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Sunday, September 28, 2008

We always love hearing from fans of the book!!


We are always honored to receive messages from people who have read & enjoyed our book, Secret of the Sands. As authors, we write because we love it, and in the hopes that it will mean something to someone, somewhere, that it will provide an enjoyable escape & an entertaining adventure. Knowing that we have achieved that goal, that our readers loved the book & took the time out of their own busy schedules to send us a note about it and ask about the sequel really does mean the world to us!! We are deeply grateful every time we hear from a happy reader. We just wanted you to know that... :)

Rai & Tavius

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Come visit us on MySpace & Facebook!





Hi dear friends!

We have a presence on both very cool social networking sites. Are you also on one or both? Add us as a friend, add yourself as a fan & network with us, we would love to hear from you! Our links to both are included below. Both sites are maintained by Rai, our MySpace page has been up for several months, but we are really new to Facebook & just learning the ropes. Both are a ton of fun & very interesting to be a part of :)

Rai

MySpace page for Secret of the Sands:

Secret of the Sands on MySpace

Facebook page for Secret of the Sands:

Secret of the Sands on Facebook

Facebook profile for Secret of the Sands:

Rai's page on Facebook for Secret of the Sands

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Secret of the Sands donates books through Shadow Forest Authors to help promote literacy!



Secret of the Sands is a participating member of Shadow Forest Authors, the Fellowship of Authors and Supporters for charity. Their mission at SFA is to get books where they are needed. Copies of Secret of the Sands are already on their way to help support this great initiative. Books can help in many ways, from promoting literacy to opening up worlds of imagination & creativity. Here's how it works (from SFA website):

"SFA authors donate copies of their titles to our beneficiaries, who places books in much needed hands.

Everyone can help
SFA supporters can Adopt an author or authors, purchasing their titles to be donated to our beneficiary.
Encourage Authors by leaving comments"

The Anthony Robbins foundation, Got Books, Book Aid International, The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation, and World Public Library have agreed to be SFA beneficiaries and support SFA's venture to get books where they are needed.

Here is Rai's endorsement of SFA's work:

"As an author, one of the main reasons I write is to entertain people, to make them happy, and give them a world they love being in and escaping to.
Beyond this dream, that a book can help a fellow human being along the path to literacy is an incredibly beautiful, meaningful and deeply rewarding gift. I am very, very proud and truly honored to be a member of Shadow Forest Authors."


Visit the Shadow Forest Authors website for more information & find out how you can participate, too:

http://www.shadowforestauthors.com/

Together we can help make a positive difference in this world through the use of books. We would be delighted if you would choose to participate, too :)

Rai Aren, co-author of Secret of the Sands
www.secretofthesands.com

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Upcoming author appearances!

We are pleased to announce that Rai & Tavius will be doing some upcoming author signings! Our very good friends at Chapters Macleod Tr.S. here in Calgary have invited us back for book signings this fall & into Christmas! We will have dates for you hopefully in the next couple of weeks, so do stay tuned. Did we mention what a great gift Secret of the Sands makes?!

We hope to see you soon!

Rai & Tavius
www.secretofthesands.com

"Rai Aren and Tavius E. have crafted a fast-paced, exciting novel overflowing with mystery and intrigue. The tension is constant. The characters fully developed. And the plot gripping. Ancient history and present day relevance are so expertly intertwined, that you might forget you are reading a work of fiction."
-- Thomas Phillips, author of The Molech Prophecy



Secret of the Sands book trailer:

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