Add a little magic to your day.

Magic Man

Notes and Quotes from the Jules Vanderzeit Gilded Age series – Until We Meet Again:

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It was just one more thing to regret about her life. Victoria resented being forced to do the Maestro’s bidding, but as one of his indentured couriers, as long as he held her contract, she really had very little choice. No matter where she went, or when, the Maestro could track her.

Some people had property and mortgages to pay off, or they risked losing their homes. She had to pay off a contractual obligation of time, or risk losing everything she held dear, including her life.

 “If you truly valued time, Miss Winters, you wouldn’t be so prone to wasting yours or mine. Someday you may find that a moment of time is all that separates you from that which you desire most.”

. . .

Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year. So many good books to read, so little time.

If you’re interested in reading books set in the Gilded Age of New York, check out my Jules Vanderzerit series. Jules, known as the Maestro, is a wickedly interesting wizard/magic man who sends people tripping through time to do his bidding. Sometimes they find a little romance along the way. The series starts with Until We Meet Again. Here’s a little taste . . .

Notes from the Jules Vanderzeit Gilded Age series – Until We Meet Again:

She couldn’t be more than a few minutes late for their appointment, and yet the Maestro made a show of pulling out his pocket watch the moment Victoria Winters stepped into his office.  Time—and his precious collection of musical artifacts—were the only things Jules Vanderzeit cared about. People were only useful in their ability to function as couriers to retrieve the latest object of his obsession.

Magical Musings Mondays – The Romance of Travel.


Each day is full of possibilities.

What makes travel romantic?

It’s the excitement of discovery. It’s the call of the open road armed with only a road map (or GPS) and a vague idea of where you’re going. Especially when you aren’t on a ‘guided tour’ and are traveling pretty much our own. Sometimes scary, sometimes pretty exciting.

Even the most detailed map is only an indication of what you will truly experience along the way. It can tell you where is the next turn in the road, but it can’t tell you what you will find there or how you’ll react when you take that turn and find a beautiful ancient castle or a decrepit old farm house.

It’s the lure of the unknown, the path not yet taken that draws out our romantic instincts. It’s no wonder that so many romance stories include travel. I know many of mine do.

One of the most romantic aspects of any new relationship is the very newness of it, the walking into the unknown, the exploration of one another. The romantic newness of any relationship can last for a good long time, if you want it to and are willing to work at it, but somewhere along the way you’re going to find you’re no longer in the romancing stage and have moved into the state of relationship. Hopefully it’s still an exciting state with lots of sunshine and only enough rain.

I once asked a young male friend if he was dating his current female friend or if they were already a couple. He asked how was he to know? I said, when you know you’re going to see her again – and only her – then you’re a couple.

Not unlike travel, if you know you’re going to be someplace for a while, you’re no longer traveling, you’re either visiting (which is like shacking-up together) or living there (rather like being married). There something comforting about finding the right place to lay your head, and when you do, you’re no longer on the road. You’re home.

Romance and travel, they go together well, like bread and butter.

Enjoy always, T


Winter’s coming – stock up on fireside reads.


Fall is in the air, and soon it will be time to curl up with a hot cup of tea, a cozy blanket, and a good book to read. It’s a prefect time for my month long sale on my MacNicol Clan Through Time series.

All four ebooks of this series is on sale for only 0.99 cents at Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.  What a great time to snuggle up with handsome, hunky, Scottish warriors willing to fight for the women they love.

Book 1, A Time To Begin, introduces the series with a look at the legend of Herrick and Sophie, an early MacNicol clan chief and the fae princess who healed his heart. Every great love has a great beginning. She’s a princess of the fae. He’s destined to become chief of his clan. How on earth can they ever be together?

Book 2, A Time To Return, jumps forward a couple of generations to bring Teressa, a woman from present-day California, to the medieval world of Rory MacNicol in Scotland on the Isle of Skye.  Magic took her back in time to unite a lair with his lady.
Is magic strong enough to unite Teressa with her own true love?

Next, in Book 3, A Time To Belong, my dear readers get to meet Teressa’s brother, Daniel as another time-traveler makes their mark on the historic clan. A modern urban cowboy is swept back to 13th century Scotland where he must take control of his destiny and fight for the woman he loves.

And finally, in Book 4, A Time To Forgive, we see Daniel’s 14th century daughter, living in modern times. Bree has a centuries old grudge against the MacDonalds, while Alex MacDonald is about to discover how past lives have a way of coming back around. It’ll take a special kind of magic, and a whole lot of forgiveness, to bring these ill-fated lovers together again.

As the nights grow longer and bit colder, give yourself the gift of a warm heart with these ebook editions of The MacNicol Clan Through Time. Because who doesn’t enjoy a good love story?

Enjoy always, T


Magical Musings – We are the Wind.

We are not the ocean. We are the wind.

It is often said, as individual souls, we are like drops of water in the vast ocean of the collective consciousness. However, a drop of water can be plucked away from that ocean, lifted out, and separated. While a drop of water can easily be removed from the ocean, eventually it will float to the sky, evaporate, join a cloud, and return to the earth as rain that will once again seek to return to the ocean from whence it came. A fitting image of an individual soul, but as the collective consciousness of humanity, we are not separate. We are like the wind. Ever connected, ever changing, swirling, moving, full of energy, but always connected as a unit of One Humanity.

The wind is a living thing. It can be hot or cold, full of grit and sand, smoke and ash, or fragrant, refreshing scents. It changes from day to day, moment by moment, but always it is the wind.

Much like the collective consciousness of humanity, you cannot see the wind, but you can feel its effects as it moves across the earth. An angry, destructive force, or a calming breath of fresh air. Every breath we take, in and out, is part of the air carried in the wind. We may hold our breath for a moment, but it cannot be separated out from the air that gives us life. It must return to the collective consciousness to which it belongs.

Much like the trees that take in carbon dioxide and give off oxygen, we can transform the energy of our planet with every breath we take. We can breathe in anger and breath out peace. We can breathe in hate and breathe out love. Our breath, and even our lives, are transformed by our laughter, the heavy breathing of intimate love, or the labored breathing of giving birth to new life. Our breath transforms our very lives.

Regardless of what swirls through the air, I breathe out love. I breathe out peace. I breathe out kindness and consideration and acceptance for all.

We are the Wind. Be still and know, you are the Wind.

I’m Tricia Linden. I write novels that celebrate the magical and mystical power of love, romance and relationships. My desire is to entertain, uplift, and engage your heart and soul.