Terran Realm, Volumes 1-6 on sale at iBooks

Terran Rel;am 150 _ x _ 200  On sale now at iBooks, this e-book contains all six volumes of the Terran Realm.  That’s six, full-length novels by Keira Ramsay, Bonnie Dee, Jeanne Barrack, and moi writing as Rae Morgan.

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Enter the Terran Realm

Terrans: The species split from Homo sapiens more than 50,000 years ago. As they became increasingly isolated from their human cousins, Terrans evolved into Talismen, Keepers, and Protectors, who battle the evil Destroyers to save mankind and the ones they love. Each developed distinct preternatural abilities to control Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and the Spirit.

Keepers: Armed with the very power of Mother Earth, Keepers use their extraordinary talent to manipulate the elements of Air, Earth, Fire, Spirit, and Water to maintain world balance. They are one of the most precious resources our world possesses.

Protectors: The security force for Terrans, Protectors utilize a combination of strength and magic to ensure a Keeper is never compromised.

Destroyers: Destroyers seek to annihilate everything KOTE (Keepers of the Environment) fought to establish millennia ago … and to a certain extent, they’ve succeeded.

Talisman: A special Terran, one who can manipulate and control their signature element. A rarity among Terrans, these beings have slowly become more myth than reality, and their importance and talents have been almost lost in the mists of time.

Dive into the Terran Realm and experience the adventures and challenges of the lusty, the willful, and the destructive. Discover how the mix of love, seduction, and superhuman abilities can steal your heart, sear your very soul, or destroy your world.

Books in the Volume:

Redemption-Keira Ramsay: When two worlds come together, passion explodes, and the line between loathing and lust blurs. Quakes on the coast are not the only thing causing the earth to move in this hot and steamy romance!

Measure of a Man-Bonnie Dee: One man discovers the power of love and fights to restore his damaged heart. Danger closes in and worlds collide as evil seeks to find the measure of a man!

Fruits of Betrayal-Bonnie Dee: World domination takes a front row seat in this hot and sexy romance about a good guy and a bad girl. Or is it the other way around?

The Shimmering Flame-Jeanne Barrack: Fire and water are not the only things struggling to mix in this epic battle to defeat evil. Find out if two men and one woman can hold onto love and each other as chaos erupts around them.

A Perfect Symmetry-Jeanne Barrack: Waging the battle on two continents requires a perfect symmetry of body, mind, and soul, and may be the only weapons strong enough to save the world. Discover if love will be enough when the power of three is unleashed … twice!

Earth Awakened-Rae Morgan: Ultimate love confronts ultimate evil as events unfold with the power to reshape the landscape forever. Will Mother Earth survive as Talisman and Protector discover the ultimate passion and power they share when mated?

Muse Wednesday — Jeanne Barrack

This special Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, I am happy to have Jeanne Barrack as my guest blogger.  Jeanne is one of the authors I chose to write books in my shared world concept, the Terran Realm.  So, I am very happy to have her here during this special time of the year.  And Liquid Silver Books having republished all six books in the Terran Realm in one bundle is also celebrating the holiday with a special sale — from November 19-30, the Terran Realm Anthology, consisting of six complete novels, is on sale for $7.50 (normal retail is $24.99). So, if you would like to read about the Terran Realm inhabitants from Book 1 through Book 6, click on the book cover and visit Liquid Silver Books to buy this special collection at a special price.
Now, let’s see what has inspired Jeanne to write her wonderful paranormal romances:

Musings and Myths

When I was a little girl I read everything. I mean, everything. My parents gave their permission for the library to allow me to check books out from the adult section of the library and I was like a – you should excuse the expression – kid in a candy store. What caught my fancy the most, however, were fairytales, especially Irish fairytales. So it was that at a tender age I fell in love with Irish stories, poems and music and this colored not only my writing and my musical life, but my life in general.

The first major collection of Irish fairytales I read was collected by William Butler Yeats, “Irish Fairy and Folktales of the Irish Peasantry”. Over eighty tales ranging from gods and goddesses to leprachauns and banshees and merrow (merfolk) and the pooka. And of course, Tir-nan-Og – the land of everlasting youth. The stories ran from the scary to the romantic; from satirical to sacred; from short to long. I devoured them. And read even more including the wondrous poetry that Irish authors of the late 19th and early 20th century created. And the songs – the Gaelic songs in particular. I loved and love them all.

And every one of my stories, even those not overtly Irish, has some Irish connection albeit only in a character name or the name of a place or object.

All of my books at Liquid Silver are inspired by Irish myths, fairytales or music. “A Song of the Sidhe” grew out of a Gaelic song about a hunchback named Donal who hears fairies in the woods singing the same phrase over and over. He completes the phrase and, in gratitude, they take away his hump. Well, it was a bit more complicated and quite a bit more sexy in my story, but the initial impetus was the same. It remains one of my favorite stories.

My other LSB books, “The Shimmering Flame” and “A Perfect Symmetry” are set in the world of the Terran Realm, along with works by LSB authors, Keira Ramsey, Bonnie Dee and Rae Morgan. The inhabitants of the Terran Realm jump-started my contribution of Irish Terrans and their stories and powers are off-shoots of Celtic gods and goddesses. Even the land of Tir-nan-Og appears in my take on the Terran Realm. The Terran Realm is such a vast and rich world, there was room for my Celtic loves and “The Shimmering Flame” and “A Perfect Symmetry” take place in both Ireland and the US.

