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Saint's Sacrament - Sins of the Father Part I Paperback – September 3, 2013
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Tiana Laveen was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and resides in the midwest with her husband, two children, and twisted imagination. She enjoys a fulfilling and enriching life that includes writing books, public speaking, drawing, painting, listening to music, cooking, and spending time with loved ones. Tiana Laveen is a uniquely creative and innovative author whose romance fiction is geared towards those who not only want to temporarily escape from the daily routines of life, but also delve into social taboo as it pertains to interracial relationships. Tiana creates a painting with words as she guides her reader into the lives of each and every main character. Her works include "Cross Climax I," "Cross Climax II," "The Slave Master's Son," "The Naughty Sins of a Saint," "I Want Candy," "When Saint Goes Marching In," "Swirled Satin Sheets I," "In My Sister's Shadow," "Swirled Satin Sheets II," "Saved and SAINTified," "Addicted In Cold Blood," and "Forgive Me Father For I Have Loved." If you wish to communicate with Tiana Laveen, please contact her at www.facebook.com/tianalaveen. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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I was glad to read that Jagger and Tracey finally got their HEA after a little drama. Poor Jagger was so afraid but he knew that he had to be honest with her before be could take their relationship further. His past and his paternal relationship really did a number on him. I was touched when Saint's father, Osaze, offered to be his father because of his close relationship with Saint. It was so sweet. Even Osaze has joined the land of the living by falling in love after so many years of living alone.
This book and series is soooooooo good. I just love it. Saint is a character. I love the way Tiana Writes. She has a way with words that just appeals to the common person who has heard this type of communications before. It is so real. I love the love of Xenia and Saint. They are definitely each other's soulmate. Their love is true and real. Each one will do anything for the other and actually feel what the other is going through. My heart broke for Saint when he realized something happened to Xenia. The boys could sense it as well and they clung to each other and Hassani grew to understand that if something happened to their parents, he would be responsible for his brother Dakarai and his sister Isis. I even got emotional and mad at Saint when I thought he was flirting with a woman in a bar. I almost stopped reading the book when I realize he and Xenia were role playing. Great writing technique when it elicits emotions from the reader.
Even though the boys always had disagreements as siblings do, their boyish banter is so cute. The children all grew and developed so much in this book. Dakarai killed me with his crush on Tracey and his dance with her had me laughing my head of.
Saint is such a giving and loving person to all that he loves. His healing of his father and helping Bomb get his act together is just some of the examples of a true and loving human being. I just love him. Too bad he's not a real person. Excellent book story and excellent writing. Job well done Tiana Laveen!
I'll be the first to admit that I thought the series had ended with the birth of Isis, and was sure that there was nothing else that could possibly be added successfully. Boy! Was I wrong! Reading this latest installment was like glass shattering - revealing twists and turns and depth that I never thought could have ever been tapped into.
Ms. Laveen has established this series as one that has a "paranormal/other-worldly" twist to it, but the story that she brings in this installment, slams to reality just who Dr. Saint Aknaten, his Queen and his seeds are. The reality of the continuing saga is one where I COULD ACTUALLY VISUALIZE each and every nail-biting and deliciously sensuous moment. This time Ms. Laveen injects hard-core reality into this installment, both introducing new readers to the character, the enigma, that is Dr. Saint Aknaten, and yet reminding those hypnotized and dedicated followers, who this man really is.
Saint this time is faced with problems and issues that one or all of us have either experienced or know of someone who can relate to such issues. This is where one's attention is truly captured, because it almost seems like Saint, with all his supernatural powers, cannot deal with the harsh reality of HIS PAST SINS! This time, Ms. Laveen places Saint in the middle of a reality that the reader can imagine, and she throws down the gauntlet, and dares the reader to imagine a world where Dr. Saint Aknaten, Angel-Child, Empath, Head of The Rainbeau Knights, Sex-Therapist, Husband, Father and.....a MAN......no longer EXISTS!!!
This installment is a nail-biter and one that brings the reader into the everyday lives of people that they can relate to. This book also delves into the psyche of Dr. Saint Aknaten, and reveals what makes him tick - which also happens to be his Kryptonite - His Family. Saint also, for the first time, realizes his own short-comings and is humbled by having to trust those closest to him to prevent his past sins and the sins of others from coming to haunt him.
Ms. Laveen also brings to the forefront, the heartbeat of Saint - His Queen, Xenia. This story tells of the consequences that she faces loving an Angel-Child, and also being fair-game and bulls-eye for picking and accepting the forbidden fruit that is her soul-mate - Saint.
Ms. Laveen in true form touches the taboo topics and explores the religious theories of Dr. Aknaten, by boldly writing what many may criticize as "going too far" or "afraid to consider", let alone utter. Her bold catalyst for conversation regarding the subject of sexuality, the Bible and Jesus in particular shows the type of willingness to voice or at least start a dialogue on those topics that may be on the minds of many regarding sexuality and religion. Ms. Laveen expertly introduces a fire-starter on the topic of sex and pleasures and temptations of the flesh - a topic that she so expertly demonstrated in her critically-acclaimed, "Father Forgive me, For I have Loved".
This installment of Saint "brings it all home" so to speak. Ms. Laveen's ability to create a character, bring that character to life, and simultaneously spin off and evolve and develop others is amazing and unmatched, to say the least. Where other authors exhaust themselves trying to keep the hero on life support after one-too-many sequels, Ms. Laveen has succeeded in reincarnating the epitome of the Alpha Male and making him the low-hanging fruit - tantalizing, tempting and forbidden - to the reader, just curious enough to venture into the naughty garden that is Saint Aknaten's Sacrament.
Within the pages of this latest literary offering, Ms. Laveen delves into the vulnerable psyche of our hero, reminding, or rather allowing, us to have a clearer perception of the inherent cost of a human being spiritually laden with gifts obtainable and disbursed by entities existing in the outer realms of creation. Saint is self propelled to perform acts that are capable of rendering his humanity to be tested, even unto the doors of his imminent death.
Your readers' palette will once again be presented with and satisfied by the fulfilling powerful strokes of the very gifted pen and imaginative creativity of an author also gifted by entities existing outside of our sphere of understanding.
With each privileged delving into every book that Tiana Laveen has written, I have have stated and will continue to state, that she gives her attentive reading audience powerful, life like stories that not only entertains but educates us with knowledge which is usable during our journey which we call life. She stamps her readers with unique characteristics upon our very souls. Stamps that shall become an integral and positive part of our individual and varied make-up.
I once again urge all readers who wish to evolve from mediocre writing into great writing to pick up this 5 book series. You will be grateful you did.