Wednesday, December 24, 2014

#New Release #Holiday #Romance #Anthology - STRANDED

Hey world, 

It's finally out! I'm proud to be part of this anthology with 5 other great authors. Check out the download links and please, take part in the rafflecopter drawing below (cool prizes ahead!). Drawing will take place on Jan 11, 2015.

Champagne … fireworks … ice storms and broken elevators? What happens when New Year’s Eve doesn’t go as planned? Find out in these six romances about people forced to ring in the New Year with each other when fate pushes them together.

The Promise by Carly Fall
Three years ago, Gabby watched her lover and best friend, Lucas Tate, walk out of her life. Despite his promise that they'd be reunited after her high school graduation, a few months later, Lucas' correspondence ceased and she never heard from him again.

She encounters him once more on a snowy New Year's Eve—when he walks into the convenience store where she's working. With the bad weather closing all highways, the two end up stranded together for the night, trapped with each other, along with their past. Will Lucas' reasons for abandoning Gabby be enough for her to forgive him and move into the future he so desperately wants with her?

When the Party’s Over by Casse NaRome
Le Lan Lee has a choice to make. On New Year's Eve, she receives a message from her past. Will she answer Fate's call? The decision regarding helping an old flame out of a jam will lead her down the path of life or death, and love or hate.

Satisfaction by Elise Marion
Audrey Hammond can’t think of anything worse than being trapped in her office with co-worker Shane Watson on New Year’s Eve. Aside from the fact that he’s beaten her out of more lucrative advertising accounts than she can count, he’s a smooth-talking smart ass who always seems to know how to get under her skin.

Yet, when a broken elevator at an office party leaves the two stuck together with no chance of escape, Audrey may find that Shane is not at all the person she thought he was—and maybe, she’ll find herself falling for the last guy on Earth she’d have ever thought she wanted.

Natural Woman by Kacey Hammell
After a heartbreaking tragedy years ago, Cora has lived in a self-inflicted solitude, hidden away from the pitying looks of her neighbors.

But when one of the worst storms in years plows through, a stranded traveler requires her help. With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, Nick’s open honesty reassures her how beautiful she is. And his gentle hands teach her that there is more to her than the scars she carries.

Dante's Heaven by Natalie G. Owens
The path to paradise begins in Hell...

Dante Santoro is out to redeem the sins of his father, and won't stop until he's settled the score and made up for lost time. Destiny King has built a new life for herself from the ruins of pain and tragedy. There are things that can never be forgotten, betrayals that will never be forgiven. But sometimes, the horrors of the past can be erased through a night of magic, happenstance ... and second chances.

Hacking for Love by Zee Monodee
Aloof and reserved business magnate Enzo Caparelli settles for a quiet night in on this New Year's Eve, as does scarred and cancer-recovering medical doctor Viveka 'Vivi' Sari at The Cape, Enzo's hotel in Central Manhattan.

Neither had counted on the younger Caparelli brother, Fabrizio, playing matchmaker and hacking into the hotel's security system to strand them in the penthouse suite that night.

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

Super Cover Reveal - first in the Masquerade series by Victoria Vale #EroticRomance

Cover Reveal for
Masquerade: Scandalous Ballroom Encounters Book 1 (An erotic Regency era romance)
By Victoria Vale
Coming Valentine’s Day 2015

Scandalous Ballroom Encounters is a series of erotic romances set against the dazzling, opulent backdrop of the Regency era in London, England. Lords and Ladies were expected to behave with propriety during those times … but what happened behind closed doors, when no one could witness the debauched and lusty encounters between members of the nobility?

Margaret Seymour is bored by the stifling constraints of society dictating her behavior as a debutante in search of a husband. Her prospects are promising by the standards of London society, yet, not one of them causes her heart to flutter, or her head to fill with scintillating, forbidden fantasies. Those feelings are reserved for Camden Rycroft, Duke of Avonleah—a man who isn’t even aware of her existence.
While attending a scandalous Vauxhall Gardens masquerade, Margaret finds herself in the duke’s arms. His promise of a night of pleasure is tempting, but is it worth it when Avonleah is a known rake notorious for his short attention span and avoidance of marriage?
Camden Rycroft is intrigued by the masked vixen he encounters in the Gardens. After one night with her leaves him hungry for more, his desire for her turns into a fiery obsession. Despite the scandal that could ensue from their affair, he finds himself unable to extract himself from a situation destined to end in pain. When faced with losing Margaret to a potential husband, will he rise to the occasion, or risk living without her?

