Friday, January 22, 2016

Time Tsunami ~ Danele J. Rotharmel

To stop a cruel serial killer, she must travel twenty-four years into the past... 

Gil Montgomery, a cadet in the Temporal Counseling Program, can’t wait to pass her field exam and become a professional time surfer. The TEMCO program targets death-row offenders for time-based counseling while they’re children. For her exam, Gil will travel twenty-four years into the past to counsel ten-year-old Danny Winston before he murders his abusive babysitter, Rick Olsen. Preventing the stabbing should stop the chain of events leading to Danny’s eventual execution. 

Gil’s assignment seems simple until her advisor, Dr. William Ableman, learns that Rick is a serial killer targeting Danny’s mother. If Gil stays and protects the Winstons, she might not survive. William wants the woman he loves to be pulled from the field, but if Gil fails to complete her assignment, it will unleash a Time Tsunami and destroy the timeline. 

As TEMCO undergoes an emergency lockdown, and Gil’s fellow cadets try to figure out what’s happening, Gil and William learn the importance of faith and the price of true love. Everyone’s fate is resting in Gil’s hands, but does she have the strength she needs to defeat a ruthless serial killer intent on annihilating everyone in his path? 

Will she return from the deadly mission?

My Review:  I did not expect this break out novel from new author Danele J. Rotharmel to leave such an impression. What I expected was an inspirational romance – what I got was much more.

Dr. William Ableman and his student Gil Montgomery are attempting to right an historical event that has cataclysmic circumstances. When Gil takes her final exam to help out ten-year-old Danny, she never imagines she’ll be in the death grip of a serial killer.

The explanations of the time travel sequences delivering Gil through a video game is beautifully crafted by Ms. Rotharmel. 

The description of what happens when time is split and universes altered is exquisite. There are plots, subplots, and many twists and turns in this adventure.

Hang on to your hat with this one – the novel takes you into the future, reverts back to the past, and has you holding your breath willing the time traveler’s safe return.

About the Author:  Danele J. Rotharmel grew up with a love of the literary word, and by age five, she knew she wanted to be a writer. However, her life took an unexpected turn when a mysterious illness brought her close to death. Eventually, she learned that a low-level carbon monoxide leak from a faulty furnace in her home was slowly poisoning her. This poisoning triggered severe Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and partial amnesia. 

During this time, the hardest thing she faced was a crisis of faith. She had to quit her job and stop going to church. She couldn’t write, couldn’t drive, and could barely remember who she was. To say she was upset with the Lord was an understatement. She began reexamining her faith in light of her illness, and eventually, she came to the firm conclusion that God is real, God is good, God is interested and involved, and God is trustworthy regardless of tragedy. 

When her illness became even more severe, she was put into quarantine and could only talk to friends and extended family through the glass of a window. This quarantine lasted for seven years. During this time, she wrote the first six books in The Time Counselor Chronicles

Danele currently lives in Colorado where she continues to write. Although her journey back to health was long and difficult, it provided her with the opportunity to grow closer to God and to write her books. For that, she is forever thankful. 

You can learn more about Danele by visiting her blog at


Danele Rotharmel said...

Victoria, thank you so much for featuring me today! And thank you for reviewing Time Tsunami! I'm so glad that you enjoyed my book! Your lovely words made my heart sing!! I really appreciate it!

Sharon McGregor said...

When I started reading Time Tsunami, I couldn't put it down.

Danele Rotharmel said...

Wow!! Thank you, Sharon!!! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it!! When I was writing Time Tsunami, I would get extremely involved with my characters. There were quite a few times when I spent 18 hours straight at my keyboard. I couldn't get the words out fast enough! :) Thank you so much for all of your encouragement and support! Your kind words mean the world to me!!

Joyce Graves said...

Victoria, thank you for seeing right into Danele's heart for God and for the remarkable God-given talent she has as an author, as she uses it to His glory.

Danele is a good friend and has one of the toughest and compelling testimonies to share. I know that God will continue to use her to show others faith at work - testing but found strong in the end. j

Danele Rotharmel said...

Dear Joyce, you are so wonderful! Thank you for your kind words! Thank you for always being such an encouragement to me! God is so incredible. I'm so glad that He didn't give up on me when I was tired and discouraged. He saw me through.