Sunday, July 17, 2011

THE APPEAL OF TIME TRAVEL~AND A GIVEAWAY!


(This article written by Karyn Gerrard has appeared in portions at other blogs)

Time Travel as a plot device for either TV, movies or books, seems to ebb and flow in popularity. But the concept itself is fascinating and always appealed to me. Visiting different periods in time, the romance and adventure of being caught up in another era.

My e-book novella debut, Timeless Heart, ♥ has its origins believe it not, from a dream. I was in my late teens and was watching a BBC period drama series called POLDARK. British actor Robin Ellis who played Poldark, was in my dreams every night, a teenage crush to be sure. But one night, I dreamt Poldark traveled through time, and I found him. Took him home. Needless to say, the dream was very graphic, real and wicked, considering I was a naive and innocent teen. I always had a vivid imagination. The dream had such an impact on me, it stayed with me all these years.

When I decided to try my hand at an erotica/romance, the dream that never left me was insistent that it be a tale to be told. How could two people from different eras cross the chasm of time to find love, happiness? The essence of my story is two people, seemingly lost, adrift for different reasons, find what is missing in their lives, in each other. Can they reach across 'oceans of time', throw out that lifeline and rescue one another?

My hero is from 1821, Jerrod Ross brings with him all that era encompasses, he is a gentleman, honorable. Passionate. And yes, he looks like he stepped off a historical romance cover. Everything the heroine is looking for in a man. But he doesn't like 2011, he wants to go home. Chasms of time can be great indeed.

In all time travel movies or books, the big decision comes. Does the person stay in the future, or the other person go back to the past with the time traveler? Is love enough to make such a sacrifice? Personally, as much as I loved the guy, could I go back to 1821? No electricity? No flushing toilets? No Ipod Touch?

Tell me, could you do it? (Just go with the fantasy here, you're young! Unattached!) If a 6'2 hunk of Regency virile hotness held out his masculine hand and said, 'Come with me', with that deep come-to-bed voice, would you go? Why or why not?

TIMELESS HEART ♥ At Evernight Publishing HERE

BLURB FOR TIMELESS HEART:


Sandra Cranston, an elementary teacher on leave, discovers an abandoned 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?

Answer the question and you will be entered for a chance to win a PDF copy of Timeless Heart. Leave your email in the comment so you can be contacted~

This Giveaway runs until 11PM Eastern July 22 2011

Have a great week~

12 comments:

daydrmzzz said...

I'd love to get my fill of him here but as far as going back to 1821 .... I think not! Flushing toilets, clean water, tv, phone, computers, iPad, and my trashy romance books :) are thing that this girl needs.

Karyn Gerrard said...

daydrmzzz...LOL!

I agree, it would be a hell of a choice, so much to give up! Maybe you could talk the Regency hunk in staying!~ Cheers

*Yoly* said...

Awesome , would love to read this and review it on my blog Moonlight Beauty Books~

C.R. Moss said...

Pretty cover & great concept.
I think I'd try to convince him to stay here. ;)
C.R. Moss

Dottie (Tink's Place) said...

Me too...stay here, it would be hard to give everything up. But, what wouldn't you do for love?

Dottie :)

Cheryl said...

Nice cover. I'm with the consensus, there isn't any way I am traveling back in time unless it's for a brief visit--like 8 hours--and then I get to return to all the things that make this century great.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Cheryl M.
http://ccmalandrinos.com

cg20pm00(at)gmail(dot)com

Karyn Gerrard said...

Thanks Yoly, hope you win~

Karyn Gerrard said...

Hey CR,

I think I would try and talk him into staying as well! Cheers~

Karyn Gerrard said...

Dottie, good point, love is the big reason!

Thanks~

Karyn Gerrard said...

Cheryl, oh, a brief visit would be a good thing, it would be hard to give up such basics as running water, even for a hunk!

Cheers~

Sofija Kapranova said...

I think I will pass. I love my time too much. I couldn’t live without all technologies. Besides my family is here. And if this super sexy man loves me, why can’t he stay?

kapranova.sofija@gmail.com

Karyn Gerrard said...

Sofia,

Good point! Maybe he would stay! My hero though has a widowed mother and younger siblings counting on him, its a tough choice! thanks for commenting~