Blogger Book Fair Day 4: Interview with Nicole Zoltack

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Day 4 of the Blogger Book Fair! There’s still time left to check out the BBF directory for links to all of the great authors and bloggers who are participating. Thief of Hope is doing well in the Reader’s Choice Awards over at Shut Up and Read, so stop by and cast a vote if you haven’t done so yet. And don’t forget, leave a comment on any of my BBF posts this week and you’ll be in the running for a $10 Amazon gift card!

Today I’m pleased to welcome fantasy author Nicole Zoltack to the blog! First let’s check out her books.

Amazon_WomanofHonorWoman of Honor (Kingdom of Arnhem trilogy, book 1)

Aislinn of Bairbhe dreams of becoming a lady knight to honor the death of her fallen brother. To her mother’s horror, King Patrick grants Aislinn’s wish and she begins her long years of training.

Despite the mockery of the other pages, and the disdain of Prince Caelan who also trains to be a knight, Aislinn commits herself to her dreams and embarks on a journey of self-discovery and bravery. Through the years, Aislinn and Caelan grow from sparring classmates to good friends. They both know that someday Caelan will marry for the sake of the kingdom, but even that cannot keep them from falling in love. 

The threat of war with the Speicans is a constant threat, and one that grows more frightening as she and Caelan train toward their eventual knighthood. Aislinn has committed herself to serving Arnhem, and has promised herself as King’s Champion when Caelan claims the throne. She is willing to give up everything… her childhood, her life, even her heart for Arnhem. No matter the pain it brings.

Available formats: ebook and paperback

Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing


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Amazon_KnightofGloryKnight of Glory (Kingdom of Arnhem trilogy, book 2)

Ranulf, the Speican lord, is dead, and Arnhem is safe, or so the Arnhemians believe.

Sir Geoffrey and his companions have just completed a mission for Queen Aislinn when he receives word of the Speicans attacking Arnhem. Geoffrey and his party, which now includes exile Jenanna, split up and rush to different kingdoms to ask for aid. Even as he fights for his kingdom and his life, Geoffrey finds himself torn between his new friend Jenanna and the mysterious lady Celestia he left behind in Arnhem.

Enlisting help is infinitely more difficult than they anticipated and to make matters worse, rumors abound that the Speicans have enlisted a mage to work unspeakable, forbidden magic. The war between Speica and Arnhem has just begun. Will Geoffrey survive the battle to live another day and discover which woman he truly loves?

Available formats: ebook and paperback

Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing


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Amazon_ChampionofValorChampion of Valor (Kingdom of Arnhem trilogy, book 3)

The war between Specia and Arnhem now reaches the sea after the selkies discover the Mystical Conch Shell of the Sea has been stolen. Selliki the selkie sets out to find it, and Gabrael, the mage she loves. No union between a selkie and a human has ever had a happy ending, but neither can ignore their feelings. Each night, they experience terrible, real dreams that show how doomed their love is. Add the war, and their love is impossible. Only one kingdom will prevail; that is, if the world doesn’t end.

Available formats: ebook and paperback

Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing


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 Coming Soon:

Black Hellebore, first in a new superhero romance trilogy – Heroes of Falledge

Expected release: October 2013

Available formats: ebook & possibly paperback

Publisher: Desert Breeze

Nicole is also doing a Rafflecopter giveaway for the Book Fair, so check it out and you can win some fun prizes:

Interview with Nicole

1. Which books/authors have most influenced you as an author and why?

J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling (There’s just something about authors that use initials…) I have always loved fantasy and these two writers are masters at creating rich worlds you can’t help put fall in love with.

2. If you could meet one of your favorite fictional characters, who would you choose and why?

Oh, tough question! Since I love dragons, I guess I’ll go with Saphira from Eragon. Would be so amazing to ride a dragon!

3. What fictional world would you most like to visit?

I would love to be a student at Hogwarts!

4. What advice would you give your pre-published self, knowing what you know now?

Never give up, try to write every day, read as much as you can and not just in your genre.

5. Waiting for the next season of Game of Thrones is hard, but now’s the time to prepare. What three things do you want to have on hand when the Others come down from beyond the Wall?

Confession time: I haven’t read or watched GoT yet. It’s on the to-do list, I swear! But it sounds like a sword and shield and a horse might be a good idea, from my limited knowledge.

Okay, I totally struck out with this question. Had to try, though! We are all toast when the Others come. I’m not sharing my stash of dragonglass!


NicoleNicole Zoltack loves to write fantasy/paranormal, romances, horror, historical, for adults and young adults, novels, short stories, and flash pieces. She doesn’t want to get boxed in by genre — she might be claustrophobic! She’s also an editor for MuseItUp Publishing and works as a freelance editor.

When she isn’t writing about girls wanting to be knights, talking unicorns, and zombies, she spends time with her loving family. She loves to ride horses (pretending they’re unicorns, of course!) and going to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, dressed in period garb.

Where to find Nicole:

Author website:


Twitter @nicolezoltack:






About Cindy Young-Turner

Hippie chick who is still hoping to change the world someday. Author of the fantasy novel, Thief of Hope.
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2 Responses to Blogger Book Fair Day 4: Interview with Nicole Zoltack

  1. Thanks for hosting me!

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