Friday, October 2, 2015

#Review: THE ASSASSIN by Pamela Dumond




4 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the Mortal Beloved Time Travel series. Once again we're following Madeline's adventures as she time travels to the distant past to deliver messages while trying to connect with Samuel in each timeline. The more she interacts with him in the past, the greater the chance he'll remember their connection in the present.

Most of the book takes place in Portugal in the 1300s. She is tasked with delivering a vital message to save the love interest of the prince. However, outside forces are plotting against the lady and Madeline does not realize that they are both in mortal danger. I loved Madeline's inner voice especially when she was trying to convey the proper words for the time period. The author does a good job of fleshing out Madeline even more in the present time frame and again in the past. The plot moved along at a nice pace and there were a few twists and turns thrown in. As this is only the second book in the series, there is a cliff hanger at the end, but at least some of the most important questions are answered. Ms. Dumond has a flair for writing and fans of time traveling stories will enjoy this one. Recommended.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Book & Author details:
The Assassin by Pamela DuMond
(Mortal Beloved, #2)
Publication date: July 5th 2015
Genres: Time-Travel, Young Adult

Synopsis:
“All the excitement of Outlander if it was a YA series.”
THE ASSASSIN IS the anticipated sequel to the YA Time Travel romantic thriller — THE MESSENGER.
The Messenger has been optioned for Film/TV.
The Assassin will be featured in Glamour UK Magazine September 2015 edition.

BOOK DESCRIPTION:
Time Traveler. Messenger. Beloved. Spy.
“I was a Messenger: I kept the memory of all our encounters, our lives, like a locket that brushes the skin and bones covering my heart. But Samuel was a Healer: he didn’t time travel. His kind lived, died, re-incarnated, and he didn’t retain memories from his past lives. Every year I landed in required starting our relationship over: from ashes, from scrap… Every place I journeyed had beauty as well as darkness; all my time-travels were bittersweet.” ~ Madeline.

Madeline’s a Messenger: time traveling across lifetimes and delivering messages that could change one life or many. When she discovers that her true love, Samuel, is alive in present day, but doesn’t remember her from their past, she journeys to a deadly royal conflict in medieval Portugal hoping to rekindle his memory. Mortal assassins as well as dark-souled time travelers seek to kill her. Will Madeline and Samuel be together again in life—or only in death?

THE SEEKER (Mortal Beloved, Book Three) publishes Winter 2015/2016.


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AUTHOR BIO:
Pamela DuMond is the author who discovered Erin Brockovich’s life story, thought it would make a great movie and pitched it to ‘Hollywood’.

She writes romantic comedic mysteries, romantic YA time travel and New Adult romance.

Her book The Story of You and Me was a Quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakout Novel Award (ABNA) 2014 in Romance.

Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys was a Quarterfinalist in ABNA 2013 in Mystery .

She’s addicted to TV shows — The Voice and Reign. The movies Love Actually and The Bourne trilogy (with Matt Damon — not that other actor guy,) make her cry ever time she watches them. (Like — a thousand.)

When she’s not writing Pamela’s also a chiropractor and cat wrangler. She loves reading, the beach, working out, movies, TV, animals, her family and friends. She lives in Venice, California with her fur-babies.

She likes her coffee strong, her cabernet hearty, her chocolate dark, her foods non-GMO and she lives for a good giggle.

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