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Wednesday 16 January 2013

Scarlet Woods by Brooke Passmore {Guest Post}

Today marks a special milestone for Paperback Princess as I am hosting my first ever blog tour! Special thanks to Rachel at YA Novel Reader for organising this event. Without further ado, please welcome Brooke Passmore, author of Scarlet Woods (Book 1 in the Scarlet Woods Trilogy). Brooke's here today with a special guest post for Paperback Princess Readers, so I do hope you all enjoy! 


Past, future, and love all exist in the door through time. 

Seventeen year old Morgan Westbrook thought she had seen all there was to her home town of Scarlet, Georgia, but one day while walking in the woods behind her house she discovers a mysterious door masked behind the trees. After admiring the door’s timeless beauty she walks through its entrance to venture into more woods, but what she doesn’t know is that the door is a gateway through time that takes her back to the year 1863 during the days of the Civil War in Scarlet.

Without knowing that she had traveled back in time, she stumbles upon Danny Carson, an attractive young man who is appalled to see that Morgan is wearing skimpy modern clothes instead of a nineteenth century dress. Although they find each other completely different than anyone they’ve ever known, they cannot help but feel drawn to one another. After spending time in another century, she discovers that she's time traveled back to the year 1863 and that the door took her there. For months she and Danny journey back and forth through the door to experience the joys of traveling to both of their centuries. When dilemmas of unwanted marriage, slavery, and war are thrown at them, they must face the perils that time travel has delivered them in both the future and the past.

Publisher: Self Published
Date Published: December 10, 2012
Series: Scarlet Woods Trilogy
Buy it Now: Barnes & Noble | Amazon

Guest Post

I am 22 years old, but I think I sometimes act like a twelve year old. I still am waiting for a hottie prince to take me away on a magic carpet and off to Neverland or something crazy like that. I love Vampire Diaries, Skittles, and my shih tzu maltese puppy named Indy. By day I am a corky blond dental assistant, and on nights and weekends I am a writer who types on her laptop in her bed for hours on end. When I was a kid I was always coming up with stories while playing with my Polly Pockets or whenever my friends would come over we'd pretend to be princesses and mermaids in my pool. I started writing stories at a very young age, though none of them were well written at all since I was like eight or nine years old when I first started writing.

Scarlet Woods is a time traveling book about a girl named Morgan who meets a boy named Danny while accidentally traveling back to his century during the times of the Civil War. How she was able to time travel was through this old door in the woods behind her house.  Throughout the story Morgan and Danny time travel together and try to learn the different ways of both their centuries while getting into many webs of trouble. It's a great story of fantasy, history, and romance, and I hope anyone who reads it will enjoy it!

I came up with the idea for the book partly because I have woods behind my backyard. I would walk about the woods and come up with many stories that I wished would happen in the trees. My main character, Morgan, has woods behind her house just like me so that made everything more fun to write about when she’d time travel in the woods to go back in time. 

If I could choose a century to time travel to I’d probably choose the Victorian age, the roaring 20’s, or the 1940’s. I think the Victorian age and the 1940’s were probably the most romantic eras in history and the 20’s would probably be the most fun! Oh and I’d also love to go to the late fifties so I could see the early stages of The Beatles starting to perform!

Brooke Passmore
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I live in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and am a 22 year old young woman who probably will never fully grow up. As a kid I played with Polly Pockets, swam in my swimming pool practically every day during the summer, and went on vacations to Disney World with my family (favorite days of my life). I loved telling stories as a kid by playing with my Polly’s and dressing up like princesses with my friends. Eventually everything that went on in my busy imagination I wrote down on paper in the late hours of the night. 

When I was in sixth grade I moved into a new house with woods directly behind my backyard. I’d walk about the woods and loved trampling through the creek or getting lost in the trees. These trips through the woods gave me my inspiration for my book trilogy Scarlet Woods. My main character in my book is Morgan who lives in a house where the woods are right behind her backyard. My love for trees and anything woodsy definitely shows in my book and I hope I painted a pretty picture in readers’ heads about what Scarlet Woods looks like. 

My favorite candies are Skittles and M&M’s. I put ketchup on practically anything with meat (even with chicken quesadillas). I’m a great fan of Florence and the Machine, The Beatles, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Birdie, and recently The Civil Wars. My favorite books are The Hunger Games, Shiver and Wither. My favorite movies are Titanic and Gone with the Wind. The Vampire Diaries is the wonderful TV show I’m obsessed with (I’m a Delena lover!!). I hate ads on youtube that I repeatedly have to skip every single time I want to listen to the newest song from Glee. I love to smile, laugh, and purposefully sing loud and off key whenever my brother is around just to pester him. I have a cat named Phoebe who we named after Phoebe from Friends, a yorkie named Coco who we named because he likes to eat Cocoa Puffs, and a shih tzu maltese we named Indy after Indiana Jones. My favorite princess is Cinderella but I think my personality is a tie between Ariel and Belle so they’re all my ultimate faves. If I could choose a century to time travel to I’d probably choose the Victorian age, the roaring 20’s, the 1950’s, or the 1940’s. I think the Victorian age and the 1940’s were probably the most romantic eras in history and the 20’s and 50’s would probably the most fun!



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