Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Watch out: Norse god will eat you out of house and home!

Hello world! 

Months ago, I found out Thor was making the rounds visiting authors' houses around the world. 

The lovely Debra Kristi welcomed me into the fold and added my name to the hat. I was to host Thor, the god of war, at my house.

For more of Thor's adventures, find him at Debra Kristi’s blog here: http://debrakristi.wordpress.com/

What excitement to know that one day the hunky god with the big hammer would be knocking at my door. And that day finally came. 

Here he is...



And this is him, eating. I had a suspicion just how much but little did I know we'd have to defend our plates from sudden attack. For yes, folks, the amazing Thor decided to show up just in time for...Christmas lunch!


Credit: Selinaky
So this is how it went...

Thor marched up to the table and immediately claimed his place. I secretly pitied anyone who dared question his wishes. Thankfully, no one did.



Soon after, Thor noticed the wine glass, which, to his displeasure, was empty. I had to remedy that...FAST!!


Phew! That was close. But after siphoning food off his plate like a gas thief on a mission, he turned his attention to mine. He got real close, ready to pounce. Nothing and no one would stand in his way. 



But from the darkness arose a new hero. A brave soul who'd stand up to such tomfoolery. Munchkin Cole grabbed the offender by the scruff of the neck and introduced him to our other friends. The Riders of Berk had arrived! And they proceeded to lay down the law.



"This is Owens territory," they announced. "You wanna stay here? You follow the rules."


"This is how we do it in these parts." They explained the basics of good manners like indulgent parents to a three-year-old.

"Ooookay," Thor said, watching with suspicion the dragons feed - noisily - on Cole's special concoction.

"So," I finally interrupted. "That was awkward. Ready for a second serving, Mr. Thor?"

"Sure." He smiled and I melted. "No dragon meat, I reckon?"

"No," I said coyly as I offered more turkey. "Just the bird." 


And that concludes Thor's visit at our house. Hubby was there, intently watching the scene unfold, so I have no X-rated shots to show you, sorry. To my eternal regret, Thor was a perfect gentleman and kept his shirt on throughout the meal. 

Soon, he'll be making the long trek back to his long-term home in the US, at Ms. Kristi's abode. We'll be sad to watch him leave, but one thing is sure: we'll never forget the Christmas of 2013 when our guest of honor was a Norse god with a big...uh...appetite.

As I wrap up, I want to wish a Happy New Year to my wonderful readers. Please stay safe, happy and don't drink and drive!

~ Natalie G. Owens ~
No Rules. No Formulas. Love, mystery, fantasy...and a touch of Gothic.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

New Release!!!!

Hello world!

Finally, Book 2 of the Eternelles series - INDOMITABLE - is out, and it's only 99 cents to download until Jan 5, 2014, so hurry up and get your copy before the price goes up! Meanwhile, Book 1, INESCAPABLE, as well as the two short prequels, ADRASTEIA and SERAPHINE, are free to download. You get four books for $0.99. Great deal, no? Check out all the download links here

Note: Apple and print lovers - all books will soon be available on iTunes and in paperback, as well. The prequels are included with Inescapable in the print version.

Happy New Year!

Indomitable (Eternelles: The Beginning, Book 2) 
- by Natalie G. Owens and Zee Monodee

Download this novel from: Amazon USAmazon UKSmashwords (more channels coming soon)

Print coming soon!

A war is coming... 

Immortal Adrasteia 'Adri' Dionysios has looked Death in the face...and realised her own father wants her perdition. Two-thousand-nine-hundred years after her birth, Greek god Dionysos is finally here to exact his revenge on his unlikely offspring. But Adri has more pressing matters to attend to. Her daughter appears to be the unwilling key at the heart of a plot to open the Shadow Bridge portal and let Evil return to Earth, and the creature she has given her heart to isn't playing a spotless game, either.

Seraphine 'Sera' Dionysios awakens to the reality that she must take her destiny into her own hands. If only she could come out alive and unscathed from the prophecy she finds herself embroiled in, and if her mother would finally cut the umbilical cord... Not to mention that her maker has decided the time has come to claim her, and he is staking his territory by winning her body and her soul little by little.

Unknown forces are at work to breach the portal and release a bloodthirsty kind that will enslave humanity and all other supernatural races. Besides, twin witches who can bring on the Apocalypse risk making their appearance, too. The world will come crashing down—unless Adri and Sera can stop the deviant plot before it's too late.


