Monday, October 02, 2006

First Sale Interview at Paranormailty

Lynda Hilburn has a wonderful blog called "Paranormality". I was very flattered to be among those authors of Paranormal work asked to share their First Sale stories. Check out her blog at

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


See You in September Contest

In honor of my latest release from Loose Id, No One Else on Earth,check out the Contest page on my website,, follow the instructions and answer the following questions to be entered in a drawing for a $10 Loose Id Gift Certificate

1) Name the three guys with whom the BBGs want to get down and dirty.
2) Name the Country Western singer who Julie resembles.
Mail your answers to by September 30th to enter the drawing!Good Luck!!!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

First Review for "No One Else on Earth"

FOUR STARS form JERR! Here's a snippet of the review:
Reviewer: Suni Farrar
Rating: 4 Stars
Heat level: O
"...No One Else on Earth was one heck of an erotic roller coaster ride. It was like reading four books in one. Julie’s friends were not just figureheads that I got quick glances of every now and then. They each had a story and they were all dramatic. One of the most entertaining characters was Tzahyad...I liked him and found him not only interesting, but attractive as well, although, as the novel continued he morphed into the villain from the ninth circle of hell. Which, I must say, I found exciting as well...I could not help turning the page to see what or whom he was going to take advantage of next. I did not feel any guilt over reading the many scenes showing Mike and Julie together. They were hot and I appreciated each moment. Jeanne Barrack and No One Else on Earth are keepers."

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

It's Here at Last!

Julie Turner returns to the quiet town of Greenrock, PA to open a male stripping club with her three best friends and as part of the opening,they're running a contest to find the best strippers.The club is also being used as the base of operations by two very different males. Mike Winstead, is a Tracer. a hunter from another world chasing after an alien sexual predator who's come to Greenrock. And Tzahyad, the predator, a shape shifting, vampire-like alien who drains his victims of their sexual energy.Two men want Julie - one for love, one for seduction; one for life and one for death. Choosing the right man has never been quite so crucial.
To read an excerpt, visit:
To read a more explicit excerpt, visit:

Saturday, June 03, 2006

And the Reviews keep rolling in

Got another review for A Song of the Sidhe from Erotic Escapades - Four Tattoos! Here's what Megan had to say about it: I was absolutely enthralled from the beginning to the end of A Song of the Sidhe. Magic, love and adventure wound together in a beautiful fantasy world which held me so fascinated that there was no putting this book down for me. If you like a book full of hot sex, and lots of it, the soft-core bondage combined with a silky seduction of your senses is guaranteed to keep your breath short and your panties wet. I loved watching Ceoleen and Donal go from vain arrogant people, with little care for others feelings, to kind considerate people who only wanted to make each other happy. The journey was not easy for either of them as they had reasonable fears concerning trust to work through and a lesson to teach each other about judging people with your heart and not your eyes or ears. With a bad guy you love to loathe and a couple so sympathetic your heart will hurt for them A Song of the Sidhe is a real winner to me and I will watch for more of Ms. Barrack's books in the future.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Latest News - Kudos and Contests!

My birthday was on May 25th and it seems the party's still going on!
A new review for A Song of the Sidhe from FAR - FIVE Angels! Here's a snippet of the review from Michelle: [The] Song of the Sidhe by Jeanne Barrack is an amazing and richly-woven tale of pride, passion, and the pettiness of the gods. This is a story of the power of love and of seeing with the eyes of the heart. Ms. Barrack expertly brings readers to a fever pitch with this passionate chronicle of two lovers learning themselves and overcoming their faults. The characters are lively and struck a chord with this reader, while the settings, from green forest glade to the shining courts of the fey, are lush and breathtaking. There are dominance games here and some voyeurism that add a sensual layer to this tale’s telling, and the sex here is served up smoking hot! [The] Song of the Sidhe is an emotional, heartfelt and terrific story that you’ll not want to miss! Five Angels!

Then, my upcoming release, No One Else on Earth, was chosen as one of the featured erotic romance books by The Road to Romance: The books are chosen based on hype, previous interest in releases by the author, originality of topic and general interest.

And we have a winner for my Night Whispers Authors May Contest for the $5 Loose Id Gift Certificate - Michael H.

