Blog Tour: Tempest Blog Tour - Holly's Journal Entry: 12/5/2009

Today we kick-off the blog tour for Julie Cross's Tempest book. Cindy at Books Complete Me and myself are so happy to be hosting the tour. The tour will from December 5th - December 16th then resumes again January 2nd - January 6th. Make sure to visit all the stops to read special posts and fun giveaways. Follow the full tour by clicking HERE.

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Today we begin the blog tour with a journal entry from Holly. Enjoy!! You can read an excerpt on Macmillan website to get familiar with some of the characters and how the time travel works HERE.

Diary Entry #2
March 15th, 2009

I work on Mars or maybe Jupiter. Seriously. It’s that weird. I’ve been to Manhattan plenty of times, but mostly tourist places where normal, middle-class people like myself gather to look at something. Or whatever.

But people actually live on the Upper East Side. That’s just nuts. Oh and I made a great first impression. Remind me not to walk and read at the same time because accidental collision with very cute boy (I almost don’t want to write “boy”, but “man” sounds creepy and “young man” sounds dorky) may occur. And if you’re really stupid and decide to read, walk, and carry big strawberry smoothie at the same time, you may ruin the cute boy’s shoes.

I was like, OMG!! But I’ll admit, he took it well. Actually, he laughed then saved my book from the smoothie, which was awesome because I would have had nothing to read on the way home.

For the rest of this month, it’s just training two nights a week, so no real work yet. However, I did something really cool today when Mr. Wellborn, our camp director mentioned that his computer lab instructor for the camp took another job and he was looking for someone with extensive computer knowledge. I got brave and raised my hand and was like, “One of my good friends is going to MIT and just won the National Science fair. He’s awesome with kids and is looking for a job.”

Mr. Wellborn was really impressed and took Adam’s info. Adam will flip when he finds out the pay and I know he’d like to get out of Jersey just as much as me. We’ve always had that in common.

When I was leaving, the same guy I had ran into earlier and ruined his shoes, walked out the door, right in front of me. I watched him get into this long black car, waiting for him out front. The driver (wearing a black suit and some kind of ear piece) even ran around and opened the door for him. Seriously.

I rolled my eyes and I think he saw me because he smiled. Obviously he’s an Upper East Side product, but why the hell does he need a job? Maybe court appointed community service? Wouldn’t really make sense given the pay rate for the job and all the applicants. He should have been assigned to some camp for disadvantaged children in Harlem or something. That’s all for now.

Now here comes the bonus part of the tour. You have a chance to win 1 of 5 signed copies of Tempest. Readers can enter a total of 15 entries and must leave a comment to enter. You must comment on at least one tour stop to be entered in this giveaway. For each tour stop you comment on, you will be entered once, for a total of up to 15 entries. You must fill out the form for EACH blog and confirm that you have commented. Giveaway ends at midnight on January 6th.

Tempest #1
Author: Julie Cross
Reading Level: YA
Release Date: January 17th 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) 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.


  1. Ohhhh! I've been waiting for this one! It sounds fabulous! Thanks for the tour!

  2. That was a fun diary entry, I liked Holly :) I read an ARC copy of this that I borrowed and am looking forward to the finished copies. Thanks for the guest post, and the giveaway!


  3. I have read the ARC copy of this and it was amazing, been looking forward to the finished copy! Thanks for the wonderful tour and giveaway!


  4. love Holly's journal! i've read Tempest, so it's nice to know of what she thought when she and Jackson bumped into each other. :)

  5. I've had this one on my goodreads list for awhile. It would be nice to win it :D

  6. I can't wait to read this book. It sounds really good.

  7. This book sounds great. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  8. I'm so looking forward to this one. Definitely on my must read list for sure!

  9. This is great! Thank you. My friend received an ARC of this book and she said it was amazing. I can't wait to read it!

  10. What an intriguing cover and storyline. Looking forward to reading it!

  11. Tempest is right on the top of my MUST have wish list!

    I love the fascinating idea of time jumping and Holly & her strawberry smoothie *mishap* sounds like something I'd do lol

    Did I mention that cover is freaking awesome?! Thank you for such a sweet giveaway, I'm crossing my fingers for luck~

  12. Interesting, interesting story line! I haven't read a back in time book for a long time!
    THANKS for the chance to win it!

  13. Been wanting to read this. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. This book sounds so good! The cover is awesome too!!!

  15. I know the saying - don't judge a book by its cover - but, to be honest, it is the first thing that attracts me to a book. This one is awesome. I'd love to read it (and win it) lol

  16. Just got an ARC of this one - so excited to read it! The cover is stunning of course and I love that Holly's journal entry actually sounded like... a journal entry. At least, that's what MY diary reads like ;) Thanks!


  17. I just love clouds and weather so this book really calls to me.

  18. "I rolled my eyes and I think he saw me because he smiled." Sigh. This is so sweet. :D I can't wait to read the book. :D

  19. Thanks so much for the entry! I love the cover of this book!

  20. I can't wait to read this I love time travel :)

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway!!!!!

  23. I have been wanting to read this one! I cannot wait till it comes out! Thanks so much for the great giveaway

  24. Thanks for the tour and review..
    I have had this one on my TBR list!!

    GFC Michele Luker

  25. Tempest looks like a good read,

    can't wait to read it



  26. This one looks sooo good! Great giveaway! Thank you!!
    Gabby @ What's Beyond Forks?

  27. I love, love, love time travel. Be it the Time Travelers Wife, the best book ever, or the Man Who Folded Himself, the first time traveler book I recall reading, I love them all. Can not wait to read this one!

  28. The Tempest sounds awesome. It's cool to see the diary entry from her POV since the book itself is told from his POV!

  29. I loved reading Tempest and posted a view back in Oct., but would LOVE a signed copy sooooo very much! I read an older ARC version off of Netgalley and so only had it for a short amount of time. *keeps fingers crossed*
    Happy Holidays!

  30. Love the diary entry! I would love a signed copy! Thanks so much!


  31. Thanks for the giveaway! I can't wait to read Tempest. I love the sound of Holly's character!

  32. I can't wait for this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Amy Stogner

  33. This book looks amazing, hope I win!

  34. I can't wait to get my hands on it! :D

    - juhina

  35. I jumped into the blog tour after it was underway, so I came back to the beginning and I'm glad that I did. Great tidbit on how Holly and Jackson met.


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