May 4, 2014

Top 10 with Author Nadine C. Keels

Nadine. A French name, meaning, "hope." 
Spreading hope to her readers and listening audiences, author, editor, and speaker Nadine C. Keels of Seattle, Washington is well-known for The Song of Nadine, the powerful lyrical poetry seen in four of her several books and found on her spoken word album, Hope. Lyricized. Drawing from her lifelong passion for highly enjoyable and transformational fiction, Nadine has written a number of novels and novellas, including Love Unfeigned and The Movement of Crowns Series. In response to inquiries from other aspiring authors, Nadine put together a simple reference entitled Write Your Genius, Genius! A Rather Quick Guide to Book Writing. Being the founder of Prismatic Prospects, a communication company based in Seattle, Nadine has served as editor and co-editor for a number of titles, and it is her aim to be a proven wellspring of inspiration for creativity and innovation in the marketplace.

1. guilty pleasure?
Late-night vittles. Shouldn't feel quite so guilty though, since I'm often up half/most of the night with a book or manuscript anyway...
2. 1 book you could read over and over?
John Nielson Had a Daughter, an oldie. It saved my life, once. (Long story.)

3. fictional character you would love to spend the day with?
Anne Shirley, after her childhood but before she goes to Redmond College.

4. one thing you cannot leave the house without?
Prescription sunglasses. Even if it isn't exactly "sunny" out, after you've been writing or editing for hours on end, that outside light is just, well, different.

5. fav song/singer?
Favorite song: "Everything"--Tim Hughes. Favorite songwriter: my brother, Darrick V. Keels.

6. hobby?
READING. Foremost, FICTION, my "first love."

7. fave movie/actor and or/actress?
Couldn't pick a favorite movie. Too many. Favorite actors: Sidney Poitier (I'm sure I would've loved seeing him live in theatre, too) and Tom Hanks. Favorite actresses: Anne Hathaway and my friend, Shanellé Leonard (theatre.)

8. one place you would love to visit?
Prince Edward Island.

9. fav food?
Almost anything pasta with plenty of sauce and all the cheese. peeve?
"Wow, Nadine, you wrote that book? Let me see!" At which time the reader takes the book and opens it right smack in the middle, commencing to read aloud to all others present. Absolute Spoilerville! Dear folks--the beginning exists for a reason. Do start there, pretty please.

Love & Eminence: a contemporary and epic tour of the human heart. A Bona Fide Audience: Dallas, a young musical genius, needs to know—quickly—that her life matters. Dream Debbie: An author with a new romantic interest, and a bout of writer’s block, reflects on the “dream woman” she apparently is not. Come to Yourself, Mr. Jones: When InTýntz, a favored celebrity, meets a gorgeous and mysterious woman (Crystal?) at a club in his hometown, his night with her does not turn out anything like he planned. Eminence: 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 fight for worthy governance, both of the nation and of the heart, is not over. The Movement of Crowns: With the kingdom of Diachona on the threshold of war with the Mundaynes, Constance, coming into power under her father the king, deems this an inopportune time to be falling in love with one Commander Alexander. From romance to epic fiction, experience this five-story suite that your own heart will thank you for.

Love to the chords of a classic jazz band…
From the first time Lorraine, a plucky and competitive girl, contends on the playground against Isaiah, an impish boy whose smile gleams in more ways than one, the two of them can’t help knowing each other. Neither can they avoid passions and misfortunes lining the path to young adulthood, and when the breakup of Isaiah’s family disrupts the haven he’s shared with Lorraine, their natural relationship is eventually threatened by jealousy, grave trauma, and abandonment. As one year follows another, and another, what might it take to reunite these two companions in love: love undeniably real and unbounded by time?
“Everything didn’t have to turn out perfect. I just wanted you there.”

At the point when kingdoms’ ideas of humanity differ…
The nation of Diachona is celebrating the twentieth birthday and rite of passage for Constance, the Diachonian king’s daughter and heir. Yet, the pause for festivity doesn’t erase collective doubts about Constance’s aspiration for a place with the men on the National Council, nor does it eliminate fears roused by oppressive threats from a neighboring, powerful empire. Amid increasing rumors of war and personal misgivings about her own future, Constance deems this an inopportune time to be falling in love with one Commander Alexander. Will Providence keep them all through international tensio
ns and the changing of times, or is Diachona watching its territory in vain?

Sequel to The Movement of Crowns
A time to remember what lies deeper than one’s fears…
The Mundayne empire has seen years of prosperity under the rule of King Aud, a man of war known the world over for his ruthlessness. Naona, a high-spirited imperial servant who holds Aud’s favor, occupies herself with pulling pranks on her peers around the king’s estate, but the time for laughter spoils when the citizens of Munda begin to oppose increasing taxation. After meeting the princess of Diachona, Naona finds herself having to choose between maintaining loyalty to her king and becoming a personal ally of another nation. With the rise of unrest in Munda, can Naona’s heart survive intact: intact enough, even, for an unforeseen chance at love with a foreign man?

The third and final chapter of the Movement of Crowns series. 
The order of things, the nature of succession, and a nation that must march on…
At a time of political and cultural uncertainty, the charge of the Eubeltic Realm has been passed over to a young monarch known for his intelligence, agility, and brooding ways, as well as the “way” he has with vibrant ladies at court. Can this inexperienced king handle the current rise of domestic and colonial crises, the bereavement of his family, and his curious attraction to a councilman’s unassuming daughter, or is everything in his untried hands on the verge of falling apart?

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