Genre: Time Travel

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Jul 25
{Guest Post+Giveaway} #StarPassage Book 3: Honor & Mercy by @clarkrburbidge

{Guest Post+Giveaway} #StarPassage Book 3: Honor & Mercy by @clarkrburbidge

Books that Have Significantly Influenced My Writing: There are too many to list them all. I will provide a quick list of ten for your information. I enjoy stories both true and fictional where the characters must reach inside themselves and find their greatness. Overcoming is a powerful read for me. It is the personal struggle during the challenge that makes a difference. Monsters in literature can be internal or external. But however they are constructed they are key to the story. No hero becomes such without overcoming something. It is the monsters that allow heroes to become heroes. This is true in our own lives as well. We too often see trials, challenges or disruption as overwhelming and by obsessing on our loss or the sudden change or bad luck we lose our way. But understanding that it is these very trials or personal monsters that provide us with the tools to become great changes the game. Our darkest hours then are seen in a new light as a… Read more »

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Jul 03
{Review+Giveaway} The Archivist by Christy Sloat

{Review+Giveaway} The Archivist by Christy Sloat

The Archivist is an upper YA time traveling romance by Christy Sloat. It is the second book in the librarian chronicles, but you do not have to read the books in order. They are companion novels. I have recently read the first book, The Librarian and I really enjoyed it. Christy Sloat has a very flow-y romantic vibe to her writing and it works well in this series. In the Archivist, our main character Savannah has the ability to time travel through books. How freakin’ cool would that be? I know, right? I really enjoyed the medieval Scottish setting in this novel, and Christy’s romantic writing lent itself well to a Scotland backdrop. It was very Outlander-esque. I really loved the journey that Christy took me, Savannah and Eoin on. Their story is really beautiful and was heartwarming to read about. You can’t help but be swept up in the magic of the story, which is always lovely. Savannah is a great bookish character that I think a lot of… Read more »

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Mar 07
{Favorite Quotes+Movie Tie In Review+Giveaway} #AWrinkleInTime by Madeleine L’Engle

{Favorite Quotes+Movie Tie In Review+Giveaway} #AWrinkleInTime by Madeleine L’Engle

Are you guys as excited as I am for the Wrinkle in Time movie?? I cannot wait to see it! In case you didn’t know,  Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Oprah Winfrey starring as the famous Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which!!!! Today for the blog tour, I am going to be sharing a collection of my favorite quotes- in honor of Mrs. Who, of course! You might not know this about me, but I am a quote fanatic! So I would love for you to share some of your favorites with me in the comments below.   “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”  ― Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  ― Maya Angelou “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”  ― Oscar Wilde “We accept… Read more »

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Oct 12
{Review} #Invictus by @ryangraudin @TheNovl

{Review} #Invictus by @ryangraudin @TheNovl

Invictus is a young adult time travel adventure story from author Ryan Graudin. This is the first novel I have read of Ryan’s and I absolutely loved it. It was such a fun fun read. I loved all the historical figures and time periods we got to visit. This book will be perfect for fans of the Passenger series, Dark Matter and Firefly. I love a book with a crew. It lends itself to awesome characters with lots of different personalities. And Invictus did not disappoint. I finished this book in record time and I am left pining for more. Far is the main character of Invictus and he was actually born outside of time. He was born on a time travel vehicle while it was on a mission, so he is a bit of an anomaly. This book just gripped me right at the start. I don’t want to get into too much of the details because watching everything unfold was half the fun for me. But Far finds… Read more »

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Mar 16
{Review+Giveaway} Traveler by @LE_DeLano @SwoonReads

{Review+Giveaway} Traveler by @LE_DeLano @SwoonReads

Traveler is the first book in the young adult science fiction/time travel series by the same name from author L. E. Delano. This is L. E. Delano’s first book. I really loved this story. I found it to be a really cool concept that I think will be even more fleshed out in the upcoming books. So you can imagine my surprise when I head over to goodreads and I start seeing some two star reviews. I was shocked in fact. But that just goes to show that different books will work out differently for different people. Traveler is the story of Jessa and Finn. And bear with me, because while this review is not necessarily spoilery, it does explain the concept of the book because I think the concept is so freakin’ cool!  Jessa is just this normal girl until the guy that she has been seeing in all of her dreams shows up in real life and tells her that she is in danger. And things are just… Read more »

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Dec 22
{Excerpt+Mini Review+Giveaway} WRECKING BALL by P. Dangelico

