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Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates

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.

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Darkly Skewed - Dark Carnival Book 1

Darkly Skewed
  • Number: B076GVQHYN
  • Release: 2017-11-09
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Rom: Historical, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Leap of Faith Publishing
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One night forever changed the life of Shaun Collins.

Once a successful and respected coroner, Shaun encountered a demon who rendered him nothing more than a living corpse, doomed to live on forever and ever.

And then Shaun found Dark Carnival. A mysterious travelling curiosity show where all the performers have secrets. Assuming the persona of a clown, Shaun travels city to city, hating himself a bit more with each passing day.

Everything changes when he meets the most beautiful woman named Kyrie, who doesn’t see what others see.

But to love Kyrie is not only selfish, but dangerous as well.

Can Shaun find a way in his impossible world to keep the woman he loves, and return to a normal life once again, or will his desires destroy them both?


Seaside Rendezvous - The Mac Brothers Book 3

Seaside Rendezvous
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B072N3L2CV
  • Release: 2017-06-12
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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Book number three in the sexy new series, The Mac Brothers.

Layne MacDonald’s life should be better than ever. He’s successful, handsome, and part owner of a successful resort called Seaside Escape. But nothing makes Layne happy or satisfied for very long. Not even a reunion at Highland Bay with his brothers. His solution to his unhappiness has always been to run away from his problems.

When sassy dancer Raven Solis saves Layne from a potentially violent altercation, all he sees is the beautiful face, the sexy body, and what he perceives as a party girl lifestyle. In other words, a totally unsuitable girl.

But Raven is so much more than a party girl, and by the time Layne realizes she is The One, will it be too late?


Surprise! You're a Christmas Bride - The Christmas Love List Book 1

Surprise! You're a Christmas Bride
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B01LWMA17H
  • Release: 2016-10-01
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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New to town, all that bridal consultant Maisey Gates wants is to meet a few new friends at Christmas time. When they introduce her to The Love List as a way to find that special Christmas date, Maisey wants no parts of it, but she doesn’t want to disappoint her new friends.

Love finds Maisey before she even has a chance to look at her Love List match.

Sean Marshall is ready to resume his life after tragically losing his wife. Meeting Maisey is a breath of fresh air, and he immediately senses Maisey could become a permanent part of his life. But Sean has a lot of baggage, some of it potential deal-breakers for his new relationship with Maisey.

What Sean doesn’t know is Maisey has a secret of her own.

With Christmas fast approaching, will Maisey and Sean find their Merry Christmas together, or will it be another holiday spent alone?


Sometimes in Autumn

Sometimes in Autumn
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B01LYJB01Q
  • Release: 2016-09-17
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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Fifteen years ago, Bethany Minor fled her hometown after being left at the alter by Dane Brennan. After the sudden death of her mother, she is forced to return home and face her past.

The years have been hell for Dane, and seeing Bethany again only reopens wounds he long thought closed.

When they realize the flames of their past love never died, Bethany and Dane will need to confess all before they can have a chance to reclaim their life that once should have been.

But when the truth of the past is finally revealed, will they still stand as a couple?


Undoing the Swan Girl

Undoing the Swan Girl
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B01F06SM8U
  • Release: 2016-06-21
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Leap of Faith Publishing
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Princess and her six brothers once lived in a land cloaked by a spell of innocence. Their lives changed dramatically when their father took a new bride with malicious intent. Valentina, an herbalist witch and proprietress of the Swan Club, a club which caters to royalty, dignitaries, and the social elite, has placed the brothers under a spell of hemlock, and enslaved them at the club.

Princess must rely for help on the alluring and mysterious huntsman Erich, himself a victim of Valentina. She must infiltrate the Swan Club and gain Valentina’s trust to rescue her brothers. Her adventure will come at a high price, including the loss of her innocence. But with this loss comes the possibility of love, and a new freedom which causes her to question whether the life she once treasured, was actually her bondage.


Christmas Jinx

Christmas Jinx
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B01A9JZBW8
  • Release: Out of Distribution
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Out of Distribution
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Marnie desperately needs an assistant. As the proprietress of For the Love of Fruitcake, her successful little home bakery, her Christmas orders are piling up as well as a looming Christmas Bakeoff competition.

