Tuesday, December 29, 2015

In Time for You by Chris Karlsen ♥ Book Blast & GIVEAWAY ♥ (Historical Romance)




While horseback riding in the English countryside, sisters, Electra and Emily Crippen find themselves trapped in a tear in time. Thrown back to 1357 England and caught by a local noble, they are in a place that is home but as frightening and unfamiliar as an alien world would be. With no idea how the tear in time came about, the one thing they do know is: they must stay together and stay near to where the event took place in hopes of discovering the way back to their modern life. That certain need to stay together is the first certainty taken from them when one sister is forced to remain in England and one is sent miles away to Wales by royal order.

There is one other hope for help the sisters don’t know exists. It’s Electra’s lover, Roger Marchand. A time traveler himself, he never told her of his past. When he realizes what has happened to the sisters, he enlists the help of a scientist friend to help him open the suspected passageway through time. Any effort to save Electra and Emily will likely cost him his life. This was the time Roger came from, a time when his country, France, was at war with England. If he is discovered on English soil while searching for the sisters, he will either be killed or taken prisoner of war. Any risk is worth saving the life of the woman he loves.



While she ate, the button on Electra's sleeve fell out of the frog loop. She didn't hook the button again, reaching for her wine instead. The sleeve pulled back from her wrist to expose her watch, which she hadn't thought to remove.

"What is that?" Simon asked and pointed to her Seiko.

"A watch." What a bizarre question. There wasn't a corner of the planet that people didn't recognize a wristwatch.

A frown slowly formed and he stretched across Emily and took hold of Electra's hand to tug it toward him for a better look. He turned her hand over and in a matter of seconds had the clasp undone.

He brought the candle in front of his trencher closer and held the watch under it. "What do the numbers mean?"

"It's a clock, a miniature timepiece you wear on your wrist."

From his expression, the explanation puzzled him. "Do they not have candle clocks in this Greenland you claim you're from?"

How to explain the abundance of various clocks to a man who apparently has no context for the anything beyond a candle clock or similar ancient means of telling time?

"Are you saying you've never seen a clock?" Emily asked.

"One like this? No, I have not."

Emily bent her head nearer Electra and whispered, "Are you thinking what I am?"

"Sadly, yes."

Simon ran his finger over the watch face. "These small digits, what is their meaning?"

"It's the date and year: 5.14.15."

He shook his head. "What year is 15?"

"2015, of course."

"You are mad. It's the year of our Lord, 1357."

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I was born and raised in Chicago. My father was a history professor and my mother was, and is, a voracious reader. I grew up with a love of history and books.

My parents also love traveling, a passion they passed onto me. I wanted to see the places I read about, see the land and monuments from the time periods that fascinated me. I’ve had the good fortune to travel extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa.

I am a retired police detective. I spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies. My desire to write came in my early teens. After I retired, I decided to pursue that dream. I write three different series. My paranormal romance series is called, Knights in Time. My romantic thriller series is Dangerous Waters. The newest is The Bloodstone Series. Each series has a different setting and some cross time periods, which I find fun to write.

I currently live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and five wild and crazy rescue dogs.



    

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30 comments :

  1. Thanks for sharing with us the excerpt.

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway. What inspired you to become a writer? I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. Hi Bernie,
      I was always an avid reader and as an only child had watched a ton of movies as a child. I used to think how I would change stories. After I retired from law enforcement and had time, I thought I'm going to write those stories that had been bouncing around in my head all those years.
      Chris

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  3. Hi Everyone, I want to thank Romance Novel Giveaways for the opportunity to showcase In Time For You. It is much appreciated.
    Chris

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    1. Hi DJ,
      I liked making things intense for the heroines. They were ordinary modern women who were dropped into an extraordinary situation. They must find a way to survive. It was fun giving them the chance to find their way in that world.
      Chris

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  5. Thanks for the chance
    MY question is what do you do to relax and recharge

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  6. I love romance novels. My first one was "The Flame and the Flower."

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  7. Great post, thanks for sharing the excerpt - I enjoyed reading it :)

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  8. I love historical romance novels and In Time For You sounds really good. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. Thank you for the great excerpt.

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  10. Thank you for the great excerpt.

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  11. awesome excerpt!
    thanks for the giveaway

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  12. I love the idea that sisters time travel together. There's no one I'd rather slip through time with than my sister.

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  13. Do you prefer to write old school with pen and paper or to type?

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  14. This book sounds very interesting and I can't wait to read it! Thank you for sharing this and for the awesome giveaway!

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  15. This looks like an interesting book series. What inspired you to be a writer? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  16. My kind of series to read-linda

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  17. What is the next project taht you are working on. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  18. What are your plans to celebrate the new year? ?
    Thanks for the chance
    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE

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  19. I love Time Travel novels. This one sounds really interesting because it has sisters making the journey together.

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  20. I enjoyed reading the excerpt and learning about this book. This book sounds like quite an interesting read. Looking forward to checking out this book.

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  21. I really like the sound of this book. Thank you for the excerpt!

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  22. When you are writing do you prefer to type, or old school pen and paper?

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  23. All three series sound amazing.

    Happy New Year and thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  24. Interesting plot. I am curious, where do you get your inspiration/ideas for your stories? Happy New Year!

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  25. Sounds like a wonderful read. I enjoy time traveling.

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