J.R. Pearse Nelson


J.R. Pearse Nelson is a fantasy and romance writer from Oregon, USA. She lives with her husband and two daughters among the plentiful trees and clouds of the beautiful Willamette Valley. J.R. is always searching for the magic in our world. She weaves tales rooted in mythology, bringing legend to life in modern-day and fantasy settings. J.R. is the author of the Children of the Sidhe paranormal romance series, the Foulweather Twins fantasy series, and the Water Rites fantasy series.

You can connect with J.R. and learn more about her fiction at her website. You can even receive a free book! Visit jrpearsenelson.com.



Queen Witch
Chaos Calling
The Unseen Mirror (Forthcoming 2018)

Water Rites
Castle and Crown

The Harshlands and Eternal Summer
Mother Mala’s Kitchen
Giant in the Spruce
Samhain Born
Dragon Dead by Natural Causes
Mundane and Extraterrestrial Agonies
Fly Straight and True
Elle-Maid Will Make You Pay
In the Arms of Night

Where to find J.R. Pearse Nelson online


Water Rites
In the centuries old struggle for territory between selkies and finfolk, Lorelei Dorian is something new. Secrets, once uncovered, can change everything. And they will for Lorelei Dorian. She thinks she’s a normal girl, with a talent for swimming and an unparalleled adoration for math. When a new friend confronts her with her true nature, can Lorelei retain her formidable sense of self? Can the selkies and the finfolk share the sea – and Lorelei – or will they tear her to pieces as one more pawn in the long game hidden under the waves?
Foulweather Twins
Stubborn and suspicious are two qualities that don’t go over well in the Queen family… Where does my story truly begin? Maybe with the birth of twins to a soon-dead witch. Or possibly with the name bestowed on me by the Lady, the immortal we serve. She called me Sage, and my sister Wren. The Foulweather twins. As I choose to see it, my story begins when I first participated in the course of my life. When I started making my own decisions, despite everything I’d been taught. Forced recluse with a secret life? That’s me. Sage Brighton is a young woman of incredible power, but she doesn’t decide how that power is used, or anything else about her life. As a witch of the Queen family, and a twin, Sage will serve the Lady all her days. The immortal has plans for Sage and her twin Wren. They are to be her Hands, her enforcers in the mortal, modern world. But first Sage must survive her training, learn to control her sociopathic sister without getting maimed in the process, and all the while try to keep something of her life for her own.


Water Rites Trilogy: The Complete Series
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 167,920. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Secrets, once uncovered, can change everything. *** This complete series collection includes three previously published novels: Water Rites, Crestfallen, and the series conclusion Castle and Crown.*** In the centuries old struggle for territory between selkies and finfolk, Lorelei Dorian is something new.
Castle and Crown (Water Rites, #3)
Series: Water Rites. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,060. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Fighting through the storm may be the only way to survive… Nothing could have prepared Lorelei Dorian to live among the finfolk, with all of their alien ways. Life among their mind-reading race isn’t safe for her, with all she has to hide, but Lorelei will do anything to reclaim her sealskin and win her freedom. **The gripping conclusion of the Water Rites fantasy series.**
Freyja's Curse
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Stricken by jealousy, the goddess Freyja curses her human lover to the shape of a giant boar during daylight. Otta is too beautiful and unwittingly competes for the attention she’s accustomed to receiving. Still he loves her and will not leave her side. He fights for her and carries her in battle. But when Freyja betrays Otta with another human man, Otta must defy the goddess for the first time.
In the Arms of Night
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fairy tales
You shouldn’t tread in the woods alone. In the arms of night. Shouldn’t tread in the woods alone. In the arms of night… When Micah finds his pregnant wife suffering from a high fever and a vicious rash, he dreads the diagnosis. The Arms of Night have been known to kill, and their first child is due in a month. To save her, Micah must tread in the woods alone, perilous as they may be…
Elle-Maid Will Make You Pay
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Beware the stinging vengeance of tiny people... Mr. Gordon was a practical man. He believed church was for holidays, if then, but was religious about his semi-annual dentist visits. He believed in eating a good, hearty breakfast after his morning workout, and letting the cat out before he left for his long workday. What he couldn’t understand was how the creature could get into trouble so fast.
My Undead Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,690. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
School was hard enough when she didn’t have to avoid the sun… Angel Rose Channing didn't ask for the added drama of being turned into a teenage vampire. Her old problems with boys and gossipy friends sound downright easy compared with struggling not to murder people. She used to be able to make a mistake without somebody dying, but now everyone she knows is on the line.
Crestfallen (Water Rites, #2)
Series: Water Rites. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,810. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Secrets, once uncovered, can change everything. With her finfolk powers blooming and her sealskin lost, Lorelei Dorian must find a new way of living. One that challenges all she knew about herself, humanity…and fear. But selkies and finfolk are enemies for a reason, and Lorelei’s very existence is forcing change. Fighting through the storm may be the only way to face the woman she's become.
Fly Straight and True
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Sometimes a dream is just the beginning. Isa's dreams hold power. The entire village knows it, which is why she is not yet married with a home of her own. At the end of a long cruel winter, she receives a dream that she can't stop thinking about. Could the dream be the answer to her family's hunger? Might she finally prove her worth at the same time?
Dragon Dead by Natural Causes
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The story of a lifetime. The end of a life. Jennifer and her laid-off reporter husband are on a spur of the moment road trip in Eastern Oregon, to lighten Larry’s unemployment blues. There turns out to be more to see in the desert than they imagined. Can Jennifer turn their troubles around with the story of a lifetime?
Mundane and Extraterrestrial Agonies
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
When it’s all too much, he’ll be there for you… Sometimes the only way to deal with the worst news you’ve ever heard is to invent a problem only you can see. A beneficial distraction. The trouble is, how do you confirm what is invention, and what is reality? And in the end, does it matter?
Water Rites (Water Rites, #1)
Series: Water Rites. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,830. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
In the centuries old struggle for territory between selkies and finfolk, Lorelei Dorian is something new. Secrets, once uncovered, can change everything. And they will for Lorelei Dorian. She thinks she’s a normal girl, with a talent for swimming and an unparalleled adoration for math. When confronted with her true nature, her world will never be the same. A new world awaits her under the waves.
Mother Mala's Kitchen
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 6,660. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Noctua is not free. Choices are few, and precious. Lili has been raised in the warmth of her grandmother’s kitchen. But ever since the Comandante closed the city when Lili was small, Grandmama has been fomenting revolution inside the safety of these walls. And the freedom sought in Mother Mala’s kitchen is not without cost. Today the price will be paid.
Giant in the Spruce
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A friendly giant visits from another world. There’s hell to pay. A reclusive artist meets and aids a lost soul, but when his help is repaid, the reward comes with some serious strings. ***** J.R. Pearse Nelson is the author of the Children of the Sidhe paranormal romance series, and the Foulweather Twins fantasy series.
The Harshlands and Eternal Summer
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The travelers would change their world. When Panil sees the newcomers approaching, change is in the air like smoke on the breeze. But his teacher does not hear him – she believes all will be well, or so she says. Even the elder Nashat's patience and unparalleled wisdom cannot save Panil from the pride and fire of youth. And it might be that nothing can save their world from the change to come.
Chaos Calling (Foulweather Twins, #2)
Series: Foulweather Twins, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,550. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
SUSPICION AND STUBBORNNESS HAVE NEVER SERVED SAGE SO WELL… There are moments when the panic swells in me as I realize afresh what I have done. To betray the immortal I was raised to serve… What was I thinking? But those are just moments. If the only way I know to make the Lady suffer, to force her power to wilt, is to serve another like her, I will take it. Until I find a better way.
Samhain Born
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
Alana has always seen spirits, but after her parents death they are her only company. Lonely and hungry, she seeks out the spirits on All Hallows' Eve – her seventeenth birthday – hoping that on this night they can tell her the purpose her second sight serves.
Queen Witch (Foulweather Twins, #1)
Series: Foulweather Twins, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,650. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Sage Brighton possesses incredible power, but as a witch of the Queen family, and a twin, she will serve an immortal patron all her days. They are to be the Lady's Hands, her enforcers in the mortal, modern world. But first Sage must survive her training, learn to control her sociopathic sister without getting maimed in the process, and all the while try to keep something of her life for her own.

