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Author: Morgan O'Neill

Two authors writing as one, Cary Morgan Frates and Deborah O'Neill Cordes specialize in recreating pivotal moments in history, epic adventure, and romance—with a time travel twist.

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Begun by Time

Begun by Time
  • Number: B0122RZM92
  • Release: 2015-08-25
  • Author: Morgan O'Neill
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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In 1945, a man disappeared into thin air...

In the final days of World War II, Catherine Hastings meets the man she wants to marry. Flight surgeon Jonathan Brandon isn't just handsome-he's everything Catherine could hope for in her betrothed. But her dream of a happily ever after is shattered when Jonnie disappears shortly before their wedding...leaving Catherine bereft, broken-hearted, and with a lifetime of unanswered questions.

Arthur Howard is smitten with the lovely Catherine the moment he sees her. He's certain he's found the woman he wants to marry. Yet behind Catherine's sparkling green eyes is a haunted look-the look of a woman who has known loss. But can he love a woman who still grieves the loss of her fiancé? Now Arthur wants answers about the man Catherine intended to marry.

But the truth about Jonnie's disappearance is far stranger than fiction...


Love, Eternally - Roman Time Travel Series, #1

Love, Eternally
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B00TRQESOM
  • Release: 2015-02-18
  • Author: Morgan O'Neill
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Time's Arrow Productions TM
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A witch's ancient curse propels talented flutist Gigi Perrin back to A.D. 408, to the court of the depraved Roman Emperor Honorius and his admirable sister, Princess Galla Placidia.

There, Gigi grapples with her disbelief about what has happened, and with the strange, new world of violent politics, social upheaval, and Visigoth barbarians straining at the very gates of an empire.

Through it all, she must struggle with her powerful attraction to a pagan senator and military commander, Quintus Magnus, a man exotically different from anyone she has ever known. On the brink of a dark and war-torn age, Gigi joins forces with Magnus, battling to save a princess and her people, and ultimately finding love amid the chaos, before the fall of Rome.

The Roman Time Travel Series needs to be read in order. (Love, Eternally / After the Fall / Return to Me)


After the Fall - Roman Time Travel Series, #2

After the Fall
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B00TQJJ0HK
  • Release: 2015-02-17
  • Author: Morgan O'Neill
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Time's Arrow Productions TM
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After the Fall ratchets up the tension as time traveler Gigi Perrin and her husband, the Roman warrior Quintus Magnus, join forces with the Visigoth King Alaric to march on Rome. There waits Princess Galla Placidia, the admirable sister of the despicable Emperor Honorius. About to be forced into an arranged marriage by her brother, Placidia fears a bleak future, trapped in a loveless union.

In an attempt to save Rome from barbarian invasion, Placidia puts aside her troubles and meets with Alaric's delegation, which includes Gigi and Magnus, and the king's second-in-command, the Visigoth prince, Athaulf. The attraction between Placidia and Athaulf is instantaneous and overwhelming, but theirs is a forbidden love, destined to fail because of implacable politics and impending war.

Bound by a friendship that transcends time, Gigi and Placidia must do whatever they can to protect the men they love, after the fall of Rome.

The Roman Time Travel Series needs to be read in order. (Love, Eternally / After the Fall / Return to Me)


Return to Me - Roman Time Travel Series, #3

Return to Me
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B00TQJVG9A
  • Release: 2015-02-17
  • Author: Morgan O'Neill
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Time's Arrow Productions TM
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Return to Me finds time traveler Gigi Perrin happily settled into twenty-first century life with her husband, the former Roman senator and military commander, Quintus Magnus. Gigi has resumed her successful musical career, playing the flute for her adoring fans, while making her first foray into Hollywood by creating the musical score for a feature film about the Roman emperor Nero.

