AWAKE IN PURPLE DREAMS   

***BOOK TWO***

* 2017 RELEASE*

*FANTASY ROMANCE SERIES*

 When We Two Parted 

By Lord Byron

Book Blurb 

 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. 

Book Two 
Cover Reveal

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. 

More information on purple HERE ~ HERE ~ HERE   

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

AMAZON U.K HERE         AMAZON U.S.A HERE

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 HERE

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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

  Collage image created via Polyvore 


 *The Second Instalment*

 'Awake in Purple Dreams'

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*

                          Jean-Michel Bihorel HERE                            'Flowers of the Soul'

The wound is where the light enters you ~ Rumi

 ***Collage images created via Polyvore ~ Book Inspiration**

(Section of girl with umbrella by Barbara Florczyk of Baxia Art) Purchase print HERE ~ Model HERE

(Section of Lady in water by Alexandros Aidonidis)  HERE

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.

 Image Source Tommy Board HERE and Kitty Board HERE

Tommy's Songs HERE HERE

 Character Brandon

All image sources, used as inspiration purpose only, can be found on Pinterest storyboards which are unaltered or from           Creative Commons (free use).

All excerpts shown are unedited prior to final proof of manuscript ~ they're only teasers prior to publication. ;o)

 Below: Lamb - What Makes Us Human

By Trine Thielen and Aidan Wood of Life Fire Films

Director: Aidan Wood | Producer: Trine Thielen | Director of Photography: Laurens de Geyter | Designer: Caner Salmanli

 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

Keep_Your_Light_Bright.mp3

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

Inspired by "The Song of Amergin" -  

(more details are below with lyrics)

I didn't want to over complicate the main story and was unable to put all of the world that I've created 
with it's technicalities in the book. Instead, I will be adding some extra pieces that I have written on the 
 book edit pagesIt will explain, more of the characters world/philosophies. 
A little taster of some concepts are lower down on the page (past the lyrics).

The ballard 'Keep your light bright' represents the ancient art of storytelling via poetry/music.
A derivation of "The Song of Amergin" from 'A Carpet of Purple Flowers' perspective.

Sung by Addison Rice - please take the time to visit his WEBSITE

Thank you.
(lyrics below) 

 'Keep your light bright'

She has been a deer of seven times, observing the realm through nature's heart
I have been a rush of water across the plain
She has whispered in the winds across the stream
I am a glistening droplet from the source of light
She has been a swan upon the island in the lake

Keep your light bright
So that I might see through the mists,
and once again we can look upon a carpet of purple flowers
Keep your light bright
So that our souls may meet again in your little piece of heaven
Keep your light bright

She has been on a visual journey, between the parted veil of both our worlds
She is a goddess within the flowers mists
I am a blue flicker of hope that rises in her horizon
She and I are the gentle ripples in the well of souls
She is the sacred mound in which the secrets lay
Well I am a Crow, a guardian of the knowledge within

Keep your light bright
So that I may see through the mists,
and once again we can look upon a carpet of secret flowers
Keep your light bright
So that our souls may meet again in your little piece of heaven
Keep your light bright

I am the voice in the breaking waves
She is an instrument of the moon and her tides
I am one of the keepers of the unhewn stone
She is an encapsulated flower, prior to birth
She is my guiding light, high in the heavens

Keep your light bright
So that I might see through the mists,
and once again we can look upon a carpet of purple flowers
Keep your light bright
So that our souls may meet again in your little piece of heaven
Keep your light bright

I am the Agnaya... the protector
She is the Aniya... the light within
We all, reside within... the web of Vororbla
We all exist within... the Siarthia
We all, within, are Ameusouya... you and me, us - one

Lyrics by Tracey-anne, performed by Addison Rice

Lyrical metaphors explained

The Agnaya (Ag-naya) means male energy (Yang)
The Aniya (A-niya) means female energy (Yin)
Siarthia (Siar-thia) means Akashic Record -
A compendium of mystical knowledge encoded in a non-physical plane of existence known as the astral plane. 
Ameusouya ( Am-e-us-ou-ya ) means complete/whole (you, me, us, =one)
Vororbla means soul / karmic cycle.
 
