Read an Ebook Week 2016

From today until March 13 at midnight, Smashwords are holding a ginormous sale to encourage reading. Which is fantastic! Check out their site and fill your e-reader up!

For the first time since its release, Wicked Sunshine my romantic comedy novel is enlisted in the sale at 50% off. Half price. Instead of $4 get it for $2. All you have to do is follow this link, add Wicked Sunshine to your basket, and make sure you input the code RAE50 when you go through checkout for your discount.
Simples.

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Nature’s Destiny and Alpha Wanted:Part 1 are both FREE too!

Bargains, bargains everywhere!

Alpha Wanted 1 OTHER SITES  Nature's Destiny

P.S. I’m working hard behind the scenes. Stay tuned for some announcements soon – keep up to date with me on facebook and Instagram. Pretty pictures are coming. . .

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Nature’s Destiny Is FREE!!

Nature's Destiny

 

With  the  countdown  to  Christmas  just  days  away,  I  wanted  to  share  a  gift  with  you  all.  Nature’s  Destiny  is  FREE  on  all  eBook  platforms  for  a  short  time  over  the  festive  period,  so  grab  it  while  you  can!
Happy  Holidays,  Everybody!

Amazon  US.  Amazon  UK.  Smashwords.  Kobo.  iBooks.  B&N.

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.

The Vlog Has Arrived! (Finally)

Happy  Monday!  And,  for  a  change,  what  a  happy  Monday  it  is!  Why?  Because  I’ve  finally  created  the  Q&A  vlog  I  said  I’d  do  months  ago.  So,  without  further  ado,  I  give  you  my  face,  and  voice…  Enjoy! On  a  sidenote,  forgive  the  noisy  interruptions,  no  matter  how  many  times  I  did  the  video  something  always  came  up.  Ah,  such  is  life.  😉

Seven 11 Blog Hop

Seven 11 blog hop

 

Happy  December, everybody, and  a  very  Merry  Christmas  to  you!  

As  Christmas  is  two  weeks  today,  (I  know,  right?  Didn’t  that  come  fast!)  I  have  a  holiday-themed  teaser  for  you.  This  time  next  year  I  intend  to  release  a  book  of  short  stories  from  different  points  of  view  within  the  Nature’s  Destiny  world  that  all  focus  on  one  theme;  holidays.  Today’s  teaser  is  from  Sky’s  (Nature’s  Destiny  character) POV,  and  I  will  release  her  FULL  CHRISTMAS  STORY  via  my  newsletter  on  Christmas  day.  So,  if  you  want  IN  on  a  FREE  read,  be  sure  to  sign  up  here.

*Copyright,  Justine  Winter,  2014*

The  cobbled-stone  town  was  a  frantic  mess  of  rushing  shoppers  dashing  into  every  store  for  last-minute  gifts.  Tinsel  covered  windows  and  doors,  and  colourful  lights  hung  like  a  welcoming  invitation,  embracing  the  festive  cheer.

I  wrapped  my  arms  around  my  chest,  pulling  my  coat  tighter  to  keep  in  the  warmth.   A  frosty  breeze  twirled  past  my  face;  my  nose  was  frozen  to  the  touch.

Christmas  was  only  a  few  days  away,  and  every  year  it  was  the  same  depressing,  lonely  holiday  of  my  life.  I  was  always  the  grumpiest  person  around  all  this  holly  jolly  spirit;  the  Grinch  had  nothing  on  me.  

God  knows  why  I  thought  a  trip  into  town  would  help  cheer  me  up.

Okay,  so  I  know  that  doesn’t  sound  particularly  happy  and  festive,  and  it’s  not  my  intention  to  bum  you  out  on  Chrimbo  day,  so  I  do  promise  it  gets  better.  Honestly.  Also,  while  I  remember,  the  Nature’s  Destiny  paperback  giveaway  finishes  at  the  end  of  this  month  on  goodreads,  so  hop  on  over  here  quickly  and  make  sure  you’ve  entered  to  win.

Now,  be  sure  to  check  out  this  great  list  of  authors,  and  see  what  brilliant  teasers  they  have  to  offer  this  month.  Seriously,  these  peoples  are  amazing  writers.

Amanda  Aksel  –  Women’s  Fiction
Heather  Hildenbrand  –  YA
Bethany  Lopez  –  NA  Romance
Kayla  Smith  –  Paranormal
Shawn  McGuire  –  YA –  also  has  a  cover  reveal  today!  Check  out  the  beauty  here.

Nature’s Destiny Paperback Giveaway

It’s giveaway time!