{Excerpt+Mini Review+Giveaway} WRECKING BALL by P. Dangelico

Today is the release day of WRECKING BALL by P. Dangelico! Check out this fantastic new romance, and grab it before the price goes up!! check out the exclusive excerpt, read my review and be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post! WRECKING BALL by P. Dangelico Adult contemporary romance Published January 19th 2017 About Wrecking Ball: Cam DeSantis’ life is a hot, steaming pile. How else would you describe losing your husband, your job, and your money all at once? Desperate times call for desperate measures, so when salvation comes in the form of one intolerable a-hole, who just happens to be the starting quarterback for the vaunted NY Titans, she has no choice but to accept his offer as a live-in nanny slash teacher for his eight year old nephew. Now all she has to do is find a safe place in her mind to hide whenever she feels the need to throat punch him into tomorrow…which is often.   Calvin Shaw has zero… Read more »

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Feb 10
{Review+Giveaway} Dancing in the Athenian Rain by Katie Hamstead

{Review+Giveaway} Dancing in the Athenian Rain by Katie Hamstead

Dancing in the Athenian Rain is a new adult time travel romance by Katie Hamstead. Even though the book is marked as new adult, I feel like it read more like a young adult novel. The main character is 18 years old, so she is borderline between the two genres but the maturity level of the characters pushed it, in my opinion anyway, towards the younger young adult side of the spectrum. Speaking of immature characters, I almost put this book down (DNF) three times within the first 30%. One time at only 6%, which would make it the quickest I had ever put a book down and didn’t pick it up again. But I decided to give it another chance, and then I decided to give it another chance. And the third time I stuck with it. And while Dancing in the Athenian Rain was no where close to my favorite book ever, it did make an impressive recovery in my opinion. Dancing in the Athenian Rain is a… Read more »

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Nov 12
{Free Ebook Sampler+Giveaway} #Passenger by @alexbracken @DisneyHyperion

{Free Ebook Sampler+Giveaway} #Passenger by @alexbracken @DisneyHyperion

I am reading Passenger right now and let me tell you, I am loving it! And I want to share some of the Passenger love with you! The awesome folks at Disney-Hyperion have made a free ebook sampler available to you! Just go to your favorite retailer listed below and download the free sampler. Then come back here and let me know what you think so we can fan girl, discuss and gush. DOWNLOAD THE E-BOOK SAMPLER AMAZON NOOK iBooks     To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win a copy of PASSENGER! Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion. Please note prizing will ship early January following release of the book. Note: Book Briefs Contest Policy applies.  All of the prizes, terms and conditions of the giveaway should be contained in the rafflecopter below. No Purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. a Rafflecopter giveaway Check out these other awesome giveaways!   

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Dec 03
{Guest Post+Giveaway} West by Lizzy Ford @LizzyFord2010

{Guest Post+Giveaway} West by Lizzy Ford @LizzyFord2010

Award Winning and fan favorite author, Lizzy Ford, introduces us to a new time travel romance, with WEST , which Outlander fans are sure to love. If you could change history, would you? WEST is the first installment in a series of standalone novels in the History Interrupted series featuring four women sent back to different time periods to modify historical events. Fans of Diana Gabaldon’s OUTLANDER series will cherish this new series from Bestselling Author Lizzy Ford! Look for EAST, NORTH, AND SOUTH in 2015! Top 10 Time Periods I Would Like To Visit There are a ton of different eras of history I’d love to visit (but not necessarily live!) I’ve listed my top ten below in no particular order. 1. Mongol conquest era of the 1200s to see how 150,000ish warriors on horseback defeated millions and took over more land than any other army in history. 2. Pre-BC England-Scotland-Ireland to meet the druids and see if I could find any elves or fae. (Oh, and also to… Read more »

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Aug 02
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Gates of Thread and Stone by @LoriMLee

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Gates of Thread and Stone by @LoriMLee

Today I have the Author of Gates of Thread and Stone here to share with us the top 5 Reasons that she loves Fantasy! 5 Reasons I Love Fantasy 1. Magic Actual, tangible magic (although books in general are magical things 😀 ). I have yet to come across a fantasy I haven’t enjoyed that didn’t somehow make magic feel shiny and new again. I love rediscovering magic in each book: its limitations, its functions, its manifestations. Every author makes it his or her own, which is some top level sorcery. 2. Unlikely creatures Everything is better with unicorns. Or dragons. Or any other world-specific creature the author brings to life. Fantasy worlds don’t just contain politics and magic. They’re also populated by curious beasties 😀 3. New worlds I’m constantly impressed with authors like G.R.R. Martin who create rich, fully realized worlds, complete with histories that inform their countries and political systems. It’s awe inspiring to fall into these worlds with entirely new continents and mythologies and customs. It’s… Read more »

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