A novel by Heather Rivera, PhD, author of Healing the Present from the Past.
Also available in Kindle e-book format.
*Update 11/16/2013 – Coming soon to audiobook format. The talented voice-over actor, Lucy Rivers, is narrating Quiet Water. Check back for details.
“The past lies veiled beneath the surface of our lives.”
Gripping dreams of a lost love compel Tess Whitaker to walk away from a stable marriage and her teenage son. As she struggles to piece together a new life in a new town, haunting visions of a past life thrust her into a quest to find her elusive lover. Spinning out of control, Tess wonders, “Have I really gone off the deep end? Will I ever find “the one?”
Read Press Release here.
Peek at the first chapter QW 1st chap for website
About the Author:
Heather S. Rivera, R.N., J.D., Ph.D. lives in Huntington Beach, California with her husband, Mark. Her best friends consist of Kala (a Puggle), Kiki (a neurotic Chihuahua), and Danzy (a black cat who believes he helps her write). When not writing, Heather works in the institute that she founded with Mark and speaks on past life research.
Contact Heather at email@example.com or DrHeatherRivera@gmail.com
Contact Information for Interviews
Heather Rivera, Author
16458 Bolsa Chica St. #230
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Contact: (714) 580-8803 honulife(at)me(dot)com http://www.heatherrivera.com
- Virtual book launch on Facebook Saturday September 28, 2013 here. The virtual book launch party was a great success. Quiet Water made it into the top 100 bestsellers on Amazon for it’s genre. Thank you to all that participated!
- Book launch and signing at PLR Institute’s Fall Retreat and Conference November 1-3, 2013 at La Casa de Maria in Santa Barbara, CA. See http://www.plrinstitute.org/retreat/ for more details on this exciting retreat.
- 2014 Spring 1 day Writing Retreat with Dr. Marjorie Miles (Details TBA)
What others are saying about Quiet Water:
Quiet Water not quiet
Expect the unexpected
Past life present fate”
*”"Quiet Water” is a unique story. The voice is very specific and not typical. It is a true voice and I enjoyed very much learning about Tess’ world through her observations. Through internal dialogue, she narrates her life in a way that I think many people do at times. There are slow reveals to what is actually occurring, and the pace of the story varies, much like real life.
At first it seems as if Tess speaks to the reader directly. It is an effective way of creating an intimacy with the audience. You feel as if you are being confessed to, or have become privy to someone’s innermost fears and dreams. As you learn who she is actually speaking to and why, a sense of poignancy manifests. This is not a false sense of being manipulated, but rather a feeling of deep emotion. Love and pain and how they mingle are a major aspect of this story.
The book is written with a definitive purpose. There is an agenda, but I rarely felt like I was being preached to or lectured. I personally have more than a passing knowledge and experience with many of the concepts Tess explores. This does not detract from the simple observations she makes as a neophyte to the varied world of metaphysics. If the tale is occasionally told in a more obvious manner, it is to serve the concepts presented more completely to a broader audience.
This is not a typical story. There are surprises, good ones. It is a metaphysical tale. Author Heather Rivera has created a gentle vision of hope and affirmation. Very refreshing!”
*”I felt completely drawn into the story. Tess’s healing journey is powerful and beautiful. As a past-life regression therapist, I can relate her experiences to many real life clients. We truly can heal the past from the present. I am grateful to Heather Rivera for presenting these ideas and experiences in a way that a broad audience can connect to.
Bethany Miller, Psy.D.”
*”I loved reading “Quiet Water”, a story of believable human emotions and experiences. The author, Heather Rivera, has a unique talent for story telling that kept my interest from beginning to the uncanny surprise at the end. “Quiet Water” has enchanting elements of mysticism, past life recall, and hints of how the past influences the present. One particularly delicious love scene involving fresh pears has me thinking of pears in an entirely new way! I enjoyed reading the book so much, I hated for it to end, and I look forward to the next book in the series. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good story filled with poignant relationships and self discovery balanced by both humor and tragedy.”
