“A Leap in Time” by Engy Albasel Neville
Blurb: The morning after hanging an antique painting, Lexi Carter notices strange noises in her living room. Scared beyond words, she confronts the sounds only to discover that the landscape itself has come alive. Did Roman soldiers on horseback just gallop across the thing?
She impulsively touches the painting and is sucked into the world of ancient Pompeii. Lexi meets Marcus, a Roman Adonis, who occupies her every thought, and sends her senses into a tailspin.
The year is 59AD and Pompeii is at its peak of glory and prosperity. Lexi is faced with the decision of choosing between two worlds, her modern day Los Angeles or ancient Pompeii…with the man who captured her heart and soul.
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Love in a Another World by Lexi Carter
We all seek it, we all need it but it doesn’t always manifest on our terms.
Mine didn’t and thank the heavens for that.
My love is from another world, Pompeii 59 AD to be exact. Yes, you read that correctly. My Marcus is literally from another world. A world that has long disappeared into the history books in modern day.
How is this possible you ask?
By some divine intervention, I was able to time travel to ancient Pompeii through a time portal that seized to recognize the centuries between our worlds. Mine is Los Angeles 2014 and his is cemented in history books.
Admittedly, when I first met Marcus, I was drawn to him because he’s the most attractive man I’ve ever laid eyes on. His sparkling green eyes that flickered with mischief to the easy smile that lit up a room had me panting for air, praying my knees didn’t fail me.
As time went on, we were spending a lot of time together, talking, laughing and learning about each other’s likes and dislikes. In a way, Marcus was courting me in the most traditional and romantic way imaginable. At the time, he didn’t know about my real identity and I was too scared to tell him the truth. That story is for another day.
Being with Marcus reignited my faith in love and commitment. Despite the centuries and differences that separated us, he understood me better than any man in modern day understood me. We were in synch with each other’s feelings and thoughts even though in keeping with traditional courting, we refrained from any physical intimacy.
There was an innocence and sweetness about our relationship that I had desperately sought out in modern day but failed at finding. In ancient times, there weren’t any distractions to keep us from truly getting to know one another. Love was pure. At least, it was for us. My heart and soul fell in love with the ancient man that treated me like a precious jewel and listened intently to my words, cherishing every one of my ideas.
By the time we shared our first kiss, I was already his in heart, soul and everything else …
To read more about my adventures in Pompeii and about the Adonis that took my breath away, read my story in A Leap In Time.
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**About author, Engy Albasel Neville:
I’m Engy. I’m a mom, a wife, an amateur chef, yogini, bookworm, a nature lover and a hopeless romantic.
Prior to writing full time, I worked in the entertainment industry and later in brand consulting. Some of the interesting personalities I met along the way have inspired the characters in my books. I currently reside on Long Island, New York with my husband, two toddlers and dog.