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Thursday, June 21, 2018

against her circumstances - The Same Time (Time Series, #2) by Brona Mills

"This beautiful love story with sci-fi elements is a quick and fun read. There are love, adventure, action, and a few lough out loud moments, which are always a plus." Barbara, Goodreads


Published: April 23rd, 2018

A brave young mother, a time-traveling good Samaritan, and a love that must endure the tests of time…

Stella is fighting against her circumstances. Pregnant and caring for her own mother, twenty-one-year-old Stella is tough, and doing the best she can.Butin her darkest hour, helparrives in the form of a handsome and mysterious man who knows more about her than seems reasonable.

A scientist, David has unlocked the keys to time travel and uses his knowledge to save Stella’s life, over and over.But will David turn out to be her salvation, or the beginning of her greatest heartbreak? While David strives to assist Stella on her path, he does so without realizing he may be risking his chances of returning safely to his own time in the process.

When Stella meets a younger David on her own timeline—long before his time traveling days have begun—they begin a love affair that will change both their lives. The question is, will their love be strong enough to change the devastating future they share, and how much will Stella tell her love about what she knows of their shared future and demise?

“…a great story of love transcending time against all odds” – Amazon Reviewer

This is the second book in the connected Time Series and can be read as a standalone.

Top 10 challenges of writing sci-fi 

1.  There are no real reference books or set in stone rules – but this could also be classed as a good thing. Of course people expect a certain thing, but we can tweak the rules as we like. My next time travel book is using a whole other set of rules in their world to time travel. 

2. Trying to take the science world, and manipulate it as close as you can to incorporate your fiction into it. Really – to take time, and the research on time, and try to figure out a place I could poke holes at and make sound believable was pretty tough. 

3. Taking something as widely known as time travel, and making it unique, setting it apart from everything else and making my own ‘theories’ work. 

4.  Breaking the mould, and setting the time travel in modern times. There are a lot of novels that actually do this, but when you look at time travel books, the most wide known are all set in historic times. 

5. Bringing in other genre readers. Again, letting romance readers, and new adult readers know that a time travel book doesn’t have to be set in historic times. It can be about college age characters growing up, and experiencing this thing, while also dealing with their lives. 

6. Tying everything together. To make something complex over the course of a twenty-year timeline and make sure it all comes together. 

7. To include alternate realities or not? 

8. How much sci-fi and fantasy lines to include. You’re technically creating a new version of the world, by saying that this thing, time travel or whatever is real – so what else is real? Monsters and aliens? Why or why not? Drawing the lines for each of your novels. 

9. Being prepared to totally believe in your own made up theories, and persuade others that it works, only to make it all up again in your next book! 

10. To make readers believe that it could actually happen!. 

About the author:
Brona Mills has defied the odds of overcoming dyslexia and failing High School English to become an author. Her first book, A Time for Everything, has been met with great reviews from both the romance readers and the sci-fi time travel lovers, that Brona kept the series going. Book two in the connected series, The Same Time is out 23rd April, and Brona's not stopping there. She is currently working on two other projects, a novella in the connected Time Series, and a new stand alone time travel novel with a dystopian element.

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Giselle said...

Thanks for being on the tour! :)

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

Linda Romer said...

Looking forward to reading The Time Series! Thank you

Laura said...

Can't wait to read this!