Friday, June 23, 2017

Spinning Time by D.F. Jones

- Goodreads Synopsis -
Spinning Time, a time travel romance by D. F. Jones 

1948, Burkett Falls 
Southern debutante, Julia Boatwright has everything a twenty-one-year-old desires, a wealthy family, close friends, and a handsome fiancĂ© until she plunges into the deep pools of Burkett Falls trapped in a natural time portal that propels her seventy years into the future. 

Will Julia find a way home before it's too late? 

"If you love time travel romance, drama, and thriller suspense novels, this book is a must read!" 

"Life was too perfect. Julia thought - the calm before the storm - and hated when she was right."

I am a huge fan of D.F. Jones! This is the fourth book I have read by her and her books just keep getting better and better! If you haven't already, you guys need to go check out her Ditch Lane Diaries series! SUCH AN AWESOME SERIES! Jones is an awesome writer and I can't get enough of her writing and creativity.

I can't even put into words how much I enjoyed this book! I am a big fan of romance but I have not read too many time travel books. I feel like you have to be a spectacular writer to pull of a book about time travel. The very few time travel books I have read in the past were really confusing. I could never tell the past from the present or the future! Spinning time was very well written and Jones did a fantastic job allowing her readers to understand what year the characters were in! This book flowed very nicely and there was never any confusion with the past, present, and future! 

"Julia knew the moment Phillip's lips connected with hers that he was different than the rest. Time seemed to suspend. The mingling of his soft lips brushing against hers made her heart flutter."

Jones takes us into a world where Alien Time Travel exists! The Alien Time Travel and Research Agency is a very complex agency and each spinner/tracker has a very distinct set of rules to follow. One day, a young woman named Julia was swimming with her fiance, when she finds herself in a portal. Julia ends up going  70 years into the future. Something about Julia going through this portal disturbs the Alien Time Travel and Research Agency. Spinners and trackers all now have distinct rules revolving around Julia and her unborn son. But what happens when they meet Julia? Some of these trackers/spinners would rather help Julia! What happens when they no longer want to listen to their commander anymore? How does Julia feel being in the future? Will Julia ever get back to the right time zone? Will she ever see her fiance again?

Jones creates such a beautiful, crazy world. Her words just jumped off the page creating vivid pictures on the walls of my room. I felt like I was there with Julia and all the other awesome characters throughout this book! Jones really has a way with words and I have no idea how she comes up with the stories and characters that she does! Her books are just so outstanding! I could read her stores all day, every day. 

Jones gives us some really great characters in Spinning Time! You will meet Julia and her family, Phillip, Monica, Charlie, Ruben, and Andy! I can promise you guys that you will fall in love with them just as I did! They really are a great group of characters and most are all very caring and would do anything to protect one another. I love a good book with a great set of characters! The characters are what allows the reader to put him or herself into the story and relate to it. I felt like I was part of the group fighting Monica and trying to get Julia back home! The last few pages of this book even had me crying! They were happy tears of course, but I was so connected to the characters that the end had me all emotional. 

Nothing about D.F. Jones' books are boring or slow! There is always something going on. Her books are fast paced and exciting! I really recommend her books to you guys! Add them to your TBR! 

Terrence by Alice Rachel

- Goodreads Synopsis -
Bullying is nothing new to Terrence Young. The teasing and harassment are constant. His family is less than understanding as well. To them, Terrence chose to be gay and complicate their lives. Their little rejections sting and cut him deeply.

But when the Deviance Act is passed, Terrence's life takes a turn for the worse overnight. Under the new law, a mere look, a simple touch, or a small kiss in public could mean death. Terrence attempts to hide his orientation to survive. That is until a gang attacks him in a bar and Chase Martinez interferes.

Chase is gorgeous, kind-hearted, and he's a rebel in the Underground—all qualities that attract Terrence so much there is no stopping the fall. Loving Chase might be dangerous, but Terrence is done living in fear and letting others dictate what is right for him. 

"Loving Chase might be dangerous, but Terrence is done living in fear."

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Alice Rachel and her books! Her books are really something special and I will forever hold each and every one of her characters close to my heart. 

Rachel finally gives us Terrence's story and it is not a very happy one. Terrence's story broke my heart and he does not deserve a lot of the bad things that happen to him. Terrence is gay, which is a deviant act where he is from. Terrence could be sentenced to death for being gay. He is forced to basically hide who he is in order to save his own life.  He also has huge family problems. Terrence is blamed for the death of his mother, his dad refuses to have a gay son, and his sister, Esther, is just plain mean. Terrence has a really hard life until he meets Chase. Chase is the first person to stick up for Terrence. Chase wants to protect Terrence. But what happens when Chase doesn't understand how important it is to hide that you are gay? Chase and Terrence are from two different worlds. Could this work?

Terrence is a short story that goes along with the rest of Rachel's series. The Under Ground series is something you guys do not want to miss out on! Rachel's writing is so inspiring and she really makes you see things and understand things. Her books are easy to relate to because we see a lot of things she writes about in today's society. I think that is a big reason that I love this series so much! Rachel really makes you feel as if you are in the story with her characters and I truly hurt for Terence when he hurts and I was happy with him when he was happy. I really felt his pain and that is how you know you are reading a GREAT book! 

I really enjoy how Rachel gives us short stories focusing on characters from her series! It really allows the readers to get a better understanding of the characters and their background history. I just love everything about this series and I am a huge forever fan of Alice Rachel! 

** The author pledges to donate 100% of sales revenue from "Terrence: A Short Story" to The Ally Coalition **