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Another Place in Time

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  881 ratings  ·  198 reviews
Welcome to another place in time...where one can be swept away into lands and eras long forgotten.

This collection of short stories was birthed because a sworn "I don't like historicals" reader fell in love with what have become some of her favorite books by most of her favorite writers. Surprisingly, they were all historicals. Determined to make others feel the love, thes
ebook, 232 pages
Published October 1st 2014 by Boys in our Books
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Kaje Harper I'm not aware of a planned paperback - you could contact Susan whose project it is, just to make sure. Thanks for your interest in it :)

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I'm not aware of a planned paperback - you could contact Susan whose project it is, just to make sure. Thanks for your interest in it :)

Susan -

Sorry this took so long - GR does not notify anyone about questions on book pages. We're expected to stumble across them. :((less)

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I'm suffering from this condition where brutal honesty gets in the way of diplomacy, regardless of the consequences. I'm usually not afraid to take on my boss when this condition plays up. However, when it comes to a Boys in our Books supported anthology for which all proceeds are donated to the awesome and amazing Well, I almost PEED MY PANTS WITH FRIGHT thinking about possibly considering Another Place In Time a sucky read, you know?

Thank god, no, thank this top-notch author lin
K.J. Charles
Sep 04, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
A historical anthology put together by the Boys in our Books blog to raise money for All Out and celebrate queer historicals. Just look at the company I'm in. /swoons/

My story, The Ruin of Gabriel Ashleigh, is a Regency. A young man has just lost everything at the card tables to Francis Webster, his family's enemy. Ash is ruined...till Francis invites him to play out the game with different stakes.

It was fun to write, I hope it's fun to read!
Sep 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing how often do we as FANS...get to put together a dream team and ask them to write new stories for us to read?

I admit, even I am shocked that this all came together. And SO grateful to these authors and SO in love with all these stories.

Backstory: I said it time and again, "I don't read historicals". But it turns out, I do. Some of my favorites;

Blessed Isle by Alex Beecroft
Downtime by Tamara Allen
Enlightened by Joanna Chambers
Think of England by KJ Charles
Into Deep Waters b
Jordan Hawk
Sep 05, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Just a quick note to mention my contribution to this anthology is a brand new Whyborne & Griffin short story, "Carousel." When a child goes missing, is it a simple case of a young runaway, or are more sinister forces at work? ...more
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Office Romance by Tamara Allen
I don't think anyone is more surprised than I am (because I haven't always clicked with TA in the past) but...I really enjoyed this one.
*3.5 stars*

Introducing Mr. Winterbourne by Joanna Chambers
Previously read (and LOVED) this standalone intro and if you haven't had the pleasure, I highly recommend it. Don't forget to check out Mr. Winterbourne's Christmas after!
*4 stars*

The Ruin of Gabriel Ashleigh by KJ Charles
Welcome to the Society of Gentlemen! I couldn't get
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Overall, a strong collection of historical shorts. Ranging from medieval to World War II, these stories of love highlight loves ability to break through even in dark times and how it finds a way--transcends perceived boundaries. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this anthology even though I'm not usually a fan, but there are some stars of the short form here. None of these stories are dependent on having read anything else. That said, Hawk's contribution does make references to plot points within the W ...more
Aleksandr Voinov
Sep 05, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: books-i-wrote
Contains the re-vamped, re-edited, improved "Deliverance" that I recently freed from the clutches of the now defunct Noble Romance. It's about William Raven, a templar, who thought he'd escaped his past. (Same character as in The Lion of Kent.)

ETA: Just finished the three stories I hadn't read.
Tara♥ {MindforBooks}
5 stars all up in here.

All the shorts in this were amazing. This book is amazing.

Buy it. Buy it now. Your money also goes to a good cause.

So why you still here?


1. "Office Romance" by Tamara Allen
4 stars

2. "Introducing Mr. Winterbourne" by Joanna Chambers
5 stars

3. "The Ruin of Gabriel Ashleigh" by KJ Charles

Yup, still raunchy. That's a game of cards I could get behind.

Adore Ash and I find Francis shivery. I wish there was more.

This story takes place in the Society of Gentlemen worl
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
A stellar collection of historical short stories. Stellar.

