Nadine. A French name, meaning, “hope.”
Spreading hope to her readers and listening audiences, author, editor, and speaker Nadine C. Keels of Seattle, Washington is well-known for The Song of Nadine, the powerful lyrical poetry seen in four of her several books and found on her spoken word album, Hope. Lyricized. Drawing from her lifelong passion for highly enjoyable and transformational fiction, Nadine has written a number of novels and novellas, including Love Unfeigned and The Movement of Crowns Series. In response to inquiries from other aspiring authors, Nadine put together a simple reference entitled Write Your Genius, Genius!: A Rather Quick Guide to Book Writing. Being the founder of Prismatic Prospects, a communication company based in Seattle, Nadine has served as editor and co-editor for a number of titles, and it is her aim to be a proven wellspring of inspiration for creativity and innovation in the marketplace.
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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 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?
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?
Come to Yourself, Mr. Jones
He doesn’t make mistakes on Friday nights.
When InTýntz, a favored celebrity, meets a gorgeous and mysterious woman (Crystal?) at a club in his hometown, he doesn’t know he’s in for a night nothing like he planned, and a morning after he’ll more than remember.
The "She" Stands Alone
She can’t seem to catch any guy’s notice for anything. Pick-up pitches from gawking strangers don’t count. And that salesman at the one-stop-for-all-you-want store in town shouldn’t have been flirting with her, being ultra customer-friendly in a store notorious for its pathetic customer service. Now, is this young woman’s dateless problem unfixable? Nope. Sheridan Jones is going to date herself.
The Movement of Crowns Series
The Movement of Crowns, an epic fiction series of royalty, romance, war, and hope. An indomitable princess. A beautiful prankster. A young, untried king of a powerful Realm. Their destinies are entwined in the kingdoms they call home, and an epic journey awaits each of them, after which they'll never be the same.
The Movement of Kings
The third book of the Movement of Crowns series. The order of things, the nature of succession, and a nation that must march on... Can the young ruler of the Eubeltic Realm handle the rise of domestic and colonial crises, the bereavement of his family, and his curious attraction to a councilman’s unassuming daughter, or is everything in this king’s untried hands on the verge of falling apart?
The Movement of Rings
Sequel to The Movement of Crowns. The Mundayne empire has seen much prosperity under its ruthless King Aud. Naona, an imperial servant and a prankster, hears of Munda’s citizens starting to oppose taxation, and after meeting the princess of Diachona, Naona must choose between loyalty to Aud and becoming Diachona’s ally. Can Naona’s heart survive this intact for a chance at love with a foreign man?
The Movement of Crowns
The kingdom of Diachona is celebrating the twentieth birthday of Constance, the king’s daughter. Yet, the festivities don’t erase doubts about Constance’s aspiration for a place on the National Council, nor do they eliminate fears roused by threats from a neighboring empire. Amid increasing rumors of war, Constance deems this an inopportune time to be falling in love with one Commander Alexander.
Love to the chords of a classic jazz band…
From the first time Lorraine contends on the playground against Isaiah, the two of them can’t help knowing each other, but on the path to young adulthood, their natural relationship is eventually threatened by jealousy, grave trauma, and abandonment. What might it take to one day reunite these two companions in love: undeniably real and unbounded by time?
Hope: Lyricized. Stir your dreams and affirm your faith and passion for life with new, inspiriting verse, along with poetry from Not Going to Die Here and The Song of Nadine, together in one volume. Read. Speak. Live.
Write Your Genius, Genius! A Rather Quick Guide to Book Writing
Do you want to write a book? Are you not quite sure where or how to begin? This simple and insightful guide will help you reach your launching point. You’ll discover just how possible it is to tap into your genius and give voice to the message within you that’s waiting to get out into the open. You’ll never view your writing, or yourself, in the same way again!
Not Going to Die Here
Admitting that you're wrestling with depression or suicidal thoughts may not be the easiest thing to do as a Christian, but if you feel trapped in a sorrowful place, the way out has already been made. Not Going to Die Here, from The Song of Nadine, combines personal testimony, Scripture, and poetry to help you transition from sorrow into God's incomprehensible peace and unspeakable joy.
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Smashwords book reviews by Nadine Keels
- The Best is Yet to Come
on May 20, 2014
Well, that was fun–fittingly named and a good foretaste, though I can well imagine how it’d also be enjoyable to read this after its related novel. I wasn’t sure if I’d have any particular reason to like Steven at first, but he became intriguing after a bit. And while Ms. Esparza puts on a good production, Anne Best is far more interesting. What a cookie! I’ll definitely be going on to read Her Best Match, hopefully sooner than later. Two thumbs up!
- Her Best Match: A Romantic Comedy
on June 23, 2014
I chose Her Best Match for fun, and it delivered on that: a light read with imperfect but likable characters, laughable moments, travel, and a few more serious points mixed in. The story and Anne Best had punch--not quite packing the same punch as they did in the novelette prequel, The Best is Yet to Come, but I imagine it would've been something else to maintain a high level of quick, punchy wit and whatnot for the length of this book. I think the ending was more PG-13 than PG, but again, it was a fun jaunt overall, and I'd recommend it to Rom-Com lovers. This novel would make a cute movie!