by Jodi Bowersox
When the summit of Pikes Peak is beset with a summer storm, Lalita Torres thinks the embarrassment of trading her shorts and tank top for a touristy union suit to keep warm is the worst that could happen.
She was wrong.
A lightning strike sends her back a hundred and twenty-three years and into the care of Dr. Tate Cavanaugh.
Lalita thinks she’s in a reality TV show. Tate thinks she’s lost her mind.
“Jodi Bowersox is my go-to author for interesting and unique stories. There is nothing predictable about her writing and I love that! Jolt does not disappoint.”
“It’s not often a book draws me in so quickly and completely that I forget to eat and sleep, but JOLT was riveting enough to keep me glued to my chair till well past 2AM so I could finish it.”
“The finely crafted historical details intertwined with romance and suspense made it impossible to put down. There were several unpredictable twists that left me exclaiming out loud in surprise. I loved this book! I really want a sequel!”
CIR: What inspired this book?
BOWERSOX: A real ride up Pikes Peak in a lightning storm. Then I got to thinking about the living history farm in the area…
CIR: What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
BOWERSOX: A time-travel romance was a completely new direction for me, and it was fun to think about how a Victorian man would perceive a 21st century woman.
CIR: Who is your favorite character, and why?
BOWERSOX: My favorite character is the heroine of the story, Lalita Torres. She is impulsive and fun-loving, and completely out of sync with the politesse of 1892. She is also strong and determined. A little thing like finding herself 123 years in the past is not going to keep her down for long.
CIR: Did this book require research?
BOWERSOX: YES! Lots! And sometimes I got very frustrated trying to find out what I wanted to know. If you want to find out about railroads, mining, or Native Americans in Colorado, there are VOLUMES of knowledge. If you want to know how much someone might pay a photographer in 1892, that is a lot harder to find. It was all great fun, though, and I learned a lot of fascinating information about the area.
CIR: What’s the message?
BOWERSOX: Wherever (or whenever) you find yourself, you have it in you to make yourself a good life.
Learn more about Jodi Bowersox and her writing at www.jodibowersox.com