Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 3/13/16 Crashing Through Time~ What the hell was going on here?

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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. Once she exits the plane she has an extreme urge to pee and takes off into a nearby stand of woods. Once finished with her business she hears a strange noise and heads toward it. (Please forgive the creative punctuation.)

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This is the well from The Ring, but it’s what I imagined Corrine found in the woods.

Before she quite realized it, she’d stopped only a single pace from the lip of the well. The structure stood waist high, the stones pockmarked, the mortar black with age.

Corrine dropped her hands to her sides. The volume of the jingling glass choir no longer felt painful, although it was certainly much louder than when she’d begun walking toward it. Had someone put an amplifier in an abandoned well? What the hell was going on here?

Curiosity replaced fear and she stepped up to the structure until the well’s rim pressed into her stomach. Taking a deep breath, she leaned over the edge, peering into the darkness. The angelic choir hit a single high note with the force of a gale wind. Her head filled with an eerie white light, she swayed over the edge, and plunged into the inky depths.

 

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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24 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 3/13/16 Crashing Through Time~ What the hell was going on here?

  1. historysleuth1 says:

    Holy crap! Wasn’t expecting I got that! I read your blurb what a truly excellent plot.
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  2. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Gack! Falling into a well is a much less appealing way to travel than, say, stepping into a wardrobe.

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  3. What a unique way to invoke the time travel! I had to lol when I read Elaine’s comment. I confess, I’d prolly run from a singing well, too.🙂

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  4. I’m not very brave. I’d run from a singing well.

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  5. What a great way to time-travel- at least for those of us reading it! If I were the one falling into the well, i’d be more than a little terrified.

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  6. No one warned her to watch it when she had to relieve herself in odd places so it’s her fault. Nifty exciting beginning.

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  7. Carrie-Anne says:

    She probably immediately regretted indulging her curiosity, though the adventures waiting on the other side sound like they’re worth it.

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  8. nancygideon says:

    I’ve heard of throwing money down a well but . . . There goes Alice into Wonderland. I’ll bet she’s in for quite a journey!

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  9. Kept me on the edge of my seat, Jenna. Falling down a singing well — I LOVE IT! Can’t wait to read more!!

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  10. Cool! That’s all I can say, really a nifty way to get her to travel. Loved the use of all the senses in the snippet, can’t wait for more. Excellent!

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Thank you, Veronica! It somehow just occurred to me, perhaps a throwback to Alice, that this might be a different way to send someone back or forward in time. I’m hoping to have a whole Black Well series.🙂

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  11. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    Oh my gosh! What a scary thing to happen! I hope it’s not as scary on the other side. Great way to have her travel through time!🙂

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  12. Cara Bristol says:

    Oh no. She’s in trouble now. One thing I Iove about Time Travel romance is all the ways authors find for the heroine to travel back in time. Creative opening.

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      I agree, Cara. There have been so many fascinating ways for people to time travel. One of the most creative–not in a book though–was the movie Frequency, where the son made contact with his long dead father through a CB radio bouncing off the Northern Lights. Not exactly time travel, but yeah, time travel. Great movie!

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  13. Kim Magennis says:

    That puts a whole new meaning into “headlong into adventure”. I look forward to reading more!
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