My Guest Lives in Two Different Ages
[Well, She Got Married During the Renaissance]
By Jeff Salter
This is my 350th post here at 4F1H and I’m delighted to use it to feature my Guest Fox, Nicole Zoltack. The talented Nicole is a colleague at Clean Reads, where nine of my titles have been published.
One of the things which first intrigued me about Nicole was when she posted a couple of her wedding photos on her FaceBook page. She was married in a Renaissance gown! So I asked her to explain (which she does, below).
Nicole Zoltack is a USA Today bestselling author who loves to write romances. She did marry her first kiss, after all! Fairy tales, paranormal romances, urban fantasy, epic fantasy, time travels… Nicole spins all kinds of fantastical tales.
When she’s not writing about knights, superheroes, or witches, she spends time with her loving husband, three energetic young boys, and precious baby girl. She enjoys riding horses (pretending they’re unicorns, of course!) and going to the PA Renaissance Faire dressed in period garb. She’ll read anything she can get her hands on. Her current favorite TV shows are Game of Thrones and Stranger Things.
A bit more about Nicole
Thanks for having me!
I have always been fascinated with history, especially the Middle Ages. The time of chivalry and knights just warms my hopeless romantic soul. I first went to the Renaissance Faire during high school for a field trip. We were all allowed to wear time period garb if we wanted to, but I was the only one to do so. From then on, I’ve been back many times, and I’ve always gone in costume. It’s just more fun to! This of course led to me having a Renaissance-themed wedding completed with a castle for a wedding cake and outdoors pictures at a park that had stone ruins.
What’s so fun about history is all of the what ifs. What if one small event didn’t happen? How can that change the timeline? What if you go back in time and it isn’t the past as you know it? That’s what I was thinking about when I wrote The Test of Time, which actually features four different time periods, our own and three alternative ones.
Katia jumps at the chance to go to England with her best friend after Rose ditches her deadbeat boyfriend. While walking through the market, she spies a large mansion and recognizes the guy out front as her high school friend Tony. Just as they start to reconnect, Katia passes through times and lands in the arms of Lord Landon, who looks like Tony but certainly doesn’t act like him.
Soon, Katia learns that this 1815 is different from the one in history books. Trapped in a parallel world, Katia struggles to not fall for Landon but his charm proves too much for her. Just when she is about to confess her love for him, Katia travels through time yet again.
The course of love never did run smooth and if Katia can’t figure out and master the test of time, she’ll never see her friends again, or worse, never be reunited with Landon.
Nicole’s Question for YOU
If you could go back to the past or jump into the future, would you?
[JLS # 350]