October – Paranormal Takeover

It’s officially one of my two favourite months of the year – the second being December. I’m not sure why, but every year when October comes around I get really excited. Maybe it’s the longer, colder evenings, the mass amounts of hot chocolate I consume or perhaps that my birthday happens to fall towards the end of the month. Whatever the cause, I know I get ridiculously happy. And I want to share that with you by tickling your supernatural senses. If you love Paranormal Romance as much as I do, you’ll want to check out this phenomenal giveaway hosted by Pure Textuality PR and Paranormal And Urban Fantasy Book Bargains. There are FOUR Kindle Fires up for grabs PLUS lots more! Head to the rafflecopter link to find out how to enter. Not only could you win a fantastic prize, you might also find a new favourite author. What have you got to lose?

A little while ago I mentioned about putting the Nature’s Destiny series into paperback. For the first time you can officially hold a physical copy of each novel. And though I’m probably biased, I think my cover designer did an excellent job. They’re so beautiful! Check them out down below if you don’t believe me ūüėČ If you fancy getting your hands on one, head over to Createspace or Amazon.

As for me, I’m heading into the writing cave. I’ve got a bunch of Nature’s Destiny short stories to complete before I’m buried under my Master’s Degree.
Have a great week, Wolves!

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The Nature’s Destiny Series Is Officially in Paperback!

Series: Nature’s Destiny
Books: Nature’s Destiny, Sapphire’s Divinity, Guardians Dynasty, Warriors Duty
Author: Justine Winter
Genre: Paranormal Romance
NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK
My life was changing, morphing into something greater than I could have anticipated. I was becoming something I didn’t recognise as myself anymore. A Werewolf. 
I was different. 
Bitten. 
‘Hybrid’ was what they called me, and the weight that rested against that one word was crippling. They depended on me to bring them safety. What made me so special? 
Oh, that’s right. My destiny. 
I was sucked into a world I’d had no idea existed. Twenty-one years as a human, and this was what I found out. 
My travelling plans, my writing degree, all of it was gone within one night. One evil night that robbed my humanity. 
I wasn’t completely sour. Life had been unfair a while ago, only now I’d had something worth fighting for besides myself. Something to live for. 
I was afraid for the others. I couldn’t let them down. I wouldn’t let them down. 
I’d gone to bed a human and woken up a Werewolf. 
A special Werewolf. 
A Hybrid.
 
I was a hybrid werewolf with a secret destiny shadowed by a prophecy the Ancient Guardians foretold. The same Ancient Guardians that had organised the annual Alpha summit Riley had been summoned to. 

Since Jackson’s demon threat everyone was powered up on overtime at the gym. Train, sweat, repeat. Train, sweat, repeat. 
But all that rage-filled preparation wasn’t enough. We were being targeted by something new, and it didn’t stop there. 
The summit was proving to be my nemesis. Egotistical morons challenged me with threats to the one I loved, and I knew I couldn’t endure a life without Riley. 
Besides all of that, there was one thing I was finally understanding about the supernatural. Nothing was as it seemed. 
Not even me.

I was dying.
Every minute I wasted without a mate, my mind became more volatile. I was unbalanced, stronger than I was capable of handling alone.
Supposedly, I was destined for greatness, but apparently I had to overcome another task first.
A mating.
Riley was my one true love. I was sure. However, that didn’t necessarily mean I was his. Complications, it seemed, were becoming my forte.
Despite my personal problems, the demons emerged, offering little hope and even less mercy. With my mind preoccupied, I wasn’t ready for the attack heading our way.
The pack needed me now more than ever, but the demons were cunning, thwarting my plans and upping the stakes each time.
I was letting them down. We weren’t ready. I wasn’t ready.
Darkness descended on Nature’s Destiny, and sadness was sure to come.
War had begun.

Death. Destruction. Demons.
War was officially declared.
Blade’s rebirth into the world became something we truly weren’t prepared for. And I felt guilty. Blaming myself for not getting to Lara in time.
She was gone. Nature’s Destiny was grieving.
In the midst of our woes the battle was brewing. Incubi kept coming. Hell beasts were slaying. And the demon master was another step closer to winning.
With an army of supernatural beings in my arsenal I was optimistic that we were enough. We had the prophecy and my fortitudo on our side.
Whatever happened there was one thing I knew for certain.
The end had come.