Marnie is smitten with Jinx, and hires her on the spot. She’s young, sweet, and eager to please. But she’s also a jinx, just like her name.

There must be something Jinx is good at, and that is for Jinx to know and Marnie to soon figure out!


Eve of All Hallows

Eve of All Hallows
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B016T7FGP6
  • Release: 2015-12-17
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Leap of Faith Publishing
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When the Eve of All Hallows meets All Saints Day only Fate can decide the outcome.

As Jamie travels the world in search of fulfillment, she arrives in Majorca the day before Halloween. Almost immediately, she realizes all is not what it seems. There are no tourists, and everyone is just a bit -- different. She meets a local tattooist named Carlito, a native of Peru.The attraction is instantaneous and intense. He makes her an unbelievable offer. But whether it means heaven or horror, she is not sure. When the Eve of All Hallows meets All Saints Day only Fate can decide the outcome.


Sugarplum Christmas - The Mobile Mistletoe, #8

Sugarplum Christmas
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B0186ES1Y8
  • Release: 2015-11-17
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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Plum Watkins, proprietress of the Sugarplum Café, is well known for her kindness and generosity to others, especially around Christmas. But how far can her kindness stretch?

David Hunter is a man on an adventure. He’s left a lucrative job and a comfortable life to seek out new meaning, and a story to tell the world. But after a few months on the road, he is more disillusioned than ever.

When Plum brings David into her home and her café, she sees beyond the disheveled, flu stricken man she assumes is homeless. Little does she know, David is not what he seems.

As they grow closer, Plum feels she’s finally found true love. When David finally reveals all, will they enjoy a magical first Christmas together, or will Plum be left to never trust again?


Twice as Nice Christmas - Places to See, #4

Twice as Nice Christmas
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B0184EPC1K
  • Release: 2015-11-16
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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Jade Edmonds, an accessories buyer for an upscale department store, is forced by her kind hearted boss to take a Christmas vacation. She decides to visit the Bulgarian home she purchased on a whim, sight unseen from the internet. What starts off as a dream vacation soon turns into a nightmare of events including turbulent flights with screaming babies, snow storms, and a house that is not quite what Jade imagined.

But there is one constant bright spot. It seems wherever Jade finds trouble, charming London-living, English interpreter, Damyon Vadkov, is always there to help. The two spend a magical month in Bulgaria, and love is in the air. Their separation looms large as the couple need to return to their lives in separate countries. Will this be the end, or just the beginning?


Color My Christmas

Color My Christmas
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B017UVMTQO
  • Release: 2015-11-10
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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After an unfortunate incident, Dr. Timothy Martin’s career as a surgeon is in tatters. Unable to cope with the changes in his life, his mother insists he visit Meggie Marie, a woman she says can perform miracles with her alternative therapy.

Timothy is reluctant, but maybe Meggie is his last chance to heal.

When he sees Meggie, he is intrigued by the eccentric woman with vibrant red hair, who wears tie-dye and flower headbands. When he gets to know her, she becomes something else to him – hope, joy, and maybe even love.

But is Meggie for real, or is she simply providing him with her special brand of therapy?

With Christmas just around the corner, has Timothy found his Christmas miracle, or is Meggie’s motive something darker waiting to be discovered?


Everything Anise

Everything Anise
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B015OORO8W
  • Release: 2015-10-07
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Closed / Torquere Press, LLC.
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A Victorian-era vampire living in the modern world, Emigh Bennett’s favorite activity is watching people from the window of her little bookshop. When she spots a woman nearly killed on the street outside her shop, she rushes to her rescue, and she meets Anise.

The proprietress of a little home business called “Everything Anise”, Anise crafts one-of-a-kind perfumes all with a touch of her namesake spice, all with the power to intoxicate and delight the senses. She is smart, sexy, beautiful, and happens to be a little bit different.

Although Anise is everything Emigh could ever ask for and more, she can’t quite figure her out. Anise possesses the duality of an innocent angel and a vivacious vixen. Even if Emigh can ever peel away the multi layers of Anise to uncover the truth beneath, what will happen when she finally reveals the truth about herself?


