Friday, January 24, 2014

Guest Post + Giveaway: Touchstone of Love by Beth Barany

Why I Love Time Travel Stories by Beth Barany

I love time travel in romances and other stories. Time travel creates unpredictable stories. Put a feisty modern heroine into a medieval time period and mix – how many choices does she have without her career, nice clothes, and smart phone?

I like time travel stories because they transport me as the writer and hopefully the reader into another time and place that we can’t reach, but which is exciting to explore. What would life be like without all the modern conveniences? What would our lives be like if we could go where we wanted, do as we wanted, live as we wanted? I like thinking about how that would change us and how we would stay the same. As a reader and a writers, what I discover is that what makes us human and what creates interesting stories can happen at any time and place, and that is reaffirming.

I adore time travel stories for the adventure. I want to experience the turning points in history, like when the great cathedrals were being built in France or when independence from tyranny was being fought for.

What do you like about time travel stories?

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About Touchstone of Love by Beth Barany:

A time-travel romance by award-winning novelist, Beth Barany.

When a thunderstorm transports software expert Rose Waldman to thirteenth century France, she meets hunky stonemason Julien, who is secretly creating a gargoyle in defiance of his master mason. Can independent gadget loving Rose trust her life and heart to Julien, and can she really never go home again? 
"...a unique take on gargoyles which I thoroughly enjoyed. I highly recommend!" -- Karysa Faire 

"...The story was really romantic and the two of them together are just pure magic. It is rare that I find a couple rather than a single character really making a story worth while, but this one does just that." -- Kathy Horsman 

"... recommend this novella to anyone who is looking for an entertaining read for the night or weekend." -- Lisa 

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Based in Oakland, California, Beth Barany writes magical tales of romance and adventure to transport readers to new worlds where anything is possible.

In her off hours, Beth enjoys capoeira, travelling, and watching movies with her husband, bestselling author Ezra Barany, and playing with their two cats, Kitty and Leo. 


  1. Thanks so much sharing about Touchstone of Love! Good luck to all who enter!

  2. I like story about time travel because they take you back to the past to see how everyone lived.