Blog Tour Stop: H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS (H.A.L.F. #3) by Natalie Wright!


H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS (H.A.L.F. #3)
by Natalie Wright
Genre: YA Sci-fi Romance
Release Date: August 24th 2017


Alien predators attack Europe. A deadly virus spawns an epidemic. And a clandestine organization conspires to profit from chaos and forge a New World Order.

In this heart-pounding finale of the H.A.L.F. series, Tex, Erika and the rest are in a race against time. In books one and two they fought for their lives. Now they battle to save us all.

Tex and Erika are again fugitives and running for their lives. But when Tex falls gravely ill, a Navajo healer is his only hope for survival. Tex emerges changed in mind and body but with vital information: how to stop the predatory M’Uktah from destroying those he has come to love.

Erika Holt seeks a respite from the threats to her life but hasn't given up. As she and Tex launch a mission to shut down the galactic highway used by the invaders, she grows closer to her troubled human-alien hybrid companion. But what about her on-again, off-again boyfriend Jack?

Jack Wilson, along with his new friend Anna Sturgis, is determined to put an end to the Makers’ schemes for world domination. Complicating matters, the valuable medicine to counter the alien virus has been stolen.

As both alien and human forces line up against them, the destiny of all mankind is hand the hands of these young warriors. And time is running out.

“The latest satisfying addition to the H.A.L.F. series has something for everyone: exciting action scenes; great love stories; fascinating new aliens; and relatable characters fighting to save the world and find their places in it.”~Alyssa H., Red Adept  

Book One:
H.A.L.F.: The Deep Beneath (H.A.L.F. #1)
Release date: January 2015


H.A.L.F. 9 in part human, part Roswell grey alien. Created to be a weapon, he proved too powerful for his makers, hidden from humans and sedated. But H.A.L.F. 9 has escaped the underground lab he called home, and the sedation has worn off. He has never been more alive. More powerful. Or more deadly.

Erika Holt longs to ride her motorcycle east until pavement gives way to shore. She bides her time until graduation when she’ll escape the trailer she shares with her alcoholic mother and memories of her dead father. But a typical night in the desert with friends thrusts Erika into a situation more dangerous than she ever imagined.

Circumstances push the two together, and each must make a fateful choice. Will Erika help H.A.L.F. 9 despite her “don’t get involved” rule? And will H.A.L.F. 9 let Erika live even though he was trained to kill?

Unknown to them, the choices they make trigger a chain of events carefully planned since the UFO crash in Roswell in 1947. Will the Makers succeed in profiting from chaos and forge a New World Order? Both Erika and Tex yearn for freedom. But will they instead become pawns in the Makers’ deadly game?  

Book Two:
H.A.L.F.: The Makers (H.A.L.F. #3)
Release Date: April 2016


Roswell. Area 51. The X-Files.

You’ve seen the spindly-legged, bulbous-headed aliens known as ‘the Greys’ in movies and on television. You may think you know all about them.

But what if everything you think you know is wrong? And what if the Greys are only the beginning?

Erika Holt dodged death and departed Earth in an alien ship. It wasn’t how she’d planned to spend her senior year. Is Erika on her way to paradise? Or to a hell worse than the underground lab she escaped?

The greys rescued Tex from A.H.D.N.A. and promised him a life he could never have imagined. But what will he have to give up to become one with The Conexus?

Jack Wilson is still Commander Sturgis’ prisoner, but a promise of freedom comes from an unlikely source. Will his liberation cost more than he’s willing to pay?

At the far reaches of the galaxy, the M’Uktah evolved from a wolf-like creature into an advanced society that has achieved interstellar travel. They’re sophisticated. Elegant. Technologically savvy.

And hungry.

As each human character struggles to survive, will any of them recognize the threat that looms over us all before it’s too late?

Wright’s follow-up to her award-winning sci-fi debut has been called, “An enthralling, page-turning sci-fi adventure. The makings of an epic!” ~ The Wishing Shelf 

About the Author

Natalie writes adventurous fantasy and science fiction for teens and adults including her award-winning H.A.L.F. series and The Akasha Chronicles. Her first novel, Emily’s House, has been read over 2 Million times on Wattpad!

