Stealing Time, December 20, 2014, 319 pages
A devastating hurricane. A time travel betrayal. Will Ronnie survive the witch hunt or forever be lost in time?
Stealing Time is the first book in the “breathtakingly original” Stealing Time Series of time travel wrapped in a hurricane. If you like strong-willed modern women and gripping stories that transport you back in time, then you’ll love KJ Waters’s Books.
As Hurricane Charley churns a path of destruction towards Orlando, Florida, Ronnie Andrews scrambles to prepare for the storm and seeks shelter at her boyfriend’s weather lab. What she finds there is more terrifying than Mother Nature’s destruction.
During the peak of the hurricane, Ronnie is hurtled back in time to eighteenth-century London where she is caught in a web of superstition, deception, and lies in a life and death struggle to return to her own time. Her best friend Steph is thrust into the middle of the hurricane.
Shattering Time: June 27, 2017, 336 pages
A hurricane the size of Texas. Another time travel betrayal. Will Ronnie figure out how to return home or die trying?
Shattering Time is the second book in the best-selling “Breathtakingly original” time travel series that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Ronnie Andrews returns from 18th-century London shell-shocked from her first terrifying time travel encounter. Her boyfriend, Jeffrey Brennan, casts doubt on her sanity leaving Ronnie wondering if she went back in time or is having a mental breakdown. To add to the tension, Hurricane Francis, a storm the size of Texas, is barreling towards Florida and her fears of a repeat time travel experience mount. Ronnie’s best friend Steph, along with her friend Nick and Steph’s younger brother Ian, shield Ronnie from the dangers of Francis but cannot save her from traveling back in time. Unfortunately, their meddling brings Ronnie to the brink of destruction as they are caught in the throes of the hurricane’s wrath.
Once again, Ronnie is transported to dangerous places and desperate situations, while experiencing perilous cultures including one of America’s first mysteries — the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island. A stunning conclusion brings Ronnie face to face with a dangerous ally who may hold the key to her past while offering salvation for her future.
Killing Time: August 27, 2021, 437 pages
When the Strongest Hurricane in Decades Takes Aim at Florida, Ronnie Tries to Escape its Wrath. Will she Die in the Storm or Be Lost in Time Forever?
Ronnie Andrews is lucky to be alive after a time travel glitch nearly took her life during Hurricane Frances. When Hurricane Ivan, one of the strongest storms in decades, sets its sights on Florida, Ronnie jumps at the chance to join Mike, her mysterious new boss, on a business trip to Puerto Rico.
Sparks fly, but when a newspaper article surfaces with horrific pictures of a woman who may have died at Mike’s hands, Ronnie regrets the decision. Before she can confront Mike about what she knows, Hurricane Jeanne forms off the coast, trapping them on the island. Her doctors warned that another time-travel-induced illness may kill her. Mike may be her only salvation.
The storm strikes and Ronnie time travels to Texas in 1872 where she is taken by Comanches. A rescue party saves her life led by Jesse and Frank James, hiding under assumed names.
Will Ronnie find a way to make the time-traveling episodes stop before the dangers of the past, and the damage from the journey destroy her?
Unputdownable Wild Ride – My Book Review
“The classic definition is that there are an infinite number of parallel universes out there. Every time you make a choice, like to save me in the river or not, both choices create a daughter universe that actualizes the choice.”
KJ Waters, author of Killing Time is a West Texas writer. She has a superb imagination. This book took me on a wild ride that I did not want to end after the last page was turned. I was like seriously, now I have to wait to see where KJ takes this story! That’s the beauty of this book – it left me wanting more of this wild ride.
Killing Time is book three in the Stealing Time series. While this is the third book in this series there is enough background story provided for this to be a stand-alone book. KJ crafted this book around the thematic elements of hurricanes, time travel, deception, and multiverses with it all mixed in with a budding love story.
At the beginning of this book, the story was a bit slow-paced for me. But then by the middle of the book, the story became more intriguing. By the later chapters, this story became unputdownable for me. I do want to note there were times when I felt something was left out of the story in small sections but overall the writing and the character development are solid.
The main character Ronnie has been time traveling by stepping into other bodies. Ronnie evolves quickly in this book from a not so likable woman character to a woman who’s found her voice and strength. These time travels occur during hurricanes. Discovering the whys and hows of the time-traveling is the best part of Killing Time.
What became the most intriguing part of this book is the time travel to Texas. Here Ronnie met Frank and Jesse James, as well as the infamous Quanah Parker. Loved the part where Ronnie noticed that there were no trees for firewood and that buffalo/bison chips were used. KJ’s research shines through on this.
Killing Time is sterling storytelling. It is for those readers who love wild rides of mystery, deception, romance, time travel, and exploration of multiverses thrown in. To be honest the next book cannot get published soon enough.
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