- First, my newest novel, The Shaman, will be published 30 Sept 2023. You can get a taste of The Shaman on my blog.
- Second, you can pre-order The Shaman on Amazon (I’d be thrilled if you did. So would all the words in the book. And the characters. The story itself, even!)
- Third, from 30 Sept to 15 Nov The Shaman will be on promo (99¢ Kindle, $17.99 Print). Be sure to get a copy for yourself, several copies to give as gifts for the approaching holidays, and tell everyone you know it’s available and it’s a great read!
- Last, would you like a free The Shaman PDF or ePub ARC in exchange for a review on Amazon, Goodreads, and/or BookBub? You would? Then respond to this email letting me know you’d like either a PDF or ePub ARC and when the review will go up (The Shaman is ~450 print pages). I’ll email the ARC ASAP within a day or two of receiving your response.
The rest of this email contains The Shaman early reader comments (which are front matter in the book. Your comments could join them if you get them to me before 26 Sept 2023) and blurbs.
“The story is a primer for spirit work, thank you.”
“Although, as usual in a Carrabis story, some parts of this novel are uncomfortable, I enjoyed it very much. Gio needed to experience those things to learn and grow.”
“It’s uplifting to read about a character having experiences similar to some of mine. I don’t have his power or training, but the sensitivity and awareness are familiar. This will be another healing book and perhaps a training manual for empaths and light workers.”
“Gio Fortuna, a boy spurned by his parents for being “slow,” is raised by his grandfather in the ways of the Practice, a rich esoteric discipline drawing upon mystic traditions passed down over thousands of years from a multitude of cultures. Written in five parts chronicling Gio’s life, The Shaman sees Fortuna embark on a journey from initiate to adept, young boy to old man, as he navigates a network of teachers, each with their own unique lessons and challenges. Steeped in wisdom applicable to all, The Shaman is an inspiring story that proposes a unique path to self-discovery and growth unlike anything written before.”
“The Shaman is a metaphysical memoir, the diary of Gio Fortuna (‘John Chance’ in English), who embarks on a decades long search to discover his own purpose and meaning in life, to answer “Why am I here?”
Gio, misdiagnosed as mentally deficient while a babe still in diapers, is about to be institutionalized by his parents. His grandparents, known and respected around the world as Guardians and Keepers of The Practice, a collection of mystical traditions developed, secreted away, and now known only to a few, rescue him and, not believing what the doctors have said, begin training him in their ways.
The novel follows Gio on a quest much like the hero in Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey, and is his first person account of recognizing there’s more to the world than modern society recognizes, his discoveries while on that quest, and his return to the modern world to use what’s he’s learned wisely.”