Hello, everyone! Today is a very special day, indeed! I am kicking off my very first blog tour! This is the tour for the paperback release of Tempest by: Julie Cross, which has an AMAZING re-designed cover. I am so excited to be hosting my first tour and have enjoyed every moment of it! I hope you all do too! Julie has some pretty wonderful guest posts and interviews cooked up that will be posted now through the 15th. There will be a book giveaway on every blog as well! Also, look out for the sequel, Vortex, coming January 2013! Stay tuned for the giveaway at the end of this post!
Blog Tour Schedule:
12/8/12: Through the Looking Glass
12/9/12: Novel Sounds
12/10/12: The Book Vortex
12/11/12: Release Day – Everyone posts
12/12/12: Makeshift Bookmark
12/13/12: Literary Exploration
12/14/12: Supernatural Snark
12/15/12: Through the Looking Glass
Here is some more info about Julie and Tempest!
About Julie (from her website):
I live in central Illinois with my wonderful husband and three kids currently between the ages of 7 and 12 (the kids not the husband). My writing journey began in May, 2009 with a short story in a notebook.
Within a year, I had written seven (some good some God-awful) young adult novels. Not being a college graduate and having spent the previous fifteen years teaching gymnastics and working as a YMCA Program Director for Recreational Gymnastics, professional writing wasn’t in my plans. Not even close. But ever since the day I started that short story, I haven’t been able to stop. It was love at first sight.
After about a year of writing, I had a three book deal with St. Martin’s Press, and a film option with Summit Entertainment. Crazy, right? I know. It wasn’t until August of 2011 that I quit working full time in order to be at home with my kids more and of course, write more. My young adult time travel debut novel, Tempest, released on January 17, 2012. The rest of my personal story remains unwritten.
Tempest by: Julie Cross
Publication Date: January 17, 2012 (PB) December 11, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Genre: Time-travel, romance, action
Series: #1 in Tempest
Page Count: 352
Buy the Book: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Summary from Goodreads:
The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.
That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.
Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.
But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler. Recruit… or kill him.
Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.
And now for the giveaway!