27 May 2022

Speakeasy: A Time Travel Novel by Elyse Douglas Book Tour and Giveaway plus Guest Review!

Speakeasy by Elyse Douglas

 Speakeasy: A Time Travel Novel by Elyse Douglas 
 Publisher: Broadback (April 5, 2022)
 Category: Time Travel, Historical Fiction Romance 
Tour Dates May 3-June 30
 ISBN: Coming Soon Available in Print and ebook, 375 pages

Description Speakeasy by Elyse Douglas

In 2019, A West Village Nightclub Singer, Roxie Raines, stumbles through a basement doorway into the past and finds herself in Roaring Twenties New York, with all its dangers, secrets, excitement, and romance. Roxie Raines lurches through a secret basement doorway in 2019, and time-slips back to New York’s raucous Roaring Twenties. While she dazzles the speakeasy crowds with her “modern sound,” she gets trapped in the dangerous web of Frankie Shay, an evil club owner. She struggles to escape his control and return to the basement doorway that sent her to 1925. When she meets the handsome detective, Jake Kane, it’s love at first sight, but Jake has a secret past, and her own time travel secret makes him suspicious. Roaring Twenties New York comes alive with flappers, gangsters, romance and speakeasies and Roxie’s stunning rise to stardom could come with the price of losing both the man she loves and her own life.


Guest Review by Laura

'Speakeasy' by Elyse Douglas is a stunning and enveloping novel, that whisks the reader back to a time of flappers and gangsters.

The 1920's were an interesting time for America. Prohibition had taken over the country, jazz music was all the rage and the cities were just starting to see a new kind of criminal-- mafia bosses who controlled large swaths of the city. These are all things that the main character of 'Speakeasy' has to contend with right away as she is launched back into the past via a hidden portal in the basement of a bar. 

In 2019, Roxie Raines takes a temporary singing gig at a 1920's themed bar called Speakeasy. But while attempting to chase off an intruder, she accidentally stumbles upon a strange blue door in the basement. Upon going through the door, she is instantly transported to the 1920's, where she ends up in a strange alleyway outside of a bar. 

It turns out that the bar is owned by a local gangster called Frankie Shay, who, paranoid as criminals tend to be, decides to hold Roxie prisoner until she can prove to him that she is not a government spy. Thrown into a world that she doesn't understand, and trying desperately to get back to her own time, Roxie must face the trails and tribulations of a woman in the 1920's by herself. 

That is, until she meets a handsome private detective by the name of Jake Kade, and manages to enlist his help. Will Roxie be able to get back home? This is a question that you're going to have to read the book to find out. I would never spoil it! 

This is a five-star read and one that should be experienced by anyone who loves a time travel book!

Praise Time With Norma Jeane: Time Travel Novel by Elyse Douglas

“A delightful and enthralling read! Elyse Douglas captured magic and put it on the page.”—Ambling Bookworm Reviews

“This is just an astonishing read that will have you hooked on page one and won’t let go till the last. I read it all in one sitting and could not put it down.”• —Donadee’s Corner Reviews

Praise Christmas Eve Series by Elyse Douglas

“The Christmas Eve Letter is a beautiful, poignant story. It is well written and will have you turning the pages eagerly. All of the characters are well thought out, and believably written, together with the well-constructed scenery, that has you feeling as if you yourself have just stepped into the past. The story is unique and moving. It will hold you long after you turn the last page. A perfect Christmas tale of love and hope.”-Whispering Stories

“This book is the perfect vehicle for a movie, and I can only hope that there will be more in the series. This novel is truly as close to perfection as the reader could imagine! 5 Stars!”--My Devotional Thoughts Blog and Reviews

“I enjoyed the new characters, an update on characters from the first book, and the possibility for more books. If you enjoy time travel-themed novels you will love these books!”--StoreyBook Reviews

“I am most impressed that this book did so well as a stand-alone novel. Kudos to the author! If you are looking for a good Christmas book with time travel, give this a go!”--Carole's Bookshelves

“I love this whole story, and I especially love Patrick and Eve's romance and all of the adventures that they go on together. Eve is exactly my kind of character. I still can’t stop thinking about the feeling that it gave me and the arc that the characters went on. Everyone really developed a lot in this story and it was so rewarding as a long-time reader to watch that happen. It feels like every new book in this series just keeps getting better and better and I love these characters more and more. Every time a new one comes out I feel like a kid on Christmas morning. The Christmas Eve Secret is my favorite in the series so far, but if you have not read the first two books I would recommend doing that as soon as possible! If you enjoy romance, time travel, mystery and great writing, I promise that you won't regret dipping a toe into this series.”--Cuzinlogic

About Elyse Douglas

Speakeasy by Elyse Douglas

Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the married writing team Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. She and her husband, Douglas Pennington, have completed many novels, including The Other Side of Summer, The Summer Letters, The Christmas Eve Series, Time Visitor, Time Change, The Summer Diary, and The Christmas Diary Series. 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/elyse.authorsdouglas

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Giveaway Speakeasy by Elyse Douglas

This giveaway is for 3 copies with the winners choice of print or ebook. Print is open to Canada and the U.S. only and ebook is open worldwide. This giveaway ends on July 1, 2022 midnight, pacific time. Entries accepted via Rafflecopter only.

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  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed 'Speakeasy' Laura! Thanks for hosting Kathleen.

    1. Nice review Laura! You are welcome Teddy Rose!



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