The Winds of Asharra by R. Leigh

Fantasy and Adventure under a Purple Sky! After Victor and Zoe, two 18 year old American college students, suddenly find themselves transported to Asharra, a surreal and highly sensual world, they must grapple with their inner visions of who they are and where they really belong.

When Ionera, a troubled Asharran girl with a mystical secret enters Victor’s life, his priorities turn upside down and new challenges present themselves. In a land where evolved felines, intelligent telepathic trees, musical dragons and hidden wisdom flourishes, Victor, Zoe and Ionera seek answers to riddles as old as the stars. Will their discoveries guide them or will they be carried along by the Winds of Asharra? Join them on a journey of self discovery in a world where adventure, love, sex and home all have new meanings.

The Winds of Asharra is a blend of imaginative fantasy, high adventure and sizzling sensual romance, set in the mythic land of our half-forgotten dreams. Filled with a group of richly diverse characters and speaking to everyone’s hidden longings, the story will quicken your pulse and carry you to a world of new possibilities.


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Posted on September 15, 2008, in Book Synopsis, Fantasy. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Thanks, Rose, for the providing the opportunity to be here today!

  2. Very interesting. From your description, this tale sounds very cinematic. Do you see it as a film one day?

    Much success,

    Karen Harrington
    Author, Janeology

  3. Only in my dreams, Karen! LOL! While the non-violent mystical New Age philosophy inherent in WOA could translate into a film, the dress code on Asharra (or more accurately, the total lack of clothing), would make the big screen a trifle bit difficult!

  4. Hahaha. Though it would be interesting to see if it still got through. Would you let them change that aspect of Asharra if they wanted to make the movie?

  5. It was my pleasure having you here. 🙂

  6. JM, the overt sensuality and naturalness is a key point in WOA, second only to the mystical philosophy of the Asharrans. It would be difficult to dilute that. Still, faced with a hypothetical choice between “Blue Lagoon” style camera trickery (remember Brooke Shields’ conveniently pasted down long hair?) or script changes, it does give me pause. Few recall that the Edgar Rice Burrough’s Mars’ books had their heroes only wearing leather harnesses and that property is in pre-production now for a film release, so I suppose anything is possible. Still, I think my Asharra wouldn’t be able to be filmed “authentically” for many decades (or until the demise of the Republican party …lol!)

    Maybe as a European film … lol … that’s it … subtitles anyone?

  7. Haha. Yes, perhaps a European film.

    I understand what you’re saying, though, and it makes me even more eager to read the book. 🙂

    Good luck on the rest of your virtual tour!

  8. Thanks Rose. Actually, some of my best friends are fictional characters (not that there’s anything wrong with that!)


  9. Thanks for the kind words, JM. I hope the New Age philosophy doesn’t scare you away!

    The culture of Asharra is as significent to the story as the characters .. yup.. you caught us.. it’s a New Age fable!

  10. Not a worry here. I’m quite interested in things New Age. 🙂

  11. JM, we have an article at that speaks to the New Age slant (in the blog section). Check it out … if you dare!


  12. Ah, thank you for the link.

    I always dare. 🙂

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