Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Author Meredith Bond Travels Back In Time

 Today, I'm pleased to bring you time traveler, Meredith Bond, and don't forget her except from Air: Merlin's Chalice on Saturday.  Welcome Merry. 

Thanks, L.A., for having me as a guest on your blog.

I love to travel. I’ve been to a good number of countries in my life—mainly in Europe and Asia. I haven’t yet been to South America or Africa, but they’re definitely on my to-do list. But even better than traveling around the world, I like to travel through time.

Yup, that’s right, I have figured out a way to travel back in time and into the future. No, I don’t have a Delorean tricked out with a nuclear time machine—I’ve got my books. All I have to do is to walk over to my bookshelf or turn on my tablet and within minutes I can be anywhere, anytime, from ancient Greece to the Regency to a post-apocalyptic world or soaring through space and time with Captain Kirk (oops, sorry, that was supposed to be my little secret, but, yes, I have read some Star Trek books). Not only that, but I can enjoy staying in the present—with a vampire, a Vallen (magical people of my own invention), a werewolf, or in a world where people can jump in and out of books at will.

I love going places in my mind. I love to live vicariously where magic really can happen. I love the dresses, the food and the dancing. I want to solve the mystery or fight the bad guys and protect those who need protection. I love hiding in plain sight and running through the forest feeling the wind ruffling through my fur. I love it all, all that I find in my books. As I said, I love to travel.

For the past few years I’ve been travelling to medieval England and hobnobbing with the descendants of Morgan le Fey and Merlin. In mid-March I released the first of my Children of Avalon series, Air: Merlin’s Chalice about a young woman named Scai who is most definitely not a witch. But she is magical. The second book Water: Excalibur’s Return will be released on April 16th, and the third book of the trilogy will be released on my birthday (a little gift to myself to have all these books published, which I’ve been working on so hard for so long), May 12th.

In one day Scai has gone from being considered just unusual by the people of her little Welsh village to an outcast fleeing for her life. Left on the church steps as a baby, she knows nothing of her history—or her abilities. Did she really stop the rain just by wishing it to stop? But she is determined to learn all she can. Travelling alone to find her family seems to be the only way she’s going to find the answers she seeks.
Her journey leads her to the comical old knight Sir Dagonet, who tells her that she is one of a magical people called the Vallen. Together they continue on, joined by the handsome Dylan and the fiery Bridget on a new quest—to find the fabled Merlin’s Chalice, said to hold all the power of the entrapped wizard. Together, Scai, Dylan and Bridget discover that they are the long awaited Children of Avalon, destined to save the world from power-hungry Lady NimuĂ«—unless she kills them first. 
Along the way, Scai finds magic—both in the wind and air that she can control at will, and in the sweet ache of a first love that she cannot. 

Bio:  Meredith Bond is an award-winning author of a series of traditionally published Regency romances and indie-published paranormal romances. Known for her characters “who slip readily into one’s heart,” Meredith’s heart belongs to her husband and two children. She loves knitting and traveling, but isn’t too sure she’d like to actually travel back in time to the eras she writes about. She enjoys her creature comforts much too much. 

Don't forget Meredith's excerpt on Saturday.


  1. Oh, this looks so good. It' fun to meet a new-to-me author.

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