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Join the epic EARTH SHIFTER quest, and enter a new world!


Yes, it’s finally here!

Priced at an affordable $2.99, THE EARTH SHIFTER ebook is now live at:


Amazon US   UK   CA   DE   ES   IT   FR   JP   BR  

THE EARTH SHIFTER Goodreads page

Barnes & Noble Nook

It is also coming shortly to Apple, Sony, Kobo, Diesel, and other ebook retailers. All buy links, as usual, will be posted at my official website LadaRay.com. For those who have asked me, paperback is planned for 2013, date TBD.


Mankind would never know how close it came to annihilation on June 30, 1908. Somewhere in the murky depths of the Cosmos, the Comet of Karma is born. When all hope fades, it is sent to planet Earth, its sole mission to wipe out a failing civilization. It has happened before, and it can happen again. Except this time, the Earth Keepers would not interfere.

The Comet of Karma tasked with destroying a failing civilization… The Earth Keepers endowed with supreme powers over the planet and agonizing over the ultimate decision… The Protectors risking their lives to keep the world intact… A beautiful brunette with hidden agenda, who is infinitely more than anyone knows… Two ambitious and unscrupulous men, who’ll stop at nothing… Global secret society bent on usurping power on Earth… A woman, ready to betray in order to save her son… Old spy organization with a secret human weapon… The Shifters, with power over mind, matter, time and space… 

And three teenagers, two of whom are destined to become mankind’s salvation—the all-powerful KEY of DESTINY. They will open a new era for Humanity, if they succeed in keeping their souls uncorrupted… and if they manage to come together before it’s too late.

Book category: fantasy historical, fantasy contemporary, YA crossover, geopolitical/spy thriller, visionary/metaphysical, epic/quest

THE EARTH SHIFTER is a true YA crossover suitable for most readers, teen through adult.

Word Count: 104,100. Estimated page count: 330

Explore the world of THE EARTH SHIFTER:

The Epic Journey Begins: characters/setting/excerpts galore

THE EARTH SHIFTER Mystical Setting: Lake Baikal, Siberia

THE EARTH SHIFTER Release Countdown: Excerpt 2




ARCOS Tablet Giveaway

6/1/2013 RESULTS: 



2/20/13 Announcement!

ARCHOS Tablet giveaway is still active. I thank those few people who participated in Phase I – you’ve all been entered! There’s nothing I wouldn’t like more than for one of my supporters to win this prize, valued at $349. It is presently sitting in my home, waiting for its lucky winner. 

At this time, we need more participation, therefore, I’ve decided to announce Phase 2 with a different set of rules, and additional prizes. It pains me to say that due to the extremely high shipping costs, ARCHOS Tablet is only available in the USA. I have many wonderful fans and supporters outside the USA, and I apologize for the inconvenience. However, this shouldn’t dissuade you from participating as I intend to have other fabulous prizes to thank you all for your awesome support. Phase 2 announcement will be made shortly, and it will be much fun – please stay tuned!

Lada Ray

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As mentioned above, THE EARTH SHIFTER is priced at only $2.99 (or Euro/UK equivalent) as an ebook so that as many people as possible could easily afford to read and enjoy it. My immediate goal is to sell 15,000 ebooks in a relatively short period of time.

This giveaway is a thank you to my readers and fans for their readership and support. No purchase is required; I am equally grateful to all those who would buy and enjoy my book, and to those who would help me promote it by spreading the word. This is because I strongly believe in THE EARTH SHIFTER message, and in its value to the readers! Therefore, all of you will be able to benefit from this giveaway.

I am giving away several very valuable prizes. All giveaways can be entered simultaneously. Enter one giveaway or all! There is no limit to the number of entries. The more entries, the more chances to win! Sky is the limit!


ARCHOS 8o G9 Turbo with WiFi, 8″ Touchscreen Tablet, value $349

It includes: Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich,’ HD, and amazing multimedia!


 I love my ARCHOS Tablet! If you are an avid reader, this is your solution! With ARCHOS, you can download ebooks in any format, including Kindle, Nook/epub, PDF, and others. Unlike with e-readers, you are not limited to a specific retailer and can enjoy your books from various sources! I also love the fact that it doubles as a lightweight, super-compact wifi PC, and that I can watch my fave YouTube vids on the go! There are so many other awesome functions this tablet includes that I haven’t even scratched the surface!

Check out all the specs here!

In fact, I loved my Archos Tablet so much that I purchased the second one, in order to award it to one of my readers/fans after THE EARTH SHIFTER release! It is currently sitting in its original box, unopened, ready for you to claim your prize!

Here it is:



How to enter ARCHOS TABLET Giveaway

*ARCHOS Tablet Giveaway has an open date, and the winner will be chosen after 15,000 copies of THE EARTH SHIFTER ebook have been sold. Preliminary drawing date is April 17, 2013 (finalized date will be announced). There are several easy ways to enter:

1. This is especially for the readers of THE EARTH SHIFTER! Please answer my 2 questions: 1) In the end of the book, where does Red meet with her mother? 2) Who does Sasha attempt to rescue during her LAST time travel? Correct answers will get 10 entries. Please email your answers to Lada at LadaRay dot com. DO NOT post your answers in the comment section!

