What was your first sale as an author?
My first same was my contemporary romance, Change of Address, to Sweet Cravings Publishing. Although Change of Address was my first sale, my paranormal short story, Antique Charming, was first to be released by Books to Go Now.
Who are your books published with?
Change of Address, my contemporary romance, is released through Sweet Cravings Publishing. My paranormal romance, SEE ME, is available through Leap of Faith Publishing. My contemporary romance, Back To You, my paranormal novella, Remember The Stars, and short paranormal story, Antique Charming, are available from Books To Go Now.
What songs are most played on your Ipod?
Currently, I’m playing Ozzy Osbourne’s Mama, I’m Coming Home. I don’t know why, but the song started pounding in my head a few months ago, I even dreamed about it. I also play Icehouse’s Electric Blue, quite a bit. Alice in Chains, I Stay Away, and Don Henley’s Dirty Laundry.
Do you have any suggestions for beginning writers? If so, what are they?
One suggestion I always make to new writers is to seek out a course in novel writing that teaches how to build a novel from idea to the end. As a reviewer, I can’t say how many times I read a promising new writer who falls down because their story structure is incorrect, especially point of view.
How do you react to a bad review of your book?
I have a saying about reviews in general: If you like my stuff, great. If you don’t, keep walking.
Beatles or Monkees? Why?
The Monkees. I was too young for the Beatles era. I grew up on reruns of The Monkees. Mike Nesmith was my first crush.
If I came to visit early in the morning would you impress me as being more like a chirpy bird or a grumpy bear?
Grumpy bear, most definitely. My partner and I are HUGE NHL, KHL, and MLB fans. Most of the live games air here in the UK after midnight. Needless to say, we do not enjoy being visited in the early morning unless it’s before 5AM.
Do you have a Website or Blog?
Yes, I am at http://www.natalienicolebates.com
For Leah Rhodes, life as she knows it has just changed forever.
Waking in a gutter in the dark surroundings of her distant past, a familiar man stands out in her confusion.
But Remy Moreland has been dead for years.
It soon becomes apparent to Leah that both she and Remy are trapped in a hell of their own making.
Can one night together not only lead to the way out, but to love as well?
Natalie-Nicole Bates is a book reviewer and author.
Her passions in life include books and hockey along with Victorian and Edwardian era photography and antique poison bottles. 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.
Visit Natalie online at www.natalienicolebates.com
Social media links for Natalie-Nicole Bates
Author of Contemporary and Paranormal Romance
Back To You Collection
available now at Amazon
Remember The Stars
available now from Books To Go Now
available now from Leap of Faith Publishing