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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.

“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!”

Author note: This story was inspired by a real ride up Pikes Peak in a lightning storm. Then I got to thinking about the living history farm in the area… 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. It required a lot of research., 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.

My message is that wherever (or whenever) you find yourself, you have it in you to make yourself a good life.