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The Messenger: (Mortal Beloved, Book One)

The Messenger: (Mortal Beloved, Book One)

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by Pamela DuMond

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"All the excitement of OUTLANDER if it was a YA series."

Sixteen-year-old Madeline's meant to fall in love with Samuel in every lifetime. But she meets him for the first time when she accidentally time travels into the past-hundreds of years before she's even born.

Their relationship is forbidden-Samuel's half Native, Madeline's white. Every rendezvous they share


"All the excitement of OUTLANDER if it was a YA series."

Sixteen-year-old Madeline's meant to fall in love with Samuel in every lifetime. But she meets him for the first time when she accidentally time travels into the past-hundreds of years before she's even born.

Their relationship is forbidden-Samuel's half Native, Madeline's white. Every rendezvous they share must be secret. Each moment they spend together tempts the odds that they'll be discovered and brutally punished. But their love is fated-they must risk all.

Danger intensifies when Madeline learns she's in the past not only to fall in love, but also to claim her birth right as a Messenger-a soul who can slip through time's fabric at will. She can bring messages that change one life or even save many.

Deadly Hunters, dark-souled time travelers, crave Madeline's powers and seek to seduce or kill her. Can Madeline find her way back to the future in time to save herself and Samuel?

Continue reading Madeline and Samuel's romantic saga in...

The Assassin (Mortal Beloved, Book 2) - publishing early 2015.

The Seeker (Mortal Beloved, Book 3) - publishing fall 2015.


"...I stayed up to 5 a.m. to finish this book."

"...I couldn't tear myself away from it."

"...connection with another human being so strong it defies time..."

"...Samuel - I wanted to stick my hands in and grab him... and pull him out."

"...I really wish I could give it more than 5 stars."

"...See it as a movie as you rip through the tale."

"...I was in love with the character (Samuel), myself just like Madeline was."

"...adventure, romance history all in one amazing book... praying she writes another."

"...I was captivated."

"...heart stopping, adrenaline-pumping adventures...

"...this author is fantastic."

"...without question. Buy it. Read it..."

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CreateSpace Publishing
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5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

Pamela DuMond is the author who discovered Erin Brockovich's life story, thought it would make a great movie and pitched it to 'Hollywood'.

She writes romance, cozy mystery, YA, and self-help.

When she's not writing Pamela's also a chiropractor and cat wrangler. She lives in Venice, California with her fur-babies.

Find her on FB, Instagram and sign up for her newsletter on her website.

