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Free coming-of-age fantasy…

“Ben took a  few  steps  forward,  acknowledged  the  animated  group  of  trees,  and  then  said,  “Thank  you!  What  I  meant  was,  how  is  it  possible  that  you  can  talk?!”

     “What  do  you  mean??  You  can  talk!  Why  couldn’t  we?!”  protested  the  willow  tree.  

     When  he  said  this,  everybody  began  talking  again.  The  mumbling  of  words  filled  the  night’s  air.  Then  the  ancient  tree  on the other side spoke  to  Ben  again,  “Come  near  me,  son.  What’s  your  name…??”

     Ben  approached  the  tree  with  a  quiet  ease  now.  “My  name  is  Benjamin.  You  can  call  me  Ben.”

     An  intimation  of  memories  rushed.  “Benjamin.  Benjamin…  Yes.  I  have  seen  your  face  before.  And  that  name  sounds  familiar  too.”  His  voice  sounded  more  pleasant  now,  as  if  talking  to  an  old  friend… ” ~ The Call of the shaman.


This was a section of the #1 in the epic series BENJAMIN JONES.

I started this book series to bring some entertainment, but also bring some insights and moral guidance to myself and to the reader. I always liked the worlds of ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Percy Jackson,’ so I wanted to write in the same narrative and adventure style.

But also I wanted to join it with the world of spirituality and human goodness. We all have moral values in us and the strength to act on them, even if sometimes the struggle in life clouds our judgement. So, I know readers will enjoy this book, as it brings some needed adventure and insight into daily life.

And that’s why I made a serious effort with these following retailers to offer the book for FREE.

All I ask is that you support me by posting a brief review on Amazon, Goodreads, BookBub, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, or your blog if you have one.

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‘The Farmer and the Fald’ with J.R. Leach

Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien will appreciate the tale of The Farmer and the Fald!

(Brother) Greenjack Jorkins tells the tale of Farmer Bundon. Set in a vibrant world of a post-crusade kingdom where the unlucky Farmer Bundon finds him at once the master of a fald’s egg and the widowed father of a spirited daughter. The farmer and his daughter Tyr’Dalka then find themselves at odds in a mission of their own with the cowardly fald as companion.

Jenn: How did your journey as a writer begin?

J.R.: I’ve always had a passion for telling stories, my mum is a playwright and I was raised on my dad’s bedtime readings; The Hobbit, Harry Potter, The Little Prince, Treasure Island. I wrote my first ‘book’ when I was nine. It was a retelling of the Arthurian legend… The Knife Bearer, which was two parts Disney’s The Sword in the Stone

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Change is the currency of life, the value of life, the essence of life. Without change, there is no evolution, progress, experience. And change is something that just comes to you, not seeking for your approval. So, it is of the very wise to welcome change. You can love it. You can hate it. You can fear it. But it is coming, whether we like it or not, and it brings the new.

If we resist change, then we suffer. If we remain attached to the old views, opinions, beliefs, traditions, lifestyles, then we will suffer and hate the new change. And that is why I say that welcoming change is of the very wise among us. And learning to adapt to change can be difficult, of course. A break up, a loss, a new lifestyle, a new country, a new change in the way we must think. These can be all challenging.

And so, one must reach deep within for bravery, for great energy to accept change, to flow with life, to switch from mental stubbornness to mental freedom to see new value in the new change. For many years I struggled with the loss of my father, and then with my brother’s, especially because we had just arrived to United States from Argentina. It was truly rough. I had to mature fast. Become the man of the house. Find the rhythm of life. Carry my family forward.

But, after much suffering, trial and error, anxiety and fears, I learned that change must align with a new mindset. And when it aligns with a new mindset, then we expand our understanding of this life, our acceptance of ourselves even, and our love for progress. Because true progress is about accepting life as it is, with the challenges, with the good and not so good changes. And this is accepting yourself, because, in all truth, you are your life.


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Society & Virtues.

