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Next excerpt from the second chapter of my time travel romance.

Excerpt:
ThoroughlyModernAmanda_w7277_750He drifted to sleep with the image of the woman seated on a bench in a Victorian garden.

“Jack?”

He glanced up into the most incredible blue eyes. Like sapphires.

“Excuse me?”

The woman shook her head, the large blue flowers atop her hat bobbing. “You promised me a tour of our house.” Her full lips quirked upward.

He swallowed. This was the woman in the photo, but instead of a black and white tintype, he was gazing at a beautiful, flesh and blood woman. Her reddish-gold hair was piled up under her hat, a few loose tendrils curled past her ears. A high-necked gown draped over her legs, completely covering her toes. Seated in an outdoor gazebo, she watched him intently.

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A look at the beginning of chapter 2 of my time travel romance.

Excerpt:
Chapter Two

ThoroughlyModernAmanda_w7277_750Jack stared at the television screen, but his brain didn’t connect to the program. His thoughts strayed to the Victorian house. The idea of it being demolished to make way for new homes grated on his nerves. He’d racked his brain earlier this evening, trying to figure a way to borrow enough cash to make a down payment. But even if he did, then what? He simply didn’t earn enough to get a mortgage.

The photo he’d taken from the house sat propped on his desk beside his PC monitor. Even in the subdued lamplight, he could make out the woman’s features. Her hair of a light, indeterminate color piled on her head, a few delicate tendrils framed her face.

What intrigued him so about this woman? She was long dead, a ghost. His latest girlfriend had left him six months before. She’d lived with him about a year, then decided she had to go to California to find herself. She hadn’t asked him to go with her. Not that he would’ve. Their relationship had fizzled out the last few months. When she talked to him, it had been to complain about his lack of ambition. She didn’t understand why he was satisfied with his underling job and why he was content to sit home night after night. She worked as a waitress, but her dream was to be an actress.

Weeks before she broke the news, he’d already moved on in his mind and had the feeling she’d already found another man to replace him. They’d said goodbye, and she was gone from his apartment, his life, and his dreams.

He clicked the remote to turn off the TV, then padded into the bathroom for a quick shower. Afterward, he opened the futon, preparing to jump into bed, but he needed to look at the photo one more time.

“If only I could meet someone like you,” he told the picture. “But you’re from another world, a simpler time.” He raked a hand through his hair. “Now I’m talking to photos. Go to sleep, Jack.” He carefully propped the picture back on his desk and settled on the bed, reaching over to set the alarm for the morning.

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Next peek at the opening chapter of my time travel romance.

Excerpt:
ThoroughlyModernAmanda_w7277_750Jack opened the back of the frame, carefully extracted the old photo, and handed the frame to Bradley. “Are you sure you won’t change your mind before settlement? With renovations you’d get a good price for it.”

The young man’s scowl returned. “My uncle just wants me out of his house as soon as possible. Seems the land is worth more than the house.” He glanced toward the living area. “And he wants the settlement to go through before I go.”

Jack sighed, wishing again he could buy the property before settlement took place next week. He was sure he’d never convince the new owners to renovate when they were bent on building new homes.

He tucked the photo into his jacket to protect it, then offered his hand to Bradley. “Sorry to disturb you then. Good luck with your gig on the coast.”

Bradley broke into a wide smile. “Thanks, dude. Sorry you came out for nothing.” He escorted Jack onto the porch.

“Oh, no,” Jack said, patting the photo to be sure it was secure. “I didn’t come for nothing.”

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Posting today at Slip Into Something Victorian about what happened today during the Red River Campaign during the Civil War.

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Next installment from the opening chapter of my time travel romance.

Excerpt:

ThoroughlyModernAmanda_w7277_750Bradley shook his head. “My folks died two years ago in a car accident. I live with my uncle—my mother’s brother—and he doesn’t want all this junk.”

“I’m sorry to hear about your parents. You’re an only child, I take it.”

The young man nodded.

Jack glanced at the photo again. Although likely only his imagination, the young woman’s gaze seemed to follow him. Almost as if she begged him to take the photo.

“Would it be all right it I took this?” Jack glanced at Bradley. A slight scowl crossed his face. “You can keep the frame,” Jack hastily added.

Bradley’s scowl changed into a smile. “Deal, dude.”

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