Nature’s Destiny Anniversary & Giveaway

March 14th officially marks 1 year since Nature’s Destiny published. 1 year!

I can’t believe how fast the time has gone, and that I’ve published two more books in the series since. I’m flabbergasted, and so utterly grateful to all of you for supporting me through the clunky first year. As a way of giving back, and acknowledging this milestone I’ve thought up a fun, creative giveaway for you all.

If you’ve read Guardians Dynasty, book 3 in the Nature’s Destiny series, then you may have read the note that says book 4 will be the last. For now, anyway. But I need your help. I’m going to be introducing a new character, and I need a name. So here’s the fun part.

It’s a two part process to make your entry count. Part 1: Sign up to my newsletter here. Simple, right?  Now for part 2: I need to read your entry. I’m looking for a first name. The character will be referred to by this name all the time. No last name. It can be your name. It can be completely creative. It can come from a baby names book. It’s up to you. Go crazy. Have fun. Then comment on this post with your entry, or email it to me at (justinewinter@hotmail.co.uk), and in a week’s time (21st) I’ll randomly pick a winner, and credit you in the acknowledgements in book 4.

Oh, and there’s no limit to how many times you supply a name as long as it’s done before the 21st!

Speak soon.

 

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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.

Seven 11 Blog Hop

Seven 11 blog hop

 

It’s  the  eleventh  of  the  month?  Well,  I  guess  you  know  what  that  means  then,  right?  Oh  yes,  several  authors  get  together  on  a  blog  hop  and  post  7-line  teasers  of  their  works.  Fitting,  don’t  you  think,  considering  it’s  #TeaserTuesday  today.  😉

This  month  I’m  trying  out  something  different.  So  far,  I’ve  always  posted  a  teaser  from  one  of  the  novels  in  the  Nature’s  Destiny  series  and  while  I’m  still  working  on  Guardians  Dynasty,  I  wanted  to  showcase  something  else.  Something  I  haven’t  shown  anyone  yet.  Back  in  May  I  started  writing  a  dual  POV(point of view)  MC  romance  novel  (MC  as  in  Motorcycle  Club),  but  I  pushed  it  aside  to  concentrate  on  my  hunky  werewolves.  Though  it  isn’t  finished  (I  hope  to  get  back  to  it  next  year),  I  wanted  to  show  it  off  a  little.   This  teaser  is  how  the  novel  starts,  and  if  you  want  to  read  the  rest  of  the  prologue  then  sign  up  to  my  newsletter  here  which  will  be  sent  by  the  end  of  the  week.

*Unedited,  content  subject  to  change  come  publication. Intended  for  readers  17+.  Copyright,  Justine  Winter,  2014. *

A  broken  heart  was  only  healed  by  the  glue  of  life.  It  pulled  at  the  muscle  while  the  searing  pain  of  daily  struggles  reminded  me  of  the  shit  storm  I  was  a  part  of.  The  seconds  of  the  clock  ticked  by  as  did  the  days.  I  woke  in  the  dark,  and  slept  in  the  dark.  My  body  detached  from  my  mind;  I  lived  but  I  wasn’t  living.

I  was  angry,  pent  up  with  a  rage  that  needed  unleashing.  It  wasn’t  time  yet;  I  needed  to  prepare.

 And,  as  always  here’s  the  list  of  authors  also  participating  this  month:

Amanda  Aksel  –  Women’s  Fiction
Heather  Hildenbrand  –  YA  SciFi
S. M. Boyce  –  YA  Fantasy
Bethany  Lopez  –  Women’s  Fiction
Steph  Nuss  –  Contemporary  Romance
Kayla  Smith –  YA

Kindness & Rewards

WOW!

What  a  great  start  it  has  been  for  the  release  of  Nature’s  Destiny!  The  blog  tour  was  phenomenal,  and  I  wanted  to  take  a  moment  to  really  thank  the  brilliant  bloggers  that  took  part  in  reaching  out  to  all  you  lovely  readers.  Not  only  did  you  guys  put  Nature’s  Destiny  on  the  map,  but  you  did  me  the  tremendous  honour  in  reading  my  book  and  reviewing  it  too.   From  the  bottom  of  my  heart,  I  am  truly  grateful  for  you.  You  all  absolutely  rock!

I  bet  you’re  all  wondering  who  won  the  giveaway,  and  if  you  don’t  already  know,  the  winner  is…

Drum  roll  please…

Piroska  Blanchette!

CONGRATULATIONS  to  you,  darling!  And,  yes,  the  gifts  are  on  their  way!

Also,  if  you  didn’t  enter  the  giveaway  but  want  to  sign  up  to  my  newsletter,  then  email  me  your  address  and  I’ll  add  you  to  the  list.  (justinewinter@hotmail.co.uk)

And   now  for  the  really  exciting  stuff:

For  this  weekend  only,  Nature’s  Destiny  is  on  sale  for  £0.77/$1.28  on  AMAZON!  So,  if  you  haven’t  any  plans  for  the  weekend,  and  love  a  good  werewolf  story  with  sexy  scenes  and  action  too,  then  don’t  miss  out  on  this  opportunity!

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Have  a  great  weekend,  everybody!