Thar’s Gold in Them Thar File Cabinets!

I have a booksigning next week! It will be, like, my 500th booksigning or something like that. But only the 4th at Ashcombe Farm and Greenhouse, where 20 or so romance authors gather in a beautiful, sweet-smelling setting to meet readers and sell signed copies of our books every February.

This year’s event is next Saturday, February 11, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. There will be a massive giveaway full of goodies donated by the authors as well as a $25 Ashcombe gift card. The café will have a lunch special, too! (Buy one, get one half off)

Read about all the authors who are attending here. Stop by, enter the drawing (need not be present to win), and maybe go home with a pretty plant and awesome book to get you through the rest of the winter!

Now. about the gold. I’ve been cleaning out my file cabinets, one or more files a day. Mainly because it was so full I couldn’t put any more into it. I do this every *mumble* years. But the drawer with the writing stuff from when I started hasn’t been touched. This morning, I found photos from my first-ever booksigning!

B. Dalton Bookseller in the Camp Hill Mall, neither of which exist anymore.
Me with Laura, the store manager, who was always amazing.
My mother-in-law, who made this the most successful booksigning I ever did. 23 books sold!
Signing a book for one of my mother-in-law’s friends.
Two more of my mother-in-law’s friends. See what I mean? 🙂 I was so grateful they came.
My ambassador, aka Number Two. She and her sister walked around with my sister-in-law, telling people to come down and meet the author.

Natalie’s Upcoming Events

Natalie at Cupboard Maker Books

I don’t know how I managed it, but I have a SLEW of appearances happening this year. I mean, I already did YAPA Con, an author panel and a meet and greet for the Dauphin County Library System, and a booksigning at Cupboard Maker Books. But wait! There’s more! If you’re hoping to meet me and get signed copies of my books, I have three opportunities for that! And if you just want to hang with me (and other authors) online and have a chance to get cool prizes, I have three opportunities for that, too! 🙂 So here are they are, in chronological order:

Lady Jane’s Salon, Lancaster
May 22, 1–4 p.m., The Cat’s Meow, Manheim, PA

I’ll be reading from my latest release, The Color of Courage, and will have some giveaways and books for sale. Other authors also featured are Misty Simon, Olivia Night, and Lydia Michaels.

Celebrate Dragons Month
May 23, 9–10:30 p.m. EDT on Facebook

I’ll be helping to celebrate the release of Jamie K. Schmidt’s new book (and dragons, of course) with a few other guest authors. Come by for chatting about dragons and dragon shifters, books, and probably hunks. That’s how these things tend to go. 🙂 And there are always prizes!

Romance Writers Gone Wild
May 26 & 27 on Facebook

This party actually goes on ALL WEEK LONG. Each day will feature authors in different romance genres. I’ll be posting on Thursday (as a paranormal romance/urban fantasy author) and Friday (as a romantic suspense author). But stop in every day and see what’s going on! Individual authors will be giving away prizes, and there are several “grand” prizes to be won, such as Kindles and gift cards.

YA Book Signing
June 11, 1–3 p.m., Cupboard Maker Books, Enola, PA

For this in-person booksigning, I’ll be wearing my YA hat as NJ Damschroder and signing the two books in my Fusion Series, including the new release, Shadow Mission. I’ll be joining Gabriella Gill and Tom Tancin. Come on by!

Romance Saturday
June 25, 2 p.m., Aaron’s Books, Litiz, PA

Meet 9 local romance authors as they sign and discuss their books.  Authors include NY Times bestselling Megan Hart, Vicky Burkholder, Sara Walter Ellwood, Natalie J. Damschroder, D.R. Grady, Patty Taylor, Gerri Bowen, Allison B. Hanson, and Brandy Ayers. There’s quite a mix of subgenres; check out details here.

Hope to see you around!

Today, Natalie Finally Does Superheroes

NJD_TheColorofCourage_400x600It’s release day!

See that cover? When she saw it, my daughter declared that cover her favorite of all my covers. It didn’t start out that way. When I got the first draft, it had a guy on the cover. Which is fine. He wasn’t my kind of cover model and didn’t really fit any of the characters, but does that matter? Nah. Except this book is first person from Daley Charm’s point of view, so having a guy on the cover is a little misleading.

This was round 2. And she’s kind of perfect. See that little tilt of the head, the way she looks at you from under her eyelids, that bravado hiding insecurity and self-doubt? That’s ALL Daley. She’s an empath who can see emotions manifest as colors. Which is very helpful to her team of superheroes because she can see where people are in a building, anticipate what they’re going to do, help find survivors on a rescue mission, and more. But since her ability isn’t physical like everyone else’s, she sometimes feels like more of a liability than an asset.

And of course, when the bad guys start targeting her team, that becomes the core of her conflict.

I’m really excited to finally bring my superhero series to my readers! I hope you like The Color of Courage.

