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Crossing in Time

(Between Two Evils #1)

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Remember How It Feels to Fall in Love?

Race against the clock through a dystopian nightmare. Climb naked into an untested time machine (carrying only a seashell and a promise). Wake up twenty years younger on a tropical beach, buck naked and mortally wounded, with your heart in your throat. 

This is a journey of love, loss, and
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Hardcover, 1st, 355 pages
Published April 11th 2015 by Rocky Mountain Press (first published April 7th 2015)
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D.L. Orton There are hints in the last chapter that reveal who the man with the umbrella could be — but it's impossible to know where he takes Isabel. (If you…moreThere are hints in the last chapter that reveal who the man with the umbrella could be — but it's impossible to know where he takes Isabel. (If you listen to the audiobook, you'll know right away who is speaking. Noah Michael Levine is very good at voices!)

Unfortunately, we don't know if Isabel's mission is a success (but I expect we will find out in later books.)

The man with the umbrella did get to her in time, at least in Tego's universe.(less)

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Jill
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Q: What do you get when you combine a weighty, alien metal ball, parallel universes, e = mc2, a seashell and a love story?

A: Crossing in Time

"...one change - twenty years in the past - that could turn out to save the world."

"I'm sorry, Diego, but we're just not meant to be - not in this universe anyway...."

After fifteen years apart, Diego and Isabel meet randomly one day on a street in downtown Denver. Previous lovers they parted not so amicably. When the building they're in collapses and they'
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Grumpus
Who the hell am I? After listening to the audio version of this book, I have to question who I am, but before I get to my explanation, let me first give my full disclosure. I won the audio version of this book through a giveaway at the Time Travel group . Any time I am fortune enough to win a free copy of a book, I feel that I owe a review of or my thoughts about it—whether it be good, bad, or otherwise. So, here we go.

First, duel or multi-cast narrations, I am not a fan. If I had to pick betwee
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-y.a
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to -y.a by: Jill
The Journey is the Reward?
MCs:
Isabel is a geneticist, a strong-willed, risk taker.
Diego is a software engineer, an easy-going geek. He is not the usual alpha-possessive kind of hero.

This is the love story of Isabel and Diego and how the status of their relationship could save the world from a looming apocalypse.

Sci-fi? Time travel. Some concepts in quantum physics, but readers won’t suffer dizzy spell with scientific terms.

Erotic? Sorta. Steam in the last quarter of the book.

Despite some of th
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Coco.V
Dec 06, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Jessica
This is incredibly well written. The beginning of the book was good, but no where near as good as the second part. Some of this is set in "present day," some a dystopian setting, ad some in the past/present. This is mainly a romance, but isn't super sappy. The rest of the story isn't just there for filler like so many other books in the genre.

This is the start of what will be the Between Two Evils series. I was surprised to find out that this is the authors first book, no way does the book refle
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Paul
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

If, like me, you read reviews to help you decided if you really want to read a book or not, and don't want to see endless rehashing of the plot, or how "two dimensional" the character development was (Sheesh! I hate that crap), then I’ll assume you already have an idea what the story is about.

My first impression was that the book may have been incorrectly categorised. I would say it’s about 20% SciFi and 80% Romance. And we’re not just talking airy fairy romance here, we’re talking hot, sweaty,
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Linda Todd
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-fab
Great story loved the you do or you don,t fact and how man can easily dome they,re self. Wonderful book enjoyed reading this book pulls you in and takes you for a wild ride. The author has written a exquisite piece of literature and I do hope to read more of in the future. My thanks to the author DL Orton for allowing me the pleasure of reading this wonderful book & yes I would be very happy to recommend this wonderful book to my friends so to all happy reading from wee me.♥
P.S. this book wa
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N.D.
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won this audiobook from a Booklikes giveaway.

Orton weaves an intricate, multi-dimensional tale of heartache, hope, and love. This is a wonderfully crafted and wickedly inventive tale of humanity at the brink and a love that may save the world. Isabelle and Diego are great characters. I liked Isabelle, but I loved Diego. Time and again, he was there for Isabelle, saving and loving her, even when she was being difficult and unreasonable. And while yes, Isabelle did need saving many times she was
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Ingie
Nov 12, 2015 marked it as to-read-yes-soonish-arc-br-blog  ·  review of another edition
My first audiobook ARC
Looking forward to listening to Crossing in Time a (m/f) sci-fi suspense. Also a debut novel by D.L. Orton who asked for reviewers at the GR group Romance Audiobooks. — 10:55 hrs narrated by Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard.


