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Yasmine Galenorn
February 19th, 2005, 08:12 PM
Okay, since it seems a number of folks are still trying to figure out all the books I've written, here we go. I'll add to this list in this thread as new ones come out.

Fiction:
The Chintz 'n China Mystery Series:
All in print and available at most large chain bookstores and independent mystery bookstores. Paranormal mystery series (not pagan oriented); cozies with teeth--IOW, a little more sex and action than other cozy series. The supernatural plays a big part in here. Main character Emerald O'Brien owns a teashop, reads tarot cards, is a divorced mother to two pretty kewl kids, and just tries to keep life on an even keel with her friends, Anna Murray (a cop) and Harlow (an ex-supermodel).


A Harvest of Bones (coming Dec 2005) ISBN: TBA
It’s harvest time in Chiqetaw, Washington; Emerald O’Brien’s favorite season. But this year, nature yields a most supernatural bounty. When Em and her sweetie, Joe, stumble over a bramble-covered foundation that has remained hidden for fifty years in the lot next door, strange events begin to occur. The cat vanishes. Will o’ the Wisps threaten to harm Emerald and her loved ones. And the ghost of a woman named Brigit and her beloved calico make themselves at home in the backyard. Now it’s up to Em and her friends to delve into the past, reveal the secrets of the dead and lay them to rest as they ring in the autumn with a harvest of bones.


Murder Under A Mystic Moon (2005--just out) ISBN: 0425200027
With her teenaged daughter’s birthday on the horizon and the Early Autumn Breeze Celebration in full swing, Emerald has her hands full with party preparations and teashop specials. But a request from her friend Jimbo has her using her abilities to look into the disappearance of his friend. In the woods surrounding the Klickavail Valley enclave, Emerald senses a strange energy manifesting itself—before literally stumbling across the body of Jimbo’s friend. While the police are willing to blame the death on a cougar attack, Emerald knows there’s something else wandering the forest—something that resembles the Klakatat monster of legend, but may actually be a monster of a more human kind…

Legend of the Jade Dragon (2004) ISBN: 0425196216
Tarot cards seldom lie. So when they predict chaos and bad luck for her last client of the day, Emerald gets more than a little worried. He leaves behind a charming jade statue of a dragon--but promptly dies in a hit-and-run accident outside of her shop. When other terrible things begin to plague Em and her family, the only explanation is the jade dragon. To thwart its evil spell, she'll have to follow a trail of heartache all the way back to China's Ming Dynasty--and its ancient--and sometimes harsh--mysteries.

Ghost of a Chance (2003) ISBN: 0425191281
Emerald O'Brien is the owner of the Chintz 'n China Tea Room where guests are served the perfect blend of teas and tarot readings. She never set out to be a detective, but once word gets out that she can communicate with the dead, there's no turning back... When the ghost of Susan Mitchell asks for Emerald's help in convicting her own murderer, Emerald can't refuse. Along with her friends-an ex-supermodel and a cop-and her new love interest, Emerald must search for clues to put the killer behind bars, and Susan's tortured soul to rest.


The India Ink Mystery Series
First one due out in late September; currently (as of 2/05) working on the second one. Will be published under the pen name of India Ink (no, this is not a secret). Meet Persia Vanderbilt, happily single 31 year old 'sensory specialist' extraordinaire, who moves back to Gull Harbor to live with her aunt Florence and the 'Menagerie'--Florence's wild crew of felines, canines, and birds. With a heightened sense of smell and a kick-butt attitude, little did Persia know that when she signed on to work in Venus Envy--her aunt's bath and beauty shop and day-spa--she also signed on for adventure and mayhem. For all is not beautiful in the little ocean-side town of Gull Harbor, where things begin to go awry and murder rears its ugly head. And now Persia must safely find her way through the adventures that land in her path.

Scent To Her Grave (coming Sept. 2005)
The fairest of them all…
Lydia Wang is the newly crowned winner of a local beauty pageant—and the queen of mean. Used to getting what she wants, she ends up in an fight with Persia over the store’s newest acquisition: the Mirror of Aphrodite. Reflecting only the most beautiful aspects of the person looking into it, the mirror is a huge draw and definitely not for sale—no matter how much Lydia is willing to pay. Persia arrives at the shop the next morning to find Lydia dead, the mirror missing, and one of the shop’s treasured employees the prime suspect. Trevor’s arrest is a blemish on the reflection of the shop, so Persia decides to take matters by the nose. To clear his name, she must sniff out the signature scent of a killer.

