Nadine C. Keels

Biography

Nadine. A French name, meaning, "hope."
With her lifelong passion for life-enriching fiction, Nadine C. Keels enjoys reading and writing everything from short stories to novels. Her fiction works include Love Unfeigned and The Movement of Crowns Series, and select pieces of her lyrical poetry can be found on her spoken word album, Hope. Lyricized. Through her books and her blog (Prismatic Prospects), Nadine aims to spark hope and inspiration in as many people as she is privileged to reach.

"My aspiration is for my words to help people: to bring hope, to change minds, to expand imagination, to provide entertainment, and to save lives—as other authors’ words have done for me."

Where to find Nadine C. Keels online

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Series

Dream Debbie
Short stories about a dreamer.
Dream Debbie
Price: Free!
Tea & Cream Debbie
Price: $0.99 USD.
When It's Time
A coming of age romance series
Love Unfeigned
Price: $2.99 USD.
Hope Unashamed
Price: $2.99 USD.
Movement of Crowns
A historical fantasy/love story series
The Movement of Rings
Price: $2.99 USD.
The Movement of Kings
Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

Kiss and ’Telle?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,670. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Ever since her college days, Chantelle has had growing feelings for Dennis, a swaggering and smart geek-at-heart who’s got romance coming out of his ears. At least, he talks as if he’s mastered the art of dating, but how would Chantelle know if it’s true? She’s never gotten to experience Dennis as anything more than a close friend.
Tea & Cream Debbie
Series: Dream Debbie, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
A Sequel Short to Dream Debbie. Debbie? She’s always been a dreamer. And some of the bright dreams of her past come back to her mind in the presence of the special man in her life. (Ah. Stuart.) But at this point in their relationship, is the remembrance of those dreams a good thing or not? This short story also includes a bonus: an excerpt from The “She” Stands Alone, a romantic comedy.
World of the Innocent
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,430. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » African American fiction » Christian
Jhoi couldn’t imagine having much to do with a strange guy like Marcas, a brilliant fellow artist. But through wise counsel, 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.
Inspiring Love: Three Romantic Reads
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,450. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Hope and inspiration in a trio of sweet romances—contemporary, with a hint of suspense; a romantic comedy; and a tale after a revolution, from another time and place. This collection also includes a bonus: an excerpt from World of the Innocent, a contemporary love story.
Hope Unashamed
Series: When It's Time, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,390. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Sequel to Love Unfeigned. He’s never been so mesmerized by a girl before. Can’t help getting his hopes up... Arthur is an “all or nothing” kind of guy, especially where romance is concerned. But when his pursuit of a stunning young woman falls through, Arthur must realize when it’s time to give up the shame of a broken dream—and learn what it truly means to hope for more.
Eminence
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,290. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Inspirational
A Novella 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?
Dream Debbie
Series: Dream Debbie, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Inspirational
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,860. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » African American fiction » Christian
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.
The "She" Stands Alone
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,590. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
She can’t seem to catch any guy’s notice for anything. Pick-up pitches from gawking strangers don’t count. And one attractive salesman in town shouldn’t have been flirting with her in the first place, being ultra customer-friendly in a store known 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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,950. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Even after devastation, all is not lost. The Movement of Crowns: an inspirational historical fantasy series. 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
Series: Movement of Crowns, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,730. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Book Three in the Movement of Crowns series. 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?
The Movement of Rings
Series: Movement of Crowns, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,170. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Sequel to The Movement of Crowns. 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 Crowns
Series: Movement of Crowns, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 35,500. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
First in the Movement of Crowns series. 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...
Love Unfeigned
Series: When It's Time, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,370. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
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 as one year follows another, their relationship is threatened by jealousy, abandonment, and a life-altering trauma too grave to...forget. What might it take to one day reunite Lorraine and Isaiah in love: a love unbounded by time?

Smashwords book reviews by Nadine C. Keels

  • An Unexpected Christmas: Stories of Holidays Wrapped in Miracles, Mishaps, and Mischief on Dec. 14, 2019

    I found this book listed as fiction, but I wouldn't call it that. Instead of fictional short stories, this is actually a collection of true, inspirational memoirs with some of the people's real identities disguised. While that isn't exactly what I was looking for, I enjoyed this fairly quick read anyway. Some of these accounts delightfully surprised me, particularly a few of the deft, poignant moments and excellent endings, and "A Christmas Racket" is one of my favorites of the bunch. I also got a kick out of the flair of Latin American heritage included. The book does have some punctuation and letter case errors, but they're not excessive. Here's a good read for anyone who'd like a collection of short holiday accounts with faith woven in.