Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Timestorm Blog Tour By Julie Cross & Interview + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop in the TIMESTORM Blog Tour hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club. Today we have an awesome Interview with Julie Cross and a great giveaway, with The Question Of The Day to gain more entries!


Review: Timestorm by Julie Cross


(Tempest #3)
Genres: YA, Dystopian, Time Travel
Published: January 28th, 2014

The breathtaking conclusion to the time-travel trilogy that is “both tender and electric” (Publishers Weekly)

The battle between the Tempest division and Eyewall comes to a shocking conclusion in this final installment of the Tempest trilogy, where the need for survival stretches the boundaries of history, both past and future, and the world Jackson once knew is a place forever marked by the detrimental effects of time travel.

As Jackson recovers from his brush with death, he’s surrounded not only by the people he loves most—his dad, Courtney, and Holly—he’s also amongst a few of the original time travelers. As he learns more about their life and how this world began, it becomes apparent that they need to put a stop to Thomas and Doctor Ludwig’s experimenting at Eyewall Headquarters. What starts out as an escape plan becomes a war between time and humanity, between freewill and peace. It’s the battle Jackson was born to fight and he’s not about to back down. Not for anything. Not for anyone.

ALICIA: Hi Julie, I'm excited to have you here on Addicted Readers today! ;) 

ALICIA: 1. First, can you tell us a little bit about the Tempest Trilogy for readers who are unfamiliar with it? 

JULIE: Tempest series can be summed up with this formula: time travel + genetic alterations + spies + a contemporary love story.

ALICIA: 2. How much work and researcher went into writing the Tempest Trilogy? 

JULIE: I did a lot of research on NYC Geography since it plays a big role in the entire series and I’ve only made a few visits to NYC.

ALICIA: 3.What was the best part of writing a Time travel book, and would you write another Time travel book in the future? 

JULIE: The best part of time travel is that anything can happen. You can dig yourself into a whole and have a whole lot of fun climbing out by using this sci-fi element. Characters who die can always have a way of showing up again. And no, I wouldn’t write another time travel novel in a different world because the Tempest series time travel is extremely unique and I’d have to write under new rules and laws of time jumping. 


Fun Questions
ALICIA: 4. If you had the chance to travel back in time to change 3 things, what would they be and why? 

JULIE: Flu shots! Mostly in the years I missed. I don’t think I’d change any major events in my life. The good and the have helped get me to where I am today. They are all important. 

ALICIA: 5. If you could go back in time and meet any person, who would that person be and what would you guys do? 

JULIE: Marilyn Monroe. And I would totally let her pick the activity because I know that lady must have known how to have a good time. Surely better than me. 

ALICIA: 6. If you could travel back to any time period, what time period would that be and what would you do? 

JULIE: The 1970’s!

ALICIA: Thank you so much Julie for taking the time out to do this interview with me, it was a blast! ;)


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 question of the day!

Want extra entries? 
Each blog in the TIMESTORM Blog Tour will have their own question of the day. So all you have to do is answer my question in the comment section, and that's it! Your entitled to extra entries! That easy! You can also go by the other stops and answer their Question Of The Day to get even more entries! :)

my question:

  • If you had the chance to travel back in time to change 3 things, what would they be? 

It's pretty much the same question I asked Julie, just without the "Why" part! 

Julie CrosstI'm the author of the YA sci-fi trilogy, the Tempest series (St. Martin's Press). I'm also the author of the YA contemporary novel, Letters To Nowhere.

But even more importantly than the above, I'm a fan of books and an avid reader/reviewer. Keep in mind, however, that a review is just one person's opinion, one perspective. My goal is to show as much bias in my reviews as possible because this makes it easier for you to decide if your perspective is similar to mine or different. Everyone's tastes are different. I like books with emotion and believability. I don't mind edgy and heavy themes. I also like humor and quirk. I like weird characters in odd situations.

I have low tolerance for insta-love, flowery sex scenes, or mushy declarations of feelings. Not a fan of possessive/controlling male characters who get the girl in the end. When I recommend books, I always ask about favorite current reads and cater to each person's taste.

I believe every book plays an important role whether I love it or hate, it's having an effect on society. It's changing, shaping, and molding the future of publishing. Regardless of my feelings about a book, I value the author's time and effort put into creating their work. I only rate books available for purchase (or soon-to-be available) and consider those books as published works and their creators as professionals in their field therefore I treat them as professionals, giving my honest opinion on the work itself and not the person producing it.

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  1. Hmmmm, I really don't have any regrets, I am only 13 :P So, not many things I would like to change. Thanks for the giveaway Alicia!

  2. Hi Alicia!
    I had a blast reading your interview. Thank you so much for your lovely post and for being part of the FFBC Team :)


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