Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Nikki Ashton joins Pict Publishing

We are really happy to announce we have a new author joining the Pict family today. Nikki Ashton officially becomes a Pict author and valued community member as of this morning, and now you can find her info and books across our website and social media.

๐Ÿ’– About Nikki

Nikki Ashton lives in Cheshire with her husband, two dogs and lovely mother-in-law who supplies her with endless cups of tea. She writes romance with a touch of humour and lots of love, and hopes that she puts a smile on her reader's faces.

Her ambitions of becoming a writer started at the age of 10 when she started writing poetry at school, and was given the honour of reading one of her poems to the rest of her year group (a truly embarrassing experience that she will never forget).

Nikki is grateful for the wide variety of strange and wonderful people in her life, otherwise she'd never know what to write about! She is currently talking to family and friends, finding out their innermost secrets in readiness for her next book.

๐Ÿ’– Nikki's books

Box of Hearts
Devastated over the heartache she never saw coming, Millie Braithwaite is determined to make a fresh start – she just didn't expect her new boss to make her so hot and bothered.

Broken and suffocating in his grief, Jesse Connor wants nothing more than to be left alone to work on his ranch – he just didn't expect his daughter's new nanny to be so damn distracting.

When Millie and Jesse meet, their connection is instant. But they're both still suffering and know one more heartbreak could shatter them beyond repair. Can a second chance at love, and the little girl that anchors them together, help them to heal and find happiness?

Angels' Kisses
Second chance love has never been so strong.

GARRATT ~ Sometimes the love or lust of your life gets lost. I lost my girl seven years ago. I tried to get her back but to no avail she is gone. Until one wedding brought us back together and she may think she is getting away, but not in this life time....

JEMMA ~ I was head over heels for Garratt Connor but we were young and life changes. I need to be there for my sister and when things were done and over it was too late. And then running into him at the hotel well that was a beautiful thing. EXCEPT my secret will never let me be loved. He may hate me for life but I am leaving and he will be none the wiser...

Garratt is a man determined to make Jemma his, and he’ll use every trick in the book to make sure it happens – after all, Garratt’s sexy moves and dirty mouth are irresistible, and that’s just his opinion.

This is the story of the loss and tragedy we sometimes have to face on the path to happiness, but ultimately this a story of strength, determination and love.

Secret Wishes
Caleb Tremaine is a quiet country boy, who leads a simple life. All he ever wanted, was a family that loved him and to work with his beloved horses - the Connor family gave him all that and more.

Lorelai, Jesse Connor's cousin, is wild, sassy and sexy with crazy ways and a great collection of slogan t-shirts. She says it how it is and is never too shy to dish out a bitchy comment – whether it’s needed or not. All she’s ever wanted is to know where the latest party is and which boy she can fool around with next. But, when her crazy goes too far, she’s shipped off to her cousin’s ranch.

Caleb Tremaine - I tried to appear calm, collected and unaffected by the little demon princess that Ted had brought home with him. Bonnie had warned me that Lorelai was a live-wire, but I hadn’t for one-minute thought she’d affect me in such a way. I wanted to kiss those beautifully big lips of hers until she could hardly breathe. As soon as I’d laid eyes on her something shifted inside of me and I felt helpless. Anything she’d asked of me in that moment, I’d have done it.

Lorelai’s attraction to the quiet, sexy cowboy is more than just physical. His constant need to call her out on her attitude and reminding her she’s worth much more than that she settles for, triggers emotions she’s sure she doesn’t deserve.

Lorelai Connor - He had no idea what I wanted, or even what I deserved in life. He didn’t know me. Aim higher he said, well it was hard to aim higher when your own actions kept pushing you back to ground level.

They shouldn’t work together, but somehow they do and a blossoming friendship soon turns to something so much more. Will Lorelai ever believe she is worthy of the love Caleb seems insistent on giving her, or will her past choices come back to ruin her secret wishes.

Secret Wishes is a story of change, a story of growth and a story of two people who were meant to fall in love.

Roman's Having Sex Again

Summer James has suffered a devastating change to her life, one that could shape her future. To make matters worse, she now has a new boss. Not such a major problem, you might think, but not when that boss is Roman Hepburn: rude, grouchy and impatient, with a damn fine ass!

Summer's feelings for the dark, brooding Roman soon change and it becomes evident that some highly-charged sexual tension has been bubbling under the surface when Roman makes it clear that he intends to make Summer his.

Will Roman succeed in getting his girl, and, if he does, will he succeed in keeping her? Or will circumstances, and Roman's hilariously strange, but loveable, family, send Summer tottering for the hills on her six-inch heels?

This is a sexy, fun romance filled with laugh out loud moments. Full of broody men, feisty women, quirky characters and gorgeous shoes—you won't be disappointed.

Cheese Tarts & Fluffy Socks
A steamy one-night stand that, unknown to either party, is about to kick-off a working relationship that is far more than awkward. A hotel badly in need of investment, a young entrepreneur has been sent in to decide if it's a good investment, but the daughter of the owner is... well... you get the picture.

