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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Smashwords book reviews by Lorraine Carey
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.
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.
Ordo Lupus II: The Devil's Own Dice
on Jan. 20, 2015
A ‘Fully-Loaded’ Novel~
Ordo Lupus, book 2 is my first novel from author Lazlo Ferran. I was delighted to find it running along the shades of the ‘Highlander’ series, of which I was a huge fan. Jean Razor, the main character is what I would call a highly desirable character, in the sense that a woman can, or at least I fantasized about this most mysterious historian, a soldier in is own right, who discovers a secret code that enables him to time travel, meeting a seductive sorceress and many interesting characters along his journeys. He appears to be strong, cunning and possess remarkable abilities as a Knight when his travels take him to medieval times. And yes, he is a great lover, not to mention the devotion he has for his wife, Rose. I especially found that endearing. He endures such rigorous adventures as he races against time to save Rose who has been kidnapped by the evil sorceress, who he also is in love with. Jean will struggle with himself as he comes to terms with the fact that he is a descendant from a lineage of the Ordo Lupus clan and will come face to face with many Supernatural beings in the story. I loved the ending and now am most excited to read book 1.
The author has a well-crafted story here to entertain a broad audience, be it battle scenes, medieval history, romance, the occult or adventure. I would surely call this a ‘fully loaded’ novel. A solid five stars for this masterpiece.
Wrinkles: A True Love Story
on April 23, 2016
A Story of a Deeper Kind of LoveWrinkles by Mian Mohsin Zia is a story of a deeper kind of love, one that stands the test of time. Here the message is about the love that makes a family. Xavier, a young man, has a great love for his mother and God. This story is thought provoking. The mother-son relationship is endearing. It had me reflecting on the role of a mother and the significance of her role within the family. Xavier has the kind of mother who gives him unconditional love and he is grateful for her gift, yet he is pursuing another kind of love to fulfill his dreams.
He falls in love with Anna, a woman who seems distant and unattainable. He only becomes more obsessed and persistent with gaining her love. In pursuit of his love, Xavier is supported by his best friend, Faisal. Xavier and Faisal share a one-of-a-kind friendship which adds value to the book and makes it even more special. All through the story, I was rooting for Xavier to find his love. The story unfolds as Xavier, his mother, and Anna will encounter yet another person who will need the power of unconditional love that only these three strong individuals can give.
The book cover is striking and depicts the main character in the most important role in the story. Mian’s books relay a message to readers that makes them unforgettable. A bonus is the addition of poems that are reflective of the character’s feelings. Mian Mohsin Zia writes with a passion as he creates three-dimensional characters. You can’t help but feel as though they are your friends. The dialogue seems very real and at times I felt as though I was right there in the story. The events will pull at your heartstrings, evoking emotions as you are turning pages to see how this story will unfold. This is a smooth read as all the chapters blend well and clarity is evident within the story. Wrinkles is a very powerful book that everyone should read.
Ten Terrific Monsters: A Hidden Item Book
on Dec. 15, 2016
A Power-Packed Book!
Ten Terrific Monsters is a power-packed book geared to entertain young readers from ages six on up. It is also a great read to for parents or educators. Willie the Wolf and his monster pals are hiding out deep within different illustrations in the shades of ‘Where’s Waldo’. The monsters are quite charming and kid friendly. It should keep youngsters busy for quite a while trying to locate the images asked to find. Children love to do searches for hidden objects. There is a key included in the back of the book so readers can check their progress. This would make a great addition to any child’s home library or primary classroom library.