Abigail Weston's starry-eyed dream is to become the first female Pony Express rider. Ma, Pa, and six overprotective brothers won't even let her near the corral to train mustangs for the mail venture, so she gives up her dream to sneak out and talk to the ponies, teaching them to accept her weight on their backs.
Then her life changes and all her dreams are dust. Or are they?
KC Sprayberry started writing young, first as a diarist, and later through an interest in English and creative writing. Her first experience with publication came when she placed third in The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge contest while in the Air Force, but her dedication to writing came after she had her youngest child, now in his senior year of high school.
Her family lives in Northwest Georgia where she spends her days creating stories about life in the south, and far beyond. More than a dozen of her short stories have appeared in several magazines. Five anthologies feature other short stories. She has four books that are Amazon best sellers: Softly Say Goodbye, Who Am I?, and Mama's Advice. Her other novels available are: Take Chances, The Ghost Catcher, Family Curse … Times Two, Secret From The Flames, Where U @, The Wrong One, and Grace.
surface of Earth was ruinously contaminated by radiation, it became a forbidden
sanctuary. Though orphaned in the blackness of space, civilization struggled
onward, persevering in sterile isolation. Now, centuries later, while the
mighty space-faring superpowers war tirelessly for control of the solar system,
humanity has adapted too well to its new home. None could survive exposure to a
Or so it was understood.
In the midst of a catastrophic but ultimately meaningless
wargame, faced with imminent death from every direction, one remarkable Jovan
fighter pilot chose to die pursuing a dream: the dream to look upon the
landscapes of Earth with his own eyes. What he could never have anticipated was
surviving the experience.
Faced with both unspeakable beauty and terrible
hardship, Jon has the singular opportunity to gaze into the mysteries of the
past, and to stumble into the embrace of humanity's future.
Tedford was born in June of 1942, one of five children. He has lived in
Davenport, Iowa his entire life, three blocks from where he was born. He
dropped out of school in his senior year, acquired both a high school and
college GED with the Army Air Defense Command, and proceeded to spend the next
thirty years building combines and tractors to finance a wife and five children
of his own.
At fifteen, Anaii is the most important
member of her tribe—and the most mysterious. Ever since Anaii can
remember, the spirits of the wind have whispered of fertile hunting
grounds and imminent enemy attacks. But when her people are ambushed by a
brother clan without any apparent cause, the spirits remain eerily
As the village prepares to retaliate,
Anaii is pressured by her best friend, Elan, to marry him. It’s an old
plea—Elan has spent a lifetime loving her, but Anaii only sees a
childhood playmate out of an imposing warrior. Stifled by Elan’s
insistence, Anaii escapes into the forest where she meets Jayttin, the
beautiful son of the enemy chief. Enamored by Jayttin’s carefree spirit
and hope for peace, she repeatedly sneaks away to be with him, but when
her deception is discovered, Elan is devastated. Pledging his lifelong
affection, Elan gives her a passionate kiss, and Anaii begins to see her
friend in a new light.
While Anaii is tormented over which man
she must choose, the wind whispers of a new threat that could destroy
both tribes. Only a union will afford a chance at survival, but the
reality of that union is based on one thing—which man Anaii chooses to
Krista Holle is an award winning author
who stepped up her writing after reading Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight
series. It occurred to Krista that there is an insatiable audience of
women and girls who want to read books filled with stories about true
love—not just vampires. When Krista is not writing, she loves to collect
seashells, watch movies, and eat obscene amounts of pizza. Krista
currently resides in Montpelier, Virginia with her husband, four
daughters and an eccentric cat with a weird attachment to the family’s
I have mixed feelings about this story. I enjoyed the premise and the setting, both of
which are refreshing in a genre saturated with vampires and werewolves. The prose is beautiful and whimsical,
conveying a certain authenticity to the narrative voice of the main character,
Anaii. It was upon realising these elements
in the first few pages that my hopes were raised. They gave promise of originality, and complex conflict,
and in some ways I wasn’t disappointed. The concept of wind whispering, and the
faith and politics of the warring tribes, were intriguing to read about and
After eagerly racing about a quarter of the way through, I began
spotting signifiers of Mary-Sue characterisation, which was a let-down
regarding originality. Anaii starts off
as endearing and unassuming, yet she soon displays petulant and selfish behaviour
which continue through the remainder of the story. I found it difficult to sympathise with her choices,
one of which left a gaping plot hole that got me so infuriated I shouted at my
kindle. Also, the narrative is tad long-winded (pardon the pun), and the similes
are a few too many for my taste. The
love triangle takes over the plot, and I really couldn’t be bothered with it. The
situation only seemed to bring out more unlikeable traits in Anaii. Another
irritating aspect was that the characters are forever crying out to one
another.Considering for the majority of
the time they’re meant to be hiding, or talking in secret, I wondered how they didn’t
alert everyone to their activities. Towards the end the pace picks up and the
final few chapters were remarkably more enjoyable to read.
The Wind Whisperer
is definitely one of the better quality small pub books I’ve encountered over
the last few years. It offers the reader escape to a believable and well-depicted
place and time. As much as I had my issues with certain aspects, the author’s
skill as a writer and storyteller is undeniable. I recommend this for fans of historical fantasy
and to older teens that enjoy a lengthy read.