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If you are an author, particularly of romance or romantic themes novels, then you need Nas Dean. Her depth of experience as an editor and mentor will take your work to the next level, no matter which of her skills you utilise. For meas a new authorit began with giving me access to her network of readers and promoting my books. In the past couple of years, I've come to rely on Nas for a lot more than readers. 

After editing three short stories in my new paranormal suspense series, I was so delighted with her knowledge and dedication that I asked her to re-edit my very first novel, now published for two years. This edit took me to places I'd never been (including utter dismay I hadn't used her from the beginning), and transformed the book into a work I am beyond proud of. 

Every step of the way she was there to explain points, offer suggestions when needed, and keep me on track. Nas has arranged blog tours for me, proofread, edited at all levels, and promoted my books through her many contacts. I am always happy to talk about my experiences with Nas, and recommend her no matter what level of writing you are at.

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A Nose For Trouble by D. D. Line
Happy Deadly New Year by Polly Holmes

A Killer Christmas List by Polly Holmes
The Hollyday Spirit by Beth Prentice

Chester's Run by Cheryl Rosario

Rhythms in Sync by Wendy Leslie
The Royal Lover's Secret Child by Natalie Edler
Dev'lin Blue Jeans by Helen Lacey
Her One and Only by Helen Lacey

Love Unconditional (Lords of the Matrix Club Book 1)

by Jen Yates

He was her birthright. She was born for him.
The Earl of Windermere fell in love with Miss Jassinda Carlisle when he held her in his arms as a new babe. Her brother’s best friend, he’d been eleven years old at the time. The bond had only deepened with maturity.

But by the time Jassie claimed her first kiss at her sixteenth birthday party, Rogan is irreparably damaged and knows he can never take any woman to wife.

At twenty-five Jassie is over waiting. While Rogan lives she will marry no other, not even the handsome Duke of Wolverton, who professes to love her.

But the events she unleashes with her demand Rogan show her, just once, what can be between a man and a woman, test her love beyond what she could ever have imagined.

Rogan is a gentleman. How can he wed his beloved Jassie, as honor demands, when he knows the monster who emerges when his mind slips its leash, and he becomes that tortured soul who must punish the woman in his arms?
Jassie vows her love is unconditional. Will it be enough?

Claiming Her Dragons: A Paranormal Reverse Harem (Hot Addictions Book 2)

Dragons are more fun when they've been cursed.

And when they've agreed to Amanda's terms.

She wants them all. Why not be a little naughty?

Even when a fire investigation drops them into an explosive situation, she's not going to let that stop her.

Each one of her dragons are different in their own way.

Insecurities? Yep. Emotional baggage? Yep. Ability to make her forget her own name. Yep.

They make her do stuff. At least, stuff her sisters wouldn’t let her do.

Until now.

If you love watching all the different ways a dragon can be at a Fire Witch's beck and call, you'll love reading this fast-paced, sexy reverse harem.

Claiming Her Fire Marshals: A Paranormal Reverse Harem Prologue (Hot Addictions Book 1)

Sure. They're sexy. They're sweet. But there is more to them than just that. And the Fire Jinns are telling Amanda she should take all five of them.

My God. Her body isn’t arguing.

But her sisters of the Ruling Coven won’t approve. Not ever. She should take a cold shower. Better make that five cold showers. But damn …

She should take what is hers anyway. This is more than lust.

If you love heroines not afraid to take what they want, be sure to pick up Claiming Her Fire Marshals now.

The Funeral Crasher

by Kaz Delaney

available as free download on author's website.

A Pivotal Right (Shaking the Tree Book 2)

Florence struggled for breath as she stared in the face of a ghost. "Jack?"

Twenty years after being forced apart Jack and Florence have been offered a second chance at love. But can they find their way back to each other through all the misunderstandings, guilt and pain?

And what of their daughter, Viola? Her plan to become a doctor is based on the belief she has inherited her gift for medicine from Emile, the man she believed was her father. How will she reconcile her future with the discovery that she is Jack's child?

