AWAKE IN PURPLE DREAMS
* 2017 RELEASE*
*FANTASY ROMANCE SERIES*
When We Two Parted
By Lord Byron
A war like no other is on the horizon.
Having thought that she had finally escaped the past, Bea finds herself hunted down by an unknown enemy who violently rips her life apart.
The harsh changes that follow catapult her on a journey which not only brings personal transformation, but one that marks a new era for two worlds.
Karma never forgets and until the cycle of a soul is complete, the past will never fade away.
Purple is used in three book titles of this series because it symbolises magic and mystery.
It is a rare colour in nature, and as a result, often seen as having sacred meaning. Lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are considered enchanted, sacred, and precious. Purple was the colour of the first dye made by man. It was called “Mauveine” and made from coal tar. The recipe was discovered by William Henry Perkin in 1856.
The colour purple or violet is seen as uniting the “wisdom” of blue and the “love” of red, symbolising justice and royalty. Leonardo da Vinci believed that the power of meditation increases ten times when done in a purple light, as in the light of stained glass. Violet is the colour associated with the Crown Chakra. This chakra is the main coordination center of the body and ensures connection to universal sources of energy. The saying “purple haze” refers to euphoria.
Awake in Purple Dreams ~ meaning dreaming while awake. In the books, it is a place where reality and dreams meet via a thin mystical veil that joins worlds. Reality becomes blurred and partially substituted by a visionary fantasy experienced while awake.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream ~ Edgar Allan Poe
Book One (Bethany's Story)
Amazon 2016 Bestseller in three sub-genres ~
No #12 Inspirational Romance ~ Book
Top 40 in Fairy Tales ~ Kindle
Top 60 in Mythology & Folklore ~ Kindle
BOOKLIST EDITORIAL REVIEW ~ A CARPET OF PURPLE FLOWERS
Fantasy fans will wait eagerly for the next instalment in McCartney’s series, enchanted by the complicated love story and the surprising cliffhanger ending. — Amy Dittmeier HEREBooklist is a publication of the American Library Association that provides critical reviews of books and audiovisual materials for all ages. Booklist's primary audience consists of libraries, educators, and booksellers. The magazine is available to subscribers in print and online.
Editorial reviews tend to focus on the technical aspects (grammar, formatting, spelling, consistency, punctuation, POV, etc.) along with the writing craft of the author by an editing professional. Other publishing or media professionals use these assessments when evaluating for works purchasing decisions or for distribution purposes.
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Book Two ~
Editing in progress, cover designed & completed. ;o)
Angus And Julia Stone - All Of Me.mp3
Link to Video with lyrics HERE
Gabrielle Aplin- Salvation .mp3
How do you grasp a soul?
It is said that the seat of the soul resides in the heart, but reaching these depths can be dangerous,
one must be careful not to get cut on the broken edges of previous hurts.
To touch the soul, fears of the mind must be conquered and silenced,
only then will the light of the inner warrior shine through.
This strength is the light of the soul, grasp it, don't let go. Let it guide the way.
*Keep Your Light Bright*
The crow, the deer, and the fox ~ A Children's Story HERE
A story told by Vishnu-Sarma to young princes. Original source: Fables and Proverbs from the Sanskrit, being the Hitopadesa. Charles Wilkins (1787).
I was inspired by the tale and images below and further developed the idea but in a different way, which added an extra little twist to the book ~ Reminds me of The Deisi and The Heaven Stone Warriors way of life/thinking.
Spirit Guides ~ In the shamanic belief everything is alive and carries with it power and wisdom. Shamans believe that everyone has a power animal/animal spirit which attach to individuals adding to their power and protecting them, acting similarly to a guardian angel. Everyone is thought to have a few of these guardian power animals over a lifetime. A particular power animal can help you with an issue that is very specific to you. More HERE
It is said that a Spirit Animal will come to you with a message when you need it.
The Port of Menteith Area - Scotland
Folklore: Bogle Knowe is a hill traditionally seen as a fairy abode and on the Southern shore of the lake, opposite the Priory, is a long finger of land called Arnmach, said to be built by the Sith/Sidhe.
