Nicole Flockton

Be whatever you want to be.

05 November 2010

Don't Forget

Hi All

If you are still checking here please change your feed to my new blog at

Hope to see you all over there.


23 October 2010

I'm moving!!!

Hi All

I've done it. I've moved my blog to

The theme is more in keeping with my website.  I've imported all my posts (yes 126) of them all so you'll still be able to find all the information.

I'll keep this blog open for a couple of months but hopefully everyone who reads this will now go to my new home.

Looking forward to seeing you there.


21 October 2010

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

So I was at my West Houston RWA Chapter meeting back in September and it came the time for some book reviews.  One of the reviews was for Sophie Jordan's new book "Firelight". It is a Young Adult novel. Now the only YA novel I've read recently is Twilight and well, to be honest, I slugged through that book, finally 150 pages before the end, it became interesting.  Prior to that I could put the book down for weeks and not worry about it. Not want to sneak pages in at every second.  The book is also in Present tense. But the review given was positive and as she was a member of the chapter I'm all for supporting the members. So I purchased the book.

Well am I totally glad that I purchased that book!  I was hooked after 17 pages, no waiting for the last 150 pages to get my interest. I also had to read it at every opportunity.  I've just finished and I want the next book NOW!

Jacinda is a dragon (draki). She's like every teenager rebelling against the rules. Unfortunately one of the times she rebels, almost costs her, her life. Her Pride have plans for her, and this latest act of rebellion ups the timeframe of their plans. Her mother decides that she will not stand for it and with Jacinda, her twin Tamra they flee the pride to start out. But unbeknown to Jacinda, her mother has plans for her as well.

Jacinda meets Will and her draki flares to life whenever she is surrounded by him. But Will and his family are also the enemy. But she is drawn to him and can't stay away.

That's all I'm going to say because otherwise I'll tell you everything!!  Do yourself a favour and go and invest in the book. You won't be disappointed.  It's a fabulous read!


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16 October 2010

Where I Am!

Hey All

I've just posted on WinkGirls.  Check it out.


20 September 2010

Empty Chairs, Empty Room, Empty Heart

What do you do when the love of your life is taken away. Even though it's expected it's never easy. Every where you turn. In every corner of every room there is a memory. You look into your children's face and you see them. Will it get easier in time? Do you want it to get easier in time? You will never forget but how do you go on? You must because of the children. You're the one they look to for guidance and for hugs. But who is there to guide and hug you? Who is there to help you through that tough time? Your loved one is still with you. Over looking everything you do. They are in your heart. They walk beside you. Even though they are not physically there if you reach out they will be reaching for you too. And every time you sleep and dream of them that is their way of connecting with you.

Time eases the pain but it never truly goes away. Do not be sad for they are at peace. Even though it's the most unfair thing in the whole world.

My heart bleeds for a friend who is going through this.  A magic couple so in love with two beautiful kids. Why did it happen to them? I'll never know the answer. No one knows the paths our lives will take. All we must do is take them and know that we were chosen for it. The strongest are chosen for the tougher paths but the reward at the end will be amazing - even though, at the time, they cannot see it.

Be strong, Laines. I know you can do it. You've a beautiful soul and a beautiful heart. I am honoured to know you.

RIP Phil 37 was way to young to die.


18 September 2010

Taking the Plunge

I took the plunge and entered a contest.  A contest that put my work out on the web for all to see.  I entered the Mills & Boon New Voices Contest.

A few years  ago I entered the "Instant Seduction" contest run by the IheartPresents site.  I didn't receive any feedback so I will admit to feeling a bit down. But hey it's the life of a writer there are times when you get nothing and other times you get valuable advice. I wasn't sure about entering this contest.  I mean you are putting your work out there for people to comment on.  People rate your chapter.  I will say I was very pleased to see some nice comments.  I've only got 5 but hey I'm happy with that.  I also have a fairly good rating so far.  Not sure if the rating makes a difference but I'm guessing not.

There are a lot of entries and only 10 go into the next round.  So even though I'm hopeful and keeping wishing I'll be one of the 10, as I think all entrants are. I'm also realistic. Maybe I will have piqued the interest of one of the judges and maybe I'll get a request.  If not I'll plug this baby somewhere else.

But I am proud of myself for doing it.


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12 September 2010

Change of Name

Hi All

As you can see my blog is no longer called "Just Nicki".  The reasoning for this is I'm linking everything to the name I'm going to use with my writing, which of course is my real name!  Unless of course I can't use my real name then I will have to change everything then.

I'm also considering changing the name of my blog address to  But when I do that I will give you a heads up so that you can change your favourites address so you can still find me.

I did a fabulous workshop yesterday at the West Houston RWA group.  It was about marketing yourself and I realised that I need to uniform my exposure on the web.  I'll also look at starting up a 'fan page' on facebook.

Keep watching this space for updates with my plans. Change is good and it's all part of the bigger plan.