Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Siren's Song by DL Snow - Guest Post & Giveaway

Siren's Song by D.L. Snow
A Bandit Creek Time Travel
Published: September 2011

After giving up fame, Joss Jones just wants a normal life. Maybe she’ll find it in Bandit Creek. Or…maybe not. From the moment she moves into the old mansion she inherited, she’s stalked by a ghost who torments her before dragging her back in time to Bandit Creek, 1899.

Has she gone crazy or is this old mining town, full of saloons, gambling, whoring and fortune seekers her new reality? It feels real enough as does the ghost who brought her here. His name is Morgan Hawes and he is very much alive. Is Morgan the key to Joss finding her way home or is Joss stuck for the rest of her life as the Siren of Bandit Creek?

Guest Post by DL Snow:
A girl kneels at an ancient alter in a medieval church and is transported back in time. A robot is sent forward in time to kill the mother of the man who would become the leader of the resistance. A boy inadvertently drives into the past, disrupting his parent’s courtship and jeopardizing his own existence. These stories—A Knight in Shining Armor, The Terminator and Back to the Future—are a few of the time travel stories from my youth that prompted me to wonder…

What if time travel was possible? Where would I go? What would it be like?

It is because of these questions that I wrote my novella, Siren’s Song - A Bandit Creek Time Travel.

After giving up fame, Joss Jones just wants a normal life. Maybe she’ll find it in Bandit Creek. Or…maybe not. From the moment she moves into the old mansion she inherited, she’s stalked by a ghost who torments her before dragging her back in time to Bandit Creek, 1899.

Has she gone crazy or is this old mining town, full of saloons, gambling, whoring and fortune seekers her new reality? It feels real enough as does the ghost who brought her here. His name is Morgan Hawes and he is very much alive. Is Morgan the key to Joss finding her way home or is Joss stuck for the rest of her life as the Siren of Bandit Creek?

In order to research this book, I spent quite a bit of time at the historic ghost town, Fort Steele. Fort Steele was a frontier gold mining town and was a fascinating place to visit; making me wonder what it would really be like to live there, particularly for a modern young woman travelling on her own. I tell you, I’m not sure I’d want to go back to that time. The towns were teeming with men seeking fortune and unless you were an entertainer (a lady of the evening) there were very few opportunities for women.

If you had the ability to travel through time, where (or rather…when) would you go? Leave a comment telling me where you’d go and why and you’ll be entered into a contest to win a copy of Siren’s Song - A Bandit Creek Time Travel. You’ll also win the first two books in my Thief of Hearts series.

About the author:
DL Snow spent her youth living by trial and error. From touring with an international performing group, backpacking through northern Africa to living bohemian style in Berlin, she pursued adventure and passion from one place to the next, never really knowing where she’d end up. She’s been a wildlife technician, a rock climbing instructor, a tailor’s assistant and a high school social studies teacher.

It wasn’t until she met the love of her life, the son of a Nakoda chief, and started a family, that DL found her true calling – writing. Now, she writes about passion and adventure and is happy to say her characters never know where they are going to end up. 

You can find out more about DL Snow and how to connect with her on her website



Giveaway:
DL Snow is generously giving 1 winner eBooks of Siren's Song and the first two books in her Thief of Hearts series, which includes Wanted and Unmasked.

How to enter:
Just leave a comment below answering DL's question posted above. (If you had the ability to travel through time, where (or rather…when) would you go?)

Giveaway details:
Giveaway is open internationally. This giveaway will run until midnight EST on May 2. Must be 13 or older to enter. Winner will be chosen using Random.org. Winner will be emailed and this blog post will be updated to include the name of the winner. Winner has 3 days to contact me or a new winner will be selected.

Sorry! This giveaway is now over.

Winner: Michelle B. 

54 comments:

  1. The problem for me with traveling through time is I would want to go back to see my mother. She has been gone for almost 7 years. I would do almost anything to just to hear her laugh again. I am sure that isn't the answer you wanted. But, that is what I would do if I could go back in time. I know she loved me and I know she knew I loved her. I just want to be in her near her again.

    Thank you for the chance to read these wonderful books. I love the cover of Siren's song.

    Mary
    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

    lol how awesome that it ends on my b-day! Maybe it will give me some extra luck!

