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October, 2012

Review: Publishers Weekly

I’m so excited to share this review of Time Between Us in Publishers Weekly:

“This warm, time-bending romance… will have readers rooting for the couple that keeps daring fate.” 

 

PW Review: Publishers Weekly

The cute new boy at school, Bennett Cooper, keeps disappearing on steadfast Anna Greene in this warm, time-bending romance, set in 1995. High school junior Anna feels stuck in Evanston, Ill., growing up in her father’s childhood home and dreaming of travel and adventure. Anna stays smitten with Bennett as he alternately flirts with her and pushes her away. Debut author Stone takes a while to let Anna discover that Bennett is a time traveler from the year 2012; they fall for each other knowing they might be pulled apart by Bennett’s inability to stay in 1995. Some readers may get slightly tripped up by the logistics of time travel—Bennett is simultaneously a baby and a 17-year-old in 1995 while looking for his sister who got stuck in 1994. But the chemistry between Bennett and Anna—and the fun and brave things they do together—will have readers rooting for the couple that keeps daring fate. The secret Bennett keeps from Anna unravels into a dreamy, twisty ending. Ages 12–up. Agent: Caryn Wiseman, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Oct.)

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Thank you, Publishers Weekly!

 

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The YAmazing Race Is Over.

Thanks for running the YAmazing Race!

We will announce winners of the prize packs on The Apocalypsies site tomorrow, and I’ll announce the winner of my gift basket on Wednesday.

To all of you who entered my contest: THANK  YOU. Thank you for liking me on Facebook, following me on Twitter, and adding Time Between Us to your Goodreads shelf. Mostly, thank you for your stories. I’ve had so much fun time traveling with you over the last week!

Happy travels,

Tamara

 

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It’s the YAmazing Race!

 

The race is OVER! Thanks for playing, everyone! That was fun.

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WELCOME RACERS!

May I start by saying how happy I am to be a Smashing Pumpkin? That is just so very perfect!

If you’ve arrived here from the site of my friend and fellowing pumpkin, Claire LeGrand, you’re on the right track.

The YAmazing Race with MGnificent prizes is a blog hop featuring over 50 debut authors, and prize packs that includes signed books, 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, which just came out two weeks ago from Hyperion!

 

This is a VIDEO STOP, which means that you get to watch a video to get your clue.

Sound fun?

Here we go!

Take a look at the brand new book trailer that the incredibly talented people at Hyperion created for TIME BETWEEN US:

 

 

Got your facts? Lock ‘em in!
Commit a few of those details to memory, because you’ll need one of them to answer the quiz ahead. And remember, you must complete ALL FOUR quizzes to be eligible for a prize pack.

 

What’s that? You want to win more stuff?
Well, okay! How about a shiny world travel/writing inspired gift basket? It’s similar to the one I gave away at my launch party, so it will look a lot like this:

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Inside you’ll find:

* A very special signed hard copy of Time Between Us. It’s annotated with music facts and stuffed with surprises along the way!

* An iTunes download of the Time Between Us playlist of your choice (What? You haven’t heard Anna & Bennett’s playlists? Check them out HERE!)

* A Time Between Us coffee mug

* A journal

* A hot-of-the-press Time Between Us T-shirt

* Bookmarks and stickers

Sound like it’s worth playing for?

 

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 point within your lifetime – 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:

* 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 the Time Between Us gift basket!

This contest is open internationally, and I’ll announce the winner on October 30, 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!

 

 

ABOUT TIME BETWEEN US

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Publisher: Hyperion

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.

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Blog Tour: Final Week!

I have to start today’s post by thanking all the people who have made the last two weeks of the Time Between Us blog tour such an incredible success! Hyperion teamed up with Authors on the Web to put this three-week tour together, and I couldn’t be more impressed or grateful. Thanks so much, guys!

And of course, this tour wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for all the wonderful bloggers who stepped up to host. Thank you all for your fantastic interview questions, your insightful ideas for posts, and for all you’ve done to spread the word out there in the big world. You guys are A-MA-ZING! So many thank-yous!

And we’re not done! It’s the last week of the tour and we’ve saved some fun stuff for last!

 

Here’s what’s on tap this week:

Monday, October 22: What do you think, am I a hopeless romantic or more of a realist when it comes to love? I’m telling Books Over Boys all about my thoughts on love and fate, on soul mates and meant-to-be’s.

BONUS! TWO STOPS today! You can also read an excerpt from Time Between Us over on the lovely Lili’s Reflections. Click HERE and HERE to read.

Tuesday, October 23: Did you know that there’s a whole website dedicated to Anna & Bennett, their music, their travels, and their story? Stop by today and you’ll also find the brand new book trailer for Time Between Us! www.TimeBetweenUs.com.