Societies are for profit. That is, for political profit, religious profit, financial profit, idealistic or romantic profit, and so on and so forth. Political profit is about power and wealth. Religious profit is about keeping man confused and subservient. Financial profit is about exploiting, allocating, as well as manipulating mankind’s resources. Idealistic or romantic profit is about influencing ideas and the biological proliferation of the masses. Knowing this, you judge as you please.

There is no right or wrong here. These are just the businesses of society that most people ignore, especially when it comes to religion, as nobody sees it as just another business transaction. And none of these promotes actual virtues in the human creature, as the religious person has no problem whatsoever supporting wars, and supporting the killing of animals through eating them, and supporting other immoral stupidities. And what about romantics??

They love to talk poetically and seek that dream of the perfect person for them, but they also love obsession and hate and becoming aggressive; and all in the name of love. Religion says, “Give me your obedience and your emptiness. I’ll give you heaven and an identity with the rest of my followers.” Politics says, “Give me your vote and faith. I’ll give you honest leadership and hope to look forward to a better future.”

Can you see the business transaction here…?? Don’t overthink it, but just realize the fact. Romance says, “Give me your sincerity of heart and full attention. I’ll give you the cure for your loneliness and the fulfillment of your dreams (self-satisfaction).” Finance says, “Everything is me. Seek me as the greatest commodity. I’ll give you freedom and self-worth.”

Of course, these are just promising illusions, or the promise of fulfillment as something that can give you access to inner values. So, what happens?? People seek all these wi…

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Really freeing yourself…

Freedom is about us being able to let go from our self-limiting ideas, traditions, beliefs, and ways of thinking. Too many of us observe the success of others and shrink from jealousy or envy. Too many of us let society tell us how to love, when to love, and why is important to love. The fact is that as babies we are free, we don’t have these limitations; but as we grow up we become burdened and bitter. Maybe deeply hurt and with lack of self-belief due to our difficult experiences growing up.

I ask you to look into yourself and see your own self-imposed limitations. What are they?? Why are they there?? Who created them in the first place?? Are they helping you grow as a person?? Are they stopping you from selflove and confidence?? That’s what I do with mine, as every day I seek to become a little bit freer than yesterday. See, freedom to fly means freedom to feel self-love and happiness, along with the faith and positivity to claim your place in the world.

Because if we lack this freedom, then we become self-conscious, afraid of moving forward, petrified and intimidated by others and by the challenges in our own lives. So, it’s about seeing yourself for who you are. Perhaps reminding you that, even though you are a grown-up now, you still have the freedom, curiosity, confidence of the baby you were once.

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Wizard. Goblin. Magic book.

…The targoblin tried running from it, even in desperation; but it was impossible, since the ball of light would dash through the air and get in his path. He was running futilely, and the ball even displayed cunning personality by moving in and out of his way as if mocking him. At this, Arleas cursed, pitched forward, and tumbled down dragging himself through the mud.

Ben came running and stopped right by the magic sphere hovering at eye level. And Ben was amazed, gazing into the ball and analyzing it. “Blazes.  What are  you??” Then he grabbed it and kept contemplating  it with sheer curiosity.  

“You have advanced sorcery, creature,” Elradon said as he tapped his head with his staff and created a glowing helmet and band to neutralize him. “That will keep you from more mischief.”

“Aarrgh!” snarled the targoblin named Arleas. “Free me at once, you foolish and broken-down geezer!”

Then he tapped his mouth and glued it shut, “There! You shall not spew more drivel.”

And as the mystic magically handcuffed him again, Ben pulled him up and added, “But his hands! They were tied. How was he able to use magic to escape?!”

“Well, he’s not just any targoblin. I can see that now,” the wizard explained while helping Ben drag Arleas back to camp. “Most can only do magic by the use of their hands. This is the lowest sorcery. But advanced sorcery requires the use of mental images and words. This seems to be his level.”

