MOA, A Young Adult Sci-Fi Mystical Adventure Series, Sweeps Literary Awards

IMG_0008Fresh off of IRON SHINTO’s, Book 3 in the Moa Series, win at the DIY Book Festival, the Moa Series strikes again pulling in two more awards.

The Moa Series is a Young Adult Sci-Fi Mystical Adventure Series by author Tricia Stewart Shiu. Book 1, MOA, has been named Runner Up and Book 2, STATUE OF KU, has been given an Honorable Mention in the Spiritual Category at the Pacific Rim Book Festival.

Last year, Kindle readers spoke loud and clear and made MOA the #1 Metaphysical and Visionary Fiction ebook on Amazon. STATUE OF KU also earned the #1 spot for Metaphysical & Visionary in January 2014. The third book in the series, IRON SHINTO, was awarded Best Young Adult Novel at the DIY Festival in March 2015. All three books chronicle a fanciful flight through time and space in a multi-dimensional universe of interplanetary spirits.

With a growing fan-base of over 30k Followers on Twitter, @MoaBookSeries fans are giving rave reviews including this one from LoriLu who said: “Just finished reading Moa and LOVED it! Gonna move on to Statue of Ku, can’t wait to dive in. So proud of you!”

MOA has earned 35 reviews and a solid four-star rating from readers on Amazon.

STATUE OF KU has earned 26 reviews and a 4.2 star rating from readers on Amazon.

IRON SHINTO has earned 23 reviews and a 4.3 star rating from readers on Amazon.

These award-winning and highly rated Kindle ebook is available on the following links:

MOA (Moa Series, Book 1) http://tinyurl.com/kbhhq6j

STATUE OF KU (Moa Series, Book 2) http://tinyurl.com/opwv93o

IRON SHINTO (Moa Series, Book 3) http://tinyurl.com/mvrm59x

“Shiu has stepped into territory that few contemporary writers of novels have journeyed – concepts of many permutations of the spirit world as experienced and acted out by contemporary characters. MOA is not only immensely entertaining as a story, but also illuminating as to the concepts of the levels of existence that bond the corporeal world with the spirit world.”

–Grady Harp, Amazon Top 50 Hall of Fame Reviewer

Iron Shinto has earned numerous awards and honors at several national and international book festivals and was recently awarded a Mom’s Choice Award, an ‘Honorable Mention’ in the London and New York Book Festivals in the Young Adult category and ‘Runner Up’ at the renowned Beach Book Festival. The book was also ‘Runner Up’ at The Great Southeast Book Festival, ‘Honorable Mention’ in the San Francisco, Southern California and Los Angeles Book Festivals in the Young Adult category and in Portland Oregon’s Great Northwest Book Festival. All three books in the series chronicle a fanciful flight through time and space in a multi-dimensional universe of interplanetary spirits.

Sydney Shiu, Shiu’s ten-year-old daughter, illustrated and took the cover photos for all three books.

Each stand-alone book follows eighteen-year-old Hillary Hause, her sister, Molly, and niece, Heidi, as they aid a narrator/spirit in solving a mystery and saving an ancient land from obliteration. Through these books, the group unearths forgotten metaphysical gifts from within, heals past relationships and discovers the secret to immortality.

A ritual begins each chapter and leads the reader deeper into the adventure as it unfolds.

The series moves between the physical and metaphysical worlds, as well as present day and ancient civilization. “Moa” takes place in Hawaii, “Statue of Ku” in Egypt and “Iron Shinto” in Japan. Details and daily life experiences enrich true to life stories and legends. Mortals remember immortality and immortals become human.

The lessons learned go beyond the physical world and illustrate that spirits must unravel mysteries, too, and that humans are can possess powers far beyond the spirit world.

In 2013 Shiu completed a successful Kickstarter campaign which helped raise funds for the costs of editing, publishing and publicity for “Iron Shinto,” as well as the audio books for all three books in the Moa series. “The series is designed to appeal to the fans of Young Adult, Metaphysical Fantasy Fiction and others who just love books,” says Shiu.

