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About 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.
Visit Natalie online at www.natalienicolebates.com
Also by Natalie-Nicole Bates
Remember The Stars
Books To Go Now
Leap of Faith Publishing
Change of Address
2012 Festival of romance Reader’s Award FINALIST
Sweet Cravings Publishing
Antique Charming (short story)
Books To Go Now
Back To You
Books To Go Now
An Interview with Natalie-Nicole Bates
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Natalie, thank you so much for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book, Remember the Stars, is very unique. Where did you get the idea for this fascinating tale?
NN: I worked for several years as a trauma technician. I spent quite a deal of time with patients in various degrees of comas. I often wondered what was happening with their minds and spirits while in this state. The premise for Remember The Stars is what would happen if you put yourself (through your own fault) into a situation that landed you in a place between life and death. This is what Remember The Stars is all about, an unpredictable world between life and death.
HH: What do you like best about Leah and why will readers be pulling for her?
NN: Leah’s wants in life were simple. She wanted a husband and children to care for. She was with a totally unsuitable man who was never going to fulfil these needs and she knew she needed to extricate herself from this relationship. She’s a very lovely, caring woman tossed into a world she has no knowledge of, and at one point she will be asked to make the ultimate choice.
HH: What do you like best about Remy and why will readers love him?
NN: Remy is a man who has made his share of mistakes. He is now left in a world with nothing to do other than ponder his past mistakes. Although this novella is short -- only about 12,000 words, Remy makes a few huge discoveries about himself and his predicament, and Leah is a big reason for this. I think his change is huge, and his atonement will resonate with readers.
HH: How is their story different from anything you’ve written so far?
NN: Although this story is at its core a romance, as are my other stories, Remember The Stars delves a lot more into the horror genre than my others. True, SEE ME does feature one majorly graphic horror scenes in the prologue, SEE ME then takes total focus on the hero and heroine of that story. In Remember The Stars, the horror is more lingering, more pronounced. You don’t know who is trustworthy or what is behind the next corner.
HH: What do you hope readers enjoy most about their story?
NN: I hope my readers will enjoy the fusion of romance and horror, that just because there is a perilous situation, that romance and love can’t prevail.
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
NN: I’m currently working on a new paranormal tentatively titled Sometimes in Winter. I’m also working hard to complete my next Unity book, Amii’s Angel. Once again I’ll be taking readers back to that idyllic little town of Unity. This time focusing on Amii Sloan and Ryan Maine. We met this duo briefly in my contemporary Change of Address.
HH: What do you enjoy most about being a writer?
NN: I enjoy having an outlet for my wild imagination and I love having the opportunity to share my work with readers. It’s quite a blessing.
HH: What’s your writing schedule like?
NN: I’m not a full time writer. I write maybe three times a week for a few hours. I do heavily promote though and spend a great deal of time getting my writing out there to everyone and offering fabulous contests and giveaways.
HH: Where can readers find you online?
NN: You can always find me at my blog:
HH: Why will 2013 be a very good year for you?
NN: This year has already started off fabulous for me and I’m certainly hoping for that to continue. Remember The Stars is available, and soon Books To Go Now will re-release my Festival of Romance Reader’s Award Finalist Back To You.
HH: Thank you!