Release Date: October 1, 2014
Amazon Kindle: Another Place in Time: A Collection of Historical Short Stories
Welcome to another place in time...where one can be swept away into lands and eras long forgotten.
Included in this anthology:
"Office Romance" by Tamara Allen
The post-war economy is at a standstill, much like Foster Wetherly’s life until he’s forced to do battle with irritatingly confident—and competent—fellow ex-doughboy Casey Gladwin for a position in their shrinking department at Manhattan Security Mutual.
"Introducing Mr. Winterbourne" by Joanna Chambers
Lysander Winterbourne appears to lead a charmed life. Handsome, amiable, and a renowned sportsman, he is the darling of London society. As far as Adam Freeman is concerned though, Lysander is just another spoiled aristocrat.
A wealthy mill owner, Adam has no time for the frivolous world of the ton, but when his younger brother becomes engaged to Althea Winterbourne, he reluctantly agrees to be introduced to society–with the Winterbourne clan’s golden boy as his guide.
Resigning himself to a few days of boredom, Adam is surprised to learn that there is much more to Lysander than his perfect surface. But will Adam have the courage to introduce Lysander Winterbourne to his own secret self?
"The Ruin of Gabriel Ashleigh" by KJ Charles
Lord Gabriel Ashleigh is a ruined man. Last night he lost everything at the card tables to his brother’s worst enemy, notorious gambler Francis Webster. Tonight, he’s going back for one more game. Ash thinks he has nothing left to lose. But Francis sets the stakes, and they’re higher than Ash could have imagined…
Two Regency bucks. One game of cards. Everything to play for.
"Unfair in Love and War" by Kaje Harper
Many men lost brothers overseas in the summer of 1944. Warren Burch was one of them. For months he still clung to his big city life in Philadelphia, but finally he's made the difficult choice to return to his home town. Warren's polio-stricken leg won't let him serve, so the least he can do is be there for his mother, when brother Charlie never again will. Arriving home means a whole new life, constrained by the rhythms and prejudices of a small town. Fortunately, it's made more interesting by the mysterious and attractive young man next door.
"Carousel" by Jordan L. Hawk
When a child goes missing, is it a simple case of a young runaway, or are more sinister forces at work?
“Carousel” is part of the Whyborne & Griffin series and takes place between the events of Stormhaven and Necropolis. It can be read as a standalone.
“Why I Love Historicals” by Jordan L. Hawk
Historical novels get a bum rap sometimes. I blame it on our educational system; unless you were truly fortunate, history was probably presented to you as a bunch of dry, dusty facts. A list of events, populated not by living, breathing people, but by a series of dates and names that were meant to be important for some reason never clearly explained. It’s said “the past is a foreign country,” but if so it seems to be one of boring people who occasionally did horrific things to one another for no apparent reason.
Having escaped by dint of graduation, who would want go back to that “foreign country” in fiction? No one reads fiction to be bored senseless! And if it isn’t boring, it’s probably depressing, nothing but arranged marriages and repression and who knows what. Ugh.
But humans have always loved and hated, hoped and feared, dreamed and despaired. Struggled to be happy, to do what they believed was the right thing, even if only for themselves or their family or their immediate group. The dry list of historical facts didn’t occur in a vacuum; people of the time reacted to them, passionately. From the serf whose field was just destroyed by an invading army, to the frightened girl leaving her family’s farm to work in one of the new factories in the city, to the child of a Civil War veteran with PTSD from seeing the thousands shredded by cannon and gun at Gettysburg.
It’s the job of historical novels (and good historical nonfiction, IMHO) to bring that human element to life. To show us these people, in this world both familiar and alien, and make us feel that we know them, and understand them, and see their struggles reflected still in our own lives. To whisk us away to another place and time, and return us with a sense of continuity. And perhaps a new sense of ourselves.
"Deliverance" by Aleksandr Voinov
This is a re-vamped, re-edited, improved version of "Deliverance". It's about William Raven, a templar, who thought he'd escaped his past. (Same character as in The Lion of Kent.)
Along with a foreword written by Alex Beecroft, enjoy these original short stories that make up "Another Place in Time".
All proceeds from the purchase of this anthology will be donated to AllOut.org in celebration of LGBT History Month, October 2014.
BLOG TOUR STOPS:
Monday, September 29 – Sinfully Sexy (Guest Post – Aleksandr Voinov) / Rainbow Gold Reviews (Spotlight)
Tuesday, September 30 – Elisa Reviews (Guest Post – Jordan L. Hawk) / Cup O’Porn (Spotlight)
Wednesday, October 1 - Boys in our Books (Guest Post - KJ Charles) / The Blogger Girls (Spotlight) / Book Pushers (Spotlight)
Thursday, October 2 - Love Bytes (Guest Post – Tamara Allen) / Attention is Arbitrary (Spotlight) / Smoocher’s Voice (Spotlight)
Friday, October 3 - Prism Book Alliance (Guest Post – Kaje Harper) / Boy Meets Boy Reviews (Spotlight)
Saturday, October 4 - Joyfully Jay (Guest Post – Joanna Chambers) / MM Good Book Reviews (Spotlight)
There is a giveaway that will be available throughout all blog tour stops.
• A backlist ebook from ALL of the authors participating in the anthology (one each from Tamara Allen, Joanna Chambers, KJ Charles, Kaje Harper, Jordan L. Hawk, Aleksandr Voinov, and Alex Beecroft),
• A $25 Amazon giftcard
• A $50 donation in the winner’s name to AllOut.org (all proceeds from the sale of this anthology will also be donated to this charity)
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