October 16, 2013

A Sneak Peek Into Time Between Us & Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone + Giveaway!

Hey GCReaders!

Today we share two sneak peeks, one from Time Between Us, and another from Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone. The first scene is from Anna's point of view, and the second is in Bennett's point of view.

We also have two sets of both titles, Time Between Us & Time After Time up for grab!  

First, a little bit about Time Between Us & Time After Time.

Time Between Us (Book 1)


Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett has the unique ability to travel through time and space, which brings him into Anna’s life, and with him a new world of adventure and possibility.

As their relationship deepens, the two face the reality that time may knock Bennett back to 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, what consequences they can bear in order to stay together, and whether their love can stand the test of time.

Fresh, exciting, and deeply romantic, Time Between Us is a stunning, spellbinding debut from an extraordinary new voice in YA fiction.

Time After Time (Book 2)

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's Anna and Bennett and those discovering their story for the first time.

Sneak Peek - Time Between Us

Double date from Anna’s point of view.

Emma races down to the front door like she’s about to burst with excitement, and as she opens it to greet the guys, her accent is even thicker than usual. I can’t help smiling at her. Or maybe I’m smiling because the guys really are cute. Or maybe it’s that even though I’m dressed in high heels, a skirt far shorter than anything my mom would ever approve of, and more eyeliner than Marilyn Manson, there’s something about this moment that feels more normal than anything I’ve felt all week.

Bennett must feel it too, because when he sees me, he launches right into compliments and pulls me into a big hug that signals that he’s here— really here— and for the first time in a week, it feels like I’m all that matters to him and there isn’t someplace more important he’s supposed to be.

When we get to the theater, we walk in side by side, Bennett with his arm draped over my shoulder and Justin and Emma holding hands. While we’re waiting in line for popcorn, Justin tells me, in a brotherly sort of way, that I look really nice tonight. Emma tells me to stop trying to steal her boyfriend, and Bennett jokingly threads his arm through hers, tells her he’ll be her date, and leads her into the theater cradling the jumbo-size popcorn.

And that’s how it goes for the rest of the night. The four of us are just the four of us, and Bennett and I are just the two of us, and everything feels so normal, not in a pretending-everything-is-normal kind of way but in a real, comfortable kind of way that makes me think that he’s found a way to fix things. That this is still the life he really wants— safe and boring and utterly normal.

I snuggle into his shoulder, grab a big handful of popcorn, and watch the screen. Like double dates and popcorn with extra butter and Twizzlers are the most important things in the world to us, our daring adventure is still in full swing, and there are no clocks to be seen for miles.  

Now in present day San Francisco, Bennett’s reflecting back on that double date in 1995 after his friend Sam tries to set him up with someone.

Sneak Peek - Time After Time

Double date from Bennett’s point of view.

I can see Sam staring at me out of the corner of my eye, but then he shakes his head hard and looks away. “So,” he says, intentionally making his voice sound lighter. “Lindsey and I ran into her at the movies the other night.”

“Her?” I wipe the grease and chip dust from my mouth with my shirtsleeve. “Her who?”

He looks at me like he can’t believe I’d ask. “Megan.” Then he adds, “Hot Megan.”

“The one who throws all the parties?”

“Yes, that Megan. How many hot Megans do you know?”

I shrug. “I don’t know. At least”—I count on my fingers—“four.” He rolls his eyes.

“Well, I don’t know about the other three, but this one asked about you. Again. She told me to make sure I bring you to her party this time.” He looks at me expectantly, as if I should leap up off the ground and hurry home to rearrange my flight. Instead, I stand up slowly and reach for my board.

“Sorry, I would, but—”

“I know,” he says. “Your grandma. In Illinois. Who’s sick.”


Sam stands up too, and steps hard on the end of his board so it flips into his hand. “Look, you’ve managed to avoid her all summer, but when school starts next week, you won’t have a choice. The way I see it, there is only one reason you wouldn’t ask Megan out.”

“Because she’s kind of . . . vacuous?” She’s a junior, a year younger than all of us, and I haven’t spoken to her long enough to know if this is true or not. But I feel compelled to steer Sam away from his “one reason.”

He looks back at me. “If you really don’t like her, I get it. But she’s Lindsey’s friend, you know? The four of us could go out sometime. It might be fun.”

My mind flashes on an image of Anna, Emma, Justin, and me, walking into a movie theater, my arm draped over Anna’s shoulder and Emma’s arm threaded through Justin’s. I already have a “four of us.” Or at least, I did.

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  1. Ahhh, time travel romance <3 I love that the difference isn't some crazy gap like in similar books I've read. 95-2012 is vastly differently from a book that separates people by 100 years. '95-'12 I think would be harder, because they're so close in time. Haven't read book 1, but I want to now :)

  2. I love the dreamy covers! edenn85@gmail.com

  3. Oh I so LOVED the sneak peak. I've been anxiously awaiting this release for months now. Cannot wait to finally get my hands on it.

    kellis_amberlee at yahoo dot com

  4. I would love to win a set. I think time travel is awesome. I hope to win. Thanks for the giveaway. ALL books won are donated to the Franklin High School Library.

  5. sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!


  6. I keep hearing about these books! I really want to read them. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Ah, i love this! I haven't read them yet but am very excited!
    Thank you for the giveaway!


  8. Thanks for the giveaway! These books look amazing, I like how each book is told from a different point of view. dmguzzardi@yahoo.com

  9. I really love reading about time travel-y stuff! I recently read The Future of Us, and I never knew how different things were back in 1995! Seriously, I was pretty shocked because it wasn't all that long ago. So I can just imagine what a *relationship* would be like, with 17 years between their own times. I have been waiting to read these, they just sound so interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. I have heard about these Book I ;love time travel and romance, theank you for a chance to win.
    Joannie jscddmj at aol dot com

  11. These sound awesome. And I love the matching covers - gorgeous! :) thanks for the giveaway!


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  13. Interesting time travel books

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  14. I really loved the Time Between Us!! Cannot wait to read Time After Time!!

    Thank you for the giveaway.

    haebookhae (at) gmail (dot) com

  15. I have only ever heard good things about her writing. I really need to read these! Thank you for the chance! :)

  16. I loved these sneak peaks. I can't wait to read both these books.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. I'd love these books! They have been on my TBR shelf since I saw this first book.

  18. Sounds like an amazing series!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  19. I've been wanting to read these forever <3 Thanks for the chance to win!!!
    Happy reading

    nobentspines AT gmail DOT com

  20. I want to read these! Thanks for the sneak peek & chance to win!

  21. This book sounds really good. Thanks for this giveaway.

    jaybee03diones at yahoo dot com

  22. AHHH. These sneak peaks, omg. <3 Thank you so much for the chance to win!!

    allaboutyanovels at gmail dot com

  23. Both books sound like a great read. I haven't read many books with time travel, so I'm excited to read this series! :D


  24. Both books sound like a great read. I haven't read many books with time travel, so I'm excited to read this series! :D


  25. Thanks for the giveaway! I really would love to read these books. :)

  26. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway. I loved Time Between Us and looking forward to reading Time After Time. krazybooklady(at)gmail(dt)com

  27. What an awesome giveaway--thanks for the opportunity to win! I've been dying to read these books :D

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  28. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I've been dying to read these books :D

    teenysez at gmail dot com


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