Lorraine Carey


Lorraine Carey is a veteran Children’s Reading Specialist, Teacher and Author. She has lived and taught in Ohio, Arizona, New Mexico, California ,and Grand Cayman. She had a short memoir published in 2010 called Losing Ground.

She has written a short memoir and three novels for tweens to young adults which feature a male hero. All of them are fantasy and revolve around true historical events.

Mysteries of the Red Coyote Inn takes place in Arizona which holds a special place in her heart. Book 2, Out of the Ashes, a Dean Banks Adventure has also been released. Her love for the island and its exciting mystical lore has inspired her to write Jonathan’s Locket, having been fascinated with the stories that have come out of the Wreck of the Ten Sails. These books are available on Amazon.

Currently she is finishing another historical fiction/fantasy, called The Last Vestal Virgin.This is another young adult novel about a teen who discovers she may just be one of the last vestals from ancient Rome and has returned to this lifetime to tend to unfinished business.

Lorraine Carey currently resides on Grand Cayman Island with her husband and dog, Matty. Her passion is reading, writing book reviews and writing Fantasy novels for tweens to young adults. When not writing you can find her at the beach or out boating around the island with her husband on their boat- The Angelica.

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The Last Vestal Virgin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,640. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
History meets mystery here, in this spine tingling tale of the Supernatural, where one very special young lady will uncover a dark secret about herself that had been hidden for many years and embarks on an unbelievable journey she never signed up for. The stars were aligned, the portals were ready and the chaos had begun. However, young Christina Ciccone was not ready to leave this lifetime.
Jonathan's Locket
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,590. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Orphaned Jonathan Palmer is a fifteen year old stowaway aboard the doomed ship The Convert which was part of the fleet that crashed into the reef on Grand Cayman in 1794. This famous shipwreck was known as the Wreck of the Ten Sails. Jonathan was not lucky enough to survive the wreck along with eight other seamen. Problem was, no one ever knew he was even on board.
Mysteries of the Red Coyote Inn (The Adventures of Dean Banks)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,220. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Want to check in at the Red Coyote Inn? You may want to check out it's shady past which includes: ghosts, sightings of supernatural creatures, and guests encountering bizarre accidents. This charming inn is nestled in the Sonoran Desert on the Apache Trail close to the foreboding Superstition Mountains which are said to be the home of the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine.

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  • O N C E-----Ask me anything, not Love on Aug. 15, 2012

    Once- Ask Me Anything-Not Love is not your traditional love story. It is written as if these two special souls were on a collision course with destiny. I could not put this one down as you feel every emotion with Maya and Morkel as you have to read on to see if they will finally become united. There is a very spiritual message here not only for the characters but also for the reader. The words relay how love can truly change a person and what special power it holds. I shed a few tears as Morkel ‘s world is torn apart and you are with him every step of the way as he encounters the pain that he self inflicts upon himself. He will finally learn the true path that he was destined to follow with a surprise ending. This novel will leave you wanting a sequel as this love story must continue. Mian Moshin Zia writes from the heart. This was very easy to follow and the way the characters are portrayed are very believable. Mian knows how to put his feelings to words and his words of a desperate man in love will cut to the bone. As the story is peppered with poetry you will find yourself returning to read them again and again.
  • Victim of Shame: Why me, God? on March 31, 2013

    Victim of Shame delivers its readers a riveting adventure that you just can’t put down! Ryan Campbell is a man on a collision course with a fate which rocked his world. The story is told from his journal which makes it all so real. He was no match to go up against his Karmic Journey. Ryan will encounter so much mysterious bad luck in his lifetime; and one big mistake will turn out deadly. Seems he is a prisoner in a world that is against him. His involvement with women becomes tragic and is the root of his acquired vengeance. He inherits a great distaste for women. Ironically he befriends a woman who turns out to be his spiritual guide and tries to save him by leading him to find redemption. But is he really saved? Mian Moshin Zia is a master at motivating his readers and evoking emotion. He serves up a powerful spiritual message throughout the story. There is a startling message at the end that is not to be missed as it will leave an impact on every reader.
  • Grace on Sep. 17, 2013

    Many times there is a profound reason that a person will come into one’s life. It may be for many reasons, and sometimes it will be for both involved.Reading Grace I got the feeling that there was Divine Inspiration here between a young school girl and a middle aged woman. Sarah had her own issues and was struggling with her family and school. Grace, her neighbor had intrigued Sarah and soon she finds out she will be interviewing this woman for a class project, one that will help her failing grades at school. Sarah visits Grace on a Saturday and the interview begins and Sarah had no idea just what was in store for her, and neither had Grace. Grace decides to share a box of poems she has written and kept over the years. These were not just ordinary poems, but a collection of spiritual poems to help a troubled woman cope with so many tragedies. The poems were written not only for Grace but to help others who have been wounded with life’s tragedies. Sarah was destined to be the recipient of these poems as she read each one and it opened up a new meaning in her life. Grace is a collection of some of the most moving and spiritual pieces ever. There is something for everyone here as you will find solace in one or many of these poems. You will find yourself reading these over and over as they will inspire you as they did me. TL Bliss has created a magic box here with pieces of spiritual healing.
  • The Strange Loyalist-----Inspired by True Events on Dec. 14, 2013

    This is my third book by Mian Moshin Zia. I knew I was in for another great read. Young Mike Zander has been accepted into School of Scholars, a most prestigious graduate school. He and his family are elated. Not long after Mike arrives at school he is noted for his high level of intelligence as most of the students use him for favors of doing their work. However, Mike does not feel used at all as he is a true loyalist by nature deep within him and feels he is helping his fellow students. I could feel ache for Mike all throughout the book as Mian has that ability to really create three dimensional characters who you know so deep. He is admired by the girls and one even goes so far as to propose to him. Mike has great respect for this teachers and begins a bond drawn by fate to an elderly professor, Madam Shirley. He even goes on to call her his sister as she feeds this mutual bond. She councils Mike and she is his muse. Well folks, fairy-tale land just got ‘ugly’ here as the tables turn on Mike and he is wrongly accused of her murder. He serves a prison sentence only awaiting his release so he can avenge her death and find the real killer. Upon his release he sets off to find and hunt down who ruined his life. Be ready for a surprise ending - one you’ll never see coming. That’s what I love about Mian’s novels. As an educator I really enjoyed reading about the college environment and could relate to the close bond some students have with their teachers. I believe this is an excellent read for educators.
  • Have you ever seen a Blue Bunny? on June 07, 2014

    I have never seen a Blue Bunny-but I have just read Russell Whitehead’s new novel and it is a gold mine for parents and teachers of children ages three to eight! This is a great read aloud or a read alone for early readers.Each page is picture supported with easy and bright illustrations.The text is simple and will have children easily mastering this book. There are many teaching opportunities here such as: rhyming, teaching colors and patterning.I’m grabbing this one for my early readers!
  • Ashtrays to Jawbreakers: Christmas Edition on Nov. 25, 2014

    Ashtrays to Jawbreakers, The Christmas Edition is a real treat to entertain and enlighten readers for the holidays or throughout the year. I am one of the authors in the anthology. I didn’t read any of the other stories until it was published. I loved the variety here from poetry to scary stories to heartwarming tales. There is something here for everyone and each piece is sure to leave you looking forward from more of these talented authors.