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Lani Wendt Young

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I write, read, blog, teach, cook, make soap, try not to yell at my five children too much, pretend I'm a runner when I'm just a shuffler, dance a lot (and embarass the five children), and then I write some more.

I spend too many sleepless nights blogging as a slightly Demented Domestic Goddess over at Sleepless in Samoa...There's a couple of books floating around out there in the universe with my name on them and hopefully, if I stop dancing and reading and blogging and soapmaking long enough - I will finish some more books and send them out into the universe.


There's a massive shipping container parked outside my house. We're packing. It's really happening...we're moving back to Samoa. And as I shift through piles of junk, sorting the useful from the useless, the reality of what we're doing is slowly starting to sink in. Along with a bit of apprehension. Because even though moving home was my idea (but cleverly dressed up and presented to the family... Read more of this blog post »
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“You don't love someone because they're a dream of perfection. You love them because of the way they meet their challenges, how they struggle to overcome. You love them because together, you bring out the best in each other.”
Lani Wendt Young, Telesa: The Covenant Keeper

“Yes, I’m Daniel Tahi." I know what your lips taste like.I know you roll your eyes when you think someone is an idiot. I know that you wish you were six inches shorter because you hate being taller than most of the boys you've ever met. Your name is tattooed across my chest and written on my heart.You are a fire daughter of earth, fanua afi and I am vasa loloa,son of the ocean. I am yours...And you can’t even remember who I am.”
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“In Samoa we have three different genders, if you will - men, women and fa'afafine. It's tradition. Don't stare. Don't be rude.”
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“Yes, I’m Daniel Tahi." I know what your lips taste like.I know you roll your eyes when you think someone is an idiot. I know that you wish you were six inches shorter because you hate being taller than most of the boys you've ever met. Your name is tattooed across my chest and written on my heart.You are a fire daughter of earth, fanua afi and I am vasa loloa,son of the ocean. I am yours...And you can’t even remember who I am.”
Lani Wendt Young, When Water Burns

“His fingers painted my skin with ruby red patterns of desire. In Keahi’s kiss I could taste the red burn of chili encrusted in the rich sweetness of melted chocolate. I breathed in his scent and it spoke to me of vanilla. The ink of my malu tattoo began to burn, searing markings of fiery joy.”
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“Excuse me? You're the one who was out to mislead me with your alluring bimbo slinkiness! What if I had believed your act last night? What if I had fallen deeply and madly in love with you? You would have had the blood of my love-sickness on your hands, Leila Folger.”
Lani Wendt Young, Telesa: The Covenant Keeper

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message 14: by Lani

Lani Young Excited to announce that you can now pre-order your copy of The Bone Bearer. Author signed print books or ebooks from the link. Thank you!: http://laniwendtyoung.me/pre-order-th...


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Lani Young Unleash the Fire - for only .99 cents! Amazon has the TELESA book on sale for a limited time only. Grab your ecopy of this fiery romance set in contemporary Samoa and inspired by our Pacific mythology. 200+ reviews agree its an addictive read. http://www.amazon.com/Telesa-The-Cove...


message 12: by Lani (last edited Oct 04, 2012 06:03PM)

Lani Young The first book in the Telesa Trilogy is on sale this weekend for only .99 cents. A good time to grab a copy of Telesa:The Covenant Keeper. For you...or a friend!
http://www.amazon.com/Telesa-The-Cove...


message 11: by Shy Di

Shy Di Hi Lani! I just received my book When Water Burns from Amazon today :) I can't to receive my autographed copy later this month or next month.

I'm so excited to be reunited with the characters. Gotta go, I just put the book down so I could send you a quick post. So far I'm LOVING it!


message 10: by Lani

Lani Young Dani wrote: "Thank you so much for the friendship! I just finished TELESA and I really enjoyed it!"

Im thrilled that you enjoyed the Telesa read. The second book, When Water Burns - is out later this week and I hope it doesnt disappoint. Thank you for checking out my Pacific stories!


Dani C. (Paulette's Papers) Thank you so much for the friendship! I just finished TELESA and I really enjoyed it!


Jonababez Thanks for the add Lani! I just got your book, and I'll be reading it soon! ;)


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Lani Young Jasmine wrote: "I absolutely LOVED your book! It really made me quite homesick for Hawaii (I just moved from there a few months ago). Your descriptions of Samoa were incredible--I've never been there, but through ..."
Thank you so much for checking out TELESA, Jasmine. Im always particularly thrilled when a "western" / non-Samoan reader enjoys my book because i do worry that the emphasis on the setting of Samoa will make the story difficult for western readers to relate to. The Pacific cultures do have a lot of rich mythology which make for great 're-interpreting' and storytelling! I hope you daughter enjoys the read as well.


☺~Tina~☺ Thanks for the friend invite. Your welcome on the checking out the book, it was great. I can't wait for When Water Burns!


Jasmine I absolutely LOVED your book! It really made me quite homesick for Hawaii (I just moved from there a few months ago). Your descriptions of Samoa were incredible--I've never been there, but through your book, I was able to see and practically smell it. I'm going to be sharing this story with my daughter--she loved all the folklore about Pele.


Douglas Wickard Lani, thanks for your friendship on Goodreads!
Douglas


Melissa Thanks for the friend request! I know that it's an impossible question to answer -- not sure that I could pick just one favourite myself! But I've read some great books based on other people's all-time favourites, so I'm keeping the question =)

Looking forward to sharing books with you!
Melissa
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Lani Young David wrote: "A pleasure to meet you, Lani!"

Likewise. Thanks for the add. Always good to connect with other authors on similar writing and publishing journeys!


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David Wallace Fleming A pleasure to meet you, Lani!


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