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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Time Travel with Beth D. Carter

Welcome to Beth D. Carter, who is here to talk about her two time travel romances!

Thank you so much for having me on today!  I've always been fascinated with time travel, ever since I picked up Timeless Passion by Constance O'Day Flannery in 1986.  I devoured the concept and always had an idea in the back of my head that if/when I became an author, I would try to tackle the genre. 

For something different, I wanted to bring the female forward to our time.  Just imagine how difficult it would be to go back to a time before there were any modern day conveniences.  Now, how much harder would that be for someone who doesn't even have the foundation of things like the steam engine? 

Say hello to Henrietta Knapp.

Micah John drifts through life relying on his ability to count cards in the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas.  One bad turn has him owing a hundred thousand to an unscrupulous loan shark, with only a week to come up with the cash.  He doesn’t have time for much of anything, except working and worrying. 

He sure the hell doesn’t have time for a woman claiming to be from 1794.

Henrietta Knapp is trying to wrap her brain around the fact that she’s out of her time.  A bolt of lightning has brought her more than two hundred twenty years forward.  Why? She doesn’t know. Not until Micah John appears. 

As mistrust and fear drain away, Micah John and Etta find a love that outshines the bad and the ugly.  But will they be given the chance to hold onto a happy ever after, or will the lightning strike again?

Buy Links for When Lightning Strikes:

All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-whenlightningstrikes-1756683-149.html

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/When-Lightning-Strikes-Beth-Carter-ebook/dp/B00U7LT238/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426644245&sr=8-1&keywords=Beth+d.+Carter

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However, my first time travel book was Dreamland, and it's completely written from the hero's POV.  I wanted to bring a unique twist on the concept, and so I decided that the man would go back in time since I've always read the woman taking the time journey plunge.  I came up with Dicen Burke, and the catalyst that sends him back was overdosing and slipping into a coma.  He goes back to the Roaring Twenties, and I found researching the 1920's daunting but fascinating.

Unfortunately, I think the book suffered from a crappy cover.  People couldn't identify with it at all, which was a shame because Dicen Burke is definitely a wonderful anti-hero.

Dicen Burke had it all.  As lead singer in the world famous rock band, Dark Army, the world lay at his feet.  But the path to super stardom warred with a painful past and during a performance the demons haunting him finally descended.  Unable to stop the self destructive path of alcohol and drugs, when he fell, he fell hard.

He wakes up in a world he doesn’t know.  The Twenty-first century rocker is now in the 1920’s, lost and bewildered.  He’s taken in by Juliet Fox, a beautiful woman trying to be a positive influence in her brother’s wild lifestyle among the Hollywood Motion Picture elite. 

Dicen does his best to adapt, and with Juliet by his side, he discovers a world that offers him a clean slate.  But when he’s pulled back to the present, separated by time from the one person that gives him a reason to live, will he find a way to push past his demons as well as find Juliet again?

Buy Links for Dreamland:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dreamland-Siren-Publishing-Allure-Carter-ebook/dp/B00G9G1HK6/ref=sr_1_32?ie=UTF8&qid=1426643809&sr=8-32&keywords=beth+d.+carter

Siren Bookstrand:  http://www.bookstrand.com/dreamland

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