Tuesday, August 7, 2012
New romance released by Natalie G. Owens
From the suburbs of London to the old charm of Ascoli Piceno, Italy, follow the journey a broken couple must take to discover the long-buried secrets that shattered their marriage.
Lisbeth Marsh put everything on hold to be with her ideal man, even the wish to have a family. But when the dream of everlasting love vanished into thin air, she was faced with the mistakes and prejudices of her choices.
Dane Marsh is a proud man who spent years worshiping the gods of ambition. Toward this single-minded purpose, he sacrificed his happiness and peace of mind. Now that he knows what he's lost, will he have the courage to turn his life around?
With a little meddling from Moonlight Dating's Jeanette Lagrange and a dash of magic, the two embark on the trip of a lifetime to bury the ghosts of the past.
***Part of this story was previously published as "Mr. & Mrs. Foster". Extensively revised, lengthened and edited. Novella length, approx. 18k***
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Hey y'all! Can you tell I lived in the South for 11 years? Lol. Thanks for visiting my site - I love that you're spending time with me.
I write mostly romance - contemporary, historical, suspense, paranormal, and fantasy - and occasionally, a bit of dark fiction. One of my favorite things to do is to set my stories in exotic locations. I got my first taste of serious writing in my teens by penning poetry, short stories, and articles for college and local publications. At university, I trained as a lawyer (hated it but made it through!). In 2006, I came to my senses and started freelancing as a writer and editor. Then, I finally turned to thinking up plots and talking to my characters when everyone else was asleep. I sold my first story to an e-publisher in 2007.
I am married and have one son. I lived in Atlanta, Georgia, for a long time but since 2009 I call the beautiful island of Malta home. When I'm not working or writing - or muttering to myself about it like a batty old maid - I enjoy spending time with my family and friends (both online and offline), cooking, watching a good movie, taking trips, and most of all, reading. My taste in books is a bit all over the place, but I proudly possess an extensive collection of romance and mystery novels, both in print and on my e-reader. I LOVE to meet and communicate with other authors and readers. Find me here:
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This story is special to me for several reasons. First, because in part this was the second story I wrote a long time ago. It was at least half in length and very poorly developed, but I still loved it and wanted to do something with it. It spent 3 years with a publisher and finally, I had my rights back and the opportunity to revisit it. To make it what I intended it to be.
Second, in this story I mention one of my favorite places in the world - Ascoli Piceno in Italy. This place has great meaning because it's where one of my dearest friends lives. We had met when we were both children. I saw her name in a magazine for kids and tweens. She was looking for people who had a passion for a certain Japanese cartoon - "Lady Oscar". The rest is history. I immediately wrote to her (didn't have email at the time, so it had to be snail mail) and told her I was crazy about that cartoon and, can we be friends? We met some time later in Rome. We had our families with us and were treated to some delectable Roman meals - pizza one day, and risotto with squash and mozzarella another day. To die for.
Years later, when we both grew up, my friend was in emotional trouble. She felt lonely because the love of her life had traveled to some place far away and she hadn't seen him in a long time. I left everything and went to Ascoli Piceno to spend some time with her... and I fell in love with this place. So, it was no surprise I had to put it in a book. Today, my friend and I still communicate, and there's still the mutual love of "Lady Oscar" that binds us. I suppose there are things one never grows out of :).
Ascoli Piceno is the perfect backdrop for a couple to mend their broken hearts. It is old, it has character, and it welcomes you with a quiet smile. It is not glamorous like Rome or Milan, but its buildings also have stood the test of time. It is solid and full of stories to tell. My characters, Dane and Lisbeth Marsh, can surely feel its magic.
I hope you feel its magic too...