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Celebrate Samhain with a Paranormal Romance about a Pagan Healer by Teri Barnett (paranormal romance author)

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Halloween. All Hallow’s Eve. Eve of All Saints. Samhain.

All these names for one night, but it’s the last one which touches me most. Sow-wen. Its Celtic origins mark it as the original name for what we’ve come to call Halloween. For me, the name conjures images of Priestesses and their Woodsmen consorts, dancing with abandon between twin bonfires. Additional fires burn throughout the hillsides for protection and to light the darkness. The harvest is over and another cycle is complete. The Celtic New Year has begun and the Crone begins her transformational journey toward the Spring Maiden.

pagan-fireWhen I first started researching my historical/paranormal/romance novel, PAGAN FIRE, I dove headfirst into ancient Celtic ceremony and traditions. The lure of ritual touched me at a cellular level and I knew I had been there with those women of long ago. This knowledge drew me to apprentice – and later create – my own priestess circles where I invite women to reconnect to the time when our bodies were in tune with the turning of the seasons.

The Autumnal Equinox passes and Samhain looms. The Wise Woman turns inward.

The underworld beckons.

The Goddesses of Shadow extend their thin, bony hands and invite us to enter their realm . . . Inanna, Hecate, Persephone, Nephthys . . . it matters not what you name her, these are all faces of the same energy. Collectively, they call us to die to old ways of living that we might be reborn at the Vernal Equinox. Shiny. Pink. New. Ready to live again with knowledge accrued from the inner reflection of our own wintry death.

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These Goddesses teach us that dying is not the end, it’s simply a turning of the page on this earthly journey. Samhain marks this time as a night where the veil is the thinnest between this world and the next. It’s the place of ‘in-between’ when we might touch those who have crossed the bridge before us.

Samhain ritual inspires us to pay our respects to the dead. Place apples or other fruit near the front door for them. Light a fire that they may better see their path (or place carved and lit pumpkins in your window, though turnips were the original option!). Visit a graveyard, sit amongst the headstones, and keep the spirits company. Hold a Dumb Dinner in remembrance of your ancestors. Dumb meaning you don’t speak during the meal as a way of honoring the dead (this works out wonderfully as a pitch-in to include friends and family).

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Or, simply sit quietly and reflect on those who went before you. Send them love and light on their journey. You might also ask them for messages, but be sure to light candles and surround yourself with a circle of salt first. While the point of all this is to honor and appreciate the dead, a little protection never hurts when inviting spirits into your world.

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And, if you’re called, dance! Remember, Samhain is a celebration, not a mourning!

Teri Barnett writes historical, paranormal, and time travel romance. You can purchase her books  Through the Mists of Time, Shadow Dreams, and Pagan Fire at Lachesis Publishing. or you can purchase Teri’s books on amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

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SHADOW DREAMS by TERI BARNETT (historical paranormal romance)

Tuesday’s Revolving Book is “SHADOW DREAMS” BY TERI BARNETT! and it’s FREE!!!

POSTED ON AUGUST 14th, 2012
FREE at AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/8uo6wy4
FREE at BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK http://tinyurl.com/d2mrwk6

GENRE: HISTORICAL PARANORMAL ROMANCE

PUBLISHER: LACHESIS PUBLISHING http://www.lachesispublishing.com/

WHERE YOU CAN BUY TERI BARNETT’S OTHER ROMANCES:

THROUGH THE MISTS OF TIME (TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE)
BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK: http://tinyurl.com/csymobo (PRICED RIGHT AT $2.99)
AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/6rhcqek ($2.99)

PAGAN FIRE (HISTORICAL PARANORMAL ROMANCE)
BARNES AND NOBEL NOOK: http://tinyurl.com/6m3c4cv ($2.99)
AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/6rhcqek ($2.99)

SYNOPSIS for SHADOW DREAMS:

Nestled in the plane of Paran, a peaceful town is shocked when their children start disappearing. Portents point to the re-emergence of the ancient priestess cult of Eitel, one known for stealing souls to gain immortality.

Bethany M’Doro is a healer and a Knower, assisting the Diggers by connecting artifacts and their owners. But even with her psychic abilities, she never envisioned the kidnapping of her own daughter, Sarah.

Connor Jessup never forgave himself for letting his wife Elizabeth leave so easily. He turned his back on his Nevada town, and on himself.

