Shirley Martin – June 2014

martintrs0614Shirley Martin

This book was a finalist for the CAPA, (Cupid and Psyche Award.)

Strange dreams haunt Gwen’s sleep, of a lonely cabin in the woods and a tall, dark stranger she’s never met. While visiting a restored village, Gwen is flung back in time and meets the man of her dreams!All Christian wants to do is to practice medicine in the Pennsylvania wilderness. He doesn’t want to deal with a crazy lady who shows up at his doorstep, claiming to be from the future. And the last thing he wants is to fall in love.

But Gwen and Christian can’t deny their past or their future. They must deal with the dangers that threaten them…or die together.

Sent back in time, Gwen must save her lover’s life. She failed him once before. She can’t fail him again.

 

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Reviews for Dream Weaver

DREAM WEAVER is a wonderful time-travel romance. Author Shirley Martin has dealt very realistically with all the problems time travel contains; such as language and dress. And then there is also the problem of a very modern woman finding herself back in a time when women had no rights and everything that poses. We are also given a very realistic look into the life of men and women back in 1762. Underneath all the problems these two people must face, there is love. A love meant to cross the ages. This is one time-travel I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend. (from C. Gruver.)
Well-developed and strong characters combined with intriguing plot and romance make this time-travel tale a fascinating read. (from LuvBooks)

 

 

Excerpt

Christian brushed a stray curl from her forehead. His fingers traced the lines of her cheekbone, his  touch light and caressing. “I love your hair down like this, instead of hidden under that mobcap you wear around the house. Unfortunate for me that you can’t wear it like this all the time.” He lifted the long tresses, letting them slide through his fingers like silken threads, then released his hand, her hair rippling down her back.  “I’ve wanted to do that for the longest time,” he said, “even when you first appeared at my house.  Gwen. . .”

“Christian. . . ”  Before she knew how it had happened, she found herself in his embrace. He whispered her name again and again as he feathered kisses from her forehead, down her cheek, and on to the hollow of her throat, his breath warm on her skin, like a kitten’s fur. She returned kiss for kiss and ran her hand down his back, feeling every ridge and contour.

He changed his position to hold her ever tighter, his hands roaming down her back, pressing her hips against him. She was floating, floating, floating somewhere in the stratosphere, and she never wanted to come back down to earth.

Just when she thought she couldn’t take it anymore, Christian drew back slightly to caress her breast, his fingers warm through the thin material of her cotton dress. His hand made a circling motion, moving ever closer to her nipple. When he smoothed his finger across the hard peak, she cried out in shameless ecstasy.

“Christian, please!”

He drew away to gaze down at her, warm desire in his eyes. “Shall I stop?”

“No, oh, no!”

He cradled her head against his shoulder, whispering in her ear, “I think it best that we stop, or heaven only knows where it will end.

I’m only a man, one who wants you very much. If I had my way–”

Voices reached them from the other side of the trees. Christian raised his head, releasing a deep sigh. He smiled at her tenderly, a look she’d remember for the rest of her life.

“‘Tis just as well we’re not alone anymore,”
 

About the author

Born in western Pennsylvania, Shirley Martin graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. She taught school for one year, then obtained a position as flight attendant with Eastern Air Lines. Based in Miami, she met her future husband there. After raising three sons, she devoted her time to writing, something she’d always wanted to do.

With a vivid imagination and a love of storytelling, Shirley has always enjoyed writing. Her first published novel, “Destined to Love” reflects her familiarity with western Pennsylvania and her love of romance writing. From this historical romance, she blossomed out to other romance genres. “One More Tomorrow” is a vampire romance, one her publisher dubbed “a sizzling seller.” With several fantasy novels and novellas, her writing should appeal to just about every lover of romance. Her books have been sold at Amazon and most major bookstores and have garnered great reviews.

A widow, Shirley lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her two cats.

Visit my blog at http://authorshirleymartin.blogspot.com

 

 

Also by Shirley Martin

Wolf Magic

Allegra’s Dream

Enchanted Cottage

Night Shadows

Night Secrets

Destined to Love

The Princess and the Curse

Midnight for Morgana

One More Tomorrow

The Sacrifice

Forbidden Love

 

 

Interview with Holly Hewson

HH: Shirley, thank you for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Dream Weaver. What can you tell us about beautifully written CAPA finalist?

SM: First, thank you for having me as a feature. “Dream Weaver” is a time travel romance. Gwen, the heroine, is a modern schoolteacher who gets sent back to 1762.

HH:  What do you like best about Gwen and why will readers identify with her?

SM: Gwen has a lot of spunk. Even though she is devastated to find herself in the eighteenth century, she makes the best of her fate and realizes she has a job to do–save her lover’s life.

HH: What do you like best about Christian and why will readers love him?

SM: Christian is a conscientious doctor who takes good care of the people in his area. When he first meets Gwen, he doesn’t know what to make of this crazy lady who says she’s from the 21st century. Yet he falls in love with her, despite his doubts.

HH: What makes this work different than your other works?

SM: As I say, it’s a time travel romance, and it also deals with reincarnation. Shortly after Gwen’s arrival in the 18th century, she realizes she lived this life before.

HH: How do you come up with the titles of your stories?

SM: “Dream Weaver” seemed like an appropriate title because before her journey back in time, Gwen had been having strange dreams about a tall, dark stranger in a lonely cabin. And this turned out to be a good description of Christian.

HH:  What else do you have come up for lucky readers?

SM: I have a vampire romance with my publisher. Also want to write another fantasy. I’m reading a non-fiction book titled “Parallel Worlds,” hoping to get an idea from that.

HH: What is your writing schedule like?

SM: I write in the afternoon and, if I have time, in the evening.

HH:  Where do you mostly draw inspiration for your writing?

SM: From everywhere!  I have a book of Celtic fairy tales, which is where I’ve gotten some ideas for fantasy romances. For my historical romances, I’ve garnered ideas from actual historical happenings.

HH: What do you enjoy reading personally?

SM: Fantasy and paranormal, which is what I write, for the most part.

HH:  Where can readers find you online?

SM: My website is at http://bookswelove.net/martin.php My Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/shirley.martin.716970   You can find my books at www.amazon.com

2 Comments

  1. Joan Hall Hovey
    Jun 04, 2014 @ 00:26:34

    Great premise, Shirley. wishing you every success. .Enjoyed the interview.

    Joan.

    Reply

  2. Kathy Fischer-Brown
    Jun 04, 2014 @ 18:55:34

    Sounds like a great read, Shirley. It’s already on my Kindle, too :-)

    Reply

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