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Book Chat #62 – Erin Hayes and Rysa Walker

I've been reading and listening to audiobooks a whole bunch lately! And these two reads were both delightful.

THE ROGUE'S GALAXY by Erin Hayes (ebook)

I remember picking this one up via a Bookbub Featured Deal, and then I got to know Erin Hayes through Facebook! She also submitted to an anthology I'm co-editing, and I really loved what she submitted, so I knew I had to read this book. THE ROGUE'S GALAXY was lot of fun. I didn't know what to expect going in, so I was completely surprised by all the twists and turns of the narrative. I love the first person present style (my favorite to write in) and following only Clementine's point of view. The dangerous mission they get sent on threw off all the warning bells for me, but I knew they HAD to take the job. What they got, though, was a whole load of trouble. Things I enjoyed about the story included the differences between people who worked for corporations and those who did not, Clementine's crush that leads to a little heartbreak, and the way the core crew stuck together. I will definitely be reading the rest in this series!

TIME'S DIVIDE by Rysa Walker (audiobook)

“We have all the time in the world.” People, if you love time travel novels and series, then you need to read the Chronos Series. Personally, I find so much of time travel to be confusing as hell. But this series kept me engaged and excited the whole time. The end of this one got me all choked up! I held back tears during my walk! Kate, the main protagonist of the series, didn’t always make the best choices, but she was real, and she tried her hardest at all times. I 100% loved her. This series also included some great romance and plenty of splinter storylines to make many more series to come. Rysa Walker is an incredible author. I will be reading more of her work into the future… or maybe the past? I'm not sure if those Chronos medallions are real or not. Could be Rysa is using them to continually go back and write even more fantastic novels. Whatever it is, I doubt she'll tell us!

S. J. Pajonas