Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Tempest is Brewing + Giveaway

As some of you know, I recently had the great pleasure of doing a signing at Books of Wonder, and one of the lovely ladies with me was Julie Cross:

That's her, second to the left! Thanks, SLJ, for posting the picture!
I got this book to read for review when I was grumpy. That's the nicest thing I can say about my attitude. I was terribly grumpy and prone to hate everything. The copy of the book I got had no cover, and very little description. I picked it up, expecting to hate the whole thing and continue being grumpy.

Instead, I loved it.

I devoured the whole book, totally caught in the story and enraptured by the world. It's a time travel book which, right there, should be a sign that I would love it, but the fact that this book (a) picked me up out of a serious reading slump, (b) made me quit being so grumpy, and (c) made me ignore everything to read for two days straight meant that I had to blurb it. So I did :)


“Julie Cross's thrilling debut is brimming with 

excitement, romance, and intrigue. 

I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!” 


That bit about not being able to turn the pages fast enough? That's actually true. There's a few scenes there where I got so anxious that I remember having my fingers caught between three or four pages, the faster to turn them with. And it was all I could do not to skip to the end and make sure everyone makes it out okay!


I'll be doing a more complete review and an interview with author Julie Cross in the next two days, but in the meantime, you can find out more about this book here:
And since I really want to share this brilliant book with people, I'm giving away a SIGNED copy that I picked up at Books of Wonder just for you! Since Julie's a debut author, why not give her a shout-out in the comments to let her know how much you want to read her book, what you think of the cover or trailer, or just a good luck wish? (I'm not making this mandatory, I just think it'd be nice :)

Additional contest information:
  • Open internationally
  • Entrants must be 13 years old or older
  • Only one entry per person
  • Must enter in the Rafflecopter below to qualify
  • Contest closes on February 1, 2012

a Rafflecopter giveaway

155 comments:

Bwyatt said...

Yay! This one has been on my 'MUST HAVE' list for a little while now! I love the cover and trailer!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read this!! Looks amazing!

-Em @ Sash & Em

Giada M. said...

I have this book on my wishlist! It sounds really good and I love the trailer. Thank you for this chance! :D

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ThoughtsonFire_Michelle said...

omg this is amazing, thanks Beth! I really want to read Tempest, i just don't have money to buy books :S

Leituras & Fofuras said...

I can't wait to read this book! It looks so good *-*

Thanks for this giveaway!

Gretchen Alice said...

I've been dying to read this!

Carina Olsen said...

Ohh, this seems like an awesome book! :D I would love love love to win it. <3
Love, Carina

Emmy N said...

I LOVED the book trailer!!! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy! I've been DYING for a new time travel book! xoxo

Unknown said...

I just got my signed copy of ams in the mail for books of wonder and if I've learned one thing from Beth, both from following her on Twitter and reading her amazing books, its that she has good taste. Her excitement about this is enough to fill me with child like giddiness. Congrats Julie! Can't wait to read it and follow your successful career! Keep it up!

Unknown said...

I just got my signed copy of ams in the mail for books of wonder and if I've learned one thing from Beth, both from following her on Twitter and reading her amazing books, its that she has good taste. Her excitement about this is enough to fill me with child like giddiness. Congrats Julie! Can't wait to read it and follow your successful career! Keep it up!

Unknown said...

I just got my signed copy of ams in the mail for books of wonder and if I've learned one thing from Beth, both from following her on Twitter and reading her amazing books, its that she has good taste. Her excitement about this is enough to fill me with child like giddiness. Congrats Julie! Can't wait to read it and follow your successful career! Keep it up!

Minas said...

I can't wait to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

aparajita said...

Heard so much about this book and Julie Cross....so want to read this

Crystal said...

Oh! I've been hearing so many great things about this book and I would love love love to get my hands on a signed copy. I know that this book is one that is going to be a great read, Congrats on your book Julie! I can't wait to read it <3

Krispy said...

