Time-Travel Survival Tips from Eliza Knight

                Time-Travel Survival Tips
By Eliza Knight

Thank you so much, Nicole for hosting me at Fierce Romance today! In celebration of my new time-travel release, HIGHLAND STEAM (and it is oh-so-steamy!), I wanted to give you some Time-Travel Survival Tips—and I’d love to give away an e-copy of the novella to one commenter.

Without further ado, if you find yourself whirling back through the mists of time…
 1. My husband says to pack lots of layers—but if you’re hoping to land in the arms of a hawt Scot, I’d say pack less :-)
2. Be prepared for the varying “natural” scents. Ever learned to make a pomander?
3. If you find yourself visiting the Highlands where time-travel is possible, remember to carry a survival pack that includes: toothpaste, a toothbrush, ibuprofen, anti-biotics, vitamins, tissues, I’d say tampons, but in my fantasy world, I’d never get my monthly again!
4. Don’t worry about undies :-)
5. Got a kilt?
6. Pack a sghian-dubh.
7. Be prepared to defend yourself if needed.
8. Be sure to be up to date on your horseback riding skills.
9. Brush up on your meditation skills, traveling through time is sure to mess with her you “center”
10. The term cleanliness, was quite a bit different than what we are used to in the 21st century.
11. Pace your drinking! They drink alcohol 24/7. You’ll need to build up your tolerance.
12. If you’re a lady, you might want to ask for assistance in shaving, since it will have to be done with a knife.
13. No A.C., no heat, no electricity—learn to adapt to a “natural” lifestyle. You’ll have to get used to the heat, stay near a fire—learn to light it with a flint, etc…
14. Become friends with the local healer… You’ll want to be on her nice list if you get sick.
15. Don’t eat any berries, flowers, nuts, etc… until you’ve learned which ones are good and which are poisonous.
16. Beware… There are a lot more animals roaming freely in the medieval Highlands than there are in today’s world.
17. You will probably only have two or three outfits—get used to repeating yourself. Try making some cute embroidered scarves to change things up.
18. Cellphone reception is non-existent…
19. Your emails will have to wait…
20. Don’t drink the water until it’s been boiled or comes from a pure stream!
Thanks so much for letting me share with you all! I’d love to hear some of your time-travel tips :-)

Here’s a little bit about HIGHLAND STEAM
Tragedy strikes in the Highlands, making Drostan the laird of the Comyn clan and in need of a wife to placate his people. His only choice is to trust in magic and travel to the sacred circle of stones…where he must passionately lay claim to the woman Fate brings him.
Briana is lost and alone when magic lights up the night. She meets the man of her dreams, a man who rocks her to her very core with orgasm after orgasm and somehow manages to steal her heart. The problem? The man of her dreams lives eight hundred years in the past.
To read a very steamy excerpt from HIGHLAND STEAM, please click here.
Amazon / Ellora’s Cave / Coming soon to Barnes and Noble!
Eliza Knight is the multi-published, award-winning author of sizzling historical romance and erotic romance. While not reading, writing or researching for her latest book, she chases after her three children. In her spare time (if there is such a thing…) she likes daydreaming, wine-tasting, traveling, hiking, staring at the stars, watching movies, shopping and visiting with family and friends. She lives atop a small mountain, and enjoys cold winter nights when she can curl up in front of a roaring fire with her own knight in shining armor. Visit Eliza at www.elizaknight.com or her historical blog, History Undressed, which was recently mentioned in a feature article in The Wall Street Journal. www.historyundressed.com
Thanks so much for being our guest today, Eliza! Everyone, please remember to leave a comment and your email address in some form to be entered to win Eliza's book. Thanks!


Susan Macatee said...

Great tips, Eliza! I'd like to add; bring your own toilet paper. It's a rather bulky item, but you'll be glad you brought it. lol

Best of luck with your new release!

Christi Barth said...

I'd like to think that 4 centuries ago the water was pure enough to drink w/out boiling! After all, it is your fantasy world....

Eliza Knight said...

Thank you Susan! Oh, you're right about the toilet paper!!! Definitely don't want to be wiping with leaves, moss or hay!

lol Christi, but I love not needing an excuse to drink wine :)

Dory Jensen said...

Bring a winder watch, as the batteries could run down and those new fancy-dandy satellite watches wont get a signal.
Me, I'd need to bring lots of hearing-aid batteries unless in my fantasy world I wouldn't need them.

Eliza Knight said...

Dory, you definitely won't need the hearing aids in fantasy land! Great idea about the watch!

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

Can we program our time travel so that we can be assured to land on the lap of a hawt Highlander? If so, the rest wouldn't matter. You'd think you'd died and gone to heaven instead of Scotland - which in my mind and heart is as close to heaven can get anyway.

Fun post Eliza! :)

Natasha Moore said...

What fun post, Eliza! I love time travels. Especially hot time travels. :)

Alexa said...

Yay on your newest release, my friend! As for landing in the distant past, I'd be so screwed!

elaine said...

Wonderful and humurious tips, thanks Eliza, truly enjoyable to read.

Joanne said...

what a great list of Time-Travel Survival Tips. I don't think I'd have a problem with the alcohol but I would not shave with a knife. I could loose some important parts. I also don't want to have to wipe with leaves. That's just not sanitary. I'm so glad I live now. Congrats on the new release.


Eliza Knight said...

Thank you so much for visiting with me and offering up some awesome tips :)