Water Cooler Wednesday – The Cubs Win the World Series!

So, it goes like this: Let's get a schedule together for Nice Girls Writing Naughty. We'll do Saucy Saturdays, and Teaser Tuesdays, and how 'bout Water Cooler Wednesday!  That last one was my idea, in fact, because it's the nice side of the Nice Girls, where Saturday is the naughty, and Tuesdays' Teasers are our most popular and longest-running feature on the blog.  In s...
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Teaser Tuesday – The Doc, the Professor, and a Bunch of Grapes

Well, okay, so this dude doesn't really have anything to do with my book, exactly, but when I saw him on Facebook the other day I just roared.  I think it's as much about the contrast between his facial expression and his sleeve tattoos as anything else. But I digress. It's me, Noony, aka A. Catherine Noon, and I'm here today with your Teaser Tuesday!  I thought a lot...
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Saucy Saturday – Poker Face

Happy Saturday!  Noony here, with some Noos and a sneak peak.  First, The Noos:  Join me and your other favorite authors over at the Romance Studio's End of Summer Bash.  You can enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card, prizes from authors, and read lots of great posts.  The party is open through tomorrow, so be there! As for "Saucy Saturday," our new feature here at the Ni...
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Teaser Tuesday – Release Day! Release Day! The Charmed Bracelet

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Today is the day!  Today is the day!  I'm so excited.  The Charmed Bracelet is release into the world for your enjoyment, Dear Reader.  And for Teaser Tuesday, I figured I'd give you a snippet of the story by Rachel Wilder and I, called "Lost and Found." * * * It looked like any corporate conference room, and Shannon suppressed her disappointment. She’d half expected an inter...
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Teaser Tuesday – Sapphire Dream

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In our series, the Persis Chronicles, Rachel and I created a universe where Keepers, short for "housekeepers," are prized helpmeets who can command a high salary for their work. One too many days dusting and doing laundry, two jobs that seem to create themselves if left alone for five minutes. As we get our heads together to finish the draft of the third book in the s...
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Reflections of a Nice Girl Writing Naughty

2016-05-09 A-to-Z Reflection [2016]
This is the second year the Nice Girls Writing Naughty have participated in the A to Z Blogging Challenge, and the first year here at our new home on the web.  When I first proposed it, it seemed like a fun way to get to know our readers and meet other bloggers.  It's become so much more. We have, currently, eleven members in our group.  In March, I create a spreadsheet ...
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Under Cover

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A. Catherine Noon here, with some thoughts on spies.  Under cover operatives are a common theme in romance novels.  Rightly so, in my view; they're fun to write and fun to read.  But it's even more fun to be one. No, I'm not about to confess I was a spy in another life.  But I have been a spy in order to write. A popular writing exercise is to record snippets of conve...
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Books, Books, and More Books!

Books.  I love books.  I love the smell of them - that almost grassy paper smell.  I read somewhere that scientists have discovered there really is an "old book smell," composed of decomposing paper.  That's sort of gross, actually.  But whatever it is, I like it. I love the feel of paper books, particularly that lost animal, the "mass market paperback."  I like them bec...
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Welcome to the NGWN Group Blog – How Do YOU Do All the Things? That’s A!

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It's April 1st!  Which means, it's the start of the A-Z Challenge.  Over the next month, you'll be reading posts from me and my fellow Nice Girls Writing Naughty.  We'll share tips, news, recipes, excerpts - basically anything that's fun for us and that we think you'll enjoy. For today, I figured I'd share a little about why I like challenges and then ask you, Dear Reade...
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Wednesday’s Wild Ride Around the Web with Aunt Noony

I did a Noony.  To those of you that know me, this will not be a surprise.  ~grin~  But I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Next time, remind me that launching not one but two new websites the week that A-Z starts, and two weeks before RT, might not be the brightest idea ever. But hey.  What's life for if not living? So, the biggest news is... Th...
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