& TIME AFTER TIME BLOG TOUR
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.
Fresh, exciting, and deeply romantic, Time Between Us is a stunning and spellbinding debut from an extraordinary new talent in YA fiction.
Calling Anna and Bennett’s romance long distance is an understatement: she’s from 1995 Chicago and he’s a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. The two of them never should have met, but they did. They fell in love, even though they knew they shouldn’t. And they found a way to stay together, against all odds.
It’s not a perfect arrangement, though, with Bennett unable to stay in the past for more than brief visits, skipping out on big chunks of his present in order to be with Anna in hers. They each are confident that they’ll find a way to make things work…until Bennett witnesses a single event he never should have seen (and certainly never expected to). Will the decisions he makes from that point on cement a future he doesn’t want?
Told from Bennett’s point of view, Time After Time will satisfy readers looking for a fresh, exciting, and beautifully-written love story, both those who are eager to find out what’s next for Time Between Us’sAnna and Bennett and those discovering their story for the first time.
Bennett’s bookstore visit from Anna’s point of view.
Bennett’s bookstore visit from his point of view
About the Author
The Short Version From Tamara’s website
Blissfully married. Occasional superhero in the eyes of two remarkable small people. Animal lover. Avid reader. Gadget freak. Music addict. Dreadful cook. Happily stuck in the mid-90s. She writes young adult fiction about fun stuff like travel, music, romance, and normal people with extraordinary talents.
Her debut novel, Time Between Us, is published in more than twenty countries and has been optioned for film. The companion novel, Time After Time, will be available from Hyperion on October 8, 2013.
1. Do you have a secret talent?
I can drive a stick shift on San Francisco hills and keep up with the taxis. I’m probably too proud of this.
2. Is there a song that really reminds you of your book?
Am I allowed to cheat and choose two?
I have full playlists for Anna and Bennett, but there are two songs—one from the mid-90s and one current tune—that will always remind me of these books.
Anna Begins by Counting Crows is a beautiful song about being surprised by someone and slowly, somewhat reluctantly, falling in love. Sweater Weather by The Neighbourhood reminds me of writing Time After Time. The line, “Let me hold both your hands in the holes of my sweater,” is pretty perfect for a guy who can hold your hands and take you anywhere in the world you want to go.
3. What was the easiest thing about writing this book?
I enjoy writing family interactions, especially when the characters are close. When I was writing Time Between Us, the easiest scenes were the ones between Anna and her dad. In Time After Time, my favorites were the ones between Bennett and his sister, Brooke. I love the way they communicate. Even when the discussions are tense, there’s a lightness to their relationship. They banter. They joke. They completely get each other.
4. Is there a word you love to use?
5. Any real or imaginary pets?
We have a dog and a cat. We’re about to get a bird for my son, so that will complete the food chain.
The books sound very interesting and it’s great that you get both books.
Leslie Rodriguez says
These sound great. Thank you very much for the opportunity to win.
Nice to meet Tamara! I checked out the playlists and they look fun. It was interesting to see a couple of the groups spanned both time periods! Thanks for the chance to win.
Jenny @ Book Sojourner says
I’ve been wanting to check out this series. Thanks for the post & interview!
~ Jenny V. ~
Susan Heim says
I really enjoyed reading this author interview, and the books sound really good!
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Beatriz Guadron says
Thanks for the chance to win! The books sound great and I liked reading the interview with Tamara.
Angela C. says
AHH I LOVE TAMARA! Time Between Us was such a good book! 😀 I still haven’t read Time After Time but I’m dying to!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!
I have wanted to own Time Between Us for sometime now. I really enjoyed it and would love to be able to read it again to get ready for Time After Time. Thank you for the interview. It’s always nice to get to know an author.
Great interview! I enjoyed reading the first book. Definitely eager for the sequel!
Brooke DelVecchio says
Love the interview! Thanks for the giveaway!
Anita Yancey says
Both books sound so good and so interesting. I would love to read them. Thanks for having the giveaway.
This looks so good! I love time-traveling books!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Holly Letson says
This series sounds wonderful, and it’s nice that you’re giving away both at once, so one can read all the available story at once.
Linda Kish says
This looks like a great set of books. Thanks for the chance to read both of them.
Hillary Reyna says
I’ve been dying to read this series! I’ve heard so many good things! And I love the colors on the covers. So subtle and nice 🙂
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I would love to have this set for a friend. She has been having a hard time and would love to have it.
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I’ve been wanting to read this series for a while now–thanks for the giveaway!! 😀
Natalie Natflixandbooks says
I’ve been meaning to pick up the first book in this series. Thanks for the chance to win!
wolfie 402 says
I find it so cool that it’s from different point of views! That’s always enjoyable, especially if it’s a good book, and Time Between Us seems to be really good. Thanks for the giveaway!
This book sounds really amazing. I can’t wait to read it. Thank you so much for this giveaway! 🙂 – Cindy C.
Leigha Varrielle says
These books sound really amazing and romantic. I cannot wait to read them, definitely adding to my “To My Read List”
Sunny Duvall says
Absolutely love this author! Great post and giveaway!
Kristin sims says
the books sound awesome! such beautiful covers! thank you!
Marni Jarman says
I was lucky to meet Tamara in NYC recently and she was great on the panel. I checked out the playlists and LOVE the music! I look forward to reading both POVs. Thanks for the great interview.
Time travel is the only way to fly!
Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to read both of them!
Andrea M. says
Thanks for the giveaway!
Beckie Voigts says
Thank you for this awesome giveaway! I have read Time Between US and so very much can’t wait to read the next one. 🙂