Her breath caught in her throat as his hand came up to her face, thumb stroking her cheek before finding her lower lip in a gentle caress.
“Maggie,” he whispered. “How is it that I have managed to go so long without knowing you? I feel certain I could never have forgotten you if we’d met.”
She swallowed past the lump in her throat, her chest heaving as her breath raced between her parted lips. “I-I do not know,” she stammered. “We have never been properly introduced, but have attended many of the same functions. B-but, I’m not … that is to say … I am not always so daringly dressed, nor are my parents as wealthy or titled as you. We may occupy the same ballrooms, but we are not within the same circles, I’m afraid.”
He creased his brow at that. “Still, it was wretched of me not to notice you. Now that I’ve seen your face, I feel certain I’d never forget it.”
A half-smile pulled at the corner of her lips. “You cannot know how long I have wanted that,” she said, her voice dropping to a near-whisper as she lowered her eyes.
He chuckled. “Surely my notice is not worth so much.”
She shrugged. “For a young debutante prone to flights of romantic whimsy, it is,” she admitted. Maggie knew she should not say these things. Beyond this night, she could not fathom anything more coming of their little liaison. To bare her secrets to him would only leave her vulnerable to the pain to be endured when it was over. Yet, she could not stop now that she’d given voice to her deepest desires. “You must know how many hearts you’ve stolen simply by walking into a room. Many a night, I have watched you take a lady into your arms and waltz with her, wishing that I could be her. To be so close to you, moving together … to know your scent and your touch …” She paused, realizing that she’d said far too much.
Camden circled behind her, placing his hands upon her shoulders. His lips brushed the back of her neck and she shivered. “I cannot deny that knowing you have watched me from afar all this time does not bring me pleasure, Maggie,” he murmured, his lips tracing a path toward her ear. “When you watched me with those women, did you wonder if there was more to our association than a simple waltz would suggest?”
She nodded in response, unable to speak when he was nibbling at her neck, teasing the most deliciously sensitive spot just beneath her ear.
“You wondered if any of them would accompany me home, didn’t you? You thought about what I might be doing to them once I got them here.”
Maggie groaned as he took the shell of her ear between his teeth. “Yes,” she sighed. “I did.”
“How did you feel when you thought about it—when you imagined all the wicked things I did to those other ladies?” His hands worked at the buttons running down her back, sliding them loose one by one, opening her gown.
“Jealous,” she admitted.
He gripped the sleeves and pulled, lowering her gown to the floor and leaving it in a pool around her feet. He grasped her waist and pulled her against him, his lips trailing along her shoulder. “Did you fantasize about me, Maggie? Did you wonder what it would be like to be one of them?”
“I did,” she said, her voice low and husky. “At night, alone in my bed, I closed my eyes and tried to imagine what it was like to be with you.”
“Oh Maggie,” he said, his voice tinged with amusement and mock horror. “Never say you were ever so naughty.”
She giggled, biting her lower lip and leaning back against him, resting her head on his chest. “I was.”
“You touched yourself when you thought about me, didn’t you?” One of his hands slid across her stomach, lowering slowly toward the apex of her thighs. “Did you pleasure yourself to your fantasies of me?”
She gasped as he cupped her mons, his fingers massaging gently and drawing moisture from within. “Yes,” she said, her voice strained as he continued to tease her. “Yes, I did.”
“Show me,” he whispered, removing his hand.
Maggie groaned in agitation, wishing for his touch again. Yet, he seemed to be waiting for her to fulfill his command.
“Show me how you pleasured yourself, Maggie,” he said, his voice a bit rougher this time—a demand she dared not refuse. Not if she wished for more of the pleasure he could give her.

About the author:
Victoria Vale has written over two dozen Romance and Young Adult novels under various pseudonyms. As a lover of erotic romance, she enjoys nothing more than a sexy hero paired with a sassy heroine, flavored with a dash of spice and lots of heat. A wife and mother of three, she enjoys reading (of course), cooking, sewing … and other activities that aren’t appropriate for inclusion in a biography.
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~ Natalie G. Owens ~
No Rules. No Formulas. Love, mystery, fantasy...and a touch of Gothic.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Winter Gift Collection

Some author friends and I have thrown together a box set with some of our best heartwarming stories, just in time for the holidays! It is truly a winter gift from us, and it costs nothing to download.

Also -- From December 12-31, 2014, the authors at Addictive Reads are hosting a giveaway where you have the chance to win a Kindle Fire HD 7 pre-loaded with over 30 of our novels, novellas, and short stories (an approx. retail value of $239). -- (giveaway link below) --

We’re also offering up $50, $20, and $15 gift cards as prizes. The winners will be able to choose to receive their gift cards from Amazon, iTunes, B&N, or Google Play. (Note: Winners for the gift cards will be selected from world wide entries. Unfortunately due to the cost of shipping overseas, the grand prize will be limited to U.S. entries only.)

