Happy Friday everyone! To start of the weekend right we decided to sit down with Epic Fantasy author Nicole Zoltack. Check it out below and her books too.
Please introduce yourself.
Hi! I’m Nicole Zoltack, a USA Today Bestselling author. I adore mixing romances with the fantastical and am a *little* prolific.
What genre do you write?
Epic fantasy, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, fairy tale retellings…
Tell us a fun fact about your life.
I’m a brown belt in karate.
What are your favorite hobbies?
Reading, watching TV and movies with hubby, spending time with my kids (three boys, one girl, and another one on the way!)
What do you like to do in your free time?
See 3 and 4. lol
What gets your creativity going?
Anything and everything! Reading and watching shows and movies can inspire me. I’ve had dreams that have been so vivid that have sparked ideas, and I love to play the “what if” game.
Are you a pantser or plotter?
Plotter. I used to be a pantser to the point that if I figured out the climax before I was ready to write it (I’ve always had to write chronologically) then I would abandon the story. I have several Nano projects that are stuck at 50K that I’ve basically abandoned. Now, I’m a plotter, and I write much faster with an outline.
Do you write with a notebook and pen or go straight for the computer?
Straight for the computer, but I’ve found that if I’m stuck, pen and paper always helps to get me unstuck.
Tell us about your latest book?
My latest book is called Age of Dragons. It’s set in an epic fantasy world divided into six kingdoms, and five other authors are writing in the world with me. The overall series is called Stones of Amaria. Each week, there will be a new release. In total, each author will have a four-book series in the world.
My kingdom features dragon riders because, seriously, who doesn’t love dragons?
Tell us about the villain of your book?
Ah! He’s only vaguely mentioned in my first book so I can’t give too many details about him yet, but he’s evil. He has a silver tongue, and he wants power and revenge.
Who is the main character? Tell us about them.
The heroine is Nicai Bright. Like all dragon riders, she’s a warrior, and her life changes when she spies a dragon fall out of the sky. Something terribly wrong is happening, and she’s bound and determined to figure out the source.
What should we watch for in the coming months?
The Stones of Amaria series! Later on this month, I’ll be releasing the last book in my Magical Hunters Academy series, which I have so enjoyed writing. After the academy, I’ll be writing a different trilogy, this one about a supernatural bounty hunter.
I also have an epic fantasy series under N. M. Zoltack that is somewhat GRRM-esque. The first three books of seven are already published. If all goes well, the last four will be published before the new year.
What would you like to say to your fans?
Thank you for trusting me to transport you to another world, and I hope you enjoy my writing! I write for you.
Nicole Zoltack is a USA Today bestselling author who loves to write romances. She did marry her first kiss, after all!
From fairy tale retellings to epic fantasy, urban fantasy to paranormal romances, Nicole loves combining romance with the fantastical. When she puts down her computer, she spends time with her loving husband, three energetic boys and one precious little girl with another baby (hopefully another girl!) on the way. Nicole is a brown belt in karate and will read anything and everything. Her current favorite TV show is Stranger Things, and she actually loved how Game of Thrones ended.
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Age of Dragons
Dragons aren’t supposed to fall right out of the sky.
For years, the people of the Burning Havens have ridden their dragons and raised their magical staves, and all has been right in their world.
Several dragons have fallen ill, and some are even dying.
Eager to find a cure, Nicai Bright along with the infuriating but strikingly handsome Koll Hawk and their dragons set out for the Smoldering Slopes on a daring and desperate venture. An ancient prophecy speaks of hope there… as well as darkness.
Age of Dragons is the first book in a four-book series in the joint world of Stones of Amaria.
One-click now to be transported to a world filled with dragon riders!
Book 2 – Releases October 17
Book 3 – Releases November 28
Book 4 – Releases January 9