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Highlander's ClaimHighlander’s Claim by Joanne Wadsworth

Genre: Time Travel

Series : The Matheson Warriors, #2

Source: I received a complimentary copy, however,  all opinions are my own.


  • Publication date: July 25, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07256ZSB3
  • Length: 196 pages


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He seeks the one his heart desires…

Ailith, the granddaughter of the King of the Fae, travels through time when needed to aid her half-blooded Earthbound kind. Her ability allows her to see visions of war and destruction before it unfolds, and now death is coming for one of the fae warriors she is called to protect, except to save him, she must first discover exactly who he is, and which time he might come from.

Warrior shifter Hunter Matheson is intrigued by Ailith when she arrives through a portal into his twenty-first century time from the year 1211. A feud rages over eight-hundred years in the past between his fae-blooded shifter clan and their neighboring enemy, and now he’s driven in his desires for her, would give his life to protect hers. His fierce need for her strikes him deep within. He’s certain she’s the woman who holds the other half of his soul and now there’s nothing he won’t do to remain right by her side, no matter what war she seeks to halt, or if he’s the very warrior she must save from certain death.

Can Ailith keep Hunter safe, or will he perish exactly as she’s foreseen?

Highlander’s Shifter, #1
Highlander’s Claim, #2
Highlander’s Courage, #3
Highlander’s Craving, #4


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My thoughts:

Highlander’s Claim: Time Travel Romance (The Matheson Warriors Book 2) by Joanne Wadsworth is a great Time Travel Romance. While book 2, I feel, it can read as a stand alone.

This is the journey of Ailith, the granddaughter of the King of Faes and Hunter Matheson, a warrior shifter. Ailith travels through time, when needed to help her half-blooded Earthbound kind. Ailith, has the ability to see visions of war and destruction before it unfolds. Now death is coming for one of the fae warriors so she is called to protect, but in order to save him, she must first figure out who he is, and which time he hails from. Enter, Hunter Matheson, a warrior shifter. Hunter is intrigued by Ailith. She arrives through a portal into the twenty-first century, not from his world, but from the year 1211.

Slow to begin with, to me, but picks up quickly.
Well written with great world building from the past to the future. The characters are enjoyable. While a Time Travel adventure, the characters feel realistic and believable. The plot was intriguing, very interesting, captivating and flows seamlessly and effortlessly. I was held in awe after the first few pages.

Ailith and Hunter, certainly belong together, rather soul mates or not. They make a unique and interesting couple. Sparks fly off the pages from their first meeting, the reader can feel the chemistry between them. The danger, consequences, drama, romance, chemistry, feuds, war, suspense and mystery, brings HIGHLANDER’S CLAIM, to a climatic conclusion. This book has so much to offer readers, not just Time Travel fans, but fans of Highlanders, as well. The Highlands are filled with myths, folklore, legends, and more, after all. Ms. Wadsworth is a talented author, who draws readers into her stories of romance, love, Time Travel and HEAs.
Once I got into this story, which didn’t take me but a couple of pages, BTW, I was absolutely delighted. Ms. Wadsworth did a great job with her details, her characterizations, and her story development, that I was truly in awe. Strongly recommended. Well done, Ms. Wadsworth.
I received a complimentary copy, however, all opinions are my own.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR



Forever and Beyond: Highland Hearts Afire - Time Travel RomanceForever and Beyond: Highland Hearts Afire – Time Travel Romance by B.J. Scott

Genre: Time Travel

Series: Highland Hearts Afire

Source: Personal buy.

  • Publication date: May 23, 2017
  • Publisher: Duncurra LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06Y4P3JCQ
  • Length: 370 pages


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Katherine MacDonald trades her luxury Manhattan apartment, high paying job, and abusive fiancé for what she believes is a rundown estate, deep in the Scottish Highlands, unaware that her future, and perhaps her very life, depends on secrets deeply rooted in the past.

When she discovers a ring with a sentimental inscription and a journal written by one of her ancestors within the ancient croft, she suddenly finds herself in fourteenth century Scotland where she comes face to face with Ayden MacAndrews, a braw Highlander who has haunted her dreams since she was a child.

