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Monday, July 27, 2015

Into the Mist by Judith Ingram: Character Interview & Giveaway

 Into the Mist
Moonseed Trilogy, Book 3
Judith Ingram

Genre:  paranormal romance

Publisher: Vinspire Publishing, LLC
Date of Publication: July 30, 2015

Number of pages: 
Word Count:  91,500

Cover Artist:  Elaina Lee/
For the Muse Designs

Book Description: 

For the past six months, time-traveler Victoria Ashton has been living life as Katherine Kamarov on a ranch in rural California, circa 1890. A contrast to Katherine’s brash personality, shy and gentle Victoria has won the hearts of Katherine’s family and particularly her cousin Michael. Despite her deepening love for Michael, she has rejected his offer of marriage and sent him away, knowing that she must return to her own time on the night of the new spring moon.

In this third and final book of the series, sinister forces threaten Victoria’s new family, her property, and even her life, testing her for courage and ingenuity. A confident new self emerges, and when Michael unexpectedly walks back into her life, she questions whether she must remain a victim of fate or can find a way to determine her own future.

Meanwhile, Katherine has been living a parallel year of exchange in Victoria’s modern-day life, married to the handsome but remote Ryan Ashton. Hardened by her past, Katherine nevertheless falls for Ryan and, like Victoria, begins to search for a way to defy fate and keep the life she has come to cherish.

As the night of the new spring moon approaches, both women must search their hearts to discover how to hold onto what matters most, even if they should be forced back through the barrier of time.


He didn’t hear her slide the door open and step out behind him. Her arms circled his waist, and the faint scent of ginger spice shot twin arrows of joy and pain through his body. Wordlessly, he turned and brought his mouth down on hers. Enveloped in the soft twilight hush, they shared a kiss that was deep and long and achingly sweet. When they pulled reluctantly apart, Ryan let his eyes linger over her, already naming the vision being etched in his memory. This is how my love looked in twilight.
She was wearing her white robe, and her blond hair curled softly, just brushing her shoulders. It’s gotten longer, Ryan thought. He suddenly wanted her to cut it again, as if keeping her hair short would somehow help her to keep her claim on this body—on this life—and prevent Vicki from coming back.
Tori moved to the rail and stared out over the city deepening into dusk. “It’s started, Ryan,” she said quietly.
He moved to stand beside her. “What’s started?”
She turned and leaned an elbow on the rail, holding him with a steady gaze. “What we’ve dreaded. I dreamed about the bridge.” She lifted a shoulder. “It’s only a week away. I should have expected it.” She drew in a breath that trembled. “She was already there, standing on the bridge. Waiting for me.”
At his look, she put out her hand and covered his. “Don’t hate her, Ryan. She didn’t ask for this to happen any more than I did.” She smiled faintly. “I would have, though, if I’d known you would be here. I wouldn’t have missed this time with you for anything. No matter what happens, I’ll carry you in my heart until the day I die.”
Ryan couldn’t speak. He couldn’t move, couldn’t breathe. He could do nothing but stare at her in mute despair.
She turned her back on the glittering city and leaned both elbows on the rail, staring through the glass doors into their living room. The soft light of the table lamps was growing imperceptibly brighter as the dusk surrendered to night.
“Do you ever wonder, Ryan, what Victoria will be like when she comes back?”
“She’s not coming back.” His voice cracked.
“She’s had a whole year, Ryan, just like me. A lot can happen in a year. She may surprise you.”
“She won’t get the chance.” His jaw tightened. “I’m not letting you go, Tori. I can’t. Vicki doesn’t belong here anymore. This is your home, with Christina and me.” He covered the crack in his voice with harshness. “How can you stand there and calmly talk about Vicki coming back while you just up and vanish from our lives? Like it’s already decided, like it’s so easy for you—”

Author Bio

Judith Ingram weaves together her love of romance and mystery as well as her training as a counselor to create stories and characters for her novels. She is also the author of a Christian guide to forgiving and posts weekly devotionals on the role of forgiveness in healing relationships. She lives with her husband in the San Francisco East Bay and makes frequent trips to beautiful Sonoma County, where many of her fiction characters reside. She confesses a love for chocolate, cheesecake, romantic suspense novels, movies that require three hankies, and all things feline.

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Character Interview  

Please welcome Raymond from Judith Ingram's Into the Mist to Diane’s Book Blog. 

What is your full name? Do you have a nickname?

My name is Raymond Delacroix. I don’t go by a nickname. Nicknames imply familiarity that lessens one’s stature and influence, don’t you agree?

What is your hair color? Eye color?

My black hair favors my mother’s side of the family. I’m told my silver eyes are my best feature, and I must agree. I’ve used them to advantage when intimidation without speech was called for.

How old are you?

Nearing my fortieth year.

Where were you born? Where have you lived since then? Where do you currently call home?

I was born in Philadelphia in 1862 into a prominent family. If my private ventures succeed, I will make California my new home and establish my own dynasty in this rather primitive but promising society of Sonoma County.

What is your biggest fear?

Fear is a character flaw that I fortunately do not possess.

What is your most treasured possession?

I suppose I most value my keen intellect. I can quickly assess a situation and render bold and incisive judgment. I have little tolerance for people who do not recognize and yield to my superior reason.

Which living person do you most despise?

Without question I despise my father. He inherited the family wealth and title despite his being the weakest of five siblings, only because he was the firstborn. Fortunately my mother, who is possessed of the same intellectual prowess as myself, has stepped into many critical situations to take charge and spare my father public exposure and humiliation.

What is your greatest regret?

Regret is a waste of time. I don’t second-guess my decisions or let other people’s disappointments bother me.

What is the quality you most like in a man/woman?

I admire the man who is bold and decisive, who seizes the opportunity to leave his mark on society. I admire a woman who is physically attractive and knows her proper place. At the very least I expect her to be trained in the finer arts of domesticity and to have some skill in pleasuring a man.

What is your motto?

Make your mark and don’t look back.


2 ebook (.pdf or .epub) bundles of trilogy Books 1 & 2

2 signed paperback copies of trilogy bundle Books 1 & 2 with bookmarks

2 ebook copies (.pdf or .epub) of Into the Mist

2 signed paperback copies of Into the Mist with bookmarks

4 $25 Amazon gift cards

4 purse charms featuring book cover and story theme charms

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  1. It looks great, thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Teja. Good luck with the giveaway! —Judith

  2. I enjoyed the character interview, sounds like a really good book, thanks for sharing!

  3. Eva, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment! —Judith

  4. Thank you, Diane, for hosting my new book on your lovely Website. I appreciate your hospitality!


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