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. There are many things I enjoy at this time, such as a great holiday movie with a happy ending, hot chocolate, delicious rich winter food, mulled wine, the company of good friends and family, and holiday music. But topping that list has to be a good read that will keep me awake through the night! :)

Well, there is one thing I don't enjoy much - the COLD!!! Brrr... but let's not dwell on that, shall we?

What are some of your favorite things during the holidays?

Check out the link to the box set and bring yourself some holiday cheer -- download it now because it's FREE! A little something for you, our dear, amazing reader, because you deserve it more than anyone. May your holidays be bright and your 2015 even brighter. Now, click here to enter our giveaway --

And last but not leasy, my gift to you:

Book 1 in the Eternelles serial - INESCAPABLE - as well as the two short prequels, ADRASTEIA and SERAPHINE - available for download FREE from all retailers! 
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Much love...from my world to yours.

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

Thursday, July 31, 2014

#NewRelease Hot Summer Nights #Anthology #Sale #99cents

 Hot Summer Nights Volume One
$0.99 f0r a limited time!
HSN-BoxSetA multi-author anthology by: Alicia MichaelsCarly FallCasse NaRome,C.J. BatyElise Marion, Kacey Hammell, Natalie G. OwensPeggy Martinez, and R.K. Ryals
Genres: New Adult/Adult, Contemporary Romance, Paranormal, Time Travel
Release Date: July 30, 2014
Welcome to the exotic paradise of Dasia Island. In the Elysium Resort, nestled among the lush beauty of the rainforest, adventure and romance await. In these nine short stories by bestselling and award winning authors, passion ignites between people from all walks of life, with stories ranging from New Adult to Erotic Romance, and even a bit of Paranormal and Time Travel thrown in—after all the island itself has a mystical history, with mysteries and legends to explore. Lose yourself in the magic of the island … you’ll never want to go home again!
Contains my story ~ WOMAN IN THE MIST 
Garrick Kaili ‘Kai’ Langston, heir to the 5-star Euthykhia Hotel, remains on Dasia Island out of loyalty to his family. But this building harbors some dark secrets—unsolved mysteries that haunt one of its oldest residents.

Some say Poppy Drummond had been swallowed by the deadly mist near the Dasia ruins. Others claim such notions are merely the product of a crazy mind…

But Kai is just about to find out—the truth is never what it seems when the walls between fantasy and reality crumble down.
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~ Natalie G. Owens ~
No Rules. No Formulas. Love, mystery, fantasy...and a touch of Gothic.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

International Authors Day

Hello world! 

So July 14th is International Authors Day. Yep, today I stand up, raise my hand and celebrate...ME! But not just me - all my friends and colleagues who write and publish books with the readers in mind, and especially, all the readers who make this possible. So, a bunch of authors and readers have gotten together from July 14-18 to have a 5 day party dedicated to books. Neat, eh? Thanks to Debdatta at for putting this together.

So what does reading mean to me? Reading became a part of my life long before writing stories did. Immersing myself in books and wonderful tales helped me escape from many situations I didn't want to be in. I've always been a daydreamer, making up stories with fantastical plots and characters in my head. Reading also helped me see life from different angles, to view problems and solutions through the eyes of the different characters. I do believe that books save lives in some cases! When I felt down, picking up a book helped me pick myself back up. What amazing miracles a bunch of inked words on paper can do, right? 

Ultimately, reading made it possible for me to figure out what I wanted to do -- WRITE! :)

To date I have published 9 books, with 3 more on the way, to be released this summer. This year I'm focusing on 2 series: The Valthreans (paranormal romance) and Eternelles (urban fantasy), but I have some exciting projects coming down the pipeline.     

To thank my international readers, I'm offering AN ETERNITY OF ROSES at a 50% discount on

My co-writer, Zee Monodee, and I are also offering INESCAPABLE, the first book in the Eternelles series, for FREE at all major online retailers as follows: 

Amazon US:
Barnes and Noble:

Hope you enjoy these reads! And now, please hop on over to the blogs listed below and check out what the other authors and readers have to say about BOOKS. :)

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

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Addictive Summer Reads coming right to you!!

Welcome to our
2014 Addictive Summer Reads Event

Sale Prices and Giveaway effective
June 27-30, 2014 (CST).


