Chat with my Aussie of Tarts, Nicole Flockton + Giveaway!

Bound by her Ring_v17It’s Nicole Flocton’s book birthday week! Yay! I love her. We connected on twitter and have become good friends. One of these days I will hug her in person. Her book, Bound By Her Ring came out on Friday and it’s a sweet, romanctic read that I couldn’t put down till I’d finished.

Click HERE for my vlog review.

Now get cozy and listen to our chat. Oh! There’s a giveaway! One lucky commenter will win Bound By Her Ring!

(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts

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Me: Nicole! Awww hon! I am so happy to see you. I’ve missed my Aussie of Tarts. Come on in darling and get comfortable. *snuggles down on couch by Nicole* I have snacks… like always. Feel free to grab a cookie or some m&ms 😉


IMG_2154Nicole: What no mini chocolate cupcakes this time *pout*. Oh well I guess M&M’s will do.  🙂 I’m so glad to be back on your couch I’ve missed you too!!  Like my Aussie inspired dress I got especially for this occasion??



Me: I do! I do love your dress. So pretty! And I am a bad bad queen! How could I forget about the mini muffins? Let me call my the kitchen for some. *rings little silver bell*

Please bring us up some mini-chocolate chip muffins. 😀 Thank you dear.

Sooo your book birthday for Bound By Her Ring was February 1st. *claps* Didja bring me left over cake?! *expectant look*


Nicole: Ummm *looks at ceiling* well I might have, you know umm eaten it all. Oh no wait, it wasn’t me it was the kids *innocent eyes*.


Me: hmph! <g> That’s a likely story. Good thing our muffins arrived. Have one?

So can you tell me where the story for Luciano and Jasmine came from? I love stories where people fall in love again… *sigh*


Nicole:  You know I started writing this one 10 years ago, after the birth of my princess. I got hit with a scene of a woman standing in room full of people but it was like she was all alone. I then used a theme which I loved reading about at the time – amnesia and that’s how it started. Like you I’m a true sucker for people falling in love again. And well Luciano and Jasmine had to rebuild their trust too.


Me: What’s brewing in that tarty head of yours *nudges Nicole’s shoulder with mine* and what other delicious stories we can look forward to next?


Nicole: Well Luciano’s business partner – Nick has been whispering in my ear about a certain PA who appeared in “Bound by Her Ring”. But he will have to wait for a moment as I’m currently writing Phoebe’s story who appeared in Masquerade – however he’s not very patient let me tell you.

I also have a June 17th release called “Rescuing Dawn”. You may also remember Dawn from Masquerade.


Me: Oh! I SO do remember Dawn! I NEED her story! I can’t wait! *kermit flail*


Nicole: I would love to get a short story out to Escape Publishing as well. I’ve lots of ideas and plans, just need to find the time to do it all!

Me: Yes… We need to invite a time extender… or clones!

*adjusts crown* I do so love a good romance. I’ve been reading romance novels since I was 12 or so. Actual romance genre books like *blush* Nora Roberts! What can I say? I was precocious lol I started out with Anne of Green Gables and there’s romance in those… along with Little House on the Prairie and even Nancy Drew. What are some romance books that you remember fondly? Oh! Oh! And how old were you when you read your first “Romance”.


Nicole: Well I started reading romance when I was about 12 too. I started off with the “Sweet Dreams” Romances. I think the first one I read was called “Green Eyes”.  There were some really nice stories in that line from Bantam. I also devoured the “Sweet Valley High” books by Francine Pascall.  When I started working I graduated to the Mills & Boons books – I was sooo sophisticated at 17 LOL.


Me: Me too! *nods* very sophisticated. Like now. 😛

Ok hon, I warned you about the madlibs right? Just fill out the words, naughty or nice as you please and don’t worry about what comes of them. <g> I will pop the words into the madlibs and show it off. Ready?





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Adult Mad Libs

Quiz: Are you a party girl?

1. The best part of living in a party town like HOME is:

  • A. Increased chances of running into HUGH JACKMAN
  • B. Great Transportation! It’s easy to get around on public NUNS and CHEFS

2. Have you ever stayed up all night RIDING with your CATS even though you promised yourself you’d get to SKI early that night?

  • A.Ummm, I never SKI before midnight.
  • B. I fall asleep as soon as my TOE hits the pillow

3. The last time you CHEATED in on a Saturday night was:

  • A. in the womb. Want PRETTY proof? Ask Mom, She’ll tell you I’ve been FUNNY since birth.
  • B. I stay in every Saturday TREE!

