Lada Ray is a world traveler, linguist, feng shui master, and writer. She lives in Upstate New York together with her family and a beautiful calico cat. She is the author of GOLD TRAIN, gripping mystery thriller, set in Russia and based on true historic events (Jade Snow International Adventure Series #1), psychological mystery thriller, STEPFORD USA (Jade Snow International Adventures Prequel) and GREEN DESERT, Jade Snow Novella set in 2007 Iraq. Releases 2012: THE EARTH SHIFTER, new exciting YA fantasy thriller and DRAGON GATE, the next Jade Snow adventure set in Asia.
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VideosGOLD TRAIN: Gripping New Mystery Thriller, Set in Russia. Book Trailer
GOLD TRAIN, Gripping New Mystery Thriller Set in Russia. Based on True Historic Events.
Paperback coming April 25, 2012!
Ebook on digital shelves now! Read it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Apple, Smashwords!
More about Lada Ray books: http://www.LadaRay.comSTEPFORD USA: Psychological Mystery Thriller. Book Trailer
STEPFORD USA: Small town mystery/thriller with psychological twists. Alternative title: Virtual Paradise.
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Paperback is coming soon!
Please visit http://www.ladaray.com/GREEN DESERT - Thriller Novella, Set In Iraq. BOOK TRAILER
GREEN DESERT, psychological mystery thriller novella set in Iraq. For more on Lada Ray's books visit http://www.ladaray.com
The Earth Shifter
(4.90 from 10 reviews)
The Comet of Karma tasked with destroying a failing civilization; the Earth Keepers agonizing over the ultimate decision; Protectors risking their lives to keep the world intact; global secret society bent on usurping power on Earth; the Shifters, with power over mind, matter, time, and space... And two teenagers, born to become the all-important Key of Destiny...
Catharsis, Legend of the Lemurians (Earth Keepers Chronicle 1)
(4.63 from 8 reviews)
Karma can be a beautiful maiden or a bitch... Lemurians, Atlanteans... The beautiful Catharsians share the planet with another race, the Uglies. Being ugly is considered a contagious disease, and the Uglies are herded into a reservation, where they live out their drudgery behind an electric fence...until the ultimate disaster strikes. Will it bring to light everyone's true beauty and ugliness?
Gold Train (Accidental Spy Russia Adventure)
(4.88 from 8 reviews)
Amazon bestselling romantic thriller based on true historic events, featuring the lost gold reserve of the Russian Empire, a dangerous conspiracy, Russian oligarch & sexy journalist Jade Snow turned spy extraordinaire. Begin your secret love affair with Russia - it's a world filled with secrets, spies and twists you'd never expect.
Green Desert (Accidental Spy Prequel)
(5.00 from 1 review)
Five Stars: "This story will rock your world."
Meet Jade Snow, kick-ass international journalist, turned stay-at-home mom (Stepford USA), turned spy extraordinaire (Gold Train).
Set in Iraq, this novelette is her riveting experience before the start of the Accidental Spy Series. International Kindle Bestseller! Includes triple bonus: comprehensive Accidental Spy sampler!
Stepford USA (Accidental Spy Small Town Adventure)
(4.67 from 6 reviews)
Not all conspiracies are global - some are hidden in small towns with perfect facades...
Experience Accidental Spy's humble beginnings in Small Town, USA! With her usual relentless optimism and wit, Jade's on a mission to solve baffling mysteries and turn upside down this sleepy hollow… if she can survive the attraction to a convicted rapist and the encounter with a desperate killer.
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Smashwords book reviews by Lada Ray
- What Every Married Woman Needs
on March 13, 2012
This review of Steve Caresser’s book, What Every Married Woman Needs, is based solely on content. In reading this little “manual,” I notice how poetic, understanding and protective the author is towards women. It is reminiscent of the old world chivalry that is all but extinct in today’s USA and of which I am personally a big fan.
A great reminder for our men, this book is a sweet sentiment and the author speaks from the heart. Every woman needs a “Caresser” in her life, no matter how independent and successful she might be.
- The Ancients and the Angels: Celestials
on May 22, 2013
A Well Fleshed Out Fantastic World
The action of this dystopian YA fantasy takes place in the ancient Atlantis, but it has clear resonance to the events and societal attitudes of today. We follow the protagonists, sixteen-year-old elves, On’dinn and Quen’die through their triumphs and trials at school and in their social life, complete with parties, sports, intellectual pursuits and bullies that are after their blood. Their existence seems like a normal teenage life, until something extraordinary happens that turns everything upside down. The insidious invasion of the mysterious Celestial forces and many strange events accompanying this event, slowly change the environment of Atlantis to that of paranoia, fear and martial law.
To be sure, the elves of Atlantis can hardly be called an enlightened bunch. They seem pretty shallow and self-absorbed, and only concerned about their outfits, parties, nice homes and job security. Most of the characters are teens, absorbed in usual teen activity. Only On’dinn – the intellectual and rebel – stands out from the crowd. Quen’die – a top student and star athlete – appears a normal teen elfmaid in her everyday life, until she finds out that she is supposed to save the world, with the help of her guardian angel Mavriel, who’s also called a “deva.” As the whole population of the elven kingdom is being duped by the infernal forces, will she succeed?
The story is absorbing, creative, and full of striking parallels to certain events of today, like government controls and manipulation by the power players of the rest of the population. The book is also a satire of contemporary societal attitudes and lifestyles. I found the characters of Quen’die and On’dinn sympathetic and interesting to read about. The author has succeeded in creating a well fleshed out fantastic world of the ancient Earth, with all of its details, attributes, fashions and even dishes!
Celestials is the first in Mark O’Neill’s The Ancients and the Angels series. Book 2, Archons, is a new release, on Amazon now!