Will Katherine and Ayden be able to right an ancient wrong? Will their love stand the test of time?


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My thoughts:

Forever and Beyond: Highland Hearts Afire – Time Travel Romance by B. J. Scott is a stimulating read, one which takes the reader on a journey of love, drama, supense, adventure and destiny.

This is Katherine (Catriona) MacDonald and Ayden MacAndrews’ journey. Filled with fourteen century old secrets, the reader will be intrigued and captivated with “Forever and Beyond”, I certainly was. I couldn’t stop turning the pages, to learn all their secrets. Ayden has been invading Katherine’s dreams since she was a child, now he has finally appeared in person. Can a love that is true, truly transcend thru centuries? I believe so.

Ms. Scott, has written a story that is believable, were a ancient curse, changes the course of a couple’s life.

Not just a Time Travel story, but so much more with a few surprises and twists and turns, there is also things, as a reader I did not expect. Teriffic Time Travel!

The characters were believable, the plot well written, the vivid descriptions were breathtaking and most of all, the romance was true and full of possibilities. The chemistry between Ayden and Catriona lasted thru the centuries and beyond. A forever kind of love.

I was impressed and intrigued with “Forever and Beyond”. I look forward to reading more stories by B. J. Scott. I hope you will give this story a try, it is a fantastic read. Enthralling, captivating and terrific! A must read, especially, for Time Travel fans, fans of love that transcends and captures the readers attention, immediately and forever. What a wonderful read from B. J. Scott!

Rating: 4.5
Reviewed by: AprilR


The Incredibly Awesome Adventures of Puggie Liddel, The Graphic NovelTHE INCREDIBLY AWESOME ADVENTURES OF PUGGIE LIDDELL (TESLA TIME}


Illustrator: L.L TISDEL

Genre: Graphic Novel/Children’s Book/Science Fiction

Source: Received for an honest from the publisher and/or author.

  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Zeta Comics (February 14, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1927384095
  • ISBN-13: 978-1927384091

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When the wise-cracking whiz kid, Puggie Liddell’s modified Gameboy activates a time portal, he lands in the 1890s with his sibling rival, annoyingly prissy teen sister, Gigi, who thinks history is like-totally-gross. The kids must learn to work together to find a time portal back to the present before the eccentric scientist, Nikola Telsa*, or his arch nemesis, inventor Thomas Edison*, can steal the Gameboy and use it to complete a death ray machine, an invention powerful enough to disturb the very fabric of space-time and create an instantaneous world disaster.

The critically acclaimed Tween reader book, by Karen Mueller Bryson, in one giant graphic novel.


THE INCREDIBLY AWESOME ADVENTURES OF PUGGIE LIDDELL (TESLA TIME) by KAREN MUELLER BRYSON, Illustrator: L.L TISDEL is an entertaining Graphic Novel/Children’s Book/Science Fiction novel. What a fun novel for children of all ages. A grand adventure through time, with engaging characters, wonderful graphics, lots of laughs, and  a gameboy device any child would love to own. Puggie Liddell is a wise-cracking whiz kid who modifies a gameboy and activates a time portal, which takes him back to 1890, and of course his very prissy sister,Gigi, goes along with him. A fun, fast paced story that will hold any age reader, young or old’s attention. Oh, I forget to mention the evil scientist, Nikola Tesisa and the inventor Thomas Edison. One wishes to invent a death ray machine that could disturb time and space. What a fun cast of characters. Oh a little history lesson is involved as you read along in this amazing, fascinating tale of time travel for two adventurous children. For a wonderful time through another time, pick up this title. You and your children are sure to enjoy this wise-cracking kid and his prissy, annoying teen sister. Well done! Received for an honest review from the publisher and/or author.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More


Keeper of the Black StonesKEEPER OF THE BLACK STONES


Genre:YA fantasy/time travel

Age Range: 10 and up

Series: Stone Ends #1

Source: Received for an honest review from the author and Pump Up Your Book.


