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Contingency

(Sage Hannigan Time Warper #1)

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Eighteen-year-old Sage Hannigan wants to get back to her own time, preferably one that hasn’t been destroyed by an underworld plot brewing in Edwardian-era South Carolina. How hard can it be?

All she has to do is:

1. Learn to use newly acquired warping skills to bend time to her will.
2. Take out a few rogue vampires.
3. Join an ancient secret society.
4. Figure out who is put
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Paperback, 276 pages
Published June 27th 2012 by Createspace
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Tina
Dec 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Contingency and I am so emotional right now. I want to cry, scream, curse and break things. Peggy Martinez you are killing me! I NEED to know what happens next!!! You just ripped my heart out and stomped on it! What an amazing book!! LOL

Sage Hannigan is a Warper, which means she travels through time. She has the ability to protect the world from the preternatural community, but is she up for the task? Will she make it back to her own time?

Sage wakes to find she has been transport
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Paranormal Reads
Jul 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sage is a great character. She finds herself entering another time period and facing new this including a vampire first thing. She soon learns vampires aren't the ony things that go bump in th night and that she herself has a special power. She meets several new people like Travis who helps her in fighting the vampire, Elaine and Dr. Blake. They help her train her powers and send her on a mission.
I really enjoyed this book as it kept me guessing who as good and who was bad. The action flowed r
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Books
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-2013
A gorgeous cover and a very good friend’s recommendation sold this book to me in a heartbeat. I’m a sucker for eye-catching book covers and many times I’ve purchased books without reading the blurb, so of course a book with a cover as breathtaking as this one would be no exception. This being the author’s debut novel and me having only read one time-travel book before, I was a little worried I might be disappointed although I didn’t have an preset expectations of Contingency. Two chapters into t ...more
D.
Aug 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series is about a 18 year girl Sage, and she time travels from 2004 to 1904. But let me tell you, from the very start it keeps you compelled to flipping pages. Sage is considered a Warper, with a very unique power. I am very impressed with this book. And looking forward to the next one. I enjoyed the idea of not having the male, a model type figure. What I mean by that is, Martinez, chose a guy for her book that is perfect in Sage's eyes. Big scar down his face and blind in one eye. But Mar ...more
Claire Taylor
Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Peggy Martinez
Contingency
Sage Hannigan Time Warper #1

Eighteen-year-old Sage Hannigan wants to get back to her own time, preferably one that hasn’t been destroyed by an underworld plot brewing in Edwardian-era South Carolina. How hard can it be?

This book soon drew me into the storyline, and never let go. When I wasn’t reading, I was constantly wondering what was going to happen next.

The story and chapters flowed incredibly well, and the characters developed significantly as the book continued.
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Autumn
Jul 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the author to give an honest review.

I am not a big fan of reading books that have you go back in time, but I thought hey I would give this book a try. And I am so glad I did. It was a terrific read with likable characters and a great story line.

Sage is a normal person until one day she picks up a necklace and ends up in a new time period. With her going back in time she seems to open herself up a bit more which is great.
Sage soon learns that she has certain powers, and
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Jane
Nov 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 4, kindle, to-review


Contingency is a fantasy story with a difference. Sage meets a strange old woman, feels a burning sensation behind her ear, then wakes up 100 years in the past. She has unusual powers and is classed as a ‘warper’ which is definitely a fresh take on the whole vampire slaying scene, just one of many supernatural beings included in this book.

