Nicole Banks


Nicole Banks graduated with a Bachelor’s in forensic psychology from John Jay College. She was born and raised in New York. She loves writing, music and dancing. Shattered started as a school assignment for one of her free writing college courses and it has morphed into so much more. She is currently working on Volume 2 of the Shattered Series. Nicole's book won the 2012 Professional Publications Facebook Writing Contest.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in New York and trust me it's the greatest city in the world. With so much to do and so many cultures here it's easy to get lost in it all. I see, that it's influenced my writing a lot. Everything I write, I write about New York and all that is out here.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing when my Aunt gave me my very own Diary in 97 for my 10th birthday. After that I was just writing every where and everything. I have so many books filled with poems, short stories, and lyrics. (yes at one point in my life I thought I was going to be a rapper)
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Where to find Nicole Banks online

Where to buy in print


The Council
The Council Series Mafia Romance
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Kiss of Death
Price: $2.99 USD.
The Gamble
Price: $2.99 USD.
Tesoro Series
Tesoro Series
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Pre-release—available April 20, 2023. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Opening a sex club reveals a new world of possibilities…if someone doesn’t stop it first. After a messy divorce, Syra needs a new start. Opening an all women-owned sex club with her friends gives her a way to rediscover herself. They find the perfect location.
Riding Dirty
Pre-release—available January 27, 2023. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Where there’s Smoke, there’s fire, and Gia is a flame so bright, she’ll burn you. With the Council under attack and one of its leaders kidnapped, the surviving members go to war before it’s too late to save their empires and get back what’s been taken from them.
Lush: The Sinful Delights Collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,720. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Collections & Anthologies, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
You are cordially invited to Lush’s Halloween Bash. With enthralling affairs Pick a room, Or two And get captivated by all the Sinful Delights. Read this one-handed Or with a friend And Let Lush entice your secret desires.
Behind the Mask
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,770. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
He knows what she is. She can’t deny her urges any more than she can deny him… There’s no walking away from the thrill of the kill. No turning your back on who you are at your core.
Sins of Seduction
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,170. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Such a pretty little Raven. The unattainable. The Goddess amongst men, but they crave her just the same. They all look to clip her wings—desperate to cage her, not knowing freedom is all she’ll ever seek.
The Gamble
Series: The Council, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,300. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
In bed with the Mob and married to the casino, Wolf has given up the idea of happiness. Being a member on the Council has its drawbacks, like participating in a war Wolf has grown tired of fighting, especially when the next hit lands one of his crew members in hot water.
Series: Tesoro Series, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,890. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A king without a queen, but still chained to his kingdom, isn't really a king—he’s a prisoner. Tommy Delucia will do anything to keep his queen safe—including giving her up. But without her at his side, there's nothing to balance his darkness, and he'll unleash his inner monster to keep his kingdom intact.
Bound To You
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,100. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Eight years ago my life shattered. What was supposed to be the best time of my life turned out to be the worst. One soft-spoken lie sent me packing to New York in hopes of forgetting the woman I’d been in love with since I was sixteen.
Possessed by Lust
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,450. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Sex was his trade—not by choice, but Elijah learned a long time ago you can’t escape fate. There was something inside of him that his mage blood enticed, and when it was hungry, it left naked bodies in its wake.
Kiss of Death
Series: The Council, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,500. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Il bacio della morte—the kiss of death. It’s the mark for an act of betrayal, and Otto received his on the lips from a woman he’d been too wrapped up in to taste her poison.
Series: The Council, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 29,700. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
It's a man's world, and Sofia Barbati is about to change the game. Only daughter to New York's most notorious King Pin, and grand-daughter to Columbia's infamous drug Baron—Sofia was born of bullets, betrayal, and blood shed.
Series: Tesoro Series, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,630. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Bear's only ever had eyes for one woman and when she couldn’t love him he put his all into a lifestyle that consumed him—slowly killing him.
Collision (Shattered Hearts Series Vol 3): Book 3
Series: Shattered Hearts, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,370. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Eight years was a long time to be gone. I changed and I knew the people I was going home to changed as well. I never wanted to leave her, but circumstances forced me to walk away and I chose not to look back. But I’m finally home and ready to reclaim all that I lost with Kris. I hoped the decisions I made in my past didn’t come back to haunt me.
Series: Tesoro Series, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,080. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
As circumstances keep putting them in each other’s paths, the two can’t deny the building chemistry between them. As passions ignite, so does the tension surrounding the Delucia family, catching them both in the crosshairs of an all-out war. When the dust settles, there’s only one question remaining: how deep are they willing to go?
Into Pieces (Shattered Hearts Series Vol 2)
Series: Shattered Hearts, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,750. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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Our demons have been let out to destroy us. We're both drowning, barely holding on. The storm we're caught in was designed just to break us. But I have become her comfort and she has become my anchor. Standing together, we can conquer anything.
Shattered (Shattered Hearts Series)
Series: Shattered Hearts, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,330. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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I’m broken. Damaged goods, if you will. I’ve tried to escape my past, but it leaves me exhausted—wanting to end it all, because there’s nothing left for me. Until him.