Friday, December 6, 2013

"Timebound," by Rysa Walker

Winner of the Young Adult and Grand Prize of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award! This novel is a December Kindle First Pick -- which means you can get it at a discount (or FREE if you're Amazon Prime) at this link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/digital/kindle/botm/?tag=kb1-20

Timebound, by Rysa Walker
Price: $4.99
374 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 83 reviews

"Here's the one thing you need to know about Timebound: when I finished reading it, I didn't even put the book down before I went right back to the first page to start the story all over again. I'm not exaggerating—it's that good—and I was delighted to see it win the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Grand Prize. Rysa Walker achieves something that, as an editor, I crave. With each sentence, I fell further into the book's world, while my own world—e-mail, work, friends—utterly disappeared. The power of the opening pages sustains itself for the entire story, and it's a story that is not easy to forget, with genetically enabled time travel, the threat of imminent death, and even a dash of romance. The settings are also a delight, as Walker effortlessly whisks the reader from the comforts of present-day Washington, DC, to the rather alien world of 1893 Chicago. But what really makes Timebound so memorable is Kate, its heroine. Like many great heroines, she's intelligent, witty, and courageous. But she's also flawed, and more than once I found myself crying out in frustration at the choices she makes. I was so invested in her—so thrilled by her successes, so terrified by her losses—that I became utterly bewitched. As much as I enjoyed my back-to-back readings of Timebound, Rysa doesn't plan on leaving her readers wondering what happens to Kate next. She's hard at work on the sequel, and I cannot wait for the opportunity to fall into Kate's world once again. One final note: An earlier version of Timebound was self-published as Time's Twisted Arrow before winning the ABNA Grand Prize." -- Acquisitions Editor

2013 Winner — Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award — Grand Prize and Young Adult Fiction Winner
When Kate Pierce-Keller’s grandmother gives her a strange blue medallion and speaks of time travel, sixteen-year-old Kate assumes the old woman is delusional. But it all becomes horrifyingly real when a murder in the past destroys the foundation of Kate’s present-day life. Suddenly, that medallion is the only thing protecting Kate from blinking out of existence.
Kate learns that the 1893 killing is part of something much more sinister, and her genetic ability to time travel makes Kate the only one who can fix the future. Risking everything, she travels back in time to the Chicago World’s Fair to try to prevent the murder and the chain of events that follows.
Changing the timeline comes with a personal cost—if Kate succeeds, the boy she loves will have no memory of her existence. And regardless of her motives, does Kate have the right to manipulate the fate of the entire world?
Timebound was originally released as Time’s Twisted Arrow.

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Meet the Author

RYSA WALKER grew up on a cattle ranch in the South. Her options for entertainment were talking to cows and reading books. (Occasionally, she would mix things up a bit and read books to cows.) On the rare occasion that she gained control of the television, she watched Star Trek and imagined living in the future, on distant planets, or at least in a town big enough to have a stop light.

When not writing, she teaches history and government in North Carolina, where she shares an office with her husband, who heroically pays the mortgage each month, and a golden retriever named Lucy. She still doesn't get control of the TV very often, thanks to two sports-obsessed kids. Read more at the CHRONOS Files blog: http://www.chronosfiles.com.

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