The pacing of the story is a bit erratic, it starts off running a mile a minute, then slows to a sedate crawl for a while before stampeding on to the end. I fo
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Cassie
Dec 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amazing-3
I was given this book for an honest review and man I am lucky to have received this book! This was more than I could have asked for and I loved it so much!
First off you are getting paranormal, historical, and romance all in one! It is like the perfect book!
You get a girl who is beyond lost in her own skin and has no intention of what to do next.
Then you get her back into the past and you love the new situation already it takes place in an era I'd love to live in for the attire the women wear. To
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Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
Nov 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: YA & Adults of all genres
Recommended to Jenny Bynum by: Melissa M Ringsted Editor of The Anchor Group
10*s. I recieved an eARC copy of this book from Melissa M Ringsted, Editor in return of an honest review.
What would you do if your normal life was literally turned upside down and now the fate of the world lies in your hands? Yep yep, alot to take in right? I really enjoyed this book from beginning to end and how well written and fast paced it is!! This is a marvelously addictive story full of humor, suspence and supernatural action that will capture all ages and genres to want to read this stor
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Jackie
Jul 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I started reading this book not sure what to expect. Not going to lie I was drawn in from the very begininng. The story was amazing! Some parts were a little slow but I'm so happy I bought this book! I must say I have new crush who goes by the name of soren;) I felt bad for sage in the end my heart went out to her. To find everything you wanted and didn't know you want just to have it taken away. I honestly hope this turns into a series, if they do it will be space well used on my kindle and spa ...more
Leah
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I totally loved this book!!! I loved the supernatural creatures and I adored Sage! One of the best books I've read in years! Was surprised and saddened by the ending! Looking forward to reading Relativity! Got to find out what happens next! Peggy you rock girl!!! I wanna read all of your books!!
Sarah Curtis
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love books that make you feel like you have a relationship/friendship with the characters. I read this book quickly and I'm now really missing Sage until the new book comes out in a few books.
I can't wait to "hang out" with Sage again when Relativity comes out. =)
Reem
Aug 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have only one word for this book , that immediately jumped to my mind when i started with it ,when i was reading it ,and when i was finishing it , EXTRAORDINARLY OVERWHELMING , but these are two words ;). I loved it , can't wait for the sequel.
Autumn
Dec 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Sometimes as a reader I get burnt out on some supernatural entities for me its the damn vampires.. im always intrigued when I find something new.. and to me the idea of a Warper was new and fresh..



Sage Hannigan is just a tiny little thing of 18.. nothing to be frighten of.. awesome I love when a character is small and harmless looking but secretly a super bad ass..I like to think that I myself am secretly super bad ass.. Sage find a necklace in a store that is a beautiful piece.. She purchases
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Katie Kenig
Sep 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
One of my first reactions on reading this book was relief, because oh goodness - it's a sexy, scary vampire who isn't an angsty teen stalker type and doesn't glitter or sparkle or anything. Yay!

Now that that's out of the way...

18-year-old Sage is on her own in the world. She lost her parents at an early age and isn't great at making friends. All that changes after a chance purchase of an ancient stone turned into a jewellery pendant and an encounter on the street with a scary, kind of random old
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Yvonne (The Shadow Realm)
Contingency is the story of 18 year old Sage who is unceremoniously yanked back in time 100 years to the age of horse drawn carriages, and corsets Withing minutes of arriving she is attacked by a vampire, rescued and taken in my a secret society where she soon learns that vampires aren't the only things she has to worry about. She learns that she is a Warper, someone who can freeze time and time-travel and that she was sent to 1904 to help to put an end to a string of killings that could change ...more
Devon Ashley
Sage Hannigan led a comfortable loner lifestyle in 2004, but when she felt compelled to purchase a necklace at an antique store, it sets her life in motion in a way she never expected. Inconveniently transfered to 1904, Sage is forced to take on a new life, finding guidance in a set of curious people with a few abilities themselves, all members of a secret society. Turns out Sage is a time warper, and she was transported back in time 'cause her ability was needed against a supernatural dilemma. ...more
Kimberly Schaaf
Contingency has been on my to-be-read list for quite some time. And to tell you the honest to goodness truth, I wasn't sure what to expect or think even through the first couple of chapters. The author did an amazing job of setting up her characters. Showing us just a glimpse of what was to come - even though we didn't realize it.

Sage Hannigan - loner, loner, loner in Charleston. Not many friends, but she seems to be ok with that. She's drawn to a pawn shop, find a seemingly harmless but amazing
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Dana
Nov 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I'm not sure why, but when I first started reading this book, I got stuck in the beginning. For months it sat untouched in my currently reading pile. I wonder to myself now, why? Maybe I was just as confused as Sage Hannigan was when she warped from the modern day to 1904. Luckily she got over it faster than I did, and lucky for me, I did eventually get over it, and found an amazing story.

Sage Hannigan is a feisty young woman. She doesn't have any real friends and doesn't like to let people get
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Nicki
Aug 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
I liked the time traveling twist on the vampire/paranormal genre idea. Not knowing if/when Sage would get back to her own time made it difficult to put this book down. At first I found her inner monologue at the beginning of the book annoying because it felt like I was actually inside this 18 year old's head. I quickly surmised that this was not a negative, it's actually fantastic writing! It felt very authentic and once I got passed my issues, the book was very entertaining.