When not writing, reading or questing in Skyrim, Natalie meets readers and appears on writer panels at comic cons and book festivals throughout the western U.S. She and her mascot baby alien traveled over 10,000 miles in the past year!

Natalie lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband, teen dauther and two cat overlords.

Author Links:
Join the Exclusive Reader Buzz Club for H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS (H.A.L.F. #3)

The third and final book in the H.A.L.F. series is almost done and soon it will be ready for publication. I have never been more excited for the release of one of my books! *squee *

The process of creating these books and sharing them with readers has been amazing and often humbling. Of course I enjoyed writing them and had great fun playing in the worlds I created. But I’ve been surprised by the reader response. I’m grateful to all of you who have read the books and all who have written or contacted me through social media to express your love of the series.

To say “thank you” for your continued support and over 10,000 downloads so far, I’ve created the Exclusive H.A.L.F. Reader Buzz Club. This will offer you an insider’s chance to get an advanced review copy of H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS. You’ll get a sneak peek before anyone else and be the first to see how it all ends!

Plus, you’ll receive the exclusive digital extras reserved solely for pre-order customers and advance readers. And, all members of the Reader Buzz Club will automatically be entered into all of the giveaways going on during the month-long book launch celebration, including a chance to win cash, exclusive book swag, signed hardcovers, and goodies themed to the books that are super fun.

Books, a chance for cash and surprises you can’t get anywhere else! What’s not to like?

To become part of this club, here’s all you need to do:

1. Write a review of either Book One (The Deep Beneath) or Book Two (The Makers). Click on the links above to write your review.

2. Email me a link to your review: ORIGINS Book

3. If you haven’t read The Deep Beneath yet and would like to, eMail Natalie and I’ll send you a complimentary PDF copy of the book. Once you read it, review the book and email me the link.

It’s that simple. Once I receive your review, you’re part of the Reader Buzz Club and you’ll receive an Advance Review Copy of H.A.L.F.: Origins.

Blog Tour Schedule – H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS
September 12th
Jena Baxter's Bookworms   Book Trailer
The Avid Reader    The Four Seasons of H.A.L.F.
CBY Book Club   Excerpt Video
Mythical Books   Book Trailer

September 13th
Morbid Romantic     Promo Post*
Adventures thru Wonderland    Book Trailer/Excerpt Video
Books,Dreams,Life    Book Trailer
Shh, I am Reading   Excerpt

September 14th
Wishful Endings   Excerpt
The Readdicts   Spotlight

September 15th
The Page Unbound    Promo Post
Loves Great Reads   Promo Post
Bibliobibuli YA      Promo Post
Don't Judge, Read     Promo Post

September 18th
MNBernard Books     Promo Post
Book Lovers Life     Promo Post


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Blogger 3: Author Interview

Hello and thank you for little me interview you today. 

Was writing your first love? 
Yes, but…I waited a long time to begin my love affair! 
When I was a child, I told people I wanted to write books when I grew up.
But then I grew up! I got my law degree and practiced law because…well, it seemed like the sensible thing to do at the time.
About ten years ago, I began writing because I had a story in my head that wouldn’t let go. Then I wrote another. And another, and so forth.
I recently published my sixth novel. The love affair is still going strong!

Where do you like to write? 
Some writers I know hang out in cafes or coffee shops to write. I do that from time-to-time, but I’m easily distracted. *squirrel* ;-)
I converted an extra bedroom in my house into a Bohemian writer’s den. J Purple walls, a red wool carpet, lots of tapestries, fabric and candles. When I’m ready to get lost in my story, I light some incense, close my eyes and create worlds. 

