My Books:

blue eyeThe Time Counselor Chronicles

My book series, The Time Counselor Chronicles, consists of eight novels all revolving around the same cast of characters. The books are Christian romantic suspense, and they contain time travel twists engineered to keep my readers guessing! I had a blast writing my books, and I hope you will enjoy them. The first three books in the series, Time Tsunami, Time Trap, and Time Search are currently under contract with Prism Book Group.


Time Tsunami

Time Tsunami (Book 1 of The Time Counselor Chronicles)

Love turns deadly when a serial killer confronts a beautiful time surfer from the future. . .

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 adviser, 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?

Time Tsunami is a fast-moving thriller with time travel twists that keep the reader guessing until the very last page.

Time Tsunami is CLEAN Christian fiction, and it doesn’t contain any swear words or dirty scenes. My main characters are all Christians, and the plan of salvation is clearly presented in the book. My characters deal with real-life issues and confront them in a Biblical manner. “Walking through the Why,” is also discussed–how to reconcile your faith when bad things happen.

  • Format: Paperback, Kindle eBook, Nook eBook, and iBook
  • Audio Book (coming soon)
  • Purchase through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, iBooks, or your local bookstore


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Time Tsunami on Prism Book Group’s Website:


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Time Trap (Book 2 of The Time Counselor Chronicles)

A killer is lurking in the shadows of time itself. . .

When problems arise during a field exam, Director Peter Matthews and Dr. Laura Nelson are sent through a time portal to investigate.  While they search for their missing cadets, they encounter an enemy who is calculating and brutal—a mysterious nemesis who is holding a grudge against the TEMCO program.  As Peter and Laura race to unravel clues directing them to their kidnapped cadets, their own survival comes into question.  A deadly trap has been set, and they are forced to pit their wits against a serial killer who is intent on playing a deadly chess game through time itself.

 There is nowhere to hide. No way to escape. Confrontation is their only option. . . 

  • Time Trap: Coming June 17, 2016!
  • Format: Print, eBook, Kindle, Nook, Audio Book
  • Purchase through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, iBooks, or your local bookstore


blue flashTime Search (Book 3 of The Time Counselor Chronicles)

In the wake of a recent wave of violence, TEMCO employees are left reeling. While some of the staff are put into hiding, others are left behind to discover the true identity of the mysterious nemesis who is determined to destroy them all. While Crystal, Marc, and Zeke search for clues to unravel the mystery of his real name, their enemy is lurking in the shadows searching for TEMCO’s missing leaders. It’s a race against the clock! And as the hours and seconds tick away, it’s anyone’s guess whose search will be completed first.

It’s a classic battle of good versus evil, and the stakes couldn’t be higher!

  • Time Search: Coming Soon!
  • Format: Print, eBook, Kindle, Nook, Audio Book
  • Purchase through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, iBooks, or your local bookstore

Welcome to dragonflydanele!

Danele Rotharmel


I want to welcome you to my blog. For those of you who don’t know me, let me introduce myself. My name is Danele, and I’m the author of The Time Counselor Chronicles. (The first book in the series, Time Tsunami, was released by Prism Book Group in January of 2016). My books are Christian romantic suspense with a time travel twist, and I wrote them during a seven-year period of time when I was in quarantine.  I know that sounds strange, so let me explain. Several years ago, I started feeling ill and my doctors couldn’t figure out why.  My illness progressed until I couldn’t talk without stuttering or walk without staggering. I also experienced partial amnesia and troubles with my short-term memory. Eventually, I had to quit my job and stop driving. Finally, it was discovered that I was suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty furnace in my home.  The leak was a tiny one, and the gas had been slowly poisoning me over a long period of time. (Let me interrupt to say that it is VITALLY important for every house to have a carbon monoxide monitor with a digital readout that monitors low levels of the gas). You can’t see or smell carbon monoxide, and it’s estimated that if the leak hadn’t been discovered I wouldn’t have survived much longer.

