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Guest Post and $10 Amazon Giftcard Giveaway by Author Nancy Adams!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Please leave a comment with your email for a chance to win a $10 Giftcard to E-bound Publishing OR Amazon!!! Thank you very much for stopping by!

Hey Krystal, thanks so much for having me.
What was my inspiration for No Matter When?
This might seem a bit odd, but the inspiration for No Matter When came from the very first idea I had for a book. It came to me one night while I was trying to get to sleep; I created this little scene in my head, of a woman from Toronto who is sent back in time to Scotland. Once in the past, she is rescued by a Laird - of course - and then romance ensues. It was a skeleton of an idea and perhaps a little boring. Yet, once I set down to bang out the outline, I veered off into a separate direction where I ditched the time travel and developed my idea into a contemporary romance.
The full idea of No Matter When didn’t come about until my husband and I took a much needed holiday to Dominican Republic. I was sitting out on our little patio chill’in with a frosty drink when the idea to came to me, I simply grabbed my notebook and started scribbling down ideas. And yes, some of those ideas didn’t make much sense. I blame the bartender… I wouldn’t have gone back for another Pina Colada if he didn’t make them so damn tasty! Luckily enough, my writing is actually easier to decipher when I’m tipsy, so I didn’t have to hard of a time putting my outline together. There you have it, not the typical answer but at least it’s an honest one.

How did I create the characters, the plot, and the setting?
So in typical romance fashion (which I personally love), No Matter When has the hero rescuing the mysterious damsel who has arrived from the future and the two fall in love. Yeah, I know, it’s been done.
I knew I needed to switch it up, throw a wrench into things. So, while enjoying my R & R on the sandy beach, I came up with the idea of the hero being from the future also, but farther ahead than the girl. (And No! Pina Coladas were not involved this day.) I liked the idea so much that I decided to throw more tools into the mix, and added a few secondary characters, each one taken from a specific point in history, such as the bombing of London during World War II. From there I developed the characters based on the specific time they came from.
As for the plot and setting, that part was easy because I love history and I already had a basic idea of what I wanted - girl from future falling in love with Lord of the castle - so I knew it would take place in the past. It took some time to decide when and where they should meet and what adventures would drive the plot. After deciding on the year (1503) and the place (England), I simply began reading up on medieval England, finally decided to tying in King Henry VII and his wild bunch, and mixed in a few futuristic kinks to spice thing ups. One thing was for sure, I wanted my two main characters to be different. I wanted them to have some ability to set them apart from the others and I wanted those abilities to contribute to the plot. And what better way than to make the hero a genetically enhanced soldier. But Gabe Sutherland is not just any soldier; he’s a handsome futuristic soldier, who can leap over a castle in a single bound. And you know who fills that role nicely in my day dreams? Philip Winchester. Oh wow! He is the perfect Gabe. Don’t you think?

Any work on the next book in progress.
Yes…and no.
Since finishing Now Matter When, I have written another book just released on June 18th titled The Soul Within. The very first book I wrote titled The Bannockburn Spell - which is the book that inspired the idea for No Matter When - was just accepted by my publisher. Weeeeee! Sorry, my bad! I’m still so excited!
Right now, I’m in the middle of writing another manuscript. This is one of those ideas that came to me quickly and grabbed on tight refusing to let go until I pounded it out. Yet that hasn’t stopped me from scribbling out ideas and setting up outlines for the next two books in my Out of Time Series. My goal is to begin writing them in the fall.
Well, that’s it for me, thanks for having me and enjoy your summer. I think I’m going to hunt down a Pina Colada and maybe Philip Winchester.


Standing on the battlements of a 16th century Keep was the last place Gabriel Sutherland should be. Then again, being ‘shifted’ to 1503 seconds before a rocket blew his ass to bits wasn’t something he had envisioned either. Still, he was surviving the only way he knew how, as a soldier. Then Lilly arrived. Sweet, innocent Lilly. For a genetically superior soldier whose life had entailed of nothing but serving King and country, the arrival of Lilly proves too much for Gabe to ignore. For the first time in his life, Gabe can have a woman of his own and Lilly is the one.

Lilly Marten lives alone, her quiet life the result of a highly sensitive photographic memory. That changed when she arrived in the year 1503 seconds before Toronto’s popular C.N Tower came crashing down on top of her. Now she was never alone. Gabe was always near. With his unbelievably perfect features and intense green eyes, he is not a man easily ignored. Yet, uncertainty about her new life leaves Lilly with no choice but to put faith in a man she fears and whose strong physical presence causes her to desire more than just his trust.


