Exclusive Presale: Flying Dismount

Have you been waiting for Flying Dismount, the follow-up to last year’s huge hit novel Grabbing Mane? Great news! This long-awaited novel releases this month – and if you’re ready to ditch the corporate side of things, you can buy it directly from me, right now.

I now offer every ebook which isn’t an Amazon exclusive direct from own store. Hosted by Payhip and offering full support from industry leader BookFunnel, it’s a fun, foolproof way to buy books direct. I can offer exclusive discounts, you can own your own book files without being tied to one device or service, and there’s no middleman taking a cut. What a win!

From now through September 27, 2021, you can buy the second book in the Grabbing Mane series direct from my store – and you can use Coupon Code HORSEGIRLS to save 25%, too!

Now available at my store!

You’ll be able to choose your download: get an ePub (for most digital reading apps, including ipad/iphone native app Apple Books), a Mobi (for Kindles and the Kindle app), or even a PDF.

Not sure what to do with them once you’ve got them? No problem! BookFunnel will send you an email offering quick, easy instructions on how to download and read your files. I promise it’s a piece of cake – I’ve been reading off-store book files for ten years now. In fact, that’s how I get most of my ebooks!

This presale for Flying Dismount is only good through September 27th – because I’m letting the book run for 90 days in Kindle Unlimited, which requires Amazon exclusivity. But you’ll find all of my non-exclusive titles in the store, plus some bundles you can’t buy on Amazon, and there’s always a Coupon Code. You might even find some exclusive deals!

So check out my direct store at Payhip, and don’t be afraid to use that coupon code, or refer a friend to get another one. Thanks for reading, and enjoy!

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Free books for Autumn 2021

It’s time for a free book roundup! Here are the books in my backlist you can download for free right now!

Runaway Alex: Book 1 – Alex & Alexander

Runaway Alex

The first book in my very popular horse racing saga, Alex & Alexander, is free through October 31st!

Horse racing isn’t for nice girls like Alex – at least, that’s what everyone tells her. But she knows that college and riding sales horses for a local trainer isn’t for her, either. When her job goes up in smoke, she takes the opportunity to run for Ocala, Florida. She’s going to pursue her racing dreams no matter what. And if she’s in love with her boss, an old-fashioned and successful Thoroughbred trainer, what’s another complication in a complicated world? Dive in for free and start this five-book series now:

Author Direct: I provide the ebook files and support!

All Retailers – Including Nook, Amazon, Kobo, and more


Show Barn Blues: Book 1 – Show Barn Blues

A mature equestrian, Grace Carter has been running her beloved Seabreeze Equestrian Center on the site of her grandfather’s old farm for decades. When horse country begins to vanish, she decides to fight back against the powerful developers who want to buy her property and turn it into another cookie-cutter vacation village.

Set in Orlando, Florida, this fan-favorite series starter is unlike any other horse book you’ve read!

Author Direct – The ONLY site to offer this book for free!

All Retailers – Available for 99¢

Bold: A Prequel – The Eventing Series

21-year-old Jules is new in Ocala, but she’s not afraid to go after what she wants. The young trainer sees a riding job that could open up opportunities for her in this horse country town. When she decides to after it with her customary take-no-prisoners approach, the established equestrian community doesn’t welcome her the way she expects! A prequel to the bestselling Eventing Series.

Free with email signup: StoryOrigin

Don’t like emails? No problem! It’s also available to purchase in paperback and ebook edition.

All Retailers

These books are free for a limited time! Enjoy, and feel free to share with friends ❤️

Runaway Alex: Read the First Three Chapters Now

You’ve been asking for it — now she’s here. The prequel to the bestselling Alex & Alexander Series is coming in just a few weeks!

Runaway Alex has been my biggest project of 2020, and I’m so excited to bring you the backstory of this horse racing duo. Alex and Alexander have taken me so many places: to Saratoga for horse racing’s first-ever con, Equestricon; to Keeneland for the finalist party of the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award; to Pimlico for a signing on Preakness weekend…the list goes on and on. And I can’t even begin to list the amazing people I have met because of this book series.

So it’s my very great pleasure to bring you the story of how they met, what drew them together, and the first days of the Alex and Alexander story.

