Fiction

Fiction Works by Nadine C. Keels

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World of the Innocent
A Novella

“Are you ready to love this young man?”

Jhoi: she’s poetic. She’s guarded. And she couldn’t imagine having much to do with a guy like Marcas. Sure, Marcas is a brilliant fellow artist, admired by plenty of fans. But he’s so remarkably…strange.

Still, Marcas touches Jhoi’s soul. And through the counsel of a shrewd old neighbor, Jhoi will discover a link between intimate friendship and becoming a steward of an era.

A tale of love, enduring belief, and the meaning of innocence—based on a true story.

“Beautifully written. It spoke to my soul… It’s a novel for anyone who loves.” ~Christian Bookaholic
“Keels perfectly captures what it looks like to find true love. A love with substance…” ~Lights in a Dark World
“Keels has written a lovely, blossoming romantic story… Packed with emotions, this was a heartfelt read.” ~Brice’s Mice Christian Book Reviews
(Find more reviews on the Interviews, Reviews, and Responses page.)

Find World of the Innocent in print at Nadine’s eStore, at Amazon, and at Barnes and Noble.
Also available in the Kindle Store at Amazon for purchase, or free with Kindle Unlimited.

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Yella’s Prayers
A Novel

yellas-prayers-new-ebookShe awoke with a gasp, sitting up. “God? Was that You?”

A pivotal year awaits Bless, a young woman who hides her passion: her music. She’s not exactly friends with T’meal, a talented athlete who won’t explain why he’s passed up the chance of a lifetime. Nor is Bless too close to Lamall, a boisterous playboy with a broken private life that’s spiraling out of control.

But Bless knows she’s meant to help these two young men. She can’t deny the Voice that told her so.

A coming of age story of compassion, the awakening of love, and knowing when it’s time to step out of the shadows and shine.
Five Gold Stars
“I would strongly recommend Yella’s Prayers!… I wanted to read it non-stop.” ~Opinions Are Just That
Four Silver Stars
“Faith, doubt, friendship, and romance all combine together in this coming-of-age novel… I marveled at how the story kept my attention.” ~Savurbks
“I really enjoyed this book!… I highly recommend it!” ~Lights in a Dark World
(Find more reviews on the Interviews, Reviews, and Responses page.)

Find Yella’s Prayers in print at Nadine’s eStore, at Amazon, and at Barnes and Noble. Also available in the Kindle Store at Amazon for purchase, or free with Kindle Unlimited.

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And be sure to get a free copy of the novel’s Deleted Scenes ebooklet!
(Contains spoilers.)

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Dream Debbie NewDream Debbie
A Short Story

It must really take something for a woman to have it all.
Debbie? She’s an author with a new romantic interest (Ah. Stuart.) along with a frustrating bout of writer’s block. Debbie’s got an evening out to look forward to, but as she prepares for it, she can’t help reflecting on the “dream woman” she, apparently, is not.
Will she ever be?

Read Dream Debbie online or download a free ebook in the format of your choice at Smashwords. Also free as an ebook at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, AppleKobo, and Inktera.

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The “She” Stands Alone
A Novelette

the-she-stands-alone-newShe can’t seem to catch any guy’s notice for anything.
No, that pick-up pitch from a stranger gawking at her at the gas station doesn’t count. And one attractive salesman in town shouldn’t have been flirting with her in the first place. He was much too customer-friendly for a store known for its pathetic customer service.

Now, is this young woman’s dateless problem unfixable? Not in the least. New plan: Sheridan Jones is going to date herself.
Ahh. The romance.
Five Gold Stars
“Laugh out loud as you read this book, and possibly end up with that sweet ‘awww’ smile on your face!” ~Wonderous Reviews
“If you like your love short, sweet, and clean, definitely pick up The “She” Stands Alone! 5/5–enjoyable!” ~Kelly Smith Reviews
Four Silver Stars
“The depth of Keels’s writing is masterful.” ~Rabid Readers Reviews

(Find more reviews on the Interviews, Reviews, and Responses page.)

Find The “She” Stands Alone in print at Nadine’s eStore, at your Amazon store (in print and for Kindle), at Barnes & Noble (in print and for Nook), and also as an ebook at Apple, KoboInktera, and Smashwords.

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come-to-yourself-mr-jones-newCome to Yourself, Mr. Jones
A Novelette

He doesn’t make mistakes on Friday nights.
InTýntz, a favored celebrity, meets a gorgeous and mysterious woman (Crystal?) at a club in his hometown. But he doesn’t know he’s in for a night nothing like he planned, and a morning after he’ll more than remember.

