Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue

Biography

Growing up in a small town, Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue spent a majority of her time reading and writing, so when she was granted the opportunity to write full-time, she didn't have to think twice.

Since beginning her writing career, she has managed to pen several lesbian romances, while adding a little action and adventure to spice things up.

As a newly graduated MBA student, she plans to use her recently discovered free time to craft the art that she loves. For more information on Nicole's new releases or to find out what she has been working on, sign-up for her newsletter at higginbothampublications.com.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have always enjoyed writing. I think that it is a great way to express yourself and a perfect way to share your personality.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is an awesome distributer, and they have aided in getting my work out to international customers.
Read more of this interview.

Series

Jems and Jamz
Find out how Jems and Jamz came to be through the love, the laughter, and even the heartbreak that made the band what it is today.
Don't Tell Me Twice
You set the price!
A Second Chance
Price: $3.17 USD.
Finding a Voice
Price: $3.17 USD.
A Fan to Remember
Price: $3.17 USD.
Aspiring Affection
Price: $3.17 USD.
A Stepping Stone
Price: $3.17 USD.
Independent Women
Explore the journeys of both Sam and Jai as they go through the figure out life and love and most importantly themselves.
Sleeping on Couches
Price: $3.17 USD.
Sequestered
Price: $3.17 USD.
Intermission
Price: $3.17 USD.
The Avery Detective Series
Parker, Kay, and Iris are amateur sleuths, willing to go to all lengths to solve the mysteries that are brought to them.
Sentiment to the Heart
Price: $5.99 USD.
Trusting Heart
Price: $5.99 USD.
Heart's Content
Price: $7.99 USD.

