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Crossing in Time

(Between Two Evils #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  684 ratings  ·  242 reviews
The past isn't over, it's an opening. The future isn't hidden, it's a trap.
If she ever wants to see him again, she'll have to take the risk.

Fall into this "Funny, Romantic & Harrowing" (Publishers Weekly Starred Review) dystopian love story and prepare to encounter a finicky time machine, a mysterious seashell, and a very clever dog (some sex, some swearing, some viol
Kindle Edition, 412 pages
Published April 21st 2015 by Rocky Mountain Press (first published April 7th 2015)
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DL 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 li…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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Jun 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Dystopian and time travel books are one of my favorites reads so I was really glad that I was given an opportunity to read Crossing in Time. I have to say that this book is really different from dystopian books that I read so far. Mostly because I usually read dystopian books for young adults and this one definitely doesn’t fall into this category so it was a change for me but not the bad one.
I have to admit that there were moments when I got confused while reading this book. Time travel is quit
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

" 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
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
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
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,
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to -ya by: Jill
The Journey is the Reward?
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
The Coycaterpillar Reads
Crossing in Time truly does transcend genres, I never felt I was able to fully pin down a specific genre. It’s heavy in science fiction with a romantic element underpinning its DNA. It drums a love story through its veins, one that lasts the ages and time and you should be aware of this if you delve into its pages. I was gifted an audio copy of the book and I wasn’t disappointed at the realism and the sheer talent of the narrators in bringing this story to life. The passion they both felt for th ...more
Dec 06, 2017 marked it as to-read
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Toya (the reading chemist)
Jun 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars rounded up! I am rounding this one up because the audiobook narrators are incredible and truly made this an immersive experience.

DL Orton’s Crossing in Time is a genre bending novel with nods to romance, action and adventure, mystery, and science fiction. This is definitely one of those books that has a little bit of something for everyone. But, that being said, this story does heavily focus on the romance side of things, so keep that in mind before you dive in.

Isabel is a geneticist.
(Ellie) ReadtoRamble
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it

I read this book for a blog tour, so thank you to the blog tour organiser and the author for letting me take part in this tour. All opinions are my own.

Dystopian books have a special place in my heart and I suppose you can say that this genre is where my love of books really took off when I was a teenager and trying to read out of my comfort zone. I've read many dystopias, but this one was very different and I enjoyed it from start to finish. I had forgotten what the blurb was about w
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 refl
Art Hyrst
May 31, 2020 rated it it was ok
Full review:

This book was originally sent to me as part of a blog tour but I chose to drop out for reasons that are going to become clear. Unfortunately this one... did not work for me. This is probably going to be semi-spoilery because I want to explain the things I didn't like so read with caution if you don't want to be spoiled.

Rating: 2 stars - it got an extra star for good prose.

Trigger warnings: death, miscarriage, attempted rape, abortion, one occu
Tessa Talks Books
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Time travel, multiple universes, and a love that spans time and space all come together and create a story that is as fascinating as it is heart-wrenching. Crossing in Time touched my heart and satisfied my sci-fi-loving mind with its look at a pre-apocalyptic world and the desperate attempts to change what's coming.

What I Loved

I love quantum physics and the theory that there are multiple universes created from people's different choices. I was an avid fan of Sliders (TV show) and loved to see t
Jun 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
My full review available on Facing the Story
Unaware of the mayhem that is about to occur and change the fate of humanity, Isabel runs into her old love, Diego, and the two quickly relive their relationship. The first part of the book focused solely on the feelings and connection between these two characters, briefly pausing on their past mistakes and reflecting on their choices. Their love story didn't seem too far fetched and I appreciated how they became a stronger couple by recognising their
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 was a
Lili  Marcus
Jun 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Actual rating: 3.5 stars

I’m not going to lie, there were times I was confused while reading. But that always happens when I’m reading science fiction – go figure. And actually, confusion is a good thing. It pushes me to finish the book because I want everything to be clear.

Crossing in Time starts with a prologue giving a hint to the present, when everything is already messed up. Then the storyline goes back ten months earlier and showed what really happened. But it didn’t really clear up everyth
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
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
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.

**ARC kindly provided by the author, in exchange for an honest review.
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
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
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
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
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
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I fell in love with this beautiful cover at first sight, and I just knew I HAD to read this book! It’s so mysterious and yet pretty and the colours – GAAH! It’s everything a cover should be! And then the blurb… I mean hello? TIME TRAVEL really sold me, but I loved the sound of everything!! I knew I was in for a great ride, and I wasn’t disappointed!

This sci-fi was such a quick and easy read, I definitely recommend it to everyone who loves sci-fi and dystopian novels, but also suspense, time-tra
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars bumped up to 5 due to narrators

When I was asked if I wanted to be on the tour for this book I had a quick look at the blurb and said yes. It sounded like a great sci fi yarn and that's just what it turned out to be.

This book is extremely fast paced. The chapters are short, something happens in every one and in fact something happens on almost every page. It made it hard to put down. I alternated between the audio and the ebook. When driving to work I would listen to the audio (brillian
Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
So this book has a lot of scientific terms which I was not familiar with even though I love reading Science Fiction. But I adored this book. So the plot of the story is very similar to what is happening now with this virus and they have to find a vaccine. The story line was so fast paced but in a good way. And the book got over soon. The characters were well written, especially Isabel. She was my favourite character. But there are times in the book I didn't like her. But the story which follows ...more
Jun 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: thewritereads
I want to thank #TheWriteReads, Rocky Mountain Press, and the author for sending me a free e-book in exchange for an honest review!

If you don’t know, science fiction is my favorite genre right after fantasy. I’ve loved it since I was a young reader and continue to enjoy it to this day, though I don’t read it nearly as much as fantasy. That being said, there is one aspect of science fiction that has always thrown me off: time travel. I don’t know… I just can’t wrap my mind around it! Whenever I’v
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.
Cheryl Whitty
Reviewed on behalf of,
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
Jul 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
Typically, when I post about an Audiobook, I close with a discussion about the narrator(s). But I'm going to start with it this time because Levine and deWard did such a great job, they're the highlight of the experience for me.*

* This is not a slight against the novel. They were just that good.

In my experience, when there is a male narrator and a female narrator—the female will read all the narration and dialogue in the female character P
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AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR D. L. ORTON lives in the Rocky Mountains where she and her husband are raising three boys, a golden retriever, two Siberian cats, and an extremely long-lived Triops.

In her spare time, she's building a time machine so that someone can go back and do the laundry.



Ms Orton is a graduate of Stanford University's Writers Works

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