Saturday, April 11, 2015


Happy Saturday, Everyone!

I'm so thrilled to have back on my blog two great friends and amazing authors, Cary Morgan and Deborah O'Neil Cordes. I'm turning the letter J from the #AtoZChallenge as well as this post over to them. Cary and Deborah, thank you so much for stopping by today and have a great time with the letter J!

J is for Jonathan Brandon, the time traveling hero of Morgan O'Neill's, THE THORNLESS ROSE, an ELIZABETHAN TIME TRAVEL NOVEL. 

We, co-authors Cary Morgan Frates and Deborah O'Neill Cordes, sometimes find it difficult to meld our individual writing into a cohesive whole, but with the creation of Jonathan things fell into place rather swiftly. Tall, smart, and handsome—the good doctor has it all! But we'll let someone else have a say, and this reviewer's take on our hero sums things up nicely: 

"Jonathan Brandon is a yummy cross of Cary Grant/Ronald Coleman/Viggo Mortensen/Tom Hiddleston, just gorgeous and dashing and sexy and brave, and a little mischievous too. What a man!"— Amazon reviewer FLW

Here are some tidbits about our hero that even our heroine, Anne, doesn't know:

1. Jonathan tells the Elizabethans he studied medicine "in the East" as a cover story. They assume he means the Orient, but he actually got his degree from Cambridge and finished his medical training in a teaching hospital in the East End of London.

2. Boxers or briefs? Neither. In 1945, Jonathan served as a flight surgeon in the Royal Air Force. He wore RAF issued, knee-length, wool underpants. Itchy! When Anne meets him in 1560 London, those beauties are gone. But does he go commando? We're not telling what he wears under his tights, but Anne might spill the beans in an upcoming scene!

3. Despite being severely injured, Jonathan saved a man's life when their field hospital was bombed by the Germans. He was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross, which he was wearing when he time traveled. The cross was made of pure silver and valuable. What became of it? We'll answer that question fully in the sequel, Ever Crave the Rose, which will be the third book in our series. Hint—it helps save his life.


No one ever knew what really happened to Dr. Jonathan Brandon back in 1945. He simply disappeared from a London pub, leaving behind an unsolved mystery and his fiancée—Anne Howard’s grandmother. Seventy years later, Anne herself is haunted by the strange tale, along with inexplicable hallucinations straight out of Elizabethan England. Including a scarred, handsome man whose deep blue eyes seem to touch her very soul...

Anne wonders if there isn’t something more to the story. Is it even possible that Jonathan disappeared into England’s dark past? And why does Anne keep hearing him whisper her name? Because now she too feels the inexorable pull of the past, not to mention an undeniable attraction for a man she doesn’t even know.

It’s just a matter of time before Anne will step back into history, and face a destiny―and a love―beyond imagining...

MEET Cary Morgan and Deborah O'Neil Cordes

Two authors writing as one, Cary Morgan Frates and Deborah O’Neill Cordes specialize in recreating pivotal moments in history, epic adventure, and romance—with a time travel twist.

And here is where you can more about these two wonderful authors and purchase their books.



I love having Deborah and Cary on my blog. Dear ladies, thank you again for stopping by. I have THE THORNLESS ROSE waiting for me on my Kindle. I just love the premise of this story and can't wait to meet Jonathan and Anne.  

Have a great weekend and be nice to one another.


Nancy C. Weeks


  1. Nancy, thank you so much for hosting us on your blog. The curtain was pulled away from Jonathan a wee bit--- and it was a lot of fun!

  2. Thank you for having us today, Nancy. Sorry I'm so late chiming in. Had to spend some quality time with my CPA! While she is terrific, this is much for fun!! As for Jonathan, we love our JB, and worked hard to bring a wonderful character to life for our readers. Hope you all enjoy the read!
    Thanks again, Nancy! <3

  3. It was my pleasure, Deb! I love how you gave us a sneak peek at Jonathan. Commando or briefs...we all want to know.

  4. Carey, visiting with your CPA doesn't sound fun at all. I played hooky today. My sweet hubby and I went down to the DC tidal basin and walked along the paths of the beautiful cherry blossoms. I think your readers--me included--will absolutely love JB.

  5. I could read posts about Jonathon Brandon all day! Can't wait for next books in this series.