Monday, February 25, 2008

Cause… I said by Nina Pierce

Welcome guest blogger, Nina Pierce. Leave a comment and you'll be entered to win a copy of Nina's debut novel, The Healer's Garden. Contest is open from now until tomorrow midnight PST. Winner will be announced on Tuesday so check back. And now back to our regularly scheduled programming...

Thanks for inviting me over to your place, ladies. Sometimes a writer just needs to get out, stretch her legs, and visit another blog! Happy to be here visiting with everyone today!

I’m Nina Pierce, new to the publishing world. My debut novel “The Healer’s Garden” was a December molten erotic release from Liquid Silver Books. It’s not dark or chilling but it is a suspense story that takes place in an alternative future.

A world left after the devastating plague of the twenty-first century nearly wiped out the male population and significantly decreased the female population. A place where woman have evolved and developed the talents of prophesying, telepathy, telekinesis, and the greatest gift of all—healing.

In this female dominated society, continuing the human population is of utmost importance. The virus that decimated humans has also rendered male sperm incapable of surviving artificial insemination and cloning has yet to be perfected. The government has enslaved acceptable males and decreed that woman must mate with them and birth two infants before the age of thirty.

It’s at the government breeding facility known as the Garden of Serenity that gifted healer Jahara Hriznek meets the mating instructor Brenimyn and so begins their tumultuous relationship.

Brenimyn believes the time is now to rise up and restore social equality for all. He is searching for the one woman prophesied to be his mate and partner in the battle against the government and believes Jahara is that woman. But can Brenimyn convince Jahara to trust her heart and follow him? And will that love be enough to unite them in a coup against the government and bring about a new world order?

I love this couple... love that Brenimyn is willing to risk his life to stand up for something he believes in and fight for the woman he loves.

I was born in the 60’s, but I am not a child of the 60’s. That was an era when men and women laid down in front of bulldozers or carried picket signs or stood up against the government on court hall steps. I’ve never stepped up in public and fought for a cause I believed in. I’m opinionated and not too shy to express myself, but have never gone to jail to prove a point. I greatly admire people who have stepped out of their comfort zone and stood up for a cause.

I love to hear stories of people with that much bravery. Have you taken a stand? Or would you like to? Tell me about it. I’ll be here all day!

Nina Pierce

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Blogger Jennifer Linforth said...

This reminds me of the time I took a stand against censorship of the arts in college. Long story short, I protested the covering of some nudes. Art is not porn...

The local papers got wind of it, next you knew the president of the college was involved... it spread from paper to paper and I get one very frantic phone call from my mother later that week when she saw her daughter in the headlines...

Ooops. When you make a stand, be prepared for the ripples to make waves!

February 25, 2008 at 6:53 AM  
Blogger Roscoe James said...

Hey Nina! Thought I'd come over and see if guest blogging is like a guest host for Johnny Carson.

Book sounds great.

February 25, 2008 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger Nina Pierce said...

Jen - Your poor mother, especially if the president of the college got involved.

Roscoe, every guest host needs a side kick... you up for the job?

February 25, 2008 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger Michelle Libby said...

I think it's easier to take a stand when you have good people backing you up. Especially ones who are packin' and have the badge. (if you know what I mean.)

I just now learning to stand up for myself and what I believe in.

Have fun today, Nina.


February 25, 2008 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Nina Pierce said...

Hi, Michelle! You know... some people get all the fun! You're a lucky woman with that man of yours! LOL!

And sometimes standing up for ourselves is the hardest thing, especially for women.

February 25, 2008 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger rebekah said...

I have always want to be the type of person that stands up and fights for what they feel is right. I'm a very shy person so I tend to stand in the back and no one notices me. Luckily my husband is very out going and doesn't take alot of crap. So I am slowly learning from him. I remember the first time I confronted someone was in the grocery store. My kids were playing in those new car shaped carts and this lady walked by and said how rude. So I turned around and said who me or my kids. She said it was my kids, so I turned around and followed her asking why, what did they do. She wouldn't tell me and I just kinda of tormented her. I will admitt I went over board, but I guess most poeple do with there first confrontation with someone. I'll tell you though, it sure felt good to do something. I am learning now how to pick my battles. But the few times I do stand up for myself is very liberating. I don't want my kids to see their mother as a doormat, so hopefully by changing myself they won't become a doormat either.

February 25, 2008 at 10:25 AM  
Anonymous Shelli Stevens said...

I'm way too boring :) I've never really done anything extreme. I'm too conscientious about my record. LOL.

Ohhh! Wait! I did a walk out in 8th grade in protest of the first Iraq war.

Great premise!

February 25, 2008 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger Savanna Kougar said...

Hi Nina, what a great topic and question. I quit high school in protest. It's too long of a story to relate here. But, ultimately, though the experience was hellish, it turned out to be one of the best things I ever did.
I've stood up a lot, and played it smart a lot.
But when you do stand up, watch out for those ripples! They can turn into a tsunami. Been there!

February 25, 2008 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Nina Pierce said...

Rebekah, it's hard to learn to stand up for ourselves and it does feel wrong doing it the first couple of times. But when you figure out which battles are worth fighting there is definitely something liberating about it.

Shelli, not boring... just waiting for the right cause... that's my motto! :D And walking out of class in 8th grade couldn't have made principals or parents too happy! But then again, those teen years tend to bring out the rebel in all of us!

February 25, 2008 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Nina Pierce said...

LOL! Savanna. Quit high school? That's one heck of a protest! Glad it worked out for you. And you're right about the ripples turning into tsunamis... if you're going to fight the system you better really believe in what you're fighting for or the aftershocks aren't really worth it!

February 25, 2008 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Mima said...

I do stand up for myself, but can only remember being involved in one protest - it was a march at Uni to do with campus lighting which was really bad, and attacks had been taking place!

February 26, 2008 at 1:47 AM  
Blogger Nina Pierce said...

That's a great thing to stand up for Mima. The universities are so much more conscientious about safety issues for their students. I think it had a lot to do with students bringing attention to the problem.

February 26, 2008 at 5:44 AM  

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