Friday, April 28, 2023

Binding a Book Like a Work of Art by Kitty Shields

Readers, you are in for a most fascinating Fearless Friday. So grab a cuppa, prop up your feet, and enjoy the post by guest Kitty Shields.

Hi, my name is Kitty, and Im a book nerd. I have a book problem. I read them; I write them; I… bind them. Not in a weird way. No, Im a certified bookbinder. 

What is a bookbinder? Traditionally, a bookbinder is the person who sews and covers a book. Nowadays, machines do this, mostly with glue. Sometimes a machine will sew a book (depending on costs, hardback vs. paperback, etc). Most contemporary books are bound with glue and the cheapest kind at that. 

What I do is sew books, cover them in leather, repair them. Basically, I do book makeovers. 

So, what the hell does this have to do with #FearlessFriday? 

In 2008, the stock market took a dive. A lot of people lost their jobs, and I was one of them. I was a graphic designer for a trade business magazine, nothing fancy, but it paid the bills. The Great Recession, as its called, forced me to move back home, where I spent a miserable year working in retail and trying to figure out my next move. 

I started researching grad schools and sort of stumbled on art conversation, specifically book conservation. See, conservationists are entrusted with the most important cultural objects. Paintings, books, jewelry, monuments — a conservationists job is to repair, maintain, preserve, and stabilize these cultural treasures so that they can be passed on to the next generation.

You know the part in the movie National Treasure when they steal the Declaration of Independence from that special room? Thats where the conservationists work. Thats the kind of job Im talking about. A book conservationist gets to repair and handle the most fascinating books in history: Gutenberg’s Bible, Shakespeares First Folio, a first edition Isaac Asimov, a clay tablet of cuneiform writing. Honestly, can this job sound any cooler? 

I may have stumbled upon this career path, but I wanted in bad. The prerequisite list for admittance into an art conservation program was long and arduous. And there were only two art conservation grad programs in the country. One of the requirements was to have 150 hours of conservation experience already logged before applying. Um… where the hell was I supposed to do that? 

Enter: North Bennet Street School. 

North Bennet Street School is a vocational school for old world trades. There you can learn violin-making, preservation carpentry, furniture and cabinet making, piano technology, and, of course, bookbinding. This is a school where a special kind of hands-on nerd goes. If people go to Hogwarts to learn to change the world through magic, people go to North Bennet to learn to change the world through craft. As part of their curriculum, students learn the basics of book conservation technique. As part of the curriculum, I could log 150 hours of experience. 

The catch? The bookbinding program only takes eight students a year. It is a two-year, full-time program located in Boston. Two years of vocational school before even applying for grad school. Then another two years of grad school before I could play in the backs of museums and libraries all day. And that was assuming I was accepted into both programs. 

The idea was ludicrous. Like a good, mature adult, I let it go. 

I found a fantastic job, got my own place, adopted a cat, traveled to foreign and wondrous lands. I rebuilt my life, and it was pretty good. But I couldnt help myself. On weekends, I went to bookbinding workshops and rare book libraries. After a few years, I applied to North Bennet on a lark, thinking they would never let me in. There was only eight spots! I was a hobbyist. Then I got a call to come visit. 

The school sits on the periphery of the North End in Boston. Two blocks down is the best Italian food outside of Italy youll ever have. Across the street is a gorgeous public park, and you can smell the salt water of the harbor from the front door. And the inside! 

The bookbinding department has over a thousand brass hand tools just to decorate leather. There are book presses from two centuries ago and more pretty paper than an art store. The teacher, Jeff, has a dry sense of humor and a mustache that curls at the ends. 

We launched into a conversation about the program, books, tools. It felt like someone was finally speaking my language. I had found my tribe. We talked for over two hours. At one point, he pulled out my portfolio, and we went over the examples I submitted one by one. Finally, the conversation wound down and he shrugged and said, 

Well, we have one spot left. Its yours if you want it.” 

If this were a movie, this would be the moment where the music changed. I remember sitting back and reminding myself that this was insane. Id have to quit my job, move to Boston, somehow afford to attend the school full time for two years. Who does that? Who leaves a perfectly good life when they were just settling down to go to a foreign city with no friends, no family, to attend a school for bookbinding? 

I did. And I dont regret it. 

