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The Call of The Shaman. Preorder special.

Today feels like any other day, except they reminded me is October 31st, my 40th birthday. I truly never celebrate my birthday as something special. Maybe a nice meal with family. Always receive a call or two from loved ones. And then there’s the pouring of ‘Happy Birthdays’ from Facebook friends and followers to my notifications and to my private inbox. Really feel the love, but for me it is just another day. I am not into all these, except holidays like Christmas, Easter, and maybe Thanksgiving with family. When you are content and grateful every day like me, you don’t really feel a necessity to celebrate society’s inventions. I only love the ones I get to enjoy having a nice moment with family.

I am not into parties or celebrating with a bunch of people, as I mentioned. I don’t drink alcohol. I really watch what I eat, which means I wouldn’t treat my body like most do in a celebration. But one thing is special about this day. Definitely! Today I’ve launched my preorder special. Preorder on my young adult novel titled “BENJAMIN JONES. The Call of The Shaman.” Now, you have to understand that this is not considered just a job, or something I do. Writing is my passion! Creating is what I am all about! I have practiced, literally, every day in front of a computer for 20 years. I have given up many things to sit down and perfect my craft daily without excuse.

Einstein has said that to reach the genius level in any craft or art, you must at least practice every day for 10 years. Well, I have 20 years working on my writing. I am proud of it, and I am not shy about it. So, please click below, and go find out what it is all about. This story fuses ancient aliens, ancient wisdom, and lots of action and adventure taking place somewhere in U.S in the 1890s.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MBFXSR9?ref_=pe_3052080_276849420

And if you need more convincing that this is the right story for you, I have also written an article in the past called Chat with a Necromancer. Please click on it to read CHAPTER 17 and sample this well-crafted and epic story. Thanks for reading.

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And if you enjoyed reading my article, please take a moment to visit my nonfiction work.  I write about self-development, the poetry of the better life, love and relationships.

“I ALWAYS LOVED YOU.” A book about love and relationships.

“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 1). A book about self-esteem and individuality.

“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 2). A book about enlightenment and the renaissance of the leader in you.

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BENJAMIN JONES. More fiction characters.

So, in a past post or blog I shared a chapter called “Chat with a Necromancer,” which is a crucial one in my upcoming young adult, fantasy and mystery novel “BENJAMIN JONES – The Call of The Shaman.” And I also wrote a blog about the three main characters in the same series, titled “BENJAMIN JONES. Fiction characters.

Well, this blog post is about the rest of the characters of this magical story. Three more characters which are also very important and bring a touch of laughter, innocence, magic, cruelty, craziness and mystery to the story. This is a story which is emotional as it is mystical, because the aim here is not just to entertain but to expand the mind and learn about life and the journey we all have to take. This story is unique, but if I have to name the novels which inspired me to write it I would say: 1- Harry Potter. 2- The Alchemist. 3- The Chronicles of Narnia.

Shadow: Ben enters a magic swamp, and his own shadow comes to life because of it. Shadow has been trapped as an immobile and dull shadow for too long (12 years), so now he has become animate. He talks fast, manic, and he is very loyal to Ben. Also he can be a little irritating. But he brings a little magic and laughter wherever he goes. He will be a great ally and companion, full of secrets and magic, in Ben’s quest.

Gemlik: Ben meets Gemlik as he begins to discover his own magic and his curse. Gemlik is a ghoul, but he is different than the other ghouls. That is because Gemlik is a cursed god. He was one of the gods who came down from the heavens in mankind’s beginnings. And so, Gemlik has many powers and contacts in the necro world. He also desires to communicate with his family, who have gone to Heaven. Gemlik joins Ben’s quest as his friend. He is a naughty, yet loyal and comical ghoul.

Lord Furvusmortem: This is Ben’s nemesis. The Voldemort to Harry Potter. Lord Furvusmortem is ‘The Necromancer of The Four Winds.’ He was also there at the beginning of humanity. He was a learned of The Dark Magic Arts. He was cursed by his own hand. And now he has become a powerful necromancer who seeks to destroy Ben (Wolf boy). Why does he want to destroy him..?? You will have to find out for yourself when the novel comes out (very, very soon!). Just know that Lord Furvusmortem is an enigma, shrouded in mystery, and that he has unimaginable powers since he is The Lord of The Necro Dimension.

To conclude, this young adult, fantasy, mystery novel is full of adventure and profound questions. It will keep you wondering and following the action of the same. But, since I am also a nonfiction, spiritual, self-help author I have also written this story to inspire and bring some real insight in your own life; because my goal is to bring some light into your own struggle. I think all literature must leave a great message and guide you into some self-discovery of your own.

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And if you enjoyed that, please take a moment to visit my work.  I write about self-development, the poetry of the better life, love and relationships.

REVIEW OF MY BOOKS: “I really loved the depth of your approach, specially because sometimes I struggle with low self-esteem and that gets into my relationship with my new wife.  Thanks for helping us become aware of all these things.  Much love to you and yours.”

REVIEW OF MY BOOKS: “It allowed me to see another explanation of love..with a touch of humor i was able to find a sensible place to kick back to enjoy knowing I have always been Loved!!  YOUR advice is like finding a treasure. Thank you so much sharing!”

“I ALWAYS LOVED YOU.” A book about love and relationships.

“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 1). A book about self-esteem and individuality.

“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 2). A book about enlightenment and the renaissance of the leader in you.

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BENJAMIN JONES. The Call of The Shaman.

This post is about my upcoming young adult/mystery/fantasy novel. I am currently writing the last few chapters. This will be a story like no other. My first fiction novel. You’ll have entertainment, adventure, and you’ll learn as the protagonist discovers himself throughout his journey. Ben is an orphan, and he doesn’t think he can go on this quest and defeat dark forces; but he learns about the strong human spirit, and he does this with good friends by his side.

A LITTLE COMMENT ON THE STORY:

Since his parents’ believed death, he has become an orphan, shunned by his own people (American indigenous people, The Pawnee”), and sent to an orphanage run strictly under the watchful eye of Miss Danksmill.

Ben has visions and dreams in which his father appears to him. His father then, he will give him purpose, motivation to believe in himself. Ben will have to recover a sacred, shamanic object which possesses the greatest wisdom of all shamans past, and which also opens a portal or bridge into the spiritual dimension.

This quest will not be journeyed alone, because he will count with the support of friends, very unique friends. Among these friends, a naughty but decent, ancient god and now ghoul, and also his shadow. Literally his shadow!


This story is unique. But if I had to name the books that inspired me to write it, or even compare it, then, I would mention “Harry Potter” – “The Alchemist” “The Chronicles of Narnia.” My book brings an essence from these 3. But I also add a little spiritual vision or wisdom into it by a character named Adit. Adit will be Ben’s spiritual guru and friend, and his main support to find himself and his magic.

So, follow me to find out when it’s released. Join the adventure!

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And if you enjoyed reading about my upcoming young adult novel, please take a moment to visit my currently published work.  I write about self-development, the poetry of the better life, love and relationships.

REVIEW OF MY BOOKS: “I really loved the depth of your approach, specially because sometimes I struggle with low self-esteem and that gets into my relationship with my new wife.  Thanks for helping us become aware of all these things.  Much love to you and yours.”

REVIEW OF MY BOOKS: “It allowed me to see another explanation of love..with a touch of humor i was able to find a sensible place to kick back to enjoy knowing I have always been Loved!!  YOUR advice is like finding a treasure. Thank you so much sharing!”

“I ALWAYS LOVED YOU.” A book about love and relationships.

“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 1). A book about self-esteem and individuality.

“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 2). A book about enlightenment and the renaissance of the leader in you.

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Big Mouth Blues

This is a book review that I am really glad I’m writing. I am very picky when it comes to choosing my reading material, specially fiction; however, this one really caught my eye. The story is very real and honest. The story of a young lady who is holding a big secret and is really surviving her sad life. But this is not a sad story per se.

There’s laughter. There’s inspiration. There are moments of anger. There are moments of inner contemplation, where you think about the truth in the story. But, in general, this is a story to motivate you to be a better human being, and a way for your mind to expand into such issues as domestic violence. This is a really interesting read which will motivate you greatly, either to be a better parent or a better kid to your parents.

I give this one a 5-star rating.


A little bit about the author:

Danalynn Donovan fell in love with writing Realistic Fiction when she was only twelve. She wrote all through school, but put it aside for the busy life of marriage and children. More than a decade later, she rediscovered her passion for writing, and the words were sailing once again. A perpetual optimist, Danalynn adores this adventure called LIFE, the color blue, cats, clouds, tattoos, seafood, fishing, and anything that lights up (in that order), and is passionate about the things she loves to the point of being annoying (just ask her family!).

She’s a winter girl who enjoys curling up in front of a cozy fire next to the man she loves. She also loves to read and write books in whatever time she can grab, and would be perfectly happy if everything she owned was blue. Danalynn lives in Ohio with her family, her cats, and a lot of firewood. Big Mouth Blues is her debut novel.

Follow her at:

Website: http://danalynndonovan.com

Goodreads: http://goodreads.com/danalynndonovan

Facebook: http://facebook.com/danalynndonovan

Instagram: http://instagram.com/danalynndonovan

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanalynnDonovan

Email: danalynndonovan@outlook.com

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And if you enjoyed that, please take a moment to visit my work.  I write about self-development, the poetry of the better life, love and relationships.

REVIEW OF MY BOOKS: “I really loved the depth of your approach, specially because sometimes I struggle with low self-esteem and that gets into my relationship with my new wife.  Thanks for helping us become aware of all these things.  Much love to you and yours.”

REVIEW OF MY BOOKS: “It allowed me to see another explanation of love..with a touch of humor i was able to find a sensible place to kick back to enjoy knowing I have always been Loved!!  YOUR advice is like finding a treasure. Thank you so much sharing!”

“I ALWAYS LOVED YOU.” A book about love and relationships.

“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 1). A book about self-esteem and individuality.

“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 2). A book about enlightenment and the renaissance of the leader in you.

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Book reviews Stories to ponder.

BENJAMIN JONES. The Call of The Shaman.

I want to introduce myself. My name is Asa Rodriguez and I write inspirational and enlightening books. I seek to elevate the mind and help change lives.

This post is about my first fiction novel coming this October 2020. “BENJAMIN JONES. The Call of The Shaman.” It is a young adult, mystery and fantasy story, taking place around the 1890s. This is a story about magic, inner strength, the battle of good and evil, and the journey of a boy to discover who he is.

The mystery begins here…

A long time ago, a legend was born. A wolf boy. The indigenous people called him ‘White Moon.’ He was a hero shrouded in mystery for many years. And he was cursed by a necromancer in his demise…

Much, much later, Benjamin Jones was born. The child of a powerful shaman. A Pawnee kid who is connected to the wolves through magic but doesn’t know it. But is he the reincarnated wolf boy from the legend…?? And what about the curse?? Do ghouls follow him??

After his parents die, he will have to discover who he is. He will go on a perilous and mysterious quest with his two best friends, Adit and Jake, and discover his magic. He will discover he is a powerful shaman himself. And he will battle dark forces in search of ‘The Sphere of Truth and Wisdom.’ … So, join him in his quest!

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And if you enjoyed that, please take a moment to visit my work.  I write about self-development, the poetry of the better life, love and relationships.

Review of my books: “I really loved the depth of your approach, specially because sometimes I struggle with low self-esteem and that gets into my relationship with my new wife.  Thanks for helping us become aware of all these things.  Much love to you and yours.”

Review of my books: “It allowed me to see another explanation of love..with a touch of humor i was able to find a sensible place to kick back to enjoy knowing I have always been Loved!!  YOUR advice is like finding a treasure. Thank you so much sharing!”

“I ALWAYS LOVED YOU.” A book about love and relationships.

“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 1). A book about self-esteem and individuality.

“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 2). A book about enlightenment and the renaissance of the leader in you.