The pixies had all gone to sleep, but there was a young one who still went about the ball of light and wanted to play. At this, Ben waited till she hovered motionless in the air, then he gently seized her wings and said,  “It’s too late. We’re all going to sleep now.” Then he let her go, and the little fairy gave him a grumpy look. And Ben continued, “Don’t look at me like that. Go to sleep… Well, go on!”

And so, while they walked back to the campsite under the magical glow of the krugs, the mysterious and batlike glowing creatures, Ben continued asking questions about this great magic to Elradon. And it was so that Benjamin Jones was learning much by his side. From an inanimate rock, with the aid of the great book of magic and the great wizard, he’d created a self-aware and sentient ball of light.

And Benjamin thus wondered if he himself was entering the level of advanced magician, and that made him even more curious about what he was truly becoming. But the questions came quickly to a stop, because they needed rest. That night then, Elradon made the targoblin fall under deep sleep… 

You just read “The Book of 1st Witchcraft.” #3 in the BENJAMIN JONES series. Coming soon. I’m currently on the last edit.

Meanwhile, feel free to browse through my website.

-Thanks for reading-

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FREE: You, Relationships, Life.

FROM APRIL 23rd TO APRIL 27th “I ALWAYS LOVED YOU” IS FREE TO DOWNLOAD ON AMAZON.

Why do you do things…??  Anything, any experience, any behavior you consciously or subconsciously choose to have, any activity created by this human society.  Why??  Why indeed?? Your behaviors have always a purpose, whether you are conscious of it or not… 

“You have been programmed since birth to attach a purpose behind every behavior you express.  You pursue something all the time.  What is it…?? It is the very thrill of the chase what keeps you going.  You know that, right??…

“It is the very thrill of the chase what keeps you wanting to live your life, to exist physically.  So what is that thrill??  Let us carefully ponder this: you wake up, go to the kitchen, choose a breakfast you like; but not necessarily because it’s healthy.  Then go to work, whether you like what you do or not…

“Later you choose a place for eating lunch, have a conversation and some fun with co-workers.  Keep on working.  You smile at the boss and tell him something  nice, even though he is repulsive to you.  So perhaps you curse the hell out of your boss in your head, just to release that frustration…

“Then you go on a date and act charmingly to be liked, have good fun. Or maybe just stay home, make your plans for the next day, work on your short-term or long-term goals, think about your future, deal with family, etc etc.  Why…?? Why do you do this??…” 

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This has been a section of Chapter 1 from my nonfiction, self-help book, “I ALWAYS LOVED YOU. – Creatures of Eternal Love.”

This is a highly spiritual and psychological approach to the very depths of our minds. It’s about freedom from our habitual patterns to increase self-esteem and reach the greatest confidence and value in us. Most people let themselves believe less of themselves, they fall into frustration and jealousy easily, they even end up hating themselves and their lives.

This leads to addictions, which is a subconscious pattern of the mind that affects the addict without their knowledge, but also it affects the ones around him through his relationships. But this is not a book about addiction per se, but a book about you and increasing your knowledge of yourself to increase the value in yourself. And it is about bringing success into your relationships.

FROM APRIL 23rd TO APRIL 27th “I ALWAYS LOVED YOU” IS FREE TO DOWNLOAD ON AMAZON.

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You are doing okay…

There is no perfection. Life is a journey of discovery, for any of us. Sometimes we see people who smile and seem to have it all, and this could make us feel like we are failing in our lives, maybe doing something wrong, perhaps even jealous of another. But I’m writing this message to remind you that we all struggle from time to time, and it doesn’t matter who we are, or if we have money, or fame, or knowledge.

We are all here, on this earth, to struggle with something, very personal for us, and then learn from it to become better. No one is exempt from this. So, please, do not belittle yourself. That is the worst thing you can do. Belittling yourself, or your efforts, in any way, is exactly what troubles your mind further. Now, to feel inner value, love, happiness in you, you must not belittle yourself.

