New Series Reveal — Complete with Covers!!

I have been holding tight to a secret project since mid-2014 when it began to take over my brain, so today it’s super exciting to get to announce this new series! Water Rites — my YA contemporary fantasy love affair with the sea! *grin*

The first book comes out March 9th, and you can already pre-order it on Amazon and download a sizable sample at Smashwords

Water Rites

In the centuries old struggle for territory between selkies and finfolk, Lorelei Dorian is something new.

Secrets, once uncovered, can change everything. And they will for Lorelei Dorian. She thinks she’s a normal girl, with a talent for swimming and an unparalleled adoration for math. When a new friend confronts her with her true nature, her world will never be the same. Instead, a whole new world awaits her. Can the selkies and the finfolk share the sea – and Lorelei – or will they tear her to pieces as one more pawn in the long game hidden under the waves?


I’ll post an excerpt tomorrow. Today, in this mega cover reveal — here are the covers for books two and three of the Water Rites Series!!!

Look for Water Rites on March 9th. You can already pre-order it on Amazon and download a sizable sample at Smashwords. I’ll add more pre-order links as they become available. 

I’m currently writing Crestfallen, and LOVING IT! It is truly the best when you write the books that you want to read, and that’s the case with this new series. A project for the love. Magic, mythology, and creatures in the deep? Yeah, baby! 🙂

About J.R. Pearse Nelson

J.R. Pearse Nelson is a native Oregonian, residing in the beautiful Portland area. She lives with her husband, two small daughters and the family dog. J.R. is always searching for the magic in our world. She weaves tales rooted in mythology, bringing legend to life in modern-day and fantasy settings.

J.R. is the author of the Children of the Sidhe paranormal romance series, the Foulweather Twins fantasy series, and the Water Rites fantasy series.

You can connect with J.R. online at her website. Visit