Monday, May 29, 2006


It's here! The cover for my contemporary paranormal just went up on Loose Id's Coming Soon page! This time the talented artist Christine Griffin did her magic! I like the very modern look of this cover; one of the things I like is the diversity of the artwork for my stories. The Hearthome trilogy has an almost fairytale quality to the covers, the cover for "A Song of the Sidhe" has a lovely Irish aura and my latest is totally different!
Here's the blurb: When Julie opens a strip club, she's not expecting to find a man for herself. Her Rubenesque figure isn't what men usually go for. Now she has two gorgeous aliens to choose from, and if she chooses wrong, it may cost her her life.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

First review from RomanticTimesBookreviews

My first review ever from Romantic Times Book reviews was FOUR STARS for AMBER INFERNO to say I was thrilled is an understatement. Here's the review, short and sweet:
In the second book of the Hearthome trilogy, Princess Rayne has to save her kingdom. Prince Pentar reluctantly volunteers to help her. The two harbor a desire for one another, though they each think it's a one-sided feeling. When they realize it's mutual, there's an explosion of sensuality.
Barrack creates a wonderful world full of magic and sensuality. Pentar is an ideal mate for any woman -- he's sensitive to female needs, yet strong and masculine. And Rayne represents the two faces of many women -- the one that tries to be self-sufficient and handle anything, and the one that craves a mate and closeness and intimacy. The journey of these two hearts should not be missed!
—Tonya Nagle

Sunday, May 07, 2006


I've a New Contest over at the Night Whispers Authors Website
Go here:
and look for Jeanne Barrack's Contest
Follow the directions, Answer the Three Questions listed and
win a $5 Loose Id Gift Certificate. While you're there, check out the other contests and authors who make up the
Night Whispers Authors!

April Contests Winners
The WINNER of my Night Whispers Authors April Contest for a Download of "A Song of the Sidhe" is Barbara L.
and the WINNER of my Irish Spring Contest for a $10 Loose Id Gift Certificate is Stephanie "dragonstar"
Congratulations, Ladies!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

4 Cups from Coffee Time Romance for "A Song of the Sidhe"

Doing the happy jig! Four Cups from Wateena at Coffee Time Romance for A SONG OF THE SIDHE
available now from Loose Id at
Here's a bit of the review:
"Ms. Barrack has spun a wonderful tale with fairies, goddesses, and spells. Taking bits of lore and weaving them with beautiful characters and a twisted plot, it starts taking shape. Then add the spells, betrayals, and erotic romance and the tapestry comes together as a fantastic piece of work. I love these fantasy romances and this one is going on my keeper shelf."
Here's a link to the rest of the review:

Monday, April 10, 2006

First Review for A SONG OF THE SIDHE

Four and a half stars from Ecataromance!
I am so thrilled with this review from Ecataromance of "Song". This book sprang from my love of all things Irish and Irish music in particular, so I am so pleased with it.
Here's a snippet from the review.

"In many ways, A Song of the Sidhe is a story not only of love but also a story of looking beyond physical appearances to see the person underneath. Donal was afraid of what Ceoleen would think if she truly saw him while Ceoleen still craved acceptance and could not trust as yet. Another beautiful, emotional story, A Song of the Sidhe, proves once again that Jeanne Barrack is a master story teller." Reviewed by Elise

Here's the rest of the review

available now from Loose Id at

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Spring Cleaning!

I've updated the website and we have a new contest; two hot, little free stories and links to A Song of the Sidhe which is out now from Loose Id. Check it out and have fun!

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Cover for "A Song of the Sidhe"

It's finally here and I love it! The cover art is by Scott Carpenter, one of my favorite cover artists. I especially like the lettering style which hints of the Gaelic fonts.
Can't wait for Tuesday, March 14th when it comes out!

Monday, March 06, 2006

Blurb for A Song of the Sidhe coming very soon!

The place: Ireland, a long, long time ago when the Sidhe walked among mortals.
Donal Bawn was the most handsome man in all of Tipparary with a voice that could lure the birds from the trees. But that all changed when he angered Ogma, High King of the Tipperary Sidhe. Doomed to wander as a hunchback with a voice as thin as a reed, Donal keeps to the forests away from human companionship until one day he hears a melodious female voice singing a fragmented tune over and over.
Ceoleen, a beautiful female of the Galway Sidhe has also been cursed for her vanity and foolhardiness. Blinded and exiled to a fairy ring deep in the woods, she can only repeat a broken phrase of music until that fated day when Donal finishes the song for her.
But their curses are only partially broken. It will take a great deal more than music to decide their fate.Will their love be strong enough to finally free them?

Friday, March 03, 2006

Night Whispers Authors Grand Opening Contest

I've joined a great group of authors and I'd like to invite you all to enter the
Night Whispers Authors Grand Opening Contest

How to Enter: Go to the Night Whispers Authors website at and check out the Contest page
Find the answers to the questions listed there on our websites.

