J.R. Pearse Nelson

Biography

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 Of the Blood fantasy 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.

TITLES BY J.R. PEARSE NELSON

OF THE BLOOD FANTASY ROMANCE SERIES
Sworn by Blood
The Risen Goddess
Darkest Skies
Sacred Guardian
Shield in Shadows

FOULWEATHER TWINS FANTASY SERIES
Queen Witch
Chaos Calling
The Unseen Mirror

WATER RITES FANTASY SERIES
Water Rites
Crestfallen
Castle and Crown

SHORT STORIES
Mother Mala’s Kitchen
Samhain Born
Dragon Dead by Natural Causes
Fly Straight and True
Elle-Maid Will Make You Pay
In the Arms of Night
Freyja's Curse

Where to find J.R. Pearse Nelson online

Series

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.
Of the Blood
The old gods used to walk among us. Some still bear their noble blood. Most will never know it. But an ancient enemy grows restless. Conflict is brewing in Otherworld. The Sidhe’s unloved part-human children, abandoned to the mortal world, are suddenly their greatest source of hope. The series begins with Sworn by Blood… Hazel can’t help what she is. Being the daughter of a love god isn’t all fun and games. She wants no part of her father’s world. Otherworld forests are full of huge, scary creatures and annoying pixie pests. And the people there are no better…they’ve never even given her a chance. She wants nothing to do with Sidhe men, either. Especially after that last time…
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?

Books

Visions of Flame (Aeon Society, #3)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,770. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
She shouldn’t see what she does. But she doesn’t control the visions. They call Lena’s power a gift. It gave her a destiny, a duty. But to Lena, the visions are a curse that is slowly driving her crazy. She’s seen the man on fire in her visions…and her dreams. She’s seen their love. She’s seen his death. When she finds him, she knows she’s meant save him. But changing the future is perilous.
Magic Reigns (Aeon Society, #2)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,180. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Neither of them belongs on an Alpha Corps mission. But at least they can be trusted. Henry has worked for this opportunity for years. All of his training had better pay off, because now he has to keep June safe in a world she can’t possibly be prepared for. And she’s fond of telling him not to bother.
Storm Crossing (Aeon Society, #1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,030. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A secret society guards the gates between worlds…but they’re not all good guys. The mission sounds simple. Travel to Earth, collect the commander’s daughter, and bring her back to Aeon. But any thought of simple ends when Caleb meets the woman in question. Bristol thought she’d always have to hide her power. Until a leather-clad warrior like something out of a fantasy novel steps into her life.
Foulweather Twins Trilogy: The Complete Series
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 190,070. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Stubborn and suspicious are two qualities that don’t go over well in the Queen family… I should know. My elders curse my independent streak. But I can’t just sit back and let the Lady make a weapon out of me. I can't see my twin hardened into a villain, either. The Lady thinks she's making the rules. I guess I'm not much of a follower. ***This is a series collection of the complete trilogy. ***
The Unseen Mirror (Foulweather Twins, #3)
Series: Foulweather Twins. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,580. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
Sage Brighton left the world she knew behind six months ago. After betraying the Lady and the witches who serve her, she can’t return to that life. But now fear seems to be the only force driving her out of bed in the morning. Fear that she’ll never be the witch she was again. It turns out she's been dreading all the wrong things. The Unseen Mirror is the last book in the Foulweather Twins series.
Of the Blood: The Complete Series
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 202,410. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
The old gods used to walk among us. Some still bear their noble blood. Most will never know it. But an ancient enemy grows restless. Conflict is brewing in Otherworld. The Sidhe’s unloved part-human children, abandoned to the mortal world, are suddenly their greatest source of hope. ***A collection of the complete Of the Blood fantasy romance series.*** The series begins with Sworn by Blood…
Shield in Shadows (Of the Blood, #5)
Series: Of the Blood. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,040. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Descendants of the blood have gathered…and it will take all of them to win this war. Hell will be unleashed in the human world in just days, as the Sidhe battle their ancient enemy, the Fomorii. But Eva Parker has no way to know that when she’s kidnapped by creatures her rational mind has trouble accepting. Buy Shield in Shadows and complete the Otherworld adventure with Eva and Joel’s romance
Sacred Guardian (Of the Blood, #4)
Series: Of the Blood. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,860. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Darkness threatens. Otherworld needs a hero. Otherworld needs all descendants of the blood. When Rosa thinks of her ex, they aren’t kind thoughts. Mikhail left her, pregnant and alone, four years ago. She’s perfectly capable of taking care of herself; she’s the Guardian of Dubhros and quite skilled at doing so. But Mikhail’s sudden reappearance comes with ill tidings of an Otherworld war.
Darkest Skies (Of the Blood, #3)
Series: Of the Blood. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,810. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
The old gods aren’t all kind, caring, or dependable. They used to walk among us. Some still bear their noble blood. Most will never know it. But after a hundred lost generations, conflict is brewing in Otherworld. The Sidhe’s unloved part-human children, abandoned to the mortal world, are suddenly their greatest source of hope.
The Risen Goddess (Of the Blood, #2)
Series: Of the Blood. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,480. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Deep in the wildwood, an old power is stirring… Alise thought she was ready for anything, until Otherworld almost undid her. Drake watched it happen, and now he can’t seem to forget. He’s as surprised as anyone when he can’t get the raven-haired witch out of his mind. He’s accustomed to being the irresistible one.
Sworn by Blood (Of the Blood, #1)
Series: Of the Blood. Price: Free! Words: 42,010. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
The old gods used to walk among us. Some still bear their noble blood. Most will never know it. Hazel can’t help what she is. Being the daughter of a love god isn’t all fun and games. She wants no part of her father’s world. Otherworld forests are full of huge, scary creatures and annoying pixie pests. And the people there are no better…they’ve never even given her a chance.
Water Rites Trilogy: The Complete Series
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 167,920. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
So many secrets, under the surface of the world you think you know. ***A series collection of the complete Water Rites fantasy trilogy, where there’s more to sea storms and the ocean’s depths than we mere mortals understand. Where the legends live on, some of them hiding in plain sight, in your town and mine.***
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
Trouble is coming. Selkies and finfolk are enemies for a reason. Lorelei can’t afford to forget it. Castle and Crown is the final book in the Water Rites fantasy trilogy, where there’s more to sea storms and the ocean’s depths than we mere human mortals understand. Where the legends live on, some of them hiding in plain sight, in your town and mine.
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
In the centuries old struggle for territory between selkies and finfolk, Lorelei is something new. Can she survive the novelty? Crestfallen is the second book in the Water Rites fantasy trilogy, where there’s more to sea storms and the ocean’s depths than we mere human mortals understand. Where the legends live on, some of them hiding in plain sight, in your town and mine.
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?
Water Rites (Water Rites, #1)
Series: Water Rites. Price: Free! Words: 54,830. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
So many secrets, under the surface of the world you think you know. Water Rites is the first book in a modern-day fantasy trilogy, where there’s more to sea storms and the ocean’s depths than we mere human mortals understand. Where the legends live on, some of them hiding in plain sight, in your town and mine.
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.
Chaos Calling (Foulweather Twins, #2)
Series: Foulweather Twins, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,520. 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: Free! Words: 64,580. 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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Smashwords book reviews by J.R. Pearse Nelson

  • 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.