Nillu writes fantasy under the pen name N. Z. Nasser, published by her imprint Hanora Sky Press.
She loves the balance that the two strands bring to her work. Literary fiction is often about surviving the world. Fantasy is about saving it. It’s atmospheric, magical and escapist, and a whole heap of fun to write.
She’s working on her DRUID HEIR series as we speak. Book 1 is called MIDLIFE DAWN. We can’t wait to share it with you. If you’re a fan of Paranormal Women’s Fiction, Urban Fantasy and magic-wielding heroines over forty, you’ll love this series. Here’s the blurb:
MIDLIFE DAWN: A Paranormal Women’s Fiction Novel (DRUID HEIR BOOK 1)
By forty, Alisha thought she’d be living her best life. When her idiot husband gambles away their savings, she divorces him and tries not to kick him in the nuts when he fights for custody of her family cat. She throws herself into teaching English and survival skills to anyone unlucky enough to land in her night class in godforsaken London.
That is, until her mum dies in a car crash and she suspects foul play. That’s when it really gets weird. Her mum’s barely cold in the ground when her cat goes missing. To top it all, the Metropolitan Police don’t seem to have heard of the detective investigating her mum’s case. Alisha’s first instinct is to have a nap and hope it all goes away, but she’s her mother’s daughter. Secrets set her off like a bloodhound.
When a mysterious man tells her she’s the last of an ancient magical druid lineage, she laughs in his face but she’s intrigued. She wants to believe there’s more to life than a messy divorce and a dead-end career. It doesn’t seem crazy to follow him into the undergrowth in Crystal Palace Park. Not even when she hears her cat telling her to stop.
To avenge her mum and survive a new magical world, she just needs to pull on her control pants and hold on for the ride.
Nillu’s fantasy short story ‘The Tombstone Man and the Coming of the Tigress’ originally appeared in UnCommon Origins (June 2016) and UnCommonly Good (April 2017). It is now an e-book in its own right.
Jermaine Wyoming lives in a cemetery, isolated from the world, obsessed with the idea of replacing the memories of his harrowing childhood with new ones.
Lana Norse is seventeen years old and suffers from a debilitating disease that promises to rob her of her future. Jermaine and Lana’s fates intertwine as the boundaries of their worlds blur and it becomes difficult to tell what’s real from what is not.