Knights in Time Boxed Set

Best-selling series, together for the first time in a boxed set.
Three friends…warrior knights, One battle will change their lives, Love will change their worlds.

HEROES LIVE FOREVER
Elinor Hawthorne has inherited a house haunted by two medieval knights, Basil Manneville and Guy Guiscard. Basil is literally the knight of her dreams. She never expected to “meet” a ghost face to face let alone fall in love with one. Living the normal life together that they’d want is impossible unless fate
intervenes.

A lifetime later fate does intervene. Basil, still in love with Elinor, is told her spirit lives on in a young woman. He is given another chance at life to find her.

JOURNEY IN TIME

The budding romance between London attorney, Shakira Constantine, and her client, Alex Lancaster is put to the test when the couple finds themselves torn through time back to the medieval world. It’s a world Alex has a strong connection to, a connection that will cost him his life unless they can find a way to return to this time. Without him, Shakira is condemned to live in a dangerous medieval world alone.

Together they’ll struggle to discover a way back to the modern world while dealing with the political and social intrigues of 14th Century England. The intrigues of that world all too often work against their efforts to get home.

KNIGHT BLINDNESS
Stephen Palmer, a wounded medieval knight finds himself torn through time from the battlefield to the modern and alien world.

Seriously injured, he now must make his way in a world he has no context for and no knowledge about.

Esme Crippen is hired as his tutor. Love is something he does understand and as the two fall into love, they both must overcome the fact the world thinks him mad with his time-travel talk, including Esme

“I read all three of the wonderful stories in the set.

Heroes Live Forever is a unique love story filled with twists and turns that have the reader’s heart going out to the hero and heroine as they go through the heartbreaking moments and the happy moments. It the story of how love can survive anything.

Journey in Time embodies the excitement, romance, and danger of Medieval England when the hero and heroine are suddenly thrust back in time. The period is brought to life for the reader: the sights, the smells, and the people. It was especially interesting to see real historical figures seen through the eyes of the heroine and the extraordinary truth of the hero revealed.

Knight Blindness is a most unique time travel romance. Stephen Palmer, the hero is a medieval knight. Instead of taking the heroine back to his time, he is brought forward to ours. He’s not just brought forward but he arrives seriously injured and must learn to function in a world he has no context for, all the time being hunted by the enemy knight that wounded him and came forward at the same time. One saving grace for Stephen is Esme, his tutor.”

 

The three novels in the Knights in Time boxed set deal with time travel in one way or another, either backward or forward. My favorite was Journey in Time when Shakira, a modern-day barrister, ended up back in the 14th century. It was easy for me to put myself in her shoes–I can’t imagine a worse time/place to be a woman than medieval England, and Karlsen effectively covers much of what someone would have had to go through. You can tell the author did her research–lots of great detail. I enjoyed all of these books immensely and highly recommend them.

 

These books and others like them are enjoyable for a good escapism.
I have several chronic diseases that cause pain 24/7. When I read a book that takes my imagination elsewhere, It doesn’t cure but it does help me to forget enough that I don’t feel the full impact of the pain.
The scenic descriptions made me feel like I was there. The characters come across as more than descriptions on paper.
Its amazing what you can enjoy if you look around there’s authors waiting for you and me to pick them up and give them a chance.
Happy reading y all!

 

Time travel and ghosts don’t have to make sense. Love the fantasy love affairs, drama of time travel, poignant loss, victory of success. Lots of humor. I love a ghost that loves rock and roll.

In this three book set, random events get wrapped up pretty well in the end.

Loves the characters and that they found true love in the end.



Heroes Live Forever (Book 1)

Elinor Hawthorne has in inherited a house that is haunted by the ghosts of two medieval knights, Basil Manneville and Guy Guiscard. Basil is the man of her dreams, her knight in shining armor. She falls in love with him and he with her. Basil soon realizes she needs to live a normal life, a happy life with a mortal.

A lifetime later fate intervenes. Basil, still in love with Elinor, is told her spirit lives on in a young woman and is given another chance at life to find her.

A man stood a few feet away. At least what was visible looked like a man. He appeared to be a knight, similar to the one in her favorite painting, except semi-transparent. He wore mail and a dark blue surcoat with a leopard embroidered on it in bronze silk. Tall, with shoulder length hair, in the soft lamplight, his eyes were as black as his hair.

