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Travel Glasses (The Call to Search Everywhen Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Chess Desalls
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Book Description

Calla Winston’s mobile devices sit in a corner of her room, covered in dust. Weeks ago, she shared photos and laughs with her best online friend. Now, after having felt the sting of betrayal, she prefers being hidden and friendless. She equates privacy with security and technology with pain.

Then she meets Valcas, an otherworldly time traveler who traverses time and space with a pair of altered sunglasses. When an ethereal being knocks Calla to the ground near her family’s lakeside cottage, Valcas uses the Travel Glasses to help her escape. He offers his further protection in exchange for a promise. Intrigued by Valcas and the possibility of time travel, Calla accepts. That is until she learns that his search for her was no mere coincidence.

Calla sets off on her own, taking the Travel Glasses with her. Torn between searching for her estranged father and reuniting with the rest of her family, she tracks down the inventor of the Travel Glasses in hopes of discovering more about Valcas’ past and motivations. The Travel Glasses take Calla’s mistrust of technology to all new levels. But without them, she’ll never make it back home. With Valcas hot on her trail, Calla hopes to find what she’s looking for before he catches up.

The Call to Search Everywhen is a serial series of novel-length installments. Many thanks to the cover design team at for the beautiful new cover art.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3680 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0990379965
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Czidor Lore, LLC (May 7, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K6A0964
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #262,955 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Page Turner! Chess Desalls' Debut Novel June 18, 2014
By debb
Format:Kindle Edition
Travel Glasses: The Call to Search Everywhen Book One by Chess Desalls
Chess Desalls’ debut novel; she’s on her way to having a great series.

Calla runs to sort out her life; little did she know soon she would be running as a time traveler. Valcas physically runs into Calla at her family’s lakeside cottage. He takes her to dinner to show how sorry he is; that dinner would change her life. Next thing she knows, she’s in a jet ski turned rowboat, and in the year eighteen-hundred-and-twelve.

Chess has written a page turner; from the first page I was gripped by her storytelling. I love the idea of glasses for time travel. And the characters, people she writes about, are so real to me that I am emotionally involved in the story.

Who is Valcas? She needs to find out. I don’t want to give away any part of Chess’ story. I want you to read the unfolding as I did. This is her debut novel and I know her series will be great if this first book is any indication of future work.

I was gifted the eBook in return for an honest review. Five stars!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fun, captivating read May 17, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I don't know about you, but for me, breaking open a young adult novel is like sinking into a comfortable couch in your childhood home. Travel Glasses has that familiar, slightly-angsty narration and the mysterious love interest that grabs hold of me, although at 21, I'm a good five years beyond the novel's target readership. I reviewed a free copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review, and I’m eagerly awaiting the release of its sequels.

The fantastical element that is characteristic of most recent young adult novels comes early in the narrative: the narrator Calla's love interest, Valcas, owns a pair of the eponymous "travel glasses," which allow him to travel through time--glasses that Calla soon gets her hands on and uses to escape menacing forces and Valcas himself. Travel Glasses tends to play into tropes, such as that of the “Frail. Gentle. Old. Kind” genius, but what separates it from other novels is that it acknowledges its commonalities in an almost tongue-in-cheek manner.

The bibliophilic narrator is surprisingly self-aware--a pleasant change from some novels in the teen genre. Somewhat of a self-proclaimed luddite, the seventeen-year-old Calla realized the irony of the different situations she finds herself in as a result of time travel. She also rejects the Stockholm-syndrome trope by using her wits at every opportunity to escape from her love-interest-turned-captor. Each character has his or her own strong voice, and Calla's inner narrative is distinct and easily likeable.

There are, of course, the occasional reminders that I am reading a book meant for a younger audience.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Mysterious Stranger Out Of Nowhere November 16, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This series must be read in order. This is the first book.

Calla has become a hermit. She had a bad experience online and has completely disengaged with all things cyber. She also does not really get along with the kids her age that live in her tourist town. Bullies are something that she has always felt with( and tried to avoid). First by finishing school online from the earliest age possible and second by graduating as soon as possible. She has been out of school for years though soon she will start college ( well that's the plan anyways). All she does is run and sit in her room and read. She doesn't know her father and is estranged from her mother ( she can't bear her daughter's resemblance to said father so she works all the time)... She lives with her Uncle and keeps to herself. In essence she is disconnected from everything and everyone. Until the night that all changes when she meets a gorgeous stranger beside the lake in very odd circumstances. She feels an instant attraction to him and accepts his dinner invitation without a thought. Who is this mysterious boy who seems so interested in her? What does he want? More importantly what happened by the lake?

