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A.J. Nuest

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Multi-published, award winning author, AJ Nuest resides in a small farming community in NW Indiana. A wife, mother and freelance editor, she shares her home with a variety of spoiled-rotten pets. She and the cat are currently vying for dictatorship.

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A.J. Nuest Sweet Goddesses wept!!!! Karla! You have no idea how much this message has totally made my day! Thank you, lovely! How awesome are YOU!!! :-) As of…moreSweet Goddesses wept!!!! Karla! You have no idea how much this message has totally made my day! Thank you, lovely! How awesome are YOU!!! :-) As of right now, I don't believe Harper Collins has any plans to release either series as an audio book...but I've recently had this idea suggested to me several times so I may pursue audio by myself in the future. I'll definitely let you know if the books are released in that format.

Yep, the Golden Key Legacy is supposed to be released as one standalone collection set at some point this year, but unfortunately I'm not quite sure of the date. I've been waiting for my editor to confirm that for me so I can get all my promotional ducks in a row. She originally told me the release would happen this August, but I'm not sure of the exact date. Are you waiting for the books to come out as one before reading the series? Just curious. (less)
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“You asked what my intentions are, Mrs. Brenner, and I would like to answer your question.” Dibs opened his mouth as if preparing to argue and she glared at him from across the table. Did he really think not to let her state her case in front of his family? He snapped his mouth shut and briskly rubbed a palm across his forehead before tossing that same hand in the air. “My intentions are these.” She gathered her thoughts, folding her hands in her lap. “When David is sad, I intend to make him happy. When he is ill, I intend to make him well. When he is angry or upset, I intend to listen and find the words to make him feel better. When he is depressed, I intend to bring him joy, and when he is hurt, I intend to find the source of his pain and take it away from him.” She bridged the distance to Dibs’s devoted gaze, and radiant love crested the last barricade surrounding her heart. “You see, Mr. and Mrs. Brenner, I’m in love with your son. But I don’t want anything from him. You don’t need to worry because my only intention is to give to him. That’s the way it’s supposed to be when you love someone, isn’t it? To think only of their needs, instead of your own?” She broke off from Dibs and faced his mother. “Those are my intentions, Mrs. Brenner. I hope you find them satisfactory.”
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“You asked what my intentions are, Mrs. Brenner, and I would like to answer your question.” Dibs opened his mouth as if preparing to argue and she glared at him from across the table. Did he really think not to let her state her case in front of his family? He snapped his mouth shut and briskly rubbed a palm across his forehead before tossing that same hand in the air. “My intentions are these.” She gathered her thoughts, folding her hands in her lap. “When David is sad, I intend to make him happy. When he is ill, I intend to make him well. When he is angry or upset, I intend to listen and find the words to make him feel better. When he is depressed, I intend to bring him joy, and when he is hurt, I intend to find the source of his pain and take it away from him.” She bridged the distance to Dibs’s devoted gaze, and radiant love crested the last barricade surrounding her heart. “You see, Mr. and Mrs. Brenner, I’m in love with your son. But I don’t want anything from him. You don’t need to worry because my only intention is to give to him. That’s the way it’s supposed to be when you love someone, isn’t it? To think only of their needs, instead of your own?” She broke off from Dibs and faced his mother. “Those are my intentions, Mrs. Brenner. I hope you find them satisfactory.”
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“It’s you, Tessa.” He crawled up her body and levered her onto her side, his fingers a warm link he tunneled in under her hair. “Don’t you see? For the first time, I know what’s real. My life isn’t about doing what everyone else thinks is right in order to be happy. Not anymore. Because I found my own happiness.” The ball of his thumb swept her lips. “I found it with you.” How could she not believe him, when his words were so filled with love? “Tell me what you’re thinking,” he said.

“I’d forgotten what it’s like, you know? It’s been so long…I’d just forgotten how incredible it all feels.” When tears rushed her eyes, she blinked them away. So she could stay right in the moment, within the tenderness of his gaze. She placed a hand on his chest, over his heart. “I want you to know how much I appreciate everything you did for me, Dibs. You’ve become everything that’s good and right in my life. And I’m sorry if I made things difficult for you.” His eyes glistened, two sparkling bits of heaven over a thin crescent of tears.

“Rex, you’re breaking my heart over here.”

“I’m just so grateful, and its important to me you understand. You gave me a second chance at happiness. You know that, right?”
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A.J. Nuest Lucinda wrote: "Dear A J,
Thank you so much for acepting my friendship request here on Goodreads. As a hopeless romantic and a lover of fantasy fiction, your published works including Jezebel's Wish and the golden..."


Thank you, lovely! I already responded to your other message over on the other board. :-) Look for me there. xx


Lucinda Dear A J,
Thank you so much for acepting my friendship request here on Goodreads. As a hopeless romantic and a lover of fantasy fiction, your published works including Jezebel's Wish and the golden key chronicles caught my eye instantly! I have added your books to my TBR list and i look forward with great interest in reading and discovering your work.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


A.J. Nuest Sophia wrote: "Hi AJ!

Thanks for friending me. I really enjoyed the first book in your Golden Key Chronicles. I look forward to the rest of the series."


I am having the best day ever because of your review! I just left you a message over at the other thread. I'm happy to send you the next installment in the series if you would like, but absolutely no pressure. I realize your reading schedule may be packed, but I didn't want you to think I wasn't offering. Anything you want, you get! Whoo Hoo!


Sophia Hi AJ!

Thanks for friending me. I really enjoyed the first book in your Golden Key Chronicles. I look forward to the rest of the series.


A.J. Nuest Laura wrote: "Thanks for the friendship A.J.!"
You bet, Laura! Happy to connect with you! x


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Laura Thanks for the friendship A.J.!


A.J. Nuest LOL. I actually did that on purpose. My dh took that picture, and I told him, its so surreal that I'm even getting published, I need a photo that shows how ridiculous this is! That's Vonnie!


Vonnie Hughes What was the joke when you had your photo taken, huh? So cute.


A.J. Nuest Same here, Suzanne. You're picture is lovely! Cheers!


Suzanne Rogers It's nice to meet you, A.J!

- Suzanne


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