by – Sara Samuels (Author)

 ( Blade of Shadows Book 1)

Available on Amazon

Book Description:

When the ancient scriptures are uttered…..you never know what might happen under the blinding light of a full moon.

She was born in darkness, under the shadow of a full moon during a solar eclipse, with a mysterious black dagger at her side.As a child, Olivia James witnessed her mother’s gruesome murder. As an adult, her godfather has trained her to be a skilled fighter. But when Olivia’s boyfriend betrays her and threatens her life, setting off a string of events that catapults her back in time from 21st century Seattle into 3rd century Rome, the secrets of her past begin to unravel. The discovery that she is a Timeborne, one with the ability to travel across time, is just the beginning.

Soon Olivia finds herself under the protection of—and owned by—Roman Alexander, a former gladiator and bodyguard to the emperor. Torn between his duty to his emperor, a desire for vengeance, and a longing to search for his lost twin brother, Roman now has the added complication of protecting this strange woman from the depravity of ancient Rome. Worse, he finds himself falling for her, despite accusations that she is an enemy spy.

But even Roman is no match for the dark shadow that has pursued Olivia into the past. A fighter in her own right, she’s forced to work with Roman to find a way back to her own time. Do the ancient scriptures on her dagger hold the key? Can she trust Roman with her secrets? And can she fight her enemies and protect her heart at the same time?

Timeborne is the first book in the Blade of Shadows series. Begin your adventure now!

Reviews for the Book

“For so long, I thought my heart was incapable of beating the way it beats for you.”
If you like drama, action, romance, and a bit of spice, you’ll love Timeborne.
This time travel romance has a fun fantastical twist different than anything you have read before. There’s a magical dagger, some super hunky gladiators, and a pretty awesome lady who can whip anyone’s bum! She’s smart and sassy and kick - you know what! Lol
After Olivia loses her mom in a tragic murder that happens in front of her eyes, she is trained in self defense by her mother’s best friend. Years later, her father invites her over to reveal that she is a Timeborne - born at the exact moment of a solar eclipse - and can travel through time. Just as the shock begins to settle, she is thrown through time and ends up in Ancient Rome.
Enter gladiator Roman, her protector. He is desperate to know Olivia and after months of serving him, she realizes she has some feelings. Roman also develops strong feelings and is head over sandals for her! 😉 Together they embark on a journey that will begin the Blade of Shadows series…
Timeborne is filled with so many twists and turns that you will be in knots! Hold on tight and buckle up for a wild ride.
If you want to know if you should preorder, know that I couldn’t put this book down - desperate to know how it finished, I read it in a day. 
- I<3Books

About the Author: Sara Samuels

Sara Samuels is the author of the Blade of Shadow series. When Sara isn’t daydreaming about her

stories and time travel, she spends her day reading romance, cooking and baking, spending time with

family, and enjoying life. Sara loves to connect with readers on Instagram or by email. Follow her and

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