We are closing in on the weekend, and I am SO glad!! Do you have big plans for the days ahead? Lots of items on your to-do list? Well, I’m right there with you! :)
Today, I am sharing my blog with Author, Raven H. Price. This inspiring lady is going to share with us how she began writing and what brought on the story ideas for her books. Truly fascinating!! Enjoy…
Hi, my name is Raven H. Price and I am an author. I didn’t set out to be an author, I was compelled to become one. In 2010, I was looking forward to retirement but God had other plans for me. My desire to share the love of God became something much greater than retiring from a government job. This meant I would not be idly sitting at home and doing nothing for the rest of my life. My life was about to become a roller-coaster like no other.
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The book that started my writing career. Back in 2010, I was on fire for God and I wanted nothing more than to be a good example for the younger generation. I tried everything to share the love of God with pre-teens and young adults but it was if they had blinders on their eyes and fingers in their ears, they would not receive me. Then one day I overheard girls talking about the Twilight books and movies. I cringed at first because I was super-religious at that time. Then after much prayer, I broke down and read the books. They were powerful clean romances which had a hidden meaning. I became obsessed with these stories until I found why they were grabbing me. Many of their references came from the Bible, especially from the Song of Solomon. Again, I tried to show these teenagers. I even went to the Youth Pastor. All thought I was nuts.
This frustration forced me to talk with God. Many days later I had my answer. I had everything backward. I couldn’t be a good example for anyone until I laid down religious ideas and exposed my own life experiences. I was horrified at the thought. My plan was trashed and God’s plan appeared. With God’s help, I could write my story in a fictitious manner that would grab a generation obsessed with fantasy. This way my example may turn someone’s life around before heartache attacks and destroys their souls.
After THE PLAN was published and I started getting compliments, I realized I liked writing. I just didn’t know what to write next. For Mother’s Day in 2012, my kids took me to see the Avengers. As I watched this movie the same intense sensations of Twilight overcome me. I knew I had to write books on supernatural powers. THE PARADIGM SHIFT TRILOGY was conceived in my heart.
Since I love reading romance novels, I decided to write three stories about women who overcome great odds and demonic attacks with God’s help. Each book is an unconventional love story and very unique. Here are some blurbs:
After being beaten and emotionally bruised by two ex-husbands, Hope Anderson seeks the comfort she once felt within her family church. Upon her first visit back, she sits on the last row to secure her anonymity. Desperate to find comfort and acceptance, Hope felt judgmental eyes instead. Regularly plagued by fear and paranoia, Hope seeks counsel and finds it through a female evangelist on television. The woman’s depiction of love and her explanation of a spiritual journey prompts Hope to ask God for the same. He grants her request. Hope is taught how to pray effectively because of her journey with the Holy Spirit. With intercession, Hope is also granted supernatural gifts of spiritual sight and hearing. She faces demons bravely through her faith in the Holy Spirit to help others.
When Hope’s journey is over, she does not turn her back on her church or on her colleagues at work. Convicted, she boldly stands and fights for them using her superpowers. It is through this process that Hope learns to love herself and other people and to forgive.
Living happily with her Lord, Hope is faced once again with what caused her immense fear and paranoia. The fight for her life begins, and it is the worst physical and spiritual battle imaginable!
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A prophecy is starting over. Heaven holds a meeting so the last piece of a puzzle can be found. Jesus chooses Gina Grimes, a strong-willed, self-serving and unchurched young woman to complete the team.
For Jesus’ plan to work, the Holy Spirit has to first convince Gina her lifestyle isn’t great. He uses Caylee Sellers, Gina’s happy-go-lucky co-worker, to convince her there is a better life with the Lord. Once Gina submits to Jesus, he sends her a guardian angel. But when the angel called Ox arrives on the scene to guard her, he sees that Satan is already focused on Gina and is determined to ruin or kill Jesus’ new convert before the Lord’s seed of faith can take root.
A battle of wills begins and in the process, Gina gets physically hurt. To counteract the situation Satan caused, the Holy Spirit uses another strategy on Gina to produce an effect that will shape her outlook and give her a supernatural way to contour nearly every action and thought.
While Gina physically heals, the Holy Spirit makes sure Gina finds new friends who are also equipped with guardian angels and various powers. Jesus’ plan starts working. Gina gains strength with the Holy Spirit’s guidance, Ox’s presence, and her new friend’s assurance. Will she find what she craves before all hell breaks out?
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COMMISSIONED (Book 3 of the Paradigm Shift Trilogy) picks up where Convinced left off. After Gina Grimes places Satan under her feet, Jesus declares a war. One factor remained before He could follow through with His war. God, insisted He free Satan’s harlot before proceeding with the annihilation.
After Jesus releases the harlot, for one year, the Holy Spirit, also known as Whisperer, will narrate the story behind the commissioned. He will lead readers through more escapades involving the heroes and heroines of the first two books while explaining how they harvest souls for God’s kingdom. After telling how Pastor Craig Reed is transformed into the vessel God uses to preach the true meaning of love, Jesus unleashes his final battle that affects the old harlot and gives her a purpose.
Who is this harlot that Jesus redeems? Why did God insist she be saved from Satan before Jesus started a war? How is she transformed to create a paradigm shift for mankind to follow? Find the answer to these questions and see how her decision and actions affect all of humanity.
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I fully understand that being the author of these books, I have to place myself in uncomfortable situations to promote the books. If I could hide and just place the books on a billboard I’d do it, but I know that isn’t what grabs interest. I have to use a phrase similar to Tony Stark’s last comment in Iron Man 3, “You can destroy my works, but fact is…I’m the stories behind the covers. I am THE PLAN and force behind THE PARADIGM SHIFT sent to change people’s perception of God’s love.”
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