I am a South African writer who feels that there are way to few books available on the internet in my home language of Afrikaans. Here I hope to find a number of readers hungry for reading material that is not subject to the few online printers in South Africa.
I hope that you will enjoy the books as much as I enjoyed writing them and that you will keep coming back to check for new Afrikaans stories.
Veearts Karlia Roux is anders—so anders dat sy vrees die samelewing gaan haar opsluit in 'n gestig en die sleutel weggooi. Sy vlug Kalaharie toe, maar daar ontmoet sy die arrogante Armand Perez wat haar duidelik nie daar wil hê nie en sy eie donker geheim bewaar. Sal hulle verby mekaar se andersheid kan kyk ten einde die pad van hulle harte te volg?
Vier jaar gelede het Kaptein Hugo Dreyer haar verdink dat sy 'n aandeel gehad het in die moord op haar pa. Nou glo hy dat sy betrokke is by die ontsnapping van haar eks uit die gevangenis. Wanneer hy ongenooid op Annelie Verwey se forelhengelplaas arriveer, dwing hy haar om haar eie waardesisteme te ontleed terwyl sy veg om die behoud van haar hart.
Weduwee Carlien Arendse het mans afgesweer. Vir die afgelope tien jaar is sy dolgelukkig om alleen te wees met haar werk as Streekhoflanddros om haar besig te hou. Totdat sy een oggend gaan draf en letterlik in 'n blonde adonis vashardloop wat haar lewe onherroeplik verander. Te midde van die skindertonge op die dorp, vind Carlien uit dat liefde hom nie deur die ouderdom laat voorskryf nie.
Superintendent Karen Visser moet ten spyte van die vooroordele teenoor haar voorkoms, diamantsmokkellaars vastrek in die Noord Kaap. Waarmee sy nie rekening gehou het nie, is die uitwerking wat die rooikop Dewald en sy dogtertjie Amalia op haar hart sou he. Tussen haar eie leuens en bedrog vind Karen uit dat die hart hom nie so maklik om die bos laat lei nie.
“This particular day, God had painted a lackluster sky and overpopulated it with moisture-filled gray clouds.” By Natalie Owens from An Eternity of Roses (The Valthreans Book 1)
Filled with gems like this one, Natalie Owens provides the reader with a journey into the wonder- world of painting with words in her paranormal romance An Eternity of Roses. Spanning several centuries, the story is about love—the power thereof and the perseverance of those lucky souls who’d found true love and wanted to reclaim it. It shows that love is indestructible, neither time nor evil could obliterate it. This is a powerful story written with excellent word usage to draw the reader right into the world of Emmaline and Adrian.
Every story has to have a villain and An Eternity of Roses is no different. Without providing a spoiler, I have to mention that Madeleine de Brandeville was portrayed as a well-balanced antagonist with enough character traits for the reader to understand her motivations. At times I pitied the woman for her brazen refusal to accept that love can never be forced.
This is not a quick read and readers should prepare themselves to spend some time with the characters Ms. Owens so skillfully created. The language is prosaic and the imagery is superb. The plot was well planned and executed and the ending left the reader with a sigh of satisfaction which in my opinion is a sign of a good book.
Overall this is a book I would recommend to all lovers of paranormal romance.
Max Damiani is a strong man with a checkered past and proud of it. He avenged his sister’s death the only way he knew how and although he is not proud of the methods he had to employ, he suffers no remorse for executing the deed. Used to being the problem solver everyone calls upon, he suddenly finds himself in the precarious position of having to protect a woman and her young brother. This is his worst nightmare come true as the boy reminds him too much of his sister and the woman pushes all the wrong—or is it the right?— buttons.
Piper Ingram is used to protect other people at the shelter she runs. Now she has to submit to being protected by a man who made it clear that he would rather be anywhere else, doing anything else, rather than being charged with the responsibility to protect her and her brother. To top it off the only safe place seems to be Max’s house.
So the stage is set for a tale of modern romance laced with enough suspense to keep your eyes glued to the pages. Several undercurrents of evil run simultaneously only to converge under the expert hands of the author.
Unlike the first book in the series (An Eternity of Roses) this book takes place in the present time only. This story illustrates how love can overcome sadness and hatred and how it can provide courage when you thought you had none.
Once again this is not a quick read and readers should expect to spend some time enjoying the characters Ms. Owens so expertly created. It is a book filled with razor-sharp imagery and on-the-button descriptions of inner conflict. Most of all it is a book that will leave the reader with sense of satisfaction when the last sentence is read.
Definitely a book I would recommend for readers of paranormal romantic suspense.