About the Author

Nina Clare


When she’s not writing stories or thinking up stories or reading other people’s stories Nina likes to paint pictures, get taken for long walks by her adorable dogs, and cook all things plant-based. She lives in rural Cornwall, England with her family.

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Nina Clare's Retelling

Raise the Dead

a retelling of Jane Eyre

Nina Clare re-imagines Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre in a fantasy quest through the supernatural realms of heaven and hell.

Nina Clare's Other Books

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Beau Brown

Henri de Courtenay, child of a nobleman, lost everything in the French Revolution. Now he must hide his identity, working as a tailor’s apprentice to survive.

Years later he risks a new life in London where his knowledge and taste in fashion make him rise to be the darling of theton.

It seems his fortunes are reversing and love is in the air. But history wants to repeat itself.
Success has brought him an enemy, and he will have to fight again for the things that matter most.
And what matters most is not the cut of his coat or the knot in his cravat but the people he has grown to love.

Enjoy love and adventure in this sweet Regency romance.

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The Stepsister and the Slipper: A Retelling of Cinderella (A Villain's Ever After)

What if the prince fell in love with the stepsister?

Lady Charlotte needs a rich husband, and fast. Good thing she has plenty of beauty and charm, with no foolish ideas of love to get in the way of her plans. When the chance to catch the wealthiest, most eligible bachelor in the kingdom appears, she will do everything in her power to win such a prize; even if she must break a few hearts along the way. But in the end, it is her own heart that's troubled. Perhaps true love really does exist, but if so, it’s not with the man she has caught…

The Stepsister and the Slipper is one of twelve short novels in A Villain's Ever After, a collection of standalone stories featuring villainous twists on some of your favorite classic fairytales. Read the series in any order for magical adventures ... and fall in love with villains as you've never seen them before. Who said villains can't have happily-ever-afters?

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The Swan King: A Historical Fairy Tale

Elsa, the sheltered daughter of a baron, has been forced to flee her home. When she’s given refuge at the royal castle it would seem that help is at hand, but the young king is not an easy man to speak to. In fact, Elsa’s not sure what kind of man he is. Caught up into strange and magical happenings, political intrigues and romantic conflicts, the glamorous world of the king disintegrates about her, and enemies close in. Elsa wonders who to trust, who to love, and if she will ever make it home again.

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The Earl of Highmott Hall: A Regency Cinderella

Celia Asher is convinced she is cursed. Nothing in her life goes right. And when the new earl takes up residence on the neighbouring estate, things only get worse. Now she is forced to aid her stepsister in catching the earl for a husband, while falling into a romantic entanglement of her own. A sweet romance, and a charming Regency Cinderella retelling.

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Magic and Matchmaking: A variation of Emma volume 1 (The Jane Austen Fairy Tales)

Three fairy Godmothers have a matchmaking assignment in the village of Highbury. But someone is using stolen magic. Trouble is looming, mystery is mounting, and no one is falling in love with the right person.
Enjoy magic and romance, fun and friendship in this fairy-tale variation of Jane Austen’s Emma.

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Midwinter Mischief: A variation of Emma volume 2 (The Jane Austen Fairy Tales)

Stolen magic has caused mischief in Highbury, opening a dangerous border into Faerie. Can Highbury’s fairy Godmothers stop the trouble, and save Emma Woodhouse from a wicked witch? The adventure continues in this fairy-tale variation of Jane Austen's Emma.

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Midsummer Madness: A variation of Emma volume 3 (The Jane Austen Fairy Tales)

Highbury is falling under an enchantment, and a vengeful witch is on the prowl. Hearts and lives are in desperate peril. Can Highbury’s fairy Godmothers break the curse and save the village? The story reaches a dramatic climax in this charming fairy-tale adventure. A variation of Jane Austen’s Emma.

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The Reluctant Wife: A King Thrushbeard Retelling

The Princess of Boheme has gone too far this time…
Her father has had enough of her spoilt, selfish ways and has banished her from his kingdom. Cast out from a luxury castle to a lowly cottage, from privileged princess to scullery maid – could life get any worse? What will it take to change her hard heart? Can she learn the meaning of love, and who would want to teach her?
A romantic retelling of King Thrushbeard. Sometimes it takes a broken heart to make a whole one.

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The Thirteenth Princess: A Retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses

The true story of the twelve dancing princesses has now been recorded…

Thirteen sisters have grown up hidden away by their Uncle, who rules the kingdom by proxy. When the eldest sister marries, her husband will take the throne. But the king has no intention of giving up his crown.

Navigating an underground world, breaking an enchantment, and enduring the prospect of a forced marriage, these are the trials the thirteenth princess must endure to see her sisters and their kingdom free…

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Beck: a fairy tale

Three noble families. Worlds apart but bound together by the choices they have made, and the fates chosen for them.

Rich man’s servant or rich man's child. Highborn or low. Everyone’s a slave until love can set them free.

Beck - a fairy tale of medieval lives and forbidden loves…and a little bit of magic.

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The Miller's Girl: A Rumpelstiltskin Fairy Tale

Once upon a time there was a foolish miller who claimed his daughter could spin straw into gold…
All Adela wants is to keep her family together, keep a roof over her brothers’ heads, put food on the table, and not draw attention to herself – for she’s no time for suitors. But all that is shattered when she’s dragged from the village by a greedy king and ordered to spin straw into gold – or die. Suddenly life has become very dangerous, and which impending fate is worse – execution or a forced marriage to a mad, old king? It will take faith, courage, and otherworldly help for Adela to outwit those who would destroy her and her loved ones. And a happy ending is something she can only hope for.