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Time Travel Italian Style! Morgan O’Neil Do It Just Right.


Good morning. From the first mo0ment I read H.G.Wells’s The Time Machine, I have been fascinated by the concept of moving back and forth through time. Imagine, actually seeing a dinosaur, or watching them build the pyramids. Conversely, what about going a hundred years into the future to see whay life holds for your porgeny?

The concept of time travel has shown up in a number of different ways in the media. I recall a particualrly cheezy series called It’s About Time, but the only thing I really can zero in on is the song that went with the series. Star Trek has used the concept of time travel in several episodes. Superman saved Lois Lane in the first movie by turning back time–isn’t that a lyric to a song? Most recently, The Flash saved his city and thousands of people thanks to having travelled into the future and made the necessary correction. But none of these shows do justice to time travel the way Morgan O’Neil do. Today, Let’s focus on Book 1.

The Other Side of Heaven, Book One of the Italian Time Travel Series, published by Time’s Arrow Productions is  Historical/Time Travel Fiction. I read this book and absolutely adored it, easily getting hooked on the series.

OtherSideHeaven_CVR_LRGAbout the Book:

Californian Gwendolyn Godwyn seeks to learn her family’s history and hopes to restore the bond that once existed between her Italian forebearers and those who live in America. While visiting her ancestral Italian town, Gwen is caught in a violent earthquake and inexplicably thrust through time. At first refusing to believe what has happened, she nevertheless uses her wits to survive, donning a monk’s cowl to hide her identity as a woman. Ripped apart from all she has ever known, Gwen finds herself in the midst of brutal territorial battles in an era she once blithely called “The Dark Ages.” When the golden Italian summer of 951 emerges from the strife and gloom, Gwen joins forces with a cadre of gallant men, allies in the struggle against the evil nobles, Willa of Tuscany and Count Berengar, kidnappers of Italy’s rightful queen, Adelaide. Along with Father Warinus and Lord Alberto Uzzo, Gwen seeks to rescue Adelaide and restore her kingdom. In the midst of this great adventure, Gwen falls in love with the complex and passionate Alberto, to whom she reveals her identity as a woman. But can Alberto learn to love her strong and independent nature and help Gwen in her quest to discover her rightful place in time?

*December 16 through 22 The Other Side of Heaven will be 99 cents/pence on Amazon US and UK.

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DeborahCordes&CaryFratesAbout the Authors:


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A chance meeting at a writers’ conference brought Cary Morgan Frates and Deborah O’Neill Cordes together, two award-winning authors who connected because of a mutual love of time travel fiction. Collaboration ensued, the search for a pen name the first step in their working relationship. Their maiden names provided the solution—and “Morgan O’Neill” was born.

Cary and Deborah’s backgrounds are uniquely suited to writing stories steeped in atmosphere and history: Deborah has a Master’s Degree in history and is a dedicated genealogist; Cary is a talented linguist in French and is currently a student of Latin. They’ve traveled to Europe’s ancient and medieval sites many times, with Cary living on the Continent for five years.

The Morgan O’Neill time travel novels have received a number of literary awards, including two finalist wins in the Booksellers’ Best Awards, two semifinalist wins in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, first, second, and third place wins for the Mainstream Novel with Strong Romantic Elements category of the Golden Rose Contest, a top ten finalist award in the Pacific Northwest Writers’ Conference Zola Awards Literary Contest, and a top ten finalist win in the Orange Rose Contest. In 2014, the Oshawa Public Libraries of Ontario, Canada included Morgan O’Neill’s entire Roman series—Love, Eternally, After the Fall, and Return to Me—in their list for Top 100 Romance Novels of All Time.

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Finally retired after more than 30 years as a teacher! Now, I get to spend my time gardening, enjoying my grandchildren, and writing. I finally completed the number one item in my bucket list and Crimson Romance published my first novel, Fire Angel, in April 2013. Since then I have published 24 manuscripts to date and don't plan to quit writing for a long time yet.

3 thoughts on “Time Travel Italian Style! Morgan O’Neil Do It Just Right.

  1. Dear Susanne, Thank you for hosting us on your blog today. This time travel series weaves the tale of a modern-day heroine as she tries to survive and thrive in medieval Italy. It helps that she’s studying for a degree in classical languages before she is thrust back in time. Her knowledge of Latin and a monk’s cowl helps her to survive all sorts of mayhem. Happy reading to one and all!

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