Award Winning author, Lizzy Ford, is back with a fantastical novel, BLACK MOON DRAW, where we find out what happens when a reader gets sucked into the novel she’s reading.
Reader beware … A woman suffering from heartbreak wishes her life would change and wakes up in BLACK MOON DRAW, an unfinished book written by her favorite author, where she must seek out the hero and help him on his mission if she is to return home.
A reader gets sucked into the book she’s reading and is trapped, unless she convinces the hero of the story to send her home. Just her luck - the book is unfinished, and its sexy hero is far more alpha male than she’s prepared to handle.
What Naia doesn’t know: the story – and its hero – have been expecting her for quite some time, even though she has no idea what she’s doing there.
Naia must learn quickly how to navigate the dangerous, magical world of Black Moon Draw and find a way to complete her journey with the unlikely, uncooperative hero of the story, who holds the key to returning her home.
Praise for BLACK MOON DRAW:
“Lizzy Ford has done it again. She has created a story her fans are going to love and one that is different from so many others out there. The reader is transported into the book she is reading. . . I think that this is a story about believing in yourself and not letting what others say or how they treat you, stop you from that. In the end, it's about what you believe yourself capable of and not be scared to venture out of your comfort zone. I loved it!”—Cindy, Goodreads reader
About Lizzy Ford:
Lizzy Ford is the author of over thirty books written for young adult and adult romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling “Rhyn Trilogy,” “Witchling Series” and the “War of Gods” series. Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring. Lizzy’s books can be found on every major ereader library, to include: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords. She lives in southern Arizona with her husband, three dogs and a cat.
If you could change history, would you?
I was brainstorming for a guest post topic and started thinking about my time travel series and how, by writing it, I’m living out some of my own fantasies about time periods I’d love to live in or visit. The series motto is, “If you could change history, would you?” The heroines are placed in positions where they have the power and knowledge needed to do so – but will they actually do it?
The series as a whole explores different eras in human history while also challenging the reader and heroines about what they would do if they really could go back and make changes in the historic timeline of humanity. Sometimes, the heroine goes back and realizes that what we know about history today is so different from what happened, that she has to re-evaluate everything she knows. Sometimes, she learns that the man orchestrating the change of history has a personal – rather than humanitarian – reason for wanting history changed. Sometimes, the heroine changes history – but in a different way than she intended when she initially goes back.
I love history, especially ancient history, and I love imagining what life in those times would’ve been like. I also love Doctor Who and how he changes the world wherever he goes. The idea of taking his companions everywhere in space and time is amazing to me, so I wanted to create a series where the wonder of Doctor Who meets my love for history and romance! The books can all be read as standalones, as each is a different adventure into a different time period.
The first book, “West,” occurs in the Old West, an era of great tumult, change, growth and chaos in the history of the United States. It seems like a fascinating time to explore – and an era I’d like to visit but not necessarily remain in for long! Which is exactly what my heroine, Josie, ends up doing as well. She spends two weeks in the Old West with the intention of trying to stem the violence towards, and near annihilation of, indigenous Native Americans, only for her journey to end in tragedy. She changes history – but not in the right way, and as a result, more people die than were originally supposed to.
Heartbroken and horrified, she learns a tough lesson about when, where and how to change history. Rather than stay in the Old West, she decides to accept a second mission with the hopes of making a better choice the second time around. (“West” releases December 1!)
The second book, “East,” occurs in an era I had no idea I was interested in until I heard a podcast by Dan Carlin. He’s an amateur historian who has a series called Hardcore History. Before a road trip, my husband had downloaded “The Wrath of the Khans,” a series of podcasts about Genghis Khan and how his Mongols nearly took over the known world in the 1200s. For those unfamiliar with Dan Carlin, he has an incredible way of bringing ancient history to life through enigmatic storytelling. I was so intrigued by his version of events during the time of Genghis Khan, that I started reading more about that era and decided that my heroine, Josie, needed to go to Mongolia in the second time travel novel.
In “East,” Josie is given the mission of saving the life of one child – a life that was otherwise snuffed out, according to the version of history she knows. Without knowing the motivations of the man who sent her back in time, and without the ability to foresee how her actions will change the course of human history, she has to make a choice that’s much tougher the second time around, since she knows from her first adventure that her actions have very far-reaching consequences. (“East” releases mid-2015.)
The third and fourth books (“North” and “South”) will feature two more eras of history. I have an idea of which eras for both but am finalizing my plans!
If you could go back in time, where would you like to visit?