did you first start writing?
I started writing in 2011. I had always attempted to write but it wasn't until I read a Janet Evanovich book that something clicked. I finally finished my first novel soon after.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I love being an indie author. My successes and failures are my own. The failures hurt a bit, but I learn so much from them. I know that if anything happens I'm still the captain of my ship. It's a wonderful feeling.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Finding Smashwords was like finding the holy grail of publishing. In 2011 it was still difficult to be self-published. But with Smashwords it became easy and accessible. There were no gatekeepers standing in my way.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy is finding that a-ha moment in the story. The one single puzzle piece that ties the whole thing together. It's magical.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything!!! How could they not? They read books and review them. They spread the word to friends and family. They engage with me on social media. They are phenomenal!
What are you working on next?
I'm currently finishing up the Nadia Wolf series and the Metal Girl series. And, I'm two books into my next secret project about a family that lives in Chicago. It'll be awesome!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My son. He's a lively kid and has enough energy to power Las Vegas. Some of my career goals revolve around him as well, which gives me an added reason to sit my butt in front of the computer and get to work.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I wish I could say traveling since I LOVE it, but that hasn't been the case for a while now. Mostly I pick up after my son and wonder what I used to do for hobbies before he was born. I still haven't figure it out yet. So, I'm looking for a new hobby. Feel free to reach out and let me know your suggestions.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I normally search in the genres I like. Sometimes in the top charts and sometimes just poking around in the ebook abyss.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I don't remember much from grade school. But I do remember a story from high school involving a frog that had a bad attitude.
What is your writing process?
I try to write one thousand words a day. Sometimes I hit the target and sometimes I miss by a mile. I normally don't work from an outline but as the plot thickens I will sit down and try to map it out and make sure I'm covering my tracks.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I can't remember the first story but I loved Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. Awesome book. I really liked the Choose Your Own Adventure books too. I want to write one for romance. Just think of all the wonderful endings!
How do you approach cover design?
I hire a cover designer. My design skills include stick figures.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My iPhone. My iPad has been absconded by an adorable, curly-headed boy.
Describe your desk
Way too small. I found it at a thrift store. I think it's a kid's desk. But it was perfect for my old home. Now I have a little more space but I still use it. It's painted purple so I'm happy.
Published 2018-07-06.
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Books by This Author

When London Calls
Series: Loved by Reese. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,040. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
London’s work is his world. He makes no apologies for that. His staff knows him as demanding, which makes keeping employees difficult. He senses his newest assistant, Juniper, won’t last a week. She’s colorful and sunny and everything he dislikes in an assistant. But she intrigues him enough that he must remind himself repeatedly about his strict no-dating policy.
When Sydney Loves
Series: Loved by Reese. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,590. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
When Cash comes to Sydney’s aid, she slowly begins to forgive him. He thinks he might have a chance at redemption and happiness until everything he has worked for gets yanked from his grasp, including Sydney. He was hoping for a second chance, but maybe not everyone deserves a happy ending.
When Edinburgh Dreams
Series: Loved by Reese. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,010. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Eddy’s talent has always been his art. To pursue it, he travels down a path that he knows his family will not approve. So, he avoids them. But dodging his family isn’t easy.
When Rome Falls
Series: Loved by Reese. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,950. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
The only two rules Rome Reese must follow are to bring back signed contracts and to not date the staff. Neither poses a problem. He can negotiate with even the most penny-pinching scrooge, and there are plenty of women everywhere he travels. However, when he is given an assignment to work with Bethany, the one woman in the office who makes him question the no-dating policy, he falters.
When Rio Surrenders
Series: Loved by Reese. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,410. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Rio finds that when Gina’s around, things just don’t go as planned. He’s falling hard for her and is about to shred his no-dating policy when he discovers that Gina is keeping a secret from him that threatens his business. While his heart sways in one direction, his bruised ego runs in another. Between running a fragile startup business and finding the truth, Rio must make a hard decision.
Breaking Point
Series: Metal Girls. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,620. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Greer and Reed must make one last stand to end the feud with the Russian mob once and for all. In their pursuit, they discover a secret that they could have never imagined. Reed’s past isn’t as far behind him as he had hoped. Even if he can save their lives, nothing will ever be the same again. Packed with mystery, suspense, stubborn women, strong men, fearsome villains, and a cast of characters.
Last Hand
Series: Nadia Wolf. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,530. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Nadia Wolf arrives in Las Vegas, knowing her bad luck will return as soon as the plane lands. While Caleb is quite talented at keeping her mind off nearly everything, not even he can stop a past threat that continues to plague them. One by one her friends begin to disappear. When Caleb vanishes next, Nadia must fight to find him and the others before time runs out and all is lost. Finale novella.
Critical Point
Series: Metal Girls. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,800. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Working for the Brennan family, Van quickly finds himself ensnared in the sisters’ puppet strings. As Van tries to thwart their plans, he discovers a separate and more sinister plot emerging. The bratva, who had threatened the Brennans’ lives two years ago, weren’t through with them yet. Their newest target is Piper. Van knows Piper wants nothing to do with him, but she can no longer avoid him.