Find Come to Yourself, Mr. Jones at your Amazon store (for Kindle) and Barnes & Noble (for Nook), and also as an ebook at Apple, KoboInktera, and Smashwords.

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EminenceEminence
A Novella

Some revolutions are internal.
Their country’s three-year fight for national sovereignty has ended. Ahnna, a village schoolmistress, finishes her service as a wartime nurse with the care of one more patient: Ikenna, an esteemed soldier and tradesman. Yet, even in their newfound independence, the struggle for worthy governance, both of the nation and of the heart, is not over. Will answering the call of destiny lead Ahnna and Ikenna down separate paths, or a shared one?

Find Eminence at your Amazon store (for Kindle) and Barnes & Noble (for Nook) and also as an ebook at AppleKobo, Inktera, and Smashwords.

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*A sequel to Love Unfeigned is in the works–stay tuned!*

Love Unfeigned
A Novella

Love Unfeigned with MedalLove to the chords of a classic jazz band, spanned over more than a decade…

Lorraine: plucky and competitive.
Isaiah: impish, with a smile that gleams in more ways than one.
From the time the two first square off for a wall ball battle as children, Lorraine and Isaiah can’t help knowing each other. But neither can they avoid passions and misfortunes lining their path to young adulthood. After Isaiah’s family breakup disrupts the haven he’s shared with Lorraine, their relationship is threatened by jealousy, abandonment, and a life-altering trauma too grave to…forget.

As one year follows another, what might it take to reunite this divided man and woman in love: a love unbounded by time?
“Everything didn’t have to turn out perfect. I just wanted you there.”
Five Gold Stars
“The wordplay and language are expressive and rich. It is a beautiful love story that slowly evolves and matures into an intense romance.” ~Readers’ Favorite
“[Keels’s] work would fit right in with the classic masters of the genre.” ~Rabid Readers Reviews
“A beautiful story that will bring you to tears. It really leaves you with a feeling of hope…”~NerdGirl Official Review
Four Silver Stars
“Fantastic…a must read!” ~InD’tale Magazine
(Find more reviews on the Interviews, Reviews, and Responses page)

Love Unfeigned is available in print at Nadine’s eStore and your Amazon store (in print and for Kindle), at Barnes & Noble (in print and for Nook), and as an ebook at AppleKoboInktera, and Smashwords.

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The Movement of Crowns Series
Three Novellas, One Volume

The Movement of Crowns Series Golden Letters 1An epic fiction series of royalty, romance, war, and hope.

The Movement of Crowns
The kingdom of Diachona is on the threshold of war. As Princess Constance is coming into power, she suspects that her growing love for one Commander Alexander may be ill-timed—especially if this is the end of the kingdom as they know it…
The Movement of Rings
Unrest is spreading across the Mundayne empire, where Naona is an imperial servant. Can her heart survive intact, even enough for a chance at love with a foreign man?
The Movement of Kings
The young ruler of the Eubeltic Realm is faced with domestic and colonial crises, the bereavement of his family, and his curious attraction to a councilman’s modest daughter. Could everything in the king’s untried hands be on the verge of falling apart?
Five Gold Stars
“All in all, this series was so wonderful.” ~Kelly Smith Reviews
Four Silver Stars
“Keels does a stellar job weaving the lives and challenges of her characters together.” ~InD’tale Magazine
“I am very impressed with the thought and detail that Nadine C. Keels has put into every aspect, from the political structure to gowns and hairstyles, from geography to state traditions in each of the books in this series.” ~Tell Tale Book Reviews
“This was an amazing series of novellas. It had just the right balance of politics and (clean) romance. Perfect for everyone, really!” ~Wonderous Reviews

A special, First Hardcover Edition of The Movement of Crowns Series is available now at Lulu.

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Also in print at Nadine’s eStore and your Amazon store (hardcover, paperback, and for Kindle), at Barnes & Noble (hardcover, paperback, and for Nook), and as an ebook at Apple, KoboInktera, and Smashwords.

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The Movement of Crowns
A Novella
First in the Movement of Crowns series

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Is it the perfect or the worst time for the kingdom to…change?
The nation of Diachona rejoices as the king’s daughter and heir, Constance, turns twenty. Yet, not everyone approves of Constance’s desire to sit on the National Council: a Council run solely by men.