“Milady…”

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Wow! Loved this book. What a wonderful story. Great characters and story line. Had beautiful romance and wonderful , touching scenes. Made me laugh and cry. Made me wonder if we all have a true love out there. I guess it’s never to late for love in any lifetime. Definitely a must read for all romance lovers. – Rose “Rose”
I love this story. Chris has done a great job at crafting her characters in a way that you care. You really want to see how the story plays out and to see if a happily ever after is in the works- not all books end that way, ya know? Elinor and Basil are great characters that you really connect with. - J. Kimmel Freeman

Journey In Time (Book 2)

London attorney, Shakira Constantine finally agrees to spend the day with her handsome client, Alex Lancaster. While riding in the countryside, the couple finds themselves caught in a time warp and transported back to the 14th century-and an England preparing for war. Everyone believes Alex is the Baron Guy Guisard, a baron who died in the upcoming battle.

If they can’t find a way to return to the 21st Century, Alex will have to sail with the army to certain death. Shakira will be left alone to survive in the alien and terrifying medieval world.

“Alex, what is going on?” she asked in a frenzied whisper.
“Shh.” After they mounted, Alex sidled over, so close their boots touched. “We’re riding into a very perilous situation. I’ll explain everything when we’re alone. Your life, my life,” he stressed, “depends on you being quiet until then.”
Confused it took Shakira a few seconds before she nodded yes.
“Remember what I told you,” he warned and trotted ahead to chat with the knight he called Simon.

“Journey in Time” is the exciting sequel to the first book in the “Knights In Time” series:”Heroes Live Forever”, which is currently priced at .99.

“Journey in Time” has received a five star rating from Night Owl Romance reviews-their highest rating.

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5 STARs FROM NIGHT OWL REVIEWS

I was thrilled to find out more about Guy in the follow up to Heroes Live Forever. One of my favorite things about Chris Karlsen’s writing style is she tends to address the modern day questions that pop into my head when Shakira finds herself traveling back in time. The fact that she made Shakira a strong minded, intelligent woman was very appealing.

This is a great love story, well developed, and told beautifully. I can’t wait for the next in the series!! – Nicole Rausch

 

Journey in Time is beautifully written and engaging. Ms. Karlsen did a great job of keeping tension throughout. I connected with both Alex and Shakira. The transition into medieval times was interesting and well-researched. This was one of the most meaty romances I’ve read in a while. Excellent job! – Night Owl Reviews


Knight Blindness (Book 3)

Given a choice between the pleasant life you knew centuries ago or
the possibility of all you want in an uncertain new world, which would you choose?

Two men torn through time find themselves in the modern but alien world.
Old enemies, one hunting the other,one discovering love, both fighting private battles to survive.

Book 3 of The Knights in Time Series 

Ready for battle, Medieval English knight, Stephen Palmer, charges into the French enemy’s cavalry line. Heeding a warning given months before, he hesitates as he comes face-to-face with the knight in the warning. Struck down in the year 1356, he finds himself landing in the year 2013.
Grievously wounded, he’s taken to a nearby hospital. Confused by the new world surrounding him, he attempts to convince the staff he’s from another time, only to find they think him mad.

Rescued by friends, who, to his surprise, have also come through time, he must find a way to function in this odd modern England. He is quickly enchanted by the kind Esme Crippen, the young woman hired to tutor him. She too is enchanted by him. Tempted to deepen the relationship, she hesitates thinking him adorable, but mad.

He must discover the means for getting her to believe the truth, all the while, unknown to him, he didn’t come forward in time alone. The enemy knight has also traveled to 2013.

French noble, Roger Marchand, doesn’t question why the English knight who charged him hesitated. That fraction of a pause gave him the advantage needed and he brought his sword down upon the Englishman’s helmet hard, unhorsing the knight. He moved to finish the Englishman off when the world changed in a rush of sensations as he is ripped through time.

Seeking a reason for the terrible event, he enters a nearby chapel. There, thinking God has chosen him for a quest to turn French defeat that day in 1356 to victory, he sets out to find the English knight. The man he is convinced holds the key to time. If he returns to the day of the battle, he can warn his king of mistakes that snatched victory from them.

