Author: Jacob Holo

Narrator: Tess Irondale

Series: Time Reavers, Book One

Length: 8 hours 36 minutes

Publisher: Holo Writing

Released: July 13, 2017

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy


The monsters are real, and time is their weapon.

Fed up with bad teachers and daily fights with her sister, 16-year-old Nicole Taylor yearns for something better. Sadly, she’s in for a letdown, because the world ends next week.

Nicole discovers she has a rare gift. She can bend time around her and even stop it completely. With her powers awakening, she must face the Reavers: horrific killing machines that exist outside our time.

Plagued with nightmares and ambushed by monsters at every turn, Nicole has one chance to stop their genocidal invasion. With help from a chain-smoking pyrokinetic, a neurotic sword-wielding assassin, and an icy goth chick with a crossbow, she may stand a chance.

But the Reavers are tireless foes, and time is on their side.

Jacob Holo is a former-Ohioan, former-Michigander living in sunny South Carolina. He describes himself as a writer, gamer, hobbyist, and engineer. Jacob started writing when his parents bought that “new” IBM 286 desktop back in the 80s. Remember those? He’s been writing ever since.

WebsiteFacebookInstagram
Narrator Bio


Tess​ Irondale​ is a professional audiobook narrator and voice actress, credited with bringing ​nearly ​5​0 titles to life. ​She ​specializes ​in ​Fantasy, Adventure, and Erotica, although ​her​ work ​has covered​ nearly every genre including Young Adult, Humor, Spirituality, ​LGBTQ, Sci-Fi, Self Help and ​Mystery​. ​She is on Audible’s in-house voice roster, and ​also works directly with authors through ACX.​ When not in the recording booth, she can be found hiking in the woods or hunkered over a crossword puzzle.

Website

First I’d like to discuss the story. I found this to be a very interesting and original concept. Certainly something that also made me feel all the creepy crawlies as these characters are fighting bug robots! I thought it was pretty awesome how the author put together the concept and the plot is one of my favorite things I’ve listened/read recently. I also enjoyed the characters and thought that they worked well together.

The narration was just as epic as the storyline. She did a great job with all the voices and various sounds throughout the story. I found myself really enjoying the screams she would do for the bugs!

 

Overall is five this a 5/5 Stars.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Jacob Holo. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
Guest Post

Songs that Could be in the Soundtrack for this Book

I don’t often write with specific songs in mind for specific stories, but I do enjoy writing to music in general, and when I run Pathfinder campaigns, I like to include “boss battle music” as part of the game. Much of my soundtrack for Time Reavers, then, actually comes from a Time Reavers-inspired campaign that I ran around the book’s initial release.

    1. “Lacrimosa Dominae” by Immediate Music from the album Trailerhead – This one isn’t unique to Time Reavers – The song has an epic sound that gets me pumped to write intense action scenes and general badassery, and since my novels are mostly that, it’s perfect writing music. (Youtube Link)
    2. “A Mighty Enemy Appears” by Nobuo Uematsu from Lost Odyssey OST – For some reason, I used a lot of music from Lost Odyssey for the Time Reavers RPG campaign, even though I hadn’t played the game in years. Still, a lot of its music seemed well-suited to Time Reavers. One of the earliest enemies the characters face in the campaign and the novel is a sentinel reaver, an enormous mechanical centipede that can knock trains out of its way like they’re nothing. The intense, driving sound of this song reminded me perfectly of all the sentinel’s skittery legs, not to mention the danger it presents, so this became the sentinel’s song. (YouTube Link)
    3. “Battle with the Demons” by Nobuo Uematsu from Lost Odyssey OST – The next level up from a sentinel is a juggernaut, a huge armored beetle reaver that has similar disregard for trains. The bold horns in this song seemed like something a juggernaut would bash enemies to in my head. Thus, the juggernaut’s theme. (Youtube Link)
    4. “Roar of the Departed Souls” by Nobuo Uematsu from Lost Odyssey OST – There are lots of giant cyborg insect baddies in Time Reavers, but none of them are worse than the Mantis, the scythe-armed general of the reavers, even if plenty are bigger. The dramatic choir and screechy noises of the opening clearly scream, “Here’s a dude you don’t want to mess with but have to anyway because if you don’t, the world’s done.” And then the guitars come in with a perfect “Let’s do this!” vibe. It’s a cool song for a cool enemy. (Youtube Link)
    5. “Combat Troops” by Jack Wall from Mass Effect 2: Operation Overlord OST – I play a lot of Mass Effect, so it’s only natural that I’d write to a lot of Mass Effect music. This particular track is excellent for writing battle scenes, and considering that the Time Reavers characters are running into battle for 99% of the book (There’s one chapter where they stop for burgers), this song is perfectly suited to them. (YouTube Link)