Email answers to:
Put Night Whispers Contest in the subject line.

Closing Date: 28 March – winner announced at Night Whispers Authors NovelTalk chat on 29 March 2006 9.00 pm EST

Every reader who joins our Night Whispers Author group will receive a second chance in the draw. Mention you are a member when you send in your answers to the scavenger hunt to get that second chance!

Join here:

Good Luck!

We Have the Winners!

We have the winners for my Cover Model Contest featuring the muy caliente cover model, Richard Cerqueira!
The winner of Richard's Bookmark and the set of handmade bookmarks featuring the covers of the Hearthome trilogy is
Barbara H.
The winner of the Cover Art of her choice is
Jodi S.
Congratulations, ladies!
And thanks to everyone who participated.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Interview with Richard Cerqueira - Part two

What do you enjoy most about your profession? What do you enjoy the least?
I enjoy the praise and attention. The pay for cover modeling is not very good (even if it’s a national magazine like Esquire) they figure it’s a bit of a privilege to be on the cover and that it’s self- promoting so the pay is very limited. For mainstream modeling however the pay is wonderful as well as the locations you shoot in and the perks you get; from celebrity packed parties at VIP rooms to expensive free designer clothes. Another fun thing is that once in a while someone recognizes you on the street and asks for a picture and/or autograph; sure is flattering. The part I like the least is the irregularity of work, you can go long lengths of time without booking any jobs, the same down sides apply for actors. I also don’t like to always have to watch what I eat and constantly have to maintain my body in such great shape. I love the way being in great shape feels and looks, but believe me I would also like to just take it easy and eat anything and everything I want for a while and just take a along vacation from the gym.
What was your most enjoyable shoot? Your funniest?
I can’t recall any particular shoot that has been the most enjoyable, but I will say this much, when the model you work with is beautiful inside and out, and you and she click, the time just flies by and the pictures look that much better. The funniest shoot, if you can call it that, was for a cover that I was dressed as a Native American Indian and had to wear real Indian clothes. Well, if you know anything about some tribes’ clothes, there isn’t much there, I was nearly naked for the shoot, bare assed with just a minimal piece of suede covering my goods…we all laughed at my getup when I came out of the dressing room. I had to re-adjust the outfit with every pose to keep from having a “wardrobe malfunction”.
How long a day do you generally work?
I no longer model full time, when I did it was like any other job, a full day that sometimes had great rewards and sometimes seemed like an exercise in futility. A book cover shoot takes only about an hour, so you can easily do several in a day if booked. Are there certain times of the year when you’re busier than others? Summertime is the busy time for the modeling industry, but it is really very irregular.
If you had to pick a favorite picture of yourself, what would it be?
A photographer by the name of John Falocco has taken several series of photos of me mainly in black and white. There is one photo of myself, where I am wearing striped, spandex shorts and I am pulling the shorts down to just the point where there is nothing X-rated showing yet sexuality is clearly implied. In this photo I was at probably the most fit I have ever been. It's an old photo, taken basically when I got started in modeling, but it is probably my favorite to this day.
What are your plans for the future?
I plan to put more energy into trying to land an acting job. I have gotten several requests to audition for a few daytime soaps as a leading man, but so far, nothing has panned out. I also have a fledgling Jeep parts business where I sell components that I have actually designed myself, so I have hopes that one day I will be able to generate substantial income from this labor of love. Of course, I’ll continue to model and acting just as long as they keep asking me to regardless of what I do in the future.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Interview with Richard Cerqueira, Cover Model

It's February, and with Valentine's Day coming, I thought what better way to mark the day than with an interview with Richard Cerqueira, tall, dark and hot! This is the first part of the interview. Tune in tomorrow for Part Two.
Check my website for a picture and info on a Contest to win an autographed full-colored bookmark with a lucious picture of Richard and a set of homemade bookmarks!

Tell us a little about yourself first. Where you were born, family, hobbies, your education. What’s your sign? (LOL)
I was born in Elmhurst, Queens NY. My father was born in Portugal, and my mother was born in Brazil. I have a brother who is three years my junior and a sister who is only five years old. As far as hobbies, I love to create things; as such, I enjoy occupying my spare time with anything that has to do with designing, and fabricating. I am especially fond of home improvements and automotive customization; my main interest as of late has been Jeeps. I enrolled as a full time student at St. John’s University where I was a pre-med and fine arts student. I graduated with a BS in biology and a minor in fine art… I earned a master’s degree in cellular biology from Adelphi University… I have also completed several acting courses at three different drama schools in NYC. By the way, I am an Aries, born on April 17th.
When did you decide you wanted to become a cover model? Was it tough breaking into the business?

