Reader’s Edyn

I always felt like I could do something more than just read. Finally, I have found both a creative outlet and a chance to do something meaningful with my reading. This blog was created in appreciation of and tribute to all of the authors who have brought me joy through their books. These reviews are my way of giving back to authors and providing recognition for the hard work that each one completes every day!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Barrage with Natalie Nicole Bates

Barrage with Natalie Nicole Bates

Hello my lovelies! Today I would like to tell you about a ghost story. I am not usually for ghost stories, but I have been getting into paranormal a lot more lately and have found much of it to my liking. Not to mention I have had a few of my own ghost stories to share … but that would be another blog post entirely! *nods* Anyway, the name of this book and the cover were a draw for me. I hope you like what you see and rush over to Amazon to download it today or tomorrow because it is FRR over there today and tomorrow ONLY! Yeah, I know, you freebie junkies probably are there now. Hopefully you will return to the blog and finish reading the post though. *sighs* I can be guilty of the same thing. I love freebies! Anyway, back to the post. You have to know what you downloaded, right? Right!


Natalie-Nicole Bates is a book reviewer and author.

Her passions in life include books and hockey along with Victorian and Edwardian era photography and antique poison bottles.  Natalie contributes her uncharacteristic love of hockey to being born in Russia.

She currently resides in the UK where she is working on her next book and adding to her collection of 19th century post-mortem photos.

Visit Natalie-Nicole online at



The night he came home…forever.

Third-generation funeral director Lizzie Morton is about to have her dream realized. She has purchased the long abandoned Nichols Funeral Home and its upstairs flat, determined to restore the funeral home to its once former glory. But a late night visitor, Adam Nichols, claims the funeral home still belongs to his family. Lizzie scoffs at his odd behaviour and outlandish claims, but when a vintage photograph appears, she soon realizes, to her horror, that Adam Nichols did once own the funeral home—more than one hundred years ago—and now she has allowed this entity to pass into her home.


She heard it again.

The same time as last Friday night.

Three taps at her front door.

Lizzie muted the television, tossed the blanket off of her body and scurried out of bed. She slipped her robe over her shoulders and tied it securely, determined to find out who in the world would knock at her door at three in the morning. By the time she had reached the door the week previous, no one was there. The street had been dark and still.

It had to be a mistake. She had only recently closed sale on the long abandoned funeral home, determined to restore it to its once former glory. She had only been living in the upstairs flat for a few weeks.

As she hurried down the staircase, each step beneath her feet creaked in protest. There was no one visible through the peephole. She unchained the door and opened it just enough to peek around it.

No one was there, just like the previous week.

The street was dark and quiet. Not even the whisper of a wind could be detected. Only the cold dampness of the October night raised a chill on her skin.

Who was playing this weekly joke on her? Could it be the ghosts of some departed soul who had passed through the halls of Nichols Funeral Home sometime during the past century? A small smile crossed her lips as she prepared to close and lock the door. She was a third generation Funeral Director. Did she now believe in ghosts?

Before the door could close, a hand poked into the slight space and seized her wrist. A cry rose in her throat and she jerked backward, but the hand held tight and the door flung open.

The man emerged, shrouded in darkness. He was an ethereal creature, tall, and dressed in anonymous black. Only a streetlight glowed behind him.

“I’m home,” he announced.

I hope you enjoyed getting to know a bit about Ms. Bates and her book ANTIQUE CHARMING … now get out there and download, download, download!!!! And then come back and let me know what you thought. Rumor has it is only a few pages and I definitely want to know what you thought!

Until next time …


  1. Thank you so much for featuring Antique Charming here at your beautiful blog! I very much appreciate it!!

    1. Absolutely! I downloaded the book and can't wait to read it!

      Oh! And for my peeps ... I don't know where I read the book was a mere 7 pages. What hogwash! It is full length so there is much for you all to enjoy! *nods*


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