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COMING SOON: NEW BOOK!

THEIMMORTALteaser1Dear Readers,

For those of you enjoy my mythology stories you’ll be pleased to know that, after a slight delay, I have finally written “THE END” for the third book in the series. These are all stand alone stories so can be enjoyed separately, as you may already know, and cover all cultures around the world. Every book is based on a myth of long ago, which I rewrote completely and added strong lesbian main characters.

Book 1 was ‘The Cursed’ a twist on the ancient tale of Lir’s Children which you can find here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018W8ICF6/ 
Book 2 was ‘The Taken’ a Native-American tale: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQKJTY4/.

Book 3 is ‘The Immortal’ and will be published at the beginning of April, and you’ll be the first to know the exact date, so watch your inbox!
I am not a commercial writer and don’t write what the public wants or needs. That has never been my goal. First and foremost I write for myself, second I hope to stir something in people: make them think, make them feel, and at best make them act differently towards themselves and others. With more understanding, kindness, compassion and love. Through my stories I hope to reach other people’s minds and hearts. My characters all go through certain changes; changes I think might reflect the reader’s own lives, or at least they will be able to empathise, if not relate.

‘The Immortal’ has been one of the hardest stories for me to write to date. ‘Quarterling’ was another one which was at times difficult for me emotionally as it deals with themes close to my heart as well. It can delay writing greatly as I need to muster a lot of inner strength and motivation to keep going. I often wonder why I do it, especially since I know not many people buy these stories as they don’t have violence, murder, evil or fighting, let alone much magic, or even a lot of romance or erotica, as is so common in other works in my field. But going on I must until I reach the finish line. This project is very much a labour of love. Stories want to be written at certain times in a writer’s life. They come to us when we are ready to tell them. When we are capable of telling them. For me, they don’t leave me alone until it’s done and I can release my breath and send them out into the world.
Writing is a lonely profession whereby one can only hope that the final story will bring some joy and hope to those that read it.
Normally I write Fantasy and I have much more space for creativity and can unleash my imagination and have more fun. With this series I have to stick to certain historical and cultural correct facts, so these stories require a lot more research than any of my other books. ‘The Immortal’ also covers subjects that I have experienced personally. The main subjects are loss, grief and guilt. In more than one way writing this story has been therapeutic for me and it has made me work through my own
But don’t despair, this story is not all doom and gloom and dark as you might think now. It’s also light at times, with a bit of sarcasm and down to earthness, yet spiritual, and full of hope. I will be giving snippets over the coming days on my social media and will run a give-away so you can be among the first to read it!

I will also be publishing the first three books in a discounted book bundle. Stay tuned.

Keep reading, keep smiling and until next time!

Natasja

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Teaser Tuesday! Excerpt ‘SkyWhisperers’

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I am a Sky Whisperer.
I want to say I don’t believe it, but that would be a lie. I had always known that I was different, despite constantly trying to fit in. Terribly failing at it, of course. But despite everything, never had I imagined something like this. Somehow I wanted things to be like they were before. I guess it felt more familiar, and it was easier having the reputation of ‘WindTaker’ than being a Goddess. Well, I wasn’t one, or at least not yet, Xenthia had told me. That took some time and acceptance. I also never received any training or former knowledge of anything but being a simple village girl who worked in a bakery, making paper flowers in her spare time. But I was more than that now. I was happy about that at least.
What did Xenthia want from me anyway? By telling me this? What did she expect from me now? To perform a miracle? I didn’t in the least feel that I had any powers. Join them and leave my old life behind?
At first I presumed she came to me so that she could give me some answers about the disappearance of the wind. And then later, when she told me the story of my birthparents, I started to suspect she somehow had other things in store for me. It wasn’t just answers she was giving me. I felt like she was teaching me, preparing me, and I slowly started to think she somehow needed me. Perhaps she needed all of the Sky Whisperers’ help to generate wind, and she would train me so I could be of value to them. I was wrong. She had bigger plans for me. Much bigger plans.

Available worldwide on Kindle (FREE with KindleUnlimited) and in paperback HERE

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EJ Nate’s blog post on The Comyenti Series

I’m featured on EJ Nate’s blog today with The Comyenti Series: http://ejnate.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/call-of-search-amazing-book-by-natasja.html
http://ejnate.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/children-of-sun-by-natasja-hellenthal.html

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