Strength to keep going is in the way you treat yourself, in your daily self-talk, in the kindness and acceptance you have with yourself. We are all carrying burdens, struggling with something; and, to me, that is just energy I can use to push forward, to create better things in my life. And I create better things in my life by focusing on me, not on others; and so, using that energy from struggle in me and convert it into strength to keep going through better, more conscious actions.


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When Ben meets Adit, a spiritual author and guru, he starts on an adventure to find out his shamanic roots, his magic, and his link to a wicked necromancer.

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All the colors of the rainbow…

I don’t care if you are Black, White, Brown, Yellow, Red, Green, and all the colors of the rainbow. As long as you respect me, think for yourself, and strive to be a good person, then I will gladly treat you like my brother or sister. Too many of us live in the past, maybe because we’ve been wronged by a group, by an ethnicity; or perhaps because we follow the politics and religion that divide peoples. Whatever it is, I do not subscribe to it, and neither should you. No truly intelligent person should.

To be mature and think for yourself is to understand that people are always changing and that they are not all the same. It’s not okay to point fingers and label someone violent, or bigoted, or lower class, or dirty, or this or that, just because they belong to certain group. I judge people by their actions. That is what a human being is, their actions; not their thoughts, feelings or intentions. Only behaviors in the present matter. I am not saying that people’s past do not matter. If one’s been wronged in the past, then trust is broken. I understand that trust must be there for someone to accept another.

But why keep feeding hatred and anxiety in your mind about the past?? Let it go, which means not to fall into attachment of the past, not to allow yourself to be bullied by it, and not to become a slave to that past. In order to actually think and see people for what they truly are then, your mind must be clear from any attachment to the past, free from hurt, and able to love your own life without the burden of past memories. I am Latino in United States. I’ve been bullied and segregated due to my color and accent. But I do not let that define me. I move on. Focus on my growth. And so, I share this message with you in hopes I can help you in any way; because life might be struggle at times, but we are all trying to make it in this world.

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The Dark Zones of The light…

     In  these  troubled  times,  his  planet  was  in  war  because  The  Lord  of  Darkness  and  his  demons  had  claimed  their  new  territories  there.  These  territories  were  called  ‘The  Dark  Zones  of  The  Light,’  because  now  the  planet  of  The  Illumined  Ones  was  under  darkness.  But,  sooner  or  later,  he  managed  to  locate  them,  and,  most  specifically,  locate  the  targoblin  he’d  sworn  to  himself  he’d  kill.

     But,  just  before  entering  the  campsite  where  the  targoblin  slept,  his  wise  master  appeared  from  out  of  the  shadows  of  the  night  and  stopped  him.  “If  you  go  ahead  and  kill  this  creature  out  of  anger,  feeding  your  ego  for  revenge,  then  you  will  lose  yourself  and  your  future  reincarnations  will  become  miserable,”  he  said  to  then  young  Elradon.

     As  he  calmed  down,  as  his  anger  vanished  and  he  understood,  they  retired  to  a  safe  place.  If  that  night  Elradon  would’ve  slain  the  demon  out  of  revenge,  then  his  mind  would’ve  fallen  into  the  abyss  of  darkness;  and  so,  his  consciousness  would’ve  never  carried  memories  to  his  next  reincarnation.  

Book #3 in the epic series. Coming soon…


Hi. My name is Asael (Asa) Rodriguez. I write fiction and nonfiction. But mainly I am focusing on fantasy right now. My series BENJAMIN JONES. It is about a 12-year-old orphan boy who seeks to find out about the mysterious death of his indigenous parents, but also about himself. The stories are about self-discovery and magic. Ben grows into the wisdom that we all carry magic and great love within us. We just have to discover it for ourselves.

In the stories, he also has to fight shadow creatures, necromancers, witches, etc. His journey of magic and self-discovery take him to many worlds, beginning from our world in the 1880s-1890s. He travels to other times as well. He meets friends and gods. The series just started. I am currently writing #3. If you check my website, you can find out more about it. Thanks.

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