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Rai Aren

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I’m a total geek who loves reading & writing archaeology adventure stories, watching sci-fi & mystery shows, & I’m a vegan animal rights supporter - love to all, harm to none :)

I’ve been fascinated by ancient Egypt since childhood & love anything to do with the ancient world. Co-authoring the The Secret of the Sands Trilogy was a dream come true for me. I’m currently writing new stories in my Ancient Quest Mystery series & more.

You can get your FREE ebook copy of the first story in my Ancient Quest Mystery series, the novella Lost City of Gold, by signing up to my mailing list, just click on this link or the image below: raiaren.com/Subscribe
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I just wanted to share the very cool feature I’m a part of on Instafreebie’s blog. I’m honored to be a part of it with my archaeology adventure novella Lost City of Gold, and share the space with two other authors. I’d be delighted if you checked the feature out. Here’s the link:


http://blog.instafreebie.com/see-it-first-paul-casselle-rai-aren-lee-strauss/


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message 63: by Rai

Rai Christine wrote: "Thanks for being my friend"

A pleasure, Christine! :)


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


message 61: by Gwen

Gwen Nice to meet you too. Thanks for stopping by!


message 60: by Rai

Rai Peg wrote: "Rai, thanks for friending a fellow author on Goodreads. I appreciate it."

Glad to have you as a friend, Peg! :)

Cheers,

Rai


message 59: by Peg

Peg Brantley Rai, thanks for friending a fellow author on Goodreads. I appreciate it.


message 58: by Rai

Rai Don wrote: "I write short stories for magazines and even have work in Portugal and Cyprus with connections in 62 other countries. So I haven't had my head in a book in a while. I recently added a book to my ..."

Hi Don, I'm glad to meet you!

Cheers,

Rai


message 57: by Don (last edited Feb 07, 2012 03:30AM)

Don G. I write short stories for magazines and even have work in Portugal and Cyprus with connections in 62 other countries. So I haven't had my head in a book in a while. I recently added a book to my reading pile called "I've Never Met an Idiot on the River" by Henry Winkler. I enjoy him as an actor, I'll see how he tells his own story, a slice of his life.

Check out Royal Ferdinand > http://tinyurl.com/43k7yr7 and http://www.solsticepublishing.com/cat... is my first book, "Death & Taxes" > twelve stand alone stories with poems. Publisher said my manuscript moved him to publish it.

Where eagles fly,
Don (Greywolf)
Native American Storyteller


message 56: by Rai

Rai Katrina (Kindred Dreamheart) wrote: "Thanks for friending me!

Katrina
Kindred Dreamheart"


Very glad to connect with you, Katrina! :)

~Rai


Kat (Why Read) Thanks for friending me!

Katrina
Kindred Dreamheart


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Rai Tony wrote: "Thanks for the message Rai and congrats on the success of Secret of the Sands!

If you get the chance take a peep of my novelette Strength Of A Giant

It is a sc..."


Thanks Tony!

Your story sounds interesting!

Cheers,

Rai


message 53: by Rai

Rai Barbara wrote: "Hi Rai,

Thanks for the friendship! I look forward to chatting about ancient Egypt.

Barbara :)"


Hi Barbara!

Thanks! Me too! Ancient Egypt is one of my favorite topics :)

Cheers,

Rai


message 52: by Barbara

Barbara Green Hi Rai,

Thanks for the friendship! I look forward to chatting about ancient Egypt.

Barbara :)


message 51: by Rai

Rai Momma wrote: "Howdy! Nice to meet you too! As soon as I catch up on some reading.. I'll be looking over my "want to read" books! Have added your latest to my wishlist.. my hubby usually takes a peek once a wee..."

Thanks so much! I'd be honored if you gave it a read :)

Glad to have you as a friend!

Cheers,

Rai


message 50: by Cherei

Cherei Howdy! Nice to meet you too! As soon as I catch up on some reading.. I'll be looking over my "want to read" books! Have added your latest to my wishlist.. my hubby usually takes a peek once a week or so.. and just orders!


Steve Hi Rai, a pleasure to meet you too ;)

Thanks for your kind words, I look forward to seeing you around Goodreads!

Steve x


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Milton Esitubi Mary Anita And The Second Liberation In Kenya Consider reading this book for dramatic entertainment full of African passion and flavour, culture, social life and politics.


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Rai Susan wrote: "You're welcome.....I'm looking forward to reading Secrets of the Sand."

Thanks so much Susan!


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Jade You're welcome.....I'm looking forward to reading Secrets of the Sand.


