Monday, April 6, 2015

Guest Post and Giveaway: Top 5 Places You'd Like to Travel Back in Time To by Gina Lamm

Hi everyone! I’d like to thank Bitten By Romance for having me today! It’s hard to believe that KISS THE EARL will actually be releasing tomorrow! I can’t wait to share Ella and Patrick with you. This story is one of my favorites, and I hope you’ll love it!

Today I’m talking about the top 5 places/times I’d like to travel back to, if I had my own TARDIS. I’ll stick with Earth, though!

5. Ancient Greece
Attribution: By illustration by Percy Anderson for Costume Fanciful, Historical and Theatrical, 1906 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
So, if you’ve heard me ramble on a bit before, you’ll know I was a theatre rat in high school, and I even majored in theatre in college. (Don’t worry, I didn’t graduate with a theatre degree, so there’s nothing collecting dust in the top of my closet. Sigh.) So of course I’d need to go back and see the birth time (and place!) of theatre. It began with festivals to honor the gods, specifically Dionysus, the god of winemaking, religious ecstasy (heh), theatre, and fertility. The actors were all male, and they performed comedies, tragedies, and satyrs in amphitheaters. Also, lovely draped togas. Ain’t no party like an Ancient Greek party, so I’d make this my #5 place to travel in time to!

#4 – Restoration England

In 1660, England went through a big change. The monarchy returned and the puritanical reign of Cromwell was at an end. Thus, the people partied, and partied hard. Also, this was a great time period for fashion. Powdered wigs, huge dresses with tons of flounces and lace, fancy fancy everywhere! Oddly enough, also another great time for theatre. The Restoration comedy is a really fun genre, witty and bawdy at the same time. AND, for all my femmes out there, this was the first time female actors were permitted onstage! So it was a turning point for women’s rights, in a way. Yeah, I’d need to take a trip over to Restoration England in my TARDIS, for sure.

#3 – The Roaring 20’s

Hmmm. Thus far there seems to be a theme here. Apparently I long to go back to any period in time when people were partying their butts off. But come on, the twenties?!? Women had just gotten the right to vote! And technology was seeing a huge boom. Cars, movies, telephones, for the first time the world had begun to change so fast that people had a hard time keeping up. Art, design, dance, culture, everything was moving forward fast in the twenties. I’d love to be a part of that. Besides, I think I could totally rock the flapper look. Well, maybe not at the moment. This twin baby bump wouldn’t look so great in flapper tassels… But yeah. I’d love to stop in the twenties.

#2 – Japan, the Edo Period

And this list just took a giant swerve. Yeah, the Edo Period in Japanese history wasn’t exactly known for partying. BUT, I’ve got one word for you. Samurai. Yeah. I’ve got a schoolgirl crush on the samurai. The Edo period covers the 1600s through the mid 1800s. During that time, Japan was pretty isolated from the outside world, but they were definitely studying the advances going on around them and making some strides of their own. There was kind of a renaissance in fashion, art, and industry within the country, so there’d be plenty to see in this time period. But honestly, what girl doesn’t want her own samurai?

And last, most obvious, and the SINGLE MOST WANTED PLACE on this list for me…
#1 IS……….

Regency England

Okay, come on, duh. You’d have to know a Regency Time Travel author would want to go to Regency England most of all, right? I mean, I’ve done more research on this time period than any other. I want to waltz at Almack’s, and ride through Hyde Park, and eat ices at Gunter’s. I want Lord Byron to read me poetry, and go shopping on Bond Street. I want to visit Astley’s amphitheater and see the latest plays. Sigh.

If you need me, I’ll be over here reading one of the Geek Girl books so I can pretend I’m actually visiting Regency England.

Thanks again for having me, and I’d love to hear what your choice would be if you had a time machine of your own!

XOXO,
Gina Lamm


Title: Kiss the Earl
Author: Gina Lamm        
Series: Geek Girls Series
Pubdate: April 7th, 2015
ISBN: 9781492607823

A modern girl’s guide to seducing Mr. Darcy

When Ella Briley asked her lucky-in-love friends to set her up for an office party, she was expecting a blind date. Instead, she’s pulled through a magic mirror and into the past…straight into the arms of her very own Mr. Darcy.

Patrick Meadowfair, earl of Fairhaven, is too noble for his own good. To save a female friend from what is sure to be a loveless marriage, he’s agreed to whisk her off to wed the man she truly wants. But all goes awry when Patrick mistakes Ella for the would-be bride and kidnaps her instead.

Centuries away from everything she knows, Ella’s finally found a man who heats her blood and leaves her breathless. Too bad he’s such a perfect gentleman. Yet the reluctant rake may just find this modern girl far too tempting for even the noblest of men to resist…

Gina Lamm, a bellydancing, wisecracking, marshmallow-addicted geek, loves nothing more than penning funny, emotional tales of love, lust, and entertaining mishaps. Married to a superhero, she lives with her beloved family in North Carolina, surrounded by tobacco farms, possums, and the occasional hurricane. She also writes erotic romance for Ellora's Cave  under the pen name Regina Cole. Visit www.ginalamm.net

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1 comment:

  1. Oh I am so excited to try this book out now...I got it from NG and plan on reading it over the weekend. So thrilled especially since I love time travel romance and this one sounds so interesting to me.

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