Give a warm welcome to Beth Trissel, author of Somewhere My Lady, first in the Ladies in Time series released on July 12, 2017!
Pull up a chair, grab a drink of your choice from the cooler, or there’s a pitcher of Lemonade on the counter, along with a plate of Chocolate Chip or Peanut Butter cookies. Let’s find out a little about Beth and her new time travel adventure, Somewhere My Lady.
Thanks so much for having on your blog, Tena. I’m excited to be back into time travels again. I’ve been on break, writing YA fantasy and historical romance. Time travels suit my flighty attention span. The blend of history, mystery, fantasy, romance, and the paranormal in Somewhere My Lady (Book 1, Ladies in Time) were a fun meld. I set the story in my home state of Virginia, as I have all my time travels thus far. Although, that’s not necessarily where the characters end up.
I love old homes and have lived in them most of my life. The homeplace on my father’s side of the family (circa 1816) is the inspiration behind all the old homes I write—and it’s haunted. Naturally, Harrison Hall in Somewhere My Lady has ghosts. They took shape in my mind on their own.
I live on a farm in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley that’s been in my husband’s family for several generations, but the story unfolds in an 18th century manor along the James River. Harrison Hall, in Somewhere My Lady, is partly fashioned after Shirley Plantation.
I’m fascinated with the past and enjoy researching different eras. Not only do I sometimes get plot ideas this way, but it helps me bring the story to life. Research into family genealogy is the original inspiration behind my writing. My ancestors arrived in the early colonial days and left interesting accounts. One line goes back to Jamestown, another to the Salem Witch Trials. They were caught up in the French and Indian War, some taken captive, and fought in the American Revolution, the Civil War…
Gardening is also a passion of mine. I love growing herbs and heirlooms flowers with their deep connection to the past. I included a lovely garden in Somewhere My Lady, and used herbs in the story. It’s richly fragrant.
Oh, I love gardening too! I’m so excited, this year my garden is fantastic! Crossing my fingers we don’t get softball sized hail like we did last year that destroyed everything. Any way, tell us a bit more about Somewhere My Lady.
Lorna Randolph is hired for the summer at Harrison Hall in Virginia, where Revolutionary-War reenactors provide guided tours of the elegant old home. She doesn’t expect to receive a note and a kiss from the handsome young man who then vanishes into mist.
Harrison Hall itself has plans for Lorna – and for Hart Harrison, her momentary suitor and its 18th century heir. Past and present are bound by pledges of love, and modern science melds with old skills and history as Harrison Hall takes Lorna and Hart through time in a race to solve a mystery and save Hart’s life before the Midsummer Ball.
***‘Somewhere My Lady is a fun supernatural romance that will have you slipping in and out of the past and future as if you were a spirit yourself.’’ ~Colleen’s Book Reviews
Can we have a peek between the pages?
Something about him held her spellbound…the tilt of his head, arch of his brow, glimpse of his profile… She followed his every move with the fixity of an owl.
He turned blue-gray eyes toward her and sensuous lips curved into a smile on his handsome face. Hands down. No contest. He was the hottest guy ever. Her heart beat a thrilling new rhythm.
He circled closer to where she stood rooted in the foyer, not moving a toe, scarcely drawing breath. Did he truly see her backed tremulously against the wall, or did it only feel that way?
Unlike the others in the ghostly assembly, his eyes didn’t skirt past her. He paused in the dance. Bending at the shoulders, he tipped his hand to her in a genteel flourish.
He’d freakin’ bowed. Her jaw dropped. He most definitely saw her. And she sure as heck saw him.
A sparking sizzle jumped between them, awakening her as she’d never been roused before. Even more than when the house charged through her at her arrival. It was as if she were plugged in—to him.
How that could be, she had no idea, but when he gazed into her eyes, time seemed to stop. She spiraled into moonless stars, and back again to this dizzying realm. To him. Even if she were dreaming, she’d never forget this moment.~
Somewhere My Lady is available from all major online booksellers. In Kindle at Amazon
About the author:
Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by my human family and furbabies. An avid gardener, my love of herbs and heirloom plants figures into my work. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans, and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of my inspiration. I’m especially drawn to colonial America and the drama of the American Revolution. And I love a good ghost story. In addition to Young Adult and New Adult fantasy romance, I also write historical, time travel, and paranormal romance, plus nonfiction.
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