I've always been reluctant to read historical M/M stories, mostly because I'm a coward. I get afraid for the characters in historical settings and I tend to worry about them and their safety which is kind of ridiculous I know, when each and every historical story that I've read I've enjoyed tremendously. If you're like me and hesitant for whatever reason, don't be, I can't recommend this anthology enough. This is, without a lie, the best
~*~* Thank you Susan Lee for bring these amazing authors together in one anthology. The mind boggles! *~*~*

I admit that I am also one of those readers who swear that "I don't LIKE historical romance", be it male/female or male/male. Being an Indonesian who was enjoying the 90's and 2000's, I totally didn't get the period in historical romance, especially it being all the way in either United States or Europe.

Plus my country's history would be totally different than those being portrayed in thos
Kaje Harper
Sep 04, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
I'm really looking forward to the other stories in this anthology when it comes out on Oct 1st. I mean, Aleksandr Voinov, K.J. Charles, Jordan L. Hawk, Joanna Chambers and Tamara Allen?! It's like someone asked me whose historicals I enjoy the most, and put them all together.

My own story is a 24,000 word World War II home front romance, set in a small Wisconsin town, shortly after D-Day. It was so much fun to research, and even more fun to write. And then I get to share a cover with my all-star
♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣
4.5 Overall Over the Moon stars on Prism Book Alliance

We’ve got your royalty and soldiers, ne’er-do-wells and Templar Knights, highfalutin society types and your every-day guy, my kinda guy. What do they all have in common? Conflict. Passion. Pain. Love?
All of these stories are unabashedly celebratory when it comes to that last ingredient.

Each story has a rating at the end of its mini review.

Office Romance by Tamara Allen

Foster is in the Accounting department, right along Casey Gladwin.
Office Romance by Tamara Allen - 1921, two men competing for one clerical job in an accounting firm. This was stressful! The behaviour of the efficiency expert is still all too familiar 90 years later. 3 stars

Introducing Mr. Winterbourne by Joanna Chambers - Regency, brother of the bride shows wealthy brother of the groom around town. A little rough in places but pretty good. 3.5 stars

The Ruin of Gabriel Ashleigh by KJ Charles - Regency, very Heyeresque. Young wastrel gambles everything in a car
Sep 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Ann by: Sheri
This book represents every reason I love reading historicals . . .

Office Romance by Tamara Allen

Sweet, subtle and simple. I loved the language, this is a perfect example of why I love reading historical stories. The language had me visualizing the setting, the characters and the mood so well. Casey had me completely charmed with his brave face and sunny attitude in the face of all he was dealing with. Of course, you don’t know any of that when the story begins, you have an inkling that more is
Oct 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-read
We interrupt our regular reading to bring you this review...

Or is that we interrupted this anthology to bring you...yeah, whatever...

I had started reading this anthology a little while ago and stopped at 80% because the second to last story was from a series I hadn't read yet and my book reading OCD kicked in and said that I couldn't read it. So of course this only left me with one option...start reading the series and that's what I did. So I finally got to the spot in the series where I cou
John The Cosmic Wanderer
Sep 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
4.stars Overall! I love historicals!

Office Romance by Tamara Allen - Classic Tamara Allen. - 4.5 stars

Introducing Mr. Winterbourne by Joanna Chambers - Must read more from this author 4.5 stars

The Ruin of Gabriel Ashleigh by KJ Charles - 4 hot stars

Unfair in Love and War by Kaje Harper - 4 stars

Carousel by Jordan L. Hawk - Have not yet read the Whyborne & Griffin series. Will get back to this

Deliverance" by Aleksandr Voinov - hmmmm. this felt unfinished. 3.5 stars
BR with Mishyjo!

A great anthology, with contributions from some very talented authors.

'Deliverance' by Aleksandr Voinov'
Date read: Oct 18, 2014
Rating: 4 stars

In this Crusades era story, two former lovers meet again in an unlikely, and highly dangerous, situation. William Raven is a member of the Knights Templar. He's serving in the holy land, hoping that by fighting for Christians he'll be forgiven for his sins, particularly for loving men. Guy de Metz comes from a wealthy family, and is on a p
☆☆☆~Bev's World of Books~☆☆☆

What an outstanding collection of stories, including some from authors that happen to have their own bookshelves in my GR library!! I can only say a huge thank you to all involved in the production of this anthology, the writers for giving up their time and stories for the collection and of course, the wonderful Susan Lee (big smooch Suzie!!) for being involved in...I would imagine nearly everything!! Overall star rating 4.5

Office Romance by Tamara Allen

I started Downtime by this author at
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I usually shy away from anthologies because I'm only interested in some specific characters (in this case Whyborne and Griffin) or authors (KJ Charles), but this time around I was determined to get to know some other writers who dabble in historical M/M romance and I was not disappointed. I wanted to take my time with it, but I ended up burning through it like a gas lamp knowing it'll be made redundant by electricity.

