Weekend at the Movies

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I spent most of the weekend publishing and promoting The Enchanted Rose and in my spare time unwinding at the movies.

The two movies I saw were fantastic! I watched The Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game. Both are based on true stories. Both are based on brilliant men. Both changed history.

Imitation Game

Of the two, I much preferred The Imitation Game. The casting was superb, the plot exciting, and overall I loved it!

Theory of Everything

I liked the cast in The Theory of Everything, and thought Eddie Redmayne‘s performance was phenomenal, but the plot was alright. I didn’t get as emotionally distraught as I did watching the trailer.

At the crux of the matter, it came down to what kind of struggle I liked to see. The Imitation Game wasn’t focused on his personal internal struggle, but an external force. Internal struggles are well and good, we all love seeing the triumph of the human spirit, but give me Nazis, Voldemort, Darth Vader and I’m a much happier camper.

(But it didn’t hurt that The Imitation Game had a full cast of eye candy. Hello Matthew Goode & Mark Strong! ;))

The Enchanted Rose Cover

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In the months that I was writing and editing The Enchanted Rose I kept searching for a designer who could successfully showcase the book effectively. I spent hours researching Book Cover designers and perusing countless DeviantArt galleries. I talked to several designers but they didn’t quite get what I wanted.

As soon as I saw Consuelo Parra‘s DeviantArt portfolio I knew she was the designer for the Misty Hills series.

We worked together on a few covers and I can’t wait until the rest of the series is finalized so I can showcase her wonderful work.

But for now let’s admire the Consuelo’s beautiful cover, shot by talented photographer Cathleen Tarawhiti with the beautiful model Danielle Lightfoot.

Nadia Nader Book The Enchanted Rose Misty Hills Series Book 1

For more of Consuelo’s art, visit her gallery.

The Enchanted Rose (A Misty Hills Novel, Book 1)

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…and it’s live!

It's finally published!

It’s finally published!



The Enchanted Rose: A Misty Hills Novel is now available at Amazon. It’s a Young Adult Paranormal novel steeped in secrets and mystery.




When Vivian’s mother dies in a tragic accident, Vivian’s world is turned upside down. Her life, as she knows it, is over. A new life, full of her mother’s secrets, begins…

The Enchanted Rose SmallSent away by her father to live with two eccentric aunts on the mysterious Tremaine Estate, Vivian comes to learn that a powerful curse lurks over her family – one that only she may have the power to break. With each day she spends in Misty Hills, Vivian uncovers more unsettling discoveries about the town, her reclusive family, and herself.

Can Vivian let go of every truth she’s ever believed and discover who she really is, before the dark secrets hidden within the supernatural town threaten to consume her and those she loves?

Stories on the Go

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In July 2014, I took part in a flash fiction anthology Stories on the Go: 101 Very Short Stories by 101 Authors edited by Andrew Ashling in the Writers’ Café of the Kboards website.

Stories On The Go 101 Stories KBoards AnthologyThe Anthology went live on December 14, 2014.

To date, roughly 8,000 copies have been downloaded.

Have you gotten your FREE copy?

My piece “The Witch in The Woods” is set in the Misty Hills world (more on that in the next post).

A lot of hard work went into managing and formatting this project. Kudos to Andrew for all his hard work and the rest of the amazing team who helped make this project happen.

Pick up your FREE copy here



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