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Hostage In Time Paperback – July 12, 2011
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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
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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. She is also a Reiki Practitioner; the use of universal life 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. She 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, Linda's 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 clients 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, Better TV, WPIX, 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, and the Chicago Tribune. She is the Resident Psychic on the Sway in the Morning Show-SiriusXM and The Ron & Yaya Show, Wild 102.9 Reno and Las Vegas. Lauren has also been heard on The Howard Stern Show, Just Jenny, Freewheelin' and The Jon Lieberman Show on SiriusXM. She has been a guest on NPR and America's Radio News Network. She was the resident psychic on The Micky Dolenz In the Morning Show on WCBS-FM in New York.
Lauren's latest book, Sentimental Journey, her next eagerly anticipated time travel romance, will be released November 2014. Medium Rare-The Memoir of a Fourth Generation Psychic Medium is Linda Lauren's fascinating life story. Lauren's first book, Hostage in Time, is a paranormal time travel romance. All the books are available in print and e-book format.
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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!
I finished this book so quick, that I was a little sad. I was definitely left wanting more. I really hope Linda Lauren decides to write a sequel or at least have the book turned into a movie. Hostage in Time would make a great Lifetime movie. The title is even perfect for Lifetime.
What a wonderful 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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love history and am drawn for some reason to the time period this book is about! Linda is very good at what she does and writing is sure right at the top of that list. Read morePublished on January 21, 2014 by connie rachunek
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. Read morePublished on September 24, 2013 by Andrew
Hostage in Time seemed to be geared for a young audience. I would recommend it to teenagers. It's an easy read.Published on January 15, 2013 by Jean
Hostage in Time is a fun & fanciful read, that really transforms its readers to a totally different era & time, through the mystical journey of Time Travel. Read morePublished on January 8, 2013 by Mary
I brought Hostage In Time along with me in my beach bag for the long weekend, and felt like I was transported through time just like the main character, Amanda. Read morePublished on June 4, 2012 by NG
A friend recommended that I pick up Linda Lauren's Hostage In Time and I have to say, I was not disappointed in the slightest. Read morePublished on May 20, 2012 by ML
Linda Lauren's new work of fiction combines two of my favorites: romance and time travel! A delightful story that richly evokes the 1880s in luxuriant detail, reminiscent of Jack... Read morePublished on January 6, 2012 by DSRICCIO
I was swept away back in time and I felt very comfortable there. I did not want to return. WHAT A PAGE TURNER! Read morePublished on December 29, 2011 by Pat Falk Wrobel