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Road to Elysium won three first place awards in the International BOOKFEST SPRING 2023 contest:
*First Place for Fiction>Historical>Fictional Biography,
*First Place for Fiction>Literary>Coming of Age, and
*First Place for Fiction>YA - Boys & Men.
*Silver Medal for Fiction - Urban - Reader's Favorite writing contest 2023
A heartfelt story of Human interest fiction book
Inspired by a true story.
In the midst of his seemingly perfect life, Ken's world shatters with an unexpected tragedy, leaving him broken and adrift in a sea of painful memories. Gripped by sorrow, he resigns himself to a bleak existence, convinced that happiness will forever elude him.
But fate takes an unexpected turn when a group of neighborhood kids decides to rob Ken's home. This fateful event sets in motion a series of events that will change Ken's life in unimaginable ways. It introduces him to Mykel, a young man, through a truly unconventional encounter. In that pivotal moment, Ken makes a profound choice that alters the course of his life.
As Ken and Mykel's friendship blossoms, Ken begins to see something extraordinary in this young man. Slowly, he shifts his focus away from his own self-pity and towards Mykel's potential. Unbeknownst to him, this momentary decision will have far-reaching consequences, impacting countless lives in ways neither of them could have ever foreseen.
Discover the transformative power of an unexpected friendship in this gripping tale of resilience, redemption, and the profound impact of a single choice. Join Ken and Mykel on their extraordinary journey as they find hope, purpose, and new beginnings in the most unlikely of places.
Also available in audiobook
"Gratifying, touching, and thoroughly absorbing…
Oliver takes readers on an unforgettable emotional journey in her poignant latest novel. Struggling to come to terms with his wife and son’s death, Ken has become a recluse. When some neighborhood kids attempt to rob his house, his single decision sets off a chain of events, leading to Ken meeting a young man Mykel. As the two grow closer, Ken finds himself abandoning his grief, changing not only Mykel’s life in the process but also his own. Oliver deftly weaves themes of grief, trauma, adolescent angst, love, and personal discovery to tell a deeply moving story. The third-person omniscient narrative alternates between Ken’s ongoing story, with snippets of his tragic past sprinkled throughout. The author deftly creates an honest and likable protagonist in Ken. Readers will find themselves rapt with anticipation and filled with compassion for the grieving man’s journey to love and happiness. Through Ken and Mykel’s story, Oliver deftly shows how a person’s single decision can shape communities and people’s lives. Brilliant." The Prairie Book Review.
Readers Favorite 5 star review:
"Kay A. Oliver delivers a superb tale with plenty of positive and inspiring moments that balance the tragic circumstances of the lives touched upon within the characters of this intimate drama. Ken provides an accurate portrayal of a person crushed by tragedy. Despite the harrowing, raw, emotional narrative, Oliver balances his hard life with increasing moments of joy, pathos, and hope. The tale feels like a release from grief, with every day getting just a little better if we remember to let light, love, and other people back in. I really enjoyed the dialogue, which did a lot to carry the plot forward in a natural style, especially concerning Mykel. I recommend Road to Elysium to fans of realistic fiction; readers who have experienced loss will relate."
I wish to give Kay A. Oliver special thanks or praise for a job well done. What must have motivated the author to create such a fascinating tale is still a mystery to me.
The recovery process of Ken Hines is described in the book Road To Elysium by Kay A. Oliver. For a number of months, Ken had been depressed. He had been feeling conflicted and gloomy ever since the sad episode. He experienced many nights of insomnia and terrible thoughts. In Ken's opinion, the cost of not being able to defend his family will be his inability to sleep. What unfortunate event caused Ken's dire situation? What can Ken do to get over this pain?
Ken was watching TV that evening, as he usually did when he saw his kitchen door had been opened. He took out his revolver and went to the kitchen. Two guys were attempting to enter his home. The taller one, James Burns, fired at him, but he managed to get away and fire back. Then, while making a call to the police, he raised his revolver and pointed it at Cody Hills, the second person. The fact that he had shot a teenager made him feel awful, though. He felt horrible when he heard the following morning that James Burns had passed away from bleeding. He immediately called police officer Ellis, who gave him Cody's address at Shadow Drive. What do you think is the connection between Ken's visit and his healing process? Who is Mykel?
There are many valuable lessons to be drawn from this tale. It was amazing how much I learned about sex education and how to teach it to kids. I also learned about the need for secrecy, especially for parents. Children will share their secrets with individuals they trust. Furthermore, it is crucial to note that I gained knowledge of charitable giving and helping the less fortunate. The relationship between parents and children was another thing I learned more about. I should also point out that this book also includes chapters on loving children unconditionally and practicing responsible parenting. This book also promotes diligence and concentration in your field of expertise.
I wish to give Kay A. Oliver special thanks or praise for a job well done. What must have motivated the author to create such a fascinating tale is still a mystery to me. The characters have been appropriately created. The narrative's structure and organization are excellent. No detail was overlooked; it is incredibly thorough and suspenseful, which I would also like to add. Additionally, I would like to note that I did not come across any grammatical or typographical problems while reading this book. As a result, this book is exceptionally well-edited.
