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Geronimo! Travelling with the Doctor!

What time do I want to live in? All of them, which is why I am hijacking this

There are just so many times to explore and I am not sure I’d actually would want to live in them. I remember reading a book where a modern woman travelled back to the Regency era. She was so excited to explore her favourite time until she opened the front door of the London house and got a whiff of the stench that must have been around during that time.

I imagine I probably would experience the same thing;). And a number of us have said it already:  chances are I won’t be one of the rich and famous, but some minion who has a short, hard life.

So, instead I’ll travel with the Doctor (any of them will be just fine, but David Tenant would be at the top of my list), jump throughout time, save the universe every other day and not have to worry about making a living when electricity is not around.

My first trip will be to meet Her Majesty Queen Victoria and, like Rose, I will do everything in my power to have her say “We are not amused!”;). Other than that I’d hang out for a few days to do some research for my next steampunk novel, the sequel to Rescue by Ruin.

The next stop would be the future, maybe the year 2000 or 3000 (maybe all the way to the end of earth), just so see what’s happening and what has changed. After saving whoever we bumped into, possibly nearly falling into a black whole and fighting some ancient evil, I’ll take the Doctor for a drink and check out the bars around town. In Tangled Indulgence I introduced a bar, Indulgence, and a connected sex club, Lust. I am considering starting a new series set in Indulgence/Lust, which means I need to do some research…

After ticking both of those off my list I am pretty much open to any time. It would be nice to see the pyramids and meet the Incas before their civilization was destroyed. I wouldn’t mind seeing a true samurai or a cowboy.

That’s me, footloose and fancy free and accompanying the Doctor. If you’re a Whovian like me, what is one of your favourite episodes and in what time period does it take place?

Tina Christopher

Writer of Sexy Steampunk and Sensuous Sci-Fi available at Ellora’s Cave and Amazon.

In praise of Martha Jones #DrWho

It was coming. One day I would  get to do a Dr. Who post.  The theme for the next two weeks is favorite sidekick and when it comes to Dr. Who  my favorite is Martha Jones.

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I know a lot of Dr. Who fans and  she does not always rise to the top. But let me make my case.  I admit, I hated Rose. Not because I had anything against her personally, but I prefer my Dr. Who as a character apart, isolated, alone–a character who encapsulated the true cost of being a hero, of having to stand apart.   Someone who eventually leaves, because he must.  Even though I write romance novels, he is the one hero who I identified with because of his aloneness.   When he and Rose fall in love, that fundamental Dr. Whoness seemed ripped out by the seams. I didn’t like it.  He’s the one hero who I need to remain attached

Enter stage left:  Martha Jones.   Her love for the Doctor is unrequited and painful, something she wears on her sleeve for all to see.  I ached every time I watched them together.  That process makes her stronger. It builds her to be something and someone who not only saves the world when the Doctor is captured by the Master, but like other Dr. Who sidekicks, think Sarah Jane, she becomes a Dr. Who protegy, doing his work on earth after the Doctor leaves.  Martha nailed it, and because of her, I learned to love Dr. Who again after the whole Rose romance had me lose faith.  When Martha finally chose to leave him, sadder, wiser, stronger.   It seemed like she left him because the Doctor  love another.  She knew, deep down inside. its because the Doctor belongs to all of us.

And while I’m here, I’ve got a new book out. Just wanted to share. It’s contemporary, but its second chance romance for a single mother and divorced sports coach.  Like Martha, Jocelyn and Jared deserved a second chance to find someone to love.

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I so love my cover. Here’s the blurb.

Chamber of Commerce CEO and single mother Jocelyn Wade plays to win—in the boardroom, at local politics and for her daughter. With an overloaded life and a heart scarred shut, she doesn’t do relationships. Ever. Until Jared Wyatt, the hot out-of-town fling she can’t seem to forget swaggers into her life with a different agenda—making Jocelyn his own.

Surviving a shattered marriage, Jared swore off women until a night of unparalleled passion with Jocelyn reawakens needs he thought long gone. When a new job as high school athletic director lands him in Jocelyn’s town, where sports and business rule, he must stay one move ahead of her in the game to win her body and heart.

After rancorous local politics upend their game board, they both must learn to trust again or lose a second chance at love.

A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

 

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