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MINETTE LAUREN & ZOE TASIA-Race for the Sun & Sins of the Sister

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
Race for the Sun: The Soul Watcher Series Book 1 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644370254
Availability: Backordered. Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book.
Published: Black Opal Books - December 8th, 2018

Sins of the Sister Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644370230
Availability: Backordered. Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book.
Published: Black Opal Books - December 15th, 2018


Friday, January 18 at 7PM

Race for the Sun & Sins of the Sister



Soledad, an old soul, confronts the failures of her last life, having committed suicide when things became too difficult. As she moves forward into the soul-watcher's phase of the afterworld, she picks from a list of struggling souls to guide and guard. Ally, a popular artist and Soledad's niece from her former life, is among Soledad's choices. Trapped in a soul-watching state, Soledad follows Ally, throughout parts of her daily routine, trying to surmise her embodied ward's purpose. Once she can master the meaning of Ally's reality, Soledad hopes to be granted another life with her own soulmate. Journey with these very real characters to find what lessons are learned in the passing of time and the rewards their love brings. Race for the Sun is a lesson on life and loving for all.


Lana Madison is a twenty-three-year-old, unconventional private investigator, who is searching for the men who abducted her identical twin. Lana and Dania are complete opposites, but their bond from birth allows them to share emotions. These brief moments of connection prove to Lana that her twin is still very much alive. Lana suffers flashbacks of past events, which she believes are her sister’s memories, and realizes there are gaps in her own timeline from the day of her sister’s disappearance. She has given up on believing that the police will ever find Dania and is determined to find her sister on her own. But as she gets closer to finding her twin, the barriers that protect Lana’s façade steadily melt away, and now her own life—as well as her sanity—is on the line…


As soon as Minette Lauren was old enough to write, she composed a play in one act about the love of Seth and Beth, inspired by the movie, Gone with the Wind. Not deterred by the play’s questionable success, she has been in love with writing ever since. Growing up in a small town outside of New Orleans, Louisiana, has fueled a lot of her creative endeavors. She travels often and takes advantage of anyplace with a view that inspires her to write. Lauren now resides in Texas, where she co-writes with good friend Zoe Tasia under the pen name, Zari Reede. Lauren loves to write outdoors by her pool, with her five furry writing muses. Besides her menagerie of tail-wagging pooches, she also has a loving husband, three turtles, and a Macaw to keep her company. Together, they make all of her dreams come true.


As a child, Zoe Tasia idolized Barbara Eden, star of I Dream of Jeannie, however, she would have ditched the astronaut and married Captain Kirk. She can’t blink and make magic nor did she wed a Starfleet officer. Instead, life had something better in store for her. She explores her imagination as a writer, is married to an understanding Greek, has two grown sons, and a crazy cat that thinks it’s a dog. Zoe grew up in Oklahoma and lived over seven years in Scotland. Now she resides in the great state of Texas, where everything’s bigger and better, or so she’s told by the natives. When she’s not giving her make-believe friends full rein, she enjoys the opera, ballet, well-chilled champagne, and reading, lots and lots of reading. Her first book is Kilts and Catnip ~ The Shrouded Isle Book 1. She co-writes books with Minette Lauren as Zari Reede.


Writers extraordinaire, domestic goddesses, lovers of all furry things…Zari Reede is a writing team consisting of Zoe Tasia and Minette Lauren. Both have an addiction to collaborative writing that rivals Oreo Double Stuffed Cookies with fine champagne. Writing solo for years, they decided to engage in a writing exercise to strengthen their skills and enlighten their creative minds. It turned out to be a great venture and is still going strong today. Tasia lives in Houston, has two cats, two boys, and a priceless husband, who supports all her rebel dreams. Lauren also enjoys living in Texas, has five dogs, two god-dogs, three turtles, and a wonderful husband that thinks all things she writes are golden—even if it is horse hockey. They are lucky in life, enjoying every day they can write and dream.

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