A Pivotal Right is the second book in the Shaking the Tree series set in colonial New Zealand. It continues the story of Jack and Florence begun in The Moral Compass.

Leave Him?

Four generations apart, two spiritual, married women stop pretending everything is okay, drop the mask, and do the unthinkable—they leave him.

In Leave Him? the wife of a cancer survivor, dares to admit what the disease stole from her and her children. Spiraled into a world of doubt, fear, and depression in the midst of her darkest hour an unlikely hope arose in her. In parallel, the story of Ella Mae Pate reveals a journey of an abused wife at the turn of the 20th century. Her stubborn stand for independence against violence inspires. 

This memoir resonates with the secret doubters, those angry with God— the ones tired of pretending. It is for those who dare to be real. It is a story of trudging through the muddiness of life and finding peace, sometimes without answers— knowing you are not alone.

Heartwarming Holiday Wishes

Santa's Secret Heart by Anna Adams

This holiday season, warm your heart with 10 connected sweet, clean & wholesome holiday romances set in Christmas Town from 10 Harlequin Heartwarming authors who are USA Today bestselling authors.

Shame on Who? (Short Prequel to Throwing Light)

by K A Servian

In 1979, fifteen-year-old Jane Smith announced to her parents that she was expecting a baby. Thirty-five years later, the repercussions of the decision made by her father on that day come home to roost in the romantic thriller 'Throwing Light.' 'Shame on who?' is a short prequel to the book and provides insight into the dramatic events that changed Jane's life.

Grace is trying to come to terms with her mother's death and handle the unexpected arrival of her ex-boyfriend when a mystery document she finds in a box in the attic turns her life on its head and raises questions she is compelled to answer.

In her search for the truth, she stumbles into the middle of a missing person cold case in a small town where the inhabitants have kept a secret to protect one of their own for twenty-five years. Grace's investigation unearths long-held rivalries and opens old wounds, causing the past to collide with the present with terrifying results. 

Missing the Obvious (A Short Prequel to Throwing Light)

Three years before 'Throwing Light' begins, Tom and Grace find themselves thrust together at the wedding of their old friend, David. Grace is trying hard to ignore her inappropriate crush on her best friend's big brother, but when he starts to flirt with her, she wonders if tonight will be her opportunity to finally act on her hidden feelings.

Peak Hill
by K A Servian

When her idyllic life is shattered, Kate must accept help or risk losing her livelihood and beloved home. Letting others into her life leads to conflict and sends Kate on a journey where she's forced to question everything, even her own identity. 

Peak Hill was a finalist in the New Zealand Romance Writers Pacific Hearts Full Manuscript contest in 2016.

The Outbreak Chronicles Book 1, Survival Ties
by Trisha Leazier

Ashlyn’s world came crashing down around her when a medical advancement turns into an outbreak no one saw coming. After watching her older sister die not just once, but twice, Ashlyn finds herself still standing thanks to a neighbor.  Now dealing with the losses she’s faced she finds herself banding together with a group of fellow survivors. 

The group finds themselves racing towards the hope of safety. They quickly find that the road holds more surprises for them as they save some and lose others. With the world around them going crazy they find that the glue holding them together are the bonds they form.

Danger lurks at every stop. Will they make it to their destination that promises safety? With miles to travel and no telling what the next obstacle will be, the group learns that there’s more to being a family than blood. Some ties go deeper when it’s all you have left. 

The Journey of a Gambler's Wife

by Bella Sharma

Once a cherished daughter and loved sister, Bella Sharma marries to start a new life in Australia. Little she realises that one can never really know another person regardless of how many years you stay together. Shocked beyond belief to find that her husband is not only a liar but also a gambling addict, at first she tries to cure him of this addiction by helping him lead a normal life with love and understanding. 

But then circumstance change and events happen over which she has no control. Life was spinning uncontrollably and she has to make a decision…her daughters’ and her future or the love of a gambler and a cheat? Because life with him would undeniably land her on the streets sooner or later. 

