Time for Alexander series

This series will soon be re-edited and published by Accent Press – stay tuned for more exciting news!

Ashley is a one of the elite, a time-travel journalist who has fought to prove herself in a world where everyone believes her road in life was paved by her parents’ money and her title.

 After winning a prestigious award she is chosen to travel through time and interview a historical figure. Choosing her childhood hero Alexander the Great, she is sent back in time for less than a day to find and interview a man whose legend has survived to the present day. He mistakes her for Persephone, goddess of the dead, and kidnaps her, stranding her in his own time.

 What follows, after she awakes under a pomegranate tree, is a hilarious, mind-bending tale of a modern woman immersed in the ancient throes of sex, love, quite a bit of vino, war, death, and ever so much more

“First of the Time for Alexander series. Time-traveling reporter Ashley is trapped in the past of Alexander the Great, when Alexander thinks he is rescuing her from the god Hades. […] Entertaining, fast-paced, and knowledgeable. The first edition was an EPPIE finalist, the second edition is even better.”

~Spinoff Reviews

“…The magnitude of this epic astounded me. Very few books held me in such thrall, and it was with great pleasure that I found at its end that this book was just the first in a series. “

~ Tricia McGill

‘Blue Haze’, ‘Amaryllis’, ‘White Clover’ and ‘Traces of Dreams’

Book II:  Alexander the Great’s campaign against the mountain tribes is given a new kind of life, told from the viewpoint of a time traveling reporter who is married to Alexander. The innate humor of the author is rounded out with the personal triumphs and tragedies of the loving, appealing, sensual Ashley, who has made herself a new life and close friends 3,000 years in her past.

Book III: finds Ashley and Alexander in India, complete with elephants, rajahs, steaming jungles and fabulous lost cities.       

Book IV: Babylon! Alexander tours his new kingdom and Ashley gets a taste of life as a Persian princess. As the time for Alexander to die draws near, Ashley decides to defy the Time-Senders and save her husband and lover – but she must convince Alexander to leave his crown and all he has worked so hard to gain.

 Book V:  Alexander lives – but his soul has been stolen by the mysterious Thief of Souls, a druid with the power to change time. Now Ashley and Alexander must travel to the land of her ancestors in the far north in order to find Alexander’s soul and somehow get history – er, the future, back on track.

Book VI: In the land of the Eaters of the Dead, Ashley and Alexander come face to face with the terrifying Thief of Souls – a druid with powers to stop time, and change the future of the world.

Book VII: In the final book in the Time for Alexander series, Ashley and Alexander journey to Carthage, seal the fate of Rome, take part in the game of Phersu, meet a demon, and wrap up the series in a fine style indeed!

Angels on Crusade

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Blush: This is a suggestive romance (love scenes are not graphic)

A condemned criminal in the far future is sent to the past to try to save the crown of France. Isobel was a carefree student one day, and in prison the next for the accidental murder of a child. Her fate, life in prison. But she’s offered a way out – through time. The crown of France is in peril. A young boy, who never should have left Paris, has gone to join the ill-fated 8th Crusade. Isobel’s task is to talk young Jean de Bourbon-Dampierre out of joining the Crusade so that he can sire a dynasty. Isobel chooses to go back to the twelfth century, although she knows she will be left to spend the rest of her life there. At least it will give her a chance to redeem herself, she believes. If she fails…it’s erasure and certain death, and someone else will be sent. In any case, she will never see her own time again.

Note: This book was published under my pen name, Samantha Winston

Reviews:

 “Angels on Crusade was an absolute delight to read. Rich in history, but never intrusive, it tells a fascinating tale about the Crusades and the way of life in the mid-1200s. The details are so vivid that you’ll feel as if you’re walking right along beside the ragged Crusaders.

Not only does the story teach you a lot of history, but it also tells a terrific story about one woman’s quest to get history back on the correct path—while facing her own demons and searching for forgiveness and happiness from within. I highly recommend Angels on Crusade. It’s an adventurous love story that I couldn’t put down—one of the best e-books I’ve read all year.” 

~Margaret Marr for Nights and Weekends 

“…Angels on Crusade is well worth reading for those looking for a good historical fiction novel. Sexual descriptions make the book more suited to older teens and adults, however. This book can help us all think of our place in the flow of time and how small things we do may alter the future incredibly.”