Nonfiction
Crossing Press:
(all in print and usually not easy to find; you can order from their site, off Amazon or B&N.com, or you can special order them if your local chain stores or metaphysical stores don't have them)

Totem Magic (2004) ISBN: 1580911161
Discover your mystical connection With The Animal Kingdom. Throughout history, all cultures have worked with animal spirits, in one form or another. Yasmine Galenorn guides you on an intricate and intimate journey to finding and working with your totem animal spirits, guardians, and guides.


Magical Meditations (2004) ISBN: 1580911552
A beautiful volume of guided meditations designed to lead you through the pagan Wheel of the Year, Magical Meditations offers you the chance to explore the elements, Sabbats, and deities in a way never before presented so clearly and with loving attention to detail. Includes a section on basics of meditation, grounding and centering, and cleansing and purificiation.


Sexual Ecstasy and the Divine (2003) ISBN: 1580911137
In presenting techniques for "tying the body and spirit together," author Yasmine Galenorn is not afraid to tackle subjects that many other writers avoid. She leads the reader through the maze of pagan spirituality, addressing alternative practices including S/M and polyamory and offering rituals and exercises designed to free the sexual spirit. Drawing on her life experiences, she presents a fresh theory of body acceptance and sexual completeness that enhances both physical and spiritual connections with one's partner or oneself. This complex subject is presented in sections on autoeroticism, fantasy, alternative sexuality, and sexual communion.

Crafting The Body Divine (2001) ISBN: 1-58091-104-8
An indepth look into the connection between body and spirit, this book will help you to rekindle your relationship with yourself, in all of your physicality. With sections on self-confidence and self-esteem, beauty, movement and exercise, and body modification, Ms. Galenorn helps you learn how to tie the body and spirit together.


Llewellyn Publications:
(Embracing the Moon is still in print, should be going into it's 7th printing soon, the other three are out of print and only available in used bookstores):

Embracing The Moon (1998) ISBN: 1-56718-304-2
Based on non-traditional, electic approach to Witchcraft, this system of natural magic draws on many traditions. Galenorn says, "I wrote Embracing the Moon as the book I wish that I'd had during my first few years in the Craft." Includes sections on faerie magic, hex work, Goddess and God rituals, the elements and deities, love and prosperity magic, candle and herb magic, and much more.

Dancing With The Sun (1999) ISBN: 156718300X
A guidebook to the Pagan holidays of the year, Dancing With The Sun offers 30 complete rituals and ways to celebrate the holidays. Includes craft work, spell work, recipes, decorating tips, and background information.

Tarot Journeys (1999): ISBN: 156718264X
Embark on a voyage of self-discovery through using the Tarot. Tarot Journeys leads you through 22 guided meditations, one for each of the cards of the Major Arcana, on a long inner journey to stimulate imagination. Working with the meditations can help you understand your transformation through various lifecycles. The meditations in Tarot Journeys guide you through the story of human growth and understanding, from the search for self to the tearing down of limitations to the transforming integration of your true nature.

Trancing The Witch's Wheel (1997)
This book is out of print but was reissued as Magical Meditations from Crossing Press and is currently available from them. See above for information.

There, that should do it for now.
Yasmine :colorful:

Pure Ahimsa
February 19th, 2005, 08:17 PM
Wow, that's a lot of books! I think I've seen some of them in book shelves, not sure though.

Yasmine Galenorn
February 20th, 2005, 02:27 AM
Wow, that's a lot of books! I think I've seen some of them in book shelves, not sure though.

LOL...yeah, a lot, and seven novels in the closet, most of which will never see print. Wrote them before I ever got anything published except poetry.

Yasmine :colorful:

Aidron
February 20th, 2005, 04:32 AM
You might be a writing addict when... you have 14 books published. ;)

Of course, this isn't exactly news. :lol:

Mithrea
February 20th, 2005, 11:34 AM
LOL...yeah, a lot, and seven novels in the closet, most of which will never see print. Wrote them before I ever got anything published except poetry.

Yasmine :colorful:

Awww, why not?

lightdragon
February 20th, 2005, 11:35 AM
I saw Embracing the Moon in my local B&N store. Good book.

Just saw the summary for Chintz 'N China series.Just thought if Hollywood decided to make a movie from them, I`m afraid what type of movie they would do with that one.

