Monday, January 31, 2022

Book Blast and Giveaway: Undoing Time (The Timegathering Series) by Rachel Dacus

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for Undoing Time by Rachel Dacus. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the blast wide giveaway for a chance to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops participating in the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Undoing Time
Series: The Timegathering Series
Author: Rachel Dacus
Publisher: Time Fold Books
Publication Date: January 27th 2022
Print Length: 325 pages
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
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Liv Pomeroy’s high hopes and lavish lifestyle come horribly undone when her fiancĂ© runs off with her maid of honor. Swearing off love forever, she goes on a summer escape to Florence, Italy. 

Agreeing to help her cousin May raise funds for an art restoration project, Liv is astonished to find they share a genetic gift for undoing time. Soon she’s joining a team of time travelers who rescue history from those who would change it. And fighting her attraction to a sexy time traveling colleague, who just might turn out to be working for the wrong side in the American Revolution. 

A thrilling tale of time travel, romance, and espionage.

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EXCERPT:
THE SAN FRANCISCO QUAKE

He turned to look at her, his brown eyes wide, but his brows pulled together in concern. “Are you going to be okay?”

The smoke from the 1906 earthquake was thick in the air. She repressed a choke. “I’ll be fine.”

“Are you cold? You look like you’re shivering.”

That wasn’t why she was shivering Liv looked down at her clothes and was startled to find herself swathed in a long skirt of heavy silk brocade. Her petticoat rustled its many folds. She was encased in so many layers, she might have been wearing an overcoat to shield her from the wind.

“I’m not cold.”

She turned again and looked down the hill, seeing the ferry building and docks, a familiar landmark. Her emotions calmed.

A man in a bowler hat passed them.

“What’s happening?” Tom asked.

“You’re aware, surely,” the man said. “You see the smoke, the rubble. Pardon me, I must find my family.”

He scooted down the hill.

“In a matter of days, people begin to thirst and even starve,” Tom said. “Half the city is homeless. I just wanted to know if that fellow was a helper.”

“A helper?”

“San Franciscans who had something left began to help the others. The city grew together under the devastation. I wasn’t kidding when I said half of everyone here is homeless, or nearly so.”

Liv couldn’t reply. The enormity of what she was seeing choked her. Tears rolled down her face, and when she wiped them away, soot came off her hand. Her face must have already grown gray with the ash from fires. Tom’s had too.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
RACHEL DACUS writes about history, love, romance, and art – usually with a touch of the supernatural. If time travel were possible, she’d hop over to Renaissance Rome, and then check out how the American Revolutionary War is going, and maybe visit an 18th century London artist’s studio. 

A poet and novelist, Dacus has published four novels and four poetry collections. When not writing, she listens to music, new and old, from indie and progressive rock to classical and jazz. Once a dancer, she’s now an avid walker, often twice a day -- once for the Muse and once for the world’s liveliest Silky Terrier. She blogs about the writing life and has collected a wealth of writing and publishing resources.

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GIVEAWAY:
Rachel Dacus will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions and the author assume all responsibility for this giveaway.)

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70 comments:

  1. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  2. Looks like a good series - love the cover.

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    1. This one took me a year. Trying to shorten the time to write a book, but ... editing!

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  4. this sounds like a wonderful book

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  5. This sounds like a great time travel read. I would bet she is not interested in changing time when her groom ran off with the maid of honor tho.

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    1. She might not want to change her history with him!

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  6. Science Fiction Romance - I would love this!
    Thank you for sharing this

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  7. Sounds like a good book. Best of luck with the publication.

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  8. the title is very clever. thanks

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  9. Dogs are special pets. What is the name of your Silky Terrier?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. My Silky's call name is Terry. Kennel name: Elfinsilk's Theresa de Avila! You can see why we shortened it. :=)) Dogs are the best -- also cats.

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  10. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Happy to share, and glad you like the excerpt & synopsis. Thanks.

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  11. David HollingsworthJanuary 31, 2022 at 6:16 PM

    Do you like dogs or cats?

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    1. I'm a dog person, but I love all animals, used to have cats and still feed birds. How about you?

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  12. I am a huge Time Travel fan and this book sounds AMAZING! Love the cover! Added to my TBR & wish list!

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    1. Thanks, Mick! Time travel is such a fun way to delve into history, and in my case, also the future, which I love inventing. :=))

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  13. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  14. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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    1. My best advice for new (and old) writers is to persevere. The more you write, the better you get, and the better you get, the more you get to share with readers. Glad you're writing!

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  15. This one has definitely peaked my interest!

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  16. What is your favorite childhood book?

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    1. I was a massive fan of the Wizard of Oz series. I still have my original collection! Sits on my bookshelf to remind me how magical childhood reading can be. Now there are so many more great children's books that didn't exist when I was a kid. But I always loved fantasy.

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  17. Sounds like a great book. Looking forward to reading.

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  18. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  19. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

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    1. so many things I'd time travel to tell my younger self. The main thing is to keep writing, reading, and working at my art and craft. It's never going to be perfect, but it's always going to be better.

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  20. David HollingsworthFebruary 1, 2022 at 7:10 PM

    The story sounds really good and interesting.

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  21. Are you glad when a book is finished?

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    1. I'm always a mixture of glad and sad. Sort of like leaving a great vacation, but also like getting to quit a hard job! And now it belongs to all of you and I can't do any more on it. That makes me a little sad. Good question!

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  22. The book sounds very intriguing. Great cover!

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  23. Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?

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  24. David HollingsworthFebruary 2, 2022 at 8:57 PM

    What was your inspiration for this book?

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  25. What did you want to be when you grew up?

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  26. Do you relax on the weekends?

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  27. I love the mix of history with sci fi

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  28. Lovely book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  29. Does writing energize or exhaust you?

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  30. sounds like a fun one

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  31. The cover of this book is so pretty makes me want to read it even more.
    heather
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  32. David HollingsworthFebruary 3, 2022 at 6:34 PM

    The cover is great.

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  33. How long did it take you write the book?

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  34. Are you working on another book?

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  35. I love these kind of stories, thrilling with espionage means there will be a secret or surprise!!

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  36. Time travel would be awesome (at least for me). I always felt a connection to the 1920 time era that women lived. Do you feel if time travel existed, you would travel back in time?

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  37. What an interesting concept for a book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. David HollingsworthFebruary 4, 2022 at 7:51 PM

    I hope this book is read by everyone.

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  39. My question from yesterday doesn't seem to have posted - what's the furthest you've been from home?

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  40. Where is your favorite place to write?

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