#BlogBattle: Gift

By now, I’m sure that most of you are aware that I’m writing something for my wife.  Tentatively, I’ve named it Kristen’s Thriller (until I come up with a better name) and I’ve been posting them for Rachael Ritchey’s #BlogBattles.

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Hey, It’s Nicholas Hughes! #BlogBattle Winner Interview

Rachael interviewed me for winning two #BlogBattles running. Here’s the interview. Go and take a look everyone!

Also, I want to give a shout out to my good friend Rachael for these #BlogBattles. She’s provided me with great energy and advice throughout the years. Thank you, Rachael! Here’s to many more.

Rachael Ritchey

Not once but two weeks in a row Nicholas’s stories were top voted for #BlogBattle. The first, Fortunato’s Chains, is an homage to Edgar Allen Poe. The second, Kristen’s Thriller, is dedicated to Nicholas’s wife. 🙂

Nicholas has been around since the very beginning of #BlogBattle, and it’s because of a silly conversation he and I were having on Twitter that the whole idea for the battles came about. He’s such a witty, introspective, and constant man. I’m happy to call him friend. I hope you’ll get to know him a little better today as we ask him a few questions.

1) At what point in time did you decide, “That’s it! I’m writing and nobody is gonna stop me”? What doubt might you have overcome?

I never had that moment.  My wife and parents always supported me in my endeavors.  So if anyone was stopping me, it…

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Book Blurb: Round 2

For those who don’t know, I finally finished my final draft of my novel The Red Dress last night.  Coming fresh of that high, I decided to take a second shot at the blurb for the novel.

Last time, I received some solid feedback.  Thank you everyone for that.  I really appreciate it.  And I carefully considered your words when tackling this blurb for the second time.

So, without further ado, I give you the new blurb:


Andrea Swope, philanthropist and society woman, is killed on the eve of her wedding anniversary.  With the police stumped, her grieving husband turns to Stephanie Hawthorne and Daniel Atwell for answers.  But Daniel knows that working with a genius who is more interested in romance novels than earning a paycheck isn’t easy, even if she is his wife.  Thrust into a world of intrigue, sex, and politics, the couple must uncover hidden motives if they are going to catch a murderer.


What do you think?  Any critiques?  Thoughts?  Please leave a comment below!