As we head into summer, I thought I’d give you some beach or garden reading, so please welcome Emma Kaye to the blog. She is here to tell you about her book, In Her Dreams, a Regency time-travel which takes place in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and is part of an anthology called Timeless Escapes: A Collection of Summer Stories.
Here is the cover.
Now for the blurb:
Author Winnie Boyle finds more in the U.S. Virgin Islands than the inspiration she sought for her latest novel. When she reads from an old journal she finds on the beach, she’s transported to another time and place—literally. She assumes it’s all just a dream when she finds herself in Regency England. Surely the gorgeous Viscount Bastian Caulfield and his sweetly innocent sister couldn’t be real.
The dream quickly turns to a nightmare when she can’t wake up and realizes something sinister is at work. Someone’s trying to kill Bastian and Winnie’s been brought back in time to save him. How? She has no idea. But time’s running out.
Can she escape this crazy dream with her mind and body intact? Because it may be too late for her heart…
And an excerpt:
His gaze raked her from head to toe, pausing at her midsection where the dangling ruby-red gemstone on her belly ring matched the polka dots on her barely-there bikini.
She wasn’t as brave or brazen as the heroines in her novels. They’d have stuck out their chest and propped a hand on their hip before asking the beast if he liked what he saw.
She crossed one arm across her stomach, the other over her breasts.
But damn it! She was on vacation.
Why should she be embarrassed? Her bathing suit wasn’t exactly modest, but she’d seen worse.
Only, she wasn’t on the beach. Standing next to two fully dressed people—actually, two overdressed people—was unnerving. Not to mention how the image of him in his own clinging bathing suit was seared on her brain.
Red crept up his neck and spread across his cheeks as he watched her squirm. He dropped his gaze. “Jane. Who is this person and why is she practically naked?”
Jane threw the dressing gown over Winnie’s shoulders. Winnie shrugged into it, tightening the waist with a vicious yank on the belt. Pissed at herself for feeling so self-conscious. She clutched the neckline together with a trembling hand.
“The spell brought her here.” Jane ran over to her brother and grabbed his hand. “She’s here to protect you.”
Winnie reared back in surprise. “I’m what?”
Bastian’s laugh sounded like a bark. Short and surprised. “This is the result of that spell you cast? I can think of little she can do for me that is suitable to be discussed within your hearing.”
Jane tilted her head and gave a small frown, Bastian’s words apparently lost on her innocent ears.
Winnie wasn’t quite so innocent. Fury boiled up within her. “Excuse me? Holy crap, this is one messed-up dream.”
“You will guard your tongue, miss.” Bastian grasped Jane’s hand, pulling her to his side and slightly behind as if to block her from Winnie.
“Oh, I’ll guard my tongue, as soon as you do. I’m surprised I didn’t dream you up some manners.” She pinched the flesh of her bicep viciously and winced at the pain. “Okay. That was supposed to wake me up.” Why can’t I wake up? “How did I get here and why are you all dressed like it’s the nineteenth century? Will someone please explain to me what’s going on?” Holy crap. Not a dream. Breathe. She had to breathe. She sucked air through her nose and released it in a gush. Again.
Because I know that you want to know, here is a short description of all the books in the anthology and a link to their contest!
Escape to the Virgin Islands where the bonds of marriage are renewed, friends become lovers, and new love is given a chance to thrive.
Ruth A. Casie ~ Second Chance by the Sea
Married for ten years, a couple at odds find their marriage was never registered. Will an impending disaster be the final straw that breaks them up or will it rekindle their love and send them back to the altar for a second chance?
Lita Harris ~ Chasing Fireflies
Soured on love by a recent breakup, a travel agent with a fear of flying and open water takes a trip to the Virgin Islands. She meets a boat captain who challenges her fears. Will she survive her breakup and find happiness in the arms of another man?
Emma Kaye ~ In Her Dreams
When an author escapes to the Virgin Islands to work on her latest book, she’s swept back in time to Regency England and must decide whether the love she finds with an English lord is real or only in her dreams.
Nicole S. Patrick ~ Poseidon’s Strength
A beloved hero’s death leads his sister and his best friend, who have never seen eye-to-eye, to discover that helping family can be their happy medium, and possibly lead them to uncover a love that’s meant to be.
Julie Rowe ~ A Pirate’s Vacation
A doctor grieving the death of her husband, buys a B&B in the Virgin Islands in need of a lot of fixing. Her old flame arrives to help with repairs, but will she let him heal her shattered heart?
Click here to enter the contest.
Emma Kaye is married to her high school sweetheart and has two beautiful kids that she spends an insane amount of time driving around central New Jersey. Before ballet and tennis classes entered her life, she decided to try writing one of those romances she loved to read and discovered a new passion. She has been writing ever since. Add in a playful puppy and an extremely patient cat and she’s living her own happily ever after while making her characters work hard to reach theirs.