Friday, March 15, 2013

Lucky in Love blog hop!


Lucky in Love? Well, are you? It's a time of luck and wealth...or not. With each romance we find ourselves in a new world of love and memories. Are these just by chance? Is it luck? Welcome to your second annual Lucky in Love Blog Hop where we want to hear about your love, your romance, and how much you love St. Patrick's Day!!! Are you wearing green? Ready to get pinched...or wait...do you like that? 

Almost 300 bloggers have giveaways and posts about those men we love! 

But that's not all....

We have TWO grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 300 times!
Now what are those prizes?


1st Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
2nd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

Question of the day: Are you lucky in love?

My hero, Adrian, in An Eternity of Roses, doesn't think so at some point :). But all bad things come to an end, right?

Please check out my latest release:


AN ETERNITY OF ROSES

Answer the above question in a comment and please become my Facebook friend. I'm going to match the comments with the new friend requests and pull two names from the hat for a free digital copy of An Eternity of Roses, or both books in my Moonlight Dating Series. If you're already a friend, you're still eligible :).

And after you comment, please check out the other participating authors' sites (follow the LINK HERE to Carrie Ann's Hops) to see what they have on offer during this Blog Hop. You can't go wrong with this fantastic selection... you'll be spoilt for choice! 

Hope you enjoyed your stay here. Thanks for stopping by and best of luck to ya!!

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

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Popculturedivas post of the month

Hello world!

Today is the day for my monthly post on Popculturedivas - a contribution I started on this year. I'm talking about New Year's resolutions not working and life not cooperating. 

Challenges will come whether we want them to or not...but all is not lost!

So, what gets you out of the doldrums and gives you fresh inspiration to go on? Movies go a long way for me... go on over to the PCD site to find out!

Live well and love harder!

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

Sunday, March 03, 2013

It's read an e-book week!

Between March 3 and 9, many authors and publishers will offer free or deeply discounted ebooks for this events. Smashwords is the one to offer the largest selection. They also have Read an E-Book Week catalogs in Stanza and Aldiko. 
To celebrate e-book reading, that has literally changed the way I read and "see" books, I dropped my name in the hat. AN ETERNITY OF ROSES will in fact cost only $1.00 (from $3.99) this week on Smashwords.

Click the book title and go directly to the Smashwords page to read more about it. The beauty of downloading from Smashwords is that, no matter what e-reader you have, you'll be able to download in the format of your choice. IMPORTANT: The coupon code for 75% off is also displayed on the book page - REW75. This coupon must be used upon checkout for the discount to apply. 

HOW IT WORKS: 


At one minute past midnight Pacific time on March 3, the special Smashwords Read an Ebook Week promotion catalog goes live on the Smashwords home page.  Readers can browse the catalog and search by coupon code levels and categories.  At the stoke of midnight Pacific time on March 9, the catalog disappears. The coupon codes only work at Smashwords, not at retailers served by Smashwords.

Want to know more about the story behind "Read an E-Book Week"? Read Mark Coker's (Smashwords' founder) interview with Rita Toews on Huffington Post.


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

Friday, March 01, 2013

Something different...for a good cause

Today, I am hopefully doing something that will make a difference to one person. She is a lady I haven't known long, but she's a book reviewer who has helped so many authors get exposure, especially in the indie community, and she's truly loved by many. Vicki has been diagnosed with Stage 2 B-cell chronic Lymphoma. Chemo has been hard on her physically and emotionally. She's a single mother with an ex who's a deadbeat dad and won't pay child support. You know where this is going... yes, Vicki has no job now because she's not strong enough to work. She has considered stopping her treatments just so she can keep feeding her children for a while...and then simply accept death. I just can't...CAN'T...not do something about this. Vicki's about to be evicted but every little cent can help pay a bill or put food on the table for her and the children, until Vicki gets better. Medical bills are also piling up. I know there are so many other people suffering too. Also friends of mine. However, this is a dire situation that has touched me, and I can only help one person at a time. I'm not rich, but even with that, if people band together, things get done. Every little bit helps...

The best thing I can give is my work. So last night, after trying to think what I can do, I decided to slash the price for AN ETERNITY OF ROSES (THE VALTHREANS: BOOK 1), a paranormal romance, from $3.99 to $0.99c. So less than a dollar for a 400 plus page novel. Good deal, right? From that, I will give a portion of royalties this week to Vicki and her family. Please help me get her something decent...something that will make her life better, even just a teensy bit. I have offered 10% of royalties I get in a week, but I realize that may not be much unless many, many sales are made. What are the odds of a relatively unknown author like me selling two, three thousand books in a week? Not sure :). So I'm considering giving more. We'll see how things go until Friday, 8th March, which is when the price goes back up to $3.99. :)

Here are the links to the books on Amazon US and UK.

http://www.amazon.com/Eternity-Roses-The-Valthreans-ebook/dp/B00AXLAUMO (US)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eternity-Roses-The-Valthreans-ebook/dp/B00AXLAUMO (UK)

Finally, if you wish to contribute more to Vicki and her family, and to read her story and harrowing experiences with immunotherapy suppression treatments, please join this event and see how you can do that -https://www.facebook.com/events/187460618063569/?fref=ts


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