It’s been a while since my last post. After the completion of The Painted Maidens Trilogy, I’ve taken a short break from writing. Don’t worry! I’m already back into it, but I was able to play some much-needed catch-up with my reading, watching my favorite TV shows, and well…life in general.
Right now, I’m working on a story based on two minor characters from The Painted Maidens Trilogy. Originally intended to be a short story as a bonus to the boxed set, it is rapidly developing into a full-length novel. Now we get to find out how Darcy, the only human in Clan Werich, met Colin – and we get to watch them fall in love.
So obviously we delve even deeper into the life of the werewolves, and this takes place at a time when Alaric still rules with a heavy hand….and sometimes with a heavy paw.
Now is your chance to send me any questions you still have about the werewolves, or anything you might be curious about within their lifestyle. I can get it answered in this book! Comment below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am so, so excited to share with you the culmination of The Painted Maidens Trilogy, the boxed set and the awesome cover. As an omni-cover, it is a bit simplistic, but I think it represents the series as a whole very well. And check out the 3d version of the boxed set. Just too cool! All three covers, the omni cover, and the 3d image were created by Keary Taylor (www.indiecoverdesigns.com). This is the tenth cover design Keary has done for me and I couldn’t be happier!
Let me know what you think:
The Painted Maidens Trilogy
By Terra Harmony
Includes: The full three book set (The Rising, The Betrayed, and The Taking) plus a bonus short story, ‘How I Met Your Mother’
Publisher: Patchwork Press
Seventeen-year-old Serena is the youngest member of a dying race. The increasing acidity of the ocean is destroying her home, slowly eating away at the once thriving underwater landscape. But since the night of Serena’s birth, it is an outside force that most threatens their dwindling population. Werewolves, who once served as protectors for mermaids in the Kingdom of the Undine, now seek to eliminate all who dwell in the ocean—and Serena is about to find herself right in the middle of the deadly conflict.
Given the title of Werewolf Liaison, Serena is determined to make things right for her people. When she ventures to The Dry, she meets Liam, the werewolf with hazel eyes, and her whole world gets turned upside down. As Serena discovers the real history between werewolves and mermaids, she is left wondering who her true enemies are.
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Welcome to The Deep, indeed. With my full series out, I am hitting my advertising stride. Which means giveaways and freebies for you! Be sure to visit here lots this week to sign up for each of the contests – there will be five altogether, one posted each day!
We are going to start today out with my favorite – the playlist!
I had so much fun throughout the creation of The Painted Maidens Trilogy, and music was a big part of that. I don’t listen to music while I am writing (too distracting), but I love to listen as I am driving or running, which is really my time to brainstorm. There are five songs that really set the mood of either the entire trilogy or a specific scene or character. Take a listen:
Scene/Character: Beginning of the Maiden and Wolf Migration, ‘The Taking, Book Three’ Song: Come with me now Artist: Kongos Favorite verse:
“I was born without this fear
Now only this seems clear
I need to move, I need to fight
I need to lose myself tonight.”
Whoa, come with me now
Whoa, come with me now
I’m gonna take you down
Whoa, come with me now.”
Scene/Character: The King, ‘The Rising, Book One’ Song: Pompeii Artist: Bastille Favorite verse:
“Oh oh where do we begin?
The rubble or our sins?
And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Great clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above.”
Scene/Character: Serena (main character) Song: Darkhorse Artist: Katy Perry Favorite Verse:
“So you want to play with magic?
Boy, you should know what you’re falling for.
Baby do you dare to do this?
Cause I’m coming at you
like a dark horse.
Are you ready for, ready for
A perfect storm, perfect storm
Cause once you’re mine, once you’re mine
There’s no going back.”
Scene/Character: The Wolves Song: Do I Wanna Know? Artist: Arctic Monkeys Favorite Verse:
“Have you got colour in your cheeks?
Do you ever get that fear that you can’t shift
The type that sticks around like something in your teeth?
Are there some aces up your sleeve?
Have you no idea that you’re in deep?
I dreamt about you nearly every night this week
How many secrets can you keep?”
Scene/Character: After storm and shipwreck, maidens and wolves recovering together, ‘The Taking, Book Three’ Song: Team Artist: Lorde Favorite Verse:
“We live in cities you’ll never see on screen
Not very pretty, but we sure know how to run things
Living in ruins of a palace within my dreams
And you know, we’re on each other’s team.”
I absolutely love Lorde – I imagine a lot of their music is something my Painted Maidens would sing. I hope you enjoy each of these songs as much as I do, and that they motivate you to try out the series!
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CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED – CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER, SHELLY H.!
Two separate worlds; the Undine of The Deep and the Wolves of The Dry. A history muddled in war but thick with family bonds blur the lines of right and wrong. The youngest members of each race unite, trying to steer their people away from the brink of disaster. Serena and Liam must work together to resolve the problems of their people before the pressure tears these twin siblings apart. But the betrayed are angry, and are out for revenge.
Following my World Building with Mermaids Blog Post about nine months ago, I thought I’d give the wolves their fair share of the spotlight. I’m currently writing the second book in ‘The Painted Maidens Trilogy’. In this book, tentatively titled ‘The Betrayed’, we rise up from The Deep and explore the world of The Dry a little more. I have to admit, I’ve not done a lot of research on werewolves, possibly because I don’t want my ‘wolf world’ to turn out too cliché. So here is what I’ve come up with so far, comparing commonly accepted facts about werewolves to the wolf clan in ‘The Betrayed’:
A person becomes a werewolf by being bitten or scratched by another werewolf.Not true in ‘The Betrayed’. I definitely don’t want to give anything away for those that haven’t read ‘The Rising’, but werewolves come from somewhere else entirely.
Silver will kill or slow down a werewolf.Haven’t touched on the subject in ‘The Betrayed’, and I’m not sure if I will.They are, however, extremely afraid of wolfsbane, a small, yellow and poisonous flower.
Werewolves communicate through a form of telepathy.Absolutely not true in ‘The Betrayed’. I didn’t play that card with mermaids and I certainly won’t do it with the wolves! Good old fashioned growls, scents, and body gestures will have to work.
Werewolves in the same pack or clan have a link that binds them together.True in ‘The Betrayed’.This is why Liam, the good Werewolf, can’t part from the pack no matter how hard he tries.
Werewolves are afraid of the water.True in ‘The Betrayed’. However, they feel bonded to it, unable to go far from the shores just as they can’t part from the pack.
Werewolves only transform with the full moon.Nope!But their transformation in ‘The Betrayed’ is not always under their control, and it does occur as a response to the energy around them (again – don’t want to give too much away).
So what are some of your favorite werewolf myths or facts? What are some of your favorite werewolf books? Comment below and help an author with her research!