Monday, July 9, 2018

Blog Tour Excerpt/Giveaway!! Victorian Town, by Nancy Thorne

Welcome to this stop in the 
Victorian Town Blog Tour,
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For my stop, I'm featuring an 
excerpt with mini-review!
There's also a tour-wide giveaway!

Victorian Town
Nancy Thorne
Trade Paperback, 196 pages
Soul Mate Publishing
July 10, 2018
Kindle Edition, 196 pages
March 28, 2018
Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal Romance,
Science Fiction

Abby Parker planned out her whole life: complete her final year of high school, go to college, get a job, move away from her insane family, stay best friends with Jessica.
But, that was before she broke into the nearby tourist attraction and unwittingly answered a call from a centuries-old spirit who dragged her into the 19th century.
Now she must solve a Victorian mystery without getting herself killed, or worse, spend a lifetime trapped in the past, leaving behind everyone she loves and altering their lives forever.
When she meets gorgeous Benjamin, the future looks a lot like wreckage.


This is a review of the excerpt below, and not of the entire book. I am VERY interested in reading this book! All opinions are my own.

This is a very sweet, romantic excerpt. The author sets the scene beautifully, too, making it quite vivid to this reader! I am definitely interested in reading more!
 I am also very intrigued at the combination of elements in this book -- romance, mystery, time travel..... And how fascinating that the leaps into the past take place through a ring that contains some mysterious power! I've already bought the Kindle edition, and later, I'll get the paperback! 

I waited for him to make the next move, to tell me how inappropriate, how forward that was of me. As I struggled to think of how best to offer an explanation, he turned to me. Gently but deliberately, he moved his hand up my arm, stopping at the nape of my neck beneath the ribbon of the bonnet.
The moment he leaned in, I closed my eyes. His lips, soft and full, touched mine with the modest pressure of an indecisive act. A warm energy coursed through my body, but the strangest thing was that everything felt unbelievably familiar, like it had all been rehearsed before that moment. I held onto this profound feeling, not wanting it to leave, until Ben removed his lips from mine.
Even with the whistled melodies from a pair of cardinals outside the church's entrance, the following silence felt awkward. It persisted, and I assumed Ben was already regretting kissing me.
"Miss Abigail−"
I brought up a hand and covered his mouth. "It's okay."
We walked down the hill without saying another word. A lot of activity was happening on Main Street: coaches lined the front of the Royal Hotel as travelers zipped in and out of the main entrance; horse carts delivered goods in dashes of haste; store merchants hurried beyond their open doors; street sellers sold goods out of baskets; helpers swept the boardwalk; ladies could be seen purchasing last minute necessities behind the windows of each shop.
Ben accompanied me up the stairs of Town Hall's entrance and stopped on the landing before we reached the front door. I peered through the window. Martha arranged long-stemmed flowers in a vase on a table at the side of the ballroom. A young man placed a candelabra on a table and then another on top of a piano. Ben had already started back to the street when I turned. He waved. I waved back. Still a chance he'll change his mind.
The gloves were easier to remove now that one was missing its button. I placed them, and the button, on the ledge of the window and took off the ring.
Jess was still sitting on my bed when the haze cleared, but her tapping fingers had moved from her chin, which now rested on her knuckles. It was obvious it had taken longer for me to return this time. It made sense to me right then that the ring held within it a finite amount of energy with which to transport me to the past and back home, like a battery depleting its energy with each use. And, I had no idea how to recharge it.

Purchase Links
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Nancy Thorne is an award-winning author of fiction inspired by the romance and courage of youth.
Born and raised in a suburb of Toronto, she fostered a passion for creating stories in grade school but hid it much too well. Five years ago she began her lifelong dream of telling them.
When she's not writing books or reading, she's going on road trips or creating unique meals for her family and friends.
Nancy lives outside of Toronto with her husband, two sons, and an energetic fox-red labrador.
She loves to hear from her readers.

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  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Wow, this sounds like something I would really enjoy. Gotta to add it to my wishlist!

    1. Hi, Barb!

      I'm not surprised you like this one! I, too, like the combination of elements in this story!

      Glad to have put this book on your radar!

      Thanks for commenting!! HUGS TO YOU AND THOSE MISCHIEVOUS PUPS, AND WOOF, WOOF TO THEM!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  3. Oooooh time travel to the 19th century! I really liked the sound of that. ^_^

    1. Hi, Steph!

      Yeah, sounds GREAT, right? Glad you like it, too!!

      Thanks for commenting!! HUGS!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  4. Well, romance, mystery and time travel all in one, I like that.

    1. Hi, Shirley!

      Glad you like this! I'm looking forward to reading it, too!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  5. Looking forward to reading Victorian Town Thank you

    1. Hi, Linda!

      You're welcome! The giveaway is sponsored by the tour company; I'm just hosting it. :)

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  6. Romance... check. Time travel... check. Yep - it sounds right up my street:). Thank you for sharing, Maria.

    1. Hi, Sarah!

      Yeah, the combination of romance and time travel is GREAT! It's up MY street, as well!! Lol.

      You're very welcome for the sharing! Thanks to YOU for commenting!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  7. Sounds like a good book I like Victorian mixed with romance

  8. Looking forward to reading...Denise Higgins


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