Time-Traveling with Catherine Bybee (& Amazon GC G*veaway)


Today, I’m pleased to welcome New York Timesbestselling author Catherine Bybee to Preternatura! Catherine is one of my alter-ego Susannah Sandlin’s fellow authors at Montlake Publishing (and Susannah is over at her blog today, in a divine irony of scheduling). A nurse before she turned to writing full-time, Catherine lives in Southern California. You can learn more about her at one of her sites:
Catherine’s here today to talk about her hot Vows trilogy—historical romances involving time-travel and hot Scotsmen and Druids (*fans self*)—and where and to what period she might travel if given a chance.
Read on for a chance to win an Amazon gift card! 

ABOUT Binding Vows: Duncan MacCoinnich’s task… Travel to the twenty-first century Renaissance Faire, deflower the Druid virgins, and go home. Only his job is not so easily accomplished with the virgin in question, Tara McAllister….Time is running out. The evil is closing in on them both….Tara finds Duncan irresistible after what was supposed to be a mock Hand-fasting binds them….When Duncan whisks her to his home in Scotland she could accept that. But, can she forgive him for taking away her modern life when she finds herself in the sixteenth century?And is it love they feel? Or something else? 

About Silent Vows: Myra, a medieval virgin druidess, flees five hundred years into the future to escape death at the hands of a cursed witch and lands in the arms of a handsome but cynical twenty-first century cop….Officer Todd Blakely knows Myra is hiding something , but can’t resist her innocent charms. Destiny throws them both into a world of intrigue and mysticism. Can Todd be the true white knight she needs? Or will magic and the winds of time tear them apart?

About Redeeming Vows: For her own safety, modern day, single mom, Lizzy McAllister is forced to bow to the medieval men who surround her when she’s thrust back in time to the sixteenth century against her will. When Lizzy finds herself trapped in time with Fin, the one man she finds both irresistible and maddening, she agrees to combine forces with him to rid Scotland of the evil witch, Grainna. Finlay MacCoinnich’s attraction to Lizzy sizzles the very air they breathe….Tearing down the solid walls the woman has built around her won’t be easy, but he’s willing to do anything to keep her by his side. When a spell cast by their deadliest foe throws them forward in time, will they manage to find their way back in time to save their family from peril? And will Lizzy willingly stay in his time, or abandon him altogether?

How hot does this trilogy sound? And now, let’s hear from Catherine…
5 PLACES & TIMES THIS AUTHOR
WOULD LIKE TO TRAVEL TO AND WHY
by Catherine Bybee 

Let me begin by saying that much like rubbing the genie bottle and receiving three wishes, I’d need a very extended contract before sailing, sliding, or whizzing through time. On said contract it must be noted that in no time shall I be dirt poor, in bad health, or dropped on some land in which food, water, and shelter is not available.
Let us begin:
Number Five: The fifth place and time I’d consider traveling to…and mind you I must have all my memories and knowledge of my current life…and be able to get back to the 21stcentury…as in 2013 when need be: “Can you tell I’ve thought about this?” is…
High School. Yeah, boring… but… If I’m back in my body back in high school, and have the mind I have now… Holy crap, what fun I’d have. And of course I’d have my other self buy stock in say Apple or invest in Microsoft.
Number Four: The fourth place and time I’d consider traveling to would be Egyptduring the building of the pyramids. I’m thinkin’ I need to travel with the economy bottle of SPF 50, but I’d like to see with my own eyes how those things were built, and find out if in fact we were visited by aliens from outer space who ‘showed the Egyptians’ the way to build. Again…all rules of not being dirt poor and in bad health apply.
Number Three: The third place and time I’d consider traveling to… Regency Period England… yeah, cliché but take me to the ball Cinderella style, with all my snark? That would be fun. I’m thinking I’d have to pack a taser and perhaps a backup .38, but why not? I’d love to spread gossip among the ton and help liberate the women. I think I might have to add that on this trip I have to have a title…and not the title of mistress. Lady Catherine has a nice ring to it…don’t you think?
And a big box of condoms. Just sayin’. You know…for those spontaneous moments.
Number Two: The second place and time I’d consider traveling to would be medieval Scotland…You didn’t think I’d forget my own time period of travel…did you? And yeah, I’m thinking burly muscled kilt-wearing and kilt-worthy men who devour you with a smile and a nod… YUM! *slurp slurp* I’m going with the jumbo box of condoms on this trip.
Number One: And the first place on my list of places to go to and why would be the future. A couple of hundred years ahead… I’d love to know what’s going to happen outside of my predicted life span.

So, dear reader… where would you go and why… and with what stipulations? 

Okay, LOL. I’m still laughing about the giant package of condoms making the trip to medieval Scotland!

The giveaway: Tell us where you’d like to time-travel, and why (and your stipulations, of course). You’ll be entered to win a $10 gift card from Amazon. I’m thinking…maybe early 19th-century New Orleans, perhaps to meet my favorite French pirate. I’d have to be wealthy, of course, and be stooping far beneath my station to meet with said pirate. Who’d probably scare the crap out of me, but still…How about you? Enter the rafflecopter and leave a comment!

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25 thoughts on “Time-Traveling with Catherine Bybee (& Amazon GC G*veaway)

  1. hum i agree to the stipulations of being able to come back if i so wish it ( never i could prefer staying in another time but i prefer to have the choice, stay healthy and add monney i don’t want to be poor so an higher statut is better and be able to speak and understand the language or anywhere ( and when) i’m and to keep my knowlegde ( never know when or what could be useful)

    i would be happy to meet jean lafite yes because i could speak his language without trouble

    but to meet the scotland warriors and druids oh yes i want that^^;;

    • LOL–you’re such a philanthropist. See, I’d be thinking I’d go back there with a ton of antibiotics that I could sell from the back of my covered wagon and make a killing with my “miracle drug.”

    • but if Mary didn’t get sick she wouldn’t go to the special school and wouldn’t meet the man right for her

      that’s the problem with changing the past even a small element we can make things worse … if she didn’t marry him she could marry one who would beat her, kill her etc ( yes version catastrophic but still)

  2. I love Harry Potter so I would love to go back to 1990 on the train to London where the idea of Harry Potter first snuck into JK Rowling’s head! Such a momentous occasion! Of course I wouldn’t talk to her in case I interrupted her and Harry Potter never came into the world.

    • See!!! You might ‘F’ that all up. Gotta have your own li’l contract to make sure that doesn’t happen.

      How ’bout just siting next to JK and saying. “You’re going to be world famous…soon.” then walking away. *grin*

  3. I do like your stipulations, rich and healthy whenever travelling through time. I would love to visit Elizabethan London, and see the Virgin Queen myself. I would also visit a Regency ball, and some Edwardian balloon fair.

  4. I would definitely visit the future, a hundred years or more ahead. When I see the differences between 1913 and 2013, I am fascinated with trying to imagine 3013 and where we’d all be then. I would want to make sure I could get back to my own time of course, and have some kind of protection just in case there was an apocalypse somewhere in there instead of advances in civilization. 😀

  5. We all love Catherine’s stipulations! Nobody wants to be dirt poor in the streets of London. I might also stipulate indoor plumbing…but then I couldn’t go back to the building of the Pyramids, could I? I’d love to see the heyday of the Roman Empire and also be in Italy at the peak of the Renaissance, late 15th C/early 16th C., give or take a few years–to see Michelangelo, da Vinci, Galileo. New York in the Roaring 20s might be nice to visit too.

  6. I’d like to be able to visit any time period I wanted and have plenty of money wherever whenever I was. I like the idea of NY in the 60’s, the old west in the 18890’s– wherever the whim takes me.
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