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**ARC kindly provided by the author, in exchange for an honest review.
Kelly
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
This is different than my normal go to books to read. There is romance or the evolving and revolving love between Isabel and Diego. Diego is a software engineer and Isabel is a geneticist and very brilliant. After years apart and one divorced Isabel later; Diego and Isabel meet again in Denver by accident. There is an explosion and Diego does everything to save Isabel and a bunch of pets from a store Isabel went into after the explosion. Two of those pets are seen throughout the book. Diego also ...more
Petra
Crossing In Time is the first book in the Between Two Evils series and D.L. Orton's debut novel. That is difficult to believe because her style of writing is extremely fluid and wonderfully immersive. She has a fantastic command of language, and I loved the subtle humor throughout the book.
Crossing In Time can't be classified as belonging to one single genre. This is science-fiction, it is romance, it is action and adventure. There is something here for everyone.
It is the story of the relationsh
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Autumn
May 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
I received this book to give an honest review.
I have never been a big reader on time traveling as it has never appealed to me, but when I read the blurb of this book I figured I would jump out of my norm of reading and give it a go.
Now I wasn’t disappointed in the book as it was good, but I felt it had more romance in the book than anything and maybe this is what was intended. We start off with the story in a post-apocalyptic world where our main character Isabel is buying a gun and it makes us
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Maria
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbtq
Oh, come on. Drama is just life with the dull bits cut out.”
Well, I’m ready for a long patch of boredom”.

Spoken a little too soon, I am afraid. Yet, I am also glad.

This book was kindly sent to me by its author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for the opportunity, D.L. Orton. It was an absolute pleasure (I am pretty sure Isabel and Diego would insert a universe of jokes here)!

In one word? I guess I would go with intriguing. At first I felt a bit lost, like I had boarded a plane with
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Donna Backshall
Overall Crossing in Time is a masterfully written time travel and romance novel, exploring the crossings of Diego and Isabel through all four dimensions of space-time. While I'm definitely a time travel lover, I'm not so much a romance reader, but the combo worked well for me this time. It is a mature novel, and not for the faint of heart.

That said, I had a hard time with all the "I just can't" stuff pulling Isabel back from her relationship with Diego. Maybe I'm too much of a dude when it comes
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Meredith
Great time traveler romance! Can't wait to find out what happens in book 2.
Cheryl Whitty
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This book is right up my street, time travel, and love across dimensions. A love story is at the center of the story. When something is threatening the end of the world as we know it. This has it all, and you really feel for Isobel and this only book one.
As the center of the story we have Diego and Isobel and their love story which drive the story. This is how good sci-fi and fantasy mesh together so well. This is an addictive adventure, that just wou
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Lisa Richards
Oh, my! What a ride! This was a very fast paced read and even at over 400 pages, I flew through it. I know that this is sci-fi but it seemed so believable and possible. The combination genre of time travel, sci-fi, suspense and romance made this book about as close to perfect as it gets. I stayed up way too late several nights in a row with this awesome read. Thank goodness I have book two ready to jump right into.
Jennie Rosenblum
Apr 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I knew starting this book that it was the first in what the author hopes will be a five book series - so of course it is a cliff hanger instead of an ending. UGH! Now I need to find time to figure out what happens to the main characters of Diego and Isabel . Book 2 Lost Time is now available free from Kindle Unlimited (unless you have hit your limit) and Book 3 Dead Time will be released on April 15. There were a few slips where I was not sure what was happening between characters but on the who ...more
Sadie Forsythe
Aug 27, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
Look, I simply did not like this book. I'll admit that the editing seems fine. (I listened to the audio, so I wouldn't know if there are a lot of copy edit mistakes, but it sounded structurally competent.) But the farther into it I got the more I hated it, until I simply had to force myself to finish it. I would literally dread pushing play, too afraid of what new shit way the book would find to piss me off. Yes, I'm serious with that attitude. I hated this book.

Before I get into why, let me pa
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Ella
Apr 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received Crossing in Time in exchange for an honest review.

I love this genre and tend to be weary of writers doing this genre a great disservice. Perhaps its just me, but I feel like authors need to give science fiction a lot more attention than other genres. I started reading this book with one expectation, that I wouldn't have to do more than shelf my obvious knowledge of reality from the first page to the last page. I wasn't disappointed.