Books

A Stepping Stone
Series: Jems and Jamz, Book 7. Price: $3.17 USD. Words: 15,380. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Before Ziggy Johnson was a member of Jems and Jamz, she struggled through several ups and downs in the heart of Chicago. Learn about what experiences brought to to where she is today and how her musical dreams came to fruition.
The Jems and Jamz Series Boxset
Series: Jems and Jamz. Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 135,590. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Find out how Jems and Jamz came to be through the love, the laughter, and even the heartbreak that made the band what it is today.
The Jems and Jamz Series: Books 1-2
Series: Jems and Jamz. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 40,970. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Find out how Jems and Jamz came to be through the love, the laughter, and even the heartbreak that made the band what it is today.
The Independent Women Series: Books 1-2
Series: Independent Women. Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 49,720. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Navigate the lives of Jai, Sam, and Gina as they navigate love, life, and the meaning of family.
The Avery Detective Series: Books 1-3
Series: The Avery Detective Series. Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 76,650. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
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Follow the Avery Detective Agency as they investigate action-packed crimes with an adventurous twist.
Sleeping on Couches
Series: Independent Women, Book 1. Price: $3.17 USD. Words: 27,450. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Western
After breaking up with her girlfriend, Jai decides to take a break from life and work on a farm. While learning to appreciate herself and the things that she loves again, Jai meets one of the farm help, Sam. They grow close quickly, but Jai soon finds out that Sam is hiding secrets about her past. Will Jai figure out who this woman is before she falls in love with her, or will it be too late?
Heart's Content
Series: The Avery Detective Series, Book 3. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 27,360. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Parker Avery asks Iris Falloney to assist on a murder case in Kansas, she is ecstatic, but upon meeting Cam Harris, a local police detective working on the same case, personalities clash. Will sparks fly as they resolve their subtle differences to get through the case?
The Flood Between Us
Price: $3.17 USD. Words: 23,790. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Adventure » Action
When a flood hits Grant's Landing, Jack is paired with Jill to rebuild the town. The two women grow into each other's worlds despite the great differences that they have, but when conflicts from their pasts come to light, will they be able to stick together, or will the floods of differences that they have sweep them apart?
Don't Tell Me Twice
Series: Jems and Jamz, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 21,680. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
When Buck Miller, the lead singer of Jems and Jamz loses her girlfriend, Olive and lead guitarist to a rival band, her life takes a drastic turn. Just when everything seems like it is too much to handle, her band manager hires a new woman, Ziggy Johnson, to take Olive's place. Ziggy is charming and challenges Buck with her overall talent, creating tension between the two.
Food Truck Baby
Price: $3.17 USD. Words: 68,110. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Nancy is single, pregnant, and has a dead-end job when she meets Tai, a local food truck owner. Tai is suave and compassionate and can offer her the chance of a lifetime. Will their personalities clash or sparks fly?
Aspiring Affection
Series: Jems and Jamz, Book 6. Price: $3.17 USD. Words: 19,410. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
When River hires Marie as her restaurant designer, she is apprehensive about the other woman's commitment to the project and wonders if the woman's modeling aspirations will get in the way of her own dreams. However, as their relationship blossoms, River's trust in Marie is tested, and Marie is left with the choice to follow through with River's dream or to give up everything to follow her own.
Sequestered
Series: Independent Women, Book 2. Price: $3.17 USD. Words: 22,190. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Adventure » Action
When Special Agent Keir Ortega busts Tartino and his gang for drug trafficking and selling weapons to the American Black Market, she is led to the theater district, where she meets Gina, a woman that always seems to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. This woman might be the key to busting the drug chain that is thriving along the New York Harbor, but who is she? And can she be trusted?
Intermission
Series: Independent Women, Book 3. Price: $3.17 USD. Words: 14,070. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
After their experience at Grandma Potter's farm, Jai and Sam think that their lives will be simple, but when a local student from their hometown goes missing, chaos arises. It's up to Sam and Jai to find the culprit before more lives are in danger.
A Fan to Remember
Series: Jems and Jamz, Book 5. Price: $3.17 USD. Words: 19,860. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
When Spike takes over the band's public relations, she is suddenly knee-deep in fan mail, and much to Jemma's dismay, she spends most of her time on her new position. However, when threatening e-mails begin to come in from Fangirl38, Spike finds herself at odds, and before she knows it, the whole band is caught up in a mixture of suspense and terror.
Trusting Heart
Series: The Avery Detective Series, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 19,880. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Parker Avery takes Olivia Nelson's case, it sends the group to Nelspruit to find a missing watch, but as they soon find out the watch is more than a sentimental possession. It is a device used to disarm large safes and assist in burglaries, and Olivia Nelson isn't the only one after it. The agency finds themselves in conflict and are at risk of losing more than just the case.
Sentiment to the Heart
Series: The Avery Detective Series, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 29,860. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
When Kay Walker's grandfather loses a treasure, she hires Parker, a detective, to help her locate the person that stole it. Kay and Parker are complete opposites, and though they don't get along, the two decide to stick together to complete the case. But when they search for the thief and end up facing a number of perils, will the two end up finding that they had more in common than they thought?
Finding a Voice
Series: Jems and Jamz, Book 4. Price: $3.17 USD. Words: 17,830. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Ziggy Johnson has been through one of the worst years of her life, but when she is roomed with Lana Waverly, a pompous woman with no concept of empathy, things take a turn for the worst. Ziggy does her best to cope with her roommate's undesirable behavior, and in the process, she learns that there is much more to the other woman than she thought.
The Heart of the Rodeo
Price: $3.17 USD. Words: 28,440. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Blake Young is one of the best bull riders in Melville. When she ends up falling off a bull during a competition, she is placed in the care of an in-home doctor, Dr. Jane Steibold and one of her worst fears, not being able to take care of herself. Blake and Jane clash, but as Blake gets used to her restrictions, she begins to realize that having Jane in her life might be just what she needed.
Academia
Price: $3.17 USD. Words: 18,230. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
When Shane accepts a scholarship to the University of California, she doesn't expect to be housed with a homophobic roommate. Nevertheless, upon making friends, Shane starts to feel at home. Then, one night, while hanging out on campus, she witnesses a murder. Shane's idea of a normal school year collapses, and she is suddenly the target of this murderous killer.
Running Its Course
Price: $3.17 USD. Words: 29,440. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Josh is an overachiever whose only competition is Erin, his coach's daughter. Erin is striving to win at all costs, until she finds out that she might have feelings for Josh. Jane, Erin's best friend, is struggling with her identity and balance of friends and family. In a twisted, true-to-life story, these characters find out more about themselves, each other, and their beliefs.
Compassionate Minds
Price: $3.17 USD. Words: 22,790. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Taton has spent five years improving an invention that will help people deal with stress in order to deal with the guilt of her late friend's passing. When she gets the opportunity to do a research study involving her invention, she seizes the opportunity. With help, Taton navigates the depths of entrepreneurship, and in the process, she is faced with a whole new sense of self-discovery.
A Second Chance
Series: Jems and Jamz, Book 2. Price: $3.17 USD. Words: 18,980. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
When Olive is offered another chance to live a life of fame and luxury, she is left to face a hard decision. Should she follow her dreams of fame and fortune, or should she allow herself to love again? What should she do with her second chance?