In attempting to get off my duff and back to writing my WIP, I’ve signed up for a couple of Apps to help me brainstorm a few things. One of the exercises has me writing up a summary of my novel. I had always balked at doing so because I couldn’t wrap my head around exactly what I wanted the novel to be about, but tonight I took a stab at it and would like to know your thoughts. I was trying to imagine what it would say on the back of the book cover:
What do you do when a time traveler lands at your feet and claims one of your belongings as his? Do you turn him in or go along with the realization that all your suppositions of reality are way off base? This dilemma is one Rima Dare, assistant curator at the —- Museum in early Aughts San Antonio, Texas, faces in a fierce moment of terror as 18th century merchant, Nathaniel Corsham, Esquire, battles an ancient sorcerer in pursuit of a piece of tapestry in Rima’s possession. She doesn’t even have time to take him home and introduce him to the 21st century before he whisks her away to safety in the furthest reaches of known history. That trip turns into a more complicated conundrum: stay and accept that her talents for psychometry serve a larger purpose or return home in the hope that there hasn’t been too much damage to her budding career? And it really doesn’t help that Nathaniel, in spite of his very English attitude of chin up and brave it, is in desperate need — and desire — of her assistance.