Born and raised in the Charleston, WV area, this young single father started writing when unimaginable circumstances thrust him into a situation beyond his control. As a way to stay connected to his beloved daughters, he began writing stories to entertain them - first a fantastical, magical adventure, the Edge of Knight series.
What started as entertainment for his daughters evolved into a coping mechanism to maintain his sanity as he waged a monumental battle against injustice. The battle continues, and as his daughters have grown into teenagers, the stories have changed to more mature fiction. M.O.D. is the first book to be published.
Danielle Nicole Bienvenu
on Jan. 22, 2013 :
J.C. Allen's Chronicle's of Time Book 1 was a joy to read. The characters were real in a very clever situation. The relationship between Rick, Alex, and Jessica is a heartwarming one most can relate to. The sentences engross you in the story and I for one was left wanting more. I look forward to Book 2 in the series as Allen's gift of captivating audience with words and fantastical scenarios are sure to please. If you want an adventure, this should be your pick.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on June 04, 2012 :
As I started reading this story, I was touched by the interactions between Rick and his daughters,Alex and Jessica, his compassion for his niece, Anna and his friendship with their mature friend, Kaylie. First you become immersed into this extended family's sporting events, and their father's concern for their happiness and well-being. Then Alex, Rick's oldest daughter, finds a strange metallic box with, among other things, a map to a time machine and a "key" to make it work. Once they find it, you're reminded of some characters introduced in the prologue of the story, so you find yourself going back to refresh your memory. This is about the time when Rick's female friend, Abby comes into the picture. I'll have to stop here to keep from giving anything away. This story was well written by a very talented young writer who truly knows how to construct a story that will immerse his readers. The spelling and grammar are excellent, with only a couple of small errors, nothing which would detract from the story or distract the reader. If the act of reviewing a book demanded that you must find at least one fault with the story, it would be this: I like a book that stands alone, and any sequel should do the same. However, I've already purchased "Chronicles of Time, Book 2". Can't wait to read the rest of this wonderful story. Great job, Mr. Allen.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on May 23, 2012 :
This is one seriously amazing invention...
The Chronicles of Time Book 1 is an exciting and heartwarming tale of a single father and his daughters who come across what is almost certainly the most valuable piece of technology ever invented...and I do mean EVER.
You're sure to fall in love with the young cast of characters as well as their videogame-developer father. When one of Rick's daughters finds an amazing device that allows him to view events from any point in history, he and his scientist friends are awestruck...but his daughters are the ones who push the envelope and explore the device's full potential. Imagine everyone's surprise when they discover it might be possible to actually travel to any time or place in the past!
Come see what happens when Rick and the girls do just that...but brace yourself because some people are willing to do just about anything to stop them!
Reviewed by "Maine's Other Author"(TM) Tim Greaton
(reviewed the day of purchase)