Somewhere My Lady by Beth Trissel

I’m excited to welcome the lovely Beth Trissel to the blog today, with her newest release Somewhere My Lady, Book 1 in the Ladies in Time series.

I had a chance to read this, and it’s wonderful, full of romance and laughs, and the hero on her cover looks kind of like Benedict Cumberbatch. 😉 (which I wasn’t the first to notice, but still…)

Somewhere My Lady is a fun supernatural romance that will have you slipping in and out of the past and future as if you were a spirit yourself.’’ ~Colleen’s Book Reviews

Somewhere My Lady is available from all major online booksellers. In Kindle at: https://www.amazon.com/Somewhere-Lady-Ladies-Time-Book-ebook/dp/B071VTNC7V

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White Phlox at Dawn, Photo Courtesy of Beth Trissel

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And Here’s Beth…

Thanks for having me on your blog, K.J., (ed. Thanks for being here! ~ K.J.) to share my new release, Somewhere My Lady (Book 1, Ladies in Time). The meld of fantasy, history, and paranormal I include in time travels intrigues me. My fabulous Wild Rose Press editor, Nic D’Arienzo, has given me a free rein, and I enjoyed writing Somewhere My Lady.

Two things that most inspired me were Edith’s Theme, the hauntingly beautiful song from the Crimson Peak soundtrack, and my love of old homes. I’ve lived in them most of my life, and visited plenty. I also love gardening  and have sprawling beds filled with heirloom flowers and herbs. Some plants have been here for ages and our farm-house was built in the 1870’s. Old homes exude an indefinable sense of place, and are never really empty. Perhaps the spirits of those who once dwelt there come back and visit, or leave a part of themselves behind. I don’t know, but I like a good ghost story.

Harrison Hall, the colonial era home in Somewhere My Lady, is loosely based on Shirley Plantation, a magnificent 18th century home, built along the James River in Virginia. In the story, this wonderful manor sized house is a paranormal hot spot, concealing a deadly mystery Hart and Lorna must solve.

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Brilliant coreopsis and Queen Ann’s Lace by Elise Trissel, Photo Courtesy of Beth Trissel

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Story Blurb

Lorna Randolph is hired for the summer at Harrison Hall in Virginia, where Revolutionary-War reenactors provide guided tours of the elegant old home. She doesn’t expect to receive a note and a kiss from the handsome young man who then vanishes into mist.

Harrison Hall itself has plans for Lorna – and for Hart Harrison, her momentary suitor and its 18th century heir. Past and present are bound by pledges of love, and modern science melds with old skills and history as Harrison Hall takes Lorna and Hart through time in a race to solve a mystery and save Hart’s life before the Midsummer Ball.~

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double apricot hollyhock, Photo Courtesy of Beth Trissel

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Excerpt

 Something about him held her spellbound…the tilt of his head, arch of his brow, glimpse of his profile… She followed his every move with the fixity of an owl.

He turned blue-gray eyes toward her and sensuous lips curved into a smile on his handsome face. Hands down. No contest. He was the hottest guy ever. Her heart beat a thrilling new rhythm.

He circled closer to where she stood rooted in the foyer, not moving a toe, scarcely drawing breath. Did he truly see her backed tremulously against the wall, or did it only feel that way?

Unlike the others in the ghostly assembly, his eyes didn’t skirt past her. He paused in the dance. Bending at the shoulders, he tipped his hand to her in a genteel flourish.

 He’d freakin’ bowed. Her jaw dropped. He most definitely saw her. And she sure as heck saw him.

A sparking sizzle jumped between them, awakening her as she’d never been roused before. Even more than when the house charged through her at her arrival. It was as if she were plugged in—to him.

How that could be, she had no idea, but when he gazed into her eyes, time seemed to stop. She spiraled into moonless stars, and back again to this dizzying realm. To him. Even if she were dreaming, she’d never forget this moment.~

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Bunch of Abraham Darby Rose, Photo Courtesy of Beth Trissel

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About the Author

Author Beth Trissel in the old family home place — Chapel Hill, Photo Courtesy of Beth Trissel

Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by my human family and furbabies. An avid gardener, my love of herbs and heirloom plants figures into my work. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans, and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of my inspiration. I’m especially drawn to colonial America and the drama of the American Revolution. And I love a good ghost story. In addition to Young Adult and New Adult fantasy romance, I also write historical, time travel, and paranormal romance, plus nonfiction.

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36 Responses to Somewhere My Lady by Beth Trissel

  1. What a lovely review. Beth is one of my favorite authors. <3

  2. K.J. Pierce says:

    Thanks for sharing Somewhere My Lady with us, Beth! 🙂

  3. So looking forward to reading your book, Beth! Good luck!

  4. Laura Stricklandl says:

    Beth, I love the atmosphere found in old houses! I even love the way they smell. Looking forward to reading your new release!

  5. Beth Trissel says:

    Thanks so much, Keiti, for hosting me and Somewhere My Lady and all the kind things you said about the story.

  6. Your book sounds so intriguing-nothing like a Southern setting and troubled spirits! And the pictures of your flowers are glorious!

  7. cb clark says:

    Best of luck, Beth. Sounds like a terrific read. Can’t wait.

  8. Anni Fife says:

    Wonderful review! Your new release sounds like a charming and rollicking read. Wishing you tons of good luck with sales. Best, Anni xx

  9. Tena says:

    Wonderful review! I haven’t read the book yet, but it’s on my ipad waiting. LOL Best of luck with Somewhere My Lady!

  10. Barbara Bettis says:

    Loved learning about your new book, Beth. I’m looking forward to reading it. I certainly agree that old homes can have auras. I had an experience once several years ago that I still recall. Nothing overt, mind you, but a definite ‘feeling’–and I wasn’t even inside it. Fascinating but eerie! Best of luck with the release.

    • K.J. Pierce says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Barbara! I apologize for not approving your comment sooner – it got sent to spam, unfortunately. 🙁 Your comments should post fine from here on out. K.J.

  11. Ilona Fridl says:

    Since my mother was from Hopewell, I was fortunate to spend a lot of time in Virginia growing up. Lovely and historic part of the country. I have to read that book!

  12. KK Weil says:

    Great excerpt, Beth. Good luck!

  13. KK Weil says:

    Great excerpt, Beth. Good luck!

  14. KK Weil says:

    Great excerpt, Beth. Good luck!

  15. KK Weil says:

    Great excerpt, Beth. Good luck!

  16. KK Weil says:

    Great excerpt, Beth. Good luck!

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