From high-rise ledges to charming residential neighborhoods in Washington, DC, a team of superheroes saves people and battles villains…while struggling with bill collectors, day jobs, and complicated love lives.

Empath Daley Charm feels like the weakest member of the city’s superhero team—especially when someone targets them for destruction. Her insecurities also complicate her relationship with team leader Adam Tarantino, especially since she can’t “see” emotions that are about her.

When missions start going dramatically wrong, Adam pulls away even more, knowing his feelings would reveal an exploitable weakness that could mean the end of the team. As they struggle to discover who’s sabotaging their missions, Daley must confront her own self-worth and faith in her abilities. Does she step away to protect her friends, or stand with them and risk someone getting hurt…or worse?

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New Release! Aftershocks is finally here!

Aftershocks FinalI am so excited to finally bring you this book!

I call Aftershocks a cross between National Treasure and Sweet Home Alabama, the Reese Witherspoon movie. Zoe must find a missing treasure and stop the madman after both it and her, and she’s doing so with the help of two very different guys. Grant’s a mercenary, kind of rough, and he’s part of the past she has worked REALLY hard to leave behind. Kell is a polished attorney who’s very comfortable in a ballroom.

But during the quest, Zoe finds that both men are more complex than they seem, and her relationships with them reveal a lot more about herself than she knew was there.

And, of course, as is common in my books, there are bad guys and good guys and thwarted goals and life-threatening situations all along the way. You can read an excerpt here, and if you want more, purchase at Amazon.

Happy reading!

Coming Soon…Cover Reveals

I have two books coming out soon, if these final details can get wrapped up! For now, I’m going to share the covers and a little teaser. 🙂 Happy February!

Her past and her present collide with earthshaking results. Who will be her future...assuming she has one?
Her past and her present collide with earthshaking results. Who will be her future…assuming she has one?
The world Roxie thought she knew (and has barely adjusted to) suddenly expands once again...with potential deadly consequences.
The world Roxie thought she knew (and has barely adjusted to) suddenly expands once again…with potentially deadly consequences.

Dreamwalkers Are on Sale!

Are you thinking, “Dreamwalkers? That’s not a Natalie J. Damschroder series.” You’re right! But it’s a duology that I LOVE and is in the same arena as my Goddesses Rising, only a little scarier, because demons. And they’re at a REALLY GOOD PRICE right now, so I wanted to tell everyone about them. Check them out!

Also, Jody is giving away crocheted earrings and other books to newsletter subscribers, so sign up here.

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Goodreads Giveaway of Kira’s Best Friend

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Kira's Best Friend by Natalie J. Damschroder

Kira's Best Friend

by Natalie J. Damschroder

Giveaway ends January 18, 2016.

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Hearts Under Siege Is Only .99!

Hearts Under Siege coverThat’s right, for just a limited time, Hearts Under SIEGE is only 99 cents!

 

Hearts Under SIEGE is about Molly and Brady, who have been friends since they were little.

It’s about Brady and Jessica, the woman who struck him with love-at-first-sight but turned out to be his brother’s fiancée. The woman he just couldn’t get over.

It’s about Brady and Christopher, his brother, and what Brady is willing to do to find out what happened to him when he’s reported killed in an “accident.”

Because they work for SIEGE, a private spy agency, and things are rarely taken at face value. When Brady and Molly start working together, he sees EVERYTHING differently. And things heat up in more ways than one. 🙂

The book is at 99 cents at all venues, links found here. Enjoy!

Brianna’s Navy SEAL Released!

If you’ve never read my Brook Hollow Trilogy of contemporary romances, now’s your chance. All three books are now available, with the release of Brianna’s Navy SEAL today!

Kira’s Best Friend leads it off, and all of my royalties on that book are being donated to hospice charities. (See that book page for details.) Then Sophie’s Playboy fills the middle, and Brianna’s Navy SEAL serves as a transition to my romantic adventure books. All three books stand alone, and BNS only has a mild adventure-y subplot, if full-on romantic suspense isn’t your thing.

I hope you enjoy them!

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Full Fusion is a Two-Time Awards Finalist!

Full Fusion CoverLast week was pretty exciting for me. A year ago, I launched my debut young adult series with Full Fusion. On Wednesday, I found out that it is a finalist in the GDRWA Booksellers’ Best Awards, Young Adult category. Booksellers read the entries and decide which ones they think are the best. It’s a huge honor!

THEN, on Friday, I got word that Full Fusion is a finalist in the Readers Crown awards given by RomCon. These finalists are selected based on reader ratings throughout the year.

Peer recognition, which is the basis of many awards not just in publishing but in film and TV making and in the music industry, is a big deal. But it’s gratifying in a whole different way for readers and booksellers to mark my work as quality. So I’m incredibly grateful.

Congratulations and good luck to all the other wonderful authors in the competition! Click the links above to see what other books are finalists. Winners for both will be announced this summer.