World of the Innocent: A Love Story

*Kindle Edition Coming May 23, 2017*
Now Available for Pre-order

World of the Innocent
A Novella

“Beautifully written. It spoke to my soul… It’s a novel for anyone who loves.” ~Christian Bookaholic
“Keels has written a lovely, blossoming romantic story… Packed with emotions, this was a heartfelt read.” ~Brice’s Mice Christian Book Reviews

“I went in with an open mind and I was not disappointed.” ~The Kansan Reader


“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.


Find World of the Innocent in print at the following eStore, at Amazon, and at Barnes and Noble.
Also available for a special pre-order price in the Kindle Store at Amazon.

Join the Faith, Hope, and Book Love Group!


I often tell folks I’m a bookworm-turned-author. I love writing as much as I’ve always loved reading, and for a few years now, I’ve been getting a kick out of holding occasional giveaways on my blog.

Since I’m on Facebook, I decided to start a new group for fellow lovers of Christian and inspirational fiction, called Faith, Hope, and Book Love. I’ll be sharing there about my new releases and book sales, and there will also be exclusive giveaways only for FHBL group members.

If you’re on Facebook too, feel free to come join the new group!

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Book Bloggers/Reviewers: Free Review Copies for You!

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Book bloggers and reviewers interested in romantic, inspirational reads are welcome to request digital review copies of my fiction titles, through my Contact page.

In your message, be sure to include your preferred ebook format (MOBI [Kindle], EPUB, or PDF) and a link to your blog and/or other online book reviewer profile (e.g., Amazon or Goodreads.)

Reviews should be honest and include a disclosure of the source of your review copy (the author.) Review copies are for good faith requests with the intent for books to be reviewed within 30 days. The intent to review is not an obligation, however. If you find that you are not enjoying a book of mine and would rather not finish or review it, I ask that you let me know.

Review copies are only for the reviewers who request them and must not be sold or shared with anyone else. I reserve the right to accept or decline requests at my discretion.

Interested? Take a look at my fiction titles here!

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Take a Look: Clean Romance Books

What I like about movie ratings–R, PG-13, PG, and G? They give me an idea of what I’m getting into before I get into it, content wise.

Unfortunately, books aren’t released with those ratings, but I still like to know what intensity of content I’m in for, whenever possible. As far as romance books go, there’s certainly a market for clean reads, and as a big fan of romance, I was pleased to recently learn about the Clean Romance Books (CRB) site.

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CRB features novels and novellas of various subgenres that are big on love and free of swear words, gratuitous violence, and sex scenes. Readers can sign up for the newsletter to get new book suggestions by email.

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So, if you’re a fellow clean romance enthusiast, do head on over to the CRB site to find your next romantic read.