I write sweeping stories that cross time. Beautiful Wreck is my first book – a standalone novel in which a woman from a bleak future travels to 10th century Iceland. So Wild A Dream is a companion story to Beautiful Wreck. My novella, Tress, is a grim fairytale set in the modern world, or perhaps not.
BEAUTIFUL WRECK is a love story that transports us from a bleak future to a dangerous and beautiful past.
In a desolate future built on virtual reality, Ginn is a romantic who yearns for something real. She designs environments for people who play at being Vikings. But when her project goes awry, she’s stranded in the actual 10th century, on a storybook farm in Viking Iceland.
Heirik is the young leader of his family, honored by the men and women who live on his land. But he is feared and isolated because of a terrible curse. Ginn and Heirik are two people who never thought they would find a home in someone else’s heart. When forces rise against them to keep them apart, Ginn is called on to decide–will she trade the brutal but beautiful reality of the past for a painless future? Or will she have the courage to traverse time and become more of a Viking than she ever imagined?
“…a romance not just between woman and man, but between woman and time, woman and place, woman and being. It’s a slow, contemplative, aching story of a woman who is lost in time but finds that she is in just the right place.”Annika Barranti Klein, BOOK RIOT
SO WILD A DREAM transports us once again to the White Woods world of Beautiful Wreck. (While Beautiful Wreck stands alone, it should be read first.)
Eðna Jonsdottir is on a mission. Touch down in 10th century Iceland, gather what she needs regardless of the consequences, and return to the 22nd century, becoming the world’s first proven time traveler. Falling in love isn’t on the checklist.
Brosa Ulfsson is handsome, capable, easygoing – or he was until tragedy and grief swallowed him. Eðna coaxes him from the grave and wakens his forgotten dreams, but she has no intention of staying in his Viking world.
Svana is a young woman set on vengeance. With a curse and plea to the gods, she kindles the flames of an old feud and explodes everyone’s plans, driving Eðna to a fateful choice. How far into the wilds of the past will Eðna go to save Brosa, when her own dreams hang in the balance?
TRESS is part gruesome fairytale, part psychological horror, with a dash of fated love. The novella was named one of the Best Books of 2015 by All About Romance.
Ever since little Tess cut off her doll’s hands and painted them blood red, she’s longed to live in a gruesome fairytale. But when grown-up Tess can hardly tend her own wounds, how can she free a golden-haired woodsman from his curse?
Tress is a contemporary story (or is it?) of 21,000 words.
Make sure you have a few hours to spare, for once you begin this spellbinding concoction, you’ll be ensnared until you’re through.Dabney Grinnan, All About Romance