Monday, June 23, 2014

**Blog Tour Guest Post ~ Dangerous Reflections ~ Shay West**

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Shay West's Dangerous Reflections. My stop includes all you need to know about the book, an interview with the author, and a guest post.

Dangerous Reflections
Alexis Davenport Series #1
Release Date: June 23, 2014
Genre: YA Fantasy, Time Travel

Alexis Davenport wants to go home. She hates her new school, her mother for moving her away from her friends, and her father for walking out.

To make matters worse, Alex is haunted by images of strange girls reflected in her mirror. It’s bad enough juggling homework, a relentless bully, boys, and a deadbeat dad; now, she must save the world from an evil presence hell-bent on changing the past – and our futures. Who knew her A+ in history was going to be this important?

***Guest Post ~ Time Travel***

I have always been fascinated with the idea of time travel. It would be so amazing to travel back in time and observe how people really lived. It’s one thing to use archaeological evidence to hypothesize about how people lived in the past, but to actually be able to observe them going about their daily lives, or to see what their homes looked like and what they ate would be so incredible.

Ah, to see Rome and watch the gladiators perform in the Coliseum, or walk through the streets of an ancient Egyptian city, or watch as druids built Stonehenge. How many mysteries would be solved if only we could travel back in time? Kind of makes me wish the Doctor would arrive with his TARDIS and whisk me off to see something no other modern human has ever seen.

Of course, there is always the danger of screwing up the time line. It could spell disaster if an innocent act by a time traveler inadvertently altered the course of history. The repercussions could be disastrous. This is what makes me thankful that no one has managed to invent a time travel device.

In my Adventures of Alexis Davenport series, fifteen-year-old Alex has the unsavory task of protecting the time line from someone trying to alter the past. Not only that, she also has to deal with all of the other things a teenager has to deal with. This poor girl has a lot on her plate! But she’s spunky with a side of sass thrown in for good measure and can handle anything that comes her way.

Shay West was born in Longmont, CO and earned a doctorate degree in Human Medical Genetics from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical. Dr. West currently lives in Grand Junction, CO with her two cats. When not writing novels, she plays with plushie microbes and teaches biology classes at Colorado Mesa University. She is the author of the Portals of Destiny series and the Adventures of Alexis Davenport series. She has also been published in several
anthologies: Battlespace (military scifi), Orange Karen: Tribute to a Warrior (fundraiser), and Ancient New (steampunk/fantasy).

You can find Dr. West and more of her work at


  1. Ever since I've seen Back to the Future and Somewhere in Time, dude I've been obsessed by time travel! But I think I WILL Screw up history and everything else because I'll give spoilers for sure and bring awesome gadgets from the future... so I think I'll either get worshiped as a goddess or get burned at the stake for being a witch... hmmm...

    1. Bwahahaha! I'd be so afraid of doing what Marty McFly did and running into my future relatives and really screw things up LOL :D And what do we burn apart from witches??? MORE WITCHES! Now I wanna go watch Monty Python :P

      Thanks for having me on your site and helping me launch the book!!!!! <3

    2. Oh Braine, you'd definitely be a goddess! ;) But I know if I were to ever time travel, I'd totally screw things up.

      You're very welcome, Shay!

  2. Oh gosh, my kids are obsessed with time travel right now. I guess it started with us watching Back to the Future. My son is convinced he will be the one who finally nails it. *sigh*
    I need to get him reading books with time travel in the meantime!
    Thanks for the interesting post!

  3. You have me stumped, don't know this one but like the cover. Some time travel, wouldn't that be nice. I could go back twenty years and go crazy :D Thanks for sharing. new one on my radar :D

  4. This story sounds cute and I am loving on the cover! Totally adding this to my tbr pile.Thank you for sharing!

  5. Sounds good one, I will definitely go through it...thanks a lot for your sharing..


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