Born and raised in Samoa, Lani went to university in the USA and New Zealand before returning home to work as a high school English teacher. She is now a full-time writer and blogger, as well as a mother of too many children. When she's not baking three different kinds of cookies and being the watergirl to her husband who is a Samoa Ironman athlete, she's planning 101 ways that she will finally start unleashing the warrior runner that's hiding somewhere deeeeep within. Award-winning author of six books, she is best known for her Young Adult contemporary fantasy series, TELESA.
Scarlet Lies: Book One in the Scarlet Series
by Lani Wendt Young
Lies are beautiful – when the truth hurts. Sixteen years ago, Scarlet’s family sent her away in disgrace. She’s been back once – with disastrous consequences. Now, her little sister is getting married and Scarlet's headed home once more. Will this be the reunion she's always longed for? Or will the lies of her childhood entangle...
Categories: All Romance; All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
Telesa - The Covenant Keeper (The Telesa Series Book 1)
by Lani Wendt Young
An island of secrets. A girl on fire. An epic battle of the elements. Can love truly conquer all? A thrilling love story inspired by Pacific mythology - featuring a sinister sisterhood of beautiful women with an environmental agenda and a fiery yet vulnerable young woman who must master her gifts - before they destroy her and all those...
"So how did it all start? What did I think of Leila when I first saw her? Did I think she was breathtakingly beautiful the first moment I laid eyes on her? No. Did I fall madly in love with her on that first day we met? No…. What did I notice first then? Her anger. She reeked of it." A novella that speaks from Daniel's...
The thrilling, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to The Telesa Series. Leila's selfless act at the closing of 'When Water Burns,' unleashed the demonic fury of Pele the Fire Goddess and now Daniel must fight an epic battle to free the one he loves. Unlikely allies come to his aid as a group of troubled elementals try to overcome their...
“Maybe you’re not meant to manipulate fire the way I do. Maybe sparks are all you’re ever going to make.” He snarled, “Or maybe you just need to be a better teacher and give me more.” Before I could reply, he grabbed my hand, twisted and pulled me into a restraining lock. Body pressed against my back, he held me in a...
A Collection of Twenty-Four Short Stories from a "Real Samoan Woman." Sometimes funny, often poignant and always honest - this collection of award-winning short fiction is one woman's insight into life as a contemporary Pacific woman who is 'too brown to be white and too white to be brown.'
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