Thursday, November 28, 2013

No Matter When Blog Tour! (+$20 Amazon Giftcard Giveaway!)

Title: No Matter When
Author: Nancy Adams
Series: Out of Time #1
Pages: 255
Publisher: Total E-Bound
Date Published: September 12th, 2013
Format: eBook
Genre: Historical Romance/ Fantasy
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours 

Synopsis:
Moments before her death, medieval history student Lilly Marten mysteriously arrives in the year 1503, where soldier Gabriel Sutherland has been expecting her arrival.

Standing on the battlements of a 16th century Keep was the last place Gabriel Sutherland should be. Then again, being ‘shifted’ to 1503 seconds before a rocket blew his ass to bits wasn’t something he had envisioned either. Still, he was surviving the only way he knew how, as a soldier. Then Lilly arrived. Sweet, innocent Lilly. For a genetically superior soldier whose life had entailed of nothing but serving King and country, the arrival of Lilly proves too much for Gabe to ignore. For the first time in his life, Gabe can have a woman of his own and Lilly is the one.

Lilly Marten lives alone, her quiet life the result of a highly sensitive photographic memory. That changed when she arrived in the year 1503 seconds before Toronto’s popular C.N Tower came crashing down on top of her. Now she was never alone. Gabe was always near. With his unbelievably perfect features and intense green eyes, he is not a man easily ignored. Yet, uncertainty about her new life leaves Lilly with no choice but to put faith in a man she fears and whose strong physical presence causes her to desire more than just his trust.
~~~Guest Post~~~
What's in a Name? How do you name your characters and do they have a special meaning?
Hi Andra!
Thanks for having me today!
What’s in a name???  Everything! Well, for me anyways. Naming my characters is a long drawn process that I absolutely love.  The geek in me loves scoping out the different websites and I get sucked in very easily and will spend hours reading up on the history behind different names and their meanings. I call it research…lol You never know when you might need cool name for a another juicy hero.  *wink* Remember, my inner geek has full control at this point. lol

Although, my inner geek thinks its cool to pick names that are all tied in some way to the story they are starring in.  I happen to agree. Some ties will be obvious and some not so much, but I can promise there is a meaning.

The perfect examples are my main characters in No Matter When.  Lily, as in the flower, is a symbol of innocence; purity and beauty. Which suits my character Lilly Marten so well, it’s almost scary. I also read in a book I own about Archangels, that the lily flower is symbolic of the archangel Gabriel.

The Archangel Gabriel (God is my strength) of course, gives people hope and strength.  This is the reason why I chose the name Gabriel for my hero, Capt Gabriel Sutherland. The soldier part was for me. *wink* I love me a man in uniform. Tee hee

Cheers,
Nancy
~~~Try an Excerpt!~~~
She took a sip of the tea—her head was beginning to throb again with the mere idea of being back in the past. If this was really…real, she had hundreds of other questions.

           She blinked, her vision clearing. “Now that I know the where and when, I’ll ask about the how. How did I get here?”


          Gabe’s golden eyebrows pushed together. He clasped his hands together, sighing. “I can tell you how you got here in general terms, but not the mechanics of it. I don’t fully understand how he’s able to do it.”

          Lilly took in the details of his handsome face and knew from his intense stare that not a single detail would slip past him, that he was aware of everything that surrounded him.

          “You were brought here by a Time Shifting Interval System.”

          “What’s a Time Shifting Interval System?”

          “Basically, it’s a fancy name for a time machine. You felt the wind, didn’t you? The mini twister?”

          She sat up straighter, her eyes widening. “Yeah!”

          He nodded. “That’s the TSIS. From what I understand, it produces the whirlwind. It’s that whirlwind that tracks and locates a target—in this case, you. Once you’re inside, it locks you into place so you can’t slip out of it, then pulls you from one time to another.”

          “So that was why I couldn’t get away from it. Every time I moved, it followed me.”

          He nodded. “I was told it locks you in place to read your genetic structure, so it can put you back together in the right order at your destination point.” He paused, then cocked his head a little to the side. “It took you while you were at work?”


          She took another sip of tea and swallowed. “I had just gotten there and was talking to my frie—To my manager,” she corrected herself. Looking into the cup, she remembered the overwhelming feeling she’d had as Stacey left. Had it been coincidence, or part of this time shifting thing?
~~~Meet Nancy!~~~
My name is Nancy Adams. I am a full-blooded Canadian, right down to the maple syrup running though my veins. I enjoy watching hockey but despise skating...and the cold. I enjoy a good helping of Tourtiere with a side of Poutine as much as the next person, yet I am only bilingual when it comes to swear words.Besides writing, I have three small - but legal - addictions: bed linens, lavender and books. All of which are replenished on a regular basis. Reading into the wee hours of the morning is one of my many bad habits, next to spontaneously rearranging furniture and randomly painting rooms in my house.

Nancy will be awarding a $20 GC to Amazon to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour, a digital copy of "No Matter When" to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

19 comments:

  1. hey nice post mehn. I love your style of blogging here. The way you writes reminds me of an equally interesting post that I read some time ago on Daniel Uyi's blog: How To Be Nice To A Girl And Make Her Like You .
    keep up the good work.

    Regards

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  2. The book sounds interesting. I will be adding it to my TBR stack. I enjoy time travel books although I wouldn't want to do it myself ;) I know what you mean about names and researching the perfect one. I spent months before our children were born doing similar researches.
    I've been to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada and its a beautiful place.
    Thanks for sharing :)
    Lori

    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Naming my kids was the one time I didn't research. LOL
      Thanks for stopping by to check things out.

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  3. This looks like an interesting book. I like a good time travel story. :-) Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  4. This looks amazing actually! Can't wait to take a peak at it. Thanks so much! =)

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    1. My pleasure Melinda. Thanks for coming by.

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  5. Very interesting post, the name of a character is very important. I think it would be kind of fun choosing the names.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. It really is fun. I just love "researching" names. LOL

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  6. a character with photographic memory is someone I can relate to! :)
    email: ariannecruz07 at gmail.com

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  7. Sounds like a fun read. I'll be looking into this one. Thanks for the chance and for the fun post. It's always interesting to read more about authors and their writing.

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  8. Already on my radar. Sounds fabulous.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  9. I really enjoy time travel stories too and this one looks like a good one. Love the concept of dual time travels arriving at the same point in time.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  10. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds like an amazing read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  11. I need to get my hands on this one!!

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  12. I love how much thought you put into naming your characters! ghwasd at gmail dot com

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