It is undeniable that this book is unique in all respects, I'll give this book five out of five stars. Anyone looking to learn more about responsible parenting should read this book, in my opinion. I would also recommend it to anyone who needs healing after a difficult or unfortunate event in their life.
Road To Elysium
1st Place Winner Bookfest Spring 2022
Historical Fiction - Mystery
Five Star Review with Reader Reviews
Book of the Year 2022 by Online Book Club: Paranormal
Embark on a mesmerizing journey through time in this award-winning historical fiction masterpiece, "DISTURBED TOMBS."
Step into the mystical realm where Cleopatra Selene of Syria and Pharaoh Seti the First find themselves torn from their afterlife, plunging into a world both strange and unfamiliar. What cataclysmic force has disrupted their eternal rest? How did they wind up in a modern-day museum?
Dr. Kaili Worthy, an archaeologist with an insatiable passion for ancient pharaohs, unwittingly becomes the linchpin connecting past and present. Her relentless pursuit of knowledge thrusts her into a perilous vortex of secrets, danger, and ancient spirits. With her husband and best friend as her only pillars of support, she ventures deeper into the unknown.
This spellbinding tale is the inaugural installment in the riveting Dr. Kaili Worthy series, where ancient Egypt's enigmatic past collides headlong with the mysteries of the modern world. Blending elements of historical fiction, gripping mystery, and a hint of the paranormal, "DISTURBED TOMBS" promises an unforgettable reading experience.
The adventure continues in Book 2, "GRAVE DISTURBANCES," released in 2023. Dive into a world where history and the supernatural entwine to captivate your imagination.
Ms. Oliver brought life to the characters that we want to root for, to know more about, and that we care for. I enjoyed learning more about the Egyptian lives and their culture and look forward to reading more from this author. You will think about this book after you are done.
Previously published as Voice of A Mummy.
This novel has won three awards in the international Bookfest Spring 2023 Competition;
Award-Winning author Kay A. Oliver is launching her new book Grave Disturbances. This series follows an archeologist as she makes discoveries that most cannot comprehend. An awakening mummy leads to a world of secrets. Will the team survive their own discovery or die before they can reveal it to the world?
"Oliver's latest installment in the award-winning series, Dr. Kaili Worthy Series, is high on both thrills and chills." -Prairie Book Review. "While this volume can be enjoyed as a standalone, readers will benefit from reading the series from the beginning and getting to observe the wonderfully complicated Dr. Kaili's character grow stronger with each book. Fans of fast-paced cozies will have fun."
The is book begins where Disturbed Tombs left off. With their great announcement last year about the ability to communicate with excavated mummy's, Dr. Kaili Worthy, her husband Derek and Dr. Doris Wolf find that their every move is hounded by the press and other archeologists alike, making the stakes are even greater.
Kaili and Doris fly to London to find out why two archeologists are under attack by another spirit. Before leaving on the trip, Selene makes a special request of Kaili. She asks her to hide her mother's tomb, the famous pharaoh Cleopatra, from the world. The stakes are high. Is the plan even possible? How can they even get away with it? Or could they end up buried in the tomb with her?
What They Are Saying:
"Oliver's latest installment in the award-winning series, Dr. Kaili Worthy Series, is high on both thrills and chills." -Prairie Book Review
Double Award winner for Fiction > Detective - Women Sleuths
AVAILABLE ON AUDIBLE AND AUDIOBOOK
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Keri Shaw, a middle-aged Nancy Drew, inherits her uncle’s house. There she discovers a confession letter dated 1909 written by a serial killer who is already dead and was never charged with a single crime. The letter holds clues to where the bodies may be buried but they need to figure out this puzzle first.
Thinking that law enforcement will not bother to investigate the case, Keri begins her own investigation. What Keri and her husband, Jade, did not account for was Detective Alison Valencia or the shadowy figure stalking Keri.
Joining forces with Detective Valencia, Together, they follow the twisted path laid out by a ruthless killer years before or will they become his last victims?
Sisters in Cold Blood comprise brief chapters and pages that move at a leisurely pace. The pacing works quite well for this Novella. Kay A. Oliver, the author, brings a lot of creativity into the serial killer crime genre. Unlike most serial killer novels that focus on catching the killer, the book's priority differs. I enjoyed the author's fresh take on the genre. The book also includes a link to a companion workbook that allows the reader to solve the crime as they read, which makes the reading all the more exciting.
FREE: Companion eBook offer. This companion book gives you images of the confession letter, news articles, Missing Persons and proof of the serial killers souvenirs that Keri and Jade find along the way.
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How would you react if there was a treasure in your backyard? And what if that discovery brings unwanted attention and danger?
Kristy dreams of buying a ranch are finally realized. When she does, there seems to be an anomaly on her land. With help from her former colleague Cassie and the newly acquainted friend Brandon, they investigate the reason behind the mound in the middle of nowhere.
The secret they discover in the mound puts their lives at risk. Danger soon arrives, the challenges they now face will test their trust in each other.
This action-packed novel will keep you scrolling through the pages without pausing. The author's experience in the Hollywood industry shows she knows how to write a story without any dull moments.
A seemingly pastoral tale of aging gracefully and finding long-sought peace, Shooter’s Treasure by Kay A. Oliver soon spirals into a rugged and thrilling love story with a healthy serving of wild west action.