Camelot & Vine (Paperback)
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Telling lies is second nature to actress Casey Clemens, whether she's talking to strangers on national television or to her mother on the phone. Casey's got a cushy Hollywood condo, an efficient cleaning lady and a rich boyfriend (never mind that he's married). When Casey feels dissatisfied she fantasizes: about winning an Oscar, about finding real love or about her childhood hero, King Arthur.
It feels like an acting career, sort of, until the day before Casey's 40th birthday when she loses everything she never cared about, falls through a gap in time, and lands in the 6th century war camp of King Arthur himself. He mistakes her for a wizard and takes her in. But as she finds her feelings warming to him she also finds enemies. War is fast approaching, and the Dark Ages are a perilous time for an actress with an honesty problem. That is, if she wants to make it back to the 21st century alive. Not that she could if she wanted to. Not that she wants to.
About the Author
Petrea Burchard began as an actor, moving with her career from Chicago to Hollywood via stage, television, film, and voice-over. She's known as the first English voice of Ryoko, the sexy space pirate in the anime classic, Tenchi Muyo! Burchard began writing professionally with her humor column about the actor's life, Act As If, , now the book of the same name. Her articles, essays and short fiction have appeared in print and online, and her latest short story leads the line-up in "Literary Pasadena: The Fiction Edition." She lives in California with her husband and their famous dog, Wilma. Camelot & Vine is her first novel.