Today, I’m very excited to welcome my friend and bestselling romance author Jianne Carlo to my blog. Whether it’s sweeping us away across different cultures or through different time periods, Jianne has a unique voice and way of capturing readers. Today she’s here to share her new release, That Pearly Drop, and she has a special giveaway that should be lots of fun. Take it away, Jianne!
Thanks for hosting me today, Allie 🙂
When I started writing That Pearly Drop, for some strange reason I began each chapter with my own version of the time travel equivalent of a Murphy’s Law. Don’t ask me why, I haven’t got a freemason clue how my gray-matter deprived brain works.
First, before I get everyone totally confused, here’s the tagline, cover, and blurb for That Pearly Drop:
Tag Line: What do the hounds of hell, time travel, a murdered girl, a coach ticket to Wye Castle, and a governess’ letter of employment have to do with waking up in 1763, the mate of wolf-shifter, Ian, the Earl of Wye? Emma’s about to find out.
Emma knows time travel’s impossible. So, the only other explanation for her going to sleep on Halloween night in 2013 and waking up in Wales in the year 1763 is that she’s insane. There’s a murdered girl, a coach ticket to Wye Castle, and a letter of employment to be governess to the Earl of Wye’s daughter. What’s a gal to do but go with the flow?
Wolf-shifter Ian, Earl of Wye, recognizes Emma as his mate instantly and senses she’s in danger. He knows Emma’s harboring a deep, dark secret. But, no matter what he does, she won’t confide in him. Then he finds Emma wounded and rambling about nine white gorgons who attacked her. The hounds of hell are Ian’s nemeses, and the fact they’ve reappeared in the mortal world after centuries of banishment can only mean one thing…
Taliesin Publishing – http://www.taliesinpublishing.com/that-pearly-drop-p15.php
So here’s my dilemma. I’m currently working on That Tantalizing Lick, book two of the Murphy’s Laws of Time Travel series and I need 36 new laws of time travel. In That Tantalizing Lick, there’s the following:
a gunshot, a burglary, a charity fund raiser party, boob-jobs, a plastic surgeon, a bad-ass ex-Seal millionaire, a murder, Oprah, an evil philanthropist, The Boca Resort, a stolen yacht, and a cross-Atlantic Bond-style boat chase
Today, I’m giving away a free eCopy of That Pearly Drop to the commenter who comes up with the best time travel law – Allie will choose the winner. To give you an idea of what I’m looking for—here are the first 36 Murphy’s Laws of Time Travel from That Pearly Drop:
1) Time travel is impossible—until it happens.
2) It doesn’t matter if it’s in the past, present, or future—the first person to fall into a pond is always the one who can’t swim.
3) It doesn’t matter what century you’re in—sometimes you simply have to close your eyes and jump into the frying pan, or in this case, the murky pond.
4) Colloquialisms will trip you up in every time (pun intended). Five
5) High society women eat like humming birds in every fricking century.
6) Honesty is the best policy except if you’re in the wrong century.
7) Playing a character in the past is harder than it looks in the present on TV, or is that the future if you’re stuck in 1763?
8) In 1763, thinking on your feet isn’t as important as thinking in your bed.
9) Lust clouds your thinking in any century.
10) Unreality is preferable to believing time travel is possible if you’re trapped in the wrong century.
11) There are no returns in time travel, so it’s best to avoid buyer’s remorse.
12) Silence is your friend, but time travel gives you verbal diarrhea.
13) An orgasm in the past is lost in the present and never achieved in the future, but the here and now orgasms rock!
14) A lie in the past can get you into just as much hot water as a lie in the present, which in this case happens to be in the past.
15) In any century, if there’s an old biddy in the room, she’ll sharpen her claws on you and find some flaw to improve.
16) Even in the past, eavesdroppers never hear any good about themselves.
17) You don’t want to play truth or dare when you’re pretending to be someone else in any century.
18) In any century, you have to cover your tracks when you assume someone else’s identity.
19) Total amnesia is better than memories that aren’t true.
20) While living in the past, if you used to live in the future, you really don’t want your future told.
21) In any century, nursery rhymes are no solace when you’re confronted by blood-spewing monster-gorgons.
22) Boob-pinchers are the scum of the planet in the past, present, and the future.
23) The word boob fascinates all men in all times.
24) Trying to find a win-win solution in the past should be easy if you’re a time traveler because you know the future, but if you’re in the past, are you in the present? Corollary: Will the past/present affect the future that’s already happened?
25) The other woman is a bitch in any century.
26) Tea for two, and two for tea, sweetened with lies of the past, present, and future can only result in utter disaster.
27) It’s impossible to predict who’ll shoot whom in any time.
28) Rakes have preyed on women in the past and the present. Corollary: It’s Powerball odds they’ll continue to do so in the future.
29) EpiPens are a gal’s best friend in any century.
30) In any century, when you’re battling zombies, hobgoblins can be your best allies.
31) Betrayal hurts in any century.
32) When three coincidences collide, evil’s afoot in any century.
33) Pinky swears are valid in the past, the present, and the future.
34) Maggots, it turns out, are your friend in any century. Go figure.
35) In the past, a gift duchess is worth more than a gift horse when you’re accused of witchcraft.
36) Can a beginning that takes place in one century be felt or known in another?
I’m sooooo looking forward to a spate of new time travel laws.
Once again, thanks for hosting me, Allie.