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As is always the case, the short stories
5 Stars

I adored this anthology. I originally read it years ago, and never wrote a review (kind of my modus operandi), but it contains some fantastic historical stories. The author line-up reads like a 'Who's Who' of superstar historical romance authors: Tamera Allen, Joanna Chambers, K.J. Charles, Kaje Harper, Jordan L. Hawk, Aleksandr Voinov!!! You can't go wrong with all of these talented authors.

Last night, I re-read Tamara Allen's story "Office Romance." It is a comfort re-read for me. Ms. A
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This is a wonderful anthology. The common theme is love in different times. The stories range from the one set in time when the Templars fought for the Holy Land to World War II. Some are about appearances, others about promises, and some are about waiting for the right moment.
This is a feel good anthology. You don't have to be afraid to read any of these stories; they end well. The description tells you pretty much everything you need to know about the stories.

Office Romance by Tamara Allen is
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
3.75 rating.

A worthy anthology on which 2 stories, pushed the ratings almost into 4 star territory.

Before starting to rate the stories individually, the tone of this anthology was set by the thoughtful reflections from Alex Beecroft which were touching and intimate. Well done!

Joanna Chambers, "Introducing Mr. Winterbourne" - 5 delicious stars
This was my favorite story. It was perfectly swoon worthy with sexy debauchery, and it felt complete.

KJ Charles, "The Ruin of Gabriel Ashleigh" - 4 stars
Keira Andrews
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourite, historical
I loved this anthology! Loved, loved, loved it. Six excellent authors contributed to this set, and I adored the variety in the time periods and settings. I've been a fan of historicals since I was a teenager reading my older sister's bodice rippers, and this collection was such a treat. I stayed up too late every night this past week reading these stories. I'd start one and think, Oh, I'll just read the first bit... Good thing the clocks went back on the weekend -- I needed that extra sleep. :D ...more
☙ nemo ❧ (pagesandprozac)
office romance by tamara allen - 3 stars
introducing mr. winterbourne by joanna chambers - 3 stars
the ruin of gabriel ashleigh by kj charles - 5 stars
unfair in love and war by kaje harper - 4 stars
carousel by jordan l hawk - 4.5 stars
deliverance by alexander voinov - 4 stars

overall: 3.9
Linda ~ they got the mustard out! ~
Overall rating: 3.2 stars over 5 stories; one story unrated

Office Romance by Tamara Allen - 2 stars
Wow, I never thought I'd say this about one of Ms. Allen's works, but this was boring. It reminded me far too much of The Only Gold, a far superior piece, and made me wish I was reading that instead. There was zero chemistry between the MCs, since there was way too much focus on the office part of this office romance, so much so that the romance comes out of nowhere and feels more like it's fulfill
Lorraine Lesar
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely adored this anthology. How often can you say that? Sometimes, if you are lucky, you may get 1 or 2 good ones, the rest? easily forgotten! Not this one, every story brought something to the table and I feasted on them like I hadn't eaten for days - gluttonosly! They were delicious and sweet and some dripping in honey nectar. My favourite? hard choice, but maybe "The Ruin of Gabriel Ashleigh" or "Introducing Mr, Winterbourne" but I do know that I have made a note to read everything K. J ...more
Lisa *-* GiViNg It To YoU * LoCk StOcK & TwO SmOkiNg BaRrELs
4 Historical Stars

What a delight to be swept away with stories of time's gone by.

A wonderful collection of unique short reads from some of my favourite authors, and some new to me, and all for a worthy cause.

I swooned, I laughed, I enjoyed immensely!!
Anyta Sunday
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Office Romance - 4.25 hearts
Introducing Mr. Winterbourne - 5
The Ruin of Gabriel Ashleigh - 4.5 (just wished the lead-in and history would have been shown. Sounds like heaps of awesome tension!)
Deliverance - 4.5
Vanessa North
Oct 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The standout story of the anthology for me was by Joanna Chambers. It was elegantly written, well-paced, sweet and sexy, and just absolutely perfect in every way.

I enjoyed the other stories for the most part, but had to give an extra shout out for Joanna, because she nailed it. <3
Sep 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amazing. Review soon at BMBR.
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