Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Quiet Please: There's a Novel in the House

*whispers* Hiya peeps! Just popping in to tell you I won't be around Unwritten much while I finish my current historical romance. Later this month, I'll be hosting author Dan Wright for a few stops of his blog tour for his upcoming release Final Ragnarok: She Returns.

Other than that, I'll be plugging away at my manuscript, tentatively titled A Time for Everything. I hope to have it ready for beta readers soon. No word yet on release dates, but hopefully it'll be in the very near future.

This novel is quite a departure from my fantasy series. There are no explicit love scenes, but it's far from tame. Set in 1866 Tennessee, the characters come up against the poverty, racism, violence, and drug abuse that existed during those challenging years of the South's Reconstruction.

Here's the tentative blurb to whet your appetite: 

After losing her husband and only child to the ravages of the Civil War, twenty-five-year-old Portia McAllister is drowning in grief. When she sees an ad for a live-in tutor in another town, she leaves everything behind in hopes of making a fresh start. But as a Confederate widow in a Union household, she is met with resentment from her new charge and her employer, war veteran Beau Stanford.

Despite their differences, she and Beau find common ground and the stirrings of a second chance at love until his late wife’s cousin, Lydia, arrives with her sights set on him. Burdened with a farm on the brink of bankruptcy, Beau is tempted by Lydia’s hefty dowry, though Portia has captured his heart.

In another time and another place, his choice would be easy. But love seems impossible amid the simmering chaos of Reconstruction that could boil over at any moment into an all-out battle for survival. Will Beau and Portia find their way into each other’s arms, or will they be swept away by raging forces beyond their control? 

I hope you all will check it out when it's released. I'll keep you updated! ~Mysti


  1. What an interesting combination! Very appealing.

    1. Thanks Diane! It's been a challenging, but fun story to write.

  2. Oh I'm so excited. I LOVE HR and the Civil War. Went to Gettysburg last summer and going to Shilo TN this month. (Also stops at Chatanooga's Look Out Mountain and Gatlinburg.) Let me know if you need anything.

    1. Thanks so much Aubrey! We're going to Gatlinburg in a couple weeks :) Love it down there. I might have you listed as a beta reader already, but if not, you're welcome to it if you're interested.


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