~ Natalie G. Owens ~
No Rules. No Formulas. 

Love, mystery, fantasy...and a touch of Gothic.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Awesome Labor Day Sale!

Hello world!


Labor Day is fast approaching; a day that we take the time to recognize the economic and social contributions of hard working Americans! Many of us take the long weekend to barbeque, rest and relax and maybe even catch up on our sleep. But if you’re a true bibliophile, you are probably bypassing all of that in hopes of getting in some valuable reading time! This week, discovering new authors and taking advantage of their marked down titles can earn you entries toward a Kindle Fire or Nook HD, winner’s choice! With a diverse selection of books including Young Adult, New Adult, Romance, and Erotic Romance, you’re sure to find some awesome reads for the upcoming holiday weekend!   
This giveaway sponsored by:
Check out our selection of ebooks marked down to only $0.99 each for the duration of the giveaway. Once you've downloaded the ebook(s) of your choice, you will be emailed an invoice from wherever you purchased your ebook. Simply find which book you purchased on the Rafflecopter widget below and enter your invoice's order number (which does not contain any of your personal information). Each order number entered will earn you TEN entries toward the Kindle Fire or Nook HD. For every author whose page you follow on Facebook, you will receive one entry each. You can also receive an entry for tweeting about the giveaway on Twitter. So, get to browsing, get to know our sponsoring authors, and find your next favorite book! The winner will be drawn and notified September 3rd.

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~ Natalie G. Owens ~
No Rules. No Formulas. Just a world of love, mystery and fantasy!

Thursday, August 08, 2013

The Other Side, brand new fantastic release by Zee Monodee!

Hello world!

Today I'm so proud to showcase my bestie and co-writer's new release: The Other Side,
Book #1 in the Island Girls Trilogy (Ubuntu, Decadent Publishing). Zee is to me the queen of multicultural romances with a firm grip of the "Bollywood" world and culture, which she grew up in on her native island of Mauritius. This series really show's Zee's chops as an author who writes about culture and love and family's role within and beyond those boundaries. I read this work and I feel it's amazing! It's one of those books that makes you laugh, cry, tear your hear out and mutter to the characters while you're reading and sipping a daiquiri on the beach--and risk a few pointed glares and snide glances by all around you :). Here's a little about this fantastic book, buy links, a link to the trailer, and an excerpt. Enjoy!

Blurb:
Divorce paints a scarlet letter on her back when she returns to the culture-driven society of Mauritius. This same spotlight shines as a beacon of hope for the man who never stopped loving her. Can the second time around be the right one for these former teenage sweethearts?

Indian-origin Lara Reddy left London after her husband dumps her for a more accommodating uterus—at least, that’s what his desertion feels like. Bumping into him and his pregnant new missus doesn’t help matters any, and she thus jumps on a prestigious job offer. The kicker? The job is in Mauritius, the homeland of her parents, and a society she ran away from over a decade earlier.

But once there, Lara has no escape. Not from the gossip, the contempt, the harassing matchmaking...and certainly not from the man she hoped never to meet again. The boy she’d loved and lost—white Mauritian native, Eric Marivaux.

Back when they were teens, Eric left her, and Lara vowed she’d never let herself be hurt again. Today, they are both adults, and facing the same crossroads they’d stood at so many years earlier.
Lara now stands on the other side of Mauritian society. Will this be the impetus she needs to take a chance on Eric and love again?

Buy Links:
Amazon (available at the discounted price of $2.99) 

Catch the trailer at:

About the author, Zee Monodee:

Stories about love, life, relationships... in a melting-pot of culture.

Zee is an author who grew up on a fence – on one side there was modernity and the global world, on the other there was culture and traditions. Putting up with the culture for half of her life, one day she decided she'd stand tall on her wall and dip toes every now and then into both sides of her non-conventional upbringing.

From this resolution spanned a world of adaptation and learning to live on said wall. The realization also came that many other young women of the world were on their own fence.

This particular position became her favorite when she decided to pursue her lifelong dream of writing – her heroines all sit 'on a fence', whether cultural or societal, in today's world or in times past, and face dilemmas about life and love.