Wednesday, October 24: Still not sure if Time Between Us if a book for you? Perhaps the first six chapters will help you decide! They’re free! Hyperion is hosting today’s stop, so visit Un-Required Reading and click on “SNEAK PEEK” to start reading now.

Thursday, October 25: Today, I’m giving you the backstory behind all the songs on Anna’s Playlist! Come find out why I love these songs and where each one maps to a specific chapter in Time Between Us! If you like music, don’t miss this stop at Novel Magic!

Friday, October 26: What could be more fitting for the awesome blog, Reading After Midnight, than a post on Writing After Midnight? Find out why I wrote much of Time Between Us in the wee hours of the night, and what tools I used to do it.

 

If you missed any of the posts from previous weeks, here’s where I’ve been blabbing away:

Week 1:

Monday, October 8: First stop is A Book and a Latte. Jen wanted to know all about Bennett’s time travel rules and I gave her the low down. Jen’s also giving away a book. Click HERE to read.

Tuesday, October 9: Addie at Bookworm Recommendations asked for an excerpt and I gave her something from one of my favorite chapters. And another giveaway! Click HERE to read.

Wednesday, October 10: Curious about the time-challenged couples who inspired me? ChapterChicks.com has the scoop! Click HERE to read.

Thursday, October 11: If I could travel like Bennett can, where and when would I go? Find out my top five times and places (complete with at least one embarrassing fact and photo!) with AnnaReads.com. Anna’s also got a giveaway! Click HERE to read.

Friday, October 12: I loved this interview with Shanyn about animals, roller coasters, and olympic events! Check out what ChickLovesLit.com wanted to know about me. Click HERE to read.

 

Week 2:

Monday, October 15: One of the characters in Time Between Us stopped by Fiction Freak today. I wonder who it is? Click HERE to find out.

Tuesday, October 16: Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf had a bunch of fantastic questions. Time travel, book titles, and what I’m working on next! Click HERE to read.

Wednesday, October 17: Chick Lit Teens will have an excerpt from Time Between UsClick HERE to read.

Thursday, October 18: BlookGirl wanted to know about my time travel research and which of my characters I’m most like. (Psst. The answer to that last one might surprise you.) Click HERE to read.

 

Thanks for joining me on the tour!

 

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Blog Tour: Week TWO

Hey guys! I’m still in Portland enjoying my post-Wordstock high. I’ll post pictures soon but for now, believe me, this was an amazing event!

And look. My hotel room door is a chalkboard!

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Today, I’m planning to do a lot of writing and to see a bit of Portland, and then I’m heading down to Beach Books in Seaside for a signing with Lissa Price, author of STARTERS, and Kristen-Paige Madonia, author or FINGERPRINTS OF YOU. The signing involves a two-hour road trip so I’m sure there will be shenanigans to report.

And… the Time Between Us Blog Tour continues! I’ve been having so much fun talking to bloggers over the last week. And we’re not done! Here’s this week’s line up.

Week 2:

Monday, October 15: One of the characters in Time Between Us stopped by Fiction Freak today. I wonder who it is? Click HERE to find out.

Tuesday, October 16: Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf had a bunch of fantastic questions. Time travel, book titles, and what I’m working on next! Click HERE to read.

Wednesday, October 17: Chick Lit Teens will have an excerpt from Time Between Us. Click HERE to read.

Thursday, October 18: BlookGirl wanted to know about my time travel research and which of my characters I’m most like. (Psst. The answer to that last one might surprise you.) Click HERE to read.

Friday, October 19: I’m stopping by Cheryl’s Book Nook for a nice chat to wrap up the week.

 

In case you missed the fun, here’s where I was last week:

Monday, October 8: First stop is A Book and a Latte. Jen wanted to know all about Bennett’s time travel rules and I gave her the low down. Jen’s also giving away a book. Click HERE to read.

Tuesday, October 9: Addie at Bookworm Recommendations asked for an excerpt and I gave her something from one of my favorite chapters. And another giveaway! Click HERE to read.

Wednesday, October 10: Curious about the time-challenged couples who inspired me? ChapterChicks.com has the scoop! Click HERE to read.

Thursday, October 11: If I could travel like Bennett can, where and when would I go? Find out my top five times and places (complete with at least one embarrassing fact and photo!) with AnnaReads.com. Anna’s also got a giveaway! Click HERE to read.

Friday, October 12: I loved this interview with Shanyn about animals, roller coasters, and olympic events! Check out what ChickLovesLit.com wanted to know about me. Click HERE to read.

 

Thanks for joining me on the tour!

 

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