Why Time Travel Would Be My Superpower of Choice
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We’ve all thought about it. If we could possess one ultimate power that bent the rules of our current lives, what would we choose? I’ll admit teleportation has been near the top of the list. But no matter how nice it would be to trim the hours of driving I do each day, it’s a short-sighted wish.
No, what I would love most of all is the ability to travel through time. It’s something I’ve been obsessed with since childhood, and I’m thrilled to finally give life to that fantasy through these characters, Reegan and Saul, and this book, Paradox Lost.
In Reegan’s time, the year 2145, only travel into the past is possible. So far. Forward time travel is coming soon for Reegan and Saul, but that’s a different book. A future one. In the meantime, my character Reegan has his dream job: Time Travel Tour Guide, visiting as many historical events as he wants. He even gets paid for it. It’s a good thing all that interference in past events won’t cause a time paradox. Unfortunately, Reegan’s about to discover paradox-free time travel isn’t as safe as he thought it was.
Time travel stories are tricky to write, mostly because the idea of the time paradox has become an accepted fact. It’s not a fact. It’s speculation, and with Paradox Lost, I “disprove” it in order to give my characters a whole new set of time-travel related traps. The most agonizing, of course, being that people from different centuries have little hope of staying together, no matter how in love they might be.
Can love truly conquer all? Even centuries? Grab a copy of Paradox Lost and find out!
Paradox Lost: Time travel tour guide Reegan McNamara’s job—taking eager tourists whenever they want to go—is usually a breeze. A trip back to 2020 to watch a world-changing speech seems no different, until a woman runs away from his tour group before the jump home. Now her tycoon husband is demanding her safe return—or Reegan will lose more than just his job.
PI Saul Kildare’s business is running on borrowed time. Due to a messy break with the police, he can’t get a referral to save his life. When an enigmatic stranger bangs on his door one night and promises a windfall for a missing-person case, it seems too good to be true. But the two men have an immediate connection, and Saul can’t pass up the chance to spend more time with Reegan, even if he is clearly hiding something.
Saul knows he shouldn’t trust Reegan, and Reegan knows he can’t get involved with Saul. But as their attraction evolves into feelings neither can deny, will they have the strength to take a leap of faith – together?
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Libby glimpsed her true calling when her first story, an A.A. Milne /Shakespeare crossover, won the grand prize in her elementary school's fiction contest. Her parents explained that writers were quirky, poor, and often talked to themselves in supermarket checkout lines. They implored her to be practical, a request she took to heart for twenty years, earning two degrees, a white-collar job, and an ulcer, before realizing that practical was absolutely no fun.
Today she lives with her husband and four children in an old, impractical house and writes stories about redemption, the supernatural, and love at first sight, all of which do exist. She happens to know from experience.
Libby’s State of Mind received rave reviews for being fast, clever, and relentless and was nominated for a Bookie Award for Best M/M Novel of 2011. 40 Souls to Keep, Libby’s third novel, has been described as intense and heart-poundingly good and was praised by Publishers Weekly for maintaining a high level of suspense.
An avid supporter of gay rights, Libby donates her time to the Trevor Project and organizations that work to support marriage equality.
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