Hailing from the multicultural island of Mauritius, Zee is a degree holder in Communications Science. She is a head-over-heels wife, in-over-her-head mum to a tween son, best-buddy-stepmum to a teenage lad, an incompetent domestic goddess, eternal dreamer, and an absolute, shameless bookholic. When she isn’t penning more stories and/or managing the Ubuntu line at Decadent Publishing, you can bet you’ll find her with her nose in her tablet, ‘drinking in’ a good book.

Tidbits about this book & series:

- The Island Girls trilogy follows the 3 Hemant sisters – Lara, Neha, Diya – over the span of the 2000-2010 decade, chronicling the changing face of the Mauritian society over that crucial period.

- Book 2, Light My World, is Diya’s hilarious quest to find Prince Charming in the sea of frogs that is Mauritius (well, what it is according to her perception!). Follow her on this desperate mission in September 2013.

- Book 3, Winds of Change, follows Neha as she must come to terms with widowhood and the fact that her marriage has always been a sham. In waltzes a man with the ability to make the perfect, ‘saintly’ widow she is burn with passion like she never suspected existed. Will the saint turn into a sinner, or find her rightful place simply as a woman? Find out in November 2013.

- Mauritius, where this trilogy takes place, is a small tropical island in the southern Indian Ocean. There are no natives, and the land has been entirely populated by immigrants. Under Dutch rule in the 17th century; French rule until 1810; then a British colony from 1810 to 1968 when it reached independence, the island is a mix of races and religions.
- Despite all races, cultures, and religions living together in harmony in what is termed ‘the rainbow nation’, an unspoken segregation still exists where descendants of colonizers (mainly the French who remained despite British rule) and descendants of African slaves, Indian indentured labourers, or Chinese traders. This is the backdrop Lara, of Indian descent, must face with Eric, whose ancestors were wealthy French plantation owners.

- Back in the year 2000 (when this story takes place), divorce was an almost-alien, shunned & vilified concept. People were still supposed to marry ‘for life’ and a wife left her husband’s home only in her coffin. Those who dared brave this silent edict did it at the risk of becoming marginalized and cast away. Like Lara, the author, Zee, divorced her British husband and returned to the island to face such drama. Much of the divorce angle in the book comes from her own experience.

- The theme of Second Chances is very prominent in Zee’s stories, because she herself, as a divorcee, found a second chance with a wonderful man she has now called her husband for over a decade.

- Zee started penning this story after reading the epic novel ‘A Suitable Boy’ by Vikram Seth. She wanted to write a magnum opus; something to showcase ‘her’ world in Mauritius the same way Mr. Seth chronicled ‘his’ India. Alas, she found she was totally fluffy and did not do well at all with a literary bent. The result was The Other Side, a popular romantic comedy that had notes of Zee TV/Bollywood dramas with an island vibe.

- Zee’s initial plan was to write this one book and then be finished. Over the course of the story, Lara’s two sisters – Diya and Neha – started whispering their own tales...and the trilogy was born.

- The Other Side is Zee’s first-ever penned novel, written in the year 2005, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and thus decided to live her dream of writing a book. She drafted this book mostly during sleepless nights between chemotherapy sessions, the outpouring of this tale becoming her therapy to cope with her treatments.


- The book trailer features images of locations mentioned in the story. The second image, at 0.08, is of the Grand Baie beach, where Lara lives. At 0.58 is the Swami Vivekananda International Conventions Centre located inland in Pailles, that Zee used as the inspiration for the centre Lara manages in Grand Baie. 2.09 features the Coin de Mire Island, a visual that can be admired from the terrace of Eric’s residence in Cap Malheureux.
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Excerpt:

