Posts Tagged ‘Time-Travel’

Hunters of the Nile by Ellie Moonwater

November 15, 2009

hunters of the nileHunters of the Nile by  Ellie Moonwater

Lyrical Press

Every era has its hunters…and its prey.

Callie never thought her life could get any weirder or more frightening than when she’s kidnapped and thrust the role of fox in a deadly hound hunt. A subsequent fall tumbles her through time and into the arms of an Egyptian warrior.

At first convinced she’s landed among re-enactors, Callie discovers some things are exactly what they seem. A captive, Callie finds out reality holds passion, romance and more surprises than she ever imagined.

I found Hunters of the Niles to be a different type of time-travel story. It was not so heavy on the hero or his life with the heroine but more on her adaptation to her new time period.



Yankee Angel by Judi Lynne

November 1, 2009

YankeeAngel_ 3.00Yankee Angel  by  Judi Lynne

The Wild Rose Press

One minute Elizabeth Grant was working in a Civil War Hospital museum—the next she was eye to eye with a very convincing—and handsome—Rebel soldier.

Was this reenactor taking things too far—or were his claims that it was 1862 true?

Captain Tobias Hendricks of the Confederate army never planned to find the woman of his dreams in the abandoned farmhouse. It was bad enough she was a Yankee, worse still, she was a bit on the addled side. Only a head injury could explain her claims of traveling through time from the future. Or was she a Yankee spy?

Fate threw these strangers together, but would love span the bonds of time and bring them love everlasting?

I found Yankee Angel to be a very enjoyable story of time travel and true love. It takes place both in the present and in the Civil War South time of 1862. Elizabeth Grant works in a museum and forgets her backpack when she leaves work to go home. What happens next changes her life.


Erotikos by Shannon Leigh

September 28, 2009

ErotikosErotikos by Shannon Leigh

Amber Quill Press

It’s been a long time since Renee and her two friends have gotten together for a girl’s night in. What could possibly be more fun than drinking margaritas, gossiping about their recent bed-partners, and playing drunken rounds of Twister until they all pass out? But when Mina shows up toting a bottle of Jose Cuervo Gold in one arm, and a strange game named Erotikos in the other, the girls’ evening is about to get a lot more interesting.

Even before they remove the contents, Renee senses something amiss. This is no ordinary game. Erotikos promises pleasures galore and adventures filled with sexual delight. But how can a cardboard pastime with its small stack of cards, two oddly marked die, and eight pewter men accomplish all this?

After reading the instructions, the girls select their character pieces–an Indian, a selkie, and a vampire. Three men of varying backgrounds, but all sexy as sin and tantalizing to the eye. With a roll of the dice, the game begins, and the three women soon find themselves pulled into a place where their wildest fantasies come to life…


Majestic Lion by Diane Taylor

August 29, 2009

Majestic_Lion_medMajestic Lion  by  Diane Taylor

Firedrakes Weyr

Whoever said Lightning and High Adventure don’t mix? Tara Michaels, student of Asiatic History and avid learner of Mongolian studies, is struck by lightning. What should have been a demonstration of horseback melee fighting for her classmates, turned into a fight for her life on the snow coated forests of Mongolia. Not only that, she discovers that she’s not only in the wrong place, but the wrong time. Literally.

Paired with a sinfully sensual Mongol warlord, will Tara be able to find out what destiny awaits her on the Steppes? Or, more importantly, will she be able to find her way home with her heart intact?

16th Century Mongolia and present day do not seem to have anything to do with each other but this sweeping panoramic tale involves traveling through time to prevent a cataclysmic catastrophe from destroying our modern world.

Tara Michaels is a Mongolian history buff and a re-enactor of ancient fighting techniques. When she was caught in the storm and the lightening hit, I didn’t know if she was alive or dead. Tara has endured so much already in her life with her parents throwing her out. I just wanted her to be well and happy. She finds herself thrown back in time to the Wolverine Clan in the middle of a battle that she basically singlehandedly wins for the clan.  Again, I cried for how much pain one person is left to endure as Tara is severely injured.