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Ms. Karlsen writes a gripping tale of two Knights transported forward through time and forced to adapt to modern, strange and foreign times. Each handling their situations differently. One blinded in battle, the other blinded by his desire to find a way back. – Sharon Kleve

 

Great book. I didn’t want to put it down. I have read all of Chris Karlsen’s books and found that each one makes you feel you are right there. The pace is great and there are always wonderful twists and turns. – Harriet H. Costello

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In Time For You

Book 4 Knights in Time series

While horseback riding in the English countryside, sisters, Electra and Emily Crippen find themselves trapped in a tear in time. Thrown back to 1357 England and caught by a local noble, they are in a place that is home but as frightening and unfamiliar as an alien world would be. With no idea how the tear in time came about, the one thing they do know is: they must stay together and stay near to where the event took place in hopes of discovering the way back to their modern life. That certain need to stay together is the first certainty taken from them when one sister is forced to remain in England and one is sent miles away to Wales by royal order.

There is one other hope for help the sisters don’t know exists. It’s Electra’s lover, Roger Marchand. A time traveler himself, he never told her of his past. When he realizes what has happened to the sisters, he enlists the help of a scientist friend to help him open the suspected passageway through time. Any effort to save Electra and Emily will likely cost him his life. This was the time Roger came from, a time when his country, France, was at war with England. If he is discovered on English soil while searching for the sisters, he will either be killed or taken prisoner of war. Any risk is worth saving the life of the woman he loves.

Excerpt 1

“Just ahead. I have a surprise set up,” Roger said as he trotted toward Elysian Fields again.

He led them to an open field where the sunlight was bright and the ground flat. The cafe staff had laid everything out on a red and white checked tablecloth from the restaurant. A platter held cheeses and fruit arranged around chunks of the baguette. The champagne sat chilling in a silver bucket with two flutes at the side. He’d share a flute with Electra.

“Damn,” he muttered, they’d forgotten the flowers.

Everyone dismounted and tied the horses to an oak tree with low hanging branches.

“It’s lovely. You are such a romantic,” Electra said, kissing him on the cheek.

Emily gave him a sheepish look. “Tell the truth, Roger. You planned for this to be enjoyed by just the two of you. I’m the proverbial third wheel, aren’t I?”

Only a lout with a complete lack of chivalry would answer truthfully. “Don’t be silly. What man…” he tipped his head at her, “especially a Frenchman, wouldn’t be delighted to have two charming ladies at his side?”

“You’re sweet to say that,” Emily said. “Is there some sort of all occasion book Frenchmen work out of that tells them what to say to women? If not, you should consider writing one. You’d make a fortune.”

“Thank you—I think.”

Electra turned to Emily. “Want to pick some flowers?”

Emily nodded.

Electra emptied a wicker basket that held honey and butter while Emily took the sharp meat knife from the platter. “We’ll be back in a flash,” Electra said.

“Where are you going?”

“We passed a blanket of wildflowers not far back. I thought we’d gather a bunch for our table.”

“Where exactly is this spot that’s not far back?” He asked, anxious to pour the champagne and his heart out and propose.

“By that granite outcropping.”

Roger reached for the basket. “You can’t go there. That’s not Alex’s land. It’s part of the acreage he donated to Dr. Gordon’s group.”

Electra held tight to the basket. “So? It’s not like Gordon is going to know we were there. What harm are we causing picking a few flowers? None.”

“His knowing is not the point. It’s the principle. You’ve no right to go traipsing about on his property without permission.” This was a thorny issue for him. In her defense, Electra didn’t know that. Over the years, Roger had had his share of trespassers and poachers on his land. He’d never have given poachers permission to cross his land, but the trespassers, had they asked, he’d have let cross.

“Since you’re determined to do this, hurry up and get away from there,” he told Electra. “I’ll open the champagne and have a glass ready for you.”

“We’ll work double fast,” Emily added and the two jogged off.

He’d opened the champagne and was in the process of pouring when Electra’s panicked scream came from the spot near the outcropping.

“Roger!”

He dropped the bottle and ran.

Gone. Both sisters were gone. The basket with a handful of flowers inside lay on the ground.

“Electra,” he called out. “Emily.”

He ran in a widening spiral hoping to find them. When he didn’t, he returned and checked the scattered patches where the flowers grew for a clue. He looked for any sign someone had come along and taken them by force. Perhaps one of Dr. Gordon’s crew had hustled them back to the trailer that served as their lab. Perhaps they demanded an explanation for what the women were doing.