Lost in her thoughts, she rounded a dead corner of the hall, slamming into someone’s side. Disoriented and dizzy with confusion at the jolting oomph of impact against a solid form, she stumbled, losing control over her legs. She saw the walls moving up rapidly, but a strong pair of hands grabbed her under the arms before the back of her head hit the floor.
Bon sang, mademoiselle! Où courez-vous comme ça?” a rich, deep masculine voice asked on the sharp yet lilting accent of white Mauritian natives.
Where are you running to, miss? he’d asked, from what her rusty French could figure out.
Away from you. Something inside her acknowledged the danger before she could process his words. She knew that voice. Her head spun again, yet her mind was very alert.
Could it be…? No, it couldn’t. Her brain had to be playing tricks on her. The sound with its particular accent belonged to the very distant past. How was she hearing it at this moment? Had she fainted? That’s it. She wasn’t conscious, and since she’d probably worked herself to exhaustion, the condition had triggered all sorts of switches in her muddled consciousness.
The image of the man from the airport burned itself into her mind, and she gasped. No!
“Is everything okay?” The chuckle had gone from the tone, replaced by worry.
Solid strength still held her ribcage, the back of the hands warm and smooth where they touched her arms. The heat from them went to her head, churning all coherent thought into a jumble.
Her mind had to be playing a trick on her. He couldn’t be who she was imagining. When, after a few seconds, it didn’t appear like she’d come around, doubt invaded her heart.
Your eyes won’t betray you, they’ll see the truth.
She risked a glance up beneath her lashes. She had to be certain if this was real or not. To know this was all a trick of her imagination….
Lara encountered a tall form with broad shoulders outlined in a short-sleeved shirt. The lapels of the opened collar framed a strong jaw and a wide, full, and sensual mouth was set in a worried line above a square chin. A fine, straight nose sent faint shadows over his lips.
She had to gulp back the ominous lump wedged in her throat. Her heart beat a hammering throb in her chest, and her mouth went dry. Her suspicions looked dangerously close to being confirmed, and the nagging notion played havoc with her thoughts. She closed her eyes.
When she opened them, she found herself staring into a pair of blue irises. A blinding flash went through her head, plunging her heart to her knees. She’d recognize those irises anywhere. Deep-set, bright, and laughing eyes the colour of the deepest ocean. The heavy, golden locks brushing his forehead accentuated the frown knitting his eyebrows.
Locks that had somehow broken free from the thick, smoothed-back hair. She itched to sweep them back, to run the tips of her fingers along his smooth skin, like she used to in the past, onto the soft buzz of hair he used to keep so short….
Her mind went into a crazy spin, and all her senses reeled as everything became a vivid kaleidoscope of colours. Her stomach heaved, and her knees went weak as her body became limp. But the man’s strong grip was still on her, and he kept her steady on her feet.
“Are you okay? I think you better sit down here,” he said.
The voice made its way into her perception, and she couldn’t suppress the relief that flooded her. His voice had always had such power over her.
He still hasn’t recognised me.
She’d changed a lot in the past decade, and with her head still bent forward, her hair shielded her face. She wanted to escape. She wanted to close her eyes, and then open them to find it had all been a dream. Or a nightmare.
But this was real, and how long could she remain incognito? Lara swallowed painfully. Of all the people from her past, fate had had to choose that precise person to shove along her path.
All of this battled inside her mind as she allowed him to lead her to a sofa. After having lowered her into her seat with extreme care and gentleness, her saviour sat down next to her, turning to face her profile. The movement triggered the air to move around him, and the smell of his aftershave—fresh, spicy, and very elusive—filled her nostrils and made its way into her foggy mind.
He still smells the same. Like a cool sea breeze wafting through the unique musk of a man’s warm skin.
Lara took a deep breath and gathered her courage. She would have to face him sooner or later. A part of her had always known she ran the risk of coming across him on the island. She’d preferred to hide from the probability, but she couldn’t run anymore.
So she lifted her head. A frown marred the wide forehead on the face she encountered. As devastatingly handsome as ever. Or maybe, even more than ever. His features were arresting, masculine, adult. No longer those of a teenager.
Her mouth went dry again, and her heart beat faster when the straight line of his lips broke into a large smile a few seconds later. His eyes lit up as well, and widened.
“I’ll be damned! Lara? Is it really you?” he asked, switching effortlessly to English.
She forced a smile and took a deep breath. “Hello, Eric. How are you?”

~ Natalie G. Owens ~
No Rules. No Formulas. Just a world of love, mystery and fantasy!

Friday, July 12, 2013

A Mark of Excellence - Phenomenal Book Sale - July 12th-14th - #LetsDoBooks


Who doesn't love an excellent book? Let's face it, we all love excellence...we all love excellent books...some can even be called phenomenal books for one reason or another. It might be because of the story, a unique idea, the style, prose, descriptions or amazing and believable characters. For the weekend of the 12-14th July inclusive Faith Mortimer has selected some excellent books to spotlight. Most of them are on sale for only a couple of dollars. 

So if you're looking for an excellent book or two, head on over to Faith's blog and check them out.

Happy Reading!

~ Natalie G. Owens ~
No Rules. No Formulas. Just a world of love, mystery and fantasy!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Great Indie Authors Sale!