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  • Dark Relic: Vampires' Curse on July 20, 2011

    I bet many other vampire romance readers would give this book a higher rating. This type of vampire story isn't my cup of tea. This book has a "discovery" story line; the main character doesn't know vampires exist until the middle of the book. And that really bugs me, personally. I like for everyone to be clear about their natures so you can get into the meat of the story. This book has a great plot that moves along nicely, centering on a relic that kills vampires. I don't know enough about the relic after reading the first book, so hopefully the author follows up with more details about the history of the cross in the next Libby Fox book. Libby is a fun heroine. She reminded me of myself, which is always nice in a POV character! She's a bit straight laced, but when hit with a big revelation, she holds up under the pressure. She's very moral. So is the hero, Adam. He is too human a vampire, in my opinion, but he is sexy. I hope both of them let down their hair a bit in the next book.
  • Red on Sep. 06, 2011

    Kait Nolan's Red is a fast-paced roller-coaster ride of young adult paranormal fiction. There's romance, adventure, shape-shifting, an evil plot, and a super creepy villain you'd never expect. Nolan writes deep characters, full of just enough teenage angst, combined with backbones of steel. Elodie stays strong despite her unfortunate circumstances. She draws on seemingly unending courage despite her unconventional upbringing. And Sawyer? Let's just say this: I was a little ashamed of how sexy I found this youngster. He's dominant without being dominating, strong and resilient without needing to prove anything (besides to his father, the alpha). There's no sex in this book, but Elodie and Sawyer sizzle on the page together. And event after surprising event keeps you turning the page from the very beginning. Five stars!
  • Secrets of the Wolf on Oct. 22, 2011

    The second book in the Libby Fox trilogy delivers on the promise developed in the first book. The book moves quickly from progress with the developing romance to the introduction of yet another hot male on Libby's hands, one who threatens to compete with Adam for alpha status in Libby's life. Libby continues to dive into perilous situations with half-cocked plans; her sheer tenacity kept me on her side, waiting to see what challenge was next around the corner. Secrets of the Wolf is a great sequel, and while there was closure, the ending left me wanting more. I know Libby does, too. So we'll have to see how she handles that in the third book.
  • Soul of a Vampire on Oct. 19, 2012

    Walking the Dark Line Lauralynn Elliott sure knows how to bring the creep factor in her novels. Soul of a Vampire starts on the melancholy ground of a devout Christian who is turned into a vampire. Even as he mourns the loss of his soul, he finds there is a way to retrieve it -- with the help of a specialist in paranormal artifacts. Nikolas is in dangerous territory; he wants to keep his morality, but he is slipping day by day. And when he slips...it's darker than I expected from beginning with a Christian vampire. Right and wrong are very important to Nikolas the man, and Elliott does a good job exploring how that slips away as he turns into a monster. There's definite romance involved, and without Tessa there's no way Nik can get what he wants. But Tessa is a huge temptation for Nik, and as she helps him, she's also pushing him further into the darkness.