Author: P.T. McHugh
Age Range: 10 and up
Paperback: 369 pages
Publisher: Glass House Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0981676804
ISBN-13: 978-0981676807


Jason Evans, a shy, introverted high school freshman, thought that his mundane life was all there was – girls, golf, physics, and the occasional bully. Until he found out about the secrets his grandfather had been keeping from him … a set of stones that allowed them to jump through time … a maniacal madman who used the stones to shape history to his liking … and Jason’s role as one of the few people in the world who could stop that man.


Against impossible odds, a fourteen-year-old boy must take up his legacy, learn everything he needs to know within one short day, and travel helter skelter into the Middle Ages, to join Henry VII’s fight against Richard III, end the Dark Ages, and stop the man who now holds his grandfather captive. In this romp through history, Jason and his friends must race against time to accomplish not one, but two missions.


Save his grandfather.


And save the world.


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KEEPER OF THE BLACK STONES by P.T. McHugh is an exciting YA Fantasy/Time Travel story. #1 in “Stone Ends”,what a beginning. Follow fourteen year-old Jason Evans on a journey of discovery, as he learns about his legacy, tries to save the world,save his grandfather and find his place. Young Jason jumps through time from modern day, Lebanon, New Hampshire to 1485 A.D. England,this is done by the use of some Black Stones. Follow, Jason and his friends on a grand adventure filled with danger,secrets, Henry VII,Richard III, the Dark Ages,an evil man who wishes to shape the world according to his plans and save the world. What a powerful and intriguing story! “Keeper of the Black Stones” is a fun read, written cleverly,with historical facts and events, including the Plantagenets and the Tudors,and a grand adventure. Oh did I mention educational as well as a fun read! Well written with vivid descriptions and engaging characters as well as an intriguing plot.  Any avid reader, rather YA fan or not will enjoy this fast paced, adventure filled story of Jason Evans and his friends. A must read! Received for an honest review from the author and Pump Up Your Book.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More



Genre: Fantasy/Teens/Science Fiction

Ages: 13-18 years of age

Series: Verona Trilogy #3

Source: Received for an honest review from the publicist.

  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Fiction Std (February 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193655853X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936558537

*From the Publicist*

ABOUT THE LOVED AND THE LOSTThe loved and the lost



They are three 24th-century time travelers desperate to return to 14th-century Verona and reclaim their medieval family’s shattered lives. It is a mission fraught with danger and the risk of unexpected consequences for themselves and their worlds. For all three, it is a matter of the heart. For one, though, it is truly the only thing that matters, as the fate of his eternal love and the life of their unborn child is the prize to be won – or lost forever.

In this, the final book of The Verona Trilogy, Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln go on the boldest adventure of their lives. They will face hardship, tragedy, and threats from sources they couldn’t have imagined – all in an effort to wrestle a future from the steely grip of an unforgiving past.


THE LOVED AND THE LOST by Lory S. Kaufman is an interesting Fantasy/Science Fiction/Teens. Book 3 in the “Verona” trilogy,but can be read as a stand alone. Although, I would recommend reading the other two in this trilogy,”The Lens and the Looker” and “The Bronze and the Brimstone”. This is the final in the story of Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln,they start out in the 24 century and end up in the 14th century,Verona. These young teens have been on an adventure of a lifetime. Filled with love lost,love found again,tragedy,threats,and starting a new life. Fast paced,filled with danger,sacrifice,and of course love. An exciting conclusion to the “Verona”trilogy,with a few twists and turns and a lot of surprises. I think Young readers will enjoy this trilogy,as they learn history and can combine the two. An interesting tale of love and life.Received for an honest review from Pump Up Your Book.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction Reviews


Midnight's SeductionMIDNIGHT’S SEDUCTION


Genre: Paranormal Fiction/Romance

Series: A Dark Warrior Novel #3

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks; First Edition edition (October 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312552505
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312552503

Book Description(From Amazon)

Release date: October 30, 2012 | Series: Dark Warrior

Midnight’s Seduction

Donna Grant

Captivating and enticing, Saffron Fletcher is a rarity in the Druid world—a Seer. She is the ultimate prize in an epic battle. After suffering horrendously at the hands of evil, her thirst for justice is all that keeps her going. Can she put her trust in the sinfully gorgeous, wonderfully dangerous Warrior who haunts her dreams and promises retribution for their common enemy?

