Taya DeVere

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JULY 27, 2018: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.
 
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Taya is a mix of a bubbly and stubborn personality trapped in an old, sad soul. She believes there’s something extraordinary in each being, that no one is too small or insignificant to deserve a second chance in life.

Her chaotic identity took a hit when her father suddenly died. Clawing her way up from the murky hole his death created forced her to face the facts of being tangled in toxic relationships, and depression that had a violent hold on her muddled mind.

She wanted to be whole again. Her restless feet and burning passion for animals led to leaving her home in Finland, and to accepting a working student job at a horse farm in Hereford, England. Long hours, hard physical labor, and countless nasty bunions ruined her body—but was Xanax for her soul.

To further her career in dressage, Taya moved to America, and lived in Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and California. Each mile traveled, she felt healthier, more independent, stronger.

She didn’t need another person to make things happen for her, to heal. She needed only to live free. And just then, when she least wanted it, she found a being whose heart loved the same way as hers did.

For years, she and her little menagerie traveled. Struggle was no stranger in their lives, but not a day went by without laughter and a new experience from which to grow and learn.

After living through 1001 bizarre tales, Taya returned to Finland to take a breather from her shenanigans, and to finish her first novel in the “Borderline” series.

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COMING 5 November 2018: Between Two Doors, Book 1 of the “Borderline” series (Inspired by Actual Events)

One door promises freedom, the other safety. Which one would you choose?

Depressed and abandoned after my father dies, I’m sent to a therapy center where I must decide between two doors.

Behind one door awaits life in my home country where I will continue to scramble through a tangle of mistakes and a poisonous relationship, but old and new friendships alike may be my salvation.

Escape lies behind the second door, where I can run away to an unknown country far away where demanding physical labor will push aside my inner demons. This door could be a fresh start.

The “Borderline” series tells two tales, of two parallel realities, based on one true story.
 
 
 
COMING 2019: Down Two Paths, Book 2 of the “Borderline” series (Inspired by Actual Events)

One path threatens suffocation, the other exhaustion. Which offers a chance of salvation?

The two paths continue to push Dee deeper into her survival journey.

Her reality in an unknown country takes her to California, where her new beginning, complete with its challenges, pushes aside the past—and the trauma she once ran away from. Life under the California sun is filled with choices between right and wrong, dealing with thorny personalities, and the laughter and love of Dee’s new family.

Her reality in her home country lulls her into a feeling of safety and the most important task of her lifetime—taking care of her baby. Her new, unconventional family of four is the center of Dee’s being, but despite their immeasurable love for her and her child, she still questions whether they would all be better off without her.

This is the second book in the “Borderline” series, which tells two tales, of two parallel realities, based on one true story.

D.M. Earley

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MAY 29, 2018: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.
 
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Like many new authors, I said for years I wanted to write a book. Life, careers, and other necessary evils seemed to always derail that goal. Then, last year, on a road trip out west, I found the spark that ignited The Temptation of Destiny.

My journey began in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. After high school, I joined the U.S. Coast Guard, spending the better part of eight years busting holes in the sky on C-130s. After the military, my career path meandered through the financial services industry, auto industry, bar industry, and construction management.

I am excited to start my next adventure with a move out west, and begin work on my second book. New Mexico, The Land of Enchantment, will provide the rich Native American mythology to take readers on another roller coaster ride (as The Temptation of Destiny does).

In my downtime, I enjoy hiking and other outdoor adventures with my wife. Hunting, fishing, and doing everything possible to stay from falling into the “status quo,” fuels me.

When it’s time to wind down this adventure we call life, I hope to be sitting in a cabin high in the alpine forests of the Rockies, spending the days with my wife, children, family, and friends, reminiscing about the blessings this life afforded us all.

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RELEASING MID-MAY 2019: The Temptation of Destiny, a compelling story of one man’s journey after discovering he has early onset of a cognitive brain disease. (Book 1 of the “Call of Destiny” Series)

Since the beginning of Mankind, we have yearned to see the future, to alter events for our benefit, but…. Once seen, is it a blessing or curse?

Jake has the perfect life—a successful marriage, three great children, and a plan set in place for his future. Yet with one tragic twist of fate, all he has achieved is threatened. A glimpse into a bleak existence forces him to make decisions, and sends him on a journey that will forever alter the lives of those in his path.

Dakota, a recent graduate from law school, is eager to start her life in Wind River, a magical place to her since childhood. Legends of strong warriors and beautiful maidens, in a majestic land steeped in lore, have always captured her imagination. This is her piece of heaven on earth.

The Spirits dance across the night sky as the most vile, violent, and darkest of humanity’s secrets invaded Wind River. Prophetic visions warn of a great battle, and the dead tell tales as the past and future collide.

As the struggle between the Spirit and Mortal worlds tear at the fibers of humanity, everyone has a decision to make. Is it time to tempt Destiny? Can its path be altered?

Kabir Shah

22 May 2018: The Evolved Publishing Team welcomes its newest artist and illustrator.

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I am particularly fascinated by the relationship between art and human perception. Studying art is like engaging in an interrogation with nature, constantly trying to figure out if our assumptions about the world are in any way accurate. Even if such an aspiration may never be fulfilled, there is an excitement in embarking on the venture of unravelling the opacity of the universe.

