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by Marilyn Campbell

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Time Travel, Paranormal Romance

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In 1965, Georgia, reporter Luke Templeton is about to be electrocuted for a murder he didn't commit. Immortals Gabriel and Jezebel view with interest the proceedings and make a bargain. Luke will be given another chance at life, if he can prove to a woman in just six weeks that he loves her and is willing to die for her. To everyone's amazement, when the electrical switch is thrown, all that's left is Luke's clothes.

Nineteen ninety's best-selling romantic suspense author, Kelly Kirkwood, is suffering from a bad case of writer's block. While searching for an idea for a new plot line, Kelly runs across mention of instances of spontaneous human combustion. Intrigued, she begins researching and comes across the 1965 case of Luke Templeton.

Luke is more than a little startled to find himself wandering naked in the countryside. The last thing he remembers was sitting in the electric chair. While searching for help, Luke stumbles across Kelly's cabin. She is flabbergasted to see the spitting image of a man supposedly executed over 30 years earlier. Sensing a big story, Kelly decides to help Luke uncover what really happened all those years ago.

While the murder may have taken place many years earlier, most of the players are alive and hoping to keep the door to the past locked. Luke, however, is on a mission to clear himself and find the true killer. He is also unknowingly in a race against time, to save more than just his life.

As she has proven in the past, Ms. Campbell knows how to deliver distinctive novels with startling new and original twists. Top notch entertainment! (Jan., 384 pp, $5.99)

EDITORS' NOTE: This book was originally titled Out of Time and was published by Topaz in 1997. It has since been re-published by Ellora's Cave.

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Published: November 2010

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