What’s more, oppressive threats from a neighboring, powerful empire are rousing the people’s fears. Amid rumors of war and personal doubts about her future, Constance suspects that her growing love for one Commander Alexander may be ill-timed. Especially if this is the end of the kingdom as they know it…
Five Gold Stars
“The author has done an excellent job by blending a love angle with…war and power. The themes just flow into each other…” ~Readers’ Favorite
“Great characters, stunning plot, and a thought-provoking message make this a story worth reading. 5/5–great!” ~Kelly Smith Reviews
“This was an amazing and intriguing story of a young woman’s coming of age journey of faith, hope, determination, and more.” ~Wonderous Reviews
(Find more reviews on the Interviews, Reviews, and Responses page)

The Movement of Crowns is available in print at Nadine’s eStore and Amazon (in print and FREE for Kindle), at Barnes & Noble (in print and FREE for Nook), and as a FREE ebook at AppleKoboInktera, and Smashwords.

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The Movement of Rings
A Novella
Sequel to The Movement of Crowns

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What lies deeper than fear?
The Mundayne empire has prospered under the rule of King Aud, a ruthless man of war. Naona, a spirited imperial servant who holds Aud’s favor, enjoys pulling pranks on her peers around the king’s estate. But the time for laughter spoils when the citizens of Munda begin to oppose the taxes that pay for Aud’s wars.

After meeting the princess of Diachona, Naona must choose between remaining loyal to her king and becoming another nation’s ally. With the rise of unrest in Munda, how can Naona’s heart survive intact: intact enough, even, for a chance at love with a foreign man?

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Five Gold Stars
“As I said about its predecessor, Rings is a joy to read. The story is always inspiring, especially to young women… 5/5–wonderful!”  ~Kelly Smith Reviews
“With fully developed characters, a bit of sass and spirit, faith woven within, and turmoil mixed throughout, The Movement of Rings is an outstanding sequel.” ~Savurbks
Four Silver Stars
“Another great trip to a faraway land! Are you ready? Even better than the last!” ~Jeni’s Bookshelf
(Find more reviews on the Interviews, Reviews, and Responses page.)

Find The Movement of Rings in print at Nadine’s eStore and your Amazon store (in print and for Kindle), at Barnes & Noble (in print and for Nook), and as an ebook at AppleKoboInktera, and Smashwords.

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The Movement of Kings
A Novella
The third and final chapter of the Movement of Crowns series

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The nation might have longed for his coming rule, but will they now regret it?
The charge of the Eubeltic Realm has been passed over to a young monarch known for his brilliance and brooding ways—as well as the “way” he has with vibrant ladies at court. Yet, from a political and cultural standpoint, the Realm has entered uncertain times.

Their inexperienced king is faced with the nation’s domestic and colonial crises, the bereavement of his family, and his curious attraction to a councilman’s modest daughter. Could everything in the king’s untried hands be on the verge of falling apart?

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Five Gold Stars
The Movement of Kings did not disappoint. This was a wonderful coming of age story of love, intrigue, history, leadership, mystery, and much more.” ~Wonderous Reviews
“The narrative of Kings is very emotional, with the hero dealing with life, death, love, and politics.  All in all, this series was so wonderful and I’m sorry to see it end. 5/5–great ending!” ~Kelly Smith Reviews
Four Silver Stars
“I am very impressed with the thought and detail that Nadine C. Keels has put into every aspect… Lots of politics, some danger, definitely romance, make this short book a good and satisfying read.” ~Tell Tale Book Reviews

Find The Movement of Kings in print at Nadine’s eStore and your Amazon store (in print and for Kindle), at Barnes & Noble (in print and for Nook), and as an ebook at Apple, KoboInktera, and Smashwords.

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Love & Eminence: A Suite of Stories

Love & EminenceA contemporary and epic tour of the human heart, from romance to epic fiction. Experience this five-story suite that your own heart will thank you for.
A Bona Fide Audience: Dallas, a young musical genius, needs to know-quickly-that her life matters.
Dream Debbie: An author with a new romantic interest, and a bout of writer’s block, reflects on the “dream woman” she apparently is not.
Come to Yourself, Mr. Jones: When InTýntz, a favored celebrity, meets a gorgeous and mysterious woman (Crystal?) at a club in his hometown, his night with her does not turn out anything like he planned.
Eminence: After their country’s three-year revolution, Ahnna, a village schoolmistress, serves as nurse for Ikenna, an esteemed soldier and tradesman. But in their newfound independence, the fight for worthy governance, both of the nation and of the heart, is not over.
The Movement of Crowns: With the kingdom of Diachona on the threshold of war with the Mundaynes, Constance, coming into power under her father the king, deems this an inopportune time to be falling in love with one Commander Alexander.

Love & Eminence is available in print at Nadine’s eStore, your Amazon store, and Barnes & Noble.

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