Hot Rock by Annie Seaton –Contemporary Paranormal, Time Slip Romance

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Author: Annie Seaton
Genre: Contemporary Paranormal, Time Slip Romance
Published By: Entangled–Covet (February 24, 2014)
Year Setting: 2014, 1971
Pages: 132, Novella

About the Author: Annie Seaton is busy with many writing projects. She continues work on books 2 and 3 of the Half Moon Bay Series–Sienna’s story and Georgie’s story. Coming out March 2015 is The Emerald Quest -Book 1, a historical, the first book in a five book series. And lastly, Seductive Secrets is the prequel to Dangerous Desire and will be available soon.

She lives on the coast of Australia. Her lifelong dream of writing has held much success. She writes steampunk, historical and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Before retiring she spent her working years in early childhood education, teaching training of teachers at university. She’s been a librarian, teacher, technology consultant and university tutor. For further information about her and her books click on these links:

For recreation she loves the outback and removing herself from technology. She delights in walks on the beach and caring for her garden or muses on her deck overlooking the ocean where she plots and dreams of new stories.

About the Story: Megan Miller had problems at home, in Australia, more than she wanted to even think about. She didn’t know how she’d ever clear her name at the university. She was here in England to enjoy the Glastonbury Festival, and complete her research for her doctorate about Davy Morgan’s band, famous in 1971. So who was this guy who stayed at the cottage next door that looked just like Davy Morgan? He said Davy was his uncle. Was she so attracted to him because he looked like her teenage singing idol? She knew they created amazing chemistry and she had to understand this attraction before she returned home to deal with her life.

David Morgan had many secrets that he had to keep from Megan and the best way to do it, was to make her dislike him, so he puts on the bad-boy act. He felt it, too. The terrible attraction that he’d never had with anyone. But he dare not let her get close. She may learn the truth. But when he thinks he’s lost her for sure, he does the only thing that could bring her back. He writes a song.

Strange events occurred during the summer solstice in Glastonbury. David moved from year 2014 to 1971 through special stones aligned with Stone Henge. Megan followed him one day, thinking, he was hurt when he disappeared behind some stones in the field. What she finds is hard to fathom.

David moved across to the kitchen window and tipped his coffee dregs into the sink. A movement next door caught his attention. His new neighbor was wandering around in her back garden. He’d dreamed about her all night. He’d been so wired, he’d gotten up early to do some writing. Rose-red lips, jet-black hair, and a body begging to be loved; it was as if she’d bewitched him. The crazy dreams had stayed with him after he had woken up, dreams of touching her and his hands overflowing with her tears even as he held her breasts. She’d stared deep into his eyes and he’d felt as though his soul had been exposed to her. He’d still been thinking about her when she’d appeared on his porch this morning.

But she’d come back over to get her bag, not to connect with him. He’d forgotten all about it, or he would have put it on her porch last night. He’d gotten a jolt in his chest when he’d heard her out there. Despite the crumpled shirt and jeans she looked like something out of a fairy tale. All that tumbling hair and those bright-red lips.

And she had attitude. It was a shame he wasn’t interested. He frowned and shook his head.

I’m not.

My Thoughts: This is a light contemporary romance crossing distance and time. Megan’s love is tinted with teenage idol worship and a powerful magical attraction to Davy. Her love for his music and its hold on her spirit deepens that attraction. Much of the story she feels drugged or confused because of traveling through time, so takes her some time to figure out what is happening to her. The reader knows, Davy knows, but she doesn’t.

Davy, is a man who never lets anyone get close. When they have, it’s always turned out bad. Davy plays the bad boy. That isn’t who he is—it’s meant to get more publicity. His friendship with the band members is genuine and he feels responsible not to rock the boat, and let events happen as they were meant to be.

I could feel how he felt about the lifestyle that was expected of him as a rock star. He disliked it. He only continued because of his love of singing and writing music. It makes me wonder about the actors, actresses and singers we idolize today. How happy are they? How many of them would like to escape as Davy did? Is their escape drugs and alcohol?

I enjoyed the historical glimpses of the lifestyle of the free-spirited 1970’s hippies. It brought back great memories. Those readers who enjoy short contemporary romantic reads with a splash of time travel should enjoy discovering Davy and Megan’s story.

About eileendandashi

I am a lover of books, both reading and writing. 2018 marks the beginning of my own journey from writer to published author. This blog will showcase various authors' thoughts on the elements of novel crafting, and my attempts to find my voice in writing. While journaling this journey, I hope to encourage others to follow their dreams. Book reviews continue as I have the last four years, only making time for my new pursuits.
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1 Response to Hot Rock by Annie Seaton –Contemporary Paranormal, Time Slip Romance

  1. Harliqueen says:

    Not the normal kind of book I would read, but sounds interesting 🙂


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