Chasing Silver by Jamie Craig

29 Jan

chasing-silver.jpgFavorite Line: “You want to know my cup size, too, asshole?” (p. 14)

Remy Capra is from Washington D.C. in the year 2058. She is part of a gang, a product of the system, who happens to snatch a coin that takes her back in time. Back to the early 2000’s. She doesn’t know that a psycho bitch cop from the future has followed her back in time. The cop wants the coin Remy stole, and nothing will stop her from getting it back.

Nathan is a bounty hunter in Sacramento, Calif., in 2008. He had just captured a fugitive and was wrapping things up, when a girl fell out of the sky, allowing the fugitive to escape. Seeing that the girl was destracted and injured, Nate allowed the girl to crash on his sofa never dreaming that she would become a permanent part of his life.

I found this book in the fantasy section of Borders. I would have labeled it as a romance and to prove my point the author’s site proclaims that she writes erotic romance. The book revolves around Nathan and Remy’s relationship. All else is secondary. There is a ton of hot, graphic sex that pushes the story forward. It reminds me of a new relationship, when everything is new and sex burns on the mind. The couple is straight forward with each other. They make it clear that they want to be honest with one another even if that honesty sounds crazy or could be the end of a possible relationship.

I enjoyed this story. It’s not deep and a few of the characters died a tad bit easy, but overall it did its job. It entertained me. I was interested in the relationship between Remy and Nate and I loved Remy’s dialogue. Try as they might to disbelieve Remy, Nate and his ex-partner, could not ignore her weird slang. My only negative thing to note about this book is the blurb.

Don’t let the back of the book fool ya. Remy was born in 2058. The blurb says she traveled back in time 75 years, but on page 26 she is looking at a newspaper discovering that she traveled back in time. She looks at her ID and thinks “she wouldn’t even exist for another fifty years.” This isn’t a big deal, but it kind of irritated me because I had to flip back pages and reassure myself of the time gap. See the comments for an explanation of this.

If you want to visit Ms. Craig‘s site (writing partnership of Vivien Dean and Pepper Espinoza) click the link. To buy the book, click on the picture.

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5 Responses to “Chasing Silver by Jamie Craig”

  1. Pepper E January 30, 2008 at 12:34 pm #

    Hi. Thank you so much for buying and reviewing our book 🙂 We’re thrilled that you like it…and Remy’s dialogue was a lot of fun to write. As was the hot sex. Honestly, we wrote the book as a romance, but our publisher (and various others) decided to shelve it with the rest of Juno’s titles in Fantasy. It’s just one of those things.

    Also, Remy was born in 2058, but she didn’t come back in time until she was 25. So she was born 50 years in the future and then 25 years after that (or 75 total) she picked up the coin and sent herself back to 2008 Los Angeles. So the point she traveled back from was 2083.

    –Pepper (half of the Jamie Craig team)

  2. scooper January 30, 2008 at 2:33 pm #

    Pepper E.- Thanks for dropping in. When you explain it, it makes sense. I didn’t even think about her age at the time she traveled.

  3. Charity February 3, 2008 at 10:51 pm #

    I’ve got this one and have started it, but I just can’t get into it. I may give it another shot, but I just can’t seem to make myself read it. Too many flaws so soon into it. But with your review, I think it’s time to give it another shot!

  4. scooper February 3, 2008 at 11:00 pm #

    Charity- Good. Sometimes coming back from the break, knowing someone else found something interesting in the story is enough to keep us around until we find something to enjoy. Or you may come back when you’re done and say,”Hey stupid, that book sucked.”

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