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Riley’s Journey by @PLParker is a Binge-Worthy Festival pick #scifirom #timetravelromance #giveaway

Title: Riley’s Journey

Author: P. L. Parker

Genre: Time Travel/Science Fiction Romance

Book Blurb:

The research project was only for an "extended period." No one said anything about forever! Deceived and betrayed, Riley is sent back 40,000 years to be the mate of a man she’d never before met. Her journey will take her into a world fraught with dangers—a world made more treacherous by savage beasts, primitive Neanderthals, and the incursion of the aggressive Cro-Magnon man.

Surviving alone for five years in this vast wilderness, Nathan, along with his enormous dog, Demon, carve out a life in the perilous environment. Though thrown together by forces beyond their control, Riley and Nathan nevertheless find love—but can these two lost souls survive against such overwhelming odds?


Dr. Collins’ lips tightened perceptibly. “Everything you need is either in the pack or we’ll load it at the dock out back. You’ll have everything you need. I’ve planned for every contingency.” She turned to go, but then stopped. “I hope this turns out to be a good thing for you. I really do.” Without any further comments, she hurried off.

It was a strange thing to say, especially coming from a woman who had barely spoken to her for two weeks.

The door opened and Riley stepped through into a long dark corridor. The door shut immediately behind her. Mystified, she moved down the hall towards a lighted area at the end. This was getting weirder and weirder! Her stomach was queasy and she was feeling dizzy, probably from nerves.

As she reached the end of the corridor, air pressure inside of the corridor decreased dramatically and her breath left her in a whoosh. Lights flashed and rivulets of color danced in front of her eyes. She felt like she was floating. It only lasted a few seconds and then she was standing out in the open, outside the facility, she assumed. Stretching as far as the eye could see was a frozen wilderness, broken up by forests of evergreens and stands of rock. She turned back, expecting to see the research facility—but the landscape was empty! No door, no facility—absolutely nothing! She was standing alone in the middle of nowhere. Suddenly afraid, she called out.

“Dr. Collins!” She yelled again. “Dr. Collins, where are you?”

Her voice echoed in the distance, unanswered. She tried again, yelling louder this time. “Dr. Collins, Miles, Jonas, anyone! Can you hear me?” Still nothing.

An eerie silence pervaded the wide- open expanse. A large bird circled overhead, spiraling as he hunted, but nothing else stirred. She was growing more frightened by the moment.

The pack suddenly seemed too heavy, and unhooking it, she dropped it to the ground.

Opening it, she searched through the contents for a cell phone or a walkie-talkie or some sort of communication device. The only things she found were a very large pack of jerked meat wrapped in soft chamois, some type of skin bag holding water, several knives of varying sizes with bone handles, the blades made from some dark rock—flint perhaps—a large soft skin for who knew whatever purpose, a long thin braided rope or string with a fishhook made from bone or shell, a wooden bowl and cup of poor design and shape, as well as wooden eating utensils, a wooden comb, miscellaneous unidentifiable objects that seemed vaguely familiar, and a large manila envelope with the name, Nathan, written on the outside. Pretty pathetic!

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What’s the first binge-worthy book you read and why was it a must-read?

Okay, I’ll admit! My first binge-worthy book and then series was the Angelique series by Sergeanne Golon. I was too young to be reading these but I would sneak them from my older sister’s room and hide while I read them. Not exactly reading for a 14 year-old but I loved those stories, not so much because of the sex, but because of Angelique’s adventures, the historical background and, of course, her lifelong love.

What makes your featured book a binge-worthy read?

Riley’s Journey, Book 1 in my Riley’s Journey Trilogy, is about a young woman who is thrown back 40,000 years. She is to be the mate of Dr. Collins’ son who was sent back to protect him from some very bad people. Riley is forced to adjust to her new life, living off the land, fighting the Cro-Magnon, all with the help of Nathan, a man she finds exciting. Survival of the fittest, that is the law of primordial Earth.


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Author Biography:

I write stories with alpha males and strong, determined women. I am a dreamer, an avid reader of fiction, a sometimes gardener and an inept crafter. I live in Idaho. I have a husband, three sons, two daughters-in-law, a granddaughter and new little grandson. Over the years, I taught dance but as time passed, I decided to try my hand at a new endeavor - writing. I enjoy life and all its promises.

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P.L. Parker
P.L. Parker
Aug 28, 2020

Thank you for including me! Looks wonderful!


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N. N. Light
Aug 28, 2020

Thank you, P.L., for sharing your book in our Binge-Worthy Book Festival!

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