Guest & Contest: Eliza Knight

Let’s Take a Trip Through Time…

By Eliza Knight

First I want to thank Romancing the Book for hosting me today! I’m thrilled to be here with you all! Happy Spring—which I can’t believe I just typed considering there is a few inches of snow on the ground outside my window…

I have been drawn to historical romances since my pre-teen years. I have an avid obsession with history. Wish I could travel back in time—even if it was only for an hour, a day, a week. Of course, I’m not sure I’d be able to stay there. I do like showering, gum and internet. I feel naked without my cellphone and I can’t get enough of the Game of Thrones, Spartacus, and The Walking Dead television series. BUT, I would love to walk through the halls of a castle, sit a horse just beyond the battlefield, dance with a warrior and drink wine before a raging hearth while a minstrel regaled me with his musical talents.

Alas, no one that I know has invented an actual time machine—except for authors. Through a book (whether I’m reading or writing), I can be whisked back in time. Anytime, anywhere. Meet engaging, fascinating, daunting, thrilling, charming characters—and introduce readers to the same.

I write historical romances and historical fiction—but I also write time-travel romances, where modern day heroines are plummeted through time and into the arms of a mesmerizing hero. I love watching how a modern day gal has to adjust to her new historical setting. And in a way, I (and my readers) can fantasize that time-travel can happen! (In fact, when I was in Scotland earlier this month, I hesitated before stepping within a stone circle! Just in case! Lol)

In my latest time travel, BEHIND THE PLAID (Book One: Highland Bound), we meet Emma and Logan. Their story spans three novels. Both have troubled pasts and their futures are uncertain. Both suffer from deep rooted pain, and through their connection, will learn to heal. Their chemistry is so scorching, even I had to take a break with a bucket of ice. Emma and Logan prove that despite being born five hundred years apart, the root of love and attraction have nothing to do with time—but within ourselves, our souls.

I would love to give away an e-copy of BEHIND THE PLAID to one lucky commenter! (Please be advised this book is for mature audiences only!) For a chance to win, fill out the Rafflecopter and answer this question…

If you could time travel anywhere for a day—where and when?

ABOUT THE BOOK:

He dominated her mind. She possessed his soul.

Emma Gordon escapes from a troubling marriage in which she’s completely lost sight of who she is. Desperate for independence, she leaves her husband while on a trip in the Scottish Highlands. Only thing is, she ends up hurled back in time to the 16th Century Castle Gealach and headlong into the arms of the handsome, intimidating Laird Logan Grant. Thrust into a world filled with treachery, danger and intensity she must summon the courage to find her way.

Logan is tormented by a dark past and harbors a secret that could tear his country apart. He’s consumed with the need for control which wars with his longing for harmony. Unable to resist Emma’s beauty and spirit and the calm that she invokes, Logan confesses he desires her—but only on his terms. He promises erotic encounters that will change them both forever, and quench their overwhelming desire.

Despite her own reservations, Emma longs to get close to the mysterious laird, even while she is desperate to return to her own era. She agrees to Logan’s proposal to satisfy her curiosity, but in the end embarks on a daring, passionate affair that rocks her to the very core. Secrets are uncovered, souls bared, spirits transformed. Neither of them can hide behind the plaid.

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ElizaKnightAuthorPhotoEliza Knight is the multi-published, award-winning, Amazon best-selling author of sizzling historical romance and erotic romance. While not reading, writing or researching for her latest book, she chases after her three children. In her spare time (if there is such a thing…) she likes daydreaming, wine-tasting, traveling, hiking, staring at the stars, watching movies, shopping and visiting with family and friends. She lives atop a small mountain, and enjoys cold winter nights when she can curl up in front of a roaring fire with her own knight in shining armor. Visit Eliza at www.elizaknight.com, her historical blog History Undressed: www.historyundressed.com, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eliza-Knight/33820639021 or Twitter: @ElizaKnight
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18 thoughts on “Guest & Contest: Eliza Knight

  1. may says:

    I would love to visit regency England for a day… 🙂 Just love to see all the pretty gowns…

  2. Jen N says:

    I’m not sure I could pick just one era! I would love to bounce from time to time, place by place, maybe spend an hour at each. Wouldn’t get to see everything I want, but it’d be more than I’ve seen now!!

  3. Marcy Shuler says:

    If it was only for a day, I’d go back to medieval Scotland like your heroine, Emma. First there’s the accent and then the kilts. *sigh* Since I am a fan of hygiene I wouldn’t like to stay forever, but for a day…I’m so there. Hopefully it’s a verra windy day, too. *wink*

  4. Kristina Haecker says:

    That is one STUNNING COVER! Simply gorgeous!

    I would love to go back a few hundred years ago to either Scotland, Ireland, or England just to see what it was like then. I’d love to see the inside of a castle back then.

  5. Carol L says:

    For one day I’d love to go back to Medieval Scotland to spend the day with some mighty Lairds in Kilts. 🙂
    Carol L

  6. Jeanne Miro says:

    Hi Eliza!

    One of the wonderful things about reading is that we can go back in time because of wonderful authors like you!

    If I could go back in time first I’d call you and ask you to go with me! We’d go to Lithinglow Palace and since we would be time traveling we’d visited not only when not only in December 1542 for the birth of Mary future Queen of Scots, and then travel through time once again and “visit” her on one of her occasionally visiting during her her reign.

    It would also be wonderful if we could visit after King James had it rebuilt between 1618 and 1622. He find out though my husband may want to go with us on that trip to see the carving was designed by the mason William Wallace. In July 1620 because my husband who is a Master stone masonw would want to see how the masons at the time moved the 3000 stones in weight of lead would be needed to cover the roof! Of course it cost at lot less back then for the stones because while today they would be too expensive to use then they only cost £3600 in Scottish money to buy them al!

    Fortunately they have been working hard to repair much of the damage done since then and even today if you have a chance to visit you can glance out over the countryside and imagine youself standing next to the young Mary as she takes in the beautiful vistas surrounding the Palace![

  7. Maria D. says:

    I think I would like to go back to ancient Egypt and maybe be Cleopatra for one day – or another one of the Egyptian queens…I think it would be really cool to see what their lives were really like, get to ride in a boat up the Nile…that kind of thing…..but I would definitely have to come home…lol…Thanks for the giveaway – Behind the Plaid sounds good!

  8. sheryl says:

    I love books about HIghlanders, especially time travel. I would love to go back in time to Scotland and find a laird! I love your books and I can’t wait to read them as each comes out. I can’t wait to sstart this new series.

  9. Tammy S. says:

    Love the cover. VERY HOT. When I read historicals I am always reminded how strong people were back then. I would like to stay in the US but travel back to before it was settled and see it in its natural state.

  10. Kathleen O says:

    I would love to travel back to early 18th century where those swashbuckling pirate’s commandeered the high seas.. I have always had a thing for Pirates… But going back in time to Ireland and Scotland would be on the top of my list too..

  11. BookLady says:

    I would like to travel to 17th and 18th century France to see the pageantry and beautiful castles.

  12. CassandraG says:

    Toss up between the Scottish Highlands during Jamie Fraser’s time or seeing the Count of Monte Cristo’s time Period.

  13. Patti P says:

    There are way too many choices for me to pick just one! The first one that popped into my head was to go to Machu Picchu and find out why everyone left. But I would also loft to see my beloved highlands or go back to other times and places. I have so many things I’d love to see (just for a day). I don’t think I could live in the times when women had few rights and there were fewer comforts. I am looking forward to reading your books.
    Thank you for visiting with us.

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