Welcome to the official website of authors Nicole and Robert Daines.


Nicole and Robert are the co-authors of novels, mysteries and inspirational books. They live in Southern California and are the parents of three adult children and eight grandchildren. Their lectures have entertained and inspired audiences across the U.S. and Canada.


REMEMBER: A Story For The Child Within Us All


Have you ever wished that your life had come with your own personal instruction manual?


This book will help you discover the purpose of your life, with specific instructions about how to have a meaningful human experience. Told as an allegory, Remember is a story for people of all ages, lending itself to being read aloud and discussed.


Hard cover, 156 pages, with 140 hand-drawn illustrations.





Since the year 1840, two families have lived under the roof of Charleston’s magnificent Dorchester Mansion: the Dorchesters are White, and their servants, the Walkers, are African-American. In 1923, after a Walker maid steals the diary of her mistress, a trail of blood begins shackling the two families together in manacles that last beyond the grave. In 2012, the deathbed confession of a cold-blooded killer reveals his part in avenging the secrets contained in the diary. Passion, love, rape and murder are the strands in this sordid tapestry of hatred and revenge.

Adult language and graphic descriptions.








When Mark Bell and Kendall Erickson travel to New Orleans for a romantic weekend, almost everything goes according to their plans. And then, suddenly, tragedy strikes. As they are watching a Mardi Gras parade, Kendall looks away for just a moment, and when she turns back around, Mark is gone—vanished without a trace! She feels panicked and abandoned by his disappearance, but this is only the beginning of her nightmare.


Mark’s kidnapping triggers a terrifying chain of events that fatally changes the lives of everyone involved. Told against the rich cultural traditions of both White and Black New Orleans, this story is a savory gumbo of deception, terror and murder.


Adult language and

graphic descriptions.






The Antique Diary is as terrifying as your worst nightmares and as timely as today’s headlines.


When Susan Chapman buys a diary from the mid-1700’s, she unleashes a chain of events that leads to her being targeted by two hired killers. If the contents of the diary become known, the history of the Catholic Church will have to be rewritten. But it’s not just the Church that wants the diary kept secret—the truth contained in the diary will destroy a billion-dollar tourist destination in Quebec, Canada.


The forces of evil are relentless, and Susan Chapman has learned this lesson too late.

Adult language and situations.







In the middle of the night, Louise Jorgensen sees a bleeding naked boy running down the street in front of her house. She takes him in long enough to clothe him and find out his name and age, and then she calls the police for help. As Louise watches the Key West Police car leaving with 12-year-old Kim Lee in the backseat, she feels grateful that he’s now safe. What she doesn’t know is that the next time she sees the boy, all that will be left of him is his decapitated head.


Kim Lee’s death and dismemberment might have been the end of the story…but in Key West, the official city motto is: We Are One Human Family, and Louise Jorgensen and her friends take that statement literally. In spite of police cover-ups and deadly threats from the authorities, Louise and her friends are determined to get justice for Kim…but tragically, the price they pay will haunt their lives forever.


Based on a true event, it’s quite likely that Kim Lee’s fate will haunt you, too, and force you question everything you think you know about human behavior—the good, the bad, and the grotesquely depraved.


Adult language

and situations.






Louise Jorgenson is learning the hard way that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction—and in her case, the reaction becomes heinously unequal. Louise is kidnapped and tortured because she exposed serial killer, Jay Chandler, and his protector, Police Chief, Thor Thorstenson.


Key West is the southernmost town in the Continental United States, making it not only a weather hot spot, but also a steamy place attracting evil and depravity.  Often called a “hot place for shady people,” the shady people of Key West are committed to getting rid of nosey do-gooders like Louise and her beloved friends, the Rivers’ family.


A gripping tale of good versus evil, Key West Murders Two compels readers to not only turn the book’s pages, but also to decide where they personally stand regarding the warfare waging in their own lives. The question each reader will face is—“Will I just ‘go along to get along,’ or fight using everything I’ve got within me, for what I believe is right?”


Adult language

and situations.







Contact Nicole and Robert Daines through Heart to Heart Publishing, P.O. Box 2606, Temecula, CA 92593