All writing and images copyright 2016 Teri Barnett
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
"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
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
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
"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