Heroes Live Forever by Chris Karlsen

Heroes Live Forever by Chris Karlsen.

Knights in Time Book 1.

4 Stars “A grand debut” by Night Owl Romance Reviews. Elinor Hawthorne has in inherited a house that is haunted by the ghosts of two medieval knights, Basil Manneville and Guy Guiscard. Basil is the man of her dreams, her knight in shining armor. She falls in love with him and he with her. Basil soon realizes she needs to live a normal life, a happy life with a mortal. A lifetime later fate intervenes. Basil, still in love with Elinor, is told her spirit lives on in a young woman and is given another chance at life to find her.

5 Stars: Romantic dilemma between a young woman and ghost from the 1300’s.

Author Chris Karlsen is one of my favorite story tellers. Her creative mind takes history, time, characters and story line to a place few have travelled. As a fan of the paranormal, Chris captures my imagine and leaves me wanting more.

In Heroes Live Forever (Knights in Time series book 1), we meet Elinor Hawthorne, a remarkable young school teacher. She has who has just inherited Badger Hollow Manor in Norfolk, England (1980), from her grandmother. Elinor has a no-nonsense attitude about ghosts; when she meets and has to share living space with, two medieval knights killed in the 1300’s.

Ladies: If you were to fall in your home, would you prefer to fall into the strong arms of a strong, handsome, ghost knight, or just hit the floor? Elinor’s experience begins an amazing friendship, love story, fantasy, and time travel adventure, you will not want to miss.

The first part of this story will touch your heart and even bring you sadness. The second part of this book will give you a renewed sense the of destiny and timeless love.

The dilemma is between flesh and spirt. Let me bring you into a conversation these two medieval ghost knights, Basil Mandeville and Guy Guiscard are having in Chapter 15.

…After Elinor left that evening, the knights rode to the castle ruins. Neither spoke until they reached the parapet.

…Guy propped himself against the wall and stretched his long legs out in front of him. The night breeze blew leaves over the stones and across where he lay.

…Basil stood, elbows on a crenel and where he had a view of Elinor’s house bathed in the moonlight.

…Guy tilted his head back and closed his eyes. “Do you want to talk about that scene you made over the butcher’s flowers?”

… “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”

… “Don’t be evasive. It ill suits you. You’re jealous, although, I cannot fathom why you’d be so upset over a silly gift from some tradesman.”

… “That is ridiculous. I have never been jealous in my life.”

… “If you were cut right now, you’d bleed green. It certainly wasn’t your aesthetic sense that was offended by her display of roses. Admit it, you’re smitten with her.” Guy cracked one eye open and peered at Basil.

… “You’re trying to irritate me.”

…True, he was fond of Elinor, too fond. He enjoyed being with her more than he cared to say, even to Guy.

…However, jealousy was too preposterous to entertain seriously.

… “I will grant I like her very much, but so do you, do you not?” Basil said.

…Guy shifted so they faced each other. “Yes, I like her, enough to wish I’d met her a long, long time ago.” The unexpected confession got Basil’s attention. “Elinor has none of the brittleness I’ve known in many women. She’s a warm, witty, comely lady. She’s also flesh and blood.”

…Uncomfortable under his friend’s scrutiny, Basil turned away and focused on the house again. “Is there a point to this discussion?”

… “She’s a flesh and blood woman with visions for her future.” Guy rose and joined Basil. “You are but a vision of a past flesh and blood man.” He laid his hand on Basil’s shoulder, “Make sure it’s enough for her my friend.” Guy walked away, leaving Basil alone with his thoughts.

Can Basil Manneville compete with Elinor’s human admirer?

I invite you to read Heroes Live Forever (Knights in Time series book 1), then turn you attention as I will, to Journey in Time (Knights in Time series book 2) by Chris Karlsen. An internationally published author, Chris has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa, satisfying her need to visit places she read about. Having spent a great deal of time in England and France, she used her love of both places as settings for her Knights in Time (5 book) series.

Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).

Product Details:
Knights in Time Book 1
Paperback: 390 Pages
Publisher: Books to Go Now (April 14, 2011)
Language: English
Global Library: Romance (Historical)
Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers!

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About The Author:  Chris Karlsen is a retired police detective. She spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies. The daughter of a history professor and voracious reader, she grew up with a love of history and books.

An internationally published author, Chris has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa, satisfying her need to visit places she read about. Having spent a great deal of time in England and France, she used her love of both places as settings for her Knights in Time (5 book) series.

Author Chris Karlsen presents her Historical Romance and Historical Suspense Thrillers and Historical Love & War series.

Her series now include Knights in Time series, the Bloodstone series, Love & War series, Dark Water series and a Holiday short story selection: Choosing Home or Heart. Her novels are available in digital, e-book, Android App, paperback, audio format, and some books are presented in foreign language format.

A Chicago native, Chris has lived in Paris, Los Angeles, and now resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two rescue dogs. A city girl all her life, living in a small town on a bay was an interesting adjustment. She’d never lived anywhere so quiet at night and where traffic wasn’t bumper to bumper 24/7.

Some of Chris’s favorite authors are: Bernard Cornwell, Michael Connolly, Joseph Wambaugh, Julia Quinn, Julie Anne Long and Deanna Raybourne.

Author Chris Karlsen Presents Her Historical Romance and Historical Romance Suspense Thrillers!

Knights in Time

  • Heroes Live Forever
  • Journey in Time
  • Knight Blindness
  • Losing Time
  • In Time for You

Bloodstone Series

  • Silk
  • Snifter of Death
  • A Venomous Love

Love & War Series

  • The Ack Ack Girl
  • Moonlight Serenade (New Historical Romance)

Dark Water Series

  • Dangerous Waters
  • Golden Chariot
  • Byzantine Gold

Holiday Selection: Choosing Home or Heart (this is a Christmas story where my Victorian detective from the series, Rudyard Bloodstone, goes home to Wales for the holidays and to introduce his lady love to his family. No murder, just a warm-hearted holiday novella)

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