The Last Families

The Last Families is my first novel fantasy to be released this November. This is a self-published work on which I have been working for a long time. As I keep working on the book’s website, this is the brief synopsis:

The apparent leader of Gambir, Ian, has set eyes on Yarisha Verbaren – the only mind-reader of the Verbaren family. But the young girl has developed feelings for Malakay, the most arrogant sibling in the Ninfire family. She knows the young man’s mother and the matriarch of the Ninfires, Mandely, will never consent to this relationship since she considers the Verbaren to be inferior.  Meanwhile, trying to seek refuge and build a good relationship with the island’s inhabitants, Marquesh, the patriarch of the Drontas family will need to leave his wife in order to protect his children. He will get help from Palista, the old Kaptarish family matriarch. What he doesn’t know is that the old woman hides a secret and that she must hurry to pass her leadership skills to her grandson.

The last continent left on earth is perishing. Escaping through the earth’s core, the last families have reached Gambir. The island’s scorching hot sun and shores that can suck boats into a deep abyss are only some minor dangers compared to its inhabitants. Characterized by purple, white, green, and red hair and unmistakable eye colors, each family has unique physiologies. Ninfire women can not only get pregnant in their eighties but also fly. Drontas twins die when their sibling does in spite of the family’s unnatural force. The green family, the Kaptarish, can burn anything they touch with their hands while the Verbaren- composed of only cousins since women can only have one child -used to read minds.

Soon these families will find out that skin color could determine their survival. In their quest to escape, they will uncover who is really in charge in Gambir, and learn not only from this island, but also from their inner personal strengths. 

Are you interested in the story? Please make sure to subscribe to this blog to get more updates of the release. I’m also writing about the process of self-publishing. Below you will find some posts related to this process:

  • Writing from multiple POVs
    The Last Families is written from multiple points of view (POVs). Truth to be told, it is written at least from 6-7 points of view. You might be thinking, Wow, that many? Yeah, I’m surprised with that number. I actually didn’t intend to be like this. It just happened. But It seems I did aContinue reading “Writing from multiple POVs”
  • Interview with Author Carla Doria
    Originally posted on Author Anthony Avina's Blog:
    1) Tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you get into writing? My passion for writing started when I was a little kid, around 8 years old. I would imagine these fantastic stories and I knew that I had to write them. ?Adding some drawings…
  • The Last Families by Carla Doria Review
    Originally posted on Author Anthony Avina's Blog:
    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.? The remnants of four powerful families who hold onto powerful abilities find themselves in a fight for survival and must contend with a dangerous new home,…
  • Choosing a Print on Demand/ebook distribution service- Part Three
    I never planned to have a third part for these series. You probably realized that I had Part one: Choosing a Print on Demand Service and Part Two: Choosing a Print on Demand service. And the result from both posts was choosing Lulu.com. The plan was that Lulu would be my chosen service for printContinue reading “Choosing a Print on Demand/ebook distribution service- Part Three”
  • Book Release “The Last Families”
    I’m happy to announce the official release of my first fantasy novel “The Last Families”:
  • Understanding ARC and getting reviews
    When I decided I was ready to publish my book, I never thought that getting reviews for the book’s launch would be that difficult. Everywhere you look for information, videos, and tutorials on what to do to launch your book, you get advice about getting early reviewers as part of your book launch “team”. We are not talking about reviews from your friend and family, but reviewers who do book reviews, have a platform of their own (a blog or social media), and can provide their honest review and have it on their platforms. The idea is to have some people talking about your work by the time the book gets launched.
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