Monday, October 7, 2013

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Time Crossed

For as long as she can remember, Katie MacAlister has loved reading. Growing up in a family where a weekly visit to the library was a given, Katie spent much of her time with her nose buried in a book. Despite her love for novels, she didn't think of writing them until she was contracted to write a non-fiction book about software. Since her editor refused to allow her to include either witty dialogue or love scenes in the software book, Katie swiftly resolved to switch to fiction, where she could indulge in world building, tormenting characters, and falling madly in love with all her heroes.

Two years after she started writing novels, Katie sold her first romance, Noble Intentions. More than thirty books followed during the years after Noble's publication. Her novels have been translated into numerous languages, been recorded as audiobooks, received several awards, and placed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. She also writes for the young adult audience as Katie Maxwell, and for the mystery world as Kate Marsh.

Katie lives in the Pacific Northwest with her animals, and can often be found lurking around online.

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Time Crossed, TIME THIEF Book #1.5
     by Katie MacAlister

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Stealing time. Cheating death. Breaking hearts. Gregory Faa is an Otherworldly man on a mission in the new Time Thief short story from New York Times bestselling author Katie MacAlister.

Gwenhwyfar Byron Owens is a Wiccan on the edge—of the law. With two mothers who excel on breaking the rules of the Otherworld’s Watch, Gwen is used to dealing with their troublesome situations. But when she’s snatched from the jaws of death itself, it’s not her moms who give her grief, it’s the drop-dead gorgeous man who saved her life.

Traveller Gregory Faa may be many things—time stealer, outlier, troublemaker—but there’s one thing he isn’t: hip to the fact that death has very little patience with people who don’t die when they’re supposed to.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle:

Time Crossed is a Traveller novella in which we continue the story of Gregory Faa (cousin to the hero of book #1), and meet Gwen Owens, another spunky, spirited, and wackily witty Katie MacAlister heroine that you can't help but love, caught in a snapshot of time as their lives cross as fate intended...

Given the length of this novella, the fact that I don't do spoilers, and simply because it truly is just an introduction to the stars of The Art of Stealing Time, book #2, and a teaser of what we can expect in that book with these 2, this review is going to be very short and not very exciting, I'm afraid...

Suffice it to say that I can tell from this novella that book #2 is going to be super fun with snark aplenty, and that the cat and mouse between our hero and heroine will be quite exciting indeed! Readers should take this novella as it is though, it's not a full story. If you go in with that expectation you will be sorely disappointed. There isn't much plot development and it pretty much just ends. If you go into it looking at it as more of a combo epilogue of book #1/prologue to book #2, and realize that it's meant as a between full-length release teaser to be used as an introductory segue to book #2, you'll be much more pleased.

It was entertaining and most definitely had me wanting book #2 immediately, so I think it did its job. :)

Time Crossed

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