I received word yesterday that my manuscript for Where Shadows Fall has been accepted by my publisher. This means it should be ready for release in time for holiday sales. Where Shadows Fall will serve as the ending of the Shades and Shadows trilogy, though not likely the end of stories in that world. I have […]
My those two weeks of vacation disappeared in a flash! I had an amazing time visiting Rome and Pompeii and Florence and Venice and Paris! Lots of great food and lots of wonderful vistas. I got home last week, but was unfortunately sick with a cold I picked up in Paris. Woke up with it […]
As I was looking for a book, I came across a small cache of copies of Through Shade and Shadow with the original cover. If you recall, when we released In Gathering Shade, we redesigned the cover. So here I sit with a bunch of the old covers and I thought that would be a […]
Today and tomorrow only, my first book, Forever is on sale for your Kindle pleasure. Just 99 cents gets you a gothic tale of a girl born into a family of vampires, and her life as she grew to understand her differences, sought her freedom, loved, lost and more. “I am comfortable in the dark, […]
I asked myself this morning what it was I wanted to do today. Aside from the obvious answer (writing), I heard myself say “let’s give away some books!”
I thought that was an amazing idea! So, let’s do that! Contest opens tomorrow, runs through November 15th. Prize package will include, at minimum, one copy each of Through Shade and Shadow and In Gathering Shade. There will be other goodies thrown in there too to make things fun. I won’t tell you exactly what the prize package includes, but it should suit most any reader.
Click the link below to enter.
Count me in!
And now I head back into the third installment in the series!
By Natalie J. Case
Are you a book reviewer? A reader who loves books? I’m looking for folks who will provide honest reviews of my books. I can provide electronic ARCs if you are a book blogger or reviewer.
I know my work isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, but if you’re interested in vampire stories that go beyond the modern teenage love story, you might enjoy Forever, the story of Amara: born to a vampire mother and raised in a clan of killers, Amara finds herself at odds with her family and drawn toward the world of man.
Once Upon a Broken Dream is an anthology of short stories that all emerged from a single prompt. Two of my own stories are in there and I edited the overall anthology. The stories cover a broad spectrum of genres. My two offerings are an introduction to a sci-fi story I hope to introduce next year, Jericho Jordan and a fairy-tale fantasy called Red-Belly about a world once governed by dragons.
Through Shade and Shadow is the opening salvo in a series filled with danger, secret government agencies, psychics, healers and shape-shifters and a world on the brink of war. Meet Mason Jerah, a Shade, who we meet as his world dies, goes from a backwoods, sheltered boy to government agent at the focal point of the coming civil war and Alaric Lambrecht, a Shadow who just wants to keep his people safe. When they finally come together, it could signal the beginning of the end.
In Gathering Shade picks up where Through Shade and Shadow left off, joining Mason and Alaric on a daring escape and meeting a few new players. Raven Ivany is a government agent, working for the same agency as Mason. She too is a Shade, and while investigating what seems to be a Shade serial killer, she happens across Zero, a teenager with the abilities of a Sage and a Shadow, together with Evan Chayton, they find themselves caught up in the machinations of a Shadow who has been manipulating things from behind the scenes.
Anyone interested in reviewing any of these, please reach out to me at email@example.com.
By Natalie J. Case
I meant to introduce you all to Zero last week, but I completely spaced it. I’ll blame it on the combination of pain and pain meds. So today, I want to do that, but yesterday my publisher emailed me with the cover for In Gathering Shade, and as an added bonus, he included the re-designed cover for Through Shade and Shadow.
It’s gorgeous, don’t you think? I’m in love with it!
Okay, let’s talk about Zero. I started writing Zero’s character originally thinking she was the start of something new. Then I discovered that she was a part of Shades and Shadows.
We first meet her as a prisoner of sorts, the subject of some mysterious experimentation. Zero is sixteen, the daughter of a Chinese Sage who was seduced and eventually controlled by an American Shadow with questionable ambitions.
Zero is something of an escape artist, an adept thief, and particularly good with glamors. She doesn’t trust easily, so when she throws in with Raven and Evan she’s also got one foot out the door, and her eye on all the exits.
Even she doesn’t fully know what the experiments did to her, but she knows she doesn’t want to wait to find out. She has seen first hand what the man behind her captivity could do to the minds of others and she’s scared that he might have done the same to her.
Zero is both Sage and Shadow, and no one knows the full extent of what she can do. In many ways, Zero is a broken glass held together with duct tape.
I know, I know…what you really want is to see the cover for In Gathering Shade, right?
With no further ado…This cover is beautiful! I can’t stop staring at the two of them together!
Source: forever and a week (at $.99)
Here we are again, another Monday, another day in the office. We’re into the middle of July already, which seems ludicrous, really. Before you know it, the holiday season will be upon us!
I have something to celebrate, however, and we don’t have to wait for Christmas! My first book with Creativia Publishing is on promo this week, today through the 16th and you can get a Kindle copy for only $.99! Yes! That’s right, just ninety-nine cents for Forever!
I spent a bunch of time over the weekend working on a short story anthology that I hope to have ready for the publisher by next Monday, and part of that was working on a story of my own that I hope to include. It’s a short piece in the world of a novel I hope to write next year, when I’ve finished with Shades and Shadows. It’s going to be a sci-fi novel and I’m excited to get into it, even if only in a small way.
I suppose I should go pour that cup of coffee and get my day started. So much to do and all that. Have a great Monday, Readers!
Are you ready for two new giveaways?
I certainly am! Opening for entry today are my two latest Goodreads Giveaways. I have two copies of both of my books available to win.
Are you excited? I know I am! I love the feeling that comes when I drop a book in the mail for someone.
This is your reminder that there are only two days (today and tomorrow) left to get your name in over on Goodreads to be entered into a drawing for one of two signed copies of Through Shade and Shadow…
Source: goodreads giveaway!