I moved to Boston and graduated from the Bookbinding program. In those two years, I had many, many adventures. I got to see Paul Reveres library card, repair books owned by Franklin D. Roosevelt, touch a curl of the Statue of Liberty, visit the archives at the Guinness Factory in Dublin, hold a book bound in human skin, see Harvards conservation lab. I ate better than I have ever eaten in my life. Boston is a foodie city for sure. I made lifelong friends and discovered that I did not, in fact, want to be a book conservationist. Book conservation, it turns out, consists mostly of repairing itty, bitty, teeny, tiny rips in paper. Although they get to play in the backs of museums and libraries and handle some of the most amazing objects ever, I found 150 hours to be plenty of experience logged. I didnt need anymore. It was the best midlife crisis ever. 

So what do I do now that I am a certified bookbinder? I take peoples favorite books, graphic novels,
gaming manuals and transform them into works of art. My Harry Potter set looks like it came out of the Hogwarts library. My RPG gaming manuals appear to have been stolen from the dungeon master. My graphic novels match their super heroes.

I can’t pretend I’m not lucky. Lucky they offered me this amazing opportunity, that I was able to go for it. Perhaps, most of all, I was lucky to discover that one path wasn’t for me. I’m incredibly lucky and grateful. All I can say is if you have a ludicrous notion that equal parts terrifies you and sings to your soul—be fearless. Like me, you may come out realizing that some paths aren’t your path, but the stories you’ll collect along the way will be worth it. 

You can find all of Kitty's books here: Kitty's Amazon Page

Author Bio: 

Kitty Shields (she/her) lives outside Philadelphia, where she writes to overcome the fact that she was born a middle child with hobbit feet, vampire skin, and a tendency to daydream. In her spare time, she binds books, takes bad photos, and tries to avoid the death traps her cat sets for her. You can check out her writing at Her new book The Second Pillar is coming out May 2023!

Want to see more bookbinding? Visit her on Instagram @theshadowbindery or Facebook


Kate McGovern has survived her first job long enough to get fired from it. But she has not come out empty-handed. Now a Pillar of Heaven, Kate bears the weight of a quarter of the sky. And she is looking forward to her next chapter, whatever that is. But the world is still in danger.

When another Pillar of Heaven is killed in a natural disaster, Kate must travel to Indonesia to locate the body and pass the Pillar on before the sky teeters and falls. Soon enough, Kate and her team realize the natural disaster was, in fact, supernatural. As powerful enemies strive to destroy the world, Kate, with the help of some new friends, fights to restore the balance. Oh, and she needs to find a new job too.



Monday, April 24, 2023

What Comes After Release Day by Jennifer Wilck


I'm happy to have Jennifer Wilck back to Discover... for Muse Monday. Hey, Jennifer, I have a question for you:

What do you do after RELEASE DAY? 

That’s a great question, and one that many of us often forget about when planning our book release. Writing the book—of course! Editing, too. Once the book is submitted, accepted, and assigned a release date, we have to move onto marketing while also writing the next book. 

If you’re like me, you create a timeline of what is happening when. You plan cover reveals, send out copies of the book for reviews, and plan a schedule of blog appearances, all leading up to release day. The goal is to build momentum so that everyone wants to buy your book. 

But then what? 

You celebrate the release day. Great. Wine, chocolate, and good humor. 

And then? 

Hopefully, the reviews start rolling in as well as sales. But if you don’t keep up the momentum about your book after release day, that sales blip is going to fizzle and dry up. That’s why my release calendar includes publicity for months after release day. Like this blog appearance, I make sure I appear in different places after release day. A Heart Restrained released March 27, but I have blogs scheduled through July. 

I focus on short attention-grabbing graphics that I can use to promote in different spots on social media. Things like “hooks”--#oppositesattract. Or I write more in-depth pieces about my hero and heroine—did you know Fiona LOVES telenovelas, even though she doesn’t speak Spanish? Or I’ll find photos of my hero—Caleb is tall, muscular, bald, and tattooed, so there are lots of photos to choose from (think The Rock).

And the best use of my time is taking reviews as they come in, grabbing a line or two, and making specific graphics that I can share. 

In fact, I spend about twenty to thirty minutes every morning marketing my entire backlist in different places on the Internet. I don’t know how much it helps, but I do see my sales continuing fairly steadily for all my books. In addition to my sales, it keeps my interest in my characters, which often spurs my creative juices and leads me to create books based on secondary characters. It reminds me why I loved the stories to begin with and enables me to continue talking about the books long after they’re out. 