~Reviewed by Bill Pottle, author of DreamQuest

“ANGELS ON CRUSADE is an exciting time travel tale that seems so realistic especially when Isobel meets the teenage Jean and finds he is nothing even remotely close to his dossier. The story line is exhilarating as Isobel seems like a displaced person moving back over fifteen hundred years yet is the perfect selection by the omnipotent TCF because her prison time has made her submissive enough to fit at home in the past. Fans of medieval tales with time travel twists will appreciate this powerful story that hopefully leads to more TCF angels on the prowl.”

 ~Harriet Klausner

“…Author Jennifer Macaire’s books are outstanding for their vivid characters and fast pace.. Isobel’s perceptions and emotions were so clear to me as I read, that I could almost see a web of connections between my nerve system and hers. When Isobel realizes what special punishment her assignment was designed to inflict on her, I had tears in my eyes. In spite of all, there are people who bring goodness to Isobel’s new life. Chief among them are Jean, who boyishly wants her to marry him, and Charles, the youngster who becomes their servant. Macaire describes the closeness of their three-way friendship in such a way that, even as readers, we rely on their mutual dependence.

Because Macaire’s time-traveling heroines feel such culture shock, entering historical worlds from the remote future, we are led to wonder at things which the people born in those times rarely even notice. Readers take note, ANGELS ON CRUSADE is not the place to look for pageantry. Thirteenth century France has come down to earth.

 ~Reviewer’s Choice Reivew 

Murder and Mayhem (M.U.C.I)

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MayDay! (Mutant and Undead Criminal Investigation)


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Meet May, the vampire killer. She takes life seriously having been killed by a mob of rogue vamps. Her father, a powerful necromancer, brought her back to life. She’s MUCI’s best man, er, woman, well, zombie actually, for catching rogues, so when corpses show up with signs of having been killed by a rogue, May gets the case.

Clues lead straight to Bartholomew Aelfrith, a vampire, whose sense of humor and blond good looks are enough to convince May he needs killing…even if he’s not the killer. If he makes one more joke about her chop-sticks, she’s going to stab him in the heart with one. The problem is, Bartholomew is the only person who can catch the killer, so May has to put up with his wise-cracks and his penchant for picking up strays.

But if he says, “I’ve got a plan” one more time, she’s going to scream.

“May is an infamous vampire killer…but that is not the only supernatural thing about her. She’s a zombie with a weak ankle. When abominations start showing up around town, all leads point to Bartholomew Aelfrith, a hunky vampire who is centuries old. The only problem is that Bartholomew is set on proving his innocence and there is a growing attraction between the two. …This is a great paranormal read that takes a fresh look at vampires and zombies.”

~Night Owl reviews

Jack the Stripper (M.U.C.I.)

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Jack the Stripper (M.U.C.I. Files Book 1)


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Welcome to The Purple Dee. Pull up a chair and get settled in, the show will start soon!
Our featured performer tonight is Jack the Stripper. He’s Jack Severn, newly back from the dead. He’s magical, he’s hot, but evil he’s not!

Our very own Jim Ling-Li, Necromancer extraordinaire brought him back to life, gave him some extra features, and as you’ll see, made him irresistible—especially to Jack’s ex-girlfriend Brianna. Jack’s sexier than ever, and they’re better together. But she doesn’t want to risk her heart, not again, and definitely not with a zombie.

Jack also has a mission. He’s back to catch the Heart Taker, the mutant that’s been terrifying human and undead alike. His current obsession’s none other than Jack’s Brianna.
So give a big hand for Jack…he’s going to need all the support he can get to catch his own murderer.

Zombie Jack is a hoot. Jack Severn, our hero, is a corpse. Did someone scream, “Necrophilia!”? Really, this one will be a treat to fans who enjoy horror movies with a touch of zany humor. While this one is not too scary, the macabre corpse humor is something to be savored, right from the start when the hero’s arm falls off at the bus station .[…] There are more layers to the story that the bare backbone of a plot that I have given here. The story is really enjoyable as Ms Winston deliciously brings on the zany dark humor in a manner that really appeals to the fan of the macabre in me. The humor is not too overpowering or too farcical – just enough to keep me laughing. There is already a beautiful kind of poetry in the premise, what with a hero who lacks a heart, but is in love, and who is supposed to be dead but ends up a hero instead. The story doesn’t disappoint in delivering a fun Tim Burton kind of romantic adventure where I am concerned…” 

~ Review by Mrs Giggles