Lady In A Box by Eliza Knight

August 15, 2009

LadyInABox_ 2.00Lady In A Box by Eliza Knight

The Wild Rose Press

Ian has been left Laird of Clan MacDuff after his brother Donell travels through time to be with his true love. The clan embraces him as their leader, and now to secure his own position, Ian decides he must take a wife. After imbibing on one two many gulps of ale, Ian toys with his brother’s brooch, the very catalyst to his present situation. When the air turns thick with fog, Ian panics that he’s traveled through time, but is comforted by the familiar surroundings of his bedroom. And what’s this? A beautiful naked woman is lying next to him…

Natalie Blackwood, a Scottish historian, wakes up in her own naughty fantasy: making love to a medieval Highlander who strums her body like a fine-tuned instrument. Even better, she’s in a medieval keep set up by–she thinks–her best friend. When it all becomes a reality, Natalie has some tough decisions to make.

Can she stay in Ian’s world? Beyond earth-shattering bliss, can Ian convince her they were made for each other?


Beware What You Wish by Faith V. Smith

July 22, 2009

BewareWhatYouWish_Beware What You Wish  by   Faith V. Smith

The Wild Rose Press

Leah Barnett’s travel to research a romance novel sends her back two hundred years–right into the bathtub of one hunky half Scot, half English male. His chauvinist attitude stiffens her spine, but his sensual kisses weaken her knees. Not to mention flipping her heart like a kilt in the wind.

Alistair MacKinnon’s vow to stay out of trouble falls by the wayside when a sensual, outspoken woman falls into his tub out of nowhere. Her insistence that she’s from the future doesn’t cause him as much concern as the way his heart thuds just looking at her. He’s finally found a woman who sees eye-to-eye with him–even if she does only reach his chest.

When Alistair orders the headstrong Leah to marry him to keep his despicable cousin from taking her to bed, the Scottish-English hottie gets a talking to that singes his ears. But it’s not his ears that sting when they find a portal to the future for Leah.


A Law of Her Own by Linda LaRoque

July 5, 2009

ALawOfHerOwn_w1720_300A Law of Her Own  by  Linda LaRoque

The Wild Rose Press

She won’t let an innocent man hang—
When Charity Dawson resigns her father’s corporate law firm to pursue a career as a trial lawyer, she gets more of a change than she wanted. She finds herself transported to 1888 Texas in the middle of a murder trial.

Turner Reardon is on trial for killing his mistress. He’s given up all hope when an oddly dressed young woman disrupts his trial, claiming she can prove his innocence. Her testimony is brilliant, but his optimism is short lived when she also claims she’s a lawyer.

Charity doesn’t know how she arrived in Prairie, and no one believes she actually went to law school. Her evidence is tossed out and Turner is sentenced to hang. She has only one chance to save an innocent man’s life and find the real killer.

I found A Law Of Her Own to be pretty good for a short story. I loved the premise of a female lawyer traveling back in time just in the nick of time to save an innocent man from hanging.


Lady Of The Stars by Linda Banche

June 3, 2009

LadyOfTheStarsLady Of The Stars  by Linda Banche

The Wild Rose Press

Caroline knew something was wrong the instant she stepped into that unusual gazebo with two doors. But when a man she never thought to see again appeared outside, she flung caution aside and plunged through the back door, crashing into an unknown man–and 1817.

Time travel? Impossible. Richard refused to believe the strange woman’s outlandish tale. Still, she’s lost and alone, and he helps the stranded wayfarer.

But as attraction blooms between these two lonely people, Richard’s family legend grinds to its inexorable conclusion–will it bring them together, or tear them apart forever?

Lady Of The Stars has my favorite elements in it’s story. It is about time travel, has very believable characters, and it has a good story line.

When I first read about Caroline Blake, I fell in love with her. Here was an independent woman who found love and lost it when her husband died. She continues to live her life to the fullest and is not afraid when thrown a curve. I believed how she adapted to life in 1817. Her knowledge of mathematics and  astronomy made it easy for Richard to accept her tale of when she was from along with her physical proof.