Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Get Swept Through Time with Callie Hutton

Anna Devlin, a recently jilted bounty hunter is a modern woman from the twenty-first century. She is anxious for the hearing that will reinstate her law enforcement career, but an encounter with a strange Native American woman sends Anna back in time to the year 1870.

Federal Marshal Wesley Shannon of Denton, Kansas, has no idea where this woman with the strange clothing and way of speaking came from. Since he fights his own inner demons, the last thing he needs is an attraction to a woman who has given him no clear idea who she is.

But when danger arrives in the form of stagecoach hold ups where drivers and passengers are being killed, Anna torments Wes with plans to help him bring in the outlaws. 

Will Wes be able to keep Anna out of harm’s way, or will his attraction to her distract him enough that they are both in danger?


Anna was quiet on the walk to the café. Her eyes darted back and forth as she took in the sights around her, all the time fiddling with her ring, spinning the silver and black circle round and round. She continued to draw in deep breaths and chew on her lower lip, occasionally muttering ‘not possible’ under her breath, as if fighting an internal battle. Her natural color seemed to have paled, the light dusting of freckles more prominent.

Once they’d settled in their seats at the café and ordered dried apple pie and coffee, Wes rested his forearms on the table. “Tell me a little bit about this ‘Tulsa.’”

Anna cleared her throat. “It’s in Oklahoma.” She flinched when he shrugged, still not sure what she was talking about.

“Oklahoma. You know, the state south of Kansas?”

He narrowed his eyes. “The only thing south of us is Indian Territory, then Texas.”

“No,” she whispered, her eyes round as saucers.

Wes nodded at the waitress as she placed cups of coffee and two cuts of pie in front of them. She glanced at Anna, who stared straight ahead, taking in shallow breaths.

Once the waitress left, Anna nodded, as if she’d made a decision. “Wes, can I ask you something?”


She looked him in the eye, seeming to draw strength from within herself. “What year is this?”

His forkful of pie stopped halfway to his mouth. “What?”

Anna licked her lips and cleared her throat. “Just tell me, please. What year is this?”

He frowned and lowered the fork. “It’s eighteen hundred and seventy. Why?”
Then he leapt forward as Anna’s eyes rolled to the back of her head and her slack body slid to the floor.  

A bit about Callie

USA Today best selling author of The Elusive Wife, Callie Hutton writes both Western Historical and Regency romance, with “historic elements and sensory details” (The Romance Reviews). She also pens an occasional contemporary or two. Callie lives in Oklahoma with several rescue dogs, two adult children, and daughter-in-law (thankfully all not in the same house), and her top cheerleader husband of thirty-eight years. She also recently welcomed twin grandsons to her ever expanding family. Callie loves to hear from readers, and would welcome you as a “friend” on Facebook. You can contact her through her website.

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CLOVER: What’s the first thing you do when you finish writing a book?
CALLIE:  Although I write mostly historical romance I tend to be a ‘futures’ person, always thinking about what comes next. So once I finish a book I immediately switch gears to the next one, and start doing the pre-writing on it. I don’t have any type of celebration, or whatever. Just jump into the next project. 

CLOVER: If you were given a chance to travel to the past where would you go and specifically why?
CALLIE: I would love to travel to the late 1800s to the Old West. Then take a train ride to New York City. I think that time period was a nice one in our history. Civil war was over for about 20 years, WWWI was twenty years away, and new inventions were cropping up every day. Then I would love to take an ocean voyage to England and spend time in Victorian London.


CLOVER: I love that we are in a boxed set together with books focusing on time travel. A Tumble Through Time is the book you have in this set.
CALLIE: Yes. A Tumble Through Time is the story of a female police officer who is on leave from her law enforcement job due to charges she filed against a fellow officer for sexual harassment. She is currently working as a bounty hunter when she catches her best friend and her fiancé going at it on her living room couch. After a confrontation with them both, she leaves and while travelling back from visiting her aged aunt in a nursing home, stops at a Native American store and meets an old woman who sends her back in time to 1870s Kansas, where she meets Marshal Wes Shannon.

Swept Through Time

Time Travel Romance Boxed Set 
7 books by Bestselling Authors Tamara Gill, C.A. Szarek, Brenda Hiatt, Callie Hutton,               Clover Autrey, Laura Marie Altom, Louise Clark

Pre-Order at    Kobo     Amazon     iTunes    Barnes&Noble

Callie, what do you have coming out next?

The Baron’s Betrayal (The Marriage Mart Mayhem Series) will release on January 12th. Here is the

It's been two years since Lady Marion Tunstall lost her husband at sea. Two years of sorrow and grief. Only now has the young, comely widow finally re-entered society. It isn't until she and her family attend the merriment of a country dance that Lady Marion sees her dead husband, alive and well...and faints dead away.

Lord Tristan Tunstall has no choice but to confess—he is alive, yes, but not a whole man who can be a husband and father. When he offers her a divorce,  however, Marion stubbornly refuses. Now she has forced herself back into his life, and into his home and (oh, God forgive his weakness) his bed. He cannot stop himself from wanting her. Loving her. But can he live with the secret she is keeping from him?

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  1. I always enjoy time travel stories. I think they are the ultimate fish out of water stories. So much fun.


    1. I love time travel as well. Thanks for coming by, Mary.

  2. Welcome to GLIAS, Callie! Your book, and the boxed set, sounds awesome. Why do I enjoy time travel books? Because I'd love to go back in time and become part of all the history that fascinates me. That's why I write (and read) historical I can go back in time with each and every book.

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    2. If I could be granted one wish it would be to travel back in time. I appreciate your visit.

  3. Hi Callie *waving*. So fun to have you here today!

    1. Hi Clover (waving back), I like being here as well. I was tied up all day with a final read-through of my newest WIP that my editor is waiting for, so I'm only catching up now.

  4. I love historical romance, time travel stories are another subset of them with a little bit of magic & fantasy - did I mention my other fav genre is fantasy romance :)

    1. I guess time travel would be considered fantasy as well as history. I just know they're fun to read! Thanks for the visit, Linda

  5. Hi, Callie! Loved your excerpt! I love time travel stories because they take you back into history into another place in time. I have always loved history, and I love historical romance.

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    1. I love history, too, Cathy. I was a history major in college and my love of history led me to writing historical romance. Thanks for coming by.

  6. the premise

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    1. Yes, time travel is a unique story line. I appreciate you stopping by.

  7. I love Time Travel stories. I can't wait to read it and have added it to my must read list.


    1. I think you would enjoy all the stories in this set if you like time travel books. Thanks for the visit.

  8. I think it is the fish out of water element that is fun about it. I love it!

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    1. I guess that's a good way of putting it, May. I just know I love the idea of being able to travel back in time. It's nice of you to stop by.

  9. Just pre-ordered the box set. It's very cold here and I can't think of anything nice than snuggling up with some time travel stories. Gosh, it's been years since I read one. Hurry up Feb 1st!


    1. Thanks, Suzanne. I think you will enjoy it when you get your hands on the set. Some really good stories. Thanks for commenting.

  10. Hi Callie,
    Just pre-ordered... a first for me. I've loved time travel for as long as I can remember. Jeez! I even wrote time travel stories for school assignments... one teacher loved it, another one absolutely hated it and both were nuns. Go figure! Can't wait to read this boxed set. (

  11. I think besides the adventure found in time travel, and the excitement of experiencing a different time and place, there is the adrenaline rush of not knowing how to get back home... or when.