Welcome to the book release party
Raven Memory cover
Grab a book marker, munchies, bubbly, and say hello. Careful of the wraith skulking about. He won’t bother anyone unless provoked.
Before this story had a title, I referred to it as my “practice novel.” Two years ago some anonymous test readers (I still haven’t met them) reported with excitement and urged me to seek publishing. I wasn’t convinced. It was in poor shape in need of editing. The strange part: after being passed around, the draft was finally returned to me a year later.
Book marker front
So, I decided to share this novel as an introduction to Draco Torre’s world. (Who is Draco Torre?)
The two main characters in Raven Memory have different, but related, memory problems (read the summary in Books menu.) Steve Reynolds uses notepads to help him keep things straight. His new employee, Julie Walsh, begins suffering black-outs, but out of order. Her kiss on Tuesday melts into a kiss the day before. A familiar medallion sparks a memory, and she begins seeing a wraith following her through time.
The story asks some questions:
- Do memories define identity?
- Is it possible to remember the future or change the past?
- What happens when memories from two different people intersect?
Steve and Julie offer their views.
Raven Memory is an urban science-fantasy taking place in Roseland, a modern city home to a species with ideas of their own. Recommended for mature readers. See the teaser page for a summary at www.RavenMemory.com.
You may sample or purchase Raven Memory at
Celebrating the release of this novel, it is available at 40% discount on Smashwords until September 5th. Use the code: VB68E. In addition, you may download Shadow Memories story collection for free using code: NE26E
While you are at Smashwords, check out Best of Friday Flash – Volume 1 edited by Jon M Strother of Mad Utopia. It includes my story, “Mother Dove” and 66 other great tales.
How to read Raven Memory ebook
- iPad: Download the ePub from Smashwords. In iTunes, select File, Add to Library. Sync. (Coming soon to iBookstore.)
- PC: Download the ePub from Smashwords and use Adobe Digital Editions or download the PDF for printing.
- Kindle: You may purchase from Amazon or Smashwords using mobi.
- Phones: try ePub with a reader like Stanza.
- Sony Reader: get the LRF.
The contents page links work on the PDF and ePub including support for the contents feature in iBooks on the iPad. An interesting note: Raven Memory appears in the latest revision of Smashwords Style Guide by Mark Coker as a well-formatted ebook with working contents page, including screen shot. Thanks J. Dane Tyler (DarcKnyt) for the tip.
Thanks to the mystery readers. Without them, there would be no Raven Memory. Thanks to Mom for patience while I worked on editing and formatting this instead of writing the next story. And thanks to the readers.
Feel free to ask questions, leave comments, or share your thoughts. Enjoy the story. Thanks for stopping by.
~David G Shrock
iBooks on iPad Contents Screen Shot