Hopefully, you’ll love them, too. J 


Caleb Zeno, a wealthy and successful media mogul, refuses to allow emotions into any aspect of his life, especially his entertainment corporation. When his company’s lifestyle website runs into competition from a small boutique company, the most logical solution is to buy out his rival. 

Fiona Hamilton’s lifestyle website succeeds due to her loving and caring treatment of her clients, who have become like family to her. She has no desire to sell to anyone, much less a tattooed, muscled, automaton. 

At odds professionally, Caleb and Fiona come together as a favor for Caleb’s sister. Sparks fly and sexual chemistry abounds. But Caleb can't let go of his abusive past and be the man Fiona needs, and she is unwilling to risk independence and financial security for anything less than a perfect happily ever after. Can they put their differences aside to find a viral kind of love? 


“Wouldn’t you enjoy this more if it were in English?”

She paused and shifted so she faced him, one leg bent under her, the other dangling off the edge. “Absolutely not! Telenovelas are so much more emotional than American TV.”

“Why don’t you at least research online to find a plot summary?”

“I’m happy with the way things are,” she said. “I don’t need to hear the words to feel the story.”

“’re crying.”

She smiled through her tears and wiped her cheeks. “I know.”

Staring at her, his heart rate increased, and he tamped the panic her tears caused. At first, he thought pain caused her tears, but her rapt attention to the screen made him realize otherwise.

Why would she want to do this to herself? And how could she enjoy a show she couldn’t understand?

He should leave, before she recognized his complete lack of comprehension. But her rapt attention to the screen fascinated him. She was smart—his business dealings with her had proven it. Yet she focused as if she understood her show.

She stared at the TV screen, but he couldn’t take his gaze off her. Her skin, despite its bruising, was luminous. Her lips were parted, and she gripped the edges of the sofa cushions until her knuckles turned white. This close to her, heat radiated from her body. He could hear a faint sigh.

If she were this passionate about a television show, how passionate would she be if he kissed her?

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Saturday, April 22, 2023

Reading and Reviews (Clair and Troilo, Leigh)

I'm an author, but I'm also a reader. Each month, I'll share with you reviews of present and past reads. My available time to read is limited because I write, but I love to curl up with a paperback or an eBook at night for the last hour of my day. 

I tend to read what I write, but not exclusively. Besides Romantic Suspense, I read crime and law novels, once in a while a true story, WWII historicals, mysteries, and mainstream character driven books.

Here are some of the books I've read recently or in the not-too-distant past. Maybe you'll discover a new book or author.

The Haunting of Chatham Hollow Mae Clair and Staci Troilo 

One founding father.
One deathbed curse.
A town haunted for generations.

Ward Chatham, founder of Chatham Hollow, is infamous for two things—hidden treasure and a curse upon anyone bold enough to seek it. Since his passing in 1793, no one has discovered his riches, though his legend has only grown stronger.

In 1888, charlatan Benedict Fletcher holds a séance to determine the location of Chatham’s fortune. It’s all a hoax so he can search for the gold, but he doesn’t count on two things—Victor Rowe, a true spiritualist who sees through his ruse, and Chatham’s ghost wreaking havoc on the town.

More than a century later, the citizens of the Hollow gather for the annual Founder’s Day celebration. A paranormal research team intends to film a special at Chatham Manor, where the original séance will be reenacted. Reporter and skeptic Aiden Hale resents being assigned the story, but even he can’t deny the sudden outbreak of strange happenings. When he sets out to discover who or what is threatening the Hollow—supernatural or not—his investigation uncovers decades-old conflicts, bitter rivalries, and ruthless murders.

This time, solving the mystery isn’t about meeting his deadline. It’s about not ending up dead.


Right off, let me tell you, I enjoyed this book. The story unfolds in the 1900s and continues into present day. The authors pulled off the transition and the cross referencing the mystery in beautiful form. I don’t need to recap what happens. Read the blurb and then dive into this book for some entertaining fun. 



A Broken Bone Melinda Leigh 

The mysterious death of a local teen leads to a hunt for a killer in the sixth Widow’s Island novella by #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh.

On Widow’s Island, the secrets are dark…and everybody has one. So when Deputy Tessa Black responds to a call about an explosion in a quiet neighborhood, she gets more than she bargained for: the body of a teen who went missing weeks ago.

Until recently, Gavin was living in a reputable foster home. But now that he is found dead—Tessa can’t help but wonder if sinister forces are at play. Who would want to hurt him, and why?