with Author Jacob Holo
  • Waffle Fries or Curly Fries? Either’s fine as long as they have Cajun seasoning.
  • GIF with a hard g or soft g? Soft G. It’s not a peanut butter.
  • Fantasy or science-fiction? Science fiction, because good science fiction makes my brain happy.
  • Superman or Batman? Batman. BECAUSE HE’S BATMAN. Also, because even with all his training and gadgets, he’s still just a human being like the rest of us.
  • Text message or call? If it’s important enough to be communicated, it’s important enough for a call.
  • Pancakes or waffles? Waffles. I like syrup, and waffles are nothing but big syrup grids.
  • Doctor Who or the Walking Dead? Doctor Who. Even though a lot of its episodes are misses, when it hits, it resonates in a unique way because its canvas is so limitless. I also enjoy that when it does become stale, it’s able to revitalize itself by switching out characters and actors to keep things fresh.
  • TV Shows or Movies? Movies. They’re over faster, so I can get back to writing.
  • Facebook or Twitter? Neither. I have a Facebook account, but it’s been a year since I logged in…
  • Alice in Wonderland or Robinson Crusoe? Alice in Wonderland. It’s closer to what the inside of my brain is like.
  • Being too warm or too cold? Too cold. You can put on clothes when you’re too cold, but you can’t take off your skin if you’re too warm. (Not without difficulty, anyway.)
  • Netflix or Hulu? Can I add an option? For an anime nerd, CrunchyRoll is fantastic.
  • Work Hard or Play Hard? Work hard. I’ll play hard when I’m done. If I’m ever done.
  • Passenger or Driver? Passenger. My wife’s better at handling the crazy drivers in her home state than I am.
  • Amusement Park or Day at the Beach? I’m more of a day on the couch kind of guy.
  • Honesty or Other’s Feelings? Honesty is the best policy, though politeness goes a long way, too.
  • Movie at Home or Movie at the Theater? Movies at home, because if someone in the audience talks too much it’s easier to lock them in another room.



Time Reavers Giveaway: Signed Copy of Time Reavers
Sep. 20th: Dab of Darkness Audiobook Reviews Lomeraniel The Literary Apothecary Sep. 21st: Jazzy Book Reviews Macarons & Paperbacks Sep. 22nd: It’s Novel to Me Notes from ‘Round the Bend Sep. 23rd: Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm Blogger Nicole Reviews Twisted Book Junkie Sep. 24th: Adventures Thru Wonderland Sep. 25th: Buried Under Books Sep. 26th: The Book Addict’s Reviews Pregnant, Barefoot, in the Kitchen

➜Sign up as a host here

 

  • Fantasy or science-fiction? Science fiction, because good science fiction makes my brain happy.

 

 

  • Superman or Batman? Batman. BECAUSE HE’S BATMAN. Also, because even with all his training and gadgets, he’s still just a human being like the rest of us.

 

 

  • Text message or call? If it’s important enough to be communicated, it’s important enough for a call.

 

 

  • Pancakes or waffles? Waffles. I like syrup, and waffles are nothing but big syrup grids.

 

 

  • Doctor Who or the Walking Dead? Doctor Who. Even though a lot of its episodes are misses, when it hits, it resonates in a unique way because its canvas is so limitless. I also enjoy that when it does become stale, it’s able to revitalize itself by switching out characters and actors to keep things fresh.

 

 

  • TV Shows or Movies? Movies. They’re over faster, so I can get back to writing.

 

 

  • Facebook or Twitter? Neither. I have a Facebook account, but it’s been a year since I logged in…

 

 

  • Alice in Wonderland or Robinson Crusoe? Alice in Wonderland. It’s closer to what the inside of my brain is like.

 

 

  • Being too warm or too cold? Too cold. You can put on clothes when you’re too cold, but you can’t take off your skin if you’re too warm. (Not without difficulty, anyway.)

 

 

  • Netflix or Hulu? Can I add an option? For an anime nerd, CrunchyRoll is fantastic.

 

 

  • Work Hard or Play Hard? Work hard. I’ll play hard when I’m done. If I’m ever done.

 

 

  • Passenger or Driver? Passenger. My wife’s better at handling the crazy drivers in her home state than I am.

 

 

  • Amusement Park or Day at the Beach? I’m more of a day on the couch kind of guy.

 

 

  • Honesty or Other’s Feelings? Honesty is the best policy, though politeness goes a long way, too.

 

 

  • Movie at Home or Movie at the Theater? Movies at home, because if someone in the audience talks too much it’s easier to lock them in another room.

 

Time Reavers Giveaway: Signed Copy of Time Reavers

Sep. 20th:
Dab of Darkness Audiobook Reviews
Lomeraniel
The Literary Apothecary
Sep. 21st:
Jazzy Book Reviews
Macarons & Paperbacks
Sep. 22nd:
It’s Novel to Me
Notes from ‘Round the Bend
Sep. 23rd:
Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm
Blogger Nicole Reviews
Twisted Book Junkie
Sep. 24th:
Adventures Thru Wonderland
Sep. 25th:
Buried Under Books
Sep. 26th:
The Book Addict’s Reviews
Pregnant, Barefoot, in the Kitchen

➜Sign up as a host here