Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Word Search Fun to Win! Competition 1 #WPComp1Chip

Word Search in the back ground with the titles Competition #1 & Word Search over the top.

Word Search Fun to Win! 

Competition 1

Welcome to my blog for my first word search competition. Now, don't worry, it's not a difficult one, I want everyone to be able to play. It's even heart shaped. I thought it might be fun to create some word searches based on my books and then give some away as competition prizes.

Heart shaped word search with 10 words in the word list and the word "Preview" over the top.

Depending on how many people enter there will be more winners up to a max of four, so convince your friends to enter to be in with a greater chance of winning. Each winner will receive 1 eBook of mine, of their choice, via a Smashwords coupon or a direct one-time email.

How to Enter

  1. Tweet about the competition. If you don't have a twitter account see below*.

  2. a) For those who like to complete their word searches virtually, fill in and submit your entry with the link below. PASSWORD = chip

    b) For those who prefer old school pen and paper, download the PDF here and follow the instructions inside.
Winners will be drawn after the competition closes on May 13th 2021.

* For those who do not have a twitter account, please share this blog post on another form of social media or your blog and drop a comment below with a link to where. Something like this:
Word Search Fun to Win! Solve online or offline and enter to win ebooks.

Book of the Day

Chip Off the Old Block?

Dawn of the Antichrist ... maybe.

Paranormal Romance, Humour
Short Story

The Anti-Christ is coming!

His name is Owen.

Well technically it's Beherit, but that's so last millennium. Aspiring to world domination is just around the corner and his simple life of school is coming to an end ... which is kind of the problem. His best friend David, the local vicar's son, will no longer be there and that makes Owen feel things he doesn't understand. What else is a boy to do, but ask his dad what it all means, even if that dad has horns and his eye on the corruption of humankind?

Will Owen figure out what he's feeling for David, or will his dad throw a sacrificial dagger in the works? Find out in this short erotic, comedy horror.

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This is one of my FREE titles.


  1. No entries will be accepted after May 13th 2021.
  2. Winner(s) will be drawn at random from correct entries.
  3. Participants may enter as many times as they wish, but only one correct entry will be entered into  the draw per person - e.g. if you submitted accidentally online without completing the whole word search, submitting a second time with the whole thing completed is fine. Likewise, for the PDF version. But all entry steps must be completed for each submission as shown above.

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Writers & Writing - #WordSearch Fun! #1

Says Writings & Writing Word Search over a word search fading into the white background.

Writers & Writing - Word Search Fun!

I have recently rediscovered my love for words searches. They combine my love of words with my need to solve things. Imagine my joy when I discovered there are lovely people like who provide a service to allow people like me to not only create their own word searches, but also embed them into blog posts to allow them to be played online with a device of choice.

Hands up who loves words too?

For word search #1 I had to choose the topic closest to many of our hearts, writers and writing. This one isn't too complicated - 25 words and a big grid to break us all in gently.

Writers and Writing word search with a grid of letters to the left and the list of words to the right.

Options for Solving

  1. Click the button below to solve online.
  2. For old school print out and solve with a pen - click here for the PDF to download and print.
Drop me a comment and let me know if you enjoyed the word search and if you would like to see more. Was it about the right level? Too easy, too hard? Any other topics you would enjoy seeing used to inspire the words?

Check back often for more fun puzzles, competitions and other exciting content.




For those who would like to check their answers or who can't find that last word, here is the solution.

Click here to open the solution to this puzzle in a new window.

Check out my books

My books are available from all the major eBook sellers, with some novels and anthologies also available in paperback from Amazon. Several of my short stories are free, so pick a couple up to check out my writing and then come back for the other books in the series πŸ˜‰. Thank you.

I lean towards the speculative fiction end of the spectrum, so fantasy (paranormal, contemporary & epic), science fiction, and horror, often with a side of romance, many featuring LGBTQ+ characters.

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If you enjoy spicier stories I also have an alter ego Virginia for the podcast and ebooks of The Manor - a paranormal romance and adventure series -

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Free Books for All - To Get You Hooked!

