Rhode Island Author, Raina C. Smith, who recently released her fifth novel, The Earth Consented will hold a book launch and event at the William Hall Public Library (1825 Broad Street in …
Rhode Island Author, Raina C. Smith, who recently released her fifth novel, The Earth Consented will hold a book launch and event at the William Hall Public Library (1825 Broad Street in Cranston on Saturday, June 24th from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. Raina will speak at 12 noon and take questions from attendees, followed by book signing.
The Earth Consented is a work of science fiction that includes supernatural and fantasy elements and involves scenes set in Smith’s home state of Rhode Island.
“There’s little else that compares to writing about that which you feel so passionate about. In this case, what diverse life throughout the universe may look like and what their interest in humans might be. Over the course of nearly two years, writing The Earth Consented took me on not only a literary but a personal journey, as I delved within to find new and creative ways to tell a compelling story about the nature of the universe, including what role mankind may play amongst the intergalactic community,” said Smith.
“I highly recommend reading The Earth Consented, which electrified each of my senses from the first to the final page. The author seamlessly brings the reader through the main character’s (Raquel Quinney) journey through time and space. And, while reading the novel, I felt like I was accompanying Raquel as she interacted with extra-terrestrial beings in places I’d never imagined existed before. As a result of reading this thought-provoking work, I have begun to explore my own beliefs about spirituality and different life forms,” said reader, Julie Aponte.
Raquel Quinney, a young, naive woman from North Scituate, RI, could never conceive how her life would forever change after her car breaks down on a dimly lit back road. Searching for help, she discovers something unfamiliar to this world nestled deeply among the pine; the craft of an ancient alien race. That’s when she is faced with a decision that will ultimately define her destiny - accept an invitation to sojourn through deep space with an extra-terrestrial species to learn about the true nature of the universe or return to her vehicle with no recollection of their encounter.
What Raquel fatefully decides exposes her to knowledge that mankind has long been ignorant of, that everything in existence possesses consciousness and awareness. This includes planets such as the Earth, which initially consented to provide a home for human life, but is regretting.
If what Raquel learns from the interstellar travelers she’s come to know is accurate, then immediately expanding humankind’s consciousness is crucial. Raquel knows she must find a way to demonstrate to the world what the soul is to save the human race, but doing so could potentially cost her life.
The Earth Consented will provoke readers into starting an internal dialogue about what they believe may lie beyond Earth’s atmospheric borders, in the vastness of space, as well as whether or not they believe intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe. It will also compel readers to confront their beliefs about whether or not time travel is possible, if reincarnation may be the pathway for a soul’s ascension, where our dead go, and if near-death experiences offer glimpses into the next realm.
The Earth Consented is a wondrous tale of human self-discovery. It is available for purchase on Amazon (paperback and Kindle) and at Barnes & Noble (ebook).
Smith is a native Rhode Islander, and author of five published novels, including The Earth Consented (science fiction/extra-terrestrial), The Vampire (supernatural), and The 13th Apostle trilogy (which includes The 13th Apostle, Divine Providence, and Thy Kingdom Come - religious thriller genre).
Smith draws inspiration from personal experiences, an innate curiosity of the universal energy force that connects all life, a love for her home state’s storied history, and a source that she considers of another realm, but cannot explain or identify to create the dramatic and intense storylines her readers have come to expect from her
For more about author Raina C. Smith or her books, please visit rainasmith.com. Or, visit and follow her social media accounts at Facebook: @AuthorRainaCSmith
In addition to the book launch on June 24, Smith will make an appearance June 21 at 9 a.m. on WPRI-TV The Rhode Show (on WPRI-TV) and on Studio 10 (WJAR-TV) on Thursday, June 29th at 12:30 p.m.
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