Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Bear with Two Shadows

Congratulations to my good friend Roland Yeomans for publishing his new ebook The Bear with Two Shadows!

I am excited and proud that Roland's book is finally available for us to read in its entirety. You've heard me talk about Roland and his storytelling prowess. Please don't miss this opportunity to discover an amazing yarn spinner whose characters you just can't help but love, even when they turn out to be the 'bad guy'.

In the sake of time ('cause I still don't have wireless and my fingers are frozen as I sit in front of the computer in our cold basement), I am linking you over to my dear friend, Becky's blog for the skinny on The Bear with Two Shadows. Hers was the first post that I read about his publication and she has included everything you need to know on how to order your very own copy.

Also, Jules clued me in that today was 'sweeps day'. Don't miss her post, either.

Here are the first few paragraphs as borrowed from Becky from Roland's blog:

My mother was half Lakota Sioux and half Irish. She learned young the harsh truth that sometimes nightmares invade our waking hours to swallow our world.



I, too, learned it early in my childhood. My mother and I found ourselves living in a basement apartment during one of the worst winters in Detroit's memory.


Money was scarse. Food, too. Warmth even more so. Then, the power went out.


For days.


To keep my mind off the numbing cold and my worsening cough, my mother told me tales spun from the legends of the twin worlds of her own youth.


As I lay shivering under my blankets in the darkness, a magical world slowly took shape within my mind. And I was lost in wonder.


Souix legends contested with the fae and foe of Irish myth.


And the cold became only the chill embrace of Estanatlehi, the ghostly Turquoise Woman. Mother told me that while Estanatlehi's touch was cold, her heart was warm.


So the colder I got, the more it made me feel loved, for I knew that an unseen someone was only hugging me closer. And within the shadows at the far corner of my bedroom, I could almost make out the hulking form of the guardian of all hurting children,


Hibbs, the bear with two shadows.

 
Really. You will love his tales. I promise. Click on over and order a copy of the ebook. You know you want to. And, by the way, if you don't already follow Roland's blog Writing in the Crosshairs, what are you waiting for? It's FREE! :)
 
~ Olivia J. Herrell

7 comments:

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Olivia : Thank you so much for your generous, great-hearted support. It means a lot to me. I have been fighting a relapse into that terrible virus that consumed my lungs and three weeks of my life. Since my basement apartment episode of pneumonia where I first made acquaintance with Hibbs, the bear with 2 shadows, my lungs have been vulnerable to infection.

Thanks again, Roland

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Olivia : Thank you so much for your generous, great-hearted support. It means a lot to me. I have been fighting a relapse into that terrible virus that consumed my lungs and three weeks of my life. Since my basement apartment episode of pneumonia where I first made acquaintance with Hibbs, the bear with 2 shadows, my lungs have been vulnerable to infection.

Thanks again, Roland

Jayne said...

Olivia- I bought the Kindle version for my kids the other day. My daughter's enjoying it!

Olivia J. Herrell said...

Roland, dang. Get well, sweetie! The world needs you!

Jayne, gotta get my copy!

~Olivia

Raquel Byrnes said...

Awesome, Roland! And my hat off to you, Olivia! We've got to root for our fellow writer/bloggers! Chekcing out Becky's blog for details.

Edge of Your Seat Romance

Katie Mills said...

that sounds lovely! Congratulations Roland!

Jules said...

Dang I came over here to check in on you and find you mentioned me. Now I'm embarrassed, totally red faced.

Sorry about that my Rebel friend. Anyway hope all is well and the words are coming faster than you can type :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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