“Start with the basics,” Gabe offered. “Like, where are we?”

Lilly shook her head. “I already know that answer. How about when? When are we?”

Gabe’s sharp eyes focused on her face. “1503.”

Exhaling slowly, Lilly blinked rapidly, her mind absorbing the new information. “1503,” she repeated, her heart pounding.

He gave her one clear nod as he watched her reaction.

The last hour was recent memory, so she pulled it easily from her mind, studying it like she would a book. She listened again to each word every person in the room had said. Watched every movement they had made. There was nothing to suggest that what she had witnessed wasn’t real. Yet the doubt was there, sitting in her stomach, heavy and nauseating.

Although her body’s reaction was to rebel against the new information, her mind would not allow her to block anything out. Her mind went through everything that had transpired since she’d awoken and, as crazy as it seemed, being in 1503 would explain everything. The herbs, the walls, the clothing and, most importantly, it would explain why the CN Tower hadn’t squashed her. Or would it?

She took a sip of the tea—her head was beginning to throb again with the mere idea of being back in the past. If this was really…real, she had hundreds of other questions.

She blinked, her vision clearing. “Now that I know the where and when, I’ll ask about the how. How did I get here?”

Author Bio:

Nancy’s addiction for a good trash novel began in her late-teens when her grandmother gave her a bag of Harlequin Romance books. She was hooked and spent the next few years lurking in the dark corners of used bookstores searching for her next fix. Until, one marriage and two kids later, her own ideas had her jumping up at 3 am (much to her husband’s annoyance) and typing them into her laptop. Beside her husband and children, Nancy has three passions, rearranging furniture, buying bed linens and, of course, writing. Nancy lives in Eastern Ontario with her family and two over sized lap dogs.


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Nancy will be awarding a $10 GC to Total-e-Bound Publishing or Amazon to one randomly drawn commenter at every stop, and a $20 GC to Total-e-Bound Publishing or Amazon to the host with the most comments.


Please leave a comment with your email for a chance to win a $10 Giftcard to E-bound Publishing OR Amazon!!! Thank you very much for stopping by!


  1. Dianna said...:

    Thanks for stopping and letting us read about you--good

  1. dope said...:

    I could really use a $10 Giftcard.Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  1. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  1. That's such a fun idea for a book. Love it. Oh and I'm a mojito gal myself :)

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  1. Unknown said...:

    Great guest post. Love finding new authors and their books!! Forgot my e-mail.. LOL

  1. I love time travel novels, this book is so unique I know I must read it.


  1. claireja said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    c.j.allison AT hotmail DOT com

  1. Romance and time travel are a good combination. I'd love to read No Matter When.

  1. Thank you for hosting Nancy today.

  1. Joanne said...:

    Congrats on the new release.Thanks for sharing where the idea for No Matter When came from. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it to learn more about Gabe and Lilly.


  1. Nancy said...:

    Hello and Good Morn'in!
    Thanks for having me today.

  1. Nancy said...:

    Just wanted to say thanks to all who left comments and for all the kind words.

  1. Karen H said...:

    Ok, so there are several time travelers in your book. That's a lot of research and backgrounds to keep straight. What's your favorite method of keeping your facts straight? Some use spreadsheets, others use post cards, still others use a white board.

    BTW, it has been fun following your tour and getting to know you and your book. Hope to see you again soon.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  1. Sounds awesome.

  1. Nancy said...:

    Hi again Karen!
    That is a great question.
    My favorite method of keeping facts straight are point-form notes. I simply type them into a file attached to the MS I'm working on, I personally find it easier to reterive the information I need.
    I've also inserted my notes and such straight into my MS (with the help of Track Changes). It reminds me of a fact or idea I have for that momment in the story and it's easy to remove when the Ms is finished.

    Thanks for taking the time to stop by Karen and thanks for the chat!


  1. Rachel said...:

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks!

  1. Rebecca Hipworth said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  1. Heather said...:

    Tanks for the giveaway!

  1. Kindlemom said...:

    I haven't heard of this series but I will definitely be checking it out now!

    Thanks for the giveaway chance!

    kindlemom1 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  1. Thanks for the giveaway and the excerpt!

  1. Unknown said...:

    Thank you for the giveaway!


  1. Unknown said...:

    Thank you for the giveaway!!