Hello world!

Join several Great Indie Authors, many of them best selling authors, in their 2013 Summer .99 Sale, July 11 – 15.
Below are the books I'll have on SALE or FREE, with one excerpt included. Have a read and then visit the website to check out all the other books on sale between July 11 and July 15.

First in line, here's my and author Zee Monodee's offering during this fab event:

INESCAPABLE (Eternelles: The Beginning, Book 1):
If you like TV series like Supernatural and Charmed--with an ultimate HEA; or kick ass heroines and sweeping, ongoing magical sagas like Game of Thrones (without the gratuitious killing of likeable characters) but in an urban setting, then this series is for you!
Download this novel for only $3.99 99c until July 15th! 

An immortal born from an unlikely alliance... 
Beautiful mythic Greek heiress Adrasteia 'Adri' Dionysios has roamed the world for millennia, taking her pleasure where she wanted. Until one night, when Fate drops a baby wrapped in fire into her arms. Motherhood is a formidable challenge, but so is figuring out the identity of a mystery man who makes her pulse race.

A vampyre’s obsession… Seraphine 'Sera' Dionysios' origins are shrouded in mystery. Torn between a mother whose blood saved her life, and a man who now possesses her soul, the only thing Sera can still cling to is her heart.

One rule matters above all others: Always protect the portal… When Evil comes to Adri and Sera’s hometown of Shadow Bridge, a place where the mortal human world ends and the supernatural realm starts, it’s up to them to stop a prophecy as old as time itself...or die trying. 

EXCERPT FROM INESCAPABLE:
She stared at him, steeling herself against his intense gaze. He was looking at her in that way. The one that told her she was his, that he wanted her, and that what he wanted, he took. She swallowed again, this time to calm her racing pulse.
Oh no, don’t do this to me.
“You will cooperate. Mia cara, you have no choice in this. I’ll make sure you come to no harm,” he said, as if that would reassure her.
What his words did, though, in particular the unwanted endearment, was send her temper flying to the tropics. That was good, because with anger came courage. Something that was second nature to her mother, but not so much to her.
And the man needed someone to put him in his place—fast.
“Is that so?” she said, lifting an eyebrow and enjoying the jolt of energy her whirling emotions gave her. “I think you need to learn how to speak to a woman if you want to charm her into obeying you. When did you go to school, the Middle Ages?”
Come to think of it, he might be that old.
His lips curved on one side in a shadow of a smile. “If I touched you right now, you’d melt in my arms and beg me to take you.”
Her face burned with embarrassment. She chanced a surreptitious glance at the others in the room. They stared at her, but didn’t seem concerned with this conversation.
“That’s not true.” Her voice trembled a little.
“You know it is.”
She took refuge in her resentment. Conceited prick. “I know nothing of the sort. In fact, I hardly know much about you, except that you take pleasure in ruining people’s lives.” And that you make my blood boil, not just with rage, but in other ways....
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Second in line...

AN ETERNITY OF ROSES (Book 1 of The Valthreans)
This is a standalone book with an HEA, but there's a major story arc that will progress throughout the series. For lovers of paranormal romance, adventure and suspense.
---The Kindle Book Review's 2013 Best Indie Book Awards semifinalist
---Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 contest quarterfinalist

---Harlequin's 'So You Think You Can Write' 2010 contest finalist


Download this novel for only $3.99 99c until July 15th! 

Two lovers separated by an evil curse. 
A desperate quest through time. 
A love that wants to beat all odds.
And all the while, deadly danger brews around a two-thousand-year-old secret society and the enemy that lives to decimate it.

"...‘Til the end of my life, I shall belong to you as your husband.”

That was the promise Adrian made to Emmaline. And then, he was gone forever...

It is 1807. Adrian Segrave, Viscount Bournemouthe, and Lady Emmaline Deramore are about to wed and British Society teems with excitement at this imminent love match. But Madeleine de Brandeville, a mysterious Frenchwoman, has her lustful and ambitious sights on the groom. When she sets her cruel plan in motion, she leaves devastation in her path.

Heartbroken, Emmaline embarks on an adventure she'd never imagined having. As the world changes and chaos brews, her fate becomes linked with the Valthreans, a group of immortals who must learn to face a deadly enemy that threatens their place in the human world. But all the while, there is one thing she wants more than any other—to get back her man.

