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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Travelling Through Time

by Kristina O'Grady, Time Travel Romance Author

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel through time? In my novels, I use quantum physics, abet very loosely. Most of my reasoning comes more from my creative licence than it does from science, however, if you read books such as Matrix Energetics by Richard Bartlett it does seem possible; we just haven’t figured it out yet. Maybe that day is coming. And wouldn’t it be fun?

If you could travel through time, where would you go?

When I was a kid, I dreamed of traveling to the Old West.

The way of life back then fascinated me. Of course, I wasn’t ready to give up my comfortable jeans in exchange for a tight corset, no matter how good it was for posture. So I figured I’d have to disguise myself as a boy. This theory was all well and good, that is, until I hit puberty. Then I wanted to go somewhere romantic.

What period in time is more romantic than the Regency Era? I easily fell in love with the dashing rakes, the beautiful dresses and the extravagance and elegance of everyday life of the ton.
To me, every one of those ladies was a princess and every rake, their prince charming. I love reading about their journey to find the love of their life. It allows me to believe in the good of this world that we live in.

I suppose that’s what romance is all about; and that’s why we read it. We read it to escape from our everyday lives, to forget the bad news we see on the television and in the papers. That’s why I love time travel, to escape. And since I can’t actually travel through time (not yet, anyway J) I’ve done the next best thing…I wrote about it.

Please find me at my website, on Facebook, and on Twitter, @KristinaOGrady. I would love to hear from you. Thank you to Romancing The Genres for hosting me today.

Debutantes Don’t Date Book 1 Time Travel to Regency England

At the stroke of midnight...

One minute Grace Lancaster is an overworked event manager organising 2013’s New Year’s Eve ball… The next she’s kissing a rather gorgeous man at the Regency themed party. Everyone’s entitled to an out-of-character New Year’s kiss, right? Except Jasper Mossman, Earl of Bingham, isn’t at a costume party - he’s a real-life gentleman from 1813...

And, it seems, kissing a man in Regency London has consequences!

What Grace considers normal behaviour scandalises Regency society and so far she’s provided the irrepressible gossips of the ton with a season’s worth of conversation! In a scramble to protect her reputation, as well as his own, Jasper insists that they marry for the sake of her honour. Marrying Mr Darcy might be a 21st century girl’s dream – but the reality is far from romantic. Corsets are uncomfortable, no running water is disastrous! Grace had always planned on falling in love before she got married, but when Jasper takes her in his arms she just might believe she’s finally found her very own Prince Charming.

Damsel In Distress? Book 2 Time Travel to Regency England

A chance meeting that could scandalise the ton!
19th century England. Harriet is running for her life, chased by three men on horseback through Hyde Park. Knocked unconscious, everything goes black…

Philip, Baron Eaglestone, has never seen such a beautiful damsel in distress. And he’s even more intrigued when she opens her eyes, and begins to speak. Because this irresistible woman can only remember her first name, and has no knowledge as to who was trying to kill her… or where she is!

As Philip cares for Harriet, their attraction burns… and neither can shake the feeling that their chance meeting was truly a moment out of time. But if her memory returns, Harriet will be faced with a question. Will she return home or could it be that family is where her heart is – with a Regency rake!


Diana McCollum said...

I really enjoy reading time travel books. It is such a great way to escape everyday lift. Your books sound fascinating. Good luck with sales!

Sarah Raplee said...

Your books sound so fun! Can't wait to read them!

Kristina O'Grady said...

Thank you Diana and Sarah,
I've always loved time-travel romances. They are just so fun! It's great watching the time-traveller trying to fit into the time they find themselves in.

Christy Carlyle said...

If I could go back in time, it would definitely be to the Regency or Victorian eras, so I can't wait to read your books, Kristina. They sound delightful! Thanks so much for blogging with us at Romancing the Genres.

Judith Ashley said...


I totally agree with Grace! No running water is disastrous and no flush toilets is even worse - but, there is something about living in a castle that captured my attention as a young girl. Even to this day my fantasy life includes living in another time but keeping the amenities from here (after all it is a fantasy! -lol).

And, Thank You for joining us at RTG.