At the film’s wrap party, Gigi is presented with a gift to commemorate her work: an ancient Roman ring depicting the goddess Victoria. Stunned, she and Magnus recognize it as the very ring that brought them together, and the one subsequently stolen from her and lost in A.D. 410. How did it make its way back to them? Magnus believes the answer is clear; Victoria sent it as a warning about their dear friend, Princess Galla Placidia. They start researching what happened to Placidia after Gigi and Magnus time traveled from the barbarous fifth century. To their shock, they discover Placidia's life took a series of terrible turns, culminating with the murders of her children.

Realizing they have no other choice, Gigi and Magnus prepare to embark on a perilous quest to go back in time and rescue them. But one ominous question remains – how can they save the children without altering the course of history?

The Roman Time Travel Series needs to be read in order. (Love, Eternally / After the Fall / Return to Me)


The Thornless Rose

The Thornless Rose
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00QRW3OH6
  • Release: 2014-12-29
  • Author: Morgan O'Neill
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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No one ever knew what really happened to Dr. Jonathan Brandon back in 1945. He simply disappeared from a London pub, leaving behind an unsolved mystery and his fiancée—Anne Howard's grandmother. Seventy years later, Anne herself is haunted by the strange tale, along with inexplicable hallucinations straight out of Elizabethan England. Including a scarred, handsome man whose deep blue eyes seem to touch her very soul....

Anne wonders if there isn't something more to the story. Is it even possible that Jonathan disappeared into England's dark past? And why does Anne keep hearing him whisper her name? Because now she too feels the inexorable pull of the past, not to mention an undeniable attraction for a man she doesn't even know.

It's just a matter of time before Anne will step back into history, and face a destiny?and a love?beyond imagining...


The Other Side of Heaven - Italian Time Travel Series, #1

The Other Side of Heaven
  • Stars
  • Number: B00NPC9YMA
  • Release: 2014-10-08
  • Author: Morgan O'Neill
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Time's Arrow Productions TM
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Californian Gwendolyn Godwyn seeks to learn her family’s history and hopes to restore the bond that once existed between her Italian forebearers and those who live in America. While visiting her ancestral Italian town, Gwen is caught in a violent earthquake and inexplicably thrust through time.

At first refusing to believe what has happened, she nevertheless uses her wits to survive, donning a monk’s cowl to hide her identity as a woman. Ripped apart from all she has ever known, Gwen finds herself in the midst of brutal territorial battles in an era she once blithely called “The Dark Ages.” When the golden Italian summer of 951 emerges from the strife and gloom, Gwen joins forces with a cadre of gallant men, allies in the struggle against the evil nobles, Willa of Tuscany and Count Berengar, kidnappers of Italy’s rightful queen, Adelaide.

Along with Father Warinus and Lord Alberto Uzzo, Gwen seeks to rescue Adelaide and restore her kingdom. In the midst of this great adventure, Gwen falls in love with the complex and passionate Alberto, to whom she reveals her identity as a woman. But can Alberto learn to love her strong and independent nature and help Gwen in her quest to discover her rightful place in time? (Sensuality Level: Sensual)

This is the first in a series that needs to be read in order. Book two is: Time Enough for Love.


Time Enough for Love - Italian Time Travel Series, #2

Time Enough for Love
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00NPCGH34
  • Release: 2014-10-08
  • Author: Morgan O'Neill
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Time's Arrow Productions TM
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Through dark magic, Californian Gwendolyn Godwyn has been swept back in time to medieval Italy. There, she finds herself in the midst of a war between Italy’s rightful queen, Adelaide, and those who have kidnapped her and seek to usurp her crown. Risking her life, Gwen elects to play a pivotal role in the planned rescue. In the midst of the chaos, she is drawn to the queen’s champion, Lord Alberto Uzzo, who battles not only their military foes, but also his personal demons. Tested to the limit when he discovers Gwen’s true identity as a time traveler, Alberto nevertheless fights through his doubt and the whirl of superstition that surrounds this intriguing and strong-willed woman. Time is of the essence as the lovers seek to overcome the evil forces rallying against the queen they’ve vowed to save. Will Gwen and Alberto be able to overcome the groundswell of danger to find time enough for love?

Stands Alone: NO - Read book 1: The Other Side of Heaven first.