Thursday, May 9, 2013

Time Thief: A Time Thief Novel

Time Thief: A Time Thief Novel
by Katie MacAlister
Edition: Mass Market Paperback $7.19
 Kindle Edition $7.99
Penguin Publishing

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5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 Stars - Truly Sweet AND Hot!, May 9, 2013


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 "Outcast due to their ability to manipulate time, shunned by the mortal and immortal worlds alike, a Traveller’s life is anything but easy.

Peter Faa is a member of the Watch tracking down a murderer, and unfortunately, all clues seem to point toward his own estranged family of Travellers. Any of his cousins could be guilty, but which one? They’re all experts in the art of stealing time...

After surviving a lightning strike, Kiya Mortenson is determined to get just one thing in her life right. And if that means taking a job as nanny to five pugs on a campsite in the Oregon wilderness, then so be it. It doesn’t hurt that the job comes with some spectacular male eye candy, including her new boss’s gorgeous grandson. If only she didn’t keep having this strange sense of deja vu...

When Peter discovers his own family is stealing time from Kiya, all bets are off. While she may drive him crazy at times, it’s clear that it’s not just lightning that’s creating some serious sparks between them. And he’s not going to let secrets, lies, or a devious murderer keep Kiya from where she belongs: at his side."
 
This is the start of a new series by Ms. MacAlister and it is as far as you can get from her usual books. There are Time Travelers and animi but only hints of Vampires and Revenants! This book is written in a way that reminds me greatly of one of my all time favorites of Katie's - "Noble Intentions" - this book has the same sort of irreverent humor to it, and the same medium difficulty to decipher mystery.

The story could have gotten a little confusing what with paradoxes and whatnot possible at all times....but Katie handles the details very well and we are never once given more detail than we can handle.
Kiya Mortenson is a lightning strike survivor -twice! That makes her special only she doesn't yet have a clue as to how special she is. Until she meets up with the Faa family. Her first meeting is with an absolutely gorgeous, possible male-model type, hunk of man who helps her out when her ancient car dies. Her second meeting is a little more complicated and a lot more hilarious. From here things just seem to snowball.

Murder accusations abound, Kiya is hit over the head a time or two and oh yes -Kiya also experiences a LOT of déjà vu and some other very interesting phenomena.

Hot sex, laughs, interesting mystery and a romantic story will keep engrossed in this lovely quick and light read. There is a lot of world building, but not so much that it takes away from the story or the romance.
An interesting note is that Katie helps us out in her new world by giving us a history, terminology, a glossary and various other helpful things at the back of this book.

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