Runaway Alex is available for pre-order now and will be available in Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and paperback on December 22, 2020. Click here to pre-order your copy or bookmark it for December 22!

From the blurb:

Horse racing isn’t for nice girls like Alex. She’s been told again and again: stick to horse shows, stick to riding lessons, stick to the relative safety of the suburban equestrian center where she has been a working student since grade school. Even better: go to college!

But Alex can’t shake the conviction that the Thoroughbred life is her destiny.

Can’t wait to get started? Here’s the introduction where we meet Alex for the very first time…

Runaway Alex: Prologue

My feet hit the ground with a little puff of dirt. Grass won’t grow in this spot anymore. My dad, the resident gardener, does everything he can to fix the bare patch outside my window. He doesn’t understand why the thick runners of St. Augustine grass can’t overcome the gray sand. Some day, I won’t have to jump out the window anymore, and then the grass will grow back in a thick, lush, tropical carpet, and he’ll never be able to explain it.

He’ll never know it was because I was running away, every chance I got.

Although at some point, he’ll probably wonder how I got so good at riding horses.

If you want to read on, click here to sign up and I’ll send you a link to read the first three chapters in a special preview ebook!

Get my preview ebook.

Preorder Runaway Alex.

Now Available: Sunset at Catoctin Creek

Today is the release day for my newest novel, Sunset at Catoctin Creek, and I’m so excited to take you all there.

The perfect cozy autumn read!


I spent all summer in Catoctin Creek, and I truly never want to leave! Every time I started editing this book, I found more reasons to rewrite instead of just letting it go to readers. Because once I’m done, I’m back out in the real world, and I don’t like it here!

But there’s more Catoctin Creek to come, as you’ll definitely realize whilst turning the pages. I hope that readers love this little town, this beautiful corner of Maryland, and these lovely people as much as I do. When you need a small town escape, consider Catoctin Creek. With sweet romance and beautiful vistas, it’s the kind of place that we’re all craving in 2020.

I’m looking forward to writing the follow-up, Snowfall at Catoctin Creek, very soon, and after that, Springtime at Catoctin Creek.

While all of these books will focus more on human relationships than the heavily-equestrian storylines of my other series, horses still play a role, and I’m excited about some of the interesting equine pursuits I have lined up for future volumes.

To read the first three chapters of Sunset at Catoctin Creek right here at my blog, just click here.

Or go straight to Amazon and download your Kindle edition, start reading with Kindle Unlimited, or order your paperback.

I highly recommend the paperback, by the way — it’s absolutely lovely!

I hope you enjoy visiting Catoctin Creek and send me your thoughts, post your reviews, and tell your friends!

Thanks, lovelies!

Horses, Hearts & Havoc Equestrian Fiction Boxset

New: Equestrian Fiction Boxset Release

I’m so excited to join a group of seven other equestrian fiction authors for our first-ever boxset release!

Horses, Hearts & Havoc is a collection of eight full-length novels in one convenient ebook. And the genres! We’ve got thriller, we’ve got mystery, we’ve got romance, we’ve got barn drama: it’s all here.

Best of all, the books are all first in their series. So you could be looking at several new series you want to dig into when you’ve finished the boxset…we’ll keep you busy with horse stories through the rest of this cursed year!

(My entry is Show Barn Blues. Have you read it, or its follow-up Horses in Wonderland, yet?)

EIGHT first-in-series horse novels!

I get so many messages telling me that good horse fiction for adults is hard to find — like, shamefully, woefully, ridiculously hard to find — so this collection is going to be such a fantastic helper for so many people searching for equestrian fiction authors they can follow and love.

Check out the authors I’m playing with on this stage:

  • Bev Pettersen
  • Candace Carrabus
  • Carly Kade
  • Susan Abel
  • Susan Archer
  • Laurie Berglie
  • Amy Elizabeth

We’re talking racehorse mystery. We’re talking western intrigue. We’re talking high-stakes horse showing, cowboy romancing, riding academy redemption, show jumping set-ups and bluegrass getaways. This boxset is the stuff horsey dreams are made of.

You can learn more about the books included in Horses, Hearts & Havoc and pre-order it (for just 99 cents!) at Amazon or any of your other favorite bookstores – click here for a full listing of sites.

