Saturday, October 20, 2012

Interview with Natalie-Nicole Bates

What inspired you to become an author?
I was a voracious reader since childhood. I was then a reviewer for several years before I decided to write. I had a lot of storylines in my mind, so I started to write.

Do you have a specific writing style?
I like to describe my style as character driven with an emotional punch.

Do you write in different genres?
I write in both the contemporary romance and paranormal romance genres.

Do you title the book first or wait until after it’s complete?
I titled this book as I was writing it. It wasn’t the original title though. The original title was Hello, Again. I often change titles as I’m working on the story.

What book are you reading now?
The new James M Cain’s Cocktail Waitress. I love 1930’s and 1940’s writing. I’ve read all of Cain’s books including Double Indemnity, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Mildred Pierce

What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects?
I just contracted a paranormal romance novella with Books To Go Now titled Remember The Stars. My next project will be an erotic contemporary.

Who designed the cover of your latest book?
The fabulous Regina Paul designed the cover for SEE ME. I think it’s amazing.

Do you have any advice for other writers?
For new writers, I always recommend that you take an intensive novel writing class that teaches you how to structure a book. I can’t tell you how many times I read a promising new writers work and they’re let down by story structure such as point of view. Knowing the foundations of proper writing is half the battle.

Do you have a song or playlist (book soundtrack) that you think represents this book?
The song I worked with the most for SEE ME is Fuel’s Bittersweet.

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by Natalie-Nicole Bates


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.

Leap of Faith Publishing

About the Author:

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

Twitter: BatesNatalie


Natalie-Nicole Bates said...

Roxanne~Thank you so much for interviewing me and hosting SEE ME at your beautiful blog!