Friday, January 25, 2013

See Me by Natalie-Nicole Bates - virtual tour and giveaway

Today we're visiting with author Natalie Nicole Bates on her tour with Goddess Fish Promotions for the paranormal romance, "See Me".

The author will award a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during her tour, so comment today AND follow her tour (if you click on the banner above, it'll take you to a list of her tour stops)! The more you read and comment, the better your odds of winning. You could be introduced to a great new author AND win a really cool prize!

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.

Often she thought about herself, what she had become in life after her drowning when she was only four.

A mutant. An abomination. A freak.

She knew there were others like her out there in the world as well. Xander, for example. Even Embree, but Embree was dormant. Carly’s senses told her that Embree was alive, but she was alone and in a very dark place.

Just the thought of what might have become of Embree caused a chill to rise on her skin and she shuddered. Would that happen to her someday, too?

Maybe Daniel was ‘something else’, as well.

Sometimes she would be walking down the street and her eyes would connect with a perfect stranger, and she knew by instinct alone they were different. She knew, and they knew, too. But neither spoke a word. It was in the eyes. Whether they were like her, she was unsure.

And Daniel had those eyes as well. Eyes that had the ability to draw her in if she allowed him. Eyes that were an unusual, ethereal pale blue.

But she didn’t fear him. Although mentally tired, she was physically strong when threatened. That was Xander’s gift to her. Just one encounter with him and she was suddenly able to leap higher, run faster than ever before. If confronted, she was certain she could outmatch her opponent. Knowing her abilities gave her the confidence that helped her cope alone all of these years.

Maybe it was a mistake being here. It wasn’t too late to leave a note of goodbye and leave.

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

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Social media links for Natalie-Nicole Bates

Twitter: BatesNatalie




  1. I'm curious - has being a book reviewer made you view your own work differently?


  2. The book sounds very intriguing.


  3. Now I'm curious about Carly's nature. What are the paranormal creatures that are there in her world and how come she doesn't know anything about other creatures?


  4. Thank you so much for hosting SEE ME at your fabulous blog!

  5. Mary~With being a reviewer in my past, I don't think it changes how I view my own work. Even though there is a method to book reviewing, the art of reviewing is still subjective--everyone has their own opinion :)

  6. Lena~All I can say without giving too much away, is that these are folks that are like Carly and Daniel, BUT as with any society, you have the bad and the good.

  7. Did being a reviewer give you more insight about what sells and what not or at least what books tend to be more popular with readers?


  8. Ami~Definitely, yes! I was able to see what was saturating the market, what was selling, what was not, and what was on its way to being popular and what readers were tired of.

  9. Exciting and a little frightening excerpt. Sounds really awesome.

  10. Jane~There's a bit of horror at the beginning, but it's mostly a romance first and foremost.

  11. Did you write your story while taking your market observations in account?


  12. If writes reviews as and author, is one less harsh, because one know how it is to have one owns work judged?

    moonsurfer123 at gmail dot com

  13. I'm going to add this one to my tbr list, it sounds really good.

    lyra.lucky7 AT gmail DOT com

  14. Emiliana~I pretty much wanted to stay away from what the market was currently saturated in~vamps, shifters, weres, zombies~authors are writing these and writing them well. With SEE ME and my newly released Remember The Stars, I've tried to give the reader something they might not have encountered yet.

  15. Anas~I can only speak for myself, but I will not review harshly, if I cannot give the book at least a 3 I won't review it. I won't hurt an author's feelings by blasting out to the world that the book is not of my liking for whatever reasons. That is not to say that if a book is well written and I didn't like it for one reason or another that I won't give it a fab review. Good writing is good writing whether I agree with the subject matter or how it ends. For example, about 2 years ago, I reviewed a book to which I waited for the happy-ever-after that never came. I was shocked, I was disappointed, I pointed this out in my review, but I still gave the book a 4 because it was well written.

  16. Every time I see the cover for See Me, I notice something I never saw before! Seriously. Every time. Awesome ;-)
    I'm lovin' the way this book sounds!


  17. Thanks for the excerpt.


  18. Sounds really good!!
    Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  19. Thanks so much to everyone who has commented!

  20. Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  21. Hi Karen,

    Thanks for taking the time to visit!

  22. sounds like a great book... thanks for the review

    ddreemz @


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