Liz Nelms


Liz Nelms is pleased to release her latest novel, a contemporary romance for adults, Scent of a Rose. The characters of wealthy, attractive rock star Sebastian Drake and timid, downtrodden Samantha have been stewing in her head for far too long. Liz is very happy they are now living their lives in print.

An eclectic cast of eccentric English characters join Sebastian and Samantha in this tale of love, lust, faith and deceit, played out in luxury hotels in deepest Cheshire and Kensington, London. Sebastian has enjoyed a colourful past but is now keen to turn over a new leaf and leave all that behind him, he's kicked drugs and cigarettes, but it's not so easy to get rid of glamorous and clingy ex-girlfriend, Perdita. All he wants is Samantha's love and trust, but she has her own problems after having recently escaped from a controlling and manipulative mother.

How can Samantha ever trust a man like Sebastian Drake?

The cover artwork for Scent of a Rose was designed by the Graphic Designer and hugely talented Diane Elliott. She can be contacted at

Liz published her first novel with Smashwords in 2017, 'Marlbury Mysteries' is aimed at Young Adults.

Prior to 2017 Liz had been attempting to write a full length novel for some time. To be truthful, for over thirty years. Needless to say after so many false starts her garage is crammed with boxes of discarded manuscripts, notebooks and at least one broken laptop.

She is currently planning her third book.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
At the moment, I am having an indulgent Georgette Heyer phase, by Jupiter! In my first teen fiction novel I named the magical cat 'Jupiter' as homage to her wonderful books. I also read other historical fiction, comedies, biographies and romance novels.
How do you approach cover design?
I am a very lucky writer in that I have an extremely talented friend who also happens to be a Graphic Designer, her name is Diane Elliott and she is currently working on initial designs for my new book 'Scent of a Rose.' I have to say her 'rough sketches' are nothing short of amazing and I cannot wait to see the final cover design.
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Where to find Liz Nelms online


Scent of a Rose
You set the price! Words: 89,880. Language: British English. Published: March 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Wealthy Sebastian Drake is running from his colourful past, he’s quit drugs and cigarettes and stopped drinking (as much). If only getting rid of his glamorous but clingy ex-girlfriend Perdita was as easy. He wants placid and sweet Samantha’s love, but she has problems of her own, she has just escaped her controlling and manipulative mother. Should she be getting involved with a man like him?
Marlbury Mysteries: Winter Unveils Complete
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,280. Language: British English. Published: April 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Winter Unveils, the complete novel. Two teenage girls and besties, Kelsie and Holly, find adventure and love against a backdrop of magic and folklore. Holly deals in hard facts and thinks she is done with boys - she couldn't be more wrong. Kelsie has a boyfriend and he thinks they are soulmates. Then on Christmas Eve, Kelsie vanishes, and when she is rescued, she realises everything must change.
Marlbury Mysteries Winter Unveils: Part Three
Price: Free! Words: 6,960. Language: British English. Published: March 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Part 3 continues...The attractive man, who Holly helped bring to life, knows little about becoming human. Whilst Holly plays the role of teacher, she has no idea of the growing danger that surrounds her. A man is about to knock on her door and he will stop at nothing to get what he wants from Holly. And then there's the relentless storm, growing in intensity, with the power to kill them all.
Marlbury Mysteries Winter Unveils: Part Two
Price: Free! Words: 4,250. Language: British English. Published: March 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Holly's life is about to change. One dark December morning, an unusual tropical storm is brewing when Holly is alone at home. In between squally gusts, she hears a heartbeat rippling through the trees. Next, an ethereal voice whispers her name from the woods high above her valley. No locals go up there this early. Who is it? And how do they know her name? Holly is compelled to investigate.
Marlbury Mysteries: Winter Unveils
Price: Free! Words: 7,740. Language: British English. Published: March 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
In Marlbury, Holly and Kelsie's lives are about to change forever. Holly is unknowingly on a predestined path to ensure a link between humans and the natural world is honoured. The adults have to keep the pact a secret in return for protection from Avalon. Kelsie is taken hostage by the Cailleach. Both girls discover love on an adventure that takes them to the mysterious island of Avalon itself.

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