I believe writers and artists share this desire intimately. I enjoy working with authors on their book covers since it gives me an opportunity to understand the myriad ways in which the authors express the world they have imagined, or interpret the world around them. I love art and I love words, and I find it satisfying to develop a book cover that resonates with the writer. In addition to art, literature is one of my passions, and I am an aspiring writer myself.

I initially chose to study Computer Science, but the lure of creative pursuits proved too strong to resist. I experimented with animation as a means of expressing the stories I wanted to tell, but ultimately I found illustration to have the strongest appeal for me, and I decided to explore it in a self-taught manner. For the past few years I have been working as a self-employed illustrator based in the UK, designing book covers as well as environments for comics.

Please feel free to reach out to me through any of the links in the contact section. I’m always up for any discussions about books, art or philosophy.

Book Covers by Kabir Shah

Around Two Corners
by
Taya DeVere

Between Two Doors
by
Taya DeVere

Black and White Truth
by
K.M. Hodge

Carry Me Away
by
Robb Grindstaff

Deep Mud
by
Ty Spencer Vossler

Down Two Paths
by
Taya DeVere

Enfold Me
by
Steven Greenberg

A Family Fued
Texas Style
by Kent Swarts

Flirtation on the Hudson
by
J.F. Collen

Halloween from the Other Side
by Gregg Sapp

Hannah’s Voice
by
Robb Grindstaff

The Holocaust Engine
by David Rike & Stephen Patrick

Leaving the Beach
by
Mary Rowen

Moon Path
by
Steven Greenberg

Panicles
by
Richard Robbins

Pioneer Passage
by
J.F. Collen

Red on the Run
by
K.M. Hodge

The Sally Ride
Chronicle
by K.M. Hodge

A Savvy Way to Kill
by
Kent Swarts

Soul of the Elephant
by
Pam Laughlin

The Texas Medicine
Murders
by Kent Swarts

They Tell Me You Are
Brutal
by David Hagerty

They Tell Me You Are
Crooked
by David Hagerty

They Tell Me You Are
Cunning
by David Hagerty

They Tell Me You Are
Wicked
by David Hagerty

Trampling in the Land
of Woe
by William LJ Galaini

True Blue Son
by
K.M. Hodge

Daryl Rothman

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MAY 18, 2018: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.
 
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I’m a writer. From childhood I kindled three dreams: to one day become a father, a writer, and a baseball player.

Two of three ain’t bad. (I shall neither confirm nor deny holding out deluded hope for the third.) Most of what I write is fiction, but not all. I write the occasional article and guest post, and conduct some interviews. I’m an English major, have a masters in social work, and have been an early childhood leader/advocate for many years. I’m sports-obsessed, love animals, and love to share the veritable treasure trove of pithy comments from my kiddos, particularly my little girl, about whom I receive regular requests for more “Rachelisms.”

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COMING FALL 2020: David Rose and the Forbidden Tournament, the second book in the “David Rose” series of YA Fantasy adventures.

It’s one thing to discover a whole new world, but quite another to survive it. David Rose discovers that, on top of everything else, immortality can kill you.

It’s been less than a year since his fateful 15th birthday, but for David Rose, everything has changed. He’s learned of his immortality, discovered a sinister plot centuries in the making, survived an attempt on his life at a medieval castle in England, and through it all, he’s more convinced than ever that his mother is alive.

David has been awakened to a wondrous new world, yet one fraught with peril. Despite all his new powers and potential, David feels more vulnerable than ever. His awakening has served as a beacon to other immortals, some of whom view him as a threat to be dispatched.

Strange things are happening with Rachel, their father has withdrawn again, and David worries they are no closer to finding their mother. Just as he’s learning how to channel the greatest powers of his past lives, he’s abducted by a rogue syndicate bent on exploiting immortals and pitting them against each other in battles to the death.

Richard Robbins

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APRIL 23, 2018: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.
 
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Richard’s first novel, the award-winning Love, Loss, and Lagniappe was inspired by actual events in his life, and utilizes his Medical and Business School background to explore the journey of self-discovery after heartbreaking loss, while revealing the scientific basis for the meaning of life. (You’ll have to read it to find out!)

Richard’s next novel, Panicles, explores the price of fame and fortune through the eyes of two families, one wealthy and powerful, the other blue collar, from a chance meeting at a Florida poolside, to the highest levels of politics and power. This sweeping saga of love, war, money, and power leaves each family weighing their duty to their family versus service to their country. It all leads to a fateful choice—a sacrifice—which could change the course of history.

Richard lives in New York City and New Orleans with his love and inspiration, Lisa, his wife of thirty years (and counting), near their beloved grown children.

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COMING NOVEMBER 2018: Love, Loss, and Lagniappe (Inspired by Actual Events)

Life is good for Dr. Drew Coleman, a successful young eye surgeon living in Uptown New Orleans, and he knows it. Having met and married his beautiful medical school classmate, Kate, the two settle happily into the routine of raising their two young daughters.

Drew’s charmed life is soon shattered by devastating news, causing him to go on a ten-year transcontinental journey of self-discovery, during which he explores the nature of God and Man, the divine inspiration for many of New York’s landmarks and artistic treasures, and the relationship between the found and the lost souls passing on the street. He meets a number of memorable characters, including the young blue-haired runaway, Blue, who renounced her given name when forced to leave her Minnesota home with her girlfriend, Anna.

In time, he discovers and explains the scientific basis for the meaning of life, and is finally found, or finds himself, setting the stage for a bittersweet and memorable ending.