Archive | April 27, 2014

#Review ~ Ten Timeless Heroes ~ Boxed Set

10timelessMagic & destiny unite lovers across time and space in this epic collection of award-winning, chart topping tales. From sweet to sizzling romances, 10 Timeless Heroes has a little something for everyone. With over fifteen hundred pages and a retail value of $25.90, you save almost $23 with this special introductory price! Don’t wait to stock up. Summer is right around the corner…

Fiona by PL Parker: In the past, she found her future.

Somewhere My Lass by Beth Trissel: Neil MacKenzie’s well-ordered life turns to chaos when Mora Campbell shows up claiming he’s her fiancé from 1602 Scotland. Her avowal that she was chased to the future by clan chieftain, Red MacDonald, is utter nonsense, and Neil must convince her she’s just addled from a blow to her head-until the MacDonald himself shows up wanting blood.

Going Back For Romeo by LL Muir: Alone with a Highlander, in his castle, on a cold dark night…Okay, so it wasn’t that cold. Jillian is duped back to 15th Century Scotland to rescue a plaid-clad Romeo and Juliet. The monster in her way, however, is a handsome Highlander who may just be her own Romeo.

Swordsong by Skhye Moncrief: He’s arrived to help her create the perfect bride. His ticket home relies on a lonely woman haunted by more than apparitions. If time-travel duty, romance, and a bit of magic don’t help them realize their destiny resonates in mysterious fairy SWORDSONG, all known history could change.

Highland Mystic by Sky Purington: Caitriona is not who she seems. Her fate was foreseen long before birth and so important it will impact all future MacLomains. When dreams of Alan Stewart begin, she knows the time has come. But how to convince a Highland laird from another century that he must die for her? Especially when she couldn’t bear his death.

My Honorable Highlander by Nancy Lee Badger: Bumbling present day herbalist, Haven MacKay, gets more than she bargains for when her love spell goes awry, is cast back in time, and meets her true love — Laird Kirkwall Gunn. Kirk’s plans go slightly off course when he falls in love with a woman wandering through the Scottish Highlands. After all, he has pledged to marry another, from an enemy clan, in order to end a century-old feud.

Out of the Blue by Caroline Clemmons: Police Detective Brendan Hunter wants answers. Who shot him and killed his partner? Why? And why does Deirdre Dougherty know details of the event? He can’t let her out of his sight until she confesses to how she learned details no one but he and his late partner knew.

A Train Through Time by Bess McBride: Ellie awakens on a train to Seattle to find herself on a bizarre historical train full of late Victorian era reenactors. When handsome Robert convinces her the date is 1901, Ellie presumes she is in the middle of a very interesting dream–a dream she doesn’t want to awaken from.

Captive Hero by Donna Michaels: Test flying an invisible plane–unreal. Time-shifting to WWII–unbelievable. Capturing a hero–unavoidable. When test pilot Samantha Sheppard accidentally flies back in time and inadvertently saves a WWII pilot, she changes history and makes a crack decision to abduct him back to the present, but convincing him it’s another century proves tough.

Desires of the Heart by Linda LaRoque: At a cottage in the UK, recently divorced Loren Fairchild rebuilds her life. A simple-minded woman appears and triggers an event that hurls Loren 60 years into the past. During WWII, Miles Chapeau’s wife is hurt in an air raid. She now has the mind of a child. One day she disappears. That very night a strange woman appears. Caught in a web of confusion, Loren and Miles struggle with the direction their lives must take.

The following titles contain sexual content and are recommended for a mature audience: Swordsong, Highland Mystic, My Honorable Highlander and Captive Hero.



Cara’s Review:

The odd thing about time travel books is that they are often written with a fluidity of characters, dialogues, and events. The perspective may shift between several characters, and segments become disjointed because of ripples in the time continuum. However, this just adds so much to the story for me. Love is all too rare a thing to find in these cynical times, and suspending disbelief to become enthralled by destined lovers who travel across time to find their fated mate is a sweet pass time.

With ten books included in this box set, it is certainly a steal! I enjoyed all the books here, and there were two or three that I absolutely loved- Fiona, Captive Hero, and Going back for Romeo. I must honestly say, that Highland Mystic must be part of a series, and I really did not understand what was going on in that story. Regardless, if you are a sucker for true love, that defeats time, space, and boundaries- I would definitely suggest this set for you! The flame factor ranges from a two to a smoking four.

Fiona, by P.L. Parker Wow….wow…wow. This book is awesome! What a great premise, though a little “Wizard of Oz”-y. Tapping into the question, “what is reality?” and “what is memory?”, this love story covers all sorts of goodness. Fiona and Kellach discover a love that, perhaps, transcends time. Warning: it does hurt your heart in one place, but don’t worry, there is a HAE here.

Somewhere my Lass, by Beth Trissel The present and the past become entwined when a paradox occurs, throwing Neil and Mora together. With a mix of time travel, true love, and miracles, the past is reset- though no mention of it, I do wonder the implications of the change in the time line. Again, the acceptance of time travel- even the possibility of it- is hard for the characters to come to terms with, but when facts stare you in the face….I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book!

Going back for Romeo by L.L. Muir: Side note: Oh, I just noted a fun little Easter Egg with this story! I’ll leave it to you to figure out who the elderly twins might be related to. This is the first in a series, and I can’t wait to go read the other two books! Jillian comes to Scotland and agrees to try on a necklace in an ancient castle to break a curse at the behest of two elderly twins. From there, the story goes on a twisty path of secrets, deceits, and true love. While it’s hard to understand Monty’s misconceptions about the past, something is immensely compelling about a man willing to admit his mistakes!

Swordsong, by Skhye Moncrief, is part of a series. The premise of the story was very enjoyable, however, I did find it disjointed at times, as it is written from the first person/conscious thought perspective. Trying to follow the thought patterns of a confused Time Traveler and his love is not easy! However, it has such a crazy mix of Scottish heritage, Time Travel, distant futures, alien planets…well, it just works. The ending will definitely win a smile out of you.

My Honorable Highlander by Nancy Lee Badger: Haven has been hit a harsh blow, finding out her boyfriend is a cheating jerk- and she’s the “other woman.” A trip to the Highland Games with her friend Iona may be enough to get her minds off of no good men. But, a spell gone “wrong” finds her thrown back in time, with a new opportunity at love, as long as she is willing to grab onto it with both hands. Kirk is a fabulous hero, delicious, and all sorts of alpha. This book is the first in a series, and I definitely plan to check out the rest of the stories!

Out of the Blue by Caroline Clemmons: Deirdre’s view of time travel is probably the most truthful- imagine a religious person from centuries past being plopped down in modern time- sure easy to believe you might be dead and in some sort of Purgatory! Anyway. I really enjoyed the innocence of Deirdre’s character, and the hard-cop with a heart of gold true love Brendan. The story was well written, and the intimate scenes sweet. With some murder, mayhem, and mystery a 19th century seer finds herself a new wonderful home and her intended fate.

Captive Hero by Donna Michaels: Fate, Destiny, soul mates…..I love the idea of one true soul mate, who we find and love again and again in each reincarnation. Samantha and Maria find out an interesting quirk in the new plane they are testing for the government- it seems that it can travel through time. This is an incredibly poignant (and hot!) story of finding true love in unfamiliar places. How much does our past lives effect who we are today? Who wouldn’t want to love the same soul eternally? I absolutely loved this story- have tissues ready to go!

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