If you need more horse books for adults, this is a one-stop equestrian fiction megashop!

Thanks for reading, friends!

Grabbing Mane arrives June 23, 2020

Good news for everyone who has been awaiting a new equestrian novel!

I’m releasing my latest novel, Grabbing Mane, on June 23rd, 2020. And I think you’re going to love it.

Grabbing Mane New Equestrian Novel

The cover of my upcoming novel, Grabbing Mane

 

You can meet all new characters, starting with a wonderful lead, Casey, and a cast of horse-people, buddies, horses, and a very confused boyfriend, Brandon.

Inspired by my Patreon community, Grabbing Mane is a story for re-riders of all ages – and anyone else who has ever dreamed of something bigger, something more, something wonderful.

It’s also a story for every equestrian who understands that horses are a source of endless love… and endless chaos!

Read more about Grabbing Mane at this page and pre-order your Kindle edition at Amazon! Or if you prefer a paperback, be sure to sign up for my mailing list for a reminder on release day.

Sunset at Catoctin Creek: Now at Patreon

I’m adding a second book to my serial works-in-progress at Patreon!

Sunset at Catoctin Creek is the first novel in my Catoctin Creek series. I’d been playing with the idea for a small-town romantic novel for a little while. On one of my barn days – I have a lot of time for thinking on barn days! – I came up with not just one, but three novels set in a fictional small Maryland town called Catoctin Creek.

The name and setting both have a lot of significance for me. My Keller family came to western Maryland in the early 1800s and settled there, along with many other German immigrants. Catoctin Creek is a stream that runs along the ridge of the Appalachian Mountains called the Catoctins. There’s an old Keller graveyard near Catoctin Creek, and not far away, my great-grandfather’s old farm.

So I came up with this idea, and promptly fell in love with my imaginary town of Catoctin Creek, and then set it to one side because work, and deadlines, and etc.

Photo by Lisa Fotios from Pexels

Now, though, I could use a little escape. I’m on Day 12 of Quarantine Life, and my long affinity for the fuss-free, smaller-footprint advantages of apartment life? Well, it’s being tested a little. Let’s just say I could really go for a front porch with a set of rockers, a babbling brook within earshot, and an old barn where my horses whinny for their suppers.

So I’m running away (in my mind) to Catoctin Creek, and I’m inviting you along with me. I’m posting the first chapters of this novel at my Patreon, free for everyone to read. Come meet Rosemary, who has lived at Notch Gap Farm her entire life, and seems largely content with her spinsterhood and her rescue horses. Come meet Stephen, who has come to Catoctin Creek to settle his father’s estate, make a little money, and head back home to Manhattan before he forgets how to order in dinner from Seamless. And meet Nikki, Rosemary’s best friend and no-nonsense proprietress of the Blue Plate Diner, and the Kelbaughs, Rosemary’s elderly neighbors and touchstones on lonely nights.

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels

Like I said, the first few chapters are free – no paywall. Eventually I’ll have to move them to subscriber-only, for copyright reasons, but I’d like to give everyone a shot to decide if they want to read it first.

And just as a reminder, subscriptions to read all of my work on Patreon are just $3 per month. I really want to keep it reasonable, while still getting a little income for the writing which takes up much of my day. I’m also posting new chapters of Runaway Alex for subscribers at this time, so you’re getting two books at a time. (Here’s the first chapter, no payment required.)

I hope that everyone who needs a little escape can find it in Catoctin Creek. And I hope that soon, we can all get back to our happy places, for real.

Read Chapter 1 of Sunset at Catoctin Creek here.

Runaway Alex: Now at Patreon

Last year I decided a prequel to The Head and Not The Heart was in order. Readers have been asking for one for years, and I kept pushing it away… then suddenly, it felt like the right moment. I had just finished The Hidden Horses of New York, and the bug to continue writing about my horse racing heroines was still strong.

After some false starts, (including one absolutely gorgeous intro paragraph which I re-read to myself, smiling triumphantly, until I realized that it was written in third person and the entire rest of the series is written in first) I finally have an intro chapter I’m ready to share.

Why share now, before the book is even remotely complete? I’ve been loving installment fiction at Patreon for over a year now, and I’ve shared all of my most recent stories there as works in progress since last year’s Forward. Sharing a chapter or three every week of my first draft has been an amazing experience for me – honestly, more writers should try it.