Is writing everything you though it would be?
LOL! No. And yet it is more than I thought it would be.
When I was still writing as a hobby rather than full-time gig, I had romanticized ideas of what a writer’s life would be like. Writing the next great novel in a fabulous café while managing to look fashionably bookish, the words flowing out of me like I had a direct line to the writer’s muse.
In reality, I spend a lot of days alone in my office with noise-canceling headphones on (to tune out the family during writing time) while wearing a comfortably-worn T-shirt, jeans and flip-flops, my hair (maybe washed, maybe not) pulled back sucking down K-cup coffee from my slightly cracked, stained favorite old cup.
But writing is also more than I thought it would be, thanks to my relationship with readers and fans of my work. I’ve met so many wonderful people! Some have become friends, and I treasure converstations we have at sci-fi/fantasy conventions or comic cons about stories, writing, books we love and just everything. That is something I could not have imagined—that by writing, I’d meet lots of interesting people I’d otherwise not know. And it is by far the best part of my job!

Who is/was your favourite character to write about?
I’ve truly loved writing all of the characters I’ve created. But now that the H.A.L.F. series has ended, I’ll miss writing Tex (aka H.A.L.F. 9 aka Bodaway) the most. He is the half-human, half-alien character at the center of the H.A.L.F. series. Because he was kept away from humans in an underground lab, when he escapes, everything is new to him. It was fun to be “in his head,” and to explore our world and human relationships through him. I cried when I wrote the last chapters of H.A.L.F. because I’m going to miss writing the series that I spent a total of seven years on!
But I’m looking forward to meeting new characters. J
How do you form your story ideas? 
Some of my story ideas have come to me in dreams (like Emily’s House, my first novel). Often I’m inspired by music. I’ll “feel” a scene and it’s like I can see it in my mind’s eye.
Most of the time, my story ideas come together more as a process. Maybe it begins with a feeling or idea, sometimes inspired by news stories or mythology or a song. I begin a Pinterest board and start a “Soundtrack” of music, brew the coffee and set to work!

Do you keep notes during the day, in case something inspires you or, if you had a lively conversation and thought Hey that would be great in a book?
I should keep a notebook, but I’m not that organized! I have notes here and there and even in my phone or voice memos. Mostly I keep it in my head (and hope I’ll be able to recall it when I need it!).

What was the last book you read, did it live up to your expectations?  
I’m currently reading the Wheel of Time (WoT) series by Robert Jordan (and Brandon Sanderson). I’m only in book four, so I’ve got a ways to go!
I think the WoT just keeps getting better and better. Rand Al’thor is my current book boyfriend—I love Rand! But alas, he’s going a bit crazy due to the taint of the Dark One on the male side of the One Power. I’m rooting for him to stay sane long enough to save the world.

Do you like warm or cold day?
Hmm, both. I live in southern Arizona, so it’s not cold very often. But I do enjoy an occasional cold day. I miss wearing sweaters! But for the most part, I enjoy the arid heat of the desert and have no desire to live somewhere (again) where I have to scrape ice from my windshield.

Tea, coffee, or rum? (or preferred drink, I’m a wine person myself but I do love a good latté)
During the day, my favorite drink is a latté—hot in the winter, on ice in the summer. When out with hubby or chilling with friends, my current favorite libation is Tito’s vodka with ginger beer and a splash of pomegranate. Yum!

Halloween is coming up, do you like scary  stories? 
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and times of the year! But I’m not much into scary stories. I’m more into old B-movies, like black and white dracula and Frankenstein movies.
We always have a party at our house and we all dress up, drink wine and enjoy the parade of kids in costumes trick-or-treating. Our neighborhood is busy—I usually give out at least 500 pieces of candy! It’s like carnival or Mardi Gras and I love it!
Do you write in one sitting or in bursts?  
My writing process is not one to emulate! I set a terrible example.
I should write every day, but I don’t. Partly this is due to my travel schedule (for the past two years, I’ve traveled over 10,000 miles/year appearing at book festivals and comic cons). But—true confession time—partly I procrastinate by playing Xbox games or Elder Scrolls online. 
When I’m starting a new  project, I often put it off because I’m not sure where I’m going with things yet. So there’s a lot of thinking time before writing. It looks like I’m not doing much because the page is still blank. But when I finally get it together, I typically produce 3000-5000 words a day and can spin out a first draft one of my novels (they’re generally 100,000-125,000 words) in about two months. Of course it will be 9-12 more months of rewriting and revision, but once the first draft is written, it always feels great!

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