Sunday, July 21, 2013

Out of the Past~~some secrets revealed.




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Just for my blog and facebook visitors I want to reveal a few of the secrets from book #1 of my trilogy, Out of the Past. Ready! Okay, here we go!


*My fictionalized town of Fremont, Iowa is very different from the actual small town. If you want to see my fictional downtown Fremont, you will need to go about 60 miles west to Grimes, Iowa. When I started writing I called Stevie of the bar Stevie C’s and asked him if he would allow me to put his bar into my fictional world. We talked about all the real details that I wanted to incorporate and I told him that I wanted anyone who was curious enough to go looking, would find that there really is a Stevie C’s in Iowa. They can actually have a seat at the bar Torie and Dave spend time at, see the street where the memorable dance occurs as well as see the rest of the real inspiration for my fictional downtown Fremont. Stevie told me, “Sure, go for it.”

*The band Toaster, real.

* Max Eubank, real

*The abandoned piano shop, real, although it is also located in Grimes. hehe

*Bill the barber, real. He truly is a barber in Fremont. He graciously agreed to a cameo role as himself.


* Johnnie Baitsell, real

* Dr.  Krout, real

*Keo-mah Genealogical Society, real. And they told me to bring them a copy for their library.

*Dreamcatchers Equine Rescue, real. 

* Paul and Julie DeMuesy, real. Julie is my own sister and Paul is her husband and they live at the rescue and they agreed to cameo's as themselves.

* The Plaza, real

*The email addresses referenced in the novel, real. hehehe and I have received a couple emails from readers who have discovered this secret. Good job!

*Jimmy Thomas, real and he is an internationally famous romance cover model who has a cameo appearance in the story as himself as well as gracing my novel covers. Also there is an interesting thread regarding him throughout Out of the Past. It was a blast to write.

*Cedar Township cemetery, real and many of those buried in the cemetery, who have been deceased for 150 years live again and inhabit the Fremont of old as Torie learns how to live in two worlds. It was wonderful being able to bring them back to life and give them all parts in my story. See elsewhere on my blog for some of their photos.


I have always loved time travel romance and a couple of my favorites are a little obscure but are the basis of the mode of travel for Torie Mills and Dave Cameron. Perhaps you recall the movie Somewhere in Time starring superman Christopher Reeve and another made for TV movie, The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan. I told you they were obscure. But where those stories depended on certain physical items that caused the people to go back in time, my trilogy will seem at first to be tied to Torie’s ancestral home but later it will be discovered to be much more.


Several other people have likened Out of the Past to the Time Traveler’s Wife, however the premise it very different and I am still working on all the rules of time travel in my imaginary world, even today. I know where the story will end but how to get there is evolving each day as I dive into Torie and Dave’s world and discover all its secrets.


I wanted the romance to be predominantly a contemporary love story with a time travel twist and a nail-biter of a climax. Torie Mills is beautiful, successful and a New York Times best-selling historical romance author. Determined to find some solace from her fast paced and demanding life, she decides to move to Mahaska County, Iowa—a mile outside of the tiny town of Fremont and into her great-great-grandparent’s old homestead. Her plan is to restore the property to its 1870 glory days.


She hires handsome, renovation expert Dave Cameron to do the work and together they bring the old Victorian house back to life. When Torie moves in, she discovers that restoring the house has opened a portal into the past. Time traveling each night to the Fremont of old, becomes her wonderful escape and her secret obsession.


When she and Dave become lovers, he gets swept into the travels as well—until they both realize, much too late, that there was evil in the past that would have been better left alone.

Out of the Past is a very contemporary love story with a time travel twist but has a suspense factor that will have you on the edge of your seat. 

Enjoy and then continue the adventure of Dave and Torie in book #2 Into the Future. Now available on Amazon kindle



