Short Circuit Time
by Diane Saxon 
This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces
the story.

About the Author

Diane Saxon lives in the Shropshire countryside with her tall,
dark, handsome husband, two gorgeous daughters, a Dalmatian, one-eyed kitten, ginger
cat, four chickens and a new black Labrador puppy called Beau, whose name has been
borrowed for her hero in For Heaven’s Cakes.
After working for years in a demanding job, on-call and travelling
great distances, Diane gave it all up when her husband said “follow that dream”.
Having been hidden all too long, her characters have burst forth
demanding plot lines of their own and she’s found the more she lets them, the more
they’re inclined to run wild.

Interview with Diane Saxon

Why did you write this
Because I was goaded into it by two other wonderful authors.
Allyson Lindt and Eva Lefoy. You see, we all originally wrote different genres,
mine is normally contemporary with a cowboy, so we thought we would spread our wings
and venture into something we hadn’t tried before (except Eva, she was the sci-fi
Now, having been brought up watching Star Trek and Dr Who, reading
dystopian novels from a young age (starting with Z for Zachariah when I was about
twelve) I was keen to try my hand.
So this was it, a Challenge. This is how is worked:
Three authors
Three months
One blog post
each every three weeks
One challenge
– A 15,000 word short story
It never turned
out that short.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
I’m fickle. Romance definitely. Sub-genres, contemporary, historical,
fantasy, thrillers.
Who is your favorite character
from fiction (not including your own)?
I have many, so I would probably answer this question differently
each time. Today, it’s Tim, by Colleen McCullough, one of the most beautifully written
characters. I read the book long before I saw the film and I loved both.
What are you working on
at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’ve just subbed a paranormal romance so I’m hoping to have news
on that in the coming weeks.
However, I have returned to contemporary writing at the moment
for the second book in my Disarmed and Dangerous Series. I’m pulling it all together
right now with the hopes of subbing it by the end January.
Please tell us about your
latest book.
In the year 2086, Zaphira is alone,
the last survivor of biological warfare on Earth. Before he died, her scientist
father promised other survivors would come. Nobody has. So when a horribly mangled
android shows up claiming to be her father’s assistant, Aiden, who has been sent
through time to rescue her, she’s both frightened and astounded.
The last time she’d seen Aiden, she’d
been sixteen, head-over-heels in love with him and had literally thrown herself
at him, leaving her devastated by his rejection and him running for the hills. The
following day, she’d been told of his death.
Eight years later he’s miraculously
back, this time asking for her help. Without it, he won’t survive. But can she really
put a dead man back together with tweezers?
For Aiden, everything has changed.
There are no other humans, no government, and time travel has left his new android
body unexpectedly weak and suffering from inexplicable genetic changes in eye and
hair color, brought about by his molecular shake-up. Unbelievably, the scientist
who sent him is dead, and he must rely on the scientist’s daughter to help him.
A woman who he’s not so sure has his best interests at heart.
The last time he’d seen her, Zaphira
had been a sixteen year old with a dangerous crush on him and he’d been rocked by
the turmoil of his own feelings. Now she’s twenty four and literally holds his survival
in her hands. Too bad everything he does and says seems to annoy her.
Trusting her might be his undoing.
But he is left with no choice.
For Zaphira, getting used to the transformation
of old Aiden to android Aiden requires a large mental leap. But when android Aiden
starts to rebuild his human form to a new and improved standard, things start to
get tricky.

About the Book

Title Short Circuit Time
Genre Romantic Dystopian Time-Travel
Author Diane Saxon
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

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