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Temporal Shift

(Dark Desires #4)

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Select Otherworld presents an all-new romance that's out of this world...

Caught between destiny and desire...

After diving into a black hole in search of the source of Meridian, the key to immortality, the crew of the Blood Hunter finds themselves stranded in an alternate universe.

Engineer Devlin Stark doesn't want immortality. He just wants to live long enough to get his
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ebook, 368 pages
Published November 17th 2014 by Entangled: Select Otherworld
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Claire Robinson
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 - "I like a man who can still get an erection in the face of certain death." Stars!

Blown Away that’s pretty much all I have to say about the latest book from Nina Croft.

One thing I do think needs to be clarified and that is that the characters and places, as well as the continuing storylines are part of the Blood Hunter series. Although this book is listed as a Dark Desires Novel on the cover, I am a little unsure whether this book and any future books are being marketed as a different seri
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Rachel- Goodbye Borders
This picks right up where book 3 (Death Defying) left off with the Blood Hunter going into the black hole to escape their pursuers. They find another world, an alternate/parallel universe. However, things aren't as they seem,

Saffira has spent her life being told she is the one who will save her people. She is a "time-mancer." She also happens to be the strongest "time-mancer" and can see the past/future. She is very sheltered and naive. I found her annoying.

Devlin (met him in previous book) is t
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Stacy
Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
First off, I have to address the fact that this is part of a series. I have seen mention that this can be read as a stand alone, but I have to say you will definitely feel like you 'missed' something if you read it without reading the previous books. All character and world development was done in previous books and the current characters all have past stories you need to know to understand them and their connections to each other. I'm not quite sure why the series name seems to have changed (fr ...more
Marta Cox
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Well here we are back with the crew of space pirates that fly aboard the Blood Hunter and you just know it's going to be yet another thrillng adventure. In a galaxy far away in a very distant future the Blood Hunter has just found itself on the other side of a black hole and unbeknown to all of them they've landed on a planet that's inhabited with beings both human and yet maybe not as human as they once were! On this strange new planet they meet Saffira a woman who claims to have visions and fe ...more
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Temporal Shift features the crew of the Blood Hunter (we get to see Rico and his snarly remarks again –he just gets some of the best lines) in a new adventure. This one features Devlin Stark and Saffira Lourdes. Devlin was a side character in Death Defying (see my review here) and Saffira is one of the people we meet when the Blood Hunter goes through the black hole. Saffira has visions and many of them have been about Devlin. Devlin does not care about anything except revenge. Don’t look for lo ...more
Denise Van plew
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have read many a book from this author but this is the first time she has taken me out of this world literally. This is also a interesting storyline that keeps you intrigued especially with the characters she has woven into it. Do not recall every reading before about the time ability that Saffira has either. When Devlin becomes more than just a dream and they are rescued by her and Thorne that is when they have really wrapped you up in the this story with them. The mix of characters are good ...more
Erth
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love this author. i have read several of her books, each one different in it's own way, but great! Temporal Shift, my no means left me disappointed. Actually, this was the only book in the series i have read. So, I guess it is easy for me to say it has done great as a stand alone book.

Delvin is just way to sexy. not just in his physical description either. He is a man in pain form his past but obviously seeking love without knowing it. he is a bit on the nasty side and that to me is so funny y
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Kristie
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Ms. Croft said this book is part of the Blood Hunter series but could be read as a standalone. I can tell you that it is true; you really can read it as a standalone. It took a couple of chapters to get the cast of characters straight in my head but I really was able to get into the world.

The main characters, Saffira and Devlin, have fantastic chemistry and take a very interesting and surprising journey through space and time. T
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Patricia
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Once again we're back back on a shop full of space pirates. Believe me it's not as goofy as it sounds. The crew are a fantastic group of individuals. We have what some may call mutations, a vampire, aliens, and even dragons in this book.
We travel through time, worm holes, learn how earth was destroyed, and so much more. This book has romance, some heated moments and once again a great cast of characters who can be outright mean yet the moments of humor will have you laughing out load.
I would ha
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Jonette
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't put the series down

I had non-stop fun reading this series . I look forward to reading more from this author and having more adventures.
Marlene
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Reading Reality

First, I want to take whoever decided to play with the series title, and whoever chose the strange series listing for Temporal Shift at Goodreads and Amazon, and shake them until their teeth rattle.

