Thursday, January 19, 2012

Book Tour and Guest Post: Change of Address by Natalie Nicole Bates


Welcome to the Book Tour for Change of Address by Natalie Nicole Bates.  First, I'll tell you a little about the book, then we have a guest post from the author herself!




Change of Address

Natalie-Nicole Bates

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 18 2012

Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing



Saved from a traumatic past and successful in her present as a home care nurse, Josselyn Adler’s dream of home ownership in the idyllic town of Unity are dashed to pieces when Dr Ben Parnell, a cancer specialist, shows up on her doorstep claiming to be the rightful owner of the house—and Ben has a will to prove it!  To Josselyn, the house represents a new start in her life. With a stable home, hopefully a much wanted family wouldn’t be far behind.



After a near career-ending allegation is made, Ben has returned home to lick his wounds. But now he must prove Josselyn’s claim to be a fake, that she used her position as a live-in nurse to his sick father to ingratiate herself into his good graces. But as he gets to know her, he can tell by her shy, often standoffish behavior, that Josselyn is a woman who has been deeply hurt in her past. Although he is attracted to the dark haired beauty that has invaded his life, he is still suspicious of her true motives and her past involvement with his father.

Warnings: The story is sensual, but has NO graphic sex or violence, and only mild coarse language and adult themes

 
About the Author:

Natalie Nicole-Bates is a book reviewer and author.

Her short paranormal romance, Antique Charming, was published by Books To Go Now Publishing in October 2011 and her contemporary romance, Change of Address, is scheduled to be published by Secret Cravings in January 2012.

Her passions in life include books and hockey along with Victorian and Edwardian era photography. Natalie contributes her uncharacteristic love of hockey to being born in Russia.


She currently resides in the UK where she is working on her next book and adding to her collection of 19th century post-mortem photos.




And now, a guest post from Natalie!
From Book Lover To Book Author

By Natalie-Nicole Bates



I have always been a voracious reader ever since I was a child. I was the twelve year old kid in the corner reading Harold Robbins and Sidney Sheldon. I remember being swept away in Sheldon’s Master of the Game and Robbins’ Goodbye, Janette. Influenced by these masters, I knew I wanted to write someday.


A few years ago, I spent a week in the hospital after an ill-fated skateboard stunt. I sent my partner to the bookstore to get as many Harlequin and Silhouette books he could find. That week I reached my all time record for the number of books read—24 books in one week!

More than a year ago, I decided to try making the big leap from reader to writer. I knew it couldn’t be accomplished by simply sitting down at the computer and pounding out a 350-page story. There were building blocks to creating a novel—idea, setting, plot, scene, point of view—to name a few.


I enrolled in an intensive six-month course in the art of novel writing. I was paired with a mentor, and was ready to writing this sweeping mainstream saga involving two people who had wills that left them a piece of property. My mentor said, you belong in the romance genre. This was best advice I could get.

This past summer, I finished my first novel, a contemporary romance called Change of Address. To my delight, I sold it to Secret Cravings Publishing in just a week.


After I signed the contract, I was hit by an idea for a paranormal story. I knew that I wanted it to be short, just a small bite for a reader to enjoy, and hopefully if I could sell it, it would be my introduction to all of the readers in this world. During a particularly frenzied episode of writing, I finished the story in a day. After editing, I sold the story to Books To Go Now. 


This is my introduction to the world of publishing. I hope you will enjoy Change of Address as much as I enjoyed writing it.


4 comments:

  1. Thank you, Maria, for hosting this stop of my blog tour for Change of Address! I very much appreciate it!

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  2. What a great guest post! Change of Address sounds like an interesting book full of suspense and romance. I am a big fan of Sheldon, so I can understand why his books inspired the author. Wow! I am impressed by the author's quick success at getting published. Congratulations!

    ~Jess
    http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

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