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Monday, 21 May 2012

The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale (#1) By Christine Bell

I'm a time pirate—born in 1810, now a 21st-century woman. I travel through time trying to right wrongs without disrupting the fragile balance between what is and what can never be.

That's why it's vital that I go to 1836 and find the man who conned my brother out of his Time Travel Mechanism as quickly as possible. If the technology falls into the wrong hands, it could change the world as we know it. The notorious Duke of Leister definitely qualifies as the wrong hands. An amateur scientist of the slightly mad variety, he's bound to figure out how to use the TTM sooner rather than later.

I knew this wouldn't be easy. But I wasn't counting on him being as sexy as hell. Or winding up chained to his bed..

Rhonda's review:

OMGosh!!! This was an incredibly fun little story.

Stormy Gale is a time traveling pirate, born in London in the 1800’s, and has lived in the 21st century with her brother Bacon, (Yes I said Bacon ) and loves TV, Starbucks, and Ben & Jerry’s. Well, Stormy and Bacon find themselves having to time travel back to the 1800’s to retrieve Bacon’s time traveling mechanism that he lost during a drunken card game with the Loony Duke of Leister.

When they return to their 19th century London destination, Stormy sets up shop at the local fairgrounds, trying to pose as a gypsy fortune teller, in hopes of crossing paths with the Duke of Leister. She doesn’t know what he looks like, and Bacon was too drunk to remember. Well, soon enough , a “tall dark and handsome” strolls into her tent. After a short while, it’s discovered that this is the man she’s looking for. They play little games, while drinking wine. Stormy’s plan is to get the Loony Duke drunk, and hopefully pass out, with the help of drugging his wine as well. Her little plan backfires, and she ends up chained to a bed in the Duke’s torture chamber. It is soon discovered that the Duke is someone from her past, someone that meant a great deal to her. And apparently she means a great deal to him as well.

After the mission is accomplished, Stormy and Bacon return to the 21st century, but Stormy has lost her heart back in the 19th century.

Stormy was really funny, and I loved her sense of humor., and Bacon was very sweet. I didn’t get a great feel for Leister. The story is told in the 1st person POV, and I feel like Leister needs some polishing up. There is lots of potential in this story.

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