Stealing Time (Time #1)
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It wasn't that she wanted to live forever. She just didn't want to die.

When artist James Wesley realizes Evie Reed is dying, he is so moved by the beautiful reporter's determination to live that he makes her immortal—a vampire, like him. She's the woman he's been waiting over 150 years for. Though initially shocked by the change, Evie quickly embraces her second chance at...more
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Published January 31st 2011 by Carina Press (first published December 15th 2010)
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Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
26 year old Evelyn Reed (Evie) is a former hot shot reporter who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She has been told that there's nothing more the doctors can do for her. As she is leaving her doctors office, she decides that she is going to try and live. Fortunately, fate has plans for Evie.

James Wesley is a 150 year old vampire, turned by his uncle Philippe on the day he turned 30. He is also an amazing artist who's works sell very well. He has been following Evie around for 8 months since...more
chanceofbooks
This is a great book by an author with loads of talent and tremendous potential, but I only do vampires in very small doses, so I'm just not the target audience for this book. I was drawn to its awesome cover, and at first glance of the blurb, I thought that it was a time-travel paranormal. Ooops. However, I try to read everything that I request on netgalley, so even after I realized that this was a Vampire novel, I kept reading. If you love well-done, sassy Vampire novels with touches of humor...more
Vasya
The good and the bad of this book make an overall middle - not too good, but not too bad either.

I would have love to start with the good things, but since they come near the end of the book, and I don't want to spoil it for you, I can say that the building of all the emotions and characteristics of the characters grow during the course of the book, so the writing gets better as the story progresses. Evie and James do have some grounds for their relationship to develop, and the people in their li...more
Alix Taylor
An interesting thing happened while i was reading this book, I found myself sitting up, leaning forward, rapt, paying close attention, pressing the forward button faster and faster, trying to read as quickly as possible getting as into the story as i could. This story made me physically move. It made me sit up straighter, my heart raced, I was in the zone. This book was responsible for me missing a meeting, being late to pick up someone, it was responsible for the entire destruction of a day. An...more
Jessica
Overall, this was very nicely done. The plotting could have been better, but I think the author has demonstrated enough potential that I'll keep an eye out for future works.

What I liked:
- the way the author is able to describe things so vividly; you can hear the characters breathe, see their shadows move. Each moment/scene is crystal clear.
- Evie and James. Sometimes they do things that make me wonder what they're thinking... but I'm wondering because I want to go deeper, get to know them bette...more
Lisa
Jan 22, 2011 Lisa rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: arc
This is a fast paced urban fantasy that kept me gripped throughout. I found myself thrust into Evies world from the first sentence and was hurtled along at incredible speed as she struggles with terminal illness and is changed into a vampire- escaping death. The pace was a little disconcerting at first but I soon adjusted.

I liked the way that the author describes Evies change from human to vampire but I thought that she accepts that she is a vampire perhaps a bit too quickly. The vampire mytholo...more
Kate L
I have to admit, I am suffering a bit from vampire overload and fatigue. However in spite of said fatigue, I found that I did in fact enjoy Stealing Time. It is tough to stand out when there are so many good hearted vampires who feel torn between their blood lust and compassion, but stand out, classic tall dark and handsome recluse artist by day/compassionate, vampire James Wesley did. Thankfully, while the romance between the two main characters was sweet (albeit typical) the whole story wasn't...more
Kt
The book starts with Evie getting the worst news of her life, the cancer is terminal and there is nothing they can do. She plans on living out the rest of the time she has left on her terms, but her time comes much quicker than anticipated when a truck hits her cab. To save her life a secret admirer, James, changes her into a vampire. Although her new life is very different and overwhelming at times, she still falls quickly head over heels for him. However, her bliss is cut short when a war brea...more
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
I would give it 3 1/2 stars if goodreads had that option.

Evie has cancer. She has just been told that there is nothing that can be done. She is dying. She takes a cab from the Dr. office and yells at him to stop, causing a car accident that would be fatal for her. But, fortunately for her, she has been stalked by a vampire. He runs off with her and changes her.

The vampire, James, sensed something different about her and knew she was suffering from a terminal illness. He watched and waited for a...more
Chrissy
The thing that drew me to Stealing Time (on NetGalley) was the cover. It was so purple and vivid and beautiful, that I knew I wanted to read the book. And all this time, I presumed that I don't judge a book by it's cover...

The initial concept of Stealing Time by Elisa Paige is actually a pretty interesting one. Evie, a successful young 20-something who has pushed her way up the ladder in a male dominated career has learned that she is dying. She has terminal cancer and although the end is eminen...more
Christine
This book’s pacing was brisk with only a few ‘take a second to breath’ scenes from the start of it. It’s told in Evie’s POV, so the first few chapters are rather well done as she adjusts to being a newly turned vampire (and honestly, I couldn’t help comparing it to Bella’s POV in Breaking Dawn, which was arrrggh. Stealing Time‘s description was better).