It is said that an ancient Earl of that place, intrigued by the legends of their race, read a magic tome releasing them into the world. The greatest of the Sidhe possessions was a well. A sacred spring whose waters were prized for its great healing powers. Every evening a local girl, a maiden, was charged to watch over the spring. She would climb the crag and ensure the stoppers on the sluices of the well were safe and secure, so none of the precious waters would be lost. More Here
Play the above MP3 link to hear a ballard called 'Keep your light bright'
~ created via the background of spiritual ideas I had for the initial trilogy
(more details are below with lyrics)
Sung by Addison Rice - please take the time to visit his WEBSITE.
'Keep your light bright'
The YouTube LINK to Addison Rice singing ~ Keep Your Light Bright
~The sound quality is lowered by wind, but the MP3 is available to listen to, further up this page.
Adapted image (Original by Lauri Blank)
Twin Flames (Link)
Ameusouya ( Am-e-us-ou-ya ) means complete/whole (you, me, us ~ one)
Anam Cara refers to the Celtic spiritual belief of souls connecting and bonding.
In Celtic Spiritual tradition, it is believed that the soul radiates all about the physical body, what some refer to as an aura. When you connect with another person and become completely open and trusting with that individual, your two souls begin to flow together. Should such a deep bond be formed, it is said you have found your Anam Cara or soul friend.
Your Anam Cara always accepts you as you truly are, holding you in beauty and light. In order to appreciate this relationship, you must first recognize your own inner light and beauty.
"Anam Cara, a mostly forgotten ancient and eternal union that cuts across all barriers of time, convention, philosophy and definition. A joint spiritual arrival at that most sacred place: home."
As an artist and writer, I love to share with people where I draw my inspiration. Maybe it helps in understanding the many layers that exist beneath a story. Like a painting, where each creative stroke will cover the previous until finally, the picture presents itself as a whole.
Each person will see/experience something different via the same story, and right there... is the magic.
Who was Amergin?
Amergin was a Bard of the Milesians, lays claim to the Land of Ireland.
The Milesians had to win the island by engaging in battle with the three kings of the Tuatha Dé Danann, their druids and warriors. Amergin acted as an impartial judge for the parties, setting the rules of engagement. The Milesians agreed to leave the island and retreat a short distance back into the ocean beyond the ninth wave, a magical boundary. Upon a signal, they moved toward the beach, but the druids of the Tuatha Dé Danann raised a magical storm to keep them from reaching land. However, Amergin sang an invocation calling upon the spirit of Ireland that has come to be known as The Song of Amergin, and he was able to part the storm and bring the ship safely to land.
Some of the early medieval Welsh poems on mythological themes attributed to the 6th century poet Taliesin in the Book of Taliesin have similarities to those attributed to Amergin.
The Tuath(a) Dé Danann (usually translated as "people(s)/tribe(s) of the goddess Danu"), also known by the earlier name Tuath Dé ("tribe of the gods"), are a race of supernaturally-gifted people in Irish mythology.
The people known as "The Sidhe" or people of the mounds, or "The Lordly Ones" or "The Good People" were descended from the "Tuatha de Danann" who settled in Ireland millennia ago.
They came from four cities to the north of Ireland–Falias, Gorias, Murias and Finias–where they acquired their magical skills and attributes.
The aos sí (Irish pronunciation: "ees shee", older form aes sídhe), "ays sheeth-uh") is the Irish term for a supernatural race in Irish mythology and Scottish mythology, (usually spelled Sìth, however pronounced the same) comparable to the fairies or elves.
This world is described in the Book of Invasions (recorded in the Book of Leinster) as a parallel universe in which the aos sí walk amongst the living. In the Irish language, aos sí means "people of the mounds" (the mounds are known in Irish as "the sídhe"). In Irish literature the people of the mounds are also called daoine sídhe ; in Scottish mythology they are daoine sìth. They are variously said to be the ancestors, the spirits of nature, or goddesses and gods.
"The Song of Amergin" from Bea's perspective
Original source by Wild Whim Photography - WEBSITE
A Carpet of Purple Flowers - Series Main Wall