Book Review | Thirty-Three Days by RONE Finalist @StephenBKing1 #fantasyromance #timetravel #bookrev
Title: Thirty-Three Days
Author: Stephen B King
Genre: Fantasy Romance, Romantic Suspense, Time Travel
2019 RONE Finalist
Jenny is a lonely university lecturer whose consciousness has traveled back in time to her younger body to try to save the future of the world. A young microbiologist is going to release a genetically modified wheat that will mutate and ultimately destroy all plant life, leaving nothing but barren windswept dust bowls.
In the past, Jenny finds a love that has been missing from her life; the kind that comes just once in a lifetime. But Jenny can only stay in that time-period for thirty-three days.
Meanwhile, in the future, fearful Jenny will fail, plans are made to send another back in time--an assassin. How can she choose between saving the man she loves or saving the future?
Jenny, a university lecturer, is given an opportunity to travel back in time and stop a microbiologist from releasing a genetically modified wheat, thus saving the world from destruction. She is transported back in time thirty-three years into her own younger body. Time is of the essence as she only has thirty-three days to convince the young microbiologist to scrap his wheat. While back in the past, she meets and falls in love with Iain. As the days tick by, the more Jenny doesn’t want to leave. She’s running out of time and future generations are counting on her. She has a choice: save the future or save the man she loves. Will she choose love or obligation?
A friend of mine told me about this book and she said I had to read it. She knows how much I love time travel, especially when there’s romance thrown in. From the first page, I connected with Jenny and her plight. It was easy for me to believe this could happen in real life, given the current environmental state of our planet. There’s a definite race against the clock feel but it wasn’t overly done. The author paces the plot with breaks between the action.
What sealed this book as a must-read for me is the romance between Jenny and Iain. The strength of their devotion for one another touched me deeply. I know this sounds cliché but I’m wary of men who write romance. A male’s perspective is vastly different than a woman’s but in Thirty-Three Days, I was so engrossed in the story, I completely forgot it was written by a man. Emotional, heartfelt and beautiful, Thirty-Three Days is a must-read fantasy romance. Highly recommend!
Disclaimer: I received a copy from the author in the hopes I’d review it.
My Rating: 5 stars
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I left Perth, Australia to go East and find fame and fortune in the music business as a long-haired rock guitarist. I wrote poems and music, and my band used to open for some pretty big groups in my wild days. I gave it all up for love and got married (as you do when the right one comes along). Then, real life took over, children came along, and I threatened to write a book for so many years my long-suffering wife eventually pushed me into it by buying me a laptop and said: "No more excuses, do it." And so began this amazing journey. My first book, Forever Night, was contracted and published by now defunct Totally Entwined Group 's Evidence Press. It features a returned veteran soldier who has suffered horrifically, physically and mentally to become a serial killer while hunting for his runaway wife. As an SAS soldier he is far more highly trained to kill and survive, than the cops are trained to stop him. If you enjoy dark, Scandinavian type crime thrillers, you will love this story. That was followed by a trilogy, about the rise of a cop through the ranks from Detective to Detective Inspector, when his world falls apart. Domin8, is about a married man who is drawn into the dark world of online dating, until someone starts murdering his lovers. The Vigilante Taxi features a man who knows tragedy, his life has been full of it and with nothing to live for he becomes a vigilante during the night shift while driving his cab. When he falls in love, and wants to stop, it's too late; the cops and an underworld figure are closing in. Burial Ground, is about newly appointed Detective Inspector Sam Collins, who is handed the job of finding a serial killer who has been killing and burying his victims in an old disused gravel pit for seventeen years. He is a close to a pure psychotic evil as you will find, worse than Hannibal Lecter, or anything from the mind of the great Stephen King. Repo saw me return to two characters from Forever Night. New private investigator husband and wife sleuths trying to save a man from jail for a murder he did not commit. He returns home from working in a mine to find his wife gone, bank accounts empty, and fully restored classic muscle car repossessed. When his wife's body is found, he is arrested for murder. Dillon and Jayne enter a world of illegal poker games, protected by the underworld, to find the real killer and free their first client. Next, I wrote a beautiful love story/thriller about Jenny, who travels in time to come back to save the world from an all-consuming blight that was genetically modified. She falls in love in the past but can only stay for thirty-three days. This was picked up by my new publisher: The Wild Rose Press of NY. They have also contracted a trilogy, called The Deadly Glimpses. Book 1 is called Glimpse, Memoir of a Serial Killer,. Book 2, Glimpse, The Beautiful Deaths and book 3, Glimpse, The Tender Killer will be released in three months. The trilogy follows the fortunes of two married colleges who are attracted to each other while working together to track down three murderers. What will the effect be on their marriages, and their relationship if they act on the desires they have? Thrillers and crime genres have always fascinated me, and in particular, the dark world of serial killers. I love a good, unputdownable, thriller. You know, the kind you just want to read one more chapter of at three in the morning before bed, but you have to be up at six to go to work. Have I succeeded in creating stories that can take people to that place? Boy I hope so.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N