by Ginger Simpson
Copyright © 2012 Ginger Simpson
The title of this post is also the name of my new blog. It's appropriate for today because I'm on Romancing the West, and I can't think of anything more romantic than a handsome cowboy like the one I have featured on my site. I get tons of remarks about how handsome he is...of course, one man pointed out that cowboys generally reek of cow manure, smoke, leather, and sweat, but I think I already said somewhere, I wouldn't care if this particular hunky trail hand had a turd hanging from his nose, I'd still kiss him. *lol*
Today, I'm going to share a little from my time-travel with an historical twist, Sisters in Time. My two heroines are quite different from each other. One is a sassy, sexy, modern-day attorney, while the other is a quiet, reserved, and rather naive pioneer wife. When they switch bodies and eras, you might not be too surprised at their reactions to their circumstance, but I'm fairly certain you'll be entertained by the husbands' shock at the sudden change in each woman's sexual behavior.
The saying, "you've come a long way baby," is all too true. Women in the old west were rarely aggressive in bed, and showing too much skin was cause for scandal unless you worked in a saloon. Lots of modern day women dress scantily, work at being sexy, and think nothing of being the first to make sexual advances toward a man that attracts them. The opening of my book shows a little of Mariah's hestitation:
Mariah Cassidy sat on the front porch and watched her husband, Frank, ride through the gate. The large Rocking C, the ranch’s emblem, cast a shadow across his face as he rode beneath it. His muscled thighs gripped the flanks of his huffing, black stallion, and his hat rested in that familiar rakish tilt. He certainly knew how to sit a horse.
Frank dismounted and gave the horse’s reins to a hired hand. He dusted himself off then turned and strode to the porch. “Good morning, sleepyhead.”
She smiled. “You were up bright and early. Would you like some breakfast?”
“No thanks. I already ate with the ranch hands, but...I might be interested in somethin’ else.”
The same old thoughts niggled at her as she gazed into his face. Why didn’t she feel the same comfort with her body as Frank did with his? Would he be happier with someone else? He deserved a wife with passion to match his own. She massaged the creases in her brow.
“Mariah, did you hear me? Would you like to join me upstairs?” He nodded toward the house.
She held up a silencing finger while guilt niggled her. “Hush. The children will hear you.”
Now, I'll give you a little taste of Taylor. I think you can see the difference:
Fifteen minutes earlier, Taylor Morgan had left her serene suburban neighborhood to drive to work. The closer she got to the city, the more congested the roadways became. Her temper flared at the usual snail like pace of the morning commute. She sat at a stoplight, impatiently tapping her fingers on the steering wheel, and watched raindrops pelt the windshield. “Damn red lights.” Patience had never been one of her virtues.
Taylor’s thoughts ran back over the morning. After spending far too long in the bathroom, making sure her highlighted brown hair was perfectly coiffed and her eyes properly adorned with just the right amount of liner and mascara, she’d dashed from the house, gulping down her coffee. She couldn’t recall if she’d even spoken to her husband before leaving.
Since graduating from law school and acquiring her new position, she and David had little time for each other. He was an architect for a large firm in Denver, and their schedules always seemed to conflict. Thank goodness he had agreed to forgo having children, at least for the next five years or so. She wasn’t sure she wanted any at all. Being the center of attention worked in her favor. David was a great husband both in and out of bed, and she was happy with things the way they were.
“Shit, I’m really going to be late if this damn light doesn’t change.” She pinched the bridge of her nose.
Her habit of cursing always annoyed David.
It's been a best-seller for me, and I think it's because of the contrast between my characters. There are few novels where you find two heroines and two heroes who are so totally different from one another. If you'd like to view the video, you can find it on my website.
Here's a review from author Margaret Tanner that backs up my sales:
Sisters In Time. What a wonderful read. Once I started this fascinating story of two women, Taylor from the present time and Mariah from the 1870's, who swap places after being involved in separate accidents, I was enthralled. This is a well crafted novel, with just the right amount of intrique. Will they or won't they find their way back to their own time. The shock of Taylor, a modern working woman, suddenly finding herself in what she considers primitive conditions in the Wild West. Poor Mariah from the 1870's seeing cars, high rise buildings and modern gadgets, it would be enough to turn anyone crazy. These women, each gutsy in their own way, somehow survive the culture shock. And what of their husbands. David in the present time, and Frank in the 1870's. You won't want to put this book down until it comes to its gripping but very satisfactory end.
A great story Ginger Simpson, I am looking forward to reading more of your work.
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