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Beth Trissel

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· Traitor's Legacy (Traitor's Legacy Series #2)

· Plants For A Medieval Herb Garden in the British Isles

· Somewhere in the Highlands (Somewhere in Time Book 3)

· A Warrior for Christmas

· Somewhere My Love--Somewhere In Time Series Book 1

· Kira, Daughter of the Moon

· The Bearwalker's Daughter

· The Lady and the Warrior

· Somewhere the Bells Ring

· Into the Lion's Heart


Short Stories
· An Adventure in Planting Pussy Willows

· The Christmas Kitten-Cat

· One of the Scariest Ghost Stories Ever

· How I Got to Neverland

· Supernatural Tales from Brocks Gap, Virginia

· The Poltergeist in our Old Farmhouse

· Make Way For Ducklings

· Spring Rites

· Ghosts and Old Barns

· The Ghost of Christmas Past


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· Christmas in Colonial America

· Fear of Witches in Colonial Virginia and Recent Times

· Writing Across Genres

· History Is Alive--The Inspiration In Research

· The History & Romance Behind Scarborough Fair

· The Black Death & The Vinegar of the Four Thieves

· Herbs Enhance Historical/Paranormal Romance

· Who Remembers the French and Indian War?

· The Salem Witch Trials & My Ancestor Orlando Bagley

· Old Time Cures from the Shenandoah Valley and Mountains


News
· On.99 Sale! Kira, Daughter of the Moon!

· Free in Kindle--Somewhere My Lass

· New Release!

· On Super Sale--Kira, Daughter of the Moon!

· New Historical Romance Release!

· Finalist in the Readerís Favorite Book Reviews & Award Contest

· Super Review for Into the Lion's Heart

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SOMEWHERE MY LASS IS OUT!

5/26/2010 11:01:00 AM

by Beth Trissel


New Release at The Wild Rose Press.


More About The Story Behind Light Paranormal Romance Somewhere My Lass

The release date for SOMEWHERE MY LASS is upon me.  I know some of you have been counting the days for the next installment in my 'SOMEWHERE' series.  SOMEWHERE MY LASS was an intriguing tale to weave and will not, I trust,  disappoint.  I did my usual obsessive research, but I love gleaning more about the past, so that's all good.  The hero and heroine, Neil and Mora, were vivid in my mind and a lot of fun to write.  The romance between them is one of the best I've ever written.  The chemistry just took off.

Interestingly enough, that's not always the case.  Sometimes my H&H dislike each other intensely, or one resents the other.  Either I write my way through it until I uncover the live coals simmering beneath the ashes of their contempt, or seek out a different heroine.  Usually, I"m pretty set on the hero.  In the story I'm  working on now, he was dead set against the heroine until I dug a little deeper and realized she wasn't who she seemed to be.

Maybe this inner dialogue writers have with their characters contributes to the reputation of our being rather eccentric, or shall we say crazy.  Those of you not given to this particular madness may assume I simply create my characters and have control over them.  No way.  I discover them, and get to know their likes and dislikes, what they would and wouldn't do, all those quirks and foibles that make us unique human beings.  I offer direction and reason with them as to why the story needs to go a certain way, but have learned that the flow is much better, certainly more natural,  if I listen well to what they're telling me.  And so, I talk amongst 'myselves,' which worries my mother a trifle.  But it's an essential part of the creative process.  At least, for me.

Regarding my settings, up until SOMEWHERE MY LASS I've set all my stories in America, past and present.  This departure to Scotland was a challenge, but I drew deeply on my English Scots-Irish roots, which I've been doing all along.  Apart from the prominent Native American heroes and characters in my work, (Through the Fire, Red Bird's Song, Daughter of the Wind) the others are all of English/ Scots-Irish backgrounds, with a smidgen of French.  My ancestors, too, have a smidgen of French in the meld.  Being a history buff

I've read up on and watched numerous programs set in the British Isles, a favorite of mine.  I'm a British junkie, an anglophile, while equally preoccupied with early America.  But then America and Great Britain are both tied together, and were especially  linked in the colonial time period.

I've learned a great deal from my journey back to Bonnie Old Scotland and am pondering a sequel.  My editor assures me there must be one (or two).  I fell in love with the characters and new ones nudge at my mind.  After you read SOMEWHERE MY LASS you will guess who I am likely to feature.    Hint, his name begins with an F.

First though I must finish my WIP, my first historical romance set in England.  Again, an adventure to write and I'm learning a lot about England and France in 1789, the break out (big time!) of the French Revolution.  Heads weren't rolling yet but the country was aflame and aristocrats fleeing or fighting to hold onto their estates.  No Scarlet Pimpernel on the scene yet, but I've always been fascinated with Sir Percy Blakeney.  We have a noble gray tabby named Percy.

