Devora Goree, born Ashley Gardner, is an independent author from Houston, TX. She debuted her first novel in 2014, the heart-wrenching read, I Am Raven--the first of the Black Dove trilogy.
After a three year writing hiatus, during which she diligently worked to complete her English degree with honors at Arizona State University, Goree hopes to release Wild Child, a spin-off title of Flying High, in 2022.
The Black Dove Trilogy
I Am Raven
At sixteen, Ellie has anything a teen could ever dream of. But for all her riches, she harbors a dark secret. Forced to be the apple of one man's wandering eyes, her plan toward freedom lies in graduation. That is, until Daniel Jennings comes into her life, giving her a more present hope. However, when she finds her two worlds fiercely colliding, she can only hope that she survives the wreckage.
After a close call with death, which nearly resulted in the loss of the child she loathed to carry, Ellie gives up on the prospect of ever having a true family. As she battles with the decision of adoption for her daughter, Hope, and dodges testifying against her perpetrator, Ellie finds herself entangled in a furious web of her own desires, pit against what is “right”. Though, when she becomes trapped in the awkward middle of the two guys she cares about most, it is only then that she ventures out onto the complex and bold journey of self discovery.
What is love without sacrifice?
Some bullshit principle he learned at a bullshit time in his life that yielded bullshit results. Daniel oftentimes ponders on this, wondering what his life would have been if he never would’ve seen her walking through the courtyard that day. If he’d never taken his twin up on his bet to meet his crush, and, later, ended up accepting her child. A child that wasn’t even his.
He’s often wondered what if Jimmy had never happened altogether? Of course for her sake, but would he had even gone as far as he did with her if she'd never been exposed to the horrors that she had? Was it merely an act of disguised sympathy, his love for her?