Friday, October 27, 2017

Time Travel Romance!
"West" by Lizzy Ford!

Audio Book Tour

Hiya peeps! I've got an new audiobook review for you today, full of old-time western action, historical challenges, and a dangerous romance. Check it out, and be sure to leave a comment before you go! =D

West: History Interrupted

History Interrupted #1

 West
~Author: Lizzy Ford

~Narrator: Lillian Yves

~Length: 7 hours and 50 minutes

~Publisher: Lizzy Ford Books LLC

~Release dateJuly 31, 2017

~Genres: Romance, Fantasy, Time Travel, Sci-Fi


If you could change history, would you?

College graduate Josephine "Josie" Jackson answers "yes" to the question on a survey while visiting the Old West tourist town of Tombstone. The next morning, she wakes up in Indian Territory in the 1840s, where she's given a mission to complete before she can return to her time: to reset history, and prevent the deaths of hundreds of thousands over the next century, by convincing the man responsible for kindling the war between settlers and natives to stay home on the day he's supposed to start the war.

But someone is hunting down time travelers and killing them. Three other women have been sent back to the same time period with Josie's mission. When she stumbles upon what happened to them, she realizes the chances of her getting out of the past alive are not good.

To survive, she'll have to trust the person who's there to stop her from changing history, someone who has every reason to distrust her and only one reason to help her - to save her from the mysterious man who sent her back in time to start with.
 About the Author

 Lizzy Ford
I breathe stories. I dream them. If it were possible, I'd eat them, too. (I'm pretty sure they'd taste like cotton candy.) I can't escape them - they're everywhere! Which is why I write! I was born to bring the crazy worlds and people in my mind to life, and I love sharing them with as many people as I can.

I'm also the bestselling, award winning, internationally acclaimed author of over sixty titles and counting. I write speculative fiction in multiple subgenres of romance and fantasy, contemporary fiction, books for both teens and adults, and just about anything else I feel like writing. If I can imagine it, I can write it!

I live in the desert of southern Arizona with a pack of spoiled dogs and Tubbs, the Godfather cat who rules them all.

~ Connect with Lizzy Online ~



 About the Narrator

 Lillian Yves
Lillian Yves grew up in Oklahoma, went to school in NYC and now lives in Southern California. She considers herself from the East, West and somewhere in the middle. She is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC for Musical Theater. She adores acting and performing so much that she teaches an after school program for the local school system. She got her start working in audio books when she narrated her own novel, Yonder- A Southern Haunting and shortly after the release of Yonder she was contacted by Warren Adler (The War of the Roses) to narrate two novels for him and after entering the world of narration, she has never looked back. She performs on most weekends and does play readings through out the Los Angeles area. Her main hobbies include her husband and her cats. She loves to hear from listeners.

~ Connect With Lillian Online ~




4.5 Roses

PG-17

The wild west, mixed with a dangerous romance. What's not to love?

Josie is a fairly typical modern college student, finding her way through a world a bit too big for her. When she fills out a random survey at a theme shop in a tourist town - more interested in the gift card prize than the actual survey - she never suspects it will change not only her life, but quite possibly, history itself. At least, the person hosting the "giveaway" survey hopes she will, and in an almost cruel way, zaps her back to a time where women barely have a voice, and tensions are high between people of social standing, and skin color.

She's surrounded by people she doesn't know if she can trust, in a time she isn't sure how to navigate, aside from what she learned in history classes when she was young. It's a culture shock like none other, and against all odds, she survives things several women before her didn't. She's special, and she's going to change history all right - just not in the way anyone expected.

I loved the overall story, characters, and plot. I've always been a sucker for time travel stories, and grew up on a healthy diet of old paperback westerns, and any western movie ever made. This story felt hand-written for me, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Josie was fantastic, and her struggle to fit into the 1840s seemed realistic and relatable. The companions and enemies she finds in the few short days she has to stop a war, make her head spin, and cause her to question everything she thought she knew.

The narration was done well, and the inflections in the multitude of different characters was done very well. I wasn't a huge fan of it in the first few chapters, but before long, was drawn in easily. The narrator seems like a good fit for the story, and her pace flowed well for the setting.

My only complaint with this audiobook, and the reason for a half rose taken away, is fairly minor. In several places during the story, the author repeats herself a bit too much. For example, when a character is trying to figure something out, or the author is basically explaining why a character decided to do something, the explanations overlap and go around in circles a few too many times. Unlike with a book, I wasn't able to skip a few paragraphs to get past it, unsure of where the story would pick back up. It wasn't a major complaint though, and not worth a whole rose being removed. The story overall seemed well done, and put together without holes and gaps left unanswered. I would definitely be interested in reading/listening to any more books she ends up adding to the series, and am thankful to have had the opportunity to enjoy this one.

I would definitely recommend this book, either in it's written form, or the audiobook version.

*I was given a complimentary audiobook copy of this book, from the author via Audiobookworm Promotions, to listen to in exchange for an honest review.

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