A little more about the inspiration behind SOMEWHERE MY LASS.

As is often the case, the opening of light paranormal romance SOMEWHERE MY LASS was inspired by a dream, one that grabbed my attention and made me wonder where in the world do I go from here?  Inquiring minds like mine want to know the rest of the story and so I delved and plotted.  Even lay awake nights trying to recapture that dream.  Ultimately, this suspenseful time travel evolved from years of research into my distant Scottish roots and a long held fascination with the idea of actually being transported to the past, with a proviso that I can return to the present whenever the thrill wears off.   Say, by teatime. My characters are more adventurous than I.

Certainly, I was influenced by my beloved C S Lewis in his Chronicles of Narnia that I grew up reading.  I'm still looking for Narnia.  Isn't everyone? Not to mention, movies like Back to the Future and Timeline, but I like to think, and my editor assures me, that I've achieved an original take on the oft visited time travel theme.  And no, I've not read author Diane Gabledon or other Scottish time travels so cannot be accused of those influences. I read little romance, investing much of my time in research and non-fiction.

Of course, my love for old castles and the Scottish highlands also lent inspiration. Many of the early Scots-Irish settlers to the Shenandoah Valley, my ancestors among them, chose to live here because of the resemblance the valley and mountains bore to Scotland & Ireland.  As near to home as they were likely to find in the New World.

The concept behind my SOMEWHERE series is that the story opens in modern day, so far my homestate of Virginia and I don't see that changing, and then transports the reader SOMEWHERE else.  Either back to an earlier time in the same house, as in SOMEWHERE MY LOVE, or another place altogether, as in SOMEWHERE MY LASS.  Sounds simple enough, right?  But writing these stories isn't.  I thought I'd never make it through 'Lass' but am thrilled that I did.   I hope you will be too.

http://joshuawilton.com/
"The Joshua Wilton House...is a superb small inn and restaurant" - The Sunday New York Times
"Joshua Wilton House offers guests an oasis of quiet charm and gracious living in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.  In an elegantly restored Victorian home, Joshua Wilton House occupies a corner in the historic "Old Town" district of Harrisonburg, Virginia."

I love this beautiful old home, part of the inspiration behind SOMEWHERE MY LASS I used a compilation of Victorian era Virginia homes, some of which I've lived in, for the mysterious house in historic Staunton Virginia where the story begins~

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Blurb: Neil MacKenzie's well ordered life turns to chaos when Mora Campbell shows up claiming he's her fiancé from 1602 Scotland. Her avowal that she was chased to the future by clan chieftain, Red MacDonald, is utter nonsense, and Neil must convince her that she is just addled from a blow to her head-or so he believes until the MacDonald himself shows up wanting blood.

Mora knows the Neil of the future is truly her beloved Niall who disappeared from the past. Although her kinsmen believe he's dead, and she is now destined to marry Niall's brother, she's convinced that if she and Neil return to the past, all will be right. The only problem is how to get back to 1602 before it's too late. The balance of the present and future are in peril if she marries another, and the Neil of the present will cease to exist. An ancient relic and a few good friends in the future help pave the way back to the past, but will Mora and Neil be too late to save a love that began centuries before?

 

*The door to nowhere (or so Neil MacKenzie thought).

