THE BOOK: Time Flash: Another Me
PUBLISHED IN: 2018
THE AUTHOR: Lana Ayers
THE PUBLISHER: Night Rain Books.
SUMMARY: The Granola Diet promises to turn curvy Sara Rodríguez Bloom García into a svelte, new woman in no time. Once it does, her husband’s rekindled passions will be unstoppable—she hopes. But what starts out as another fad diet, leads Sara on a time travel journey of perilous twists and turns—fraught with double-agents, lusty redheads, and a deadly serum. Sara’s possibly-magical cat, a sexy former crush, tasty meals, and vivid music enliven the darker moments.
THE BACK STORY: Growing up in a one-television home, I had no choice but to watch the shows my older brother Alan wanted to watch—monster movies, Star Trek, The Time Tunnel, etc. He turned me into a science fiction geek, thereby gifting me the universe. The novel waiting inside me all these years to be written was always going to be a time travel adventure because of Alan. A Red Cross rescuer, he passed away in 2010 of a 9/11-related illness. Time Flash: Another Me is for Alan, across the dimensions of space and time.
WHY THIS TITLE: One of the unwitting subjects of the illegal brain serum experiment happening in the novel coins the term “time flash” to describe his trips back in time and “redo” to describe the altered present he returns to. The “Another Me” part of the title refers to the fact that heroine Sara gets to experience different versions of herself through making different decisions the past and arriving in her altered “redo.”
WHY SOMEONE WOULD WANT TO READ IT: Aside from being a thrilling time travel adventure where the heroine races through the past to defeat the deadly brain serum experiment, Time Flash is about Sara’s emotional growth as a woman. There’s also some juicy romance. And who doesn’t love a possibly magical cat? Fans of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series will love Time Flash: Another Me.
“The opening pages suggest that Sara’s a standard chick-lit heroine obsessed with dieting, but Ayers (The Dead Boy Sings in Heaven, 2018, etc.) is up to something much more original and engaging. Besides the intertwined thriller and sci-fi elements (fairly plausible), Sara learns a great deal about herself and her relationships in trying to change reality, revelations she couldn’t have had without time travel. Her love of books and music adds to her character’s complexity, and unexpected depths are revealed in several well-drawn side characters, even Sara’s cold, critical mother…An entertaining, well-written tale offering intriguing speculations and a heroine of courage and determination.” —Kirkus Reviews
AUTHOR PROFILE: Lana Ayers is a poet, novelist, publisher, and time travel enthusiast. She facilitates Write Away™ generative writing workshops, leads private salons for book groups, and teaches at writers’ conferences. Born and raised in New York City, Lana cemented her night-owl nature there. She lived in New England for several years before relocating to the Pacific Northwest, where she enjoys the near-perpetual plink of rain on the roof. The sea’s steady whoosh and clear-night-sky stars are pretty cool, too. Lana holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, as well as degrees in Poetry, Psychology, and Mathematics. She is obsessed with exotic flavors of ice cream, Little Red Riding Hood, TV shows about house hunting, amateur detective stories, and black & white cats and dogs. Her favorite color is the swirl of Van Gogh’s Starry Night.
AUTHOR COMMENTS: “As mentioned in my back story, I’m a science fiction geek. But I have a particular love of all things time travel. It’s human to have regrets—chances you wished you’d taken, choices you wished you didn’t make, and on and on. With time travel stories that allow characters to change the past, their futures are changed as a result too. Sometimes for the better. Sometimes not. In this way, much of time travel addresses regrets. Although I can’t time travel like my heroine Sara, I try to live every day to the fullest so as not to create any new regrets. Too bad it took me half my life to figure this out.
SAMPLE CHAPTER: (Provide link). See Lana’s Amazon page.
The Kindle preview provides 9 sample chapters.
LOCAL OUTLETS: Local book stores anywhere can order copies for patrons via the Ingram Catalog.
WHERE ELSE TO BUY IT:
Available in paperback and ebook from IndieBound.com, Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com.
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PRICE: Paperback (476 pages) $17.99; ebook $5.99
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web site: http://LanaAyers.com