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Saturday, October 29, 2016


“What if” game seeded my love for Time Travel Romance

Have you ever played the “what if” game? Like after an important job interview or a book pitch with that awesome editor you’ve been stalking…er…I mean researching, your mind rewinds, replaying every single word you said and you think, “What if I’d said…? What if I’d told them…?” Would it have made a difference? Would I have won them over? And then you think, “Well crap on crackers! I wish I could rewind time and say (insert witty and awe-inspiring words here) instead.”

Awkwardly shy introvert that I am, I am an expert at the “what if” game. Been playing it for years and wishing I could have any number of “do-overs” to better present myself in whatever situation I’d just muddled through. And I’ve decided that’s most likely why I’m so fond of the time travel romance genre—both reading it as well as writing it.

I love when the heroine from the future discovers that the past isn’t as romantically rustic as she believed. Instead, it’s uncomfortable, inconvenient, and vastly smellier than she ever imagined. Or the hero from the past finds the future confusingly loud, complicated and frightening. But then they find each other and learn that love is timeless and having that one special person capable of winning your trust and cherishing your heart is all that really matters—no matter the century.

My Highland Hearts series is about the Sinclair women. Granny and her four granddaughters. Time-runners. The females of the Sinclair bloodline are able to skate back and forth across time at will and also control a specific set of powers such as healing, premonitions, and the talent of looking through a person’s thoughts and memories like flipping through the pages of a magazine. And since Granny’s getting up in years, she’s determined to see each granddaughter happily married to the perfect Highlander—the Highlander that Granny has seen through visions that her granddaughters are destined to love. 

The only kicker is that these perfect Highlanders happen to reside in the thirteenth century. That’s the century in which the Sinclair women were born before resettling to modern day Kentucky to survive. No modern man could ever meet Granny’s standards and besides, fate has matched her granddaughters with Highlanders from the past.

My Seductive Highlander is my latest release and the final book in the Highland Heart series. Here’s a bit more about it:

In this scintillating novel from the author of My Tempting Highlander (“Another exciting and heartwarming time-travel romance.”—Vonnie Davis), the ladies’ man of Loch Ness meets a hot-tempered lass who sets his heart aflame.

Though part of a legacy of time-traveling sisters, Lilia Sinclair is planted firmly in twenty-first-century Edinburgh. Her granny’s matchmaking with thirteenth-century Highlanders isn’t about to lure her into the past, especially as ancient Scotland enters troubled times. After all, Lilia is blessed—or cursed—with dire prophetic visions. To protect herself, she’s put up an icy emotional wall no man could cross—until a pair of gorgeous, rippling arms breaks right through.

Graham MacTavish is pure trouble. Once the dragon bound to Loch Ness, he’s transformed into a philanderer of the first order. In fact, because of his dalliances with other men’s wives, a rival clan wants his head on a pike. Before he provokes an all-out war, Graham is banished to the twenty-first century, where he must win Lilia’s hand—or return to die. But after meeting a lass as fierce as any Highland warrior, Graham knows one thing: life with Lilia, in any century, is a fate to embrace.

Praise for My Seductive Highlander

“Ms. Greyson pens a masterpiece of visions, kilted passions, and humor to cast a spell of utter delight over her readers. My Seductive Highlander is a perfect romance you won’t want to miss.”—Vonnie Davis, author of both the Highlanders Beloved and the Black Eagle Ops series

“For lovers of Scottish time travel romance—I’m a new fan!”—USA Today bestselling author Angela Quarles

“Maeve Greyson weaves a magical tale. My Seductive Highlander will have you holding your breath and flipping pages late into the night.”—Lisa Kessler, author of the Moon series


Maeve’s Bio:

No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them. That’s Maeve Greyson’s mantra. When she’s not working at the steel mill, Greyson’s writing romances about sexy Highlanders and the women who tame them. She and her hubby of nearly thirty-seven years reside in a five-acre wood in rural Kentucky.

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Linda Lovely said...

very clever premise for the series. A great way to mix modern with a colorful past and ensure the women aren't locked in a confining mindset. Good job.

Maeve Greyson said...

Thank you, Linda. I must admit, it was rather fun putting myself in the situation of a person totally unfamiliar with their surroundings and figuring out how I would react so I could help my hero and heroine survive! ;-)

Sarah Raplee said...

Ilove your fresh, original premise, too, Maeve!I'm dying to find out how you resove things. And between the fish-out-of water aspects and Granny, there's plenty of room for humor.

Maeve Greyson said...

Thank you, Sarah!

Judith Ashley said...

Maeve, love your post! I'm not a fan of Time Travel but your premise has me rethinking what I'm adding to my TBR pile!

Maeve Greyson said...

That's awesome, Judith! I do hope you discover some Time Travel stories you enjoy. It's my favorite genre (obviously--*big grin*) and the premise opens up so many possibilities! :-)