Jan 25, 2012

Tempest frenzy!

Have you guys heard of this book by Julie Cross that just came out last week?  It's called TEMPEST, and it's the first of a series, and DUDE...it has time travel.

You can buy this at B&N, Amazon, or through IndieBound.

So yeah, if you haven't heard of it, GET IT NOW.  Here's the description:

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.

The author is also totally awesome herself. So awesome in fact, that she arranged some pretty cool events for the kids and teens in her hometown.  I'll let Suzie Townsend give a rundown on that later.  But in the meantime, check out some images from her book launch:

She totally drew a big crowd of enthusiastic readers.
And all of them wanted the book after she told them about it, of course.  Did I mention time travel?  Um, yeah.
She signed everyone's copy personally...and look! Suzie's there, too!
And one of the coolest parts of the night was when Uni High Student, Jackson, got to read from the book...as Jackson (the main character)!
So what's the takeaway?

That this book rocks.

Nuff said.


Lori M. Lee said...

This is so awesome! She's got a full house :D

Kelley said...

VERY cool! So good to see kids so interested in books.

Sounds like a great story.

TwinMom said...

This has nothing to do with this particular posting, for which I apologize, but when I try any of your links to the Query Log I am told the page does not exist.

Where is the Query log?

Anonymous said...

Did you ever get a reply about the Query Log? I'm goin' bananas trying to figure out how to get to it, but repeatedly receive the same message you do. Let me know if you've heard anything! Thanks!

TwinMom said...

I did not. I assume the agents are busy or the log was removed.