As far back as I can remember I loved to have stories read to me. Once I could read for myself I found a whole new universe filled with stories that feed my imagination with wonders and adventures and good guys and bad guys and magical beast galore. After a busy career and raising my family, I found myself sitting in an empty nest and remembering the stories I wrote as a child. The thought sprung to mind… “Why not Now?” Indeed! Take a look. I hope you find a story you love. If you do please let me know, I love to hear from my readers.
International Award Winner: 2014 Readers' Favorite: Finalist in Historical Romance.New Moon, strong, beautiful, a visionary and a 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 they realize their survival depends on their ability to overcome their differences to defeat those who seek to destroy them both.
International Award Winner:
2014 Readers' Favorite: Finalist in Historical Romance.
New Moon... Strong, beautiful, a visionary and a warrior. She blames herself for the death of her husband, killed by the hands of a white renegade. If only she had been there fighting at his side. Now her visions warn...once again, her warrior skills will come to bear and this time she will be there.
When the white man with hair the color of the river's clay rode into her village she was not surprised. He was as her vision foretold. What her Vision failed to reveal, was he friend or was he foe? Two warriors from different worlds meet and clash. Soon they realize their survival depends on their ability to overcome their differences and defeat those who seek to destroy them both.
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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.
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Reviewed by: M.L. / 18 September 2014
The third installment in this author’s beautiful Native American history-meets-romance series is aptly named. Golden Dawn and Raven, who I loved in Raven’s Passion, truly have an opportunity to pay the price for the passion they are being led towards, and the price is dear for both of them. I loved the element of mystery added to this book, something which wasn’t quite as much a cornerstone of the plots of books 1 and 2. This provided yet another pull for me to stay engaged and invested in this series and I think it’s a stellar way for the author to continue the series. Though I loved being immersed in Chota Town in previous installments, I delighted in a change of scenery as the story moves to England and, as I’ve come to expect from this author, the historical background for this new setting was exquisitely researched and authentically presented. I love that about this author. I enjoy the sweeping saga of this series and the varied and intriguing ways in which the author continues to pull in my interest, which is no small feat in serialized fiction. Very nicely done.
Ever wake up to a world you didn't know? Ever have that gnawing feeling deep inside that tells you to run but you don’t know where to hide? Maybe you are a Captured Spirit.
Aztar is a planet where no one remembers a time of peace. Fear of those who wield a mystical cruelty holds people as CAPTIVE SPIRITS. All that remains is the waning belief in a savior who will someday come to restore peace to a blood soaked land. Zmeria, an ancient text recovered, brings a Prophecy to life. The leaders of each Region come together with a plan to reunite Aztar's divided people and make way for their savior. They arm themselves with the recently discovered revelation of peace long past. A dream is born and legends revived as Aztar’s people determine to fight the evil and Reclaim Aztar. The Evil’s grasp is strong on the CAPTIVE SPIRITS of Aztar. Leaders know this battle to free the will and spirit of the people will not be easily won. They decree a King must be chosen. One man of the entire world stands out from the rest. Si, the firstborn son of the house of Volcum, is well known for valor and victories in battle. A kingdom must be established. As the center of his kingdom, Si Volcum decreed an ancient, long deserted castle far to the north that contained the lost records of Aztar’s forgotten glory. He accepted his chosen bride, Alexis, unseen from a house as old as his own. Si ruled and the land prospered for fifteen years while evil silently waited. The King did not know when evil struck it would be personally against him or that the price would be so high. The people of Aztar chose well in their King. Si will not hesitate. The King will pay the price. From his love and chosen path, the Saga of Aztar begins with the legend of her first King, Si Volcum. “Reclaim Aztar,” will be their battle cry.