When Bethany’s latest excavation places the remains of Elizabeth at the center of the cult of Eitel, she knows she must travel to the Earth plane and seek Connor’s help. Arriving in shadow form, she first meets Connor in his dreams. He believes she’s an angel and gladly goes with her back to Paran. Once there, he comes to understand Bethany’s true nature, and finds himself drawn into the search for her missing daughter and the connection to his wife.

Now they must unravel the secrets behind the ancient cult and find Sarah before she’s lost forever. As their quest unfolds, they discover an even deeper unexpected journey – one filled with sorrow, loss, and redemption.

AUTHOR BIO:

Growing up in the ’70’s, I read every romance novel I could find, vowing one day to write my own. It took me until the 90’s to start writing seriously, but in the span of about ten years, I crafted four novels, a novella, and many short stories. The first novel I wrote, Hunter Moon, will never be seen. But first novels tend to be that way.
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Teri is both a talented writer and a gifted artist. Her whimsical art can be found on her web site as well. http://www.teribarnett.com/

CONNECT WITH TERI ONLINE:
WEB SITE: http://www.teribarnett.com/writing.html
BLOG: http://teribarnett.wordpress.com/
teri@teribarnett.com

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PAGAN FIRE by TERI BARNETT (historical/paranormal romance)

FRIDAY’S REVOLVING BOOK IS the romance “PAGAN FIRE” by TERI BARNETT
Posted on June 15, 2012
PAGAN FIRE (historical/paranormal romance)
PRICED RIGHT at $2.99
BARNES and NOBEL NOOK: http://tinyurl.com/6m3c4cv ($2.99AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/6rhcqek ($2.99)
GENRE: historical/paranormal romance
PUBLISHER: Lachesis Publishing http://www.lachesispublishing.com/

WHERE YOU CAN GET TERI BARNETT’S OTHER ROMANCES:

SHADOW DREAMS (historical/paranormal romance)
FREE at BARNES and NOBLE NOOK http://tinyurl.com/d2mrwk6
FREE at AMAZON KINDLE http://tinyurl.com/c7xzhtr

THROUGH THE MISTS OF TIME (time-travel romance)
BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK: http://tinyurl.com/csymobo (PRICED RIGHT AT $2.99)
AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/6rhcqek ($2.99)

SYNOPSIS:

As the cleansing fires of Beltain burned and the villagers danced, Maere cu Llwyr witnessed the garrote murder of her parents at the hands of her father’s brother. Born with the triple signs of the goddess, legend tells that whoever shares Maere’s bed first will also share her healing power – and her uncle, Eugis, has vowed it will be he. With her mother and father out of his way, he hides Maere in a convent with plans to retrieve – and bed her – on her eighteenth birthday.

Maere carries no memory of the horrific events of that Beltain night. All she knows of her childhood is contained in remnants of dreams and a growing ability to heal through touch. Fearing she’ll be punished for this power, she hides herself away from the scrutiny of the nuns, determined to discover the secrets of her past so she might better understand the present and where her future lies.

Dylan mac Connall, betrothed of the girl Maere, never forgot that bloody night when he saw his own father murdered as well. Having escaped capture by Eugis’ men, he grows to adulthood under the tutelage of an old woman who helps him discover his own magic. But the magic does not appease his soul and he becomes consumed with hatred and plots of revenge against Eugis, becoming determined it will be he who takes Maere first.

But when Dylan enters the abbey and discovers the woman Maere has become, he finds himself taking on the role of protector when Eugis – aided by the goddess Morrigu and the Viking forces surrounding their lands – makes good on his promise and returns for Maere, setting off a series of events which can only be resolved with one of their deaths.

AUTHOR BIO:

Growing up in the ’70’s, I read every romance novel I could find, vowing one day to write my own. It took me until the 90’s to start writing seriously, but in the span of about ten years, I crafted four novels, a novella, and many short stories. The first novel I wrote, Hunter Moon, will never be seen. But first novels tend to be that way.
~~~
Teri is both a talented writer and a gifted artist. Her whimsical art can be found on her web site as well. http://www.teribarnett.com/

CONNECT WITH TERI ONLINE:
WEB SITE: http://www.teribarnett.com/writing.html
BLOG: http://teribarnett.wordpress.com/
teri@teribarnett.com

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