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TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE . . . WITH A KARMIC TWIST
That's the byline on my author webpage, but what exactly does it mean? Granted, the 'time travel romance' bit is fairly straightforward: in my plots, I explore the romantic tension that ensues when one character is transported to a different time period and falls in love with someone who has a completely different set of social values pertaining to marriage, love, and, yes, even sex. And the 'karmic twist'? These characters have known and loved each other in a previous lifetime, but because of tragic circumstances, they were never able to find lasting happiness in that prior incarnation. Thank Cupid for time travel because they now have a second chance to right old wrongs, clear out all of the emotional baggage that tore them apart in the first place, and, finally, find the everlasting happiness that has eluded them over the ages.
My fascination with time travel began at an early age when I first read "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" and began fantasizing about traveling back in time to interact with figures from the past. As I grew older and my hormones kicked into high gear, I imagined myself jettisoning back in time and having, er, more intimate relationships with those same characters. As for reincarnation, I've had a lifelong interest in the subject, one which was firmly cemented when, under hypnosis, I was regressed to a lifetime that took place in 17th century France. To this day, I can still vividly recall the beautiful garlands of fresh flowers that decorated the bower where I was married. Sadly, it was a marriage that ended all too soon when my husband was killed in the Thirty Years' War, leaving me to spend the rest of that lifetime grieving his death. Believe me, if I could travel back in time, I would beg him not to go off to war. (Kinda obvious where my interest in fusing time travel and reincarnation came from, huh?)
So, if you've ever wondered what it would be like to travel through the portals of time, or to meet your kindred soul mate, I think you'll enjoy my Time Wanderer series. (And for those of you who have a taste for esoteric thrillers with a dash of romance, check out my series of books written under the pen name C.M. Palov.) I invite you to visit me at www.chloedouglasbooks.com, and I look forward to hearing from you!