When she finally finds her prize and the intense blue flame of desire burns once more, her worst nightmares are far from over and the toughest battle is yet to begin. Will love win the war in the end?

Praise for An Eternity of Roses:
---"A fast-paced ... lovable romp" -- Mallory Heart Reviews, GMTA Literary Community.
---"This book wrapped its arms around me and didn't let go."
---"A wonderfully paced and exciting romance."
---"The story is tautly engrossing, the plot beautifully constructed, and the characters humanly complex. This paranormal romance is a must read!"
---"This book takes the traditional fairy tale and spices it up with intrigue and secret societies."
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Meanwhile, a little gift for all our amazing readers. Get the short prequels to the Eternelles series for FREE...
FREE!

Adrasteia 'Adri' Dionysios, daughter of a Greek god, has lived for twenty-eight centuries and her existence as a flighty, conniving, and wicked creature is starting to get tedious. Can a heathen like her ask for something more, and deserve it? When her prayers are answered, all plans for any future change. For the best? Time will tell.

ADRASTEIA is the first short prequel to INESCAPABLE (Eternelles: The Beginning, Book 1).
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FREE!

Séraphine “Sera” Dionysios has everything she could ever wish for—a nurturing mother, a privileged life, a man who loves her. But, who is the mysterious stranger who keeps staring at her during dinner on the eve of her departure toward a new life? As she prepares to embark on an equally exciting and frightening journey with her husband-to-be, her world comes crashing down and leaves her reeling.

SÉRAPHINE is the second short prequel to INESCAPABLE (Eternelles: The Beginning, Book 1).









That's all for now :). Time to head on over to the GREAT INDIE AUTHOR BOOKS site and check out all the other fantastic offerings. Or for easy access, check out the linky list below. Have fun reading!

~ Natalie G. Owens ~
No Rules. No Formulas. Just a world of love, mystery and fantasy!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer Book Crush - Who's your Book Boyfriend?

Hot sun, hot sand, cool drinks, dark tans. Ahhhh. But your summer won’t be complete until you land a new BOOK BOYFRIEND, right? Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered!  
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 SUMMER BOOK CRUSH offers 50+ titles in many genres. This means 50+ chances to (fictitiously) fall in love. And the best part? Each of these gems is only 99¢, but for a limited time only. The SUMMER BOOK CRUSH event starts on June 26th and ends (yes, even the best things in life end at some point) on June 28th. So don't wait up! Mingle with our BOOK BOYFRIENDS and invite all your friends to participate too. There are plenty of BOOK BOYS to share!
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  Find your summer fling between the pages of a book. And don't stop at one - after all we have many BOOK BOYFRIENDS for you to mingle with.


* HAPPY READING * HAPPY SUMMER *

Here's my and Zee Monodee's offering during this fab event:

If you like TV series like Supernatural and Charmed--with an ultimate HEA; or kick ass heroines and sweeping, ongoing magical sagas like Game of Thrones (without the gratuitious killing of likeable characters) but in an urban setting, then this series is for you!
Inescapable (Eternelles: The Beginning, Book 1) 
- by Natalie G. Owens and Zee Monodee

Download this novel for only $3.99 99c until July 1st! Available at: Amazon USAmazon UKBarnes and NobleiBookstoreSmashwordsKobo 
Print coming soon!

An immortal born from an unlikely alliance...
Beautiful mythic Greek heiress Adrasteia 'Adri' Dionysios has roamed the world for millennia, taking her pleasure where she wanted. Until one night, when Fate drops a baby wrapped in fire into her arms. Motherhood is a formidable challenge, but so is figuring out the identity of a mystery man who makes her pulse race.
A vampyre’s obsession…
Seraphine 'Sera' Dionysios' origins are shrouded in mystery. Torn between a mother whose blood saved her life, and a man who now possesses her soul, the only thing Sera can still cling to is her heart.

One rule matters above all others: Always protect the portal…
When Evil comes to Adri and Sera’s hometown of Shadow Bridge, a place where the mortal human world ends and the supernatural realm starts, it’s up to them to stop a prophecy as old as time itself...or die trying. 
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So now, let me introduce you to my book boyfriend. Some hero interview stats:

Name: Rafe Harcourt – Bad boy, dangerous/paranormal hero
Age: Born in 1187, turned in 1216
Appearance: 6’3, black hair, brown eyes with flecks of whiskey and hazel
Occupation: Vampyre overlord, businessman
About you: Nat asked me to sell myself to you. Well, not my body, of course, but my personality. First off, I am obsessed with Séraphine Dionysios. The thought of caressing that alabaster skin, running my fingers through her fiery hair and drowning in those beautiful grey eyes… I won’t give up until the bull-headed woman realizes she’s mine, only mine. Every time I touch her, taste her lips and skin, she practically melts in my arms. Yet she keeps telling me she doesn’t want me. Women!