Just for you blog blitz readers I want to reveal a few of the secrets from book #1 of my trilogy, Out of the Past. Ready! Okay, here we go!
*My fictionalized town of Fremont, Iowa is very different from the actual small town. If you want to see downtown Fremont, you will need to go about 60 miles west to Grimes, Iowa. When I started writing I called Stevie of the bar Stevie C’s and asked him if he would allow me to put his bar into my fictional world. We talked about all the real details that I wanted to incorporate and I told him that I wanted anyone who was curious enough to go looking, would find that there really is a Stevie C’s in Iowa. They can actually have a seat at the bar Torie and Dave spend time at, see the street where the memorable dance occurs as well as see the rest of the real inspiration for my fictional downtown Fremont. Stevie told me, “Sure, go for it.”
*The band Toaster, real.
*The abandoned piano shop, real, although it is also located in Grimes. hehe
*Bill the barber, real. He graciously agreed to a cameo role as himself.
*Keomah Genealogical Society, real. And they told me to bring them a copy for their library.
*Dreamcatchers Equine Rescue, real. Extra super-secret-Julie Demuesy is family. hehe
*The email addresses referenced in the novel, real. hehehe and I have received a couple emails from readers who have discovered this secret. Good job you obsessive super fans!
*Jimmy Thomas, real and he is an internationally famous romance cover model who has a cameo appearance in the story as himself as well as gracing my novel covers. Also there is an interesting thread regarding him throughout Out of the Past. It was a blast to write.
*Cedar Township cemetery, real and many of those buried in the cemetery, who have been deceased for 150 years live again and inhabit the Fremont of old as Torie learns how to live in two worlds. I was wonderful being able to bring them back to life and give them all parts in my story. See my blog for some of their photos.
I have always loved time travel romance and a couple of my favorites are a little obscure but are the basis of the mode of travel for Torie Mills and Dave Cameron. Perhaps you recall the movie Somewhere in Time starring superman Christopher Reeve and another made for TV movie, The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan. I told you they were obscure. But where those stories depended on certain physical items that caused the people to go back in time, my trilogy will seem at first to be tied to Torie’s ancestral home but later it will be discovered to be much more.
Several other people have likened Out of the Past to the Time Traveler’s Wife, however the premise it very different and I am still working on all the rules of time travel in this imaginary world, even today. I know where the story will end but how to get there is evolving each day as I dive into Torie and Dave’s world and discover all its secrets.
I wanted the romance to be predominantly a contemporary love story with a time travel twist and a nail-biter of a climax. Torie Mills is beautiful, successful and a New York Times best-selling historical romance author. Determined to find some solace from her fast paced and demanding life, she decides to move to Mahaska County, Iowa—a mile outside of the tiny town of Fremont and into her great-great-grandparent’s old homestead. Her plan is to restore the property to its 1870 glory days.
She hires handsome, renovation expert Dave Cameron to do the work and together they bring the old Victorian house back to life. When Torie moves in, she discovers that restoring the house has opened a portal into the past. Time traveling each night to the Fremont of old, becomes her wonderful escape and her secret obsession.
When she and Dave become lovers, he gets swept into the travels as well—until they both realize, much too late, that there was evil in the past that would have been better left alone.
Out of the Past is a very contemporary love story with a time travel twist but has a suspense factor that will have you on the edge of your seat. Enjoy and get ready for book #2 Into the Future which will be out next month.
- See more at: http://lynneconstantine.com/blog/all-author-blog-blitz-meet-dana-roquet/#sthash.1HMKqabd.dpuf
Just for you blog blitz readers I want to reveal a few of the secrets from book #1 of my trilogy, Out of the Past. Ready! Okay, here we go!
*My fictionalized town of Fremont, Iowa is very different from the actual small town. If you want to see downtown Fremont, you will need to go about 60 miles west to Grimes, Iowa. When I started writing I called Stevie of the bar Stevie C’s and asked him if he would allow me to put his bar into my fictional world. We talked about all the real details that I wanted to incorporate and I told him that I wanted anyone who was curious enough to go looking, would find that there really is a Stevie C’s in Iowa. They can actually have a seat at the bar Torie and Dave spend time at, see the street where the memorable dance occurs as well as see the rest of the real inspiration for my fictional downtown Fremont. Stevie told me, “Sure, go for it.”
*The band Toaster, real.
*The abandoned piano shop, real, although it is also located in Grimes. hehe
*Bill the barber, real. He graciously agreed to a cameo role as himself.
*Keomah Genealogical Society, real. And they told me to bring them a copy for their library.
*Dreamcatchers Equine Rescue, real. Extra super-secret-Julie Demuesy is family. hehe
*The email addresses referenced in the novel, real. hehehe and I have received a couple emails from readers who have discovered this secret. Good job you obsessive super fans!
*Jimmy Thomas, real and he is an internationally famous romance cover model who has a cameo appearance in the story as himself as well as gracing my novel covers. Also there is an interesting thread regarding him throughout Out of the Past. It was a blast to write.
*Cedar Township cemetery, real and many of those buried in the cemetery, who have been deceased for 150 years live again and inhabit the Fremont of old as Torie learns how to live in two worlds. I was wonderful being able to bring them back to life and give them all parts in my story. See my blog for some of their photos.
I have always loved time travel romance and a couple of my favorites are a little obscure but are the basis of the mode of travel for Torie Mills and Dave Cameron. Perhaps you recall the movie Somewhere in Time starring superman Christopher Reeve and another made for TV movie, The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan. I told you they were obscure. But where those stories depended on certain physical items that caused the people to go back in time, my trilogy will seem at first to be tied to Torie’s ancestral home but later it will be discovered to be much more.
Several other people have likened Out of the Past to the Time Traveler’s Wife, however the premise it very different and I am still working on all the rules of time travel in this imaginary world, even today. I know where the story will end but how to get there is evolving each day as I dive into Torie and Dave’s world and discover all its secrets.
I wanted the romance to be predominantly a contemporary love story with a time travel twist and a nail-biter of a climax. Torie Mills is beautiful, successful and a New York Times best-selling historical romance author. Determined to find some solace from her fast paced and demanding life, she decides to move to Mahaska County, Iowa—a mile outside of the tiny town of Fremont and into her great-great-grandparent’s old homestead. Her plan is to restore the property to its 1870 glory days.
She hires handsome, renovation expert Dave Cameron to do the work and together they bring the old Victorian house back to life. When Torie moves in, she discovers that restoring the house has opened a portal into the past. Time traveling each night to the Fremont of old, becomes her wonderful escape and her secret obsession.
When she and Dave become lovers, he gets swept into the travels as well—until they both realize, much too late, that there was evil in the past that would have been better left alone.
Out of the Past is a very contemporary love story with a time travel twist but has a suspense factor that will have you on the edge of your seat. Enjoy and get ready for book #2 Into the Future which will be out next month.
- See more at: http://lynneconstantine.com/blog/all-author-blog-blitz-meet-dana-roquet/#sthash.1HMKqabd.dpuf

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