*”Just loved this book, could not put down. I felt I was in Tess’s body. Very exciting story. Loved reading about the pears.
I feel I must have Pear’s around, always. Loved all the character’s. This book is a must read.”
*”Ever the clever writer with many a cliff hanging paragraph, this trickster will know when you have finished the book by the smile in your words as you write of the ending…very clever, Heather.
Heather Rivera, author of Healing the Present from the Past: The Personal Journey of a Past Life Researcher (non-fiction), has poured raw emotion and a passion for past life regression into a simple, no nonsense, life as it is, piece of fiction for pure enjoyment.
There is the underlying belief that past lives do reconnect. It is written subtly with just enough reference to whet your interest in the love story, but not so much that you feel you must believe the concept or put the book down if you don’t. I believe the concept of past life regression and enjoyed seeing it written about so artfully.
Playfulness between the characters keeps it light and void of unpleasant drama. Order your copy today and get lost with Tess as she seeks complete love. Find your escape through the world of Tess written by Heather for pure enjoyment.”
*”From the first paragraph, the reader’s curiosity is piqued by a very happy scene of two people in love and soon to be married. Then we are propelled to another era and a very, seemingly different person, one who, at first is not happy at all. Soon, we are aware of her relationships with her former husband, son, deceased brother and good friend, Naomi. We get to know Tess immediately. And, we like her, whether we have had similar experiences or not. She reveals to us her innermost feelings, thoughts, fears and reactions. There are glimpses of things that happened before her current life, which expand as the story unfolds. The relationship between the present life and her past one is fascinating and illustrates how knowing about the past can heal the present.
The writing is clear, readable, interesting and very enjoyable.
Heather Rivera is an experienced past-life therapist, who understands how past lives impact the curent one.
I highly recommend this book to those who are knowledgable about past lives and those who are not. There is much to learn and to enjoy from reading Quiet Water.”
Edith Fiore, Ph.D. (Retired clinical psychologist, past-life therapist, hypnoanalyst and author of You Have Been Here Before and other books)
*”I totally enjoyed the story! It’s well written and moves at a quick pace. The character of Tess develops nicely as the tale is told. You see Tess changing from the inside out as she begins to better understand the incredible journey she has been on. I loved the mysticism of it all.
As someone who has experienced many similar confusing past life events and thoughts I fully welcome this story. It is a wonderful vehicle for those who want to know more about Past Life Regression without getting all high-brow or preachy. There are thoughts expressed in this story that many of us have had in our real lives but don’t talk about! I can see this story as a wonderful book club read encouraging lively discussions!
Last but not least,I will never look at pears in quite the same way again!”
*”I just finished reading Quiet Water. I savored every moment–taking my time reading it–because I did not it to end. I can’t wait for the next book from author, Heather S.Rivera, who is a talented and riveting storyteller. Her character, Tess, takes the reader on an inner and outer odyssey of self-revelation,lost love, mysticism, romance, past life regression, and sensuality…and so much more. This multi-layered book is a page turner with many surprises and delights…and like other readers, I have found that pears have taken on a new, delightful meaning.”
*”Loved getting to know the characters in this lifetime and previously. Can’t wait to see what happens next…After all this is the Golden Raven Series..”
Here is a short piece written about Quiet Water on another website.
Please check back for updates. Thank you so much for your support.
Visit Heather’s other website at www.plrinstitute.org regarding Healing the Present from the Past
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A few notes of appreciation:
Creative writing class- Dr. Marjorie Miles at http://www.journeyofyourdreams.com/
Editing- Jill Weiss and Jeff Michaels at http://www.voicesinthesky.com/
Book cover designer- Laura Gordon at http://bookcovermachine.wordpress.com/
Website design- Kris Voelker at http://www.krisvoelkerdesigns.com/
Author photo- Brittney Kincannon at http://kincannonphotography.com/
And to all those that encouraged and supported me on the journey- you have my love and gratitude.