Of the many FIVE STAR reviews of Iron Shinto one is by an Amazon Hall of Fame (Top 50) Reviewer Grady Harp who writes:

‘What exactly is real? Your thoughts make whatever you perceive to be real. Beyond that, what exists?’ Tricia Stewart Shiu has stepped into territory that few contemporary writers of novels have journeyed – concepts of many permutations of the spirit world as experienced and acted out by contemporary characters. Reading Shiu’s book IRON SHINTO (the third volume of her series of books entitled The Moa Books) is not only immensely entertaining as a story, but also illuminating as to the concepts of the levels of existence that bond the corporeal world with the spirit world.

Each chapter opens with a ritual that the reader can actually follow and perform, moments of enlightenment that heighten the meaning of the novel but also serve to open the reader’s mind to the seemingly endless possibilities of realms of existence – call it reincarnation or alternative levels of being or whatever connects the reader with a willingness to think along different lines. Though Shiu writes her books for a Teen or Young Adult audience, her commitment to expand the mind is so well centered that her audience could comfortably and satisfyingly include adult readers, especially those curious about universal levels of being. –Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer

As one reviewer said: ????? “An Incredible Journey Into The Spiritual World By A Gifted Author!” MOA (Moa Series, Book 1) http://tinyurl.com/ovwj74h ?#IARTG ?#ASMSG

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/MoaBook

Another reviewer said, “Dramatic Twisted! I’m left with a WONDERFUL Book Hangover!”

In addition to being an award-winning author, Ms. Shiu is also a metaphysical adept who actually met Moa, the ancient Hawaiian spirit at the heart of the series. “When I was five,” Ms. Shiu explained, “I was visited by a vision. I’ll never forget it, I was running down the stairs and the entity, a girl with dark hair, stopped me in my tracks. The spirit said that I would go through a deeply challenging time in my life, but would resurface, later in life, with unimaginable joy and fulfillment. That vision stayed with me.”

Many years later, taking a nap during a visit to her husband’s family home in Honolulu, that dark-haired girl came back. “In my mind’s eye, I saw a beautiful young woman with dark hair, who said her name was Moaahuulikkiaaakea’o Haanaapeekuluueehuehakipuunahe’e—Moa for short.”

Ms. Shiu’s experience with this benevolent spirit launched her into a personal journey of spiritual exploration which included studies in mediumship, pagan and Huna rituals as well as energy healing. She also studied a variety of shamanic clearing methods and healing rituals.

The result of the author’s unique background is that each chapter of the book begins with a meditative ritual that pertains to that chapter. Some of the rituals, oils or meditations are even mentioned in the plot of the book. All of these powerful rituals are easily done by the reader and have remarkably soothing and healing properties.

The author sums it all up this way; “Whatever your belief or understanding of the metaphysical world, I believe that if one person is transformed through learning, then we are all transformed. I truly believe the Moa I met came through in this work and, just as I connected with her as I wrote, those who read the book will experience her as well.”

Iron Shinto (ISBN: 978-0-9840020-8-5, 2013 Human Being Publishing, 208 Pages, Available on Amazon in Paperback and on Kindle 978-0-9840020-6-1 or on the author’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MoaBook

About Tricia Stewart Shiu

Tricia Stewart Shiu is an award-winning screenwriter, author and playwright, but her passion lies in creating mystical stories. Her latest series, The Moa Books, which includes “Moa,” “Statue of Ku” and “Iron Shinto,” were, by far, her favorite to write.

View the Book Trailer here: http://youtu.be/Ou1MW2Y65jI

View a video of the quotes from the Moa Book Series here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCIocf3tjco&feature=share&list=UUiUbMnzAu77txNRqAk8LF3w

Find out more about Tricia Stewart Shiu on a recent Blog Tour here:

https://tstewartshiu.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/writing-process-blog-tour/

Media Contact: For a review copy of Iron Shinto, or to schedule an interview with Tricia Stewart Shiu, please contact Scott Lorenz, President of Westwind Communications Book Marketing, 734-667-2090 or scottlorenz@westwindcos.com or http://www.book-marketing-expert.com
Scott Lorenz
Westwind Communications
Plymouth, MI
734-667-2090

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