The Applicant Cover Reveal/Book Blast + Giveaway

The Applicant

by Aidee Ladnier

GENRE: M/M, SciFi, Time Travel Romance


How can something so cuddly and adorable be so destructive? The teddy bear robot decimating his lab is only the first disaster of the day for roboticist Forbes Pohle. If he can figure out how to end its rampage, he still has to interview applicants for the position of research assistant and convince the time-traveler on his doorstop that they should be making their future right now.

Oliver Lennox didn’t travel back in time to have a quickie in the blast chamber—but it certainly is fun. This younger Forbes is a sweeter, more innocent version of his lover. And it will be hard to leave him behind in the past.

If you like sexy nerds, humor, plenty of action, and a love story not even time can disrupt, this romantic adventure has the perfect credentials for the job.


A wiry man stood on Forbes’s doorstep. He was dressed in a T-shirt, tight black jeans, black nail polish, and red Chuck Taylors. His strawberry blond hair was spiked up in front. The corners of his eyes and his freckled nose wrinkled. 

Forbes blinked back his surprise and opened his mouth, expecting words to come out. He cleared his throat and tried again. “Come in.” Forbes waved him inside the house. “I’m Forbes Pohle. I’m the one who posted the job listing.” 

The man grinned and held out a hand. “Very pleased to meet you, Dr. Pohle. I’m Oliver Lennox. Please call me Oliver.” 

Forbes blushed at the title as he clasped Oliver’s warm hand. Forbes was a PhD three times over, but he hadn’t put that in the advertisement. 

“If you’ll come this way, we can talk in the lab.” He turned and walked back down the hallway to the adjacent laboratory, assuming the applicant would follow. 

“Oh, I didn’t come about…,” Forbes heard him say before he ran into Forbes’s back. To be fair it wasn’t his fault. Forbes had stopped short in the lab doorway. 

During the few minutes he’d stepped out to answer the door, the laboratory had been destroyed.

About The Author: 

Aidee Ladnier, an award-winning author of speculative fiction, began writing at twelve years old but took a hiatus to be a magician’s assistant, ride in hot air balloons, produce independent movies, collect interesting shoes, fold origami, send ping pong balls into space, and amass a secret file with the CIA. A lover of genre fiction, it has been a lifelong dream of Aidee’s to write both romance and erotica with a little science fiction, fantasy, mystery, or the paranormal thrown in to add a zing.

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7 thoughts on “The Applicant Cover Reveal/Book Blast + Giveaway

  1. I can’t help but admire you for having such diverse careers. From being a magician’s assistant to being an author. You surely have an interesting life and that I think plays a great role on you being able to tell stories. I wonder which of your experiences were incorporated to your novels.

    Thanks for coming by here, Miss Ladnier! ❤

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    • Hi James! Honestly, all of them. They come out in little parts and parcels in my writing. For example, my experience as a magician’s assistant was used in my novel THE MOONLIGHT MARKET when I based the magician in the story on my Dad. In THE APPLICANT, my love of science, my philosophy on second chances, and my fascination with robots and automatons all made an appearance. 🙂


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