Darrington Hall hotel is barely keeping afloat, and it's up to Holly Jenkins to save it. Jumping from one crisis to another, dealing with an errant father, irate guests and enduring some highly charged professional differences with the man that Holly can't get out of her head, and it looks certain that she will fail.

Against the backdrop of a crumbling hotel and interspersed with some dramatic moments, this is a complex, fun and sexy love story that will make you smile and give you a warm glow.

Get Your Kit Off
Molly Pearson doesn't have children, but as the Player Liaison Manager for a premiership football club, she does have twenty-two professional footballers and one jealous fiancรฉ to take care of – which as far as she can see is quite similar.

With having to deal with problems from players buying zoo animals as pets, to losing their false teeth and a whole lot more, Molly can’t wait for the season to end.

But, her life becomes even more complicated, when the man who broke her heart six years earlier, comes back into her life. Hail the returning hero, Joe Bennett, now one of the best footballers in the world and the club’s most expensive signing.

Every woman wants him, every man wants to be him, and he’s returned for one reason only – he wants Molly back.

Guess Who I Pulled Last Night?
Charlotte is scatty and engaging and after having her heart broken 3 years earlier by cheating, Capri driving, Grant she's now looking for love again believing that finding Prince Charming will make her life complete; but is the arrogant but frustratingly sexy Irishman, Niall Devine, that man?

Bets is the glamorous good-time girl and beauty salon owner who secretly yearns to settle down. She is the life and soul of the party with plenty of notches on her bedpost but since flirting with hunky Stuart all summer she wonders if he may be the one that she finally commits to.

Kerry, of the impressive cleavage, is the only of the trio to be married and a mother. She should feel satisfied and content but feels like she's missing out and losing her identity. Suddenly she's turned in to the bitch from hell, alienating all those around her, including Charlotte, Bets and her devoted husband, Kelvin.

This is a charming story focusing on friendship and love, but exploring some difficult and sensitive issues in its course. It has humour and wry observations and some surprises along the way. It will make you laugh out loud, smile, cry and desperate to turn every page.

No Bra Required!
Lucy Meadows is heartbroken, her husband has left her for his surgically enhanced colleague, and she's spent two weeks in bed wearing a bobble hat - both Lucy, and her life stink!

Finally, she's persuaded to go and stay with her dad for a while, and things suddenly start to improve, with a lot of help from the gorgeous Dr Ed Bryce. There is an instant attraction, and Lucy has to make some crucial decisions. Is it too soon to embark on another relationship, or should she simply have sex with Ed and then move on? However, life and love actually aren't that simple.

A humorous, romantic love story that will play at your heart strings, have you rooting for Lucy and wishing you had a man like Ed!

Rock Stars Don't Like Big Knickers
Martha Bright is a feisty, stubborn, single mother who has just landed herself a job. While becoming housekeeper for the new owner of the 'Big House' in the Cheshire village where she lives, isn't her dream job, it will do for now.

However, there is one major problem with it. Her boss isn’t the woman who interviewed her, but Luke Mahoney, lead singer of the band Dirty Riches. The man who Martha lusted after years before, when they went to school together, and the man who is so hot that it petrifies her.

Luke is arrogant and sexy and finds it highly amusing that his flirting embarrasses Martha, but at the same time he's intrigued by her. She’s feisty, stubborn and gorgeous and Luke finds himself wanting to spend more and more time with her. So, despite a shaky start involving a naked Luke and a mortified Martha, they start to grow closer and their friendship starts to develop into something more.

But then everything changes with the arrival of Luke’s gorgeous model girlfriend, Rachel. Luke’s sudden change in attitude towards Martha, hurts her and she realises that he’s just a typical egotistical, rock star and will never be anything more than her boss.

Pretty soon though, with the help of his bandmates, Luke realises that Martha is the right woman for him and sets about repairing their relationship. But, with Luke keeping a huge secret and Rachel determined to hold onto him, will he ever manage to prove to Martha that he’s the right man for her. If he does, will he be able to keep the woman he actually loves or will Rachel get her way?

Rock Stars Don't Like Ugly Bras
Amber Mahoney works for her cousin, Luke, and his band Dirty Riches. Jake Hughes is their Lead Guitarist, and he irritates Amber more than anyone she's ever met before.

Jake, however, thinks that Amber is sexy but scary. Now they've got to share a house for six weeks - what could possibly go wrong?

Catch up with the characters from Rock Stars Don't Like Big Knickers, in this heart warming, romance that will make you giggle and feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Rock Stars Do Like Christmas Stockings
Tom Davies is the final member of the band to settle down, or so everyone thinks. What they don't know is that Tom has been having a relationship with Jake's sister, Abbie, for the past year, and things are getting serious between them. There's just one obstacle on the road to their happiness - Jake!

With one secret affair, one unwelcome Santa suit, five excitable children, four foul-mouthed band members and two days to organise a party for hundreds of people, Christmas is certainly going to be interesting for the Dirty Riches boys and their families this year!

Full of fun, banter and hot rock stars, this is a story that you have to read.

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