This fast paced time travel adventure is filled with action, thrills and suspense all centered around a mystery and a very unlikely romance. I truly enjoyed it even though I am still a bit lost. I can't wait to find out what happens next! There are still tons of mysteries to unravel as well as many adventures to explore! I will be avidly waiting for the next installment! All good time travel adventures should leave you a little lost after all!

***This series is suitable for mature young adult through adult readers
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book for all ages March 3, 2015
Format:Kindle Edition
Travel Glasses, The Call to Search Everywhen 1, Chess Desalls
Genre: Teens and YA, fantasy
.Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Some YA reads contain a story that appeals to all ages, the only different from adult reads is that the plot is solid but the text is easy to follow and this is one of those. Well written and intriguing it caught and kept my attention right through, and was what so often appeals to me about YA, a great story and relaxing to read. I certainly want to know more...
Calla, she’d had a bit of a tough upbringing, and in recent years been a loner to due some horrific cyber bullying by an online “friend”. She’s a bright girl, and her uncle who she lives with worries about her and her isolations. So when she comes across Valcas and he asks her to dinner that night she accepts, thinking it will please uncle Al. It does, but in also starts a chain of events that take her to other worlds and times, with danger shadowing her every step.
Its a really fun read, very unusual and with some novels like this I’ve a shedload of questions that never get answered, but here – each time I think “ I wonder why/how/who/what?” the answer comes, and not through that horrible device so often used of simply telling the reader the answers, but by Calla thinking her way through, using logic to find them, or by looking at what’s happening to her, or sometimes just asking questions of another traveller. That makes the story so much more realistic, more interesting than what often happens, where we just read pages of text giving the reader the answer. I want to feel as if I’m Calla, and learning along with her from events and mistakes. I need to feel “in” the story to fully enjoy it, not just be an onlooker.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It was a new and fresh idea
I loved this book. It was well written and kept my attention from beginning to end. I loved the story line and the way it all fit together. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Miranda Shanklin
4.0 out of 5 stars Made me think
Travel Glasses made me think... and not just about the mind-boggling conundrum of time travel itself. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Ryan Guy
5.0 out of 5 stars A really great read! Perfect for those who enjoy novels about ...
A really great read! Perfect for those who enjoy novels about time travelers.

We are immediately introduced to the main character, Calla. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Melanie Rodriguez
5.0 out of 5 stars Debut novel that is a must-read
This book was great! With all the twists and turns you will find it hard to put down. The author has a magnificent style and couldn't have had a better debut than this. Read more
Published 1 month ago by m pollard
3.0 out of 5 stars travel to when was strange
I fell for this beautiful cover image and the synopsis of the story sounded very interesting. Paranormal isn't a genre I enjoy, so I may not be a reader to review this as such. Read more
Published 1 month ago by PatriciaS
4.0 out of 5 stars A great time travel book
Travel Glasses tells the story of Calla. Calla has always had an extraordinary life, she lives in a cottage with her uncle. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Elien
4.0 out of 5 stars First installment of a fun and thought-provoking time travel...
Travel Glasses is a sci-fi novel targeted at teen or pre-teen audiences with an emphasis on relationships and identity. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Patrick
3.0 out of 5 stars Different concept in time travel - very innovative!
*I received this book for free from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review*

I love time travel books and this book was very original and different, in that you... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sandra K. Heinzman
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read
I have to admit, at first I was a little lost. But I kept reading, cuz it's fun to try to figure things out. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars A fast-paced story, with gutsy main characters, and a surprisingly...

Travel Glasses is the first book in its series that explores very interesting and original themes. Read more
Published 4 months ago by B&C Arroyo
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Chess Desalls recently authored the first two installments of the YA time travel series, The Call to Search Everywhen. She's a longtime reader of fantasy and sci-fi novels, particularly young adult fiction. When she's not reading or writing, she enjoys traveling and trying to stay in tune on her flute.

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