I thought that once the furnace was replaced, my health would improve, but the gas had triggered severe chemical sensitivity. In a nutshell, that means that anytime I was exposed to perfume, cleansers, car exhaust, or any of the other chemicals that surround our daily lives, I would become extremely ill. My health continued to worsen, and eventually, I was put into quarantine in my home.  My house was a “chemical-free” zone, and for seven years I could only talk to friends and extended family through the glass of a window.  The quarantine worked, and after the first couple of years most of my memories were restored, and each proceeding year brought me closer to renewed health.  Quarantine was a very lonely time for me, and during it, I wrote my books.  My characters were a window to the outside world, and they gave me something to focus on other than my health.

Now, why are dragonflies so special to me? That’s simple. I became a Christian when I was a little girl, but my illness made me question everything I knew about God.  For months at a time, I would think about one certain question of faith and decide what I believed in light of my isolation and suffering. Eventually, I came to the following conclusions:

  1. God is real
  2. God is good
  3. God is intimately concerned with every moment of my life
  4. Jesus must be kept in the center of my faith
  5. God is trustworthy even when it seems that He is not

Even though I reconciled my faith, it was sometimes difficult to keep encouraged, and the thing that got me through was looking into the eye of a dragonfly. I know that sounds strange, so I’ll explain. By my second year of quarantine, I didn’t know how I was going to continue. I didn’t know why God had let me live if I was just going to be ill and isolated. My questions boiled up inside until I came to a breaking point. At that time, I was only able to go outside the house if there weren’t any running cars or lawnmowers or tractors around–and as long as no one was burning ditches or spraying crops. The conditions were right, so I cut across the fields and walked to an isolated lake behind the house. I sat down on the bank and watched the dragonflies darting over the water. When I was little, I used to try to catch dragonflies, but they were always too quick for me. As I sat and watched them that day, I felt desperation rising up in my soul. I cried out to God, “Is this all there is? Will things ever get better? Do you you even know what’s happening? Do you even care? Are you even there?”

As I watched the dragonflies, I prayed, “Lord, if you love me–if things are going to be okay–make a dragonfly land on my finger.” I sat and waited, but nothing happened. Eventually, I walked back to the house feeling foolish. I thought about the verses telling us not to put God to the test, and the verses about faith being the evidence of things not seen. I tried to convince myself that I was all right, but truthfully, I wasn’t. I had desperately needed that sign–and it hadn’t come.

The next day, conditions were right again (no running lawn mowers–etc) so I ventured out into the yard. As I walked by a bush, I saw something blue. I went closer and realized it was a giant dragonfly. I had never seen one so big. It’s wing span was at least 5 inches wide. I expected it to dart away when I approached, but it didn’t. It was hanging upside down, and it looked dead. I reached out to nudge it, and it climbed onto my finger. I’ve never been more shocked. I pulled my hand back with the dragonfly clinging to my finger, and I remembered my prayer from the day before. A wave of overwhelming gratitude washed over me. This was the sign I had prayed for–the sign I so desperately needed. I went over and sat on the steps and looked at the dragonfly. It was stunning. I studied it’s huge wings and bright blue body. I expected it to fly away any second, but it clung to my finger like it was glued in place. I brought the dragonfly up to my face and looked at its eyes. I’ve never seen anything more beautiful. A dragonfly’s eye isn’t dead-looking–it looks like swirling liquid. If you’ve ever seen a rainbow in a puddle of gasoline–that’s what a dragonfly’s eye looks like. It swirls and shimmers with purple and blue tints. It’s breathtaking. I sat there for several minutes looking at the dragonfly–enjoying its beauty–and then I said, “Lord, if you really sent this dragonfly to tell me that you love me and that everything’s going to be okay, you can let it go now.” Immediately, the dragonfly flew off my finger and zipped over the roof of the house.

After that day, I endured five more years of quarantine, but they weren’t as hard as the first two. You ask me how I got through my illness and quarantine, and the truth is that I looked into the eye of a dragonfly and knew that I was loved.

I hope that you enjoy my blog, and that through its posts you find encouragement and most of all–hope.

Thank you for reading!


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