Author Spotlight/Guest Post: Rachel Carter

Posted July 17, 2013 by girlswit in Author Spotlight, Giveaway, guest post, Uncategorized / 10 Comments

Bio.: Rachel Carter grew up surrounded by trees and snow and mountains. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont and Columbia University, where she received her MFA in nonfiction writing. These days you can find her working on her next novel in the woods of Vermont.

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Top 5 Time Travelers I’d Want to Make Out With by Rachel Carter
1. Henry DeTamble from The Time Traveler’s Wife 

It’s rare that I read a book where something farfetched – the genetic ability to travel through time – feels one hundred percent realistic. But that’s what Audrey Niffeneger did with her debut novel. Henry is not perfect…actually he’s a bit of a mess, but we never stop rooting for him. He’s loving and a little tortured and super devoted to his wife. This makes him prime make out material. 
2. Simon from Misfits 

The future-Simon storyline from the second season of the British tv show Misfits pretty much killed me dead. He shows up to save (and seduce!) a character that the present version of him would never have had a chance with. But his future self is all dark and broody and OMG so hot. I would seriously pay good money to make out with him. I realize that would make me a prostitute, and I don’t even care.   
3. Future Max from Roswell 
Future Max only shows up in one episode of Roswell (my ultimate high school guilty pleasure), but man-oh-man was it enough to make an impact. He has a message for the present day Liz, and the whole thing is pretty heartbreaking but still crazy hot. Plus he’s got long hair and wears apocalyptic-leather vests all the time. So make out worthy he made the present-day Max look like a choirboy. 
4. Kim Bong Do from Queen In-Hyun’s Man 
Anyone who follows me on twitter knows that I am obsessed with Korean Dramas, and Queen In-Hyun’s Man is by far my favorite. It’s about a scholar from the Joseon period who discovers a way to time travel, and then falls in love with a spunky actress. They have to overcome a lot to be together: plots to take over the empire, pushy costars, and the logistics of space and time. Kim Bong Do is the perfect hero – a smart, funny, suave time traveler who quickly figures out how to use time to get what he wants. I like a man with conviction, because I definitely know what I would want should I ever run into Kim Bong Do. (Spoiler alert, it would involve making out.) 
5. Richard Collier from Somewhere in Time 

I remember watching this movie as a little girl and thinking that time travel seemed pretty cool – especially if it meant you got to make out with Christopher Reeve in his prime. This movie is unapologetically romantic, with the time travel simply acting as a device for the two leads to find each other. The only thing that would have made it better was if I was the one doing the making out. Time to hit the road Jane Seymour. 
6. (A bonus make out!!) Wes from So Close to You 
Is it creepy to want to make out with your own character? Probably, but I’m going for it anyway. Wes is a mysterious loner who was trained from a young age by a top secret branch of the government. He’s cold and doesn’t really know how to love…until he meets Lydia. There’s something about the boy who only opens up for the right girl that gets me every time. But of course in this scenario I would be the right girl, and we would be making out all the time. Maybe it’s time to start writing fan-fiction about my own book. 

Book Overview: Rachel Carter launches a mind-blowing time-travel trilogy with her YA novel So Close to You.

Lydia Bentley doesn’t believe the rumors about the Montauk Project, that there’s some sort of government conspiracy involving people vanishing and tortured children. But her grandfather is sure that the Project is behind his father’s disappearance more than sixty years earlier.
While helping her grandfather search Camp Hero, a seemingly abandoned military base on Long Island, for information about the disappearance, Lydia is transported back to 1944—just a few days before her great-grandfather’s disappearance.
Lydia begins to unravel the dark secrets of the Montauk Project and her own family history, despite warnings from Wes, a mysterious boy she is powerfully attracted to but not sure she should trust.


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