It is extremely unobvious in a lot of the blurb copy, but Temporal Shift is very definitely the fourth book in Nina Croft’s awesome science fiction romance series, Blood Hunter. The series starts with Break Out and continues with Deadly Pursuit and Death Defying.
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Sandy S
Nov 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars


Release Date: November 17, 2014

Caught between destiny and desire...

After diving into a black hole in search of the source of Meridian, the key to immortality, the crew of the Blood Hunter finds themselves stranded in an alternate universe.

Engineer Devlin Stark doesn't want immortality. He just wants to live long enough to get his revenge on the man who murdered his brother. Now, he's trapped in a strange world with a crazy woman who claims he's fated to be her lover.

Saffira Lourdes has
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Shelbie  Knight
Dec 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
**I was provided a complimentary copy of Temporal Shift in return for my honest review.**

This is a tricky one for me to review, as there were times when I had a really difficult time reading it; I felt as if I was missing out on something, that there was some vital clue that I should have known beforehand. Additionally, this was my first time reading work by this author, so having had no previous knowledge of her writing style, I had nothing to draw upon with which to discern series or not.

Sever
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Gigi staub
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-entangled
Caught between destiny and desire...

After diving into a black hole in search of the source of Meridian, the key to immortality, the crew of the Blood Hunter finds themselves stranded in an alternate universe.

Engineer Devlin Stark doesn't want immortality. He just wants to live long enough to get his revenge on the man who murdered his brother. Now, he's trapped in a strange world with a crazy woman who claims he's fated to be her lover.

Saffira Lourdes has a destiny: to save humanity and lead her
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Laura Greenwood
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Title: Temporal Shift
Series: Dark Desires (#4)
Author: Nina Croft
From: Netgalley
Genre: Sci-fi, Romance, Space Opera
Release Date: 14th November 2014
Challenges: 2016 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge, 2016 Reading Assignment Challenge, 2016 Blogger Shame, Summer COYER 2016, 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
Synopsis (from Goodreads): Caught between destiny and desire...After diving into a black hole in search of the
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Pansy
Nov 19, 2014 rated it liked it
I have very mixed feeling for this book. First – I am not sure why I chose a book four in a series I haven’t read. Unusual for me – unless I am not aware it is part of a series at the time I choose it. But well, here I am. I do have to say, while I was reading it, I didn’t really have the sense that it was a series until near the end. It seemed to read okay as a stand-alone. Although I did have some passing thoughts of, “how and when did the other couples get together?” A usual indication of a s ...more
Eva Millien
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Her destiny is to save humanity and lead her people to the Promised Land, unfortunately her dream lover doesn’t believe in fate and their connection is going to be tested by time and space in this fascinating sci-fi fantasy romance.

A fast pace and smooth flowing plot keeps readers on the edge of their seat with lots of suspense, action and romance. Nina Croft brings her story to life with well written scenes and details that inspire vivid images and capture the imagination and the well orchestra
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April Symes
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
****A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for an honest review****

This is a time-travel romance with a lot of time hopping. It was , at times, very confusing. his book is part of the Blood Hunter series and the author stated that it could be read as a standalone. I will tell you that I think you do need to read the other books to be able to understand this book/story better.
After diving into a black hole in search of the source of Meridian, the key to immortality, the crew of the Blood Hun
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Romance Readers Retreat
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a difficult one to review, because it wasn't clear at first that this book is part of a series. It's hard to say whether it is the 4th book in the Dark Desires collection or a spin off from the Blood Hunter series. But what is clear, is that there are characters/couples who appear in the previous books, which meant there were also parts, to begin with, that were a little confusing and maybe that was also due to the fact that I hadn't read the others in the series. 

Having said that, once
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Maghon Thomas
Yep I do it every time. I have not read any of the books in this series previously, so some of the things I am maybe not familiar with :) LOL. But, I will call this group like Space cowboys or Pirates LOL. Blood Hunters is their ship, and it's pretty darn cool. And this crew and their ship have just found themselves in some trouble. They are in another galaxy and some things they are unaware of are gunna cause a little crazy. Like, there's another planet, with humans, but not quite so human. Her ...more
Lauren
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Break out the fans and turn up the AC because Devlin is about turn up some serious heat. There’s romance, suspense, and even time traveling! His love interest Saffira is destined to save the world and Devlin only seems to care about seeking revenge for his brother’s murder. That is until Saffira and her quest turns his world upside down.

