Tag Archives: Young-adult fiction

I’m Having a Celebration

Standard

Princess Adeles Dragon3It’s done and finally gone live on Amazon.  My new ebook Princess Adele’s Dragon. It has taken me a little over a year to get it completed. If you like fantasy and Gothic times you will like this book.

Princess Adele sets out to save her and her brothers Kingdom from a beast that threatens their way of life. What she encounters is totally unexpected and sets her on a new path. If you like gothic times with Kings, Princess’s, Castles and bad guys then you will like this young adult fantasy. You will fall in love, hate the bad guy and fight a war.

There is a read inside option on Amazon. Click on this link and it will take you right to it.

http://amzn.to/25lUOYM    If your Kindle Unlimited you may read it for free. Be sure and leave a review even if you didn’t like it, but I know you will 🙂

Have a totally blessed day and let me know what you think.

Shirley

Tamie Dearen

Standard

Hello Everyone, welcome to my Shirley McLain blog. I’d like to intoduce you to my guest author today, Tammi Dearen. Tami is in the midst of doing a blog tour for her book,”Alora.”

I just completed reading book one of her Best Girls Series called, Her Best match.The book was a pleasure to read and I gave it a five star rating on Amazon and Goodreads.

****
Tamie author pic
Hi! I’m Tamie Dearen—wife, mother, grandmother, dentist, Jesus-lover, musician, composer, and author (as of 2013). I’ve published four books and a novella in The Best Girls Series, and one Young Adult Fantasy, Alora: The Wander-Jewel. As a relatively new author, I’ve found Rave Reviews Book Club to be a great resource for information and a wonderful place for mutual support.

Work in Progress

Alora: The Portal (Book 2 of the Alora Series)

Alora[1]

So here’s what’s coming up in the next book in the Alora series.

Alora’s father is still trying to kill her, of course. Meanwhile, Stone Clan and Water Clan are racing to find the portal between the two realms. We will meet some characters from Water Clan and find out what it is like to live under Vindrake’s oppression. We also discover the past events that resulted in Vindrake’s complete turn to evil. We meet a man who voluntarily infiltrates Stone Clan to spy for Vindrake, motivated by his own bitter need for revenge.

While accompanying the Stone Clan group on a quest to learn how to dissolve the soulmate bond, Bardamen uses every opportunity to search for a future wife. But instead, he meets a woman whose sharp wit and tongue put him in his place repeatedly.

And even though Kaevin and Alora are soulmates, their relationship has its share of struggles. After all, an emotional and physical bond doesn’t create the perfect relationship. In addition, they’re teenagers who grow and mature as the story proceeds.

We will find a secret place where the clanspeople live in harmony with one another, embracing the very differences that have alienated the clans throughout Tenavae. We also get to meet another soulmate couple. There will be lots of actions in both worlds, resulting in a bit of confusion for the park rangers at Yellowstone. And I still don’t know how I’m going to fit this all in one book!

Follow Tamie online:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TamieDearen

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tamie-Dearen/1384772145109650

Website: http://tamiedearen.weebly.com/

Homonym = Young Adult

Standard

adolescenceWhen I was trying to figure out what genre “The Tower” belonged in, I rummaged a lot of things around in my head.  For some reason I thought about the young adult (teen-ager) of today and those of past generations.  They are all the same, but at the same time they are different.

A homonym is a word that is spelled the same but has a different meaning.  You know, like wound and wound (He wound the bandage tight around the wound.)  I look at todays teens and marvel at their knowledge and ingenuity, but there were teens with knowledge and ingenuity way back when.  If there hadn’t been we wouldn’t be where we are today.  Everyone alive and dead who reached adulthood went though those years.

Speaking as a sixty-two year old, looking back, I can see how through the ages we have remained the same. Customs were different, but the emotions, longing to change the life we had, struggling to become an adult remained the same. Back when I was a young-adult I remember wanting to reach that milestone of sixteen years so I could drive a car, eighteen to vote, twenty-one to drink.  I have to think eons ago a young person was wanting to be older than  they were.  Maybe a young woman could go to the market, or out gathering food without always having someone by her side. A boy wanting to be old enough to go on a hunt with his father. The more we changed, the more we stayed the same.  We have different opportunities because of advancements, but every generation had advancements of some kind.

Do you think young adults from past generations did not find ways to entertain themselves.   Today there is video games. Back whenever there were parlor games, church social, fighting, or whatever.

Do you remember your teenage years with joy in your heart?  They are something you don’t forget. You may want to, but it doesn’t happen.  Where you the top of the social school ladder or an outcast because you were different?  That leads to another conversation, so I won’t go there.  Five of my grandkids are in their teen years and I have to laugh, because now my children are paying for their raising.