Sunday, October 9, 2016

"Time Trap" by Danele J. Rotharmel Book Tour and GiveAway

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About the Book

When problems arise during a field exam, Director Peter Matthews and Dr. Laura Nelson are sent through a time portal to investigate. While they search for their missing cadets, they encounter an enemy who is calculating and brutal—a mysterious nemesis who is holding a grudge against the TEMCO program. As Peter and Laura race to unravel clues directing them to their kidnapped cadets, their own survival comes into question. A deadly trap has been set, and they are forced to pit their wits against a serial killer who is intent on playing a deadly chess game through time itself.

My Review
"Time Trap" by Danele J. Rotharmel is the second book in the (The Time Counselor Chronicles) series. I would really recommend reading the first book “Time Tsunami” before reading “Time Trap” just because the main characters are the same in both books and to get the full story I feel you need the info from “Time Tsunami”. These books deal with time travel, which is not my usual form of reading pleasure but I am really really happy I read these two books because I really enjoyed these stories. 

These two stories have it all, romance and mystery and the Gospel is told as well. Yes, there is a lot of violence and murder in these stories and to be completely honest, I usually don’t like these things in the stories I read but I have come to realize that violence is a part of our world and we have to learn how to deal with it. I really liked the fact that Poppa ( a character from the future) points out that “tragedies are never the end-they’re just the starting point for glorious things to come”.

All the main characters in these two books are christians that have overcome tragic childhoods and I really appreciate that they are able to use this past to help their clients (for lack of a better word to describe the ones the TEMCO employers help).

If you like clean romances novels with lots of suspense and mystery then I recommend ( the Time Counselor Chronicles) series, at least the first two books. I believe there are suppose to be six books.

I like that the “Time Tsunami” novel ended without a cliff ending and yes, “Time Trap” ends with a cliff ending but I really like that also because it makes me anxiously awaiting the next book in the series.

I was given a complimentarily copy of “Time Trap” by the author and Celebrate Lit. These views are my own. 

Both books are five star books to me. 

About the Author

Danele Rotharmel grew up with a love of the literary word, and by age five, she knew she wanted to be a writer. However, her life took an unexpected turn when a mysterious illness brought her close to death. Eventually, she learned that a low-level carbon monoxide leak from a faulty furnace in her home was slowly poisoning her. This poisoning triggered severe Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and partial amnesia.

During this time, the hardest thing she faced was a crisis of faith. She had to quit her job and stop going to church. She couldn’t write, couldn’t drive, and could barely remember who she was. To say she was upset with the Lord was an understatement. She began reexamining her faith in light of her illness, and eventually, she came to the firm conclusion that God is real, God is good, God is interested and involved, and God is trustworthy regardless of tragedy.

When her illness became even more severe, she was put into quarantine and could only talk to friends and extended family through the glass of a window. This quarantine lasted for seven years. During this time, she wrote the first six books in The Time Counselor Chronicles.

Danele currently lives in Colorado where she continues to write. Although her journey back to health was long and difficult, it provided her with the opportunity to grow closer to God and to write her books. For that, she is forever thankful.

You can learn more about Danele by visiting her blog at

Guest Post from Danele Rotharmel

I’ve always loved to read, but I hate that horrible moment when a good book comes to an end. It’s torture saying goodbye to characters I’ve come to love. One of the best things about being an author is having control over your own stories. I wrote The Time Counselor Chronicles while I was extremely ill and enduring seven years of quarantine. During that time, I didn’t have control over many aspects of my life, but I did have control over my fictional characters. I found extreme pleasure in the fact that since I was the author, I didn’t have to say goodbye to the TEMCO crew—I could just write them another story.    

Time Trap is the second book in my series. It can be read as a sequel to Time Tsunami, or it can stand alone. Time Trap was written for one reason only—I was enjoying myself, and I didn’t want to say goodbye to the people I’d created in Time Tsunami. And that’s why the other books in my series were written as well. By the time I finally sought publication, I’d completed six books. Writing, for me, was an act of pure enjoyment. When I began, I wasn’t thinking about publishers or reading audiences, I was simply thinking about what type of adventure I wanted to write next. My books brought me joy, and that was all that mattered. For years, I didn’t let anyone know I was writing. TEMCO was my personal world—my escape hatch from illness and pain. I was afraid that if I let others into my imaginary world, it would crumble away. As it turned out, the exact opposite was true. Knowing that people were enjoying my stories filled my life with incredible happiness!

I always fill my books with suspense, romance, action, faith, and comedy. I keep them clean, and I work hard to make them full of page-turning fun. Communication is such a wonderful thing. I love that fact that we can relay our ideas, hopes, and dreams to each other. My books are more than just stories, they symbolically chronicle the way I stood up to my illness and fought it. They speak about the value I place on love and friendship. They show that humor can be found even in the midst of great difficulty. And most of all, they demonstrate that a crisis of faith isn’t the end—it’s simply the first step to understanding God on a deeper level. Life isn’t easy, but I’ve learned that even in the middle of tragedy, God is faithful and trustworthy. That’s what each of my characters eventually learn, and that’s what I hope my readers will take away from my books.

Blog Stops

October 6: A readers brain
October 10: CTF devourer
October 12: Pause for Tales
October 13: Blogging With Carol
October 14: Donna’s BookShelf
October 15: Carpe Diem
October 16: Petra’s Hope
October 17: henry happens
October 18: Vic’s Media Room

To celebrate her tour, Danele is giving away a package that includes an autographed paperback copy of both Time Tsunami and Time Trap, a Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord” journal, a lovely coffee cup, and a 4X4 picture frame. Click here to enter:


Unknown said...

Dear Debbie, thank you so much for reading "Time Tsunami" and "Time Trap!" And thank you for the lovely reviews. I'm so glad that you're enjoying my writing! I hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks again!

kim hansen said...

Sounds like some good reads.

Debbie Curto said...

They are really on the edge of your seat reads. I was going to add more to the reviews but thought it was getting to long before I even typed what I had written on paper while reading "Time Trap" so I didn't even write any of that in the review. It was exciting reading these books!

Unknown said...

Thank you, Kim! I'm glad you think my books sound good!

Unknown said...

Dear Debbie, thank you again for the lovely reviews! I'm so happy that you think my books are "edge of your seat reads!" What a marvelous compliment! Thank you!