With the help of her partner, Park Ranger Logan Wilde, Tessa tries desperately to decipher what happened to Gavin before another life is cut short. Someone on Widow’s Island knows the explosive truth. Will Tessa find the answers she needs before someone else turns up dead?



This is a novella, 104 pages, and I felt a bit cheated on detail. Could she have elaborated more, given more description, gotten deeper into POV if she’d made it a full-length book? This is a series and perhaps if you’re vested in the series, you have all the detail you need. It isn’t a bad read, it just didn’t engross me as much as hoped. 


Wednesday, April 19, 2023

How Much Wicked is Enough? by Randy Overbeck #WickedWednesday


How great to have Randy Overbeck back on Discover... Now I'm not calling Randy wicked, but he sure knows how to write about it. Take it away, Randy... 

            As a writer and a reader, I’ve always been fascinated by how much we are all drawn to the “wicked”. In TV news and on newspaper headlines, the dominant saying is “If it bleeds, it leads.”
On Social Media posts, those who get the most traction are often the ones depicting horrible events. Earlier this month, the demented gunman who shot up a Louisville bank and killed six livestreamed the event, no doubt because he thought people would be drawn to the horror of it all.

I believe most of us are surrounded by far too much real life “wickedness”—a twenty-something using an AK-15 to shoot up a bunch of six-year-olds in a Texas school, a politician accepting millions of dollars in bribes for an energy vote in Ohio, misinformed protestors
looting and beating up cops defending the US Capitol, the faceless scammers bilking unsuspecting seniors out of what
little money they have, the deluded Tennessee racist murdering black worshippers in church, or podcasts about psychopaths who victimize and murder unsuspecting victims or even the successful South Carolina lawyer who killed his wife and son after embezzling millions of dollars from his clients. The list of real life wickedness goes on and on. Either there is more real wickedness today or it is splayed more in our faces today, which amounts to the same effect.

Real life wickedness is inescapable.

            When readers open the pages of their favorite books—or turn on their e-reader—they are certainly looking for a hero or heroine to root for, for the good guys to win.  But I believe most
readers are also seeking fictional wicked characters who can be vanquished. The scheming real estate mogul who murdered his competition, the serial killer who gets off on the thrill of watching others die, the monster, vampire, werewolf who preys on the
helpless, the desperate murderer who kills his wife/partner/friend to keep his secret from getting out—all of these fictional antagonists who embody wickedness also draw readers into our books. Of course, without antagonists, there would be no conflict and without conflict there would be little story. But I believe it is more than that.  A great many readers find reassurance in the stories where the wicked get their just reward, where justice prevails with more predictability and regularity than in the real world.

I’m one of them.

            In my Haunted Shores Mysteries series, I take as great a care selecting and crafting my antagonists, those embodying wickedness as I do with my heroes. For some of these villains, their wickedness is obvious, for others it is hidden, much like in the real world.  In Scarlet at Crystal River, the murder under investigation is particularly heinous—the execution of two helpless, immigrant children. So for this tale, I chose my antagonists with extreme caution. And, most important, readers are satisfied when the bad guys in my narrative end up behind bars where they deserve. 

“The characters are well drawn. Darrell and Erin make an attractive pair. The bad guys are very bad indeed and the plot is engrossing. It’s an enjoyable read with protagonists who are easy to root for and it ends in a very satisfying way. Highly recommended”.—Amazon Reviewer 

But, with each of the entries in my series I try to go one step further. My protagonist Darrell does manage to bring the fictional wicked bad guys to justice but he also learns that the murder of these two young Latino children is tied to a much larger and very real evil he never dreamt of. The murdering of the five- and six-year-olds turn out to be only a small indication of the broader abuse and victimization of immigrant migrant workers by the entire system. My hope is that readers will get what they seek—an escape into a world where good triumphs and evil is vanquished—but they also can see the connection of the fictional evil to the very real wickedness spoiling into the real world. I hope readers’ escape into the suspense of my books provides them with an awareness and unexpected insight into one corner of real world wickedness. And, as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (and others) said, “All it takes for wickedness to prosper is for good men to do nothing.” My hope is that my novels, in addition to being engaging reads, make it a little harder for good men and women to do nothing about evil.

