Get a little Wild and Unruly

Like many authors, I love getting my inspiration from music. Whether that’s one line from a song, the beat, or tone, that serves to evokes a certain scene–create a mood.

One of the songs I’ve used many times is “Cowboy Take Me Away.” (Dixie Chicks) And so it was that the one line “I want to grow something wild & unruly, struck a chord and the Tales of the Sweet Magnolia series was born. Now I could have made them straight historical, because I have a penchant for researching the brothels and women of tTime-Travel-boxed-bundle_McIntyre_V2he old west who built and secretly kept some of these small towns going by their profession. And yes, I’m one of those who toyed with the “what if” between Marshall Dillon and Miss Kitty.

But I love contemporary as well–so what better way to combine the two than with time-travel? I love to give my readers twists and turns, lull them into thinking they know where the story is taking them, then hit them with the unexpected.

I also enjoy writing about ordinary people placed in extraordinary situations. Again, time-travel covers all these areas and more.

The first book, “Wild & Unruly”  is about a modern day librarian who fantasizes about riding off into the sunset with her cowboy, but finds men of today fall short of her expectations…until the day she discovers a beautiful necklace that challenges her wish and may change her life forever.

The second book, “Fallen Angel”, is about a young woman who meets the heroine of the first book and falls in love with the man who wrote the piano music that Miss Lillian plays–desperate to find her “Billy,” she takes up with a strange piano instructor passing through town that challenges her to follow her heart. Transported through music to modern day, Angel sets out on a quest to find the man she has loved from afar, but instead finds herself witness to a drug deal gone bad with no choice but be in the protective custody of a brooding lone wolf detective.

Available in eBook and print separately, I am re-releasing the duo as a bundled set March 20 on the first day of Spring. This bundled set will only be available at a special price for a limited time.

Time-travel continues to fascinate me. I’ve got my own twist on melding both history with modern day and find it a lovely template for storytelling. There may yet be MORE tales of the Sweet Magnolia!

I hope you’ll give these books a try and tell me what you think.

Whats your favorite time-travel movie or book?

Remember that one luck person wins a $25 amazon card each month at this blog!!

Until next time–

Kindness matters,


About Amanda McIntyre

Amanda McIntyre’s storytelling is a natural offshoot of her artistic creativity. A visual writer, living in the rich tapestry of the American heartland, her passion is telling character-driven stories with a penchant (okay, some call it a wicked obsession) for placing ordinary people in extraordinary situations to see how they overcome the obstacles to their HEA. A bestselling author, her work is published internationally in Print, E-book, and Audio. She writes steamy contemporary and sizzling historical romance and truly believes, no matter what, love will always find a way. Learn more and get connected at
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16 Responses to Get a little Wild and Unruly

  1. scribbler00 says:

    Back to the future 🙂

  2. merriedth says:

    Sounds really good

  3. laurellasky says:

    I love time travel and I love westerns so this set sounds perfect.

  4. laurellasky says:

    I forgot to tell about my favorite time travel. It was a knight in shining armor followed by The Outlander which is not really time travel but historical.

  5. therese lopez says:

    I loved The Time Travelers Wife, it was a great book!!! Thank you for the chance.

  6. carol L says:

    Your books sound like great reads for me. I love time travel. My favorite is Outlander.
    Thanks for the heads up on your books.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    • carol L says:

      I’m so glad when I read that there may be more of the Sweet Magnolia books. I just read them both the other night and was hoping to run into good old Burt again. I loved Jake & Lily. Heere’s hoping there will be more.
      Carol L

      • Aw, thanks Carol!! Its great to get feedback from readers, especially on series projects;’)
        I fell in love with Jake and Lily , too;) Its a fun series to write! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

        • carol L says:

          I just want to tell you that I put these on my reead shelf. I tuly hope there will be more.I immediately connected with all the characters. Great story telling Amanda.
          Carol L

  7. mjmgma says:

    Sounds great. Adding to wish list.

  8. Clare O'Beara says:

    Queen of the Sun (Celtic Journeys #2) by Janeen O’Kerry is my favourite time travel book, and the author has written other great ones. These might appeal to anyone who likes the Diana Gabaldon stories.

  9. connie blair says:

    can’t wait to read. keep up the hot books.

  10. Michelle D says:

    Sounds like an interesting concept, I’ve read one book that used a similar idea (had an interesting twist at the end)

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