Congrats to Julie! I love the premise and the cover is so dramatic!

Thanks for the giveaway, Beth!

Anonymous said...

I love the cover. I'm excited to get this one for my shelves.

Anonymous said...

cant wait to check this out!

Riv Re said...

Isn't Books of Wonder the awesomest? (Awesomeest? Awesome-est?) You guys must have had a blast. (Couldn't make it though, in part because everything I do is measured in "is it worth spending 5 bucks on the train ride?")

Just saw the trailer: amazing! Thanks so much for the giveaway, as well; I've had my eye on this!

Andrea @ Cozy Up said...

Thanks for the amazing giveaway. This book has been on my radar for awhile, I love books that deal with time travel and this one does not sound like it will disappoint. I can't wait to read your more in-depth review!

Madison Louise said...

Looks awesome, Julie! Can't wait to read it!

-Maddi

Vivien said...

I'm so jealous! I always miss out on the best events....seriously. However, I'm uber excited for this book. I love time travel, and can't wait to see where this book takes me!

mimz said...

Seems like an amazing book! Can't wait to read it.

Jackie said...

It this book can raise your spirits then it sounds like a mighty good book . Sign me up ! I'm in :)

Jill Kaplan said...

Oh! I'm getting all excited to read this book! Can't wait to buy and read it!!!

Mia Birgitte said...

Really want to read this book! I love reading about time travelling!

Divya said...

Congrats Julie!!! The description of the book sounds amazing and i can't wait to read it!! February 2 is my birthday, so here's to hoping I win the book as an early birthday present :))

Lori M. Lee said...

I read an arc of TEMPEST and loved it! Julie is amazing.

Sunhee said...

I was lucky enough to read an e-arc of Tempest and I really really liked. I had such a great time reading it, I can't wait to read more from Julie!

Danielle La Paglia said...

This is already on my TBR list--another one for my daughter and I to share. :)

Willinda said...

A lot of people are still recommending this book to me and really to need get on them and buy (or win? ;)) it.
The synopsis and trailer look really good and I´ve read a lot of fantastic reviews on it... I really need to read this book. ;)

alicia marie said...

i've already bought the book but i wouldn't mind having a signed copy :D there's never any signings in alabama. thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

This is on my to-read-2012 list on goodreads. I am so excited about this book, because I love the idea about time travel, and I am awaiting a book that can do the idea justice. I hope that this is the book to do it!

Melody said...

I recently realized that this book is not an angel/demon book but a travel book. How did I not know this? I'm super-excited, and the cover makes me want to read it even more!!

Kay said...

I've been hearing such good things about this book. I'd love to read it and share it with my students!

Teril said...

This sounds like such a great new YA book! I cannot wait to read about this new twist on time.

Amanda said...

I can't wait to read this!

miki said...

i've seen a lot of positive reviews so thanks you a lot for this international opportunity to win

all the best

barmybex said...

I've seen this on a few blogs and have marked it as 'to read' and every time I go in a bookshop I pick it up and have a look, but I always have to put it back, as I'm broke right now.
I really want to read this book, you always have awesome giveaways.

Thanks for the chance to win. :D

Lexie said...

I've wanted to read this ever since I saw how classy Julie was in the whole review drama. Awesome authors like her are bound to have awesome books. Also, that trailer is absolutely stunning.

Sam said...

Wow, I wasn't sure whether I should read this or not but you've made up my mind! The trailer looks brill! If Beth Revis loves Tempest, I'm sure I will too!

Katie Dunn said...

Tempest looks like an amazing book! I'm entering the contest, but even if I don't win, I'm going right out to buy it!

Brandon Scott said...

I can't wait to read Tempest, I can tell it's going to be one of my favorites of 2012. I'm entering the Contest, I hope I win. :D

Arila said...

I really want to read this one, I'm entering the contest. Thank you!

