Saved from a traumatic past and successful in her present as a home care nurse, Josselyn Adler’s dream of home ownership in the idyllic town of Unity are dashed to pieces when Dr Ben Parnell, a cancer specialist, shows up on her doorstep claiming to be the rightful owner of the house—and Ben has a will to prove it! To Josselyn, the house represents a new start in her life. With a stable home, hopefully a much wanted family wouldn’t be far behind.
After a near career-ending allegation is made, Ben has returned home to lick his wounds. But now he must prove Josselyn’s claim to be a fake, that she used her position as a live-in nurse to his sick father to ingratiate herself into his good graces. But as he gets to know her, he can tell by her shy, often standoffish behavior, that Josselyn is a woman who has been deeply hurt in her past. Although he is attracted to the dark haired beauty that has invaded his life, he is still suspicious of her true motives and her past involvement with his father.
10/2011 Books To Go Now Publishing
An Interview with the Natalie-Nicole Bates
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Natalie-Nicole, thank you for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Change of Address and it is one emotionally-charged story. Where did the idea originate?
NNB: I’ve always had a fascination with houses. I really wanted to play on the idea of two strangers who believe they have inherited a house, but realize that one of them has a fake will.
HH: What do you like best about Josselyn and why will readers relate to her?
NNB: Josselyn is a survivor. I think readers can relate to her struggles, and her ability to overcome adversity.
HH: What do you like best about Ben and why will readers love him?
NNB: At heart, Ben is a kind, generous soul. It also doesn’t hurt that he is tall, blond, and gorgeous!
HH: What can you tell us about Unity?
NNB: Unity is an idyllic little town. Completely fictional, I wanted to create a place I could use in several books.
HH: What's your secret for writing amazing suspense-filled stories?
NNB: I think an intriguing premise that opens the door to several possibilities is the key to writing suspense. As the reader passes through each door, you want them to be confronted with even more doors to pass through.
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
NNB: My next release is Back To You, a contemporary romance set for release January 30th from Bradley Publishing. I’m currently putting the finishing touches on a paranormal novella. I’m also hoping to soon begin writing another Unity story—this one will be about Amii and Ryan. You meet this duo briefly in Change of Address.
HH: What goals have you set for yourself at this point in your career?
NNB: I just want to continue down the path I’m currently on. Ideally, I would like to have two to three releases each year.
HH: What sources of inspiration do you draw from for ideas?
NNB: I think inspiration comes from a lot of different sources. I am an avid collector of Victorian-era photographs. My first release, Antique Charming, was inspired by a photo from 1896 of a man standing outside of his funeral home. Music and dreams have also been a fantastic source of inspiration as well.
HH: What's the best book you read in 2011?
NNB: Wow, you know I don’t think I could narrow it down to a best book. I am a reviewer, and 2011 was a great year for books. I also reached back to a lot of older releases such as Dominick Dunne’s Another City, Not My Own, and Vera Caspary’s Laura, which was written in the 1940’s. Fabulous, fabulous writers in their time.