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Product Details

  • Paperback: 322 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456541773
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456541774
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.2 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,537,979 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Midwest Book Review - 5 Stars
Even when you make the best of a bad situation, it's still a bad situation.  "Hostage in Time" follows Amanda Lloyd as she finds herself stumbling back to 1884... an insightful and riveting read that spins an original time travel story.
Micah Andrew, Reviewer

About the Author

Linda Lauren is a fourth generation psychic medium, author, color and energy profiler,  and reiki practitioner.  Linda is also known as The Travel Psychic™ and an energy artist. An avid researcher and champion of historic preservation, Linda uses her intuition in everything that she does. Linda owns and operates Linda Lauren's Embracing The Universe in Mountainside, NJ and can be found on the web at LindaLauren.com.

More About the Author

Psychic Medium, Color & Energy Consultant, Travel Psychic™, Psychic Profiler, Author, Lecturer and Reiki Practitioner

Linda Lauren is a 4th Generation Psychic Medium who owns and operates Linda Lauren's Embracing The Universe in Mountainside, NJ. She has been a professional psychic since consulting with law enforcement in a murder investigation dating back to 1978. She is most noted for her ability to tap into the energy of a person via Intuitive Zoning™, which is by the touch of a hand, a look into the eyes, or the sound of a voice. When she stares into a person's eyes, Linda actually "sees" a shaded vision of events just as one would see on television. Slow moving flashes of pictures emerge of past, present or future. Because of this gifted ability, Linda is able to do sixty-second readings, as well as delve into past lives.

Linda Lauren is also a Color and Energy Consultant and connects with people who come to her for guidance through the color and energy she senses around them. This led to the NY Times referring to her as the 'Travel Psychic™' wherein she reads that same energy to guide her clients with their travel plans.

Lauren's first book, Hostage in Time, a paranormal time travel romance, is available in print and Kindle format on Amazon.com. Her new book, 'Medium Rare - The Memoir of a Fourth Generation Psychic Medium' is now available in print and Kindle versions.

Lauren is a Reiki Practitioner with a private Healing Room at her metaphysical center. Reiki meaning 'Universal Life Energy" is the use of energy to help heal the mind, body and soul.

Lauren's psychic abilities have been evident throughout her life. As a young child, she saw colors around people and with her Mother's help, learned to interpret those colors. As she grew, her family helped her understand and work with her psychic abilities. In Newark, NJ, where Linda first lived, her Grandmother, known as the 'Neighborhood Counsel' would teach her as well. Even though Linda did not speak Italian, and her grandmother did not speak English, they were able to fully communicate, and expand her spiritual growth.

Lauren has spent her lifetime helping those who come to her. In high school she was known as 'Gypsy' and gave readings for .25¢ to students, teachers and administrators. In college, her counseling education added to her knowledge of the mind, body and spirit connection.

Lauren utilizes Psychic Profiling in which she incorporates her assessment of the color and energy around her clients, along with reading their handwriting or photo. This information also allows Linda to teach her client how to create positive awareness in their life and environment. Her iApp, 'The Vibe' helps people connect regularly with positive energy through the colors and meanings of Linda Lauren's Energy Art™ and is available from iTunes.

Linda Lauren has been featured on CNN, ABC-TV Nightline, The Nightly News with Chuck Scarborough on NBC New York, Open House NYC, in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, People Pets, a&u magazine, The Daily News, Hamptons magazine, The Star Ledger, Quest magazine, The Daily, Bottom Line Personal, Lifestyles In Elegant Living, Fashion Wire Daily, Metro, Fox411 News, Social Life, Instinct, For Me Magazine, Matters and the Chicago Tribune.

She has been heard on radio shows across the country, among them, NPR, America's Radio News Network, The Janette Barber Show and The Focus Group on SiriusXM. She was a regular on Micky Dolenz In the Morning on WCBS-FM in New York, The Cosmo Show at WKGRS and has been a frequent speaker at The Learning Annex in New York City.

Lauren's columns can be found on her blog Medium Rare™, The Huffington Post and The Second Life Enquirer. Lauren's presence in the virtual reality world known as Second Life, compliments her abilities by allowing her to extend her reach to an international audience that comes to her for guidance and psychic medium readings. Her column, Psychic Companion has appeared in The New York Dog and The Hollywood Dog magazines.