The love story is ve
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Lauren
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love when an author can take something that is so common, such as a paranormal genre, and make it all their own. Peggy Martinez has done just that! She's added a new "preternatural" element, called a Warper, that basically bends time and can time travel. I like that the Warpers cannot control the time travel, though. They are taken where they are needed, when they are needed - literally.

When I first started reading this book it seemed to be a YA novel, however, it turned out to be more of a Ma
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Kerry-Mae Doogan
Feb 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Contingency is a supernatural fiction set in the town of Charleston, that focuses on the misadventures of Sage Hannigan when she accidentally warps into the previous century from her own time period of 2004. After she's almost killed by a vampire the Cerberus Society steps in to save her life, explaining the how and why of Sage's little time travelling trip. Something big is set to go down and Sage is the one who's supposed to stop it. Which might be a challenge when it involves a secret society ...more
Jannah
Jul 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm just gonna put it out there and say that I LOVE this book. Sage begins her journey as the average lonely, angst filled teenager; she blossoms over the course of the book to a strong, driven woman. I enjoyed how the romantic aspects were under-stated and the plot didn't revolve around the usual 'will she? will he?' romantic plot line. This predictable story arc has become a little over done for me. Instead, the author focuses on the ACTUAL story line- Hurrah! All of the characters, though mys ...more
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Dec 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was really looking forward to reading this book so I jumped at the chance when the author offered me a review copy! The plot was very unique and different to a lot of other books that I have read which I loved! The plot was mostly set in 1904 but the plot contained time travel which is why this time period occurred! The plot also had vampires in it which I thought would throw me off but it didn't! There were also shifters, werewolves, fae, and other creatures mentioned in this book as well! Sa ...more
Ayanami Faerudo
Dear Sage,

You are not completely believable nor convincing. Not that much. I seemed to be scratching my head at your smooth acceptance of finding yourself in the past, with supernatural powers and thrust into a world filled with preternatural beings since you're hardly fazed at all. I would've been freaking out and would have been asking a lot of questions and generally being suspicious of everyone around me. It's my nature and maybe it's not yours. You kept a level head and kudos to you.

With r
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Danisha Wade
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ok so this book was given to me for my honest review. Below you will find my review hope it is helpful.

Meet Sage she is your average 18 year old female. She lives by herself and like to shop at antique store for all different kinds of nik naks. Sage keeps to her self she has no family and no friends but she prefers it that way. She is shopping on day and on her way home spots a bookstore that she just has to go into. She finds a necklace that she just can't live without and buys it little does
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Nereid
Feb 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: time-travel
I must admit I have not read many time travel books and this is definitely one with a difference, considering Sage did not know she was a Warper and the reader gets to experience her first time with her as she finds herself back in 1904 with no clue as to how she did it. Discovering her heritage and purpose was a shock let alone realizing that supernaturals were real and not just a fairy tale. Sage is a likable heroine who trusts too easily and though she can hold her own in a fight, she wears h ...more
Jessica
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Contingency by Peggy Martinez is a great read, I absolutely love this book. The characters are phenomenal, and the story is new & fresh. Contingency will take you on a wild ride of twist and turns that will leave you wanting more. It is filled with all your favorite paranormal creatures & one or two that may be new to you. Sage the main character is now a favorite of mine, She is a stong female lead, that can kick some butt & makes you laugh. Peggy Martinez left me torn between the t ...more
Taryn
Apr 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
I was so excited to read this book, the concept is a good one and I wanted to find another book about time traveling. The reviews were pretty good for this so I gave it a shot... I HATED it!!! You barley get to know the characters and there are refrences to their lives in the past that you basically have no idea about. Not enough explination on anything and because of the lack of detail the read is extremely boring. I will not be finishing the series, even though I never have not finished a seri ...more
Kami
Feb 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
18-year-old Sage goes into an antique store and buys a pendant. Then she runs into an old woman who grabs her and speaks some kind of spell: “Blessed of Amerach, cursed by time's fate. Rise up, warrior priestess, embrace the powers that await.” Sage wakes up in 1904 and a woman with red eyes and fangs attacks her. Sage is told she is a Warper. Sage is taken in by the Cerberus Society. I really liked Sage. She is tough, introverted, awkward and she loves to read. I love how outspoken she is and I ...more
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