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Growing up in the 70's, I read every historical romance I could find. Inspired by those early writers, I began crafting my own stories, combining history, paranormal elements and, of course, romance. My latest work-in-progress has taken me on a slightly different route - into the present day world of magic and humor. It's been a fun ride so far!

All my novels have been released by Lachesis Publishing and are available at their website as well as all the usual online places like Amazon.
Through the Mists of Time
historical time travel romance
When the town of Pompeii was buried in ashes in 79 AD, not everyone was taken by surprise. At least one person knew what was coming, Valerie Brooks, an involuntary time traveler from Victorian England, but her foreknowledge doesn't help her. Declared a witch by the townspeople of Pompeii and sold into slavery, she has to find a way to make her master, Christos, believe her so they can escape the town before Vesuvius erupts. But given the mistrust between them fired by the jealousy of her master's scheming lover, Valerie finds her influence dwindling as the deadly time approaches. Racing against the impending destruction of Pompeii, she must not only decipher the mystery of her time-shift, but the mystery of love as well.

"Through the Mists of Time by author Teri Barnett is an insightful and sensual indulgence for readers of historical romance. It is a story of a transcendent love and the development of character. The reader is pulled into the story through the detailed sketching of the heroine's evolvement from an immature schoolgirl to a compassionate woman. If you are a fan of time travel romance then make it a point to read Teri Barnett's Through the Mists of Time. You won't regret it." 4 Roses - A Romance Review


Shadow Dreams
historical paranormal romance
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.

" . . . This is a wonderful read. A historical romance in which the heroine travels even further back in time. That, in itself, is rare. Yet the author also included another rare item, the heroine is crippled! Val must use a cane in order to walk. Men in BOTH of Valerie's eras look down upon such women. I found this novel to be fast paced, educational, and down right dreamy." 4 Stars ~ Huntress Reviews


Pagan Fire
historical paranormal romance
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.

"....Barnett's writing is seductive, her research is excellent, and she transports the reader back to a time when belief in magic was prevelent. A terrific read!" ~A.A. Perona, author of the Nick Bertetto mystery series


More Reviews
"SHADOW DREAMS is a unique take on the paranormal. Ancient legends, different worlds, complex characters, and a splash of romance set the scene in this riveting and page-turning suspense. Fantasy and paranormal lovers alike will enjoy this fresh and engaging read." - MindingSpot Book Reviews

". . . I thoroughly enjoyed reading Shadow Dreams, and would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good fantasy story with a romantic twist." 4/5 - RomFan Reviews

"What fabulous reading! Ms. Barnett has given us an enchanting story with an ageless plot. She has also combined genres with exquisite results. Ms. Barnett has an imagination I envy. I thoroughly enjoy her characters and creative use of historical settings. I, personally, want that scrumptious man she introduced. In lieu of that unfortunate impossibility, I will settle for a copy of this one-in-a-million book that I can read again and again. Get one for yourself. You, too, will look like the cat that swallowed the canary when you have read it." 5 Cups - Coffee Time Romance

" . . . The action heats up in this intriguing story that will hold the reader interested until the final page." 3 Stars ~ Donna Brown, Romantic Times Bookclub

"I love a good historical romance and was not disappointed in this one. This book is very entertaining . . . The author well researched the time frame. Well done Ms. Barnett." 5 Stars - ReadersFavorite.com