Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Timeless: Maiden of Time, #3 ~ ~ Tour, Review, & Giveaway!

Author: Crystal Collier

Publisher: Raybourne Publishing

Series: Maiden of Time, #3

Publication: November 1, 2016

Category: Young Adult (YA)

Genre: Paranormal Historical 
Pages: 254

In 1771, Alexia had everything: the man of her dreams, reconciliation with her father, even a child on the way. But she was never meant to stay. It broke her heart, but Alexia heeded destiny and traveled five hundred years back to stop the Soulless from becoming.

In the thirteenth century, the Holy Roman Church has ordered the Knights Templar to exterminate the Passionate, her bloodline. As Alexia fights this new threat—along with an unfathomable evil and her own heart—the Soulless genesis nears. But none of her hard-won battles may matter if she dies in childbirth before completing her mission.

Can Alexia escape her own clock?
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HALL WAYS REVIEW: I am going to start by saying there is one AWFUL thing about Timeless, book three in the Maiden of Time series. I hate to be negative, but this just has to be said:

Other than that, this is one fabulous book, and it was well worth the wait. Author Crystal Collier has really grown as a writer and readers are in for a real treat with what she does with her characters and settings. Main character Alexia has turned into an arse-kicking, save-the-day machine -- and all while she's seven months pregnant. The battle scenes were amazingly vivid, and Collier really nailed the descriptions of time being slowed down.

As with the first two books, the chemistry between Alexia and Kiren is still sizzling, but clean and of course, complicated. Readers will find that they are nearly as frustrated as the two characters and will be begging for the internal dialogue to be spoken out loud

Something that I found to be very satisfying is that in Timeless, the holes and the loose ends from Moonless and Soulless are resolved. There were several "ah-ha" moments where things clicked, which is one of the awesome aspects of having a book about time travel. I suppose you could read the books out of order and start with book three - Collier does an excellent job of bringing readers up-to-date - but where's the fun in that? Now that all three books are out, I'd suggest a binge reading, straight through.  

Happily, the book is very-well edited and with short chapters and plenty of plots and sub-plots, it is a smooth and enjoyable reading experience. I highly recommend this series to high schoolers and older.

Thank you to the author for providing me an eBook in exchange for my honest review -- the only kind I give. 
### 5 STARS ###

Author Bio: Crystal Collier is an eclectic author who pens clean fantasy/sci-fi, historical, and romance stories with the occasional touch of humor, horror or inspiration. She practices her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, four littles, and “friend” (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese. You can find her on her blog and Facebook, or follow her on Twitter.

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Tour Schedule:

November 1
November 2
November 4
November 8
November 9
November 10
November 11
November 12
November 14
Play off the Page: Author Interview & Review
Tamara Narayan: Medieval Funnies & Review
Mama Diaries: Author Interview & Review
H.R. Sinclair: Writing and Editing
November 15
Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction: Author Interview
Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams: Medieval Funnies
The Dabbler: Writing and Editing Tips & Review
Hall Ways: Review
November 16
Hogwarts Sabbatical: Writing Tips
The Five Year Project: Writing and Editing Tips
Lidy Wilks: Excerpt
November 17
What's Beyond Forks? : Little Know Facts & Review
November 18
Mark Noce Stories: Excerpt
lilicasplace: Writing and Editing Tips & Review
November 21
Ellie Garratt: Meet Your Doppelganger
books are love: Review & Excerpt
Christine Rains - Writer: Writing Tips
November 23
Tonja Drecker: Writing & Editing Tips
Hall Ways Review


  1. Replies
    1. aww, you say that to all the bloggers who say your book has something awful about it. :-)