Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!




Like I mentioned in the last post this year went by in a blur, so I really hope that 2014 will be a bit more...lasting - especially regarding the good memories.

A new year, a new chapter...
filled with new expectations, challenges and hopefully dreams coming true.

I wish you all a Happy New Year!


PS:
I had some trouble with Feedburner (and for quite a while apparently without realizing it - really sorry about that!) but now everyone who follows this blog by email should get an email notification every time a new blog is posted here. 
Keeping my fingers crossed that it'll work now!
;)


Friday, December 27, 2013

Reading and Writing in 2013


It's that time of year again when others like to look back on what happened or on what they achieved while I think about all the books I've read and...wanted to write.

To start...I read a couple of series that had me totally hooked:

Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill


Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead


Downside Ghosts by Stacia Kane


Guild Hunter by Nalini Singh



Regarding the writing...that really didn't work out so well for me this year. 
I had planned to publish three books, inlcuding Ivory Guard, but in the end I only managed to publish two, and those were written under pseudonym. 
I really do hope that next year I'll be able to stick with the plan no matter what obstacles life throws at me!


Friday, December 20, 2013

The Patroness - Paperback Launch

*jumping up and down*

It's happening.
After a lot of formatting and several proof copies I was finally satisfied with the result and on December 17 I hit the Publish button. Apparently Amazon still needs some time to connect the paperback and Kindle Edition but here are the paperback links:




Regarding the prizing, I tried my best and it's as low as CreateSpace allows it to be. I will only get about 50cents per copy but I feel weird to demand more for it seeing as I'm not an established author. Besides, the main reason I decided to publish a dead-tree-version of The Patroness Novels was to give readers who prefer the 'real thing' a chance to discover them - and of course, I couldn't resist the opportunity to have my own books in print and in my hands. ;)

Anyway, being an indie auhtor I totally enjoyed taking care of everything myself - the cover, the description, the spine, not to mention the interior. Using CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform was interesting and at times frustrating (concerning the formatting, not the site) , but in the end I can say I did this:


I'm still reeling from the feeling of having my own books in my own two hands. Christmas really has come early! ;)
Merry Christmas everyone!!!


Thursday, December 19, 2013

"BMR" Giveaway with Tome Tender - The Winners are...


Bobbi K
Holly L.
Tina 
Charizze M.
Cassandra L.

Congratulations and thanks for participating! 
I'll be sending out the copies as soon as I can! :)

Tome Tender

A big thanks to Tome Tender for a wonderful review and organizing the giveaway.
I had a great time. Keep up the brilliant work!


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

"Blue Moon Rising" - Giveaway with Tome Tender

Thanks to Tome Tender for 5 stars for Blue Moon Rising:

"Gargoyles...Shifters...Magical Creatures...and Legends of Old...
Blue Moon Rising is a new and extremely original twist on Arthur, magic, the paranormal and even the Mayan calendar.
Natalie Herzer brilliantly weaves an extraordinary tale that will have you riveted to the pages. Her characters are fresh and relatable. Suspense filled action is perfectly balanced with wonderfully executed sexual tension that will...

Head over to Tome Tender to read the full review and enter the GIVEAWAY for a chance to win an ecopy of Blue Moon Rising!!!  


Maiwenn Cadic doesn’t have a quiet and normal life. 
This week won’t be any different. 

Being the Patroness of Paris and protecting its inhabitants is a full time job but unfortunately it doesn’t pay the bills and so Maiwenn tries her best to make a living as a down-on-her luck private eye for odd cases. 

When five shapeshifters end up dead, she knows it’s bad news and has to call in The Council. They immediately send their assassin Kylian Tremaine, a typical shapeshifter who doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer and seems to see everything female as a damsel in distress - which Maiwenn is really not. 

Together they will not only have to overcome their prejudices and obstacles in the form of a trigger-happy bounty hunter and a hungry rogue, but they will also have to trust each other in order to solve the murder before more bodies pile up.