Thursday, February 14, 2013

Julie Eberhart stops by Penny's Tales

Bio: A writer born outside the box…Julie Eberhart Painter, author of Paranormal romance, about Tahiti

There is no box for me, or Laura, my contemporary heroine in Daughters of the Sea, released January 25. This not lonely but only child was born to be a writer. No cardboard sides or top and bottom to my environmental wilderness contained me. No transportation to transport me during gas rationing. Having to create my own reality contributed to my unusual twist on life. Outside the box is where I'm most comfortable as an adult.

Call it creativity or a learned skill, writers have basic sources for their talents and passion to write. To harness the desire and learn to bring that story to life is the requisite.

My what if turned into “What if a true daughter of the sea, Laura, were haunted, possessed, or perhaps a reincarnation of Princess Kura, birth child of the Tahitian navigator who read the waves, not the stars.

Daughters of the Sea, is told in parallel time and called paranormal Romance. Delusion, magic, or plausible haunting? The readers will decide.

Laura, descended from the Tahitian princess Kura, explores her heritage to find answers to her unusual past. Why did her birth father, the last Polynesian navigator, insist she be raised by her American family? What secret threatens her through her Tahitian bloodlines?
Ian, an English journalist, falls for the lovely Laura the first day she arrives on Tahiti. During her quest, he’s by her side when dejá vu overtakes her. They are plunged into 1769; Captain Cook’s first landing date on the islands.
Chased by the demons of her ancestor’s and fearing for her sanity, Laura and Ian work together to resolve the inequities in her past

Excerpted legend:
Daughters of the Sea's legend of the coconut as told over dinner by contemporary hero, Ian Christopher, to contemporary heroine, Laura Cates.

“Oh, you know, the old love conquers all stories.” Ian hunched closer.  “One legend told of how the coconut palm came to be. Are you sure you want to hear it? It’s fantasy.”
            “I love fantasy.”
            “It seems long ago when the island was bare of tall trees an eel from the sea fell in love with the Goddess of Earth. They met each day on the shore, to make love. Soon they came to realize they were not suited. She couldn’t live in the sea and he couldn’t survive on land. 
            “One day, as a show of his love, he climbed all the way to the top of her mountain. He was dying and asked her to cut off his head and plant it. ‘From my head will grow a tall tree reaching toward heaven. The tree will bear fruit. Inside the fruit will be a sweet liquid to remind you of the sweet kisses we have shared. The face of the fruit will be my face. Then I will be with you always.’”


Contact Julie:
Twitter: @JulieEPainter
Facebook: (Search) Julie Eberhart Painter

As Maggie, Julie reviews books for Coffee Time Romance and More, and is a regular blogger on , and feature writer for!issue-14  an online slick. Her flash fiction appears under

Julies Web site: 

I want to thank Julie for stopping by and giving us all a sneak peek of her new book, but I want you all to know that Julie is giving a copy of Daughters of the Sea to one lucky person who leaves a comment!  

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to comment!!!!!


  1. Thanks, Penny, for inviting me to be here. The "lines are open," folks. One book goes out after the comments. Enjoy.

  2. Julie - your book sounds very interesting. Good luck with it and I would love to read it


  3. Julie, the book sounds wonderful. Good luck

  4. A.A.King
    Researching Capt. Cook must have been fun.

  5. The fantasy about the coconut was both chilling and somehow romantic. This sounds like a wonderful fantasy.

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Cook was an innovative captain, A.A. And the coconut legend is a good example of unselfish love. We've been to Tahiti four times and the Cook Islands once. Magical places.