I liked James from the start. His pull toward Evie was evident, even though she chose to ignore the telling signs of his affection for her until...more
♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme
This is the third book Ms Paige's I've read. I enjoyed this book as much as I enjoyed her two books from another publisher. This story about a male vampire stalking a female human to make her "his" has been done before. This version is fun because of Ms. Paige's writing voice. Some of the witty one liners that show up in the book caused me to giggle. I read how a couple of people felt there were holes in this world of hers. I disagree because I've read her two other books - Maelstrom and Shadowp...more
Amber
Evie’s life is ending and she is only twenty-six years old. As far as she knows, she has no living family and ever since her diagnosis she has pulled away from those she knows. She is unrecognizable to herself in the mirror. Her body is betraying her and she is dealing with it all on her own, yet she remains strong and determined intellectually even as she knows there is nothing more she can do.

Until James finds her and changes everything. Changes her.

James gives Evie a second chance at life as...more
Nicole
This book was fantastic! Evie was stubborn and loyal and James was handsome, comical and protective. There love wasn't exactly instant but there was always a connection. The romance was amazing and they clicked with each other so well. There friends were amazing and they were like a big family which is weird for vampires in there world. James's uncle is crazy and oh my god was that a huge cliff hanger. I can't wait for the next one!
Kelly
I absolutely loved this book! I was swept away from the beginning on a non-stop romantic journey into an urban fantasy like non-other. I couldn't put the book and and was left early awaiting the next in the series!! All of Elisa Paige's books are MUST READS!
Ashley
I absolutely loved this book! It had me addicted from the start!
Melissa
I found the plot of Evie becoming a vampire interesting. I loved her descriptions of pain and the absence of pain. Both descriptions were right on. So, I settled into what I thought was somewhat stereotypical but still enjoyable vampire fiction. However, when James starts taking Evie out on the town, they kept running into people who didn't like James and made him fight for everything. What I found problematic with this is that after a bit, you'd wondered why they kept going out and second no re...more
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
The premise of this book is interesting, the characters are lovable but the plot has many gaps and is hard to follow. That's not to say that this book isn't worth your time. It's a nice, leisurely read with a cute love story. I just felt that the overall end goal wasn't obvious. The supernatural war that's mentioned in the synopsis was an afterthought and didn't really make an appearance until the end.

Evie's background story is a sad one; she's young, beautiful and dying. Luckily for her, she ha...more
Jane Stewart
The characters were too much like ordinary people, nothing special or different. I wasn’t engaged or pulled in.

STORY BRIEF:
Evie is a newspaper crime reporter who learned she has cancer and will die soon. James is a vampire who has been watching her for eight months. She is in a car accident. Now she will die from that instead of cancer. So James saves her by turning her into a vampire. He provides food, shelter, and protection while he teaches her about the vampire world.

Slayers are humans who u...more
Scooper Speaks
Stealing Time by Elisa Paige is a vampire romance where the strongest vampire takes all. The story focuses on Evie’s transition from human to vampire and introducing her to the vampire lifestyle, but the key to the story is Evie and James relationship.

I thought it was kind of stalkerish the way James watched Evie for 8 months travel from one doctor appointment to another in search of a cure for pancreatic cancer. Who the hell does that? Creepy. However, if I wanted to live I’d be appreciative li...more
Cheeyee
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Review Date: 13 Jan 2011

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Evie Read is dying. She is very ill and doctor said nothing can be done already. On her way home, she met with an accident. James Wesley has saved Evie from the accident but she is badly injured. He is so moved by Evie's determination to live that he makes her immortal — a vampire, like him. Shocked by the change, but Evie eventually is glad that she is given a second chance at life. Ev...more
Sharon
Evie is dying she has cancer, she wants to live and live she does, just not in the manner she's used to. An old world vampire called James comes to Evie's rescue, after all he has been stalking her for the past eight months, (i found this a bit creepy).
The vampire world which James comes from is brutal were Humans are definitely prey and the motif of 'survival of the fittest' applies.

The story did not fly with me as she calmly accepts her new predicament, also the romance angle was very quick an...more
Nichole ~Bookaholic~
3.5 Stars...
Overall the book was pretty good. It did start about a bit slow and until the second half of the book, the pacing seemed off. The first half of the book had no clear direction and it made me wonder where the story was going and how soon it would get there. Fortunately the second half really picks up and there is a clear direction. I will definitely read the next one to see how the series moves forward.
Chibineko
Try as hard as I might, I just didn't get into this book. It's not because this was a bad book- the author manages to create some real heat between her characters & puts a bit of a new polish on vampire trends.

I think that in the end, I just wasn't the right reader for this book.
Parajunkee
This book was just to stereotypical of vampire fiction. On top of the unoriginal premise, the plot had a whole bunch of gaps and things weren't explained and leaps were made without any explanations. I had to stop this one about a quarter through.
Kimberly
Could not finish. Considering how I usually devour vampire novels, I don't know what it was. Fast action but annoying deliberation over the small things in the story.
Dinjolina
I don't know...i just...have no idea.
It was good..but...bah!
Will have to rew in a few days.This one just makes me question a lot of things.
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Elisa Paige is a former newspaper reporter, editor, and freelance writer who’s always had a passion for urban fantasy. While in college, Elisa carried a double major, a minor, worked four internships, and served as a European exchange student (Winchester, England) – solid preparation for juggling family, work, daily life, and writing, writing, writing. Elisa is a self-avowed caffeine addict with n...more
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