Urban Fantasy

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.

Book 1 of her DRUID HEIR series is scheduled to be published in October 2021. The remaining six books will be published at short intervals over 2021/2022. 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 for books 1 and 2:

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 throws herself into teaching her night class in godforsaken London. That is, until her mum dies in a car crash and Alisha suspects foul play. To top it all, the Metropolitan Police don’t seem to have heard of the detective investigating the 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.


MIDLIFE TREMORS: A Paranormal Women’s Fiction Novel (DRUID HEIR BOOK 2)

Alisha and her friends might have saved the day against a vengeful god, but she still doesn’t know the first thing about the Otherworld. There’s training sessions with her mentor Ezra, history lessons with the vampire Orpheus, plus her haunting dragon dreams. It’s not easy to stay on track, especially given how distracted she is by Ezra’s crinkly eyes and hot bod. Who knew that a new love at forty would give her dewy skin and a renewed zest for life?

When a series of earthquakes hits London, the Prime Sorcerer advises Alisha to focus on her upcoming magical trial at Wildwoods. But she’s her own woman, and her instincts tell her to dig deeper even before the goddess Gaia invites her to tea. It’s not like she’s going to pass the trial anyway. She’d already made enough enemies in the Otherworld to fill a granny annex. 

To find her place in the Otherworld, all Alisha has to do is gather her allies and trust herself. How hard could that be?


A FIRST DATE IN PARIS: A Druid Heir In Between Story (1.5)

A short story between Midlife Dawn and Midlife Tremors, written from Ezra’s perspective, in which he and Alisha go on their date.

Cover Art by D. Robert Pease


Available in e-book.

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).

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.