Thursday, May 2, 2013

Book Review: The Dimensional Shift

The Dimensional Shift

By:  Frances Pauli

Publisher:  Awe-Struck Publishing

Publish Date:  November 24, 2010

Format:  eBook, 200pgs

Genre:  Science Fiction Romance

Series:  1st in Shift Happens series

Recommendation:  Yes!  Fun read where I never knew what would come next!  The happenings and little details are great and catching in a hotel that caters to inter-dimensional travels

Book Synopsis:
Chloe came to the Three Lakes area for the peace and quiet.  She happily abandoned the world of retail management, suits and promotions to work as a hotel maid catering to the local tourists.  Until Andrew Paige showed up--a suite of the worst kind, the kind that makes her knees weak.  When Andrew offers her a job at his hotel, Chloe is hell bent on resisting, but the Dimensional Shift is no ordinary hotel, and Chloe is immediately tossed into the world of inter-dimensional tourists, their odd accommodations, and a string of thefts that threaten to ruin her chances at romance.

While learning the ropes, dealing with the Shift's unusual guests, and trying to determine if the boss' interest in her is strictly professional, Chloe uncovers a plot to steal the hotel's dimensional keys.  With the help of the town gossip, her alien abductee neighbor, and her new invisible best friend, Chloe confronts an inter-dimensional crime ring and a host of complications that make romancing the boss look like the least of her troubles.

Purchase At:
Amazon   /   Barnes & Nobles ~ Nook or Print

First Sentence:
She hit the deck at the sound of footsteps on the front stairs.

My Thoughts and Summary:
Chloe's still working her job as a housekeeper as the tourist season comes to a close.  Cleaning one room of a single man, Chloe is shocked to see a woman with almond shaped eyes enter from the balcony, who eyes the golden pyramid covered in strange shaped symbols.  Chloe's boss tries to talk Chloe into a match making with the man, but she thinks he has a wife.  The handsome single man, Andrew, claims to have no wife or know who the woman was.  Chloe finds herself saving the strange pyramid from the woman, once again, intent to steal it, and that he had left behind when checked out.  Only to find the handsome man is interested in Chloe as an...employee?  Could there be other signals there too?  In a dimensional world, where many run parallel and slightly different from the next, Chloe is learning how to tend to the needs of many strange being and making friends.  Things start to get mysterious at her new job, thefts of the Dimensional Hotels access cards and more are happening.  Who's to blame?  And is Drew sending mixed signals to Chloe?

Fun read with a scifi dimensional twist to the world.  Loved the dimensional twist to the world and never knew what I'd encounter next.  And Andrew....*sigh* Lovely.  Gentle start to a lovely couple.  Chloe made me smile through out.

I could go on with scenes that made me smile, but I don't want to ruin the read for you, so keeping it short.

First page, I was smiling at Chloe with 'hitting the deck' to hide from her long winded (and alien obsessed) neighbor.  IN HER OWN HOME!! LOL!  I did enjoy Chloe's easy going personality.  And grew with her in feelings.  Chloe has an ability to attract good humor from others.  Andrew, Drew as he goes by with Chloe and the nice looking single man, seems to know more than he's able to share.  And maybe even more comfortable with Chloe than a business owner (manager) should be.  But they could make such a cute couple.

Actually, I really enjoyed all characters and the creation of the Dimensional Shift idea.  I enjoyed that I didn't know what would walk around the corner next, or what species Chloe would have to clean the room of next.  Or what would happen in this unpredictable place.  A hotel that caters to inter-dimensional travels in between dimensions.  Great fun quick read.

I will be getting the rest of the books in this series!



**I read this book for my own enjoyment.

18 comments:

  1. This sounds like such a cute, entertaining read, and I love that there was a bit of sci-fi thrown into the mix. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Maja (The Nocturnal Library) It really was a fun read. I'm looking forward to getting the rest of the books. The first sentence started it all off for me. :) Thank you!

      Delete
  2. Liking the look and sound of this, I hope it becomes as a 'tree' book.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Petty Witter. I'm hoping to purchase the rest of the series here soon. :)

      Delete
  3. A hotel that caters to intergalactic guests? Now that's not something you see everyday. Sure hope some of those visitors are neater than our fellow humans can be at times. *-*

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Gina R. Yep! That is so cool sounding right!?! LOL Um, some of the guests...yes and now. And there are some strange guests as well. ;) Thank you!

      Delete
  4. This one sounds like a lot of fun. Just enough sci-fi to really make it fun. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Melissa (B&T) It was and the sci-fi was light and fun too. :) Thank you!

      Delete
  5. The dimensions do sound really fun! I love being surprised while reading so I bet not knowing what you would be walking in to would be a blast to read. The couple and characters sound great as well. Wonderful review! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jaclyn Canada, Oh, I did have fun with this one. :) I really liked the surprises the dimensional world held. And Chloe was fun to read. And a little love mixed in too. :)

      Delete
  6. I was waiting to hear about this. I want to read this, sounds like so much fun. I'm so intrigued by this story

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Rivie Bleu, it was a lovely one to relax with and enjoy the world and story. I do hope you get to try it as well. :)

      Delete
  7. Sounds fun and I love the cover.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I swear Melissa, you have some of the most unique reads on your website! I've never seen this book before, but now I'm actually rather tempted to get it. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nikola!!! First, great to hear from you. :D Hope you have been well. And thank you! I try to find unique and new amazing reads. :) I'm so glad to share a new one with you! Hope you get a chance to try it. Thank you!

      Delete

Sorry, got 106 spam comments in less than 24hrs. Had to turn on again.

I love comments! Please share your thoughts. I will respond here in the comments back to you.

I'll try again without word verification, but if Spammers get out of hand again I'll turn it back on.

Thank you for visiting!