Time Masters Book One: The Call by Geralyn Beauchamp – My Review

Originally Posted at Bibliophile’s Retreat by Melissa Meeks

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Geralyn Beauchamp, a Wellness and Relationship coach, has written for fun all her life. A book reviewer for five years, she got to know a lot of great people and write a really big book! A book her author friends finally convinced her to share! Because of this her coaching has segued into writing and marketing for both aspiring and published authors. Geralyn and her family live in the Pacific Northwest.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Get ready for one Wild Ride! The year is 3698 and the threat of civil war is not only brewing, but near boiling. Kwaku Awahnee, Time Master of Muirara, must pass on his Time Mastership to his pre-chosen successor Dallan MacDonald to prevent the inevitable. Councilor John Eaton must tell the unsuspecting Scot of his new office and all it entails. There were, however, a few slight problems. To become a Time Master the Highlander would have to willingly join with a Muiraran Maiden, who stolen as an infant, hidden in another time, and now grown, must mate or die. Dallan’s job of convincing her she was Muiraran, not human, and have her fall in love with him was small compared to the impossible race against time they had to see it done. John’s job was to make sure the Scot was ready to listen. And then of course, talk him into it along the way…

MY REVIEW:
Angel Creek Press (November 1, 2007)
How to describe this book is an interesting question. You could almost ask what Time Masters isn’t and the answer would be- Nothing!!! It has every genre, all the elements of a good story, and a superb quality of writing rolled into one. Dallan is not only a hunk, he’s also got the Romance factor going on, if he didn’t belong to Shona and was for real – I’d definitely be interested. This is some of the best writing I’ve seen out there and mind you I read voraciously. The plot has been excellently crafted and the characters come to life on the page as well as in the reader’s imagination even after putting the book down. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll even be frightened at times. If you like rollercoasters – hop on. The story goes from a “comedy sketch” due to characters being out of their accustomed environment on one page to fight scenes with action, adventure and suspense on the next. The emotional fluctuations come at you often and fast in this book but that is part of what makes Time Masters so riveting. It will keep you up all night just to find out what happens on the next page, in the next chapter or even how the book ends. I have yet to find another author who can evoke such intense responses with the written word. This is one book worth owning and rereading many times. Geralyn puts so much into the story that you find new details and thoughts popping up every time you read it. I quit counting my “reads” for this book before it was even released and can’t wait to get my own copy to read it yet again. I am certainly planning on adding it to my library as well as any sequels she writes. I am already chomping at the bit for Time Masters Book Two: The Prophecy which is scheduled to release Spring 2009. In the meantime be sure to look for this new release from Cold Tree Press. You just might find a new author to add to your favorites list. I can assure you I did. (ISBN#9781583851913, 588pp, $31.95)

Here are some fun links to check out:
Time Masters Website, Geralyn Beauchamp’s MySpace and Shoutlife, Time Masters Fan Club MySpace, Geralyn’s Blog, Interview with Geralyn Beauchamp Part 1, Interview with Geralyn Beauchamp Part 2, Prologue and Chapter 1 of Time Masters or Excerpt of Prologue and Chapter 1, Publisher’s Book Info, Cold Tree Press

To Purchase your own copy of Time Masters Order direct from Cold Tree (you can also use link for book info above or click on the bookcover), order through Barnes and Noble in Paperback and Hardcover, or on Amazon in Paperback and Hardcover. You could also beg your local bookstore or chain store to stock it. ISBN’s are listed at the above links.

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