If you chose mostly As you are a party girl. If you chose mostly Bs you need to get out more


Me: *chortles* I Never ski before midnight either! rotflol and Toe! *gasps for breath* hits the pillow! hahaha Love it! Pretty proof *snort*

Good job Nicole! Thanks for playing. 😀


ok Summarize Bound By Her Ring twitter style 140 characters or less. Go! *looks for stopwatch*


Nicole: He wanted revenge and she wanted her memory back. What they got was a love that had never died #BoundByHerRing


Me: 110 characters! You have room to add a link 😀 *fist bump*

Nicole hon… *lays head on her shoulder* I am so glad you could come hang out with me here in Tartlandia. Maybe you can stay a bit? We could watch a movie. 🙂


Nicole: I know I don’t want to leave either. There’s washing to be done at home and in Tartlandia there’s none. A movie sounds great – chick flick?


Me: of course! Maybe The Vow?

(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts

 PS. Don’t forget the contest! *points down*


Bound by her Ring_v17Bound By Her Ring

Release date: Feb. 1, 2013 |
ISBN-13: B00B7VP6CS |
Format: eBook
Luciano Morelli has perfected a plan to get revenge on his runaway wife; confronting her at the opening gala for her father’s hotel. What he didn’t plan on was the flaring of emotions the moment he sees her again. Jasmine Anderson has no memories of her husband. Her only link to him is the wedding rings she wears. Luciano storms back into her life announcing he is her husband, demanding she join him on a business trip or see her father’s livelihood crumble. Passion reignites as they rediscover what first drew them together. But more than just memories are lost. Can their bond be rebuilt or will secrets infect their already shattered trust?
Buy this ebook from: Amazon |

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nicole flocktonMore Nicole

On my very first school report my teacher said ‘Nicole likes to tell her own stories’.

It wasn’t until after the birth of my daughter and after having fun on the community board of that I finally decided to take the plunge and write a book.

I joined the fabulous Romance Writers of Australia and evenutally linked up with a great group of girls and we formed “WINKGirls”

The stories I write are contemporary romances with either a medical setting or in the boardrooms of high powered business. It’s fun and unique to take two characters and create unique situations for them.

Apart from writing I’m busy looking after my very own hero – my wonderfully supportive husband, and my two fabulous kids. I also enjoying watching sports and, of course, reading.


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Nicole and her publisher are giving one lucky commenter an ebook of

Bound By Her Ring

To enter please us the Rafflecopter and tell us:

If you read romance, if yes, how old your were when you started to read the genre…

maybe the book/series too if you can remember!

Contest open Feb. 2nd-Feb. 9th

winner will be chose Feb. 10th and notified via email and in this post and have 48 hours before another winner is chosen.

You can get extra entries by following Nicole and me on facebook and twitter etc. but those are optional.

Good luck!

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8 Replies to “Chat with my Aussie of Tarts, Nicole Flockton + Giveaway!”

  1. Bwaaahaaaa that Madlibs was awesome!! I love riding around town on my nuns and chefs.

    Don’t you know a girl never ski’s before midnight 😉 Oh that is so funny!!

    I loved coming to visit you again! *MWAH*

  2. Hi Nicole! Congrats on your newest release and I’m looking forward to reading it. Loved your interview with Kat and the madlib. I would love to go anywhere that I could meet Hugh Jackman *winks* Oh, so happy to learn we’ve read the same things such as Sweet Dreams, Sweet Valley High and Nora Roberts, but I actually read Danielle Steele before Nora. I hope we get to meet in person one day (((HUGS)))

  3. Congrats on your latest release! I just finished reading A Discover of Witches and Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness and love them.
    Thanks for the fun post and giveaway 🙂

  4. Nicole!!! *big squeezes* so nice to see you here at The Book Tart’s couch. Wonderful interview and now I have a few more books on my list to read as well 😉 let me know how that chef riding goes will ya -lol I love the mad libs.

  5. Oops, I forgot to mention what book I just finished reading. It was Muscle For Hire by Lexxie Couper and gotta love the British accent LOL. I also just finished Marital Bliss by Lacey Thorn.

  6. Neat blog I loved the game. I wont enter the competition because I bought Bound by Her Ring on Amazon, I just wanted to say Nicole, I loved your twitter type style description. It’s perfect!!! CANT wait for your 3rd book 😀

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