Dr. Randy Overbeck is a best-selling author of the award-winning series, The Haunted Shores Mysteries, each a cold case murder mystery wrapped in ghost story served with a side romance, set in a beautiful resort location. He is the host of a new podcast, “Great Stories about Great Storytellers,” which reveals the unusual backstories of famous authors, directors and poets. He is also a speaker in much demand, sharing his multi-media presentations, “Thanks Still Go Bump in the Night” and “A Few Favorite Haunts” with audiences all over the country. More info about his novels, programs and podcast can be found at his website








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Monday, April 17, 2023

Reading and Reviews (Gallant and Barbur)

Although I've managed to do a little reading over the last few months, I haven't taken the time to post reviews. I'm just busy-busy writing. But I had to stop, take a break, and get some reviews done, or I'll forget what the books are about!

I tend to read what I write, but not exclusively. Besides Romantic Suspense, I read crime and law novels, once in a while a true story, WWII historicals, mysteries, and mainstream character driven books.

Here are some of the books I've read recently or in the not-too-distant past. Maybe you'll discover a new book or author.

Chilling Moonrise (Leave No Trace Book 4)
 by Jannine Gallant

An inheritance she never anticipated or desired sparks murder . . . and passion.

Widowed and left with her husband’s vast empire to manage, Camille Valentine isn’t sure how much longer she can hold on. Between her single-minded need to succeed and the very real threats on her life, the pressure is crushing her soul. The only thing keeping her sane is the man determined to protect her at any cost.

Former Navy Seal and black ops agent Michael Zorn spends his days chauffeuring an extremely wealthy—not to mention gorgeous—woman to and from her business meetings. Not the future he’d envisioned, but he’d made a promise to the man who’d once saved him, one he doesn’t intend to break.

As a hired assassin steps up his game, Camille and Michael fight for their lives. From the Santa Barbara shore to the redwood forest to the rugged beauty of Mount Rainier, her desperate plight ignites feelings neither of them anticipated. But until they uncover the identity of the traitor behind the hitman, true happiness is an impossible dream—because their reality is a relentless nightmare.


I’ve loved this series and couldn’t wait to dive into book four. As usual, Ms. Gallant gave me a good entertaining read.

Camille Valentine has been on my radar since she was mentioned in another of the series books. I hoped she’d get her own story with her Navy Seal bodyguard. Camille has her hands full with too much money and too many greedy step-children. It’s a mystery if one of them could be trying to kill her. Thank goodness for Michael Zorn, who’s promise made to another man to protect Camille has him watching her every move. Trouble is, watching her and her watching him watch her leads them into a relationship they didn’t expect. Hold on, this isn’t all about romance. There is plenty of suspense. Enjoy this read!


Primitive Weapons: A Tye Caine Wilderness Mystery Book 2
by David Barbur

It was supposed to be a simple job: go to the private island, find the missing billionaire.

Instead, tracker Tye Caine and his friend Gary find themselves caught in a dark conspiracy that blends ancient artifacts with modern technology.

Hunted by an unseen gunman, stalked by dark shapes in the forest, Tye and Gary must first unlock the decades-old secret of the island, then understand the modern-day technological terror that is about to be unleashed.

Tye will need all his wilderness skills to survive this one.

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I’d like to classify this as a “man’s man book” and yet I kept reading to the end. It’s a real blend of mystery and suspense, high-tech/low-tech, and a touch of supernatural. Once in a while I felt a little lost in the jungle of the plot just like the characters, but the twists and turns are probably what held me. It’s an adventure you might enjoy.


Tuesday, April 11, 2023

The Mysterious Waukau by Joyce Proell #recipe #cozymystery

 My Cozy Mystery partner, Joyce Proell has a great recipe I'd like to share. I just know my favorite beverage, a hot latte, would go perfect with this. So heat up that oven and give it a try!

Years ago, a sibling was kind enough to share with me his recipe for a raspberry pancake called a Waukau. I was intrigued with the unfamiliar name. Waukau? Was the word European or Native American? Curious, I prepared the batter following the simple directions. Once in the oven, a golden pancake arose, its edges crusty and slightly browned and filled the kitchen with a delicious aroma. Spread across the top like scarlet jewels, the berries glistened in their syrupy juices. What an impressive sight. My husband and I sat at the kitchen table, eager to have a bite. How yummy. We loved it. The sweet yet slightly tart berries against the spongy texture of egg gave a bright taste to breakfast. The best part, according to my husband, is the buttery edge. Soon the Waukau pancake became our Sunday morning go-to item.

