Sunday, March 16, 2014

Time Travel in Nova Scotia? 3 Year Anniversary of Timeless Heart @KarynGerrard #timetravel

TIMELESS HEART by Karyn Gerrard

It's the three year anniversary of my very first contract, TIMELESS HEART, and I could not have asked for a better debut, it really got me off and running. Who would have thought my very first submission would be accepted? It must of been a hell of a story because the manuscript was a hot mess. My thanks to the editor who was extremely patient with such a novice and to Evernight Publishing for taking a chance on me.This is a Time Travel/Fantasy/Erotic Romance novella.

I set the story in the town of Truro, Nova Scotia. (population approx 12,000) As you can see on the map, Truro sits smack dab in the center of the province. It was a major railway hub from the middle 1800's until the 1970's, until the cutbacks.
It is still a major highway hub for the entire province feeding the Trans-Canada Highway and various provincial roads.

So why set my story here? My Regency hero, Jerrod Ross, lived near Truro, Cornwall, England, wouldn't it be cool to connect the two towns through magical, mystical time travel?

I have to confess, this story had its a dream. I kid you not.
I've always had vivid dreams, they play like Imax movies in my head. As a teen, I watched a BBC series, Poldark, with a dashing hero from the late 1700's.

I was so struck by the dream of him coming to my era and sweeping me off my feet (as only starry-eyed teens can dream) it stayed with me all these years. So for my first attempt at a manuscript, why not put the dream to the page?
Since Truro is only about a 45 minute drive from where I grew up outside of Halifax, I was very familiar with the town thanks to many Sunday drives over the years. I even had Jerrod and Sandra visit Halifax for a day and walk in the Victorian era Public Gardens. I had a ball writing this. It hit bestseller charts at All Romance, Bookstrand, Evernight Pub site and Amazon.

Ever dream of a gorgeous Regency hunk landing in your lap so you can bundle him up and take him home? Than this is the read for you! :D

5 STARS!  Timeless Heart is excellent. Jerrod and Sandra are the typical star crossed lovers, hot together but unable to avoid the angst of responsibility and consequences of their situation. The real surprise is that I never expected a time travel romance to have such humor and insight. Karyn Gerrard is amazing in the way she deals with a person from the past being astonished with all our modern conveniences, most of which we take for granted!  
The romance between Jerrod and Sandra is beautifully done, with sizzling hot sex scenes that start off as lust but quickly build into more. Timeless Heart is highly recommended~ Sizzling Hot Books

4 STARS! Timeless Heart was very well written, witty, sexy and romantic. The love scenes were fantastic
. I adored both the hero and heroine and was left very pleased with the conclusion. --Happily Forever After

BLURB:  Sandra Cranston, an elementary teacher on leave, discovers a carriage deep in the woods. Inside is a man, Jerrod Ross, who fuels all of her wicked Regency dreams and fantasies. 

Ross has been torn from the only world he has ever known--1821 Cornwall, England. How will he adjust to the future and his growing desire for the lovely lady who found him? More importantly, how will he ever return to his time?


Karyn Gerrard Bio:

Karyn lives in a small town in the western corner of Ontario, Canada. She wiles away her spare time writing and reading romance while drinking copious amounts of Earl Grey tea.

Tortured heroes are a must. A multi-published author with a few best-sellers under her belt, Karyn loves to write in different genres and time periods, though historicals are her favorite. As long as she can avoid being hit by a runaway moose in her wilderness paradise she assumes everything is golden.

 Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement keeps her moving forward.

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