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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


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· 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


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· 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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Read An Ebook Week

3/6/2011 11:16:00 AM

by Beth Trissel


The Lure of Time Travel and Read an Ebook Giveaway~


As an  historical romance author, I suppose all of my stories are time travels in a sense, but the first time I incorporated actual visits to the past was in the form of flashbacks to early nineteenth centuryVirginia in my murder mystery/ghost story romance novel, Somewhere My Love.Following that, my ultimate challenge was to set a time travel romance novel in Scotland.

Slight problem, and one that held me back for years, I’ve never actually been there, though many of my family have and told me all about its grandeur and charm.   Certainly, I’ve read, heard, and seen many descriptions of Scotland.  Being a history buff I’ve read up on and watched numerous programs set in the British Isles.

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.  Virginia’s  Shenandoah Valleywhere I live and my family has lived for several hundred years resembles  Scotland and Ireland and is partly why so many Scots/Irish settled here in the 18th century.  So that gave me an ‘in.’

Until SOMEWHERE MY LASS I’d 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 English-Scots-Irish, with a smidgen of French. My ancestors have a smidgen of French in the meld—a Norman knight who sailed and fought with William the Conqueror.

But I digress.  A little more about the inspiration behind light paranormal romance SOMEWHERE MY LASS:

As is often the case, the opening of this book was inspired by a dream, as was my recently completed light paranormal/time travel romance, Somewhere The Bells Ring. These vivid dreams grab my attention and make me wonder where in the world I go from here.  Inquiring minds like mine want to know the rest of the story so I delve & plot & lie awake nights trying to recapture the dream and see where it leads.  Oh, and I finally dreamed the opening to the much pondered sequel to Somewhere My Lass so maybe I’ll make progress and Fergus shall have his story.

 

 

 

 

 

Ultimately Somewhere My Lass, and my other works for that matter, evolve from lengthy research, in this case into my distant Scottish roots.  And along with that, 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 tea time. My characters are far more adventurous than I.  I doubt I’d survive a week back then.

 

 

 

 

 

Without a doubt, I’ve been 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? And movies like Back to the Future and Timeline (I don’t care what the critics say I loved it) The Time Traveler’s Wife...  And there were other films and books, but I like to think I’ve achieved an original take on the oft visited time travel theme.

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, my love for old castles and the Scottish Highlands also lent inspiration.  The concept behind my SOMEWHERE series is that the story opens in modern-day, so far my home state 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. And then there are the questions that haunt me.  Did I get the setting right?  Only those of you who dwell in that beautiful land or have visited Scotland can say.

 

 

 

 

 

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?~

 SOMEWHERE MY LASS is available in digital download at The Wild Rose Press , AmazonKindle, Barnes & Noble’s Nook book, and other online booksellers.

*SOMEWHERE MY LASS and SOMEWHERE MY LOVE were both featured on Barbara Vey’s blog at Publisher’s Weekly. Separate occasions.

In honor of read an ebook week I’m giving away a digital download of Somewhere My Love & Somewhere My Lass to one of the visitors who leaves me a comment on this post.  Winner announced next Sunday. *If you’ve already read them feel free to leave me a high five and cheer the troops. :)

Please post comments to my blog at:

One Writers Way~

 

 

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
· 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
· SOMEWHERE MY LASS IS OUT! - 5/26/2010 11:01:00 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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