Over $100 in prizes! (Rafflecopter link here)

One $50 PayPal Cash or Amazon Gift Card - Winner's Choice
One $15 Amazon Gift Card
Five $10 Amazon Gift Cards

We’ve reduced the prices of our books (listed below) to give you the opportunity to get some great reads for the summer. And of course, we have books for just about everyone! If you want to see more of an author’s books, just click on their name and it will take you to their Addictive Reads’ page.

dirtytricks 600x900Dirty Tricks by Xandra JamesRomantic Comedy / Contemporary Romance

She wanted revenge. He wanted her.
Cat was desperate, but pretending to be a ghost to stop the renovation on the neighbouring manor house was a new low even for her. All she needed to do, though, was slow down the renovation and figure out a way to make the owner pay for stealing her family home years before. Simple.
Everything was perfect until a new guy arrived on site, turning her plans for revenge upside down, and her body to a puddle of lusty mush. But when she finds out the secret he’s been keeping, will their attraction be strong enough to hold them together? Or will family ties tear them apart?
Warning: This story contains a large orange cat called Elvis, a fake ghost called Cat, a sizzling hot romance, and may cause you to crack a smile.

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Survival - Rhonda HopkinsSurvival by Rhonda Hopkins(Survival Series 1)

When Sarah escapes from her brutal abductors, she promises to return to rescue her twin sister, but with the dead walking the earth she is forced to rely on a coworker who made her work life hell for years. With her coworker weakened by cancer treatments, her sister still imprisoned, and the dead looking for an easy meal, Sarah’s only plan, if she can pull it off, is Survival.

Only .99 cents!

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Private DeceptionPrivate Deception by Tamara Ward
(A Jade O’Reilly Mystery)

Sassy private investigator Jade O’Reilly thinks she’s hit rock bottom when, in the midst of obtaining photos of a cheating spouse in a second-story apartment, she falls off a swing set to the feet of an attractive mystery man. But the next day, when Jade discovers the man’s identity—he’s a detective with the local Sweetwater, NC, police—she learns that the cheating spouse was murdered and Jade herself is a suspect. Rock bottom just got a new definition.
Action and light romance combine with engaging characters and humor for a page-turning whodunit set in the fictional coastal town of Sweetwater, NC.

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Good DaughterThe Good Daughter by Diana LayneSuspense/Thriller

Most good daughters would say they owe their fathers everything. Marisa Peruzzo, Mafia princess, would.
She owed him for killing her fiancé.
She owed him for destroying her mother.
She owed him for chaining her to the ‘family business’.
And she owed him for taking away her lifelong friend.
Payback’s a bitch.
Regular price 2.99

Only 99 cents!


Always RememberAlways Remember by Sheila Seabrook
Contemporary Romance

Jessie Adams had the perfect life—a successful career in country music, fans who adored her—until a midnight phone call from rancher Nate Coltrane forces her to face their past.
But sometimes the truth turns out to be a lie…
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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00074]Chasin’ Mason by Stacey Joy Netzel
Contemporary western romance

Catch the stallion ~ win the ranch. A simple competition between bitter enemies…but once Tripp and Regan are out on the range, tempers and passions flare in the Texas heat and nothing goes as either of them expects.
Regular Price – $3.99

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Pieces of Love by PJ Sharon

 Contemporary Young Adult Romance

Sixteen year-old Alexis Hartman wants nothing more than to play her guitar and get high, hoping to escape the pain of losing her sister. But when her second arrest for pot possession leads to her mother’s breakdown, Lexi is sent to stay with her grandmother for the summer. While embarking on a Mediterranean cruise hardly sounds like punishment, being forced to face her demons and falling for a guy she may never see again gives Lexi a chance to discover what it means to love someone—even when you have to let them go.
Regular price: 4.99

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Legend of Butterfield FarmThe Legend of Butterfield Farm  by D.D. Larsen
Young Adult Fantasy Adventure

Who knew climbing a tree could be as magical as climbing a beanstalk? Henna Steward certainly didn’t—until the seven-year-old is transported, along with her twelve-year-old sister and eight-year-old cousin, to a strange, far-away world where they must survive a perilous journey and The Dreaded One’s evil hordes. They must . . . Or they will never come home.
Regular ebook price: $2.99     Regular Paperback price: $9.99

Ebook only .99 cents! Paperback only $8.54!


