As a lover of time travel romance, it’s only natural I think for an author to be interested in history. If I had my time again with my schooling, I would’ve become an archaeologist and spent the rest of my life quite happily digging up the past. History has always fascinated me, what they wore, what they ate, their customs and lifestyle is something you can get caught up in quite easily while doing research for books. To image going back in time, even for a day, and seeing how others lived would be an awesome dream come true. Unless you landed in the middle of Waterloo or the battle of Hastings, then that would be bad.
And if you’ve read my latest release, A STOLEN SEASON you’ll see that my heroine Sarah is in fact, a time travelling archaeologist. Pretty cool in my book. No pun intended. In my life I’ve been lucky enough to travel around the world a couple of times, visiting cities that are older than my own land, Australia. Walking through the streets of Rome, seeing the Colosseum and imagining well built, musclier sweaty gladiators, made for quite a fun day, not that my husband helped with my imaginings, when he kept reminding me most were criminals, and were probably not the type of guys to bring a girl flowers on their first date. *g*
But of course everyone must have a favourite place in the world, and mine would have to be Old London Town. I dragged my husband, quite literally, there for our honeymoon. Well I may have bribed him a little. He wanted to go to Bali, I wanted to go to the UK. Of course, my excuse was that we lived in Australia with an abundance of beaches so why fly overseas to lie on more sand? It didn’t make sense, and with a little persuasion, I got my way. #score
I’ll never forget when our airline flew in over the city and I spied Tower Bridge, the iconic landmark for the first time. As an Aussie kid, I had the song ‘London Bridge is Falling Down’ memorized from the age of two. Of course, I didn’t know until we started to explore the city that this bride is in fact Tower Bridge, not London Bridge which is a little way up the Thames. As a side note, this bridge plays a crucial role in A Stolen Season. I won’t give you any more hints than that, you’ll have to read the book yourself to find out how. But at that moment as we banked over the city, I knew right there and then, that I would love London, and I did. We walked miles about the parks, cemeteries, did the hop on, hop off tour, travelled out into the country side, visited Stonehenge, and Stratford-upon-Avon. You name it, we did it and it was the best honeymoon I could’ve imagined. I think I even converted my hubby that London is the bees knees.
I plan on going back there, this time with my darling kids and yes, I will drag them around every castle I can find, every church and historical landmark that pops up along the way, but we’ll also include Scotland, because, you guessed it, I love that country as well.
I hope you enjoy A Stolen Season and my twenty-first century girl’s adventures into Regency England. While writing the story, my heroine certainly kept me amused, and I hope she does the same for you all as well.
About A STOLEN SEASON
One small mistake in the past will change everything about her future…
Archaeologist Sarah Baxter just broke one of the biggest rules of time travel: leaving a piece of 21st century equipment in 19th century Regency England. Unfortunately, when she goes back to retrieve it, she makes an even bigger mess of things—resulting in the death of an English Earl. Now his brother is not only out for revenge, but he also has Sarah’s device.
Which means an entirely different approach is needed. It doesn’t occur to the new Earl of Earnston that his charming acquaintance is responsible for his brother’s death. He is merely swept away by a passion that threatens his very reputation. Yet he gets the distinct impression that Miss Baxter is hiding something from him.
Now Sarah must find a way to steal back her device, hide the truth about the earl’s brother and—most importantly— not fall in love…
About Tamara Gill
Tamara is an Australian author who grew up in an old mining town in country South Australia, where her love of history was founded. So much so, she made her darling husband travel to the UK for their honeymoon, where she dragged him from one historical monument and castle to another.
A mother of three, her two little gentleman’s in the making, a future Lady (she hopes) and a part-time job keep her busy in the real world, but whenever she gets a moment’s peace she loves to write romance novels in an array of genres, including regency, medieval and paranormal.
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