This is one woman’s journey escaping family violence, emotional and mental abuse, stalking and harassment in the name of love. 

One Bite For The Newborn

by Kelly Steel

Eve is pregnant and Leo is not too happy about it. Then there are people wanting Eve and her baby dead. Who are these people? Would Eve manage to convince Leo that she would do anything to keep her baby? And would Leo be able to save Eve and her baby? 

One Bite Leads To Another

by Kelly Steel

After a spate of violence on his home island, Leonardo D’Silva returns home to find chaos on Lenuka

Evelyn Hathaway is intrigued by Leonardo D'Silva, the benefactor of her school, whom she's met for the very first time. Handsome, sophisticated and oh, so gentlemanly, she can't get him out of her mind. She's never met him before, yet she senses a strong connection, a feeling that they've met somewhere before. Who is this Leonardo D'Silva, with the hint of a demonic glint in his eye? Can it be possible...?
Island. Who is responsible for this? And is the intriguing schoolteacher, Evelyn Hathaway connected to any of it? Face to face with Eve, Leo is taken back to the memory of his first love. Who is Eve? Is she a witch? And when Leo turns to his real vampire self after a night of passion with Eve, will she still accept him?

Made To Die(Blood Ties Book 1)

By Kamy Chetty

When a young woman comes home to find closure and say goodbye to the sister she was made to save, she discovers a program for organ trafficking linked to a mass body dump.

What has Cedar Falls become in her absence and what has her mother and Troy Saban, her sister’s husband has to do with it?

 Sophie Summerfield must fight for her life and those she loves as she figures out who is behind this scheme to steal organs from young woman.

Intrigue and drama captures the mind of the suspense reader.

Fatal Exposure

By Jamie Jeffries

Dylan made Alex’s heart race and her blood pound when they were in high school. Then her dad caught them naked in her room and sent Dylan packing. Dylan left town a few weeks later, saying he’d never be back. They’re about to learn you should never say never.

When they meet again four years later, over a mummified corpse in the blazing Arizona desert, what secrets is he carrying, and why does he have to look so damn good? Alex, now a college student and aspiring investigative journalist, can’t decide whether she’d like to find out what she missed all those years ago, or help put him behind bars.

Will she get the chance to make up her mind, before she's marked for murder herself? 

Red Hot Christmas

Christmas Scandal

By Carmen Falcone

This Christmas, get ready to be nice… and naughty.

~~~Christmas Scandal by Carmen Falcone~~~

After doing time for a crime she didn’t commit, paramedic nurse Sydney Bell avoids trouble at all costs. Yet, trouble comes knocking on her door when a dying patient begs her to deliver a mysterious message to hunky Argentine investor Alejandro Soto.

Alejandro needs to publish the one book that will help restore his image and aid his uncle’s political campaign. It's full steam ahead until a feisty redheaded woman storms into his office and offers a clue to his biographer’s death. He’s skeptical about Sydney, and laughs it off but after she’s attacked, Alejandro realizes he has no choice but to protect her, whether she likes it or not. He can't have another death on his conscience.

A crazy attraction threatens to make Sydney surrender to her Argentine savior, but will she be ready for the Christmas scandals that will rock them along the way?

~~~Christmas Secrets by Michele de Winton~~~

All Gabby Phillips wants is a Christmas without drama. Fat chance. Not when the new owner of her department store is tall, dark and dangerous, Nicolas Morganti, the man she ran out on. The same man her father stole half a million dollars from and the man her body still craves in the deepest hours of the night. Now she has to keep her cool, and her biggest secret - because if he finds out he has a son, he might just take the last scrap of Christmas spirit she’s got left.

Nicolas Morganti always gets what he wants. This Christmas that includes his competitor’s huge department store chain. But when he’s told money is missing and that Gabrielle Phillips works there, it doesn’t take him long to point the finger. Nobody's ever run out on him before, and the way Gabby left was colder than a snow storm. Now it's time to settle the score. Revenge can be gift wrapped, right?