For more on my work please visit: www.bethtrissel.com

Beth Trissel


More News by Beth Trissel

· On.99 Sale! Kira, Daughter of the Moon! - 9/20/2013 11:44:00 AM
· Free in Kindle--Somewhere My Lass - 8/18/2013 4:42:00 AM
· New Release! - 7/28/2013 6:38:00 AM
· On Super Sale--Kira, Daughter of the Moon! - 3/7/2013 8:29:00 AM
· New Historical Romance Release! - 11/2/2012 11:51:00 AM
· Finalist in the Readerís Favorite Book Reviews & Award Contest - 7/1/2012 1:00:00 PM
· Super Review for Into the Lion's Heart - 5/18/2012 6:23:00 AM
· Romancing the West's Cupid Party! - 2/8/2012 5:49:00 AM
· Super Review for Somewhere the Bells Ring - 12/21/2011 1:40:00 PM
· Ho Ho Ho Holiday Spice Blog Tour - 12/14/2011 8:16:00 AM
· Giveaway of My New Christmas Release - 12/6/2011 5:42:00 AM
· Holiday Specials & Free Books! - 12/3/2011 5:46:00 AM
· Save A Turkey Gobble A Book Blog Tour - 11/14/2011 7:47:00 AM
· SPOOK-A-LICIOUS: WHERE BOO-KS DEVOUR YOU BLOG HOP TOUR (OCT 17-24) - 10/16/2011 1:19:00 PM
· I'm A Double Eppie Finalist! - 9/25/2011 4:13:00 PM
· AUTUMN HARVEST: FALL BETWEEN THE PAGES BLOG HOP TOUR (Sept 19-26) - 9/19/2011 4:20:00 AM
· Price Slashed on Light Paranormal Romance Somewhere My Love! - 9/15/2011 9:35:00 AM
· SULTRY SUMMER NIGHTS: IGNITE YOUR PASSIONS BLOG HOP TOUR - 8/24/2011 7:54:00 AM
· If You Like Kewl Scotsmen - 6/10/2011 4:50:00 AM
· My Nonfiction Release! - 4/29/2011 11:57:00 AM
· Read An Ebook Week - 3/6/2011 11:16:00 AM
· I'm At History Undressed Blogspot - 1/5/2011 1:57:00 PM
· Most Viewed Reviews at Seriously Reviewed - 1/1/2011 8:47:00 AM
· NIGHT OWL TOP PICK - 12/23/2010 5:56:00 AM
· Outstanding Review for Historical Romance Red Bird's Song - 12/20/2010 9:37:00 AM
· I'm Featured In A Gardening Book! - 11/28/2010 11:34:00 AM
· Somewhere My Lass Reviewed At Romancing The Book - 11/27/2010 2:59:00 PM
· Iím Featured In The New Cocktails Fiction & Gossip E-Magazine - 11/20/2010 6:10:00 AM
· Red Bird's Song At Seriously Reviewed! - 11/17/2010 6:50:00 PM
· At Barbara Vey's Beyond Her Book! - 11/7/2010 1:11:00 PM
· Enemy of the King Made the Best Romance Novel List at Buzzle! - 10/31/2010 5:29:00 AM
· Who Likes A Good Time Travel Romance Plus Ebook Give Away - 10/26/2010 5:52:00 AM
· Sci-fi Fantasy Romance Somewhere My Lass got A Great Review from Night Owl - 10/20/2010 10:53:00 AM
· SOMEWHERE MY LASS Got A Super Review From LASR! - 6/11/2010 6:38:00 AM
· ILLUSTRATED EXCERPT From ENEMY OF THE KING - 3/3/2010 3:41:00 PM
· A Little Romance, The Blue Danube, and That Glorious First Kiss! - 2/17/2010 12:00:00 PM
· Upcoming Releases and New Book Covers - 1/31/2010 9:29:00 AM
· Illustrated Excerpt from DAUGHTER OF THE WIND - 1/30/2010 11:59:00 AM
· Somewhere My Love Won the Trailer Contest! - 1/15/2010 7:26:00 PM
· DAUGHTER OF THE WIND AT BITTEN BY BOOKS! - 1/10/2010 8:16:00 AM
· THROUGH THE FIRE AT TWO LIPS! - 1/6/2010 7:00:00 AM
· SOMEWHERE MY LOVE Won Ultimate Cover Clash! - 1/4/2010 4:56:00 PM
· Illustrated Excerpt from THROUGH THE FIRE - 12/29/2009 8:25:00 AM
· Review for Enemy of the King by Angela Simmons - 12/2/2009 7:41:00 PM
· Review for Somewhere My Love by Icy Snow Blackstone - 11/15/2009 11:31:00 AM
· I made the Publisherís Weekly BHB Readerís Choice Best Books of 2009! - 11/12/2009 5:48:00 PM
· DAUGHTER OF THE WIND AT MISTRESS BELLA REVIEWS! - 11/9/2009 3:43:00 PM
· THROUGH THE FIRE Got Five Smacks From Mistress Bella Reviews - 11/8/2009 6:56:00 AM
· ENEMY OF THE KING Got Five Smacks from Mistress Bella Reviews - 11/8/2009 6:54:00 AM
· FIVE CUPS AT COFFEE TIME ROMANCE! - 11/8/2009 6:49:00 AM
· THROUGH THE FIRE AT HISTORICALS REVIEWED - 11/8/2009 6:15:00 AM
· THROUGH THE FIRE AT THE PEN AND MUSE! - 10/29/2009 2:55:00 PM
· Through The Fire Won the Grab A Reader Contest - 9/21/2009 12:43:00 PM
· I'M IN THE DAILY NEWS RECORD (Our Paper)! - 9/5/2009 7:22:00 AM
· My Book Trailers (YOUTUBE LINKS) - 8/18/2009 10:10:00 AM

Books by
Beth Trissel



Somewhere in the Highlands (Somewhere in Time Book 3)

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Traitor's Legacy (Traitor's Legacy Series #2)

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Plants For A Medieval Herb Garden in the British Isles

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Somewhere My Love--Somewhere In Time Series Book 1

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Somewhere My Lass--Somewhere in Time Series Book 11

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Through The Fire

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Kira, Daughter of the Moon

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