It’s About Time

Not long ago333x500In the opening scene of Not Long Ago, I pictured a young woman in her twenties hurrying down a busy city sidewalk. On her way past a coffee shop, she happens to notice a handsome stranger through the window. Their eyes meet, and it sends her reeling. Who is he, and why does she feel this sense of connection?

From there, the story could have gone anywhere. Turns out it did. The idea of time travel has always fascinated me. Imagine getting up close and personal with history. Experiencing life there.

Erin finds herself in another world, harsh and sometimes violent place, where she meets Griffin and falls in love. I never intended for it to be a series, but when my daughter insisted there was more to the story, I realized she was right.

From Now On takes up where the first book left off. Some of my favorite characters are back. Arvo: the tall, gangly young man with a disreputable shock of red hair who is Erin’s friend and confidant. Sir Edevane: Griffin’s fellow knight and friend. Kateryn: Griffin’s feisty little sister.

FromNowOn_200x300Griffin travels across centuries to find Erin. They return to his world, but before they can begin their new life together, he must go on a mission to Manx Island. When he doesn’t return as planned, Erin assembles a group of his friends to search for him. Followed by Kateryn, they travel to Swansea and secure passage with the notorious Captain Akin.

Erin discovers firsthand how the island has earned its dark reputation when she battles freakish weather, encounters a race of little people known as “Prowlies” and experiences ghosts of the long departed.  Even worse, she discovers “ley lines” crossing the island’s mountain peak, creating all sorts of strange phenomena. These obstacles pale in comparison to the secrets she uncovers while trying to rescue the man she loves.

If you like a time travel adventure with a twist (and a love story) and haven’t read Not Long Ago, please do. You can continue Erin and Griffin’s story in From Now On. As for what’s going to happen to them in Book 3? It’s too soon to tell, but here’s a hint. As the relationship between the two love birds grows, they have even more obstacles to overcome. Along with that, there’s more adventure. I’m talking blood moons, Welsh caves, ghosts. Are you ready?

It’s About Time series is available at MuseItUp, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Goodreads.

 

In My Own Shadow

Talk about the worst day ever! Lara lets her friend Carrie talk her into a blind date, only it turns out the handsome stranger waiting for Lara after work isn’t Carrie’s cousin after all. And, when they’re chased through a portal to another world, Lara realizes Rhys really is out of this world.

     Lyra, her alternate in another dimension, has left clues to the whereabouts of the Book of Secrets explaining the mystery of time travel in Lara’s subconscious.  Or so Rhys thinks. Power-hungry telepaths who pursue them will stop at nothing to get it, even if it means breaking Lara’s will. To complicate matters, Lara gets tangled up in her feelings for Rhys while exploring her connection with Lyra.

     With Rhys as her guardian, a bear of a man named Azle to guide her, and the spirit of Lyra haunting her dreams, Lara must find the Book of Secrets before it falls into the hands of those who want its power.  Only then can she return to her world safely.

LAURA TELLS US A LITTLE ABOUT HERSELF

My idea of what Lara looks like

MY VISION OF LARA

My name is Lara, and I work downtown in the Metropolitan Building. I’m not really all that good at talking about myself. Just ask my good friend, Carrie. She says I’m an introvert, but I know what she’s thinking. The bitter truth is I’m socially awkward. Sometimes I give in and let her drag me to some party, so she’ll get off my case. She flits from one group to another, laughing and having a great time, while I lurk around the edges of the crowd, looking for a place to hide.

 

Carrie and I have been BFFs for a long time, even though we are total opposites. She’s cheerful. I’m sarcastic. She’s outgoing. I’m a loner. But she’s always been there for me, especially after losing Dad. Mom died when I was born and left the two of us trying to cope. Now there’s only me. Carrie’s been a great friend. I just wish she’d quit trying to fix me up with some guy she thinks is my Mr. Right.

People tell me I should go into modeling, because I’m 5 foot ten and have the kind of red hair everyone wants these days, but honestly, being in the spotlight isn’t my thing. And, looking like a model hasn’t helped with dating at all. My height intimidates a lot of men. It’s funny. One of the first things I noticed about Rhys is that it didn’t seem to bother him a bit that we stood eye to eye. Not to mention his great body, rugged good looks. And those green eyes. He definitely got my attention.

The Perfect Rhys

TOM HARDY WOULD MAKE THE PERFECT RHYS

Honestly, everything happened so fast the night we met all I remember is a blur. It wasn’t until after Rhys dragged me through a portal into another dimension that I realized he wasn’t the blind date Carrie set me up with after all. And he really was out of this world.

 

Yeah, I know…you’re probably thinking this sounds like your typical ‘guy rescues girl from danger and takes her to another world, where they fall in love’ scenario, but you’re wrong. Rhys treats me like an unwanted responsibility, nothing more. Every time I try to be nice, he clams up and starts acting like commando man. It goes downhill from there when I open my mouth and out comes the sarcasm. I let him get under my skin. Why? Because even though I refuse to admit it, I have feelings for the guy.

There’s something about the quiet way he takes responsibility for our little group of travelers. He takes his job seriously…even to the point of blaming himself when things go wrong, the way I felt when Dad died. If only he would open up…

The bad thing is we’ve got to work together so we can locate the book of secrets before it falls into the wrong hands and his world falls apart, that is if we don’t kill each other during the process.

Not long ago333x500In the opening scene of Not Long Ago, I pictured a young woman in her twenties hurrying down a busy city sidewalk. On her way past a coffee shop, she happens to notice a handsome stranger through the window. Their eyes meet, and it sends her reeling. Who is he, and why does she feel this sense of connection?

From there, the story could have gone anywhere. Turns out it did. The idea of time travel has always fascinated me. Imagine getting up close and personal with history. Experiencing life there.

Erin finds herself in another world, harsh and sometimes violent place, where she meets Griffin and falls in love. I never intended for it to be a series, but when my daughter insisted there was more to the story, I realized she was right.

From Now On takes up where the first book left off. Some of my favorite characters are back. Arvo: the tall, gangly young man with a disreputable shock of red hair who is Erin’s friend and confidant. Sir Edevane: Griffin’s fellow knight and friend. Kateryn: Griffin’s feisty little sister.

FromNowOn_200x300Griffin travels across centuries to find Erin. They return to his world, but before they can begin their new life together, he must go on a mission to Manx Island. When he doesn’t return as planned, Erin assembles a group of his friends to search for him. Followed by Kateryn, they travel to Swansea and secure passage with the notorious Captain Akin.

Erin discovers firsthand how the island has earned its dark reputation when she battles freakish weather, encounters a race of little people known as “Prowlies” and experiences ghosts of the long departed.  Even worse, she discovers “ley lines” crossing the island’s mountain peak, creating all sorts of strange phenomena. These obstacles pale in comparison to the secrets she uncovers while trying to rescue the man she loves.

If you like a time travel adventure with a twist (and a love story) and haven’t read Not Long Ago, please do. You can continue Erin and Griffin’s story in From Now On. As for what’s going to happen to them in Book 3? It’s too soon to tell, but here’s a hint. As the relationship between the two love birds grows, they have even more obstacles to overcome. Along with that, there’s more adventure. I’m talking blood moons, Welsh caves, and ghosts.

It’s About Time series is available at MuseItUp, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Goodreads.