Welcome #RRBC Spotlight Author Yvette Calleiro

Yvette CalleiroWord Museum welcomes #RRBC Spotlight author Yvette Calleiro. Yvette has received the honor of becoming Rave Reviews Book Club’s spotlight author and will be on tour this week.

Today, Yvette shares the story of the Chronicles of the Diasodz, how she came up with the idea for the series and how it grew from there. We are also featuring her book The One Discovered. I know you’ll enjoy reading this series.

Once Upon a Time…

by Yvette M. Calleiro

Every story has a beginning. Yet when I first encountered the Diasodz, it was in a dream. The scene that I saw would take place at the end of book one.  The characters and the story line did not come to me in chronological order, so I had to take some time to see the whole picture before I could begin writing.  As the characters began to speak to me, I found my beginning for book one.  It’s the start of Sofia’s story, but it isn’t the beginning of the Diasodz’s world. So, I thought I’d give you a small introduction as to how the Diasodz came to be. In book two (The One Enlightened), you will learn a lot about the hows and the whys of the Diasodz’s predicament, so I won’t give away everything just yet! 😉

In the beginning, there was God….Yes, I wanted to start from there. Whether you are spiritual or not, the creation of a species must start with a creator.  Call him Allah, God, Budda, Zeus, a chemical reaction…whatever you want, but creation happened.  So, my story starts with the fact that there was a God AND a Goddess.  There were angels and arch-angels.  In my world, the God and Goddess were equal, but the Goddess was most revered by all, including God.

When God created humans, he created them as equals, but Adam held Eve to be more valuable, as God did with the Goddess.  Lucifer was not content with the hierarchy that was set up and wanted change.  He schemed and connived until he had many angels who agreed with him.  Unfortunately for Lucifer, he fell in love with a female angel.  Because of his own superiority complex, he thought she would follow him anywhere.  When he finally confronted God about becoming the dominate gender, the love of his life stood on the God and Goddess’ side.

In his anger, Lucifer couldn’t think clearly.  He wanted to hurt her the way she had hurt him, and in doing so, he brought pain and suffering to humans.  Lucifer was cast out of the heavens along with the angels who stood by his side.  He vowed vengeance and promised that God’s precious creation would never find peace. In the aftermath, an arch-angel asked the Goddess to protect the humans, and She created the Diasodz for that purpose.

By Her wishes, the Diasodz would live the first eighteen years of their lives as humans so that they could truly understand the struggles of those in which they were bound to protect.  Around his/her eighteenth birthday, he/she would experience a “death day.” His/her body’s human life force and human characteristics would “die” and his/her spirit would transform into that of a Diasodz, a being with supernatural abilities to heal and protect humans from the evils created by Lucifer.

Yet, as with humans, the Diasodz were given free will.  Many Diasodz became influenced by Lucifer to join his entourage of evil over time.  As a race, the Diasodz made choices that caused the Goddess to turn away from her creation, and their powers have been fading ever since. And so we come to Sofia’s story, where she must find out who she really is and whether she can discover it in her heart and soul to save the Diasodz from fading forever…

Check Out This Book: The One Discovered

TheOneDiscovered - Cover Design 10The One Discovered
by Yvette Calleiro

How do you choose when both options have dire consequences?

Sofia is a 17 year old who is quite content with her life.  She has a caring boyfriend who also just happens to be her best friend since birth.  She has a loving mother.  She is successfully completing her last year of high school and enjoys her part-time job.  She can’t imagine wanting more from her life…until Ar’ch (pronounced Ar-rick) enters her dreams, sparking a burning flame inside of her that she can’t seem to extinguish nor does she want to.

Ar’ch is a Diasodz (Die-ah-sodz), a species created by the Goddess back when God created humans.  Diasodz were made to heal and protect humans, but when the Diasodz turned their backs on helping humans and left Earth to live in their own world, the Goddess abandoned them.  Since then, their powers and their very lives have been fading.  A prophecy foretold that a young girl born on Earth would be the Diasodz’s savior.  Ar’ch and his brother, Angel, travel to Earth to retrieve her and bring her back to their world before her death day in order to save their kind.  Ar’ch knows the drill: find the target, capture her, and safely bring her home.  But what happens when the target captures his dormant heart?

Choices create action.  Actions have consequences.  When faced with the truth, what choice will Sofia make?  Will she be able to accept the consequences that follow?

To learn more about Yvette M. Calleiro, or to purchase, The One Discovered, please visit:

Twitter: @YvetteMCalleiro

Facebook: http://facebook.com/yvettemcalleiro

Website: http://yvettemcalleiro.blogspot.com

Lori Soard started Word Museum in 1997. She’s a published author and has written thousands of articles over the years for newspapers, magazines and online. She has a PhD in Journalism and lives in Southern Indiana with her husband. They have two grown daughters, both animal lovers their house is always filled with pets.

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17 Replies to “Welcome #RRBC Spotlight Author Yvette Calleiro”

  1. This is another lovely post, Yvette! I am enjoying doing a bit of internet stalking and getting to know you better, lols! Have an awesome Spotlight tour 🙂

    Lori, thank you for hosting Yvette today on her her Spotlight tour 🙂

  2. Hi Lori – lovely to be here again 🙂

    Whatever your spiritual perspective, creation myths are always worth attention as you get to know a little about the peoples the stories were originally told to. The Judeo-Christian mileu is a particularly rich one (since we’re so familiar with it in Europe and the US) and can stand a lot of interpretation, but I certainly approve of ones that include a Goddess! And human-angel(demon) hybrids are really intriguing – looks like my TBR will be taking yet another hit! 😉

    1. I’m happy to hear that. When this story came to me, it seemed to weave itself so perfectly into the biblical creation story that it felt almost believable (if Diasodz were truly to exist, that is). I am a true lover of Greek mythology, so there absolutely had to be a Goddess along with God. Plus, I am fascinated with the Wiccan beliefs, and much of my story borrows from the elements and the Goddess. The Diasodz world is a perfect mix of the various theologies. At least, in my opinion, it is. 😉

  3. Hi Yvette,

    This is my second day following your spotlight and you have made me hungry to read your book. It sounds like a book that I would enjoy reading. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Patricia

    Hi Lori,
    Thank you so much for presenting Yvette. So far I am enjoying her tour.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Patricia

  4. Yvette, what an awesome summary. I love the background on this book and it may just well be the book that will topple my towering TBR list. If your writing in your book is as well presented as in your blog piece, it’s sure to be a success.

    Lori, thanks for hosting this amazing writer!!I just love this site!!

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