Sunday, June 01, 2014



Dylan “Ice Dragon” Thompson has suddenly

become the hottest

thing in MMA. He’s fought all his life for control and inner peace. He focuses

on what he excels at—fighting and his work with the Centre. It’s what he knows

and what keeps him in balance. His latest assignment has him fighting a war

with a partner he doesn’t believe he can trust.

Vanessa Aldridge has grown up in the gym and

has seen it all—some good, some bad. 

But when performance-enhancing drugs threaten her life and her

personal sense of worth—enough is enough. The very people closest to her now

have her questioning their motives and nobody is as they seem. On top of all

this, she’s unwittingly become the number-one pawn in an organised crime game

and she’s risking her heart on a guy who wants to fight for everything but


Vanessa quickly discovers that Dylan is far from what he

appears to be. But what happens when his latest assignment blows his carefully

created world wide open? Can Dylan win the most important fight of all—the

one for her heart and their future? Or will he retreat back into the one-dimensional

existence of working and fighting? Can Vanessa remain steadfast to her

principles and just maybe take the ultimate prize? The battle lines are drawn.

When the bell rings, who will

step up to fight? The prize: A future of freedom.


Finding Trust

Finding Judgment


I recently discovered those school vocational

assessments are really interesting and probably correct! Who would have

thought, hey? You see, I clearly remember taking one of those in Year 11 (for my

US friends, I think that equates to junior year in high school). Anyway, semantics.

Well, the results came back indicating that I should pursue a career in writing

and something else. What that something else was I can’t remember but the

writing thing stuck in my mind.

Sure, I’d always liked English and had already

developed a ravenous appetite for romance novels by the age of sixteen—but

who becomes a writer straight out of school? So to cut a long story short, I went

to Uni and studied Business and ended up managing large-scale IT projects

shortly after.

I can’t complain: it’s been a great career. I’ve

done some awesome projects and met some incredible people and I won’t be

giving it up anytime soon. Anyway, I’ve messed around with a couple of “secret”

novels over the years and I finally decided to get serious and finish one. Hence

Finding Trust” came about. And about twenty years later, I’ve finally

proved a vocational assessment correct, because I love writing!</ span>

As to some other stuff about me: I live on the

Gold Coast, Australia. I love spending time with my family and friends. When I’m

not sitting behind a screen playing with IT or writing, you might find me down

the beach playing in the waves on a Jet Ski or a bogey board (both are uber cool).

When the weather turns a bit cooler (doesn’t really happen on the Gold Coast),

we like to head for the snow. I’ve discovered I have two kids who are kamikaze

skiers—they must take after their father. He’s always at me to “release the

handbrake.” Apparently I’d ski so much better. I call it a healthy understanding of

self-preservation and gravity!

I like to think I can fit in a few workouts and

martial arts classes each week. This tends to be a figment of my imagination

more than reality, unfortunately. I am trying to remedy this, but those damn

characters just keep demanding to have their stories told and, well, there’s

always another good book to read!

I hope you enjoy mine.

Please drop me a line.

You can find me at my website,   I’m

active on Facebook, Twitter, and via email

I’d love to know what you think of my books and well, let’s be truthful—I love

talking about books, whether they’re mine or someone else’s. Fiction is just so

much more fun than reality!!!

Happy Reading
Natalie Gayle


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