I really didn’t decide I wanted to be one, I was basically invited. At the time of my first cover, I was a fledgling TV actor and a part time mainstream model. I was doing skits on most of the then novelty daytime TV talk shows. Often acting wasn’t even involved; duties varied from dressing like an Egyptian slave carrying Cybil Shepard (Cleopatra) out to Rosie O'Donnell’s stage, to getting in bed with a sexy female model on the Ricki Lake Show while pretending to be a stuck-up lover that had very little to be stuck up about. On one of the shows that I worked on a nearly daily basis, The Richard Bey Show, Mr. Curvin Krout, a former Ford Models talent scout got in touch with the show’s producers and informed them that he was interested in working with me. In no time, he had me meet with a Media Photo Group studio rep, and about a week later, I did my first cover with Pino himself (the artist responsible for Fabio’s fame). After that, one cover just led to another.
How do you maintain that great body? Did you always have such a terrific physique? It’s the same for me as with anyone else, I eat healthy, either by watching my caloric intake or with a no-carbohydrate diet, and I go to the gym. I was never very athletic, but I always loved to bike and I love to ski. I would say my body has always been pretty good since I have always controlled the amount I consumed even before I really realized that this was the key to staying fit. Eating just the right amount seemed to come naturally; perhaps it was due to my rather attractive and vain parents’ upbringing or just my ability to recognize my body’s needs and not to over saturate it with that which it did not. My arms have always been muscular, so with heavy training they just responded that much better than most.
Tell us about your first big break. When was it? Did you feel nervous? And, inquiring minds want to know, was it with or without a shirt? It was a few years ago now. I think it’s been almost 10 years since my first cover…jeez time flies. I was very nervous, I didn’t know what to do. I also wanted to look as pumped up and lean as possible, so holding my muscles at maximum tension was on my mind the whole time we were shooting. It was quite awkward (but in a good way) to be in these very romantic embraces with a girl that I had only met for the first time a few minutes prior. I needed a lot of direction that first time, and I was eager to impress, the photographer, artist and female model. I think I succeeded, the cover came out very good… one of my nicer book covers I think. Of course the photographer, artist and other model also played a large role in that cover’s success. I was shirtless and was quite muscular and lean at the time since I was also a full time fitness and fashion model in addition to working on the TV shows, which we shot 99% of the time with no shirt on and wearing only skimpy hot shorts and construction boots.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Rolling, rolling, rolling

Keep those words a-rolling! LOL. Finally, on a roll. The story is moving and I am soooo relieved! Got to step up the action a bit, but it's good to feel like I'm in groove.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Thoughts on Promotion

After spending an entire week focused on promotional chats, I've decided that they're fun, but, boy, they take a lot of work! I'm not just talking about the time over the course of 24 hours when you're out there chatting. Getting excerpts and fun stuff ready to add some spice can take a sizeable amount of time. But the benefit you get out of touching base with readers and other writers makes up for it. Just wish I had more time to make up the time I lost with my writing that I spent communicating.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Four Unicorn Review for "Silver Fire" from Enchanted in Romance

From Rachelle at "Enchanted in Romance" reviews
The two lovers in this story both had beautiful personalities. Both dedicated to each other and loving to a fault. They are talented musicians with Mirelle playing an instrument similar to the human harp and Jareth being blessed with a voice of an angel... Overall the fates knew what they were doing when the destined these two for each other.

Silver Fire is a whimsical tale that will draw readers who believe in fairytales, the battle between good and evil, and the ultimate happy ending. Full of suspense, the beautiful fantasy world created by this author is delightful and intriguing. Fantasy fans will unquestionably want to add this to their collection and find pleasure in the time it take to submerge themselves in the story.

How do You Like Me Now?

Well, you probably figured out I didn't do the facelift. A wonderful web designer did!
Her name is Frauke and she is a wizard!
Visit my home page at to see more of her work!

We're getting a facelift!

At least I hope so.
The totally incompetent PC dumb-sumb is going to try and change the look of the Blog
Wish me luck!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

A Song for the Sidhe

This is just a test to see if I can post the link to the song that inspired my St. Patrick's Day story for Loose Id. The song is sung by Mary O'Hara, a wonderful performer who plays the Irish Harp.