If you’d like to read the stories of the Terran Realm, LSB is having a fantastic sale. The collected seven books for only $7.50!

Will I always write stories with an “Irish accent”? As long as there are more tales to tell…

BIO:

I’m a native New Yorker, born and bred in Brooklyn, married for forty-odd years to my high school sweetheart. We’ve had some rough times the last couple of years, so I’m happy to say my day job consists of relaxing with my hubby and volunteering at the library and the local food bank.

I play guitar and sing professionally folk music to Grand Opera in ten languages including Gaelic and Hebrew. My love of all things Irish and Israeli color much of my writing of other worldly realms.

Visit Jeanne Here.

Terran Realm Redux

I am so thrilled that my publisher Liquid Silver Books has re-released all six books of the Terran Realm in one volume. My book, Earth Awakened, written under my pen name Rae Morgan, is included in this volume!

Here’s what is included:

Measure of a Man by Bonnie Dee:

One man discovers the power of love and fights to restore his damaged heart. Danger closes in and worlds collide as evil seeks to find the measure of a man!

Fruits of Betrayal by Bonnie Dee:

World domination takes a front-row seat in this hot and sexy romance about a good guy and a bad girl. Or is it the other way around?

The Shimmering Flame by Jeanne Barrack:

Fire and water are not the only things struggling to mix in this epic battle to defeat evil. Find out if two men and one woman can hold onto love and each other as chaos erupts around them.

A Perfect Symmetry by Jeanne Barrack:

Waging a battle on two continents will require a perfect symmetry of body, mind, and soul. Even then, it may not be enough to save the world. Discover for yourself when the power of three is unleashed!

Earth Awakened by Rae Morgan:

Ultimate love confronts ultimate evil as events unfold with the power to reshape the landscape forever. Will Mother Earth survive as Talisman and Protector discover the ultimate passion and power they share when mated?

You can buy the book HERE.

Naming Your Characters: The Terran Realm Names

I write both paranormal and historical romances and I try very hard to give my characters appropriate names. No Amber, Tiffany, Kevin or Chad for me. Usually. Oh, I have had characters named Mike and Julie in a story, but the alien, sex-sucking, shape-shifting villain in that same story was called Tzahyad. Very creepy sounding name, yes? But it’s a real word…in Hebrew. It means hunter and I thought it was quite appropriate for a predator like my villain.
I do this frequently — find words in foreign languages that I speak (or sing in) and use them within the context of a story. Often, the character will tell me their name or demand a new one! When I wrote THE SHIMMERING FLAME I had a name all picked out for my hero: Kevin. Well, I went to sleep after settling on that name and my guy popped in to tell me he didn’t care for it at all. Too “woosy” (his words). No, the name he wanted was Gabriel. Now, in Hebrew, Gabriel (or Gavriel) means “God is my strength”. Since Gabe is a Terran Protector, it was a fitting name. Kawsantower, his last name, is a transliteration of Cosantóir, the Gaelic for ‘protector’. Our heroine’s name was simple since she is, in actuality, Brigid, the Irish,demi-goddess. The various meanings of the name Brigid and its assorted spellings would take an entire post. What made Brigid so perfect as a Terran Keeper, is that the many talents of the demi-goddess were all powers of Terran Keepers who can control the elements.
Now, I have a love triangle in THE SHIMMERING FLAME. Uaithne, also an Irish Terran, is Brigid’s love from thousands of years ago. His spirit is reawakened in the character Ethan Clark. Ethan (Eitan) means strong in Hebrew and I felt that Ethan had to be a strong character. Uaithne is also the name of a demi-god in Irish mythology who played a magic harp and my modern day Ethan has his own magic harp. His last name, Clark, is in tribute to Tom Clarke, one of the heroes of the Irish Easter rebellion of 1916.
Now, the name of my villain was tricky. I wanted something really icky sounding. Nimhnach, his original name, is the transliteration of the Gaelic word for ‘venomous’. Nolan, his present day name, fits his Terran identity of a Speaker — someone who can control the actions and thoughts of humans. The Irish surname, Nolan means ‘shout’, an apt word for a Speaker who has become a Destroyer — a Terran baddie.
In A PERFECT SYMMETRY, the sequel, my foreign naming continues with Aviva Shiron, a Desert Terran who is a Singer — someone capable of controlling humans *and* Terrans. Aviva is a Hebrew name derived from the word for Spring and the first part of the name  Shiron, shir, means ‘song’ in Hebrew. All the new Irish Terrans — Machnamh, Eileen Murray, Casey Aidan — have names that were inspired by what type of Irish Terran they are.
You can find out more about my Liquid Silver Book, A Song of the SidheThe Shimmering Flame and A Perfect Symmetry, by checking out my blog, The Celtic Realm of Fancy at the following link: http://jeannebarrack1.wordpress.com/blog/. You’ll find a link for an excerpt for each story on their individual pages. To find out more about the Terran Realm, click on this link. To learn more about my m/m work and my Loose Id titles and my MLR Press titles, check out my other blogs: The Sweet Flag, Jeanne’s Worlds and my research blog, Jeanne Barrack’s Guideposts

And my name? Barrack means ‘lightning’ in Hebrew.

Thanks so much for having me here today!