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The Messenger 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
Wow! Highly recommended I have enjoyed Pamela DuMond's humorous mystery series, and while they are well written, they do not emphasize the high quality of writing that I found to stand out in this novel. For the most part, I have turned away from "darker" novels in the last few years, but as a DuMond fan, I had to try this one and luckily for me, I won a copy of the ebook! There were both sad and frustrating moments but the book was awesome. The history was well written and built into the story, not always an easy job. I loved the characters once I got to know the main character; that did take a bit but it was worth it, Dumond wove the modern past, the historical past and the "present" well beautifully. It took the whole book for me to understand the job of the "messenger" but my discover coincided with Madeline's so it was fair. Although the protagonist is sixteen years old, the story is not a "young adult" book, it is a winner for readers of any age. I see the romance between Madeline and Samuel as a potential topic of our time. I can't wait to see where this series leads.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very good
KrisPB More than 1 year ago
This is such a good book! Madeline captured my attention and held it through the whole book. I found myself totally wrapped up in the story and rooting for her and Samuel. It is one of those books that takes you out of your world and into theirs, which is no ordinary world. I am looking forward to the next book because I want to know more. I know this is supposed to be a young adult book, but it's for us older adults too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would highly recommend. This is my first read from Pamela DuMond and I absolutely loved it. I had mixed emotions and on the edge of my seat page after page. My interest was kept from the very beginning and I'm excited to read the next book. By far the best read I've had in a while.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt get into this book...too high school for me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read
Angelized_1st More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the concept of a young woman traveling through time, and discovering her soul mate. True, there’s already a popular book series with a similar premise, Outlander, but this one is different in so many ways. While Outlander’s Claire Fraser is a WWII nurse, and later a physician, capable of surviving in the past, Madeline is a young woman without any expertise for the time period she travels back to. This added a fish out of water element to the story that was short-lived in Outlander. While reading this novel, I felt as if Madeline’s experience would have been mine if I’d been in her shoes. Aside from the well done plot, I also fell in love with Madeline and Samuel’s romantic development. It was sweet, and endearing. Madeline is very inexperienced with Samuel, and I loved how gentlemanly he was towards her. The other aspect of their relationship I enjoyed was the realism of the Colonists’ reaction towards it. These two were embarking on an interracial relationship during a time when that was extremely taboo, and would have had dire consequences for both. Especially the person of color. As much as I enjoyed the story, I feel as if there were too many elements that were highly predictable. This was disappointing, because there were several mysteries in the story, and yet I was able to predict them long before I should have. As I begin to read the sequel, The Assassin, I’m hoping that any twists, turns, and mysteries are better developed so that I’m given the surprise I can only assume Pamela DuMond intended. The Messenger is a nice young adult time travel story. The book introduces many good characters, some of which were very well-developed. I’m expecting Madeline’s friends Aaron and Chaka to be more developed in the sequel. While there was some action and romance, the book isn’t full of it, but will probably have more in upcoming novels. Overall, a very well-done entry into a new series. I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Beverly_D More than 1 year ago
Brilliant. 16 year old Madeleine Blackford of modern- day Chicago was traumatized by an childhood accident that led her mother to abandon her - or did she? I'm not normally a fan of YA, but this was terrific. After being almost hit by a train, when Madeleine wakes up in Rhode Island in 1675, during the time of King Phillip's War she is sure, at first, she is simply having a very strange dream. And why is everyone calling her Abigail? There's a very cute boy named Samuel as a romantic interest, but most of this is Madeleine trying to figure out what is going on, to help her very pregnant supposed cousin, Elizabeth, and also trying not to get killed by either the natives or being hanged as a witch. The teenage voice and angst feels right, and the historical sections feel very real, very gritty. Ends in a cliffhanger, for those that are bothered by that kind of thing. I wasn't because the pre-cliffhanger ending was satisfactory enough.
snaggelpuss71 More than 1 year ago
Wow this book was not only a great young adult romance, but it had a bit of a historical lesson with it. the lead in the story Madeline had a rough start to her childhood. with the disappearance of her mother after a terrible accident. she has to learn to concur her fears. with the Help of a Friend and a young man she is falling for. she dose just that. be for warned this book can be upsetting at times. when she travels back in time, she learns that things were harder back then. And Pamela DuMond must have done a lot research as this book is real close to what really happened. thier was one scene when a charicter in the story gets punished for something he dose. But today would not happen as we have grown as a country, and now treat each other better. No matter our race or religious beliefs. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. I cannot wait to see book tow comes out.
debralmartin More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read by Pamela Dumond and it was a pleasant surprise. The Messenger is a well-written time travel story of teenager Madeline Blackford and her adventures when she finds herself waking up in 1675 at the height of King Phillip's War in early American history. The author weaves a compelling story of a clueless teenager as she tries to make sense of her predicament. Not only does she not know where she is, but any words spoken could get her thrown into the stocks, whipped or hung as a witch. Not exactly modern-day Chicago, that's for sure. The author does a good job of fleshing out Madeline's character as she learns her way around the settlement meeting new friends and cruel adversaries, all the while keeping her reactions true to a 16-year-old girl. Madeline falls for the half-native young man Samuel and together they form an unbreakable bond - destiny's lovers. I especially enjoyed reading about King Philip's war--a little know war between early colonists and native Indians. The twists and turns in this book kept me turning the pages to find out what happened next. My only criticism is that the book ended at 75% on my Kindle. I realize that this is book 1 in the series, but I was sorely disappointed at this. It felt so abrupt. The book could clearly stand on its own without another story thrown in at the end. At least I would have been prepared for the cliff hanger ending. There were also a number of typos in the manuscript. Those two things aside, YA fans who love time travel novels will thoroughly enjoy this book. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago