Blog Tour: The Secrets of Yahsire | Diamante Lavendar
Today I am very happy to say that it is my turn on the official blog tour for The Secrets of Yahsire by Diamante Lavendar. Here you can find out information on the book, take a look at the beautiful cover and we are even blessing you with an exciting excerpt from the book to get you in the mood for this wonderful story.
About the Book
Title: The Secrets of Yashire
Author: Diamante Lavendar
Genre: YA Fantasy
The Secrets of Yashire: Emerging From the Shadows is a young adult fantasy adventure that occurs within the framework of a young girl’s subconscious mind. The main character, Brianna, finds herself thrown into a world called Yashire where she is forced to deal with circumstances that are threatening Yashire’s existence. Against her will, she is sent on a journey to restore unconditional love back to the land while also contending with the evil force in the land, Zolan. Brianna is sent on her mission by Libban, Keeper of the Land. Along the way, Brianna travels with the mystical tiger, Angelos; a huge, whitish-tan tiger with thick black stripes who sings only the purest songs of love, and the wondrous little one-eyed bird named Abiba. During the journey, Brianna is also preparing to meet her soulmate—the one she longs to be with and the one who will bring complete healing back into her life. Together they travel through fantastic lands filled with magical creatures that could only exist in the wildest of imaginations. Through her treacherous brushes with danger and heartwarming experiences of love and acceptance, Brianna discovers many things. It is here, amidst the powers and phantasms of the mind that Brianna receives life lessons and virtues to help her. Will one of her greatest triumphs be achieved as she learns to believe in herself? For only then can she truly see all of the wondrous things that life has to offer.
The little creature nodded and motioned for Brianna to follow.
They walked out of the dining room down a long hallway lined with candles on the walls. Looking through the windows they passed, Brianna saw it was beginning to get dark outside. The hallway was gray and shadowy. As she walked through the shadows, Brianna heard a voice. Twirling around, she surveyed the hallway. No one was there.
What was that? I know I heard something. Is somebody watching me?
She increased her pace to catch up to Mish. A few moments later they stepped up to a large wooden door with a circular brass knocker attached to the middle of it. There was a lock with a key sticking out of it just above the handle of the door. Mish took the key from the door and handed it to Brianna.
“This be your room,” squeaked Mish, opening the door.
At least this looks like a safe place for me to stay. Nobody will be able to get in here unless I let them in.
The room held a bed, two chairs and a vanity. Everything was made of beautiful dark wood. The bedspread was red satin embroidered with tiny threads of silver. Above the bed was a painting of a forest; huge, lush green trees with leaves as broad as both of Brianna’s hands put together. In the middle of the trees was a beautiful bird with a purplish-blue body, pink and yellow wings and a small pink head. It had a plume of lavender feathers majestically flowing down its back.
Brianna turned to Mish and asked, “What is that bird in the trees?”
“That be the Azure Gander. It live deep in forest and almost never seen,” Mish squeaked. “I be going.” She turned and vanished from the room.
Wow, this place is amazing. I have to be dreaming.
Brianna looked back at the painting and couldn’t help but stand and stare at it. She could almost feel the leaves brushing against her face as she walked through the trees and the damp, dewy grass clumping against her ankles as she stepped closer to see the magnificent creature. After a few minutes of looking at the painting, she realized how tired she was.
I really need to sleep. When I wake up everything will be back to normal.
Diamante Lavendar has been in love with reading since she was a child. She spent many hours listening to her mother read to her when she was young. As she grew older, she enjoyed reading novels of all genres: horror, fantasy and some romance to name a few.
She began writing in college and published some poetry in anthologies over the years. After her kids were older, she wrote as a form of self expression and decided she wanted to share her stories with others.
Most of her writing is very personal and stems from her own experiences and those of her family and friends. She writes to encourage hope and possibility to those who read her stories.
Diamante believes that everyone should try to leave their own positive mark in the world, to make it a better place for all. Writing is the way that she is attempting to leave her mark—one story at a time.
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