Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 3/06/16 Crashing Through Time~ One Way Out

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Crashing Through Time is March’s “Book of the Month” so I’ve put up 10 lines from my fun, sexy time-travel romance.

I’m starting near the beginning, when the heroine, Corrine MacGowan, notices smoke coming out of the engine of the sightseeing plane she’s on over Cornwall, England. The pilot manages to land the plane, but all hell has broken loose in the cabin and Corrine has had enough. (Please forgive the creative punctuation.)

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“Ladies and gentlemen, take your seats please,” the captain shouted over his shoulder, still wrestling with the controls.

The type of plane Corrine was on

The type of plane Corrine was on

Corrine stared through the window at the billowing black smoke. Forget that. She shoved past the man in front of her and wrenched his hand away from the handle. She grasped it, twisted it all the way up until she felt a click then pushed.

The door popped open so fast Corrine didn’t have time to let go. It swung away, pulling her out of the plane onto the wing over the failing engine. Acrid smoke wafted around her, stinging her eyes and nose; she took a breath and coughed, eyes streaming.

The plane slowed drastically, though it bounced over the rough tufts of grass fast enough to shake Corrine until her teeth rattled. Adrenaline surged as she held her breath and jumped.

Crashing Through Time is available in the boxed set Crashing Into Love  here.

Blurb:

More than hearts can be broken when you crash through time.

Theatre professor Corrine MacGowan is in a sightseeing plane that crash lands in a field in Cornwall. She wanders away from the crash site, led by a strange buzzing in her head that is coming from a black well (think The Ring). She falls down the well and ends up in Cornwall in 1868 at the home of her Master’s thesis subject, playwright Sir Robert Graysill. She immediately meets Sir Robert’s nephew, Ian Hunterly, and once she comes to terms with the fact that she has fallen through time, realizes from her research that Ian is doomed to die within a matter of days. Can she save him and change history? Or let history run its course and lose the man she has come to love?

That’s all for this week. Hope you enjoyed it!

And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Warriors here.  There’s some fantastic snippets to be read.

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23 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 3/06/16 Crashing Through Time~ One Way Out

  1. bonniegill says:

    Lol she’s spunky. I like her already. Can’t wait to see what she does next.

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  2. Um, I’m sort of hesitant to say this–but the scene made me chuckle. She is ballsy, and the scene seemed kind of humorous because of her impatience–and then oops–what a predicament. Good vehicle (pun not intended) to propel her through time.🙂 I like it!

    And I think I have this box set on my Kindle. Will have to check!

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Go ahead and chuckle, please! I meant a lot of this novella to be humorous, so if it’s funny, I did what I set out to do.🙂 So glad you liked it! But she’s not fallen through time yet. Wait for next week!

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  3. nancygideon says:

    Whoa! Talk about holding your breath! Great Scene, Jenna!!

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  4. Melissa Keir says:

    Scary moment. I don’t know if I would have remained calm!

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  5. Daryl Devore says:

    Great snippet from a fabulous box set😉
    Tweeted.

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  6. Dramatic moment indeed. Glad she’s not the type of person who freezes in an emergency. I too was puzzled whey she was shoving the guy out of the way until I read your note. Excellent excerpt!

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  7. This is brave! Crazy! Crazy-brave! I have a feeling she might not land where she expects.

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  8. Love this snippet and the concept of falling into time. You are a wonder. I so admire writers with powerful imaginations.

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  9. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    Yikes! What a situation to be in. I understand her urgency to jump, but I’m not sure I’d be able to do it.

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  10. Carrie-Anne says:

    She’s got guts to do that! I don’t think I’d have the nerve to try to take over a plane, even in an emergency.

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Well, she doesn’t actually try to take over the plane. What I had to cut out is her standing behind the man who’s trying to open the plane’s door after it lands, and he can’t get it open, so Corinne pushed him out of the way so she can get out. Still, you’re right, a gutsy move on her part.🙂

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  11. Kim Magennis says:

    I have jumped out of my fair share of aeroplanes, this is one ballsy lady!

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