Sunset Beach Romance Series

Sunset Beach Romance Series
  • Stars
  • Number: B015QRCRZC
  • Release: 2015-09-23
  • Authors: Jennifer Conner, Natalie-Nicole Bates, Sharon Kleve, Angela Ford
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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Now together for the first time. The best-selling Sunset Beach Romance Series.

Four best friends from high school reunite at their ten year high school reunion. All had went their separate ways to college across the country wanting to get out of the small town they grew up in and have professional careers and make lots of money. Rich, successful yet lonely, none of the four friends have been lucky in love.

Sunset Kisses - Angela Ford

Sunset Nights - Sharon Kleve

Sunset Waves - Jennifer Conner

Sunset Surprise - Natalie-Nicole Bates


Sunset Surprise - Sunset Beach Romance Series, #4

Sunset Surprise
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B014GA673I
  • Release: 2015-08-24
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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Summer Whitney’s life is spinning out of control. After the death of her fiancé, she closed her successful tattoo shop and travelled the world searching for something or someone to hold on to.

A reunion at Sunset Beach brought about a hasty decision to move back home seeking reconnection with her friends and family. But a surprise visit from ex love Kimon Galanos brings shocking news of the past – and the present.

Will Summer remain long enough in Sunset Beach to rekindle love and finally find the last happiness that has eluded her all of her life, or will she run away again, this time forever?


Rules of Love - The Mobile Mistletoe, #6

Rules of Love
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B011PLFTOY
  • Release: 2015-07-14
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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On the surface, Paige Paget seems to have it all. She’s beautiful, confident, successful, and the co-owner of a new business, Cheer-Mania Academy, with her sister, Polly.

But beneath her seemingly charmed life, Paige is a woman stifled by rules.

When she meets Jordy Evans, the brother and now guardian of Paige’s fourteen year old student, Gabrielle, she believes Jordy may be the man of her dreams.

Dating a man with the responsibility of parenting a teen means a whole new set of rules, and Paige isn’t so sure she can handle it.

But the rules of love might not let Paige get away so easy!


One Winter

One Winter
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00VGKJU6S
  • Release: 2015-03-30
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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After her mother’s sudden death, Rory Lane is home again. It has been fifteen years since she escaped Mount Pleasant and everyone and everything in it. Now she must oversee the closing of her mother’s affairs.

The only bright spot is Rory’s blossoming friendship with boarder CJ Rausch. Rory senses that CJ just might be her soul mate, but the handsome excavator is somewhat of a standoffish loner.

After an unthinkable event, Rory’s life spins out of control, and she must deal not only with her grasping, selfish sister, but also a manipulative, wannabe suitor. CJ offers Rory a way out, but at what price? Beware: Everyone has secrets in Mount Pleasant...And they enjoy them!


Amii's Angel

Amii's Angel
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00USMPE60
  • Release: 2015-03-16
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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For years, Amii Sloan has held a burning grudge against Ryan Maine for his cutting cross examination during her sister’s murder trial. Now, a chance encounter brings Ryan back into her life, along with a very interesting proposition—to work as his personal assistant in the idyllic town of Unity.

Down on her luck, and supporting a mother with early onset dementia, Amii doesn’t have much of a choice but to accept the job Ryan offers. But can she overlook the past, to possibly open the door to a brighter future?

As she spends time with the handsome, successful lawyer, she realizes that maybe first impressions can be wrong, and that just maybe she and Ryan could share a whole lot more than she ever imagined.


Valentine Romance - The Best Short Story Romances

Valentine Romance
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781507783344
  • Release: 2015-02-05
  • Authors: Jennifer Conner, Natalie-Nicole Bates, Sharon Kleve, Angela Ford
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Fall in love this Valentine's Day with four short stories in this sweet and sexy holiday anthology by four of today's hot romance writers.

Surrender - Angela Ford

Love Potion Number 10 - Jennifer Conner

Valentine Promise - Sharon Kleve

Just in Time, Valentine - Natalie-Nicole Bates


Just in Time, Valentine

Just in Time, Valentine
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00SNM585E
  • Release: 2015-01-22
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words, New Adult & College
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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A new short story Valentine romance from best-selling author, Natalie-Nicole Bates.

Life keeps getting better every day for Anissa Blake. She is embarking on a new business, she’s nominated for a prestigious award for her volunteerism, and best of all, she is dating a handsome Brazilian neurosurgery resident she’s positively crazy about.

