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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Dreaming the present and living the past - Between Two Worlds by Christy Santo

It is 2006 and Indiana University graduate student Rebecca Harrison attends a Halloween party. Unknown to her she will have her world turned upside down when she leaves it. An unexpected accident rips her from 2006 Indiana and abandons her in 1983 Fanwood...

Description:

Rebecca dreams her present time and lives her past. 

It is 2006 and Indiana University graduate student Rebecca Harrison attends a Halloween party. Unknown to her she will have her world turned upside down when she leaves it. An unexpected accident rips her from 2006 Indiana and abandons her in 1983 Fanwood, New Jersey her hometown. She struggles to relive the past and exist as another woman with the same name and birthday as her. Can she find a way to return to her present time or will her past become her future?

EXCERPT

I am at a Halloween party - my first in years. I wear an early 19th-century style off-white summer dress, a matching hat and high-heeled suede shoes with buttons on the front. The party is inside of a house near Lincoln and Seventh streets in downtown Bloomington. It is so full of costumed IU students that it is terribly hot. Given my dress is meant for summer, I try to tolerate it, but can't. I go looking for my friend to tell her I am going to leave. After several minutes of searching, I start to feel faint and leave without seeing her. As I head down the front stairs of the house, I hear one of the front doors open. I turn to see a young man in jeans and plaid shirts, not a costume, come out. 

I turn back and continue down the stairs when suddenly I am bumped into and my feet lose traction on the stairs. My feet slide back and my body tips backward until my heels are completely off the step. I bend my legs at the knees as I attempt to twist to my right to grab the metal railing, instead my fingertips brush it. I feel a sharp pain in my ribs as they hit the edge of a step. Then the side of my head hits the concrete knocking me out. I do not come to for several moments. When I do, I feel my body sliding down the steps and every part of me being bumped all the way down. I keep blacking out and coming to all the while helpless to stop the fall. The whole thing feels like it is taking forever. I wish I could cry out to the man who caused the fall to stop this, but each hit on the steps keeps me from doing so. Finally it stops and the last thing I hear before I black out for a final time is the man apologizing profusely, and telling me not to worry, an ambulance is on the way.

About the author:
Christy Santo was born and raised in Fanwood, New Jersey. She has lived in Bloomington, IN since 2002 and runs her family's Internet retail business. Between Two Worlds, is her second book and she is currently working on a third book.


11 comments:

Maranda Hymes said...

Awesome! A book set around my favorite holiday. Looks like I'm gonna have to buy it and read it this Halloween.

bookbunny68 said...

Don't see many NA time travel books. I'd be interested in seeing how this goes.

Arf2-D2 said...

It would be interesting to see how she handles it. I have no idea what I'd do.

CCAM said...

I liked that first line and made me very curious

Joanne Vincenti said...

sounds really awesome and intriguing

Laurie Nykaza said...

It looks like a great read thanks for the giveaway!

Stephanie LaPlante said...

This book sounds awesome. I'd love to read it.

Robyn Donnelly said...

This would be great to read. Look forward to reading.

Gloria Minor-Fridley said...

Thanks for the chance, sounds good

Debbie Joyce said...

Time travel stories are so fun to read. Thank you for the chance.

bookbunny68 said...

Does this mean we all won?