Lauren, who knew Jim Morrison, is an avid collector of The Doors and related rock memorabilia, and resides in New Jersey with her spunky Malti-poo, Gidget.

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This book is a real page turner.
Todd L. EVANS
I loved how Linda Lauren combined romance with history, time travel and adventure.
Diane P.
My Grandfather worked for Mr. Edison as a tool and dye maker.
Pat Falk Wrobel

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ashley L. Weber on September 20, 2011
Format: Paperback
Amanda is a Jersey girl who is in her twenties. She is realistic as she currently loses her job as a photographer because of the current economy. She drags her friend Carrie onto a historical tour to a local home that belong to a friend (a character made up for the story) of Thomas Edison'. For those who don't know Thomas Edison had his station of creative up in Orange County of New Jersey, so I really enjoyed opening up the book to read that relatable area.

As Amanda is exploring parts of the historical house that are suppose to be off limits to everyone Amanda is transported into the past. There in the past she meets a string of characters as she is accused of being a spy by Jonathan Brisbane who is worried for his friend Thomas Edison's inventions getting into the wrong hands. As Amanda tries to adjust to Jonathan's life so that he can keep an eye on her, his mom, friends, and his ex wife all have different agendas.

Hostage in Time is a historical romance that will warm your heart. Linda Lauren writes beautiful descriptions that make you feel that you are a guest in the Brisbane home in the year 1894. Amanda's reactions to the new world around her in addition to Jonathan's introductions to the future items such as Mace were both funny plus realistic. Her characters were witty, relatable, and constantly thinking of what to do.

The book was a fun light read. I was eagerly flipping through the pages at fast paces to find out what happened next between classes. I love the historical fiction, but I worry with other readers might have a little problem having an actual real historical figure such as Thomas Edison in a fiction book play out as he does later on in the book. The other issue that I had with the book is the change in Jonathan's ex wife's personality, Lavinia. Otherwise this book had twists that I was not expecting. Hostage in Time was a beautifully written story that will grab its readers, leaving them warm and fuzzy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Louis C. Klubenspies III on December 16, 2011
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Serious business for both the adventurer and the romantic. Don't even try to guess what's next, just enjoy this entertaining, funny, and heartwarming ride. I can hardly wait for the next one!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ada Nieves on September 19, 2011
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once started reading , couldnt stop!!!
i travel through time with the characters and im right there as the story unfolds! what a great book!! Cannt wait for Linda Lauren's 2nd book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Linda C. Cafarella on September 18, 2011
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Hostage is a perfect blend of insights and history with a nice topping of romance. Add in the intrigue of time travel and you have a book that will hold you hostage from first page to the last. A delight of a book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Todd L. EVANS on September 17, 2011
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This book is a real page turner. I love time travel and this book fit the bill. From beginning to end it kept me engaged and wanting to know more. You will not be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JAMoran on September 17, 2011
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Here's a great book that not only has a terrific story and chivalrous and genteel characters, but really "takes you to the time period." I thoroughly enjoyed following Jonathan and Amanda on a journey across time, and was absorbed in the details and how the story was woven. Linda does a great job of "putting you there" and gives you food for thought. Hostage in Time allowed me a glimpse into the past and made me really appreciate some of the simpler and more "genteel" approaches that life had in the 1800s. I give it a resounding "thumbs up."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew on September 24, 2013
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You never know what you're going to find when jumping into a new book, yet alone a new author, but Linda Lauren has captured my attention with her book Hostage In Time. The second I started reading, I was transported into a world that I never wanted to leave. If you have any plans for the next few days, I would cancel them now because you're not going to want to put this one down.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Salli on August 22, 2013
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I'm a history buff. I love thoroughly researched historical fiction written beautifully. Linda Lauren does both in spades. For me "Hostage in Time" is a real "I TOTALLY LOVE this book!"

It allowed me to escape with Amanda and Carrie into what each of us secretly wishes for, a portal into the past, a chance to change history, and the time to find what really matters in life and go for it.

Lauren's writing grabs from the beginning. The plot was surprising and ultimately satisfying. The characters are people, not caricatures. I'd love to share a warm fire on a winter's day and hot chocolate with Amanda and Carrie in real life.

Seconds, please, Ms. Lauren.
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