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A Guest Post by Linda Lauren

Hello Dear Followers,

Last month I featured author Linda Lauren’s new book “Hostage in Time” and invited her as a guest blogger on my blog whenever she was available. She recently sent me this via e-mail after my review of her book. Enjoy!

My Experience Writing Hostage in Time

By Linda Lauren

I want to thank Daniela Forte for her positive review of my paranormal time gravel romance, Hostage in Time, and for the invitation to share my thoughts on the novel with her readers as a guest on her blog.

Hostage in Time  was a labor of love for me as I have always enjoyed reading a good time travel and wanted to write one myself.  I can define 1979 to 1989 by the amount of time travel novels I had read. They were being released fast and furiously and I was only too happy to lose myself in their pages.  Aside from obvious choice of H.G. Wells , some of the great time travel romance authors include Constance O’Day Flannery, Richard Matheson and Jack Finney, all highly respected authors on the NY Times Bestsellers list.  Some of you might recall the more mainstream work of Matheson who’s novel Bid Time Return was made into the popular film Somewhere in Time; Finney is known for his incredibly detailed work in Time And Again; and O’Day-Flannery has a string of some very wonderful novels like Second Chances.

As a psychic medium I have my own beliefs regarding the possibility of time travel. I have personally had two episodes of time travel and one astral travel experiment that adds credence to my belief that traveling thru time is possible. I had always fantasized about writing a story that incorporated my love of Historic Preservation and history, with the concept of time travel.

From 1989 to 1999 I wrote and completed ten paranormal time travel romance novels, placed each in its own manuscript box and put them in my office closet to await further action.  Hostage in Time was the last one I finished.  My mother passed away that year, and my practice got busier and before I knew it another decade had gone by. (Poor Amanda and Jonathan!)  It wasn’t until this past year that I found some time to update the manuscript for publication.

When I picked Hostage in Time up again it was with a wisdom I hadn’t had when I first penned all that romance and mayhem! The fact that I now had the benefit of the technology of today to move my story forward, allowed me to further enhance it to an exciting new level.  I fell in love with the characters and the story all over again, wishing that I could be a guest at the fictional Serenity, enjoying the company of the Brisbanes.

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 Also, just to let you all know dear followers, Books From My Closet is still hosting a giveaway for “The Heroine’s Bookshelf” by Erin Blakemore. Please feel free to tell me who your favorite literary heroine is and the book could be yours! Until next time ~ Daniela 

Romance and History

Hello Dear Followers,

For someone who has enjoyed history her entire life, this book certainly was an excellent read. I thought Ms. Lauren did a great job of capturing a time period and  a romance between two people kept me wanting to read more. I do recommend that readers grab a copy of this book and begin reading immediately. I want to personally thank the author for introducing me to this book and allowing me to discover a great read.

I found that I could really relate to the character of Amanda and her travels of historic homes and I feel that the author spoke to not only the history of the time but also captured today’s day and age well. I think she spoke to the past and present very well. I definitely look forward to reading more.  I would welcome the author to speak further as a guest blogger on her book.

Just the other day I myself said I wish I could time travel to a different period, I would choose the 19th century and the early 20th century. What time period would you choose my dear followers? I’d love to hear your feedback.

Until next time..

Hostage In Time

Hostage In Time

Hello Dear Followers,

My book choice for November is “Hostage in Time” by Linda Lauren.   I received this book  months ago and thought it would be an excellent choice to read as my next book.

The book tells the story of photographer Amanda Lloyd and while filming at the historic Serenity house, home of Thomas Edison’s patent attorney Jonathan Brisbane, things become very complicated for the photographer when she suddenly finds herself transported back in time to 1884, according to the book jacket. She is accused by Mr. Brisbane of being a spy, she is put under house arrest, becoming a hostage to history.  As she becomes accustomed to life in the 19th century, her growing love for Mr. Brisbane is shattered when a scorned traitor sets them up, forcing the pair to work together to unravel the secrecy of missing documents before Ms. Lloyd is arrested for treason and history is changed forever.  With the help of a spiritualist medium, they are able to find and understand their destiny – but is it already too late.

This is is Ms. Lauren’s debut novel and is an adventure that has both romance and intrigue.  Ms. Lauren is a fourth-generation psychic medium with a forty-year practice. She is an avid researcher and champion of historic preservation. She uses her intuition in everything that she does.

For more information, visit Ms. Lauren’s Web site at



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