What better way to celebrate my birthday, Halloween, bonfire night and Christmas than with a giveaway? Or, you know, any other reason you can think of…

I’m a sucker for this time of year; I absolutely love it. The colder, darker, longer nights, the necessary need for hot chocolate, and everything relates to Christmas. The food, films, music, family time, and the inspiration that always comes to mind – watch out for a project I’m working on coming this time next year. Until the end of December 2014, I’m hosting a giveaway via Goodreads for a SIGNED paperback of Nature’s Destiny, the first book in my Werewolf series. Enter here

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Nature’s Destiny Teaser

There wasn’t a need for talk as I watched the sky. It was a dark, navy colour and it shone with the many stars that twinkled above me. Captivating from the get-go, I settled to enjoy the peace and quiet. Who knew what I’d be facing in the future?
   Riley’s even breathing held a steady rhythm that lulled and hypnotized me. It was completely tranquil. I decided to rest my eyes for a few minutes, and tightened my hold on his shirt.
   I drifted off into a dreamless sleep, and stirred a few minutes later.
   “Getting sleepy, sweetheart?” he asked.
   I nodded, and attempted to get up.
   “Where are you going?”
   “We should probably go back, right?” I asked.
   “No, we can stay here if you want. Inside or outside, it’s up to you,” he said, as he motioned for me to settle down in his arms again. I did without complaining. I liked it here.
   “Won’t we get cold?”  I asked. As warm as I was, I was unsure if the drop in temperature was going to affect us.
   “Shhh. Stop worrying, there’s a blanket inside if we need it. Close your eyes my beautiful Luna, I will take care of you.”
   I did as I was told, sneaking one last look at the stars. My destiny written all over them.
   “Riley?”
   “Mmm?”
   “Do you think the prophecy, my destiny, is exactly what you were told?”
   “Destiny is what we make through the choices life gives us. The future isn’t promised, which is why we make each day count. Live for you, not because of what’s expected of you. We don’t judge, we protect. That’s family, and that’s pack. And I will always be here for you, Luna. We’ll get through this together.” He kissed the top of my head and tightened his arms around me.
   My choices had been taken away from me the day I was turned. Since then I’d followed orders. I wasn’t me anymore, I was the person I was always supposed to become. Special.
   It didn’t matter what everyone thought. I was going to protect my pack, especially Riley. Nothing was going to stop me from giving him the happiness he deserved. Even if that meant war.

Blogging Vs Vlogging

Happy  Sunday,  Everybody!

Today,  I  have  an  exciting  proposal  to  make  that  I  hope  sounds  just  as  fun  for  you  as  it  is  for  me.  I’ve  been  wanting  to  try  something  different  other  than  blogging  for  a  while  now,  and  I  think  I’ve  decided  on  an  idea.  I  absolutely  love  blogging  and  there’s no  way  I’ll  be  stopping  anytime  soon.  But  wouldn’t  it  be  cool  if  I  came  to  you  on  another  awesome  platform,  too?

What  is  this  awesome  idea  I  have  rattling  around  my  mind?  Well,  I’ll  tell  you . . .

YouTube  Videos,  otherwise  known  as  Vlogging.

And  because  you  guys  are  the  whole  reason  I’m  doing  this,  the  first  video  is  basically  a  Q&A  with  me.  You  can  ask  me  anything  about  the  books  or  even  what’s  to  come  in  the  series/new  ideas,  my  writing,  me.  ANYTHING.  All  you  have  to  do  is  e-mail (justinewinter@hotmail.co.uk)  your  question,   leave  a  comment  on  this  post  or  ask  me  on  twitter/facebook,  and  I’ll  make  sure  to  include  it  in  the  video.

I’m  so  excited  about  this  new  venture  that  I’m  offering  up  a  giveaway,  too.  Everyone  that  asks  a  question  will  have  their  name  entered  to  win  an  eBook  copy  of  Nature’s  Destiny  and  Sapphire’s Divinity  through  Smashwords (you can choose which format you prefer then).  Phew!  I’ll  announce  the  winner  on  the  vlog.

The  video  will  be  posted  in  the  next  couple  of  weeks,  so  until  then  I  hope  you  have  a  great  week!

One Year Anniversary

OH  MY  GOODNESS!

I  feel  like  such  a  doofus  because  today  marks  my  one  year  anniversary,  and  I  didn’t  even  realise!  I’ve  missed  my  chance  for  a  party,  a  giveaway,  cake . . .  everything  that  spells  out  celebration!

How  did  this  happen?

Oh,  yeah.  I’ve  been  busy  gearing  up  for  the  release  of  Sapphire’s  Divinity  on  Wednesday!

I  feel  like  such  a  plonker.  I’m  shaking  my  head  in  disgust  as  I  write  this.  Ugh,  I  can’t  believe  I’ve  missed  my  own  blog’s  birthday.  I  mean,  seriously.  Who  does  that?

Have  no  fear,  we  will  celebrate  in  style  this  week.  You’ll  see.

For  now,  I’d  just  like  to  highlight  how  thankful  I  am  for  all  my  followers,  for  all  the  likes  and  comments  I’ve  received  over  the  past  year.  I’ve  loved  every  moment  of  blogging,  and  I  can’t  wait  to  see  what  comes  in  the  next  year.  I  feel  giddy  at  the  prospects.

Anyway,  I’m  headed  back  to  the  writing  cave  where  I’ve  been  developing  Nature’s  Destiny  3  all  day.  Who  needs  a  bedtime,  right?  Stay  tuned  for  Wednesday!

Laters!