Am I the perfect book boyfriend? I’m a powerful vampyre overlord and a self-made man, with some help from my maker, Virgilio Manera, and I was mostly raised in Italy. I could seduce you, talk to you in the language of romance, and look into your eyes as though you’re the only woman in the world—but I only do that sort of thing with Séraphine. Don’t get me wrong though; I’m not a saint. Many see me as the ultimate bad boy and despise me for it. Who knows, I may even be evil incarnate…

That's Rafe for you. My co-writer, Zee Monodee, is offering her own hunky charmer, the mysterious good boy gone bad, Des (http://zeemonodee.blogspot.com).

Want more? Check out 50+ heroes, yours for only 99c during the SUMMER BOOK CRUSH sale
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Meanwhile, a little gift for all our amazing readers. Get the short prequels to the Eternelles series for FREE...

FREE!
Download from Amazon USAmazon UKSmashwords, Barnes and NobleKobo.
Adrasteia 'Adri' Dionysios, daughter of a Greek god, has lived for twenty-eight centuries and her existence as a flighty, conniving, and wicked creature is starting to get tedious. Can a heathen like her ask for something more, and deserve it? When her prayers are answered, all plans for any future change. For the best? Time will tell.

ADRASTEIA is the first short prequel to INESCAPABLE (Eternelles: The Beginning, Book 1).

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Séraphine “Sera” Dionysios has everything she could ever wish for—a nurturing mother, a privileged life, a man who loves her. But, who is the mysterious stranger who keeps staring at her during dinner on the eve of her departure toward a new life? As she prepares to embark on an equally exciting and frightening journey with her husband-to-be, her world comes crashing down and leaves her reeling.

SÉRAPHINE is the second short prequel to INESCAPABLE (Eternelles: The Beginning, Book 1). 

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And I'm not done yet! As a super special bonus I'm throwing in yet another novel at 99c - my paranormal romance, AN ETERNITY OF ROSES (Book 1 of The Valthreans). This is a standalone book with an HEA, but there's a major story arc that will progress throughout the series. For lovers of gothic fiction, the paranormal, history, suspense, and sweeping romance with rich narrative.


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Two lovers separated by an evil curse. 
A desperate quest through time. 
A love that wants to beat all odds.
And all the while, deadly danger brews around a two-thousand-year-old secret society and the enemy that lives to decimate it.

"...‘Til the end of my life, I shall belong to you as your husband.”

That was the promise Adrian made to Emmaline. And then, he was gone forever...

It is 1807. Adrian Segrave, Viscount Bournemouthe, and Lady Emmaline Deramore are about to wed and British Society teems with excitement at this imminent love match. But Madeleine de Brandeville, a mysterious Frenchwoman, has her lustful and ambitious sights on the groom. When she sets her cruel plan in motion, she leaves devastation in her path.

Heartbroken, Emmaline embarks on an adventure she'd never imagined having. As the world changes and chaos brews, her fate becomes linked with the Valthreans, a group of immortals who must learn to face a deadly enemy that threatens their place in the human world. But all the while, there is one thing she wants more than any other—to get back her man.

When she finally finds her prize and the intense blue flame of desire burns once more, her worst nightmares are far from over and the toughest battle is yet to begin. Will love win the war in the end?

Praise for An Eternity of Roses:
---"A fast-paced ... lovable romp" -- Mallory Heart Reviews, GMTA Literary Community.
---"This book wrapped its arms around me and didn't let go."
---"A wonderfully paced and exciting romance."
---"The story is tautly engrossing, the plot beautifully constructed, and the characters humanly complex. This paranormal romance is a must read!"
---"This book takes the traditional fairy tale and spices it up with intrigue and secret societies."

That's all for now :). Time to head on over to the SUMMER BOOK CRUSH site and check out all the other fantastic offerings. Have fun!

  ~ Natalie G. Owens ~
No Rules. No Formulas. Just a world of love, mystery and fantasy!