20 April 2017

Tour & Giveaway: Crossing in Time (Between Two Evils #1) by D.L. Orton

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Crossing in Time (Between Two Evils #1) by D.L. Orton.
Audience/Genre: Adult Sci-Fi Romance, Dystopian.
Publication: April 7th 2015 by Rocky Mountain Press.
Remember How It Feels to Fall in Love?

Race against the clock through a dystopian nightmare. Climb naked into an untested time machine (carrying only a seashell and a promise). Wake up twenty years younger on a tropical beach, buck naked and mortally wounded, with your heart in your throat.

This is a journey of love, loss, and redemption that will make your pulse gallop and your palms sweat, have you laughing out loud through your tears, and leave you flush with the sublime pleasure of falling in love.

Reviewed by Kelly.

This is different than my normal go to books to read. There is romance or the evolving and revolving love between Isabel and Diego. Diego is a software engineer and Isabel is a geneticist and very brilliant. After years apart and one divorced Isabel later; Diego and Isabel meet again in Denver by accident. There is an explosion and Diego does everything to save Isabel and a bunch of pets from a store Isabel went into after the explosion. Two of those pets are seen throughout the book. Diego also got help from some teenagers looting a jewelry store. But there is more to those teenagers, I am sure of it, I just don't have any proof yet. Maybe in the next book!

Then someone sets off a nuclear weapon and the world falls apart. Diego and Isabel are prepared and live in a cabin with solar power and emergency prepardness things.

Meanwhile, as the world changes, Matt, a physicist professor is kidnapped to an underground government facility. The government found this otherworldly ball in the explosion and they need his help to figure out what it is. When they open it they find Diego's name on it and a sock.

When Diego leaves the cabin to go in search of antibiotics for a gravelly ill Isabel, the government kidnaps Diego to find out what part he plays in the otherworldly ball found. Diego also found a letter to him with a warning and a seashell. There are so many pieces to a puzzle throughout the book, sometimes I was overwhelmed and confused.

Thankfully, they don't play heavily on the physics and other things that I know nothing about, which is good because I probably would have abandoned the book! But I am a labor and delivery nurse and one spot I caught a mistake. But if you aren't a nurse you probably won't catch it.

The ending left me wanting the next book NOW! Because it left me high and dry with a lot of questions.

"Why did the cantaloupe go swimming?" Still holding the fridge door open, she watches me washing the melon, then returns to her search. "Why?" "He wanted to be a watermelon."

"Did you hear about the Zen master who brought a hot dog from a street vendor in New York City?" She looks at me. "He gave the guy a twenty dollar bill and said, 'Make me one with everything.'".
The man pocked the money and handed the guru his order, and when the master inquired about his change, the vendor replied, 'Change comes from within.'

If you like other universes with the same people, nuclear bombs, physics, emergency preparedness, giving up your life for someone you love, dogs, cats, jokes, finding that one special person, biodomes, peeing on a handkerchief with smoke everywhere, and maybe a way to save us all from our mistakes then this might be for you!

Contents: Language and sex

Tour Giveaway

- 1 winner will receive a $25 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally)
- 1 winner will receive the Between Two Evils series, which includes Crossing in Time, Lost Time, and Dead Time (print if US, Kindle copies if international)
- Ends March 28th

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D.L. ORTON is the BEST-SELLING author of the BETWEEN TWO EVILS book series. She lives in the Rocky Mountains where she and her husband are raising three boys, a golden retriever, two Siberian cats, and an extremely long-lived Triops. In her spare time, she's building a time machine so that someone can go back and do the laundry.

Ms. Orton is a graduate of Stanford University's Writers Workshop and a past editor of "Top of the Western Staircase," a literary publication of the University of Colorado at Boulder. The author has a number of short stories published in traditional and online literary magazines, including Literotica, Melusine, Cosmoetica, The Ranfurly Review, and Catalyst Press.

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  1. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing, Kelly.
    I so appreciate that you included quotes from the book! ⭐️ (<-- gold star for you!)

    I would LOVE to know where I made a mistake, please! My email and twitter handle are on the copyright page... And if you'd like a copy of the next book in the series, just say the word!

    1. Uhm, I don't understand: what is a copyright page?! LOL. It really wouldn't be anything anyone would notice except for a doctor or a nurse!

    2. Oh, I'd still love to get it exactly right, if you're willing to help me. :)

      There's a copyright page in the book, but no worries. I found your email address, so I'll send you a note!

  2. Thank you for the review & Giveaway.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Beth Ann! 😀

      Grab a copy of the 1st book for 99 cents today:

  3. It sounds like a fascinating story.

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Steph.
      If you're willing to take a chance on an unknown author, the book is 86% off today (99 cents instead of $6.99!)

  4. Sounds so good can't wait to read this.

    1. Thanks for your interest in my books, Jean!
      Be sure to grab a copy BEFORE the price goes back up to $6.99!

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    1. Hey Lil' Devil Girl-
      With a name like yours, you're certain to like my "Between Two Evils" series. ;)
      It's only 99 cents at Amazon today:

  6. Thanks for the review and the giveaway. This sounds like a very intriguing book.

  7. Thanks for stopping by, Deborah!

    You can grab a copy for 99 cents today...

  8. Excellent review! I really enjoyed reading it! Also, I really like the book cover! Very interesting and intriguing!

  9. This book sounds so exciting!

    1. Hi Penny-
      Thanks for stopping by. If you enjoy the book (99 cents today at amazon!) and sign up for my mailing list, please be sure to et me know you heard about it here at KindleAndMe!

  10. I think that the cover art is excellent. I would like to give thanks for all your really great writings. I wish the best in keeping up the good work in the future.