Thank you so much for having me here to blog about my new trilogy, Portals of Time, three stories about women who come from the future to right the wrongs of society today.
This is my first published paranormal romance but I’ve written 48 contemporary romances and one women’s fiction novel. I have to say it was a risk venturing into a different genre, but for me it was the right thing to do. I loved writing something different—yet with the same dynamics of my usual work. Since all three stories take place in the present (with an extensive look into the future), I think I was able to keep the books classic Kathryn Shay with a twist. I thoroughly enjoyed creating the new world of the future, playing around with language, and at the same time building a great romance and saying something important about society.
Let me tell you about them…
In JUST IN TIME, Dorian Masters must save the life of research scientist Jess Cromwell by preventing his murder in five months. Cromwell’s work would eventually set the standard for eradicating all carbon emissions. But Dorian has to find the assassin first, while Jess’s brother, Luke, cynical New York cop and exasperating man, seems determined to stand in her way. But the stakes are high and together they race against time to save Jess’s life and the future of mankind.
I really enjoyed writing Luke and Dorian’s story. They are reluctant lovers, but can’t seem to stay away from each other. When he’s unaware of who she is and when she comes from, her misuse of language makes him crazy, as does her unfamiliarity with ordinary things. (She calls him a holicworker and she’s never seen a live animal.) But I’m sure you’ll enjoy their attraction to each other—and its culmination—when they finally surrender to it.
In PERFECT TIMING, Celeste Hart, a sensitive, travels to Washington D.C. to sabotage the life’s work of Dr. Alex Lansing. He’s a researcher in the field of sexual performance drugs but has no idea what the long term effects his work will be. Of course they fall in love, but then the issue becomes: Can he forgive her deception when he discovers how and why she’s tricked him?
I have to confess, Celeste was my favorite heroine in the trilogy. I liked all three books equally, but I adored Celi. She’s innately kind, optimistic and loving. She gets totally involved in the family and as usual, I enjoyed writing the children/adult relationship. And boy was I rooting for her relationship with Alex to work out. As a side note, she’s a sensitive, and feels things much more than normal people. Can you guess how those kisses and love scenes turned out?
In ANOTHER TIME, anthropologist Alisha Law has accompanied her two colleagues to the present day because she understands the customs, morés and convoluted language of the 21st century. She resists becoming involved with David Ryan, a local minister who falls hard for her. Problem? There’s no religion in the future, and she’s the ultimate atheist.
Throughout to first two books, Alisha is organized, objective and stern. For me, it was the most fun to see her change and grow throughout those books, and star in her own. I’ll also admit that David was my favorite hero. I adored him. He’s such a good man, but very real and very human in his feelings for Alisha. I hope you love him as much as I do. Portraying the job of a minister was interesting, too, as were the philosophical discussions throughout all three books.
The series can be read one book at a time, but I’m hoping readers will scoop up all three and read the entire project.
I’d love to hear from you.
Kathryn will be visiting Wild Women Authors again on February 17, 2014 to share more about this fascinating trilogy—and perhaps bring a few characters with her. Kat and I would love to have you stop back and say hey!