Pimp the Indie is a weekly feature here at Have Book Will Read.
I will be featuring indie authors to help spread the word about them and their books.
Stop by each week to find out more about the authors, read excerpts, enter giveaways and more.
My featured author for today is Natalie Ward.
Natalie’s debut novel, I Love You to Death, was released in September 2012. She is currently writing I Love You, Always, a companion book to I Love You to Death.
Late last year I was lucky enough to receive a review copy of I Love You to Death from Natalie. I would love for you to take a look at my 5 star review of I Love You to Death and then enter to win yourself an ecopy at the bottom of this post.
About Natalie Ward …
What can I tell you about me?
Well I was born and currently live in Australia, but I’ve also lived in England and the US. I’m a seriously avid reader and have been known to read all night and go to work the next day with no sleep because I just can’t put a book down. I probably get a little too invested in stories and characters sometimes and should work on that. It’s hard to say how long I’ve been writing for, most of it was done in secret and there are a tonne of files on my computer that will never see the light of day – but that’s a good thing, as most of them are crap.
About I Love You to Death …
When Ash loses her boyfriend, she is consumed by grief, loneliness and an overwhelming sense of guilt for her role in not only his death, but the deaths of everyone she has ever loved. Refusing to let anyone in for fear of losing them too, she becomes withdrawn, spending her days reliving the nightmares from her past.
Until she meets Luke.
Initially scared by his intensity and interest in her, Ash tries to push him away. But as Luke slowly starts to chip away at the walls she’s built, Ash finds herself doing the one thing she swore she’d never do again — falling in love.
When the familiar feelings Ash had hoped were long buried with her past begin to resurface, she is forced to ask herself if falling in love again is really worth the risk.
Quotes From I Love You to Death …
“I can’t explain it, Ash. I look at you and I just can’t look away. I look at you and even though I see all of the sadness and pain that you carry, what I really see is a beautiful soul buried beneath it. A beautiful soul who desperately wants to be happy. Who I want to make happy, more than anything else in the world….I, I can’t explain it, I just want to fix that for you.”
“…I can’t help but throw myself at him, wrapping my body around his. I hear him laugh softly before I push my mouth hard against his, pulling a deep groan from him. I feel his arms wrap around me, holding me tight as he turns and backs us up against the closed door. I’m glad we’re alone in here..”
“Anger and fear can turn you into a different person. They mask what you’re really feeling, and they allow you to destroy something that doesn’t deserve it, something that should be cared for and protected. But being exposed, forces you to raise your defences and in doing so, you quite often lash out at the very thing you should actually be embracing.”
Want To Win A Copy of I Love You to Death? …
Because I loved I Love You to Death sooooo much I am giving away 3 Kindle copies.
To enter make sure you go to the
Winner will be picked 31st March. Good luck 🙂
Oh, and Natalie is planning something special when she gets to
2000 likes on her Facebook page
so make sure you go over there and like it!