LadyDamonayde said...

entering the contest on this one for sure! I've seen a lot of hype on this book and looking forward to it!!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! the cover is really pretty!! great job ms. cross! :)
~alyssa s.
lilleetleet@verizon.net

Sašenka said...

Oooooh I heard so many nice things about this book I want to read it really bad... :)
(on rafflecorp it's Sašenka... :D)

Kathy Martin said...

This one sounds really good. I have heard good things about it too.

Book Chatter Cath said...

I've had the pleasure of reading TEMPEST and it totally rocks.....LOVED IT!!!

Thanks for another awesome giveaway :)

Anonymous said...

I am reading this book right now!! i'm almost done and i'm loving it!! You're awesome Julie and I already can't wait for the next book!! ;)

buddyt said...

Julie, I hope this debut book is the start of great things for you and judging by the reviews I have read I am sure it will be.

Add good friends like Beth Revis punting your book and you can't lose.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Jenna DeTrapani said...

I already have a copy of Tempest, but it woudl be FANTASTIC to have a signed copy! :) Tempest is high on my to be read list! :)

Krissyar said...

I would LOVE to check this out! I am a book junkie, I can't get enough!

Jenny said...

This book sounds amazing (and seeing how time travel is one of the up and coming genres that intrigues me the most, I'm sure it will soon become a favourite). Congratulations Julie on your debut!

SweetMarie83 said...

I've heard so many incredible things about this book, I can't wait to read it! Thank you for the chance to win a copy! :-)

Nicole Settle said...

I'm a sucker for a time travel story. And I love the cover. Thanks for the giveaway.

Misty said...

This is the first I've heard about this book. Thanks for the sound out. I'll add it to my TRP.

mistyATlg2DOTcomDOTau

Lauren @ Northern Plunder said...

Definitely want to read this book asap! :D

Michelle said...

I've heard this book is AMAZING! Would love a signed copy. :)

Jessica said...

THis book sounds great and it's getting a lot of great buzz...I can't wait to read it. :)

Carl Scott said...

A little late to the party but I made it. I love this cover and have been wanting to win a copy of this book since it became available. Thanks for hosting.

Lianne said...

Looks like an interesting read!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Ooh, I'm excited for this. Thanks for the giveaway. And congrats Julie on your debut.

Melissa said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. It is on my wish list :)

manda-rae said...

I absolutely loved this book! Can't wait for the next one!

Jessica Roman said...

I love the book cover and trailer. This book at the top of my Books I want to Read List.

Megan said...

I'm so excited to read this! It's been on my to-read list forever!

Bleuette said...

Wow this book sounds good - haven't really read much on time travel so I'm wondering how this one will turn out.

Brenda Demko said...

This book sounds sooo good! I need to read Tempest. It is at the top of my wishlist! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Amanda Ab said...

Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway! Can't wait to read the book!!

Ariel Wilson said...

I'm so excited for this book!

Melissa Spence said...

Good luck, Julie!

Erinberry said...

Tempest sounds really good. I can't wait to read it!

Erin K.

The Lovely Reader said...

Ever since seeing the trailer, I've been wanting to read this book! Cannot wait to get my hands on a copy!

Unknown said...

This is getting so much buzz, it looks great!

Jordan Evans said...

I love that this book is getting such support. It's always cool to see debs being boosted up by other authors

Anonymous said...

Yay for time-travel books!

Ava W. said...

I really want to read this book!

Thanks, Beth and Julie!

Berenice said...

I really want to read this book! It seems amazing! :)

Madlen said...

Thanks for the giveaway. This book sounds exciting!

Flo said...

I've read many great reviews about this book so I'm really curious abou it. Sounds amazing! :)
Thanks for the giveaway Beth!
- Flavia

Charl said...

I really want to read this book, thanks for the great giveaway! :)

Priya said...

I had it's description in goodreads and had instantly added to my reading list.
I loved it's description and it's cover is one of my favorites!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Bárbara said...

I´ve had my eye on this book ever since I saw the cover which I think really captures the spirit of the story and now that I´ve read your review I´m really curious about this story, it sure seems different and interesting!

