Ilyan Kei Lavanway

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Ilyan Kei Lavanway is an independent Christian author and publisher with interests in cosmology, eschatology, science fiction, action adventure, and aviation.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing, for me, is the opportunity to express my thoughts in a way that is often impossible during daily conversation. I enjoy knowing that what I write remains available long after I have forgotten what I wrote or what I was thinking when I wrote it.
Who are your favorite authors?
Two of my favorite authors are W. Cleon Skousen and John M. Pontius. My short story, Sevenfold, was partially inspired by their works.
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Where to find Ilyan Kei Lavanway online

Where to buy in print


Dream Log 2015.09.18.0900
Price: Free! Words: 3,430. Language: American English. Published: September 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » New Age » Near-death experiences
Is there an afterlife? Why are so many people claiming to have near death experiences (NDEs)? Is there such thing as a micro death event while sleeping? Something happened to me while asleep one morning. I met a deceased relative I had never known or heard of in all my life. He wants me to find his sister and her husband, both living, whom I had ever heard of until I acted on this experience.
Thought Log: 2015.08.09.2100
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: American English. Published: August 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Death, Grief, Bereavement, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Thought Log is a new series of short written works compiling a few of my personal thoughts I feel are worthy of being kept in a written record, both for my own sake as well as for the sake of posterity and others who may find something of value herein. I should have started this a long time ago. Better late than never. This is my first entry. Hopefully, I will have many more to come.
Baptism by Immersion in Water and in the Spirit of God
Price: Free! Words: 1,260. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Rituals & Practice / Sacraments, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
Why does true baptism have two parts? Why must we be baptized by water and by fire? What is baptism by fire? What good is baptism by water alone? Which church has the proper authority to baptize? What covenant do we make at baptism? This short talk answers some simple yet important questions regarding our walk in life and our entrance into Heaven.
Likening My Life to the Apostle Dieter Friedrich Uchtdorf
Price: Free! Words: 4,540. Language: American English. Published: July 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays, Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
In the spirit of likening the scriptures unto ourselves, and knowing that the inspired words of modern day prophets and apostles are living scripture, this short work parallels the lives of the great and the small among the servants of God. This work offers uplifting personal insights. It is a useful resource for finding quotes, talks, and biographical information by and about Dieter F. Uchtdorf.
If Christ had not Suffered
Price: Free! Words: 1,830. Language: American English. Published: July 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Devotional, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
If Jesus Christ had not suffered for our sins, what would be our message today? The question is simple and profound. The answer is also simple yet profound. For those who take the time to ponder and explore the question, a surprising host of detailed scriptural references addressing this topic awaits them. One way to understand the importance of something is to consider its opposite.
Honoring His Namesake
Price: Free! Words: 1,610. Language: American English. Published: June 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Faith
In this brief, personal experience, a ten-year-old boy teaches his father an eternal lesson of faith and purpose.
FEMA Camp Parent Trap
Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: American English. Published: June 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
As though ripped from today's headlines, Christian author Ilyan Kei Lavanway explores what might happen to American families if parents fail to recognize how government alphabet agencies might legally use school children as bait during false flag exercises or feigned emergencies to lure parents into internment camps under the guise of public safety. Implausible? Ask a 90-year-old Austrian.
Dreams of the Last Days: Marked and Messaged
Price: Free! Words: 1,280. Language: American English. Published: June 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Conspiracy theories, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
An account of a personal dream, this short written work may be of interest to those who consider latter-day dreams to be experiences worth pondering. As the fulfillment of the Book of Joel 2:28-32 becomes increasingly prevalent in our times, this and other such accounts may begin to paint a picture and connect the dots between events and the foretelling of events.
Dreams of the Last Days: Machines and Machinations
Price: Free! Words: 1,770. Language: American English. Published: June 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism, Nonfiction » Social Science » Future Studies
Many Americans, religious and non-religious alike, have seen the writing on the wall, so to speak, regarding what is transpiring in their homeland. Many have felt the stirrings of prophetic fulfillment even though they may be unaware of the specific prophecies in play, or unwilling to acknowledge prophecy at all. For some, political leanings dictate what they will and will not regard as relevant.
Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: American English. Published: May 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Marriage, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sex and religion
Can marriage last forever? Why would you want to be wed until death do you part? Is not there some way to be united as husband and wife, and as families, not only for time, but for all eternity, even after death, and even after resurrection? If you love someone, would you not seek out a way to be together beyond this fleeting but essential experience we call mortal life?
Relying on The Lord in the Last Days
Price: Free! Words: 2,470. Language: American English. Published: February 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Mormonism
The testimonies we have cultivated up to this point in our lives are not sufficient for what lies ahead. If we are not actively strengthening our personal testimonies of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we will not survive what is coming. The temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be as essential to the salvation of mankind in the last days as was the ark in the days of Noah.
Dreams of the Last Days: Where are all the Stars?
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: American English. Published: February 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Eschatology, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Glowing spacecraft hovering silently. Low frequency rhythm of unknown origin. Immense hangar complex with open ceiling. Starless sky on a clear night. Baffled scientists. No answers. Unless you look in the right place. I started looking in the right place and found at least one answer. It has been around for centuries. Most dismiss it. The clincher is not the dream but the follow-up a week later.
Circumscription Hypothesis
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,090. Language: American English. Published: January 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Theology
In the quest for a grand unifying equation, a theory of everything, must two camps work together as one? If we are to find a quantifiable answer expressed in the mathematical language, we must acknowledge what so many are quick to dismiss. There must be a Grand Unifier that holds the keys. Intelligence must play a role. Consider the ramifications of light and intelligence being synonymous.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: American English. Published: August 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Young wife, Gracie yearns for newlywed innocence. Abiathar wants to secure it for her. Their trek has been anything but blissful. Stomach their journey, and let your faith be strengthened through their experience. Glimpse miracles and tribulations of future pioneers as you live vicariously through this young family.
Intelligent Universe
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,000. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Anthropology, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos
What does our universe look like? How are we connected to it? What did the inhabitants of Babel intend to accomplish by building a pyramid? What of our Heavenly progenitors? Is there an eternal pattern of creation and redemption common to the Fathers of our God? Inquiring minds and sincere hearts may find a springboard to soul stretching questions in this candid, concise, and well sourced work.
Platypus Boy on the Duck Farm
Price: Free! Words: 260. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This hilarious micro-fiction children’s story is dedicated to my Down’s syndrome son. He enjoys making humorous sound effects and funny faces. He likes ducks, so I imagine he would like platypuses, too. Platypus Boy visits America and discovers strange similarities and stark differences. He learns valuable lessons and makes new friends in a far away land.
Duck Boy on the Platypus Farm
Price: Free! Words: 260. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This humorous micro-fiction children’s book is dedicated to my Down’s syndrome son. He enjoys making humorous sound effects and hilarious faces, and he likes ducks. Duck Boy goes down under and discovers strange similarities and stark differences. He learns valuable lessons and makes new friends in a far away land.
The Modern Day Gadianton Golden Boy
Price: Free! Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Historical » USA
This short story is a politically charged speculative thriller composed in 2008. It was visionary when originally written. It is alarmingly uncanny today. It’s only fiction until it’s not.
Post Omerican Easter
Price: Free! Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
This short story provides a powerful and touching encounter and an imperative message. Experience the significance of Easter up close and personal in a manner you have probably never considered.
Out of the Picture and Into the Picture
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,370. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
Out of the Picture and Into the Picture by Victor G. La Van Way and Ilyan Kei Lavanway is a fantasy adventure book containing two short stories about a pilot who is miraculously reunited with his father in a strange storm. Experience superimposed worlds and altered realities. Relive the thrill of flight as you follow this pilot's mysterious journey. Find a renewed hope and youthful determination.

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Smashwords book reviews by Ilyan Kei Lavanway

  • Pass Me Those Binoculars! on Jan. 11, 2014

    Pass Me Those Binoculars is a clever story with lots of dialogue and character interaction. The book cover is beautifully designed. Great work! Five stars!