Sunday, May 31, 2015

Featured Book: Hostage in Time by Linda Lauren

About the book:
For photographer Amanda Lloyd, being hired to film the historic Serenity house, home of Thomas Edison’s patent attorney Jonathan Brisbane, is a straightforward gig. Filming during re-enactment day, Amanda begins to explore the home, including the prohibited third floor. Suddenly and without warning, Amanda finds herself transported back in time to 1884 where, because she is brandishing her camcorder that he mistakes for a weapon, she is accused by Brisbane himself of being a spy in search of Edison’s secrets. Immediately placed under house arrest, she finds herself a hostage to history. She quickly becomes accustomed to the lifestyle and routine of the time and begins to grow closer to Jonathan. The quiet of their growing love is shattered when a scorned traitor sets them up, forcing the pair to work together to unravel the secrecy of missing documents before Amanda is arrested for treason and history is changed forever. With the help of a spiritualist medium, they are able to find and understand their destiny—but is it already too late? An exciting, mind-bending trip down the time-travel rabbit hole, Linda Lauren’s debut novel is a seemingly never-ending series of twists and turns that constantly keeps you guessing. Full of romance and intrigue, the juxtaposition of times and cultures serves as an extraordinary reminder that time and place matter little when it comes to human nature—despite technological advancements, changes in politics and sophistication, in our essence, we remain the same. At its core, this spiritual journey to find the truth of self is a quest for reconciling our past with our present, our heart with our minds, and the knowledge that who we are is not transient, but fixed, regardless of the gadgets at our disposal. Deftly capturing the mysterious spiritual journey while simultaneously building romantic and life-threatening tensions, Hostage in Time will leave you guessing until the final climactic sequence.

About the author:
Linda Lauren is a 4th Generation Psychic Medium who owns and operates Linda Lauren's Embracing The Universe in Mountainside, NJ. She has been a professional psychic since consulting with law enforcement in a murder investigation dating back to 1978. She is most noted for her ability to tap into the energy of a person via Intuitive Zoning™, which is by the touch of a hand, a look into the eyes, or the sound of a voice. When she stares into a person's eyes, Linda actually "sees" a shaded vision of events just as one would see on television. Slow moving flashes of pictures emerge of past, present or future. Because of this gifted ability, Linda is able to do sixty-second readings, as well as delve into past lives. Linda Lauren is also a Color and Energy Consultant and connects with people who come to her for guidance through the color and energy she senses around them. This led to the NY Times referring to her as the 'Travel Psychic™' wherein she reads that same energy to guide her clients with their travel plans. She is also a Reiki Practitioner; the use of universal life energy to help heal the mind, body and soul. Lauren's psychic abilities have been evident throughout her life. As a young child, she saw colors around people and with her Mother's help, learned to interpret those colors. As she grew, her family helped her understand and work with her psychic abilities. In Newark, NJ, where Linda first lived, her Grandmother, known as the 'Neighborhood Counsel' would teach her as well. She has spent her lifetime helping those who come to her. In high school she was known as 'Gypsy' and gave readings for .25¢ to students, teachers and administrators. In college, Linda's counseling education added to her knowledge of the mind, body and spirit connection. Lauren utilizes Psychic Profiling in which she incorporates her assessment of the color and energy around her clients, along with reading their handwriting or photo. This information also allows Linda to teach her clients how to create positive awareness in their life and environment. Her iApp, 'The Vibe' helps people connect regularly with positive energy through the colors and meanings of Linda Lauren's Energy Art™ and is available from iTunes. Linda Lauren has been featured on CNN, ABC-TV Nightline, The Nightly News with Chuck Scarborough on NBC New York, Better TV, WPIX, Open House NYC, in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, People Pets, a&u magazine, The Daily News, Hamptons magazine, The Star Ledger, and the Chicago Tribune. She is the Resident Psychic on the Sway in the Morning Show-SiriusXM and The Ron & Yaya Show, Wild 102.9 Reno and Las Vegas. Lauren has also been heard on The Howard Stern Show, Just Jenny, Freewheelin' and The Jon Lieberman Show on SiriusXM. She has been a guest on NPR and America's Radio News Network. She was the resident psychic on The Micky Dolenz In the Morning Show on WCBS-FM in New York. Lauren's latest book, Sentimental Journey, her next eagerly anticipated time travel romance, will be released November 2014. Medium Rare-The Memoir of a Fourth Generation Psychic Medium is Linda Lauren's fascinating life story. Lauren's first book, Hostage in Time, is a paranormal time travel romance. All the books are available in print and e-book format. Lauren's columns can be found on her blog Medium Rare™, The Huffington Post and The Second Life Enquirer. Lauren's presence in the virtual reality world known as Second Life, compliments her abilities by allowing her to extend her reach to an international audience that comes to her for guidance and psychic medium readings. Her column, Psychic Companion has appeared in The New York Dog and The Hollywood Dog magazines. Lauren, who knew Jim Morrison, is an avid collector of The Doors and related rock memorabilia, and resides in New Jersey with her spunky Malti-poo, Gidget.

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