“Time travel is possible and has been in operation for a long time,” he began. “There are at least two known methods of travel. This,” he said as he removed his glasses and handed them to me. “Is my way.”
Valcas’ sunglasses did not look extraordinary. They were large enough to block light from the front and sides. Both the frames and lenses were of a similar black opaque material, light and smooth like plastic. The tops and sides of each rounded rectangular lens were shuttered. I turned the glasses in my hands, looking them over, expecting to see a power switch and control buttons. There weren’t any. Still holding the glasses in my hands, I looked up at Valcas—I was finally going to see his eyes. When I did, I froze.
“This fast paced time travel adventure is filled with action, thrills and suspense all centered around a mystery and a very unlikely romance. I truly enjoyed it even though I am still a bit lost. I can’t wait to find out what happens next!”
“The characters are so superbly developed that the readers feel an instant connection to them. Get ready for a journey though time and space, courtesy of the Travel Glasses.”
A steel blue building stood at the end of the stone pathway. Its façade of smooth brick-shaped rectangles reflected the sky like glossy mirrors. The door to the building was closed, barred shut with long mirrored posts. The stenciling on the sign above the door read:
TIME AND SPACE TRAVEL AGENCY.
I wiped sweat from my palms across my jeans. All I had to do was run, to use the travel glasses to transport me somewhere else. Anywhere but here.
“The story is brilliantly written and the new characters are introduced seamlessly. In some ways, the travelers’ journeys and exotic locations brought me back to some of my favorite childhood fantasy films, such as Labyrinth and The Princess Bride.”
“Love the ideas and places in the worlds built by the author. If you love time travel and sci-fi you will love this book.”
Author note: One morning, both the idea for the story title and the otherworldly time traveler, Valcas, popped into my head. To counter Valcas, I wanted to create a female lead who was strong and with whom readers could identify. That’s how Calla entered the story. Calla and I met the other characters together during her journeys through time and space. Travel Glasses started out as a short story. Then it turned into a novel. It wasn’t until I got to the last third of the story that I realized that it would become a series. Once it clicked that travel could be time travel, I ran with it.