Friday, 20 April 2012

#AtoZChallenge - BLOGGERS WERE CHILDREN TOO! - R is for Romance Paradise - the very generous Nas Dean


Regular followers and visitors to this site will know I'm using BLOGGERS WERE CHILDREN TOO! for my theme this year. I hope you're enjoying reading about bloggers, some you know and some you may not yet know, as they respond to some prompts I sent out. I've been so grateful for their responses as it helped me to get to know them better, admire their stunning cuteness as babes, and delighted me with random facts.

Thank you Adult Bloggers for your heartfelt responses. Thank you readers for visiting my posts. I hope you'll leave a comment and if you'd like to follow the link to my respondents' blogs they'd be delighted to meet you.

Rock on A- Z Challenge. 

Yesterday was Ms Queenly

Today:     R is for Romance Book Paradise (Nas Dean)

I WAS BORN IN:  Lautoka City in the beautiful Island country of Fiji. Most people know it as just a dot in the South Pacific.

I GREW UP IN:  Lautoka City.

MY FAVOURITE HOME WAS IN: Lautoka with my parents.

MY BEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY IS:  Going to watch horse races, car races and rough terrain four wheel drive races with my Dad. Can you tell I'm an adrenalin junkie now and love watching races? I only wish I could make it to Melbourne Cup one year. 

MY WORST CHILDHOOD MEMORY IS: When my mum died leaving two small daughters and a five year old son. Only one elder sister was already married so she stepped in and helped our dad bring us up.
TODAY I LIVE IN:    Nadi. It's known as the jet-setTourist town of Fiji It's also home to many 5 star International hotels and resort chains. I live just minutes away from the Nadi International Airport- the gateway to the Pacific Island countries.

An avid and passionate reader of romance, Nas Dean loves reading and when not reading can be found gardening, her second favorite! She blogs at Romance Book Paradise. Befriend her onFacebook, follow her on Twitter or 'Like' the ROMANCE BOOK PARADISE Facebook page!

And you can join her Romance Giveaway group on Facebook for information on all the giveaways!

 Her reviews can also be found at & Noble

Want to know more about Nas? She was profiled here...

Wasn't it exotic travelling to Fiji to meet with Nas? I so admire her for her selfless work in promoting romance novelists. We all need a Nas! Tomorrow I've invited Madeleine Maddocks from Scribble and Edit to share with us.


  1. A lovely interesting post, Denise.

  2. Hi Denise .. absolutely - so pleased you posted about Nas and allowing us to visit Fiji .. amazing we can travel so far on our blogs.

    It's fascinating to learn about blogging friends .. thanks - Hilary

  3. I never figured Nas to be an adrenaline junkie. Cool. Also, living in Fuji must be nice.

  4. Anywhere in the South Pacific sounds like paradise to me!

  5. Uh oh, Nas! Now you've done it. You've made us all want to come visit. ; )

  6. Look at fifteen-year-old Nas. So pretty!

  7. Dear Nas
    It is no secret that you are a talent. Great pictures of your background as you grew into a humble writer. This is a great way to know each other. Many thanks to Denise my friend.

  8. Photos of Nadi fill so many travel mags. Oh, what a gorgeous place it seems to be. And, Nas, your granddaughter is beautiful. What a lovely smile.

  9. She's an adrenalin junkie - that's wild!

  10. Hi Carol!

    Thanks for coming along to 'meet' me at L'Aussie's!

  11. Hello Hilary!

    I'd love to meet all of you as well! Thanks so much for coming along to read this post!

    Hi Clarissa,

    I love watching car races, horse races and doing a parachute jump is in my bucket list!

    Hi Paula,

    Islands in the South Pacific are very beautiful!

    Hi Zan Marie!

    You are warmly welcome! Please do come and visit!

  12. Hi Theresa,

    Thank you! I remember seeing a photo of teenage Theresa recently and it was very beautiful!

    Hello Andy,

    Nice to meet you too. And thanks for the compliment!

    Hi Kittie,

    Nadi is a very beautiful place. Sun, sand and surf. Need I say more? Oh! tropical swaying palms as well! Please come and visit!

    Hi Alex, and I also love reading thrillers and mysteries, so I get my fix that way too!

  13. Great to see Fiji capturing imaginations. I hope to drop in one day soon eh Nas. Maybe we can do something wild!


  14. Oh, the lovely Nas! She has helped SO many romance writers. And thanks to you, Sis, I now know a bit more about her than I already did. Nice to see you, Nas!
    Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

  15. Nas is completely awesome!!! :)

  16. I'd love to visit Fiji, it seems so calm and relaxing.
    Wagging Tales

  17. I'm going places in this Challenge I could only dream of going in my tangible world.

    Places I Remember
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

  18. Hi Denise! Thanks so much for the feature and you're welcome! Just come over anytime!

    Hello Ann! Thank you for your lovely compliment!

  19. Hi Jemi, Charmaine and Arlee!

    Thank you for your lovely comment! And you all are welcome to visit me anytime!

  20. Yes Nas is amazing! She's such a great blogger and supporter of literature. Somehow, since my blogging slowed down I haven't managed to visit her as much, but she's always impressed me.
    *Hi Nas!*

  21. Hello PK Hrezo!

    Thanks for coming along to read this post!

    BTW, I love your new avatar!

  22. Nice to come over here and get to know you better Nas. You have come through many trials in your life but you have such enthusiasm you are an inspiration.

    I came in here yesterday, but was unable to comment from my mobile.

  23. Really nice to find out a bit more about Nas.

  24. Hi Maria and JL!

    Thank you both for your lovely comments!

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