Book Of The Day – Out Of Time

by Greg on March 16, 2011

Today’s Book Of The Day, which would also fall under the category of “highly rated bargain book,” is here! Out Of Time by Monique Martin has a great 4.5 star rating and costs only 99 cents. Make sure to check out the reviews below!

Out of Time: A Paranormal Romance
by Monique Martin
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Category: Paranormal Romance/Time Travel
Price: $0.99


Professor Simon Cross has spent his life searching for evidence of vampires and avoiding emotional entanglements. When a mysterious accident transports Simon and his new 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.

In 1920s Manhattan, there are more than mobsters vying for power in the city’s speakeasies. Will Simon and Elizabeth’s developing relationship survive the vampires’ teeth? Will they survive to make it back? Or will they be forever out of time?

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:
I love a good time travel, but it’s been a long time since I’ve read one that sucked me in as easily and as wholly as Out of Time. From the first page until the last, I was drawn in and duly entertained. Professor Simon Cross is divinely scrumptious! His and Elizabeth’s adventure is tangled up in a sizzling romance that doesn’t disappoint. I really hope the author has plans for a sequel because I, for one, would love to see more of Simon and Elizabeth!


There’s a little bit of everything mixed in to make this a ‘can’t put it down’ book.
There’s friendship, romance, mystery, adventure, love and Vampires!
You almost live the lives of the characters and feel a part of it.
You will not be disappointed in this book. I am looking forward to the next book by this author.


Kindle is opening my horizons and Out of Time is a great example of the wonderful treasures you can find if you get lucky. Despite the ‘paranormal romance’ subtitle, Out of Time is really more of a time travel romance with a paranormal complication as part of the conflict than an actual paranormal romance, since neither of the leads go bump in the night, but it is a really good time travel romance.

An accidental trip to the past, lands Professor Simon Cross and his graduate Assistant Elizabeth West in New York during the summer of 1929. Being stranded out of time with only each other to rely on, allows the unacknowledged attraction between the pair to come to light and I enjoyed the way their relationship slowly -and steamily – builds into something more. (For those concerned with sensuality level, Simon and Elizabeth’s relationship does become physical and the first love scene is descriptive but not as detailed as most main stream paranormal romance and nowhere near the paint-by-numbers descriptions of the more erotic stuff.)

All of the characters in Out of Time are interesting and fully fleshed with interesting back stories – even the supporting characters. But I really loved Simon and Elizabeth. The pair couldn’t be more different. From a moneyed background, Simon is a man who has held himself back from life and relationships with all of their messy complications, so the accidental trip to the past pulls him way out of his comfort zone. Elizabeth’s upbringing was almost on the opposite end of the spectrum, but she genuinely likes people and has a talent for relating to others, so she approaches their `ordeal’ as an adventure and an opportunity to experience first hand all that this era has to offer.

Simon of course wants to be careful not to make ripples in time. But since they have to survive until they hopefully will be returned home, Elizabeth wins and they both find jobs and end up immersed in 1920’s life – the trials and entertainments of the prohibition era itself add an interesting flavor to their story. But survival is going to be more than just making ends meet until it’s time to go home. Simon’s prescient nightmares and a more than human monster who has set his sights on Elizabeth, add an element of peril to the tale and provide the means to bring about an ending that takes the whole time travel part of the story full circle, which I always enjoy – it just ties things off so neatly.

So I am happy to have stumbled on Out of Time and if it were paper and not pixels it would be going on my keeper pile – I guess I’ll have to start a virtual one. But in any case, I certainly will be keeping an eye out for more from author Monique Martin.

Get Out Of Time here: Out of Time: A Paranormal Romance

About The Author

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

Monique attended the University of Southern California’s Film School. She earned a BFA in the Filmic Writing department and went on to write industrial films and documentaries. She currently has a screenplay in development. Monique worked in television for several years before joining the family business. She now works full-time as a freelance writer and novelist. Out of Time is her first novel.

Monique is a geek of many colors and has eclectic interests ranging from sports to comic books. She would sell everything she owned to go into space. “Maybe someday.” She can watch twelve hours of football in a day and will even watch Golf. She has an ever-expanding comic book collection with emphasis on Silver and Bronze Age Marvel.

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 sequel to Out of Time.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Monique Martin and ENT appreciate it.

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