Thursday, January 17, 2013

I Love Reviewers

Being a romance writer is hard when the romantic entanglements in my personal life get disappointing. I had a flirty friend situation that had the potential to become something more basically crash and burn this past week (not through either of our faults, just because circumstances suck sometimes). I've been working on HEATBOUND, the third book in my Eve's Grotto series (the book that comes after SINBOUND) and in the last few days, every time I open up the document I've felt...(I hate to say it, but) bitter.

I've found some amazing readers through Goodreads who were willing to read and review my books honestly, and communicating with them this past week and seeing a few new awesome reviews pop up has given me revived energy to stop moping and keep writing. (I feel compelled to add, if a bad review were to pop up, that would be perfectly fine. When I say I want an honest review, I mean it. I also believe that as soon as I publish my books on Amazon, they stop belonging to me and they belong to the reader. Every reader will feel differently. I've taken enough creative writing workshops to be very well aware of this.) But seeing four or five stars pop up on Goodreads really does make my day. I love my characters and I love telling their story, and heck, bad romance in my own life should just be more fodder for stories!

I love every single reader, and everyone who agreed to review my stories. You guys have pulled me out of my bitter funk. So, thanks.


Thursday, January 10, 2013

LUSTBOUND sequel SINBOUND now live!

SINBOUND, the sequel to my novella LUSTBOUND is now live on Amazon and B&N!

I'm 2/3 of the way through writing my draft of HEATBOUND, the third book in the series.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

LUSTBOUND for 99 cents!

In honor of the holiday season, I dropped my price from $2.99 to $0.99. I don't know how long I'll keep it like this after Christmas (it's in part an experiment in pricing) but for now that's where it is.


Barnes and Noble

I'm hard at work on the second book, SINBOUND. Things got in the way of writing as much as I usually do, but perseverance has won out and I'm getting close with this one. Cover coming soon.


Friday, October 12, 2012

Got a NOOK?

LUSTBOUND is on Barnes and Noble!

If any of my wonderful reviewers are so inclined, I will love you eternally if you would post your reviews on B&!


Monday, August 27, 2012


Several LUSTBOUND readers have commented, either to me or in reviews, that the concept of the story sounds a little BDSM. The idea of women owning Pets in specific. I see exactly where they're coming from, because if you look at my notes for the story when I was first outlining it, there were more BDSM elements (though it was never going to get too too kinky).

But things change during the creative process. The romance took a front seat in what I originally thought was going to be the start of a story about sexual exploration. Christine's view of the society in the first book is narrow and limited, and so is her view of sex because of her oppressed upbringing. We see a little bit more through Valentin's point of view, but not much because his focus is so much on both Christine and his own unhappiness.

My romantic side took over as I was writing. I loved the idea of people falling in love in a society like this where so many things are against them. True love overcoming all, reaching for a Happily Ever After, happy things.

I like the twist that came about. You can certainly imagine that BDSM, and other sexual fantasies go on in Eve's Grotto. I certainly do. People may have an idea of a BDSM society going into the story, and that's fine. Because it makes the love story more unlikely and therefore even more dangerous and worth fighting for.

~ Natasha

Monday, July 2, 2012


After waiting for almost 3 days, LUSTBOUND is finally live on Amazon!

Preview or buy it here:

It's currently free for Prime members. I'm so excited to be doing this! :-)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

So much for June 30...

I had LUSTBOUND all ready to go last week. I sent it off to the person doing my formatting, and it was uploaded to KDP and waiting for review on the 29th.

It's still waiting.

Oh well, this part of the process is out of my control, and all I can do is hope Amazon finishes reviewing it soon. My fingers are crossed for tomorrow morning. I'm ready for it to be available, and to finally share some of my writing with readers.