Meryn in For the Love of a Goblin Warrior is the last of my goblin heroes. Since it’s the end of the series I thought I’d talk about time travel and some of my early brushes with the concept.
Time Travel and Goblins
As a child I remember reading Riddle of the Trumpalar and Playing Beatie Bow. Because they are both Australian kids’ books I’m pretty sure you haven’t heard of them in the US (although Playing Beatie Bow was made into a film so maybe someone knows what I’m talking about?). Anyway both were set between modern day Australia and also either colonial or nineteenth century Australia. In both books the kids went back in time, solved the problem and learned something about themselves in the process.
Some of the early romances I read were historical time travel where the heroine is somehow transported back to an age of no running water, toothbrushes or modern medicine (I don’t like camping very much, so I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t cope with being sent back). However the heroine overlooks all of this, falls in love and lives happily ever after. Shortly after this I discovered paranormal romance and I haven’t looked back…but one thing always bugged me. Why was it the heroine who always got transported, and why did she have to go back? Why not forwards from the past and into the present?
Then along came ‘Kate and Leopold’. He came to our time. Awesome…but they did end up in the past where they had their HEA.
How does this all relate to my goblins in the Shadowlands series?
Well, I got to take Celtic Warriors, curse them to a desolate place and then bring them into modern society.
So instead of the heroine going back to Roman Britain and having to deal with Celts and Romans and battles, it’s the guys who have to step forward and adapt. Roan (The Goblin King) did this quiet easily as he’d spend a bit of time in our world as a goblin. Dai (Kiss of the Goblin Prince) had a tougher time given that he can do magic and will never quite fit. Meryn (For the Love of a Goblin Warrior) is in all kinds of trouble. He hasn’t experienced our world since the curse. He doesn’t speak English and he doesn’t understand modern technology.
I had so much fun :)
I have one copy of For the Love of a Goblin Warrior up for grabs.
Just tell me where you’d like to go if you could travel back in time (as long as I knew I could come back I would love to see Celtic Britain).
Winner drawn via random.org on the January 5 at 7am WST.
For the Love of a Goblin Warrior (Shadowlands #3)
In a Faraway Land...
There lived a man who was trapped—his only companions a horde of goblins consumed by their lust for gold. He thought he was lost forever, thought that no one would ever remember he'd been noble.
A Fearless Warrior.
Now he has been thrust into the human world once again, but so much has changed. How can he ever be rid of the darkness after so long in the Shadowlands?
It Starts with Dreams of a Castle...
And a woman who takes his breath away and makes him forget the pain of his past. He knows he must protect her at all costs. And perhaps in saving her, he can finally learn to love again.
"I truly believed the feelings and emotions of the characters through her words and simply couldn't put it down." - Vampires, Werewolves and Fairies, Oh My!
"Ms. Husk outdid herself in this book... Once I got into the story, I couldn't put it down. Night Owl Reviewer Top Pick" - Night Owl Reviews
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