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Celebrate spring with The Palace of the Stars by Karina McRoberts @Gaklari #timetravel #romance #giv

Title: The Palace of the Stars

Author: Karina McRoberts

Genre: Time Travel Romance/Adventure

Book Blurb:

Welcome to the Palace... a thrilling panoply of time-travel, romance, intrigue, humour, horror, and sizzling adventure!

Michael Harker, rookie ex-cop, has been badly beaten but is determined to re-invent himself. While convalescing with quirky bookshop owner Mari Linden, an earthquake opens a time portal and Mike finds himself over a hundred years in the past. Mike battles with strange shifts in consciousness, sleepwalking, restrictive dress standards, and the strict morals of the time. He befriends JT Gordon, the magnanimous impresario of The Palace of the Stars, a grand musical hall theatre and it is here he meets and falls for a beautiful dancer and stage musician, Mae Belle.

Mae has a strange bond with her on-stage magic partner, the mysterious Chan Li. Her off-stage lover? Mikes doesn’t quite believe Mae’s denials and it’s eating him alive. The question of should he stay or go haunts him. Can he go back? Can he take Mae with him, even if he can convince her he's not a nut case, and from the future?

Before Mike can sort out this dilemma, Mae begs him to solve a series of gruesome murders. Mike joins with his friends from the Palace to ensnare the murderer but realises too late justice has slipped through his fingers. He must make a choice, a horrific choice, and the end result could be his life, especially if the portal closes. Will Mike choose a life with Mae, no matter the century?


But when she turned face-on once more, Mae Belle was an entirely different creature. Sombre, most serious. It was time for the magical part of her act.

For Michael Harker, this began when he looked straight into her magical eyes.

He was nothing.

Because she was everything.

She sang. It was singing as heaven sings.

Her notes touched his ears in tender caress.

Her voice kissed his soul.


She was exquisite.

Every perfection.

Each nuance of her being called out to him to be known.

One look into those eyes, where every heaven dwelled, lifted his heart, his entire being; far aloft. Riding with the highest note of her enraptured song…where was she taking him?

And then he knew he must have her.

At all costs.

At any cost!

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If money were no object, where would you go for a Spring Break vacation and why?

I think I would go to Paris, where I first met and fell in love with my husband.

What’s your favorite thing about Spring and why?

Spring is all about making new and wonderful things. In nature, of course, but the feeling is so wonderful, it radiates and so encourages new creations in the artistic sense. Longer, warmer and brighter in every sense!

Spring Break Bookapalooza Giveaway:

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Open internationally

Runs April 1 – 30

Drawing will be held on May 1.

Author Biography:

Writing since 2013, Karina McRoberts has published five novels in two genres - a time travel adventure/romance series (The Palace of the Stars and The Mine's Eye) and an epic fantasy trilogy with a female lead and modern themes (Chelandra, Master of the World, and Juggernaut). Her smaller works include an anthology and a short-story (The Haunting of York - A Ghostly Anthology and Lost and Found - A Ghost Story). Karina derives inspiration from living in a beautiful forest, while working with her husband to restore the remainder of their environs from degraded farmland to habitat for wildlife. Tahshi, their wonder dog extraordinaire, is a friend to all. In addition to being an avid conservationist, Karina is a musician with a keen interest in world and renaissance music. She has wandered very far and been engaged in a variety of professions, ranging from migrant sweat-shop labourer to research scientist. Recently, she's been busy as a lizard surgeon and sometime snake handler. Karina has intense interests in the evolution of social justice and the expansion of human (and animal) consciousness. Never at a loss for inspiration, she aims to bring her readers entertainment, enlightenment and, most of all, pure enjoyment! Karina is presently hard at work on her next novel, The Light, Book Three of the Harker Investigates Mysteries.

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