Monday, September 8, 2014

Last Day

Today is the last day to get Raven's Passion for 99 cents.

Raven Who Flies To Meet The Clouds is a young half breed warrior who struggles to accept his heritage as well as to be accepted by the People he loves and the adoptive father he feels he will never be able to equal.

Raven, is strong, without fear and respected for his prowess as a young warrior. He is also battling his anger with a father he does not know. A white man who would love and then leave a young Cherokee woman to raise his child alone. The villagers see this pent up anger take control of his reactions each time he perceives a threat toward his near-sister, Golden Dawn. The village is unsure and concerned by his aggressiveness and inability to control his anger when Dawn is threatened. Now Raven's adopted father, Red Panther, is missing and possibly dead. Raven must prove to Chief Dancing Cloud as well as the rest of the village that he possesses the love and selflessness that a warrior, a protector of The People, must possess as he leaves with the war party to find Red Panther.

Golden Dawn:
Golden Dawn is Red Panther's, a white man, and New Moon's daughter. She has inherited her father's fair coloring, his pride and his determination. From her mother she is blessed with strength, courage, a warrior's abilities, and a gift of visions. She alone understands Raven's pain. She alone knows their paths are intertwined. She alone knows that someday, she will no longer be his near-sister and because of the love she has for him she will willing pay the price to save his life.

Raven's Passion:

The story of a young warrior struggling with the meaning of life, a life filled with the passion of a time when one's existence depended on unity, love, selflessness, and the village.

Review:   5 STAR
Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite 
Raven's Passion is a wonderful young adult book written by Mary Adair. Raven is raised by his adoptive parents. He is a confused, temperamental young man who does not know who his white biological father is, and feels like a misfit with the Cherokees. He does his best to adjust, but the taunts of some Indians always remind him that he is a half breed. Raven's adoptive father, Red Panther, is a good role model, but Raven yearns to know his father. 
When Indians are abducted by ruthless men, Raven and a war party search for them, encountering challenges along the way. Raven faces these battles with courage while fighting his own personal battle. 
Although Raven's Passion has a setting in the untamed western frontier, the story is one that many young adults will find interesting. It deals with issues that today's younger generation often faces. One of these is the burning desire to know the biological parent who has been absent from their lives from birth. 
I thought author Mary Adair did well, creating characters who were so realistic with their problems. She skillfully displayed how people lived in the past, while making the different personalities and feelings of the characters connect with the reader. I am impressed with the quality writing I have seen, as well her expertise on Indian history. This is the first book I have read from Mary Adair, but do intend to read more from this author.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Raven's Passion offered on a countdown discount

In honor of Passion's Vision's Readers' Favorite Award Kindle version of Raven's Passion, Book two in the Passion Series, will be offered on a countdown discount. 

 I hope everyone gets a copy at the lowest price. 

Book 2…RAVEN’S PASSION:  Raven Who Flies To Meet The Clouds is a young half breed warrior who struggles to accept his heritage as well as to be accepted by the People he loves and the adoptive father he feels he will never be able to equal.

Here is the schedule:
1 September 7, 2014 at 8:00 AM (PST) 40h $0.99 81%
2 September 9, 2014 at 12:00 AM (PST)40h $1.99 61%
3 September 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM (PST)40h $2.99 41%
4 September 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM (PST)40h $3.99 21%
End September 14, 2014 at 12:00 AM (PST) Original list price $4.99

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Awards Announced on Readers’ Favorite.

I have two announcements today.

One…PASSION’S VISION placed in Readers’ Favorite.

September 1st. was the big day for all the Finalists in The Readers’ Favorites to find out if their books were winners.

I am happy to announce my book, Passion’s Vision, placed as Finalist in Historical Romance.  
This experience has been a wonderful ride of ups and downs. I have formed new friendships that I know will last a lifetime. This is the link to check out all the winners of this year’s awards.

Two…My new Box Set PASSION SERIES is live on Amazon. 

PASSION SERIES, follows one family through a turbulent time in history when men and women struggled to survive through bloody wars and deadly epidemics. It was a time when passions ran deep and honor and family meant everything. 

Book 1...PASSION’S VISION: New Moon. Strong, beautiful, a visionary, and warrior. She blames herself for the death of her husband. If only she had been there. Now her visions warn...once again, her warrior skills will come to bear... 

Two warriors’ from different worlds meet and clash. Soon it is revealed their survival depends on their ability to overcome their differences and defeat those who seek to destroy them both. 

Book 2…RAVEN’S PASSION: Raven Who Flies To Meet The Clouds is a young warrior of interracial descent who struggles to accept his heritage as well as to be accepted by the People he loves and the adoptive father he feels he will never measure up to. 

Book 3: PASSION’S PRICE: Golden Dawn is blessed with her mother’s courage, warrior abilities and gift of visions; and her white father’s pride and determination. She alone understands Raven's pain. She alone knows their paths are intertwined. She alone knows that someday she will willing pay the price to save his life. And that day has come. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Writing is a Discipline. Story Telling is an Art and Reviews are a Necessity.

Simply said, authors write because the stories inside their imagination clamor to be released. Any art needs discipline, you might say. Of course, that is true, but that special talent that resides within any artist to express themselves in their craft is unique to them. If I picked up an unknown book and began reading, and that book happened to be written by Kathleen Woodweiss,  I would recognize her style of storytelling. I would know, without being told, Ms Woodweiss is the author. 

The same is true for Bess Trissell.

And Caroline Clemmons.              

All great Storytellers, who excel in their craft and are easy to recognize.

Every author I know, wants to find and develop their own particular talent for storytelling, their “voice”. They study and research their topic, they plot, they outline, and then they “Create” the best story they have written.  Believe me, turning that baby you have just produced, and dressed up in the best, prettiest, most exciting cover, over to the publisher is both accelerating and frightful. Of course, a writer must write, so even though the author starts on their next book, they have not turned their back on the newly released book.

There are blogs to write, tweets to be tweeted, announcements to be sent and reviews to be checked. Believe it or not, Reviews are the most important. Honest reviews from readers and fans are necessary for the author to know how well they are doing. Sales are important, true, but it’s the reviews and comments from readers that make the whole process rewarding to an author. Even a bad review is not bad to receive. The reviews, the good, the bad and the ugly, not only help the author hone their craft, but they direct other story lovers to the books they would most enjoy.

So…after finishing your next book, make the author’s day by leaving an honest review on the site you bought the book.

Award winning, PASSION’S VISION will be available FREE at Story Cartel for a short while in exchange for an honest review.