Friday, 28 July 2023

New Release Guest Post with Adriana Kraft - Seren's Story : From Beyond The Curtain #eroticromance #paranormal #timetravel #lgbtq

Happy Friday, folks. We're starting the weekend off with a bang! If you are a regular around here, you know I love me some steamy time-travel. So, I'm delighted to welcome back dynamic author duo Adriana Kraft with a sneak peek of the second part to Seren's Story : From Beyond the Curtain — erotic, paranormal, time-travel with a twist. Enjoy!

* * * If you missed part one here's the link to Adriana's guest post here at Pick a Genre Already — Seren's Story: Two Seeds are Sown

Title: From Beyond the Curtain

Author: Adriana Kraft

Series: Seren’s Story, Book Two

Publisher: Extasy Books

Release Date: July 14, 2023

Length: 22,500 words 

ISBN: 978-1-4874-3897-5

Genres: Contemporary Erotic Romance, Paranormal, Time Travel

Is she a ghost? A visitor from another time and place? A siren? A temptress? Or just a meddling dream mistress? 

Seren has bided her time for centuries, waiting for the moment when two of her descendants fall in love and release her, finally, from the place between worlds. The many gifts Seren has inherited from her ancestors—time travel, entering dreams, telepathic communication—have been unsuccessful thus far. Will Gwen and Dante be the ones?

Gwen McFarland has always been in touch with her Celtic roots. When Seren—who looks to Gwen like a Celtic goddess—materializes and invites her to a love tryst in another time and place, she does not hesitate. That Seren sometimes brings along another woman is simply an added benefit.

Fast paced trial lawyer Dante Emmanuel has no time for sentimentality or relationships. A string of satisfying sexual encounters suits him just fine. He’s mystified when a recurring figure enters his dream life, but he won’t turn down Seren’s exotic sexual talents or the dreams that now seem more real than ever.

Who will make the first move in this three-part game of chess? Timing is everything.

Universal Link

Across the Boundaries of Time and Space - by Adriana Kraft

What are your favorite paranormal features in erotic romance? I’m especially fascinated with time travel – perhaps to an earlier era in our own world, or perhaps even to an unknown world. If you’ve ever meditated to a trance state, studied shamanism, learned Reiki, or joined a drumming circle, you may have sampled experiences that have this quality, even if you never physically left the space where you sat.

As best we can learn in the modern era, the Celts of northwest Europe and the British Isles accepted such experiences as common. With great ritual and effort, they believed they could cast themselves to another location and interact with the people there. Sometimes they could bring back a physical object from the other dimension, and in times of great danger, perhaps even a person.

This form of time travel was one of the Celtic gifts my husband and I bestowed on Seren when we were crafting this series. In her life during the third century AD, Seren was able to communicate with her deceased grandmother, and she could visit her daughter across time and space, appearing in the daughter’s dreams. Trapped between worlds since her death, she retains these abilities.

We chose to treat this gift as something handed down across the centuries in the DNA of Seren’s descendants. Some may have carried only a trace, while in others the gift was more concentrated. For some, perhaps a wise teacher was available to help them hone and amplify the gift. For a few across the millennia, Seren became the teacher, traveling across time and space to join them.

In From Beyond the Curtain, Seren’s Welsh descendant Gwen is so richly gifted she has already time traveled before our story opens. Dante, on the other hand, treats any such experience as merely a dream, though he’d love to have more of them.

Our three characters still have much to learn about what they can and cannot do in such travels. What are the rules? What do Gwen and Dante bring back from their other world encounters? And for Seren, are the gods who unfairly trapped her between worlds still playing with her? To say more would be to create spoilers.

Chapter One

Inhaling the strange yet familiar exotic scent, Gwen McFarland stretched her naked body to its full length and ran her fingers through her hair. She loved this place, though she didn't know exactly where it was. She beamed at her phantom lover, whom she'd visited off and on for over a year now, though she still had little idea who Seren might actually be. Seren was real. That was all that mattered. It didn't matter that Seren was from beyond the curtain—somehow beyond the veil of time and space. Gwen herself had come by time travel naturally. It was in her blood, in her Celtic roots.

She'd time traveled before Seren had beckoned her to this small cottage by an oak grove—a collection of giant, ancient oaks, so different from the sere desert of Gwen’s native Arizona. She’d never seen anything like them.

She'd had lovers in other times and other places. With few exceptions, they'd been female lovers. Most had only sought her out once or twice. Seren was different. Gwen had been called to the grove seven times, and Seren had visited Gwen in her own time and place twice. Gwen shivered slightly. She hadn't expected any of her time travel lovers to come to her. That wasn’t the way it worked. But she knew she hadn't dreamed Seren's presence. Seren was as real as anyone she knew, in whatever time or space.

Today? Today was even more unusual. All other times, Seren had appeared at night in Gwen’s dream and joined her there or traveled with her to the grove. This morning, Gwen had been at her desk, awaiting her next physical therapy client, when she’d suddenly found herself here in bed with Seren—and now it felt as if they’d made passionate, exquisite love all night.

Adriana Kraft is the pen name for a married pair of retired professors writing erotic romance and erotic romantic suspense together. We like to think we’ve broken the mold for staid, fusty academics, and we hope lots of former profs are enjoying life as much as we are.

Having lived in many states across the Midwest, we now make our home in southern Arizona, where we enjoy hiking, golf, and travel, especially to the many Arizona Native American historical sites.

Together we have published more than fifty romance novels and novellas to outstanding reviews. Whether readers open our romantic suspense or our erotic romance, they can expect characters they care about, hot sex scenes, and a compelling story.


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  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today - and for such a lovely presentation of the book!

  2. So excited to have you back, Adriana. Seren's Story is such a different take on time travel. So cool. Yet so hot! lol. Thanks for being here! All the best with the new release! Hugs. ~ HK