Friday, October 15, 2010

Sundial



Sundial, a time travel romance, is released today at classactbooks.com.




With us today is Sarah Miles, heroine of Sundial. She has graciously agreed to an interview. So let’s get started.

Interviewer: “Welcome, Sarah. Thanks for joining us today.”

Sarah: “My pleasure.”

Interviewer: “How does it feel to be one of the premiere painters in the country?”

Sarah: “Wonderful. I’m unbelievably lucky. I get to do what I love and get paid for it.”

Interviewer: “And paid quite well, I might add.”

Sarah laughs. “Yes. Quite well.”

Interviewer: “This is a little off topic, but what’s your thoughts on time travel?”

Sarah: “A year ago I would have said time travel always makes for a great story. Now…”

Interviewer: “Now?”

Sarah takes a deep breath. “Time travel exists.”

Interviewer: “And how do you know that?”

Sarah: “I’ve traveled back in time.”

Interviewer: “Oh come on. You can't be serious.”

Sarah: “No really.”

Interviewer: “How?”

Sarah: “As you know, I predominantly paint gardens. My niece, Meghan Ryan who is also a painter and a good one, I might add, and I were painting in a garden when we discovered an ancient sundial. I remember reading the inscription. It said ‘Fate cannot be altered’. Then I touched it and poof.”

Interviewer: “Poof?”

Sarah: “Poof. All of a sudden I was in this vortex of whishing wind, being whirled round and round then the bottom fell out and I was dropped down.”

Interviewer: “Dropped down where?”

Sarah: “In the middle of the battle of San Jacinto.”
Interviewer: “San Jacinto! Did you meet Sam Houston?”

Sarah smiles: “Oh yes. What a sweetheart. He is, was, the most amazing man.”

Interviewer: “So why do you think you were taken back in time, Sarah?”

Sarah: “To find Jesse Adams.”

Interviewer: “Jesse Adams. That name sounds familiar.”

Sarah’s face softens as she smiles. “Yes, I imagine it does. Listen, I’m on a bit of a tight schedule. I’ve got to go.”

Interviewer: “Wait, aren’t you going to tell us about Jesse Adams?”

Sarah’s face lights up. “Only that he’s waiting for me. Thanks for having me. Goodbye.”

Interviewer: “Thanks for stopping by. Goodbye, Sarah.”
Interviewer: “Hmm, I wonder… just who is Jesse Adams.”


~*~

Without warning, he exploded into her senses. One moment she was driving alone down a busy intersection, the next he was there. A stranger with black hair, dressed in clothes of another era. But most frightening of all, he had no substance.

"Oh, my God!" Sarah screamed as she slammed on the brakes. "Oh, my God. Oh, my God!" she sobbed.

The brakes squealed as steel-belted radials dug into asphalt.

Her cat Monet, riding in the passenger seat, went skidding across the seat and onto the floor.

Sarah had a brief impression of a tall, sleek stranger. He was standing in the middle of the road, his arms outstretched. And she could read his thoughts as clearly as if he'd spoken. Saura. The word whispered through her mind, a bastardized version of her name. Her hands gripped the steering wheel and her whole body went rigid as she tensed for the impact.


~*~



CONTEST: For a chance to win an autographed copy of SUNDIAL, a 'seeing' pendant and a $10 starbucks gift card just leave a comment. The contest will be running through noon of Nov 14th. I'll have the drawing and post the winner that evening.




36 comments:

  1. What a great interview! So fun! Congrats!

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  2. The 'Seeing' Pendant if gorgeous. I So want to read SUNDIAL so fingers crossed.

    marypres@gmail.com

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  3. Thanks, Julia. How are you doing?

    Hey, Marybelle, Thanks for entering;)
    Good luck.

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  4. And there's a cat in the story...hmmm...who would have thunk it?

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  5. My first time at your website...I like it...I'll come back often. I would love to win the Sundial necklace.

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  6. Very interesting. Thanks for the info. Enter me in the contest please.

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  7. Hey Joyce, Welcome. I'm glad you're planning on coming back:)

    Hi Jackie, Thanks for entering.

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  8. wow glad i was trolling thru my facebook friends ands seen this

    i really like to be entered!

    tamibates

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  9. Tami,
    Glad you did to! Thanks for the follow.

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  10. "Sundial"
    I loved the interview. How fun to interview the heroine.

    I love romances that sweep you away to another century. It's even better if I have my Latte to go. lol

    So Sarah,
    If you could time travel again, where would you go and would you have a traveling companion?

    Sandra would you like to time travel? And if so, where?

    info at kmnbooks dot com

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  11. Forgot to follow the blog. So just doing so now. :)

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  12. HI Karen, Thanks for the follow!
    I would like to go to Texas when they gained their independence. What about you?

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  13. I would go back to Texas with Jesse.
    Sarah

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  14. I would like to visit 16th Century Ireland with a Warrior escort.

    And I stress visit because I couldn't give up my warm showers and Lattes. lol

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  15. I would love to win Sundial, the pendant, and the Starbucks gift card.
    mom1248(at)att(dot)net

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  16. Karen, Ooh good one. And I'm with you on the visit:)

    Hey, Patsy, thanks for entering:)

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  17. That was a fun interview, I really enjoyed it.
    I signed up to follow your blog.
    Please enter me in the contest.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  18. Hey Jean, Thanks for the follow. Glad you liked the interview:)
    Hope all is well in your corner of the world.

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  19. I like to read about time travel but not sure if I would want to travel back or forward in time. Enjoyed all the interviews.

    linze_e at hotmail.com

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  20. Hey Linze,
    Thanks for the follow and letting me know you enjoyed the interviews. Have a great day!

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  21. Please enter me in your contest. I would really like to read your new book.

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  22. "Sundial"

    I really enjoyed the interview. This book looks like another fantastic read. I love time travel themes. The pendant is also very elegant looking.

    Judy
    magnolias_1@msn.com

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  23. Sandra, wonderful interview and beautiful pendant.

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  24. Joni, Judy and Dean,
    Thanks, ladies for stopping by.
    Glad you're here!

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  25. Please enter me for a copy of Sundial! It sounds great!

    dancealert at aol dot com

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  26. I love time travels and thought your post here was quite interesting! Sounds like a great read. -laura

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  27. Hi Laura,
    Hi Brenda,
    Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest.
    Have a great weekend!

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  28. I've never read a time travel book before, but I believe that your particular book would appeal, not only to me, but to my husband as well!! My curiousity is peaked!!

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  29. Thanks for the comment, P! I try to keep enough action in my books to appeal to the guys.

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway.

    I learned about it at Book Boost and the Sundial review.

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

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  31. Found you on Book Boost and Sundia What a great contest!

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  32. Very, very entertaining. I really enjoyed that. Now, I have to read this book. Came from SUNDIAL and Molly.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  33. Hey, Dor, thanks for stopping by and entering the contest. Glad you
    Appreciate it!
    Glad you liked the excerpt:)

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  34. I would love to read this book. Love the pendant, too.

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