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A Quick Update

I have to apologize for the lack of updates for February and missing it again for March.

I’ve been super busy and exhausted from being ill for three full weeks and having to take care of a sick baby at the same time. Hero Material was down for the count as well. But we’re all fine now! :)

Unfortunately, I don’t have much to report on The Last Slayer sequel revision since not much got done. I had a bit of epiphany, and that’s nice, but I need some time to execute it. :-)

Speaking of The Last Slayer, The Book Vixen gave a lovely review of the book here. :-) I have to say that I’ve been overwhelmed by the number of great reviews that people have given this book. Really makes it all worthwhile!

The weather here has been crazy — warm one week, freezing the next. I hope you are doing well wherever you are, and your February and March have been more productive and fabulous than mine, haha.

The Year of the Water Dragon Is Here!

Oh my gosh, I still can’t believe it’s already January. I keep thinking that it’s still December 2011! I’m still getting used to writing 2012 in my date books and so on. How about you?

The Last Slayer by Nadia LeeI’m grateful that 2011 ended well with the release of The Last Slayer. It hit the Carina Press Most Popular list and continues to receive a very, very gratifying number of extremely positive reviews.

“A smashing debut to a thrilling new series!” — Ex-Libris

“…one of the best I’ve ever read…” — Booked Up

“A gripping plot, likeable characters, well written and imaginative…I give it five stars and urge all lovers of urban fantasy to read it, especially if you’re into dragons.” — Tahlia Newland

“Sometimes I read a book and I’m left wanting more. The Last Slayer was one of those books. Nadia Lee’s world of demons, demon hunters, and dragonlords was convincing, and I’m so glad that it’s part of a trilogy because I can’t wait to read more about Ashera’s quest. This is one of those books that will appeal not only to fans of urban fantasy, but also to those who enjoy more traditional fantasy reads, so if you’re in either one of those categories, you are in for a treat.” — All About Romance

“If you’re looking for a genre-blender of fantasy, paranormal and urban fantasy, then I totally recommend this for you.” — Basia’s Bookshelf

“…a little bit Urban Fantasy, a little bit Paranormal Romance, a little bit Fantasy and a lot of beautiful world building…looking forward to the next book…” — Buckeye Girl Reads

“With an engaging wise-cracking heroine and a smouldering hero, and epic fantastical tone, I highly recommend The Last Slayer if you fancy something new.” — The Book Pushers

“I adored this book. It was reminiscent of Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter meets Thea Harrison’s Elder Races series. We have a kick ass heroine in a fascinating supernatural world featuring a hierarchy of dragons and demons. Can’t wait to read more!” — The Raunch Dilettante

“I absolutely recommend it to people who like dragons, demons and sexiness!” — The Yearning Mermaid

“…an Arthurian good versus evil theme…light eroticism…vivid descriptions…a phenomenal amount of world-building… I enjoyed The Last Slayer very much.” — Book Lovers Inc

“I didn’t know what to expect from this book when I started it but WOW this is a seriously good fantasy…is definitely going to leave you wanting more.” — Melanie, Goodreads

Whew! To say that I’m overwhelmed would be an understatement. I’ve been completely blown away by all the great things people are saying about this book. Thank you, thank you, everyone!

I’m going to do a few more guest blog posts and interviews, so please check my interview / guest blog post schedule for more information if you’re interested. I’ll be discussing a few behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes, etc. Every single one of the guest blog posts features new material and information about how I wrote The Last Slayer and related topics.

Also, in case you missed the announcement earlier you can sample The Last Slayer from my website here.

Currently, I’m working on the sequel to The Last Slayer. It’s going much more slowly than I’d like, but such is life. *sigh* At least I don’t have to figure out everyone’s eye color. (You can find out more about my eccentricity with eyes on Tori Book Fairy’s blog on January 12th.)

I hope you all have a roaring good Year of the Dragon!

Hot August!

August is probably the hottest month where I am. It’s muggy and scorching. That doesn’t mean I get to rest. :-)

I turned in edits on The Last Slayer on July 28th. I need to wait on my editor’s feedback. I’m really hoping we get done w/ the final round (copyediting) by the end of August.

