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AWESOME #GIVEAWAY: THE PAINTED MAIDENS TRILOGY by TERRA HARMONY

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BOOK ONE
Title: The Rising
Author: Terra Harmony
Series: Painted Maidens #1
Release Date: November 7th 2013
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy/Romance

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Seventeen-year-old Serena is the youngest member of a dying race. The increasing acidity of the ocean is destroying her home, slowly eating away at the once thriving underwater landscape. But since the night of Serena’s birth, it is an outside force that most threatens their dwindling population. Werewolves, who once served as protectors for mermaids in the Kingdom of the Undine, now seek to eliminate all who dwell in the ocean — and Serena is about to find herself right in the middle of the deadly conflict.
Given the title of Werewolf Liaison, Serena is determined to make things right for her people. When she ventures to The Dry, she meets Liam, the werewolf with hazel eyes, and her whole world gets turned upside down. As Serena discovers the real history between werewolves and mermaids, she is left wondering who her true enemies are.

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BOOK TWO
Title: The Betrayed
Author: Terra Harmony
Series: Painted Maidens #2
Release Date: September 2014
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy/Romance

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Two separate worlds; the Undine of the Deep and the Wolves of the Dry. A history muddled in war but thick with family bonds blur the lines of right and wrong. The youngest members of each race unite, trying to steer their people away from the brink of disaster. Serena and Liam must work together to resolve the problems of their people before the pressure tears these twin siblings apart. But the betrayed are angry, and are out for revenge.

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BOOK THREE
Title: The Taking
Author: Terra Harmony
Series: Painted Maidens #3
Release Date: February 27th 2015
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy/Romance

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Eighteen-year-old Serena now reigns as queen of both the Undine of The Deep and the wolves of The Dry. The alliance between her maidens and the werewolves is shaky when all at once the basic necessities of food and shelter are taken away and both their worlds fall apart. After decades of war, the two societies must work together if they want to survive what lies ahead. A promised land is theirs for the taking, but first, they must survive each other.

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All 3 books are now available in a Box-Set which includes a BONUS Short Story!

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Now for the AMAZING GIVEAWAY contest . . .Over to Terra Harmony 🙂

The Painted Maidens Trilogy is a three book, young adult fantasy series. Eco-fantasy, actually. There is plenty of action, some gore, some romance (which gets steamier as the series goes on), and it is definitely unique to anything you’ve read before. A young maiden (the youngest of her species, actually), Serena, is caught going beyond the borders of her kingdom to The Dry. As punishment, she is assigned to be the Werewolf Liaison which puts her in The Dry semi-permanently. She must contend with the hostile werewolf clan that has a long-standing, bloody history with the maidens. There are plenty of twists along the way – I hope each of you give this series a chance!

I have a great giveaway planned for anyone who posts a review for each of the books. In the final book, ‘The Taking’, two pieces of jewelry play a big role. Here are excerpts from the book describing the jewelry:

Mermaid Necklace:

When Danny extends his hand and opens his palm, a silver-chained necklace with a small charm rests on it. Leaning in for a closer look, Serena and Liam both emit an awed sigh. The charm is a tiny mermaid, her tail curved up so the entire shape makes a small ‘U’. Her upper body is bare but only her back shows. Serena runs the pad of her thumb down the long locks of hair cascading down the mermaid’s shoulders almost to her scales at her waistline.
“You made this?” whispers Serena.
“Out of them poles you let me have.” Danny nods. “Except the hair. That comes from a special stone.”
“What is special about it?” asks Liam.
“It has luminescence.”
“Like our hair?” asks Serena.
“Of sorts,” says Danny. “But this one lights up only when another type of stone is close. The energy of the both of them together creates the light. Look…” Danny motions down the dock and another man with two large boxes comes forward. As he walks closer, the hair of the mermaid in Serena’s hand begins to glow. At first, only subtle glimmers are perceptible, but by the time the man with the boxes is next to them the charm is at full radiance.
Danny reaches into one of the boxes pulling out several more mermaid charms. “These are for your maidens. They won’t glow—that quality is unique to yours, meant to help you find a maiden if she gets lost along the way.”
“Danny,” says Serena. “Thank you. I don’t… I mean…”
“The least I could do,” says Danny. “You are the best thing that has ever happened to the clan, well, since Liam here anyway.”

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Werewolf Bracelet:

“I’ve got somethin’ for Mr. Second Best too,” Danny reaches into the next box.
Liam crosses his arms. “I ain’t wearin’ no necklaces.”
“What about a bracelet?” Danny smiles. He pulls out several silver bracelets. The twisted band ends with a wolf head on either side. “Don’t worry, yours is just as special.” Danny pulls out an envelope, emptying the contents—one of the wolf bracelets—into Liam’s palm. “In yours, the eyes light up when one of your wolves is close.”
Turning his arm, moonlight flashes along the ridges of the bracelet until Liam’s wrist is pointed toward the heavens, and the eyes of each wolf glow red.
“Brilliant,” Serena says the same time as Liam says, “awesome.”

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So I am giving away one mermaid necklace and one wolf bracelet. (Unfortunately, my giveaway jewelry does not have any glowing elements.) But they are so awesome I even ordered one of each for myself.
Enter the contest below by voting for either Team Mermaid or Team Werewolf. Don’t forget there are extra entry options, and five entries if you post a link to your review of any of the books in the series.  Remember, the first e-book is free across all platforms – go and get it now!  The contest is over in two weeks.  Good luck!

Here is the LINK!

About the Author

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Terra is author of the eco-fantasy novels in the Akasha Series, ‘Water’, ‘Air’, ‘Fire’ and ‘Earth’, as well as the Painted Maidens Trilogy. Born and raised in Colorado, Terra has since lived in California, Texas, Utah, North Carolina, and Virginia.  Terra served a 5½ year enlistment in the Marine Corp, has earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree and presently runs the language services division of a small business.

Terra currently lives in a suburb of Washington, DC with her husband of sixteen years and three children.

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