The characters are well developed, even the supportin
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Paul Wandason
May 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In short, Isabelle needs to go back in time to rescue her failed relationship with Diego to save the world. It's not difficult to see where Crossing in Time has its two focuses; a science fiction element encompassing time travel, and the relationship between Isabelle and Diego.

D. L. Orton is clearly well versed in science fiction and this percolates throughout the novel. This comes in the form of various quotes and references or parallels drawn in similar circumstances and assures the reader of
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Literary Picks
Jul 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With rich detail, lots of plot twists, and a trio cast of delightful and easy-to-love characters, Crossing in Time by D.L. Orton is an absolute joy to read. Rather than bore you with the premise and plot (the book blurb tells you what you need to know), I'd rather spend time highlight the areas where Crossing in Time really shines.

Plunging the reader right into a bleak and dystopian possible future, Crossing in Time doesn't waste any time. I was immediately transfixed and carried into a beautif
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⚔ Silvia ⚓
Note: I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

DNF at 71%.

Crossing in time is a romance-heavy sci-fi novel. There were some things I liked and I was surprised to see in a book, but I think the room for improvement is huge, and overall I didn't find myself enjoying this.

Some of the things I liked:
-the multiple PoVs (three in total, although depending on how you see it it's actually four): I'm a fan of stories with this kind of narrative, even though I would have pr
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Vicki
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Crossing in Time by D. L. Orton has everything a great time travel needs. Time crossed lovers, lived fraught with danger, and selfish scientists. The story is detailed and completely hauled me in. I really loved Diego and Isabel and wanted them to find a way to be together. In the past, there was Tego and what a time Isabel had with him. Trying to prepare him for the future without destroying any chances they have together, in one universe or another. Wow, what a lovely piece of writing this was
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Lynxie
I can't comment on the whole book - I have only read 154 pages of the 410 page book. This was not because it's a DNF (more on this below).

What I can comment on, is the opening chapters of the story shown from three POVs - Diego, Isabel and Matt. This didn't bother me, in fact it allows for the reader to learn a lot about the characters that the characters themselves can't tell you. Seeing Isabel through Diego's eyes and vice versa, added a lot of depth to them that would have been missing if th
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Keith Moser
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Time Traveler's Wife, the Left Behind Series, and Fifty Shades of Grey
Recommended to Keith by: D.L. Orton
Shelves: fiction, 5-stars
Full disclosure—I was contacted by the author of this book and sent a free Advanced Reader's Copy thanks to my simple review of The Time Traveler's Wife (link here).

The book is written with every chapter having a different narrator. Our three main characters are Isabel, Diego, and Matt. Isabel and Diego were once lovers who re-meet-cute in Denver shortly after Isabel finishes filing her divorce. After their dinner, downtown Denver bursts into flames separating the two until Diego saves the day
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Blogging Mama101
I really, really enjoyed this book.

Sci-fi isn't normally my genre of choice and I must admit, when I have attempted in the past I struggle with the jargon. I love watching sci-fi and from the outset of this book I kept thinking "I wanna watch this, I wanna watch this"!! And I definitely do :-)

But the surprise to me was how much I wanted to read it too. I really became engaged with the characters - beautifully set scenes, vivid descriptions and multiple plot layers to follow. Kept me intrigued an
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Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
This is a book that I normally would not read. It starts off rough with innuendo and language. If it wasn't such a clever book that is well written I would have abandoned it. As far as the innuendo, there are mild active sexual descriptions, more talk than action. The action isn't given a lot of detail. It also uses the "f" bomb.

In this book you would imagine that you and your significant other, who have just been reunited are key to saving the world. Diego and Iz had a rocky past and finding ea
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Muffin~
I need to thank the author and booktasters for giving me the opportunity to read this book.
The book is super well written and the story plot is very well thought out. I really enjoyed the characters of the book. Isabel is not your go to stupid fantasy/si-fi character which I really enjoyed.

I really do like that it is a series because I really want to get more information and put pieces together.

Even though I need to say that the story did not wow me. I mean it is well thought out and the story h
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Danielle
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Extremely hard to put down!
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“Oh, come on. Drama is just life with the dull bits cut out.”
“Well, I’m ready for a long patch of boredom.”
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“Minutes turn into hours, and lifetimes into moments. Universes are created and destroyed with nary a pop. What was saved, no longer ex- ists. What was lost, no longer matters.” 1 likes
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