Title: Out of Time: A Paranormal Romance
Author: Monique Martin
About the book: Simon Cross was different. He was a professor at the University of California Santa Barbara. But it wasn't his profession that set him apart, but that he was a professor of Occult Studies. He took the study of the occult very seriously, as his grandfather had before him; and, even though his introductory class was very popular, his colleagues did not view him seriously.
Elizabeth West had taken his class and had ended up changing her major and becoming his graduate teaching assistant. Little did she know what a life changing event that would be.
Simon and Elizaabeth had an interesting relationship. They weren't really friends and yet they each were harboring an attraction for the other that ran deeper than friendship. It wasn't until they were unwittingly transported back in time before they allowed themselves the freedom to let the attraction shine. (It probably helped that they weren't sure about how to get back. . .)
Going back in time seemed to be an answer to everything they had hoped for, both professionally and personally. They were able to discover things about their area of study that they had only dreamed about. The time proved to be more dangerous than they thought and they wondered if they would be able to reach the day they thought they could return to the present or if they would be Out of Time. (Did you like the way I did that?)
My thoughts: Let me start by saying this was the first book that I read on my new Nook that I got for Christmas - and I am so happy that I LOVED the first book that I read on my Nook! It makes me want to read more on it (because I was a little concerned that I wouldn't like to not have an actual "book" in my hands). This was the perfect blend of romance, paranormal, and - what would you classify time travel as - science fiction? None of them outweighed the others, but blended together beautifully in the story. This was Monique Martin's first novel, but I am hoping for more. I would love to see Simon and Elizabeth go on another adventure together!
About the author: Monique is a graduate of USC's Film School and is currently a full-time freelance writer. In addition to writing documentaries, industrial films and screenplays, Monique has just published her first novel, Out of Time.
Official website: http://moniquemartin.weebly.com/
(Biography from Amazon)
~I received a complimentary pdf copy of this book from the author.~
The kindle edition is currently available for .99 and that is a steal!