Camdyn MacKenna is hungry for revenge…until he falls prey to Saffron’s seductive magic. She enchants him like no other. But if Camdyn yields to her allure, will he be strong enough to defeat their sworn enemy—and resist the rising forces of evil that could destroy their love forever?



MIDNIGHT’S SEDUCTION by Donna Grant is an exciting paranormal romance/fiction. Book #3 in “A Dark Warrior novel” series,but can be read as a stand alone. However, I would recommend reading the previous series”The Dark Sword” to better understand this series. But not necessary to follow. See, “Midnight’s Master”,and “Midnight’s Lover” of “A Dark  Warrior Novel”series. Saffron Fletcher,a Seer, and Camdyn  MacKenna,a dangerous Warrior. Camdyn is hungry for revenge and Saffron is out for justice. Together they find sizzling passion,trust,magic,danger,and love. For an passionate romance filled with danger and magic pick up one of Donna Grant’s Dark Warriors you will not regret the read. A dark, and sexy read with a touch of time travel. Received for an honest review from the publisher.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews



The Bronze and the Brimstone



Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy/Post-Dystopian Fiction/Time-Travel

Series:The Verona Trilogy #2

Source: Received for an honest review from  the author/publicist.

  • Reading level: Ages 13 and up
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Fiction Std (June 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936558084
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936558087


What could go wrong in the 14th-century for three time-traveling teens? How about – EVERYTHING!

Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln, three teens from the 24th century, are trapped in 14th-century Verona, Italy. They’ve survived many deadly experiences by keeping their wits about them and by introducing futuristic technology into the past. Principal among these inventions is the telescope, which brought them to the attention of the rich and powerful.

But standing out can get you into unexpected and dangerous situations. The nobles of Verona now believe Hansum is a savant, a genius inventor, especially after he brings them plans for advanced cannons and black powder. Being the center of attention is great, but the potential for trouble is now exponentially greater because people are watching Hansum’s every move.

Meanwhile, artistic genius Shamira has fallen for a Florentine artist with bloody and disastrous consequences. Lincoln, considered an incompetent back home in the 24th-century, has blossomed – at least until he’s shot in the head with an arrow. And Hansum, after secretly marrying his new master’s beautiful daughter, Guilietta, is offered the hand in marriage of lady Beatrice, daughter of the ruler of Verona. To refuse could mean calamity for all the teens.

Amazingly, none of this is their biggest challenge. Because a rash illness is spreading across Verona – and it is threatening to consume everyone.

Do they have a future in this past?

ABOUT LORY KAUFMANLorys-pic-for-Bronze-color-2-300x187-1

“I write Post-Dystopian fiction. After society’s collapse, which is imagined in so many great dystopian stories, humans will either fade into history, with the dinosaurs, or, if it learns the right lessons, society will go on to construct a civilization to last tens of thousands of years. History Camp stories are the exciting adventures of young people doing the latter.” -Lory Kaufman

On the artistic side of Lory’s career, he’s written, acted and directed children’s theatre and musical theatre. He enjoys art, especially sculpture. He loves science fiction and historical fiction and he has been deeply involved in the green movement all across North America. All this shows through when you read his work. Lory has three grown children and works and lives in Kingston, Canada.

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THE BRONZE AND THE BRIMSTONE by Lori S. Kaufman is an interesting Post-Dystopian Fiction/Time Travel/Young Adult. Book #2 of “The Verona Trilogy”,but can be read as a stand alone, with re-appearing characters and a few new ones. See,”The Lens and the Looker”. Three teens are trapped in 14th-century Verona, Italy,from the 24th century. What a culture shock for these teens. Follow, Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln,as their journey continues through 14th- century Italy. With danger,a blossoming love interest,a marriage offer, a fast spreading illness,what could go wrong? Plenty and everything….An interesting tale of time-travel,history,a roller coaster of a ride,twists and turns for these teens. In interesting plot with engaging and believable characters. If you enjoy travel,post dystopian,14th century Itlay, you will enjoy this interesting and exciting title. Received for an honest review from the author/publicist.



