Howdy Delighted Readers!
We have a treat for you today. Author Paige Tyler stopped by to share what it would be like if a couple of her X-Ops characters ended up back in time. Let’s see what she has to say and make sure you read to the bottom of the page for the giveaway opportunity.
Country/Time Period We’d Love to Write About
I have to admit, if we were going to write anything with a historical bent, we’d have to put our spin on it. That would mean including our modern characters, paranormal themes, and of course, lots of action.
One quick idea that just popped into my head is taking my current X-OPS characters (both the shifter variety and the non-shifter military/law enforcement ones) and sending them back in time—like that old TV show, Sliders. That would let me take modern, paranormal, butt-kicking characters and put them in all kinds of different scenarios.
I could just imagine someone like Clayne Buchanan, my wolf shifter with the bad attitude, being put into a situation where he had to try and “blend in” with a regency time period. That would be crazy! He has a hard time blending in with a modern crowd. A bunch of men and woman in fancy period garb and manners? It would be a train wreck!
Or maybe I could take Ivy Halliwell, my butt-kicking feline shifter, and put her into an old-fashioned environment just to see what kind of trouble they could get into. Maybe some swashbuckling pirate jumps on board a ship with Ivy, ready to terrify the damsel into submission only to have her rip the sword out of his hand, toss him overboard, and take control of his ship. That could be a lot of fun.
Yeah, maybe that’s my story idea! Both Ivy and Clayne have been swept up in a time wave disruption and sent back to the mid-seventeen hundreds. Ivy finds herself in possession of a pirate vessel and crew while Clayne has been tasked by the Queen to rid the southern coastal waters of that dreaded scallywag—The Feline of Florida!
I can just see it now. Their ships close on one another, Clayne leaps the twenty feet separating them only to find himself facing his friend and fellow shifter, Ivy.
“Clayne, what the hell are you doing here?” Ivy asks.
“I have no idea,” He admits. “One second I’m sitting on my couch watching football with Danica eating a slice of pizza, and the next I’m sitting in an uncomfortable chair in 1715 England, munching on a scone! Talk about the polar opposite of pizza. Who the hell would eat one of those things?”
Ivy and Clayne come to realize that they have been sent back in time to stop an event that could change the course of history, perhaps Blackbeard being given a nuclear weapon by a rogue time traveler from Russia. They must convince Ivy’s pirate crew and Clayne’s British Navy crew to work together to stop a plot that none of the people can even understand, much less believe.
In the process, Ivy and Clayne will be joined by fellow X-OPS teammates Landon and Danica, as well as a few random historical figures caught up in the time wave disruption, like a few medieval knights who consider Ivy to be their warrior princess, and a couple 1920’s gangsters who figure that breaking a few kneecaps for Clayne could be fun.
Title: Her Fierce Warrior
Author: Paige Tyler
Series: X-Ops, #4
Pubdate: March 1st, 2016
The woman tensed. As anger and fear ricocheted across her face, her eyes changed from red to green to brown in a dizzying display like nothing he’d ever seen.
Every instinct in Angelo’s body screamed at him to lunge for his weapon. Instead he set his feet for impact, blocking her slashing claws. Unbelievably, after a few moments of struggling, she went still, all the fight gone…
Minka isn’t sure she should trust the sexy Special Forces soldier who found her. Subjected to horrors, on the run from scientists set on locking her in a cage, Minka is terrified of the monster she’s becoming…and somehow, Angelo is the only one who can calm the beast inside her and make her feel safe.
But can she trust the way he makes her feel when she’s not even sure she can trust herself?
Along with the fun post, Paige and the folks at Sourcebooks Casablanca are providing a fantastic opportunity for two (2) US readers to receive a copy of the latest release, Her Fierce Warrior, from the X-Ops series. Leave a comment below for an opportunity to win. If you’ve read Paige’s books before, share which one of her characters that you would like to see go back in time and what time period. If not, share the same about one of your favorite book characters getting sent back in time.
Giveaway ends: March 9, 2016