Author Susan B. James dropped in to share her latest release. Take it away, Susan!
Maybe This Time is book two in my Second Chance Time travel
available in eBook, audiobook and paperback formats
TRAVEL? Worst birthday present ever!
stage star Jennifer Knight, is perfectly happy until a freak accident sends her
tumbling back in time from London, 2001 to 1988, landing her at the feet of
computer genius Lance Davies, the man who’d captured her heart and then stomped
on it - her ex-husband.
follows his once and only love back to the future, tangling time, and landing
them both on the world's missing-and-presumed dead list. Now the only hope of
righting the universe is to change a past they have yet to experience. If they
manage rescue their future-selves from New York City on September 11, 2001, Jen
and Lance might have a chance to start again. And maybe
this time - just maybe – Lance and Jen will get it right.
Excerpt from Maybe This Time
looked into the face of the man she’d adored since she was nine, and actively
avoided for the last twenty years. Lance looked almost the same as the day
they’d parted. A few more lines framed his hazel eyes, now sea-dark with
concern. His brown hair showed no trace of gray. It was still too long, with
the same stupid lock falling over his forehead. She automatically reached to
brush it back. Stopped herself. Her throat was so dry. Where was a cough drop
when you needed one? “You’ve aged well.”Jen’s
kicked out a chair and sat, pulling her into his lap. “It’s okay. Whatever it
is, we can fix it.”
warm, strong hands sent shock waves shivering through her body. She shook her
voice sharpened. “Is it Jeremy? Kathryn? Has something happened to them?”
Lance!” Kathryn stopped in the living room archway, eyes child-solemn. “Why are
you hugging Aunty Jen?”
slipped out of Lance’s arms and landed on the floor. Could this get any worse?
Jen says you are a stupid head with a big brain and no feelings.”
rose with all the dignity she could muster. “You shouldn’t repeat things
grownups say, Kitty-Kat. It’s not polite.” She reached for the packet Mrs.
Flannery left behind, willing her hands not to tremble. “Here are the papers,
you came for. Nice to see you. Goodbye.”
glanced from Kathryn to Jen. “Where’s Jeremy? I know he and Kitty-Kat went to
Sussex. Why is she back without him, and what are you doing here?”
couldn’t get home, Uncle Lance. So we came here.” Kathryn scuffed her foot, now
shod in a plastic Jelly shoe, against the wood floor. “I thought Jen would like
the machine, but I don’t like being young again. My brain is too small. I want
to go home.”
hand tightened on the papers he held. “Kathryn,” he said carefully. “How old
nineteen and I want to go home.”
catapulted out of the chair. “It worked. By all that’s good and beautiful, it
worked. I didn’t think he could do it.”
knew? You knew what he was working
grin changed to the expressionless mask she used to hate so much. “Of course, I knew. I divorced you. Not your brother. I was helping him
with the theory. He probably would have told you about it, had you been
interested in anyone but yourself and your career.”
resisted the urge to punch him. One of them reverting to childhood was enough.
Too bad. Her boxing trainer said she had a fantastic right hook. She kept her
tone smooth and even. “I don’t know when
we are, but I turned forty-nine yesterday, Lancelot, and you don’t know half as
much about me as you think you do. I am very interested in my niece, and she’s
standing there listening to every word we say.”
turned to Kathryn. “I’m sorry, sweetheart. Your aunty
and I won’t fight anymore.” He crooked his little finger at Jen the way they
used to do when they were children. “Pax?”
the temptation to break it, Jen hooked her little finger in his. “Pax,”
curved her little finger around theirs. “Pax. Now can we get ice cream?”
Time is available as an eBook, paperback and audiobook which is narrated by the
brilliant Stephanie Bentley.
Susan writes second
chance romances with a touch of magic as Susan B. James and children’s books as
Susan J. Berger. She writes older heroines because she is chronologically
gifted and enjoys creating characters who remember that change is only on the
outside. Inside our older shells is a much younger psyche.
In her debut romance,
and Forever, two women in their sixties inadvertently travel back to
London in 1969. Maybe This Time, isthe
Susan’s other career is acting. In 2016, among
other things, she killed Kathy Bates on American
Horror Story- Roanoke. In 2017, among other things, she got stabbed by a
pen on Future Man and played the victim on Major
Crimes. Karma? So far in 2018 she’s been a babysitter on Lucifer, a bar-fly on Shameless, A tattoo addict on Mom, and she died in the
yet-to-be-released movie, Looks that
kill. More to come..