BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kiwi-American author R J Francis has just released the book "The Orphan's Secret," along with a website with a higher purpose—to get readers to take positive action to improve the world. The novel is a young adult fantasy romance that will appeal to a broad audience. Set in a time of castles and crossbows, it's about a trio of young heroes: a handsome, athletic teenage prince, a powerful and mysteriously attractive farm girl, and a gorgeous young lady of the court, who must set aside their love triangle and race to uncover the secrets of the past to save their region from war. The book's official web site, celmarea.com, is an engaging, interactive online community based on the novel, where readers are encouraged to do good deeds in the real world.
Site users who have read the book join a powerful race of islanders known as "Celmareans," who have a path of enlightenment before them. To raise their ranking in the virtual community, site users must both spread the word about the community, and do actual good works in the real world. A virtual guide, Priestess Ariana, provides advice and support as they ascend through the spiritual levels. Those who reach the top level gain the status of "Elder, loved by all."
"Readers themselves will be driving positive change," says author R J Francis. "Each Celmarean working toward advancement is going to be taking steps to expand the community and readership of the series, and also will be taking action in the real world such as caring for the needy, being a good friend, teaching something useful, or standing up for an injustice."
The author encourages readers to build fan communities and share inspiring stories about the good they have done while progressing through the ranks, and how they are a better person for it.
R. J. Francis could rightfully call quaint New England, the beaches of Southern California, the misty Pacific Northwest, or magical New Zealand home. Aside from that, very little is known about R J Francis. According to some rumors, the reclusive author was once a secret agent.
The 330-page novel is available on Amazon.com and Amazon's European sites, and will be available on Kindle within a month. The story is perfect for a video game and a film—and these avenues are being explored.
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