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Where The Rain Is Made

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I’m fascinated by American history, especially history concerning the Native American tribes from days-gone-by. At one time, I did extensive research about the Cheyenne Dog Soldiers. My 12 year old son was especially intrigued by this tribe of Indians. We spent hours at the library (he loved visiting the library) learning about their customs and beliefs, their life on the Plains.
Before long, my son moved on to another area of interest (I think it was mobsters. lol) and here I was with notebooks of information about the Dog Soldiers. That’s when I decided to write WHERE THE RAIN IS MADE. All the tribes knew rain, thunder and lightning came from the sky, but the Cheyenne believed their god, MATEO, lived in the place we call heaven, or where the rain is made. Thus, the title of my book.
 
Here are some fascinating facts about the tribe and the formidable Dog Soldiers. 
The dog soldiers were an elite group of military, the last line of defense for the People. The fierce warriors in this society were greatly esteemed and outfitted with a particular sash. Each member also carried a sacred arrow. When in battle, they impaled one end of the sash (outfitted with a stake) to the ground and slung the other end around their torso. Once they stake was driven into the dirt, that meant no surrender, they would fight to the death. They had a song (chant) that only the dog soldiers could sing. I imagine it went something like this: https://youtu.be/hk4WBnss7l0.
 
A journalist’s depiction of the formidable Dog Soldiers:
 
The awesome warriors (Cheyenne Dog Soldiers) were armed to the teeth with revolvers and bows … proud, haughty, defiant as should become those who are to grant favors, not beg them.”
 
Ohio reporter covering negotiations at Medicine Lodge, Kansas on October 27, 1867
 
They also believed in ghosts or spirits they called Seotses. The People feared dead spirits and would do anything to avoid the cemetery at night or lonely places outside the safety of their villages. Some said the Seotses lived in the burial ground or in villages the tribe had deserted when they moved on. Only the dog soldiers would return to the old campsites – they were not afraid of Seotses, or anything else that crossed their paths.
 
All this information gave me great fodder for Where the Rain is Made.  I imagined a Sacred Council of Arrows assembled by the dead elders of the tribe (Seotses). The Council looked out for the People and sent time travelers back to warn them of impending danger or bloody battles on the horizon. The time travelers had several rules: 1) Never change the course of history, but work as a mentor, advisor to the People, encourage them to move camps to avoid impending doom. 2) Never fall in love with anyone from the past. One day, the time traveler would return to his home and the life he once led. His/her survival was paramount so he could travel back in time again to help the People, albeit to another time and place.
  
In Where the Rain is Made, Ethan Gray is a museum curator in Washington, DC with deep ties to his Cheyenne people. But when he’s sent back in time by the Council he transforms into MEKO a fierce warrior and the leader of the Dog Soldiers. 
 
I loved, loved writing Where the Rain Is Made and cherished every single piece of research I came across. If you like history about Native American tribes, or love passion, suspense and ghost stories, I hope you’ll give the book a chance.
 
My most recent review 
“Highly Recommended. A love that transcends time — a compelling, time-traveling
romance poised between modern day and the gut-wrenching conflict between the
Cheyenne and the Blue Coats. Where The Rain is Made was a surprising blend of
genres. While solidly building on a foundation of romance, it is so much more.
The paranormal aspect of time travel and shamanism is painted realistically and
establishes the authenticity of the story while allowing modern-day influences
to be brought into a past time through the hero’s modern perspective. 5 Stars” 
(Please leave a review)
 
Thanks so much for stopping by to read about the Dog Soldiers and Where the Rain is Made.
 
 
 
 

Halloween Romance Book Fair! #bookblast #booklovers

 

 

It doesn’t matter what flavor of romance “candy” you’d like this Halloween, our book fair has something for everyone, contemporary, paranormal, historical, suspense, fantasy, and science fiction. All books 2.99 or less, with several free!
 
U Could Win 1 of These Prizes!
Kindle Fire 7
Godiva 5-Pack Gourmet Chocolate
$20 worth of ebooks
$15 worth of ebooks from Amazon,
Ghiradelli Fall Chocolate Assortment
$10 Amazon gift card
 
 

 

 
Check out Season, Unforgettable, Keta’s #NewAdult mystery/thriller. On sale now for .99!Read the 5 star reviews on Amazon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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You can also enter the contest here: https://bookwrapt.com/halloween-romance-giveaway/
 
 
Look at all the wonderful books featured in the Halloween Romance Giveaway!
 
Thanks so much for participating in the contest! Happy Reading
 

Halloween Romance Book Fair! #bookblast #booklovers

 

 

It doesn’t matter what flavor of romance “candy” you’d like this Halloween, our book fair has something for everyone, contemporary, paranormal, historical, suspense, fantasy, and science fiction. All books 2.99 or less, with several free!
 
