Wednesday, July 22, 2015

*Author Spotlight* Natalie Alder

Natalie Alder

Title: Crewel Work
Genre: Romance
Published: October 11, 2014
Pages: 264


The key to a successful horse farm is the trainer. At Bridgeton Pass, J. P. Ryan is that key. William Becker is determined to protect his farm and keep Ryan on the job. 

That goal is threatened by two things – a sinister act by another employee and the fact that his only daughter has fallen head-over-heels in love with J. P. 

Becker can’t allow either of those things to threaten his legacy. 

Audra grew up around the handsome trainer and fell in love with him at a distance, enchanted by his kindness and honesty. When they began stealing private but innocent moments, she found that she didn’t want to live without him. Audra is heartbroken when she has to choose between honoring her father and pursuing love. 
J.P. wants Audra by his side, but he finds himself with a hard decision. 

He is forced to choose between his career and the love of his life. Between the problem caused by the troublemaking barn hand and the frustration caused by his desire for Audra, J.P.’s job has become a ‘crewel’ work. 

The story of the Becker family is woven as an intricate Tapestry. It is beautiful as a whole, but like any tapestry, you have to turn it over and look at the back side to see how the threads of love and family relationships are woven together into one intricate whole. 
Welcome to the Tapestry series.

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Title: Trouble Looming
Genre: Romance
Published: February 7, 2015
Pages: 223


Cole Becker helped his father raise his younger siblings after their mother died. 

He helped his father take care of his aging parents until they passed away. 

Now it’s time for Cole to have the life he deserves. 

When he meets Sara, all of his dreams seem to finally be within reach…until things begin to fall apart. Their perfect romance soon becomes complicated, scary, even life-threatening. Will happiness ever be theirs? Will Cole and Sara get their ‘someday’ together? Continue Tapestry, the Becker’s family saga in Trouble Looming, sequel to Crewel Work. 

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Title: Woven Interests
Genre: Romance
Published: July 5, 2015
Pages: 230
Ages: 18+


Uptight, serious, introvert…those were the words most used to describe James. 

The middle brother in the Becker family, owners of a prestigious race horse farm in South Carolina, though austere was covertly a playboy. 

Unable to resist a beautiful body, whether male or female, James never had a desire to commit to just one. A consummate player, he had no interest in a relationship. 

Never say never. A broken ankle was the catalyst that led James to consider a relationship. Falling for a man already in a committed relationship with a woman was intricate enough. But the likelihood of their woven interests in each other becoming a real relationship was threatened by shallow judgment, the media and a troublemaking former barn hand. 

**CONTENT WARNING: m/f/m, f/f/m, and m/m romance with strong language and explicit sexual content intended for mature readers only. 18+ ONLY PLEASE** 

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About Natalie Alder

 I write stories about romance. They center on learning about the characters backgrounds, personalities and life circumstances that mold them into who they are and how they love.

I am a sassy 40-something year old. I live in a quiet farming town in New England with my husband of fifteen years and our three rescued cats. After college I facilitated improvement in the physical abilities of children and the elderly then took the opportunity to enjoy my creative side. I love to sew, knit, write...sing and drink martinis (not necessarily at the same time).

Connect with Natalie

Facebook // Twitter // Google+ // Tsu // Website // Goodreads


What inspired you to become an author?   
I always loved writing assignments in school. And my sister has 3 published books. 

I assume all authors also love to read, so what book inspired your love of reading? 
The first book I remember reading and loving was “Something Queer is Going On” by Elizabeth Levy

How old were you when you wrote your first story?  
I was probably about twelve years old. 

Who are some of your favorite authors now?  
As most authors say, there are too many. I’d include Maeve Binchy, Agatha Christie, Laura Moore, Lori Fostor, Patricia Cornwell….

Are you a plotter or a pantser? 
I’m a pantser. I usually have a situation and write around that. 

Are your characters based on people you know?  

What are some of your writing rituals? 
I like a quiet environment at home. If I’m at a coffee shop or something, the noise doesn’t bother me. I don’t understand it. 

How do other books influence your writing?  
Most any cowboy romance. 

How do you get motivated to sit down and write with all the real world interruptions?  
Schedule time to get things done and time to write. 

Which one of your books is your favorite?  
I love the forbidden love story, so Crewel Work.

If you could have a writing retreat anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be and why?  
I would like to be at a cabin on a lake in the mountains because it’s peaceful and a place that makes me happy. 

If your main character were an alcoholic beverage, which beverage would they be and why? 
JP Ryan would be an Auchentoshan Three Wood with one ice cube. Lots of depth, good body, a little woodsy and a it takes just a bit to cool him down. 

If you could live in a fictional world, which world would you choose and why?  
- deferred- 

What’s the best way to hide a body?   
Put it in a barrel of base (not acid)

This or That

Coke or Pepsi? coke
Paperback or e-reader? E-reader
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Peeta or Gale?  I don’t know what this means
Edward or Jacob? Again, I don’t know what this means
Money or love?  Food
Tattoos or bare?  either
Hairy or smooth?  smooth
Call or text? text
Hot or cold? cold
Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?  No opinion, it’s not my thing 
Coffee or Tea?  coffee
Halloween or Christmas? Christmas
McDonald’s or Burger King?   BK Lounge   (aka Burger King)
Batman or Spiderman? Batman

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