KEEPINGSECRETSCOVER600pwKeeping Secrets by Kiru Taye
Contemporary Romance / African American romance

Have you ever love someone and didn’t even know it?
“Betrayal, heartache, loss, acceptance, forgiveness. Expertly crafted & cleverly woven”
Regular Price – $2.99

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(Children of the Fallen)

The Angel of Death falls in love with a mortal in this tale of true love, reincarnation, and forgiveness that spans from ancient Carthage to the current Iraq/Afghanistan war.
“This is the best book I have read in a long time. It is the first I have tried of this author, but it will not be the last. Fresh outlook and great characters make this a satisfying, hard to set down read.” (reader review).
Regular price: $3.99

FREE for the duration of this event!

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Air Final Cover 6x8Air: Merlin’s Chalice by Meredith Bond
New Adult Medieval Fantasy Romance

In one day Scai has gone from being just unusual to an outcast fleeing for her life. She soon learns that she is one of a magical people called the Vallen. Joined by the handsome Dylan and the fiery Bridget they set out on a new quest to find Merlin’s Chalice and defeat the evil Lady NimuĂ«.
Regular price – $2.99

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 On the weekend of June  27-30 it’ll be free ONLY at Apple iBooks

Revenge (Blood and Honor, #1) by Dana Delamar
Genre: Romantic Suspense

A woman on the run. A damaged Mafia don. A rival bent on revenge…
Mafia don Enrico Lucchesi struggles to preserve a fragile truce with the Andretti family. But when Kate Andretti flees from her abusive husband, Enrico won’t leave her in jeopardy. Can he save her without reigniting the bloody feud between the families?
*** Revenge was a double-finalist (Romantic Suspense and Best First Book) in the 2013 Booksellers’ Best Awards! ***
Regular Price: $4.99

Sale Price: .99 

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BlueKelticMoon_B_FrontBlue Keltic Moon – Lizzie Starr
Fantasy Romance

Duty before love. As much as Breanna’s heart protested, Gowthaman would have to wait until she returned with the rescued Alfar-Sindhu prince.
Love before self. Following Breanna into the World Between Worlds, Gowthaman faces the pains of his past, risks his intellect, his sanity and his life. For her.
Destiny before all. In the time of the blue Keltic moon.
Regular Price: $4.99

Only $1.99! 

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An Eternity of Roses - High Resolution for EBooksAn Eternity Of Roses (The Valthreans #1) by Natalie G Owens
Gothic Romance

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.
Regular price $3.99

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evidence_of_trust_coverEvidence of Trust by Stacey Joy Netzel
(Colorado Trust Series – 1)
Romantic Suspense

Trust makes all the difference when love and danger collide.
Sparks fly when a headstrong wrangler and an alpha park ranger are thrown together while he searches for evidence to stop the poacher killing animals in RMNP. When the monster turns his sights on Brittany, Joel discovers he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her—even give his own life.
Regular Price – $3.99

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sand1_promoThe Shadow of the World by Greg CarricoHorror / Sci-fi / Fantasy

An ex-con plagued with frequent blackouts discovers that his daughter and grandson are being stalked by a brutal killer, who happens to look exactly like him. With the help of his prison psychiatrist, he reconstructs the events of his blackouts, searching for clues to the killer’s identity. What he finds is a complex world of corruption and betrayal, where advanced alien technology and a dimensional rift to another world have turned him into a telepathic superhero. Will his newfound powers be enough to save his family and stop an even more powerful killer, or is this fantastic new reality just the mad ravings of a convicted murderer‘s shattered mind?
The Shadow of the World is the first episode of Sand, a gritty “Dark Knight” meets “Memento” superhero series, and the prequel to the novel Children of the Plague.
Regular price $1.99.

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We also have Box Sets and an Anthology that are on sale for only $0.99 cents for the event! 

Sugar and Sin Sexy Seven Box Set

The Sexy Seven

The Ladies of Sugar and Sin have seven more sinfully-sexy heroes for your reading pleasure: a cowboy, rich celebrity, pro-football player, emergency medical technician, mafia prince, artist, and a firefighter Dom. Fall in love with each one side by side with their strong, sassy heroines. 

Only .99 cents!

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TALES FROM THE MIST will take you on a journey into the dark world of the paranormal. These twelve stories vary in their degree of horror, yet all reach across the boundaries of their genres into the chilling realms of the macabre. Witches, ghosts, shape-shifters and vampire rats are some of the creatures that reign within these pages. 
Regular Price: $4.99

Only .99 cents!

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10 of the Addictive Reads’ authors have each contributed one of their paranormal-themed short stories, novellas, or full-length novels — 1,000 pages, all individually rated 4-stars or above. Travel with us as we guide you on a  journey through some great paranormal landscapes.

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 Visit with our authors at their blogs. A few are holding their own giveaways for the event at their websites. Here are some of the items up for grabs: a bracelet, beach swag, books, carryall bag from India, and gift cards.

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