*SUBLIME ADOPTION -
A Tale of Love and Mendacity
Will soon appear in paperback in Amazon and other major distribution channels.
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SUBLIME ADOPTION ~ A Tale of Love and Mendacity
This labor of love is dedicated to all natural and adoptive mothers of the world, and to all adopted children of any ages. The story is not about chastising anyone for mistakes or actions of the past, but rather it focuses on the ill effects of continued lies and deception. In the end, repentance and the power of forgiveness prevailed. Other relevant situations promote and achieve a sense of acceptance and pride by those chosen children.
"There is no better feeling than feeling loved and wanted - two different concepts independent in their values but, when put together, they elevate the meaning of the word ‘love’." This far-reaching phrase, in whole or in part, appears elsewhere in the book and it is germane to adoption matters of the heart.
In most instances, birth parents do love the born or yet to be born creatures, but for some valid reason, cannot keep them. In the majority of the cases, the adopted children feel loved and wanted by their adoptive parents who chose to have them in their lives. Consequently, most adoptees do not feel rejected or abandoned; on the contrary, they tend to joyfully embrace the fact that one or two souls elected to have their hearts broken so that their natural child could enjoy a better life.
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Sublime Adoption ~ A Tale of Love and Mendacity. Available in Kindle, Apple iBookstore, B&N (Nook), Sony and Kobo. Also on
What starts as a humane love story linked to a noble adoption turns into a tale of deceit and mendacity with four young adults quickly maturing by the forces of life turns or poor choices. The poignant story evolves from twisted and tormented souls ultimately yearning for redemption. The final surprise revelations open the path to sincere forbearance and new beginnings for all
Even if there is no personal connection to the "adoption" theme, the intricate plot will capture the reader's interest as to how it will unfold and the way the varied issues have been dealt with. While the story gets complicated with every chapter, the reader will find a connection to the title and the "Make Amends" poem. The narrative, in the end, will become clear: "there was a reason behind the madness". Read till the end, be surprised!
Click on the link below for a peek at the first eBook pages. From then on the plot gets complicated...er...very interesting!
Good theme and plot for a play or a movie...
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Connect with Mirta Oliva:
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ABOUT MIRTA, THE ARTIST-WRITER
Once a writer, always a writer!
As a child, I used to write about anything that came to mind; later on, though, my writings included essays, anecdotes and poems. But I
also had a passion for painting, initially drawing the human figure, followed
by oil renditions of landscapes and animals.
At a point when I was very much involved in finding the right career path, I realized that it was necessary to put aside my artistic dreams since all my efforts should be directed towards building for the future. I was lucky to succeed in banking and, years later, after selective antiques collecting and planning, I opened my first store "Antiques are Forever," now inactive. My involvement in antiques brought me back to art: studying the masters' techniques from acquired paintings, book reading and by visiting museums. The latter created other interests in the visual arts field including abstracts and modernism.
New creations included a series of over one hundred comic animals, several abstracts and, more recently, a series of paper birds set in a somewhat realistic environment. One day I realized that the paintings told a story; thus, the book-writing began. Birdyjosh and Birdylu, a Paper Birds' Story was published in 2011 in both paper back and eBook format. In July 3, 2012 a General Fiction young adult novel - Sublime Adoption, a Tale of Love and Mendacity - was published in Smashwords as an eBook. Another fully-illustrated book is in the works plus the Spanish version of the paper birds story, "Joseliyo y Lorilu, Mis Dos Pajaritos de Papel." Other projects include several novellas - all new endeavors to be published in e-Book format.
Once a visual artist/ book writer, the calling never fades . ..
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Below are some excerpts from various pages of the book:
"...You have opened my heart toward taking the first step even though I do not
know what will happen after that. It seems to me that if you approve of my
birth parents there must be something good about them.
I already know Molly and I like her. I hope I can say the same thing
about the professor. In the near future, I may be receptive
to sharing with them that ‘special kind of love’ to which you have referred.
I am not an expert with words, but it must be without demands,
subordinate to a superior kind of love–but love nonetheless.”
"You may argue that I had no other real experience to compare their love with,
but why would I need to compare my state of mind insofar as feeling loved
when I have never felt the lack of it?"
"The actions preceding this visit paved the way for a new beginning marked by that
wondrous feeling of FEELING WANTED, a phrase I am borrowing from you ...
While I had always felt the LOVE of my (adoptive) parents, they also proved that
they WANTED me in their lives. Two different concepts independent in their
values but, when put together, they elevate the meaning of the word
From the poem MAKE AMENDS:
"Uncover the lies, relieve the hurt, be brave before it's too late; tell the
truth ... let it be! Make amends! And you'll be FOREVER FREE!"
