Now, this here is a family-friendly blog. You know, Christmas Music, and tinsel, and ho ho ho and all that. So it's with that consideration, and the ever-watching eye of Mrs. Santa, that I'll share with you some info about "TimeBangers" subtitled "One Does Not Simply Walk Into Tudor".
"TimeBangers" is about Beth and Tawny, old college friends now in their early 30's who reunite after several years and begin to reminisce about their particular brand of, ahem, research from their college days. Jobless, single-parent Beth and her daughter move in with super-rich scientist Tawny, who has invented a time machine. Beth and Tawny travel into the past to the court of King Henry the Eighth, with intentions to perform some field research experiments on the men of Olde England, including King Henry himself. But, the best-laid plans, well, you know.....
I visited with the authors, Ivery Kirk and Luna Teague, at their Planet Comicon booth. Ivery was not there initially, so I spent most of my time chatting with Luna (who also was a contributor to a story anthology I purchased at another booth - more on that in an upcoming post). Luna is an effervescent bundle of energy, always smiling, and engaging to the fullest with visitors to her booth. She told me about the book, and we chatted about many other things, including Christmas Music (!). Of course, TimeBangers was available for sale, so I bought a copy.
I read TimeBangers over the course of just a few days. It's a marvelously engaging book. It's quick-paced, fun, a bit naughty here and there (and there, and over there too), and just pure escapist entertainment - you can't take it too seriously as you read it. Set your Suspension of Disbelief Meter to "Fun" and just enjoy this literary ride. I'm hoping that TimeBangers Book 2 is published soon.
Reve de Vie Publishers website
Interview with Ivery and Luna on The Fussy Librarian: link
Luna Teague website
Ivery Kirk website