Nicola Matthews was born in Biloxi, MS in 1975. Raised in southern Mississippi, she still resides in her small hometown with her husband of twenty years, their three children, and their pet Yorkie, Lily-Claire. She loves music and her favorite thing to do to de-stress is crank up the tunes and hit the treadmill. Nicola enjoys reading as well as watching movies, shopping, and meeting new people. Her favorite genres include mystery thrillers and supernatural/fantasy movies and books.
Nicola’s love affair with reading and books first began at the age of seven, when she immolated her favourite author at the time, Dr. Seuss. As the years passed, her passion for writing and reading turned into a way to escape a broken and oftentimes violent home life. She funnelled her love for all things creative into her writing, penning her first novel at the age of thirteen.
Throughout high school, Nikki would continue to pen two additional novels and a host of short stories and poems. At the age of fifteen, she began her journey into the publishing industry, spending her weekends at the local library researching the industry, writing query letters, and sending out sample chapters to publishers.
By her graduating year, Nicola had racked up several hundred rejection letters from every publisher she could find. Undaunted, she continued to write over the years, but raising a growing family took precedent over her fledgling career. In 2006, at the urging of a large social media audience through her Yahoo!360 page, she began to research self-publishing. In 2009, her first novel Temptation was published under her own publishing house. After taking a break to finish her business degree, Nicola continued to write and publish under her own house name.
Vindictus, The Dark Lord published in December 2010.
Various shorts, including bestsellers “The Devil’s Slave” and “Master” published periodically from 2011 – 2013
The Red Fang, the first book in the BEFORE THE SUN RISES SERIES, originally published in June 2011, and would be relaunched through the BOOKTROPE EDITIONS brand in August 2015. When BT closed, the book was released through X-Cite Press, an imprint of X-Isle United Publishing House.
Immortal Sins, the second book in the BEFORE THE SUN RISES SERIES published in 2014.
In 2015 she teamed up with erotica writer Angel Scott to launch a romantic comedy series called Sweet Seductions, with THE TAMING OF ANDY SAVAGE being released in November 2015 and COLLARING ASH released in February 2016. Book 3 in the series, JINX'D, is scheduled to be released in late summer 2016.
Today, Nicola works full time for a multi-million dollar technology reseller and continues to write and publish under her house name.
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