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    1. This may not be the answer I was looking for but it is absolutely the kind of thing so many of us would wish for, isn't it? To spend a little more time with our loved ones.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment!

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    2. Oh, how cool would that be? I'd love to go back and meet my parents when they were young. I'd love to know what their dreams were and where they saw themselves in 40 years.

      Thanks for commenting!

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  2. I would travel to the San Diego, CA in the 1970's, because I'd love to meet my mother when she was my age. I think it would be amazing to see what she was going through. :)

    saldelmaz@gmail.com

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    1. That would be very cool. I'd love to meet my parents as young adults.

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  3. 1950's.It was a great time.
    gardnerad@juno.com

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    1. It's so interesting that many of the responses are to go back to a time that isn't that far in the past. It's not what I expected!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  4. I'd love to go forward into the day when space travel is a regular occurrence. Traveling on the Star Trek Enterprise would be amazing.

    I already have your books, DL, and just want to say how much I love them!

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    1. Oh, thanks Sheila! You're a doll. You know, Star Trek was my favorite show growing up (had a bit of a crush on Captain Kirk). I just heard on the radio that at a car show in NY they are revealing one of the first flying automobiles. Called the transition. It needs a runway, though! Not sure I want to be test driving that.

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  5. I think I would do a couple stops taking my kids with me - I would hit the 1930's so they could understand the true meaning to the word "hardship" and what it means to put in an honest day of work. Then we would pop over to the 1950's because lets face it, Happy Days made those days seem like so much fun!

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    1. Sounds like a great trip! Can I come (and bring my kids)??

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  6. I would go back to the year I entered high school - and talk to Me, as I was then. I would particularly like to stop by and see Mr. Eldridge . . . and tell him what a discouraging English teacher he was!

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    1. Yes! I've wished that too (not the part about Mr. Eldridge...). What would you tell yourself?

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  7. I've always wanted to go to Fort Steele. Good thing I read your book. Now I'm prepped.

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    1. Fort Steele was great. It's a lot like Heritage Park but I think it feels a bit more authentic because it's mostly original. I've also spent some time in Sandon BC that was once known as the Monte Carlo of the North. It had a pop of 20,000, had a red-light district, three newspapers...

      I actually really love that time period, late 1800.

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  8. I'd go back to Whitechapel in 1888 and capture Jack the Ripper.

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    1. Hey! There's an idea for a time travel series!

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  9. Like Mary I'd go back to see a loved one. First to Dec 26th 1989, the last time I saw my mom alive. This time I'd be nicer, I'd hug her. I'd tell her how much I appreciate her and apologize for being a selfish teenager. Then to April 24th 1986 to stop my brother from taking his life. To pull that gun from his hands and tell him we are better WITH him than without.

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    1. Oh Michelle. Those are heartbreaking moments. If only...hey?

      Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it.

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  10. I would go back before my husband died

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    1. How I wish it were possible...

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  11. I'd have a hard time choosing just one moment, but I'd like to go back to the Hammersmith Odeon on July 3, 1973 and see David Bowie's last concert as Ziggy Stardust. :)

    And then I'd like to go back further and hang out with my great-grandfather that I never got to meet. He sounded like a pretty cool guy.

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  12. How's that for specific! Love it. Thanks, Alyssa.

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  13. I thought at first I'd go back to when I made my career choice so I could pick WRITING over that 'other' path. Then I look back at the friends I made along the way and the life experiences I gathered and wonder - would I have had anything to write had I chosen differently back then? Better to live in the present and plan for the future. And leave the past as inspiration for my writing.

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  14. I thought I’d say I wanted to go back to when I made my career decision so that I could pick WRITING over ‘that other path’. But then I remembered all the great people I’ve met and life experiences I’ve gathered. I have to wonder – would I have had anything to write about had I chosen differently back then? Better to live in the present and plan for the future. And save the past as inspiration for my writing.

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  15. I thought I’d say I wanted to go back to when I made my career decision so that I could pick WRITING over ‘that other path’. But then I remembered all the great people I’ve met and life experiences I’ve gathered. I have to wonder – would I have had anything to write about had I chosen differently back then? Better to live in the present and plan for the future. And save the past as inspiration for my writing.

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    1. So true, isn't it? We are who we are today because of all the choices we've made (even the bad ones!). Thanks for posting, Brenda!