He was grasping at straws and knew it. Anyone of the Gordon group could clearly see the women were picking flowers. Taking them off to their camp was heavy-handed especially for a bunch of scientists. Nor were there any footprints other than those left by Electra and Emily’s riding boots.

What the devil could’ve happened to them? People don’t just vanish without a clue.

He climbed to the top of the outcropping called out again. Only the rustling of the breeze through the trees and the low roll of thunder from the storm miles away could be heard.

 

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While she ate, the button on Electra’s sleeve fell out of the frog loop. She didn’t hook the button again, reaching for her wine instead. The sleeve pulled back from her wrist to expose her watch, which she hadn’t thought to remove.

“What is that?” Simon asked and pointed to her Seiko.

“A watch.” What a bizarre question. There wasn’t a corner of the planet that people didn’t recognize a wristwatch.

A frown slowly formed and he stretched across Emily and took hold of Electra’s hand to tug it toward him for a better look. He turned her hand over and in a matter of seconds had the clasp undone.

He brought the candle in front of his trencher closer and held the watch under it. “What do the numbers mean?”

“It’s a clock, a miniature timepiece you wear on your wrist.”

From his expression, the explanation puzzled him. “Do they not have candle clocks in this Greenland you claim you’re from?”

How to explain the abundance of various clocks to a man who apparently has no context for the anything beyond a candle clock or similar ancient means of telling time?

“Are you saying you’ve never seen a clock?” Emily asked.

“One like this? No, I have not.”

Emily bent her head nearer Electra and whispered, “Are you thinking what I am?”

“Sadly, yes.”

Simon ran his finger over the watch face. “These small digits, what is their meaning?”

“It’s the date and year: 5.14.15.”

He shook his head. “What year is 15?”

“2015, of course.”

“You are mad. It’s the year of our Lord, 1357.”

“What year were you born?”

“1327, why?”

Electra didn’t care for the speed which Simon answered. She held onto the small hope this was some odd reality show and that he’d stumble or hesitate before coming up with a year. “No reason, I was just curious.” She turned to Richard who’d been chatting with the serving girl. She tapped his arm. Getting his attention she asked, “Richard, what year is this?”

He tipped his head like a dog hearing a strange noise. She assumed he too thought her mad for asking. “1357. Do you measure your years differently in your native country?”

“Yes, it’s a different time there.” A different world. She looked over at Emily, who’d been listening. The color had drained from her face.

For both their sakes, Electra fought to keep from falling apart in front of the whole room. She failed and began to tremble uncontrollably. She balled her hands into fists and turned from Simon to Richard. “I need to go outside. I feel sick.”

“I’d like to go too,” Emily told Simon.

“I’ll go as well.” He smiled. “Just to make certain nothing untoward befalls you.”

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They walked at a fast pace for fifteen minutes. They came to where a service road built during World War II intersected with the Old Roman Road. Instead mature oaks and alder dotted what should’ve been the single-lane service road. Gone too was the old sign indicating the direction of the wartime airfield abandoned in 1946.

“I’m afraid, El. Nothing is what or where it should be. Things are the same but different.”

“I’m afraid too. I don’t understand any of this. Like you said, it’s all the same in the main, but the details are all wrong. It’s as though we’re part of an artist’s rendition of this place, but he erased Roger and the horses, and the picnic part. Instead he drew in foliage and kept us.”

Emily tried her cell phone again with no luck. “Maybe we should wait here. I’m certain Roger will come for us. He’s probably already headed this way. Don’t you think?”

Electra didn’t want to tell her what she feared. She had no idea what was happening to them or what they needed to do, but in her heart, she feared if he was coming, he’d be there by now.

“No, I don’t think he’s on the way,” Electra said, truthfully. Emily would figure it out soon enough. “I don’t see how staying in one place is better than keeping on toward the house.”

“And if your imaginary artist erased the house?”

“Then we’ll workout our next move.”

They continued on to where Esme and Stephen’s house stood or should’ve stood. Their cottage dated back to Tudor times as did the stable and other outbuildings. They’d survived hellacious storms, German bombs, and natural decay for 500 years.

The sisters froze at the sight. None of the buildings were there, only short stone fences sectioning off various sheep pastures that occupied the land.

 

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Ann Unger  It was amazing.
It was a great book. a lot of detail about the characters. Great story. I love her books!