 
I’ve always lived a life based on my imagination, from hopeless dreams of romance to concocting alternate realities involving supernaturals. I’m completely fascinated with anything hero-related, and often speculate which superpower I’d possess. I haven’t settled on one yet.

I was born in England, and currently reside in Wales, UK. I love to write, and most days you’ll find me happily tapping away at the computer whilst in my pyjama-clad bubble. I also spend my time reading, and if that isn’t enough I’m often in the kitchen baking up a treat.

Good News & Giveaways

The Bank Holiday weekend is here!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a pretty darn epic week. Good news hit me on Monday and I’ve been surfing the happy wave since then. Last month I applied to do a MA in Creative Writing due to start this October. I know, several people do the same thing every year. So¬†why¬†is this such a big deal for me? I don’t have a bachelor’s degree.¬†But why should that stop me, right?
The optimist in me hoped every day that I’d get an acceptance letter through the post, but the realist side of my brain knew my chances were slim despite my self-publishing experience. BUT. . .

I GOT IN!

So please join me in celebrating by entering for a chance to win a handmade Nature’s Destiny inspired bookmark. I’ve recently rewritten the first book of Luna and Riley’s series, and you can still get it for FREE if you haven’t already. Otherwise, just update the version on¬†your device.

More news to come from this and the release of ALL 4 PAPERBACKS in the series soon! Can I get a woop woop?

IMG_3346Here’s what you need to know to enter this giveaway. Follow this¬†rafflecopter link and instructions will await you there. You can even enter every day to increase your chances of success! And, as always, my giveaway is open internationally!

Good luck!

P.S. I made this bad boy! ūüėČ

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Warrior’s Duty is LIVE!

Title: Warrior’s Duty

Series: Nature’s Destiny #4
Author: Justine Winter
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: February 17, 2016
Death. Destruction. Demons.
War was officially declared.

Blade‚Äôs rebirth into the world became something we truly weren‚Äôt prepared for. And I felt guilty. Blaming myself for not getting to Lara in time. 

She was gone. Nature’s Destiny was grieving.

In the midst of our woes the battle was brewing. Incubi kept coming. Hell beasts were slaying. And the demon master was another step closer to winning.

With an army of supernatural beings in my arsenal I was optimistic that we were enough. We had the prophecy and my fortitudo on our side.

Whatever happened there was one thing I knew for certain.

The end had come.

He yanked me by my chains, my wrists bled with the cold, silver metal cutting into my skin. My bare feet dragged along the stony ground, covered with scrapes from the uneven surface. He pulled me to follow like a dog on a leash, tugging my manacles harder than was necessary. 

I kept quiet despite wanting to scream the dark, dank dungeon down. He always found pleasure in my pain, so I‚Äôd learnt to conceal it. My lips were incredibly tender from biting into them to stifle my groans.  

‚ÄúWhy hasn‚Äôt she come yet?‚ÄĚ The woman yelled the second I entered her presence. She never came further than that, didn‚Äôt want to dirty her precious clothes. I was always to be brought to her.

‚ÄúShe‚Äôs deciding,‚ÄĚ I answered.

‚ÄúNo, she‚Äôs clearly made her choice. You screwed this up for us!‚ÄĚ The woman‚Äôs hand lashed out, marking my face as her slap connected with my cheek.

‚ÄúI didn‚Äôt! I did everything you asked of me.‚ÄĚ I was desperate for her to loosen my binds, to let me out of the dreary cell for good. There was no chance I was going to risk exposing myself. My freedom was all I wanted, what I hoped for during  the long hours of torture and loneliness.

‚ÄúWe won‚Äôt survive without them!‚ÄĚ The woman paced, biting her perfectly manicured nails. ‚ÄúTake her back to her cell,‚ÄĚ she  ordered my torturer. ‚ÄúI‚Äôll have to force the pretty wolf‚Äôs hand into helping us.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúNO!‚ÄĚ I yelled, using all my strength to fend off my chain-holder. ‚ÄúNo, don‚Äôt do this to me!‚ÄĚ




I’ve always lived a life based on my imagination, from hopeless dreams of romance to concocting alternate realities involving supernaturals. I’m completely fascinated with anything hero-related, and often speculate which superpower I’d possess. I haven’t settled on one yet.