This Valentine’s Day promises to be the best ever!

But she finds out her handsome boyfriend, Gabriel Santos, is moving over one thousand miles away, and she may lose him.

Can a Valentine’s Day wager meant as a joke between the couple, decide their future forever?


Forever Red Christmas

Forever Red Christmas
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00R0OARUC
  • Release: 2014-12-14
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, Seasonal / Holiday, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Leap of Faith Publishing
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Has Fate finally delivered a Christmas angel?

For years, vampire Alexander May has lived in peace and solitude, emerging every so often to feed off the energies of unsuspecting women, while curbing the loneliness that has grated on him his entire existence.

Near Christmas, Alexander’s attention is perked by the alluring Tori Welch. To Alex, Tori shines. There is something so wonderfully different about her. That perhaps she is the woman who could love and accept him for what he is. The Christmas angel he so desperately hoped for.

But when a tragedy occurs eerily similar to another decades earlier, Alexander wonders if it is better to abandon his love for Tori to keep her safe, or is far too late to stop what Fate has in store for both of them this Christmas?


Save Me: Believe Again - Rise Series, #2

Save Me: Believe Again
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00R0U909U
  • Release: 2014-12-14
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Leap of Faith Publishing
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One day will change two lives forever.

For over one hundred years, Daniel Tremont searched for the woman who brought him back from the dead after a tragic fire. He is sure she is the love of his life. When he finally catches up with her, he realizes he’s made a terrible mistake.

Alone in his grief, Daniel stumbles upon the remains of a long shuttered insane asylum. In the distance, he sees a beautiful young woman beckon to him.

Is she real, or simply the spirit of a long dead former inmate of the asylum?

Brecklin is at the asylum to spend the last day of her life alone. Daniel’s arrival now complicates her plans. But Brecklin soon realizes Daniel isn’t an ordinary man. He is an extraordinary man. He needs her to save him, and in return, he will save her. Can she believe long enough to alter the course of her fading life, and maybe in return, find a forever love?


Christmas with the Black Sheep

Christmas with the Black Sheep
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00PSYBJVM
  • Release: 2014-11-17
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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It’s Christmas time, and Eriah Jameson has returned home to restart his family’s business. Due to his wild child past, no one is friendly or welcoming to Barrow Haven’s black sheep.

Aylin Myers lost her job when Eriah’s father took ill. She knows Eriah needs her help getting his business up and running again, but she doesn’t trust him. If he fails, she knows it will dishonor his father’s memory. And Aylin knows that at Christmas, it’s the right thing to help your fellow man—no matter how wretched he might be.

As Aylin gets to know Eriah, she sees a side of him Barrow Haven never saw. That perhaps the black sheep has changed for the better. Still, can she be sure this side of Eriah is real, and not just a facade he’s perfected over time to get his own way?


Forget Me Not Christmas - Handmade for Christmas, #2

Forget Me Not Christmas
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00P89UT0Y
  • Release: 2014-11-03
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday, New Adult & College
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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Jorie Beckett has never celebrated Christmas. Now after returning home after an extended period abroad, she looks forward to renewing her relationship with family, and start her life anew. Even if that means celebrating the holiday.

She doesn’t expect to run into her high school sweetheart at a Christmas Market.Kyle Koykendall pledged to always love and protect Jorie, but didn’t live up to his promise. He’s now bitter and angry, and Jorie can’t understand why. After all, he failed her, not the other way around.

Can Jorie and Kyle work through the secrets and lies of the past that split them apart, and rediscover their love? Or will Jorie’s first Christmas be a memorable disaster?


Sara-Kate's Spirit

Sara-Kate's Spirit
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00I3UGQM0
  • Release: 2014-01-24
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Gypsy Angel Books
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Fallen spirit guide Sara-Kate has cocooned herself into an isolating, lonely life on earth. After a series of devastating incidents, she now prefers solitude to contact with others.

Her quiet existence is shattered when one night outside of her home, Sara-Kate awakens to the sound of a horrible accident, and finds a man near death. She offers comfort to the dying man before setting off back home.

Soon after, a knock at the door brings a surprise.

The dead man has somehow managed to follow her home!

Reed Thayer is dead, and doesn’t know it.