A Night to Remember

By R. C. Matthews
 Going once...going twice...and the irresistible Anna Karenina goes to...

When Brett Montgomery is forced to attend a New Year's Eve charity event for his law firm, he is

deliciously surprised to learn that the Irresistible Women in History Auction has been organized and hosted by the woman he desired more than any other during his college years. Beautiful, sexy, and seemingly immune to his charms, Anna was the only woman to refuse him, and the only one he wanted to claim. Finding her again, posing as the alluring Anna Karenina, he wins her for the night. But that's not enough. They share many of the same passions in life and love, and Brett is determined that he'll have no other woman by his side.

Anna Cosgrove has spent her life helping others. She is a giver, a self-sacrificing champion of great and humanitarian causes. She's pledged to help her best friend in his mayoral pursuits by posing as his fiancée and marrying him. In return, he'll give her the greatest gift she could ever hope for before her time runs out. But when her old college crush attends her charity event to fight for her hand, and wins, she decides to give in to her own desires. For one night, she will be his. When the morning comes and she must say goodbye, she realizes that her one night of selfishness has cost more than she bargained for. Her heart.

The pieces are set. The stakes are high. There is more to lose than gain. Should they risk moving forward? Or leave their hearts and wishes behind in the place where they shared something magical, where they embraced A Night To Remember...

 Wish Come True series in a boxed set

The Wish Come True Series is a four book series that centers around a grandmother's wish to see her grandchildren happily married before cancer takes her away.
The series is funny, whimsical and ends with a happily ever after for all three grandchildren. It's a nice mixture of romance, chic literature and women's fiction as Grannie plays a key role throughout the series. If you love meddling grandmothers, then you're going to want to read this series. I laughed a lot while writing this series and I sincerely hope you will too. Don’t take it too seriously – it’s a feel good series – so give yourself permission to suspend belief and simply enjoy!

Begin Again

By R. C. Matthews

Wish Come True Series Book #3 can be read as a stand alone book.

When Tyler Johnson spends the evening at a bar celebrating her cousin's pseudo bachelorette party, she boldly takes on Jordan's bet. A note on a napkin, placed provocatively in their waiter's back pocket, and two minutes later he's calling Tyler's cell phone...asking her for a date. Bet won! It was all in good fun. So when things start to heat up on their first date, she suddenly has cold feet. He works at a strip club and picks up babes on a regular basis. No thanks.

That is until college resumes in the fall and Mr. Hottie shares her English class and turns out to be everything she has ever wanted in a boyfriend...but can't have now...because she judged the book by its cover. Unless she can convince Chase Bronson to begin again.

The Mastermind 

by R. C. Matthews

Grannie has always taken exceptional care of herself. She never smokes, eats healthy, gets plenty of rest, exercises and drinks eight glasses of water a day. So when her doctor announces she has stage IV colon cancer and six months to live, she can’t believe her ears. Seventy is too young to die. There are too many things she still wants to experience. Hell—she hasn’t even prepared her bucket list yet!

And she is determined not to die before watching her granddaughter walk down the aisle. Grannie even has the perfect groom picked out. Only her granddaughter and the lucky guy don’t know it yet. But they will...soon. And while she’s at it, Grannie might just shoot cupid’s arrow at her grandson, Jared. Not to mention their cousin, Tyler...because who knew match making could be so much fun?

 Fair Game 

By R. C. Matthews

Leah Anderson has one dating rule...absolutely no men in the medical field! She learned a long time ago from her biological father that men in the medical field care about one thing-themselves. Leah reluctantly agrees to spend one evening dirty dancing with her best friend's brother, Jared, despite the fact that he is a medical student and real jerk to boot. Anything to help out her best friend!

Jared Billette has secretly crushed on Leah for years and acts like a real jerk to her to keep his attraction in check. Some things in life are simply taboo, and dating your sibling's best friend is one of them. That is until his sister Jordan breaks all the rules by dating Jared's best friend JT. Now pursuing Leah is suddenly fair game. If only he can help Leah see that her own stupid rules are meant to be broken.

