The Assassin by Pamela DuMond
(Mortal Beloved, #2)
Publication date: July 5th 2015
Genres: Time-Travel, Young Adult
Synopsis:“All the excitement of Outlander if it was a YA series.”
THE ASSASSIN IS the anticipated sequel to the YA Time Travel romantic thriller — THE MESSENGER.
The Messenger has been optioned for Film/TV.
The Assassin will be featured in Glamour UK Magazine September 2015 edition.
Time Traveler. Messenger. Beloved. Spy.
“I was a Messenger: I kept the memory of all our encounters, our lives, like a locket that brushes the skin and bones covering my heart. But Samuel was a Healer: he didn’t time travel. His kind lived, died, re-incarnated, and he didn’t retain memories from his past lives. Every year I landed in required starting our relationship over: from ashes, from scrap… Every place I journeyed had beauty as well as darkness; all my time-travels were bittersweet.” ~ Madeline.
Madeline’s a Messenger: time traveling across lifetimes and delivering messages that could change one life or many. When she discovers that her true love, Samuel, is alive in present day, but doesn’t remember her from their past, she journeys to a deadly royal conflict in medieval Portugal hoping to rekindle his memory. Mortal assassins as well as dark-souled time travelers seek to kill her. Will Madeline and Samuel be together again in life—or only in death?
THE SEEKER (Mortal Beloved, Book Three) publishes Winter 2015/2016.
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Pamela DuMond is the author who discovered Erin Brockovich’s life story, thought it would make a great movie and pitched it to ‘Hollywood’.
She writes romantic comedic mysteries, romantic YA time travel and New Adult romance.
Her book The Story of You and Me was a Quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakout Novel Award (ABNA) 2014 in Romance.
Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys was a Quarterfinalist in ABNA 2013 in Mystery .
She’s addicted to TV shows — The Voice and Reign. The movies Love Actually and The Bourne trilogy (with Matt Damon — not that other actor guy,) make her cry ever time she watches them. (Like — a thousand.)
When she’s not writing Pamela’s also a chiropractor and cat wrangler. She loves reading, the beach, working out, movies, TV, animals, her family and friends. She lives in Venice, California with her fur-babies.
She likes her coffee strong, her cabernet hearty, her chocolate dark, her foods non-GMO and she lives for a good giggle.
Madeline is more interested in reuniting with the boy she met in the past instead of figuring out how to do the Messenger thing. In a way it is a little like Buffy with a girl getting handed this destiny that she never asked for. I like that she has two friends that are actually pretty good friends which is often lacking in books so it is nice to see it when it does show up. Ryan is there to guide her kinda like Giles did with Buffy.
I think it is interesting that time runs differently when Madeline goes back to the past. She doesn't have to worry about her dad wondering where she's been since she can go back to the present with virtually no time having passed. I am curious to read about what comes next. The focus is more on Madeline's quest to make Samuel remember her so I wonder if she'll ever get serious about being a messenger. I'm still kinda fuzzy on what the purpose of a messenger is but I did enjoy this book quite a bit. It was very entertaining and I look forward to finding out more. I'm really curious about Malachi.