Welcome to Unwritten's February blog event! Of course, this is the month of love, so I wanted to celebrate that theme as I've done in year's past. But this year, I've decided to add a scientific spin to it. All month long, talented authors from several genres will write about some aspect of love from their books as it relates to science. It could be social, psychological, biological, or anything in between. Our blog event is sponsored by "HMC by Kate", a fabulous independent jewelry crafter. Kate's giving away one of her very beautiful necklaces that I think fits our theme perfectly. She's also offering everyone who stops in a 10% discount on any item from her Etsy store. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post and check out her lovely offerings! Without further ado, please welcome our guest author:
Loves, Myths, and Monsters-
11 urban and mythical tales entwined within the human world
by JoAnne Myers
Living in the thirtieth century as my hero Professor Alexander Gabry, from “For the Love of Ginnie”, did, was a fascinating time. Science had evolved to the point of no more hunger, or poverty. No wars, or disease. The world was almost perfect…except, most citizens, and mainly females were sterile, do the previous World War 3. Thanks to the new and experimental time serum Alexander was credited for, the newly widowed genius could not only save a young woman’s life, but find love again. Traveling back to the Civil War was a challenge and possible a death sentence, Alexander was willing to take in the name of love and science. There was no guarantee the serum would work as it was designed to. One could become lost in Oblivion.
His excitement of knowing whether or not the serum worked and saving the raven-haired beauty Ginnie Wade, had consumed Alexander. Having the natural curiosity as did most scientists, Alexander took the fateful leap.
Trial and error was everywhere in 1862. Alexander had come unprepared for the hardships of the times. In the thirtieth century, robots did almost everything for their human owners. Now, alone and without correct currency or clothing, or weapons or coordinates in locating Ginnie, Alexander was a babe amongst wolves. He had only his wits to keep him alive. Between the Confederate and Union solders, runaway slaves, bandits, hostile Indians, and being shanghaied, Alexander was in the dark of who to trust. His only hope was to find Ginnie quickly and return to his time with her. A feat easier said then done, since cars were obsolete then. Riding on horseback for days in unknown territory, seemed to take forever. Locating his beloved turned into a roller coaster ride of danger, betrayals, death, and disappointments.
If you enjoy action and adventure, romance and heartbreak, you will love “For the Love of Ginnie”.
JoAnne hails from the famous Hocking Hills region of southeastern Ohio. She has worked in the blue-collar industry most of her life. Besides having several novels under her belt, she also canvas paints.
When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, she spends time with relatives, my dogs Jasmine and Scooter, and volunteers within her community. She is a member of the Hocking Hill's Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. She believes in family values and following your dreams.
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