 Date Night

By R. C. Matthews

A funny and whimsical romance novel rated 9.6 out of 10.0 by RomCon.

Ever since Jordan Billette's father, Jeremy, died unexpectedly when she was eight years old, Jordan and her paternal grandmother ('Grannie') have shared a special bond by creating a tribute to Jeremy: a scrapbook that documents the important milestone of Jordan's life from her first report card with letter grades, to her first kiss, to graduating from college.

Upon graduating from college, only one significant milestone remains; her wedding day. When Grannie is diagnosed with aggressive cancer, she makes one dying wish to Jordan. Grannie wants to watch Jordan walk down the aisle. Not engaged? Not even dating? No problem. Grannie has a plan. She signs Jordan up for a dating service--dinner dates twice per week will surely turn up a soul mate!

JT Murphy has been best friends with Jordan's older brother Jared since they were in diapers. Grannie wisely insists Jordan meet her dates at the restaurant where JT waits tables because she needs protection from unworthy jerks. JT is more than happy to help; Jordan is like a sister to him. So why does her smile light up his evening whenever he sees her and why is he noticing that she has curves in all the right places? As the wedding draws near...JT wonders if it's his heart that needs protecting...from the pain of potentially losing Jordan forever.

 Arranged By The Stars

By Kamy Chetty

When an ex-beauty queen escapes tradition to find herself, she finds herself trapped in the very life she's running from. 

Ash has been groomed to be the perfect bride all her life. It's her destiny, until Kieran stumbles into her life, and shows her a different path. 

As they challenge each other in their beliefs and push each other to distraction, can they really change the way things have always been done?

Family Ties 

by Kamy Chetty

A woman with no family ties of her own, desperate to fulfill her dream of having a child finds she cannot conceive a child naturally. A man who feels guilt over his ex-wife's death, cannot find closure.

 Can the attraction these two people feel be enough to overcome their conflicting desires, especially when Jack finds himself the guardian of a baby he isn't sure he can be responsible for.

Bound By Her Ring by Nicole Flockton

Luciano Morelli has perfected a plan to get revenge on his runaway wife; confronting her at the opening gala for her father’s hotel. What he didn’t plan on was the flaring of emotions the moment he sees her again.

Jasmine Anderson has no memories of her husband. Her only link to him is the wedding rings she wears. Luciano storms back into her life announcing he is her husband, demanding she join him on a business trip or see her father’s livelihood crumble.

Passion reignites as they rediscover what first drew them together. But more than just memories are lost. Can their bond be rebuilt or will secrets infect their already shattered trust?

Memories Of Love by Jenny Schwartz
In a style reminiscent of Robyn Carr, an intensely emotional story about taking chances and risking your heart.

When her family home burns down, it’s the final heartbreak for Rita Jorden who has already lost her parents. Her boss, former SAS captain and head of Tamerlane Security, Ivan Novak, steps in, offering her his home and his help. But Ivan has his own demons, and although he’s interested in Rita, there’s darkness in his past that could cause her harm. Thrown together into a situation that’s too close for comfort, this story can only end in one of two ways: in the destruction of Rita’s dreams of love — or the gift of healing and hope to two damaged survivors
Mistaken Engagement by Jenny Schwartz

Saul knows he crossed the line when he claimed a surprise engagement with Grace. But her hysterical denial – and the way she's avoided him ever since – has made things awkward, but it can all be worked out. The Australia Day long weekend down at her family’s beach house is the perfect time to show everyone that they’re friends, with not a broken heart between them. But can a fake engagement become life-changingly real?

Drawing Closer by Jenny Schwartz

A story about taking love off the page and into real-life…

Zoe Loyola is keeping a secret between her and her sketchbook. She loves sculptor Nick Gordon. Her drawings of him are hot…and naked!

Nick has a secret, too. He’s being blackmailed. Protecting his family means ignoring his desire for Zoe.

But in the world of art, passion breaks every rule and secrets are made for sharing.

The Ripple Effect by Elisabeth Rose