Hello everyone,
It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. I’ve been busy working on a new series called ‘The Intellectuals”. It’s a sci-fi fantasy romance for young adult and new adult readers. It’s quite a different genre from Prince Ayron but it’s no less adventurous. I’m planning to post chapters on Wattpad as I go through the editing process. So stay tuned for an announcement. 🙂
The second exciting news I wanted to share with you is that ‘The White Forest’ is now available on Wattpad. I’ll be putting up new instalments every week on Saturdays. I had many doubts about Wattpad initially, but was convinced by its potential to reach millions of readers world wide. Hopefully, it’ll help more young readers find my books. As an author, nothing can make me happier than seeing people reading and enjoying my books. Here’s the Wattpad link if anyone’s interested: https://www.wattpad.com/story/139101004
And last but not least, a review of my first book ‘The White Forest’ is now in the Lorehaven magazine. I was so excited when I heard (actually read) the news! This was such a privilege and honour and the first milestone of my career. Thank you for all your support! It means a lot to me. The Lorehaven magazine can be accessed online at: http://lorehaven.com/lorehaven-magazine/.

 


Lorehaven Magazine reviews Christian-made, fantastical, published novels. The following review was published in the Fall 2018 issue.

The White Forest, Aviya Carmen

Featuring a young child protagonist and other characters who speak and act and even bicker in child-like ways, Aviya Carmen’s The White Forest is a story geared for young readers. Fans follow the ten-year-old Prince Ayron’s journey through the White Forest to his mother’s people, the Zuries, after his father’s kingdom is betrayed. But his presence and his quest could affect the forest, which is itself under a curse. Many elements reference Christian ideas, such as a Rock of Prayer, a serpent as an enemy, and a Book of Wisdom similar to the Bible. Readers will also find references to several biblical accounts, such as creation and the end times.

Best for: Pre-teen readers who like fantasy stories.
Discern: A few references to bathroom tasks; and some details added to biblical accounts (such as God’s command for angels to worship man, and Lucifer’s refusal to worship leading to his rebellion).

Until next time!
Cheers,
Aviya Carmen

 

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Well, Laura Laurel is the soul of an ancient laurel tree who lives inside the White Forest. She’s also the antagonist of ‘The White Forest’, the first book of the Legend of Prince Ayron series. She is the one who convinced all her laurel tree sisters to trap Ayron inside their territory so they could keep him with them forever.

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Happy Mother’s Day from the World of Prince Ayron!
Mothers nurture us from the beginning, from the moment we are small and fragile in the womb. The bond is truly remarkable! Whether you have a mom or a guardian or a truly special friend, or all three, let’s give love to those who love us, not only on Mother’s Day but on every day of our lives! 🙂

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I was so ecstatic to see my success story featured on WriteStoryBooksforChildren.com, which you can read here:
https://www.writestorybooksforchildren.com/aviya-carmen/
Their course has really helped me with my writing style, editing, and overall development as a writer. A big thank you goes out to them! 🙂
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