"... But my sweetheart was there, eager as I was to share fleeting while unforgettable
"...blurted out a new bombshell, quick enough as to keep me prisoner of her
"...a passionate kiss equal to no other, or so I eagerly believed..."
"Our love affair started somewhat platonic, which gave way to our needing more..."
What is this? Broken used diskette parts mounted on a black coated canvas.
MIRTA OLIVA'S PUBLISHED WORKS :
1. BIRDYJOSH and BIRDYLU a Paper Birds' Story
An endearing kids-to-adult fantasy tale about two enlivened birds depicted in realistic settings - by the light of the silvery moon. The last two pages - emphasizing love and caring for animals of all kinds - were dedicated to Ollie the Beagle and Brandy the Pomeranian, now in their special Heaven.
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2. BOOK OF DIVERSE WRITINGS - Volume I
Featuring: HIDDEN, A Crime Mystery
Plus: 15 more short stories with varied themes and plots; in addition to essays and two anecdotes. At the end, the reader will find one-sentence short, short, short stories following a famous first line "It was a dark and stormy night..."
Available in digital and paperback formats in most major distribution channels such as Amazon, B&N, Apple's iBook, Kobo, Page Foundry, Smashwords, CreateSpace, etc.
*Volume II - Poems, Free Verse and Poetic Trivia - is in the final editing stages and offers a variety of themes: Love; motivational and inspirational; abstract and miscellaneous; in Spanish, plus poems from the author's published works
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3. SUBLIME ADOPTION~A Tale of Love and Mendacity (YA/adult novel) where the bittersweet realities of adoption turn into a tale of lies and deception. The final surprise revelations open the path to sincere forbearance and new beginnings for all.
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(GIANT TALES World of Pirates)
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WORLD OF PIRATES - Story by Mirta Oliva ***THIEVES OF THE SEAS Enjoy this and so many other varied stories about pirates and other enjoyable themes written by imaginative authors in this Anthology.
5. GIANT TALES~DANGEROUS DAYS - Book 4
Like reading short stories? On the train, the bus, at bed time...any time!
Fictional climate change tales created by many creative writers - Sci-Fi, thrillers, suspense, mysterious plots, etc.
Plus many other themes. Paperback available in Amazon. My two contributions to this Anthology:
* THE GREEN INVISIBLE MOUNTAIN
* IN PURSUIT OF A DWARF PLANET
Enjoy the drama...
Click on the above link to watch a short video
depicting several of the great short stories in
GIANT TALES Dangerous Days
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GIANT TALES~DANGEROUS DAYS
Anthology coming out June 25th
Enjoy Mirta Oliva's stories
***The Green Invisible Mountain
***In Pursuit of a Dwarf Planet
Many other stories by creative authors comprise these Tales of Climate Change & Crowns. Two different themes dealt with by the different authors with humor, suspense, Sci-Fi plots, etc.
BIRDYJOSH AND BIRDYLU
A Paper Birds' Story
(The book condensed In a poem)
(c) Mirta Oliva
I folded the paper time and again
And so you were born, my Origami paper bird
BIRDYLU was your name - and you flew and you played
Your eyes always calling for a handsome paper mate
So I went right along and folded paper again
And soon he was born, BIRDYJOSH was his name
The pair was in love, I noticed one day
Thus I prepared a wedding for the sweet paper birds
My prayers were answered, you flew in the room
staring through the window at the green leaves and blooms
I only knew then they‘d be leaving my den
But I’d always be watching both birdies and hatchlings.
To get seeds and other goodies they'd get out of the roost
safeguarding their 'lil bodies from the light of the high moon
The birds built their nests - the chicks came and went
And Boxer my cat would not go near them
For it happened one day, BIRDYLU was surprised
a feathered-chick had arrived - It really blew her away!
With only one worm - what was she to do?
When two little beaks were begging for food!
It was then that I told her, you must feed both birds
The one with the feathers and the one of papier
So BIRDYLU fed both chicks and soon they would play
Minding not a bit of what they were made
And when the time was near for the feathered little chick
To join her own breed, I saw more than one tear . . .
All birds shared the forest very close to my backyard
So they would see each other by the silver moon at night
One day I arranged
a big party in the skies
What a sight, what a night,
I could not believe my eyes!
With the colors of the rainbow more chicks were born
They all lived in harmony, they all shared the fun
And BIRDYJOSH and BIRDYLU, dressed in red, green and blue
remained always together, forever true . . .
BELOW, VIEW SAMPLE PICTURES FROM THE BOOK
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