Llehn said...

I am so intrigued by the premise. TIme travelling? Bring it on!

Chitra Idnani said...

I cannot wait to read this one!

The Writer Librarian said...

This book is definitely on my list. As a fellow reviewer, I know all about the grumpiness that comes with reading stinky books! I'm glad there are still some good ones out there!

Emily said...

This book is actually waiting on hold for me at the library right now! I'm heading out to pick it up this afternoon and I can't wait to dive in. Sounds amazing.

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Steph Sessa said...

This has been on my to-read list for so long! I'm really intrigued by the college setting as well and how that works in YA.

Julia K said...

Oddly enouth, every time I see this cover I think of the cover of The Girl who could Fly. In fact, the first time I saw it I had to do a double take to make sure it WASN'T the same book. Either way, it looks like a good book.

Jessica said...

I just started this book & it's really good so far, I love the concept, so I'll be reading lots the next few days (unfortunately classes get in the way of reading all day or I totally would).

- Jess @ The Midnight Bookworm

Litza said...

My sister and I want to read this SO BAD! Whenever we see or hear anything about it, we both do our happy little anticipation dance! :)

Christina Farley said...

I'm dying to read this. And I really liked the video.

Vera Soroka said...

Your book sounds great! I would love to read it.

Christina said...

The book sounds great! It's definitely going on my to-reads list.

Susan Light said...

I feel like I have waited forever to read this tile. Cannot wait!

Anonymous said...

Would love to read this book!

Daenielle said...

Time travel has been the topic of science fiction and has fascinated human minds. Tempest is very interesting book. Cool!

Tiffany Drew said...

I've been trying soooo hard to get my hands on a copy of this. Love the synopsis, love the cover, love the trailer! Seriously, I *NEED* this book! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy :)

Kat said...

I still need to read this book.. Can't wait to!

Melissa said...

Love me a good time travel book! Congratulations and good luck!

Melissa

ansindt said...

Hey Julie!!! I am soo excited to read your book=)

Anna

Angel's_eyes said...

I CANNOT wait to read this book.
It looks awesome.
..and the cover. Wow.
Just wow.

Sophia Chang said...

Julie, the nicest thing I can say to you is that you don't NEED luck from us because your book is on FIRE all on its own merit!

Cass said...

Julie, the book trailer for Tempest is one of the best I've seen in a while. And I had trouble staying away from your debut before! Seriously, cannot wait to read your book--I've heard so many good things about it! :D

LittleFoot said...

Julie- I've had Tempest on my list for ages now and I can't express my fan-girl-giddiness that it's out now. Yay.

Amanda said...

congratulations on pubishing your first book!!!
It sounds amazing!

Love Between Pages said...

Love the cover. I can't wait to read this book. Congratulations, Julie! And Beth, thank you for the giveaway!

Kristin said...

I cannot wait to read "Tempest"! I plan on including it in my portion of a webcast my company is doing in March. Look for it on mackin.com!

Constance said...

TIME TRAVEL? EEP! *one of top favorite things ever* AND the CIA? Where has this book been all my life?

Unknown said...

I can't wait to read this book! It sounds amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

This book has been on my wishlist for MONTHS! (commenting as Justine)

Maryann said...

I can't wait to read Tempest!! It looks so good :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Julie said...

OMG!!! you guys are all so awesome! and especially Beth. To be able to drag you from a reading slump is one of the best compliments I've gotten thus far...thank you times a million!

Unknown said...

I reallyreallyreally want to read this book!! It's on my wishlist:) Thanks for the giveaway!

Jen Burt said...

I'm really hoping that I win because I really want to read this one :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway Beth!! :)

Natalie said...

I really want to read this book! I read the synopsis in the bookstore and i really liked the idea!

I hope i win!

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

What an amazing book! I am so excited to read it.

Thanks for the chance!

Grandma Reads YA said...