REVIEWED BY:  AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews


REVIEW***FUTURE TENSE by Eddie Upnick…



Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy/Time Travel

Series: Sequel to Time Will Tell

Source: Received for an honest review from the author.

  • Paperback: 246 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463592345
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463592349

Book Description(from Amazon)

Publication Date: June 14, 2011
“Future Tense,” the sequel to “Time Will Tell,” picks up the story twenty years later in 2022. The blue-collar world of Vito, the youngest son of Clem Rizzoli, is turned upside down when he learns of his father’s top-secret, heroic past. The revelations lead him to meet and team up with Victoria, a CIA operative with a pair of extraordinarily gifted teenage twins. Vito impulsively adopts siblings with terminal cancer. These children are granted special powers, too, by the Defender when he returns to Earth to correct his mistake of years earlier. Together, they all fight a corrupted Russia, rogue nuclear threats, an impending Ice Age, and the return of evil aliens bent on Earth’s enslavement.
FUTURE TENSE by Eddie Upnick is an interesting science fiction/fantasy/time travel. The sequel to “Time Will Tell”, but 20 years later in the year 2022. Intergalactic and time adventure that is fast paced and action filled with both human and aliens. The world and character building is great and easy to follow. Any sci-fi reader will enjoy this title as well as fantasy and time travelers. Received for an honest review from the author.
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews

WARRIOR REBORN by Melissa Mayhue….review

Warrior Reborn

**Image from the author’s website



Genre: Time-s: Travel(Medieval Scotland)

Series: Warriors series #3

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (October 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451640889
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451640885

*From the author’s website

Only his love can free her.
Former special ops agent CHASE NOBLE has been searching his whole life for the place where he belongs. As a descendant of Fae, he senses fate has more in store for him. And he will not rest until he discovers what his true purpose is. When he travels back in time to medieval Scotland, he discovers his mission is to save a beautiful woman — the same woman he is destined to be with.
CHRISTIANA MacDOWYLT possesses the gift of foresight. Prisoner of her evil half brother, Christiana has visions that show her that only one warrior can rescue her — a man she is mysteriously drawn to. The only problem is, he’s in the future. Now she must rely on the magic of a Faerie to transport him to the past. And when Christiana finally meets Chase, the sparks between them set off a smoldering desire. But will the magic that brought them together also tear them apart?


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WARRIOR REBORN by Melissa Mayhue is an exciting Medieval Scottish Time-travel.Book 3 in the “Warrior’s” series,but can be read as a stand alone,with re-appearing characters. See, “Warrior’s Redemption” and an e-book novella “Warrior’s Last Gift”. Filled with Fae,magic,mysticism,Scottish legend,emotional turmoil,time-travel,secrets,danger,love,and passion. Follow Special Ops agent, Chase Noble and Medieval captive seer Scottish lass, Christina MacDowylt, on a adventure of danger and magic.Chase comes from the future to 1294 Scotland,to find is destiny,what he finds is a place to belong,magic and love. Being a descendant of Fae, he feels fate has more in store for him,and he must discover what that is. Christina, is a seer hold captive by her evil half brother,and knows her time is growing short,her visions has shown her a warrior from the future will rescue her. But if he doesn’t come soon he may be to late. Fast paced and action packed with strong characters,page turning action,gripping passion,and an intriguing plot. A must read for any one who enjoys time-travel,Scotland,magic,Scottish myths,and legends. I enjoy this author’s Scottish Highlanders,you can not go wrong with “Warrior Reborn”. Another hit for Ms. Mayhue. Received for an honest review from the publisher.Details can be found at the author’s website,Pocket Books,an imprint of Simon & Schuster,and My Book Addiction and More.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book  Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews

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