Yasmine Galenorn
February 20th, 2005, 02:21 PM
Awww, why not?

LOL...because they stink. They simply aren't up to snuff and I'd be embarrassed to have them out with my name on them...the writing showed talent, the stories were so-so, but except for two that I think I can re-write, the rest were 'practice books.' I consider them my 'rehearsal hours' as a writer. Most people don't realize that very few writers ever get their first, second, or even third novels published...it takes time and practice to refine the skill and talent into something readable. :)

Yasmine :colorful:

Aine of the Fae
February 20th, 2005, 02:29 PM
LOL...because they stink. They simply aren't up to snuff and I'd be embarrassed to have them out with my name on them...the writing showed talent, the stories were so-so, but except for two that I think I can re-write, the rest were 'practice books.' I consider them my 'rehearsal hours' as a writer. Most people don't realize that very few writers ever get their first, second, or even third novels published...it takes time and practice to refine the skill and talent into something readable. :)

Yasmine :colorful:

or fourth, fifth or sixth novels.... :lol: I've written two novels (complete ones) and started... oh I don't know... about ten or so others.... LOTS of ideas, but after the first couple of chapters they just fizzle out....

Wrote my first complete novel at the age of thirteen about a girl who was kidnapped and fell for her captor (actually a fairly common occurance). But my best writing are erotic stories.... May try to get one of those published someday... AFTER I get my Tarot book published, and the Rune book....

Yasmine Galenorn
February 20th, 2005, 08:24 PM
I saw Embracing the Moon in my local B&N store. Good book.

Just saw the summary for Chintz 'N China series.Just thought if Hollywood decided to make a movie from them, I`m afraid what type of movie they would do with that one.

Actually, if they paid enough, I'd let them and just divorce myself from the thought of the movie being anything like my book, unless they let me write the screenplay or consult on it. I've learned that trick from other authors who had their screenplays optioned. (And you know, I keep thinking Penny Marshall would be a great director for a movie version of it--I like her work).

Yasmine :colorful:

Yasmine Galenorn
February 20th, 2005, 08:27 PM
or fourth, fifth or sixth novels.... :lol: I've written two novels (complete ones) and started... oh I don't know... about ten or so others.... LOTS of ideas, but after the first couple of chapters they just fizzle out....

Wrote my first complete novel at the age of thirteen about a girl who was kidnapped and fell for her captor (actually a fairly common occurance). But my best writing are erotic stories.... May try to get one of those published someday... AFTER I get my Tarot book published, and the Rune book....

Yep...as I said, seven novels in the closet, two I may be able to salvage. LOL...you know, the first play I ever tried to write was the same theme--a young bride and her husband go to visit her uncle in a castle (who I just knew would be played by Roddy McDowell) and the uncle killed the nephew, and imprisioned the young woman as his love slave. I was about 13-14 when I wrote that...got bored after 40 pages and started writing a thinly veiled remake of Planet of the Apes, only there were a lot of tarantulas in it. *snorts*

I've written some erotica...it may or may not see it to print, but I tend to prefer writing mood pieces that are a combo of suggested horror and erotica.

Yasmine :colorful:

Mithrea
February 20th, 2005, 11:13 PM
I figured it was something like that, but I just wanted to be nosy. The first two screenplays I wrote were crap. Heck the one that got accepted as my MA thesis was crap too. FINALLY my fourth had something worth putting money behind. Too bad it was a short :lol:

Do you ever mine those books for good lines and themes?

Yasmine Galenorn
February 21st, 2005, 12:29 PM
I figured it was something like that, but I just wanted to be nosy. The first two screenplays I wrote were crap. Heck the one that got accepted as my MA thesis was crap too. FINALLY my fourth had something worth putting money behind. Too bad it was a short :lol:

Do you ever mine those books for good lines and themes?

Hmmm...do I mine them? A little, yes...here and there, but not for lines so much, as for concepts. There were some good concepts in some of those novels but they were poorly thought out and executed. I may take some of the themes and work with them in books in the future, too.

As I said, there are two books I think may have a chance to salvage--one is fantasy, the other women's lit/magic realism. But then, considering the jumps my writing has made and how much stronger it is, I may just someday decide to rewrite from scratch.

Yasmine :colorful:

Yasmine Galenorn
March 28th, 2005, 07:34 PM
...got the back cover copy for AHOB...it's up on the main list in this thread now.

Yasmine