Fearsome Foursome
Series: Mars Cannon. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,900. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Perfect was never in Mars Cannon’s grasp, not when Emily followed Brett to Madison and took over their lives. Not when Rand instigated fights with Brett. Not when Brett worked around the clock. And certainly not when Ida was arrested for murder and Mars had to take her place in Mrs. Janowski’s newest club, Fearsome Foursome.
Pocketful of Diamonds
Series: Nadia Wolf · Nadia Wolf Character Novels. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,180. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
After Gwen steals from Ian twice, endangering not only his life but that of his family, he relentlessly pursues her for months. But soon after he finds her, outside forces threaten to destroy everything he’s worked for. Gwen is good at what she does. A thief has to be. But, she never meant to hurt Ian. He was everything she couldn’t have but desperately craved. Their single night together . . .
Melting Point
Series: Metal Girls. Price: Free! Words: 69,180. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Award-winning novel. The Brennan family business had a secret. A secret that only Morgan Brennan knew. She was diligent to make sure it remained that way. She alone had followed in her father’s footsteps, knowing that if she was ever found out the repercussion would be terrible. But if she didn’t continue, the outcome would be deadly. Her only hope is to trust Liam, the man sent to spy on her.
Biker Brigade
Series: Mars Cannon. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,740. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Mars Cannon is in Texas with Brett, ready to face her worst nightmare in court. The Sledgehammer’s trial will commence in only a few days, and Mars’ nerves begin to fray. But there’s a snag. Mysterious boxes appear on doorsteps with new, horrifying evidence. While Annie is behind bars, the murders continue. The defense lawyer will demand her release in light of this new evidence.
My Traitor
Series: Nadia Wolf, Book 6 · Nadia Wolf Character Novels. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,530. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Remy Bourne’s view on relationships is clear to everyone who knows him. He doesn't do them. He'd tried once and paid the price in blood. And, not just his. After an excruciating stint in an enemy prison — thanks to Ava Hunt, the traitor who put him there — Remy is finally ready to move on. But Ava has other plans. When she returns unexpectedly, so does the haunting past, threatening not . . .
The Last Tailored Suit
Series: Nadia Wolf, Book 5 · Nadia Wolf Character Novels. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,350. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Greyson Miller has been through the emotional ringer and needs a change. So, he quits his exorbitantly high-paying CEO position to turn his mansion into a bed and breakfast and transform the yard into a paradise. Never wanting to sit at a desk again, Greyson recruits a manager to oversee the bed and breakfast. Jenna Newman needs to prove herself to a man she only knows by his reputation . . .
Security Squad
Series: Mars Cannon, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,870. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The ladies are at it again. They’ve switched gears to become Madison’s Security Squad. The uniforms? Hideous. The job? An arcade that pays in tokens. Figuring that it’s a low-key job, Mars hopes that the ladies will stay out of trouble. Wrong. So very wrong. When the arcade wall is vandalized repeatedly, Mrs. Janowski calls the squad for immediate action . . .
Squeeze Play
Series: Nadia Wolf, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,550. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Nadia is faced with the hardest decision of her life: Choosing between the two men who have captured her heart. And, she’s hiding like a coward . . . until things go terribly wrong. Caleb’s money has been stolen, and the likely suspect is none other than his PR manager, Jessica. And Greyson has embarked on a project that lures a killer, who has set Nadia as the target.
Cashing Out
Series: Nadia Wolf, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,200. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.00 from 1 review)
Married. No matter how many times Nadia’s predicament crosses through her mind, it always ends with the same question: What in the world have I done? After fleeing the scene the morning after wedding, Nadia discovers her husband jumped ship too. It’s only after cryptic postcards from Africa start piling up that she realizes how far her new husband jumped. Judging by the foreign agent . . .
Predator Patrol
Series: Mars Cannon, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,340. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Mars Cannon becomes prey to Mrs. Janowski’s newest project. Predator Patrol. Along with four feisty seniors, Mars searches for internet predators. Hoping she doesn’t run across any, she becomes friends with a young boy who crushes her in every internet game they play. However, as their friendship grows, so does a dangerous problem. Is he really who he says he is?
High Stakes
Series: Nadia Wolf, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,360. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Continue Nadia Wolf’s adventure in this second book! Nadia Wolf has had enough, and she’s fighting back. With a crime lord hot on her tail, it's kill or be killed. Nadia is running out of options, something that Caleb Usher shrewdly knows. And, he isn't above using Nadia's circumstance to bait her with another steamy wager.
The Big Blind
Series: Nadia Wolf, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 79,850. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.67 from 6 reviews)
Nadia Wolf has one wish: Win the World Poker Tournament and collect the one-million dollar prize. Beating the arrogant and sexy Caleb Usher, who challenges her professional poker career and tempts the hell out of her, wouldn't hurt either. However, the tournament goes sideways when the million dollar prize disappears in front of a live audience. Fans of Janet Evanovich will love this series.
Deadly Dancing
Series: Mars Cannon, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 64,720. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Mars Cannon meets a male exotic dancer at a bachelorette party, all decent thoughts fly out the window . . . until reality hits. And it hits hard! He has a secret and a long list of aliases. He’s not what he seems and Mars is dragged into a killer’s path. Mars needs to outsmart an irresistible man and outrun a killer, all while pulling off her friend’s wedding without a hitch.