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 http://www.b00kr3vi3ws.in 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 Pothi.com.
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: http://amzn.to/13UwYCw
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/10yRjt7
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/16JmZV6
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1pBRaXMiBooks: http://bit.ly/1juzC8C
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.