On a somewhat related note — on July 23rd I started the 500 Words a Day challenge. I have over 4,500 words written on the sequel to The Last Slayer, even though I’ve been writing no more than 650 words a day. As a matter of fact, my daily word count ranges between 509 and 636. Something I realized through the process is that I don’t have to write a lot. I just have to write some to get the momentum going.

I plan to continue with it in August. If all goes as planned, I’ll be done with the sequel by the end of the year, if not sooner.

Here’s a non-Slayer related news item: Bettie Sharpe and Stella from Ex Libris gave five-star reviews to Carnal Secrets and A Happily Ever After of Her Own, respectively. Bettie’s review is found here and Stella’s is on her blog. :)

I also signed up for Kindlegraph. You can view my profile here and request digital inscriptions for any Nadia Lee titles you have on Kindle.

Finally, I’ll leave you with the latest picture of the Boy. So many people have asked about a new picture, so here it is. (He’s over 12 pounds now…!)

The Boy

Hope you all have a fabulous August!

Two Reviews

I’ve been somewhat quiet on my blog, etc. for a while. I’m still alive, just busy with the Boy and edits on The Last Slayer. Since the birth of the Boy, there have been two reviews, one of Carnal Secrets and the other of A Happily Ever After of Her Own.

The Lovely Bettie Sharpe gave Carnal Secrets five stars:

I’ve never been too enthusiastic about categories or contemps, but I am a Nadia Lee fan, and didn’t want to pass up one of her books just because it wasn’t quite my thing. So I read [Carnal Secrets]. It pulled me in, made me care, and made me cry. Which just goes to show that no matter your expectations or sub-genre preferences, the right writer can make all the difference. A good story is a good story; Carnal Secrets is a good story.

I was flattered to read her review as I consider Bettie to be one of the most talented writers out there. Her work is amazing, and I highly recommend all her books. :)

Stella from Ex Libris, one of the sweetest reviewers and book bloggers I know, gave five stars to A Happily Ever After of Her Own:

…a delightful and entertaining, original and laugh out loud funny, modern fairy tale retelling… A definite keeper…

Thank you so much, Bettie and Stella! :)

Dual Review, Interview & Giveaway

CARNAL SECRETS by Nadia LeeStella and Lea from Book Lovers Inc. gave Carnal Secrets a lovely dual review. It’s my first dual review, so I’m totally stoked!

Stella wrote:

I loved every single minute of reading it! I love emotionally intense and charged stories and this one didn’t spare the reader! I love to be involved in the story and Nadia Lee pulled me in right from the start. Even after I had finished and turned the last page, I kept feeling the lingering aftermath of the story, and even now, just thinking about Carnal Secrets, I get goosebumps. Yes, it was that good! *dreamy sighs*

So I think there’s nothing more for me to say: you absolutely HAVE to read Carnal Secrets and you will find a new favourite novel, author, hero and couple. *double sighs*

Lea wrote:

Ms. Lee writes with a lovely, articulate, sensual prose, and the graphic imagery in this story can only be described as stellar. She drew me into each scene that advanced a plot involving a passionate tempestuous romance, manipulation, treachery, corporate espionage, and, carnal secrets. …


Carnal Secrets has rocketed to the top of my list of favorite reads so far this year. I’ve enjoyed it more than once and will read it again. A keeper for sure.

You can read their dual review here.

Also — The awesome ladies at Book Lovers Inc. are hosting an interview and a giveaway featuring yours truly and Carnal Secrets. It’s open to everyone regardless of their location. So go check it out and comment for your chance to win!

Review: A Happily Ever After of Her Own

A HAPPILY EVER AFTER OF HER OWN by Nadia LeeBonnie of A Backwards Story has written a lovely review of A Happily Ever After of Her Own:

If you’re looking for a light, funny novella, look no further than A Happily Ever After of Her Own by Nadia Lee. Lee takes the term “fractured fairy tale” to new heights, creating a story in the same vein as the Shrek movies. Upon reading this e-book, who wouldn’t covet Melinda’s ability to pop in and out of various fairy tales? I know I’d love to take a first-hand look at my favorite tales.

At first, I was surprised by the way the romance shapes up because I wasn’t expecting it to come in the form it did. Lee does it in such a way, however, that it makes sense. There’s a startling revelation about fairy tales that I won’t spoil for you here. Overall, A Happily Ever After of Her Own is a fast, entertaining read that will give you food for thought, especially if you’re a fairy tale lover!

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