Book Giveaway: Red Clay and Roses

As a promotional, in preparation for my upcoming    Ebook Jpg (2)

paperback POD version, I am giving away up to

ten copies of Red Clay and Roses eversion for those who

are interested before July 14th.  You can email me at for the promo coupon code.

Thanks in advance for your support!

I would greatly appreciate any reblogs!

Set in the Deep South during a period of civil unrest, Red Clay and Roses is a fictional account of a true story.  The discovery of an old ledger opens a window into life in a time when women were supposed to keep quiet and serve, abortion was illegal, adoption difficult, and racism rampant.

Mystery, rape, murder, drama, and forbidden love meld as the origin of the ledger unfolds.  Sybil reveals that she was an unconventional, independent, high spirited young white woman in the 1950s-60s in a world that belonged to the white man.

Sybil defies the norm to open her own business.  She becomes the love interest of Nathan, an African-American man, in a summer romance that leaves her mournful.  Nathan is a medical student whose father is employed as handyman to The Good Doctor. Nathan’s sister is missing.  He cannot know why.

Nathan becomes directly involved in the Civil Rights Movement and Sybil is torn between living the mundane life of her peers or a life that involves fastening herself to a taboo relationship.  The seeds of prejudice have been sown by a society that seethed with bigotry.

“Nicholls has a distinct and powerful voice…steeped in history this novel deeply penetrates the surface of a complex era providing a rich and full-bodied reading experience.”

~ Sammie Vittoria, Library Media Specialist

“This is no ordinary fluffy romance novel. This book has substance.”

~ Roseendhar Dasilma, R.N., BSN

There is also a paperback print on demand version on the way!  I am very excited about it.  It can’t happen fast enough for me:


Susan Koone Nicholls is an R.N. who lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband, Greg.  She was born, raised and educated in Georgia, where she also raised her family.  She has three children, a step-son, and two grandchildren.  Orphaned from her mother at an early age, she spent time in foster care and in a children’s group home in the North Georgia Mountains, The Ethyl Harpst Home.

S. K. Nicholls

AVAILABLE FROM YOUR FAVORITE EBOOKSELLER:  Amazon iTunes,Barnes and Noble,  etc…, or you may purchase a copy on smashwords for $4.99 in a variety of  formats, including ePub for your iPad or other reader, a Kindle version,  and a pdf version for your computer if you don’t have an ereader device; (a free sample is available).  The book will remain at $2.99 on Amazon while the paperback is being prepared.   The paperback POD will be available from Amazon for $14.99 soon.

You may reach her at


5.0 out of 5 stars Good Discussion Book June 12, 2013

Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
What a powerful voice! A well written, engaging story of women’s history, civil rights, racial tension and the dilemmas of an interracial romance in the 1950’s. I want my daughter to read this. I was captured on the very first page. This new author handles sensitive issues with dignity and respect. Nicholl’s demonstrates the sacrifices real people made to assure us our freedom and rights under the law in a very realistic drama. Red Clay and Roses is definitely going on my student’s fiction reading list. I can see this novel opening up some good discussion. Good Job You!

5.0 out of 5 stars Could Not Put It Down May 30, 2013

By Barbara C Martin

Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase

I don’t have a lot of spare time to read. When I picked up this book, I suddenly found the time. I could not put it down. I would recommend this book to anyone. You will be pleasantly surprised. Enjoy. I look forward to Mrs. Nicholls next book, can’t wait!!

5.0 out of 5 stars Red Clay and Roses May 22, 2013

By nan sief

Format:Kindle Edition

Red Clay and Roses is a memorable account of the dramatic triumph and tragedy of a woman and a man,- of love and life in the South, couldn’t put it down. A MUST READ!! This new book has appeal for men and women of all ages.

 5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating Book! May 21, 2013

By Linda Weese

Format:Kindle Edition

This story is a mix of mystery, murder, drama and forbidden love. Each chapter makes you want to read the next. I read many books. This one evoked deep feelings within me as women face these same challenges today.

5 out of 5 stars  Historical Fiction from the American South

By justanothersoul-Apr 9, 2013


An interracial romance with murder and racial tension galore!  Add to this an illegal abortionist and you have quite a story!

4 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: Red Clay and Roses

    1. If you would like to read the book email me at redclayandroses1@ and I will email you back the coupon code for smashwords, smashwords has a version to fit all readers, ePub for Apple iPads and androids, a Kindle version, a pdf for a home computer, a Sony nook version, anything you could possible need. I would love to share it.

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