Time for Destiny came about when a good friend requested a time travel story. Her first suggestion was the early Victorian era, but I felt that had been done to death. While at work and talking to a fellow worker, he suggested somewhere exotic. After a brief search of Indian history, the story was born.
Originally written for the 2012 National Novel Writers month, Time for Destiny underwent 15 edits before being picked up. The most challenging part came at this stage. Although I felt I had covered the past well my wonderful editor found conflicting differences with the references I had used.
It was at this point I had to decide if I made the story more fantasy or use real facts. I chose to use actual facts from the past and this meant some big rewrites and a lot more research. The end product is completely different to the story I first submitted and this has made the story better in my eyes. The opportunity to be published professionally was an amazing experience and I learned a lot about how I write and how to be better.
Title: Time for Destiny
Author: Michelle Rae
Genre: Time Travel M/M Romance
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: Novella, 198 Pages
When Daniel Wilson, oldest of five children in a troubled family, joined the military, he expected to see combat in Iraq. But it comes as quite a shock when a Rupee minted a century and a half ago transports him to that dangerous time in war-torn colonial India. After he meets and falls in love with Vir during his visit to 1857, he faces the greatest challenge of his life. He knows he may ultimately lose Vir because he belongs in a different time. Still, he wants desperately to keep his love alive despite threats of violence from both wars.
Release Date: August 22nd, 2014
Michelle Rae lives in lovely Adelaide, South Australia. She began writing fan fiction for her son in 2007, which led to bigger and better things. Writing LGBT stories became her passion after discovering the genre in 2008. Determined to write her greatest story, Michelle dedicates endless hours hoping to achieve this dream. In her spare time, Michelle likes to drink tea, eat peppermint chocolate and keep the last of her sanity intact.