Out of Time: A Time Travel Mystery (Out of Time #1)

Out of Time: A Time Travel Mystery (Out of Time #1)

by Monique Martin

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Professor Simon Cross spent his life searching for evidence of vampires and avoiding emotional entanglements. When a mysterious accident transports Simon and his assistant, Elizabeth West, back in time, Simon finally finds both the proof that he's been looking for, and the romance that he hasn't.

Simon and Elizabeth's developing relationship is tested by demons real and imagined. In 1920s Manhattan, there are more than mobsters vying for power in the city's speakeasies. When the local kingpin with a dark secret sets his sights on Elizabeth, day to day struggles become a fight for their very lives.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156982349
Publisher: Monique Martin
Publication date: 09/15/2016
Series: Out of Time Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 294
Sales rank: 1,279
File size: 546 KB

About the Author

Monique was born in Houston, Texas, but her family soon moved to Southern California. She grew up on both coasts, living in Connecticut and California. She currently resides in Southern California with her naughty Siamese cat, Monkey.

Monique attended the University of Southern California's Film School where she earned a BFA from the Filmic Writing department. Monique worked in television for several years before joining the family business. She now works full-time as a freelance writer and novelist.

She's currently working on an adaptation of one of her screenplays, her father's memoirs about his time in the Air Force's Air Rescue Service and the next book in the Out of Time series.

