Thursday, October 13, 2016

Time Trap by Danele J. Rotharmel

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About the Book

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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:  

WOW! So, when I started this book I though that it was a wee bit confusing. A few chapters later, I was becoming familiar with characters and was sucked into the plot. Chapters later it was so incredible I didn't want to put it down. This book has many characters. Multiple couples and a mystery as well! There are time travel cartages and Cadates in training for time travel, and Time Trapper devices and that is the tip of things. Of course, no one traveling can do the wrong things, or it will set off a Time Tunisia. That is a familiar concept from time travel, and a rather logical one. This one is a bit different, you could meet the younger version of yourself. 

So, while Gil and Dan are having a baby, we have two missing Cadets. Now things pick up like crazy! Someone is targeting Cadets, and or time travel members of this group. (TEMCO)  It shouldn't be someone from the future, but who this could be, an why, it a total mystery. Peter and Laura go to find out why, and now your not going to be able to put this book down during the action and mystery part. A murder is on the loose, traps are set, a mystery to solve, people to protect, relationships falling apart, relationship coming together, and in the middle of all this there are scriptures and lessons to learn. 

This is a long book, and I had not read the first one. That is probably why I was lost at the front, but trust me, this can stand alone. Once it is rolling, the long part is a boon! The characters are very realistic and I love the way they are working to council youth and keep them out of jail in the future, etc... Most of the theology was pretty good, and the scripture and people working on forgiveness was excellent. 

I found a new series, a new author, and I want to read all of them! Totally a 5 star read. 

About the Author
Danele RotharmelDanele 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 Carol, thank you so much for taking the time to read and review my book! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it! It's nice to know that my book is bring people joy! Thank you again! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Caryl Kane said...

Excellent review, Carol!

Carol E. Keen said...

Thank you Ms. Rotharmel! I look forward to reading more of your work!
Blessings, Carol :)

Carol E. Keen said...

Thank you Caryl Kane. I appreciate that! :)
Blessings, Carol :)