Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday No. 62: Time's Convert, by Deborah Harkness

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Here's my choice for this week!

 Time's Convert
(All Souls Universe, Book 1)
Deborah Harkness
Hardcover, 400 pages
     September 18, 2018        
Fantasy, Historical Fiction,
Paranormal Romance

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, a novel about what it takes to become a vampire.

Set in contemporary Paris and London, and the American colonies during the upheaval and unrest that exploded into the Revolutionary War, a sweeping story that braids together the past and present.

On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts, during a moment of political awakening when it seems that the world is on the brink of a brighter future. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life, free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire. But his transformation is not an easy one and the ancient traditions and responsibilities of the de Clermont family clash with Marcus's deeply-held beliefs in liberty, equality, and brotherhood.

Fast forward to contemporary London, where Marcus has fallen for Phoebe Taylor, a young employee at Sotheby's. She decides to become a vampire, too, and though the process at first seems uncomplicated, the couple discovers that the challenges facing a human who wishes to be a vampire are no less formidable in the modern world than they were in the 18th century. The shadows that Marcus believed he'd escaped centuries ago may return to haunt them both--forever.

A passionate love story and a fascinating exploration of the power of tradition and the possibilities for change, Time's Convert will delight fans of the All Souls trilogy and all readers of magic, the supernatural, and romance.

Why I can't wait for this one!

So this is yet another author whose work I want to read! The All Souls Trilogy has garnered raves from all paranormal fans, and I need to get started on it!! After I finish it, I will then be able to dive into this  one! Crossing my fingers..... The thing is, I do have a sort of obsession for romantic vamps.... Away with Dracula!! Lol.  
Aside from the above, this book sounds especially fascinating, because part of the story takes place during the American Revolution! This is the very first time I've come across a vampire romance set in this time period in American History. Part of the novel does take place in modern times, too, though, but still..... I LOVE this combination!

Deborah Harkness is a professor of history at the University of Southern California. She has received Fullbright, Guggenheim, and National Humanities Center fellowships, and her most recent scholarly work is The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling All Souls Trilogy, and writes an award-winning wine blog.

Amazon Author Page

What do you think of my
choice this week? 
Please leave a comment and
let me know!



  1. Yeah this does sound good- the whole choosing to become a vampire thing. Especially set as it is in both the Revoltionary era and modern times- nice to see a contrast there maybe?

    1. Hi, Greg!

      I don't think I've ever read a vampire novel in which the characters actually CHOOSE to become vamps. This should prove interesting! And I agree -- the fact that part of the novel is set during the American Revolution makes it all the more intriguing!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  2. Yes please! I haven’t read anything from her in quite a while, but this sounds like one tha tI need to fix that with. Great pick.

    1. Hi, Jenea!

      I haven't even read the All Souls Trilogy! Lol. But I want to read this one, as well!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  3. Hey Maria. As you know The American Revolution is an interest of mine. It is so intriguing thaf this book starts during thaf conflict. I wonder how much history is incorporated into it.

    I also like the cover of this one.

    1. Hi, Brian!

      Although I haven't read that much about the American Revolution, I find this unusual combination of story elements intriguing, as well. I am SO interested in reading this book!

      And I agree -- the cover is a great one!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  4. I love the sound of this one! What a very nifty idea - and I also love historical fantasy, so this sounds ideal. Thank you for sharing:)

    1. Hi, Sarah!

      Oh, this is definitely a very interesting combination! I haven't read that much historical fantasy, either, so I really want to read this one!

      You're very welcome for the sharing! Thanks for commenting!! <3 :0

  5. I've got book #1 and #3 in the original series but am trying to find #2 cheap. It's nice to know there is a spin-off and I do like the historical elements thrown in with this one. Great choice!

    The boys say RUFF RUFF!

    1. Hi, Barb!

      I have the first book of the All Souls Trilogy, "A Discovery of Witches", which I obviously need to read. I'd like to find a cheap copy of the second book, too!

      Yes, the historical elements in this one are definitely interesting! Glad you like my choice!

      Thanks for commenting!! HUGS TO YOU AND THE BOYS, AND RUFF, RUFF BACK TO THEM!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  6. I hadn't heard Harkness had a new book coming out--and set in the same world as her initial trilogy. How exciting! I really enjoyed the All Souls trilogy. Thank you for bringing this to my attention, Maria. Enjoy your week!

    1. Hi, Wendy!

      Yeah, I was pleasantly surprised at this new book myself! And it's definitely VERY exciting!!

      Oh, you've read the All Souls Trilogy? I have the first book sitting on my shelves, but have not read it....sigh.... Lol.

      You're very welcome for the heads up! Hope everything is going well for you and your family!! HUGS TO YOU AND MOUSE!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  7. I want this book so badly! It's actually going to be tiny at 400 pages compared to her other books. So funny! xD

    1. Hi, Steph!

      Yeah, she's supposed to be a TERRIFIC writer! and her books are usually LONGER than 400 pages? WOW. I LOVE long books!! xD

      Thanks for commenting!! HUGS!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)


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