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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Super Book Blast & Giveaway: See Me by. Natalie Nicole Bates

See Me
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.


A flicker of life ignited in her eyes. Her hands came up to his face, and to Daniel’s surprise, tears bubbled from his own eyes. He was releasing the pain and fear he had absorbed from his beloved.

“I’m so sorry, Daniel, so sorry,” she murmured.

“There’s nothing to be sorry for, my love. It’s over. It’s time to move forward now.”

“You don’t understand what I am, Daniel.”
“I do understand, Carly. I am what you are. See me for what I am.”

In his mind, he could see the moving clockwork gears of her thoughts once again as she tried to process what he was telling her to be true.

“Just accept it, and let’s move forward.”

She drew his face to hers and her lips parted beneath his. Time blurred and he drank in the essence of his Carly. Her soft, barely covered curves molded themselves against his the hard planes of his body. Her hands were under his t-shirt, her fingers stroking him.

If he pressed on, he knew she wouldn’t refuse him. But in her vulnerable state, he wouldn’t let anything progress further that night. Carly needed time to process everything that happened. There was plenty of time to pursue a physical relationship. They weren’t going any where…he hoped.

Natalie be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.



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

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  1. "19th century post-mortem photos" - eeek!!

    How on earth did you get started on this collection? I'm hoping for the purpose of pure research!!


  2. Great excerpt, even if Daniel appears a bit stalkerish.
    How do you find old poison bottles?


  3. Thank you so much for hosting me at your amazing blog! I truly appreciate it!

  4. Mary~I come from an long line of folks in the funeral business and these photos were everywhere when I was growing up. Even up until the 1940's (I also have one fron the 1950's), post mortem photography was considered normal. There's a beauty in it that is shunned by modern society.

  5. Anas~You'd be surprised where these bottles turn up~antique shops, auctions, some people have them hanging around in old storage and don't even know it. They can be basic and inexpensive, or very sought after bottles that are in actual shapes of things like coffins and skulls.

  6. How did you come about to collect poison bottles?


  7. Emiliana~ I was actually given my first bottle as a gift from a friend who knew I collected these kinds of things. I bought a book soon after and have been hooked ever since.

  8. Great excerpt, thank you. Antique poison bottles, now that is interesting.


  9. You have certaily unusual hobbies, though one probably know what to give as gift to you. :)


  10. Daniel sounds a bit creepy, hopefully he wont be.

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  11. Ami~I like to describe Daniel as eccentric, but definitely not creepy :)

  12. AMAZING cover WoW!!!!


  13. The fun of going in to a antique store, or junk store. Never knowing what you might find and being surprised with just the thing. Those and old used book stores are fun to go through. The book sounds great,wonderful collection you have going as well. missieholly(at)gmail(dot)com

    1. It sounds really different. Hope Daniel turns out to be a good guy.

  14. Interesting book.


  15. Thank you for sharing this book!

  16. Thank you to everyone for your comments! I appreciate each and every one of you!

    Love, Natalie-Nicole xx

  17. I am deeply interested... I want to know how it all turns out! :-)


  18. 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!

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