Zoe Carmina

Biography

Coming Soon!

"Utopian Melody"
Christine is a young woman whose life is turned upside-down by tragedy. Though her destiny seems bleak, she chooses to become a Mercenary for Heaven and work to keep the balance of power between Heaven and Hell back on Earth. But when the Fallen One, Lucifer, crosses her path, Christine finds temptation is a very powerful force, and must choose for herself whether to stay her hand and play the cards dealt, or to change her destiny and forge a new one on her own.
Part One in the Oblivion Duet!

"The Dark Knight"
Rachi has just realized her purpose and has started to make a name for herself. But when a master of the Dark Arts comes calling, Rachi finds herself falling into his sway. Will she succumb to the darkness in her soul, or will she use it to wield an even greater power?
The sequel to The Story of Rachi!

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card. [Science Fiction]
I never believed I would be into a Science Fiction Novel. I didn't see it coming when I got to the end. I was so thoroughly engrossed in the storyline. I have bought a physical copy of the book 8 times now, because everyone I've ever lent it to kept it.
2. "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. [Classical Literature]
This is my favorite piece of Classic Literature. I honestly love the relationship between Scout and Dill. I love the mystery of the neighbors next door. And I love the delicacy with which such a gruesome crime is dealt.
3. "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak. [Historical Fiction]
This was a compulsive buy that called out to me in a tiny bookstore and coffee shop. It sat on my bookshelf not getting read for over a year. And then I read it. And read it. And couldn't put it down. It's World War II, and the Grim Reaper Death is tired and overworked. But in the midst of the craziness, he becomes interested in the story of a little orphan girl, who, among other things, enjoys stealing books.
4. "Like Water for Chocolate" by Laura Esquivel. [Historical Fiction]
I love the way this book is broken into chapters. I love the little recipes, the bits of folklore, and the tiny bits of history that get thrown in around the story of the main character and her family.
5. "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn. [Spiritual Fiction]
This book really made me think a lot, and reassess my entire world view. It made me feel hopeful.
Who are your favorite authors?
I love the universe that Terry Goodkind has created for the Sword of Truth novels. His world is extremely vast, and the lessons you learn from his characters are extremely relevant to everyday life.

I admire Christopher Paolini for being published at such a young age, and with such a great story. I think his work is something to look up to.

I can't tell you how many times I've read the Harry Potter series from J.K. Rowling. Every time I read it, I find something new, some clue or seed that was planted way earlier than I had previously realized. It was all there, all along. She built and orchestrated an extensive world, right under our muggle noses.
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Where to find Zoe Carmina online


Books

Utopian Melody
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Series: Oblivion Duet. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,570. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
NaNoWriMo 2014 book. Last updated 2014-11-29 20:56:25
Goal reached!
Christine is a young woman whose life is turned upside-down by tragedy. Though her destiny seems bleak, she becomes a Mercenary for Heaven and work to keep the balance of power between Heaven and Hell back on Earth. When the Fallen One, Lucifer, crosses her path, Christine finds temptation is a very powerful force, and must choose for herself whether to stay her hand and play the cards dealt.
Invisible Friend
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Series: Overcoming Darkness. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 410. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
This is a piece I wrote one night when I was upset after being forgotten about. Everyone was out having fun without me, but I hadn't been invited, because I am easy to forget about. I wrote this because I feel like other introverts out there might have the same experience with it that I do, and might feel comfort in relating to a total stranger.
The 71 Quarter Circle Ranch Headquarters: A Report
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Series: Current Archaeology, Wyoming 01. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Archaeology
The 71 Quarter Circle Ranch was founded by a wealthy Nebraska cattleman named John Stewart during the 1870s, and was later acquired by a Scottish consortium whose manager, John Clay, was President of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association during the range wars.
The Story of Rachi
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Series: Rachi's Tale: The Phoenix Server, Part One. Price: Free! Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Rachi is a young warrior, defiant and spoiled. After an argument with her mother, Rachi sets out into the world of Vana'diel with only her Moogle as a friend. Rachi wants to prove that she is worth the love and admiration that her mother never did provide. But becoming a good warrior is proving much harder than she imagined it would be.
Scabs
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Series: Overcoming Darkness, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2009. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
Pick at my heart. See if I care. They're only scabs after all.
Going Insane
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Series: Overcoming Darkness, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 290. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2009. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
We all feel like we're going crazy sometimes. This is one of those times.
Dramatic Pause
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Series: Overcoming Darkness, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 260. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2009. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
Slumber comes easily to dreamers, when they don't stay up all night living out their waking dreams.
Family Business
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Series: Overcoming Darkness, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 700. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2009. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
I've had a very hectic family life. This is a continuation of "Dirty" and I suppose you could call it Dirty Part II.
Dirty
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Series: Overcoming Darkness, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 320. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2009. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Sometimes the scum of your life creates the most beautiful things.
Clown
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Series: Overcoming Darkness, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 210. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2009. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
After waking from a nightmare about a hideous clown chasing after me, I wrote this bit of poetry.
The Beating
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Series: Overcoming Darkness, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 310. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2009. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
Sometimes we experience things that really hurt at the time, but make us stronger human beings in the end of all things. My experiences with my father happen to be such a thing. Though it took a lot of time to ease the hurt, this poem illustrates just one of my experiences.

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