I was born in England, and currently reside in Wales, UK. I love to write, and most days you’ll find me happily tapping away at the computer whilst in my pyjama-clad bubble. I also spend my time reading, and if that isn’t enough I’m often in the kitchen baking up a treat.

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Warrior’s Duty Cover Reveal

You guys, it’s finally here! And this is no doubt my favourite cover of them all.
SO PRETTY!
What do you think?
Title: Warrior’s Duty
Series: Nature’s Destiny #4
Author: Justine Winter
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: February 17, 2016
Death. Destruction. Demons.
War was officially declared.

Blade’s rebirth into the world became something we truly weren’t prepared for. And I felt guilty. Blaming myself for not getting to Lara in time. 

She was gone. Nature’s Destiny was grieving.

In the midst of our woes the battle was brewing. Incubi kept coming. Hell beasts were slaying. And the demon master was another step closer to winning.

With an army of supernatural beings in my arsenal I was optimistic that we were enough. We had the prophecy and my fortitudo on our side.

Whatever happened there was one thing I knew for certain.

The end had come.

The beast taunted me, stalked me like I was its prey. Its coal-like skin, straight from the mouth of hell, sizzled brightly with streaks of orange. The lava of its home. I never stood a chance in this war, I was one wolf against an army of demons; they kept me distracted long enough to ensure there was nothing I could do to jeopardise their hostile takeover. I soon learned that distraction was their greatest tactic, their only worthwhile weapon. But still, there were little acts of heroism I could partake in; chained and bound in a cage granted me little freedom. I was the hell beasts’ toy, to scratch, to bite, to chase when dull moments had them bored. Compared to my torment, I was sure death would be a gift as inviting as a freshly picked bouquet of flowers. I no longer wanted to endure such heinous, criminal, apocalyptic affairs. I wished for death, and the devil laughed in my face.


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I’ve always lived a life based on my imagination, from hopeless dreams of romance to concocting alternate realities involving supernaturals. I’m completely fascinated with anything hero-related, and often speculate which superpower I’d possess. I haven’t settled on one yet.
I was born in England, and currently reside in Wales, UK. I love to write, and most days you’ll find me happily tapping away at the computer whilst in my pyjama-clad bubble. I also spend my time reading, and if that isn’t enough I’m often in the kitchen baking up a treat.

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Seven 11 Blog Hop & GIVEAWAYS!!

Seven 11 blog hopHappy October! It’s my favourite month of the year, and the blog hop returns for its new 2.0 updated version. What does that mean? Well, there are a few changes. Firstly, it’s now a quarterly hop. Before you get all sad that our snippets are less frequent, we’re actually bringing a whole new lot of fun in the way of giveaways. Every author in this month’s hop will be offering their own giveaway. Scroll down below to find out what!

So, what teaser do I have for you all this time? Well, how about 7 lines from Warrior’s Duty, Nature’s Destiny 4? I know many of you are anxiously awaiting this one, and I’m sorry I don’t have a date for you yet, but I’m working really hard on making this one the big finale. Here goes. . .

*First draft. Unedited. Content subject to change come publication. Copyright, Justine Winter.*

I  wasn’t  going  to  watch  Riley,  Nick  or  Shane  collapse  next  to  me;  I  wouldn’t  allow  that.

Breathing  heavily,  I  tucked  in  my  legs,  getting  the  grip  I  knew  I  needed  for  what  was  about  to  come  next. 

Clenching¬† my¬† teeth,¬† I¬† grabbed¬† onto¬† the ¬†hell ¬†beast’s ¬†large ¬†paw ¬†that ¬†held ¬†me ¬†down ¬†and¬† slowly¬† lifted¬† until¬† the¬† gap¬† was¬† large¬† enough¬† for¬† me¬† to¬† escape.

I  rolled  away,  but  I  was  unfit  for  anything  else.  My  body  was  becoming  paralysingly  numb.  I  remained  on  my  side,  dragging  myself  until  all  feeling  had  left.

This  was  it.  The  demons  were  going  to  win.

For a chance to win an eBook copy of Sapphire’s Divinity, book 2 in the Nature’s Destiny series, enter the rafflecopter giveaway here.

Heather Hildenbrand is offering a $5 Amazon GC & Bitterroot swag. Enter at her site.

Amanda Aksel is offering an eBook copy of The Man Test. Enter here.

