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Another look at the opening chapter of my American Victorian romance and we finally get into the hero’s head.

Excerpt:
thephysiciansirishlady_w8189_750“Next stop is York.”

“I’m so sorry.” Keara rose to allow the woman into the aisle.

As the woman slipped out, Keara’s stomach growled loudly. She bit back her embarrassment. The woman nodded and stepped down the aisle toward the exit doors.

Now, she could claim the window seat until they reached York. As the train lurched to a complete stop, Keara’s head spun. “Oh, my.” She stepped back into the seat, but another departing passenger jostled her, and a wave of dizziness sent her reeling. She slumped to the floor.
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Dr. Elliot James studied his notebook as passengers stepped off the train. He’d be relieved to disembark at York. His trip to the medical conference in Philadelphia had been a huge success. The new techniques would aid his small practice encompassing the town of Fairfield and the neighboring rural area.

A crash and commotion a few seats behind him, sent his head swiveling.

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Next peek at the opening chapter of my American Victorian romance.

Excerpt:
thephysiciansirishlady_w8189_750The conductor proceeded up the aisle past Keara’s seat. Once he’d gone by, she glanced back at the man he’d addressed as Doctor. She imagined having a man so refined as her husband. To be a physician’s wife…

Keara sighed and sank back in her seat. Once she arrived in York, her first priority would be finding a meal, then a place to stay. She clutched her satchel, knowing she likely didn’t have enough cash to afford both.

The swaying motion of the train lulled her to sleep. She dozed for a bit, then woke with a start. She’d been dreaming of the cramped quarters on the ship she’d sailed to America. Most everyone had been sick. She’d kept to herself as much as she could.

“Pardon me.”

Keara jerked her head up. The woman beside her poked her arm. “This is my stop.” She motioned toward the station.

“Are we in York?”

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Next excerpt from the first chapter of my American Victorian romance.

Excerpt:
thephysiciansirishlady_w8189_750The woman drew herself back. “I see.” She sighed. “I suppose you can sit here.”

Keara eased herself into the seat as the woman eyed her warily. Once she turned toward the window, Keara relaxed a bit but still hugged her satchel against her, wishing she hadn’t dropped her half loaf of bread.

A whistle sounded, and the train slowly chugged from the station. Keara didn’t completely release her breath until the station lay behind them and the train sped along open fields.

She glanced at the older woman who seemed occupied with a book in her lap. A few seats ahead across the aisle, Keara caught sight of a well-dressed man with wavy, dark hair speaking with the conductor.

“Anything else I can get for you, Doctor?” the gray-haired conductor asked.

“No, I’m fine. Thank you.”

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For about ten years, my husband and I and two of our boys camped out and reenacted the American Civil War on many weekends from spring till fall.

cwphoto-360x405Setting up the tent in camp, wearing the clothing, cooking over an open fire and mending torn clothing by hand (my guys were notorious for loosing buttons off their uniforms), gave me a feel for at least some of what living in the nineteenth century must have been like.

And for sure, in my imaginative writer’s mind, it was the setting for time travel adventures, including my first romance novel where a modern day woman meets her soulmate, a man from the past when she finds herself thrown back in time to land in a Confederate camp at the height of the war.

Although Erin’s Rebel was partially inspired by my time as a reenactor, it’s also due to my fascination with time travel tales, romance or not, that I grew up watching on television. And later, as a young stay-at-home mom, I discovered time travel romance. Not matter the setting or time period, I loved reading stories of people of our time, meeting up with men or women from the past.

I’ve recently been watching Diana Gabaldon’s ‘Outlander’ series. I read the first two books years ago and recently read the third. It reminded me of how much I love the genre and someday soon, I plan to delve into a new novel that spans time periods. They’re just so much fun.

Below is one of my favorite excerpts from my own time travel romance, Erin’s Rebel.

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Excerpt:
As he moved closer, her knees turned to jelly. Strong, hard-muscled arms embraced her, offering support. Her head spun. She lifted a hand to stop the motion and encountered wool, a double row of metal buttons and a rock-hard chest. The enticing aroma of sandalwood mixed with a musky, masculine scent, plus a tinge of wood smoke invaded her senses. Had she hit her head harder than she’d thought?

