Friday, January 18, 2019

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The Road to Alexander by Jennifer Macaire - Book Blitz + Giveaway


The Road to Alexander

What do you do when the past becomes your future?
The year is 2089, and time-travelling journalist Ashley Riveraine gets a once in a lifetime opportunity to interview her childhood hero, Alexander the Great. She expects to come out with an award-winning article, but doesn’t count on Fate intervening.
Alexander mistakes Ashley for Persephone, goddess of the dead, and kidnaps her, stranding her in his own time. Being stuck 3000 years in the past with the man of her dreams wouldn’t be so bad if the scientists of the Time Institute hadn’t threatened to erase Ashley from existence if she changes history.
Ashley must now walk a tightrope, caught up in the cataclysmic events of the time, knowing what the future holds for the people she comes to love but powerless to do anything to influence it.
Join Ashley on her hilarious, bumpy journey into the past as she discovers where her place in history truly is…
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Guest Post

Time travel, and why I wish I could do it!

My favorite books seem to center around history and science fiction, and what better way to combine the two than time travel? If I could, really, time travel, I would like a TARDIS*, and be able to visit different periods, starting with Egypt to see the pyramids being built, then ancient Greece, to meet Aristotle! I'd love to see the Middle Ages as well,  visit France and England, then go to Italy for the Renaissance. The druids and the Celts, the Aztecs, the Persian Empire – all those things I'd love to be able to see when they were at their glory. But instead,  I'm stuck in the present with libraries and the Internet in guise of a TARDIS!

Research is the backbone to any historical novel, don't you think? I wrote a seven book series about Alexander the Great and a time traveling journalist. Research was important to me because I wanted the reader to feel as if they were immersed in another time and culture. Ashley feels disconnected from reality, but it's the small details of everyday life: how bread was baked, how prayers were said, what people used for toothpaste, and how the soldiers bathed (her favorite part of the day), that anchor her to her new surroundings.

From Alexander the Great's journey through ancient Greece and Persia, I traced his army's movements, compared documents, read extensively, and then spent almost a year making notes and outlines.


*If you know the TV series, Doctor Who, you know what a TARDIS is. Otherwise, just know that it's a machine that looks like a police call box, and it travels through time! Oh, and it's bigger on the inside!



 
Author Bio – Jennifer Macaire is an American living in Paris. She likes to read, eat chocolate, and plays a mean game of golf. She grew up in upstate New York, Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. She graduated from St Peter and Paul High School in St Thomas and moved to NYC where she modelled for five years for Elite. She went to France and met her husband at the polo club. All that is true. But she mostly likes to make up stories
 
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