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ELISE Nelson
Fantasy Romance Novelist

New Release: Smoke & Mirrors

Uncover The Truth...

Smoke & Mirrors is the latest paranormal romance by author Elise Nelson. 

Caroline Blake is a young journalist with a past almost as cryptic as her future. After leaving the home she and her aunt once shared together, she finds herself in a new town, seeking a job at an up-and-coming newspaper run by women, a scandalous affair in an era determined to keep their voices silent. She's charmed by this quaint little village tucked between rolling hills, but she soon discovers there is mystery lurking in the shadows. 

At her new job, she is given the opportunity to report one of the town's grandest events: The Harvest Festival at Ashdown Manor. However, the job carries more weight than it appears, as it will be the first time the family has opened the castle's doors for the festival in almost three decades. None of her colleagues wish to go anywhere near the manor, but Caroline can't help but feel drawn to it. As part of her assignment, she will stay in the manor for the season and report anything she can about the mysterious Ashdown family, their upcoming festival, and what caused the tragedy that led them to close their doors all those years ago.

Caroline is soon sucked into a world of generational secrets, unsettling mysteries, and unexpected romance.  Will she be able to bring the truth to light? Will she figure out the town's mysteries before it's too late? 

Amidst all the uncertainty, there is one thing for sure:

in the shadows, nothing is ever what it seems. 

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About the Author

Elise Nelson is an award-winning writer, professional editor, journalist, and published author. She wrote her first novel at the age of eleven and published her first novel at the age of nineteen. Her novel The Angelnots made it onto one of Amazon's Top 100 Bestseller Lists upon publication and received raving reviews.


Elise has been published in various literary periodicals, including The Nassau Review and Essig Magazine, and has worked as an editorial intern for Christopher Matthews Publishing as well as a writer and editor for many other companies, magazines, and websites. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boise State University, where she studied English literature, creative writing, and multimedia storytelling.

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