She gazed at his lightly tanned face. Firm lips tilted upward slightly at the corners surrounded by a thin chocolate-colored mustache curving into a neatly-trimmed beard covering only his chin. Thick, dark hair brushed his collar and curled from beneath a broad-brimmed black hat. Her pulse raced as she leaned against his long, solid frame. Night after night in her dreams she’d run her hands through those curls.

“How can you be here?” she murmured.

“Pardon me, ma’am?”

“I don’t understand.” She tried to wrench from his grasp, but he gathered her close, lifting her into his arms. “What are you doing?”

“Taking you back where you belong.” He carried her to the tent entrance where Doc peered out.

“Will, what the devil is going on?”

“I assume you didn’t give Mrs. O’Connell permission to leave.”

“I did not.” He scowled. “I told you to rest.”

The dark-haired man carried her inside and laid her on the cot. She propped herself on an elbow to get a better view of the man Doc called Will. Broad shoulders tapered into a narrow waist accentuated by the cut of his gray frock coat trimmed in gold braid.

“Who the hell are you?” she asked.

“Pardon me, ma’am?”

His gaze chilled her blood. He looked exactly like the man in the antique photo she’d found between the pages of her grandmother’s Bible. If he were the man in the photo, where was she? Maybe the crash had killed her, and she was now in the afterlife. And like the man who called himself Doc, this man had also called her Mrs. O’Connell. Grandma Rose’s great-aunt. Something wasn’t right.

Unable to voice her fears, she stared open-mouthed at the man.

Civil War time travel romance, Erin’s Rebel, was a finalist in the Ancient City Romance Authors 2010 Reader’s Choice Award, paranormal category.

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Yet another look at chapter one of my American Victorian romance.

Excerpt:
thephysiciansirishlady_w8189_750She spied an empty seat near the back of the car, but once she grew close, realized an older woman sat in the window seat. All the other seats appeared claimed.

Drawing in a deep breath, Keara sidled to the seat. “Ma’am, can you be telling me if this seat’s taken?”

The woman’s shrewd eyes slid over her, then forward over the filling car. “You’re traveling alone, dear?”

“Yes, ma’am.” Keara glanced toward the front. “I don’t see any other seats available.”

“Are you certain you’re in the right car?” The woman smirked.

Keara bristled. “Yes, ma’am. I’ve a ticket to the second class car.”

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Next peek at the first chapter of my American Victorian romance novella.

Excerpt:
thephysiciansirishlady_w8189_750She stepped up and gasped as her bread slipped from her hand and onto the tracks below. Pulse racing, she glanced down. “I dropped me bread.”

“Sorry, Miss, you can’t get it now. They have food on board.” Her eyes stung as she realized she’d not be eating on this trip. She eyed the car where she’d be seated. The enclosed car had plush seats, and the women passengers wore stylish gowns and bonnets, while the men sported gentleman’s frock coats. Such fine, sophisticated men they seemed. She’d never seen the like.

She hesitated at the door as she considered how she looked in her threadbare gown, tattered shawl, and straw hat.

“Please step inside, Miss,” the conductor urged as he ascended the steps. The train whistle shrilled, spurring her on.

The front seats were occupied, so she stepped down the aisle, flushing in shame at the looks she drew from the stylish passengers. A woman with two small children gathered them against her sides as if to protect them. An elderly woman sniffed and lifted a snow white handkerchief to her nose.

A few men eyed her, then turned away. She swallowed and clutched her satchel with one hand while patting the hat on her head. She wouldn’t disgrace herself completely by allowing her hair to fly free from her bun.

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Another peek at the first chapter of my American Victorian romance.

Excerpt:
thephysiciansirishlady_w8189_750“Oh!” Keara raced toward the second-class car.

The conductor stood at the edge of the platform waving passengers on. “All aboard!”

Keara sprinted to him.

He gaped, looking her up and down. “Third class is that way.” He motioned toward the rear of the train.

“No, sir. ’Tis a second class ticket I have.”

He scowled but waved her onto the steps. “Get aboard. We’re about to pull out.”

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