I really enjoyed this book. I think Devlin’s story is by far my favorite of this series. Devlin’s motives are so unlike the others aboard his ship. He doesn’t s
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Samaris Creech
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Saffaria has always known what her life would lead to always had that one purpose in mind and been groomed for it. Though she has dreamed of Devlin for years the actual reality of meeting him is something else. Thorne has been by her side since she was born helping her along until the time came for her to fulfill her destiny. Devlin lives for one thing and one thing only to kill the leader of the Church of Everlasting Life. When he finds himself in the presence of a woman who claims that they ar ...more
Rosemary K
Nov 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Devlin Starke lives for revenge. He will kill those who wiped out his family. Suddenly he finds his world turned upside down when he meets an idealistic time-mancer who believes they are fated to be together. Saffira needs the Blood Hunter 2 and her crew to save earth and her people. Can she convince them? Saffira is an amazing character. She's feisty, determined and dedicated to her goal. Devlin doesn't want to be involved, but her desire attracts him. Passion and danger surround them. Captain ...more
Krista Bergman
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Where to begin? This book blew me away. It was absolutely fantastic. This book is part of the Blood Hunter series and the author stated that it could be read as a standalone. I feel that that is true for the most part.

There are some characters present in this book who are from the other books. Without reading those books, you aren't able to get a true 100% feel for said characters but it did not take away from the story at all.
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Paula
Nov 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nina Croft’s books are one of the few space travel books I consistently read. This is partly because of the added paranormal aspect of the different characters. The stories are intertwined together, so reading in order just enhances the enjoyment of them all. Temporal Shift, the latest in the series has a rougher feel to it. Devlin is a take-no-prisoners kind of guy, who sees love as a weakness. It takes a strong-minded female to help him see differently. Saffira may be small physically but she ...more
Heather andrews
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved Devlin and his naughtiness, "I especially like these." He dropped a slow kiss on the slope of her breasts and she almost went up in flames. Raising his head, he caught her gaze. "So do you want to eff, Saffira?" He's all about pleasing his woman, "making at least one of your dreams come true, sweetheart." Was that his pe*** pressing into her from behind? She wanted to squirm around and take a peek, because surely it couldn't be that big and hard and hot." Saffira that girl has a smart mo ...more
C. Erani Kole
*voluntarily and honestly reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy I received via Entangled Publishing*

So things just got a whole lot crazier. Just when the crew of The Blood Hunter believe they can breathe again, a whole new thing come to light, one in the form of The Chosen destined to save the world. After all the catching up my favorite people did with the present, it was sooo fun to see them now begin to piece together the past. It was funny, a little more hot and suspenseful though, but equally e
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Sam
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*copy was provided for honest review*

This was the first book that I have read from author Nina Croft and I can say with all honesty that i will be going back to start this series from the very beginning. I loved every minute of it. Nina is able to take you away from the reality that we live and disappear into the world of the novel and walking beside the characters, Nina writes this story so well that you actually believe you are walking with them or watching them on screen. This was a fast read
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Alison
Jun 15, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: did-not-finish
I really enjoyed this entire series, but I couldn't finish this book. I normally dislike vigil heroines because of the unfair power dynamic it creates between men and women, and their annoying..."oh my gosh! A penis, I'm so scared!". In this case, our heroine is eager for a sexual relationship...which you would think would be better than a scared virgin. But her constantly throwing herself at the hero and being so very pathetic about it is embarrassing to read. I just couldn't stomach it, especi ...more
Brittany
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This is a time-travel romance with a lot of time hopping. It does get a little confusing at times but overall a pretty good read. This is a story with a lot of confusing twists and turns. The story takes place in the future with one woman who had to save the world. I really did like the main character and definitely will be looking for more in this series.
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Dark Desires (6 books)
  • Break Out (Dark Desires #1)
  • Deadly Pursuit (Dark Desires #2)
  • Death Defying (Dark Desires #3)
  • Blood and Metal (Dark Desires #5)
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