Spotlight & Excerpt: Sunder of Time + Giveaway

Sunder of Time

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Sunder of Time
(The Mason Timeline #1)
By Kristin McTiernan
Time Travel/Alternate History
Paperback & ebook, 380 Pages
May 12, 2015

Isabella Jaramillo is accustomed to getting what she wants.

Living a comfortable life as the daughter of the world’s sole time travel magnate, Isabella has never suffered the irritation of being told no.

Only now she has gone too far and her soon-to-be ex-husband tells her no in the most vengeful way possible—by sabotaging her trip to the past, sending her to a distant land where the locals do not speak her language and are far from impressed by her haughty demeanor.

Now a slave, Isabella makes some surprising allies and discovers the truth behind her father’s rise to power and the terrible price the entire world paid for it. Somehow, she must break free and find a way home, not only to save herself, but to restore history to its rightful direction.

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Excerpt:

She allowed herself a shudder as the icy morning wind kicked up a gust. Though she had awoken this morning frightened of being whipped, she had at least been relieved that it would all be over after this. But as she wrapped her arms around the rough-hewn wood, she knew it would never be over. This whipping was just the beginning, and she had to squeeze her eyes to stop the frustrated tears.

Never cry when you’re afraid, Mija. Never. The voice seemed to rise out of the breeze, brushing her hair across her forehead like Mama used to do at bedtime.

The memory of her mother’s voice had been the first thing Isabella had banished from her mind. Only months after Monica’s death, Isabella could no longer remember the barest hint of it. But now it came back to her, as clearly as if she had heard it yesterday.

So what do I do, Mama?

Smile, Isabella. Smile while they stab you.

She’d been eleven when Mama had surprised her with that unusually bleak advice. She remembered thinking it was a silly thing for her mother to say. After all, Isabella’s chosen defense had always been not to let them stab you in the first place.

Looking over her shoulder at Annis, she finally understood the helplessness that must have driven Mama to say that to her. Isabella was too young to understand it then. Perhaps she was even too young to have understood it last week. But she understood it now, and with one last breath to expel her fear, she smiled at Redwald.

Surprised, he cocked an eyebrow at her, but then he smiled broadly back, followed by a meaningful nod as if to ask, you ready?

Instead of nodding back, Isabella turned back toward the post and gripped it tightly as she lowered her head.

 

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Fissure of Worlds
(The Mason Timeline #2)
By Kristin McTiernan
Time Travel/Alternate History
Paperback & ebook, 323 Pages
October 9, 2017

Knowledge isn’t power. It’s dangerous.

At first, she thought they’d do the right thing. A new timeline created by a misbehaving time traveler, a whole society crushed under theocratic oppression. Surely, the council would see reason. Surely, they’d help her fix the timeline.

They didn’t.

Now jailed and under the constant, unblinking eye of her own personal guard, Shannan must fight not only for her freedom, but for her own sanity.

Her one ally is Paul Canaan, a member of the Council but not truly one of them. Living a life of secrets and lies, Paul works in the shadows to free Shannan, and himself, from the artificially created timeline oppressing them both.

Together, Shannan and Paul will have to escape their watchers—before they, and the world, are trapped in a history that should never have been.

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About the Author

Kristin McTiernan was born the daughter of a career military man and spent her childhood bouncing from one country to another. Her love of writing surfaced early, and upon discovering the double threat of comic books and Star Trek in middle school, Kristin spent the majority of her spare time creating new worlds and interesting people to populate them. Following in her parents’ footsteps, Kristin enlisted in the Marine Corps at 17 and, upon her discharge three years later, settled into a life pursuing her love of words. She achieved her bachelor’s degree in English from Emporia State University in her home state of Kansas and works as an editor to support her writing addiction. She lives in Kansas City with her husband and dog.

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Spotlight & Excerpt: A Valentine’s Proposal + Giveaway

A valentine's proposal

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A Valetine’s Proposal
(Cupid’s Crossing #1)
By Kim Findlay
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 227  Pages
February 1, 2021 by Harelquin Heartwarming

Their engagement is pretend
Cupid has other plans…

Wedding planner Mariah Van Delton has a plan to save the charming small town of Carter’s Crossing—by turning it into a romance destination! All Mariah needs is a very public Valentine’s Day proposal. And her only option? A fake one between her and the handsome town veterinarian and wedding hater, Nelson Carter. But a little charade between adversaries might just be the start of something undeniably real…

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“I know the town needs outside business to survive. I might not be a big fan of this particular idea, but I didn’t plan to sabotage it. I really tried to find someone who would like to take advantage of your proposal. I even asked Rachel if she’d agree to a fake engagement, just so you’d have someone to get a ring on February fourteenth. But it was a stupid idea, and she said no.”

Mariah blinked at him. A fake engagement? He’d really tried to arrange a fake engagement?

That could have worked. It’s not like engagements didn’t get broken. The big thing for now was to show a romantic proposal, one that would entice people from out of town to come here to replicate.

Maybe she could get Rachel to change her mind?

Mind buzzing again, she made sure. “Rachel said no?”

“She had good reasons. I hadn’t thought it through.”

Right. Mariah wouldn’t push Rachel into this. But it was a smidgeon of hope. A possibility. If there was someone else who would agree to a fake proposal with Nelson.

Someone desperate. Someone motivated.

She sighed. She knew of only one person right now that desperate and motivated. Could she make it work?

“I’m sorry, really. I tried. But there’s nothing more I can do.”

He stood up, waiting for her to leave, convinced he was off the hook.

No, she wasn’t giving up on that hook.

“I’ll do it.” She almost called the words back. This was crossing lines, smudging borders.

Nelson’s brow creased. “You’ll do what?”

“I’ll accept your fake proposal. We can get engaged for Valentine’s Day.”

About the Author

Kim Findlay lives in Toronto, Canada, with her very handsome husband, two strapping sons, and possibly the world’s cutest spaniel. When she can get time away from her accounting business, Kim can be found traveling, sailing, reading, or writing, depending on the season, time of day, and her energy level. You can find her at kimfindlay.ca, @missheyer74, or on Facebook.

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