Bess McBride


I made my first serious writing attempt when I was 14. I shut myself up in my bedroom one summer while obsessively working on a time travel/pirate novel set in the beloved Caribbean of my youth, but I wasn't able to hammer it out on a manual typewriter (oh yeah, I'm that old) before it was time to go back to school. The draft of that novel has long since disappeared, but the story is still simmering within, and I have high hopes of finishing the adventure one day soon.

I was born in Aruba to American parents, and I lived in Venezuela until my family returned to the United States when I was 12. I couldn't fight the global travel bug, and I joined the U.S. Air Force at 18 to "see the world." After 21 wonderful and fulfilling years traveling the world and the birth of one beautiful daughter, I pursued my dream of finally getting a college education. With a license in mental health therapy, I worked with veterans, and I continue to work on behalf of veterans. I write romantic suspense, contemporary, light paranormal/fantasy and time travel romances, and I currently have nine novels published with another one under contract. I can be contacted through my web site at I look forward to hearing from you.

Where to find Bess McBride online


Caving into You
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,980. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Hilly Creighton's life is tame, without excitement, without romance--until one fateful day on a side trip to Tombstone, Arizona, when she finds an abandoned cave on a hill, and sets in motion a series of journeys through time. Clint Woodrow is brought forward in time by Hilly's voice, but she has disappeared, leaving him lost in the modern world. What is a stranded miner/cowboy/farmer to do?
Finding You in Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,260. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Nathan has lost the woman he loves...on a another time. He has lost everything, even himself as he cannot find a way to return to his own time. Amanda can’t remember the stranger who accosts her on a train one fateful night, though he says they were engaged to be another time. Time conspires to keep them apart. Is their love strong enough to find each other in time?
Train Through Time Series Boxed Set Books 1-3
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 180,210. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
The best-selling books of the Train Through Time Series are now available in a boxed set at a discounted price! A Train Through Time Together Forever Across Time A Smile in Time
Under an English Moon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,710. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Lord Reggie Hamilton pines for a love of his own and wonders where he will find his destiny. America? It seems as if everyone he knows has emigrated to America. Phoebe Warner lives in New York City and works as a copy editor for Sinclair Publishing. A fan of Georgian-era romance novels, she wishes for a Georgian man of her own. The moon grants them their desires, but can they find their destiny?
Caribbean Dreams of Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,380. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Daisy is embarking on a Caribbean cruise and looking for nothing more than a pleasant break from her humdrum existence as long-time divorced mother to a teenage girl. She's not prepared for the enigmatic Englishman whose speech and mannerisms seem to belong to another century. Amid nightly tales of pirates and legends, Daisy dreams of the mysterious man who has captured her heart.
Across the Winds of Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,100. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
When Molly Hamilton embarks on a genealogical ancestral research journey through the Midwest, she never expected to buy a 100-year-old Victorian house in the middle of a cornfield and fall in love with the house’s owner...the original owner. Darius Ferguson has no idea how he has come to present day Iowa. The last thing he knew, the year was 1880.
A Smile in Time (Book Three of the Train Through Time series)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,140. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Annie St. John and her sister catch the train to Seattle for an Alaskan cruise, but they only make it as far as 1906. Rory O'Rourke has no idea what to do with two women who claim they have traveled back in time, but his innate chivalry won't allow him to resist their pleas for help.
Will Travel for Romance Boxed Set Books 1-5
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 311,900. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » General
Will Travel for Romance Boxed Set Books 1-5 is a collection of contemporary romance books currently available for sale as single titles, however, the boxed set is discounted. These stories are for all of us who want to travel but just can’t get away or can’t afford it gets in the way. A Penny for Your Thoughts, A Trail of Love, A Shy Woman in Love, A Sigh of Love, On a Warm Sea of Love.
Moonlight Wishes in Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,090. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Mattie Crockwell spends her evenings with the man of her dreams, Lord Ashton, a character in her historical Georgian romance novel. She wishes on the moon one night that she could meet a man like Lord Ashton. William Sinclair wishes on the moon for his heart's desire, a woman who can love him and not his wealth. The moon grants their wishes, and Mattie travels back to 1825 to meet her lord.
Together Forever Across Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,730. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Book Two of A Train Through Time Series Stephen Sadler, having lost Ellie Standish to her true love, rescues Dani Douglas from a train hurtling through a time not her own. But Dani cannot stay in 1901. Her mother is ill, and she has to return to her own time. Stephen doesn't think he can bear to lose her, and Dani doesn't know how she can go. How can they remain together forever across time?
A Sigh of Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,950. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Abbie, on her way to Alaska to meet the man she's been corresponding with by telephone, George, is stunned when he tells her he has changed his mind. With nonrefundable tickets to Alaska? Go anyway? She meets Tom on the plane, a handsome half Native Alaskan who offers to show her Alaska. But Abbie doesn't trust men very much at the moment. Even less, when George decides he'd like a second chance.
A Shy Woman in Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,780. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Shy Cassie throws caution to the winds and embarks on a fast-paced group tour of Europe. In no mood for men, she falls under the spell of handsome attorney Jay, along with all the other ladies. Jay has eyes only for Cassie, if she would just give him a chance. Through the romantic cities of Europe, Jay attempts to pursue the shy woman, with the help of the matchmaking tour members.
Love of My Heart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,650. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Mental health therapist Aggie has fallen in love with her mysterious client, Bill, a love that can never be. She has recently purchased a Victorian home where she finds an old photograph of a Victorian couple and a love letter written in 1885. The letter speaks of another love that can never be. Heartbroken, Aggie begins to dream of their love, intermingled with her own.
On a Warm Sea of Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,250. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Hailey Saunders accompanies her sister on a cruise to the Caribbean, something she’s avoided for a long time...ever since her young husband, Zach, was lost off a fishing trawler in the Bering Sea during a storm. But Zach never really left, and he's come on the cruise with them, or his ghost has. Alan Campbell, Scots ship's officer, has his eye on Hailey, but Zach finds it hard to let his wife go.
A Trail of Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,720. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Kerrie is on the run from a painful past, and she hides in plain sight as a summer employee in the majestic setting of Glacier National Park. Dace Mitchell, bear ranger, rescues Kerrie from her own foolish behavior. When Kerrie begins to get mysterious phone calls, can Dace save her from a violent man who will stop at nothing to have her?
A Penny for Your Thoughts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,090. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Mental health therapist Penny Brown runs to the sugary sands of the Alabama Gulf Coast following the devastating suicide of one of her clients, but healing eludes her as a stalker preys on her. She turns to the police only to discover that the Chief is Matt Williams, the man she loved and left fifteen years before. Matt still loves her, but rekindling their love could cost Penny her life.
A Train Through Time
Price: Free! Words: 64,120. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Ellie thinks she's on a sleek modern train heading for a conference in Seattle, but she awakens from a night's doze to find herself on a bizarre historical train full of late Victorian era reenactors who refuse to come out of character. Robert Chamberlain doesn't quite know what to do with the confused woman, but he's not prepared to let the love of his life go at any cost.

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