May, 2012


A humungous thank you to Jessica Love for helping me introduce the Time Between Us site. Jessica and I met at a conference over a year ago and we’ve continued to bond over a shared love of books and music. I’m so flattered by all her support and enthusiasm for this story. Thank you, Jess!


Big News! The new TIME BETWEEN US site is live! Anna. Bennett. Music. World travel. Time travel. And a brand spankin’ new description of the book. I’m so excited I can barely stand it!

But this site isn’t done, because it can’t be without YOU. It needs YOUR travel and music wish lists to make it complete. Will you help?



Here’s the scoop: Anna & Bennett might be separated by 5 states and 17 years, but a shared love of music and world travel tends to bring them together when they least expect it. In their honor, I’m giving away TWO giant music & travel prize packs:

* A signed advance copy of Time Between Us
* Anna’s playlist
* A $20 iTunes gift card so you can grab your favorite music
* A world map and a box of little red pins
* Signed bookmarks
* More stickers than you’ll know what to do with

* A signed advance copy of Time Between Us
* Bennett’s playlist
* A $20 Ticketmaster gift card to help get you to a show you’re dying to see
* Postcards from some of Bennett’s favorite locations
* Signed bookmarks
* More stickers than you’ll know what to do with



Three pages on the site are waiting for your comments: the “Travel” page, “Bennett’s” page, and the “Playlists” page. A comment on each gets you three entries and three chances to win!

For additional entries, help me spread the word on Twitter. Just include a link to this blog post and the hashtag #timebetweenus. You can tweet about it all week, until the contest ends (one entry for each tweet).

TWO WINNERS will be selected at random. This contest is open internationally and closes at midnight EST on Tuesday, June 5.



I’ll stop blabbing now. Anna & Bennett are waiting for you! Go say hello and leave your fingerprints all over those pages:



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The Cover: Poland!

Take a look at the newest international book cover! This is how Time Between Us will look on bookshelves in Poland:



To the talented team at Prószyński Media: Thank you for creating such a beautiful cover for Czas Pomiędzy Nami! I absolutely love it.


I feel like I keep winning the book cover jackpot:

(click to add to Goodreads!) 

What do you think about the latest addition to the cover family?


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ARC Winner!

Huge thanks to everyone who participated in the YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes. We all had a great time sharing our upcoming books with you. The six prize pack winners are posted here.

I am especially grateful to those of you who entered the contest to win an ARC of Time Between Us. I love that so many of you chose to share your time travel stories, and I had such a great time reading them over the last week. If you’d been a fly on the wall, you would have heard your fair share of laughs, audible wow’s and yeah, that’d be cool’s, and a bunch of whoa’s followed by total speechlessness.

Counting your comments, Goodreads adds, Twitter follows, and Facebook likes, there were a total of 366 entries (Wow! Thank you!). After a random pull from the good-ol’ fishbowl, the winner of my very first ARC giveaway is:

KIM from The Netherlands!

I absolutely loved Kim’s story, and she said she didn’t mind if I reposted it here. This is Kim’s time travel wish:

If I could travel back in time, I would travel back in time to when I let this great guy go, and I’ve regretted doing so ever since. If I could go back I would slap some sense into my younger self!

Besides, if I could only travel back once, I don’t think I should travel back to see my grandmother, who passed away ten years ago. She meant everything to me, and I miss her everyday. I think I would never be able to go back to this time to miss her all over again…

Whoa. Speechless.

Congratulations, Kim! I’m sending you a signed ARC of Time Between Us, signed bookmarks, a bunch of stickers, and a hot-off-the-press TBU T-shirt!



Everyone: Thank you again for sharing your stories, and for your incredibly kind words and enthusiasm for Time Between Us.

This was fun! Let’s do it again soon, okay?



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The YAmazing Race!

The race ends at noon EST on Tuesday, May 8!


Hey, you made it!

Welcome to my stop on the YAmazing Race with MGnificent prizes, a blog hop featuring over 50 debut authors, and prize packs that include ARCs, gift certificates, swag, and more! If you haven’t yet been to the Apocalypsies website, please click here to start from the beginning and read the complete rules.

At this stop, you’re going to learn a little bit about my time travel romance, TIME BETWEEN US.

Are you ready? Here we go…


by Tamara Ireland Stone

Publisher:  Hyperion
Release Date:  
October 9, 2012

Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett’s unique ability to travel through time and space brings him into Anna’s life, and with him, a new world of adventure and possibility.

As their relationship deepens, they face the reality that time might knock Bennett back where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate — and what consequences they can bear in order to stay together.


Lock it in!
Commit a few of those details to memory, because you’ll need at least TWO facts above to answer the quiz ahead. And remember, you must complete ALL FIVE quizzes to be eligible for a prize pack.


What’s that? You want to win more stuff?
Well, okay! I’ll also give away a signed ARC of TIME BETWEEN US at the end of the race!

It’s easy to enter. In the comments below, just tell me this:

If you could time travel — to any destination in the world at any time — where and when would you go?

That’s it. You can also tell me why if you want to (I love hearing travel stories), but it’s cool if you want to keep it to yourself. I respect the privacy of all time travelers and time traveler wannabes.


If you want additional chances to win, you can also do the following:

* Like my Facebook Page

* Follow me on Twitter

* Add TIME BETWEEN US to your Goodreads “to-read” shelf


All four = four entries = more chances to win an ARC. Oh, and a signed bookmark. I might get carried away and throw in another surprise, too (I like surprises).

This contest is open internationally, and I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, May 9 after the YAmazing Race victors are crowned.


That’s it!
Thanks for hanging out with me! It was fun to have you here.

Click HERE to go to the next stop on the race!

(psst… it’s a really good one. With more surprises…)



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