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HaBO: Y2K Romance

We’re in the middle of the post-apocalyptic romance boom, but what about all the Y2K romances that started it all, huh?! HUH?! What about them?!

Hannah’s looking for one:

I don’t know the name of the book or the author of the book, or the name of the heroine. In fact, I haven’t read the book. It was talked about in one of my classes a couple of years ago and intrigued me and I forgot to write it down, of course. I do know that the Hero’s name is Damion. (Possibly spelled differently) The book was probably published in 1999. How do I know this? Because it’s Y2K romance. I know that Damion has a chiseled chest, because it says so on the back of the book. The heroine is a computer program rewriting code and somehow she writes time-traveling code and ends up back in time. I believe she literally lands on Damion’s chiseled chest. And that’s really all I know. The class was on Millenarianism and my teacher says (knowing this teacher I doubt that) he stopped reading when he realized that she was going to stay in the past with Damion. The other two random things I know, 1) one of the author’s hobbies is to garden, 2) googling or amazoning (I can make up words right?) Y2K romance is not helpful.

Thanks for your time. I would appreciate any help in this as this book has in fact plagued me for years just sitting in the back of my head.

Any ideas on this one?

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    DreadPirateRachel says:

    Is it “Timestruck” by Flora Speers? The hero’s name is Dominick, but aside from that, all the other details match.

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    DreadPirateRachel says:

    Oops, I meant Speer.

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    willaful says:

    Just commenting to subscribe, because I’m curious which book it is!

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    Angela James says:

    ^what willaful said

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    Liz says:

    It sounds like “Touch of Enchantment” by Teresa Medeiros.  Written around 1997 and reprinted probably a few times after that.  It’s a follow up to “Breath of Magic”.  The hero in this one is Sir Colin and the heroine is Tabitha.  She is the daughter of an inept time traveling witch and a computer genius who follows in his shoes.  The heroine screws up something on her computer while trying to locate her missing parents and winds up in medieval England.  Can’t remember if she actually lands upon the knight since it’s been a year since I’ve read it.

    I’m not into time travel, but since I’m a Mederios fan and had ran out of her books to read I grabbed it.  It was pretty cute so I read the follow up which I believe might be the book you are looking for.

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    Elizabeth says:

    Fantastic Fiction has a cover for Timestruck here.  The heroine is holding a CD conveniently labeled Y2K, while the hero appears to be Mal Reynolds’ fugly hairless cousin (wearing an ugly purple prom dress).  But he does have a chiseled chest.

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    cories says:

    I’m not sure it’s “Touch of Enchantment” as Tabitha didn’t fall on Sir Colin – he fell on her.

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    All I can say is thinking back to Y2K as a plot device makes me all nostalgic.  Ah, the age of faster than light 54K connections and floppy disks!

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    Bella Street says:

    Omigosh…Mal Reynolds. A Firefly fan! Woot! And yes, that cover looks like him!

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    willaful says:

    Touch of Enchantment doesn’t have a Y2K theme—it’s set in the future, because it’s about the daughter of the couple from Breath of Magic.  The Heroine specifically mentions it’s the 21s century on page 9.

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    Liz says:

    Not Touch of Enchantment then.  Like I said, it’s been about a year since I’ve read it.  Glad you had it to look up the timeline.  Those are the only two time travel romances I’ve read.

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    Tina C. says:

    Looking at that Timestruck cover, I have to ask—what is that below the title?  Is that his penis stand-in sword???  And, if so, why is it glowing?

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    Ros says:

    I’m curious that you remember the author’s hobbies but not her name!

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    Kirsten says:

    I think I might have read it.

    Does she end up taking charge of the hall and protecting the sweet innocent girl who is the heiress from the wiles of King John? And end up spending the night in a bedroom with him because there’s nowhere else to stay with the king in residence? I think she might have been wearing a magenta medieval dress on the front cover with storm clouds in the background. I cannot remember the name for the life of me though.

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    cate says:

    I’m seconding Flora Speer, it could be Timestruck, or A Time to Love Again….Heroine’s name in that one was India, but she didn’t stay in the past. She returned to the future, & found her her reincarnated hero & her HEA. That one has a sequel with a male hero, but can’t remember the name of it

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    Kristi L. says:

    I would be thrilled to read this book. It’s pretty much right up my alley as far as time travel goes. It sounds awesome and I hope we figure it out. Now, I’m off to look at Timestruck.

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    morwen says:

    Timestruck looks promising! I’ll have to check that out.

    @Ros I remember the weirdest things, and never the things that are important.

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    EmmyS says:

    The heroine is a computer program rewriting code and somehow she writes time-traveling code and ends up back in time.

    I’m assuming that this was a typo and was meant to say “programmer”, but think what an intriguing story it would be if the heroine was a computer program.

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    morwen says:

    *facepalm* yeah I meant computer programmer. But if she was a computer program then she’d be Anne McCaffrey The Ship Who Sang

    She had the brain of a woman, the body of a spaceship… and the wiles of a siren born in the stars!

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    EmmyS says:

    There’s really a story like that?  *off to Amazon…*

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