Free Books for All

Free Reads

Greetings, lovely people. I hope 2021 is going well for you and things are looking up after the garbage fire that was 2020. πŸ’–

I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce/remind everyone of the free books I have available out there, which are (mostly) shamelessly trying to get you hooked on the series they are part of.

N.B. On Amazon these books will be price-matched to free where that is possible. I apologise if Amazon does not price-match in your region, but they only allow us to pub for 99c minimum and then price-match if we ask very nicely. They also have a nasty tendency to remove price-matching at random intervals so I have to re-request it. I do my best to keep on top of this, but apologies if I have missed one.

Books by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Soul reader is a series of short stories (free) and novellas (not free). There are 3 books in the series at the moment.

Forgotten Soul (Book 1 of Soul Reader)

Forgotten Soul - Soul Reader Book 1
John knows that at best he can be described as a male escort and at worst as a whore, but it's what he does and he's good at it. He sells his body and his clients come with fangs so it's more about blood than sex. Hiding behind a false smile and his acting skills is the only way he survives, but when he meets one of his latest clients, Michael, his professional detachment is severely threatened, leading him into very dangerous territory.

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Fortunate Soul (Book 3 of Soul Reader)

Fortunate Soul - Soul Reader Book 3
With a lot of help from Michael, John is recovering slowly from his kidnapping ordeal at the hands of his previous employers. However, John has noticed changes in Michael's behaviour towards him now that he has been marked by the organisation's captive vampires. He's worried his scars will be too much for their fledgling relationship.

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If you would like all 3 books of the series in one package in eBook or paperback, they have been bundled for your reading pleasure:

Soul Reader 1-3 (£1.99, $1.99 or £8.99, $10.99)

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Me Myself and I: Superheroes and Supervillains or Concussion? 

(Book 1 of Dark Reflections)

Me, Myself and I
Tristan is an actor and he plays a supervillain in the movies. At least he thought he did, but then he has an accident and he wakes up surrounded by the world of the films. Now he has to figure out if he's hallucinating, if somehow the movies are real and he's been transplanted to another world or if he is actually Devon, a supervillain having a psychotic break. Whatever the answer: it's frighteningly crazy.

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And the other book in the series so far:

Dreams and Reality: Superheroes, Sex and Succour (£2.19, $3.29)

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Books by Virginia Waytes (my alter ego)

A Lamb in Wolf's Clothing: Testing of a Werewolf (The Manor #1 s01e01)

A Lamb in Wolf's Clothing: Testing of a Werewolf
Luciana Smythe, Lucy to her friends, owns and runs The Manor, an adult only establishment nestled in the heart of the English Countryside, specifically designed for fun and games of the sexy, X-rated kind. What makes it unique are the residents, supernatural beings hiding in plain sight. Some, like Lucy, a vampire-succubus hybrid, are very powerful paranormal creatures. Others need The Manor's protection.

The Manor takes in strays and those with nowhere else to go, and Lucy's latest lost sheep is a young werewolf, Joshua, on the run from his own pack. Inside The Manor's walls await a new pack, safety, and possible romance, but first Lucy needs to make sure this asylum seeker is what he appears to be and poses no danger to the rest of her found-family.

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Training Day: Drawbacks of Werewolf Demonstrability (The Manor #13 s02e01)

Training Day: Drawbacks of Werewolf Demonstrability
Josh is still dealing with an overactive libido as well as unpredictable magic thanks to joining with Lucy and the pack to save his sanity. It has been months and it is clearly not lessening. The obvious solution is to give up being a bartender and join the sexier side of the business at The Manor.

Unfortunately, there are two questions he needs to ask first:

1. As his mate, how will Pippa react to the idea?
2. Can he control his magic and the wolf at his core to be safe taking clients among normal humans?

He needs Pippa and Lucy to help him answer both.

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Find all the books in the series here:
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A Free Short Story Every Month

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