It’s really fun for me to share my ideas as I write them and get feedback right away from my most dedicated readers. And the response from readers tells me it’s fun for you, too!

So if you’re ready to give the introduction to Runaway Alex a read, hop over to my Patreon – no subscription required.

And if you like what you read, you might want to stick around and subscribe to read the complete first drafts of two unpublished novels: the equestrian amateur-owner misadventure Grabbing Mane, and the theme park drama You Must Be This Tall. They’re all available from just $3 per month!

Patreon: Runaway Alex

The prequel to The Head and Not The Heart is now posting in installments at Patreon!

The prequel to The Head and Not The Heart is now posting in installments at Patreon!

Winter Reading Recommendations for Equestrians

You love to see it! Stable Style’s seasonal book list recommendations are always spot-on. So it was a real pleasure to see both of my 2019 book releases on their 2020 winter reading list.

And look at the company!

Check out the entire list here.

You can pick up Forward and The Hidden Horses of New York from Amazon in paperback, Kindle, or read them for free with Kindle Unlimited.

Not an Amazon user? No problem! Both books can be specially ordered from your favorite bookstore or you can purchase them from Taborton Equine Books, a specialty equestrian bookstore!

First Reviews for The Hidden Horses of New York

I’m excited to share some of the first reviews coming in for my latest equestrian novel, The Hidden Horses of New York.

The Hidden Horses of New York book coverIn a lot of ways, this title was a departure for me. Readers who have been following my different series for the past decade or so will definitely have certain expectations of what a Natalie Keller Reinert novel will look like. So while this isn’t written with the same horse-only focus as The Eventing Series or Show Barn Blues, I still put my heart and soul into the descriptions, settings, and especially people and horses who populate this story.

So naturally, I’ve been curious to see what readers would think of it! Here’s what we have going on at Amazon:

“Natalie Keller Reinert books never disappoint. Not only does the author’s extensive knowledge of horses and racing give the book an authentic, realistic feel, she has an unerring feel for dialogue and plot. Highly recommend this book.”

“I couldn’t put it down! I reluctantly took a pause to go to work and do my own horse chores, but then picked it right back up!”

“Natalie Keller Reinert’s newest is a highly topical return to racetrack literature–and a soaring love letter to New York racing in particular. While the novel’s major plots entwine journalism start-ups and public perception with slaughter auctions and whistleblowing, the emotional core remains a girl and her horse. Jenny’s journey from the training tracks and prep races of central and southern Florida through each of New York’s racetracks mirrors that of her colt, Mr. November, en route to the Breeders’ Cup, as well as her relationships with her co-journalists and her industry. The author interrogates racing’s contemporary and perennial concerns while balancing family and romance plots admirably, with plenty of pulled-from-life training and backside details layered in (a Breeders’ Cup at Belmont is the cherry on top for New York racing fans). From flashy, doofy Mr. November to the police mounts of Central Park and a cowboy outfit on Long Island, this book has a horse for every reader.”

“This is my favorite book by this author. Her story telling and writing style are spot on. I was sucked in and could not put it down !”

“Loved this new novel by my favorite equestrian author! I felt like I was in the story with Jenny, all the locations were so vibrant. This was a fun and interesting read, one I really enjoyed!”

“I loved this author’s other books, but I’m not going to finish this one. No horses, characters I didn’t care about – not a quality read like her other books.”

I felt like including that last one because hey, everyone reads the same book differently. I’m actually a little concerned this reader didn’t get the correct product from Amazon, since it literally starts the first two or three chapters introducing a variety of horses. Reviewer, if you’re reading this, reach out to me and let’s make sure you received the correct download.

But nonetheless, the overall theme of the reviews is that yes, this book is working for long-time readers. Awesome news!

I’m also seeing lots of five-star ratings over at GoodReads! This is great news as I’ve always found the GR community a little tough to impress.

You can add it to your bookshelf by clicking here:

The Hidden Horses of New York

What did you think of The Hidden Horses of New YorkHave you left a review at Amazon or GoodReads yet? Your reviews keep books visible and help authors out, so thanks for the time you take to leave a few words of recommendation on the books you love!