Kayla Smith is offering an eBook of Return To Pandora. Enter at her site.

Felicia Tatum is offering 5 ecopies of Scornful Sadie. Enter here.

Bethany Lopez is offering an eBook of 3 Seconds. Enter here.

S C Ellington is offering a surprise $600 GC. Enter at her site.

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Brain Wanted; Words Needed

How ¬†do ¬†you ¬†operate ¬†when ¬†you’ve ¬†left ¬†your ¬†brain ¬†behind?
Behind  where?  Good  question.

That ¬†is ¬†today’s ¬†conundrum¬† because ¬†somehow ¬†I’ve ¬†managed ¬†to ¬†completely ¬†overlook ¬†that ¬†a ¬†year ¬†ago ¬†to ¬†the ¬†day ¬†I ¬†released ¬†Sapphire’s ¬†Divinity. ¬†I’ve ¬†forgotten ¬†another ¬†important ¬†anniversary ¬†in ¬†my ¬†book-filled ¬†world. ¬†So ¬†it’s ¬†obvious ¬†that ¬†I ¬†have ¬†no ¬†functioning ¬†brain ¬†to ¬†speak ¬†of, ¬†and ¬†therefore ¬†no ¬†fun ¬†and ¬†giveaways ¬†planned. ¬†Boo.

But ¬†I ¬†do ¬†have ¬†something ¬†to ¬†offer ¬†as ¬†a ¬†compromise. ¬†A ¬†teaser ¬†from ¬†book ¬†4 ¬†of ¬†the ¬†Nature’s ¬†Destiny ¬†series. ¬†This ¬†is ¬†probably ¬†the ¬†earliest ¬†in ¬†my ¬†process ¬†I’ve ¬†ever ¬†released ¬†a ¬†teaser – ¬†I’m ¬†literally ¬†only ¬†in ¬†the ¬†beginning ¬†of ¬†writing ¬†this ¬†beauty, ¬†but ¬†still ¬†aiming ¬†to ¬†release ¬†by ¬†the ¬†end ¬†of ¬†the ¬†year. ¬†Hang ¬†tight, ¬†my ¬†werewolf-loving ¬†friends.

Without  further  ado,  I  give  you  the  teaser  and  title  below.

Enjoy!

*First draft. Content subject to change come publication. Unedited. Copyright, Justine Winter.*

The¬† beast¬† taunted¬† me,¬† stalked¬† me¬† like¬† I¬† was¬† its¬† prey.¬† Its¬† coal-like¬† skin,¬† straight¬† from¬† the¬† mouth¬† of¬† hell,¬† sizzled¬† brightly¬† with ¬†streaks¬† of ¬†orange.¬† The¬† lava¬† of¬† its¬† home.¬† I¬† never¬† stood¬† a¬† chance¬† in¬† this¬† war,¬† I¬† was¬† one¬† wolf¬† against¬† an¬† army¬† of¬† demons;¬† they¬† kept¬† me¬† distracted¬† long¬† enough¬† to¬† ensure¬† there¬† was¬† nothing¬† I¬† could¬† do¬† to¬† jeopardise¬† their¬† hostile¬† takeover.¬† I¬† soon¬† learned¬† that¬† distraction¬† was¬† their¬† greatest¬† tactic,¬† their¬† only¬† worthwhile¬† weapon.¬† But¬† still,¬† there¬† were¬† little¬† acts¬† of¬† heroism¬† I¬† could¬† partake¬† in;¬† chained¬† and¬† bound¬† in¬† a¬† cage¬† granted¬† me¬† seldom¬† freedom.¬† I¬† was¬† the¬† hell¬† beasts’ ¬†toy,¬† to¬† scratch,¬† to¬† bite,¬† to¬† chase¬† when¬† dull¬† moments¬† had¬† them¬† bored.¬† Compared¬† to¬† my¬† torment,¬† I¬† was¬† sure¬† death¬† would¬† be¬† a¬† gift¬† as¬† inviting¬† as¬† a¬† freshly¬† picked¬† bouquet¬† of¬† flowers.¬† I¬† no¬† longer¬† wanted¬† to¬† endure¬† such ¬†heinous,¬† criminal,¬† apocalyptic¬† affairs.¬†

I  wished  for  death,  and  the  devil  laughed  in  my  face.

Warrior’s ¬†Duty
Coming  Winter  2015