I loved "Tempest"!!! Congrats Julie on a great first book! Can't wait for the next one!! Beth, "Across The Universe" was terrific! Getting ready to read "A Million Suns" on my kindle.

Klaudia said...

Julie, your book seems amazing, I can't wait to read it!

Lenmeo said...

Beth, you are not the only one that Tempest pulled out of a reading slump! I know what you mean completely about devouring this book like there is no tomorrow.
Julie, thank you again for sharing Jackson and his story.
I would love to own a signed copy of Tempest!

Lenmeo
Afterthebook at gmail dot com

Lena said...

This looks like a adorable love story!!!

Silverpool said...

Oh! I can't wait to read this!!!!!!!!!

FairyWhispers said...

I've heard a lot about this one!

Charming said...

I'd like to read this book! *.*

Elodie said...

Yay so excited about this and very happy it is open internationally :-)))) I am sitting in my German apartment crossiny my fingers :D

Sarah Baumgartner said...

Yay! Julie, your book looks amazing! I really want to read it, so I hope I win!

DaisieMay25@yahoo.com

Karen said...

Hope tp read this soon.

Michelle said...

I really want to read this. Thanks for the give-away Beth!

Jennifer H said...

I really want to get my hands on a copy but haven't been able to (yet). Thanks for the giveaway!

Reading Mind / The Loyal Book said...

thanks for the giveaway! I hope I get to interview Julie in my Italian blog!

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

Such a great cover!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Nóra said...

thank you for this great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read this book!

gomezrose61@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

Oh! I'm so excited to read Tempest. I've been wanting to read it for a long time now and I NEED it in my hands right now! Oh, and I ordered A Million Suns and I can't wait to read that too! I just love both of the books covers! and since both of the books are in different time periods makes it even more exciting. Thank you!

caymanian_girl(at)earthlink(dot)net

Anonymous said...

Comgratulations!

Victorique de Blois said...

This book will be surely a best seller. Congratulations to Julie!!!

Gigi said...

Ahhhh! The trailer it's so GOOD! Can´t wait to read it! Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed!

Sallie Mazzur said...

I am so excited to read The Tempest! I have been following the facebook page for a few weeks now, and I get all happy and excited when something new is posted about the book! I would absolutely love to win a signed copy of her book, because owning a book is awesome, but owning a book that the author themselves has held and signed is THE COOLEST THING EVER!!!

lollybees3 said...

I've been wanting to read this book since I first found out about it. It feels like I've been wating forever! :)

Tamas said...

i want to read th book so baaadly

Kati said...

i woul be so happy if i could have a signed copy ^^

Kati said...

congrats! :)

Henrietta said...

I've been wanting to pick this book up! Thanks for the chance :) Congrats Julie!

Anonymous said...

I'm always looking for a great new book to review! Hope to read this one soon.

Aylee said...

Julie! This sounds like such a creative take on time travel! Very cool.

Holli said...

Thanks for the review--it sounds enthralling! And, BTW, I just finished A Million Suns and I *loved* it! Can't wait for the next one!

Unknown said...

EP-I-ic! I love the trailer :) I totally flipped a lid of excitement the first time I saw Tempest in my local Hastings. XD
Thanks for the giveaway, Beth!

Scoot said...

I have had Tempest on my watch list for a while now and I am glad to know you enjoyed it so much! Looking forward to reading it even more now. :) Thanks!

trayche said...

i'm macedonian so i usually don't read books in english. but this book (like few others) got me on!!! i really want to read it. i hope it get's n1 in the whole world!!!!
and thanks for this ggreaaat opportunity, because there are teenagers (like me) that can't buy the book!

Cassandra Bloom said...

This book sounds sooo cool!!!

ThoughtsonFire_Michelle said...

This is amazing, thanks Beth!

Gelo said...

I really want to read this! *I can smell a bestseller* ha :>

Krystalyn Drown said...

Why, yes, I did like the trailer. The music, the images, everything. Looks exciting!