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Out of Time: A Time Travel Mystery 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 191 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I won't waste your time by telling the whole story, as some do; I will tell youthat if you enjoy a well-written story with fully-fleshed, interesting characters with a twist of paradox neatly avoided, you'll enjoy this book tremendously. Further, you'll immediately buy the rest in the series, as I just did. Now go read already!
KC_May More than 1 year ago
The description of Out of Time caught my attention, and so I downloaded the sample to my ereader. I knew within the first couple of "pages" that I'd have to read the entire book. The characters are likable and realistic, yet still "larger than life." The plot is captivating and unpredictable. But there's more to this book than romance; it has mystery and danger and vampires. And it has romance! I don't normally gush about books. Out of Time is gush-worthy! It's extraordinarily well-written in every way. I love this book and highly recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While this wasn't quite what I expected, I was pleased with what I got...a well-written, and engrossing, story. No discernable plot-line holes, and no pseudo-cliffhanger ending that leaves you with unanswered questions. A full length book for free - an excellent deal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very inventive, well crafted story! I will be reading more books in this series with delight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt get into it
Hasottee More than 1 year ago
This is a time travel romance, with several interesting twists and turns. Good plot, good premise, and very well-written. Anyone interested in the New York 1920s would enjoy the gritty, up close look at life back then. I would recommend this book for women more than for men, although some men might also enjoy it. I thoroughly enjoyed it and wished the story could have continued. It was well worth reading, and it kept this very picky reader quite entertained. I'll look for more from this author - I believe the series continues.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so good over 660 pages. I enjoy the characters especially Elizabeth and Simon. This is the first in the series of four books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book started well! Then once the time travel happened it began to unravel. Not a good history description at all. The hero if you can call him that was whiny and worried all the darn time. It was boring after awhile. For all his supposed knowledge of the occult he really just was annoying. Perhaps the second book is better. Debating whether it is worth trying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. It was definitely not what I expected and was better for it. I liked the characters and the way they fought through obstacles ranging from mundane to extraordinary. I am a sucker for a good love story and this one was great :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a well wriiten Time Travel Mystery. It kept me on edge from start to finish. How tempting would it be to hold the secret of time in your hand? Looking forward to read book 2. When the Walls Fell. Thank you Ms. Martin for your talent. Ada
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An absolute delight---Could not put it down. Every page was a treat. I will read the others in this series for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not really like the girl character
delandora More than 1 year ago
This was a perfect blend of paranormal romance and sci-fi. If you like either of those genres, you'll love this book. I absolutely loved the 3rd person POV writing style. It gives the reader quite a bit more information than they normally would have had. The plot is well thought out, intriguing and will keep you on your toes 'til the very end. I can say, in all honestly, that I lost some sleep from not being able to put this down. I loved the pseudo father figure that was Charlie. He was my favorite character. After purchasing 3 books since buying my Nook a week ago, this one was my favorite. My only complaint, is that the romance could have been a bit deeper. I found myself unable to 'feel' the love that the two main characters shared. But all in all, it was believable. If you like time travel and anything to do with the paranormal, you'll love this book and I highly recommend it.
Arkali More than 1 year ago
Set in the Roaring '20s, OUT OF TIME by Monique Martin is a roaring good read! With a backdrop of gangsters, speakeasies, and Prohibition, the romance that develops in this romantic urban fantasy is nothing short of gripping. Simon Cross is a professor of Occult Studies at a California university. He and his graduate assistant, Elizabeth West, have an easy working relationship, despite the attraction they both feel for one another. One evening, Elizabeth brings some graded papers over to Simon's home to drop them off, and while she's there they manage to activate a pocket watch that had belonged to Simon's grandfather. Neither of them realizes that the watch is, in fact, a time travel device and the next thing they know, they're in an alley in the 1920's. I absolutely love the characters in this story. Simon and Elizabeth are both wonderful. Simon has the quintessential acidic British wit-dry and full of snark. I laughed out loud at several of his caustic comments. Elizabeth, on the other hand, is a perfect foil for him. She's very diplomatic and often smoothes the feathers that Simon ruffles. At the same time, she's no push-over and doesn't hesitate to stand up to Simon or anyone else. She's a perfect mix of sweet and tough. The supporting cast is equally engaging. There's the tough but lovable Charlie Blue who befriends them, and then the villainous King Kashian. All of the characters are painted deftly and contribute to the overall story. Almost another character in its own right is the setting. The Roaring '20s is presented in all the glory of the time period, but also accurately. I wouldn't have minded seeing a bit more of the "Flapper" culture, such as what we see in The Great Gatsby, but we're still treated to a look at some of the cultural icons of the day. One of my favorite scenes is when Simon and Elizabeth go on an outing to Coney Island. Ms. Martin describes it so well that I could picture perfectly the rides, the games, the food vendors and it allowed me to share some of the joy and wonder that Simon and Elizabeth had as they explored. The only problem I had with Out of Time is that it dragged a bit in the middle. The beginning was full of adventure and our fearless couple trying to survive being transplanted out of the blue into a different time, but the mid-chapters just seemed to be building... and building... and building. Eventually, the story reached the boiling point and everything took off again, but there was a bit of plodding. Also of note was while one of the characters IS a vampire, I would in no way classify this as a vampire story. In fact, I think the story would have been almost exactly the same had that character been mortal and that raised the question of "Why make him a vampire?" I can only assume that it's to introduce the idea that paranormal creatures do exist in this world setting. That aside (and truthfully, they're both VERY small quibbles), OUT OF TIME is a fantastic read. Elizabeth and Simon and so great together, you can't help but pull for them through the entire book. A perfect mix of romance and urban fantasy, you won't regret spending time with Monique Martin in OUT OF TIME. Originally reviewed for The Romance Reviews.
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Something different. I thoroughly enjoyed this read! Great Free Friday read.
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While this was well written and carried along by a a good story line, it still tended toward a bit too long,. However, I finished it and I’m glad I did. Liked the sassy female and empathetic, if a bit dense male main character. Even liked the protagonist, occasionally.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Easy to follow story line. Developers characters at an easy rate. Good twists and turns. A real page Turner
Anonymous 10 months ago
I finished this book furing a weekend ice storm. It had me from page one. Interesting characters interspersed with vampire lore. Romance and adventure. Good fun with a little spirituality thrown in. This is not my usual interest, but I would enjoy others in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters and story line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read!