The free promo is extended thru Sunday!

Free . . . free . . . free! For the first time, my time-travel mystery, Not Expecting This, is free in Kindle format. The sale is today thru Friday. In the book a teenage girl is accidentally transported back in time to the gold rush days in Colorado. It’s the 3rd book in my Bavarian Woods series, but I wrote so that it could also be read as a stand-alone book. Only one character from the first two books is in this 3rd book.

The setting is the Colorado Rockies in a fictional gold mining town in the mid-1800’s. I chose that location because I used to live in Colorado and loved visiting some of the old gold mining towns. One time, we drove to the towns of Black Hawk and Central, by way of a scary road, aptly nicknamed Oh My God Road. Of course, I had to include that road in the story.

I also love watching the Discovery Channel’s Gold Rush TV shows, and have become interested in gold mining (not that I want to do it). It’s fascinating to learn about it and to watch people chasing after their dreams.

So, back to my book.  Here’s the book’s description:

Pregnant, running from a bad environment, bounced around in foster care her whole life, and shunned by her father, seventeen-year-old Bailey Blackwood doesn’t expect miracles, and it appears as if she isn’t about to receive any.

Poor judgment has her accepting a ride from a husband and wife, unaware that she has placed herself in danger, about to be kidnapped. After she finally escapes, Bailey and the couple’s dog end up in an abandoned mine that suddenly transports them back in time to an 1878 gold mining town where she meets the town’s marshal, Wyatt Hawkins. Wyatt feels for the young girl, but he has his hands full, investigating a murder.

Meanwhile, teenager Ryan Hollander, a modern American who was swept up in a similar fashion and has been living with his family in 18th-century Germany, tries to return home through the portal there, but somehow also ends up in the Old West mining town. Alone and terrified, he fears he’ll never see his family again.

When Bailey and Ryan meet, they realize the time portal isn’t reliable and any hope of getting back to their time vanishes. Both must face the real possibility of being stuck in the past.

Not Expecting This is a story about family, guilt, regrets, and redemption.

Please get your copy of the book and tell your friends. I hope you love it as much as I loved writing it. Thanks!