Silent Scream finds Jasmine three months after the death of her mentor, Liam Byrne. Saddened by her many losses, Jasmine locks herself away in the studio and paints. Ignoring trouble does not make it go away. Hiding may help one heal, but true strength comes from facing our problems. Jasmine struggles to find herself, to find strength; to stay alive.
Toni Miller lost her husband to a younger woman, the interior designer who decorated a house Toni never wanted. Rather than easing her pain, prescription medication shatters Toni’s fragile hold on reality. Then her life goes up in flames.
Connor marries the woman of his dreams, a woman who dislikes his lifestyle and despises Jasmine. Will she kill to get what she wants?
Because I am one! Because often their books are free as a Kindle download. Because they have freedom to write what they will. Because we may break free of the big publishers.
Ninie Hammon is one of my favorite indie authors. Her words read like poetry. Her novels remain sensitive while exploring what it means to be human. It is thrilling to see her grow as an author.
Do not call Jasmine broken, survival makes her stronger. Still, it isn’t until the third book in the series, Gorgon, where she embraces herself. Before that Jasmine stumbles against accepting her talent and beauty. Jasmine leaves behind an inner hell when she no longer bases her self-worth on the acceptance of others.
In book one, Two Raven Ranch, her mentor insists she perform meditation practices to release her inner artist. Jasmine finds herself overwhelmed with growing psychic abilities. She does not want them and the experience makes her question sanity. In the midst of losing her first love to another and a close friend to a tragic death, Jasmine struggles with her sense of identity while developing magical abilities.
Don’t look for Gorgon yet, the story of a woman cursed with snakes on her head.
For me, Jasmine Black represents all men and women who questions their value; all men and women learning to embrace their magical selves.