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  16. Umm, I would like to go back to a few years when a huge mistake of mine made my friends leave me. I miss them and hope I hadn't done that.

    pragyasharma_100@yahoo.co.in

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    1. Oh...here's hoping things will sort themselves out in the future.

      Take care,

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  17. I would travel back to the turn of the century, the late 1800's and early 1900's, in order to be around when the automobile was first invented.

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  18. I would like to travel back to the turn of the 19th century in order to be around when the automobile was first in use.

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    1. Love that time period. So many big changes! I'd love to meet my great-grandparents too.

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  19. boo hoo i'm late to the party. sheesh. I would love to travel to medieval times, as long as I knew I could get back - I do love my creature comforts. I have enjoyed all your books, DL.

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    1. Thanks, Louise!

      Wouldn't it be interesting? Of course, I'd want to be someone of standing because, seriously? Can you imagine how the peasantry lived in medieval times?

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  20. I think I'd like to go back in time to when my grandparents were young and making the decisions that impacted where and who I am today. They were amazing people and I'd love to see them again.

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    1. You know, when you really think about it, we owe our existence to every single person who came before us. One small decision changes the course of all the people who come after.

      Thanks for taking the time to post!

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  21. I think if I could travel through time I would like to go to my future to see if there's anything I could do now to make it better.
    cleaningrhouse at yahoo dot com

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      Thanks for posting.

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  22. If I could travel through time I would love to travel back to medievil times but I also want to see the future. In the past I would want to visit maybe King Arthur times. The future I would want to travel a couple hundred years ahead to see how it would look.

    rachel at thejeepdiva dot com

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    1. I'm with you. Actually, there are so many places and times I'd like to visit, but I think I'd mainly want to be sort of a fly on the wall and be able to observe without getting into too much trouble.

      Thanks for commenting!

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  23. If you had the ability to travel through time, where (or rather…when) would you go?)

    I would travel back in time to whenever and wherever my connection to my Irish past was as I haven't been able to figure that out in this lifetime.

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    1. Oh, it would be so interesting to meet up with ancestors, wouldn't it?

      Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  24. I think I'd want to travel back in time to meet my great great relatives...see what it was like to live back then.
    I know it'd be so different from now.

    ~Steph
    soklad82@hotmail.com

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    1. I really wonder what it would be like too. I wonder what I would miss most about this time period and what I would miss least.

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  25. I'd have to go to Ancient Rome. I love hisotry and I would have loved to be around witnessing traditions and every faction of life back then. It sounds like a predictable choice, but definitely interesting!

    Natalia.
    nat_isabel(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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    1. Oh, predictable, maybe, but I'm with you on this one. I had the pleasure of visiting Italy a few years ago and Rome is one of my favorite cities in the world. I loved the Colosseum and walking down the street of the Roman Forum - well - even though everything is in ruins, I could almost image what it would have been like. Love your choice!

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  26. I think I would have gone back to the time so I could meet my relatives when they were young, probably my grandparents on my father's side. Because I think they were the most exciting. I've always wanted to know more about them, and regretted that I did not ask more when I had the chance :)

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    1. I'm intrigued about these grandparents of yours...

      Thanks for posting!

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  27. The Renaissance when everything seemed to come back to life. The arts and the search for knowledge making everything vibrant and beautiful.
    helldog3 at aol.com

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    1. Oh, I like your choice.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  28. I'd go back around 11 years and prevent my old self from doing the mistakes she did... and ask her to enjoy life a bit more! God was I a socially awkward kid xD

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  29. I'd like to go back in time to meet my grandparents and other family members that die before I was born.Thank you for the chance to win.augustlily06(AT)aim(DOT)com.

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  30. I would love to go back to the 60's...maybe stop by Woodstock! :) This decade has always fascinated me ever since I was a child (I was not born until the 80's though! :P) I had peace signs and Woodstock decor in my bedroom as a teenager and wrote my big English paper in High School on Woodstock. My husband always tells me I belong in the 60's :) So would LOVE to experience it in "real life". That would be so cool!

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  31. I would love to go back to the 1800's in London I love reading books that took place then and I would love to see if it really is as beautiful as I imagine in my head!!! This book sounds awesome I can't wait to read it. bridget.howard@hotmail.com

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