2. Copy and post THE EARTH SHIFTER book banner below (together with its link) to your website homepage or blog sidebar, and get 20 entries. Please provide a link to your website/blog in the comment section of this post, or by emailing Lada at LadaRay dot com.

Earth Shifter Banner

An example of the book banner on a website: LadaRay.com/EarthShifterGiveaway

3. Copy and post THE EARTH SHIFTER book cover below, together with its link,  to your website homepage or blog sidebar, and get 15 entries. Please provide a link to your website/blog in the comment section of this post, or by emailing Lada at LadaRay dot com.


An example of the book cover post on a website: http://www.bzhercules.com.

4.Wordpress bloggers! Reblog this post, and get 5 entries. Please provide a link to your reblog in the comment section of this post. 

5. All bloggers! You can go one step further and guest-post this post on your blog in its entirety and get 10 entries! NOTE: This post can be shortened to suit your format. Please make sure you link back to my original post on top and bottom of your post! This is the link: THE EARTH SHIFTER Launch & ARCHOS TABLET Super-Giveaway! Please provide a link to your blog guest post in the comment section of this post, or email it to Lada at LadaRay dot com.

6. Mention/tag this post on your Facebook page, and get 2 entries. Please provide the url of your Facebook page in the comment section of this post, or by emailing Lada at LadaRay dot com.

7. Mention this post on Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, StumbleUpon, Reddit, and/or Digg and get 1 entry per mention. Please provide the appropriate link(s) in the comment section of this post, or by emailing Lada at LadaRay dot com.

8. Add THE EARTH SHIFTER to your bookshelf on Goodreads, and get 1 entry: THE EARTH SHIFTER Goodreads page. Become Lada Ray fan on Goodreads – get 1 entry. Both – 2 entries! Please provide the url of your GR bookshelf  in the comment section of this post, or email it to Lada at LadaRay dot com.

Very flexible and convenient! Enter one or all! The more you enter, the more chances to win!

NOTE: 1 (one) ARCHOS Tablet will be given away. ARCHOS Tablet Giveaway is open in the USA only (sorry for the inconvenience). All other giveaways are open worldwide.

Prize 2

Premium Ebook Formatting for Kindle or Smashwords (choose one) provided by my fabulous book formatters, Mike and Maddy of DWD. One lucky winner will receive Kindle or Smashwords formatting of any ebook of up to 100,000 words! It is very easy to enter. The winner will be randomly chosen by Rafflecopter. Drawing: 1/26/13. **Click here to enter.


Prize 3

Professional editing of 25 pages of your manuscript by my editor, Beth Lynne, Ed.D., of BZ Hercules – 1 winner will be selected.  (Note: the winner, please submit your 25 pages double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12 point font only.) The winner will be randomly chosen by Rafflecopter. Drawing: 1/26/13. **Click here to enter.

hercules logo

Prize 4

A complete set of Accidental Spy Adventure Series ebooks: Gold Train (Russia Adventure), Stepford USA (US Adventure), Green Desert (Prequel novelette). Up to 3 lucky winners will be selected depending on the number of entries; the more entries the more copies will be given away. It is very easy to enter. The winner will be randomly chosen by Rafflecopter. Drawing: 1/26/13. **Click here to enter.




**Note, due to the fact that WordPress platform does not support Rafflecopter, I am hosting the Ebook Formatting, Editing, and Accidental Spy Series Giveaways at my official author website, LadaRay.com. The giveaway is just one click away!


But that’s not all!

As a heartfelt “thank you” to my biggest fans and supporters, those who have been most active in helping me promote THE EARTH SHIFTER, will become some of the first readers of the following upcoming ebooks: LEMURIAN CRYSTAL & ATLANTIS. Projected release: February – March 2013. These are books 2 and 3 of the enchanting new series of novelettes/novellas, EARTH KEEPERS CHRONICLES, which I am creating as companion and prequel to THE EARTH SHIFTER. You may have read the first in the series, the top-rated CATHARSIS (Legend of the Lemurians). Check it out:

Amazon   B&N Nook   Smashwords

All about CATHARSIS, Legend of the Lemurians

These people, who’ve been most active in helping me promote THE EARTH SHIFTER, will receive FREE early edition copies of the LEMURIAN CRYSTAL & ATLANTIS ebooks in the format of their choice, incl. kindle, epub, PDF for PC, etc. This part of the giveaway is open worldwide!

Thank you for your interest and participation

and I hope you enjoy



P.S. I provide free ebooks to my reviewers. If you would like to become one of THE EARTH SHIFTER’s first reviewers, please email @ Lada at LadaRay.com, or leave a comment with your email!


From my family to yours: HAPPY NEW YEAR!




Princess Lily, contemplating the meaning of the holidays in her favorite red holiday shawl that I knit especially for her. In case you were wondering, these bottles are here for the holiday spirit and as New Year’s decorations. We decided that we couldn’t let good wine go to waste, having inherited an extensive cellar from the previous house owner. We, on the other hand, are a totally non-drinking and holistically-inclined family, and even Lily Cat has reformed lately. 😉