So where did the name come from? I did a Wikipedia search. Outside the town of Rushford, WI is an unincorporated area called Waukau. According to the census taken in 2000, 178 people live there. Perhaps this is where the pancake evolved.  

At any rate, I’m certain The Chocolate Martini Sisters would have delighted in the unusual dish. Emma, one of the sisters and known for her sweet tooth, would savor the mix of sugary and tart berries. Too bad it wasn’t on the menu at the Dulce Inn where they stayed in Candy, Cigarettes and Murder.


Candy, Cigarettes, and Murder

The following recipe is one that I’ve adapted over time in response to my particular taste. It takes only minutes to prepare. Eaten alone or paired with bacon or sausage, it feeds about three or four adults. Give it a chance. You won’t be disappointed.

 Waukau (Berry Pancake)                                   

1 cup flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup milk

2 eggs

½ tsp vanilla

3 T butter

Pint of raspberries

1/3 cup sugar

Oven heat: 375 degrees. Heat pan with butter in oven. (I use a heavy 10” stainless steel fry pan suitable for the oven)

Whisk flour and salt in medium bowl. Whisk milk, eggs and vanilla in small bowl.

Make a well in center of the flour mixture and add the milk mixture to the well. Whisk until combined. (A fork works well)

When pan is at oven temperature, pour batter into the oan. Scatter the berries over the batter, leaving one inch border around the edges. Sprinkle sugar over the berries, again avoiding the outer 1-inch border. Bake until the edges are puffed and deep golden brown, 40 – 45 minutes. 

Be careful not to burn your fingers when you take it from the oven.




Friday, April 7, 2023

A Moving Adventure by Terry Segan #Fearless Friday #TimeTravel


Please welcome Terry Segan to Fearless Friday. She made one of those fearless moves of discovery and came out on top. Read on!

Ever wonder what it would be like to move to a new city without first securing a job and a place to live? I did just that in my early twenties. Not being satisfied to go only a town or two away, I slapped a cartop carrier onto the roof of my Toyota Corolla and took off for the opposite coast.

I’d grown up on Long Island and wanted a new adventure—a new life. The beaches of Southern California called to me, and I had no choice but to answer with a resounding, “Yes!”

I’ve always been a bit of a wanderer, never settling for the same thing all the time. While this doesn’t always afford stability, I got to work in a variety of industries over the ensuing decade. With my secretarial skills, I could work in most any office setting. My very first job had been on the lot of a major movie studio.

After that year, I decided to work part time toward a college degree, while working for temp agencies. The freedom of not having a permanent job allowed me to take time off to travel. In between trips, I worked several positions as an Honorary Imagineer at the Disney offices in Pasadena and also for an airline, who later hired me.

Following my dream of living in another country, I spent a fall semester in Cambridge, England. Wanting to see more of Europe the following spring, I went on a six-week backpack trip through Europe with a friend. We began in London and wound up in the Greek Islands for the final ten days.

All of these adventures took a leap of faith, as I didn’t always know where I’d end up. Now, much later in life, I’ve begun a new career as a paranormal fiction writer. Another leap. It’s much like the characters, Keira and Grayson, in my current book, The Jelly Bean Jump Project. They must take a leap of faith to pursue their dream of time travel and don’t always know where their future will take them.

Are you ready for your next adventure? 

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Fate drew them together. Will their dream of time travel keep them apart? 

Keira longed to do something amazing with her life. When offered a chance to join a time travel program, she didn’t hesitate. With her soulmate by her side, nothing could be more perfect.

Grayson never believed happiness would find him until he met Keira. Lightning struck twice when both got accepted into The Jelly Bean Jump Project, a time travel experiment. Only a handful of applicants made the cut each year.

One of the requirements—no family ties. Keira and Grayson were alone in the world except for each other. An adventure of a lifetime awaited, until a glitch in the system threatened to tear them apart. Would they walk away from their fantasy or surrender their hearts in exchange?


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Terry Segan, originally from Commack, NY, now resides in the desert where she’ll never require an ice scraper or snow shovel again. The beach is her happy place, but any opportunity to travel soothes her gypsy soul. The stories conjured by her imagination while riding backseat on her husband’s motorcycle can be found throughout the pages of her paranormal mysteries. Growing up immersed in sarcastic humor and science fiction movies, Terry’s goals are to cause her readers to laugh out loud, cry with joy, or cower under the covers wondering if the noise under the bed was real or imagined.