U Could Win 1 of These Prizes!
Kindle Fire 7
Godiva 5-Pack Gourmet Chocolate
$20 worth of ebooks
$15 worth of ebooks from Amazon,
Ghiradelli Fall Chocolate Assortment
$10 Amazon gift card
 
 

 

 
Check out Season, Unforgettable, Keta’s #NewAdult mystery/thriller. On sale now for .99!Read the 5 star reviews on Amazon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

You can also enter the contest here: https://bookwrapt.com/halloween-romance-giveaway/
 
 
Look at all the wonderful books featured in the Halloween Romance Giveaway!
 
Thanks so much for participating in the contest! Happy Reading
 

Sky Series Book 2: Sky Dance – Review

*Clean Romance*
“Great reading starting with sky tinted water and sky dance were great reading loved them both . Always love happy ever after.”  5 Stars 

“Loved this book as much as Sky Tinted Water, Book 1. Great romance, lost love and second chances. A must read for historical lovers!”  5 Stars 

“Like Sky Tinted Water this was a great story! A continuing saga of Rory and Dawson and their everlasting love through many obstacles and trials. You must read this book if you love clean historical romance.”  5 Stars

Moon of the Sleeping Bear – Review

“If you enjoy westerns you will love this book. I really like the way Ms Diablo told the story. Off to read book 2 Dark Night of the Moon.” 5 Stars 

“Was very sorry to see this book end. Have read several of Diablo’s stories and yet have been disappointed by any.” 5 Stars  

“I loved the book, could hardly put it down for long. I loved the heroine finding a twin she didn’t know about! I have been looking for a sequel to this storyline.” 5 Stars

Dark Night of Moon – Review

“I thought it impossible, but Keta Diablo has surpassed Moon of the Sleeping Bear with the sequel, DARK NIGHT OF THE MOON.” 5 Stars 

“You are never sure how this story will end and you may even be surprised. Keta Diablo is an amazing story teller and Dark Night of the Moon is a keeper.”5 Stars  

“Takes a path not expected and leads you down a way that opens for adventure and fun and love. I truly loved this book!” 5 Stars

Comes A Specter by Keta Diablo

Ghostland Series Book 1: Comes A Specter – Review

Comes A Specter by Keta Diablo

“I can’t recall the last time I read such a fascinating ghost story, especially one that is steeped in ancient traditions of Native Americans, particularly the Blackfoot tribe. It’s rare I come across a paranormal story that is rich with tradition and that those traditions are called upon to expel the evil wreaking havoc in an otherwise normal world.”  5 Stars 

“I love ghost stories and western romance. I liked the native quotes at the beginning of each chapter. Keta’s writing as she knows how to tell a story in which the reader stays glued to the pages. You will be on the edge of your seat with the ghost and Anya and her friend Sutter. The characters were well done the plot was exceptional.”  5 Stars 

“Comes a Specter by Keta Diablo will raise the hair on the back of your necks as she mesmerizes you, chapter by chapter, through a story of love, determination, and a ghost that wants them all to die. The history of the Blackfeet tribe is woven into the pattern of this story like a delicate chain, connecting the characters together. Keta has done her research well. The anticipation of what will happen next flows through her chapters like warm honey down a sun warmed rock. You think you know what will happen, but then you realize you never had it quite right.” 5 Stars 

Ghostland Series Book 1: Comes An Outlaw – Review

*Clean Romance*
“Great reading starting with sky tinted water and sky dance were great reading loved them both. Always love happy ever after.”  5 Stars 

“Loved this book as much as Sky Tinted Water, Book 1. Great romance, lost love and second chances. A must read for historical lovers!”  5 Stars 

“Like Sky Tinted Water this was a great story! A continuing saga of Rory and Dawson and their everlasting love through many obstacles and trials. You must read this book if you love clean historical romance.”  5 Stars

Chasing the Dead – Review

“Fantastically original. What a fantastically original plot and story idea! If you like westerns, American history, the native American Indians or just want a read with some seriously sexy Bannister boys (cowboys!!), well then this one is for you.The plot moved along at a cracking pace, it kept me interested and had plenty of action.” 5 Stars 

 

“I must say this book surprised me, and not in a bad way. I hadn’t expected it to pack such a punch. I’ve always been a sucker for characters that have an unrelenting passion and one that won’t quit no matter what obstacle is thrown their way. And Maddie and Deacon did not disappoint in this aspect. Their connection is so palpable you can literally feel it.” 5 Stars 

 

“I would expect no less. Chasing the Dead gave me everything I have come to expect from a good western romance: strong, likeable heroines, desert sunsets and palpable settings I could lose myself in, and Most Important Of All, that dreamy lustable male character. Deacon is everything a western hero should be: strong, manly, outdoorsy (he breaks horses), rugged, stubborn, insanely handsome, and ever so swoonfully dedicated to the one love of his life.” 5 Stars