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Adara ~ Where to buy

One link, all sites you can purchase

Now you can click on one link to see all the websites you can purchase my novel Adara. I’m a bit of a neat freak, so this is right up my happy alley.

Red City review rates this 4 out of 5 stars!

Adara—I Gave My Heart to the Reaper by M J Natali

four stars

In the wrong place at the wrong time, Adara—a lead singer in a band—is one in a series of women who is viciously beaten, stabbed, and raped. Coming to her rescue is a Rogue Reaper simply named Grimm. Adara and Grimm fall in love. But because he is an angel, Grimm can only have contact with her through a host body, or when Adara is spirited into the Between Realm. Grimm’s contact with a human creates an ill-fated domino effect in the heavenly realm as more and more Rogue Reapers are following their desires rather than crossing souls to their final destinations. It only gets worse when Adara and Grimm decide to marry, especially when Adara is assaulted a second time by the same attackers.

Marina J. Natali scripts a twisted Romeo-Juliet love story in her second novel. Unique to Natali’s dark fantasy are various literary elements. Written in first person, Natali’s plot features Adara, a young woman whose life drastically changes when she falls in love with a supernatural being. Natali builds her main character by surrounding her with a well-defined foiled cast. While a clichéd concept in fantasy settings, Natali brightens up her plot by using a narrative monologue, engaging readers from the get-go. As Adara relays her story, she periodically speaks directly to her audience, many times apologizing for getting ahead of herself and then backtracking to offer more narrative details. Natali also keeps her dark narrative balanced by including plenty of steamy scenes and sprinkling light bantering within sections of dialogue while weaving in spiritual themes of love, forgiveness, and healing amid a flurry of terrestrial and celestial tension. An intriguing read well suited for romance, erotica, and fantasy enthusiasts.

Visit this website for all the links you can purchase.

 Go ahead, what are you waiting for?

https://books2read.com/Adara-I-gave-my-heart-to-the-reaper

Once you visit the site, you will see a page that looks like the below. All you need to do is click on the image for which online book store you want to purchase it, and you are redirected. Easy, simple, precise!

I ask you leave a review  or rating once you’ve read the novel? I appreciate your thoughts. Thanks!

 

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Adara cover design 

I paid a professional to design the book cover for Adara, but I wasn’t really satisfied with it. I asked for a few opinions about it and received thumbs up too. In the end, I changed it myself today and uploaded it to where it’s being sold.

You can purchase Adara on the following websites:

Amazon

Apple iBooks (this is iTunes)

Kobo

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It started with Valentine

Valentines Day is approaching, so I thought I’d share with you the patron saint of lovers: Valentine and how it all began.

Let’s travel back to around 269 AD. Here we find a priest who died for what he believed in. Society in that time is not like it is today. Young Roman soldiers were not allowed to marry by the Emperor of the time, as he thought unmarried soldiers fought better, and attachment to wives was a hindrance in battle.

You see, Valentine was a Roman Priest who married these young Christian couples in secret. On February 14th,  he was persecuted by stoning, beheading and a beating for this crime. The last words he wrote was “from your Valentine.”

Did you know there were two men named Valentine and both were executed by the Emperor Claudius?

Naturally, the people were upset, outraged and Valentine became a martyr, therefore becoming the patron saint of lovers.

It wasn’t until the 5th century  that February fourteenth was marked Saint Valentines Day by the Pope to Christianize the holiday from its Pagan roots.

“What Valentine means to me as a priest,” explains Father O’Gara, “is that there comes a time where you have to lay your life upon the line for what you believe. And with the power of the Holy Spirit we can do that —even to the point of death.”

That is the tender beginnings of Valentines Day, but it took some time to be known for what it is today.

Let’s look at some more history for this day in the making.

Chaucer wrote a poem in 1382 “Parlement of Foules” where he describes “every bird cometh to choose his mate.”

Chocolate became vogue in the early 1600’s in Europe. This was the Victorian Era.

American’s probably exchanged handmade cards in the 1700’s

In the late 1800’s, decorative cards came into fashion in the United Kingdom

In 1861, Richard Cadbury began putting cupids and roses on heart shaped boxes.

Milton Hershey created Hershey’s Kisses in 1907

Hallmark produced the first Valentines Day card in 1913.

Russell Stover didn’t start making heart shaped boxes until around 1923


Valentines Day, a celebration of romance and love,  is now a far cry from the Pagan fertility festivals of the Middle Ages (Roman festival of Lupercala).

So while nobody can positively say on what exact date and year it became known for what Valentines Day is what we know it to be today, it can surely be said it was centuries in the making.

Valentines Day may appear to have lost is early meaning of love into the commercial enterprise it is today. But deep down, we hold its true meaning to heart.

If you find yourself alone this day, don’t fret. Celebrate the love of self. Plan a night only for you. I’ve written this and say this many times: Love yourself for who you are, the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful. You are perfect just the way you are. Celebrate your uniqueness, let your inner light shine. There is only one person just like you, so look at Valentines Day to celebrate your beautiful soul.

We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light. ~Mary Dunbar

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A Raven’s Anthology?

It’s a few hours later from when I wrote the below post and  I’ve been thinking about it. Now I have an idea 💡 that doesn’t fit neatly in conventional form. I want to be different from everyone else, but haven’t worked out the details. I’m working on a solution for it. I’m pretty excited!

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When I set out to write The Stone of Acumen, I intended it to be a single book. As I shared Raina’s story, I realized there is so much to share, and it couldn’t be contained to one book. I chose to spread it out to three and called it the Wendael Ravens series. Now, as I outline the story for book three, I have even more to share and will be changing it into an Anthology.

The question is…what do I call this anthology? The answer will come after I finish writing this book, although I have a few ideas. You may have a hint once you read it too. I can’t share too much because it will give the contents of book three away. The book will be titled: Of Beast and Raven.

I find it interesting as I delve into story telling how I fall in love with a set of characters. By far my favorite is Raina, and a part of me doesn’t want to let her go just yet. You see, I have plans for her, and to be honest, she’s insisting I continue to share her experiences. She can be quite stubborn as you have come to know while reading about her. (She gets this from her father). This love, while drinking lots of coffee, came to me this morning.

Stay tuned as this unfolds!

Have you read the Wendael Ravens Series yet? If not, click here to purchase. If you like my stories, please leave a review on the site where you purchased? Barnes and Noble, Amazon, etc. Thank you 🙂