Book Excerpt A Bridge Through Time


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We’re hosting a character interview with Cailin MacBayne, one of the characters of “A Bridge Through Time”.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m Cailin MacBayne, a member of the MacKenzie Clan of Breaghacraig. I stand at 6’4” and have black hair and mesmerizing grey eyes, or so the lasses tell me. **eyes twinkle with mischief** I’m six and twenty and I’m in love with the most beautiful lass in all the world. I wasn’t expecting love, but it found me and I’m glad of it. I believe a man is judged by his behavior and I choose to always behave with honor.

What’s the most important thing in your life?

The most important thing in my life would be family. To be part of a group who love you no matter what and to love them back the same way. There is no greater gift. I would defend them with my life, if need be.

Tell me about your best friend.

Ah, well, that would be my brother Cormac. He’s my younger brother, you see. We’ve been inseparable since we were wee bairns. We led our mother on a merry chase nearly every day. We were always getting into mischief of one kind or another as young ones and that hasn’t changed much with age. No one can make me laugh like Cormac can. He is quite amusing and good fun to spend time with. Don’t tell him I said that or his head is likely to swell to twice its size. He also offers good council in times of need. I can always count on him to be by my side in good times or bad.


If you had a day to take the woman of your dreams on a special outing, what would you do?

I’d take my love for a ride across the MacKenzie lands and I’d bring along a picnic filled with her favorite foods to share. We would spend our time talking and… well, I probably shouldn’t say what else we’d be doing, but it would be a day to remember, filled with laughter, love, good food and a verra good bottle of wine.

Thank you for stopping by to talk with us.

You’re verra welcome. It was my pleasure.

Book Excerpt

   She hadn’t taken more than two steps when she heard the sound of rapid footsteps behind her. Before she could turn to look, something hit her from behind, and she found herself falling face first onto the gravel path. Adrenaline surged through her veins as she struggled to get the sudden weight off her back. She’d been right, there had been someone standing by the bridge, and they had been waiting for her. Ashley screamed loudly and shouted for help, before a hand covered her mouth. She was able to bite it and the hand disappeared. Ashley screamed again and managed to pull her arm out from beneath her body. She elbowed her attacker in the head and he rolled away, grunting in pain, giving her an opportunity to scramble to her feet. Her attacker was between her and the path back, with his face directed away from her. Ashley made a split second decision to head into the fog, thinking she stood a better chance if her assailant couldn’t see her. She started to run for it, but he grabbed her ankle and tripped her again. “No! No! Come back here!” she heard him yell.

Ashley screamed again and suddenly remembered she had pepper spray in her jacket pocket, if she could only reach it. She managed to kick his hand away and got back to her feet. She had to fight back against this madman, and pepper spray would level the playing field. Ashley rummaged through her pocket and located the spray. She didn’t get a good look at her attacker, but knew instinctively whom it was. The only person it could be; the one man who had been turning up unexpectedly ever since she’d arrived in Glendaloch. Suddenly he was right in front of her, grabbing at her arm and dragging her back across the bridge. Ashley could see him clearly now and her instincts had been correct. It was Teddy, and he had an iron grip on her arm. She tried to stay calm and do what she’d learned in self-defense classes, saying a silent thank you to her mother for insisting she attend them for safety’s sake. As Teddy pulled her towards him, she stopped resisting and flew into his chest, hitting his shoulder. The combination of Teddy tugging on her arm and Ashley falling against him knocked him off his feet. Ashley had the advantage now, but knew it was only momentary. She sprayed him with the pepper spray and turned to run. The only option available was to run straight into that crazy swirling fog.

About The Book

A Bridge Through Time BTitle: A Bridge Through Time

Author: Jennae Vale

Genre: Time Travel Romance

Ashley Moore’s life in San Francisco has hit a few snags, not the least of which involves sightings of a mystery man around every corner.  Is she losing her mind or does he really exist?   Her search for this grey-eyed stranger leads her to  Scotland. There she meets a witch with a secret, a vindictive English knight who is bent on revenge, and she crosses a fog shrouded bridge into the arms of a 16th century Highlander.

Cailin MacBayne is no stranger to beautiful women, but has always managed to stay one step ahead of commitment.  That all comes to an end when he meets Ashley.  He doesn’t care where this beautiful, yet unusual lass came from, he’s just happy to have found her.  Ashley cannot resist the handsome Scot and finds herself falling hopelessly in love.  In the process, a secret is revealed, a battle is waged and Ashley must ultimately decide whether to return to her own time or give up her 21st century life to stay with the love she has found in the past.

Author Bio

Jennae was born and raised a New England girl, just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, where her imagination was always bigger than she was. Her large, extended Irish and Italian families were a great source of support, inspiration and humor.  Laughter, love and food were never hard to find in her home. Jennae grew up surrounded by nostalgic, historical landmarks, which fed her love of history and creative writing.

She has worn many hats over the years.  From owning her own typing service and horse training/boarding facility, to operating an embroidery/t-shirt business, her entrepreneurial spirit was strong and thriving. Determined to do something she truly loved, her vivid imagination took over again and she decided to follow her literary dream of writing stories that tapped into her love of magnificent people and places.

Jennae now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, where they’ve raised two beautiful and talented children.  Along the way they’ve gathered a menagerie of pets, including one dog, three cats and 4 chickens to make the family complete.

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