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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Journey in Time Blog Tour and Giveaway

Journey in Time

by Chris Karlsen



London attorney, Shakira Constantine, finally agrees to spend the day with her handsome client, Alex Lancaster. While riding in the countryside, the couple finds themselves caught in a time warp and transported back to the 14th century, and an England preparing for war. Everyone believes Alex is the Baron Guy Guiscard...a baron who died in the upcoming battle.

If they can’t discover a way to return to the 21st century, Alex will have to sail with the army to certain death. Shakira will be left alone to survive in the alien and terrifying medieval world.


Nothing made sense. Whether it was a crazy university project, a period movie, or re-enactors too into their roles, she didn’t care. This was not the weekend she envisioned. She wanted to leave. The atmosphere, the people, and the looks they gave her made her uneasy. She didn’t know what was going on with Alex. Why did he know everyone? Why had his manner suddenly grown so stiff and imperious? What about this place made it so dangerous for them?

She had enough.

Alex must’ve sensed her anxiety. He interrupted his conversation and was at her side in a matter of seconds.

 “I’ll help you dismount.” He took the reins from her firm grip and lifted her down to the ground. “Come.” He offered his arm and tucked her hand in the crook of his elbow.

 “No.” Shakira refused to move. “I want to go home.”

He looked ill, green around the gills, like he was seasick.

 “You can’t.”

My Thoughts:

I tried to get into this book, but it just didn't succeed in capturing my attention. I don't know what it was. I like time travel stories. I like historicals. I just couldn't get into this one.

So, I will let the blurb and excerpt speak for themselves and let you decide. Like it or leave it?

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I was born and raised in Chicago. My father was a history professor and my mother was, and is, a voracious reader. I grew up with a love of history and books.

My parents also love traveling, a passion they passed onto me. I wanted to see the places I read about, see the land and monuments from the time periods that fascinated me. I’ve had the good fortune to travel extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa.

I am a retired police detective. I spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies. My desire to write came in my early teens. After I retired, I decided to pursue that dream.

I currently live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, four rescue dogs and a rescue horse.



Chris will be giving away a digital copy of her thriller, "Golden Chariot" to one randomly drawn commenter at every stop, and a $50 Amazon gift card to another randomly drawn commenter during the tour. One randomly drawn host will receive a $20 Amazon GC.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:

5 Moonbeams (comments):

Ingeborg said...

I love time travel, I can't wait to read Journey in Time.

Anonymous said...

I'd bet your detective career has helped with plotting!


marybelle said...

Interesting thoughts, thank you.

I have no doubts I will love JOURNEY IN TIME.


chris karlsen said...

I want to thank midnight lace for hosting me.

Hello to Ingeborg, Anonymous and Marybelle. Thank you for coming to speak with me again.

As far as my police/detective work help to plot, I'd say not as much as you think. I used my court room experience for the trial Shakira puts on in front of the king. That was the main way my profession helped. I knew how to use evidence and testimony and how to pose questions to the witness.

chris karlsen said...

Hi Margay,

This is to announce that "Ingeborg" won my giveaway. I have notified her.
Thank you again for hosting me.
I hope all your followers have a super weekend.