As Sara-Kate struggles with how to tell Reed about his new existence, her feelings for him continue to grow and a relationship blooms. She knows nothing will ever be the same for them when he finally learns the truth, and that their new found love may die when all is revealed.


Come Full Circle

Come Full Circle
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00FISP8YW
  • Release: 2013-09-28
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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Fifteen years ago, Bethany Minor fled her hometown after being left at the alter by Dane Brennan. After the sudden death of her mother, she is forced to return home and face her past.

The years have been hell for Dane, and seeing Bethany again only reopens wounds he long thought closed.

When they realize the flames of their past love never died, Bethany and Dane will need to confess all before they can have a chance to reclaim their life that once should have been.

But when the truth of the past is finally revealed, will they still stand as a couple?


The Heart of the Hunter

The Heart of the Hunter
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00EX66U5Q
  • Release: 2013-08-31
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Gypsy Angel Books
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After a devastating accident, Barret Atkins has accepted a quiet, solitary existence. His life is turned upside down, when he finds the badly injured Kansas Smith, left for dead in a case of mistaken identity. As Kansas begins to recover, Barret must face some deep scars of his own. When the couple begin to fall for each other, their lives spin into a revival of past hurts, jealousies, and betrayals, causing Barret to put a halt to their budding relationship.

Barret’s hesitation causes his best friend-turned vicious rival, Duncan Craig, to pursue a friendship with Kansas. Where will this leave Barret? Can they all hold on long enough to escape Kansas’s attacker, and will they ever conquer their own inner demons intent on keeping them apart?


Back to You Collection

Back to You Collection
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00BUCU0YI
  • Release: 2013-03-13
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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On the surface, Lynsey Reznor seems to have it all. She is

beautiful, brilliant, and a successful true-crime writer who has

been living the past decade in Miami. But what Lynsey lacks is

what she needs the most—a family.

After the death of her mother, and yet another failed

relationship, Lynsey makes an impulsive decision to return

to her hometown of Unity. But Unity will present its own

bittersweet memories, most notably, her first love, Nick

Lincoln.

Twenty years ago, Nick broke teenager Lynsey’s heart when he

decided to marry another. He had his own private reasons—reasons

he never explained to Lynsey. Now she is back, along with a

chance to reclaim her love. But Lynsey wants answers from him

that he may never be able to give out of duty and guilt.

Additional Bonus Stories: Remember the Stars and Antique Charming


Remember the Stars

Remember the Stars
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00B3EF1YW
  • Release: 2013-01-19
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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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?


See Me

See Me
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B009MRN9P0
  • Release: 2012-10-06
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Leap of Faith Publishing
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Carly Anders is hearing voices in her head. Another one of her kind is trying to contact her. She knows of the malevolent freaks—others who are eternal like her and seek out the weak to inflict pain upon. For years, Carly has held up huge protective walls to keep herself and her secrets safe. Now, physically and mentally exhausted, Carly needs protection and rest.

She accepts the invitation to visit an internet friend who needs help appraising a collection of antique photographs. The situation is not ideal, but Carly hopes a male presence in her life will deter the determined suitor who haunts her thoughts and dreams.

Daniel Tremont is not what Carly is expecting.

The former funeral director has a secret of his own. Not only is he eternal like Carly, he is her creation from all those years before—her abomination she thought she killed. Daniel has been searching for Carly for years. He knows she is the piece of his life that he has been missing for so long. Now that he has found her, he has no intentions of letting her go.


Antique Charming

Antique Charming
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B005PCL340
  • Release: 2011-10-01
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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Third-generation funeral director Lizzie Morton is about to have her dreams realized. She has purchased the long abandoned Nichols Funeral Home and its upstairs flat, determined to restore the funeral home to its once former glory. But a late night visitor, Adam Nichols, claims the funeral home still belongs to his family. Lizzie scoffs at his odd behavior and outlandish claims, but when a vintage photograph appears, she soon realizes, to her horror, that Adam Nichols did own the funeral home--more than one hundred years ago--and now she has allowed this entity to pass into her home.


Change of Address

Change of Address
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B006O03944
  • Release: Out of Distribution
  • Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Closed - Secret Cravings Publishing
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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. (Short Novel - 30,000 - 44,999)