Secret flower - The flower of Vororbla (of karma)- is called Voror. A secret, sacred flower 
that produces a carpet of purple flowers in the beautiful, otherworldly gardens of Calageata.  
In Norse mythology, a vǫrðr ("warden," "watcher" or "caretaker") is a warden spirit, 
believed to follow from birth to death the soul of every person. 
At times, the warden can reveal itself as a small light or in the shape of a being - known as the elemental Sindria.

A Carpet of Purple Flowers - A sacred area, garden of another world that ethereal beings roam, known as Calageata. 
A purple flower represents spirituality and mysticism. 

Goddess within the flowers mists - female soul, the feminine energy.

Unhewn stone - The Heaven Stone (ancient teachings/untouched, not finished in form, non-corrupt knowledge)

Her little piece of heaven - visual meditation  (Book one). 
Usually a place of unseen existence where souls and deities reside, outside of the tangible world. 
Human beings associate this otherworldly place with many names, but Bea calls it heaven.

Blue flicker of hope on her horizon - light of sacred connection, of hope and promise.

Sacred mound -  the body where ancient knowledge lays within. 

Ripples in the well of souls - Souls returning home (via magical waters) ~ a lake in Calageata. 

Crow guardian - A protector with knowledge.
The crow carries the power of prophetic insight and symbolizes the void or core of creation. The crow is seen in many shamanic traditions as the spirit animal of choice for those who use magic and have the power to manipulate the law of the physical universe.

Moon (her) Water (him) - Neither can find their balance without each others guidance.
The moon is considered a luminary but produces no light by her own accord. She is reliant upon the sun's (male) light to reflect (mirror) her image to earthly eyes. Water is affected by the moon. 

Deer - Spirit animal, highly sensitive, has strong intuition. 
Magical ability to regenerate, in touch with life’s mysteries.

Seven - Sacred number (Heaven Stone) seven heavens/stages to spiritual growth.

Parted veil To create an opening between two worlds. 

Encapsulated flower, prior to birth - Soul energy awaiting renewal. Encapsulation means that the internal representation of an object that is generally hidden from view. A closed, encapsulated Voror flower represents the time before enlightenment. 
A Voror flower fully bloomed and open represents full enlightenment and self-awareness.

Whispered in the winds - Where mythical people supposedly once lived "beyond the North Wind".
(More about these histories in book four - The butterfly bridge & Women of the Sea).

Mists - A mist emitted via the purple (soul) flower in Calageata. 
A cloud of tiny water (otherworldly dew) droplets suspended in the atmosphere which limits visibility.

Glistening droplet - Shield of dew mist, look further to the light beyond.

Guiding light high in the heavens - The birth of a star  (a soul). 
The guiding light cannot be extinguished and represents an aspect of the truth that you carry with you.

Swan - relates to Calageata and the past histories.

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. 

Lauri Blank

 Adapted image (Original by Lauri Blank)

Twin Flames (Link)

 Ameusouya ( Am-e-us-ou-ya ) means complete/whole (you, me, us ~ one)

 The Agnaya (Ag-naya) means male energy (Yang)  &  The Aniya (A-niya) means female energy (Yin)

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.

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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

I have been a deer of seven times, observing the realm through nature's heart
He has been a rush of water across the plain
I have whispered in the winds across the stream
I am a glistening droplet from the source of light
I have been a swan upon the island in the lake
I have been on a visual journey, amid a carpet of purple flowers
I am a goddess within the flowers mists

He is a blue flicker of hope that rises in my horizon
He and I are the gentle ripples in the well of souls
I am the sacred mound in which secrets lay
He is a crow, a guardian of the knowledge within
He has been the voice in the breaking waves

I am an instrument of the moon and her tides
He is one of the keeper's of the unhewn stone
I am an encapsulated flower, prior to birth
He is the guiding light, high in the heavens

He is, the Agnaya, the protector
I am the Aniya, the light within

We all reside within the web of Vororbla
We all exist within the Siarthia
We all, within, are Ameusouya, you, me... us ~ one

Original source by Wild Whim Photography - WEBSITE 

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