This blog is owned/operated by an author.  I make no secret about that, I’ve never hidden that.  I’ve also never understood the fear by some authors of having their work read/reviewed by another author.  Why?  I welcome having other authors read my work.   To have my work viewed through the mind of other writers is an honor, just like it is when actors view/comment on other actors’ work, or when musicians listen to/comment on other musicians work.  Art is art and it should be viewed by all, whether you’re in the same field, a different field or just enjoy art.

Write, read, feel, dream.  That’s my motto.

Am I a reader? Absolutely – it’s my passion, my escape, my joy
Am I a writer? Without a doubt. The characters in my head are constantly demanding that their story be told.
But above all that – I am a human being. My passion for people is unparalleled, my firm belief in Love is Love unwavering, my hope that all can be accepted, undying. I do not write because I want to, I do it because I HAVE to, because these voices, these beautiful men have chosen me to tell their stories.

Dara Nelson is the author of:

The Healing Hearts series (Love in the Aftermath, Love After Chaos, Love Worth Fighting For plus more to come) – steamy gay romance

Dara Nelson

Under my pen name Kendel Duncan:                                                                                             

Author of the M/M action/military series Black Ops Heroes 

The M/M action series Doyle Global Securities

And the upcoming M/M series Devil Dogs Motors
Kendel Duncan
Editor, Cover designs, proofreader, beta reader  – Dare Publishing & Design


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  1. Please please please let me know when book 6 is out I can’t wait to read it, I love you work and can’t get enough so no pressure but please hurry and release it. Thank you love your work.

      1. Hi Tiffany. Working hard on in now. Hoping to release late May/early June. Got some great new guys that I think you’ll love. Glad you love my guys – they are so much fun to write.

  2. Just curious. How many books are you planning on writing? Because I could read them forever, the ‘ re that Awesome.

  3. Hi Dara

    Any release dates coming up for any of your books by both kendel duncan and dara nelson? Please say there is….

    1. Hi Tiffany! Yes! The first book in my Black Ops spinoff series ‘Doyle Global Securities’ called Blackbird Fly Home is coming Sept 26. After that you’ll get a Healing Hearts #3 by Dara Nelson and a Black Ops by Kendel both before the end of the year.

    1. Hi Tiffany! The kindle version should be out within a week. I always publish the paperback first and then once that’s approved I submit the kindle version. I’m hoping to have it submitted by tonight.

      1. Hi Tiffany! Black Ops 9 is next, around Dec 15 for that one. Then Love Worth Fighting For (Healing Hearts 3) around Feb or so. A few months after that will be Finding Home (Doyle 3).

    1. Hi Tiffany! The book just got sent to my editor/beta readers. It should be ready to release on Dec 30 or maybe even by Xmas. Sorry for the small delay but I promise….it’ll be worth it.

  4. Hi just wondering when the nexr releases will be. Any idea when the Doyle book 2 will be out and love worth fighting for? Thanks

    1. Hi Tiffany! I’m a little more than halfway done with Doyle Securities 2 (Finding my way Home) and still hope to release it by the end of May. After that I’ll be diving into the next Black Ops book and hope to have that one out in September. Thank you!! You’re the best!

  5. Hi again! You know me…I went looking for finding my way home at the end of may and no release…😢..do you happen to have an updated release date! Thanks.
    P.s. sorry to bother you but I seriously count the days until a release of your books

    1. Hi Tiffany. Unfortunately I got a bit sidetracked by carpal tunnel and hand surgery. I’m back typing again although a little slower. The book is almost done and should be out by the end of June. I’m so sorry for the delay but thrilled that you enjoy them so much. Ten and Bas are so sweet together. I hope you love them as much as I do.

  6. Hi…me again ☺is the book still going to be released at the end of the month? Also I saw you have a new series coming out…any idea when that will be? As always thanks for taking the time to answer my questions….

    1. Hi Tiffany! Well – life (& illnesses) kind of got in the way so bad news, no not in June. Good news : I have an actual release date of July 25. I’m sorry to make you wait but I hope it’s worth it. And yes, I actually have at least one, possibly 2 new series’ coming along with the next book in the Black Ops Heroes series. Not sure on the order of release yet but I’ll be sure to let you know. As always, you are amazing!

  7. Hi….hope you’re feeling better then last month…just wondering if you have any updates on future new releases. Thanks


    1. Omg. Much better. Thank you for asking. Yes! Black Ops 10 will be out in mid-October. Followed by 2 brand new series’s books probably in December & February. I really think you’ll like 10. Silas is so sweet, Grainger is yummy. And you’ll also meet Vaughn & Caysun and they are both…..mmmmm ❤️

  8. October!!!!! That feels like forever. But i am soooo excited about a new series. Just gives me more books and new releases to bug you about. 😁
    As always, thanks for the quick reply

    1. Hello Tiffany! I’m hard at work on it now and hope to have it to my editor by the 20th of this month with a release date between Oct 31 and Nov 15. I hope that’s soon enough…:)

    1. Whiteout Conditions. And it’s not quite done. So release is hopefully Nov 30 now. Got delayed by my broken foot. I will be sure to let you know when I have a firm release date. Would you be interested in being a beta reader on it?

    1. Just tell me what format you want (mobi, or other) and you’re email address. When you read , just send me an email with any spelling or grammatical errors or anything that doesn’t seem right. I want your feedback, tell me if you loved it, if it was just okay or if it sucked. Okay?

    1. Hi Tiffany! Sorry about the delay – Yes, absolutely I will email you. It will hopefully be next weekend sometime but I will for sure let you know.

    1. Ugh. No. These guys are really wordy and not quite ready to go. My fingers are crossed that I’ll finish it this weekend, do a quick read through and then be able to send it to you sometime next week. I’ll be sure to email you when I do. Okay?

      1. Yep. It’ll be done this weekend and I’ll do a few read through’s this week and then send it to you next weekend. Okay?

    1. Hi Tiffany! I’m hard at work on Book 1 in a new series. Hope to have that one out around the end of March. After that will be book 4 in the Healing Hearts series and then book 11 in Black Ops and book 3 in Doyle Global.

  9. Hi Dara
    Just checking to see when your next release will be and if the first book in the new series will be out soon. I know it was set to release in March but I haven’t seen it so I’m guess it was delayed.😢Any way any news is great. Hope you are well.❤️

  10. Hi dara. You usually respond back so quickly. I hope all is well. Just wondering if there is an update on your next release. Thank you

    1. Hi Tiffany. I’m so sorry. I missed your question. Things are great but busy. Who we used to be is almost done and I’m pushing hard for a May 30 release date. I’ll be sure to let you know if that changes. Hope you are well.

      1. Nooooooo. Still over 30 days til release day! What am I going to read. No one has released any good books lately and it feels like it’s been forever since I’ve read one of yours☹️ Thanks for the update

      2. Hi Tiffany!
        Just wanted to let you know that Who We Used to Be is out June 15 and the preorder is up now at Amazon

    1. Hi Tiffany! Ugh – that is a loaded question. I’m trying to finish one now but keep getting pulled in other directions on other books. Bottom line is – hopefully sometime in October – but I’m moving to a new place then so it might not be until Nov. Once the move is done I’ll be able to settle down and really concentrate.

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