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Al Thanks for accepting my friends request :)


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Rai Gary wrote: "Thanks Rai, looking forward to reading Secrets of the Sand. If I can only get through The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

Thanks so much Gary! I'd be honored if you gave Secret of the Sands a read :)

I look forward to reading your thoughts on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo!

Cheers,

Rai


message 43: by Gary

Gary Thanks Rai, looking forward to reading Secrets of the Sand. If I can only get through The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.


message 42: by Catbird

Catbird Thanks for adding me to your friend list ! I am looking forward to reading your book and your reviews and comments on other books ! have a great weekend !


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Geri Ahearn Thank you Kindly for commenting on my Review of 'SLINGSHOT.' Another Talented Author. And Thank you for
All your Lovely comments that you leave on my profiles. Not Only are you an Extremely Talented Author, but a Wonderful Friend to so many. Very Much Appreciated by me!


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Anara Bella Thanks for adding me to your friends, Rai! Hope you're having a fabulous week. =)

Anara
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glad to be friends. and nice to meet another duranie. hope all is well? blessings laura


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Adele Thanks

Thank you for adding me. I look forward to reading your reviews and chatting with you further :o)


message 36: by Andrez

Andrez thanks!


message 35: by Andrez

Andrez that picture/comment as so cute! thanks! msg or comment me if you come here!


message 34: by Andrez

Andrez hi, thanks for the friend request! it's so nice that you want to come here, maybe if your book gets published here?


message 33: by Lisa

Lisa Kessler Great to see you on goodreads too Rai!!!

Talk to you soon...

Lisa :)


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Rai Ann wrote: "Neat discount on Secret of the Sands, Rai."

Thanks, Ann! I was really happy to see that they had done that, makes the book even more accessible :)


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Ann Keller Neat discount on Secret of the Sands, Rai.


Harlequin Books Thank you for the friendship.


Lyn (Readinghearts) Hi Rai - I just added Secret of the Sands to my TBR. I am fascinated by ancient cultures, so I am looking forward to this. Plus Rick rated it 5 stars.


Victoria Simcox Hi Rai, thanks for thinking of me to add as a friend. Best Wishes Victoria ")www.themagicwarble.com


NorthernLightsGirl Hi Rai,

Thanks for the friends invite. I've added your book to my TBR. It sounds really interesting. :)

NorthernLightsGirl


CaliGirlRae Hi Rai! Thanks for inviting me to your GR friends space. Hope you have a fab weekend! :-)




Christine Hi Rai, stopped by to see what's new on your page, as usual, very interesting. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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Jessie Terwilliger Hi Rai, hope all is well with you.


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Rai Christine wrote: "Hi from down under Rai. How are you finding Briggen?
I too are reading Ann's book. I have been really busy with SFA, but will get to finish the book soon and hope to compare notes.

http://www...."


Hi Christine, so nice to hear from you! I am very much enjoying Briggen. It has a lot of similarities to Star Trek in the world Ann has created (I am a big Star Trek fan!), she has created a very rich world...

I look forward to comparing notes with you :)

Rai




Christine Hi from down under Rai. How are you finding Briggen?
I too are reading Ann's book. I have been really busy with SFA, but will get to finish the book soon and hope to compare notes.

http://www.shadowforestauthors.com

Blessings CJ


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Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.


message 20: by Bonnie

Bonnie "Books,like friends,should be few and well chosen."
-Samuel Paterson


message 19: by Rai (last edited Jan 14, 2009 09:11PM)

Rai Secret of the Sands movie pitch on HotPluto.com!!

Here's our link:

Secret of the sands on HotPluto.com




message 18: by Rai (last edited Jan 11, 2009 11:11AM)

Rai Cast the movie version of Secret of the Sands!!

Check out our profile on Storycasting.com to see which actors Rai cast in which roles from the book:

Secret of the Sands movie casting on Storycasting.com



Feel free to add your comments & suggestions, too & let's see how close we come when Secret of the Sands finally hits the big screen!! (Hollywood is taking a close look at the book right now!)

Rai Aren, co-author of Secret of the Sands




Christina C. hi, thanks for the add!

happy holidays :)


SassyMama He, Rai...WELCOME to goodreads...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...CONGRATS on your novels...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...have a blessed week...a Merry Christmas...and Happy Reading & Writing :-)


message 14: by Bonnie

Bonnie God's Gift
Little baby on the hay,
soon there'll be another day
when nails shall pierce You hands
and feet as You provide our sin's defeat.
Risen Jesus on the throne,
we lift our praise to You alone-
for You're the gift that we receive
the moment that our hearts believe.
-Roy Lessin

This Christmas,as you consider all the awesome things that have come to you through Jesus,God's perfect gift,remember that it is but a taste of all the good things yet to come.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
love,bonnie


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