Blood Moon, The Moonlight Trilogy #1
Willa dreams of true events and her best friend is a ghost. Simon can heal any wound with a touch and senses others’ emotions, intentions. All their lives they’ve felt alone in their bizarre abilities, hiding behind a facade of normalcy, wondering why and how. The night Simon walks into the Twelve Acres Diner and meets Willa face to face, in a swirl of electric heat, they are bound to one another and glimpse the magic of who they are.
Across town a witch is held prisoner in the derelict basement of an old Victorian house. One night as it rains, she dares to reach her filthy, scarred hand out the window. Willa, walking home from work, recognizes the pathetic hand from a recent, terrible dream.
After a daring rescue of the witch, Willa and Simon are catapulted into the alluring but dangerous world of witchcraft and the magic of The Six Gifts. Answers to all their questions are within reach, but they’ve stepped into the middle of a deadly fight for the Powers of the Earth. Do they stay, risk their lives on the promise of power, or walk away?
Teri Harman’s groundbreaking debut novel, the first installment in The Moonlight Trilogy, completely reinvents the modern concept of witches and magic. With its authentic translation of the history of witches into a fresh and entertaining package with unprecedented characterization, Blood Moon is sure to capture readers from the first page.
REVIEW: ‘Engrossing, unexpected, enchanting.’ – J. Scott Savage, bestselling author of Case File 13
Simon Howard accidentally killed three people. Four months later, the nightmares won’t stop. Willa Fairfield, his girlfriend, his soul mate, wants nothing more than to help him move on. But guilt isn’t the only thing getting in Simon’s way.
When unexplained earthquakes hit the small town of Twelve Acres, and dozens of people go missing, the Light witches discover their most feared enemy, Archard, is still alive. Employing the twisted, dynamic magic of a legendary witch known as Bartholomew the Dark, Archard plans to exact his revenge and take control of the Powers of the Earth on the night of the black moon, a rare lunar event infamous for Dark magic.
As the Light Covenant fumbles to defend against Archard’s sadistic intentions, Simon’s magic grows inexplicably more powerful, even dangerous. Willa throws all her efforts into solving the mystery of Simon’s transformation, but when the events of the past storm into the present, the couple’s future changes forever.
REVIEW: ‘A dark, realistic and intriguing story that evades the second book slump. Unusual and absorbing.’ – Kirkus Reviews
A betrayal. An invasion. A plan centuries old.
Two members of the Covenant are dead, the Bond broken. Archard is also dead, but only because Simon used the forbidden control of his healing powers. Willa wakes the next morning beside him. But it’s not Simon – not her soul mate and husband – it’s Bartholomew the Dark. And she has no idea.
Sarah Fairfield, Willa’s mother, watches Willa and Simon leave for a honeymoon in Europe. She feels something is wrong; the crows circle the house. But she tells herself she stopped believing in those signs a long time ago – the day she turned away from magic. The day her mother, Tara Algood, died in search of a girl Grandma Mabel dreamed about until it killed her.
How can Willa fight an enemy hidden behind Simon’s eyes? How can she discover the evil that squats inside him when Bartholomew has the ability to control her mind? How can she save Simon and herself before Bartholomew destroys everything?
REVIEW: ‘Storm Moon is an action-filled conclusion to the Moonlight Trilogy.’ – Deseret News Book Review
One of the new books I’m working on, a historical romance, recently won first place in the Hearts Through History (a chapter of the Romance Writers of America) Romance Through the Ages Contest, Western category. Yay! I guess I can now officially say I’m an award winning author 😉
The book, working title THE PARADOX OF LOVE, is set in the late 1800’s on the Colorado Frontier. A shy rancher’s daughter falls in love with a Ute Indian and must fight her harsh father to be with the man she loves.
Now to find it a publisher!