Wave Maidens

Free Book For Valentine’s Day #giveaway

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Close-up View of a Pink Rose

My Gift to you:  Just a reminder.  A Flicker of Power, Book 1.5 in my Divine Temptation Series is a free download. Grab a copy and enjoy.  It premiered in the 2014 Shades of Pink Anthology.

Book 1.5:  A Flicker of Power (Available Free)

Bara’s powers are deteriorating. A daughter of the Norse sea gods, her magic is tied to the dying coral reefs.  When she catches Dylan, a human scientist, tampering with her coral, she attacks him only to discover he holds the key to the survival of the reefs and the pantheon gods. His passion recharges her magic.  But Bara has eight sisters and they all want a piece of the action. Bara must choose between her love for Dylan or saving the Norse Pantheon.





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W is for Wave Maidens #AtoZChallenge

Heimdal durch die neun Wellenjungfrauen emporgehoben by K. Ehrenberg

The Wave Maidens are the nine daughters of the Norse sea god and goddess Aegir and Ran.  There are nine of them, each one represents a different element of the waves themselves.

Himinglæva – Transparency of water

Dúfa – Pitching of the wave

Blóðughadda – Red Sea foam, representing the blood after a battle

Hefring (or Hevring) – Surging wave

Uðr (or Unn) – Frothing wave

Hrönn – Welling wave

Bylgja – Big wave

Bara or Dröfn – Foam fleck

Kólga – Cool Wave

In Norse mythology, Odin did the deed with all nine of them, and all nine bore Heimdall, the god who guards the gates of the gods’ fortress. In some myth, they were a randy bunch, helping their mother, Ran, to call sailors to their beds.

Enjoy the other authors of the A to Z Challenge.

B is for Bara, A Norse Wave Maiden #AtoZChallenge

The mythical goddess for the day is Bara, one of the nine wave maidens in Norse mythology.

The wave maidens are the daughters of Aegir and Ran, the Norse god and goddess of the seas.  Each of the nine wave maidens reflects a different moment in the life of a wave. Beautiful, no? You can see the whole family below preparing a vat of ale. Now that’s family time. 🙂


I tripped over Bara and her sisters when I was plotting the story, In Search of Pink Coral, for a charity anthology last year. Her name means foam fleck, which is the moment the wave hits the shore,  the point where the sea meets the land. It is, in truth, a point of beauty and tension, because the constant pounding of the land by the seas tears away at the earth, little by little. Erosion.  Bara, as the navigator of this relationship, seemed a perfect goddess for a love story with a human.

Bara sometimes appears in myth as Drofn, but Bara rang prettier to my ears, especially for a romance heroine.

This summer, I’ll be revising and elongating Bara’s story, self-publishing it and offering it for 99 cents sometime over the summer. Its Book 1.5 of my Divine Temptation series, and Bara also shows up in Book 2, Life Reignited, which releases September 3 from Ellora’s Cave. Life Reignited centers on the Norse Pantheon, although the heroine, Phoebe is in Amazon.