Book Launch!

Posted by Nicky Drayden on Jul 7, 2017 in Writer's Life

The Prey of Gods got some really excellent news last week! It was picked as RT Book Reviews June 2017 Seal of Excellence Winner and also was on Barnes & Noble’s Best SFF Books of 2017 So Far!


And speaking of Barnes & Noble, they’ve gone above and beyond awesome and hosted my first book signing which was also a trivia challenge! I didn’t answer as many questions as I wish I had, but I still had a great time. Thanks so much for those of you who made it out.



wallstreetjournalpageAnd the week before that, something happened that I never would have guessed. The Prey of Gods was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal’s Life&Arts section! I’m there towards the bottom. So exciting!


So things are moving in the right direction thanks to the awesome folks at HarperVoyager, my book launch team, random luck, and of course readers like you! If you’d like to continue to help me spread the love for this little book, consider leaving a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble, posting a fun pic to social media, or signing up for my newsletter for some free trading cards to hand out to friends. Every mention counts!


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Coloring Contest

Posted by Nicky Drayden on Jun 18, 2017 in Writer's Life

Time to get in touch with your inner artist with this week’s Coloring Contest with Prizes!

Below are three amazing coloring pages designed by the talented Jenn Lee (@y2jenn). You can use one of these to color, or submit your own creation depicting a superpower or (non-spoilery) scene from the book.




  • Submit art by Tuesday, June 27th
  • Limit three entries per person
  • Let’s keep it safe for work
  • Ages 18+
  • All art you submit remains your property, I just wanna look at it!

 Prizes: (as judged by me)

  • First Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • Second Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card

The Contest is now closed, and here are the winners:

1st Place: Deb D.
2nd Place: Ellen V.
Honorable Mention: Olivia and Casey 



Exclusive – Join the Book Launch Team!

Posted by Nicky Drayden on Jun 1, 2017 in Writer's Life



As you may know, we’re less than two weeks out before the release of my debut novel, THE PREY OF GODS. If you’re Interested in FREE book swag in exchange for helping to spread the love for my debut novel, consider joining my book launch team! Minimal time commitment. Maximum fun.

There will be contests and prizes.  First 25 applicants have a chance to win one of five signed copies of the book!

EDIT: And we’re all full! But thanks for your interest and keep spreading the word!

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