Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Seducing Liberty by D.L. Jackson

Spies, time travel and a ménage make up the premise of Seducing Liberty. I don’t often write historical novels, but a story about Washington’s Culper Spy Ring, proved to be irresistible when penning this 1NightStand story.

On release day I usually show you the cuts that didn’t make it into the final story, and today will be no exception. During the delicate task of weaving this story together I had to make some choices. I wanted this to be one of those stories where the reader asks, did she really travel back in time, or did she black out and dream it? I needed it to be feasible in a fantasy setting, or contemporary. So here’s the ending that never made it, because I couldn’t work it into the real world.

Chop from Seducing Liberty: 
“That’s a wrap for the day, ladies and gentlemen. Want you back here Monday at 6 a.m. to finish the beach scene.” Liberty blinked, staring up at the mid-day sky. For a moment she’d thought she’d been in another place. A wet dream. That’s what she got for watching her assistant fuck. A shadow fell over and she lifted her chin to stare at a face backlit by the sun and in silhouette.
“You need a hand up?”
She reached out and took his hand. Something about him…
He pulled her to her feet and chest to chest. Liberty’s eyes widened. Dark hair, blue eyes and a wicked smile. Her heart bounced against her tonsils. No. it couldn’t be. Thomas didn’t exist—well, not in her time. He wore a white button up shirt, with the sleeves rolled to his elbows and blue jeans—so un-patriotic. Well, not something she’d ever seen him in, and damn if he didn’t wear 2011 well. “Thomas?”
“So this is what you do when you’re not spying for the Patriots,” he said.
A second man made his way over to them, dressed in knee length khaki shorts and a t-shirt with a sexy pirate woman and rum ad on the front. His hair was a little longer, but the spark in his eyes and the come fuck me vibe, was more than familiar.
Definitely not a wet dream. “Aaron?  How did you…”
“Not sure, but I have to tell you the men’s room down the beach is amazing. You hit a lever and all the waste disappears—and hot running water pipes into a bowl for you to wash your hands. And jet skis, and my God, have you seen the bikinis? Do you own a bikini, Madelyn?”
“Bikini?” She blinked. “Are you really here? On the set? Was any of our date real or was it all a figment of my imagination?”
Thomas smiled.  “Yes. Yes. And all of it—real. Somehow you brought us with you. When we woke, we were lying on the sand dressed like this. A note from a someone called Madame Eve was between us.” He handed it to her.
Liberty took the envelope and opened the flap, slipping the paper out.
Your dates have come to you. Enjoy. She looked up. “Are you staying?”
Thomas and Aaron nodded. “We talked. Wherever you are, we decided we want to be—if you’ll have us. Besides, we already have a job. Some director guy offered us a part in something called a movie. He said we looked like the perfect Patriots, and could use a couple of replacements.”
She couldn’t agree more. Liberty smiled and hooked each man’s arm, walking them down the beach and toward her trailer. “If you liked the toilets, wait until you see my shower.”

Now, if you’d like a chance to win a copy of this time-traveling, spy novel, leave a comment below answering this question:  

If you could travel back in time, to what time would you go and why?

Thanks for stopping by and helping me to celebrate Seducing Liberty’s release day!


  1. There are so many times I'd like to travel to.I think I would like to go to a speakeasy in the 1920's. I love the fashion and the fun. Congrats on your release. It's on my TBR list. I love time-travel,

  2. Oh love that last line! I look forward to reading this story. :)

    Happy Release Day!

  3. I would love to have been around during the settling of the great plains. Traveling by wagon and making a home on the incredible prairie would have been nearly unimaginable. Scary and challenging and awe inspiring. This sounds so great. Congrats on your release.

  4. I did a past life regression with a psychic once and found myself hanging on a tree branch over a flooded river in pioneer times. So...don't know how real it was but makes me want a dryer time in history, perhaps part of a caravan in the spice trade?

  5. I've been in love with the medieval period forever! I probably wouldn't want to live then, but I'd sure love to visit! Seducing Liberty sounds fantastic!

  6. The American Revolution would be scary and exciting. To see the birth of a country. Such an interesting period of time and a reason I chose it.

  7. 1500's. As a noble, not a peasant. ;) Can't wait to read this!

  8. I would love to go to the Civil War days...for some reason that time era appeals to me..lprater@modweldco.com

  9. Congratulations on the release and I love this series. If I could go back in time, I would go to back to Cleopatra's time and sit down and ask her if it was worth it all. Plus, who did she really prefer.


  10. Depends on what I wanted as to where I would go back in time. If I wanted to learn talk and learn, I would want to go back to Abraham Lincoln. If I wanted to go back for "other" reasons, I would go back to visit Jesse James. I know he was a bad person but he still sounds like a sexy bad boy!

    I love 1NS series and this sounds great!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  11. Thanks to everyone for stopping by and helping me to celebrate my new release.
    And the winner is...

    A copy is headed your way.

    D L

  12. Hi DL! For sure I'd visit the 12th century in a flash. But I would probably never want to stay or live there, unlike several of my time traveling characters!