It’s Wednesday, which means we get to pimp our own books and since I just got this cover, I just HAD to do the reveal here!
Can I just squee?
Kim Killion, with HotDamnDesigns.com is the one I have to thank for reaching right into my brainage and pulling out what I think perfectly captures my book!
And what’s this book? Glad you asked!
It’s my first full-length novel, Must Love Breeches, and it’s a time travel romance. Here’s the blurb:
HOW FAR WOULD YOU TRAVEL FOR LOVE?
Isabelle Rochon, a thoroughly modern American working at the British Museum, has finally met the man of her dreams. There’s one problem: he lives in another century.
When a mysterious artifact zaps Isabelle to pre-Victorian London, a thief steals it, stranding her in a place where nobody’s heard of toilet paper or women’s lib. Now she must find the artifact, navigate the pitfalls of a stiffly polite London, keep her origins a secret, and, oh, resist her growing attraction to Lord Montagu, the Vicious Viscount so hot, he curls her toes. But when he asks her to pose as his fiancée for his scheme of revenge, his now constant presence overthrows her equilibrium and kicks in her old insecurities. Why does he have to be so damn hunky, compelling and, well, Drool-Worthy? This is not what she needs. She’d carved off part of herself for another man before and is determined never to make that same mistake again. Staying would be the ultimate follow-the-boyfriend move. In the end, she must decide when her true home lies.
I wrote this back in 2010 and it’s the one I snagged an agent with. Almost from the start, I knew I wanted Ada Byron Lovelace to be a secondary character and I had to work hard to restrain myself from letting her (and her horrible mother) play too large a role. Charles Babbage also makes a brief appearance in one scene. I had a lot of fun researching this time period, which is sorta stuck in limbo-land with readers, falling as it does between the Regency and Victorian eras.
I plan to have it out by September of this year, at the latest, and it’ll be heading to the copy editor in a week (blanch!). Meanwhile, it’s available for pre-order in several places:
And you can also add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads!
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In this book, Isabelle goes back to 1834. If you could time travel, what year would you pick and who would you like to meet?