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Friday, March 15, 2013

Transcend Time Book Blitz: Guest Post and Giveaway with Michelle Madow

Hi, everyone!


I am pleased to participate in the Book Blitz hosted by Xpresso Book Tours for Michelle Madow's Transcend Time Saga.


About Michelle:
Michelle Madow wrote her first novel, Remembrance, in her junior year of college. Remembrance is the first book in the Transcend Time Saga, a three part series about reincarnation and true love that Michelle successfully self-published. The series was inspired by Taylor Swift's "Love Story" music video. Michelle's upcoming YA trilogy, The Secret Diamond Sisters, about three sisters who discover they are the secret heirs to a Las Vegas billionaire casino owner, will be published by Harlequin TEEN in Spring 2014.

Michelle graduated from Rollins College in 2010, cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta. She received the Charles Hyde Pratt Award for Excellence in Creative Writing in 2010.

She lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is writing more novels for young adults. She loves reading, spending time with family and friends, traveling, shopping, sunshine, Disney fairy tales, Broadway musicals, and spends way too much time on Facebook and Twitter.

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Welcome to Darlene's Book Nook, Michelle!

Michelle has written a guest post, so I will now turn the floor over to her.




Time Travel in Timeless:
An explanation of how time travel works in Timeless

By Michelle Madow

I always knew the final book in the Transcend Time Saga would involve the main characters time traveling back to Regency Era, England, and I couldn’t wait to write about their adventures in the past.

Of course, this involved creating my own version of time travel. I read and watch a lot of time travel stories, so I know that characters can usually travel through time by use of a machine, an object, a hole in the space/time continuum, a genetic superpower, etc. There are so many possible methods for characters to travel back in time! However, the Transcend Time Saga is a modern fairy tale, so I knew the best form of time travel for the story would be magic.

Time travel in the world of the Transcend Time Saga is not easy. Three main conditions must be met for people to travel back in time:

1) All of the individuals must have been reincarnated

When a person travels back in time in the Transcend Time Saga, their physical body does not make the journey. Instead, their soul leaves their body and enters the body of their past self. Naturally, a person must have a past self for this journey to be possible. If you’re traveling in a group, everyone in the group must travel back to the same time period, therefore their past selves need to have all been alive in the time they are traveling to.

2) One of the time travelers in the group must have magic in their blood

Magic sparks the connection from the present to the past, so one of the people making the journey must have magical abilities. They can either be a natural witch, meaning they are born with magic, or borrow magical abilities from a natural witch, which involves drinking a drop of the witch’s blood. This is a gift rarely given, because each drop of blood gifted from a witch decreases the witch’s power by a small percentage. Also, borrowed magic will only stay in the human’s bloodstream for one month.

3) One of the time travelers must be in possession of an object owned by his or her past self

The more important this object was to the time traveler’s past self, the stronger the connection will be to the past. The best kind of object for time travel is a piece of jewelry worn by the time traveler’s past self. The constant contact with the past self combined with metal being a strong conductive element makes jewelry extremely powerful as a connection to the past.


Read Timeless to find out how Lizzie, Drew, and Chelsea meet these three conditions to travel back in time to Regency Era, England!
Thanks so much for joining us today, Michelle!


One lucky winner will win a digital copy of the first book in Michelle's Transcend Time Saga, Remembrance.

TITLE: Remembrance
SERIES: Transcend Time Saga, Book #1 
AUTHOR: Michelle Madow
PUBLISHER: Dreamscape Publishing
PUBLICATION DATE: July 25, 2011
FORMAT: E-book, 324 pages
GENRE: YA Time Travel
ASIN: B005EN77IG
Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England ... but she doesn't know it yet.

Then Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie's high school at the beginning of the year, and she feels a connection to him, almost like she knows him. She can't stop thinking about him, but whenever she tries talking with him about the mysteries behind her feelings, he makes it clear that he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching him is even more difficult because she has a boyfriend, Jeremy, who has started to become full of himself after being elected co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and her flirtatious best friend Chelsea starts dating Drew soon after his arrival. So why can't she get him out of her mind?

Even though Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, fighting fate isn't going to be easy.
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March 22, 2013. 

2 comments:

  1. Hi Darlene! The cover of this book dazzled me when I saw your post on Book Blogs- so I had to stop by to check it out:) This author sounds like she has a promising career ahead of her! No need to enter me in the Giveaway (you know how swamped we can get with our already too long list of backed up books we have to read!). Just wanted to say Hi:))

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Ms. Lucy! I agree - the covers of these books are so captivating!

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