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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE DEESE. Spotlighting the new novel by indie author Nicole Deese. All text is © Rissi JC and

Nicole Deese writes sweet romances with emotional depth, dynamic characters, and heartfelt humor. Her books are as wholesome and romantic as they are emotionally challenging. Nicole’s latest novel is The Promise of Rayne. When Nicole was asked what she hoped readers take away from her latest novel, she replied with the following.  

“By the end of this story, I hope my readers have a fresh—and perhaps—broadened understanding of the gift of mercy.”

“Love isn’t measured by what we gain. It’s measured by how much we give away.” – Nicole Deese, The Promise of Rayne

Fun Facts about Nicole:  

+ As a child, Nicole wasn’t one to play dress-up. Nope, instead she played “library.” Girl has priorities.

+ She’s a 2014 AFCW Genesis Award finalist (A Cliché Christmas)

+ She loves Charlie Lionheart, the hero of Joanne Biscof’s latest, The Lady and the Lionheart

+ She loves the winter season

+ Nicole’s next novel, A New Shade of Summer releases September 2017!


As an artist, Callie Quinn relies on inspiration to guide her wandering soul. This summer she accepts a short-term muralist job in her sister’s charming town to spend some much-needed time with her family. After meeting her nephew’s friend, Brandon, she’s eager to draw out his untapped artistic talents—however, it’s the boy’s straitlaced single father who could use a little color in his life.

Davis Carter may be the town’s favorite animal whisperer, but his experience is limited when it comes to understanding his preteen’s rebellious behavior. Desperate for a breakthrough, he follows the lead of a free spirit who claims to know the way into his son’s closed-off world. Soon, Davis isn’t the only one caught up in the hope of a new beginning.

Just as Callie considers trading her unattached existence for a life rich with promise and permanence, an unexpected visit from the past threatens to send her packing once again. Davis and Callie must learn to surrender their fears so they can find a love that will outlast the summer. – Goodreads 

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Rayne Shelby has spent her entire life trying to earn the approval of her high-powered family, with the hope of one day managing her late grandfather’s prestigious Idaho lodge. But when she makes a mistake that puts her future in jeopardy, she faces an impossible choice: defy her family or deny her dream. The only way to fix the mess she’s created is to enlist the help of her neighbor, Levi, the apprentice of her family’s greatest enemy. And if Rayne gets caught crossing the divided property lines, the consequences will be irreparable.

Levi Harding has never forgotten the August night he shared with Rayne when they were teens—or the way she later rejected
him. Despite his warring instincts, he can’t ignore her plea for help or the spark that’s ignited between them. But now, as wildfires bear down on their town and family secrets are revealed, their newfound alliance might just go up in smoke. – Goodreads

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@NicoleDeese releases her new novel A NEW SHADE OF SUMMER in September Discover sweet #Romance! @AmazonPub ? 

Come by to “meet” @NicoleDeese and discover more about her novels @AmazonPub?


This book. It gets inside your heart and won’t let go. – Carrie of Reading is my Superpower

The tale of star-crossed lovers Rayne and Levi reflects themes of family loyalty, trust, and the unconditional love of the Savior. – Heidi of Heidi Reads 

Fresh writing, complex characters both good and bad, and a emotional journey that will leave you thinking about this book for days. – Tammy L. Gray 

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE DEESE. Spotlighting the new novel by indie author Nicole Deese. All text is © Rissi JC and

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About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.


  1. I adore the cover of Nicole's new book and I can't wait to read it. I've read every single one of her stories and I think she gets better and better with each one.

    1. I have some yet to read, Brittaney, but loved those I have read! And like you, I adore this never cover, and am sure the inside will reflect that same story the out suggests. :)

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