  1. Unknown said...:

    Apparently I haven't entered! But I love time travel and this sounds amazing! ^_^

  1. Wow!! With or without pina colada I know this book is awesome! The excerpt is a: I'm-dying-to-read-more-about-it one!! :)

  1. Steph said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway a gift card would be great


  1. Nancy said...:

    Thanks for taking the time to stop by everyone. It was nice to see so many comments.

  1. Lili said...:

    In all honesty, I have never heard of this book, but it sounds really interesting and I may have to give it a go! It's really awesome that you're offering up a gift card, too, even though I will not be entering the contest for it.

    Thank you for stopping by!

  1. Steph said...:

    This book sounds really interesting. I hadn't heard of it before now - so thanks for getting it on my radar!


  1. Natasha said...:

    Sounds really good! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  1. joannie said...:

    Boy i Love her imagination. i wish i was a writer. I am looking forword to reading her books and i hope i win one. I am going now to see her other books on amazon and pick one up. thanks joannie jscddmj[at] aol [dot] com

  1. Unknown said...:

    It sounds like a good romance book. I like the setting of the story.

  1. June M. said...:

    I do like a good time travel story. A great way of combining history, a little sci-fi, and romance all in one. Congrats on the release.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  1. Sounds really interesting! Loved the post! I'll be adding this to my TBR pile

  1. Desiree said...:

    I always hope that I will just *boom* come up withan awesome book idea while not even trying and I think that after reading this [ost I will just start writing what I come up with rather than second guessing my ideas.

  1. erin said...:

    thanks for the great post and giveaway!


  1. JC said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  1. Unknown said...:
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  1. Unknown said...:

    Nice guest post and as always, awesome giveaway.


  1. cool!

  1. Kara D. said...:

    Awesome! Thanks for the giveaway.


  1. What a cool way to enter a contest. LOL. I feel most great ideas are when we're falling asleep.


  1. Jennifer Haile said...:

    Nice giveaway, thanks!

    volta2173 at sbcglobal dot net

  1. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  1. I love how you have re-invented the idea of characters moving through time.


  1. Unknown said...:

    The book sounds great- the excerpt and review have me wanting to read more. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  1. Loved the interview and the book sounds great! Thanks for this amazing giveaway...alishiajax(at)gmail(dot)com

  1. Unknown said...:

    Love romances! Looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!
    saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

  1. Violette said...:

    Thanks for the interview! I always tend to think of the best book ideas when I'm laying in bed about to fall asleep. :D

  1. Nancy said...:

    WOW! Thank you all so much for taking the time to read my guest blog.
    It's great to know that there are so many book lovers out there willing to get to know new authors and explore new works.
    That's pretty awesome!


  1. Unknown said...:

    $10 GC would be helpful.
    bookaholicholly @ gmail . com

  1. Na said...:

    I've always wanted to travel to Scotland, whether now or in historical times. Lairds make great heroes I've found :)


  1. Unknown said...:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! :3

  1. great post, and awesome giveaway!!!!

  1. Unknown said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  1. Interesting story. :)

  1. Thanks for all these giveaways :)

  1. I absolutely love novels which are based on time travels and this sounds truly intriguing!


  1. Dian said...:

    Thanks for the chance to win.


  1. claireja said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    c.j.allison AT hotmail DOT com

  1. Nancy Adams said...:

    A big THANK YOU to you all for taking the time to read my guest blog. You made my first blog tour a lot of fun!


  1. Wendy said...:

    I love giveaways! Thank you!

  1. Anash said...:

    wow, this looks like a fascinating read..thanks for sharing!
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Thank you for the excerpt and giveaway! The book looks great...


  1. Hey I didn't leave my email when I commented!
    lissette_125 at hotmail dot es

  1. Liviania said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I wish I could go on a vacation like that!

    inbedwithbooks AT yahoo DOT com

  1. Rachel said...:

    I'm jealous! Great vacation :) Thanks for the chance to win!
    malibu311 at gmail dot com

  1. engelsigh said...:

    Great giveaway. Thank you for the oppertunity

  1. Sharvana said...:

    really really nice giveaway!!
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  1. Allie said...:

    Seems like a very interesting book! I always wonder where people get their inspiration for their book.
    iheartmemorethanyou at yahoo dot com

  1. Allie said...:

    It seems like a very interesting book! I love reading where writers get their inspiration for their book.
    iheartmemorethanyou at yahoo dot com

  1. Love the idea! Wish me luck :)

  1. Sasha said...:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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