Sunday, August 6, 2017

On a Dare She Wrote: Lorraine Carey #OurAuthorGang

We invited authors, aspiring authors, and poets to be our guest on the Author Gang's blog.

Author Lorraine Carey submitted her beautiful poem from her upcoming book and chose this picture to match her poem.

Lorraine's poem will be featured in the Golden Box Books Publishing's Readers' Magazine.

On Borrowed Time~

She’s been on the run before
Most of her life
By herself
From her past
From her abusers
It had become a way of life

It was time for her to face her future
One that would hold the key to her release
From a Hell she’s endured for most of her life
Transformation was her only option
One that would finally set her free
But not without a price
And she had the goddess to guide her
Along with a few supernatural creatures

Time was running out
She had a few more souls to save
But not without risking her own
For she wanted to return home
A place that was now just a vision
She had to unleash her power once again
But could she face the dark magic 
That led to her demise not so long ago?
She had to decide and quickly
For she was running on borrowed time

~ Lorraine Carey
from On Borrowed Time, Book 2, Women of the Willow Wood

Lorraine Carey is a veteran children's reading specialist, teacher, and an International Award-Winning Author. She has taught in many states in the US and provided reading services for students at a private school on Grand Cayman, where she lives with her husband. Six years ago she was a city gal, living in Orange County, California, where life was very different from the one she lives now. Trading in her fashionable heels for flip-flops was quite a change but led to a lifestyle that allowed for a writing career to begin.

Her love for paranormal stories and urban legends began at a young age when staying up all night to watch spooky movies or reading a scary book started a lifelong passion. 

Published novels include: Losing Ground, a short memoir, followed by Mysteries of the Red Coyote Inn, Out of the Ashes, Jonathan's Locket and The Last Vestal Virgin. All of these novels are paranormal with a mix of historical fiction, woven with urban legends. Beloved Sacrifice is a Supernatural Thriller for Young Adults to Adults. A Rock Star Reader by Kindergarten is a self-help guide for parents on creating a successful reader and lifelong lover of literacy. The Good Teacher, Women of the Willow Wood book 1, a Supernatural thriller was Indie published and now under contract with Emsa Publishing. It is a projected series to include three books.

Most recent works include Camp Cougar, which is the author’s first attempt in the erotica field. She has teamed up with a co-author to create this hybrid, humorous erotica.

When not writing you can find Lorraine reading, beach- hopping, snorkeling, or boating around the island with her husband on their boat, the Angelica. 

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